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Dec 27, 2019

Background of Vaping

Vaping is rather a modern trend, however, its roots date back to history. Ancient Egypt was quite known for its vaping techniques. The first-ever Shisha was launched in India and later on, it developed into Vapes or E-Cigarettes that we know today.

The person who came up with the idea of vapes is Joseph Robinson in 1927, in 1963 Herbert Gilbert and his non-tobacco cigarette made vaping quite popular. Well, a lot of people are increasingly shifting to it due to its benefits. 

It’s a lot safer than smoking, around 95% safer as there is no combustion, tar or ash associated with vaping to that of smoking and it actually offers health benefits. It offers better skin health, oral hygiene, circulation, lung capacity and an enhanced sense of smell and taste.

Like any other thing, vaping has its own cons as well such as vaping is a cumulative cost, vaping requires repeat purchases. Regardless of how your device is designed, e-liquid will always need to be changed and it is a bit more expensive than regular cigarettes.

Vaping comes in multiple devices such as Vape Pens, Mods, regular devices, Pod systems and much more. 

5 Common Misconceptions About Vaping

Vaping has been around for quite some years now, however, there are still many misconceptions that lure in people’s minds about it. Let’s dig into them and clarify. 

  1. Vapes Have Formaldehyde

In 2015, a study was published in the New England Journal of Medicines that vaping devices and e-cigarettes have more formaldehyde than regular smoking.

On further research, a study at the 3.3-volt output on the e-cigarette that they were using they couldn’t find any traces of formaldehyde.

However, the 3.3 volts suddenly jumped to 5 volts to the same device. It looks pretty bad since the formaldehyde is 10 times more than regular cigarettes. 

However, this research is unrealistic and quite a misconception. To do this you will have to crank your wattage way higher than it would be tolerable to vape.

In this test, the 5 volts would have caused the coil to burn out and it will start deteriorating. So in order to find traces of formaldehyde, one would have to repeatedly vape and extremely burned coil, so this theory remains debunked. 

  1. E-Liquid Contains Antifreeze

This misconception developed as one of the four main ingredients in E-liquids is propylene glycol which is also found in types of antifreeze.

Propylene glycol is used in multiple everyday items such as food, drinks and other things such as asthma inhalers. No studies have proven that propylene glycol is toxic or harmful to people. So in case somebody walks up to you and tells you that are ingesting antifreeze, you will know what to say. 

  1. We Don’t Know What’s in E-Liquid

E-liquids contain three main ingredients along with an optional force. The three main ingredients are propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin that acts as a base for E-liquid and the third is all the required flavourings. The optional fourth ingredient is nicotine, it’s entirely up to you whether you want to vape with it or without it.  

The misconception that we don’t know what’s in e-liquid completely gets dissolved as studies clearly show the ingredients used to make it and luckily, the toxicity of each of these ingredients is extremely low. 

  1. Vape Explosions

About 90% of vapes that we find in the market use a battery called an 18 650 battery. The same batteries are also used in laptops, flashlights and even in Tesla cars. All of these are prone to overheating while mishandled, this is why we need to learn about proper battery safety so you can always vape carelessly from

  1. Second-Hand Vape is Terrible

Second-hand smoking is just as bad as smoking a traditional cigarette. However how about when it comes down to vaping?

Numerous studies state that vaping is 95 per cent cleaner and safer than traditional cigarettes. However, where you must start comparing is the harmful pollutants between vaping and ambient air. 

A study was posted in regulatory toxicology and pharmacology tested vapor from a vape for eight different harmful pollutants compared to ambient air.

The test concluded with vapor having 0.17 milligrams of harmful pollutants as compared to ambient air having 0.16 milligrams. Traditional cigarettes took first place with 30.6 milligrams in the air. So, vaping is just as safe as ambient air.