When it comes to making the switch to vaping, what are the facts, what is the evidence? Is vaping right for me? Everyone is different and vaping is not for everyone. What is important is to make an informed decision.
Vaping is all about harm minimisation. The long-term goal should be to quit nicotine products all together but switching to vaping could also be a healthier alternative. Harvard Health recently stated there may be some health benefit to a long term smoker who switches to long term Vaping.
There has also been a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine that compared vaping to traditional nicotine replacement therapy. The results showed that smokers who switched to vaping had a higher success rate in quitting than those who used traditional nicotine replacement therapy.
However, not everyone should start vaping. It is very important to make sure that vaping is the right choice for you.
Non-smokers should not take up vaping, as there is no need to do it. Our aim is not to promote vaping to non-smokers, but to provide a safer alternative to Smokers that have tried many other solutions without success.
· People under the age of 18
· Women who are pregnant or nursing a baby
1. Smokers who cannot give up
2. Smokers who like the smoking experience, and do not want to give up
3. Smokers looking for an alternative that feels like traditional cigarettes
4. Smokers who want to save. $14,500 per year is the average cost of smoking cigarettes for a one pack a day smoker in Australia.
5. Smokers sick of smelling stale smoke or have stained teeth and fingers
6. Smokers who do not want to harm bystanders from second-hand smoke
7. Smokers sick of stepping out in the bad weather to have a cigarette
8. Smokers not happy paying large, unfair taxes
There are no long-term studies that prove vaping can help people quit nicotine. Nicotine replacement therapy by itself does not have a good record at helping people to quit for longer than twelve months.
For further info follow the links to above to Harvard Health and the New England Journal of Medicine. Or read more at the Soulblu AU Blog.