In this era, vaping is being viewed as a safer alternative to smoking but is there really any advantage to vaping? If there are benefits to vaping, does it also have disadvantages? If you have been puzzled by these questions or similar questions, then you are in the right place because all these questions will be addressed in today’s blog post.
What are the pros of vaping?
Are you thinking of transitioning from traditional smoking to vaping but you are not sure if it will be good for you? Do not worry I’ll be telling you about the pros of vaping so you’ll be able to make your choice.
- Vaping is safer
You don’t believe me? Well, you don’t have to take it from me. The American National Academies of Sciences, The British Royal Colledge of Physicians and Public Health England, Medicine, and Engineering all agree that vaping is much safer than smoking. PHE confirms that vaping is at least 95% less harmful and that’s because with vaping no smoke is produced from burning unlike in traditional cigarettes. The smoke produced from smoking produces tar and carbon monoxide and those substances are responsible for most long term health damage.
- You can control your nicotine intake
Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical. Tobacco contains nicotine and some juices do contain nicotine also. So the beauty in vaping lies in the fact that you can control the amount of nicotine you take as some e-liquids contain little or no nicotine unlike in tobacco where nicotine is always included and you have no control over the amount of nicotine you take when you smoke. Most vapers transitioning from traditional smoking start with using vaping e-liquids with high levels of nicotine and gradually work their way down until nicotine intake is completely eliminated.
Other advantages include the absence of noxious odours, you can control the vapour output, varying types of flavour, no experience is needed and the list goes on.
What are the cons of vaping?
In reality, there is nothing that comes with advantages that don’t have disadvantages. On that note vaping, like every other product does have its disadvantages and we’ll be looking at some of those disadvantages shortly.
- Potential health threats
At the moment, vaping is relatively new when compared to smoking which has years of data to back up the claim that it’s dangerous. Due to the fact that it’s still new, all the risks it could pose is not totally known. If you vape to stay off smoking, you can rest better knowing that you have protected yourself from years of documentation and reviews on the dangers of smoking.
- Too many options
If you are new to vaping, it can be really confusing and frustrating at the same time due to the endless vaping products available in the market. Unlike cigarettes where you can choose a particular brand (which are actually few) and light it up with vaping, there are millions of options to choose from. This has made transitioning to vaping difficult for people who want to stop smoking.
Other disadvantages include: vaping being perceived as a youth problem, nicotine disinformation, and restrictive laws and rules.