In the US, rehab centers have been offering to cure a new addiction: vaping. For the addiction specialists of RehabCenter.net, the nicotine contained in e-liquids puts vaping at the same level as cocaine, heroine or ecstasy. But the website loses credibility when offering to also cure addiction to diet pills. We have however decided to expose and challenge their main arguments.
According to these experts, “For the same reasons cigarettes are addictive, so are vapes and e-cig products. Both contain nicotine, a highly addictive stimulant substance”. For the experts, vaping would be even more harmful with rebuildable material. These modified cigarettes will deliver nicotine in higher dosage and, thanks to their powerful battery, over longer periods of time.
They also worry about the presence of formaldehyde in e-liquids. This component had been identified by a survey of the State University of Portland published in 2015 in the New England Journal of Medicine. The allegations of this study were however immediately refuted. This was because they relied on measures taken with extremely high power levels. These excessive settings led to an overheat of the atomizer and to the ‘dry puff’ phenomenon. This burnt taste takes place when there is no or not enough e-liquid and will not be tolerated by any vaper.
A mercantile approach
Jeremie is a journalist who has been writing about e-cigarettes for five years. Always on the lookout for new trends, he has already tested hundreds of different products.