If you’ve previously attempt to quit smoking without success, then you should consider visiting a vape shop where e-cigarettes, or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), and related products (atomisers, cartomisers and tank systems), are sold. Not only can vaping help to reduce your craving for cigarettes, as well as minimize the effects of withdrawal associated with abstinence; it also doesn’t carry the health risks associated with smoking.
Vaping Safer Than Smoking
Although there is insufficient scientific evidence about any possible medical side-effect of e-cigarettes, available facts point to the fact that vaping is a safe way to help you quit smoking. An independent review by Public Health England, found vaping to be is around 95% safer than smoking.
Unlike cigarettes, vapes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide, and are designed to allow you inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking. The nicotine is delivered by heating and vaporizing a solution containing nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerine, and flavorings. Since no burning takes place during this process, no smoke is released, and while the vapor from some ejuice has been found to contain a few of the toxicants that are also found in cigarette smoke, these are at much lower levels.
In addition, available evidence suggests that any risk of harm from exposure to e-cigarette vapor, is extremely low, when compared with tobacco smoke.
More People Are Vaping
Statistics also show that more people are embracing vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking. For instance, a 2016 survey by UK based Action on Smoking on Health (ASH), on the Use of electronic cigarettes (vaporizers) among adults in Great Britain, showed that:
The Number of adult vapers in Great Britain grew from 700,000 in 2012, to about 2.8 million in 2016. This represents the use of vaping devices amongst current smokers (1.4 million) and ex-smokers (1.3 million). The fact sheet also reveal that the main reason given by ex-smokers who are currently vaping is to help them stop smoking while for current smokers the main reason is to reduce the amount they smoke.
Why You Should Too
Vaping has been shown to be as effective as, or even better than, patches or gum, and other Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT), at helping people to quit smoking. A 2014 research report concluded “that “smokers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report continued abstinence than those who used a licensed NRT product bought over-the-counter or no aid to cessation. This difference persists after adjusting for a range of smoker characteristics such as nicotine dependence.”
Vaping allows you control you nicotine intake, so that you can gradually scale down until you quit smoking completely.
It is however, recommended not to use vapes alongside cigarettes, except it is part of the cessation plan.
You can also take advantage of various online vaping support forums to learn more about how vaping can help you quit smoking. Reading about other people’s experiences, is a great way to help you in your own journey because of the kind of insights such interactions provide. Examples of such forums include: the vaping forum, e-cigarette forum and ukvapers.
Vape shops provide safer alternatives to people who want to quit smoking. Recognizing the danger inherent in cigarette smoking is one thing, but quitting is a different kettle of fish altogether. With about 6 million people dying every year from smoking-related complications, it remains a major public health concern. Those who want to kick the habit can now, and should be encouraged to, do so in a gradual but effective manner.