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. Take the tobacco and the combustion out of the equation and you take out the risk as well. But let’s say it like it is: vaping is not totally harmless, but then again, 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. 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.
While e-cigarettes are still prohibited in several countries, the trend is slowly 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.
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. 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.
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 young people have kept declining rather fast. If vaping were actually causing smoking, such patterns would reverse.
So how is a regular smoker to take all these inaccurate reports about vaping risks 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 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.