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Do Vapes & E-Cigarettes Contain Tobacco?

These days, legal-aged smokers who would otherwise continue smoking or using other nicotine products, have many smoke-free alternatives to choose from, each with their own unique features and functions. While some adult smokers group all smoke-free alternatives in one category—vapes and e-cigarettes—there are actually a couple of distinct categories, those that contain tobacco and those that don’t.

Let’s take a look at the different options available.

What are vapes and e-cigarettes?

Vape devices such as VEEV—also called “e-cigarettes” or “e-cigs”—are one type of smoke-free alternative to continued smoking. This type of vape heats e-liquid (also known as “vaping liquid”) that evaporates to produce vapour that is drawn from the device through a mouthpiece. In the case of VEEV, these e-liquids are housed in VEEV pods. They are easy, mess-free pods that come pre-filled with 1.5 mL of vape-ready e-liquid. These pods are available in different flavours, including tobacco-flavoured Classic Auburn or Classic Blond, as well as mint and a number of fruit-flavoured varieties.

What’s more, when using an e-cigarette like VEEV nothing actually burns. VEEV utilizes an innovative Mesh™ heater that allows for the e-liquid to be in constant contact with the heat source to produce vapour—not smoke. This is why vapes or e-cigarettes are sometimes referred to as a smoke-free alternative.

If vapes and e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, what types of smoking alternatives do?

If you are a legal-aged smoker who would otherwise continue to smoke or use other nicotine products you can find smoke-free tobacco alternatives containing real tobacco. Case in point? Heated tobacco products.

Heated tobacco, or heat-not-burn, is another type of smoke-free technology. Heated tobacco devices use real tobacco, specially processed and formed into sticks. These tobacco sticks can then be inserted into a device that heats them to a very specific, controlled temperature. This process releases tobacco flavour while ensuring the tobacco itself doesn’t burn, eliminating smoke and ash from the experience.

How do I choose between vaping or heated tobacco

For legal-aged smokers looking for a smoke-free alternative, it all comes down to personal preference. Will you choose an e-cigarette option like VEEV that uses e-liquid filled VEEV pods? Or will you go for a heated tobacco product that heats real tobacco for a flavourful, smoke and ash-free experience? As with any decision you make, the choice is up to you, and you alone.