Reasons to Vape Instead of Smoking
The two most common types of smoking are tobacco cigarettes and marijuana. In this blog, we will discuss why e-cigarettes and vapes are a better alternative to traditional cigarettes and marijuana.
There are many reasons to stop smoking. However, though there are reasons to quit, some struggle to let their addictive habits go. Since the correlation between smoking and cancer was discovered, scientists have tried to come up with new and innovative ways to help people stop smoking. Nicotine patches, medications, and therapy have all been designed to help people quit. But, some still find it difficult to stop smoking once and for all. But why is it so hard?
You would think with all the resources to quit, smoking cigarettes would be eradicated by now. The issue with smoking is that it is extremely addictive and habit forming. Once someone believes they need the cigarette to fulfill their daily routine, it can be a hard habit to break. Not to mention, nicotine is addictive and can hook users into habitual use. For some smokers, they just enjoy the feeling of inhaling and exhaling smoke. Smoking cigarettes can sometimes have a calming effect and take the edge off of a trying day.
Though cigarettes have calming effects, they are still dangerous, addictive, and destructive in terms of health. Because of the threat cigarettes pose, every day there is new innovations being made to end smoking forever. One invention has made serious strides to curb the addiction of smoking: e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are electronic cigarettes that use small doses of nicotine and aren’t as harmful as regular cigarettes. Though e-cigarettes have been around for decades, the modern version of e-cigarette was invented in 2003 by a pharmacist in China named, Hon Lik. The idea behind the modern e-cigarette is to provide smokers a safer, healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes.
An e-cigarette typically contains only nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerine, and a liquid flavoring called, e-liquid. Comparatively, an average cigarette has over 4,000 different chemicals, 43 of them are known to cause cancer. As you can see, e-cigarettes are a safer alternative, however their health effects have not been fully documented, as the invention itself is fairly new.
Though e-cigarettes have proven to be a better alternative, some worry that e-cigarettes can actually introduce nicotine addiction in young kids. For example, it is believed by some, that young children can access e-liquid with nicotine more easily than they ever could with tobacco cigarettes. However, this is untrue because you cannot purchase a vape or e-cigarettes if you are younger than 18. And, if a young adult wants to buy nicotine-based e-liquid, they are carded by vapor shops thoroughly. Even online there is typically a credit card requirement that will bar any underage people from buying nicotine-rich e-liquid.
It is important to remember the differences between vapes and e-cigarettes, specifically how they work and imitate smoking. E-cigarettes, have a stronger correlation to smoking tobacco cigarettes because they deliver a deeper “throat hit” which copies the feeling of smoke in the throat and lungs. E-cigarettes also burn e-liquid, instead of vaporize it, which is seem in vaporizers. E-cigarettes have a primarily objective to recreate the feel and taste of smoking, minus the harmless health risks. Meanwhile, vaporizers are more for recreational uses and have no health risks. Vaporizers primarily are used for e-liquid flavors, not nicotine liquids. However, vapes can be used with nicotine in them.
E-cigarettes and vaporizers are a phenomenally better alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Not only are they healthier for you, but vapes are economically more beneficial. For example, on average a pack of cigarettes costs about $7.04. That is the equivalent of spending $2,569.60 per year for a pack-a-day habit. Most people don’t smoke a pack a day, however, eventually they will run out of cigarettes and will have to buy more. With vaporizers, you typically pay a flat rate of $9 to $10 for a pen and $6 for e-liquid. There are roughly 25 tobacco cigarettes in a package, which typically lasts an avid smoker only a few days. With vaporizers, the pen is durable and can last for years. E-liquid can last anywhere from four to seven days, depending on the amount of use. Not only is vaping better for your health and finances, but it can free you from your cigarette addiction.
Marijuana is not as addictive as tobacco, however, addictions can happen with or without the use of nicotine. Marijuana is commonly used as a relaxing form of smoking and can be a great way to socialize. In the past, marijuana or “pot” was an illegal substance. Today, states are now legalizing the drug to be allowed for private use. Though pot is legal in some states, it is still not as widely accepted in places of business or work. For example, users are not allowed to attend work or drive a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. It also is illegal to smoke pot publically, especially in high-traffic places such as a school, a park, or a movie theater.
Many times, marijuana is not allowed to be smoked in certain apartment buildings or even University dorm rooms. Part of the issue with smoking marijuana with a bong or a pipe is that the plant can give off an unmistakable aroma. Vaporizers have developed a way to not only get rid of the smell of marijuana, but give users a more intense and concentrated high.
Marijuana can be a process to smoke. For one, you have to buy the plant and then buy a grinder to load your smoking device. Then, once the plant is ground-up, you have to pack the plant and light it with a lighter. This process can often lead to injuries like finger burns and can make the smell of marijuana emanating throughout your home. With vapes, all you have to do is fill the tank with specialized e-liquid, and you’re done! Vaporizers take all the hassle out of smoking marijuana and make it easy. The best part of smoking from a vape is that vapor shops sell pure THC in e-liquid form. So, when you vape from your pen, you are getting a concentrated high of pure THC.
If you are tired of the toll cigarettes are taking on your life and health, or you are sick of smelling marijuana on all your items, perhaps vape products and e-cigarettes are the right choices for you! To learn more about the benefits of vaping and see how smoking can be made easier for you, contact Elevaré today!