People vape for many reasons. But as you might guess, low cost, loads of flavor choices, and no-mess usage stand as some of the top reasons. Indeed, the popularity of vapes has given rise to many facts and theories around vaping. Some of these are true, while others are definitely untrue!
So today, let us look into 10 of such untrue facts about vaping. Let us know how many of these you have come across.
- Vaping can give you a heart attack!
A lot of people might tell you that vaping can give you a heart stroke and ultimately kill you. But guess what? This is one of the most common myths about vaping!
After all, why do you think people are switching from cigarettes to vapes? There’s a reason behind it, right!
You are smart enough to interpret that prolonged cigarette exposure can prove detrimental. This means vapes work as a great substitute to prevent the worse from happening.
- Individuals below age 21 have access to vapes
You might already know that a certain section is unhappy with the growth of the vaping industry. And that’s purely because of the fear that school children and young teens might get addicted to vapes.
However, unfortunately, this section of people is living in the dark!
As per the federal Tobacco 21 law passed in December 2019, no individual below age 21 can use vapes. (Source – https://www.fda.gov/tobacco-products/retail-sales-tobacco-products/tobacco-21#:~:text=On%20Dec.,from%2018%20to%2021%20years)
The fact is that whenever any retailer sells vapes to anyone, online or offline, they have to ask their patrons for valid age proof. If a retailer sells vapes to anyone under age 21, it will initiate strict action against him. And I am pretty sure it is something that no retailer would want to attract!
- Vapes come in limited flavors
Did anyone say vapes are sold in limited flavors? Here’s a reality check for them! As per the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, e-cigarette users have exposure to over 7000 vape flavors.
Apart from the common tobacco-flavored vapes, e-cigarette users can also try other fun flavors like fruit, mint, menthol, candy, bubblegum, and coffee.
In fact, the popularity of non-tobacco flavors has already reached quite high! As per a study on Addictive Behaviors by ScienceDirect, around 62.9% of vape users choose non-tobacco flavors over tobacco ones. (Source – https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31437770/) No wonder you find such a vast range of vape flavors in the market!
- Vapes are super expensive
If you are a regular cigarette user, you will be happy to know that vapes are priced competitively compared to cigarettes. If you decide to switch to vapes, an affordable vape pen, replacement coils, and juice will cost you merely around $50.
Yes, I agree; the cost of vaping is subjective to the type of vape you prefer, the price of the e-juice, and of course, your frequency of consumption. But still, on an overall level, vapes are pretty inexpensive compared to cigarettes!
- Vapes should be banned because every teenager is vaping
Even though you would like to believe that every teen is fond of vaping, let me tell you, this is far from true!
Vaping is a matter of choice and preference. This is why making empty claims like every teenager is addicted to vaping is nothing but pure exaggeration!
In fact, as you might already know, laws do not permit teens to vape. This again falsifies the claim!
- FDA does not approve of vapes
There is a lot of preaching going around about the FDA not approving vapes. No wonder frequent suggestions to ban vapes are seen coming up.
But do you know this is not true?
In October 2021, the FDA already authorized the marketing of three new tobacco products, which is the FDA’s very first approval of the electronic nicotine delivery system.
- Vapes are as addictive as cigarettes
We all know how addictive cigarettes are! But do you know this is one of the reasons behind vapes coming to the forefront?
This is what is better understood as replacement therapy!
Research has suggested that smokers who switched to vapes recorded an improvement in their vascular function and overall health score. Besides, switching to vapes has actually helped many people get rid of their cigarette addiction. Probably, this is one of the prime reasons for a lot of people choosing vapes over cigarettes!
- Vapes are not easily accessible
If you are under the impression that vapes have a problem with their accessibility, you will be happy to know that vapes are actually available at a click of a button.
You need not visit any offline store. All you need to do is select an online vendor, provide your age proof, and place your order. Even before you realize, the vapes of your choice will reach your doorstep.
- People vape to look “cool”
People turn to vaping for various reasons – like a dash of enjoyment, rejuvenation, and a quick break from routine.
Besides, there are various other factors as well that persuade people to turn to vaping – Some of the top ones being multi-flavor availability, easy access, and of course, competitive pricing. Some people choose to vape purely because they wish to quit cigarette smoking.
When there are so many realistic reasons doing the rounds, the last thing a person would do is vape only to look cool.
The fun fact is that there is nothing cool or hip about vaping. It is just about taking an experience!
- The Vape market is falling down
While many like to believe that the vape market is crashing down, facts state otherwise.
In fact, after the nod given by FDA to vapes, not just vape lovers but entities who wish to venture into the vaping market have started popping up their heads.
Statistics suggest that the global e-cigarette market has reached the value of US $20.4 billion in 2021. As per the IMARC group, these figures are likely to hit US $30 billion by 2027. (Source – https://www.imarcgroup.com/gcc-e-cigarette-market) Here, the CAGR is expected to stand at 4.5% for the period 2022 to 2027.
It’s Not Necessary to See Vaping in Bad Light!!
If you have the urge to try vapes but have been putting off your desire due to any of these ‘untrue’ facts about vaping, give it a thought again!
Solely because people around you hold some misinformation and assumptions about vaping, you should not get trapped in their false beliefs.
You must know that vaping industry is witnessing steady growth. If any of these things were true, do you think the industry would have seen such a rise?
In fact, after a lot of back and forth, even FDA has given its nod to vaping!
Every day a new flavor is being introduced in the market. Likewise, many retailers have started venturing into the vaping business.
All these facts put together, it is safe to conclude that it actually wouldn’t be fair to see vaping in a bad light!