Are Vapes Dangerous?
As vaporizers have become more accepted in society, you’ve probably seen many headlines in the media about the dangers of vaporizers.
News stories have shown reports of batteries exploding in pockets, toxins in vapor, nicotine being dangerous, etc. The general public may be wondering - how accurate are these stories?
This information aims to put exaggeration to bed and give you the facts:
The most common vape stories can be split into three main categories:
1) Exploding Batteries
The majority of vaporizers use lithium batteries. In 2014, the U.S. Fire Administration carried out a study that looked at these explosions, examining reports of exploding batteries that occurred between 2009 and 2014.
They only found 25 cases.
The odds of a lithium-ion battery failing is about one in a million.
In 20 of the 25 explosion cases, the battery exploded while charging and was mostly from self-built devices.
While there are some toxins present in vapor, the amount is so low that it poses minimal risk to users.
Many people have expressed concerns over the dangers posed by secondhand vapor. Multiple studies discovered that secondhand vapor poses less of a threat than exhaled air.
Secondhand vapor and secondhand smoke are two drastically different substances!
The truth about nicotine may surprise you.
While it may be an addictive substance (and there is much debate over this claim), it is not carcinogenic. Similar to caffeine, it poses a minimal level of health risk.
All known research points to the fact that vaping poses minimal risk to public health.