We all know that smoking harms our bodies, but did you know that nearly half a million Americans die each year from smoking-related diseases? 70% of smokers would like to quit, but going cold turkey isn’t easy. In fact, only 7% of these attempts are successful. It makes you wonder, is there another way?
E-cigarettes are a great solution. You still get your nicotine fix, but without pumping tar and carbon monoxide into your body — the chemicals that make you twice as likely to suffer heart attacks and can cut an astonishing 10 years off your life. E-cigarettes could give you back that valuable time.
E-cigarettes are still quite new, and some have worried that they may be as harmful as cigarettes or that they could become a gateway to smoking. Fortunately, the best available evidence shows us that this is not the case.
E-cigarettes are almost exclusively used by those looking to either quit or reduce their cigarette intake. The Royal College of Physicians actually found that vaping does not ‘normalise’ smoking, and that it reduces smoking rates at an unprecedented level. A study by Public Health England also found that e-cigarettes were 95% less harmful than cigarettes. Lots of people enjoy smoking and that’s fine — it’s their choice. But with such massive health benefits, from lowering blood pressure to dramatically cutting your chances of getting cancer, then perhaps the question you should be asking is ‘why not?’
Another surprising fact is that vaping is a much cheaper alternative. A new vaper will spend less than half in a year than they would spend smoking. Vaping could not only save your life, it could save you cents too.
A recent survey found that roughly 700,000 e-cigarette users in the UK no longer feel the need to smoke thanks to vaping. A further 80,000 people have used e-cigarettes to become totally nicotine free. One of the benefits of vaping is that it gives you control over your nicotine intake. If you’re trying e-cigarettes for the first time, you might like a higher dose so that it is not too much of a step down from smoking. As time goes by, you can gradually reduce your intake, helping you fight the addiction and become less dependent. The range of liquids and e-cigarettes available now mean that you can still vape, even without the nicotine.
Vaping has helped over a million Brits give up smoking, and those numbers are only set to rise. Backed by the UK’s Department of Health and leading health charities such as Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation, experts say that e-cigarettes could improve the lives of thousands of smokers. If you wanted an authoritative take on the benefits of vaping, rather than the bad reputation given by those who benefit from people smoking, what better than the results of studies led by doctors? Whether you’re looking to quit yourself or think it could be the perfect solution for your family or friends, consider this: vaping can save lives.
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