Why is vaping safer for you than smoking?

05/03/2021

Cigarettes have long been a thorn in the general health of humanity, with it being suggested that nearly 78,000 people in the UK die annually from smoking – with a significantly higher amount suspected to be living with dangerous, underlying smoking-related issues. As with all things 21st century, however, we’ve found a way to maintain that satisfaction you get from smoking, whilst nullifying the devastating effects caused by it: vaping.


There is plenty of evidence out there to suggest there is concrete validity behind these claims too, with Public Health England (PHE) stating that switching to an electronic cigarette can be as much as 95% kinder to your body than smoking outright, with Cancer Research UK strongly supporting this claim, too. Considering a single cigarette can shorten your life span by as much as five minutes each, 95% seems like an even more significant number now, if it wasn’t already so.


Further research suggests that, daily, e-cigarettes are helping close to 50 Brits to cross the divide, leading to the first and most significant step in building a stronger foundation for their future and the ones of their nearest and dearest. Apart from the obvious health advantage that vaping provides over combustible cigarettes, the fact that you can choose one to suit your taste buds, as exotic as they may be, is the secondary reason to the unquestionable ascent in its popularity.

Further assessing on PHE’s report, which was put together by a number of esteemed researchers, such as Professor Anne McNeil from Kings College London, states that: We strongly suggest that use of the gateway terminology be abandoned until it is clear how the theory can be tested in this field. Professor McNeil concluded, “There is no evidence that e-cigarettes are undermining England’s falling smoking rates. Instead, the evidence consistently finds that e-cigarettes are another tool for stopping smoking and in my view, smokers should try vaping.’’

The most relevant take-away from the report are that:

  • -E-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking
  • -Nearly half of Britain’s population (44.8%) don’t realise the above
  • -There is NO evidence thus far to suggest that e-cigarettes will encourage children or non-smokers to pick up a habit of smoking. This is especially true when you consider that genetics play a part in children smoking at a later stage in their life if their parents do.

 

Here’s a few FAQ’s for you to sift through, just to stamp our confidence in opting for vaping as opposed to smoking:

 

So, is vaping safer for me or not?

Over the last decade that vaping has become popular, despite numerous tests and trials, there has been no conclusive evidence or findings that researchers have managed to find in determining any health effects that vaping can have on the human body. The most significant reason for this is because the smoke is ‘’artificial’’, and the ‘’buzz’’ that you get out of smoking a cigarette is recreated with liquids that have no impact on your body, as opposed to linings of tobacco, which are. This means that there is nothing to prove that lung diseases, heart attacks, tar build-up, or any other internal problems are caused by vaping.


 

Okay, but what about the nicotine count?

Most people choose to vape without nicotine, too, which is the real driving force behind the growingly positive stance that health professionals have on vaping. A lot of people are still under the illusion that nicotine is what causes the formation of cancerous cells, or one of the many other smoke-related diseases, but this isn’t actually true.

Nicotine isn’t the element that causes health issues - it can only be attributed with addiction. The three leading causes for smoke-related deaths are:

  1. Lung cancer, due to direct exposure of the lungs to the carcinogens in tobacco smoke
  2. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or COPD) due to the irritant effects of smoke.
  3. Cardiovascular disease from the effects of smoke on blood vessel walls.

As can be gathered, none of these are caused from nicotine itself, but rather, from the other compounds found within cigarettes. In vapes, none of the aforementioned chemicals exist, which

should immediately help you realise just why vaping is becoming so much more favourable than traditional smoking.

 

How do I know my vape won’t blow up?

If you put the wrong type of fuel in your car, or feed your dog with cat food, it’s very likely that it will malfunction, or in your dog’s case, probably fill your house up with heaps of excrement. Wonder why I’m telling you this? It’s because, yes, vapes have been known to blow up before, but do you want to guess why they have? Using the WRONG charger. Granted, not everyone may be blessed with a positive number of brain cells, but if you are, you won’t ever have your vape explode on you.

The media loves to magnify issues and create a bigger palaver than it actually is – if we were to see a streak of light across the night sky, BBC news will tell you that beings from otherworldly regions of space have come to abduct you and take all of your Vodka. It’s also worth noting that the quality of your charger is also paramount. Whilst the general quality of chargers are good in the UK, there are still a stream of illegitimate, dubious chargers that make their way into the country. Be sure to purchase chargers, or even batteries for that matter of fact, from a trusted store. 

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