Don’t fall for the myth: vaping is NOT more addictive than smoking


E-cigarettes have over the years become a trend in many parts of the world. There are different types available in the market and according to research done on them, they are not more addictive than the traditional cigarettes. Vaping has certain cons that have been brought forth and cannot be overlooked but the myth that it is more addictive than smoking remains to be just that. Some of the facts about vaping that one should have in mind include;

  • E-Cigarettes have fewer carcinogens

Studies carried out on vaping indicated that digital cigarettes expose the user to less harm regarding carcinogens when they are compared to tobacco cigarettes. The lack of a combustion reaction to ignite the nicotine and other contents in the cartridge lowers the number of toxins that one inhales when vaping. Considerable caution must be exercised as the liquid in the e-cigarette diminishes since it may undergo combustion raising the risk involved in vaping to levels almost as those of smoking a normal cigarette.

  • Reduced dependence on nicotine

E-cigarettes are known to have fewer levels on nicotine making them less addictive. Also, vaping comes in to help with nicotine addiction for those addicted to tobacco. The action of vaping mimics that of smoking in so many ways hence, helps in curbing an addiction while giving the user the same experience that they are looking for. The amount available in an e-cigarette is available to keep the edge away as well as withdrawal while gradually lessening the strength of one’s addiction. With constant vaping, users who were hooked on nicotine have a chance at breaking the habit but control on vaping ought to be practiced as well.

  • Cost and availability

Addiction to vaping is possible in users who have the financial muscle to keep up with the newly acquired habit. There are different types of digital cigarettes and the prices vary with manufacturer and locality. First-time acquisition of the same may not be easy for everyone limiting this vice to people who can start and sustain the habit. When compared to conventional cigarettes, vaping is not common and readily available in all parts of the world as cigarettes are. These two and other logistics make it harder for a person to access and continuously afford e-cigarettes to the point of addiction.

A majority of components found in tobacco smoke are absent in vapor from vaping alienating various risks for the user including that of a possible addiction. Recreation is among the top motivations for e-cigarette users and rarely nicotine as is the case of those who smoke tobacco.