The title sounds simple, right? All you have to do is quit smoking, and your troubles will be gone. However, the process of quitting smoking, something your body has come to expect, is probably more difficult than you think. That is because what you’re smoking, whether nicotine, tobacco or something else, is likely addictive, and your body does not want you to stop smoking. There is a way you can stop this addictive habit from continuing. In fact, many smokers have been using this to get off and stay off the smoking bandwagon.
It’s called vaping. According to the Quit Smoking Community, vaping is defined as the act of inhaling and exhaling water vapor through an electronic mechanism called a vaporizer, better known as an e-cigarette. The phenomenon of vaping has taken off, in fact. According to the Smokefree GB Survey by Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), over half of the 2.9 million British citizens vaping gave up smoking tobacco. The annual survey notes there are still 9 million people in the United Kingdom still smoking tobacco. Overall, there are many people who are turning to vaping for assistance in stopping their smoking addiction.
According to the US Surgeon General, one in seven people will face addiction troubles throughout the United States. Only 10 percent of those struggling with substance abuse have found treatment. It’s concerning to note all the different forms of addiction that are out there affecting the population. For those dealing with such struggles, turning to a luxury drug rehab could prove beneficial for their future. With around 21 million US citizens dealing with addiction each day, it may be interesting to note how vaping has been able to help some move past an addiction to smoking. It has proven useful for some.
“This year’s Ash survey finds that around 1.5 million vapers are ex-smokers, for the first time a larger number than those who continue to smoke,” King’s College London Tobacco Addiction Professor Ann McNeill said. She said it represents encouraging news as she hopes vape smokers take the final plunge and cease their vaping too. While McNeil said vaping is still not great for one’s health, Public Health England, an agency within the UK’s Health Department, decided in 2015 that vaping was 95 percent less dangerous than smoking. While the debate over the impact it has on your health, there are some social benefits that come with vaping instead of smoking.
When you cease smoking, your body odor and breath will improve. People around you will not have to cover their mouth when around you. If there is no smoke around you, you are less likely to expose others to second-hand smoke. For you, that also means you have a better chance of not getting cancer as your life goes on. You may find your pocketbook has more dollar bills in than ever because you will not be spending all your money on cartons of cigarettes or a bunch of cigars at the liquor store. This can act as a financial incentive for you to not only improve your health but your bottom line as well every month.
With Chinese Pharmacist Hon Lik’s invention of vaping, many around the world have turned to it for many recreational reasons, whether to quit smoking or not. While it can still impact your health, you will not be in as much danger as you would be smoking cigarettes or cigars. It can act as a solution to ending your smoking addiction, a prevention against going to a luxury drug rehab, and your next step toward ending your substance dependency completely.
About the author: Tommy Zimmer is a writer whose work has appeared online and in print. His work covers a variety of topics, including politics, economics, health and wellness, addiction and recovery, and the entertainment industry.