Many South African smokers have thought about quitting and have tried to stop. Quitting smoking can be the best health decisions you will ever make as it affects every organ in your body. Nearly one third of deaths from heart disease are as a result of smoking.
You might be tempted to turn to vaping as a was to ease the transition from smoking cigarettes to quitting. The questions lingers - is smoking vape products better for you than using tobacco products?
Vaping is less harmful than cigarettes, but it’s not 100 percent safe
Vaping devices heat nicotine, flavouring and other chemicals to create an aerosol that you inhale. Regular tobacco cigarettes contain over 7000 chemicals, and many of these are toxic.
Research suggests that vaping is bad for your heart and lungs
Nicotine is the primary chemical in both cigarettes and vaping which is highly addictive. It causes you to crave nicotine and suffer withdrawal symptoms if the craving is ignored. Nicotine is a toxic substance which raises blood pressure and spikes adrenalin. This increases your heart rate and increases the likelihood of having a heart attack.
Electronic cigarettes and vaping are just as addictive as traditional cigarettes
Vaping and cigarettes both contain nicotine which can be as addictive as heroin and cocaine. In some cases, many vaping users get more nicotine than they would by smoking cigarettes. They can buy extra-strength vape juice and turn up the voltage to get a greater hit.
Want to Quit Smoking?
There’s a strong link between smoking and cardiovascular disease, and between smoking and cancer. But the sooner you quit, the quicker your body can rebound and repair itself. Talk to your doctor about what smoking cessation program or tools would be best for you. We recommend moving over to a vaping device as it plays an important role in the process of stopping smoking.