Smokers report a predictable variety of symptoms after even only a year of puffing. They cough more often and catch colds easily. They smell bad and are socially ostracized. When they cough, it’s difficult to stop and one will often end up caught in a coughing fit. Smokers bring up grey-green-yellow phlegm which is disgusting, but also worrying. What is in their lungs and could it be killing them? Ultimately, smoking kills almost all people who don’t stop one way or the other, which is why consumers are urged to quit or to at least switch to vaping.
How do smokers die? They experience fatal asthma attacks, heart attacks, and emphysema. Smoking affects the brain, heart, lungs, and other organs. Lung cancer is frequently a death-sentence by the time it is caught, but even mouth cancer can spread if it isn’t caught and treated in time. Rarely, someone will die from a house fire caused by a cigarette being dropped when one is sleeping.
Even before smoking costs a person his or her life, it is an expensive habit to fund. Smokers pay anything from $6 to over $10 for a pack of cigarettes. Imagine the price of smoking 1 pack every day where packs cost $11 each: $77 per week; $4004 yearly. After a few years, that’s the price of a new car out the window or even a family holiday gone in just 12 months. Insurers charge more for house and medical coverage when someone is a smoker. It just makes sense; cigarettes burn things; smokers become sick more often.
Smoking Costs at Work
Employers notice the drawbacks of having smokers on staff, especially when flu season comes around again. Flu is a respiratory condition and smokers are more susceptible to anything that hits the chest and lungs. They are prone to bronchitis, infections, asthma attacks, and pneumonia. Days of work lost can cost an employer millions of dollars across a large corporation where many people continue to light up those death sticks day after day.
All of these reasons and more have led to the development and popularity of vaping. An electronic cigarette or e cig is a battery-operated device which simulates the feel of smoking without the toxins. Although studies are not yet conclusive and there is no way to know yet if vapers will experience long-term health problems from e juice vapor, it’s obvious to smokers that an ecig is better than a real cig.
What Is vaping?
Vaping is the term used to replace “smoking” when one is referring to an e cigarette. Analogs (aka real cigarette) produce smoke because something is being burned, tobacco. An ecigarette does not produce smoke because nothing is being lit on fire. There is no combustion but a process by which liquid becomes vapor, hence the term “vaping.” An e cig will also be referred to as a vaporizer, though this term also encompasses devices which vaporize dry materials, wax, and oils.
What Is Still in Vapor That Has Authorities Worried?
E juice potentially contains nicotine, classified as a dangerous stimulant by the medical community at large. Not all doctors believe it’s as bad as caffeine or wish to see it treated with fear, but some doctors have seen a clear link between nicotine and heart disease in particular patients. Nicotine is also a poison, a pesticide in its natural state. Sowing tobacco plants next to vegetables would be considered a form of co-planting which uses a plant’s natural qualities to deter bugs from eating food crops. Hence, nicotine juice poses a threat to children who see e juice bottles and think they are filled with juice or pop. Some kids have done this and landed in hospital; it’s even possible that there have been deaths associated with drinking e liquid.
But the vaping community is convinced that if smokers use ecigarettes as smoking cessation devices, they will successfully support people who can’t seem to give up that fat old cigar, cigarette, or afternoon pipe. Electronic cigarettes have helped countless individuals quit smoking, although they are not allowed be advertised as smoking cessation devices.
What has health agencies worried is the allure of vaping as a new thing, not a replacement for analogs. Many teens have been drawn to cereal-flavored vape juice or grape-flavored disposable ecigs. They love the patterns and colors of mods and what they consider their “coolness” or “street cred” as they walk around holding an Aspire CF or the Joye eGrip. They never smoked and might never have been tempted, but did e cigs simply draw teens away from interest in cigarettes? Perhaps; it’s hard to prove or disprove something like that.
With new e juice companies emerging almost right away in the United States, flavor choices expanded exponentially. Suddenly nothing was out of bounds. People could try savory or sweet styles; baked goods or candy; chocolate, custard, or plain old tobacco-styles. Most flavors are simulated the same way flavorings are simulated in drinks and baking. Some are natural, even organic, but that’s far less common. Natural flavorings are both expensive and limited, generally featuring fruits. Also, vape juice is available for sub ohm devices and machines that run at high watts with 0.5-ohm resistance coils installed and even lower. Consumers are discovering how much thicker clouds can be when they vape 100% vegetable glycerin flavors, especially dairy-style flavors like yogurt and custard. If a juice is vaped at sub ohm resistance in a tank on a machine set to 150W or 600F, clouds are so rich that people compete to see whose clouds are biggest. They do tricks too.
In spite of the new rules and high costs of applying to the FDA for product approval, a lot of companies will stay in business. Firms such as NicQuid, Halo, V2, Vaporfi, South Beach Smoke, and Five Pawns are doing very well and can afford to absorb these fees, check out more eCigarette Rankings & Reviews In 2016 for more trustworthy companies. Some firms will disappear, and maybe they should. Perhaps the quality of their facilities and ingredients and their understanding of chemistry wasn’t adequate for them to be serving the public safely. In any case, vaping and electronic cigarettes will not disappear.
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