Vaping has come under a lot of scrutiny since becoming so popular. With many countries still criminalising vaping and prohibiting the selling of products in their countries, it can be surprising and a little frustrating to hear the reasoning behind it.

Vaping has come under a lot of scrutiny since becoming so popular. With many countries still criminalising vaping and prohibiting the selling of products in their countries, it can be surprising and a little frustrating to hear the reasoning behind it. Whilst some laws may be down to religious reasons, which must be respected, others are based on myths that are stopping whole countries from enjoying vaping. With e liquid stores in the UK becoming increasingly popular, there’s plenty of reason to help separate fact from fiction.

Vaping is poisonous

The short answer to this is yes, but no. To answer this, you need to look at the main ingredients of e juice. With propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavourings, water and nicotine, the only product in their which is poisonous is nicotine. Now vape juice itself has a high and potentially dangerous level of nicotine, which in high quantities can be poisonous. However, this is only dangerous if you were to drink the vape juice. Using it correctly and keeping it out of the reach of children and pets will ensure that you never suffer from nicotine poisoning.

Vaping stains your clothes

Yes, vape juice can stain your clothes, but it’s nothing stain remover, or a good wash can’t take care of. On top of this, this is only the juice, not the vapour itself. Whilst the tar from tobacco smoke and the fire from smoking can stain clothes, the actual vaping process, will not cause any staining of clothes or furniture, especially in well ventilated rooms.

Vapour has poisonous chemicals like tobacco smoke does

Whilst there are traces of formaldehyde in vapour, these are no more than the levels present in the air naturally. These are also nowhere near the levels in tobacco smoke, which has an extra 400 or so toxic chemicals present within. 40 of these chemicals are also known carcinogens. Vapour therefore has a few chemicals in it which could be classed as toxic, but not to the level where it would have any effect on the human body.

Nicotine is what makes tobacco dangerous

Nicotine is an addictive substance which will make you crave it time after time. This is what makes vaping such a good smoking cessation tool, still giving users that hit of nicotine but without the dangerous by-products of tobacco. It is these other by-products, the 400 toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke which make it dangerous, rather than the nicotine itself. Of course, nicotine should not be ingested by anyone under the legal age for vaping.

Vaping is a gateway to smoking

Whilst studies in the past have talked about how those who start vaping may be more likely to start smoking, the reality is that this is only true in underage vapers. With more stringent age restrictions, vaping still acts as a smoking cessation tool, not a gateway to it.