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Your Dinner is More Toxic than an E-Cigarette. Don't eat - vape!

by Steve Barrett

Your Dinner is More Toxic than an E-Cigarette. Don't eat - vape!

Once again, it seems, the Media enjoy the opportunity of presenting a one-sided point of view on e-cigarettes and vaping.

The most recent claims stem from a study by the University of Southern California (USC) that found traces of chromium, nickel and zinc in e-cigarette vapour.

Shocking and horrific headlines ensued – that all vapers are doomed to a nasty end from putting such chemicals into their bodies.

However, the articles were not followed by further editorial expressing the horrific terror that awaits anybody that eats their dinner! Why? Because an average meal cooked in a pan contains a lot more chromium and nickel than e-cig vapour!


food in stainless steel pan - purplebox vapoursE-cigarette vapour contained 0.3 micrograms of chromium. Compare that to three sprigs of broccoli, which contain 11 micrograms of chromium and even a glass of drinking water exceeds 0.3 micrograms of chromium! 

E-cigarette vapour was found to contain 0.175 micrograms of nickel. By comparison a meal cooked in a stainless steel pan contains 0.088 micrograms of nickel.

The daily tolerable doses of nickel and chromium are 1 microgram and 33 micrograms respectively. In fact, nickel and chromium and zinc are present in large quantities in our every day diet – many of these chemicals are found in over the counter health and diet supplements.


brocolli - purplebox vapoursSo, the results tell a completely different story from the mainstream media headlines that enjoy scaremongering the public and look to simply focus on particular sections of reports – avoiding the true context or reporting the real facts.
The study published that no carcinogenic chemicals were found in e-cigarette vapour and with these chemical in mind were at least 10 times less toxic than normal cigarettes, and let’s not get started on the toxicity of tar and other carcinogens in tobacco cigarettes.

Once again, these types of headlines call into question the bizarre reporting surrounding e-cigarettes. Yes, it is a new field and yes research is on-going – but the findings are generally positive. You have to question the motives behind such negative reporting – it can’t be to keep people smoking, surely. Is it that tobacco industry money stretches so deep as to fund newspapers? The truth is e-cigarettes are not the enemy and the vaping revolution has real potential to weaken the grip of tobacco on people’s health – ultimately saving millions of lives.


girl vaping - purplebox vapours 
So we implore journalists to get past the sensational headlines you think may sell a story and report the facts – they, too, can be exciting and, believe us, the response from readers will be sensational.

Sources:          USC study of electronic cigarette vapour

                        Based on an article in churnmag.com

All opinions are those of purplebox vapours




Steve Barrett
Steve Barrett

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Steve is passionate about changing people's lives for the better by helping them switch to vaping. Life is definitely more colourful smoke free. purplebox vapours is built upon expert advice, customer service and helping you choose the right product to make your vaping journey a success.



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