Even though many, many people smoke cigarettes, very few of them know the basics about what effect smoking has on your body. Nicotine is just one of the chemicals that you inhale when you smoke tobacco, and there are over 2000 others including tar and carbon monoxide, that we know do serious damage to your lungs and throat, as well as your entire circulatory system. The thing is, there’s still a debate going on about whether or not you can consider electronic cigarettes healthy. But for people who make the switch, the difference is obvious. However, the top reasons why people switch are not really to do with health.
We Like How You Smell
Nobody wants to smell bad. We devote all kinds of time and money to smelling good, with deodorants and antiperspirants, colognes and perfumes, and lotions as well as aftershave. And yet, smokers continue to smoke cigarettes which make them smell like a soggy, stale ashtray. Smokers who switch to ecigarettes notice this benefit right away. Especially because one of the effects of smoking tobacco is a loss in the ability to smell themselves the way non-smokers do.
Your sense of smell comes back, and you smell better to others when you switch. And of course, it’s not just you that smells when you smoke. If you want to smoke in the car you have to choose between making the car smell like smoke, having a window rolled down, which does little good, and then you have to decide what to do with the cigarette butt. Toss it out on the ground where it might cause a forest fire or maybe just get washed into the ocean and get eaten by the fish you end up eating for dinner? Or put it in the ashtray and ensure that your car will smell awful?
Non-smokers notice the difference right away, too. You may think you can hide your smoking habit, but the smell is so clearly noticeable that if you think you’re hiding it, you’re probably wrong. The same is true when you switch to ecigs. Your friends and family will notice that you no longer carry a halo of smokey smell around you. You don’t want to smell bad, so why not switch to ecigarettes and smell better.
Nothing Helps Like Spending Less Money
Naturally, one of the top five reasons why you should switch to electronic cigarettes is the money you will save. Most people who finally switch have already done the research when they buy ecigs, but to many smokers it’s not obvious that ecigarettes will be cheaper than tobacco. It doesn’t make sense if you think about it as comparing an electronic item to a paper tube full of tobacco. But you have to think about it differently.
First of all, you invest in an electronic set up that is reusable, so you only spend the money once. The only thing you keep buying are the refill cartridges. And guess what? Refill cartridges are much cheaper than tobacco cigarettes. That shouldn’t surprise you, since the ingredients in the refill cartridges are pretty simple and it takes very little liquid infused nicotine to make a lot of water vapor. The cartridges are a small add-on which you snap together with the rechargeable batter.
Over time, you will save hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars. Heavy smokers who smoke about 15 cigarettes per day can save at least $1000 per year if they switch to electronic cigarettes. Can you imagine having that much extra cash to spend in any way you want to? You could go on vacation for that amount of money.
No Risk of Fire
An incredible percentage of house fires start because someone lit a cigarette and fell asleep before putting it out. People frequently fall asleep while smoking and end up inhaling a lot more smoke than they intended to inhale. Smoking may be deadly, but the fact that you can burn down your house makes that deadliness seem even more relevant and scary. Most smokers are not convinced by the abstract idea that cigarettes are damaging their lungs. Perhaps the fact that you could burn down your house will make an impact.
Not only will you never risk burning down your own house, you never have to worry about accidentally burning anything with ecigarettes. They are not on fire and they are not even hot to the touch, which means you can drop them in your pocket when you are done without worry. You’ll never deal with cigarette butts and ashtrays again.
Smoke Where You Want, When You Want
Smoking ecigarettes has this obvious advantage over tobacco cigarettes: you aren’t actually smoking. Because you don’t actually create any smoke, you can safely smoke these indoors. You can smoke in the car, in the house, at friends’ houses, and even in the office without pissing off co-workers and breaking laws. Of course, every place will have their own policies, but because smoking ecigs is relatively new, most places won’t have a policy yet. You might be able to help set the standard.
Because cigarettes don’t smell bad and do not pose the same health risk to the people around you, you’ll find that people do not mind if you smoke indoors with them. The long term effects of second hand ecigarette inhalation are not known, but at least you can know for certain that everyone will appreciate the lack of cigarette smoke smell.
Enjoy Your Life
While there are no scientific studies to prove that you will be happier without tobacco smoke in your life, a lot of smokers who switch to ecigs find that things change for the better. They start to spend more time with their kids without fearing that they smell bad. They have more energy to run around and enjoy exercise and physical activity. They also say they stop coughing and having trouble taking deep breaths. Saving money may be a great reason to switch, but the other benefits of electronic cigarettes will surprise you and make you glad you made the change.