Vaping and Why It’s SERIOUSLY Better than Smoking
Search on the ‘vaping’ online and you might think that it’s risky. 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.
It is common knowledge that inhaling (and chewing) burnt tobacco is a health hazard. Take out the tobacco and the combustion and the natural effect is risk reduction. But let’s be honest: vaping is not completely harmless, but what is? The most critical point we’re making here is that vaping is safer by a mile than smoking.
In Britain, a wide consensus among a lot of health organisations has been around since 2016, and it is encouraging smokers to switch to vaping. Just recently, organisations like the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association have joined the call for smokers to view e-cigarettes as a good alternative.
While e-cigarettes are still prohibited in several countries, the trend is slowly 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. In the same manner, Canada is in the process of legalizing e-cigarettes, though details of this regulatory framework are still being studied.
The main factor behind the caution in certain countries is the fear of vaping becoming an intro to smoking, specifically among young people. There is no proof that trying an e-cigarette leads to regular smoking, and several other factors can explain this, such as the open fact that tobacco is available everywhere.
In 2017, results of the world’s biggest study on young people and vaping – a project participated in by more than 60,000 teenagers – were published. It established that despite experimentation with e-cigarettes actually occurring, continuing use by teens who hadn’t tried a smoke ever remains markedly 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? If you are a smoker, the best step you can take to benefit your health and that of people around you is to quit smoking. If you decide to vape in order to stop smoking, that’s fantastic, and nobody should criticize you for making that decision. Because regardless of what the critics claim (and as we have also said earlier), vaping is instantly better than smoking, just for the fact that it contains no tobacco.