VAPING GUIDE: Chapter 4: Electronic Cigarettes: Great Even For Smokers
Generally when you hear the term electronic cigarette (or “e-cig”), it is used in conjunction with the notion that those using this product want help quitting smoking. While this is a completely valid and great reason to try electronic cigarettes, it doesn’t have to be the only one. Read below for more reasons why smokers and those trying to quit could both see benefits from the electronic cigarette.
One of the biggest changes in the United States lately are the laws associated with smoking and secondhand smoke. Not only do most establishments not allow smoking indoors (with many states passing laws to such extent), many also have designated smoking areas which are not always convenient to the place you are visiting.
Standing 200 feet from a door in the middle of winter to smoke is not very appealing. Smokers can instead use an electronic cigarette, which does not emit harmful vapors of any kind, making it lawful to smoke in places where a traditional cigarette is not allowed. This also works for places such as airports, where finding a place to smoke in between flights can be difficult and add to the stress of a travel day. Smoking something that has no harmful second hand smoke also makes the electronic cigarette a viable option when you are near individuals who are not smoking and do not want to be around harmful fumes.
A factor that is often brought up when discussing a smoking habit is the cost. With normal packs of cigarettes costing anywhere from $5 to $15 or more dollars, a heavy smoker could be spending hundreds of dollars a month on this habit. The recurring cost of an electronic cigarette is just the cigarette cartridge, which can last up to the same amount as three packs of regular cigarettes, and only cost $5. The amount of savings would be immediately evident, whether you are a smoker replacing a few packs with an electronic cigarette or someone trying to stop smoking altogether.
While a lesser reason than any discussed so far, vanity and the smell of nicotine and cigarettes is also a factor when deciding what type of cigarette to use. The differences in the vapors and smoke between an electronic cigarette and a normal cigarette make the e-cig version a hands down winner, leaving no trail of smoke in the air or nicotine smell on your clothes.
The popularity of electronic cigarettes will continue to grow as more individuals learn of the benefits and become aware of their options. Celebrities have already caught on to the trend, many making appearances in public with the device. David Letterman and Katherine Heigl both used electronic cigarettes during an interview. Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, and Carrie Fisher have all been spotted smoking this new technology as well. Even Michael Douglas, who has throat cancer, is finding the electronic cigarette useful in his life.
While electronic cigarettes were originally thought to be a smoking cessation aid to aid to the ever growing pile, it has become clear that they have more function than just an aid in someone’s plight to quit. All of the reasons above can be applied to smokers and those trying to quit alike, and many of the reasons aren’t explored by many smokers because the facts and details of electronic cigarettes are simply not known.
Whether you are a smoker looking to save money, reduce smell, smoke in non-smoking areas, or simply trying to quit, the electronic cigarette can be of benefit to you. It’s important to research all of your options when trying to quit, but the research will back e-cigs up. They are definitely worth a try, no matter what reason fits best with your goals and lifestyle.