Whether you are a regular nicotine user, someone who enjoys the occasional cigarette or just feeling curious, it may be time to try e-cigarettes. There are countless reasons to try them, but here are the top five.
1. E-cigarettes do not have the smells, ash and other nuisances associated with traditional cigarettes.
Sadly, traditional cigarettes emit smoke and odours that can be offensive and annoying to other people. E-cigarettes, in contrast, do not emit any smoke or odours. That means that you can smoke them around people who may be irritated by smoke, and it also means that you do not have to worry about your hair or clothing smelling like smoke later. Additionally, e-cigarettes do not produce ash, and that means that you do not have to worry about cleaning ashtrays or burning your clothes.
2. E-cigarettes are not as risky as traditional cigarettes.
In addition to making you smell better, e-cigarettes are also healthier than traditional cigarettes. Although research is still being done on the health differences between electronic and traditional cigarettes, early research shows e-cigarettes to have less than 9 contaminants each compared to the over 11,000 contaminants found in most traditional cigarettes. Additionally, as e-cigarettes do not burn, your lungs do not come into harmful smoke.
3. E-cigarettes can work as a smoking cessation device.
The two reasons explained above indicate why many regular smokers switch to e-cigarettes. Once they switch, these smokers-turned-vapers can continue to use e-cigarettes, or they can use their e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation device.
Just as nicotine gum or patches deliver nicotine to you so that you do not go into withdrawal and pick up a cigarette, e-cigarettes also provide you with the nicotine you are craving. They also simulate the motion and feeling of cigarettes, making them potentially more effective as a cessation device than other options. If you opt to use them as a smoking cessation device, you can change the strength of your e-cigarette to slowly wean you from nicotine.
4. E-cigarettes come in a range of flavours.
In addition to being able to choose how strong you want your e-cigarette to be, you can also choose what flavour you want. Even people who are not concerned about the potential health benefits of switching to e-cigarettes often switch because of the flavour potential.
If you don't like traditional tobacco flavour, if you love menthol but want to try something else or if you love flavoured shisha, you will enjoy exploring the many flavour options of e-cigarettes. Flavours vary wildly and include everything from creamy strawberries to berries and grapes with a hint of menthol to cherry fruit punch. If fruit is not your thing, you can find more sophisticated, woody or smoky flavours. Of course, you can always stick with the classic cigarette flavour as well.
4. Nicotine has health benefits.
Although the health effects of smoking are widely publicised, the benefits of nicotine are not as widely known about. However, nicotine has been used for thousands of years. It was originally used by shamans in religious transformation ceremonies, and contemporary scientists have discovered that it has a range of health benefits.
Nicotine can be used to stimulate the mind and improve cognitive functioning, and it also helps with mood regulation. In larger quantities, it can be used to help you fall asleep, and nicotine therapy may even be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease. However, the healthy benefits of nicotine are typically assumed to be outweighed by the health risks of smoking. Luckily, if you want one without the other, you can compromise by using an Aussie e-cigarette.