I decided to condense this article a bit before sharing with you. It reminded me of a post of mine where my coworker and boss were questioning why I used an e-cigarette because according to them they were dangerous.
Feelings of disbelief, anger, and sympathy hit me all at one time. I couldn’t believe how people buy into this anti-vape BS. I’m taking my L for that encounter, but next time the situation comes up again, I will be better prepared. So can you buy going through this list:
1. “You’re inhaling dangerous metallic particles.”
Indeed, researchers found several particles in nanometer size, that are able to penetrate deep into the lungs. The numbers they report show that e-cigarette produces 880 times less particles compared to conventional cigarettes. – Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Cardiology Researcher
2. “E-Juice flavors are targeted at minors.”
Although it’s hard to believe, adults like flavors too. Apparently some of our taste buds survive as we grow older. If we’re going to say that flavors are targeting minors and will lead to smoking, we will need to take a good hard look at other products that are doing the SAME THING, yet go unmentioned. A prime example would be the rash of flavored alcoholic beverages. From a popular Vodka company we have the following flavors: Mango Passion Fruit, Raspberry Pomegranate, Raspberry Lemon, Cinn-Sugar Twist, Wild Honey, Fluffed Marshmallow and Iced Cake. If the flavors in electronic cigarette liquids are targeting minors and will lead to smoking, then these flavors are clearly doing the same and will lead to alcoholism. – Phil Busardo, Reviewer and Vaper (TasteYourJuice.com)
3. “There is Antifreeze in the juice you are vaping.”
No testing, including that done by the FDA, has ever found anything close to a harmful amount of diethylene glycol in e-cigarette liquid. The amount found in just one cartridge was so insignificant that it would not have even been worth mentioning unless the FDA wished to scare consumers from using electronic cigarettes. – Kristin Noll-Marsh, Vice President of the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
4. “You don’t know what really is in your e-juice.”
The components of electronic cigarettes are at least as well understood as the chemicals that are generated by smoking, or indeed traffic fumes, if not more so. Crucially, the chemicals produced by electronic cigarettes are orders of magnitude less toxic than both tobacco smoking and traffic. – Katherine Devlin, President of the Electronic Cigarette Industry Trade Association (ECITA):
5. “Those batteries are ticking time bombs waiting to explode.”
People need to remember that ALL batteries have the potential to be dangerous. Back in 2006 Dell laptop batteries were failing left and right. Some simple research, freely available on the internet can make all the difference. Don’t overcharge, don’t over dis-charge and don’t ask more from your batteries than they can handle. Pay that little bit extra and get some high quality batteries, cheap batteries just simply aren’t worth it. – Nick “GrimmGreen” Green, Vaper and Reviewer (GrimmGreen)
There are a lot more included in the article I mentioned. Have you ever been questioned by people about your vaping? How did you handle it? Or are there other questions being thrown at you that weren’t covered? Leave a comment below.