World Vape Day is observed on May 30th.
What is Vaping?
Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device.
On this day vapers, e-cig users and harm reduction advocates will be celebrating World Vape Day, to raise awareness about the relative safety of e-cigarettes and their potential as harm reduction and smoking cessation tools. The aim is to encourage smokers who want to quit to move to the safer alternatives.
World Vape Day is celebrate on May 30th which is the day before World No Tobacco Day.
The Public Health England (PHE) had confirmed an earlier report by the agency saying that “e-cigarettes are around 95% safer than combustible cigarettes. ”Despite reductions in smoking prevalence, smoking remains the biggest single cause of preventable death and disease and a leading cause of health inequalities. So, alternative nicotine delivery devices that are less harmful could play a crucial role in reducing this health burden,” stated the agency’s latest report, published in March 2020. From The Vaping Post
Some of the myths that World Vape Day intends to correct are as follows:
Vaping leads to adolescents to start smoking.
According to the Mendelsohn and Hall’s study smoking usually precedes vaping. At least 70-85% of teen smokers try vaping after having already started smoking. Usually teens who try vaping just do it once in awhile and not with a daily pattern like cigarette smokers.
E-Cigs don’t really help people quit smoking.
E-cigarettes are twice as effective as Nicotine Replacement Therapies such as patches or gums. – NHS
E-cigarettes are just as harmful as cigarettes.
An expert review of the latest evidence concluded that e-cigarettes are around 95% safer than smoked tobacco and they can help smokers to quit.Gov.UK
By making this post, we are not encouraging people to start vaping. The best thing for your health is obviously to not smoke, vape or use any harmful chemicals. But the fact is, many people will start smoking and smoking cigarettes will cause many future illnesses and deaths. So if vaping will help people quit smoking cigarettes, then it’s a good option.
Also, people drink, people smoke, people eat and drink sugar, people do all kinds of things that are not good for them. For some reason, it is human nature. This post isn’t to get into the politics of vaping. It is to just present some research that has been done, and post some fun vaping trivia. You can stick around and check it out or you can choose to look elsewhere.
Now on to some Funner Vaping Info
We are not here to judge, figure out if it’s good for you or bad for you. We are not encouraging teens to vape. This info is for responsible adults who choose to vape.
So for you vapers out there:
- Get updated info on event around the world at World Vapers Alliance
- If you want to hold a vaping event or find one near you visit: https://ecigintelligence.com/e-cig-events/
- Get your Tickets now for the Dubai 2021 Vape Show
- A fun article on Cloud Chasing and Vaping Tricks
Vaping Trivia & History
- In one poll by Ecigarette Reviewed the most popular E Liquid Flavor was Boosted by Boosted E-Juice.
- Crab Legs is a real flavor of e-liquid.
- The first documented reference to an electronic cigarette is a patent granted to Joseph Robinson in 1930 (filed in 1927).
- Herbert A. Gilbert is generally credited with the creation of the first device that closely resembled the modern e-cigarette. He reports receiving a patent in 1965.
- In 2003, Hon Lik, who was a 52 year old pharmacist made the first commercially successful electronic cigarette in Beijing, China. He reportedly created the device after his father, also a heavy smoker, dies of lung cancer.
- In 2006, Electronic cigarettes were introduced to the U.S..
- In September of 2008, The World Health Organization (WHO) proclaims that it does not consider the electronic cigarette to be a legitimate smoking cessation aid.
- In October 2008, In a study funded by Ruyan, Health New Zealand conducts a detailed quantitative analysis and concludes that carcinogens and toxicants are present only below harmful levels. On the basis of the findings, the e-cigarette is rated several orders of magnitude (100 to 1000 times) less dangerous than smoking tobacco cigarettes. The nicotine dose is comparable to that of a medicinal nicotine inhaler. Overall, the product tested was deemed a “safe alternative to smoking.”
- In January 2009, Australia bans the possession and sale of electronic cigarettes which contain nicotine, citing that “every form of nicotine except for replacement therapies and cigarettes are classified as a form of poison.”
- In March 2009, Canada bans the sale, advertising and import of electronic cigarettes.
- April 2009. In a study funded by Ruyan, Health New Zealand conducts a detailed quantitative analysis and concludes that carcinogens and toxicants are present only below harmful levels.
- In December 2017 a study by the Medical University of South Carolina, funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, found that when the subjects who smoked used e-cigarettes, they smoked less and were more likely to quit smoking, as compared to those in the control group.
- In January of 2020 the White House announces a ban on the sale of flavored vaping cartridges and pods that contain flavored nicotine, with the exception of tobacco and menthol flavors.
- In May of 2020 a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics finds less than 5% of young people said the availability of fruity flavors drives their use of vapor products, and only 10% said that addiction was a factor. (May 6, 2020)
- Cigarette manufacturer Altria reports their data show people 50 and older who had previously switched to vaping are going back to smoking combustible cigarettes, reportedly due to anti-vaping propaganda. (May 20, 2020)
- Here is a complete timeline on E-Cigs and it’s bans and research.