Vaping has been with us for only about 4 years now, but it is growing in popularity all the time as people begin to understand it better and the benefits that it offers, especially to hardened smokers of tobacco products. Organisations like the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom are openly encouraging doctors to advise their cigarette smoking patients to switch to vaping instead. It is muck less harmful and although it has only been 4 years since it has been introduced, there have been no reports of it being bad for you.
As with everything in life, things have their pros and cons depending on who you are and what your expectations are. To some a benefit could be a negative and vice-versa, but it is important to remember that a vape pen is an effective way to wean yourself off the dreaded cancer sticks and onto something much more beneficial for you and the people around you. You no longer have to be the social outcast who has to leave the room every time you want a hit of nicotine.
Here are some of the pro’s and cons of vaping that you might see as a negative or a positive depending on your outlook.
- The first pro is that allows you to regulate the amount of nicotine that you want. You don’t get this luxury with cigarettes and the manufacturers get to decide, not you. Being able to control this allows you to reduce it to a point where you feel that you don’t need to smoke anymore and that can only be a good thing. Your health will improve and the people around you will benefit also because there will no longer be passive smoke.
- A con might be that there are too many options when you decide to begin vaping. The amount of flavours available to you are growing every day and at the moment there are upwards of 30 and counting. This may lead to some confusion with people who are new to vaping and don’t know where to begin. Thankfully, there are starter kits available to help you.
- The second pro is that it is very affordable and is much cheaper than smoking cigarettes. There are different pens and e-liquids available for all wallets and because the market is becoming more competitive due to popularity, prices are coming down all the time. Cigarette smokers have reported savings of up to 50% when switching to vaping.
- An additional con is that the older generation see vaping as a young person’s thing and while it might be true that more young people are switching to vaping, it is also for the older customer as well. It is worrying that there is a fantastic alternative to cigarettes and the older generation are not taking advantage of this health saving device.
If you are a hardened smoker of cigarettes, you really need to look into the benefits of vaping and try to understand why the younger generation think it is such a great idea.