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 automatically safer than smoking for the simple fact that they contain no tobacco.
As we all know, Inhaling (and chewing) burnt tobacco is very 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 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. More recently, more organizations, such as the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association, have issued new reports that refer to e-cigarettes as a good alternative for smokers who would like to quit.
While e-cigarettes are still prohibited in several countries, the trend is slowly changing. Only last year, New Zealand reversed its position on vaping, and their new policies are now more in support of the practice as a substitute for smoking. In the same manner, Canada is in the process of legalizing e-cigarettes, though details of this regulatory framework are still being studied.
A big reason behind some countries’ hesitation with regard to vaping is the fear that it will become a prelude to smoking, particularly for teenagers. 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.
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 found that even as experimentation with vaping was happening, constant use by youngsters who had never tried smoking stayed incredibly low, at below 1%. Meanwhile, smoking rates among the youth are going down at an encouraging pace. If vaping were actually causing smoking, such patterns would reverse.
So, what should the typical smoker make of the wrong reports about e-cigarettes being risky 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 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.