The media loves to find a culprit in current fads and growing industries. Some concerns are warranted, and assessing the impacts of certain lifestyle habits – like vaping – is essential to give people access to information to assist them in making informed decisions. Though when it does come to vaping, more often than not, it has been given a negative slant in public media outlets – and in many cases, it is depicted as a culprit for public health concerns when research actually says otherwise.
Among the stories of vaping being a ‘gateway to youth smoking’ (evidence suggests this isn’t actually the case), there are also many concerns over the ingredients of e-liquids being both mysterious and toxic. This particular claim has been revealed to be a weak case, as there is actually much transparency in companies that create the e-liquids – giving their ingredients list out – as well as proven studies that show that the so-called toxic chemicals found in the ingredients are actually of a minuet quantity compared to smoking, making vaping a much healthier (with non-adverse risks).
Most E-liquids all have the same base ingredient – vegetable glycerin. And furthermore, most manufacturers actually opt to use certified organic VG. Propylene glycol is another commonly used addition – this may be where some health concerns are spread, though the way in which it is used is actually safe to inhale in the vaping device (it is even in asthma inhalers). Then there is always some form of food grade flavorings, which can be natural or artificial – and nothing different from those found in almost any packaged food. In addition, there is usually an inclusion of pharmaceutical grade nicotine in E-liquids – though some actually contain no nicotine at all.
For more information on the safe ingredients of e-juice, talk to the professionals at your local e-cig shop.