Using Vaping as an Alternative to Smoking
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Using Vaping as an Alternative to Smoking

The modern e-cigarette has been around since 2003, but it was not until the 2010s that it went mainstream in Europe and the US. Suffice to say it is still a relatively new phenomenon.

Smokers who have successfully made the transition into vaping can attest to the myriad benefits vape devices offer over tobacco cigarettes, which let’s be real, everyone and their uncle knows is a dangerous pastime when it comes to our health.

Vape devices are increasingly becoming popular at a time when the world is making efforts to become healthier, whether that be through eating cleaner, working out, or partaking in wellness practices whose impact on mind, body and soul is a topic that has seen a lot of ink poured into it.

As the health and wellness trend slowly goes from a fad to a norm, it was only a matter of time before individuals started taking their smoking habit seriously.

It needs no telling that kicking the habit is an uphill struggle. Up until the time e-cigarettes became popular – thanks to advancements in vaping technology and growth of the industry – the smoking alternatives available were not the most effective.

Vape devices have since transformed the landscape, and today vaping is widely regarded as the most effective alternative to smoking.

And there are oodles of good things associated with making the switch from cigarettes to vaporizers.

It’s Cheaper

The cost of cigarettes has shot up considerably in the last few years, as countries the world over move to slap an ever-rising “sin tax” on cigarettes.

For example, a pack of cigarettes in New York will set you back north of $14. In England, the same pack will have you digging deeper ($15), the same as Norway. If you think that’s expensive, cigarettes are becoming a rich man’s pastime in Australia, with a packet retailing at USD26.

For heavy smokers, the cost of cigarettes is gradually becoming unsustainable.

It’s a good thing we have vaping which, while not the cheapest activity itself, won’t have you breaking the bank when juxtaposed to smoking.

The good thing with vaping is that it provides for great versatility in both hardware and e-liquid options, so there are always hacks you can incorporate into your routine to bring the costs even lower without compromising on quality or safety.

When you sit down at the end of the day to do your math, it won’t be lost on you that the money you spend on a pack of cigarettes these days can be invested in e-liquid to last you several days, if not weeks depending on your usage.

An Effective Way to Quit Smoking

As we mentioned, the health concerns associated with smoking are forcing many to rethink their smoking habits.

And the nicotine replacement therapy options available on the market cannot be relied upon to ease you out of the habit effectively. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be the serious discussion it has been for those very many years.

Unlike alternatives like nicotine gum and patches, vaping has been found to be the most feasible smoking alternative, an alternative that is largely to thank for the notable drop in the number of smokers in countries like the US and UK in the past 5-7 years.

That’s due to a combination of factors, notably the ability of vape devices to simulate the action of smoking a cigarette, whether it’s the hand-to-mouth action, the inhalation and exhalation of vapor, or the throat hit.

Fewer Chemicals

Everyone knows smoking kills. While vaping hasn’t been around for long enough to properly establish its long-term health effects, the general consensus is that it is a much healthier alternative to smoking.

That’s because e-liquids do not contain the thousands of harmful chemicals present in tobacco when it undergoes combustion, a lot of them carcinogenic compounds – never mind the tar.

Provided you source your vape supplies from trusted sources that adhere to industry regulations while enforcing their own stringent internal quality control measures, you should be on the safe side.

No Nasty Odors

Cigarettes are notorious for their unmistakable smell which some find repulsive. Even smokers themselves admit the cigarette odor that lingers on everything from clothes, to closed spaces like the house or car can be too much.

This is not a problem you’ll have to put up with by making the switch to vaping.

Matter of fact, the smell left behind after a vaping session is nothing short of amazing, thanks to the plethora of wonderful e-liquids that come in all flavors imaginable, from fruit to dessert to candy, you name it.

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