In order for someone to switch brands or consider alternatives, they need to clearly see the benefits of the new approach. E-cigarettes are no different. Many, if not all those interested in electronic vaping, are current smokers. Chances are you’re one of them – searching for an alternative but wanting to understand the benefits of switching from your current brand. Vaping is indeed an alternative to traditional cigarettes. They’re a suitable alternative for many because of the benefits they have over “smoking.”
We invite you to continue reading 6 of the leading benefits vaping has over traditional cigarettes…these benefits were discovered from customer feedback as well as numerous scientific studies examining both traditional cigarettes and vaping.
Reason #1 – Vaping does NOT have that distinctive Odour.
Just about anyone knows – cigarettes smell!!! It’s their hallmark. Scent from cigarette smoke gets into, and cling’s, to just about anything it comes in contact with – hair, clothes, your car – anything. Not only does the odour cling, many consider cigarette smell offensive and avoid close contact. If you’re a smoker, you don’t notice it so much since you’re immersed in it all of the time. To non-smokers, and especially ex-smokers, this smell is very noticeable. One reason cigarette smoke smells so bad is because you’re burning tar and chemicals in addition to the tobacco itself. Properties from burning these substances make them cling to clothing, hair, walls, furniture, etc. Vaping on the other hand does not have this ominous odour because instead of exhaling smoke, you’re exhaling a vapor that evaporates almost immediately. Customers and non-smokers/vaper’s report the smell from an e-cigarette to be either nonexistent or reminiscent of which flavour you have chosen in your vape.
Whatever it is, vaping certainly smells a whole lot better than traditional cigarettes.
Reason #2 – Vaping is MUCH cheaper than traditional cigarettes
If you’re a smoker reading this, you can certainly relate to this point – cigarettes are expensive these days. In 1980, you could buy a good quality pack of cigarettes for $2. By the 90s, the cost had risen to $5, on average. Today, a good quality pack of cigarettes will cost you anywhere from $18 to $30. Some of this increase in cost can be attributed to regular inflation or rising prices of production (tobacco) and even distribution (fuel). Taxes however play a big role too. Between all of this, a pack-a-day smoker can spend upwards of $500 each month! And this doesn't include the cost of other incidentals such as lighters, ash trays and much more. Vaping do not share this dilemma. While some of the entry costs of a starter kit may be a little bit higher, the month-to-month cost of vaping is typically about 1/10th when compared to traditional cigarettes. Cartomizers, Batteries and Ejuice constitute the bulk of this expense, which can range anywhere between $20 and $50 depending on how much you vape.
Reason #3 – Vaping is MUCH safer
Since you’re “burning” tobacco, not to mention using an open flame to light it, traditional cigarettes by default pose serious fire hazards. Cigarettes are in fact the #1 cause of fire-related death in the United States and 7 other countries. Worldwide, fires started by lit cigarettes constitute 10% of all fire-related deaths.
Reason #4 – Health
While we can’t legally make the claim that vaping is healthier, we can point out how traditional cigarettes are harmful to your health. You don’t have to take our word for it – there are countless studies out there showing how smoking traditional cigarettes can put you at a higher risk of a whole host of conditions, including (but not limited to) – stroke, heart attack, lung cancer, throat cancer, pneumonia, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and countless others. Traditional cigarettes contain a litany of chemicals as well, many of which are considered carcinogenic, or cancer causing.
Reason #5 – Social
The social impacts of traditional cigarettes, which is in a way related to reasons one through four. Over the years, smoking has increasingly been viewed negatively by society at-large for a variety of reasons. The smell, the health consequences, and even the healthcare costs all combine to give traditional cigarettes a bad name these days. If you’re a smoker, you’ve certainly noticed an increasing amount of restrictions around where you can light up, even at private parties where the host is a nonsmoker. Also, traditional cigarettes can have impacts on your social life, literally. Take dating for an example - it’s pretty rare for a nonsmoker to be with a smoker. Smoking can also impact job prospects since more employers are taking a more critical eye toward traditional cigarettes.
As you can see, e-cigarettes and electronic smoking carry many benefits over traditional smoking. Many have discovered how they can still enjoy smoking and get the nicotine they crave without using methods that are increasingly seen as intrusive and irresponsible.
Reason #6 - Ticks all the boxes
There are 3 things a smoker wants.
1 - The hand to mouth motion. Every smoker has this ingrained motion and this is something that snacking as well as over eating is a huge concern for all those wanting to stop smoking.
2 - The throat hit. Every smoker is very aware of that throat punch, it is something a smoker wants every time.
3 - The exhale reward. Every smoker wants to see a reward for smoking and the exhale is exactly that reward.
Vaping ticks all these boxes every time. This is why vaping is such an effective alternative.