Vaping has really taken off in the last few years as a safer alternative to smoking. Public Health England has stated that vaping is 95% better for you than smoking and the charity Cancer Research UK is supportive of vaping as an alternative to smoking in the fight against cancer. This article will explain the different ways that vaping is better for your health than smoking.
It reduces the risk of cancer
A research study at the University College London in 2017 discovered that when smokers switched to vaping, the levels of cancer-causing toxins in their bodies fell by up to 97% in just six months. This statistic makes vaping as beneficial as nicotine replacement therapies.
Vapes use fewer chemicals than cigarettes
It is thought that around 7,000 different chemicals are consumed by the body when you smoke a cigarette. Many of these chemicals are toxic or carcinogenic and are very bad for your health. While some chemicals are still used in the production of vapes and e-liquids, this number is far lower than when smoking traditional cigarettes.
Vapes are better for your lungsLung cancer is one of the most common illnesses associated with smoking cigarettes. Switching to vaping is much better for your lungs because vaping involves the use of water. This is much cleaner and better for you than cigarette smoke, which contains cancer-causing tar and carbon monoxide.
And one extra bonus... vaping is much cheaper than smoking
The savings you can make by switching from smoking to vaping are astronomical. The average smoker of 20 cigarettes a day would spend over £3,000 a year on cigarettes (at an average of around £10.40 per pack of 20 – this varies depending on the brand of cigarette). Compared to vaping, the difference is huge. A vape can be purchased on the SMOKO website for as little as £7.99 and the e-liquids cost around £5 for a bottle, which should last around a week. At these prices, a year of vaping would cost £267.99 - just 7% of the cost of smoking.
All in all, with the health benefits and the extra bonus of the money you can save, switching from cigarettes to vaping is a no brainer!