We are all aware of the harmful effects of smoking cigarettes, there is the destruction of your lungs and many other organs in your body, smoking causes many diseases such as lung cancer and cancer to almost anywhere in your body… and the list goes on and on and on… Basically what you’re smoking is a death stick.
As stated by the American Lung Association
“There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous. Many of these chemicals are also found in consumer products, but these products have warning labels. While the public is warned about the danger of the poisons in these products, there is no such warning for the toxins in tobacco smoke.”
Cigarettes are no joke. They do so much harm to your body not only on the inside but the outside as well. Your teeth turn gross looking because of the increased plaque and tarter build up. Smoking cigarettes can also cause premature aging in the face which makes you look older than you are. Your finger nails turn yellow and your hair starts thinning. Not to mention bad breath, and the lingering smoke smell in your hands, clothes, and hair. So overall smoking just really makes you unattractive to say the least. I should know I used to smoke. I was always smelling bad no matter how much perfume I put on or gum I chewed I always smelt like that nasty cigarette smell. Smoking cigarettes just made me feel gross and icky, I hated it. I hated the way it made me feel, smell, look, and I absolutely hated the taste.
Vaping is the best alternative for smokers. I know there is a lot of talk going around about vaping being scary and wrong but really that’s all because yes, we don’t know yet the long term effects because vaping is new, but still it is no where near as scary as smoking a cigarette. I mean come on everybody knows that the majority of chemicals found in cigarettes are cancerous yet they are still promoted and yet we still stock them in nearly every store. Shouldn’t we start pushing people towards a healthier alternative?
Facts about Vape:
- Ingredients found in e-juice or e-liquid (same diff) is 5 things;
- VG (vegetable glycerin) which make up the majority of e-juice. “Used in the food industry for two main reasons: it has a sweet taste, but has fewer calories than sugar; and it is hygroscopic, that is, it absorbs moisture from the air. It is therefore used both to sweeten foods and to keep them moist.”
- PG (propylene glycol) usually mixed with VG. It is used to absorb extra water and maintain moisture in certain medicines, cosmetics, or food products. It is a solvent for food colors and flavors. Propylene glycol is also used to create artificial smoke or fog used in fire-fighting training and in theatrical productions.
- Flavor makes up about a 3rd of the e-juice. The flavors used are those intended for baking or candy making.
- Nicotine can range from none to 2.4% all depending on strength
- And sometimes distilled water.
- Vaping will help you quit smoking with in a few months.
- E- cigarettes or vape mods/pens don’t burn so your not inhaling smoke your inhaling a vapor.
- You don’t smell bad, pretty much all e-juices smell amazing.
- You don’t taste that horrible burning chemicals, you are able to vape a flavor you like.
- You can breath better when vaping then when smoking cigarettes.
- If you are looking to quit smoking make sure you get the right amount of nicotine in your e-juice so that you don’t go thru withdrawals. If you get juice with low nicotine and you feel like you need more up the level and if you get light headed and dizzy off of just a few drags lower your nicotine level. You control the amount of nicotine you take which makes it easier to quit all together.
I agree we should be aware that there are no studies for long term effects and some dangers might not be known yet. If you are a smoker this is a very good alternative. I prefer vaping rather than smoking nasty cigarettes. Some people vape without nicotine and have never smoke cigarettes before, but rather just for fun. I think vaping keeps people from starting on cigarettes. Maybe people who haven’t smoked before shouldn’t vape and maybe they should, to keep them away from smoking. The list of pros and cons will go on and on just because we don’t know all the things there is know yet. What we do know is smoking cigarettes is really, really bad! Make the switch, don’t make the switch, just keep all of this in mind.