It’s significantly better for your health
There’s a huge amount of misinformation out there around the safety of vaping, with a lot of people seeing vaping as just as, if not more dangerous than smoking, when this is categorically not the case. Vaping is estimated to be 95% better for your health than smoking, and its effectiveness as a quitting aid means you’re more likely to succeed in cutting down or quitting, which is the biggest benefit of all.
E-liquids contain far fewer chemicals than cigarette smoke and don’t stay in the body like tar in the lungs does when you smoke. Those who switch to vaping very quickly see great health benefits, including lower blood pressure, easier breathing, improved immune function, improved sense of taste and smell and improved lung function, all within the space of around
2. Vaping is much cheaper than smoking
The average smoker in the UK smoked 11.3 cigarettes per day in 2015, so using that data we can estimate that the average smoker spends around £1700 on cigarettes every year. This will, of course, be a bit different for everyone – the type of cigarettes you smoke, where you buy your cigarettes and all sorts of other factors come into it too. However, this is a good estimate for the average smoker.You can get e-liquids at almost any price point, from less then £1 per 10ml to more than £10-15 per 10ml. However, for a good value, high-quality e-liquid, you should expect to pay around £7 per 10ml. The average vaper gets through about 10ml of e-liquid per week, which adds up to only £364 per year. Even if you’re a heavy vaper and get through double the average amount of e-liquid per week, you’re still slashing your yearly costs by more than half when compared to smoking!
3. E-cigarettes are a really effective way to help you quit for good
There are lots of reasons that vaping is so effective at helping smokers quit, and the nicotine rush is just one part of the overall experience. Vaping is so effective at helping you quit as it sates lots of the physical habits and cravings you build up without realising over months or years of smoking traditional cigarettes. Many smokers struggle with finding something to do with their hands once they’ve quit – vaping gives you just that! Even the physical act of inhaling and exhaling smoke or vapour can be something you miss with patches, gum or lozenges for example. Finally, for many smokers, smoking is a social activity, and this aspect is something they miss when trying to quit. Vaping allows you to continue the social aspect of smoking, without keeping up a dangerous habit.