If you visit online e-cig forums frequently or follow vaping related news, you will find there are so many myths and exaggerations regarding e-cigarettes and their usage. It is not strange to always expect countering arguments when any new vaping topics are discussed. In the electronic cigarette industry, the debates over e-cigs’ health and safety never stop. So why are there so many negative voices speaking up about vaping?
One of the main concerns were regarding the safety of e-liquid components, and the battery heating elements. We are sure you have heard plenty of reports stating how e-liquid contains harmful chemicals and e-cig batteries cause fire hazard or explosions. Being faced with so many horrible myths, how can you make a sensible judgement?
Vapor is also a concern of those who are supporting electronic cigarettes. Even though there are many online articles explaining that the vapor e-cigs produce is harmless and environmentally friendly, some non-smokers who are not interested in the ‘vaping culture’ are still doubtful about whether e-cigs produce harmful chemicals. Especially nowadays, with the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes among young people, you can see big vape clouds in public. As a supporter of electronic cigarette, this is really not what I expect from vapers. Blowing big vape clouds in public is not appropriate, even though the vapor is much more pleasant than a big smoke cloud, we do not want to give non-supporters anymore reasons to oppose vaping. Recently there is a lot of news regarding e-cigarettes being banned from public places such as American National Park, restaurants and pubs. If all vapers have good self-control and treat vaping rationally, would there be less opposition towards e-cigarettes? We think so.
Apart from the arguments regarding e-cigarette products, things become even more complicated due to the fact that vaping is attracting more and more non-smokers, which at some point, according to anti-smoking campaign groups, acts as a gateway to smoking real cigarettes. Some experts point out that the use of e-cigs for quitting smoking is declining, it is more like an ‘electronic product’ for relaxation and amusement, which lead to “more youths than ever before using e-cigarettes and that as many as half of these adolescents were not smoking traditional cigarettes before vaping” according to a study. This phenomenon has drawn great public concern. Therefore, e-cigarette is once again under attack from all angles.
As an e-cig user, I won’ t say it is 100% beneficial. However, there are still a large number of people giving up smoking as a direct result of using e-cigarettes instead. Undoubtedly, when used properly, e-cigarettes will play a crucial role to avoid traditional tobacco. So why not give it a little more support?
Ryan is a vaper, editor and content creator who spends most of his time bringing the interesting, entertaining, original and well-written articles to vapers. He believes that vaping is not only a healthier alternative to smoking, but also a great experience of life.