Vaping and vape products have become very popular over the last few years. Almost every time you walk down the street, you’ll see someone engulfed in a cloud of vapour from their vape pen or e-cigarette.
There are plenty of reasons for the rise in vaping, but one of the most significant is that it’s seen as a way to help wean yourself off cigarettes. We all know the health risks of smoking all the time, but it’s tough to kick this habit. The beauty of a vape pen is that it gives you the same feeling as smoking, but without the significant risk of damaging your health.
Some people are still a bit cautious about switching to e-cigarettes because there is a lot of false information out there regarding the safety of vaping. But, as this post will show, choosing to vape can be an excellent decision for your health and wellbeing.
No Tobacco In E-Liquids
Vape pens work by heating up an e-liquid and creating that smoke-like vapour we’ve all seen. Sometimes, the e-liquid can contain flavourings – which is why some people smell like fruit when they’re creating a massive vape cloud. A lot of the time, there’s nicotine in these e-liquids too. However, there’s one noticeable absentee; tobacco.
With cigarettes, smoke is created by burning tobacco, and this is what release lots of harmful chemicals. When inhaled, these chemicals can have a detrimental impact on your health and have been proven to cause cancer. With vaping, the vapour clouds don’t contain carbon monoxide or tar – which are the two most harmful things in tobacco. As such, it’s the much safer option if you want to avoid cancer and other diseases that are caused by tobacco smoke.
Vaping Almost 95% Safer Than Smoking
The safety of vaping – compared to smoking – is best shown by a study from Public Health England. They conducted an experiment to show how vaping and smoking cigarettes differ from one another. One bell jar was set up to ‘smoke’ the equivalent of a month’s worth of cigarettes while another was set up to vape the same amount. Inside each jar, there was cotton wool, and the difference at the end was shocking.
The cotton wool in the smoking jar was almost entirely brown and full or thick tar, while the one from vaping was almost completely normal – just wet. From this, PHE concludes that vaping is 95% safer than smoking. If you watch the video, then it will stun you how much gunk ends up in your lungs and throat through smoking – particularly when compared to vaping!
An Excellent Way To Quit Smoking
While vaping isn’t 100% risk-free – and it’s safer for your health to not vape or smoke at all – it is decidedly better for you than smoking tobacco cigarettes. So much so that it’s widely considered the best tool to quit smoking. Public Health England claims that over 3 million adults are using vape pens and e-liquids. As a result, 1.5 million people have said they managed to quit smoking through vaping!
The reason for this is that vaping almost mimics the feeling of smoking. You’re still inhaling something, and you still get nicotine from the e-liquid. What a lot of people don’t realise is that nicotine is what gets you addicted to cigarettes in the first place. However, on its own – with no tobacco – it’s nowhere near as harmful.
So, by getting nicotine through e-liquid instead of a cigarette, you don’t end up with bad cravings. A problem people have when they try and quit is that the nicotine cravings make them go cold turkey. In the end, they have too many withdrawal symptoms and go straight back to smoking. Now, you have an alternative to help deal with these symptoms and say goodbye to cigarettes for good.
Public Health England is really making an effort to push vaping as part of the smoking cessation model. The results are there for all to see; loads of people have managed to quit as a direct result of vaping.
Conclusion: Vaping Is A Healthier Alternative To Smoking
We can conclude that vaping is definitely healthier and safer than smoking. It will help reduce the chances of contracting harmful lung diseases, cancer, and all the other health issues related to smoking tobacco. As a benefit, you don’t get the damaging effects of second-hand smoke either.
If you’re looking to quit your smoking habit, then turning to a vape pen is the best step to take. It’s much easier to forget about cigarettes if you’re using an e-cigarette. Remember, smoking claims tens of thousands of lives across the UK every year. If you switch to vaping, then you decrease the chances of becoming part of that statistic.