The pros and cons of e-cigs….

The Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarettes

 

Electronic cigarettes are the latest craze in the world of smoking cessation. They’ve been instrumental in helping thousands of people quit smoking for good, by satisfying nicotine cravings without the harmful effects of the smoke.

 

The use of electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, is widely debated, with many claiming they should not be marketed as a healthier alternative to smoking, but what’s the truth? Who should we believe? Here’s a rundown of the pros and cons that have been associated with vaping, to help you make up your own mind:

 

PROS:

 

They Can Help Reduce the Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily

 

Electronic cigarettes have contributed to the vast reduction of cigarettes purchased, and smoked, each day. When it comes to smoking, quitting is notoriously difficult, and alternative methods have shown inconsistent results. An electronic cigarette will satisfy nicotine cravings, helping users to dramatically cut down and, eventually, quit smoking altogether.

 

They Alleviate Some of the Negative Side Effects of Smoking

 

Many of the harmful effects of smoking come from the smoke inhalation itself, rather than the nicotine. Nowadays, everyone is aware of the respiratory damage caused by smoke, so it’s hardly surprising that electronic cigarettes are marketed as a healthier alternative.

 

They Reduce the Cost of Smoking

 

Electronic cigarettes are much cheaper than traditional cigarettes, particularly when you purchase a refillable and rechargeable model. These are long-term solutions, and can be topped up according to your needs. If you need to reduce the amount you’re spending on your smoking habit, consider switching to electronic cigarettes.

 

They Reduce Second Hand Smoke Inhalation

 

It’s important for smokers to consider those around them, particularly when you’re smoking in a public place. E-cigarettes don’t emit any smoke, so they’re a much friendlier solution for your non-smoking friends. This also means they can be used in many public spaces, although you should always use your common sense when doing so.

 

CONS:

 

The Industry Isn’t Well Regulated

 

As electronic cigarettes are a relatively new development, the industry isn’t very well regulated. There’s a lot of controversy regarding the safety of electronic cigarettes, and this is largely due to unethical and dangerous suppliers. Make sure you find an e-cigarette supplier committed to research and safety before making your first purchase.

 

They Don’t Totally Eliminate the Adverse Effects of Smoking

 

Some suppliers claim that electronic cigarettes come without any adverse effects, but this simply isn’t true. They still contain nicotine, so you can’t eliminate the issues associated with this aspect of smoking. However, if you already smoke, electronic cigarettes can vastly reduce the harmful effects of the smoke itself.

 

The Long-Term Effects Aren’t Well Researched

 

Again, as vaping has only become commonplace in the past few years, the long-term effects are unknown. With this in mind, you should use your common sense when vaping. Always find a reputable supplier, and don’t use electronic cigarettes excessively. Smoking traditional cigarettes does have a long-term effect on health, so any reduction in the harm caused is likely to have a positive impact on your health, when used in moderation.

 

15 comments ↓

#1 pa retailer on 04.14.15 at 4:01 PM

Gotta use my Blu oh by the way now I need a cigarette. Hear it all the time. Its puzzling.

#2 Neil on 04.15.15 at 10:05 AM

Great post, Very good information for the vaping world
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#3 Asd@asd.com on 04.15.15 at 3:55 PM

I am hearing 7-11 dropped mark ten… Accurate?

#4 Vapor Vixen on 04.16.15 at 12:24 AM

Asd – older styles have been delisted but newer 2.5 was seen last week in my travels. I will be on the road and check but have also seen new packaging in stores just yesterday

#5 Lou on 04.18.15 at 11:24 AM

In my travels over the past week Mark Ten presence was at 7-11. Vapor Vixen you are correct.

#6 asd@asd.com on 04.21.15 at 7:58 AM

Thanks guys — that’s why I rely on this blog (!).

#7 vaping truth on 04.21.15 at 4:57 PM

Lots of the leading e-cig companies are struggling in major ways. njoy, vapor corp, victory/fin I hear are struggling. Interesting.

#8 asd@asd.com on 04.24.15 at 11:17 AM

Well, the category has slow growth, and you’ve got the big boys taking share through retail muscle and deep-pocketed giveaways so that share’s got to come from somewhere. These are basically commodity produces — if Reynolds wants to give me a Vuse coupon, why would I buy a FIN (though I dig the retro packaging).

#9 Charlie on 05.05.15 at 4:23 PM

anyone have any feedback on zeller presentation today in Chicago?

#10 asd@asd.com on 05.06.15 at 8:23 AM

Studiously vague. Was very pointed that young vaping hurts the industry along with stupid flavors (gummy bears) and there I think he’s right — the vapor industry can be fanatical at times in a way that is counter productive.

#11 asd@asd.com on 05.07.15 at 7:38 AM

Spoke too soon — props to SFATA’s Cynthia for coming out on youth access. Very well executed.

#12 kev on 05.25.15 at 1:35 AM

the vape world shoots itself in the foot all the time
I saw this evening a sign on a vape shop window and on its signage – “a healthier alternative to smoking”

#13 Anti Cigarettes on 01.05.16 at 9:41 PM

Interesting article concept I think I may add something like this to my blog. Very good topic.

#14 premiumeliquid on 01.11.16 at 6:26 AM

Electronic cigarettes do not cause bad breath. Teeth are not stained. It is acceptable in many places where smoking is not. While there is an odor, it is less strong and generally less nasty. Second hand smoke is not a concern. In general, by eliminating smoke itself, electronic cigarettes have reduced the most common complaints about smoking.

#15 James Veyron on 04.26.16 at 1:42 AM

The people are creating confusion for using e-cigarettes. Studies have already proved that e-cigarettes are significantly safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes.

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