You must have heard about vaping or at least e-cigarettes by now. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re probably still wondering what it’s all about and whether it’s really safer than tobacco. There haven’t been any long-term clinical studies on vaping, but we’ve known for decades that smoking anything is bad for you. Vaping is different. Here is what you need to know.
Is It Safer?
Vaping isn’t smoking. Nothing is burned. Instead, substances like wax or liquid are heated by electrical charge to release vapor. You’re inhaling moisture with trace amounts of non-toxic chemicals such as glycerins. With smoking, plant matter is being burned, and you’re absorbing a range of pollutants. We know that these accumulate in the body to cause cancer, lung disorders, and even contribute to arthritis and diabetes.
A Better Experience
With cigarettes, you don’t have many options except switching brands. None of them are safe, and most taste very similar. Vapers have control over the experience. There are a variety of products that allow you to blend your own liquids. There are flavors such as almond, chocolate, and many more. Visit a vape shop and you’ll find customizable devices that allow you to make your own adjustments to the intensity and flow of the vape itself. You can experiment and get the experience you prefer.
If you’ve been around smokers, you know that cigarette smoke particles leave a strong smell on your clothes, your furniture, and in your car. What’s more, that second-hand smoke is just as dangerous for any non-smokers around. Vaping doesn’t have those drawbacks. You can use your vaping device almost anywhere, and unless they’re watching your every move, most bystanders won’t know it. With vaping, there’s also no ashes or discarded butts to litter the ground. Smoking also includes a risk of fire. Altogether, smoking is bad for people and the environment.
Cigarette smoking is getting very expensive, with added taxes bringing the price per pack close to $10 or more in some areas. Think of the costs piling up for a 2-pack-a-day smoker. You also need to buy matches and lighters that are always forgotten or misplaced, plus ash trays for your home. Once you buy a vaping device, all you need to do is charge it, occasionally clean it, and the only expense is more e-liquid or vape wax, which is much more affordable per use than cigarettes.
The one conclusion that seems inevitable is that many studies have been done to prove conclusively that smoking is not only bad for you, it’s highly addictive. Investigate some vaping devices and you’ll see that it’s a different concept entirely. That in itself is a big argument in favor of vaping.