Vaping and Its Solid Advantage Over Smoking
If you searched on the term ‘vaping’ online, you might just get the impression that it’s filled with risks. It’s really not, as long as you are responsible enough to purchase a vaporizer or e-cigarette from a quality supplier. E-cigarettes are immediately less harmful than smoking since they have zero 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 say it like it is: vaping is not totally harmless, but then again, what is? The most important point here is, there is proof that vaping is way safer for your health compared to 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.
Though e-cigarettes remain banned in a lot of countries, this is now slowly but surely changing. Just a year ago, New Zealand did a complete turnaround of its position on vaping, and now, their policies are more inclined to promote the practice as an alternative to 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. There is no evidence that trying an e-cigarette eventually makes one a smoker, and many other issues can explain this, like the obvious fact that tobacco is all around us.
In 2017, the results of the world’s largest research project on vaping among young people – over 60,000 teenagers – were released. 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 did cause smoking, these trends would go the other way.
So, how should the average smoker take all this misinformation about the e-cigarettes posing certain risks? 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 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.