E-cigarettes, or vaping, has become more and more common as both the technology used and the availability of equipment and supplies has advanced. But is vaping better for you than smoking cigarettes? For many reasons, the answer is yes. Here are the top three benefits of using a vape instead of smoking.
1. Better for your health
Naturally, the biggest benefit to vaping rather than smoking is the effect on your health. It’s a known fact that smoking tobacco products is damaging to your health, with risks that range from a lowered immune system to a heightened risk of emphysema, lung cancer, and death. Cigarettes may also cause second-hand health issues to the people around you.
However, the vapor produced from e-cigarettes is much cleaner, with fewer chemicals and a significantly lower health risk. While vape juice does contain nicotine (with the exception of zero-milligram juice), that component is included to help you quit smoking by reducing your nicotine intake levels. Some studies have indicated there are mild health risks associated with vaping, but that the risks are drastically less than those associated with cigarettes.
2. More available flavor variety
While there have been a few brands of flavored cigarettes, most have been taken off the market. Generally, cigarettes are available in cigarette-flavored, and menthol cigarette-flavored. Vape juice is available in a wide range of flavors, so you can not only enjoy the taste of something other than ‘burned ashtray,’ but you can also change your flavor whenever you’d like.
You can find vape juice in hundreds of flavors ranging from cinnamon, to cotton candy, to fruits like apple, raspberry, strawberry, lemon / lime, loganberry and more, to butterscotch, coffee, root beer, peppermint, or even menthol or tobacco flavored juice if you really enjoy the taste of cigarettes.
3. Less mess, more social acceptance
Most smokers know that non-smokers are often uncomfortable around them. When you smoke cigarettes, your clothes and hair typically retain the smell (and it can also affect your breath). Your car and your house smell like cigarettes, and air fresheners only banish the odor temporarily. And all that is not to mention the cigarette burns smokers typically end up with on car seats, carpets, clothing, and more. Vaping eliminates the accidental burns and the stench of smoke from your life, as well as the discomfort of non-smoking friends, co-workers and acquaintances.
What’s more, vaping is more socially acceptable than cigarette smoking and is allowed in more public places. You don’t have to go outside, find a smoke-friendly venue, or wait for a cigarette break when you’re using a vape.
Finally, vaping can also help you quit smoking cigarettes for good. There are many reasons to choose vaping over smoking, and this may be one of the most important!