Are you still smoking cigarettes? Smelly, unhealthy, grotesque cigarettes? Four words, my friend: get with the times. Using e cigs, or “vaping”, is the most popular safe and new alternative to smoking cigarettes. There are approximately 2.5 million e cig users in the U.S., a growing number that is sure to increase tenfold as word-of-mouth continues to educate people on the benefits of vaping over smoking. The e cig market was already valued at $1.7 billion in 2013 as forecasters prepare for vaping to overtake and possibly completely eliminate smoking in America. While the advantages of vaping are countless, there are three key reasons that millions of Americans keep throwing out their cigarettes in favor of the vape life.
Health: It’s no secret that cigarettes are deadly, and for more than one reason. A staggering 8.6 million people in America have had some sort of serious illness as a direct result of smoking, and almost 1,000 of these deaths were caused by smoking-related fires, mostly from burning in trashcans or furniture. E cigs completely eliminate the risk of fire as vaping is done without the use of lighters or matches. Also, the assumption that vaping can cause internal health risks similar to cigarettes is an absolute myth. E cigs release only harmless water vapor, as opposed to the chemical-laden tobacco smoke emitted from traditional cigarettes.
Accessibility: As the popularity of e cigs reaches an all-time high, you can’t find a town that doesn’t have at least one vape shop that can show you the ropes of vaping. These shops are great for beginners seeking help on how to use an e cig and deciding what brand is right for them, as well as experienced e cig users who want to experiment with different varieties. There are now over 16,000 vape shops in America, up from 10,000 last autumn, according to the Smoke-Free Alternative Trade Association. E cigs are everywhere and experienced vapers are typically happy to help those seeking information about them.
Flavors: It’s pretty much inarguable that cigarettes taste and smell disgusting. With the abundance of liquids for e cigs now available, you would be hard-pressed to walk into a vape shop and not find a familiar flavor that you fall in love with. There are over 7,000 e liquids available at the moment, and about 250 more exciting flavors are added every month. According to a survey of e cig users, about 31% prefer fruity flavors while 19% opt for a sweeter dessert flavor, like coconut creme pie or chocolate cake. Whatever your preference is, the flavor you desire either already exists or will surely be available in the near future.
If you are still smoking cigarettes, just know that your addiction can be eased in a safe and enjoyable manner by transitioning to e cigs. They are cheaper, safer, tastier, and will change your life for the better. Even if you never smoked cigarettes, give vaping a try and see for yourself how fun and easy it is.