What is an e-cigarette? An electronic cigarette is a type of nicotine delivery system. E-Cigarettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes and do not contain tobacco. E-Cigarettes do not require combustion - this means there is no carbon monoxide. How does it work? An electronic cigarette is comprised of 3 main elements: A battery, a reservoir for e-liquid, and a heating element (coil). The battery heats the coil in the reservoir, creating an aerosol (potentially containing nicotine) that can be inhaled. Who should use e-cigarettes? Electronic Cigarettes are an excellent tool for smokers to get away from nasty tobacco cigarettes. Cigarettes are known to kill 1 of 2 life-long users. If you are an adult smoker, an electronic cigarette is for you. If you do not currently smoke, you should not vape. Do flavours target youth? Flavours are an essential component when a smoker transitions to vaping. Imagine if we forced alcoholics to become sober by drinking whiskey flavoured water; the same applies here. Smokers try to get away from Tobacco, and they do this by using tasty flavours that are palatable. Over 90% of adult vapers use flavours.

MYTHElectronic Cigarettes are just as bad, if not worse than smoking!

This outrageous claim is brought on by people that believe that smoking cigarettes is better than vaping nicotine. This originated mostly from false media reporting about "vaping-related illnesses" in the United States. The media has confused the real cause of the illnesses, which were Black-Market, Illicit and Contaminated Marijuana vaping products, with nicotine electronic cigarettes.

So what is killing people?

Black-market drug dealers are adding a chemical called Vitamin E Acetate to marijuana vaping oils to make the product appear thicker or better quality. Vitamin E Acetate is an oil and breaks down to a vapour when heated; however, after it cools down, it goes back to being oil in your lungs; causing them to be coated with an oily substance and reducing your lung function to the point of failure.

Nicotine vaping products never contain Vitamin E Acetate

Why is the media constantly mis-reporting the facts?

Long gone are the days of a journalist. These days, most media are personalities; they report on their belief or opinion, more so than they do on facts. There is a famous saying for news: If it bleeds, it leads - This is exactly what we see here. We are seeing the media generate buzz and commotion and always direct a story towards nicotine vaping when the actual known cause has never been as such. Watch the video below for an example (ABC News has since posted an apology and clarification):

MYTHElectronic Cigarettes cause popcorn lung!

Popcorn lung (bronchiolitis obliterans) is a type of lung disease, but it is not cancer. Although popcorn lung is very rare, some e-cigarette users may worry about it (and the media will tell you to worry about it).

A link between breathing in a chemical called diacetyl was made when a cluster of popcorn factory workers were all found to have the rare lung condition. It was not related to use of e-cigarettes. And more research is needed on the apparent link between diacetyl and popcorn lung. This includes the amount of the chemical at which any damage might occur.

A few studies, published around 2015, looked at whether e-cigarette liquids available at the time contained diacetyl. They found that a large proportion of e-liquid flavours tested did contain some level of diacetyl. The idea that e-cigarettes could cause popcorn lung came from these studies.

However, this study didn't look at whether there was a link between e-cigarette use and popcorn lung in people. So far, there's no good evidence that e-cigarettes could cause popcorn lung.

There's no good evidence that e-cigarettes could cause the lung condition called popcorn lung. There's been no cases of popcorn lung reported in people who use e-cigarettes.

Source: Cancer Research UK

MYTHHealth Canada said there's been multiple illnesses in Canada from Vaping related disease

Anti-vaping medical professionals, funded by gigantic pharmaceutical companies, would sure like you to believe this. For example, Dr. Christopher Mackie from London-Middlesex Public Health held a press conference on September 18th, 2019, to tell Canadians that he has found the first Vaping-related illness in Canada. This was at a time where the link to contaminated marijuana products was already apparent. You can see the press conference and a response by DashVapes below.

It has since been reported that this teen was adding THC (the active ingredient in Marijuana) to their vapes. Initially, Dr. Mackie stated that the patient was not using Marijuana - an incredibly irresponsible lie. This may sound familar; In November, the media reported that this "may be the first ever reported case of Popcorn Lung", after the Canadian Medical Association Journal stated as such (along with Dr. Mackie) - without any proof, further information, or any direct link, they "thought" it may be Popcorn lung. There was no diagnosis of Popcorn Lung, the authors POSTULATE (their words) that it may be Popcorn lung due to the smiliarities in the findings, although this ended up seeming very close to being the same as the Black-Market Marijuana related diseases found in the U.S.

MYTHVaping is the same thing as smoking!

You'll probably hear many people claim that "Vaping is the same thing as smoking" - especially after the latest anti-vaping media blitz, and that couldn't be farther from the truth.

Vaping contains 4 main ingredients
  • Propylene Glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
  • Artificial Flavours (Optional)
  • Pharmaceutical grade 99.9% USP Nicotine (Optional)
There is no combustion and no fire; this eliminates the deadly tar and carbon monoxide found in tobacco cigarettes. There is also none of the thousands of chemicals and carcinogens. Medical professionals (many of whom get funding from Nicotine Replacement Therapy companies) will fearmonger and claim that some vaping flavours may contain diacetyl or pulegone, while some may - what they aren't reporting is that in toxicology, the amount makes the poison. The presence on its own does not cause the product to be toxic. Extrapolating data from oral toxicity studies to inhalation exposure is a common mispractice among labs and regulatory agencies. To reach an exposure level above the threshold of carcinogenic concern for pulegone, for example, a person would have to consume hundreds of mint-flavoured JUUL pods per day.