Quitting Smoking with Vaping
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Electronic cigarette e-cigaretteThe question of using vaping as a safe way for traditional cigarette smokers to quit or cut-down on their smoking is a hot topic of debate. Web MD explains current evidence suggests that smoking e-cigarettes may be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. Tobacco products filled with toxins that are emitted when smoked is one of the main health risks in traditional cigarettes. E-cigarette products contain no tobacco substances. Tests have shown that the toxins that may be given off by an e-cigarette are less dangerous than a traditional tobacco cigarette.


Nicotine is one of the few chemicals in e-cigarettes that pose a safety issue. The amount of nicotine in an e-cigarette is regulated by the smoker. The nicotine in an e-cigarette is in the e–liquid, also known as e-juice. The amounts of nicotine in an e-liquid can range from 24mg to 0mg. The smoker chooses the level of nicotine he wants in his e-cigarettes when he chooses from the various e-liquids available. This an ideal way for the traditional tobacco cigarette smoker to reduce the level of nicotine at his own pace.


Many of the brands of e-cigarettes are constructed to look like traditional cigarettes. This gives the traditional cigarette smoker that is trying to cut-down or quit a feeling of familiarity. The e-cigarette user inhales through a mouth-piece at one end. This air-flow triggers a sensor that switches on a battery-powered heater. The heater vaporizes the liquid nicotine that is in a small cartridge. This also activates a light at the other end of the e-cigarette, much like the lit end of a traditional cigarette. The heater vaporizes propylene glycol that is in the e-liquid. This a chemical that when heated makes what appears to be smoke. This is how smoke is created in theatrical productions. When the smoker inhales he gets a puff of hot vapor that has the same sensation as a traditional cigarette. With e-cigarettes there is no second-hand health concerns like there are in traditional cigarettes.


Sky-rocketing costs of traditional cigarettes and the restrictions on public smoking are other benefits of vaping. The cost of traditional cigarettes per pack has risen considerably in recent years forcing smokers to look for cheaper alternatives. Although costs vary with the different types of methods used in vaping, the cost of e-cigarettes can be overall much less expensive than traditional tobacco products. The varieties of e-cigarettes include disposable, one-use, rechargeable and e-cigarettes that are refillable. Another benefit of vaping is that there are very few places that smoking e-cigarettes is banned, unlike the many restrictions about where traditional cigarettes can be smoked.


Vaping as a means to cut-down on smoking traditional cigarettes or quitting completely can be a viable option. To learn about vaping and how it can help you quit smoking traditional cigarettes please come visit our Houston Vape Shop. We have the knowledge about vaping and the understanding of what it takes for you to quit smoking in a way that fits your personal needs.



  1. Web MD. “E-cigarettes 101”

25 April 2016