The first electronic cigarette was created in 2003 by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
His electronic cigarette design has enjoyed tremendous success in the Chinese market. The product was introduced to Great Britain in 2005, and to the American market in 2007.
The device became especially popular in the 2010s – it successfully replaced tobacco in the lives of many people and changed their lives forever.
Along with its great popularity, there have been many misconceptions about vape, which are far from the truth, and the Georgian e-cigarette store “Podsy” will discuss some of them:
Myth 1: Vaping is as harmful as smoking
Since there is no combustion in e-cigarettes, tar and carbon monoxide, two of the most harmful elements in tobacco smoke, are not produced. The vape works by heating a liquid that contains small amounts of nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin and flavorings.
Myth 2: Passive vaping is as harmful as vaping itself
The vapor inhaled by a non-smoker is nothing like the passive smoking of a cigarette. While cigarette smoke causes significant harm to those around you, the aerosol exhaled during vaping, unlike smoke, quickly dissipates into the air and leaves no lingering residue.
Myth 3: Vaping encourages cigarette smoking
The ubiquity of vaping and the increased interest in it has led to speculation that it may contribute to an increase in the number of non-smokers smoking cigarettes due to the alluring aroma.
According to 2022 data from the UK Office for National Statistics, e-cigarette use is highest among current cigarette smokers (25.3%) and ex-smokers (15.0%).
And among people who have never smoked, only 1.5% currently actively use vape.
Myth 4: Using vape to quit smoking is ineffective
According to the United Kingdom’s Center for National Statistics, 14.0% of people over the age of 18 were smokers in 2020, and by 2021 their number had fallen to 13.3%.
The organization attributes the decrease in the number of smokers in this age group largely to the spread of electronic cigarettes.
Myth 5: Vape companies want to normalize smoking
The vast majority of vapers do not consider themselves smokers, moreover, they do not want to be associated with smoking.
It is known that the father of the creator of the first electronic cigarette, Hon Lik, also died of lung cancer. Among other things, this is what prompted him to create a device that would be less toxic to human health than tobacco.
Along with this, many vape shops around the world sell vapes with 0% nicotine content, which minimizes the harm to health.
If the low nicotine content e-cigs are your go to, “Podsy” has you covered in that as well. Here you can purchase a 2% nicotine electronic device as well as a completely nicotine free vape.
In the store you will find reusable and disposable vape with various flavors and designs.
“Podsy” branches are located in Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi.
The store also offers “Glovo” and “Volt” delivery services.