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Vaping vs Smoking

So you have heard the buzz about the e-cigarettes and are excited about quitting cigarettes and giving vaping a try, right? However, before you jump straight in and join the vaping team, it is vital that you thoroughly examine the facts.

A Comparison of Vaping and Smoking

Vaping: The Facts

Vaping is still pretty new to the market, only having been around for about a decade or so. Since it hasn’t been part of the public as much as cigarette smoking, there’s a lot that people don’t know about it. Here, several aspects regarding the two habits smoking vs. vaping will be discussed to help you understand how they are similar or different.

This is one of the biggest questions throughout the vaping and smoking community. Previously, left unanswered due to the lack of research and statistics on the topic. Much has changed in the recent years, with many well-known researchers releasing papers on the subject to shed some light on the theories of others.

There are many aspects to be taken into consideration when making the comparison between vaping and smoking.


Vaping vs. Smoking: The Chemicals

Whether you’re taking combusted smoke into your lungs or vapor, there are going to be some quite serious health implications that come along with it. The health implications of smoking are a lot more defined and outlined then with vaping in the long term. Here’s a summary of the most common health implications found by researchers for both smoking and vaping.

Smoking and its Chemicals

The process of smoking includes the combustion of tobacco which includes thousands of chemicals, 20+ of which have a strong connection to causing cancer. We can always reference each of the 20+ chemicals by a single name “carcinogens.” because trying to list out 20+ chemical names just takes to long. However, here are just a few of the chemicals that we can consider carcinogens:

  • Nicotine – The addictive chemical, gives the user the desire to want more. When people say they’re addicted to smoking, they’re addicted to nicotine.
  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Formaldehyde
  • Lead
  • Arsenic
  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Nitrosamines
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

As mentioned above, many of the chemicals have a strong connection to some leading health conditions, including; cancer, heart disease and lung disease. You will not find these chemical elements during the process of creating a cigarette. The combustion of the tobacco leaf starts the process of chemical reactions, which in turn creates smoke that is full of the previously mentioned carcinogens.(Cancer.org, 2017).

Vaping and its Chemicals

The main process of vaping removes the need to combust anything, removing a handful of the harmless chemicals listed above. Studies on the vapor produced from vaping suggest there is a significant difference between the number of carcinogens found compared to cigarette smoke. With over 20+ chemicals found in cigarette smoke compared to only a few in the vapor. Here are just a few of the chemicals found in vapor:

  • Nicotine – The addictive chemical, gives the user the desire to want more. When people say they’re addicted to smoking, they’re addicted to nicotine.
  • Propylene Glycol (Vegetable oil)
  • Vegetable Glycerol
  • Acetaldehyde
  • Nitrosamines

Any other chemicals found are mostly related to the process of flavoring. Many of which are found to be food grade and typically safe to consume. This sends us on a path to ask the biggest question in an area which research is not yet available. Overall, these flavorings are designed to be ingested and not vaporized. That leads us to a gray area so far. The long-term effects are just not known.(Ecigalternative.com, 2017).

Exploring Health and Safety

Everything so far concerns the broader image of health and safety, not just health conditions. Comparing some of the stories and past experiences with smoking and vaping, which one is the safest habit to have around in your day to day life?

Smoking and Safety

For many years, smoking has caused incredible health and safety concerns throughout the world. Because of this, legislations have been put in place to help prevent some of the more serious risks. By far the most common health and safety concern for smoking is risks concerning smoking-material fires:

Material Fires

A report by John R. Hall, Jr named “The Smoking-Material Fire Problem” (Hall, 2017), outlined some incredibly surprising statistics on this subject. “In 2011, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 90,000 smoking-material fires in the U.S.” It’s estimated that a total of 540 people died as a result to these incidents, with 1,640 injuries and a total of $621 million in direct property damage.Between 1980 and 2011, there has been a decrease of around 73% in the amount of smoking-material fires. This is thought to have been a result of standards and regulations put in place for the fire-proof standards of mattresses and furniture. Also, more recently cigarettes have adopted more “fire-safe” requirements, ensuring the risk is much less.As mentioned above, “fire-safe” requirements were put into place for cigarettes in 2003, seeing a 30% decrease in smoking-material fires in the US throughout 2003-2011. Determined by ASTM Standard E2187-04, the strength of the ignition or ember in cigarettes had to be reduced, ensuring dropped cigarettes would not combust anything else. Alongside this, in 2007 the smoke-free legislation was introduced in England banning smoking in most enclosed work and public places.

Vaping and Safety

Compared to smoking, the studies suggest that vaping has a significantly lower level of health and safety risks. However, it has still seen its problems. E-Cigarettes have had problems with their batteries exploding, which as you can expect causes extreme health and safety concerns:

Exploding Batteries

The release of E-Cigarettes in 2007 saw a huge issue with the batteries exploding. Although unclear on what the main cause of this issue was, research papers and reports suggest that over-charging the device and sub-par batteries played a big part in the explosion. The website ecigone.com has created a comprehensive list, compiling all known explosions throughout the history of vaping. The list provides some extremely useful data analysis on exploding e-cigs. (Staff, 2017).

Since the launch in 2007, they found a total of 243 reported e-cigarette explosions:

  • 63 explosions during use.
  • 84 explosions during charging.
  • 52 explosions during transport, storage or unknown circumstances.
  • 52 explosions during transport, storage or unknown circumstances.

It is thought that most explosions occurring before 2015 involved no injuries. However, due to the dramatic increase of battery size in the recent years, it is assumed that injuries from explosions will be far greater than ever before. All in all, there has been significant advances in the health and safety control of batteries and devices ensuring you are far less likely to come across an issue when used, stored and traveling with under the correct conditions.

Vaping vs. Smoking: Cost Implications

The cost of use is one of the main factors for anyone using vaporizers or cigarettes. With vaping having a much larger initial cost to purchase the hardware, it is often seen as the more “expensive” option out of the two. In the bigger picture, this is far from the truth. There are plenty of papers and statistics available to find out the cost of smoking. However, this will heavily depend on the amount you smoke per day. Research by Tobacco Control (Control, 2017) found that throughout a single day the average cigarette intake is around 5:

  • Smoking – A pack of 20 cigarettes costs around $13 in New York. We can assume that give or take, the average smoker will purchase 5 packs a week($65) adding up to around $260 a month or $3120 a year (and pack-a-day smoker will spend even more – $4368, not counting the health-related costs and increased insurance prices).
  • Vaping – To purchase an e-cigarette starter kit that will last at least a year, you would have to spend around $50, this is the most expensive part of vaping. Once you’ve purchased a vape starter kit, you can expect to spend around $15 per week for a bottle of juice (if you vape a lot), $60 a month or $720 a year.

From the calculations above, you can clearly see that vaping is a much cheaper. You have a lot more control over the juice you’re using with your vaporizer, having the ability to have 1 or 2 puffs whenever you need it. However, with vaporizers being a lot more accessible, it’s been found that smokers transitioning to vaping will vape a lot more than they smoked.

Vaping vs. Smoking: Which One?

There’s an ongoing debate on whether vaping is safe or not.

According to a report sponsored by UK’s Department of Health and published by Public Health England – a prestigious group of highly qualified scientists, researchers, and public health professionals – electronic cigarettes are at least 95 percent safer than tobacco cigarettes. The report also recognizes their potential as a viable approach to quitting smoking.

In the US, however, electronic cigarettes are looked upon nearly as evil a product as tobacco cigarettes. Quite interestingly, the American Heart Association (AHA) took a rather cautious stance in contrary to popular belief in the country. In the 20-page statement published in 2014, the AHA suggested that e-cigs are less hazardous than tobacco cigarettes, and vaping can actually help smokers quit. Here’s a small section copied from the report:

“E-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco… [e-cigarettes] present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.”

Don’t Find Yourself on the Wrong Side of the Law

Legal issues are where the debate over vaping and smoking heats up. Cigarette smoking has been increasingly prohibited in public spaces, first in airlines, then in government buildings, and now almost universally indoors or too close to buildings. Some countries have looser restrictions than others, but mostly you’ll have to smoke in a designated area while in public places or just wait until you get home.


When comparing vaping and smoking, there are many different aspects to take into consideration. In the bigger picture, the only thing throwing a little bit of shade on vaping is the long-term effects, something that only time can unveil.


  1. Peter
    Peter August 25, 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    This is the most truthful information that has actually been posted on this subject.

    • JEllen
      JEllen December 4, 2017 at 12:33 am - Reply

      I totally agree good information

    • Srinjay
      Srinjay May 9, 2018 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Just made the switch after smoking for the past 12 years. Haven’t smoked a cigarette since I got my rig, an Eleaf iStick Basic. Very reasonably priced product and works very well. Will upgrade to some boutique rigs in time 😊 enjoying being part of this large community. Glad to have kicked cigarettes out of my life!!

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  3. Beth Glidewell
    Beth Glidewell October 10, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    I went from smoking almost 2 packs of cigarettes a day for over 20 years to vaping.. Within two weeks I had completley quit smoking.. I vape off and on throughout the day. My cravings have lessend ALOT and with that the amount of vaping I do daily has lessend ALOT.. So YES ABOSOLUTELY WITH THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT AND THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF NICOTINE YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN QUIT SMOKING. AND SAVE ALOT OF MONEY EVERY YEAR. But do your research on any “starter kit” Mod, or tank BEFORE buying. They have different Mods, Tanks and Kits, They are NOT ALL THE SAME! But if you do your research you can find a kit or build a vape kit that fits your personal needs.

    • lori
      lori November 15, 2017 at 6:47 pm - Reply

      What do you recommend for a starter kit? What do you use for equipment and the amount of nicotine? I have been trying to quit smoking and have been using the patch been am having a really hard time. Looking at this as a different option.

      • Brenna
        Brenna February 28, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

        I was a pack a day smoker for 20+ years. I started with the Smok Baby Alien and a nicotine of 18mg. But within about two weeks had dropped the nicotine down to 10mg.
        I still had half a pack of Marlboro left when I started vaping and at first my battery would get low, so I’d light up but the taste was totally off putting compared to the Vape. So after one or two drags I’d put it out.
        The Baby Alien was $75.00 plus tax. But considering a carton of cigarettes is that or more in my area. Vaping is way more cost effective.

      • Suzanne
        Suzanne May 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm - Reply

        I have smoked a pack a day (or more) for 45 years. I never thought I could quit. Tried, and failed multiple times. I went to a vape shop and spoke with a young man there. We determined that I wanted the “hit” to the back of the throat, like I would get with a cigarette. You draw into your mouth, then inhale into the lungs. You get a punch to the back of the throat in addition to the much craved nicotine. Some cigarettes have a bronchodilator which opens the lungs. I always craved a cigarette when I was breathing more shallowly. I would swear it made it easier to breathe. Most of the larger vapes would not work because you draw directly into the lung. I needed something to mimic smoking. I chose the JUUL. It allowed me to drag on the module like I would on a cigarette. I had three packs of cigarettes left when I started vaping. I would use both and quickly began to dislike the cigarettes I had been smoking for over 10 years. I would take a few drags, then extinguish it. There is coughing when changing from cigarette to vape (and back to cigarette if you are using both), but you coughed when you started smoking too and pushed on through it. Go to a vape shop and try. Keep trying. I went through two types of devices before I found one that worked. Smoke free, so very cool.

    • Rania
      Rania November 23, 2017 at 1:34 pm - Reply

      Hi Beth,

      I love what you said here, and that what i want to achieve. I’m smoking since 16 years now. I want to do this step for myself first and my family.
      If it possible you can recommend a good kit to me, i saw the Smok Alien 220 W. This is my first choice.

      Really appreciate your reply


      • Lindsi Agnew
        Lindsi Agnew February 22, 2018 at 3:04 am - Reply

        I was told the Alien is not a good mod. I have the Smok Mag and absolutely love it… it’s highly recommended. Check it out

      • Andrew
        Andrew March 4, 2018 at 9:56 pm - Reply

        Hopefully you’ve quit by now… but I’ve had good results with the Smok AL86 Kit Cost around $70.00 US to get stated. If you’re a heavy smoker go for at least 12 MG on nic fluid. Good luck!

    • Matthew
      Matthew December 16, 2017 at 6:05 pm - Reply

      Did the same thing, Beth. Keep it up sister!

    • JenJen
      JenJen February 25, 2018 at 10:02 am - Reply

      I completely agree Beth & am in just about the same boat. My husband & I were smoking up to 2 packs a day($15+ per day), & I had dealt with non stop bronchitis, pneumonia, etc. Finally a little over 5 years ago I tried his Aunts beginners vape & was hooked. Unfortunately 5yrs ago technology wasn’t exactly up to par, so we did end up buying a lot of cheap stick type vapes & tons of the old school wicks. I remember all the leaking juice, the horribly expensive 15-30ml bottles, & endless problems arising from those beginners kits.
      Now happily we both celebrated our 5 year anniversary of being analog free. I’ve not had one bout of pneumonia, bronchitis, sinus infections…nothing! We both LOST weight & are much healthier. We both enjoy our SMOK Alien 220’s, & my SMOK AL85, & my little iStick Pico is my favorite little on the run mod. You’re completely correct, do your research & you’ll be absolutely shocked at how much $ you can save in just a few months of transitioning from analogs to vaping.

    • Tim
      Tim May 1, 2018 at 5:18 am - Reply

      I bet I’ve been smoking for 45 years almost 2 packs a day and I’ve tried just about everything to quit very very difficult I even tried one of the early of a pans we had to put an ad in miles are in it and found it so tedious to work with sloppy nicotine all over your fingers and it taste but like burnt cigarettes it was horrible recently I just found the Juul it uses a cartridge that you just plug-in no Mas very easy and immediately I was able to stop smoking any cigarettes at all for the first 15 days I didn’t have one cigarette the only thing is it’s a little expensive it averages around four dollars per cartridge so it’s it’s almost as much As cigarettes then after you’ve quit the cigarettes you could experiment with other Vape’s which I have done but initially did you lose the easiest one to Snowmass there’s no fuss check it out

    • Bildad
      Bildad May 10, 2018 at 6:00 am - Reply

      Spot on!

  4. Dave
    Dave October 13, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

    I failed to mention cost in my original comment. I have been spending right at $15 per day (that’s ~$5500 a year) for cigarettes over the past 42 years. Now I’m down to $20 a week ($1040 a year) during my phase-out period and I’m rapidly decreasing the need for any nicotine until I reach my goal of zero on Christmas Day, 2017. Vaping has changed my need for smoking and I’ve already gone a couple of days with no vaping (due to my losing the damn thing!) at all. Regardless, the urge to smoke a cigarette is way in the past so I know I’m on the right path 🙂

    • Holly
      Holly November 23, 2017 at 3:58 am - Reply

      Good luck!

    • lois elizabeth shornock
      lois elizabeth shornock December 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

      Good for you!! Right there with ya!?

  5. Jayne Krygier
    Jayne Krygier October 16, 2017 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Hi, my friends continually vap. From the minute they get up to the minute they go to bed. And if there was a way to smoke while sleeping I’m sure they would buy into that as well.

    This article implies, that in the short term vaping seems to be the lessor of two evils.

    But there is no firm evidence about its affects of long term health. Or pregnant women or to children who’s mother vapped her entire pregnancy. Are there studies that are monitoring these as well?

    I worry as frankly if you can’t sit and have dinner with out trying to vap by holding your breath until the white particles that are release is minimal.

    This article is pro vaping for several reasons, I can’t believe that there are no articles that haven’t been written stating the opposite, that are backed by the same quality scientific evidence.

    What it seems to me, is that someone that smoked before changing to vaping were probably chain smokers, or because of articiales such as these have become incessive vapers as have my friends.

    • G. Reese
      G. Reese November 19, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

      I have used vaping to quit smoking cigarettes. And the vape may not be completely healthy but I believe it has to be healthier, just due to the fact that, with vaping I had the option to decrease the nicotine level gradually to zero mg of nicotine. After about a month of zero nicotine without the cravings for nicotine or cigarettes, I was able to stop the vaping as-well. I went into this with the mind-set I was going to “kick the habit” and not replace it with another habit. I have been smoke and vape free now for the 22 months. And also just like I was when I smoked I was respectful of people around me when I vaped also. I feel great I do not experience any shortness of breath nor do cough in the mornings or throughout the day. So I am not a doctor, nor am I a scientist, and I don’t have a dime in the vaping industry. and the testament above is all fact. So you can benefit from vaping with the right mind set.

      • D A
        D A February 21, 2018 at 11:03 pm - Reply

        I’m not sure why the two previous posters above me are having a hard time…

    • Kc
      Kc December 3, 2017 at 7:37 am - Reply

      Umm… What in the world were you going with this??

      • Sue Lockner Brunkhorst
        Sue Lockner Brunkhorst January 2, 2018 at 6:07 am - Reply


  6. Courtney
    Courtney October 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    I will say this much on the subject. I quit paper cigarettes and switched to the vapor. My lungs feel better after week one. I m not binge eating like quiting can do. I dont smell bad anymore and I can use my vapor in the house so my neighbors don’t see. Its about choosing to not use paper cigarettes and taking control of my life back.

    • Joe
      Joe December 30, 2017 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      I agree with the “bad smell” aspect. No more smoke. No more ash trays. No more coughing. I smoked for over 40 years and I don’t miss it at all.

  7. Steve Lindsey
    Steve Lindsey October 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

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  8. Thomas
    Thomas October 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂

  9. Thomas
    Thomas October 28, 2017 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂

  10. John White
    John White October 28, 2017 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    I would like to throw in my two cents. I smoked for 3 years straight (not long compared to most) and just yesterday switched to universally vaping and I got to say I feel a lot “better” after a few tokes of vape than a cigarette. Cigs tend to make you feel horrible after consumption, though, in comparison, vaping just gives you that rush of nicotine we all crave. The way it gunks up your lungs isn’t the same but you still are having to cough up phlegm to be able to take better breaths. I assume that it’s all about preference, but I’m loving the way I feel about vaping rather than smoking. It’s easier on my relationship too, not having to go outside for prolonged amounts of time and coming back inside reaking of cigarette.

    • Wayne
      Wayne November 8, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      I totally agree. My relationship is 100 times better now that I don’t have to worry about when I can smoke.

  11. John
    John October 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    Definitely the most truthful article to date. The battery explosions can be mostly avoided. Buy quality hardware. The costs are ridiculously low for great starter kits. Kangertech Top Box Mini is a great one battery (rechargeable) starter kit for approximately $50 or less. Ive purchased my batteries from liionwholesale.com. I have no affiliation; they test and display battery shipments to ensure authenticity. Dont be intimidated by all the options. There are numerous sites to help you choose. Choose a low cost Mod/Box to get you started. You’ll likely want to upgrade after several months. Purchase the appropriately rated battery for the use intended, buying from reputable companies and maybe most importantly understanding Ohm’s Law. Ohm’s Law is THE basic electrical principle everyone should know and understand. It can save you from serious injury (exploding meter) maybe even death. Ive vaped for a couple years now and will never smoke again (35 year smoker). My lungs and my body feels so much better; also all my possessions dont stink & turn yellow. People, vape if you can…i have no doubt my remaining life will be happier.

    • DR. Fernandez
      DR. Fernandez November 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

      Interesting! I would like to get some of my clients off cigarettes, thanks for the information!

    • Virginia
      Virginia November 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

      I’ve smoked for 40 years and have recently been diagnosed with serious health conditions forcing me to quit smoking. I’m considering trying vaping, but am not sure about it’s health affects?

      • Gloria Stoudt
        Gloria Stoudt November 10, 2017 at 4:48 am - Reply

        I used to smoke for years. Then, I quite for YEARS. Then, my mother passed away, and smoking became a way of life for months…until I tried vaping. I didn’t think it would be as satisfying, but the flavors are not only fun, vaping takes ALL my urge away from smoking cigarettes. I tried a cig one afternoon to “test the waters.” Not a great idea, but honestly, I couldn’t even finish it. I started vaping a lot, but now, I only vape when I’m relaxing in the car, before work, and a wee bit after work. I honestly don’t over-vape, nor do I need a cigarette. Thank you!

      • L. Cargill
        L. Cargill December 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm - Reply

        I smoked for 40 years also. It was easy to quit with vaping. I started with a high level of nicotine (24mg). It was so easy. Now, after nearly 4 years after totally quitting smoking, I’m still loving the vaping and I’m down to 12mg of nicotine.

    • Beth Laurer
      Beth Laurer November 2, 2017 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      This is wonderful news and it is great to know that vaping helps lead to quitting smoking

  12. Bhavin Kamani
    Bhavin Kamani November 1, 2017 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Definitely one of the truthful articles. I have been a smoker for 25 years. I used to smoke 20-25 cigs a day. I have quit smoking and have started vaping since a few months. And I see a world of a difference. Vaping is the best solution for ppl who find it difficult to quit. And as rightly said you save a lot of money. Better health. Family is happier. Buy good quality Starter Kits which would not cost you more then $50. Which in my terms is very good and consistent in giving you the same vaping results as the mods. Coils. Are of very good quality.

  13. Everette Pankhurst
    Everette Pankhurst November 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

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  14. Beth Laurer
    Beth Laurer November 2, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    This is wonderful news and it is great to know that vaping helps lead to quitting smoking

  15. Wael Gaz
    Wael Gaz November 4, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I’ve never seen a more truthful article about vaping. I totally agree is vaping lesser evil of two. As it exposes us to lesser chemicals and is more cost-effective as the cost of buying cigarettes daily is more expensive than of vaping products. I myself prefer vaping rather than smoking.

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    Shawn akins November 6, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

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  18. Misty Cagle
    Misty Cagle November 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I actually quit paper cigarettes and I smoke a vape. Just the money saved was enough to motivate me. I went from 6.00 for Newports a day times 7 days. To only 22.00 starter kit. Then only 21.00 a month for two boxes of tanks.

  19. Renee H.
    Renee H. November 8, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I smoked a pack of NEWPORT cigarettes every day for 30 years. Started baking 4 weeks ago and no longer smoke cigarettes. I don’t feel or smell bad anymore because of cigarettes. I have co workers that smoke and now realize just how strong and over powering the smell of smoke really was. I NEVER thought I would or could quit til now.

    • Mario
      Mario May 9, 2018 at 11:00 am - Reply


  20. Renee H.
    Renee H. November 8, 2017 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    I smoked a pack of NEWPORT cigarettes every day for 30 years. Started vaping 4 weeks ago and no longer smoke cigarettes. I don’t feel or smell bad anymore because of cigarettes. I have co workers that smoke and now realize just how strong and over powering the smell of smoke really was. I NEVER thought I would or could quit til now.

  21. Chad
    Chad November 9, 2017 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    I would recommend the aspire c.f. battery and Atlantis tank and start w 12mg nicotine when you first quit smoking then work yourself down to 6mg or 3mg

    • Nichole
      Nichole May 18, 2018 at 6:34 am - Reply

      Everyones talking about the 12mg nice levels..I was smoking almost a pack a day of Marlboro menthol. For what has been about 24yrs…I got a vape for mothers day (almost a week ago now) and have had the urge to smoke a real cigarette once…I too tried to light up the day after getting my vale. Not even half way thru the cigarette I was totally turned off and put it out…that was the last time I even tried. I love my vape! But when purchased there were no 12mg nice levels…so I started at a 6mg and I’m doing just peachy. I have a vaporesso tarot nano, and I love it soo much I got one for my husband as well! Money well spent AND SAVED!

  22. Tezzie
    Tezzie November 11, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

    After smoking for 35 years, chain smoking, I brought a vype pen which is easy to use. I have not had any cravings or missed smoking cigarettes. My cough stopped, my sense of smell improved and I feel better in myself. I don’t want to go from one bad habit to another so will eventually aim to stop vaping one day.

  23. Steve Spreeman
    Steve Spreeman November 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Great article. It seems you have dealt with this subject very thoroughly.

    I, too, have been smoking for decades and have switched to vaping as a replacement. Vaping tastes better, no cigarette smell or damaged clothes and I firmly believe is also healthier. It takes care of the cravings and hand to mouth habits that replace the smoking habit. I don’t feel like eating to replace smoking, either. And I feel better.

  24. David
    David November 14, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Never in a hundred years did i think i would be able to quit the dreadful cigarette, and turn to vaping’instead.
    For over over 35 years i was smoking between 20-30 a day,and i was totally ignorant of the fact that the cigarette was a hazardous health risk”!
    I am now almost 57 years of age and have now been vaping for almost a year, and believe me my friends it is the best decision i have ever made, but must admit I have been incredibly lucky)

    I must also mention i have always been a ”gym fanatic” and have been training for at least 35 years, and i do believe this has helped me enormously, despite the fact i was smoking so many cigarettes daily.

    Since vaping i have noticed my fitness levels has increased ”big time”
    and i can now do things as running, skipping, sparring for much longer periods than when i was a smoker!

    In my honest opinion the ”proof is in the pudding”, and despite the fact that the ”health risk” by using the electronic cigarette is still debatable, you can’t possible do worse by turning to vaping, and besides saving yourself a huge amount of money, your health WILL improve, and will notice this within weeks.

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    Larry teh memer November 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm - Reply

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    Scooby November 16, 2017 at 7:31 am - Reply

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  27. Ricky L. Thornton
    Ricky L. Thornton November 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I have smoked for 45 years. I was at one time smoking and dipping. Then was smoking over a pack a day. Only a week ago I starred Vaping and now am only smoking maybe 1 or 2 cigs a day. Vaping has definitely helped me to quit smoking, my goal in one more week and after quitting cigs, I truly believe I can wean myself off of vaping. How long that will take is yet to be seen. The cost difference is extremely less, as I was spending $50 a week, easy, and now have only spent $75 for two starter kits and juice on a promotional deal. This should last me 4 to 6 weeks. If you smoke cigarette, do what ever it takes to quit now. They are killing you. After reading all the poisons that have been going into my body for so long, I am appalled that our government has not outlawed cigarettes and smokeless tobacco completely.

    • Colin
      Colin February 24, 2018 at 4:41 am - Reply

      That’s right ,blame the Government for your own stupidity and weakness for the past 45 years. It has been well known for over 70 years that cigarettes are poisonous and cause a range of lung and vascular diseases and many other health issues. Banning the filthy things would just give criminals another means of making money, trading tobacco to desperate addicts like you. Don’t smoke – it’s that simple – grow some resilience, pride and self control and stop blaming others for your weakness. Don’t buy cigarettes or any other crap that poisons your body, all you are doing is putting money in the pockets of greedy people who could not care less that you have all sorts of self-inflicted health issues including advanced emphysema from 45 years of smoking.

  28. Christopher Witalec
    Christopher Witalec November 19, 2017 at 4:11 am - Reply

    I started vaping 3 weeks ago. I have been smoking 3 packs a day for as long as I can remember. I quit smoking altogether on my third day of vaping. I don’t know if there are going to be long term effects from me vaping but I do know that I am now saving $175 a week not buying smokes. I have been using an inhaler for 15 years and I have not touched it in over two weeks. I am no longer out of breath when I walk or climb stairs. All I know for certain is I am never going back to smoking. This has been a life saver for me so far not only health wise but it put a huge amount of money back in my family’s pocket. I NEVER thought I could quit. Even the folks at the vape store are stunned at how fast I quit considering how much I smoked a day. Never think you can’t do it. I am a living example.

  29. George Lorance
    George Lorance November 20, 2017 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Just started vaping nov.17th and i truly believe im gonna actually do it this time(quit smokin) 30yrs.. I am already starting to feel better.Ill keep ya posted…

  30. Lori
    Lori November 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I just started vaping but the main reason why is cuz my mom was recently told she has stage 3 esophageal cancer. I do have to say I enjoy it better than having a cig. I do have 1 or 2 cigs a day still but im on my way. I notice a big difference in my breathing and im not sluggish as much thru out the day. I smell better and feel better. Eventually I will be just vaping like really soon. Thank you for this article.

  31. Rob
    Rob November 22, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    I’ve smoked 20 a day for 35 years I started vaping 10 days ago and feel great. Although I have no doubt the best is to idea would be to quit altogether.

  32. Heather Walker
    Heather Walker November 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    After 42 years of smoking I quit 21 months ago using vaping, starting with a Istick 30, it was so easy to quit smoking after two weeks of doing both and decreasing the amount of cigarettes I smoked , I enjoyed vaping more so stopped smoking. I am in no hurry to quit vaping but have cut down an the amount of nicotine in the ejuice. If I ever quit vaping I know that if something that would have made me smoke again , I wouldn’t , I would vape again. Healthwise I went from a couch potatoe to weight lifting 3x a week. I tried every other thing out there to quit , only vaping worked and I am so happy about that.

  33. Sandy Wilkinson
    Sandy Wilkinson November 23, 2017 at 12:25 am - Reply

    Who knew I could stop smoking cigarettes after so many years. Give vaping a chance! It really does work. Enjoyed reading this article.

  34. Rebecca
    Rebecca November 23, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    My sister was the first in my family to use vaping to quit smoking. Now, after 30+ years of smoking, myself and my fiance have used it to quit. My mother smoked for 50+ years and she too has used vaping to quit. Of course common sense tells us that inhaling anything of any kind isn’t necessarily a good thing, but I have to say, it has been more than helpful for me and my family as a tool to stop a horrible habit. We all feel, and smell much better, and the money savings has been astronomical. I don’t advise trading one bad habit for another, but for help with quitting smoking, I say vape away. Also, after you completely quit smoking, you can lower your nicotine level in the vape liquid and easily quit using it too.

  35. Lothar
    Lothar November 28, 2017 at 6:31 am - Reply

    Propylene glycol is NOT vegetable oil. If it were, it would be listed as vegetable oil. It is a synthetic and a very common ingredient of antifreeze. Of course vaping has to be less damaging than smoking, but let’s not kid ourselves. It’s human nature to believe what you want to believe, so look at vaping as a potential way out of smoking, but don’t lose your skepticism. The long term goal should be to drop all of the adult pacifiers completely.

    • AVapor
      AVapor January 10, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

      The chemical is used as a solvent and as the primary ingredient in non-toxic antifreeze and as the “e-liquid” in e-cigarettes. Propylene glycol is considered safe by the FDA in small quantities, although it can be toxic in large doses. And it’s more common than you think.

    • jo westphal
      jo westphal March 2, 2018 at 3:03 am - Reply

      Someone told me to add vegetable glycerine to my vap for a smother vap.
      So should I use this and,if so how much.

  36. Mike
    Mike November 28, 2017 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I just started Vaping after 42 years of smoking
    And I like it Much more then cigs
    And after making the first investment of 60- 90
    Then it’s about 15 a week
    Depending on how much you vape
    I smoked a pack and a half per day
    No more smell
    And way less Chemicals
    So I reccomend it over cigs

  37. Edith
    Edith December 1, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I was a daily 1-2 package smoker for over 30 years, cost of a package $10.00 right now. After Hurricane Maria damaged our Island, I could not get cigarettes as easy as before, so my nice who lives in the states send me a vapor-starter Kit. I got it on October 30, I started with a 30 ml bottle and 6 mg of nicotine, right now I don’t smoke since 2 1/2 weeks, and last Saturday ( November 25th) I bought a new bottle of oil for $12.00. I only vape if I feel the urge of it. I think its the best thing to quit smoking.

  38. Jacqueline-Anne
    Jacqueline-Anne December 2, 2017 at 3:49 am - Reply

    I smoked over 20 cigarettes a day for 3 years and in May 2017 quit and moved to vaping. 2 weeks ago, I also quit vaping and although the nicotine withdrawal was terrible in the first week (I suffered severe anxiety attacks), I am now 14 days free of vaping which, in my mind, is just as bad as smoking as you are still taking in Nicotine which is totally addictive.

    I have put on 2kgs, but I really don’t care as I am totally free of the evil monster nicotine.

    I highly recommend vaping to rid you of smoking, but really feel a lot better I am now free of everything.

    This is a great site to keep one motivated and on track!

  39. joe
    joe December 2, 2017 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    I bought a vape pen last Sunday, I have not had a cigarette since, it’s Saturday today, almost one week I have been a smoker for almost 40 years, pack a day or more and I quit, sure I have the urge occasionally but it goes away quickly and mostly because of habit. The thing with vaping is I don’t have to sit there and smoke for five minutes like I did with a cigarette, I can take a puff now and then to get over the craving and find I don’t use it half as much as smoking and for waaaay less time! I already notice when lying in bed every night I am not struggling to breathe and I’m not coughing before I fall asleep. I started with the Aspire K3 pen and a bottle of Halo Tribeca 12 mg nicotine level, got both for $50 so it has already paid for itself, less than the cost of a pack of cigs a day. That bottle of juice will last me 2 weeks so $10 a week instead of at least 55 a week. All know is I feel soooo much better and will step down to 6mg when this bottle runs out then go to 2mg. Yes, I miss parts of smoking, sorta a mixture of your best friend and the neighborhood bully.

  40. Lewis ford
    Lewis ford December 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I’ve been smoking for 35 yrs I have coped and emphyasema someone gave me a cape it burns my throat will this help me quit smoking or will it cause more. Damage to my lungs help me

    • Lewis ford
      Lewis ford December 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Can vaping do more harm to lungs that have smoked heavy for35yrs because it burns my throat more than cigarettes is there smooth flavor that don’t burn

      • rob turner
        rob turner January 5, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

        My wife found that some vapes burned her throat as well. Juices with a higher ratio of Vegetable Glycerin >70% seem a bit gentler. Also, nicotine itself causes a burning sensation- try putting a drop of juice on your tongue. So you may find it more comfortable to lower your nic level a bit. AND try to stay away from acidic e-juices citrus and soda flavors are usually the worst. I think my wife’s problem also eased a bit over time as she got used to the change. Good Luck.

  41. Richard
    Richard December 4, 2017 at 1:18 am - Reply

    I smoked cigarettes for 35 years, about 15 or 20 a day, mainly roll ups with filters.
    I now only use a vape, for the last year anyway. Health is better all round. No cough, no wheezing or phlegm anymore. Vaping costs me 10 pounds a month. I’m saving thousands and have a better diet as a consequence. I would advise anyone to switch to vaping for obvious reasons. Save money, save health .

  42. Tony Lutynski
    Tony Lutynski December 7, 2017 at 3:28 am - Reply

    I found this article very informative and would like to share a few thoughts. I am 56 years old and have been smoking for many years, over 40 to be more exact. I’m writing this as a person who enjoys smoking. I like many things about smoking, and it is something I really don’t want to give it up but for certain reasons I know I need to. I have tried electronic cigarettes a few times in the past and they never seemed to work for me so I’ve gone back to smoking while knowing the risks are greater. It’s funny that I say that because my father started smoking at the age of 13 and smoked his entire life until 2 years before he passed away at the age of 91. He didn’t die from smoking either. Anyways, I’ve heard of other people dying a lot younger from cancer because of smoking and so I’m not sure why some people are affected by smoking while others are not. All I know is that it seems like a good thing financially to stop and at the same time my health should improve.
    So here’s my take on cigarettes verses electronic cigarettes. As far as the e cigs I’ve tried in the past they were cheap ones which didn’t seem to give me the same feeling when I inhaled them, which was one of the biggest reasons I went back to smoking. They just didn’t do anything for me. About two weeks ago I got a coupon for a vuse vibe starter kit that retailed for $20.00 because I was given a coupon to purchase it for $1.00. I thought why not give it another try for a buck! Once again I was disappointed and thought there has to be a better choice. Aside from not being satisfied, I figured out that using this e cig was going to cost more in the long run than if I purchased a kit that allowed me to refill with my own juice. The Vuse Vibe uses refill tips that you can reuse when they run out of juice! I also didn’t like it because every so often I would get the juice in my mouth when I inhaled which is very annoying and something I’ve experienced in the past with other cheap e cigs.
    So about a week ago I went to a local vape shop to find out if there was a better choice. I went in and explained my concerns and also hoped to find an e cig that didn’t break the bank, one that didn’t allow me to get the juice in my mouth when I inhaled, and one that didn’t look humongous because so many look really big and that wasn’t what I wanted. The shop was very helpful and showed me an e cig by Joyetech called eGo Al0. It costed around $30.00 for the start up kit and they included a small bottle of juice. I have looked on Ebay and the same kit can be purchased anywhere from $15.00 up to around $22.00 so it would be a better purchase that way. I know the juice isn’t included online so my kit actually only costed about $25.00 and the help I received was worth the extra money. There is a coil that needs to be replaced though which adds cost but they last around a week of Vaping, and run about 2.00 each because a 5 pack is about $10.00.
    Now as far as if I feel that the new kit I purchase was worth it. Absolutely, hands down!!!
    The new e cig is fantastic and made all the difference. I don’t get any juice in my mouth which was the biggest relief of all from my past experience with e cigs. I get plenty of vapor and it feels as close to a regular cigarette as I ever experienced before. The battery lasts throughout the day and if I need to recharge it, I do it while driving using a car charger.
    As far as cost, it’s been a huge savings. I am a pack a day smoker and so smoking costs me about $50.00 a week. Since I’ve gone to Vaping, I’ve been able to cut that down to about $8.00. I’m not figuring in the cost of the kit, but after the initial expense of that I’ve been able to save over 40.00 a week.
    Another nice benefit of Vaping is that I no longer smell like a smoker. I don’t have to worry where to dispose of my cigarettes after I finish one, my clothes and my car interior smell fresher, and I don’t hear fellow employees bitch when I smoke around them. I also know I’m not taking in about 200 chemicals any longer that I was with cigarettes, and best of all I do feel much better since quitting last week. All in all, I really feel it’s been a great move!

    • Colin
      Colin February 24, 2018 at 4:46 am - Reply

      Tony tries to sound clever in advising people how to handle smoking and vaping etc.

      Anyone who admits to smoking for 40 years is not very bright.

    • Biology 112
      Biology 112 April 26, 2018 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      We love you Tony and wish you all the best!

  43. Mindy
    Mindy December 8, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    I just bought my vale. I was so scared of the unknown. I started thinking I’m going to need a cigarette what was I thinking? But, so far I have not had a cigarette and I have the 3mg bale solution. I feel happy and excited! No more stinking of smoke and I can do it safely at home without harming my kids. I’m just happy and now just have to get the smoke smell out my house and clothes! Try it!!!! I’m glad I did not let fear stop me

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  45. Quitter
    Quitter December 11, 2017 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Anyone noticed any improvements on their teeth and gums from being stained since started. Pls advise. Thanks

  46. Karen
    Karen December 11, 2017 at 3:47 am - Reply

    You can get a 3 mg bottle and a 0 mg bottle and mix the 2 with less milligrams each time to quit! I like very berry!

  47. Travis
    Travis December 11, 2017 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I had quit smoking (vaping was not popular when I quit) cold turkey 2012 approx. I started to vape about march 2015, I started smoking again November 2015 and have smoked til yesterday. I bought a new mod with juice and have been smoke free for 24 hours. I already feel better and do not have the same withdrawals that I did when I quit the first time. I love feeling better. Nice article.

  48. John
    John December 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    I’ve smoked for 27 years and I find it hard to quite on the patch or gum.. I bought a cue in the store down the road and I’ve only smoked a pack in 4 days.. That’s great for me when I smoked 2 or more packs a day depends on my drinking.. I feel better and I don’t want the cigarette. I think it works if your smoking anyway why worry about what it’s doing to you!!

  49. Jim Ski
    Jim Ski December 17, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

    I’m 65 years old in smoking 40 years I started vaping a week ago I have COPD from smoking cigarettes but already I feel a hundred percent better vaping I love the fact that there’s no smell no ashes no risk burn holes in my clothes in my vehicle– but already in a week I’m breathing better and feel so much better I love the product

  50. noel kennedy
    noel kennedy December 18, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    i have smoked since the age of 15, now 76, started vaping 3 weeks ago, finding it hard going, but will give it 6 months, hopefully by then the urge for a fag, will have lessened

  51. Jose Torres
    Jose Torres December 19, 2017 at 4:51 am - Reply

    I’ve been vaping for about a year now and to tell you you the thruth i feel better health wise.I could breath easier and am not spending all that money i was when i was smoking.I do not feel no side effects.am also a cancer surviver,if it was’nt for the e-cig i probably would have been dead by now.T.Y.E.C.

  52. Kay
    Kay December 21, 2017 at 5:14 am - Reply

    this article helped alot. i have smoked cigarettes for 10 years. I recently bought a vape. I vaped for 2 days… my lungs and chronic bronchitis was 1000 times better… but my problem was i guess adjusting to it. my lips felt like they were tingling . it worried me and im back to cigarettes..wonder if this happened to anyone else. There isnt alot of information on “the change from one to another”

    • rob turner
      rob turner January 5, 2018 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Kay, please, KEEP AT IT! The tingling is just liquid nicotine on your lips. Nicotine is horrible stuff and burns like chili peppers. If you place a small drop on your tongue you’ll see what I mean. Try frequent cleaning of your mouth piece, maybe lower your nic level, maybe visit a shop for advice on better equipment, but don’t give up!

  53. Max
    Max December 26, 2017 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    I had been a smoker for 8 years. I bought Majesty Kit with 0.4 Ohms Coil which is part of the kit. I vape at 37 Watts, and i have totally quit smoking since the day i bought, i feel much better when i do physical activities, as my lungs are getting better and carving for Nicotine is fulfilled by the vape as i am using the liquid which has 3 mg Nicotine. But i am glad to know that i am safer than before. Thanks

  54. Refugee
    Refugee December 28, 2017 at 4:23 am - Reply

    I started vaping about 2 years ago after getting a bit mangy.
    It stopped me coughing very quickly.
    An E-go kit from the flea market cost me £10 (about 14 bucks)
    With the included bottle of juice it lasted longer than a packet of hand rolling tobacco costing £18 (25 bucks).
    It did not stop me getting mangy but the doctor was very pleased with me for switching and I got the tablets for that problem pretty quick.
    The remaining tobacco lasted me weeks on those odd special occasions and when it ran out I never bought any more.
    A trader was selling 10 ml bottles of juice 4 for £1 (a buck and a little bit). I bought loads from him and he said that they had an out of date health warning on the boxes.
    I have replaced the ash tray with a non exploding home made charger. Some of the cheap batteries can explode if used with other cheap chargers. It charges two batteries at a time.

  55. Aaron
    Aaron December 28, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Here is my story as a testimonial for vaping and complete cessation.
    I started smoking cigarettes in 2009 at the age of 17. I quickly ramped up and by fall of my freshman year in college was smoking 2 packs a day. I continued smoking 2 packs until winter of my sophomore year, when I then switched to vaping. The reason for my sudden and complete switch to vaping was my childhood asthma came back. That landed me in a hospital because my O2 had dropped to 89. I was given 2 nebulizer treatments in between being put on oxygen to increase my O2 as quickly as possible. I was told that if I continued smoking like that it could kill me before I left college, because of my asthma coming back, and I had a choice to make. I could continue smoking knowing the risks and try steroids and inhalers, or I could quit. I choose to quit that day, but the nicotine withdraw was bad and I couldn’t handle it. One of my best friends told me to try his vape I was desperate and it worked. I started vaping that day in 2011 and I still vape in 2017. I started vaping and loved it because it didn’t irritate my lungs. It allowed my sense of smell to come back I coughed up a lot of tar, but I was feeling better. I am working on quitting even vaping after 6 years. Honestly I don’t want to quit because I like it, but I know thats just the nicotine talking for the most part. My asthma got better to the point I no longer am on any daily medications. I still have an emergency inhaler that I carry when I travel farther than a half hour from home, but I rarely use it and only in cases where I am around a lot of Formaldehyde because I’m also allergic to it and it’s found in regular cigarettes. Anyway Im planning on fully quitting by march of 2018 and am at 6mg, 3mg tomorrow actually at the time of writing. I’m quitting mainly due to the fact my grandfather is in the late stages of COPD and there is no bigger motivator to stop all smoking/vaping than to see a loved one die a slow horrible death due to smoking cigarettes. I’m not saying that vaping is bad per say, but you’re still taking chemicals into your lungs so there is always some risk small as it may be. I wish you all luck and smooth sailing as you transition from cigarettes to vaping and from vaping to non-vaping/non-smoking.

  56. Jay
    Jay January 1, 2018 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    After 15 years smoking a pack a day, switched to vaping. Haven’t had a cig in over a month and I don’t want one. My health has already improved quite a bit.
    I know there are “high quality” vape kits with big fancy batteries and big coils, etc. But honestly, I found those to be a pain. Bought a little vuse vibe vape pen and it works great. Fits in your pocket, doesn’t leak, doesn’t need to be charged often, and the prefilled tanks are available for purchase everywhere that sells tobacco.
    Next goal is to quit vaping, but congrats to all on a smoke free 2018!

  57. Tom Slaughter
    Tom Slaughter January 1, 2018 at 11:11 pm - Reply

    I smoked 20-30 cigarettes a day for 40+ years. I never thought I could even reduce smoking, much less quit.I began vaping in August of 2017. Now, roughly five months later, I am down to 2 or 3 cigarettes a day. Not once in the last months have I had a physical craving for cigarettes. Doctors should be dispensing e-cig samples to hardcore smokers.

  58. Melissa K.
    Melissa K. January 2, 2018 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    35 year smoker, about a pack and 1/2 per day. Started vaping yesterday and only smoked 3 cigarettes today. I guess I smoked the third because I was curious if I was getting more out of the vape or less.

    In just 24 hours, the paper cig seems pretty boring. I’m starting to like the vape better. My goal is to be off the paper cigs end of this week (or whenever that 1/2 Pack in the kitchen disappears which might be simply putting it in the trash).

    This seems like the best NRT out there. I really think I can make it this time!

  59. Giovanni Schiavone
    Giovanni Schiavone January 4, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    I’ve been smoking cigarettes for 26 years. Have tried all the NRT, and the dreaded Champix, although this helped, it had awful side effects. Dyor.
    I have been vaping now for 2 weeks, turned down an offer for a cigarette, amazingly naturally. I started on 6mg, where I was told it’d be better to start on 24mg. I’m now down to 3mg and want away from inhaling anything but air in a month. I do think that us vapour-ers are guinea pigs for the future, whether good or bad. All I know is, I’m a non smoker. People bang on about the money savings. I’m more interested in health. I’m finding that I’m less out of breath walking up and down stairs. This is after just two weeks. I’m thinking what I can do after two months. Vaping is better than smoking, but there has to be a point where you have to wean yourself off it. My opinion only through my experience.
    Take care all.

  60. Lori Ann Reese
    Lori Ann Reese February 22, 2018 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    I quit smoking 18 years ago, and then started again two years ago. I hated it. It was stress related. I struggled to quit, lasting maybe 2-3 weeks and starting again, for all of 2017.

    The first two vapes I tried … I was smoking in days again. It was only after I started exploring different types of vapes (I strongly recommend the battery style that allows you to adjust the coils and the density of the vapor), that I had success.

    I can smell tobacco now, and not want it, after 7 weeks of straight vaping. In fact, cigarettes smell ‘gross’ again, which is the best news ever. I do lean heavily on my vape right now, at a combination 12mg of nicotine/menthol and every once in awhile, I use a 24mg juice, but it’s cleaner. No smell in my car, on my clothes or in my house.

    I am not stupid. I know that vaping compared to inhaling NOTHING isn’t without health risks. But I am also clear that my Doctor, and experts around the world agree, that it is DEFINITELY less harmful than tobacco. So until I can train out the impetus to inhale something throughout the day that reduces my stress and anxiety, I am going to vape, and feel glad that I am not smoking anymore.

  61. Sue
    Sue February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    For me, smoking wasn’t really about getting the nicotine hit. Yes, that was part of it, but a small part. Mostly it was about the ritual; about being able to take a 10 minute break with a cig, a coffee and a magazine. An E-Cig satisfies that need a lot better than traditional NRT. The only problem is that there’s none of the satisfaction of ‘finishing’ a cig when you’re vaping. If only vape pens had some kind of indicator which told the user “You’ve had the vape equivalent of a cigarette,” they’d be perfect.

  62. Joe McCallum
    Joe McCallum February 26, 2018 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    I’ve been a pack a day smoker for about 2 years now (I’m only 20), and have found transitioning to vape relatively easy. The only time I miss the real deal is when I’m out with friends who are smoking. Were it not for the cost of smoking I likely wouldn’t have made the transition and I’m always a little cynical about the health benefits of vape given how new it all is. After all, it wasn’t a million years ago smoking was considered harmless. I feel like there hasn’t been as significant amount of research in to the long term effects of vaping. Nonetheless, this was very informative and the savings in cost are significant to me already in the long term.

  63. Charlie
    Charlie February 28, 2018 at 6:07 am - Reply

    I’m 29 and smoking menthol cigarettes since 18. Tried the quit cold turkey method off and on. But for the past 2 weeks, vaping has truly changed, I’m not eager with an itch for a menthol, if you get the drift. Instead each day of vaping is much closer to my goal of no more. Some of my friends are half and half on the subject, but to each there own I guess. I enjoy vaping fruity flavors like strawberry Skittles instead of a Newport menthol, the taste of ash is just tasteless and unloving, maybe vaping tricks should be my practice now hmmm? LoL

  64. Debora
    Debora February 28, 2018 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    I smoked for forty five years. I quit two weeks ago but still miss the feeling of something going down my throat. I smoked three packs a day. I’m moving in a few days and am overwhelmed. While packing I found my e cig what a find. Works great. Doesn’t smell and still satisfying. Love it

  65. Maggie
    Maggie March 1, 2018 at 7:38 am - Reply

    I am for vaping for sure. Can not tell it is healthy but probably healthier option:-) Actually vaping made me to stop smoking, and because i was a strong smoker, that was for me big success. Never really thought i would stop one day. But i did. Well i am still on 1,8% of nicotine but i am sure i can manage to lower it soon. And i think that is great think about vaporizers. Can change the intensity and also the voltage.Well at least on Vapour2, what i have. Not sure about others brands. And you save some money also, but mostly it is beneficial for ur health.

  66. Lee F
    Lee F March 3, 2018 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Smoked for 35+ years, bought my ecig in november 2017 and havent touched a cigarette since. My wife did this 2 years ago, and we went to mexico last year on the savings she has made financially from quitting tobacco. I do this with my eyes wide open, knowing that the overall health affects of vaping will take years, if not decades to become apparent, and i am pretty confident that vaping will turn out to have some serious health issues. But for the here and now, money is a major driver for me.
    I have just completed 4 months off the cigarettes and i feel awesome. I vape my face off for half an hour here and there, and my fingers dont go yellow, my breath doesnt stink like ive kissed the rear end of a cow. My clothes are nice and fresh, and none of them have little melt holes in them anymore. All in all, i am very prepared to take any risk vaping over smoking, but i do agree that the best most healthy option is to do neither, I vape cos i enjoy it, but do see a point where i should wean off it.

  67. Paul Raffa
    Paul Raffa March 4, 2018 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    This is the most accurate and truthful information I’ve heard yet. As for me, I haven’t had 1 cigarette since I started vaping 6 weeks ago. So obviously I’m on team vape lol.

    • TAM
      TAM May 3, 2018 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      It is obvious from the Cost Implications section of the article that the author is no math whiz.

      If 5 cigs a day is the average daily intake, then 30 days worth would be 150 cigs. At 20 cigs per pack, that equals 7.5 packs. At $13 per pack, that equals $97.50 per month NOT “around $260 per month” (2.7 times higher) as stated in the article. At $97.50 per month, the actual annual cost for 12 months is $1,170 – a far cry from the “$3,120 a year ” as stated in the article.

      That being said I do think, based on the numerous testimonials here, that vaping is less stinky and is helpful to those who wish to reduce their intake of harmful chemicals or stop smoking altogether.

      Check the disclaimer at the bottom of the page and you will see that much of what is stated in the article COULD be simply incorrect.

  68. Chris K
    Chris K April 19, 2018 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I have just started vaping after smoking for almost 30years. I am 18 days without a cigarette and it is all due to the vape. I have tried everything from acupuncture to patches in the past and this is the best thing so far. When I get a craving a pull out the vape and have a couple of goes on it and the craving is gone. For anyone trying to stop I highly recommend vape.

  69. Adrian
    Adrian April 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    I smoked for over 40 years. I was not a heavy smoker and never had a cigarette as soon as I opened my eyes. It was always after the coffee or breakfast. I was never a chain smoker, and I was always in control. Never overdid it and never allowed cigarettes to take over me. I never smoked around non-smokers, and never around my kids. My maximum was about 10 cigarettes a day, and over a pack during weekends. I always enjoyed smoking, and I never ever wanted to quit. I only quit smoking for about a year and half with each pregnancy and then went back to smoking. I enjoyed smoking!!! But last year slowly I felt that I had lost that enjoyment and decided it is time to quit. Cold turkey was not my thing, so I started with GHOST starter kit. First I alternated between the two, until beginning of this year when I completely stopped the cigarettes and picked up my GHOST POD. I have not gained any weight. I am not craving any cigarette. And I really am happy about my decision. It worked for me! I have been cigarette free for almost 4 months now.

  70. Jas
    Jas May 1, 2018 at 6:18 am - Reply

    35 years of smoking .. chain smoker and up to 3 to 4 packs a day..
    21 days now not a single cigarette .. 3mg nicotine only and no nicotine craving while vaping.. I am using various mods and they all do their job in delivering an excellent taste and better health.
    I used to cough my gutts when laying down to sleep or when waking up .. now; all that coughing is a history ..
    I started hating cigarettes’ smell and I tend to get off from around those who are smoking ..
    When I smell cigarettes smoke even from far .. I start really wondering how on earth I did bare that smell for 35 years!

    All the best guys and I hope my post will help others quit cigarettes for good.

    • Charles Gregory
      Charles Gregory May 16, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      What setting do you use?
      Do you use VW (Variable Wattage) or TC (Temperature Control)?

  71. Wendy Nicholls
    Wendy Nicholls May 6, 2018 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Vaping is fabulous I know it will help me quit. As far as not too many negative articles out there, this to me is very good news. If you think for one minute the tabacco companies haven’t spent a boat load of money trying to put out negative researched acticles think again. Not having to spend $15 a day anymore, not smelling, not harming others with second hand smoke, and better health is wonderful!

  72. Amanda
    Amanda May 9, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I have severe anxiety and was a 2+ pack a day smoker. That is until I went to the Dr and had all kinds of health issues. I now vape a smoke maybe 5 cigs a day. I ration myself until I am down to zero. I also use cbd oil which has many health benefits and curbs your cravings! Whether it’s cigarettes or food the FDA puts chemicals in all of our stuff!

  73. Jack shaw
    Jack shaw May 9, 2018 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Having smoked a pack a day for 40 years something I had always enjoyed I had a number of false attempts at quiting over the years. Tried the patches the gum but never managed more than a week. Tried the original cartomizers years ago and then the pen style vape sticks. Always totally unsatisfied and used them with probably half the intake of regular cigs then stopped using the e cigs altogether. Decided to give it another go but this time bought a wismec mod and decent tank and good rather than cheap juice. That was 4 weeks ago. Never had one cig supplement in that time. Now reduced from initial 10mg strength to vaping 3mg strength approx 5ml a day. I am saving £42 A week buying short mix bottles of quality juice. My suggestion is don’t vape and smoke together. Get decent mod and tank rather than the pen vapours but most of all buy good liquid.

  74. Paige
    Paige May 15, 2018 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    I have been a smoker my whole life. I stopped again a little over a year ago. I was really wanting to start back up when my friend told me about vaping. I did not even mess with the nicotine. I just went with 0 nic and chose some wonderful flavors. NO DOUBT I will never smoke again. Vaping is truly helping me stay off cigarettes and no more high costs, nasty smell, and the need to find a place to smoke. I love it!!!

  75. Ernest
    Ernest May 16, 2018 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I am a 58 y.o. man that has smoked for 43 of those years. I have advanced coronary artery disease and COPD. I decided 3weeks ago that I am not going to continue to kill myself one cigarette at a time. I have vaped since that decision and have had maybe I 0 cigarettes. I actually feel better, smell better and I can taste a difference in the foods I eat.
    I don’t understand university and scientific language real well but I certainly know that my cardiologist supports the transition as I am not filling my body with tar, CO and ash residue.

  76. Craigie
    Craigie May 18, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Great article, my view is neither are good for you no matter how you look at it but I found it easier to quit vaping then smoking it’s only early days but I think I’m going to quit for real this time, I smoked 25 or so cigarettes a day for about 13 years, I bought a vaporesso switcher in jan 2018, I use a ceramic coil and a grape flavoured oil with 10mg nicotine. It’s now mid may 2018 I’ve inhaled 9800 times on my vape since I bought it I’m on my second day without using my vape and it’s so easy compared to quitting smoking, I honestly can’t believe I’m doing it, but I will add I’ve also had friends try to quit this way with no success, the trick I think is wanting to quit smoking. You need to commit to the thought and act as if you were quitting smoking and vaping is only a means to help you get there, anyways I wish you all the best with quitting.

  77. Aya
    Aya May 22, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    can i know what similarities do vapes and cigarettes share ?

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