WARNING:This product contains tobacco-free nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
Cigarettes Versus Vaping: Are E-Cigarettes Really Better for You?

Cigarettes Versus Vaping: Are E-Cigarettes Really Better for You?

Cigarettes Versus Vaping: Are E-Cigarettes Really Better for You?


As vaping has grown increasingly popular, people have begun to question whether this high-tech way to kick cigarettes to the curb is too good to be true. What kind of chemicals are in e-cigarettes? Are vapers just trading out one dangerous habit for another?

Studies conducted over the past few years are starting to provide answers...and ones that will make e-cigarette users breath a little easier.


What Chemicals Are in E-Juice?


For years, weve known that cigarettes contain a toxic cocktail of carcinogens. In fact, an unlit cigarette contains around 600 chemicalseverything from acetone and arsenic to lead and tar. Light that baby up and youve just upped the chemical level to over 7,000. Whats worse: at least 69 of the chemicals contained in cigarettes have been proven to cause cancer.


With e-cigarettes, vapers get to ditch the tar and most of the other chemicals. E-juice contains a base made of vegetable glycerine (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). The VG in e-juice, responsible for creating the vapor, is a plant-based material.

Meanwhile, PG has been the subject of numerous clickbait headlines denouncing it as antifreezeand frightening people into believing that e-juice contains formaldehyde. In fact, PG is used as an antifreeze, but not the poisonous kind most of us are familiar with. Its usually in areas where food is being stored or handled, as its a food-safe chemical. Meanwhile, the study touted as revealing that e-juice contains formaldehyde actually found that the chemical is created when e-juice is vaped at higher temperatures than most e-cigarettes can possibly reach.


E-juice flavorings are a bit of a variable in the equation, as there are so many different ones. These types of flavorings have been approved by the FDA for consumption in food, but inhaling them is a newer matter. There havent been many studies on the longterm effects of e-juice flavorings. However, many tobacco products also have such flavorings (and in much higher amounts). While e-cigarettes may still contain some ingredients that need more research, theyre still better than lighting up a traditional cigarette that contains flavorings, as well as hundreds of dangerous ingredients.

How Does Nicotine Factor In?  


Moving right along with our discussion of e-juice ingredients: e-cigarettes may also contain nicotine. E-juice can be purchased with or without any nicotine content, which is helpful for those who are trying to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes.

Nicotine is addictive. Thats why so many cigarette users are willing to continue inhaling choking clouds of cancer-causing chemicals year after year. However, when you remove all of the ingredients found in traditional cigarettes and boil it down to just nicotine, the negative health effects disappear. In fact, researchers in a 1996 study found no indication of any harmful effect of nicotine when given in its pure form by inhalation.


This is why e-cigarettes provide a healthier alternative for those seeking to kick their tobacco habit or wean themselves off of nicotine entirely. Nicotine levels in e-juice are customizable to give users a full-on dose, smaller amounts of nicotine, or none at all.

What About Secondhand Vapor?

Secondhand smoke is a huge concern with tobacco. Not only do nonsmokers get annoyed when someone sits down near them and lights up, the smoke emitted from cigarettes has been proven to be dangerous to those nearby. This is particularly true for the children and family members of cigarette smokers, as loved ones are often exposed to secondhand smoke much more frequently.


While e-cigarette vapor does contain some chemicals, it contains fewer of them and at much lower levels than regular cigarettes. This is according to a Popular Science article that explored the issue.

Another plus of secondhand vapor is that it doesnt create as much of an odor as smoking cigarettes. People who are in the vicinity of vapers often report smelling a slightly sweet aroma that quickly dissipates much better than a thick cloud of tobacco smoke!

Is Vaping Really Safer Than Smoking?

Multiple studies and health organizations think so. In 2014, the American Heart Association put out a policy statement on electronic cigarettes. They said, in part, E-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.They also pointed out that e-cigarettes present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.


In 2015, Public Health England agreed, publishing a report that said that not only are e-cigarettes helpful for tobacco smokers who would like to quit, they are 95% safer than their tobacco counterparts.

The public and particularly younger people are starting to catch on. A Gallup poll published in December 2015 showed that e-cigarette use has caused the number of young adult cigarette smokers to plummet from 34% to 22%. With those kinds of numbers, may we soon start seeing a drop in the numbers of smoking-related illnesses?


The Verdict


While vaping is relatively new on the nicotine scene, its now been around long enough for studies to give us some real comparisons between the use of e-liquid and regular tobacco. The results are clear: in every respect, vaping is safer both for the user and those around them.






Recent Posts

PACT Act & Omnibus Bill Vape Mail Ban: Learn the Facts & Impact

Learn the facts about the vape mail ban and how it will affect taxes and shipping in the vape industry, along with what it means for both businesses and consumers.

Dangers and Facts of Cigarette Butts & Cigarette Litter

Learn the real dangers of cigarette butts on the planet and how you can help make a difference. Be informed with these key stats and facts.

Guide on How to Clean and Unclog Your Vape

6 Easy Vape Tricks for Beginners

Vape Juice Ingredients: What's in Your Vape Juice


1ohm 5 sesnes accessories advice airflow Apple Kiwi Menthol Apple Pie Apple Sourbelt Apple Watermelon Menthol atomizer atomizers authentic back and forth Banana Pudding batteries battery benefits best sellers better alternative bitter Blue Candy Dust Blue Raspberry Sourbelt Blueberry Muffin body bottles break-in building builds bundle pack bundle packs burnouts burnt taste cake candy cartridge chargers safety charging cheap e juice cheap e juices cheap ejuice cheap ejuices cheap eliquid cheap eliquids choice Cinnamon Bun cities clean cleaning clearomizer clone cloud chasing clouds coil coil building coil e-liquid coils combinations Confetti Cake control Cookie Milk cotton cough coupon coupon code cream Cream Yellow Cake creamy dehydration Denver dessert device device type devices differences disposables Dollar E-Juice Club Dollar Menu drippers dry hits e-cigarette e-cigarettes e-cigs E-Juice e-juices e-liquid e-liquid differences e-liquids effects electronic cigarette electronic cigarettes events expiration extra facts Fall faulty unit fda fill line filling flavor flavors fruit Fruit & Candy fruit dessert fruits fruity gateway effect glass Glazed Donut Golden Kiwi Grape Candy Green Apple Gummy hardware hearing heating Honey Milk how it works humid conditions information inhaling inhaling and exhaling issues juice keeping cool Las Vegas leakage leaking leaks Lemon Meringue Pie levels maintenance making the switch manifest Marshmallow Treats media Members’ Favorites message milk Milk And Cereal Mixed Berries MOD modders modding MODs nic salt nicotine nicotine salt O-rings Ohm’s Law organized overflow parts Passion Berry Peach Lemonade PG/VG PG/VG ratio PG/VG ratios picky Pineapple Candy places plastic Pod MODs power pre-built coils preference prepping preventing priming pulls Pyrex Rainbow Candy ratios RBA RDA RDA RDTA RDAs reactions rebuilables rebuildables refilling refrigeration remedies replacing research safety salt nic salt nicotine save savings Seattle seeing shaking smell smoke smokers smoking social media solvents spares speed spilling spills steep steeping steps storage Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry Lemonade Strawberry Milk study sub-ohm sub-ohm tanks sub-ohm vaping sub-ohming success suction method Sugar Cookie summer summer 2019 summertime Sweet Tobacco switching Tampa tank tanks tasting TC TC MODs TDEJC techniques temp temperature temperature control Thanksgiving The Dollar E-Juice Club thinning throat hit tidy tips tools top-sellers touch trends tricks tropic tropical Tropical Juice types Vanilla Custard Vape vape dry hits vape hardware vape juice vape juice PG/VG ratio vape juices vape tank vape tanks vapers vapes vaping vaping tips vapor vapor production vapor water Vapor4Life VG/PG vaping Virginia Beach wait wats watt wattage wick wicking wicks wicks vaping Winter wire wires working workout workplace

Leave a comment

Please double check the mg, sizes, and quantities in your order before checking out. The Dollar E-Juice Club will not be liable for orders placed incorrectly.



Sold Out