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Myths vs. Facts

by The Publishers
January 26, 2019

There are a lot of myths going around about vaping.  Let us clear the air for you.

What are E-Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, include “vapes”, hookah pens, or JUULs. They are battery-powered devices that heat an e-liquid sometimes called “e-juice” that often contains nicotine. E-cigarettes are inhaled like regular cigarettes and produce an aerosol cloud of nicotine or other substances. They are not proven to be a safer alternative to cigarettes.

 

Myth: Vaping is a healthy alternative to cigarettes

Fact:   Vape e-juice may contain nicotine, chemicals that cause cancer, and can lead to health problems including wheezing, coughing, sinus infections, nosebleeds, shortness of breath and asthma.

 

Myth: Vaping has nothing to do with smoking regular cigarettes.

Fact: Young people who took up vaping were more than four times more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes a year later, according to one study.

 

Myth: It’s just harmless water vapor.

Fact: It’s not harmless, and it’s not just water vapor. It may contain toxins, potentially cancerous agents and dangerous chemicals like diacetyl, which is known to cause a potentially fatal lung disease called popcorn lung. It most often contains a combination of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and nicotine.

 

Myth: Vapes don’t contain nicotine.

Fact: A 2015 study found that 99 percent of e-cigarettes sold in U.S. convenience stores, supermarkets, and similar outlets contained nicotine, the same highly addictive substance that is found in regular cigarettes.  It’s worth noting that 100 percent of JUULs – teens’ top choice for vaping devices – contain nicotine. And each JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes.

 

 

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