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Common Misconceptions About Vaping

Common Misconceptions About Vaping

Vaping is becoming increasingly popular, but there are still many smokers who are not sure if they should make the switch or just stick to smoking. To smoke or vape? Now, that’s the real question. Quite a few claims have been made about vaping, several of which are fictitious. Many of these claims are made by non-vapers, and the misinformation this speads clouds many individuals’ abilities to make a good decision about whether to smoke or vape.

Vaping is way healthier than smoking the conventional way. Extensive research has been done to demystify all of the misconceptions surrounding vaping. Here are some common fallacies you are likely to come across:

Second-hand vaping is toxic

Is second-hand vaping harmful to innocent bystanders? Well, the answer is NO. There is no concrete evidence that indicates any kind of risks from second-hand vapor. Just to be clear, nobody can say assure you that it is 110% safe. But it is a healthier option compared to smoking the “traditional” way.

Vaping is a gateway to smoking

Non-vapers would like to term vaping as a fad, but it is a way of life and a much healthier one for that matter. Contrary to popular belief, vaping is not a gateway to smoking rather it is a means that can be used to quit smoking.

Smoking is really harmful to your health, and vaping is much safer. Vaping has so many options and flavours; not forgetting the types of vaporizers that come in various shapes and sizes. I don’t see how a vaper can move from vaping to smoking. I can see a smoker shifting from smoking to vaping, but not the other way round.

Vapes contain Formaldehyde

Again with the misconceptions. Vaporizers have specifications just like any other electronic device. They use battery power which is normally measured in watts. Ordinarily aerosols come with a setting of between 6-7 watts. For formaldehyde to be produced, the vaporizer would have to be adjusted and the setting increased to about 14-16 watts. This is very high and may even cause the vaporizer to overheat. If the vaporizer is left as it is and not tweaked, formaldehyde won’t be produced.

There is no difference between vaping and smoking

Have you ever met someone who has claimed that they don’t see the difference between vaping and smoking? It makes no sense to say that there’s no difference. I agree that there are some similarities, but that doesn’t mean that there are the same.

Here are some of the differences between vaping and smoking:

  • The method used to produce vapour is extremely different when compared to smoking. Vapor is produced through vaporization while smoke is produced through combustion. Those are entirely different mechanisms.
  • The cannabis oil contains CBD which creates a calming and relaxing effect.
  • Vaping does not cause any health problems as compared to smoking.
  • Vaping is considered a social activity while smoking can’t be done openly in public.

As you can see, logically, vaping isn’t exactly the same as smoking. There is a big difference and those who have experienced both vaping and smoking can tell the difference.

Vaping with weed vape juice is harmful

Some people have been made to believe that cannabis oil contains nicotine. This is false, and therefore doesn’t contribute to the claim that vaping is harmful. I mean, we all know that weed doesn’t contain nicotine in any means whatsoever. Science has proven it.

The fact is that cannabis vape oil doesn’t contain any cancerous agents, while cigarettes are full of them.

The good news is that all cannabis oils are nicotine-free and are considered a better alternative for those who want to kick a nicotine addiction.

Concentrates are bad for you

A lot of people think concentrates are bad for you because the extraction process involves using butane. But all the butane evaporates during the process. Also, most concentrates are cold-pressed which requires no butane extraction.


I am that passionate, versatile and fussy writer who enjoys writing about vaping and its depths. Writing is my passion and I dedicate ample time to write high-quality content that addresses the needs of my audience. When not writing, you will find me in the kitchen trying out a new recipe.

Comments 2


    my friends all made fun of me when I started vaping, but now they have all made the switch. these misconceptions are powerful!

    July 24, 2018

    always good to do research first to sort thru the false info!

    July 26, 2018

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