- 03 Nov
- SMOKO E-Cigarettes
Answers to Smokers Most Common Worries about UK E-Cigarettes.
Vaping has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years. More and more smokers are trying e-cigarettes and making the switch to a healthier life. But there are still millions of smokers who refuse to make the switch, even if they want to stop smoking.
Recently ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) released their yearly survey called the "Use of electronic cigarettes (vapourisers) among adults in Great Britain", where among other things they asked those smokers why they had never even tried e-cigarettes.
Here then are the top three answers given when smokers were asked why they didn't want to make the switch, and our answers to them.
3. I don't think they would help me
Many smokers simply don't believe that e-cigarettes could help them quit. However just by looking at the number of smokers who quit with e-cigarettes proves this wrong.
Almost 3 million people in the UK alone use e-cigarettes. Half of those people having given up on cigarettes completely. The other half reported that they have significantly cut down.
This survey of course doesn't even mention the millions of people who have used e-cigarettes to quit in other countries. In fact in the last few years the NHS has started suggesting e-cigarettes to those who want to stop smoking. After all they have been shown to be more helpful to people trying to quit then other methods such as nicotine gum or patches.
Some smokers think that an e-cigarette can't feel the same as a cigarette and so it can't replace the cigarettes they are using. That might be true when you use one of the bigger box mods, but not for e-cigarettes.
Box mods are designed to look and feel like a different experience, but here at SMOKO we take a different approach. We have designed our starter kits to look and feel as close to a real cigarette as possible. No clouds of vapour filling the room and we have flavours that are as close to a cigarette taste as you can get.
If you don't believe it just go to our testimonial page and see how SMOKO has helped even the most resistant of smokers.
In fact in the ASH survey a majority of ex-smokers said that vaping was now just as satisfying then smoking!
2. I don't want to substitute one addiction for another
This is the strangest one on the list, and it shows how much misinformation is out there about e-cigarettes. Cigarettes are addictive for a number of reasons, including all the sugar in them, but the main reason cigarettes keep people coming back is the nicotine. That is what your body craves after all.
The lack of it is what causes you to become irritable and jittery when you run out of cigarettes. Nicotine is the main ingredient that your body wants, and it can get that quite happily from e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes after all only contain nicotine and three other ingredients (to create the flavour and the vapour). You still get what your body is craving but without the 50 extra carcinogens and toxins found in cigarettes. That's why we call it making the switch, as you are not starting a new addiction; you are switching to a much healthier (and cheaper) version of what you are doing now.
Public Health England verified this saying that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful then cigarettes. So if you could get the same feeling and effect as you are getting right now from cigarettes, with 95% less risk why wouldn't you switch?
1. I am concerned they are not safe enough
This was the most common answer when smokers were asked why they hadn't tried e-cigarettes. 27% of smokers worried about the safety of e-cigarettes vs. cigarettes in fact.
This is attributed to a couple of things but like the confusion with swapping addictions it can be mostly be blamed on misinformation. The first aspect is the idea that e-cigarettes are worse than cigarettes, which is categorically not true. E-cigarettes are much better for you than cigarettes, have none of the toxins or carcinogens of cigarettes. They don't even produce smoke so issues like 2nd and 3rd hand smoke are not an issue.
There was a scare recently where a variety of e-liquids were heated way over what the liquids should be heated to and some were found to contain diacetyl, a toxin.
The good news is that this was only found in the cheapest, Chinese made liquids. This is because it is a very cheap way to create e-liquids.
That's what makes us different, SMOKO has all of its liquids made in the UK. That means we have pharmaceutical-grade ingredients and so can guarantee there is nothing but nicotine and flavourings in our e-cigarettes.
The goods news is that with the introduction of the TPD all of these issues have been gotten rid of anyway. The TPD is a new set of EU laws that will among other things will enforce the same standard on e-cigarette batteries as any other battery. It will also regulate what can and cannot be in e-liquid. If you avoid the Chinese brands and buy from a brand that makes all its liquid in the UK and is TPD complaint (like us) then there is nothing to worry about.
The other worry smokers have about the safety of e-cigarettes are the batteries, specifically them exploding. Videos of batteries exploding are popular on the internet, but e-cigarette batteries are just that, batteries. They are the same design as the batteries you have in your phone or your laptop, Lithium ion. And just like your phone or laptop if you don't treat them properly then you can break them.
Public Health England looked into this issue as well, and rated the danger as the same as any other battery. All you have to do to be safe is follow some simple guidelines. Use the charger provided with the battery. Don't pierce or break the battery. Don't leave them near a fire or other hot place. That's all there is to it.
If you are one of those smokers then who was still unsure check out our starter pack and see if you can make the switch to a healthier life.
About SMOKO Premium E-Cigarettes
SMOKO Premium Electronic Cigarettes is the UK’s leading brand of e-cigarettes. Since starting in 2012, SMOKO has helped prevent the use of over 100,000,000 cigarettes. We have also helped our customers save over £32,500,000 in extra disposable income.
SMOKO E-Cigarettes contains only the highest quality, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients which have been Made in the UK. The majority of e-cigarette brands sold in grocery and convenience stores, petrol stations and on-line use Chinese-made ingredients.
SMOKO Electronic Cigarettes contain only 4 ingredients vs. the 4,000 chemicals and 50 known carcinogens found in traditional cigarettes.
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