Although many people enjoy smoking cigarettes, there are also a large number of smokers who are choosing to quit every day. And there are also many within the group of those planning on quitting who are turning to e-cigarettes.
It’s already known that smoking conventional tobacco cigarettes can lead to a host of health problems, including a variety of respiratory conditions and even certain types of cancer, such as lung cancer. This is just one reason why so many people are making strides to quit. But what are the other reasons that so many health conscious people are moving to vaping and leaving smoking behind? Continue reading to learn more.
The Problems Associated with the Combustion Process
In addition to inhaling the myriad toxic chemicals and tar that are found in tobacco cigarettes, they also pose a health risk because of the simple fact that they need a flame to burn. This combustion process releases even more toxins into the smoke that’s produced, making cigarettes harmful for both the smoker and the people around the smoker who inhale second-hand smoke.
Basically, as soon as you light your cigarette with your lighter, you’re starting the combustion process. As a result, a lot of smoke is produced and, as you inhale this smoke, both through the act of smoking through your mouth and through the act of breathing it in through your nose, you’re exposing your body to all of the toxins within it. The longer you hold your breath in after you’ve inhaled the smoke, the more the toxins will be absorbed into your body. Areas most affected include the mouth, throat, and lungs.
Exposure to these toxins can lead to a variety of diseases, especially if you continue to smoke long-term and if you smoke many cigarettes throughout each day. The more you smoke, and the more you inhale second-hand smoke, the more damage you’re doing to your body.
What Smoking Does to the Body
As mentioned above, toxic by-products are produced whenever you burn a cigarette in order to smoke it. This is simply unavoidable, and you may end up paying the consequences with your health.
You might be wondering what happens during the combustion process to even create all of these toxic by-products in the first place. Put simply, the combustion, or burning, process breaks the chemical bond between carbon atoms down (this bond between these atoms is naturally occurring in organic molecules in cigarettes). Once this occurs, free radicals, which are damaging to the body, are produced amongst thousands of harmful chemicals that are then inhaled in the smoke.
Some of the chemicals that are produced by the combustion process, and which are inhaled during the process of smoking, include tar, ash, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and ammonia, among many, many others.
Why Vaping is a Healthy Alternative to Smoking Cigarettes
When vaping e-liquids, the combustion process isn’t necessary. Instead, the e-cig juice is heated to the appropriate temperature so that a gentle vapour is produced. These e-liquids only contain four ingredients, and they don’t burn and cause the same toxic by-products that are made by the burning of cigarettes. This means that people around you won’t have to inhale harmful second-hand smoke and you won’t have to inhale the toxins either.
Instead, you can thoroughly enjoy an aroma-therapeutic fragrance and taste (e-liquids for electronic cigarettes come in a variety of flavours and aromas, from fruity to floral and everything in between) from your chosen e-liquid without any of the adverse consequences that you’d have to endure from cigarette smoking.
How Vaporisers Work
Many people wonder how a vaporiser actually works since there’s no fire and no combustion involved. Basically, a vaporiser will use heat that’s generated with electricity or through a battery. This heat will warm up your e-liquid until it turns to steam.
The Benefits of Vaping
Vaping is better for your health when compared to traditional smoking because your lungs aren’t exposed to all of the noxious chemicals and toxic by-products of tobacco cigarettes. Over time, the vaping process is a lot gentler on the lungs than smoking, and it’s far less likely to cause any of the adverse health effects that come with long-term smoking. In fact, the results of a 2007 study by the University of New York at Albany and the University of Southern California indicated that vaporising can actually reduce lung problems, so if you’ve been smoking and dealing with respiratory problems, vaping may actually prove to be beneficial.
Over 7,000 chemicals are found in cigarette smoke. Hundreds of these chemicals are toxic, and 70 of them are carcinogenic. Vaporisers can eliminate 95% of the harmful effects of smoking.
And, finally, with vaping, you can actually monitor how much you use your device, and you can enjoy your favourite blend of e-liquids for longer than you can enjoy a single cigarette. This leads to cost-saving and less waste.