E-cigarette and e-juice have grown to become a 2.5 billion industry in just 7 short years. The reason for that is they are a safer alternative to smoking and they offer a much wider range of flavours than the traditional cigarettes. Read our article about the vaping industry in general.
As with anything new coming to the market, there are those (I am looking at you tobacco industry) who will do all in their power to stop it from realizing its true potential.
One way they do this is by coming up with and popularizing myths about the product they would like to see fail. There are a lot of myths about e-juice and twice as much as hard facts.
E-juice ingredients are a mystery
You must have heard this before…
“nobody knows what goes into e-juice and you could be taking poison”
The reality that you can easily find out exactly what is in the e-juice you are buying and it is usually no more than 4 ingredients.
So, what exactly are e-juice ingredients?
- Vegetable glycerine, (VG) the certified organic kind, is the primary ingredient and is responsible for the vape itself.
- Propylene glycol, one that a lot of alarmist like to confuse with diethylene glycol, is the second ingredient you will find in your e-juice. Propylene glycol (PG) is used for carrying the flavour and can be used in most asthma inhalers.
- Flavorings. These can either be organic and natural or artificial based. Flavorings are usually made with a PG base.
- Pharmaceutical-grade nicotine is the last ingredient and depending on your preference you can chose an e-juice that contains precisely 0 of it.
Read our more in depth article on e-liquid ingredients.
E-juice contains antifreeze
This is by far my favourite myth about e-juice as it so absurd that I can see why people might believe it. After all, who could make up a lie as fact-less as that one. (looking at you again tobacco industry). It is not Propylene glycol that is the main ingredient of antifreeze but rather diethylene glycol. And while SOME antifreeze manufacturers do use Propylene glycol it is to make safer if accidently swallowed.
E-juice produces toxic vapour that is just as bad as second-hand smoking
This one I can understand. The vapour from e-cigarettes can look sinister and to an untrained eye it can look like a toxic cloud. There is one simple fact that will put your mind at ease regarding this myth. It is vapour. And what does vapour do? It vaporizes. So, if you do inhale some of it all you will be inhaling are water molecules. If it makes it easier for you, think about it this way. E-juice produces clouds that you can safely inhale.
The nicotine in your e-juice will give you cancer
Nicotine has long been associated with cancer but after countless conducted studies, scientists have come to one undisputable conclusion. There is no link between nicotine and cancer. It is the other chemicals in cigarettes that can cause cancer, but not nicotine itself. Nicotine is addictive though (just like coffee) and it is understandable that you might not want it in your e-juice. That is why there are so many e-juices that contain no nicotine whatsoever. Learn more about the nicotine in eliquids.
E-juice is just as bad for you as cigarettes and it is more addictive
People who know their e-juice and enjoy them regularly understand their bodies just as well. They are living, breathing proofs that e-juice is not harmful and nowhere nearly as addictive as is smoking.
Sometimes we don’t know our bodies as well as we like to think so can we trust this?
Luckily, there are a number of studies that clearly prove that e-juice is not harmful to your body and that you won’t get so easily addicted to it. They are listed at the end of this article.
Facts about e-juice
It can help you quit smoking
This fact is the one which alarmists like to try and disprove the most as it clearly shows the benefits of using e-juice if you are trying to quit smoking. Try as hard as they may, studies have shown that using e-cigarettes in combination with e-juice will help deal with cravings for a regular cigarette and they do wonders for the withdrawals symptoms. See exactly how to quit smoking with e-cigarettes.
E-juice is so good because it is the easiest path towards you being able to call yourself an ex-smoker.
E-juice can actually be good for you
This is a fact that a lot of people have hard time swallowing as smoke coming out of one’s mouth has long been associated with disease. You need to remember that it’s not smoke but rather vapour.
As to how e-juice might be good for your health and why e-juice is good for your health, there is a simple answer. It will help you to stop smoking. The dangers of regular tobacco cigarettes have long been known as are the health problems. When you stop smoking, you reduce the risk of all of them and this is precisely how e-juice is good for your and your health. See our awesome range of healthy e-juices.
E-juice is not bad for you
E-juice has been targeted by a number of smear campaigns and they all have one thing in common. They are based around the fact that e-juice is unnatural (unlike tobacco which is nature incarnate) and that it is bad for you.
The reality is that e-juice does not pose any significant threat to your health and one study has shown that e-cigarettes are 95% percent less harmful to your health that normal cigarettes.
The alternative to using e-juice, smoking, is scientifically proven as very bad for your health. Luckily here in New Zealand, the government has realized just how good e-cigarettes can be and have endorsed them as a further tool in their mission to make New Zealand smoke free by the year 2020. You might like to read our article on vaping in New Zealand.
E-juice is much cheaper
The negative effects on your health associated with tobacco products have been known for years now and that has not stopped millions of people consuming them on a daily basis. Some are just happy to run the risk of cancer and feel that smoking is worth it.
If you do feel that way and need more motive to switch to e-juice, there is one thing you should know. E-juice is much, much cheaper.
It is hard to precisely calculate how much cheaper e-juice is because it all depends on how much you smoke a day and where you live.
What can be said with a level of certainty is that average smokers spend around $2,569 a year on their addiction. Do the math yourself.
E-juice and vaping has been subjected to a lot of criticism in the last couple of years and for no good reason. All the information presented in this article is factually based and can be verified.