The reality of vaping vs smoking
Posted on 17 April 2015 by Matt Brown.
For those thinking of making the switch to vaping, they've already considered the many options available. Which kit to choose and which flavours to try are the common points to consider, but what new users sometimes struggle to understand is the reality of using an e-cig versus traditional tobacco cigarettes. Never fear; as always, JAC is here to help.
It may have escaped your notice, but cigarettes stink. Unfortunately, this also means everything tobacco smoke comes into contact with; furniture, clothes and, I'm afraid to say, even you. The lingering, stale fug of tobacco smoke permeates clothing, fabrics and hair, and creeps into every crevice.
E-cigs, in comparison, emit little more than a faint dusting of delicious flavours. These delightful aromas dance delicately on the breeze, surrounding you in a misty, scented halo.
When you're smoking a cigarette, you are constrained by the strength the tobacco company has decreed. What's more, as most people will smoke a cigarette down to the filter each time, you have little control over your nicotine intake.
Vaping, on the other hand, allows far more scope for customising the strength of your vape. While standard strengths are available (0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg, 24mg), should you so choose, you can mix any two strengths and find something more suitable to your tastes. With a bit of experimentation, you can get this down to a fine art.
On top of this, with an e-cig you're no longer chained to your cigarette until it burns out. If a quick couple of puffs are enough to satisfy your craving, you can set your e-cig down again and go back to it whenever you like.
There's only so many ways you can present a cylinder full of shredded tobacco leaves. While variations on the form exist, there's no disguising the function. In the wonderful world of vaping, however, you can customise and accessorise to your heart's content.
Do you go with cool, clean white, or subtle and stylish stainless steel? Do you favour the flashy or the restrained? Slim or chunky? No matter your preference, you can find and tailor a device which suits your personality.
It doesn't matter if the tax man is determined to squeeze every last penny from your battered and bruised wallet, you're going to quit when they reach £10 per pack, right? Right? Without question, one of the biggest reasons people choose to switch to vaping is the costs involved.
With vaping, such considerations are a thing of the past. You'll soon find yourself laden down with spare change, and throwing fistfuls of cash at passers-by just because you can.
If costs are a consideration, health is just as important. Are you happy wheezing and spluttering away at a stinky cigarette, battling another dreich, British spring day? Would you not rather step into the warmth indoors and vape away merrily, safe in the knowledge that e-cigs omit the 3-4000 chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes?
You'll soon find that you're able to breathe more easily and it's a fact that you'll soon be able to taste all 7 colours of the rainbow. Why would you choose the alternative?