Even though the public has become perfectly aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes over the last few decades, it is a fact that there are still tens of millions of cigarette smokers in the US alone and hundreds of millions all over the world. More so if you consider the smokers in the UK and other parts of the world. Despite the fact that cigarettes have been proven to contribute to the development of lung cancer and various other medical conditions, we still have hundreds of cigarette brands on the market these days.
A new trend
However, in the last decade or so, we got an alternative to traditional nicotine cigarettes. This alternative comes in the form of electronic or e-cigarettes. Even though they have been present for more than ten years, the public had become aware of them only a few years ago.
An e-cig is a device that looks and feels like a real cigarette and is designed to emit an artificial smoke. However, it does not contain any tobacco. The main purpose of an e-cig is to allow the users to inhale nicotine vapor, but without any harmful substances found in tobacco smoke. While all of this sounds very nice and convenient, there is still a question that needs to be answered, and that question is; Are e-cigs worth it? Well, let’s try to answer that question.
It can break the nicotine addiction
When nicotine addicts switch from standard cigarettes to e-cigs, they usually start from the highest level of nicotine strength. Here, we come to one of the most important features of e-cigs. Their nicotine strength can be adjusted. Every cigarette smoker knows that quitting nicotine all of a sudden is nearly impossible. With e-cigs, they can gradually reduce the nicotine strength and with that, help their body to gradually re-adjust until it doesn’t need nicotine at all.
They can be vaped anywhere
Once the public became aware of the dangers of passive smoking, cigarette smokers have become a somewhat shunned group. These days, one is not allowed to smoke in a great number of restaurants, hotels, offices, as well as other public places. With e-cigs, it is a completely different story. Users can vape them anywhere and don’t have to steer clear of the “no-smoking zones. They don’t have to isolate or lock themselves up in order to get their nicotine fix. E-cigs can be vaped at any time and anywhere, without the fear of complaints, arrest and various forms of harassment.
The main reason behind this is the fact that e-cigs produce only vapors, not smoke that contains carcinogens. In addition, as opposed to the traditional cigarette smoke, e-cig vapor aroma is not irritating and offensive.
Cigarette smokers will also reap financial benefits from switching to e-cigs, as well. Even though a full e-cigarette kit can cost more than $100, it is a much more cost-effective option in the long run. An e-cig can last for months or years. All it needs is e-liquid, which needs to be replenished on a monthly basis. One e-cartridge costs no more than $10 and is equivalent to 100 standard cigarettes. With all this in mind, it is easy to see just how financially beneficial e-cigarettes are in comparison to the standard ones.
Much safer for the environment
Last, but not least, e-cigs are much safer for the environment than the standard ones. Numerous studies have shown that almost 20% of all house fires are caused by cigarettes. With e-cigs, the risk of fires is completely eliminated, as they require no fire and produce no smoke. Instead, they use batteries, which also greatly reduces the level of pollution, which is caused by conventional cigarettes.