Debunking Three Common Dry Herb Vaping Myths
Considered as a groundbreaking invention towards tobacco harm reduction, vaping has become quite a popular option. It gives smokers a chance to meet their nicotine requirements without those harmful chemicals.
According to statistics by Euromonitor International, the sales of vapour devices increased by 59% to £3.9 billion—breaking through $6 billion. In its largest market, thus far—the US—the sales more than doubled to £1.7 billion.
With sales of vaping products soaring, the vaping industry seems to be giving a minor competition to the massive tobacco industry. It is expected that the demand for vaping products will continue to rise.
Before we delve into the myths related to vaping, let’s first take a look at its brief introduction:
What Is Vaping?
Vaping is the process of inhaling and exhaling the vapours of herbs produced by heating them at a particular temperature. Vaporizers are electronic devices that carry out the process of heating.
Through a mouthpiece at the front of a vaporizer, you can inhale vapours that reach the lungs, giving the same sensation as that of smoking. Since vaporization does not involve combustion, it does not have the harmful effects associated with smoking.
Three Common Dry Herb Vaping Myths Debunked
To help readers better understand vaping, we at Tools420 debunk three myths about dry herb vaping:
Myth #1: It Is Just as Harmful As Smoking
This false assumption is understandable and is due to the fact that vaping involves nicotine.
Being associated with cigarettes, nicotine has acquired a bad reputation for itself.
Although addictive, nicotine does not cause cancer. It is the tar and other carcinogens in cigarettes that cause cancer.
Vaporizers might contain nicotine to help smokers quit tobacco. However, there are quite a few vaporizing products that do not contain nicotine.
Myth #2: It Serves As an Entry Point to Smoking
Some people believe that vaporizers pave the way for teens to enter the dangerous world of smoking.
Vaporizers contain e-liquids that come in different flavours such as mint, vanilla, cherry, chocolate etc. The purpose of these flavours is to enhance the experience of smokers and help them get rid of smoking, and not the other way around.
Myth #3: Second-hand Vapor is Harmful Just like Second-hand Smoke
It is a very well-known fact that tobacco smoke or passive smoke has adverse effects on health. According to an article on WebMD, it can lead to lung cancer and heart conditions.
However, the same is not true for second-hand vapour. The evaporated content is just water molecules that dissipate quickly from the environment, without causing any breathing difficulties for the bystanders.