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Vaping vs Smoking
Vaping Vs Smoking – Cost
When it comes to cost, there is a clear winner between vaping vs smoking. A person who smokes around 20 cigarettes a day will end up forking out more than £4000 per year for their cigarettes. In comparison, a vaper who vapes the equivalent amount will only spend about £500, saving around £3500!
Although there is an initial outlay of purchasing your vaping equipment, the cost savings, in the long run, will certainly be worth it. We recommend getting started on DIY vape juice with one of our starter kits as a great value-for-money starting point.
With the rising cost of living, switching from smoking to vaping can be an excellent way to save. Why not read our blog post on which e-liquid offers the best value for money to make even more significant savings?
Vaping Vs Smoking – Health
E-cigarettes do not burn tobacco and do not produce tar or carbon dioxide, which are two of the most damaging elements contained in tobacco smoke [source]. E-cigarettes are far less harmful to your health than traditional cigarettes.
The UK heavily regulates e-cigarettes to ensure their safety and quality, and as such, they are far healthier than traditional cigarettes. This is still true even if you use vape juice containing nicotine.
Cancer Research UK states that nicotine “is not responsible for the harmful effects of smoking. Nicotine does not cause cancer, and people have used nicotine replacement therapy safely for many years. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is safe enough to be prescribed by doctors” [source].
For people who are looking to stop smoking traditional cigarettes, the NHS reports that a 2021 review found people who used e-cigarettes as an aid to help them stop smoking, in combination with expert face-to-face support, can be up to twice as likely to succeed as people who used other nicotine replacement products (patches, gum, etc.) [source].
In addition, it’s essential to consider the dangers of second-hand smoke (also known as passive smoking) compared with passive vaping. There are currently no known side effects of passive vaping; however, passive smoking has been proven to be highly hazardous to health. If you smoke traditional cigarettes at home or in places where there are other people, you are damaging your health and theirs too.
If you’ve thought about vaping vs smoking and you’re ready to try e-cigarettes, vape juice or any other items from our online shop, we offer free next-day collection from our Swansea location and provide same-day shipping on orders placed online Monday to Thursday before 2:30 pm. We also offer free delivery in the UK on orders over £20 and free delivery within the EU on orders over £75.