Here at Zeus we are big fans of myths; the Greek kind, not the ones surrounding the mysteries of vaping. We can recognise fact versus fiction but if you are a vaping novice, how do you cut through the haze of fake fables and tall tales? Here are Zeus’ 6 mirthful myths that quite literally, blow smoke.
1 – E-liquids contain tobacco
Zeus’ e-liquids do not contain tobacco. Tobacco is the dangerous element containing over 7000 toxins most notably, tar and carbon monoxide, that smokers inhale into their lungs. Tobacco inhalation is the biggest cause of preventable death and disease in the UK. As a recommended alternative to those wanting to give up smoking, our Zeus ingredients and concentrates have never, and will never contain tobacco. So naysayers, put that in your pipe and smoke it.
2 – Vaping is a dangerous as smoking
Probably one of the most widespread wrongs, vaping e-liquids is not, by any stretch of the imagination, as dangerous as smoking. In fact, according to a Public Health England evidence review, vaping is 95% less harmful to your health than traditional cigarettes. They also claim that while it isn’t completely risk free, there is no situation where it would be better for you to continue smoking rather than switch completely to vaping. And they’re the experts.
3 – Nicotine causes cancer
Another favourite fib is the common misconception that nicotine causes cancer. Zeus’ e-liquids do contain nicotine, and yes, nicotine is the addictive chemical that makes it so hard to stop smoking, but it is relatively harmless and does not cause cancer. It is in fact the many thousands of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke such as tar and carbon monoxide that are the real cruel culprits. Not convinced? Take a look at Cancer Research UK’s website which quotes the use of e-cigarettes as an option to help you stop using tobacco.
4 – Vaping doesn’t help you stop smoking
Again, another mammoth myth. No matter how strong your willpower, giving up smoking is a heroic challenge that is hard to defeat which is why Zeus is here to give you a little helping hand. We are firm believers that switching to vaping is a steadying crutch to support your quitting journey but don’t just take it from us; according to a recent study by Queen Mary University in London, people who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking are twice as likely to succeed than those who use other nicotine replacement products.
5 – Vaping encourages smoking
Another firm favourite circulating in the muddle of myths, is that vaping can lead to people – especially young adults – smoking real cigarettes. There is no evidence to support this and smoking rates among young people in the UK are actually continuing to decline. This fabricated fable also begs the question why the NHS actively encourage the use of vapes to those that need the extra helping hand to kick the habit. Say no more.
6 – More misguided myths
Exploding batteries, popcorn lung, and our particular favourite myth, e-liquids laced with anti-freeze, we’ve heard them all here at Zeus. Fake news created by those that are not armed with the facts can lead to some shocking stories that can really ignite your imagination. But with our quality e-liquids, premium devices and an open transparent approach to our manufacturing process, we want to close the book on these tall tales and help you move away from your conventional cigarettes to a healthier alternative. That’s the story we want to tell.
We hope that we have gone some way in separating fact from fiction but if you do want to keep reading myths, then take a look at the wonders of the original Greek mythologies so loved by our founder, Paul.