As a leading Kitchener and Waterloo vape store, Summit Vape Co is committed to providing our customers with accurate and reliable information about vaping. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation circulating in the media about vaping, which can be confusing and misleading. In this blog post, we aim to clear up some of the most common misconceptions about vaping and provide you with the facts.
One of the most persistent misconceptions about vaping is that it is just as harmful as smoking cigarettes. This simply isn't true. According to Public Health England, vaping is at least 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. This is because e-cigarettes do not burn tobacco, which is the primary source of the numerous harmful chemicals found in cigarette smoke. Instead, e-cigarettes heat a liquid containing nicotine, flavorings, and other ingredients to produce an aerosol that is inhaled. While vaping isn't completely without risk, it is a much safer alternative to smoking.
Another misconception about vaping is that it is a gateway to smoking cigarettes, particularly for young people. However, studies have shown that the majority of young people who try vaping have never smoked cigarettes before. Additionally, rates of smoking among young people have been declining in recent years, even as vaping has become more popular. This suggests that vaping is not a gateway to smoking, but may actually be helping to reduce the number of young people who start smoking.
There is also a lot of misinformation about the dangers of the chemicals found in e-cigarette liquid. While it is true that some e-liquids contain chemicals that can be harmful when inhaled in high concentrations, such as diacetyl, the levels present in e-cigarettes are significantly lower than in cigarette smoke and most e-liquid manufacturers have removed diacetyl from their products. Additionally, it is important to note that most of these chemicals have been studied in the context of heating and inhalation of e-liquids. There are a lot of regulations that prohibit the use of harmful chemicals in e-liquid, and it's important to purchase your e-liquid and vape devices from a reputable seller like Summit Vape Co.
Another vaping misconception is that vaping is just as addictive as smoking cigarettes. While it is true that nicotine, the addictive substance found in both cigarettes and e-cigarettes, can be addictive, the risks of addiction are lower with e-cigarettes as there are options with lower nicotine levels that allow for a gradual decrease of nicotine intake. Additionally, many people find vaping to be a useful tool for quitting smoking cigarettes.
Finally, some critics of vaping argue that e-cigarettes are being marketed to young people, particularly through the use of sweet and colorful flavors. While it is true that some e-liquid flavors, such as fruit and candy flavors, may be more appealing to young people, it is important to note that the sale of e-cigarettes and e-liquids to people under the age of 18 is prohibited in Canada. Additionally, Summit Vape Co takes the responsibility of only selling to adults very seriously, and we make sure that anyone who purchases from our store is of legal age.
In conclusion, vaping is a much safer alternative to smoking cigarettes, and it can be a useful tool for quitting smoking.