Although many people are happy to see vaping or using e-cigarettes as a beneficial and healthy alternative to smoking tobacco, there are still many others who don’t see it that way. Unfortunately, a lot of people make a snap judgement without knowing all the facts because there are several popular myths about vaping which simply aren’t true. Here are just some of the most common myths, debunked.
Vaping devices can explode
Technically this is possible, in the same way that most electronic devices have the capacity to malfunction or pose a safety risk. However, e-cigarettes and box mods are highly unlikely to explode, catch fire or anything else unless they’re very poorly made or you use them incorrectly.
Cheap or fake products may be missing the “CE” mark which is a sign that legal requirements for manufacturing safe products have actually been met. The older style e-cigarettes (with the appearance of real cigarettes) often suffer from this. Faulty or incompatible chargers can also cause issues in very rare cases. On the whole, though, the risk of your mod or e-cigarette exploding while in use is next to non-existent.
Vaping is just as bad as smoking
Fortunately, there is plenty of scientific evidence to confirm that this is not the case. Although long term research is still needed and nobody can really say for sure what the long term effects of vaping are, it certainly eliminates a lot of the risk associated with the carcinogenic chemicals in standard cigarettes. Studies have shown that smoking is actually at least 20 times as harmful as vaping.
Vapers move on to smoking and other drugs
There are people who claim that teenagers start vaping before moving onto tobacco or even other drugs. There is actually no evidence to suggest this is the case, and in fact a very small proportion of teens or children actually use e-cigarettes or mods without first smoking tobacco. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of under-18s take up tobacco smoking every year for unrelated reasons.