Debunking Vaping Urban Myths: 4 Things You Must Stop Believing ASAP

Debunking Vaping Urban Myths: 4 Things You Must Stop Believing ASAP

Last year our company participated in a local business event where we provided gourmet cupcakes as refreshments to people who stopped by our table. More than one well-meaning visitor asked if the cupcakes were made with e-liquids(!)

This one incident alone underscores just how little the public still knows about vaping, either through a lack of information or through misinformation via word of mouth and/or media sources.
(By the way, those cupcakes had flour, eggs, sugar, chocolate, etc. in them, and they were soooo good. Sorry to those of you who missed out on them.)

We want to set the record straight on a few things people believe about vaping that are just plain wrong. These misbeliefs aren’t merely irritating, they are harmful. By creating unnecessary doubt and fear among the public, they hinder our mission of saving lives through providing an alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Ready? Here we go …

1. “Vaping Is Worse Than Smoking Cigarettes”

Not even the FDA, which since last year has begun regulating e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco ones, would say that. In fact, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., recently said to the contrary:

“The overwhelming amount of the death and disease attributable to tobacco is caused by addiction to cigarettes. Addiction causes long-term sustained use. But it’s exposure to the harmful chemicals that cause disease. Cigarettes are the only (emphasis added) legal consumer product that, when used as intended, will kill half of all long-term users.”

2. “Nicotine Will Give You Cancer”

Let’s return to Dr. Gottlieb for this one:

“(I)t’s the other chemical compounds in tobacco, and in the smoke created by setting tobacco on fire, that directly and primarily cause the illness and death, not the nicotine.”

Again, that’s from a medical doctor who heads the agency that regulates e-cigarettes in the U.S. Read his full statement for yourself.

3. “E-Liquids Contain All Kinds of Harmful Ingredients”

We can’t speak for what other e-liquid makers put in their juices, but ours have only quality ingredients from reputable sources. And there are only a few ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, food flavorings, and — an optional ingredient — nicotine. It’s all right there on the bottle label. Have a look.

4. “Flavored E-Liquids Are Designed to Appeal to Children”

Flavored e-liquids appeal to adults with diverse palates who wish to enjoy vaping flavors apart from tobacco. Honestly, who doesn’t like sweets? Curiously, beer producers that market blueberry, chocolate, and peanut butter flavors don’t seem to garner the same attention or criticism. And what about all those sweet vodkas? Sorry, San Francisco, but you are wrong on this one.

Help us dispel myths about vaping and save lives! Start by sharing this post. Also, be sure to speak up when the subject of vaping arises. The truth must win out.

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  • LowCountry Earl

    Constantly inhaling a substance in large quantities into your lungs for a long period of time cannot be good for you,,period
    Nicotine does make your vessels contract and expand which eventually makes them lose their flexibility which hardens the vessel increasing the risk of vessel diseases
    Nicotine in all forms is one of the most addicting substances on the planet.
    I vape, I smoked for many years. Vaping helped me quit cigarettes years ago however, to advertise a nicotine product like it’s nothing toward your health is wrong in my humble opinion.

  • Halo Admin

    Thanks for your comments. Congratulations on being smoke-free for 20 months!