The liquid that comes in an electronic cigarette is water-soluble. It gets vaporized within the device, so it makes perfect sense. If it spills, a bit of soap and water will do the trick. Besides, anyone who has seen the walls of a house people have smoked in for even a few months, or the teeth of those same people, knows that tar in cigarettes cause serious staining.
Electronic cigarettes are worse than tobacco cigarettes.
This myth is outright wrong. While it is true that these products are much newer than tobacco cigarettes, so testing is still being conducted, cigarettes are extremely toxic over the long term. They contain multiple carcinogens and cause a myriad of conditions ranging from premature aging to heart disease. Vaping has thus far proven to have no ill effects when done properly.
Electronic cigarettes cause water in the lungs.
Electronic cigarettes vaporize a liquid that is inhaled into the lungs as vapor or steam. The idea that this vapor can cause water in the lungs is ill conceived. People inhale steam and vapor virtually every day. Humidity and shower steam are good examples of liquid in the air that causes no health problems.
There are the same harmful chemicals found in antifreeze in vaping liquid.
It is true that vaping liquid once contained a chemical called polyethylene glycol. However, this chemical is extremely safe, according to the FDA. Moreover, e-cigarette companies use an even safer alternative these days called propylene glycol. These chemicals are not what makes antifreeze dangerous.
Electronic cigarettes show a lot of promise as a smoking cessation tool.
Like other smoking cessation products, e-cigs come in different nicotine levels. Users can start at a level that is similar to their current smoking habit and then gradually reduce their level until they are no longer inhaling nicotine. Countless people have reported quitting smoking on these devices, but companies are not allowed to market them as smoking cessation products.
E-cigs don't mess with your aorta.
Most people know that cigarettes do as much damage to the heart as they do to the lungs. One of the effects it has on the heart is hardening the aorta. The same cannot be said for e-cigs, according to Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center. In fact, multiple studies have shown that vaping has no effect on the heart's health.
E-cigs do not cause young people to turn to tobacco products.
In a study conducted by Dr. Ted Wagener on 1,300 college students, only one of those students ever vaped and later used tobacco products. Additionally, the electronic cigarette flavors that are often touted as an enticement for young kids to pick up e-cigs appeal to adults. Young kids can find the same flavors in candy and are not switching to e-cigs for a fix. Their drug of choice is sugar, not nicotine.
A quick search on the Internet will turn up loads of dubious claims about the health risks of vaping. Most of these are based on assumptions and misinformation, not science. Checking the source of information is vitally important to knowing what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to vaping.
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