Vaping is often seen as a safer alternative to smoking. It is also relatively new to the market, only hitting the mainstreamover the past decade or so.
There is a lot of unknown that people and even smokers do not understand about vaping, because it hasn’t been a part ofthe public consciousness for as long as ordinary cigarette smoking.
Because of the uncertainty regarding this question, most people believe it’s the case where the lesser of the two evils wins.
But is vaping really an evil that falls in the same category as smoking? And is it possible to quit cigarette smoking due to vaping?
The smoke of tobacco cigarettes contains thousands of harmful chemicals, at least 70 of which have been proven to be cancer-causing agents. When these chemicals enter human’s body, they impact every organ they come in contact with. According to the report sponsored by UK’s Department of Health and published by Public Health England, a prestigious group of highly qualified scientists, researchers and public health professionals declared that electronic cigarettes are at least 95 percent safer than tobacco cigarettes
In the UK there are an estimate of 2.9 million e-cigarette users. According to the Annual Smokefree GB survey by Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), more than half of vapers said they had quit smoking. Sadly however, many smokers remain sceptical about the benefits of the products, hence a slowdown in the number of people switching to vaping has been observed.
Latest long term study confirmed that smokers who turn to vaping products in a bid to stop smoking are more likely to quit completely than double users, (those who smoke and vape simultaneously), and than non- vapers. It fallows that vaping can help quit smoking, but it is still the matter of time.