Congratulations on ditching the stinkies, cancer sticks, analogues, otherwise known as nasty old cigarettes! I was thrilled when I made the switch to vaping. I felt better, smelt better, and tasted things I hadn’t really tasted in years. I was joyously enthralled with the proactive decision to do something that was a better alternative to a truly terminal habit.
What I didn’t expect was for my joy to be met with such disdain/hate from my fellow smokers.
” I heard that they are worse for you. Do you know that you are inhaling antifreeze?”
Well…yes, and no. I know that my nicotine liquid contains 4 chemicals: propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, nicotine, and flavoring. The antifreeze that you are referring to is the propylene glycol, known as PG for short. It is used to lower the freezing temperature of liquids, so technically it is antifreeze. It is also used to keep tobacco moist, so you are smoking it right now anyways. Didn’t know that did you smartypants? Did you also know that it is in ice cream, and most packaged baked goods? Did you know that it is what’s used to carry the abuterol in asthma inhalers? Did you know that it’s safety as an inhalent has been studied since it’s used to make ‘smoke’ in smoke machines?
Now let me ask you something: Do you know what’s in your cigarettes?