Quitting smoking can be tough, and if you’ve ever thought about or tried to stop smoking you know how difficult it can be. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention claim nearly 70% of adult smokers want to quit, and nearly half of all smokers have tried to quit in the last year.
However, only 7.5% of those of that tried to quit successfully kicked the habit for good. Luckily, here in the United Kingdom we have a strong support network and multiple nicotine replacement products when it comes to putting down the cigs.
Cutting out smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and an NHS study found that participants with support were twice as likely to quit smoking using e-cigarettes to cut out combustible tobacco.
Vaping, but more specifically disposable vapes have seen a huge increase in popularity within the UK due to their no nonsense and easy to use approach to vaping. The question is though, is they as harmful as smoking and is vaping disposables worse than regular vaping? Some questions you may have around disposable vape kits will be answered throughout.
Is vaping Disposables more harmful than smoking?
To put your mind at rest, no form of vaping nicotine (whether this is from disposables or refillable kits) is not more harmful than smoking.
Public Health England maintain that vaping is 95% healthier than smoking and ongoing research suggests it’s still one of the leading methods in helping smokers quit for good.
Mechanically, disposable vape kits work the same way as regular e-cigarettes. They heat e-liquid (usually containing nicotine) which provides a vapour for you to inhale. Studies suggest that most of the toxic chemicals found in traditional smoking are not found in Vaping. This also applies for other nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products, such as nicotine gum.
Are disposable vapes safe?
The answer to this depends entirely on context. Public Health England maintain that vaping is 95% healthier than smoking, but vaping is not safer than being tee total. Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England said:
“E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm. The problem is people increasingly think they are at least as harmful and this may be keeping millions of smokers from quitting. Local stop smoking services should look to support e-cigarette users in their journey to quitting completely”
Should I use disposables if I didn’t smoke before?
A brief answer is no you shouldn’t use disposables or vape in any capacity. Most disposables contain nicotine which is an addictive chemical, and one of the most addictive substances out there. If you have not smoked before, and take up vaping (with nicotine) – you pose a risk exposing yourself to nicotine addiction which can be extremely difficult to stop.
Should I vape instead of smoke on a night out?
As humans, naturally we conform to the norms or ideologies within our social circle. Nicotine ingestion, whether it’s through smoking or vaping will often occur during these times of social interaction. From in the beer garden at your local in summer, or popping out to the smoking area in a nightclub; it happens.
If smoking or vaping is within these situations, even as somebody who doesn’t usually do it, it can be tempting to do so.
Firstly, we would obviously recommend not smoking at all. Social smoking is the leading cause of smokers becoming addicted. If you are going out, and you know you’re going to smoke then yes buy a vape kit. A disposable is a perfect substitute for this; easy to use, tastes good and doesn’t matter if you lose it.
Are Disposable vapes as addictive as cigarettes?
Any nicotine replacement product is just as addictive as traditional smoking. Disposable vape kits are no exception to this rule. Both cigarettes and regular cigarettes contain nicotine, and are therefore as addictive. If you’re not sure where to start in terms of what level of nicotine nic salt to choose, it’s important to get the correct advice. squirevape.co.uk can offer advice.