Vaping myths: Fact vs Fiction
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For those of you trying to quit smoking cigarettes, making the switch to vaping is a huge step. Unfortunately, there is a large number of false claims being spread to people considering a healthier alternative to smoking. Let’s set the record straight.


“Vaping is the same as smoking”


This is one of the most commonly misunderstood things about vaping. A cigarette is lit and as it burns, the smoke is inhaled – along with all the tar and toxic chemicals – to get nicotine into our system. When vaping, there is no combustion taking place. Liquid is vaporized – but not burned – by a heating element in your device. This means that there is no ash floating around, no tar being absorbed by your lungs, no smell of tobacco, etc. Think along the lines of lighting wood on fire for warmth vs using an electric heater. Vaping is essentially another milestone in technological innovation!


“The chemicals in E-liquids are toxic” 


The liquid used in vaporizers is of food-grade or pharmaceutical quality. The two main components are vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, also known as VG and PG.  Vegetable Glycerin is a viscous liquid typically used as a sweetener and thickening agent. It can be found in products you can find at your local supermarket like condiments, sauces, beverages, and butter substitutes. Propylene Glycol is commonly used as a preservative in food and drinks, but has also been used medically in albuterol inhalers to help patients with asthma since the 1950’s. Propylene Glycol is noted to be a very good carrier. As for the flavors used in e-liquids? They’re the same ones used in candies, ice cream, sodas, and anything else you’ve ever eaten with some form of artificial flavoring! 


“If I vape, I’ll become addicted to nicotine”


Nicotine is addictive, this is true. The beauty of vaping, though, is that nicotine is offered in step-down increments making it easier to wean you off of the chemical altogether. The goal at Vapor Galleria is to get all of our customers off of nicotine completely. We are proud to offer our Smoking Cessation Program, affectionately referred to as our Kick Butts Program, to anybody looking to finally drop their tobacco habit.