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What’s so Bad about E Cigs?

Filed in News & Politics by on October 7, 2013

shutterstock_144461698Electronic cigarettes are quickly gaining ground amongst smokers and within the general tobacco industry. Anti-smoking advocates are leading campaigns of negativity against ecigarettes, but the empirical facts ring true as more and more people proudly enjoy them. It’s no secret that there has been some bad press, but with a little digging and some trust in the experts, you will find that most of the negative talk is actually quite invalid.

Myth: E-Cigarettes Definitely Contain Harmful Chemicals
The ingredients used in vapor creation have been a target of anti-smoking groups. The reality is that what you inhale is primarily water, food-grade flavoring, nicotine, vegetable glycerin and/or propylene glycol. There have been no studies to date that confirm the ingredients in e-liquids to be harmful. The empirical evidence from real consumers’ stories points to the possibility that the ingredients in most e-liquid are actually not harmful at all. Traditional cigarettes, on the other hand, emit more than 7,000 chemicals during combustion, many of which are carcinogenic, toxic and poisonous.

Myth: E-Cigarettes Lack Regulation
Everyone knows that cigarettes are heavily regulated in terms of who can smoke them, who companies can advertise to and what sorts of labels are required to be visible on each pack. Ecigarettes are relatively new players to the game and it’s true that at this point, there is little regulation from the federal government.

Currently, there are many active studies to determine what regulation may be needed for ecigarettes. But that’s not stopping individual states from implementing their own laws. For example, New Jersey has placed them under the same guise as tobacco cigarettes in the Smoke-Free Air Act. This means they cannot be used in indoor work and public places. New Hampshire has forbid the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Iowa dealers must have a tobacco license. The regulation is out there, but it’s just not on a federal level – yet.

18 age limit
Ecigarettes from V2 Cigs look very similar to tobacco cigarettes, provoking many non-smokers to lump them in the same category. People may give you dirty looks for vaping in a restaurant or at your desk not realizing that what they perceive as a negative is actually a positive. Instead of walking outside to smoke a cigarette and pollute the air, an ecig expels a harmless vapor.

Also, while many states have not yet outlawed the marketing of electronic cigarettes to minors, many manufacturers (including V2 Cigs) refuse to market to anyone under the age of 18, out of principal. Electronic cigarettes should only be used by adults regardless of whether or not they contain nicotine.

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