E-cigarettes are pretty popular, and with popularity comes rumors and myths. And although electronic cigarettes have been around for a little while now, especially with a lot of mainstream attention, there are still many myths floating around.
So we thought we’d address this and set the record straight. The following are 8 of the most common myths surrounding e-cigarettes that have been buzzing in the media. Read on to get the facts!
1. Why are you smoking antifreeze?
Ignorance is bliss, right? E-cigarettes do not contain antifreeze, and this myth was created back in 2009, when the FDA released a statement saying e-cigarettes contain diethylene glycol, which is an ingredient in antifreeze. However, at that time, the statement was based on a study that tested only 18 cartridges from 2 different brands; not an accurate picture of the whole market. Many tests have been concluded since that time, and many more e-cigarettes have been found to not contain that substance!
2. E-Cigs are designed to lure in children.
Wrong. They are designed for the intention of use by adults and those who are of of legal age to smoke. The vast majority of e-smokers are former cigarette smokers; the products generally do not even attract nonsmokers! South Beach Smoke may have attractive design features and packaging, but in no way does that mean we are marketing to children.
3. Second hand vapor is the same as second smoke.
Wrong again. Second hand smoke is smoke, it’s not vapor, and vice versa. E-cigarettes burn nothing, they emit water vapor, therefore no smoke is produced.
4. E-Cigs are a gateway to tobacco for young people.
E-cigs typically do not attract people who are not smokers; they are most often used as alternatives to traditional cigarettes. Most smokers turn to vapor as an option away from cigarettes.
5. Aren’t they explosive?
Only when used incorrectly, and when users get a little too DIY-happy and start using batteries that are not meant to be used in e-cigarettes. Follow your manufacturer’s directions and all will be cool.
6. You don’t know what’s in them.
A reputable company discloses their ingredients; South Beach Smoke makes no illusions about their products! Research your products and all will be good!
7. Don’t they cause cancer?
There is currently no proof on this one, but studies have proven e-cigs to not have the carcinogens found in tobacco cigarettes, which are the direct cause of cancer.
8. Those things are going to be illegal!
Nope. Controversy and speculation do not outlaw products, and so far nothing is making a case for e-cigarettes to become illegal. Regulated, yes, however.
Rumors are one thing, however we urge you to get the truth before you believe everything you read on the internet or hear from the media. If you want straight up facts on e-cigarettes, be assured you will always be delivered the truth on our blog, as well as in our knowledge center!