I think that everyone knows that smoking is bad for you in so many ways however many people still find it difficult to give up smoking. There has been so much publicity about stopping smoking and all the health benefits that I won’t go into them all here except to say that you know its bad for you and your family. Many smokers have tried nicotine replacement patches and gum and succeeded but I know that a lot of people miss the actual act of smoking itself. If this is the case then maybe trying e-cigarettes would work for you. We are not suggesting that any non smokers start vaping just offering some more incentives to stop smoking. Why not read on and find out more.
How does vaping work ?
E-cigarettes work by heating and creating a vapour from a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerine, and flavourings. As there is no burning involved, there is no smoke. Unlike cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide. The vapour has been found to contain some potentially harmful chemicals also found in cigarette smoke, but at much lower levels.
Using an electronic cigarette gives a similar sensation and experience as a regular cigarette. You get the ‘hit’ in the throat and breathe out vapour that looks like smoke, but tastes much better. Another benefit is that they smell a whole lot better as well !
Are they safe to use ? I hear you ask. Well according to the NHS smoke free website they are much safer than smoking :
E-cigarettes are not risk free, but based on current evidence they carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes. Public Health England’s independent review of the latest evidence found that using an e-cigarette (known as ‘vaping’) is around 95% safer than smoking.
Read more at https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/help-and-advice/e-cigarettes#DuqMiaKu3Mxq7kJA.99
So overall if you are considering vaping to stop smoking then they are a great option.
How much could I save ?
The cost of Cigarettes
With vaping you need to get a starter kit which would set you back around £15 which isn’t much more than 1 packet of cigarettes. You then need to buy the liquid which can range from the poundshop to expensive niche products. If we price up vype e liquid which is a well-known brand at around £5 a bottle then an average 20 a day smoker would be spending around £30 a month or £360 a year.
In comparison the average smoker on 20 a day would be spending around £288 a month or a whopping £3467 a year ! Switching to Vaping would save over £3000.
There are also hidden costs that you may not think of including Life Insurance premiums. To put it simply smokers are more likely to die or have serious illnesses so products which pay out on death or illness are a lot more expensive. Look at the example below to see how much more you would save:
Total cost of £200,000 Life Insurance policy over 20 years
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Think what you could do with that money, would you spend it on a great holiday, upgrade the car or on the house ? There is also the fact that your clothes and home no longer smell, and this saves money as well as helping to keep things clean.
If you are looking to quit then you can find out lots more information on the NHS website
We would love to hear your success stories, have you or someone you know given up smoking? Did e-cigarettes help them?