CLEARING THE SMOKE
Still skeptical about making the switch to electronic cigarettes? Hopefully I can help to clarify the common misconceptions associated with E-cigarettes.
Don't believe everything you hear in the media. Big tobacco companies are taking a monumental financial hit and are doing everything in their power to hinder the electronic cigarette market. I’m sure you have all heard the rumors that E-cigarettes contain formaldehyde, but this is totally unfounded. Out of the countless studies and tests done on vaping only one was found to contain formaldehyde. Why did this one test come up positive for formaldehyde?
This test was done with a device that was way overpowered and the tank that holds the liquid could not keep up with the power of the battery causing it to burn. I recently heard a great analogy that perfectly fits this situation:
Say you go out and get a Grade-A Prime Ribeye, you take that beautiful steak and throw it on the grill but instead of pulling the steak off when its cooked, you leave it on over night to burn to a crisp. That same beautiful steak is now full of chemicals and carcinogens but you would never eat it because it would taste horrible. Well the same applies to the E-cig used in the study. That poor E-cig!
It's never too late to make the switch. Try not to think of it as quitting but instead think of it as making a conscience decision to improve and extend your life. Don’t worry you're still getting your nicotine, but with out the 4,000 chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes.