As an increasingly health-conscious society, we are constantly searching for ways to become healthier and switching from smoking to vaping seems to be the latest example of this. Vaping still remains somewhat of a mystery and contrary to popular belief it’s not just a trend that the kids of today have latched on to. For those smokers looking to make the switch or for those that have already done so, it is important to understand the surprising benefits that come with vaping!
With recent statistics revealing that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the UK, it is not surprising to see that almost 3 million people in Britain have now taken up the safer alternative of vaping. The overriding reason for the switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes comes down to health and well-being. Smoking can cause many fatal and life-threatening diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and the most fatal of all, cancer. It is due to our raising awareness and consciousness of such health issues that we have now started to explore alternatives such as vaping.
Unlike the 100,000 people that die each year in the UK as a result of smoking related illnesses, there hasn’t been a single death linked to vaping since the introduction of e-cigarettes in 2005. Comparing the 4000 chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes with the toxin found only in nicotine e-cigarettes, it is clear to see which one is the safer and healthier option.
When smoking, you don’t just expose yourself to serious health problems and diseases; you also put those around you at risk. The human body cannot simply avoid inhaling the air in the atmosphere and as a result even non-smokers can suffer the detrimental effects as a result of your choices. Unlike the 600,000 deaths every year caused by chemicals in second hand smoking, the vapours produced in e-cigarettes do not contain carcinogenic chemicals and therefore you are able to protect yourself and those around you.
Another key reason as to why people choose to switch from smoking to vaping is due to safety reasons and an attempt to minimise any risks. Alarming statistics show that 7.27% of house fires in the UK are caused by or related to cigarettes and smoking. Unlike smoking, vaping doesn’t involve open flames, fire or combustion and as a result e-cigarettes have been deemed a much safer alternative. Vaping does pose its own risks however – e-cigarettes are compromised of battery technology and certain safety steps and precautions should be taken and relevant advice should be given in order to minimise any risks.
The cost of vaping is significantly cheaper than that of smoking with £2,900 being spent on cigarettes per person per year. Combine the health and safety benefits of vaping with cheaper costs and you can see why so many people are making the switch. The cost of vaping includes the purchase of e-liquids which can be as cheap as £5, coils and replacement carts, compared to the extortionate price of tobacco cigarettes.
There are many benefits to making the switch from smoking to vaping including social advantages and the smell and taste produced. The smoking ban of 2007 meant that smokers were forced out into the wet and windy outdoors when they wanted a nicotine hit – however e-cigarettes have not fallen victim to such laws, meaning vapers can stay indoors and avoid the harsh weather conditions. Furthermore, when you switch to vaping, you don’t have to worry about that lingering stale smell as vapours found in e-cigarettes dissipate at a faster rate without any odour. Vapers can also enjoy wild flavours such as caramel, custard and even your favourite fizzy drinks!
Making the switch from smoking to vaping is becoming increasingly popular and with the surprising health, cost and safety benefits it is clear to see why.
Joe’s Juice are a UK manufacturer of premium e-liquids to both retail and wholesale e-liquid UK customers.