The vaping industry has grown rapidly over the past few years. The industry grew from 1.7 billion dollars to 3.7 billion dollars in just a matter of two years and it is expected to go over 5 billion dollars by the end of this year. Despite the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, there are a lot of myths and phony information floating around. Below we’ll go through some of the industry myths and take a deeper look into them.
Myth: Vaporizers are a gateway to tobacco for teenagers
This is the major concern of many health professionals and institutes. However, several studies show that increase in vaporizer use in high schoolers did not translate into an increase in smoking. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention the increase in vaping actually occurred at the same time when there was a decrease in smoking among the high schoolers.
Myth: E-liquids contain extremely dangerous ingredients and you don’t know what you are putting in your body
All the ingredients, as well as the flavors used in e-liquids, are food grade, high-quality ingredients. Most reputable E-liquid manufacturers will clearly label the expiry date as well as in the ingredients used in making the-juice. With the new FDA regulations all e-liquids are tested and meet FDA standards.
Myth: E-Liquids contain antifreeze
While the ingredients used in e-liquids such as Propylene Glycol are also used in antifreeze, none of the e-liquids contains antifreeze. In fact, in antifreeze Propylene Glycol is added to reduce the harm in case it is swallowed accidentally.
Myth: Vapor contains Formaldehyde
A peer-reviewed study published by five scientists at Portland State University, claimed that at extremely high temperatures, the vapor produced can contain Formaldehyde which is a known carcinogen. However, the same study showed that when vaped at regular temperatures, there were no traces of Formaldehyde. So, the study that was conducted to show the bad side of vaporizers, actually proves them to be not as harmful as claimed by some.
Myth: Nicotine in E-liquid can cause cancer
While nicotine is a habit-forming drug and can be extremely addictive, it does not cause cancer and isn’t a carcinogen. Multiple studies by independent groups as well as government agencies tried to find a link between nicotine and cancer, but none succeeded.
Myth: Vaporizers are explosive
While some vapes have exploded in the past, the cause is due to user error. Vapes are no more explosive than your smartphone or any other gadgets that contain batteries. If used properly and charged with the recommended charger, vaporizers are only as explosive as your smartphone.