Thinking of Making the Switch to Vaping?
More Top 10 Vaping Questions & Answers Volume 2
If you are thinking of making the switch to vaping then firstly, welcome and congratulations! You probably have many questions about it and also questions you may not even know to ask, and that’s ok. To make it easy, here are some of the top 10 questions for people wanting to know more before making the switch.
1 – What Are the Vaping Laws in Your State or Territory?
Each State and Territory in Australia have almost the same laws and restrictions when it comes to vaping. However, some are different in each state, if you want to check what they are where you live, here are the links:
2 – Can I Vape Indoors?
When in public areas, vaping is restricted to the same locations as smoking. Vaping inside private residents on the other hand is up to the individual. Studies have shown that second-hand vapour is harmless to people however, vaping around children isn’t recommended. It is also illegal in all states to vape in a car with anyone under the age of 16.
Other things to take into consideration if you do vape inside your (or someone else’s) home:
- Exhaled vapour can leave residue on surfaces and can get inside electrical equipment such as laptops and computers potentially causing damage. More information on this topic can be found here.
- Pets can also be particularly sensitive to ingredients found in e-liquid, more information on vaping around pets can be found here.
3 – Can You Vape When Pregnant?
Vaping while pregnant is not recommended. Nicotine can permanently damage a baby’s development and can also cause them to be underweight. Even without nicotine, vaping isn’t safe while pregnant.
4 – Does Vaping Really Help You Quit Smoking?
Many studies have shown that vaping is an effective way to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. Recent studies have shown that vaping is the most commonly used method to quit smoking. Everyone is different for some it can take a little longer to get used to but don’t give up and go back to tobacco products! Starting on the right device is key, if your not sure on where to begin we are here to help.
5 – Do Vape Devices Explode?
Anything that uses high powered lithium batteries have the potential to be dangerous. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 for example made headlines around the world when they had issues with the battery exploding. Unfortunately it can happen with vape devices when the battery has become compromised. It can also happen if batteries haven’t been stored correctly, placed in a pocket or bag for example and they come into contact with other metal objects.
Battery safety knowledge is key and not using damaged devices and/or batteries. More information on this topic can be found here.
6 – What Types of Devices Are there?
There are 4 main types of vaping devices. The earliest design was the “cig-a-like” which actually looked like a metal cigarette. Over time the evolution of vape devices were introduced such as:
Pen style – Slim and cylinder in shape (like a pen), this very popular design is a great first device.
Box Mod – These devices come in a range of sizes, power options and features such as personalised settings.
Pod – While other devices use tank systems, Pods get their name from the pod cartridge used to store e-liquid.
7 – Do All Devices Produce Big Clouds?
Short answer again is no. A general guide to cloud production is the power output, the greater power output of a device the greater clouds it produces. Lower powered devices such as Pen style and Pods are great for those who don’t want to produce big, thick clouds. Devices that also allow you to adjust the airflow intake can help minimise exhaled vapour.
8 – Can You Make Your Own E-Liquid?
9 – What Are the Benefits of Vaping?
Not only is it a successful way to quit smoking, vaping causes less harm to the body as it doesn’t contain the nasty chemicals like tobacco products do. Studies have shown that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking and no tar or carbon monoxide is produced. There are no lingering smells left on your clothes, skin, hair or breath either. Another major benefit is it is a lot cheaper than tobacco products!
10 – Is Second-hand Vapour as Harmful as Second-Hand Cigarette Smoke?
The short answer is no. As no chemical change happens with vapour, it’s not the same as smoke. It doesn’t pollute the air with harmful toxins and other nasty chemicals. Various studies have been conducted sampling air quality during vaping finding it harmless. More information on this topic can be found here.
Have More Questions?
If you need these questions answered in a little more detail or need something else answered then pop into the shop or give us a call. We are always here to help!