As our formats of enjoying music, books, and television all shift to digital and electronic – so too does cigarettes. You’ve probably seen them being used on the street; someone will slickly pull a pen-shaped object out of their pocket, take a couple puffs, and it put it back in their pocket.
Beyond looking cool and hip, there are many benefits to using electronic cigarettes, otherwise known as vapes, over traditional tobacco cigarettes. Here are the top seven reasons to switch to e-cigarettes today.
1. No More Hiding It, Vape Where You Please
It’s not the 1960s anymore, where one could smoke to their heart’s content, wherever they pleased. Fortunately (for non-smokers), things have changed considerably since than. Unfortunately for smokers, there are more restrictions on smoking areas than ever before. That said, vaping regulations are liberal at this point, and people have generally been able to use their e-cigs wherever they please. Because they only produce a vapor, not a smoke, they don’t tend to bother anyone. This means no more looking out for no-smoking signs, and standing beside a Dumpster in an alley.
2. Improved Sense of Smell and Taste
Smoking tobacco cigarettes has plenty of harmful side-effects (as you should know), including losing your sense of smell and taste. Because this takes time to have an effect, most smokers don’t even notice the change. Those who have converted from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs, however, notice that their sense of smell and taste is returned; they feel better as a result and realise what they’ve been missing out on.
3. Cheaper than Traditional Cigarettes
Smoking tobacco cigarettes doesn’t just affect your health, it makes a huge dent in your bank account week after week. Cigarettes are very expensive. Fortunately, vaping is much more affordable. For one, they can be reused (there are disposable ones as well), and all that needs to be purchased in that case is the pre-filled cartridges, which, pound for pound, ends up being much more inexpensive than traditional cigarettes.
4. Adjust Levels of Nicotine
Here’s one thing you can’t do with a traditional cigarette: adjust the nicotine levels to your desired specifications. Fortunately, you can do just that with an e-cigarette. This is useful for a number of reasons, but especially effective if you are trying to slowly reduce your nicotine intake over time. With an e-cigarette, you can break an addiction to nicotine, and avoid the withdrawal symptoms. No more having to swallow an ash tray to kick the habit! You can even vape with no nicotine at all, if you choose. Best of all, it has no impact on the taste or your enjoyment.
5. You Can’t Smell It
For non-smokers, the burning scent of a lit cigarette is unpleasant at best. More than that, the smell clings to everything in its vicinity: walls, carpet, clothes, curtains, and the interior of a vehicle to name a few.
Vaping, on the other hand, is completely odorless. It produces a vapour, not smoke, which does not contain tobacco and other foul smells. Vaping is more discreet that way, and you can smoke around non-smokers without bothering them. It won’t ruin your clothes or your breath for that matter either.
6. Vaping Won’t Start a Fire
There’s always a risk when smoking a cigarette, you’re not ever too far from starting a fire. Large wildfires have been caused from a misplaced lit cigarette, as have house fires. Vaping, on the other hand, does not involve a flame, or combustion, of any kind. Rather, it heats a liquid to the point where a vapour is produced, but no open flame is involved. This also eliminates the need for carrying a lighter around. You won’t have to ask, “Got a light?” anymore!
7. Reduces Littering
Look around any exterior of a bar or restaurant, it’s often littered with cigarette butts. Not only is this unpleasant to look at, but it contributes significantly to the trash problem. Vaping takes care of this issue by being reusable and friendlier to the environment. This means no more cigarette butts and ash to dispose of.
Old habits die hard, it’s true. You may want to keep smoking your Pall Malls, despite what you just read. But it’s important to think about for the sake of your health. Give it a try anyway, you may grow to love it!