Common myths about vaping
Myth: Vaping is nicotine free.
Vape liquids are not always free from nicotine. Liquids that claim to be nicotine free can still contain nicotine. Nicotine is addictive and can damage the developing brain. In Australia, nicotine vaping products need a prescription. Scientific research that looked at 10 vaping liquids that were labelled "nicotine free' found that nicotine was present in six of the e‐liquids.
Myth: Vaping is safe.
Vaping is not safe. There are many health risks that we do not yet know about. Vaping can damage lungs and may cause death. This is called EVALI (E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury). Vaping may increase the risk of oral cancer and periodontal disease.
Myth: We know the effects of vaping on health.
We do not know the effects of vaping on health. A lot more research is needed to understand how vaping really affects health.