E-cigarettes are better than smoking in so many ways. We live in the 21st century and most of what we use consist of technology. That being said, technology has helped us come a long way in society as well. We’re evolving and growing so we need to keep that up and use that to our advantage and stay healthy too. What I mean by that is we should try to stop doing more and more harm to our bodies. Our body is our home, so we would not want to ruin our own home right? That’s what smoking cigarettes do to our bodies. They leave our lungs almost black and they cause so many illnesses like cancer.
Thus, switching to e-cigarettes would do wonders for your body in the long run rather than sticking to cigarettes. Nowadays, with the pandemic still going on, we don’t know how much time we have left to spend with our loved ones or do the things we like. So, we need to make sure that we treat our bodies well to ensure that we have enough time to do what we need to do. That being said, let me explain how e-cigarettes can help you quit smoking:
Less Harmful Than Smoking
Cigarettes do not just consist of nicotine, which is usually the substance that people are addicted to, it has chemicals and other toxins that make it a cigarette. However, with e-cigarettes, or even vape, it is just a sort of vapour with nicotine that is going into your system. No extra toxins from paper or tar that you would inhale from cigarettes. It is basically the nicotine kick without all the burning.
The burning is the main thing that leaves a mark inside our bodies. It makes our lungs black, leaves soot down our throat and could even turn our lips and gums darker. It is simply easier to use an e-cigarette rather than stick with smoking. With e-cigarettes, the e liquid that can be used to refill your e-cigarettes or vape is much safer. You can even choose the nicotine content you want in order to satisfy your craving.
An avid smoker would usually buy around 2-3 or sometimes 5 packs a week, right? That would cost almost 100 dollars a week. But with e-cigarettes or vape, it’s refillable so you don’t have to spend so much on buying so many packs of cigarettes. You’d only need to buy the refill. The technology that has been put into making an e-cigarette is so great, honestly. To be able to refill your device and choose how much of a nicotine kick you get is amazing. It doesn’t do harm to your body while keeping your wallet out of harm’s way too. Moreover, it also saves the environment from all the cigarette butts that get thrown out.
Better Than Switching To Nicotine Gum
Here’s the thing about quitting an addiction. It’s hard. It’s known that nicotine gum can help prevent the need to smoke. But 9 out of 10 people revert back to smoking after attempting to quit with nicotine gum. This may be because the difference is too big. You’re switching from something you inhale to something you chew, which results in a late nicotine kick. Plus, unless you get a nicotine gum prescription from a doctor or a government health facility, it’s pretty expensive to buy in pharmacies. Alongside being expensive, they’re simply just not that effective. A lot of people who switched to nicotine gum either switch back to smoking or chew a lot in a day to really fight the urge to smoke.
By transitioning to e-cigarettes or vape, you’ll still be inhaling something and you get to feel the nicotine hit faster. Although that may sound like you’re feeding into your addiction, that’s just the truth. Being an ex-smoker myself, I found out that chewing nicotine gum does nothing to satisfy the craving. Maybe it’s the action of inhaling something. Nonetheless, switching to e-cigarettes really helped with the craving as well and keeping my body healthier than before. My coughing caused by being an avid smoker has also almost disappeared. I don’t get sore throats anymore and I still get my nicotine kick.
It’s Allowed Almost Anywhere
This is the best part. Smoking is banned almost anywhere you go that is open to the public. Unless you’re really good at hiding where you smoke, smoking has been banned in eateries and public facilities almost everywhere around the world. This is because smoking cigarettes can cause secondhand or third-hand smoking. Secondhand smoking is when someone nearby accidentally inhales the smoke you just puffed, which can be more harmful than first-hand smoking. Third-hand smoke is what happens after you’re done smoking and there is residue stuck on surfaces which is also harmful. But with e-cigarettes, you leave no trace and there secondhand smoking won’t even happen because it’s simply vapour. Plus, a lot of eateries or public spaces allow vaping and e-cigarettes rather than smoking cigarettes.