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Dispelling the myths on vaping – Throwing light on the facts


Since a long time now, electronic cigarettes have been hitting the headline due to the increasingly large number of people who are trying to use them in order to quit smoking or even to curb usage of tobacco. There is a meteoric rise in the total number of men and women who are taking to vaping either to ditch their habit of smoking or to stay ahead of their peers who are also vaping and to maintain a standard in the society.

No matter which category you fall into, you have to understand that there are many myths about vaping that are doing the rounds in the industry and these myths are keeping people from vaping. This is why there are still so many people who are smoking despite knowing the fact that smoking is injurious to health. Let’s take a quick look at the different myths with regards to vaping that you should stop believing in.

#1: Nicotine is one of the most toxic materials in cigarettes

Cigarette smoke consists of more than 7000 chemicals among which 250 are extremely harmful like carbon monoxide and ammonia and cyanide. More than 69 of these toxic chemicals lead to cancer but you need to know that nicotine is not one among them. Though nicotine is the main addictive substance, it is not a harmful chemical that leads to cancer. Hence, if you have believed that nicotine is the most harmful thing in cigarettes, you’re wrong. Electronic cigarettes also don’t contain nicotine until the user chooses to have it included in the e-liquid.

#2: Electronic cigarettes or vaping is attracting the non-smokers

Electronic cigarettes are exclusively used by the ex-smokers and the smokers. It has been found out by the Office of National Statistics that just 14 out of 10,000 people who were never smokers have used e-cigarettes and this is a rather nominal amount.

#3: E-cigarettes pave the path for a non-smoker to start smoking

Till date, there has been no such proof which says that people who use electronic cigarettes are the ones who are getting attracted towards tobacco smoking. According to a study done by the Harvard School of Public Health, 27,000 consumers throughout the UK said that they all took to vaping only to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

So, now that you’re familiar with the myths related to vaping and smoking, you should start believing in the facts and thereby make an informed and educated decision.


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