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VAPING – the act of using a vapor product (or an electronic cigarette).
A tobacco cigarette is lit on fire by the user, who inhales the resulting smoke into their lungs. Use of vapor products involves no combustion — no fire, no ash, no smoke. Therefore, early adopters of the technology began to call this “vaping.”
Instead of relying on combustion, vapor products utilize a battery-powered atomizer. The low heat generated by the battery allows for the vaporization of the “e-liquid” that is used in the product. E-liquid generally contains only four or five base ingredients — propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin for a base, as well as flavorings, distilled water, and optional nicotine.
To vape, the user will pull from a mouth piece at the top of a vapor product. Once the battery is activated, the battery sends power to the atomizer located on top of the battery. The atomizer then heats up the e-liquid solution and turns it into a vapor.
Long-term e-Cigarette use can decrease cigarette consumption in smokers not willing to quit.A recent survey released by the Minnesota Department of Health found that vapor products were by far the most used tool by smokers making quit attempts.
“Safety Evaluation and Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes as Tobacco Cigarette Substitutes” by Dr. Farsalinos of Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center 2014 concluded that “Currently available evidence indicates that electronic cigarettes are by far a less harmful alternative to smoking and significant health benefits are expected in smokers who switch from tobacco to electronic cigarettes.”Big Tobacco ignored vaping until it grew large enough to threaten it’s profits.
Vapor dissipates in 11 seconds. Smoke, however, lingers for 20 minutes.
E-cigarettes are less addictive than tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes may be as or less addictive than nicotine gums, which themselves are not very addictive.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is unsuccessful for the majority of smokers who attempt to quit.
Cadmium, lead and nickel have also been detected but in trace levels only, comparable with levels in Nicorette inhalers.
The formaldehyde levels found in the NEJM study were based on a severely flawed process of testing. Even its authors have distanced themselves from media and public health interpretations made to mislead you.
Vaping is a consumer created solution to the tobacco problem.
No current studies demonstrate a gateway effect from vaping to smoking.Flavors are important contributors in reducing or eliminating smoking. Propylene Glycol is used in many foods and drinks, and is used as a flavor carrier. It is also an Asthma Inhalers main ingredient.“Peering Through The Mist” by the Drexel University School of Public Health, in 2014 conducted more than 9000 observations of electronic cigarettes. “The calculations reveal that there was no evidence of potential exposure of e-cigarette users to contaminants that are associated with risk to health.”Big Pharma ignored vaping until it grew large enough to threaten it’s profits