shutterstock_274257785-300x180Life as a vaper… it can be filled with a continuous urge to roll one’s eyes when conversing on the subject of vapor smoking with the non-vaping population. You’ve probably been hit with rumors, accusations, and your fair share of nonsensical stories that make you question where people get their information from. So, as a result of this being much too common, here are some facts that will serve to quiet the mouths of those who feel the need to trash-talk vaping, and question your choices without actually having legit info. Here you go!

Second Hand Vapor: Not at all Like Smoke

In a study done by Oxford Journal in 2013, the vapor of e-cigarettes was analyzed and determined that small levels of nicotine were present, however toxins related to combustion were not.

E-Cigarettes Do Not Affect the Arteries Like Tobacco Cigarettes do

From a study done by the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Greece, it was determined that while just two cigarettes can harden the aorta, e-cigarettes have no affect on this main artery.

E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids Have No Ill Effect on Heart Health

In a study done by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, in which the impact of e-liquid on heart cells was examined, it was determined that they had no negative effect on the heart. 20 different liquids were tested, and all came out with the same result.

Second Hand Vapor Does Not Pose Health Risks

This one is continuously brought up, with the trusty “second hand vapor is just like second hand smoke” argument, however it is not. In a study done by a group of scientists from France, it was determined that the vapor from e-cigarettes dissipates within 11 seconds. The second hand smoke from traditional cigarettes, on the other hand, was found to linger for 20 minutes.

If you are a vaper, and especially if you’ve been for any lengthy amount of time, you are probably accustomed to having to defend your ability to vape, why you believe e-cigs are a legitimate alternative to cigarettes, why you feel they are a better option in terms of your health, as well as why you have made the choice to go smoke free. Hopefully this info has been helpful, offering some factual evidence from serious research that has been done to better equip you when people annoyingly feel the need to harass you over your choices!