Addressing E-Cigarette Rumors

E-cigarettes have lots of things being said about them. Rumors get spoken about everything and everyone, and it’s always a sign of popularity. There are lots of myths floating around about electric cigarettes, and new users and those who are skeptical often don’t know what to believe!

So how do you know when something is true or not? Well, you have yo be able to look deeper into the situation. What isn’t being said? Was the information spoken by a truthful resource? Does it seem more than a little “off?” One way to decipher the truth from the fiction is to do some research. While the internet is filled with more than a few odd stories, you can also find a great deal of useful info too. So hopefully, by ending up on this page, this info will do you some good to be able to have the truth behind some of the most common e-cigarette myths.

1- Electronic cigarettes are bad for you.

Truth- E-cigs are not bad at all for you. While there hasn’t been the level of testing done to appease the FDA, there has been nothing that has come out to prove this. With millions of users, and nothing but positive and great experiences, it goes without saying that they are better than tobacco cigarettes. Definitely not bad for you.

2- E-Cigs are just as dangerous as traditional cigs.

Truth- No way! They are made without tobacco or any of the many chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. They give off no smoke, so you won’t be breathing that in, and those around you will not be affected by second hand smoke. No tar is left behind, and you breath in only water vapor and nicotine. Neither of which are dangerous.

3- E-cigarettes are known to explode when they are used.

Truth- Only when things are used incorrectly. Don’t mix different products from different companies and use in ways they do not suggest in the manuals. ALWAYS follow the instructions in the manuals you get from each company. Keep your e-cigarette accessories, cartridges, and related products separate brand by brand if you use more than one. Don’t mix liquids, other batteries, and parts where not recommended. It could get dangerous.

4- E-cigs are illegal in many places in the US.

Truth- No, they aren’t. As much as the FDA has tried to restrict and control their distribution, e-cigs are entirely legal for people of the legal smoking age, which is 18 in most states, and 19 in others.

5- You can’t use e-cigs in public.

Truth- Most of the time you can. While cigarettes are banned in most public places, e0cigs are not the same and do not cause the same hazards and unwanted effects.

6- E-cigarettes don’t have nicotine in them.

7- Truth- There are e-cigs available with and without nicotine. Your choice.

7- Most brands of e-cigarettes are not good.

Truth- Can’t speak for anyone else, but Optima Cigs are excellent!

8- All e-cigs taste bad.

Truth- Not all, and definitely not our’s.

9- Electronic cigs are made to be sold to teenagers and children.

Truth- Never. And totally illegal here in the States.

10- E-cigs contain anti-freeze.

Truth- Come on! Anti-freeze kills, and if any company wants to exist, prosper, sell and promote their product without a boat-load of lawsuits, they definitely will not be infusing their e-cigs with anti-freeze!

Safety & Exploding E-cigs

A short while ago, big news was made internationally when an electronic cigarette device exploding while in use. Even though all the facts were not initially laid out, and investigation had to be done, the incident left a lingering fear that e-cigarettes are potentially dangerous. However, this does not account for the millions of users who have had great success using e-cigs, with no explosive side effects. Here is a look at the situation in which the electronic smoking device exploded, and why this is a really unlikely turn of events for the vast majority of users. If e-smokes have got you wondering “…but aren’t they safe?” the answer is yes, they most certainly are, but as is the case with any electrical device, proper usage and attention to to warnings as well as the owner’s manual are paramount to optimal use, and most of all, safety.

When Tom Holloway of Niceville, Fl experienced his e-cigarette explode, in the process knocking out teeth, damaging his tongue, and causing severe burns, it was definitely not what he expected with tobacco’s “safer alternative.” And while it may seem easy to write off the product as faulty, it cannot be avoided that he was literally playing with fire, and unfortunately suffered the consequences. We are, however, immensely relieved and happy that he did not suffer any life threatening conditions as a result, and made it out alive.

The type of e-cig products he was using were not the standard, ready-made battery-and-cartridge styles, and entirely different in every way than the design structure of Optima Cigs’ products. He was using what is known as a “mod” and these products are basically sold in parts on the internet, with very little quality control, and then assembled by the consumer. Unfortunately Mr. Holloway chose to use a store-bought battery, larger and more powerful than the types sold with the pieces he initially purchased, and sadly suffered the horrendous consequences.

This wasn’t the first case of a modified e-cigarette product exploding either, and astoundingly more and more consumers need to be aware of the dangers of altering these devices. Reputable, responsible companies such as Optima Cigs take every precaution possible to ensure customer safety, and that products are used accordingly to manufacturer instructions. Optima’s batteries and e-cig accessories are of the highest standards, and are designed for supreme usage and safety. Quality is a very big deal in this industry, and with millions and millions of products sold, if used correctly electronic cigarettes, including our own, are ultimately very safe.