How Safe is Vaping?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016  |  Admin

If you’re new to vaping, your first step may be to start exploring vape shops – like the online store here at Vape Mountain – to get a feel for what’s on offer. But, before you do so, it’s important that you read up on how safe vaping is, so you can decide for yourself whether it definitely is the best choice for you.

A quick Google search will present you with a whole host of information that you could read all day, from essays by cloud-chasing enthusiasts who’ll swear vaping is the best thing since Pop Tarts, to rants from vape opponents claiming the e-cigarette might just be responsible for the end of life as we know it.

At Vape Mountain, we know you probably just want the facts, plain and simple. So here they are – make with them what you will.

Fact No.1: Vaping is Tar and Tobacco Free

Burning tobacco produces toxic tar as a by-product. Tobacco smoke damages your lungs, impairs your breathing and is the primary cause of premature death in the UK. Vaping uses no tobacco and tar is not present in vapour.

Fact No.2: Vaping is Smoke-Free

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 carcinogens which can cause cancer. Very few carcinogenic chemicals have been found in e-cigarettes – vaping simulates the feeling of smoking, but the clouds produced are harmless vapour rather than actual smoke. There are therefore no nasty by-products of combustion present and you don’t have to worry about second-hand smoke dangers.

Fact No.3: Vaping Can be Done With or Without Nicotine

Nicotine is highly addictive but not actually proven to be harmful on its own. There are different nicotine concentrations available for vapers, including e-liquids that contain no nicotine whatsoever. Some users choose to start with a higher dose and then progressively reduce their strength in order to wean themselves off nicotine altogether.

Fact No.4: E-Liquids Consist of Nicotine, Vegetable Glycerine (VG), Propylene Glycerine (PG) and Flavouring

All of these ingredients are considered harmless. VG and PG are non-toxic and are actually used as food additives, found within many products on your supermarket shelves. The flavourings used in e-liquids can be either natural or artificial. 

Fact No.5: The Long-Term Effect of Vaping is Still Unknown

As modern vaping has only taken off in the last decade or so, long-term research into its effects are still underway. Having said that, the short term statistics on vaping are largely positive, with no cases confirmed of vaping-induced diseases or deaths, in comparison with the 100,000 cigarette-related deaths reported every year.

So, that’s the basics! If you feel ready to give vaping a go, whether you’re working to make the switch from cigarettes or are just curious to try it, visit our online store today. From starter kits, to personal vapourisers, to a range of e-liquid flavours, we have everything you need to get going!

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

£6.99
Available
  • Zingy flavour mix of citrus and blackcurrant
  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Golden Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Golden Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.95
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Golden tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Option of buying multiple boxes in combo packs
  • Free battery offer included for particular pack sizes
Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Sweet blueberry flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Element Dripper Pink Grapefruit E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Dripper Pink Grapefruit E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Pink grapefruit flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA
88Vape Mod Liquid Fruit Medley E-Liquid (60ml)

88Vape Mod Liquid Fruit Medley E-Liquid (60ml)

£6.99
Available
  • Fruit medley flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strength: 3mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the UK
Eco Vape Premium Tutti Fruity V2 E-Juice

Eco Vape Premium Tutti Fruity V2 E-Juice

£3.99
Available
  • Sweet tutti frutti fruit flavour blend
  • Available in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Underground Series Leicester Square E-Liquid

Iceliqs Underground Series Leicester Square E-Liquid

£4.99
Available
  • Strong firecured tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
Eco Vape MilfsMilk V2 High VG E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape MilfsMilk V2 High VG E-Juice - Money Off!

£4.89
(RRP: £6.99)
Available
  • Custard cream biscuit flavour with strawberry notes
  • Available in 3mg and 6mg strengths
  • VG: 70%, PG: 30%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Bryn's Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet E-Liquid

Bryn's Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet E-Liquid

£6.99
Available
  • Sour blue raspberry flavoured
  • Strengths: 3mg and 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
DOT Tobacco Vape Kit

DOT Tobacco Vape Kit

£14.99
Available
  • Leafy, full-bodied tobacco flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Simple Essentials Vanilla Custard E-Liquid

Simple Essentials Vanilla Custard E-Liquid

£2.99
Available
  • Vanilla custard flavoured e-liquid
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Element Dripper Frost VG E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Dripper Frost VG E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Menthol flavoured 
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA