The whole truth about the advantages and disadvantages of the electronic cigarette

advantages and disadvantages of the electronic cigarette

Modified on: 27/05/2024

Find out what the main (and real) pros and cons of using an electronic cigarette are

When one mentions the electronic cigarette, the first thing that usually comes to mind is a handy tool for kicking the analogue cigarette habit.

But that is not all!

By switching from classic cigarettes to vaping, you can also take advantage of many other benefits, which manifest themselves in various ways.

Of course, it’s not all sunshine and roses in the world of e-cigarettes either, so in the following paragraphs, we’ll tell you about the pros and cons of this innovative device.

Here are the main advantages and disadvantages of electronic cigarettes.

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The advantages of the electronic cigarette: here are the main ones

The electronic cigarette was developed to help heavy smokers kick the analogue cigarette habit. Indeed, e-cigarettes simulate ‘blonde’ smoke inhaling in terms of both gesture and perception.

But what are the real advantages of using these devices?

What benefits can they bring to the human organism in place of an analogue cigarette?

Let us begin:

  • Absence of combustion.
    Unlike traditional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes do not heat the vape liquids to a high temperature like that required for combustion but vaporise them without causing the production of toxic and harmful substances for the lungs and the human body in general.
    It is no secret that classic cigarettes contain substances such as tar, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, etc., all of which can be avoided by using an e-cigarette.
  • Nicotine detoxification. 
    As you probably already know, there are electronic cigarette liquids on the market that contain nicotine and those that do not. Generally speaking, by buying basic liquids and adding liquid nicotine separately, it is possible to dose the substance so that its intake is gradually reduced.
    This is an excellent way of detoxifying the body of this substance—nicotine is addictive—without causing withdrawal, which would seriously jeopardise all the sacrifices made to stop smoking.
  • Your appearance improves.
    It may seem unbelievable to you, but switching from smoking to vaping can trigger many aesthetic benefits.
    First, your teeth will become whiter: the vapour produced by e-cigarettes doesn’t contain all the harmful substances produced by analogue cigarettes (such as tar), so you won’t get that yellowish coating on your teeth.
    Your skin will also benefit: your complexion will look brighter and pinker and no longer greyish. And finally, your hair will become much brighter.
  • Goodbye to the smell of smoke.
    Although you can vape tobacco liquids (which emulate cigarette smoke) with an electronic cigarette, you can get rid of bad smells by switching to vaping. This is because the vapour produced by e-cigarettes doesn’t have all the substances produced by tobacco combustion, which tend to stick to all the surfaces they encounter. Still, it evaporates without leaving any smell on your clothes, skin and hair, or in the environments where you vape (car, home, office…).
  • Less waste.
    When you smoke a classic cigarette, after lighting it, you may have to put it out immediately (it may happen at the bus stop, at work because of an urgent call, etc.), and in this way, half or more of the cigarette is wasted. However, with vaping, it is possible to take one or two puffs without any waste, as electronic cigarettes can be switched on and off at any time without limits.

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The possible ‘cons’ of the electronic cigarette

Having listed the main advantages of using an electronic cigarette, we now move on to talk about what, in a way, could be seen as a disadvantage.

Cons of e-cigarette

Here are the main ones:

  • Nicotine addiction.
    Although the electronic cigarette is an excellent tool to get rid of the addiction to the analogue cigarette, it is sometimes used by people who have never smoked in their lives.
    The problem could arise if people who have never smoked before start using nicotine-containing e-cigarette liquids, triggering a process that will lead to nicotine addiction.
    Of course, this is only one possibility, as you can also vape with an electronic cigarette without nicotine, simply for savouring many vape flavours and having fun making clouds of vapour.
  • Pay attention to the quality of the liquids.
    Among the downsides of vaping is the risk of buying low-quality vape liquids. According to studies carried out so far, the device itself is not harmful to human health, but the fluid contained in the e-cig could cause damage.

You wonder in what sense?

In some cheap e-cigarette liquids, harmful substances or concentrations of amines and furans above the legal limits have been found.

However, it is possible to vape safely by buying exclusively products made by safe and reliable brands (for this, take a look at our store Terpy).

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To conclude

All this summarise the main pros and cons of using an electronic cigarette.

As we have seen, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages and, as far as the latter are concerned, they depend very much on the attention and common sense of the consumer.

If you are getting to know the world of vaping and considering switching to electronic cigarettes to stop smoking, make sure you are using quality products.

To do so, visit our store today and take a look at our starter kits, electronic cigarette flavours, proposals for basic liquids with or without nicotine and ready-made liquids: you will undoubtedly find what you need!

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