E-cigarettes have become a popular alternative to smoking, with some even using them as part of their Stoptober mission to give up smoking altogether. But what actually is an e-cigarette and is it really better than smoking?
What are e-cigarettes?
An e-cigarette, or vape, is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine vapour rather than tobacco smoke that you would inhale from a classic cigarette.
Is it safer than cigarettes?
While vaping isn’t completely risk-free, experts agree that vaping is less harmful than cigarettes. This is because they don’t burn tobacco or produce tar or carbon monoxide, which are the most harmful elements in cigarettes.
E-cigarettes do contain some of the same harmful chemicals as cigarettes, but in much lower quantities, which could make them a useful tool in giving up.
Will they actually help me quit smoking?
Many people report that a vape helped them quit. Using a vape can help you manage your nicotine cravings, if you choose the right strength. In 2017, two thirds of smokers who combined an e-cigarette with support from their local Stop Smoking service were able to give up completely.
Ready to give them a try? Blu e-cigarettes have a large range of vape pens and accompanying liquids. Why not try the Myblu Vape Pen Starter Kit, which can be used with liquid pods in flavours including Mango Apricot, Cherry Crush and Green Apple.
Still not sure? The video below explains the Science of Vaping.