Answering Questions about the best UK E-Cig
Electronic cigarettes are still a relatively new product, and like anything new there are many fraudulent myths that surround them. Many of these myths have already been dispelled but many others still exist and new ones are being fabricated almost daily. These myths are not just annoying, they are incredibly detrimental because their false claims may discourage smokers from quitting cigarettes and switching to electronic cigarettes.
That’s why we decided to take some of the most common e-cigarette myths and show you exactly how flawed they are…
- E-cigarettes are bad for your health because they contain nicotine
Nicotine when it is consumed in cigarettes is definitely bad for your health due to the other 4,000 chemicals and 50 known carcinogens cigarettes contain. Some of the most dangerous chemicals in cigarettes are tar and carbon monoxide. Nicotine is only toxic when taken in huge amounts and you would literally have to drink it to poison a grown adult. In fact, some studies now suggest that nicotine could help those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The amount of nicotine you typically consume in an e-cigarette is completely safe.
- E-cigarettes are dangerous because no one knows what’s in them
This is true with the vast majority of electronic cigarettes. The majority of brands you find in grocery and convenience stores, on-line and in petrol stations all use Chinese-made ingredients. Sure there are a lot of great products that are made in Asia, but there are no regulations when it comes to e-cigarettes. So with many brands, you don’t know what you are getting. With SMOKO however, all of our ingredients are sourced, tested and manufactured in the UK, they are highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that are DEG, diacetyl and acetyl propionyl free – so you know exactly what’s inside!
- E-cigarettes are more expensive than traditional cigarettes
Simple maths will tell you how inaccurate this claim is. A pack of 20 cigarettes costs from £8 to £9.50. The average smoker will use a pack a day. This is the equivalent of £56 to £66.50 per week or £240 to £285 a month. Using SMOKO, which would cost an average 1-pack a day smoker no more than £2/day, you could be saving a whopping £180 to £225 every month.
- E-cigarettes contain cancer causing chemicals
There is no evidence that in real world usage e-cigarettes produce harmful chemicals. One study which over burnt the e-liquid and coil, found some formaldehyde. This test could not be repeated in the real world and the amount discovered was in a lower concentration than in traditional cigarettes. Compared to cigarettes which contain over 4,000 chemicals and 50 known carcinogens, SMOKO Electronic Cigarettes contain 4 ingredients. According to a recent study by Public Health England, e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than cigarettes.
- E-cigarettes are more addictive than cigarettes
You may find yourself wanting to have a hit of your e-cigarette more often but this is because of the sheer convenience and pleasure compared to cigarettes. The amount of nicotine is actually very similar. Other addictive substances in cigarettes like tar are not present in e-cigarettes. There are no studies that show e-cigarettes are more addictive than cigarettes.
- E-cigarettes taste bad
This is completely subjective as individual tastes will react to e-cigarettes differently. There are literally thousands of different e-cigarette flavours, so one is almost certainly going to be to your taste. It may just mean you need to try a lot of them before you find one that really works for you. But it’s so important that you find high quality, tested and responsibly produced e-cigarettes like SMOKO to ensure you are getting the very best quality.
- E-cigarettes contain anti-freeze
E-cigarettes use propylene glycol as do some brands of antifreeze. Propylene glycol however is available in a variety of different grades. Industrial grade is used in antifreeze but in the variety found in your e-cigarette is consumption and pharmaceutical grade which is very different. This same high quality grade ingredient is also present in inhalers and a number of other food items like cake mixes, soft drinks and ice cream.
- E-cigarettes are designed for and sold to teenagers
The original inventor of the e-cigarette was a man called Hon Lik. He designed them as a quitting tool for smokers after his father died of lung cancer and he is still actively involved in research and development for the industry. E-cigarette sales are banned to under 18s. It is as hard for under 18s to get their hands on them as it is tobacco. At SMOKO we believe that our products have a massive impact on the health and well-being of our customers and have been designed for adults who smoke and struggle to give up. We also follow a very stringent policy to not sell to minors.
- E-cigarettes cause popcorn lung
A chemical called diacetyl has been linked with cases of popcorn lung. A recent study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that “75% of flavored electronic cigarettes and refill liquids contained Diacetyl, a flavoring chemical linked to cases of severe respiratory disease including Popcorn Lung”. The majority of e-cigarette brands sold in convenience and grocery stores, on-line and in petrol stations use Chinese-made ingredients. SMOKO Premium Electronic Cigarettes only use the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that are DEG, diacetyl and acetyl propionyl free and are all Made in the UK!
- E-cigarettes smell worse than smoking
Some of the larger “mods” and vapourizers that product huge amounts of vapour can produce a smell but nothing compared to a cigarette. SMOKO’s range of electronic cigarette product almost zero smell and have been designed to be discrete yet highly affective.
These are the ten myths we think are most important to bust. If you’ve heard any more, put them in the comments and we will do our very best to show you how flawed they are.
SMOKO Premium Electronic Cigarettes have helped our customers save over £35M+ and prevented over 100,000,000 cigarettes being consumed. We must be doing something right!
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