Do you find yourself being asked the same vaporizer questions over and over again by your non-vaping friends? Or maybe you only associate with those already indoctrinated to the vaporizer revolution. Either way, there are certain questions the public at large seems to continually raise, and we can’t help but hope a bit of education will put these questions to rest. While it might seem like basic information to us, here’s our take on the questions we hate being asked.
What is that thing? Every vaper knows this one. Maybe you’re outside during a lunch break, or with a group of friends – you pull out your vaporizer, only to be met with a distinct look of confusion. “What is that?” someone asks. While vaporizers have caught on in popular culture and among the celebrity crowd, most people are still more familiar with e cigarettes (or cig-a-likes) than their plus-sized counterparts. We think that will change, but for the time being, the question persists.
Are electronic cigarettes really better than smoking? When it comes to pure enjoyment – hell yeah they are! (Of course, we’re not making any scientific or medical claims – we’re just talking about the vaping experience. And any vaper will tell you that vapor beats smoke, hands down!) There are tons of flavors to choose from in a variety of nicotine strengths. We love the technical aspect of our vaporizers and collecting all the cool accessories that go with them. And let’s not forget how great it is to vape in our homes and cars without worrying about the ash and odor of traditional cigarettes.
E-liquid – sounds scary! Doesn’t that have weird stuff in it? Actually, e-liquids are primarily a mix of just a few ingredients: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings. We can’t speak for everyone, but at V2 we use the highest quality ingredients and publish what’s in our e-liquids, so there’s no guessing. We wrote a detailed post about what’s in e-liquids, too, find it here.
But vaporizers are so much more expensive than cigarettes. How can you be saving money? Those who used to buy regular cigarettes can understand the folly in this question. With a pack of cigarettes costing anywhere from $7 – $13, even moderate smokers can easily find themselves spending well over $100 a month on smokes (for a pack-a-day smoker it can be upwards of $300 a month). Meanwhile, the up-front investment in a vaporizer and cartridges may be more than the cost of a pack of cigarettes, but these products last a much longer time and are a more economical choice in the long run.
Don’t the big tobacco companies own vaporizer brands? No. In fact, when it comes to vaping, Big Tobacco is late to the party. It’s true that the e-cigarette and vaporizer trend has gotten the attention of tobacco companies, and some have bought into the category, while others are developing products on their own. But ecigs are fundamentally technology products, not tobacco, so we think that independent companies like V2 have the upper hand here.
What are some of the questions YOU’RE tired of hearing? Let us know in the comments section!