One of the most discussed issues in recent years is the benefits of electronic cigarettes compared to burnt tobacco smoke.
Some say that vaping has a much lower impact on our body; others say that it is still harmful, even in a different way.
We have already talked extensively about this topic in the article Is E-cigarette Bad or Not?, So if you want to deepen the subject take a look and get your idea. In contrast, today, we want to focus on the obvious advantages that e-cig offer compared to traditional cigarettes.
Here are the unquestionable benefits of electronic cigarettes.
1. Electronic vapor contains far fewer harmful substances than smoke
It has been a fact for about 50 years that smoking traditional cigarettes is extremely harmful, as it contains over 4000 substances that are harmful to our body, a good portion of which are carcinogenic.
The aerosol produced by e-cigarettes, on the other hand, has a different structure, as it is generated by a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, concentrated flavors, and possibly nicotine and purified water.
Electronic vapor arises from the evaporation of a liquid, so there is no combustion, the process that creates most of the toxic substances in smoke. As a result, vaping has no carbon monoxide or tar, to name the most dangerous ones.
In a nutshell: the scents of vape devices are certainly not fresh mountain air. They may contain nicotine (harmful but non-carcinogenic), and – if the evaporation temperatures are not kept within the correct limits – harmful substances can be released. However, in the face of all this, they are still far less harmful than tobacco smoke.
As we like to remember from time to time, vaping was born as a less harmful alternative to traditional smoking and not as a playful activity for those who have never used cigarettes, cigars, and pipes in their life.
The best thing for everyone would be not to smoke and not to vape, but if you can’t give up everything, vaping is undoubtedly the better choice between the two.
2. Decrease and eliminate nicotine addiction by avoiding withdrawal crises
One of the strengths of the electronic cigarette is what the “opponents of the vape” might seem a weak point to attack or the optional presence of nicotine.
E-liquids can contain this substance in various percentages, from 0 to 20 mg/ml.
However, although nicotine is a harmful element for the body, its presence in vaping liquids is purely focused on avoiding withdrawal crises in former smokers.
The psycho-physical appeal created by the lack of nicotine triggers the return to cigarettes in a smoker who tries to quit smoking. This alkaloid gives addiction and addiction to the consumer.
Eliminating nicontine is not easy – although many people overcome this obstacle with great willpower without using other tools – so the so-called liquids with nicotine are born.
Thanks to these blends, the trauma of the passage from burnt tobacco smoke to electronic steam are avoided, simultaneously maintaining the pleasure and rituality of the gesture.
The possibility of modulating the amount of nicotine inside the e-juice then gives the new vaper a way to gradually reduce the doses over time and – at best – eliminate it.
3. To a certain extent, it reduces the incidence of heart disease and the risk of stroke
Among the major health risk factors that tobacco smoke creates are myocardial infarction, the necrosis of the heart’s muscle tissue, stroke, damage to the brain tissue, or even the death of a portion of it.
In the case of a heart attack, the damage to the organ is mainly caused by the insufficient supply of oxygen to the cells that compose it (which in the case of smokers is easily attributable to the fatal habit of cigarettes), while the stroke with a reduced or interrupted supply of oxygenated blood to the brain.
Not everyone knows, however, that within the first 12 months of quitting smoking, the risk of heart attack is reduced by up to 50%, and after 24 months, the risk of stroke returns to about the levels of non-smokers.
Quitting smoking forever is undoubtedly the best way to love yourself and those around us, and the electronic cigarette is a good help to do so.
We at CAK VAPE believe E-cigarette is a fundamental tool in the fight against smoking.
4. Improvement of breathing, sense of smell, and taste
The benefits that the electronic cigarette can bring to a smoker’s life are many, and some are purely practical.
By replacing the burnt tobacco smoke with the pod kits, it is, in fact, possible to benefit from some improvements in our lifestyle, in particular as regards:
- Perception of flavors
- Perception of odors
Smoking seriously damages a whole series of cells inside the nose, back of smell, mouth, throat, and the entire respiratory system.
Switching to vaping allows you to significantly improve this situation, allowing the various organs to gradually expel harmful substances and no longer burdening the sense of smell and taste in the same way.
After some time, the flavors and smells feel decidedly better, as well as the rhythm and breadth of the breath find new dynamism.
In this sense, sports and culinary performances will also be able to level up!
5. Vaping is cheaper than smoking
Last in order of importance, but no less pleasant is the economic savings that vaping allows you to have compared to the slavery of traditional smoking.
Simplifying the counts as much as possible, here are the numbers we are talking about:
Smoker: 13.5 cigarettes a day x 365 days a year = € 1375
Vaper: (4ml of e-liquid per day x 365 days a year) + 1 electronic cigarette + replacement resistors = € 960
Obviously, in both cases, we are talking about an average, and some smokers and vapers spend half, double or triple compared these figures.
Taking, however, into consideration the “normal numbers,” we can have a dimension of expenses and get an idea of how much vaping allows you to save compared to cigarettes.