Most people are well aware of the health risks associated with smoking tobacco cigarettes, even though they may ignore them. Smoking has been linked to deadly diseases like lung cancer, emphysema, COPD, asthma and heart disease. Fortunately, if you switch from smoking tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, you can reduce your health risks as you enjoy vaping.
How Vaping Is Safer
When you ‘smoke’ an electronic cigarette, the smoke that is produced is actually water vapour from the e-juice that is used in the e-cig. The primary ingredients in e-juice, also called e-liquid, are non-toxic vegetable-based oils or other flavour carriers that are used in food products. Since there are no toxins in e-juice, the vapour it produces is not harmful to the smoker or those around him or her.
Unlike tobacco cigarettes, that contain over 4000 toxins, you don’t have to be concerned about second-hand smoke when you vape. There are no toxins to make people sick, and vaping has not been connected to any major diseases, unlike tobacco cigarettes that have 43 known carcinogens in them. Both the users of e-cigarettes and anyone around them are far safer than those who smoke or are around tobacco cigarettes.
No External Dangers
Not only does smoking tobacco cigarettes pose a health risk to both the smoker and those around him or her, but they pose a safety risk as well. Since a tobacco cigarette is lit by fire, the end of it burns and can cause fires if it is not completely put out. Many people have accidentally caught bedding or furniture on fire after falling asleep with a lit cigarette in their hands. Smoking is recognised as the primary cause of accidental fires in the United Kingdom.
Since e-cigarettes do not require fire to be ‘lit,’ there is no danger of accidental fires by either falling asleep while smoking or dropping a lit cherry from the cigarette. An electronic cigarette is lit with the push of a button, which switches on the battery, and the end of the e-cig lights up to indicate it is being smoked. Then the vapour will be released as smoke would be with a tobacco cigarette.
E-juice comes in dozens of different flavours, from tobacco flavours to candy, dessert and beverage flavours. It is also available in different nicotine strengths, so you can use vaping as a way to quit smoking altogether or to lower your levels of nicotine when you do enjoy an electronic cigarette. Switching to electronic cigarettes has helped people to completely stop smoking. They are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.