Researchers are still in the early stages of figuring out the potential health hazards associated with certain vaping flavors — as well as the dangers of vaping in general. So it can be tough for e-cig enthusiasts to know just how much damage, if any, they might be doing to their health. And that can frustrating, especially since so many people use vaping as a potentially healthier alternative to cigarette smoking.
For others, vaping is just a hobby, and one that comes with a variety of flavors to try. But whatever your reason for vaping may be, it's still important to weigh the pros and cons, and learn more about certain flavors so you can make a slightly more informed decision.
Because, if you've ever been to a vape store in search of e-cigarette juice, then you already know the choices are pretty much endless. There are common flavors like tobacco, strawberry, cola, and cherry, as well as more interesting flavors like cereal and buttered popcorn. And, of course, there are completely bizarre flavors, too, with names that seem to come from another planet.
The problem with vaping liquid, of any flavor, is you can never be 100 percent sure what you're inhaling. And that's why you should never assume any of them are "safe." Experts do say, however that certain flavors may be riskier than others due to the chemicals that go into making them, and how they reacted when heated up and inhaled. Here are a few flavors vapers might want to avoid, until we have more information.