People choose to swap their tobacco cigarettes for an e-cigarette or a vape pen for many different reasons and there is no denying that there are lots of benefits to doing so. However, when contemplating whether this is the right decision for you and whether or not to invest in some vape products, if you take to the internet for some advice, it is likely that you will be greeted by lots of conflicting information about vaping.
Like the majority of other things, there are so many common misconceptions about using an e-cigarette or a vape pen and often, these are enough to put people off making the swap. Our team here at The Vape Life have put together a list of the most common misconceptions you’re likely to come across. So, if anything mentioned below is the reason why you’ve been put off using an e-cigarette or a vape pen, then you may want to think again.
“E-cigarettes are just as bad for you as smoking”
This is probably the most commonly heard misconception and the one that tends to put people off vaping the most, however it isn’t true. There is so much controversy surrounding how bad vaping is for you, but many experts have said that vaping is much less harmful than smoking a cigarette and many of the chemicals causing smoking-related diseases are absent when vaping. Here’s a report from gov.uk explaining vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
“E-liquid still contains nicotine, so it won’t help you quit smoking”
Many who have never purchased an e-liquid before assume this to be true, but again it is absolutely false. You can purchase e-liquids that don’t contain any nicotine at all and you’re actually in control of how much nicotine you vape. For example, you can add nic shots to your e-liquid to make your desired strength, so over time to help you quit smoking you can gradually lower the nicotine level until you no longer crave it at all.
“E-cigarettes aren’t even regulated”
Again, this isn’t true, especially in the Ireland. Not only are all vape products subject to minimum standards of quality and safety, but The Tobacco Products Directive requires all e-cigarettes and e-liquids be notified to HSE before they can even be sold.
“E-cigarettes are really expensive, you won’t save any money”
The price of tobacco and cigarettes is continually increasing and you can almost guarantee that the majority of smokers spend more on their products than vapers do. Whilst the initial cost of your vape pen may be more than a packet of cigarettes, this vape is reusable so you won’t have to frequently buy a new one. In the long run, you will probably save money by swapping.
“E-cigarettes are unsafe electrical devices”
Yes, an e-cigarette, a vape pen and any other type of vape is an electrical device however, when used correctly they are safe. Often, horror stories about vapes exploding or catching fire put people off, but unfortunately, things like this are usually down to human error and the e-cigarette or vape pen isn’t solely to blame. Of course, you need to be sensible with these devices, but they aren’t unsafe. In recent time E-cigarettes manufacturers have introduced more safety features such as auto cut off time for fire button, battery overcharge and over heat protections and E-cigarettes are much safer than before with these additional safety features.
“E-liquid is sickly sweet and nothing like tobacco”
Whilst this statement may be true for some e-liquid flavours it definitely isn’t for all of them. There is such a huge range of different e-liquids available to purchase and so many different flavours to choose from. Many people who swap to a vape are surprised just how easy it is to find an e-liquid that they enjoy vaping, and yes you can get eliquids that taste like tobacco.
Investing in an e-cigarette or a vape pen
Now you know the truth about vaping and the misconceptions you have previously heard have been debunked, it is likely that you may have changed your mind about swapping to an e-cigarette or vape pen. Remember, not only will these misconceptions come from the internet but you may find that friends and family members who don’t know much about vaping may inform you of myths too, so take everything you hear about using an e-cigarette or a vape pen with a pinch of salt unless it has come from a reliable source.
If you decide that you would like to go ahead and swap your tobacco cigarettes for some vape products, then visit The Vape Life website today. We have a huge range of items available, including starter kits, all of which will be beneficial to you. We also have a helpful informative blog which can be useful to read if you’re new to vaping. Of course, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of The Vape Life team, we are always more than happy to help.