Thinking of quitting smoking? Here are 4 reasons why vaping is much better.
If you’ve decided to join the millions of smokers attempting to quit this Stoptober, you might be looking for tools and resources to help you along your journey.
There’s no denying that smoking is a difficult habit to break. It requires lots of patience and willpower, but research has shown that if you stop smoking for 28 consecutive days (like the campaign encourages), you’re five times more likely to stop for good.
Some people prefer to quit cold turkey, while others like to use nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), such as nicotine patches, chewing gum, or nasal sprays.
In recent years, more people are turning to the likes of e-cigarettes. According to a recent report by Action on Smoking and Health, there are 3.6 million e-cigarette users in the UK – 36% of which state their main reason for vaping is to help them quit smoking.
But how is vaping any better for you than smoking?
The experts here at Cloudstix reveal all in this post.
It’s better for your health
As you probably already know, smoking is notoriously bad for your health.
In fact, it’s one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK. It can greatly increase your risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and other serious health issues.
Tobacco cigarettes contain lots of harmful compounds, including:
- Carbon monoxide
- Other toxic chemicals such as benzene, arsenic, and formaldehyde
It’s a common misconception that nicotine is the most harmful element present in cigarette smoke.
While it can be very addictive, it’s actually tar, carbon monoxide, and other chemicals found in the smoke that pose the biggest risks to your health.
E-cigarettes don’t produce either of these elements, therefore carrying a much smaller fraction of these risks.
It’s less addictive
You might think this sounds a bit contradictory, seeing as we’ve just mentioned how addictive nicotine is and that it’s also present in the majority of e-liquids.
Hear us out, though.
E-liquids are available in several nicotine strengths, and these days, you can purchase liquids without any nicotine in them at all.
Heavy smokers are advised to start with one of the highest-strength liquids (18mg), and gradually reduce the amount of nicotine.
This way, they’re given the upper hand over their nicotine cravings – which is what a lot of people attempting to stop smoking end up giving in to.
Even the heaviest of smokers can work their way down to a nicotine-free liquid, and eventually quit altogether.
There’s more variety
When it comes to cigarettes, there isn’t half as much choice as there is with e-cigarettes.
There’s a world of devices, from beginner-friendly to more advanced models, and an array of delicious e-liquid flavours to make your experience much more personalised and enjoyable.
We have an impressive collection of e-cigarettes and e-liquids available here at Cloudstix – you’ll be spoilt for choice!
It’s less harmful to others
You might have heard of second-hand smoking, and second-hand vaping is (essentially) the exact same thing.
The dangers of second-hand smoke have only come to light more recently, revealing that inhaling smoke from someone else’s cigarette can be just as dangerous as smoking a cigarette yourself.
This has caused concern for many people when it comes to vaping, but research so far shows that second-hand vapour carries little to no risk to human health.
Almost all of the damage caused by second-hand smoke comes from the harmful chemicals present in the smoke, such as tar and carbon monoxide, but you won’t be exposed to these elements if you find yourself inhaling second-hand vapour from an e-cigarette.
Start your ‘stop smoking’ journey with Cloudstix
Whether you’re midway through your Stoptober endeavour and looking for something to help you push through to the finish line, or you’re a little late to the party (better now than never!), we’re here to help.
We have everything you need here at Cloudstix to help you break your bad habits, and you’re sure to find the perfect vape device and e-liquids within our extensive collection.
For more information on any of our products, or to find out more about the benefits of vaping, you’re more than welcome to get in touch with our team.
Give us a call on 0345 257 6544 to speak to us directly or send a message via email to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.