Why smokers should switch to vaping in 2018
Deputy Director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies says vaping is better than smoking.
It’s the beginning of the year. You know what that means? Making new good habits or ending not so good old ones. At least that’s what we’re told. What does that have to do with us? Well, we can’t claim to be impartial, so I’m going to sit back and let someone else, specifically Linda Bauld, professor of health policy and the deputy director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, do the talking for me.
Just a few days ago, The Guardian ran a piece called “The evidence keeps pilling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking."" Here’s a short “sizzle reel"" of quotes that we thought summed things up pretty well and why it's probably a pretty good idea to switch from smoking to vaping this year.
Here's what Professor Bauld said.
“Although not harmless, the evidence is unequivocal that vaping is much safer than smoking. But misinformation and scaremongering could still be putting people off switching""
“In the past year, more than any other, the evidence that using an e-cigarette is far safer than smoking has continued to accumulate.""
“E-cigarettes are less harmful than smoking because they don’t contain tobacco. Inhaling burnt tobacco - but also chewing it - is hugely damaging to human health. Remove the tobacco and the combustion and it is hardly surprising that risk is reduced.""
“This year additional organisations, like the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Medical Association issued new reports also pointing to e-cigarettes as a positive choice for smokers trying to quit.""
Frankly, I don’t know what else to say about that other than that we encourage you all to read the whole article. It's not long, but it's good.
This is important stuff to talk about, so feel free to share the article too. More people should know about this.
If you know any smokers that want to make the switch, we’ve got some sweet starter kits and great eliquid boxes here on our site. Of course, quitting the smokes is more important than buying from us, so all you vapers that want to help a smoking friend out, just make sure to tell them about whatever brand or product you think’ll help the most. Doesn’t have to be us.
Happy New Year, and down with smoking!
-The ZB Team "