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4 Surprising Benefits to Gain from Vaping

April 11, 2016 Francine Jones 0 Comments

Vaping continues to gain popularity among former smokers and many who have never tried cigarettes. Here are four benefits of e-cigarettes you might not have considered.

1) Reduced Weight Gain

One of the more unpleasant side effects of trying to quit smoking is weight gain. Nicotine suppresses the appetite, and people who attempt smoking cessation typically find that they have trouble controlling their diet. Vaping might offer an alternative to this struggle. According to a study in 2016, smokers who switch to e-cigarettes may not experience the same increased appetite associated with smoking cessation. None of the participants in the study, which collected data for over a year, experienced significant weight gain after switching to vaping.

2) Variety and Choice

While there are a large number of cigarette brands and styles, these numbers cannot compare to the options you have with vaping. E-cigarette devices come in a variety of shapes and sizes from those that resemble typical cigarette to those that look more like something from the future. LED colors are also customizable. After you have selected the best device for your needs, you then have an excellent variety of flavors to choose from. Many users prefer fruit flavors like cherry and apple, but you can also pick other sweet or savory options like coffee or different spice blends. If you prefer, you can stick with a tobacco or menthol flavor. Whatever your preference, vaping presents you with plenty of choices.

3) Less Harm from Secondhand Vapor

One of the problems with cigarettes is that your smoking affects the people around you. Secondhand smoke can be annoying and harmful. However, vaping reduces secondhand exposure to nicotine and other tobacco-related toxicants. In a 2013 study, researchers showed that exhaled vapor contained no combustion-related toxicants and 10 times less nicotine than smoke exhaled from cigarettes. Vaping may be less annoying to your friends and family who dislike smoking, and it is even allowed in many places that prohibit smoking.

4) No Need for Lighters or Matches

With cigarettes you always need to keep a lighter or matches handy. A decent lighter can be expensive and easy to lose, and they don’t always fit conveniently with your cigarettes. Users of e-cigarettes do not have to worry about this issue. You typically have a rechargeable battery, which can often be charged with a USB cord, and you occasionally have to replace or refill the liquid nicotine cartridge. This means not searching for a lighter when you need a smoke. It also results in less mess from ashes and cigarette butts.

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