Rumor Hub Bub – Debunking Electronic Cigarette Claims

Declarations (rumors) about e-cigarettes run the gamut from just downright stupid, misinformed, overly favorable, and factual. The latter is the easiest to run with because it is so damn amazing…and easily debunked. Here are our favorites…

1. Nicotine in e-Liquid is very Dangerous

A recent New York Times article stated that e- that title alone sparked E-Fer Madness throughout the Interwebz, and liquid is simply poison by the barrel. Since then, reams of articles have fretted about numerous cases of people poisoned by it, whether from ingesting the e-liquid, puffing in the manner of a maniac, or spilling it in their sleep.
The truth: E-liquid isn’t for drinking nor could it be a topical oil. There’s hundreds of compound goods in every American home that if poured onto the skin or ingested would make for a real bummer of a night. Most folks poisoned by juice are children. Kids are also known to eat dirt and drink Drain-O if left to their particular devices.
Poisoning by inhalation can be easily debunked. Dragging on nicotine for three hours makes you nauseous? No way! Smoking regular cigarettes for three hours straight will do the same exact thing! That also applies to drinking, cannabis, excessive jogging, playing Grand Theft Auto V, oversleeping, and every other activity if done in excess. Moderation has always been the key, and cigarette are no different.
Among the few articles to point out this obvious fact quoted someone with little pull these days–a Big Tobacco man. Jason Healy, the president of Lorillard Inc.’s Blu E-cigs Unit, told the Winston-Salem Journal, “The merchandise is for adult smokers, and therefore the responsibility for children’s safety falls on the parents, only like bleaches and prescription drugs… The focus should be on parenting and education, and not regulation.”

2. Exhaled Vapor is Equivalent to Second Hand Smoke

Oh no! Pull the fire alarm! We don’t understand the affects of secondhand vapor and we’re all gonna expire!
The Huffington Post wrote a laughable piece to the possible dangers of second-hand vapor, and that’s not even counting when they wondered if it is safe to “bogart an e-cig” or why people have “got to” smoke in the very first place. They analyzed an admittedly little study by Wolfgang Schober that found the indoor air quality worsened and raise the concentration of aluminum, PAHs, and nicotine in the room. Well, sure: in case you’re hanging out in a vape store with 10 other folks puffing away, it might get a bit bleary. But for the ordinary man that doesn’t vape, it will not change them the level of nicotine released after a person has already inhaled is minute and since it dissipates nearly immediately. You’ll get more nicotine in your system should you take in an eggplant.
Time Magazine quoted a study from Nicotine and Tobacco Research that “found…cigarette really are a way to obtain second-hand exposure to nicotine, but not of other compounds released when tobacco is burned.” Additionally they pointed out that tobacco smoke was not 10 times less than the amount of nicotine. Pretty sure that when folks worry about second-hand smoke that was real, it’s not the nicotine they’re worried about.

3. e-Cigs Don’t Actually Help People Stop Smoking

The Journal of the American Medical Association released an unconvincing study that’s nonetheless being passed around by e cig opponents. They surveyed 949 smokers in 2011, 88 of which used e-cigs, to find out how well cigarette functioned as cessation apparatus. After seven months, the researchers found that 10 percent quit smoking, and around 13 percent quit. And while vaping does not seem wildly successful, 3 percent is hardly a large enough difference to close the case.
Naturally, personal experience does not count for much in “scientific” studies but any vape store owner who is not only in it for the cash will passionately tell you that they opened up a store because cigarette helped them stop smoking and they wanted to share it with others. The personal success stories are immense. This really doesn’t mean people are steadfast and do not fall off the train sometimes, but that also occurs whether stopping cold turkey or with the patch.
Amanda Sandford, a research manager at Action on Smoking and Health told the Times Live that “the possibility of e-cigarettes to reduce tobacco-related damage outweighs the hazards,” and that their personal research showed two thirds of individuals who used e-cigs to stop smoking were successful.

4. e-Liquid is Made to Attract Kids

Adversaries are wholeheartedly convinced that cigarette are being promoted straight to kids. I don’t understand about you guys, but when I wish to sell a drug-product, six-years-olds aren’t the first buyers they can’t steal that much money from mama, you know?
Reuters quoted Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat of Oregon, who said the FDA’s slow response to regulating juice was “disgraceful.” Merkley is convinced that “tutti frutti” and strawberry flavors are “an insidious technique to addict our kids to nicotine.” The OC Register remarked on a similar facet of juice’s tastiness, but it was that the glowing vials and sweet flavors make it more likely for children to “believe it is candy and wish to ingest it,” finally poisoning themselves. Refer to children eating dirt and Drain-O on that last point.

5. The Vape Community Desires No Regulation

Reuters declared that “E-cigarette companies believe they must be exempt from the full spectrum of regulations, saying [it] would stifle innovation, damage small business and hurt consumers wanting to give up smoking.” There is a part of the electronic cigarette community who feels this way, and to some specific stage, they are right. The lively, free-market happening could be ruined by substantial regulation now. But most business people who have been involved since the start have expected regulation for years.
Vape stores like Five Pawns, and E-Cig City, The Vapor Loft, Vapes of Wrath, juice makers like Drake’s Vape, Vape Goddess and several more agree that regulation is necessary. They pride themselves on running a good business and rather enjoy the notion of kicking the competition that’s not up to code out. From the very beginning, juice wasn’t carried by Vapor Loft from manufacturers that could not show creation has already transferred into OSHA accredited facilities and their procedure was kosher.
The gossip around e-cigs may not go on for much longer the FDA recently announced they’re placing ecig on the agenda.

Offbeat and Unique did not write this article… but had I written one, it would cover the EXACT same thing.  Kudos to the unknown author of this article debunking each rumor!

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