To Vape or to Smoke: That is the Question

It’s no secret that smoking is frowned upon today. Family and friends plead with you, some almost in tears, to stop smoking and the TV assaults you with stop smoking PSAs and other considerably less than subtle “reminders” about how bad smoking is for you. And no matter what you go to the doctor for, from a hangnail to the flu to broken arm, (s)he’s sure to tell you that whatever’s wrong with you, smoking caused it.

What’s a guy (or gal) supposed to do in response to this onslaught of smoking negativity? Well, have you considered switching from smoking to vaping?

Understanding Vaping

If you’ve never investigated vaping, you may not know what it is. Basically, it’s the use of electronic cigarettes or one of the myriads of smoke-free battery-operated devices such as vape mods, juuls, vape pens, etc. to give you a realistic smoking experience without actually smoking. And just so you know, studies have shown that it’s not the nicotine in your cigarettes that’s bad for your health, it’s all the things in that smoke you constantly inhale. Vaping stops that dead in its tracks.

Vape Juice

So what do you vape if you don’t vape tobacco? Enter vape juice, the liquid you heat up so that it produces the vapor you then suck on, puff on, or inhale as you choose. Virtually all vape juice  contains the following ingredients:

  • Water
  • Vegetable glycerin (VG)
  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Food grade flavoring
  • Nicotine in the stated level, including no nicotine whatsoever

Notice that last bullet item: nicotine in the stated level, including no nicotine whatsoever. Yes! One of the beauties of vaping is that you can choose the nicotine level you want. Most people choose either 25 mg or 50 mg, but if you want a totally nicotine-free vaping experience, you can choose a vape juice that contains no nicotine whatsoever. Think how impressed, not to mention glad, your friends and family will be when you tell them you’ve finally given up nicotine!

Why You Smoke

Everyone pretty well concedes that as bad as it may be for you, smoking represents a multi-part addiction for you and the 38 million other American adults who still smoke. Not only are you addicted to the cigarette’s nicotine itself, but you’re also addicted to a variety of other things associated with smoking, probably including the following:

  • The stress reduction you achieve with it
  • The relaxation you achieve with it
  • The companionship of having a cigarette with your morning coffee, after your meals, or with your evening drink
  • The plain old habit smoking has become for you

You may well have additional reasons of your own for smoking, despite knowing the negative impacts it may be having on your health, particularly your lung health and your heart health. All of these things make it very difficult, if not impossible, for you to stop smoking, especially if you have no real desire to do so, which most confirmed smokers don’t if the truth be told. The good news is that vaping can give you a realistic and satisfying smoking alternative, all without having to come into contact with nicotine or the other harmful things found in cigarette smoke.

Vape Juice Flavor Choices

Two more big advantages of vaping are that it tastes better and it doesn’t leave that nasty cigarette taste in your mouth. Instead, you can taste like one of the following:

  • Blue Raspberry Lemonade
  • Carrot Cake
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Fruit Punch
  • Georgia Peach
  • Green Apple
  • Iced Green Apple
  • Iced Honey Dew
  • Iced Juicy Watermelon
  • Iced Red Mango
  • Iced Winter Green
  • Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookie
  • Strawberry Acai
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Sweet Caramel Tobacco

Your significant other will thank you every time (s)he kisses you!