Vaping Can Help You Quit Smoking
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Electronic cigarette e-cigaretteFor the traditional cigarette smoker one of the most debated topic is whether vaping is a viable option to help with quitting smoking. According to Web MD current evidence suggests that smoking e-cigarettes may be safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. One of the biggest health risks from a traditional cigarette are the toxins given off by tobacco products when smoked. There are no tobacco products in e-cigarettes. Tests done on e-cigarettes have shown that there are less toxins given off by e-cigarettes than traditional tobacco cigarettes.


There are some concerns about a few of the chemicals in e-cigarettes. One such chemical is nicotine. The nicotine in an e-cigarette is regulated by the smoker, not the product. The nicotine is in the e–liquid that goes into the e-cigarette. The amount of nicotine in an e-liquid can range from anywhere from 0mg up to 24mg. The smoker has the option of what level of nicotine he wants in his e-cigarettes. For the traditional cigarette smoker trying to cut-down or quit, this an ideal way to reduce the level of nicotine as it fits his needs.


Some E-cigarettes do look like traditional cigarettes. For the smoker that is trying to cut-down or quit the cigarette-like feel gives the smoker a sense of familiarity. The e-cigarette user inhales through a mouth-piece at one end, just like a traditional cigarette. The air-flow triggers a sensor that switches on a battery-powered heater. The heater vaporizes 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 also vaporizes propylene glycol. This chemical makes what appears to be smoke to enhance the traditional smoking feel. This substance is used to create smoke in theatrical productions. When the e-cigarette smoker inhales he gets a puff of hot vapor that has the same sensation as a traditional cigarette. There is no real smoke associated with an e-cigarettes. This is better for the smoker and there is no second-hand smoke concerns like traditional cigarettes.


Other benefits of vaping versus traditional tobacco cigarettes are costs and smoking in public. The cost of traditional cigarettes per pack has gone way up in recent years. This has forced smokers to look for cheaper alternatives. Although costs vary, in general, e-cigarettes can be much cheaper than smoking traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes come in different styles and sizes. Some are disposable and are meant to be thrown away after one use. Other styles of e-cigarettes have rechargeable batteries and are refillable. Another benefit of vaping is there are practically no restrictions on where e-cigarettes can be smoked, unlike the restrictions place on traditional cigarettes.


Vaping is a viable option for traditional cigarette smokers to quit or cut-down on their smoking. At the Houston Vape Shop we understand your needs. Our knowledgeable staff can explain to you what vaping is and how vaping can help you with your goals to quit or cut-down your traditional tobacco smoking habit.



  1. Web MD. “E-cigarettes 101”

25 April 2016