A lot of chaos surrounds us, especially when it comes to smoking and vaping. Smokers happen to miss out several important facts about vaping. Are you one of those e-cig beginners?
You might have already read several arguments relating to e-cigarettes. Whatever the base of the argument is, switching to e-cigarettes has evolved as a harm-reducing alternative amongst smokers.
Still not convinced? In this article, we attempt to bust all the myths related to vaping and shed light on as to why they are considered as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Read on and let's have a quick look on some of the facts.
E-cigs are a safer option than the tobacco ones
The e-liquid that you are vaping is made up of vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol and flavouring. This makes e-cigs a far better option than traditional cigarettes as they don’t contain any tobacco at all.
The Public Health England (PHE) recently concluded that e-cigs are 95 % less dangerous than tobacco cigarettes and can be used as an authorized medicine to anti-smoking products like patches. Though the PHE has not ruled out the risk factor of e-cigs yet it holds that e-cigs could become the endgame for tobacco.
You can save a fortune by switching from smoking to vaping
No lies here! Initially, e-cig beginners would express anxiety over the initial start-up price. However a pack a day smoker will invest around $8,000 every year. On the other hand, a vaper needing the same level of nicotine juice and a complete 2-3 e-cigs kit will consume approximately $800-$1000 every year. Further, cigarette packs are disposable while e-cigs can be refilled and recharged which makes them cheaper than tobacco cigarettes.
Also, let’s not forget that e-cigarettes last longer and offer you months or years of service so long as you keep them equipped with liquid and replacement items. Looks like a great deal, right?
E-cigs are a better transition from quitting
Let’s accept the truth that quitting smoking is a pretty hard task. Uncountable smokers have experimented with it and have failed. Basically, the smokers do not really want to quit because they simply love to do it. And here is where e-cigs come into the picture. They don’t force you to completely quit smoking but provide a better alternative to it. With the technical stride, an e-cig when properly installed and filled with a great liquid is altogether a different proposition. It emerges as a better alternative which can be customized with the desired nicotine level and flavour choice. Let’s not forget, e-cigs are becoming more socially acceptable, economical and confirmed 95% less harmful!
An international survey reported that e-cigs helped 72 % of the smokers in managing their nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. A negligible 10% felt the urge to puff tobacco cigs while smoking e-cigs. However, 92% experienced a reduced smoking urge when utilizing e-cigs.
You get to decide your own nicotine level
One of the best facts about e-cigs is that you can tailor make your own e-juices. Actually what you inhale is a food-grade sugar substitute propylene glycol (PG) plus vegetable glycerine (VG) whose ratio measures the throat hit of your e-liquid along with flavouring. You can choose a desirable nicotine content level or choose to go for a zero-nicotine e-juice. It is all in your hands!
Contains 95% less harmful chemicals
If figures are to be believed traditional cigarettes smoke contains over 4000 chemicals.
The UK government has released a press statement that ecigs are 95% less harmful.
If you are interested to learn more about this follow this link to the UK Government site!
Over to You
We hope that the above facts have made you realise that e-cigarettes are a lot less harmful than smoking. What are your thoughts on this? Have you used e-cigs and how have you found them compared to smoking? Do let us know in the comments.