Vaping: Why It’s Seriously Worth the Switch (from Smoking)
If you searched on the term ‘vaping’ online, you might just get the impression that it’s filled with risks. Truth is, it’s safe provided you are responsible enough to use a quality e-cigarette or vaporizer. E-cigarettes are immediately less harmful than smoking since they have zero tobacco.
We are all aware that burnt tobacco, when inhaled or chewed, is incredibly damaging to health. If you eliminate the tobacco and the combustion, you eliminate the associated risk. But let’s be honest: vaping is not completely harmless, but what is? The most crucial point here is that vaping is a lot safer for your health than smoking.
In UK, a broad consensus that several health organisations have endorsed since 2016 actually urges smokers to shift to vaping. Lately, more organizations like the British Medical Association and the Royal College of General Practitioners have come out with new reports pointing to e-cigarettes as a positive substitute for smokers who are keen on junking the habit.
In many countries, e-cigarettes are still banned, but this is gradually changing. Just last year, there was a complete reversal of New Zealand’s position on vaping, putting in new policies that are more in favor of the practice in lieu of smoking. Canada is also in the process of legalizing e-cigarettes, though details pertaining to this are still being ironed out.
The main factor behind the caution in certain countries is the fear of vaping becoming an intro to smoking, specifically among young people. No evidence can prove that trying an e-cigarette will eventually lead to a smoking habit, and plenty other factors can shed light on this , like the well-known fact that tobacco is widely available.
Results of the globe’s biggest study on vaping and young people – more than 60,000 teenagers involved – were published in 2017. It discovered that though experimentation with e-cigarettes did occur, consistent use by teens who had had a regular cigarette remained extremely low, at under 1%. Meanwhile, smoking rates among the youth are going down at an encouraging pace. If vaping did cause smoking, these trends would go the other way.
So how is a regular smoker to take all these inaccurate reports about vaping risks and all? As a smoker, your best move as far as protecting your health and the health of those around you, is to kick the habit. If you would rather vape as a way to stop smoking, that’s great, and you should not be criticized for the choice that you made. Because no matter what the critics say (and as we have mentioned), vaping is automatically better than smoking because it has no tobacco in the first place.