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You may know you want to stop smoking but are overwhelmed by the options to help with that process. Some people turn to patches and gum, while others consider going cold turkey.
These methods may help some people quit, but potentially not all. In that case, you may decide to look at vaping, but what can you expect? Potentially some of these pros and cons below.
Pro: A Safer Experience
Even though many electronic cigarette and vaping studies are still in their infancy, the current study conclusions are undeniable – vaping is safer than smoking. If your health is one of the many reasons that you have considered giving up smoking, then knowing this information may help you decide.
You may only need to look at the long list of ingredients in the average cigarette to come to that conclusion on your own, anyway. According to the American Lung Association, there are at least 600 ingredients in cigarettes, which release 7,000 chemicals when burned. At least 69 of these are cancer-causing, and several more are toxic.
Some of the chemicals and ingredients in cigarettes are also found in batteries, car exhaust fumes, nail polish remover, road paving, paint, and embalming fluid, just to name a few.
Pro: You Won’t Smell
You can immediately pick out a smoker when they walk into a room. They either smell like fresh cigarette smoke or old cigarette smoke. Both are not attractive odours and can make any smoker feel self-conscious in unfamiliar environments.
When you purchase vape products to kick the habit, that’s one of the first benefits you will get to enjoy. You can still take “smoke breaks” as you did when you were a smoker, but you can go back into your workplace or home without the smell of cigarettes attached to you.
Pro: You Can Control How Much Vapour You Produce
Cigarette smokers can’t control how much smoke their cigarette produces. Depending on the vape product you purchase, you can with vapes. Those who prefer to vape discreetly can choose a small device like a pod kit. These produce a low volume of vapour while also being discreet to use.
In contrast, if you prefer to dabble in a little bit of cloud chasing, you can opt for a high-powered mod, allowing you to adjust the power output, airflow, and coil type.
Pro: You Can Save Money
A 20-a-day habit can cost the average smoker nearly $10,000 a year. In contrast, vaping can cost under $800 per year. The two do not even compare price-wise.
If you have been on the fence about deciding to vape or keep smoking, the idea of having thousands of dollars to spare may just change your mind.
You can even work out more precise cost savings by using the Vaping Facts cost calculator. With it, you can adjust the costs based on whether you smoke cigarettes or roll-you-own tobacco and how many of them you smoke each day.
Pro: You Can Choose Your Nicotine Strength
You don’t have a say in how much nicotine your body receives while smoking cigarettes. However, you do with vaping. When you choose an e-liquid, you can select the nicotine strength based on how heavily you smoked cigarettes.
If you are unsure which nicotine strength is right for you, there are plenty of online and in-person vape specialists who can point you in the right direction.
Pro: Wide Availability
As vaping became more popular as a smoking cessation tool, more and more places started stocking e-liquids, vape products, and accessories.
As a result, even if you find yourself short of something and your online order hasn’t arrived yet, you can pop to a shop nearby and generally find something to tide you over. You won’t need to reach for a cigarette and undo all the hard work you’ve just done.
Con: There’s A Lot to Learn
If you are going to discover any disadvantages of vaping, then one of the most common ones is the initial learning curve. There are many vaping terminologies to wrap your head around, not to mention a variety of products to choose from that may not all suit your needs.
However, even if you aren’t sure what the world of vaping entails, it won’t be long until you do. Wherever you buy your vape products from is bound to have an expert or two available to answer any questions you may have.
Con: There Is a Lot of Misinformation
Before you start vaping, you may have heard many people share negative views about it as a cessation tool. Everyone’s a critic. While it’s true that vaping is not harmless, it is a far safer alternative to smoking. Many of the supposed “facts” about vaping have also already been debunked.
So, What Should I Do Next?
Quitting smoking is possibly one of the best yet hardest things you will ever do. If you would like to try vaping as an alternative, contact your local vape product supplier in NZ. They will be able to recommend the best starter kits and products and can answer any questions or concerns you may have.