5 Greatest Myths About E Juice Use Debunked October 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Speculations and rumors regarding the use of e juice are certainly not something you should be surprised of, unless you’re a smoker. Apparently, some are confused with what really is true, especially given the amount of people still dissuading others on e cig use. Even some institutions have suffered from this confusion simply because they’ve been too focused on the idea of the possibility of e liquid (or at least certain ingredients of it) being harmful to the human body. To make matters clear, here are 5 of the most common misconceptions about e cig juices:
1. E Liquid Contains Anti-Freeze
The FDA once stated in 2009 that an antifreeze ingredient called diethylene glycol is found in the sample they’ve tested. Of course, the natural reaction of the public would be to keep away from the product. No one wants to inhale anti-freeze after all.
Apparently, the FDA only included samples from a couple of e cig companies. Only one of them was found to have incorporated diethylene glycol, and at a roughly one percent concentration. Whether this was accidental or not is yet to be known, but the important thing to note is that there’s been no case of diethylene glycol poisoning caused by electronic cigarettes to date.
2. Tobacco and E Juice are Similarly Carcinogenic
News spread that electronic cigarettes can produce the same level of health risks as tobacco. This, apparently, was a result of the FDA claiming that trace amounts of carcinogenic substances were found in nicotine cartridges.
Nitrosamines were found in samples the FDA tested. These substances are carcinogenic, but only in sufficient quantities and under specific circumstances. To conclude that the e juices can cause cancer just because of this result is a bit too harsh. Additionally, when you say ‘trace amounts’, it means the amount can be detected, but at a very low level that’s almost impossible to measure.
A study conducted in New Zealand revealed that e liquids contain a thousand times less carcinogenic nitrosamines as tobacco cigarettes. This should give you an idea of the differences in safety between the two.
3. Using E Liquid is More Addictive than Smoking Cigarettes
Unfortunately, many critics believed that nicotine consumption is higher with the use of e cigs, hence making them more addictive. Scientific studies, however, proved that the vapor clouds produced from using e juice deliver nicotine at a significantly lower level of efficiency as smoke.
Self-regulation is natural for smokers, as well as e cig users. Once you’ve satisfied your need for nicotine, you tend to cease its consumption.
4. E Liquid is a Huge Threat to Teens
There’s been an assumption coming from groups and legislators who are against smoking that teens are most likely to be enticed with e cig devices, especially given how e liquids have been advertised as having fruit and candy flavors, in addition to being easily accessible through the web.
Unfortunately for them, buying these from e cig vendors would require them to be at least 18 years old. If you want to get it online, you need to have a bank account or credit card. Furthermore, the cheapest kit is around $50, when bought online, or around $100 if bought at the mall. And the average age of e cig users ranges from 30 to 50.
5. Vapor from E Liquid is Dangerous to Other People
When the assumption of vapor from e juice being dangerous to the user came to existence, notions of secondhand vapor being hazardous followed. Of course, now that you know well how safe e juice is, as far as having carcinogens is concerned, inhaling vapor exhaled by e cig users should not be something you should worry about.