5 Lies the Media Wants You to Believe About the Vape Industry
Let’s face it. News in the media is often distorted and the public is actively misinformed on the important issues that really matter. News providers do this because they legally can.
Vaping is one subject that is often misrepresented in the media. The best thing anyone can do is research the facts and inform themselves of the truth. Here are 5 lies about vaping that the media tries to get you to believe:
The Vaping Industry is After Your Kids
With prohibitions from the FDA, vaping businesses have a hard time advertising that e-cigarette products are a tool to quit smoking, are safer than smoking, are smoke-free, or even that they don’t contain tobacco. This makes it very difficult to truthfully advertise the benefits of vaping to the right people. E-cigarette companies have no choice but to advertise in a traditional manner with celebrities and imagery to the general public, instead of to a target audience consisting of adults.
Vaping Leads to Smoking
The tests that try this theory are often poorly constructed and rely on small samples. In reality, when you look at the data you’ll see that vaping is actually an exit out of smoking cigarettes. There are far fewer teenager and adult smokers today than there were in the past.
The Flavors are Meant to Appeal to Children
With flavors such as bubblegum and cotton candy, you would think that these products were made for kids, but adults enjoy them just as much! These flavors are made by companies who do not advertise to the general public and sell them to vape shops, not toy & candy stores, where kids cannot legally buy them.
E-cigarettes are Always Exploding
The truth is that this happens rarely, and is usually due to user error in mishandling the battery. The stories you hear are being told repeatedly, to make it seem like it is a likely occurrence.
E-cigarettes are just as Bad as Smoking
The worst lie that you could believe is that vaping is just as bad for you as smoking is. With all the overwhelming evidence against this statement, many e-cig adversaries agree that, although vaping is not 100% safe, their dangers are nowhere near as high as cigarettes.