Top 5 Reasons To Switch To E-Cigarettes And Quit Smoking Tobacco
For good reason e-cigarettes are skyrocketing in popularity and chances are, by now you have encountered them somewhere. Here our top 5 reasons why it‘s time to make the switch.
„Veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered“ - that was not only Julius Caesar‘s battle cry, but still today the slogan crowns each pack of Philip Morris Marlboro cigarettes. And indeed, the tobacco industry conquered much, but now it seems like they themselves might be conquered very soon. E-cigarettes came, saw and right now now are in the middle of conquering the lungs of ex-tobacco enthusiasts all over.
Electronic cigarettes are still a very young phenomenon, and only on the last years they have gained real traction, but now their user base is growing at an unprecedented rate. And for good reason - e-cigarettes are a smarter choice by every measure. Here are our top 5 reasons why it‘s time to switch to e-cigs and quit smoking tobacco:
1. No more tar, carbon-monoxide and other toxins
Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals that get absorbed into the blood stream when you smoke. That‘s not the case with e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes vaporise a liquid that is made up just of pure nicotine, flavouring and an inert liquid carrier. That means there are absolutely none of the toxins present that are found in the smoke of tobacco.
The difference lies in the vapour; the process of burning tobacco creates smoke which contains a plethora of harmful toxins. Because the e-liquid in an e-cigarette is vaporised, not burnt, none of these are created.
2. Save money
Other than for the obvious health benefits, e-cigarettes really shine when it comes to money. As the price of cigarettes is ever increasing, e-cigs are an affordable alternative. Already in a short time, depending on how much you‘re used to smoking, several thousand euros can be saved.
It may seem like a large initial investment to buy an e-cigarette, but compared to the recurring costs of of smoking cigarettes, the calculation works clearly in favour of the e-cigarette.
Here is a quick rundown of the costs, based on someone quitting tobacco and replacing it completely with an e-cigarette and smoking the equivalent of a pack a day.
On average, most people find that 3 ml of e-liquid is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, and will quite happily go through this in a day. A 10 ml bottle of e-liquid can cost anywhere between 3-10 euros, for this purpose let‘s say we use the highest quality available for 10 euros per bottle. The average cost of a pack of cigarettes here in the Netherlands is 6 euros (varies country to country).
So, if you smoke 1 pack of cigarettes a day it will cost you 2‘190 euros a year. Comparatively, vaporising 3 ml a day with 10 ml bottles will cost 1‘100 euros a year, plus the one off cost of buying a e-cigarette and kit, you‘re looking at 1‘150 euros.
Take this 1‘150 from the 2‘190 euros it would have cost to smoke tobacco and you are left with a first year saving of 1‘040 euros!
3. No more bad smells or ash
As e-cigarettes create a vapour, they do not produce a long lasting, lingering smell, or any physical waste product. This means that clothes, personal possessions and rooms no longer smell of tobacco smoke. It‘s a very noticeable smell by non-smokers, and the lack of it will be greatly appreciated by friends and family who do not smoke.
The reason tobacco smoke smells so bad and sticks around is because the combustion process burns tar, whose chemical properties make it stick to surfaces like clothing and walls. As there is no tar in the vapour, e-cigarette produced vapour dissipates within seconds, with only those in very close proximity being able to smell it briefly – and even if they do smell it, the vapour smells nothing like tobacco smoke.
4. Avoid tobacco bans
In many countries across Europe it is illegal to smoke indoors or in various public places due to second hand smoke and the smell. Because e-cigarettes produce neither (due to the chemical composition and rapid dispersion of the vapour), they can be used where tobacco cannot. This means that in most countries they are legal to use in the work place, in restaurants, in a shopping mall, and pretty much any other every other place tobacco cannot be used.
5. Control over the nicotine strength
E-liquids come in a range of nicotine strengths. This means there is an appropriate level for everyone, from those who want a heavy full-bodied smoke, to those who take it a bit lighter. A good example of a range of strengths would be a 6 mg content for a light smoke, 12 mg for a regular and 18 mg for a heavy smoke.
This degree of control allows for the right nicotine fix to suit the situation. It also offer those looking to give up smoking a handy tool to slowly wean themselves off of nicotine, slowly reducing the strength of what they are vaporising – to the point where it is possible to use nicotine free e-liquids, just maintaining the enjoyment of the experience.
These are 5 top reasons why people are switching to e-cigarettes; but there are many other valid and excellent reasons why it‘s time to make the change. It is a rapidly growing and advancing industry, and the popularity of e-cigarettes is skyrocketing - for good reasons.
Also, be sure to check out one of the most advanced e-cigarettes available on the market - the freshly released Stigx. Equipped with the latest technology and elegant looks, the Stigx is now available on www.stigx.com - and soon on Zamnesia.