Let's be real - why do e-cigarette bans really exist? Is it a health issue, or something else? We're diving into the issue here.
Are you a smoker? Do you want to quit, but you are afraid that switching to E-cigarettes would create more harm than good?
Smoking is one of the leading causes of premature death in the U.S.
Awareness campaigns lead to questions about the tobacco industry and brought to question the treatment of addicts.
One of the most widely used options for cigarette addicts is E-cigarettes.
This alternative to smoking matches the behavior patterns and the gestures of traditional smoking.
We analyzed one by one the biggest concerns related to E-cigarettes to make sense of the E-cigarette bans, and if they are harmful to your health or not.
If you want to know more about E-cigarettes take a look at our 5 point analysis of E-cigarettes.
1.E-cigarettes contain anti-freeze
The vapor that you inhale does contain propylene glycol, a chemical that is found in antifreeze to make it non-lethal.
E-cigarettes contain this chemical because when warmed it transforms itself into vapor.Propylene glycol helps E-cigarettes work in the first place.
This chemical is used for over 50 years in cosmetics, food, and soda, not to mention asthma inhalers.
It’s completely safe to use and it’s been here with us in our food and beverages for a long time.
2.The battery can explode anytime
It is possible, but keep in mind that the chances for your e-cigarette to explode are equal to the chances of your smartphone battery to explode.
E-cigarettes have lithium ion batteries that are more stable than the older versions that contained nicad. Even the Nicad batteries aren’t that unstable either.
The only way you put yourself at risk is to expose your batteries to high temperatures.
3.They contain nicotine
While E-cigarettes do contain nicotine, the amount of nicotine is a lot smaller, lowering the odds of developing an addiction.
Nicotine itself is not dangerous and doesn’t contribute to lung cancer.
4.The vapor still damages the lungs
The smoke from cigarettes is known to cause cancer, on the other hand, there is no evidence that the vapor from E-cigarettes harm your health.
There are some studies that found traces of toxic chemicals in the E-cigarette vapor. But the levels of toxins are so low that they don’t affect the E-cigarettes smoker.
5. You can’t use E-cigarettes in places you can’t smoke traditional cigarettes
This is a myth.
The vapor released by the E-cigarettes can’t be compared with the smoke from a traditional cigarette.
An E-cigarette releases a vapor with traces of toxins, in small amounts that aren’t harmful to the human body. The nicotine levels are being kept to minimum too.
Why do E-cigarettes bans actually exist?
According to research and all the data that is available right now, the E-cigarette ban has more to do with the tobacco industry than with the health of E-cigarettes users.
They are no studies that can prove that the vapor released by E-cigarettes is harmful in any way, or that the battery is at risk of exploding.
E-cigarette bans are motivated by financial interests.
If you want to find out more about the myths that gravitate around E-cigarettes don’t hesitate to check our blog post: https://www.lizardjuice.com/blog/top-10-e-cigarette-myths-debunked/