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Top 3 vaping myths you need to know about
The popularity of vaping is well on the rise across the world. However, with the increase in popularity comes criticism and vaping detractors. Indeed, this has perpetuated many myths regarding the process of vaping and how it can impact your body. Well, let’s start dispelling some of the more obvious myths about e-cigarettes and e-liquids.
Myth 1: You can get ‘popcorn lung’
When vaping became a social phenomenon, one of the big myths going around was the claim that vaping would give you ‘popcorn lung.’ This is because some e-liquid flavours used to contain a chemical called diacetyl, which has been linked to more serious lung conditions like bronchiolitis obliterans. The reason the condition was labelled ‘popcorn lung’ was because workers in a popcorn factory contracted the condition after breathing in high amounts of the substance.
However, the chemical is now banned in many vape liquids, while the level of diacetyl found in vaping liquids is so minimal compared to a regular cigarette. To put it in perspective, the average smoker is exposed to around 6 700 micrograms of diacetyl. Do you know what the average vaper is exposed to? Around 9 micrograms.
Myth 2: E-liquids contain anti-freeze
Another crazy myth going around was that e-liquids contain anti-freeze. Thankfully, the team at Kev’s Vape know that this is simply not true. The reason this myth started getting traction was because many e-liquids contain an ingredient known as propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is used in anti-freeze, and as a result, e-liquids have been tangentially labelled as containing anti-freeze.
The irony of the situation is that propylene glycol is used in a lot of places and consumables designed for adults. Ever had Fireball whiskey? Well, if you have then you’ve consumed propylene glycol. Furthermore, propylene glycol is used in hospitals as a sanitary substance!
Myth 3: E-cigarettes are prone to exploding
This myth is incredibly comical, especially when you take a step back and look at some of the stories. The simple fact of the matter is your e-cigarette is no more explosive than your smart phone. It all comes down to safe and proper use, storage and taking care of the battery. When used properly, e-cigarettes are completely safe to use and don’t inhibit the safety of the user. What is important is that you are aware of how to take care of your battery and transport it safely.
If you have any queries or concerns, just get in touch with the team at Kev’s Vape for more information!