Vaping has been controversial ever since they have made their debut. There are also a lot of myths about vaping. If you are thinking about trying vaping, then it is important to clear up the misconceptions.
1- Vaping Will Give You Popcorn Lung
Fact: Popcorn lung is another name for a medical condition called bronchiolitis obliterans. This condition causes the lungs to scar. It can also cause the lungs to not function properly. Fortunately, you do not have to worry about getting this condition from vaping.
The reason that people believe that vaping can cause popcorn lung is because some e-cigarettes have diacetyl in them. High levels of diacetyl can increase the risk of popcorn lung. However, e-cigarettes do not have nearly as much diacetyl as cigarettes. In fact, the amount of diacetyl in an e-cigarette is hundreds of times lower than your traditional cigarette.
2- Vaping is not Regulated
Fact: There are a lot of regulations that govern vaping. There have also been many health organizations around the world that have spoken positively about vaping. In 2015, Public Health England stated that vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking.
The American Cancer Society stated that vaping is preferable to smoking cigarettes. The Center for Disease Control stated that vaping is better than smoking. E-cigarettes have to meet several standards before they are put on the market.
3- Vaping is Just as Harmful as Smoking
Fact: The reason that people believe that vaping can be harmful as smoking is because it has nicotine. Forty percent of smokers believe that the nicotine is what causes cancer. The nicotine is what causes people to get addicted to cigarettes. However, studies have shown that nicotine causes little risk to health.
Cigarette have thousands of other chemicals in them that make it dangerous to smoke. Carbon monoxide and tar are the most harmful ingredients in cigarettes. E-cigarettes do not have any carbon monoxide and tar. E-cigarettes do have some chemicals in them. However, there are fewer chemicals in e-cigarettes than in cigarettes.
There have actually been studies done to show that e-cigarettes can help people stop smoking. In fact, cigarette smoking is at an all-time low. In 2016, the current smoking rate was 15.5 percent according to the CDC. The smoking rate in England is also 15.5 percent.
4- Vaping Will Harm Bystanders
Fact: There have been many studies done to show that secondhand smoke is harmful. That is why most places have laws that prevent people from smoking inside of public places. These laws do not cover vaping because organizations and businesses are free to make their own rules.
E-cigarette liquid is typically made of flavorings, propylene glycol and nicotine. You do not have to worry about producing harmful secondhand smoke if you vape. The only thing that you will produce when you exhale is water vapor.
Public Health England has studied e-cigarettes extensively. They have not found that e-cigarettes pose any health risks to bystanders. However, it is important to note that people who have asthma or other respiratory issues are more sensitive to environmental irritants. That is why they may be more sensitive to vaping.
If you are thinking about vaping, then you will need to have the right information. Contrary to popular belief, you will not have to worry about getting popcorn lung from vaping. You will also not have to worry about doing more harm to your health. Vaping is also regulated, and the e-cigarettes have to meet standards are set by the government. Furthermore, you will not have to worry about harming bystanders if you use e-cigarettes.