04 April 2016
Five Vape Myths DebunkedCategories: Learn, Vaping
E-cigs are still a relatively new technology, which means that people tend to be naturally skeptical of it – however, this has led to quite a few tall tales being told about e-cigs. We know, and you may too, that e-cigs also have positive attributes and it’s important to dispel some of the untruths which might discourage people from considering them. Here are just a few of the major e-cig myths that we feel the need to set the story straight on.
Myth 1: E-Cigarettes Explode
One of the most commonly repeated myths about e-cigarettes is that they are prone to explode, and can cause serious harm to users. While there have been incidents such as this, they have always been due to bootlegged products and amateur modifications made by users.
This has not happened with officially bought and rigorously tested e-cigarette products such as blu. The lithium ion batteries used in our products are very similar to those which are used in mobile phones, by millions of people around the world.
Myth 2: E-Cigarettes Taste Bad
Many smokers who hold out on making the switch to vaping do so because they are concerned that e-cigarettes will not provide them with the taste they need. Rest assured that our e-cigs certainly do not taste bad. You just need to find the flavor that suits your tastes, whether that is Tobacco, Menthol, or go for something a little less traditional such as Cherry or Berry Cobbler. Check out our range of flavors here.
Myth 3: Vaping Is A Gateway To Traditional Cigarettes
The sale of e-cigs is regulated, and it is illegal to sell to anyone under the age of 18. This means that the industry is actually based around encouraging those who already smoke traditional cigarettes to make the switch to vaping, not the other way round.
Myth 4: E-Liquid Contains Anti-Freeze
This is a common myth peddled by anti-vaping campaigners, but there is no real truth to it. Many modern e-liquid has something called propylene glycol as one of its main ingredients – this is a clear, non-corrosive liquid with very low toxicity.
It is true that this ingredient can also be found in anti-freeze, but that is because it will make it less harmful if swallowed. It is a common ingredient in many everyday foods too – it provides the soft texture to margarine, prevents ice crystals from ruining ice cream, and helps coffee beans absorb flavor during roasting.
Myth 5: Vaping looks weird
All things that are new can take time to bed into the culture, and become widely accepted by those who do not use them. That means that many will tell you that it looks weird, and will struggle to understand the shift to this new technology. Soon it will be the norm, so grab a stylish blu® e-cig and embrace the vaping revolution.