Vaping FAQ

Facts about vaping that everyone should know: (compiled December 30th, 2015 by Murray B.)

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  1. Vaping is not smoking.

Modern portable vapourizers, including e-cigarettes, use an electric heating element to vapourize a liquid and emit a visible fog. They do not burn anything and do not produce smoke.

See http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/electronic-cigarette1.htm

  1. E-cigarette vapour is similar to theatrical fog.

Since the late 1970s, many theatrical foggers have used an electric heating coil to vapourize a “juice” consisting of some type of glycol and/or glycerin and/or water. E-cigarettes and similar devices use an electric heating element to vapourize a fluid composed mainly of propylene glycol and glycerin. E-cigarette “juice” differs from theatrical fogger “juice” in that most types of e-cigarettes “juice” also contain trace amounts of flavouring and/or up to 3.6% nicotine by weight per volume. Theatrical fogger liquids do not usually contain nicotine or flavouring but some types are otherwise more than 96% the same as e-cigarette liquids.

See http://www.limelightproductions.com/tips/how_fog_machines_work.html

See http://www.froggysfog.com/froggys-fog-swamp-juicer-extreme-hang-time-longest-lasting-fog-fluid-fog-juice.html

See http://www.norilak.com/certificats/Halo-MSDS%206mg.pdf

  1. The long term effect of one component of theatrical fog, propylene glycol, has been studied since at least the late 1940s. The substance was registered with the US FDA in 1950 “for use in hospitals as air disinfectants” and commercial sanitization sprays containing propylene glycol are still available.

See http://jpet.aspetjournals.org/content/91/1/52

See https://archive.epa.gov/pesticides/reregistration/web/pdf/propylene_glycol_red.pdf

  1. E-cigarette vapour does not normally contain significant amounts of formaldehyde or other toxic combustion products.

Some vaping power packs can be adjusted to produce power levels high enough to burn the fluid. Under those conditions e-cigarette type devices can emit significant amounts of toxic gases but there are few such emissions when those same devices are used at low to moderate power levels.

Most researchers agree with what was written in a letter to the NEJM, “At low voltage (3.3V), we did not detect the formation of any formaldehyde-releasing agents […]”. [The authors of the letter did not explain why they quoted voltage when the heating power of the device would normally be expressed as wattage.]

See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1413069

  1. WARNING: Vaping products contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical. Health Canada.

See https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-tobacco/vaping/product-safety-regulation/list-health-warnings-vaping-product-advertising.html

  1. WARNING: Vaping products contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical. Health Canada.

See https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-tobacco/vaping/product-safety-regulation/list-health-warnings-vaping-product-advertising.html

  1. Nicotine is not necessarily a tobacco product.

Nicotine is often extracted from tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) leaves because the plants are easily grown and readily available. Nicotine can also be extracted from other plants like the Australian pituri shrub (Duboisia hopwoodii), potato, tomato, eggplant and other related flora. Nicotine can even be synthesized in a laboratory. Tobacco is one of many sources of nicotine.

  1. WARNING: Vaping products release chemicals that may harm your health. Health Canada.

See https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/smoking-tobacco/vaping/product-safety-regulation/list-health-warnings-vaping-product-advertising.html

  1. Regular E-liquid does not contain Vitamin-E acetate

Vitamin-E acetate is used as a cutting and thickening agent in illegal THC cartridges and plays no part in normal E-liquid. No products at Planet of the Vapes or any other reputable vape shop will contain Vitamin-E acetate.

See https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/vaping-vitamin-e-1.5404858

  1. Planet of the Vapes is Devoted to Preventing Youth Access to Vaping Products

We at Planet of the Vapes strive to go above and beyond when it comes to youth access prevention methods, having enacted a multitude of policies and procedure methods to prevent minors directly purchasing or the furnishing of our products to minors.