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GUEST POST: Three Reasons Vaping is a Better Alternative to Smoking Cigarettes

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Three Reasons Vaping is a Better Alternative to Smoking Cigarettes

Vaping is fast becoming a popular alternative to cigarette smoking and it's not hard to see why. Vaping gives smokers more control over their nicotine intake, making it far easier to quit smoking than it would have been otherwise. It also enables them to light up without inconveniencing family, friends or anyone else in the vicinity. Following are three of the main reasons why vaping is a far better alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes. 

It's Better for Your Health

Nicotine in cigarettes is mixed with up to 600 different ingredients. When someone lights up, these ingredients combine to create almost 7,000 different chemicals and at least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer. Vaporizers, on the other hand, use cartridges that are made up of primarily four ingredients. While nicotine is one of these ingredients, the fact is that on its own nicotine does not decrease a smoker's lifespan. It is a natural stimulant found in plants and is only poisonous when consumed in excess.

It's Better for Your Loved Ones

The negative effects of secondhand smoke are well known. In fact, the CDC notes that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. It can cause SIDS in infants, breathing problems and ear infections in children and heart problems, stroke and lung cancer in adults. Vaping, on the other hand, does not produce smoke, making it safe to light up even if there are other people in the room.

It's Better for Your House

As the National Fire Protection Association accurately notes, smoking is a leading cause of house fires. It is all too easy for smokers to fall asleep while smoking or simply not pay full attention to a cigarette due to tiredness or medication. This results in billions of dollars in damage and hundreds of home fire deaths every year. Vaporizers, on the other hand, run on electricity produced by a battery. They aren't lit and so they don't pose nearly as much of a fire hazard.

Regular cigarette smoking leaves a lingering smell and damage on walls and furniture, making it hard to sell your house and belongings at a later date. While there are a number of ways to successfully get rid of the smell of cigarette smoke, these methods are time consuming and a lot of work. Additionally, potential buyers will notice if a seller is smoking and rightly assume that the house and items in it have already been contaminated with poisonous cigarette smoke.

Vaporizers do have a distinct smell; however, the odor is far less powerful than that of cigarette smoke. Furthermore, it can be easily dispelled by simply leaving a window open for a few minutes. Vaporizers don't leave the smell of smoke in your home, enabling a homeowner to sell the house easily even if the buyer is a non-smoker.


Vaping drastically decreases chemical intake, reducing the risk of cancer and other health problems associated with smoking. What is more, vaping does not put others in the area in danger of inhaling secondhand smoke, is not likely to cause a house fire and won’t leave a lingering smell on the walls or furnishings.

On one hand, it will likely take time for a person to find cartridge flavors he or she likes. Even so, it is clear that making the switch is well worth the effort as e-cigs are healthier, safer and easier to manage than regular cigarettes.