4 Ways To Win An Anti-Vape Argument


There was a post I did a while back about an infographic which had a very interesting and alarming statistic on it:

Eighty-two percent of people surveyed in the US in 2010 believed that vaping was less harmful than smoking. That declined to fifty-one percent in 2014

What? Why? Vaping had such good intentions when it first came out in the late 2000’s. This was supposed to be the ultimate cigarette killer. Patches and gum wasn’t working for smokers who wanted to quit. Vaping is the closest thing to smoking minus all the carcinogens and nasty chemicals.

This is sad because it seems like the anti-vaping propagandists are winning. Ads from both Big Tobacco and Anti-Smoking groups are hitting the vape community hard! Its obvious that they don’t vaping around any longer, for whatever reason that is.

The demonizing of vaping will keep on going unless we the vapers inform the people around us about how vaping really did save our lives and away from the dangers of cigarette smoking.

So if ever someone tries to hit you with some misleading “facts” about vaping, I have come up with some verbal ammo to come back at them based on these 5 lies about vaping the media keeps on promoting to people.

1.No one really knows whats in that e-juice of yours. – On the contrary, this is almost common knowledge to the more educated person that e-juice contains 3 basic components: Vegetable Glycerin which is food grade, FDA approved. Propylene Glycol which is an organic, colorless liquid which is nearly odorless but possesses a faintly sweet taste. Finally, flavoring makes up for the final component. None of these ingredients are harmful to the human body I might add.

2.They (the vape manufacturers) want kids to start vaping! – The reason why candy flavors were introduced to e-juice is the same reason why beer companies offer other flavors of their alcoholic beverages.

Adults like variety in flavors, not just children. As a former smoker, I just got tired of the tobacco/menthol flavor I have been smoking for years. Having some candy/dessert e-juice to vape on is a much more enjoyable experience compared to smoking.

3.There’s a story about a man who blew his face off using one of those things! – Basically any device using batteries is at risk of malfunctioning when not used properly. You put yourself at risk whenever you misuse or abuse high drain batteries.

As owners, it is our responsibility to use these batteries according to their limit. It is unfair to blame vape products for problems caused by irresponsible users.

and my favorite argument…

4.They are more dangerous than cigarettes! – Even with the ridiculous headlines being published about vaping, I thought people would still have the common sense to know that vaping is still safer than cigarettes.

More and more people are starting to believe that vaping is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes. One thing I keep hearing smokers say is: “At least I know I’m getting lung cancer with cigarettes.”

I believe every adult has the right to do what they want to do as long as it is within society’s laws. Smoking cigarettes is not against the law for adults. If smoking is your thing then more power to you.

What I am worried about is the smokers that want to quit but are scared to try vaping because of this false argument. Imagine the people that have health ailments related to smoking that have tried to quit using nicotine patches and gum to no avail. These people will forever be a slave to a habit they so badly want to get rid of.

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Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

6 thoughts on “4 Ways To Win An Anti-Vape Argument”

  1. On number 2 you could also point that a survey of 10,000 vapers found that non-tobacco flavours were more popular than tobacco flavours. 65% said that flavours were either important or very important in helping them to quit smoking (Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140805006174/en/EC-Forum-Announces-Survey-Results-10000-E-Cigarette). Dick Puddlecote has an excellent blog which shows how ridiculous this argument is: http://dickpuddlecote.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/meet-mendacious-martina.html

    Also, on number 4 you could perhaps quote Public Health England, a governmental body that took time to review the evidence and decided that e-cigs were around 95% safer than smoking.

    The flavourings I am slightly uneasy on. While propylene glycol and nicotine are well studied, flavourings are less well known, and I believe that’s a large reason why PHE estimated e-cigs were 95% safer, but with “some residual risk from flavours.” (The last one is a quote by Professor Hajek from a meeting I was at, not in the actual report.)

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    1. Hey James thank you for your input, much appreciated. Yes, from what I know flavorings are a little suspect like diacetyl although I hear the amount is not lethal. I did do a post comparing the UK government’s endorsement of e-cigarettes and the US hard stance with vaping which doesn’t make sense.

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  2. On number 2 you could also point that a survey of 10,000 vapers found that non-tobacco flavours were more popular than tobacco flavours. 65% said that flavours were either important or very important in helping them to quit smoking (Source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20140805006174/en/EC-Forum-Announces-Survey-Results-10000-E-Cigarette). Dick Puddlecote has an excellent blog which shows how ridiculous this argument is: http://dickpuddlecote.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/meet-mendacious-martina.html

    Also, on number 4 you could perhaps quote Public Health England, a governmental body that took time to review the evidence and decided that e-cigs were around 95% safer than smoking.

    The flavourings I am slightly uneasy on. While propylene glycol and nicotine are well studied, flavourings are less well known, and I believe that’s a large reason why PHE estimated e-cigs were 95% safer, but with “some residual risk from flavours.” (The last one is a quote by Professor Hajek from a meeting I was at, not in the actual report.)

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  3. Here’s another fun fact the studies which deemed PG creates hazardous chemicals when heated achieved those results @ 3000 degrees.

    The average vaper with a temp control box mod runs it @ 300-400 degrees. In order to achieve the same harmful effects your mod would have to run at 1/3 the surface temp of the sun which is roughly 9,100 degrees F.

    3000 degrees F is also roughly 300 degrees hotter than the melting point of a steel construction of coils and the box mod itself. In simplest terms that is never going to happen “ever’.

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