The “disposable vapes” or electronic cigarette has become fashionable as an option to quit smoking, but is it really the best option to quit tobacco?
Quitting smoking is not easy, although it is said lightly that it only takes willpower and that it is a vice that kills you little by little, it is difficult to get away from this vice. For this reason, many people who have decided to get away from tobacco have opted for disposable vapes or electronic cigarettes.
Vapers (with a growing number of believers) can be recognized behind a large cloud of white smoke. The e-cigarette industry is growing rapidly surrounded by glamor thanks to its striking designs and attractive flavors.
What Are Vapes?
Vapes are devices that release nicotine by heating a liquid mixture of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, the mixture is heated up to 350 degrees by a battery that is charged through a USB port and inhaled through a mouthpiece. You can choose between different flavors and nicotine concentrations (from 36 mg/ml to 0mg/ml).
Propylene glycol, its systematic name is propane 1,2 diol in its composition is tasteless, odorless, colorless, oily, hygroscopic, and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform, it is the liquid used to vaporize. It is responsible for the steam is visible. Electronic cigarettes do not produce smoke, but a vapor that dissolves quickly in the air, although they produce more smoke than a conventional cigarette.
Natural glycerin is a clear liquid made from palm, coconut, or soybean oils. It is made by subjecting the oils to the combined force of pressure, temperature and water.
Are Disposable Vapes The Solution To Quit Smoking?
Yes, because it is a way of introducing nicotine into the body, avoiding anxiety and gradually reducing the amount. Although the disposable vapes is a person who breathes polluted air just like the conventional smoker. People who use an electronic cigarette to quit smoking are more likely to succeed than those who try without any help, although this would be the best option.
The biggest danger, however, is that this product is not only aimed at smokers, but has become popular among young people and adults who did not use tobacco before.
List of symptoms of vaping:
- Dry or sore throat
- Acne breakouts
- Cramps and muscle aches
- Ulcers in the mouth and tongue
Most people stop having these symptoms within a week and begin to experience clearer sinuses and deeper, easier breathing. Although the long-term consequences of vaping are not yet known.
What is Cheaper? “Disposable Vapes” or Tobacco?
Let’s make an estimate:
- Let’s say you smoke 10 cigarettes a day and rounding up a pack costs 5 euros
- A week would be 17.5 euros, 70 euros per month and 840 euros per year
- It has a high initial investment: the device costs between 30 and 70 euros.
- The e-liquid that can be of different flavors (the most harmful due to the chemicals necessary for its manufacture are those of menthol and cinnamon) is priced at 4.5 euros for a 10ml bottle and 17 euros for a 50ml bottle.
- If you consume a small bottle per week, the cost would be 18 euros per month and 216 euros per year + the initial investment.
Therefore, it is clear that the “disposable vapes” are a good option to quit smoking and it is cheaper than conventional tobacco, even so the most advisable thing will always be not to consume either of the two substances.