Smoking Vs. Vaping: Which is Healthier?  

The reason why many people switch from smoking to vaping is that it is healthier. Manufacturers are responding by producing the kinds of flavours in a cartridge that will attract smokers to this alternative. Those that want to wean themselves off the tobacco they crave can do it through an e-cigarette that offers that same flavour or remove the addiction completely by not sticking to just the one flavour when vaping.

So, let us explore the reasons why smoking is healthier than vaping.

Health Conditions

Smoking can result in lung disease by damaging your airways and the alveoli (small air sacs) of your lungs. Examples of lung diseases caused by smoking include COPD, which will include chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking.

Other health conditions caused by smoking include heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Also, smoking can increase the risks when it comes to tuberculosis and various eye conditions, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, and problems with the immune system.

By vaping instead, you take away the risks mentioned above. Ok, some of the health conditions will happen whether someone smokes or not, but you can certainly reduce the risk of ending up with them in the first place or exacerbating them should you have them.

Research has revealed that smoking just one cigarette per day compared to not smoking at all carries a 40-50 per cent risk of coronary heart disease, the same as if smoking 20 per day. The risk is, of course, greater still for heavy smokers. Stopping smoking and switching to vaping will immediately benefit the smoker.


Public Health England state that e-cigarettes are 95 per cent safer than smoking. In 2015, the figures showed that e-cigarettes, or vaping, stopped 49 people per day from smoking. This is an encouraging number, and with manufacturers constantly working on new flavours to attract people to vaping, this trend continues, with more and more people switching to the safer alternative.


The problem with smoking is that it is highly addictive. E-cigarettes have been proven to help people quit smoking. Then, with vaping, they are not exposed to the same potentially harmful chemicals and toxins that can lead to certain strains of cancer developing. There is no production of tar or carbon monoxide, for instance, with e-cigarettes and vaping.

It should be noted that nicotine, although addictive, is not harmful. It is tobacco that is considering one of the biggest causes of cancer in the UK and throughout the world. It is, however, the draw that is harming health, and so any product manufactured that can steer smokers away from the unhealthy alternative can be viewed as a lifesaver and device to be embraced.


There is no evidence that e-cigarettes will harm bystanders as traditional cigarette smoke does. A big issue about smoking has been the idea that passive smoking is harmful. This is eliminated with e-cigarettes. This makes them a more socially acceptable alternative for smoking in someone else’s company or group social situations. Users of e-cigarettes still must be mindful of the venue rules, laws, and people’s preferences, but e-cigarettes open more places in terms of where the pleasure can be enjoyed.

In conclusion, the health risks associated with smoking can be eliminated by vaping. The statistics show that e-cigarettes are the safer alternative. The addiction to smoking can be dealt with by e-cigarettes, which have been proven to work where nicotine gum and patches have failed, the addiction to nicotine has been strong. If manufacturers and retailers can persuade smokers to switch by continuing to produce and promote new and exciting flavours for vaping, then many lives can be saved globally. It is not an easy task when many have been smoking for years, but with the health risks that are becoming even more apparent, and with conditions continuing to fill hospital beds, there surely must be more chance of success than ever before. We look forward to a world where people are not damaging their health or losing their lives needlessly when there are alternatives to smoking out there.

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