As an e-liquid manufacturer and one of the most popular vape shops in Philadelphia, our roots run deep in our industry. Now that we’ve been doing this for a few years, we’ve seen vaping really take off and become more and more popular every day. Unfortunately, along with the quick ascent into the public, a number of myths and misconceptions have also become popularized.
Here are four common misconceptions about vaping.
- Vapes are not regulated by the FDA-This is false, though people still repeat this every day. It seems that the news of the Food and Drug Administration rulings and regulations have not reached a large number of people outside of the vaping community. On May 8, 2015, the FDA finalized regulations that have sweeping implications on the industry. These regulations officially classify vape products as tobacco products but regulate them much more harshly. So yes, vapes are regulated by the FDA.
- Vaping produces secondhand smoke, the same as cigarettes-Patently false. Vaping, hence the name, does not produce smoke. No combustion occurs in a vapor cigarette. Instead. e-liquid is heated to the point that it becomes water vapor. Vapor is significantly less harmful to the environment, and it smells a lot better.
- Vaping is for kids and twenty-somethings-People of all ages (over 18) vape. From college-age to any age, for a variety of reasons and across a range of demographics, no group has claimed the technology as their own.
- Vaping is the same as smoking-By scientific measurement alone, vaping is very different from smoking. Superheating e-juice is very different from lighting up rolling paper, tobacco and additives. Simply put, vapes produce vapor; cigarettes produce smoke.
A number of myths and misconceptions surround the world of vaping. Through education, we aim to combat these misconceptions by talking to our customers about the technologies that we sell.
Our staff is always available to have a conversation and go over each element of vaping in detail. Staying up-to-date on changes in the industry, new regulations, and products that can make a huge difference in the experience of a user. To learn more about our vape shop and our products, visit ecigsinternational.com/.