Electronic cigarettes have increased in popularity since they went on sale in 2003. A recent report stated that vaping has helped 6.1 million Europeans quit smoking – which is a tremendous victory for smokers worldwide – now that they are finally able to kick the dangerous habit of using tobacco.
The health benefits of vaping compared to smoking are many – so we have created this list of 10 reasons why you should switch to vaping.
10 Reasons Why You Should Switch To Vaping
#1: Vaping reduces your chances of getting lung cancer
Unlike tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not contain the carcinogens found in tobacco; tar, carbon monoxide, ammonia, radioactive compounds and cyanide to mention a few. Tobacco contains at least 50 known carcinogens, and more than 4000 chemicals are produced from the combustion of tobacco.
While nicotine can be toxic in large concentrations, it’s comparable to a cup of coffee at the amounts a vaper inhales. The exhaled vapour from e-cigs is harmless to bystanders, while secondhand smoke is linked to several health problems for non-smokers.
A report in 2015 from Public Health England stated that e-cigarettes “release negligible levels of nicotine into the ambient air with no identified health risks to bystanders.”
#2: No ashes and stinky ashtrays
With vaping you can get rid of that stinky ashtray, and you no longer have to dust yourself off after having a smoke. The dust and ash that spreads in your home, along with the nicotine-yellow walls is a thing of the past if you switch to vaping.
#3: No more bad smell
Get rid of the unmistakable smell of tobacco smoke on your hands, body, breath, and even in your home. Vapers never have to worry about the foul odour from cigarette smoke; the vapour smells nice, and will leave a sweet-smelling vapour that quickly dissipate.
#4: Less fire hazard when used properly
E-cigarettes have no open flame or burning area that could cause a fire. Unlike tobacco cigarettes, the heated coil is sealed, and you don’t have to worry about falling asleep with a smouldering cigarette butt in your ashtray. Battery safety is an issue, but when handled properly there is less risk of fire with e-cigarettes. Besides, any battery operated device poses a slight fire hazard if handled in the wrong way.
#5: Flavour variety
If you’re smoking you have a few different brands to choose from – but in the end, it all tastes like tobacco. A vaper, on the other hand, has a wide range of exciting flavours to choose from. Banana strawberry? Sweet Cola? Tropical Fruits? Or perhaps a Creamy coffee flavour? The options are endless. You can, of course, get tobacco flavoured e-liquids as well!
#6: Better teeth and breath
E-liquids contain fewer chemicals than tobacco cigarettes, and your breath will no longer smell like tar and burn plants. Your teeth will thank you as well since there is no and smoke to discolour them.
#7: Choose your nicotine level
It’s not easy to quit smoking cold turkey. The nicotine craving can put you in a bad mood and make you sweat, give you insomnia, and depressions. With e-cigs, you can choose your nicotine level and gradually lessen the intake. E-liquid is clearly marked with the nicotine level, and most smokers start off on 18 or 24 mg, and then reduce the intake gradually until they reach low levels such as 3 mg, or even 0 mg.
#8: More freedom to enjoy a vape
It’s a drag always having to go outside to have a smoke. It’s utterly inconvenient, and a waste of time. You can vape in most places, and some restaurants and bars let you vape inside. Just be mindful that some places might not allow this, and some countries have banned indoor vaping. It’s always best to ask.
#9: Vaping is better for the environment
Because e-cigs don’t have butts that end up in the drain or nature, they don’t cause the environmental problems that cigarettes do. Chemicals like carbon monoxide and other compounds that are harmful to the environment are not found in e-liquid.
#10: Save money
If you have smoked for 5, 10, or 20 years, you’ve spent thousands of euros on a deadly habit. A good vaping device will set you back 30 – 100 euros as a one-time investment and they normally last for years. E-liquids are considerably cheaper than cigarettes. A 20 ml. Bottle equals about 200 cigarettes and usually cost around 10 euros for a high-quality e-liquid.