As with any new and existing product in the market, there are a lot of rumors and misunderstanding surrounding vaping and vape pens. The below write-up tries to clarify 5 such myths.
Vape pen and e-cig is the same thing
No, they are not. Disposable pens with cartridges that are sold in gas stations are not vape pens. In fact, those are made by cigarette companies and are rarely sold by vape shops. There are two main types of vape pens- Vape pens and Vape mods. They vary based on the level of personalization you bring to it. E-cigs are also limited in terms of the flavors and other like options.
Nobody knows what goes into e-liquids!
There are only three main active ingredients in e-liquids and all three are safe to smoke and vaporize. The first one is for the smoke, the vapor and it is called Vegetable Glycerin. The second one is for the flavor or to carry the flavor in a way that makes it possible to smoke, called Propylene Glycol. The third ingredient is the flavor itself. Nicotine is also added, but there are variations. The bottle will have it printed and it can range from 0 to 36 mg/ml, however most companies produce 0 to 6 mg/ml of Nicotine. Also, there are a few companies that only use Vegetable Glycerin. For instance, our very own ELiqiuids only uses a 100% USP Kosher Glycerin (VG) base with all natural flavorings, no Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegan Friendly, Gluten Free, and Non-GMO Ingrediants.
The nicotine levels are comparable to cigarettes anyway
The thing about e-liquids is that you can choose the amount of nicotine you intake. The sales figures in most cases show that the liquids with low nicotine are the biggest sellers. Vaping is a real way to begin to quit smoking, so you can control how much you cut back on and eventually stop. The idea here is that you can keep the sensation of smoking going without bodily harm. Also, you can slowly taper down your intake and manage your dependency easily when vaping.
It really isn't all that safer
Also not true. Studies show that apart from the nicotine and tobacco that is inhaled through a cigarette, there are a number of nasty things that come in. There is a literal burning tip, singed paper, the chances of tar, ash, and other undesirable substances entering your mouth. None of this happens when you vape. The vapor is nearly clean, the heating is well controlled. In fact, vapors can be up to 450 times cleaner than cigarette smoke, according to this study.
Does it really help smokers quit?
Vaping is one of the best-known ways to curb the habit of smoking. Nicotine patches and gums are good at delivery, but how many of them give that feeling of smoking while actually helping you quit. If you are the sort of person who prefers data over logic, good on you, click here and here. Every day, more information is coming in on this subject and they are, for the most part, overwhelmingly positive.
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