Why Vaping is a Better Choice than Smoking
Vaping has been on the rise over the past few years and it will only grow bigger and bigger. It is estimated that by 2021, the global vaping market will be worth 32 billion dollars.
Many veteran smokers are switching to vaping to lead a less harmful lifestyle. Vaping is considered to be a better alternative to smoking.
Smokers all over are of the opinion that electronic cigarettes help in kicking the smoking habit. This is because, with e-cigarettes, people have the freedom to choose minimal amount of nicotine or none at all.
The History of Vaping
Vaping is not new to mankind. Egyptians of the ancient era used to heat oils and herbs and inhale their vapors. But this practice was long forgotten. Around the 16th century, a physician in the Indian Emperor Akbar's court, used to pass tobacco smoke in a bowl of water. This is the modern day Shisha or hookah.
After many centuries, in 1963, Herbert Gilbert, registered a patent on 'smokeless cigarette', but it was only in the middle of 2000s that a pharmacist from China manufactured the first e-cigarette. Thus rose the humble electronic cigarette.
Electronic cigarettes are readily available in the market at affordable prices. It is an electronic device that can be held in the hand, just like a cigarette. It heats the liquid inside its cartridge, generating a vapor. This vapor is inhaled by the person.
For someone who is looking for an alternative to tobacco and nicotine, vaping an e-cigarette seems to be a much better solution. Vaping offers a lot of advantages over traditional smoking. They are as follows:
- No smoke odor: Vaping experience is no longer considered as a taboo. It does not give out smoke odors. The hands of the vaper do not stink as in the case of a cigarette smoker. People do not cringe to sit with a vaper.
- Delectable flavors: The e-juices in the electronic cigarettes, can be added with a dash of flavor of the vaper’s choice. He can choose from a variety of vape flavors like coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, peach, lemon, anything that he can wish for. As such, they taste better.
- Less Harmful: The regular cigarettes contain nicotine, tobacco and a host of other harmful substances. They are a major source of health problems such as stroke, heart attacks, liver and lung diseases, etc. In comparison, the risk associated with an e-cig is much lower. They too contain nicotine but in minimal amounts and a person can choose not to have nicotine at all. The other substances present are not as harmful as the ones in cigarettes. A UK study proved ecigs are 95% less harmful than regular cigarettes!
- Stylish and attractive: E-cigs are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes and models. All of them have varying features. There are vape pens, vape mods, e-cigs, sub ohm mods, etc. They eliminate the need for a lighter since they are battery operated. There is no fire so chances of a fire accident are cut down.
Due to the above mentioned features, electronic cigarettes are gaining momentum. It is predicted that if the current set of smokers make a switch to vaping, premature deaths would come down by 6.6 million.
For this to happen, the laws and policies related to smoking need to be amended
encouraging electronic cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes. There are cases where senior citizens who had been smoking a couple of packs per day, adapted to vaping and have never gone back to their regular pack of cigarettes.
There are quite a few questions worth exploring - its long term health concerns, how much safer it is than smoking, and how helpful it is in aiding smokers to quit smoking. However one thing stands true in favor of vaping - when one decides to vape, it is definitely a better option than smoking regular cigarettes.
Although there are arguments in favor of and against vaping, the practice is becoming more popular every day.