So what do “Vaping” and packaging have in common ? E-cigarettes and the use of these products are called vaping. An e-cigarette contains an e-liquid; this liquid consists of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine and flavour. Some e-cigarettes contain nicotine, but you do get ones that do not have nicotine as an ingredient. The speedy rise of the vaping industry has lead to a surge in need for specialized packaging for the the vape juice which is stored in 30ml and 60ml plastic bottles. VooDoo Vapour is one of the original manufacturers of e liquid South Africa, producing vape juice for several years now.
It’s necessary for vape juice to be packaged in food grade plastic or glass as the juice is intended for human consumption. Food grade packaging needs to meet specific health requirements in order to be utilized by consumers. VooDoo Vapour have continued introduce new and improved packaging for their vape juice ranges as their company has grown over the past few years, introducing some nifty innovative packaging concepts.
The traditional tobacco cigarettes :
A cigarette consists of tobacco leaves that have been finely cut up and then rolled into thin paper, forming a cylinder shape. The cigarette is lit up at one end causing it to smoulder. The smoker then holds the cigarette in the mouth on the other end and inhales the smoke produced. There are a number of other additives and chemicals that can be found in cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes are devices that are battery operated and can give off doses of vaporized nicotine which is then inhaled. There are also vaporized solutions that do not contain nicotine available. The whole point of the device is to avoid inhaling any smoke like normal cigarettes, which is why it is seen as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.
So what are some of the differences found in each of these products?
Chemicals found in both products:
Tobacco cigarettes: There are about 4000 chemicals that can be found in tobacco smoke. Many of these chemicals are cancer causing and all of them are toxic at some level.
Some chemicals found in cigarette smoke are:
• Arsenic: this chemical is found in rat poison
• Ammonia: A household cleaner
• Carbon monoxide: This is a poisonous gas that has definite health risks.
• Cyanide: A poison that is deadly.
• Formaldehyde: This chemical is used to preserve dead bodies.
• Lead: In high doses lead can be lethal
• Nicotine: A stimulant that can cause addiction
And these are just a few, the list goes on and on.
E-cigarettes: These cigarettes contain some toxic chemicals, but by far much less than the traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Some chemicals in e-cigarettes include:
• Propylene glycol: Used in asthma inhalers and is generally seen as safe.
• Vegetable glycerol: found to have low toxicity
• Nicotine: There are those e-cigarettes that contain no nicotine.
• Flavours: Food grade flavouring. Generally recognised as safe, but using these flavours over a long period has not been established.
One thing you can be certain of, if you are looking for the tastiest selection of vape juice, VooDoo Vapour is by far the one of the best vape shops Cape Town, being the manufacturers and distributors of some really unique flavours guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling.
The amount of Tar
Normal tobacco cigarettes produce this toxic by product, whereas there is none present in the e-vapour. The tar can be absorbed by the lungs can cause the lung tissue to die and can contribute to things like lung cancer and emphysema.
The initial money involved in purchasing an e-vapour kit is a bit costly, but in the long run can save you much more.
The main reason people use the e-cigarette is because you don’t inhale any smoke versus the large amount inhaled with cigarettes. The second hand smoke from cigarettes is also a concern and health risk to non-smokers.
The e-cigarette device does use a battery and there have been instances of the device exploding. This is a rare occurrence and following the correct use of the device is important as with anything electronic.
Long term effects and health risks
You would come to the conclusion when reading the above, that smoking a normal cigarette is by far the worse health risk. On the other hand, there is not enough data and research to come to a definitive conclusion. Much more research is needed and the long term effects of using an e-cigarette still needs to be established. The results of vaping versus smoking can only be decided in time.