After all the indulgent festivities and as the tunes of Auld Lang Syne fade away, it’s now time to get back to business and think about the exciting year of 2020. What will you do to make this year a better one for you and your family? There’s no better place to answer this question than in compiling your New Year’s resolutions.
For smokers nationwide, we’re dedicated to the one resolution that will outshine the rest. Making the switch for good, from cigarettes to vaping. If you’ve been thinking about beginning your smoke-free journey, the New Year provides you with a fresh, clean state from which to really strive for this goal.
If you’re still on the fence about the benefits of vaping, we’d like to run you through some of the most significant impacts that making the switch can bring. Here are eight key benefits you could enjoy if you decide to make the switch with VapeHQ in 2020.
1. Save your money
The average vaper spends just £5 a week. If you currently smoke 20 cigarettes a day, your weekly bill stands at around a whopping £70 a week, £300 a month or a huge £3,650 a year. 40 a day? Double that figure, then think about what you could do with that kind of money in your pocket! With an initial small outlay for your device, you’ll see a huge amount of difference in your weekly spend.
Calculate how much you spend on smoking here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/stopping-smoking/calculate-my-savings
2. Know what you inhale
As you may know, cigarettes contain thousands of chemicals, including carbon monoxide, arsenic, ammonia, radon, methane, acetone, butane, hydrogen cyanide and cadmium - released into your body when tobacco is burned through the process of combustion. Many of the ingredients within cigarettes are poisonous and over 60 are known to be cancer-causing (carcinogenic).
In comparison, e-liquids contain vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, two products you will regularly find within your food and classified by the FDA as safe, plus distilled water, some flavours and nicotine. When you vape or use heated tobacco solutions such as the IQOS, nothing is burnt and no smoke is formed or inhaled - only vapour.
3. Improve your health
Filled with all of these chemicals, cigarette smoke has been proven to cause lung, throat and mouth cancer, plus a host of other diseases and health problems. Comparatively, vaping has no known links to cancer or lung disease, as no carcinogens are produced. In fact, Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians have estimated that vaping is at least 95% less harmful, with vaping tightly regulated for safety and quality within the UK.
4. No second-hand smoking
If you have children or live with a partner, you may already know about the dangers of second-hand smoking. Smoking in the same environment as others can be detrimental to their health as well as your own, which contributes to over 300,000 GP consultations and 9,500 hospital admissions for children each year in the UK. With vaping, no smoke is formed, meaning that there is no danger of second-hand smoke inhalation.
5. Get that flavour!
At VapeHQ, many of the team are ex-smokers. That’s why we understand that you may like the smell and taste of tobacco or menthol, or you may be addicted to the nicotine and ritual of smoking without a care in the world for the taste! That’s why we offer a huge range of flavours to suit all palates, from replica tobacco or menthol to fruit, dessert, drinks or sweets flavours. You’ll also notice that, after quitting smoking, your sense of smell and taste improves quite significantly
6. Smell better
When it comes to cigarettes, we don’t need to preach this point. You already know that cigarette smoke sticks to anything and everything, from your hair, to your clothes, to your curtains - even if you nip outside with the kitchen door open. When you vape, a subtle vapour is produced which does not cling to anything, leaving you, your family and your house smelling fresh.
7. Control your nicotine
As you initially make the switch over to vaping, you may wish to begin at a higher nicotine level to help you avoid any cravings. The great thing about e-liquids is that they come in many strengths, meaning you can gradually reduce your nicotine intake down to as low as you’d like - even 0mg. You can also choose the amount you wish to vape at any time, perfect for if you just need a little hit to get you through part of your day.
8. Vape inside!
This is our last point within our New Year’s blog, but for some it’s a huge factor. Whilst some people do choose do smoke inside, the majority of individuals have to go outside to smoke. When it’s raining or freezing outside, it’s never the most pleasant experience. With vaping, you are free to vape within your own home, without the fear of making your house smell, second-hand smoking or accidentally burning a hole in the carpet. Some pubs in the UK are now vape-friendly too, which is a trend we will gradually see more of throughout the years.
If you were thinking of making the switch already, or if we’ve convinced you with our Eight Reasons Why, know that at VapeHQ we truly are here to help. Our friendly vape advisors and huge range of products are on hand to help you quit the cigarettes for good.
Find your nearest VapeHQ at https://vapehq.co.uk/pages/storelocator to make the switch today.
The VapeHQ Team