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Vaping has taken off around the world as a useful smoking cessation tool. Even though the modern e-cigarette has been around since 2003, it has only been in the past few years that vaping technology has advanced in leaps and bounds.As technology changes and new vaping methods and techniques are discovered, best practices evolve. Information that may have been relevant when people first started vaping may now be redundant. Though, not everyone may be aware of these changes, which may mean they may lack the knowledge on using their vape products in the most appropriate fashion.
Read on to learn about the most common vaping myths debunked. You may just learn something new that aids you on your quit-smoking journey.
The Myth: Nicotine is Toxic
We all know that nicotine is addictive. We also know that cigarettes are bad for you. So, combine the two, and you have a recipe for disaster. It’s easy to make the connection that nicotine is an awful carcinogen that will cause cancer. Though, it has about the same physiological effects as caffeine.
Nicotine is a chemical, but its danger doesn’t necessarily lie in what it is, but what it is used for. It was added to cigarettes to make you addicted – the same cigarettes that contain around 60 carcinogens. By becoming addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes, you may experience the adverse health effects associated with the many other harmful ingredients making up each cigarette.
The Myth: There Is a Teen Vaping Epidemic
Headlines around the world were pretty alarming when vaping became commonplace worldwide. A US government survey showed that there had been an increase in teens vaping. But was the increase really as bad as it was made out to be?
The survey didn’t actually offer the whole picture, and results could be taken in several different ways. The study was based on a yearly survey of over 20,000 middle and high-school students. The study made it seem like an increased number were using vape products every day, but that wasn’t what the survey questions indicated.
Instead, it looked at which teens had vaped in the past 30 days. Of those 20,000, around 4% or less considered themselves regular vapers. The remaining survey participants may have been experimenting but may not have taken up vaping as a pastime.
What’s more, very few teenagers who had never smoked before took up vaping. The remainder had previously smoked, which means they may be using vape products as an alternative to smoking – which is what they are marketed as being useful for.
The Myth: Vaping Causes Water in the Lungs
This myth is straightforward to debunk. Most e-liquids do not contain any water. Even in e-liquids that do, there is only a minimal amount. Given that e-liquid isn’t water, vaping doesn’t cause water in the lungs.
The Myth: Any CBD Oil is Safe to Vape
There’s a common misconception that anything on the market called CBD oil is safe to vape. After all, it’s oil, so why can’t you vape it? In reality, the CBD oil you consume is different from what you would use in your vape product.
It’s essential to be aware of the difference between CBD oils, known as MCT oil, and CBD pre-made e-liquid. CBD oils are not soluble in e-liquid without a carrier, and the manufacturing of this product at home is complicated and dangerous.
Vaping MCT oil with CBD may result in illnesses in the near or distant future. Always do your homework before trying such products.
The Myth: Fast Chargers Are Not Safe for Vape Products
If it fits, it works. That can be hard for people to wrap their heads around, but that’s the reality of our current USB chargers on the market. So, yes, you can charge your vape with a phone charger. Once again, if it fits, it works.
Charging a modern vape with a USB cable is the same as charging any other portable device with a USB. Any failures are often caused by low-quality or cheap USB wall chargers. Spend more to buy a durable and safe charger, and you are unlikely to have any problems.
The Myth: Vaping Causes Popcorn Lung
Ask any non-vaper about vaping, and many people would say that it causes popcorn lung. This condition, known as bronchiolitis obliterans, was given its name of popcorn lung because it was originally found in people who worked in a popcorn factory.
There is no proof to suggest that vape products cause popcorn lung. The idea came about after some vape juice products were found to contain diacetyl. In high amounts, this has been linked to popcorn lung. Though, the flavours that have contained diacetyl have been found to contain significantly lower amounts than cigarettes.
Want to Know More?
Have you got a burning question? Have you been meaning to ask about something you’ve heard relating to vape products? You’ll find that many vape product stores online in NZ have experienced team members ready to answer your every question. Why not get in touch to find out more?