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Vaping Misconceptions

Filed in Vaporpedia by on October 25, 2016 0 Comments

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You may have questions, concerns or misconceptions about how smokeless tobacco and e-cigs work, the regulations surrounding them, or even why people vape, due to articles you have seen or stories you’ve heard. We would like to help clear up some of the confusion and clarify vaping misconceptions.

It is understandable why there are some questions around vaping, something that appears to “smoke”—people wonder if it can be harmful.  It’s human nature to be curious about products you are unfamiliar with. Sometimes the use of them even attracts unsolicited conversations so, here some items to help get you up to speed.

Why do people vape?

Some folks are looking to transition to a new nicotine based product from smoking cigarettes, others are looking for a new type of smokeless, nicotine-free product; V2 has an option for everyone. 

Vaping has suffered social misconceptions, even received a bad rap, but there is more to it than just puffing mojito flavored vapor.

One of the major advantages vape users have over smokers is the ability to control their nicotine intake. To date, there is no definitive measure of the amount of nicotine contained in the smoke of traditional cigarettes and cigars. However, the e-liquid used in electronic cigarettes and vaporizers includes skillfully calculated amounts of nicotine. This allows consumers to decide for themselves how much or how little nicotine they want to use.

Do you have to have nicotine in your vape?

If you don’t want any nicotine in your e-cig, you don’t have to have any.

Many liquids have little to no nicotine in them; meaning you don’t have to vape product with nicotine in it if you don’t want to, or haven’t been smoking nicotine products in the past. There are five nicotine strengths available: 2.4%, 1.8%, 1.2%, 0.6% and zero nicotine.

Can just anyone make and sell vaping products?

No. The e-cig industry is regulated and monitored; products are tested and verified before being sold to the public.

Are the vape “fumes” harmful?

According to a 2012 study entitled “Comparison of the effects of e-cigarette vapor and cigarette smoke on indoor air quality”:

“For all byproducts measured, electronic cigarettes produce very small exposures relative to tobacco cigarettes. The study indicates no apparent risk from e-cigarette emissions based on the compounds analyzed.”

So, in summary, much of what you see and hear about vaping are general misconceptions. It is a carefully regulated industry with products created with great care and attention to detail.

If you have questions, comments, concerns you can always contact our customer care staff for help.

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