As the October month has begun so has the Stoptober campaign. 28 days where people commit themselves to putting down cigarettes in hopes of quitting them for good or finding a healthier alternative like vaping. There are many reasons why people decide to start vaping, you may be interested by the flavours or you could’ve been recommended by a friend, but the main reason people decide to vape is because it’s a healthier replacement for smoking. So as the Stoptober campaign has begun we’re going to give you 5 reasons why vaping is better than smoking.
Reason 1: Health
It is common knowledge that smoking is very bad for your health. Cigarettes contain tobacco, which contains ingredients that can cause cancer. Cigarettes also contain tar, which can clog up your lungs and cause breathing problems. It can also clog arteries, leading to heart diseases, among other things.
Disposables and Vaping mods do not contain these ingredients. With vaping, tobacco and tar are replaced with simple e-liquid. E-liquid usually contains nicotine or nicotine salt, which is mostly harmless besides its addictiveness. This is the chemical that people usually look for in a cigarette, and now vaping is a healthier alternative. You can get tobacco e-liquids, but they do not contain the dangerous chemicals that are in tobacco.
Reason 2: Money
The average smoker uses around 20 cigarettes a day, which costs about £10.40 per day, adding up to over £3786 a year. If you smoke, you will also need to wash more, which also will cost more. There are also things you need to buy in order to smoke cigarettes like lighters. If they run out or you lose them, that is more money that you have to spend. Also, you may accidentally burn something and have to replace it. All these things add up to a lot of wasted money.
If you are new to vaping, a casual vapor or you just prefer to not carry bottles of e-liquid around with you, you can start with disposable vapes which have a puff count of 500+ which on average is equivalent to a box of 20 cigarettes but with disposables the price ranges from £4-£6 which is significantly cheaper for the healthier option.
Reason 3: Hygiene & Appearance
Smoking can cause you to have poor hygiene and bad appearance. It can cause your teeth to go yellow, because of the tobacco. The smell of smoke can seep into your clothes, hair and in your breath, making you smell less attractive. Your skin can go grey, which can ultimately make people less likely to want to be around or near you whereas vaping produces vapour rather than smoke, meaning your teeth will not rot and your hair, clothes and breath won't smell. Your skin is not affected and, ultimately, you appear more attractive and hygienic than a smoker.
Reason 4: Other People's Health
Cigarettes produce smoke when used. This smoke is then inhaled by other people around you (especially in closed environments). This can then lead them to get some of the same problems smokers get, i.e. breathing problems, increased chance of cancer.
When you vape, the e-liquid is heated and then released as vapour. This vapour is simple and non-toxic, meaning your family or friends will be healthier.
Reason 5: Laws
In 2007, a smoking ban was passed in the UK, stopping people from being able to smoke in public places, i.e. pubs, shops, schools, as well as on public transport. This meant if you wanted to smoke, you would have to do it outside, or in the designated smoking shelters. Obviously, if it is cold or raining, you do not want to be outside.
While vaping still has similar restrictions to smoking, it can be more lenient, with some pubs and vape shops allowing you to vape. This is due to it releasing vapor rather than second hand smoke.
Now you should know why vaping is better for you than smoking, which should help you decide if you should make the transition. If you are considering quitting smoking, vaping is your best bet. When you start vaping, we suggest that you start with disposable vapes as they are efficient, lightweight and require low maintenance. Furthermore, they mimic the feel of a cigarette. Disposable vapes are the ideal starting point for all the people who have committed to Stoptober 2021 and those who are considering quitting smoking.