Quitting cigarettes for good is not easy and requires great patience and determination. You have to battle your nicotine addiction which can lead to anxiety and make it difficult for you to get through the day. Luckily, we are living in a modern age where there are so many healthy alternatives for cigarettes that can help you quit smoking.
Among these alternatives are e-cigarettes (aka vapes) that have become quite common in the past few years and continue to grow in popularity. Many smokers are now turning to e-cigarettes as it allows them to battle their nicotine addiction and doesn’t contain deadly substances like tar and carbon monoxide. Governments worldwide are also encouraging the use of vapes as it helps them reduce cigarette consumption nationwide.
Vapes are a healthy alternative for cigarettes and can help you improve your health only if you use them right. As vapes are becoming mainstream, many people are trying to build their own vaping devices and liquids that can be extremely harmful. The whole concept of vapes is to provide cigarette smokers with a healthier alternative, but if people start making their own vaping liquids, they could be inhaling many harmful materials.
In this article, I have mentioned a few reasons that support the argument that the government should ban DIY vaping.
Let’s take a look
DIY Vaping Is Extremely Dangerous
Many people are creating their own vape liquids because they think it is harmless and fun, but that is far from the truth. DIY vaping is dangerous, and when you are trying to make your own vaping liquids, you are dealing with several different risks at a time.
It doesn’t matter whether you have been using vapes for weeks or years; you are taking risks when it comes to making your own e-juice. Companies that provide liquids for your vapes have the proper equipment and certifications that allow them to create a safe product.
You must also refrain from mixing different liquids together because that can be harmful. The nicotine levels can be different in the two flavours you are mixing, which can make the mixture stronger and unhealthy. You could also spill it on your skin while making the mixture or could experience side effects just by touching it.
It’s Not Just About Mixing Two Liquids
If you think that you can create your own vaping juice by mixing two different liquids in a beaker, then you are wrong. Vaping liquids are not your average drink in which you can add different flavours and get a nice cocktail in the end. There is a lot of calculation that goes into making vaping-liquids, and one has to be careful about the nicotine levels and the flavour ratio.
If the ratio of the liquid materials is not correct, then the seemingly harmless juice can turn into something dangerous. You can always put your brain to work and do your own calculation to get the mixture ratio right, but even then, even the slightest error can ruin the entire mixture.
Produces Waste Products
The companies that supply us vaping liquids have big factories with qualified workers and advanced machinery that helps them make the perfect vape juices without damaging the environment. When you are making juice for your vape on a small scale, you need a lot of products. Most of these products will go to waste during the mixing process, especially if you are doing it for the first time.
Getting the ratio of the mixture exactly right is quite difficult, and you can end up repeating the same process several times. It not only wastes your money but is also unhealthy for the environment, which is why the government needs to act against DIY vaping.
It Can Destroy Your Lungs
Smoking something that is not approved by the MHRA is worse than smoking traditional cigarettes. Even if you create a mixture with a nice flavour that is fun to smoke, there is no way of telling that it is not harmless.
A 17 years old boy in Michigan, USA, had to go through a lung transplant just because he was using vape juice that was created by the locals and wasn’t regulated. If you want to stay healthy, it is better that you don’t experiment with vape juices.