Three Vaping Myths Busted
There has been a lot of misinformation circulating in the mainstream media regarding the effects of vaping on health and consumption patterns. At PodVapes™, we are committed to providing vetted facts and educating our customers with up-to-the-minute news on the topic of vaping.
With any new technology, there is an element of confusion that is easy to attribute to incomplete or disjointed information. In the case of vaping, it’s no different; people don’t trust what they don’t know. Unfortunately, vaping has been falsely linked with several myths that can now be scientifically dispelled.
Vaping Myth 1: E-cigarettes are not regulated
Like the FDA in the US, the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) regulates and taxes the import and consumption of nicotine-based products, including vape devices and pod vape systems. Individual products come labeled with warnings, and must submit their ingredients list to the relevant authorities in order to be deemed fit for sale.
Additionally, minors are not allowed to purchase these products; this is why we at PodVapes™ do not sell to individuals under the legal age of 18, as mandated by the UAE.
Vaping Myth 2: Vaping is as harmful as smoking cigarettes
Contrary to popular belief, e-cigarettes and vapor from pod systems is much healthier than tobacco smoking. The evidence shows “the less toxic effect of e-cig vapor compared with tobacco smoke.” And while it goes without saying that any form of nicotine intake is harmful, e-cigarettes and vape systems virtually eliminate the ingestion or inhalation of carbon monoxide, tar, and the countless elements that contribute to the dangers of traditional smoking.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that completely switching from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes lessens exposure to numerous toxins and carcinogens and probably reduces adverse health outcomes in several organ systems.
Vaping Myth 3: E-cigarettes don’t help people quit smoking
A study in Britain demonstrated that of the 900 smokers who participated in a random trial to test the effectiveness of nicotine replacement products, 18% who had switched to vapes or e-cigarettes had managed to quit smoking. This was contrasted by only 10% for the other replacement methods, collectively. It is pertinent to note that we are still learning more about the chemical effects of e-cigarettes and vaping devices on the human body, however the data so far is extremely promising.