Unlike regular cigarettes, an e-cigarette does not contain as much tobacco. The liquid that is vaporized and inhaled is called 'vapor'. Because no combustion takes place, no toxic combustion substances such as tar and carbon monoxide are released. There are all kinds of liquids on the market, varying in taste and nicotine content.

In an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette, a liquid is converted into water vapor. So whoever is vaping, does not inhale classic cigarette smoke, but vapor.

There are different types of e-cigarettes available on the market. From disposable models to refillable ones we have all in beautiful designs. Each model consists of these parts:

  • A battery
  • An atomizer or vaporizer
  • A filling with e-liquid, with or without nicotine and / or a special flavor such as strawberry, coffee.

Is Vaping as Bad as Cigarettes?

Vaping has been the new alternative to smoking for a while. But it’s not in reach for the smokers only. Young people are also showing a lot of interest. Adding a nice flavor to the e-liquid is therefore a popular strategy of the tobacco industry to get young people on the e-cigarette. Whether vaping actually makes the step to smoking easier has not yet been proven.

Who can Use E-cigarette?

It has been already proved that the use of e-cigarettes with nicotine can play a role when trying to quit smoking. So, if you are a chain smoker and want to skip smoking then give it a try. But long-term use of e-cigarettes is not recommended. There’s a rule in Ireland that e-cigarettes must not be sold to young people. To make it clear to all, packaging must contain health warnings and must not be promoted. Republic of Vapes follow the same rule and all packaging contain health warnings to make it clear.

What does vaping do to your child's body?

Since vaping is a relatively young trend, its long-term consequences are not yet fully understood. It is still not clear which substances are all in the vapor. In short, you don't really know what your child is inhaling exactly.

Dangers of Vaping for Kids

Below we go through a number of dangerous substances that can occur in e-cigarette vapor:

Heavy metals

There may be heavy metals in the vapor, such as nickel, lead and chromium. They pose a risk for cardiovascular disease. How heavy metals end up in the vapor is not yet entirely clear. It is probably a combination of the liquids containing metal compounds and the metal coming from the device.


Flavors such as diacetyl have already been found in the vapor of e-cigarettes. This substance is linked to various lung diseases.


Most e-liquids contain nicotine. This substance is very addictive. The brains of young people under 25 are much more sensitive to the effects of nicotine, as they are still developing. Nicotine is also relatively harmless. Actually, the greatest danger lies in the thousands of other toxic chemicals.


Acetaldehyde increases the addictive effect of the nicotine in cigarettes. Furthermore, the substance reacts with many substances in your body. As a result, you can experience irritation in the airways.

Propylene glycol

This substance causes a dry throat, dehydration and can possibly trigger an allergic reaction.

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Misty Jhones