Vaping 101: The Basics
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Euless Vapor GalleriaYou hear plenty about vaping, but really you might not understand much about the details. In addition, there are plenty of common misconceptions surrounding the health affects of vaping compared to smoking. So that’s why this article is going to take a stab at teaching you the basics of vaping. Let’s commence with “Vaping 101,” class is in session.


What Is Vaping?


Someone who vapes uses a device like an electronic cigarette (or e-cig), vape pen, or vape mod which vaporizes e-liquid. Sometimes it’s simpler to say what vaping is not to wholly appreciate the distinctness between smoking and vaping.


Vapor forming from e-liquid is distinct from cigarette smoke, especially in the chemicals existent. Vaping does not yield a smoke-like odor, has been connected with improved health, and is far less damaging to the environment than smoking. How does e-liquid do all of this?


What is E-Liquid?


Most e-liquids, if not all, are produced using Nicotine, Flavoring, Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). E-liquid contains a much lower level of nicotine compared to traditional cigarettes, and in fact, many vapers only use a limited amount of nicotine or none at all. Moreover, PG is found in products we frequently use such as food coloring or even certain medications. VG is a sweet, thick vegetable concentrated liquid that, again, can be found in several products we use daily. Flavor is humbly the added ingredient to give the vape a desired flavor, like strawberry cream.


What About My Health?


First and foremost, vaping is a positive tool to if you want to quit smoking. It’s apparent what benefits you receive from quitting the harmful habit of smoking, particularly when you consider the consequences of lung cancer, bronchitis, heart diseases, difficulty breathing, and much more. Separately from of quitting smoking, you are using little to no nicotine while vaping; accordingly you immensely decrease the risks for addiction and other harmful effects in the body. Finally, it’s a win-win situation because vaping does not generate second-hand smoke, which can have negative effects on others around you.


The most reliable estimate thus far states that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking. Moreover, opposing popular belief, there is no proof that e-cigarettes are acting as a gateway to smoking for non-smokers or children. Numbers and research doesn’t lie; so don’t get caught up in false material.


With the fundamentals covered and a few misconceptions debunked, if you think vaping is something you would be interested in starting, then you can speak to a staff member at your local vaping shop. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction and assist you in purchasing the best product for your personal needs. You can also do your own extended research prior to visiting a shop; a good source to review is here.


Staff members at Euless TX Vapor Galleria will be able to answer any other questions you may have about vaping, products, health effects, and more. You can give us a call at (817) 508-0280 or visit us at a location near you or online.