5 Reasons Smokers Should Love Vaping
5 Reasons Smokers Should Love Vaping
So you’re intrigued by e-cigarettes but unsure of all the negative narratives that surrounds it? Well, there are reasons to love vaping, especially if you’re a smoker, and even more so if you want to give up smoking.
Stopping smoking is one of the hardest things you can do. Many people try and fail, and try again, get a bit of success before succumbing to that nasty habit yet again.
Now I’m not saying everyone should take up vaping. In fact, as a vaper, I would only recommend it to people who smoke. As much as I enjoy the nice flavours and taste of my e-liquids, and of course creating and moulding dense clouds, I don’t think it’s something a non-smoker should take up.
But if you do smoke, and if you do want to quit, then read on for 5 reasons to love vaping.
1. Vaping Is 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking
The headline of the first reason says it all. Of course, smoking is bad for you, but vaping is 95% less harmful than those nasty cancer sticks.
Health benefits are one thing, but the main benefit is living. In the U.K. around 78,000 people die from smoking every year, and that it increases the risk of developing more than 50 debilitating illnesses if you continue smoking.
If this isn’t reason enough to love vaping, I don’t know what is.
2. Vaping Is Cheaper Than Smoking
Cigarettes are expensive, there’s no doubt about it. And that’s by design, because the government taxes cigarettes to try and put people off smoking.
The average packet of 20 has doubled in the last decade, and the most expensive cigs are now almost £14 a packet, so every smoker is feeling the pinch.
A typical smoker will take 10 hits on a cigarette, so a person will get about 200 hits from a packet of 20. That’s 200 hits for almost £14! Compare this with vape juice and the results are astounding.
Let’s say you have a vape tank that holds 2ml of e-juice, as a rough estimate you should get about 200 hits from that, which is about 2ml of vape juice.
The cost of a Disposable Vape Kit with 2ml of juice will cost you about £4. And if you have all the equipment and just buy the e-liquid, whether it’s shortfills, Nic Salts, whatever, it will work out to be much cheaper than smoking.
3. Vaping Can Help You Stop Smoking
So you now know the health and cost benefits of vaping compared with smoking, but another reason to love vaping is that it is more likely to help you stop smoking than other methods.
Smoking isn’t just about enjoying the inhalation, it’s also a habit. Many smokers say they need to do something with their hands, so taking things like nicotine patches doesn’t help with that.
A 2019 study found that 19 percent of participants who used vaping to quit smoking were no longer smoking a year later, while those who used things such as nicotine patches and gum, quit smoking at a rate of 9 percent.
So, if you want to stop but have failed in the past, it’s really worth trying vaping to help you kick the habit. And the best thing is, you can ease the nicotine strength of your vape juice to kick that addiction. To do so, you might start on a higher nicotine strength, before gradually going to down to nicotine free vapes.
4. Vaping Is More Socially Acceptable than Smoking
Smoking cigarettes used to be thought of as cool, and advertising campaigns and Hollywood movies made it look cool. Times have changed.
Smoking stinks, and anyone who doesn’t smoke can’t accept the smell of it on their clothes or even worse their furniture. Smokers don’t realise but their homes stink, and most non-smokers don’t like the smell.
Vaping doesn’t smell, and is much more acceptable in society. In fact, it’s not illegal to vape in bars in the U.K. although some bar owners won’t accept it.
5. You Will Be Able To Smell and Taste Again
It’s a known fact that smoking dulls your smell and taste buds. Most ex-smokers will tell you how their senses of smell and taste received a boost, once they had quit smoking.
Imagine not being able to smell or taste a nice meal, and imagine how good it is after stopping and you get to taste your first steak and chips as a non-smoker. If that isn’t reason enough to love vaping, I don’t know what is.
Of course, vaping doesn’t give your taste buds a boost, but if you vape to help you stop smoking, then you might be able to give Nigella Lawson a run for her money when critiquing food.
Reasons To Love Vaping
So, now you have 5 great reasons to love vaping. Whichever it is that triggers you to try it and help you stop smoking, it will benefit you no end.
Being a smoker, you might not notice the polite ways non-smokers don’t invite you to every event they host. Of course, they won’t completely shun you, but at the very best you’ll spend half the night standing outside.
And if being able to fully smell and taste good food isn’t reason enough to love vaping I don’t know what is. If you stop smoking, your food will taste better, and vaping can help you achieve that.
Most importantly, however, is your wealth and health. If you start vaping and stop smoking it will make a huge difference to your lifestyle compared. You will be able to spend money on doing other things you enjoy, and best of all you will be much less likely to be stricken down wit a serious illness.
What’s not to love? Find out more at A Beginner's Guide to Vaping