You would not have difficulty coming across people that have chosen to go “vaping”, or using electronic cigarettes. And there are a number of reasons why smoking cigarettes and cigars – anything that has tobacco in it – have become more and more unpopular and why vaping is suddenly the new black. Electronic cigarettes, the products that have once been considered a novelty by corporate giants in the tobacco industry, find themselves facing an increasingly formidable opponent in the market. Considering that electronic cigarette sales numbers jumped from 750,000 in 2010 to 2.5 million in 2011 and 3.5 million in 2012, they have every reason to be worried. But what makes electronic cigarettes very popular? Should you really consider doing the switch or are you just trading one bad habit for another? A careful look into the answers can help you make up your mind.
First of all, electronic cigarettes are simple gadgets. They contain nicotine, water, glycerol, propylene glycol and optional flavors ranging from menthol to cherry and even, tobacco. When you puff on the device, its heats the nicotine and the water inside, emitting vapors instead of smoke. There’s no smoke, no offensive smell and you can pretty much go on vaping anywhere – even in places where even the sight of a lighter is frowned upon. Electronic cigarettes also do not contain tar and 2,999 harmful chemicals typically found in a stick of cigarette so you do not give yourself and the people inhaling secondhand smoke from a cigarette or cigar cancer. Add the fact that you and the person next to you would not go around smelling like last night’s rave party ashtray. There are even companies that are said to infuse the liquid cartridges they sell with vitamins, further making electronic cigarettes popular among a lot of people, smokers and non-smokers alike.
Electronic cigarettes are also cheaper than smoking cigarettes in the long run. Even spending $60 on a starter kit would be worth it as your typical starter kit contains batteries, a couple or so chargers, the e-cigarette and a pack of cartridges of your chosen flavor. Cartridges cost less than a pack of cigarettes and a cartridge lasts longer than a stick of cigar or cigarette. People that are trying to quit smoking tobacco find vaping quite helpful because they do not have to let go of the act of smoking and the sensation of smoking right away, but do not suffer from going cold turkey. It is advisable of course to do background research on these products and online suppliers you plan buying from before spending your money. As always, being more informed about a certain product helps you decide whether or not it’s a purchase you’d want to make.