Vaping offers a safer alternative to smoking, an addictive habit responsible for countless health risks and diseases. Eager to throw away their cigarette packs, more people are switching to vape devices and here’s why.
You can’t escape the facts
According to WHO, ‘Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.’
Today with information a search word away, smoking is no longer acceptable. The rising awareness on the issue has made people finally recognize the benefits of living a healthier life when you’re smoke free.
What is vaping?
Vaping is the act of inhaling smoke like vapor from vape devices or electronic cigarettes. Those who switch to vape can choose the flavor and strength that helps control nicotine consumption and break the cycle of dependency.
How does it work?
While a lot has changed over the years, the basics are the same. Hand held electronic devices or vapes have a battery that heats the coil and activates the atomizer to turn e-liquid to vapor whenever you draw.
Vape devices are available in different sizes and custom parts. Vape mods, for example, are the first choice for experienced vapers. While disposable vaping pods are popular among vapers who want something simple and cost effective.
Vaping vs. Smoking
According to the Amercian Heart Association, cigarette smoke contains 5000 chemical components that are harmful to the body. Tar for example, consists of a number of damaging chemicals that affects the lungs and heart leaving a sticky brown residue.
Smoking not only harms the smoker but those around through passive or second hand smoking.
Tobacco cigarettes are health hazards because it’s toxic combination of carbon monoxide and nicotine.
RCP 2016 report states that while nicotine is the addictive component, it’s the ‘constituents of tobacco smoke’ that causes most damage. A way to reduce the damage is to break the cycle of dependency on tobacco smoke.
Vaping offers a simple and effective approach to reduce nicotine addiction. Vapers can control nicotine consumption with vape devices that help monitor nicotine levels.
Vaping devices produce vapor by heating the coil and drawing the e-liquid to the mouthpiece. The RCP report states that ‘hazard to health arising from long-term vapor inhalation was unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from smoking tobacco.’
Benefits of Vaping
- It’s a better alternative– In the effort to save heavy smokers, vape devices are being used for nicotine cessation. The facts clearly support vaping over smoking because it’s safer to use.
- No heavy odor– one of the best vaping benefits is that vapor doesn’t leave the same damp tobacco smell that stick to your clothes. Some might even like the pleasant aroma if the vape is flavored.
- Control on nicotine intake– another solid vaping benefit is being able to control your intake. Disposable vaping pods are convenient and easy to use while mod devices give vapers control of different features when vaping.
- Flavors and price appeal– The attractive range of vape flavors is the key feature. Not to mention, a large variety of vaping devices depending on your preference.
The Bottom Line
The reality is that millions of people still smoke cigarettes and die every year from a number of serious illnesses. A 2018 study shows that the percentage of adult smokers is rising in the US with 13.7% of all adults smoking (34.2 million people).
Vape devices are not wellness products but they do help people quit smoking. What could be a better reason to switch than that?