Vaping and Why It’s SERIOUSLY Better than Smoking
Search on the ‘vaping’ online and you might think that it’s risky. In reality, it’s safe, and the risks only come when you are irresponsible in your choice of e-cigarette or vaporizer. Right off the bat, e-cigarettes are safer than smoking because they don’t contain tobacco.
As we all know, Inhaling (and chewing) burnt tobacco is very damaging to health. Take the tobacco and the combustion out of the equation and you take out the risk as well. 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 UK, a broad consensus that several health organisations have endorsed since 2016 actually urges smokers to shift 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.
Though e-cigarettes remain banned in a lot of countries, this is now slowly but surely 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 legalizing e-cigarettes as well, though details of such regulatory framework are in process.
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.
Results of the globe’s biggest study on vaping and young people – more than 60,000 teenagers involved – were published in 2017. 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 young people have kept declining rather fast. If vaping did cause smoking, these trends would go the other way.
So, what should the typical smoker make of the wrong reports about e-cigarettes being risky 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 want to vape if only to stop smoking, that’s wonderful, and no one has a right to criticize you for such a decision. 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.