“Courage is only an accumulation of small steps.” – George Konrad
Indeed… if you plan to accomplish a target, nothing hinders it; even the habits you think you can’t live without can also be changed, you just have to train your mind. So, if you think you can’t quit your decades-old smoking addiction you’re wrong; STOP underestimating yourself, I bet you CAN QUIT SMOKING.
The best bet is to train your mind to something which is less harmful than smoking; so, the next time you crave smoking, vape.
Yes, vaping… a chain smoker can easily switch to e-cigarettes and can save him/herself from the deadlier hazards of smoking; thanks to vape mods, pods, kits, and disposables for providing a similar nicotine rush to that of cigarettes.
Well, if you’re planning to quit smoking, and wonder if vaping is safer/less-hazardous than smoking, can vaping help you quit smoking… you’re at the right place.
Vaping or Smoking – The REAL INSIGHT
First thing first… why smoking kills?
Well, smoking is inhaling the toxic nicotine in more than absorbing amounts, which does not please/satisfies your senses ONLY, rather it damages your important organs.
On the other hand, vaping is simply inhaling an vapor, which may/may not contain nicotine, flavorings, and some other less-harmful chemicals. The nicotine rush can be managed with the flavors that come in vapes.
While you smoke, you will definitely get incurable ailments related to the heart and lungs; you know one cigarette a day means increasing the risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke.
On the contrary, vaping is 95% less harmful and helps manage the smoking habit.
Smoking… IN NUMBERS; How Deadlier is Smoking?
Let us discuss the reality and facts of the smoking and vaping world.
Smoking is worst for your health, as the inhaled toxins weaken the immune system.
In a particular cigarette, nicotine is fixed, whereas in a vape, quantity is limited and under your control.
Vaping is a sensation that gives satisfaction similar to smoking, which can give your mind the same signals as smoking.
Globally the statistics show that since 1990, smoking prevalence has declined by 27.2% among men and 37.9% among women.
However, in Pakistan, according to research conducted in 2021, out of 330 smokers, 50.3% quit smoking on their first attempt due to self-health, family pressure, family health, and other social pressures. Among them, 62.1% of them quit “cold turkey”, while 10.9% of them used a cessation aid, vaping.
What is more harmful smoking or vaping?
Smoking a cigarette hurts your lungs at large. It has long-term side effects like inhaling tobacco leads;
- Esophageal cancer
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Reduces sperm count
- Pregnancy loss or congenital disabilities
- Impairs immune system
- Blockages in the veins and arteries
However, not only harmful to the body, cigarettes are unfriendly to the environment, they pollute soil, beaches, roadways, and waterways; vapes, on the other hand, are safer to the environment, if discarded properly.
If you want low-maintenance vaping, go for the disposable vapes, I would suggest looking for handy options like UNO 4K, which follows a sleek yet unique design with easy handling, and of course, easy vaping.
Vaping or smoking – Which has the most Nicotine?
An average cigarette has about 10 to 12 mg of nicotine. You take in every Nano-milligram of burning nicotine. For a 20-pack cigarette smoker, it makes up 22 to 36 mg altogether.
At the same time, the nicotine content in commercially-available e-liquids varies between 0.3 – 5%; here, your nicotine consumption is in your hand, not fixed like that of cigarettes.
Like, if you want to inhale just 5% nicotine, go for disposable vapes, like UNO Mas; with this, you can have more than 1200 puffs.
Vaping or Smoking – What feels better?
Let us find out the feelings or sensations in both types of inhaling.
Smoking gives a dizzy, seventh-cloud sense that, medically speaking, destroys the capacity of the brain’s happy hormone, the continued dizziness considers relaxing, and sooner, a smoker becomes a chain smoker.
Although vaping also gives a taste of tobacco wrapped in fruity flavors, while giving a similar sense of relaxation and calmness.
Not convinced yet?
Now, you will think about it!
Vaping or Smoking – Which is more pocket-friendly?
How much does a cigarette costs?
The price of a pack of cigarettes is ₨. 544, which means 200 puffs; a packet of 20 cigarettes lasts 2-3 days, depending on the level of addiction are you at.
On the other hand, a disposable vape, like UNO NOX, costs Rs. 1300 ONLY, and offers 600 puffs; you can have this in a variety of flavors and can last 4 -5 days.
Now, you decide, what’s light on pocket? YOU DECIDE!
Well, as we discussed above, the foe to your pocket and wealth is undoubtedly the cigarette that keeps you penniless at the end.
However, vaping and its accessories are pocket-friendly and economical in the long run. They will never burden your hard-earned income.
Q1. Is vaping bad for the lungs?
Vaping has less quantity of carcinogens, which damages the lungs. So, compared to cigarettes, it is less risky.
Q2. Is vaping bad for your oral health?
To some extent, vaping isn’t bad for your oral health as it doesn’t alter the microbiomes, that drive your immune system. Smoking cigarettes mean altering and often, destroying the existing microbiomes in your body