In recent years, vaping has become popular among smokers, former smokers, and even people who have never smoked a cigarette at all. If you’ve been wondering what vaping is all about, this article will explain some of the most important facts to know.
Before we get into the facts, it’s important to know a few things about vaping. Like cigarettes, vapes are designed to deliver nicotine into the bloodstream through inhalation. However, instead of burning the tobacco with fire, a nicotine-filled liquid is vaporized with heat, and the vapor is inhaled.
So, why is vaping so popular? Here’s some insight into this growing trend.
1. Vaping can help people quit smoking
One of the biggest reasons people vape is to stop smoking tobacco cigarettes. Most smokers who know the dangers of tobacco want to kick the habit but find it extremely difficult. Vaping has been proven to help people stop smoking cigarettes.
By proving vaping is an effective smoking cessation aid, the company that makes Vuse vaping products recently their tobacco-flavored products – a right denied to many. The studies cited show that up to 14% of people successfully quit cigarettes by vaping. With other methods, like behavioral counseling and , the success rate was only as high as 7%.
Even though there is some evidence to suggest that people who transition to vaping continue to vape, it’s still better than smoking. There are some people who struggle to quit both, and for them, vaping is the better alternative, even though it comes with several risks.
If you’re concerned about your health and need to quit smoking, you may want to consider vaping to see if it helps.
2. Vaping is less expensive than smoking
There have been several large hikes in cigarette prices in the last few years, bringing the cost of one pack to more than $11 in some cities. For anyone who smokes a pack a day (or more), that’s a lot of money.
Vaping is much cheaper. In fact, end up costing about half as much as buying cigarettes. For instance, the average 600-puff disposable vape costs about $5 and will last about two days. That adds up to around $75 per month, which is $900 per year. If cigarettes are $5 per pack, vaping is about half the cost. The savings are even greater in areas where cigarettes have reached astronomical prices.
3. It’s no longer complicated to vape
Back in the early days of vaping, you really had to be committed to make it work. Prior to disposable vape pods and pens, you had to manually refill, change, and clean your vaping device. Often, this would require unscrewing the battery to access the tank; it was a process.
Today’s vapes are much easier to use. Disposable pods of liquid come sealed and can be thrown away or recycled at the end of their lifespan, and it doesn’t take a screwdriver to replace a disposable vape pod.
You can see the evolution of vaporizers over the years in this published by the CDC. Although you can still buy non-disposable vapes today, they’re becoming less popular because of their cumbersome nature.
4. Vaping doesn’t hit hard like cigarette smoke
When you light a cigarette, the smoke is hot and can even burn when inhaled. On the other hand, when liquid is vaporized, it’s cool. Depending on how you feel about vaping in general, the fact that it doesn’t hit as hard as cigarettes might not be considered a positive thing.
For many people, especially teenagers, inhaling hot smoke can act as a deterrent, which makes vaping easier to pick up as a habit.
For adults looking for an alternative to cigarettes or a way to quit smoking, the lack of hot smoke is definitely a plus.
5. There’s a vape for everyone
Whether you enjoy feeling like you’re smoking a cigarette or you prefer something more discreet, you can find a vape that fits your needs. Traditional disposable e-cigarettes have a classic look and feel, but they won’t last as long as vapes with larger tanks. Either way, it’s your choice how you vape.
Vaping can be a positive thing
As you can see, vaping isn’t just another nicotine habit. It’s actually a great way for smokers to quit cigarettes without having to deal with patches, gum, or therapy. While it’s been proven to help many people quit smoking, it’s not recommended that non-smokers pick up the habit of vaping for fun. There are potential health consequences, so if you don’t already smoke, you won’t benefit from vaping.