Learn the Truth
Vaping companies try to convince you that their products are safe. But the truth is every time you vape, you breathe in chemicals that hurt your lungs and heart and leave you feeling stressed.
Isn’t it just water vapor?
There’s usually very little water in vape liquid. The liquid is mostly made of oils and flavored chemicals that may not be safe to inhale. Scientists have found tiny particles in vapor clouds that are the same as what’s found in pollution. So, breathing in a cloud of vapor is like filling your lungs with polluted air.
But there’s no nicotine, right?
Studies show that many vaping products labeled “nicotine-free” still have nicotine in them. Nicotine hooks you and leaves you craving more.
But the ingredient list is short. That must be ok right?
The label may list propylene glycol, glycerol, ethylene glycol, nicotine, benzoic acid and flavor.
But what they aren't telling you is that along with those chemicals you may also be inhaling:
Acetaldehyde - possibly causes cancer
Benzene - causes cancer
Cinnamaldehyde - destroys cells and your DNA
Diacetyl - causes popcorn lung
Diethyl phthalate - may cause cancer
Diethylhexyl phthalate - may cause cancer
Formaldehyde - used to embalm the dead but causes cancer in the living
Glyoxal - mutates DNA
Methylglyoxal - mutates DNA
Propanoic acid, 1
Reactive oxygen species - cause inflammation and are linked to developing heart disease
Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Eaton DL, Kwan LY, Stratton K, et al., eds. Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2018. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29894118/