Have you been sucked in?
Test your knowledge on vaping with this quick quiz, and find out if you really have been sucked in
#1. Is vaping safer than smoking?
#2. What is a vape cloud made of?
While normally we’d think of ‘vapour’ as pure water, the vapour that comes from e-cigarettes contains solvents, sweeteners, and other chemicals; no water at all!
#3. Do vapes have the risk of exploding?
While extremely rare, yes, it is possible for damaged or inferior vape mods to explode. Whether it’s by adding bad ingredients, faulty batteries, or some other reason, it’s a risk that’s grounded in fact.
#4. Can nicotine be damaging?
Nicotine is the highly addictive drug found in tobacco, and also in some vapes. It’s one of the hardest things to give up, with addiction and withdrawal causing both physical and psychological effects. In youth and young adults, nicotine can harm brain development, and it’s also dangerous for pregnant women and their developing babies.
#5. Is vaping an FDA approved method for quitting smoking?
Whether or not vaping can really help people quit smoking is still unclear. A lot of people say that vaping helped them to quit smoking, but there is no conclusive evidence that vaping is good way to quit smoking.
#6. When heated too much, some vape ingredients can:
Unfortunately a few of the ingredients in e-liquids can become quite harmful when overheated, exposing users to aldehydes, heavy metals, and all sorts of dangerous chemicals. See our “What’s in a Vape” page for more.
#7. What does a juice cartridge largely consist of?
Most of what’s in a vape is actually the solvent used to dissolve the other ingredients; none of which are water!
#8. If an ingredient is FDA approved to eat, does this mean it’s safe to vape?
Just because you can eat something doesn’t mean you can breathe it; the lungs and the stomach handle things differently, plus some ingredients change properties when heated and can become unsafe.
#9. Can some vape flavours cause health issues?
While some additives can be potentially harmful, and should be tested, there’s no strong evidence that flavoured vaping is any more harmful than unflavoured vaping.
#10. Is vaping harmless?
No matter how much safer vaping may be than smoking, it is NOT without harm. Find out more under the “What are the Risks” section of this site.