What is Vaping?
Vaping is a smokeless, non-combustible form of nicotine delivery that vaporizes a nicotine-containing (or non-nicotine containing) liquid into an inhaled aerosol. Vaping devices include four core components: a mouthpiece, a cartridge (holds the e-liquid), an atomizer (for heating the e-liquid) and the battery (to power the atomizer).
Myth: Everyone Vapes
According to McCreary's 2018 Adolescent Health Survey, 21% of all BC secondary students report vaping with nicotine and 19% without nicotine. One in five youth may try, but it is not everyone.
Myth: Vaping is safer than smoking tobacco.
While e-liquids do not contain the 7000 toxic chemicals found in tobacco, the ingredients within e-liquid, when heated, are toxic for our bodies.
Myth: It’s nicotine-free?
While some vaping products claim to have no nicotine contents, some of these products do contain trace amounts without labelling.
Myth: Vaping doesn’t affect anyone around.
Second-hand vapour contains nicotine, heavy metal and tiny particles, which may cause inflammation and other health problems.