Over the past week there have been headline grabbing statements in press. News on studies of formaldehyde in e cigs, begging for the attention of the public and smoker too. Statements like “high levels of formaldehyde hidden in e-cigs” and “researchers find cancer-causing agent in electronic cigarettes or vape pens”. As the week passed it evolved into ” e-cigs are worse than normal cigarettes studies show”.
What is amazing amongst these Chinese whispers are the facts that remain still: smoking is within the top 5 killers in the UK and US and note that it is the tobacco, not the nicotine, that kills. Unfortunately vaping is linked to smoking because you mimic the actions and there is nicotine. But that is where the similarities end. The public are being brain washed into thinking that vaping is worse than smoking- there are no facts to prove this. The press has recently sensationalized these studies on formaldehyde in e cigs but it’s worth remembering that their conclusions are misleading. Furthermore it’s difficult to deny that vaping is a smarter and safer alternative to smoking tobacco.
The study conducted by the Portland State concluded that vaping at high voltage will cause formaldehyde releasing agents to develop. We dont believe this is typical of vaping. There are few vapers who use high voltage hardware. Why? well it is like drinking burnt coffee, the taste is simply not the same. When you vape at high voltage the taste changes, in fact, it can be unbearable.
The press hasn’t been completely thorough. What they have neglected to highlight is that vaping at normal voltage does not produce formaldehyde in e cigs.
There is no proof that e-cigs / vaping are worse for you than smoking. This is a fact. We at Matchless will continue enjoying our vaping sessions, while remaining sensible about the voltage levels we vape at