Should You Switch to Vaping?

May 14, 2018 6:34 pm

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The growing popularity of e-cigarettes and vape pens is finding more and more people switching to vaping rather than smoking, in part, because it offers a cleaner alternative to smoking cigarettes, tastes nicer, and is perhaps a lot more socially acceptable.

Whilst vaping may have its sore points such as young people being enticed by the sweet fruity flavour, on the whole it seems switching to vaping could be a much healthier way to get your nicotine hit.

Indeed, vaping can be a great way to ween yourself off of cigarettes and quit smoking altogether.  A recent study found that of the 2.5 million e-cigarette users in the United Kingdom, more than one million have stopped smoking altogether.

With so many trendy innovations such as the Aspire Breeze 2 Kit vaping is become more and more practical, and if you are thinking of switching, might be a good device to check out.

Here’s a little background information as to why vaping is less harmful than smoking, so that you can make the decision for yourself.

Vape pens and e-cigarettes use e-liquids that consist of four elements:

  1. vegetable glycerin
  2. propylene glycol
  3. food-grade flavors
  4. Nicotine

What you might not realise is the last ingredient is optional… as not all vapes contain nicotine, and the consumer has more control over what goes into their body, as in, you can determine how much nicotine you wish your vape to contain – which makes it a great way to gradually decrease your daily nicotine content.

Whilst vaping is not being promoted as a healthy thing to do, of course, it is a lot less harmful than smoking.  Cigarettes contain elements such as tar, arsenic, ammonia, acetone, cyanide, carbon monoxide and several other toxins that are harmful.

Today, governments around the world are making an effort to reduce the amount of people that smoke tobacco (i.e. cigarettes and cigars) by including horrific photos to make people associate with the cause and effect of their behaviour, meaning most cigarette packets come with a graphical warning focused on things such as infertility, throat cancer, mouth cancer and erectile dysfunction.

The idea is that these ‘pain points’ will prevent people from smoking, yet in reality, smoking is an addiction and the images haven’t been as prohibitive as government’s wished; however, now that vaping is an alternative to cigarette smoking, many people are taking head of these warnings and switching over.

The other thing to consider, particularly if you have children, is that smoking cigarettes means your family are inhaling all the toxic chemicals listed above – whereas with vaping, this won’t be the case.  

It also makes for a much more pleasant experience for non-smokers, as non-smokers feel there’s nothing worse than having to breathe in someone else’s smoke which can create tension and cause a feeling of friction, which is much reduced, when all you are doing is blowing out fruity scented water vapour.

In summary, smoking is dreadfully bad for you.  Vaping is not “healthy” per se, but it is a LOT healthier than smoking cigarettes and can be a good way to quit smoking altogether, as one thing you might want to be mindful of is that if you keep putting water vapour in your lungs, and over time this builds up, it could cause COPD.

The bottom line is that switching to vaping is a great idea, but the best idea of all is to use it as a tool to gradually reduce and quit altogether.

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