Smoking stinks, literally, but it can still be a tough habit to give up. Switching to vaping can make putting down cigarettes a tad easier while bringing on plenty of benefits. Check out the top four reasons vaping beats out smoking each and every time.
Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, 43 of which are known carcinogens. The most dangerous chemicals are produced through combustion when the cigarette is lit. The litany of harmful toxins includes things like DDT, ammonia, tar, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, hydrogen cyanide, and even arsenic.
Vaping does not involve combustion. The e-liquid is never lit on fire, but rather heated to create a vape cloud. The lack of combustion is one of the main reasons Public Health England determined vaping was about 95 percent healthier than smoking cigarettes.
The only chemicals you’re exposed to with vaping are those found in your chosen e-liquid. At the very least, most e-liquids contain propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) to make up the e-juice base.
While artificially flavored vaping liquids may contain a hodgepodge of other chemicals for flavoring, coloring and preservatives, you can skip those by opting for a naturally flavored e-juice. Black Note real tobacco e-liquid, for instance, relies on real tobacco extract instead of synthetic ingredients for its flavoring.
Although cigarettes contain tobacco, the tobacco taste is impeded by the dozens of other chemicals competing for attention. Vaping a real tobacco e-liquid provides a much cleaner, purer and flavorful experience than you’d typically find with smoking.
Vaping also doesn’t come with the host of detrimental side effects of smoking, such as yellow teeth and nails, bad breath, overall stench, and cigarette burns on couches, carpeting and car seats.
Better for Environment
Cigarette butts are the most abundant form of litter in the world, with millions of pounds of them strewn across the planet on an annual basis. In addition to releasing poisons like lead and arsenic into the environment, cigarette butts can take about a decade to degrade.
Vaping devices typically come with rechargeable batteries and refillable e-juice chambers, allowing you to use the same device again and again. The only element that requires regular changing is the heating element, which consists of a small atomizer that is easily disposed of in the trash.
Depending on where you buy them, cigarettes can cost upwards of $10 per pack. Even at the average price of about $6 per pack, daily pack-a-day smokers can end up spending more than $2,000 every year just to support the habit.
The cost of vaping can range around $900 per year, including the cost of the vaping device. Replacement atomizers are relatively inexpensive and only need to be changed every several weeks. The cost of your e-liquid depends on the brand and flavor you choose and how frequently you vape.
If you’re still on the fence about switching from smoking to vaping, these four reasons may give you just the push you need to reap the benefits of the vaping scene.