Many people are turning to E-Cigarettes or electronic cigarettes to curb nicotine cigarettes. But there are also many teenagers that are switching to vaping instead of cigarettes. But why are they becoming so popular all of a sudden?
As mentioned before, due to the widespread availability of electronic cigarettes, traditional cigarette smokers are now looking at e-cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco. The general public has now realised the enjoyable nature of e-cigarettes as well as the social acceptability of it compared to traditional cigarettes.
A study conducted by the World Health Organization has concluded that there has been a steady, although small, decrease in the number of estimated smokers all around the world. Numbers that reached around 1.15 billion in 2000 have now reduced to just a billion. This trend has also coincided with the increase in the number of vapers from seven billion in 2011 to a staggering 35 million in 2016.
Vaping is also an enjoyable method of smoking nicotine, with many of the drawbacks of smoking traditional cigarettes such as the smell, bad breath and smoke no longer being an issue. It’s a safer and cleaner alternative to smoking tobacco as we as being more satisfying.
A general increase in workplace productivity is also being seen where vaping is allowed as employees are taking lesser smoke breaks than before. Time is saved when the employees do not have to look for smoking friendly places outside of the work environment and hence turn to vape right at their desks.
Since the invention of the modern e-cigarette in China, they have been made and sold all over the world, with the USA, UK and Japan being a massive market for electronic cigarettes.
Due to the harmless smoke clouds, vaping is particularly prevalent in campuses and seeing it as a viable replacement for traditional cigarettes. There have been many debates about whether vaping is safer than smoking and vaping aficionados have even united themselves in order to fend off further bans and regulations, a few scientists joining the cause as well.
The trend has picked up pace after many famous celebrities like Katy Perry, Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio have been spotted vaping or owning an electronic cigarette. With numerous photographs being captured by the media with stars having one in their hand, college students who idolise them have been particularly ready to try.
Although vaping is still a relatively early phenomenon, with very little research into its health implications, the general verdict among many smokers and vaping enthusiasts alike is that it can’t be any riskier than smoking cigarettes.