In recent times when vaping is up to an all time high in the United States as well as most developed countries in the world, one may ask himself does vaping help to quit smoking actually a thing? Well, fast forward to our judgment, yes it is.
Before getting started to take sides on this matter, let me first explain the cons of smoking to the general public, and to the smokers who haven’t yet thought about vaping to quit smoking. The basic phenomena of smoking is to burn a drug called nicotine which is found in tobacco in a cigarette. Now when this burning takes place, due to laws of chemistry, a combustion process takes place with it. During this process not only tobacco is burnt but a smoke is generated which is mixed with thousands of other chemicals. You ultimately inhale this smoke for the nicotine only, what you don’t know is all those chemicals are creating a tar like substance in your lungs which can cause numerous diseases, cancer being one of them.
Vaping to quit Smoking
According to British Medical Journal (BMJ) vapers are more likely to quit smoking as compared to non-vapers. It also suggested that vapers are more likely to at least try to quit their ugly habit as compared to the people who are either unaware of vaping or just haven’t tried it yet. Where the trend of vaping itself is increasing day by day, the trend of vaping to quit smoking is on a rise too. People at Action on Smoking and Health concluded that over 52 percent of vapers are now ex-smokers. Meaning they at some point in their life they were addicted to smoking and now because of vaping, they have actually quit it.
The question of Nicotine
It is a general understanding that you are not addicted to smoking, but actually addicted to the nicotine it provides to your body, which is to some extent correct. Now the question may arise that E-Cigarettes also do have nicotine in their E-Liquids, than what’s the difference between a normal cigarette and an E-Cigarette. Well, first of all, the fact that an E-Cigarette has a calculated amount of Nicotine in it and the amount can be reduced to zero and this is what makes a smoker quit Nicotine. However, nicotine in E-Cigarette is barely as bad as it is in a normal tobacco Cigarette. This is because as I mentioned above, when you’re smoking your’re not only inhaling nicotine but thousands of very dangerous chemicals along with it. While when you’re vaping, you’re not inhaling any other chemical than nicotine itself and a bunch of safe organic liquids (PG or VG) which are used to make the E-Liquid flavors.
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