Vaping is a healthy alternative to cigarettes.
Vape e-juice may contain nicotine, chemicals that cause cancer, and can lead to health problems including wheezing, coughing, sinus infections, nosebleeds, shortness of breath and asthma.1
Vaping has nothing to do with smoking regular cigarettes.
Young people who took up vaping were more than four times more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes a year later, according to one study.2
It’s just harmless water vapor.
It’s not harmless, and it’s not just water vapor. It may contain toxins, potentially cancerous agents and dangerous chemicals like diacetyl, which is known to cause a potentially fatal lung disease called popcorn lung. It most often contains a combination of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and nicotine.3 4
Vapes don’t contain nicotine.
A 2015 study found that 99 percent of e-cigarettes sold in U.S. convenience stores, supermarkets, and similar outlets contained nicotine, the same highly addictive substance that is found in regular cigarettes.5
It’s worth noting that 100 percent of JUULs – teens’ top choice for vaping devices – contain nicotine. And each JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes.