As e-cigarettes and vapes are relatively new additions to the global market, there are plenty of myths surrounding the product and its benefits that arise when they are brought into discussion. With that in mind, we've decided to debunk some of the more common e-cigarette myths.
Myth #1 They don't help you quit smoking.
Many people believe that e-cigarettes are not a useful tool for those trying to quit smoking, as they contain a small of amount of nicotine. As nicotine is prevalent in cigarettes, they believe they are simply switching the method in which they consume nicotine, without actually curing the addiction. This does not mean, however, that they cannot be a useful tool in helping you reduce the amount of nicotine you consume - especially as you can decrease the amount of nicotine within them gradually until you no longer feel the need to smoke at all.
Furthermore, e-cigarettes are much better for you than traditional smoking with Public Health England declaring them to be at least 95% healthier due to the reduced amount of chemicals they contain. In fact, Smoko e-cigs contain only 4 ingredients - Nicotine, Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine and flavourings - all of which are pharmaceutical consumption grade ingredients, whereas cigarette smoke can contain up to 7,000 chemicals.
With this in mind, e-cigarettes are a useful tool in transitioning away from smoking.
Myth #2 E-cigs are too expensive.
When purchasing an e-cigarette, you need to buy both the device and e-liquids at the same time. However, it is important to consider the device itself as something of an investment - due to the fact that they last around eight months before they require a replacement. This means that although it may seem expensive to begin with, they will save you money in the long run.
At Smoko, our e-liquid refills start from just £5 - a significant decrease in price when compared to a pack of cigarettes, for which the average price in the UK is around £10.50 per pack. It is also important to note that you get much more value for money when purchasing e-liquids as opposed to traditional cigarettes. For example, smoking six cigarettes is the equivalent of consuming just 2ml of e-cig liquid. As a result of this, a smoker who is used to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, will only spend around £2-3 a day when using a vape.
Myth #3 E-cigarettes are not regulated.
In the UK, there are strict laws and regulations placed on both the manufacturing and distribution of e-cigarettes, and these guidelines have been established to ensure that they are safe to use. Our products are manufactured within the UK, meaning you can be certain that you are receiving only the best quality products.