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Ultra Portable Vape-Facts Versus Fiction About Teen Vaping

by Aanya Alberto A geeky girl and Vape Enthusiast

As per a new study, some scientists in the journal Harm Reduction has debunked the persuasive and hysteria inducing myths surrounding teen vaping problem.

The recent study is actually a critique report of an earlier published article showing effects of ultra portable vape devices on young people. Now, the vapers already know there are no harmful effects of vaping as compared to smoking.

However, there are people who are trying hard to pull down vaping and promote harmful effects such as smoking among teens. Likewise, there are several myths associated with teen vaping that you must never ever pay heed to.

Have teens in your home? Do they believe that vaping is harmful? Well, it is time to bust these myths in front of them.

Here are the top three myths you probably haven’t or have heard that you need to avoid.

Myth: There is an increase in vaping among teens

Some scientists have claimed in their report, that youth vaping has increased. In fact, they have further claimed that using or ultra portable vape devices have drastically increased from 2011 to 2015.

However, in 2015 a survey showed that only 0.6 percent of middle school students vaped in 20 of the previous 30 days.

That’s not all, it also showed that just 2.5% of high school students vaped. So, vaping among teens who have never smoked become really negligible. In other words, this is a myth that you must never believe.


Myth: Teenagers are getting more addicted to nicotine

This is probably of the popular myths that you have come across. Did you hear that vape contains nicotine making teenagers more addicted to it?

The truth is e-juices come with or without nicotine. So, not all e-juice manufacturers bring e-juices with nicotine. Apart from that, e-juices contain various amounts of nicotine, if at all in it. So, vapers have all the liberty to choose which e-juice they want to choose.

There are salt nicotine e-juices as well as regular e-juices. In a study conducted in 2015, showed that 65-66% of high school students reported to be using ultra portable vape devices with non-nicotine e-juices.

Interestingly, a similar percentage of vapers reported only using vape pods without salt nic e-juices and using regular e-juices.


Myth: Vape Pods are a Gateway To Smoking

This gateway drug hypothesis is actually another myth that has failed to produce real-life data. In fact, the authors of the study address the myth directly, stating the sharpest declines in the US youth smoking rates is due to the availability of vape devices.

Also, the available data show that vape devices have no effect on the teen smoking rate. This means, there is no evidence to support the claim the rise in popularity of vaping has caused the teens to start smoking. 


About Aanya Alberto Innovator   A geeky girl and Vape Enthusiast

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Created on May 22nd 2019 02:54. Viewed 126 times.

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