Common Misconceptions Surrounding E-Cigarettes
The popularity of e-cigarettes has increased quite a lot from the time they were introduced in the market. One of the main reasons is that an e cig is any day better than a regular cigarette. However, not all people want to believe that.
E-cigarettes or vaping is not only risk-free but they are way less harmful than smoking. We would advise chain smokers to switch to e-cigarettes. It will give you the same satisfaction, but without the harmful side-effects.
Although it’s been almost a decade that e-cigarettes are available on the market, many misconceptions are surrounding it. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common misconceptions that you often get to hear about e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes Are Harmless
According to multiple pieces of research, e cig are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. However, that doesn’t imply that they are safe. They too have some amount of risk.
Many vaping companies claim that e-cigarettes are harmless as it is just water vapour. But this is a piece of misleading information. Although e-cigarettes contain some water, they are also made of several other ingredients. For example, most of them are made of glycerine, propylene glycol, nicotine, and flavouring chemicals. All these ingredients can be harmful to your body.
E-cigarettes Helps Quit Smoking
You will often get to hear from companies that e-cigarettes help you stop smoking. However, that is not true. What we mean is that it is not true for everyone. Only a very few people have switched to e-cigarettes and have stopped smoking completely. In most cases, once they start vaping, they do both simultaneously. Rather than helping it is causing more troubles. Also, you should know that Health Canada has not approved e-cigarettes to help stop smoking. They advise Canadians to not use vaping or e-cigarettes.
Only Smokers Use e-cigarettes
The majority of e-cigarette users are smokers. But that doesn’t mean others don’t use e-cigarettes. Since the time, e-cigarettes have been introduced, they are being used by young adults and even teens. Many people claim that they are just experimenting with it. But it is only a matter of time that they will get addicted to it. That’s because it contains nicotine that can get you addicted to e-cigarettes. No wonder so many young people are attracted to use it.
Second-hand Vapour Is Not Harmful
When you smoke cigarettes, it produces sidestream smoke. The same happens when you smoke an e cigarettes. This second-hand smoke can expose people around you to nicotine and other harmful chemicals that are contained in it. If you think it is harmless, then you have got it all wrong. It can lead to throat and eye irritation in some people, especially non-smokers and people who are sensitive to scent. So we cannot say that it is completely harmless.
E-cigarettes can be a better option than smoking. But they are not completely safe. They too come with some amount of risks. If you are ready to deal with that then e-cigarettes can be your thing.