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E-Cigarettes Growing in Popularity

April 6, 2013 by  
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E-Cigarettes and their Benefits

The use of electronic cigarettes has been steadily growing because more and more smokers are realising the benefits of using an e-cigarette or vaporizer.

There are three main advantages of e-cigarettes;

  • Cost savings of around 90%
  • Reduced Health Risks
  • Convenience of being able to use the devices where smoking is banned

Cost Savings of E-Cigarettes

Since the March 2013 UK budget, a packet of 20 cigarettes costs arounf £8 depending on the brand you smoke. That works out to £80 per 200 cigarettes. For the sake of argument, let’s say you smoke a cheaper brand (and who wouldn’t at those prices?), so 200 are currently costing you £60.

Once you have bought an e-cigarette or vaporizer (you can get an e-cigarette starter kit for £19.99 online), the only cost you have is for bottles of e-liquid, which come in 10ml bottles for $4.99 each. Each 10ml bottle of e-liquid is the equivalent of 200 cigarettes, so even against a cheaper brand, you will be saving £55 per 200 fags!

E-liquids come in 4 strengths of nicotine so you can wean yourself off nicotine if that’s what you want to do. E-juice also comes in an ever growing range of tastes and flavours, so you aren’t just stuck with tobacco flavour, but can try different fruit flavours, coffee, chocolate, vanilla etc.

Reduced Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine without the additional carcinogenic nasties that are present in tobacco. You don’t get Tar, Carbon Monoxide, or the other poisons and chemicals that are present in cigarette smoke. This makes vaping a much less harmful habit than smoking. The long term effects of using electronic cigarettes are still unclear, and no one is saying that using a vaporizer is 100% safe and healthy, but when compared to smoking cigarettes, using an e-cigarette minimises many of the known risks to your health.

In addition, e-cigarettes do not pose a threat by way of passive smoking because they give off water vapour, with minute traces of nicotine, which in isolation isn’t more harnful to us than caffeine.

Convenience of E-Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers bypass the current UK anti-smoking laws, allowing you to get a nicotine hit in many of the places where smoking in banned. In time, the UK government will extend the smoking ban to include, private cars and driving, private homes, and who knows where else. E-cigarettes allow you to ‘smoke’ in public building, so you will no longer have to stand outside in the cold like a social pariah, huddled around an ineffective patio heater in a smoking shelter next to some grimy pub toilets!

Because e-cigarettes are so much safer than smoking, you can use your vaporizing device in many more places. This is one of the main reasons for thieir rapidly growing popularity.

Find your ideal electronic cigarette starter kit and get vaping today!

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