Vaping has become a common sight in many parts of the world in the last few years. But what are they? Are they safe? How do they compare to cigarettes? What do they contain? And what about vaping indoors?
There are specific details about devices that vary, so always read up on your individual device as much as possible. We’ve also answered some of the most frequently asked questions below.
What is vaping?
Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because many people refer to the aerosol the e-cigarettes produce as a vapor.
The origins of vaping
Who invented vaping?
When did vaping begin?
The difference between e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products
Title: What’s the difference between an e-cigarette and a heat-not-burn product?
E-cigarettes vaporize a flavored liquid solution.
The solution is aerosolized and the generated aerosol-commonly referred to as ‘vapor’ – is inhaled.
E-cigarettes liquids usually contain nicotine, but they do not contain tobacco.
Heat-not-burn products always use tobacco.
They heat the tobacco without igniting it to release the flavor and the nicotine
Neither devices burn tobacco,
So they should release significantly lower levels of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals compared to a traditional cigarette.
*This is subject to scientific substantiation on a product by product basis.
As a result they are a much better choice for adult smokers than continued smoking.
The best choice any smoker can make is to quit cigarettes and nicotine use altogether.
Smoke-free alternatives are only for adult smokers who would otherwise continue smoking.
They are not risk-free and contain nicotine, which is addictive.
Vaping health and safety
Is vaping safe?
Is vaping addictive?
Some vapes contain nicotine, which is addictive, while others do not. Check your product to see the list of ingredients.
Is nicotine bad for you?
Is vaping healthier than cigarettes?
Does vaping give off secondhand smoke?
What am I inhaling when I vape?
What is e-liquid/vape juice, and what does it contain?
What are glycerin and propylene glycol?
What’s the difference between open and closed vaping systems?
Do vapes smell?
Vaping vs. smoking
Are vapes only for people who want to quit smoking?
Does vaping taste the same as smoking?
Vaping vs. heated tobacco
What is the difference between vapes and heated tobacco products, also known as heat-not-burn products?
Heated tobacco devices heat tobacco within a specific temperature range, using an electronic heat-control system to prevent it from burning. E-cigarettes vaporize an e-liquid containing nicotine and flavors when a user draws on it. Learn more about the differences between vapes and heated tobacco products here.