Why Do People Vape? The Top 7 Reasons
As more smokers turn to vaping instead, it's good to know some of the reasons why vaping makes so much sense. Here are a few reasons why vaping is on the rise.
A Healthier Alternative to Smoking
It is a well-known fact that vaping is much healthier than cigarette smoking, and as such, it will come as no surprise that most vapers are ex-smokers. After all, it is the foundation that the vaping industry was built upon.
Of course, we're not saying that vaping is 'healthy', but vaping is much less harmful than cigarette smoking.
One benefit of vaping is that the e-liquids come in varying nicotine concentrations, giving vapers the flexibility to manage their cravings while gradually weaning themselves off the addictive chemical.
Some countries have seen a decrease in the cigarette smoking population since the introduction of e-cigarettes. World Health Organization data corroborates this¹, showing a downward trend of adult smokers worldwide, totaling over 1 billion in 2019.
Cigarette smoking is progressively becoming an expensive habit. For those looking for a cheaper alternative, vaping is a worthy candidate.
Although there may be a higher upfront cost associated with buying an e-cigarette device, they can last years if well taken care of. Additionally, there is a wide range of vaping equipment available ranging from affordable to exclusive, depending on your budget.
Overall, compared to cigarettes, vaping works out far cheaper per equivalent nicotine level even for heavy vapers.
Modern day life can be taxing, and people are always looking for new ways to unpack the stress. From yoga or meditation to reading, we all have an outlet we can turn to after a tough day.
For some, vaping is the answer. The nicotine contained in e-liquids can induce a sense of relaxation and help reduce anxiety. However, contrary to popular belief, not all e-liquids contain nicotine. Many brands offer non-nicotine e-liquid flavors for those that vape for enjoyment. The simple process of deep inhalation and exhalation associated with vaping can help reduce stress, leaving the vaper feeling calm and relaxed.
Marijuana vaporizers are used to manage medical conditions and chronic pain. Users report that it offers a much smoother taste compared to smoking, delivering a more enjoyable experience. Vaping can be used as an adjunct treatment for conditions ranging from migraines to Parkinson’s or chemotherapy recovery.
In 2019, there were reports of lung conditions and deaths of people in the U.S. vaping THC, the main active ingredient of marijuana. This likely arose from illegal manufacturers adding chemicals such as Vitamin E acetate to e-liquids. This oily substance commonly found in black market THC products can make THC oil thicker and easier to vape. However, it can be extremely harmful when inhaled as it creates a greasy coating inside the lungs. This can be very dangerous and has resulted in cases of severe lung inflammation and even death.
As the vaping industry grows, the choices of hardware and e-liquid flavors continue to evolve, and so does the overall vaping experience. There are now worldwide conventions and events showcasing the latest vaping innovations. Vapers can feel a part of this rapidly expanding community, while mingling with like-minded people.
This close-knit community has built a strong online presence, pioneered by vaping enthusiasts and advocates from the world over. Created for beginners and professionals alike, these forums thrive on friendly discussions, news, reviews and all the latest in the world of vaping.
You can now find vape shops and bars in many countries, with vapers gathering to share experiences and flaunt their latest collections. Some e-cigarette brands have even launched branded merchandise which furthers the sense of belonging for their loyal vapers.
Range of Flavors
One major draw for new vapers is the assortment of e-liquid flavors available on the market. From classic menthol to cookies and cream, and everything in between, there is something to satisfy every taste bud. With new tantalizing flavors continually being created, the vaping experience is far more exciting and varied compared to traditional cigarette smoking.
A New Hobby
“Cloud chasing” is now recognized by the vaping community as a competitive hobby that is growing in popularity in the U.S. As the name suggests, cloud chasers enjoy the pursuit of the largest, most impressive vapour clouds. Vapers use powerful equipment with low resistance coils and specially designed e-liquid bases. It is an exciting way to vape, and a challenge for the competitive.
It has grown in online presence, with social media accounts and competitions dedicated to the art. With ‘professional vapers’ judging on everything from technique to skill, competitions such as the International Cloud Chasing Championships and the World Series of Vape are hugely popular and an important part of the vaping community.
There are a number of reasons why people choose to vape. Regardless of the reason, we can safely say that it is a healthier alternative to tobacco smoking. The benefits include cost savings, the flexibility to wean off nicotine and better health outcomes. It can also be a great way to relieve stress and explore a range of tantalizing flavors
Please note that if you are a non-smoker, we do not advise you to start vaping, but if you are a smoker looking to quit the habit, vaping may offer you a good way to stop smoking in a carefully controlled way.