The most common reason why smokers switch to vaporising is to avoid the array of chronic illnesses and diseases that smoking causes. While e-cigarettes and nicotine cartridges can save the average smoker money while letting them maintain their nicotine addiction͵ the financial benefits aren’t nearly as appreciated as the touted health benefits of vaporising instead of smoking.
Statistics Show that Any Alternative Should Be Better Than Smoking
- Tests have proven that the smoke from a tobacco cigarette contains an absurd 4͵300 chemicals͵ 69 of which are known carcinogens.
- Smoking-related illnesses kill approximately 100͵000 people in the U.K every year.
- Smokers are 25 times more likely to develop lung cancer and 2-4 times more likely to develop coronary disease or have a stroke than a non-smoker.
With those statistics in mind͵ one can confidently assume that vaporisers are in fact a healthier alternative.
What is in E-Cigarettes?
Now that you know there are thousands of chemicals in every inhale of cigarette smoke͵ you might be wondering what the vaping liquid inside of an e-cigarette is comprised of.
E-cigarettes and vaporisers are loaded with cartridges of “e-liquid͵” or “vaping liquid.” Although the exact recipe for these e-liquids vary depending on the manufacturer͵ there are usually only 4 or 5 food/pharmaceutical-grade ingredients͵ which typically include Nicotine͵ Vegetable Glycerine͵ Propylene Glycol͵ and the flavour.
Both the vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol are food-grade items that can be found in a huge percentage of the everyday foods at your local grocery store.
Weaning Yourself Off Nicotine with E-Cigarettes
Nicotine͵ as you may know͵ is the active ingredient in tobacco that makes it so addictive.
The nicotine in e-liquid is pharmaceutical-grade͵ and cartridges are available in various strengths as well as without any nicotine͵ so smokers can make a comfortable transition and gradually wean themselves onto lower amounts of nicotine without experiencing the typical withdrawal symptoms.
Furthermore͵ most e-cigs have atomisers that are automatically activated when the user inhales. This allows smokers to inhale the vapour from the e-cig in the same familiar way they would smoke a cigarette.
Studies have shown that the act of smoking is in itself just as habit-forming as the chemical addiction caused by the nicotine.
Smokers get used to smoking their cigarettes throughout the day with every significant event. You wake up and have coffee͵ smoke a cigarette; you’re on your first work break͵ smoke a cigarette; you sit down to watch a movie in the evening͵ smoke a cigarette͵ and if you’re a heavy smoker you’ll take a cigarette break every time something remotely interesting happens in the movie.
If you’ve ever tried to watch a full 2-hour movie with a heavy smoker then you know it takes about 3-hours to finish if you’re in a non-smoking house because the smoker has to interrupt with 5-10 minute smoke breaks for comfort around every turn.
E-cigs lets you ditch the harmful smoke without having to immediately give up the comforting act of smoking.
Can Vaporising Repair a Smoker’s Lungs?
Studies have shown that the cells in our bodies (including our lungs) are capable of completely regenerating every 7-10 years. Therefore͵ if you were to quit smoking today and lead a relatively healthy lifestyle͵ then 7 years from now you would probably have a much higher lung capacity͵ which of course means higher stamina. energy͵ and blood oxygen concentrations͵ which decreases your risk of developing cancer and other illnesses.
It is then our conclusion that:
Vaporising can save the life of a tobacco smoker͵ when used in combination with a healthy lifestyle overall.