Electronic cigarettes have, within a very short while of their existence, created a whole culture around them. More people are adopting the using of e-cigarettes by the day, or vaping as it is commonly referred to. Vaping devices (vape pen or vaporizer) are battery-powered devices that produce heat that burns the e-liquid to vapor, thus inhaling it is referred to as vaping.
The few health reports released in regards to e-cigarettes place them at almost 95% safer than traditional cigarettes. The difference between the two is that e-cigs do not contain carcinogens such as vinyl chloride and arsenic. This has made people to choose e cigs instead since they are considered the healthier option.
The reasons most UK smokers choose e-cigs instead are quite a number. Let’s look at a few:
- E-cigarettes are believed to help tobacco smokers quit or reduce in the behavior. With a vaping device, you can adjust the level of nicotine released. Adjusting these levels until one can no longer smoke acts as an effective way to curb addiction.
- E-cigarettes are cost effective. Tobacco cigarettes are disposable hence costly as you have to buy a new pack after every few sticks. Vaping only requires replacing your e-juice for the reusable e-cigs.
- E-cigarettes are flavored. You can choose a taste of your choice, ranging from strawberry to apples, mint or chocolate. The e-juice of your choice provides for the different varieties.
- You can smoke in public. Unlike tobacco cigarettes that are looked down upon by most of society, vaping does not raise eyebrows as much. Friends can even let you smoke around them as it’s not so harmful and there is no secondhand smoke. If at all there’s any, the smell is not as bad as it is with tobacco cigs. It is basically an appropriate way of smoking in public.
- No need for a lighter thus reducing the risk of burning or starting a fire. Most smokers have at one point had a burn in part of their clothing, car seats or worse still, started a fire. Vaping requires no combustion as the e-juice is heated to produce a vapor.
- E-cigs have eliminated the need for ashtrays thus creating a cleaner and safer environment. There’s no disposing of cigarette butts or emptying the ash.
- Choosing e-cigs will help you breathe Traditional cigarettes produce a lot of smoke that fills up your lungs. E-cigs will instead let your lungs ‘breathe’. However, there are no conclusive effects of e-cigarettes as at now. Medics believe that it is 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes.
Most young people are choosing e-cigs instead of tobacco cigarettes. They are in turn looking to have many converts and spreading the vaping gospel. Easy on the pocket, safer and appropriate for most, vaping has more advantages. Health advantages over traditional smoking top the list. We, however, hope this remains so as tobacco companies will want a piece of the cake, and this will mean having more addictive flavors in the market.