Misinformation is one of the biggest enemies vaping faces today, with incorrect information and sensationalist news stories floating around the internet on a weekly basis. Here at V2 we do what we can both on our blog and on social media to combat this misinformation by educating vapers on everything from vaping terminology to more advanced types of vaping.
In today’s post we’re going to take a look at five of the biggest misconceptions about vaping, starting with the price tag.
Vaping is Expensive
We’re not going to deny that vaping can be a pricy habit, but the emphasis here is on can be. It doesn’t have to be. Of course, if you decide to treat yourself to a new vape pen once a week it isn’t going to be cheap, but there’s equipment and e-liquids to suit all budgets so vaping doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, we have a section on our website that shows just how much money you could save by switching to vaping.
We also blogged our top five money-saving tips for vapers, so check that out to find out how you can save money while you vape.
Regulation of the Vaping industry is a Bad Thing
When the TPD was introduced earlier this year there was a lot of pushback, particularly on social media where dedicated vapers decried the regulations and worried it would signal the downturn of vaping. While, of course, there are elements of the regulations that don’t appear to have been founded with logic in mind, it is imperative that the industry is regulated from a health perspective.
Every vaping brand’s primary concern should be the health and wellbeing of their customers, which is why regulations founded on health and safety should be welcomed and adhered to.
Second Hand Vapour is as Harmful as Second Hand Smoke
There have been multiple incorrect claims that second hand vapour is as harmful as second hand smoke, and unfortunately these claims are often believed by non-vapers who then go on to decry vaping without doing any independent research.
Numerous scientific studies have been carried out over recent years to determine whether or not second hand vapour could have a detrimental effect on vapers and non-vapers, and a recent air sampling study undertaken in a vape shop provided heartening news. We covered the topic in more detail in a recent blog post.
Nobody Knows What Goes Into E-Liquids
This one all comes down to which brand’s e liquids you choose to use and we urge you to go with a brand that is completely open and up front about their e-liquid ingredients. If it isn’t easy to find a list of ingredients then please think twice before purchasing.
At V2 we focus on transparency as one of the cornerstones of what we do. We aim to always be honest and forthcoming about exactly what goes into every single one of our e-liquids and only ever use high quality ingredients. We have more information about our e liquid ingredients here and each of our e-liquids is clearly labelled with batch numbers and expiry dates.
Vaping is a Gateway to Smoking
Are you sick of hearing about this one yet? The buzzphrase that’s been doing the rounds online for months now, one of the most hotly debated topics in online tabloids is whether or not vaping acts a gateway to smoking.
A landmark study was released earlier this year in a report titled ‘Clearing the Air’. The study, released by University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research of BC, contained the following statement from principle investigator, Majorie MacDonald: “Fears of a gateway effect are unjustified and overblown”.
While there are many more misconceptions that could have made it onto the list, the five we’ve discussed today are the ones that we see popping up most often. We hope we’ve helped to set the record straight and do always urge you to carry out your own independent research from a trusted source before drawing conclusions about vaping.
If you have any further queries about any element of vaping and the industry then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team, who will be more then happy to answer any of your questions.