Clearing the Smoke: Addressing the 15 Most Common Myths about E-Cigarettes
You’ve probably heard rumors and speculation about e-cigarettes, especially if you’re currently a smoker. There are myths on just about everything out there – e-cigarettes are no exception.
The only way to dispel them is to learn as much as you possibly can to be able to distinguish fact from fiction, truth from propaganda.
The biggest factor in being able to trust your products is by choosing your company wisely, and paying attention to how much information they give you. Integrity goes very far in today’s day and age. Here is a look at some of the most common myths regarding electronic cigarettes that have spread around, along with factual information clarifying these misleading claims.
Myth #1: E-cigarettes will soon be illegal.
Fact: Perhaps in some places, but not in the U.S. Some places have tried to ban them, but as e-cigarettes become more mainstream and accepted, this is unlikely to happen.
Myth #2: E-cigarettes are bad for you because nicotine is bad for you. Therefore, they are not much different than tobacco smoke.
Fact: This is just plain wrong. While nicotine is very addictive, studies have shown its effects on the body to be minimal. The problem with traditional cigarettes is the additives, smoke and chemicals, not so much the nicotine.
Myth #3: E-cigarettes are dangerous because no one really knows what’s in them.
Fact: Not the case when you are dealing with a reputable company. Any legit e-cigarette brand will disclose ingredients, so you truly do know what’s in them. And if you do your research on every ingredient, you’ll definitely know what you’re inhaling.
Myth #4: E-cigarettes can explode in your face.
Fact: Not true in general terms, unless you tinker with e-liquid, use batteries not specified for your model, or plainly disregard instructions. Learn as much as you can beforehand, and you will see that the vast majority of e-cigarettes will not explode in your face if you are using them according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Myth #5: E-cigarettes are more expensive than traditional cigs.
Fact: Depends on the brand, but for the most part electronic cigarettes are generally more efficient in every way, especially when it comes to cost! EverSmoke, just like many brands, are priced very competitively, and refills cost significantly less than traditional cigarettes.
Myth #6: E-cigarettes contain chemicals too.
Fact: Again, depends on the brand, but generally no. If people are marketing and selling dangerous things, and falsifying them, chances are it will catch up big time. Choose your brand wisely, research the market, and go for a trusted brand.
Myth #7: E-cigarettes can cause cancer, too
Fact: Not true. Studies are emerging that dispel this myth. Electronic cigarettes contain no tobacco and leave behind no tar, so the main carcinogenic components are not present to create a problem, like cigarette smoke.
Myth #8: E-cigarettes do not contain nicotine
Fact: Yes and no. You can have cartridges with different levels of nicotine, ranging from 6mg-18mg with EverSmoke for instance, as well as 0mg nicotine cartridges if you choose to go that route. While the nicotine levels may vary, most electronic cigarette companies do offer nicotine-free options.
Myth #9: E-cigarettes taste bad.
Fact: Not EverSmoke! If there is one thing our customers love, it’s our great flavors! Everyone’s got different tastes and different ideas of what’s “good,” and especially in the early days of electronic cigarettes, there were many reports of them leaving a bad taste in the mouth. Things have changed since then however, and most brands recognize the importance of having pleasing flavors!
Myth #10: E-cigarettes are more addictive than regular cigs.
Fact: Not true. Maybe more addictive in the pleasurable sense and the convenience factors, but you will not crave the nicotine in electronic cigarettes any more than you did with tobacco.
Myth #11: Vapor from e-cigarettes is just like second hand smoke.
Fact: This could not be farther from the truth. Vapor is literally vapor, not smoke, or any tobacco byproduct or constituent. E-cigarette vapor has no smell, no lingering odor, or anything to it that will offend bystanders.
Myth #12: E-cigarette companies are trying to lure in nonsmokers.
Fact: No! E-cigarettes are made and designed for current smokers! Millions of people are using them as a means to control and lessen their cigarette usage, and smart e-cigarette companies are not interested in acquiring nonsmokers.
Myth #13: E-cigarettes are made with anti-freeze.
Gross, and not true. This is perhaps one of the most common myths swirling about. Why would a company make themselves susceptible to lawsuits by using highly toxic chemicals in their products? Any brand that takes pride in their products, and plans to be around for the long term will not be using dangerous chemicals such as anti-freeze in their products meant for consumption!
Myth #14: Kids and teenagers can purchase e-cigarettes.
Fact: This one is kind of funny. Kids and teenagers will have the same problems purchasing electronic cigarettes as they would purchasing tobacco cigarettes. You have to be a minimum of 18 years old, and 19 in certain states to purchase tobacco products. And as far as e-cigarettes go, they contain nicotine. In this sense, they are considered tobacco products.
Myth #15: E-cigarettes are designed to attract teenagers to use them, especially when it comes to the sweet flavors and trendy packaging.
Fact: They are not made to appeal to children or underage people at all. You have to reach a certain age requirement to purchase electronic cigarettes just as you would if you were purchasing tobacco products. Nicotine is a substance not intended for use by minors, whether it’s from tobacco products or vapor cigarettes. Exciting flavors and attractive packaging appeal to everyone, regardless of age. The range of age groups who electronic cigarettes crosses the spectrum, but doesn’t include minors. You’d be surprised how many elderly people love using e-cigarettes, and love the different flavors they have at their choosing.
As with anything new, there are certainly going to be myths that get started, whether it’s based on plain old misinformation, or more insidious reasons. Having the right facts and discussing them in the right way is key to dismantling these common myths.
If you’ve heard some of these myths but have since gotten the facts and think e-cigarettes may be for you, we invite you to check out our durable line of reputable devices today.