Vaping has become so popular that many smokers have switched from tobacco smoking to vaping. Vaping offers many options such as versatility (mods, pods, vape pens, RBA atomizers, sub-ohm atomizers, etc.), different nicotine strengths, creativity (customization, vape clouds…) and many more.
In this post we will focus on 6 surprising facts about vaping that you need to know right now.
1. Vaping is Safer than Smoking
Despite all negative news about vaping (mainly all from the US), nobody doubts the fact that vaping is much safer than smoking. Till now, the only negative effects associated with vaping were caused by black-market e-liquids. In other words, health authorities do not know if vaping causes any chronic respiratory problems. On the other hand, it is very clear that tobacco smoking is the first cause of coronary and respiratory disease, including lung cancer.
The combustion of the plant material produces many toxic substances and the most well-known one is tar. Tar is a viscous substance that derives from the combustion of plant material. In addition, tar accumulates in your lungs and causes many respiratory problems (lung cancer, bronchitis, emphysema).
2. Vaping isn’t that New
The first prototype of a vaping device was created back in the 1960s. However, the modern e-cigarette as we know it nowadays, it’s a Chinese invention.
Herbert A. Gilbert was the first person that invented the vaporizer in 1963. He patented a cylinder vaporizer that worked by atomizing a liquid, just the same way as modern vaping devices. Herbert A. Gilbert called his device “the smokeless”.
However, the modern e-cigarette was invented by Hon Lik. He invented the modern e-cigarette back in the 1990s.
Nonetheless, vapors have been used since antiquity for medicinal purposes. The Ebers papyrus, which dates to 1500 BCE, is considered the best-preserved record of Egyptian medicine. The Ebers papyrus includes nasal treatments consisting of inhalation of vapors and smokes.
3. Different Nicotine Strengths
There are many different nicotine strengths available. From just 4mg/ml to very high nicotine strengths.
Some people prefer to start vaping very high nicotine strengths and then gradually reduce it to control their nicotine intake.
Commercial e-liquids come in different nicotine strengths. You can choose from zero nicotine e-juices to nicotine e-juices with strengths of 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg and even much higher strengths such as 36mg and sometimes even higher than that.
Strengths of 12 mg or higher are usually best for vapers who were formally heavy smokers.
4. Many different Options
Vaping offers many different options. If you are interested in portable devices, then you have many pod systems to choose. On the other hand, if you prefer a device designed for vapor and flavor production, then a sub-ohm device is a good option for you. 6mg are suitable for moderate smokers and lower strengths for light smokers.
Some vapers prefer very powerful mods capable of producing more than 200 watts of output power. Usually, vapers who prefer very powerful mods are more interested in vapor and flavor production. For example, you can choose mods such as the Aspire Dynamo, a very powerful mod ideal for cloud chasers.
If you prefer portable vapes, then you can choose from a wide variety of pod systems and pen style vaping devices. For example, Aspire has the pod system Aspire Breeze NXT or the Aspire Mulus or AVP Pro. These devices are ideal if you are looking for handy and portable devices.
5. Cleaner Option
There are no doubts that vaping is much cleaner than cigarettes. Cigarette butts are pollutants. Cigarette butts of filters are made of plastic called cellulose acetate. According to National Geographic, “when tossed into the environment, they dump not only that plastic, but also the nicotine, heavy metals, and many other chemicals they’ve absorbed into the surrounding environment”. What’s more, cigarette butts are also harmful to plants and they inhibit plant growth. This was a study conducted by the University of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). Cigarette butts reduces drastically germination.
In addition, cigarette produce ashes, which is very dirty. A smoker needs always an ashtray and these ashes leave stains and odor.
Yes, odor is the other “annoying” characteristic of cigarettes. Your clothes, furniture, house will stink after you smoke. Do you remember when cigarette smoking was legal? Even the hair stank after prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke!
6. Very Creative
You can customize your vapes and also your coils. For example, you can build your own coils and there are many different styles to build them (Clapton coils, a fused Clapton coils, alien coils, etc.).
In addition, you can also choose between many different drip tips (Delrin, stainless steel, glass, wood…).
Moreover, let’s not forget the wide variety of vape juice flavors and nicotine strengths. From fruity flavors to menthol to pure tobacco flavors.