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Myths About Vaping

With the popularity of vaping on the rise, it is clear that more and more ex-smokers are realizing the benefits of quitting and going full vape. However, with each believer comes a disbeliever. For anything that becomes popular, it is but natural that haters come and try to discredit it. The same can be said for vaping. As such, here are some vaping myths that aren’t as bad as critics make them out to be.

Second-hand Vapor is Harmful

We’ve all heard about second-hand smoke and what it does to bystanders, so of course, vaping critics use the same argument to demonize vaping saying that second-hand vapor is harmful.

Unfortunately for them, this myth has been debunked by numerous medical journals and studies. One such study concludes: “For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very small exposures relative to tobacco cigarettes. The study indicates no apparent risk to human health from e-cigarette emissions based on the compounds analyzed.” (

Vaping is as Dangerous as Cigarettes

Not content with spreading false second-hand vapor rumors, critics also claim that vaping itself is as bad as smoking cigarettes. Again, several studies have shown that vapor does not contain the bulk of the 4000 plus harmful toxins in cigarette smoke. The ones that are found are only in “trace amounts” – which is defined as being detectable, yet too small an amount to measure.

Nicotine is Harmful

Some e-liquids contain nicotine, and it is this fact that many critics focus on. Vapers use vape pens as a nicotine delivery device, and critics point this fact out as the reason why vaping is bad for one’s health. However, nicotine is not harmful. Like caffeine, nicotine is a vasoconstrictor and is safe for human consumption. The problem with nicotine from cigarettes is that it is combined with tar and numerous harmful chemicals, making it bad for your health. But nicotine alone is as harmful as drinking a cup of joe.

There are many more myths about vaping out there that might deter smokers from quitting and taking up a healthier alternative. What critics who make up these myths do is cause more harm than good. If you come across any “vaping fact,” be sure to exercise due diligence in researching about it before you believe in it. Whether it comes from a vaping blog, an anti-vaping site, or even news sites. Many news sites base their reports on anti-vaping critics’ vitriol, sometimes claiming it as fact. Fortunately, many medical journals on the effects of vaping can be found all over the internet to help you make an informed decision.

So, is vaping all good and healthy? While vaping is not as safe as going smoke- and vapor-free, it is still a healthier alternative to smoking. Whether you smoke cigarettes or medical marijuana, vaping it instead of smoking it is always the better option. Not only is it healthier, it tastes cleaner too. Just ask the thousands of vapers out there who have never smoked again after taking up vaping.