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Should You Take Up Vaping If You Don’t Smoke? 4.2/5 (5)

Published On November 1, 2014 | By Nicole | About E-Cigarettes Articles

Should You Take Up Vaping If You Don’t Smoke?

This is a question that a lot of people have been asking lately. In fact, this question may have a lot to do with why so many people have such a problem with E-cigs.

Of course, nobody is denying that E-cigs are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes—but a lot of people are taking this a step further. They are saying that E-cigs could act as a gateway device for people who do not yet smoke. In fact, some are claiming that E-cigs could get new, younger users addicted to cigarettes.

But is it true? Should you take up vaping if you don’t smoke?

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There are two sides to every argument

First, we have to be aware that there are two sides to every argument. There are a lot of people who would absolutely say that vaping is a bad idea unless you are trying to use the habit to quit smoking—though there are other people who are not so convinced that vaping is harmful at all.

In fact, in a recent article published by Health Day this was said about a recent ‘test’ of E-cig vapour.

“In its review of emissions from two types of e-cigarettes, Thornburg’s team did not find any toxic substances in the vapor produced by the devices.”

It was also said that they found that the cancer causing agents that are so common in tobacco smoke were simply not existent in E-cig vapour.

“Everything we found was what the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] and others generally regard as safe,” said the article.

But is this a good reason for non-smokers to take up vaping? Or should people try to stay away from the habit if they don’t need to utilize it as a means to get away from tobacco?

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Nicotine is addictive

One element to consider is the addictiveness of nicotine. Let’s be honest—we consume a lot of addictive substances in our modern society. Caffeine is a substance that most people consume on a regular basis—though it is admittedly not as toxic as nicotine. It is also not quite as addictive.

Should you really do something that could get you addicted to a substance like nicotine if you are not already addicted to it? There is definitely merit to this question, though vapers could also respond by saying that there are plenty of e-liquids out there that do not contain any nicotine whatsoever.

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Financial Outlook

Some might say that getting involved with E-cigs unnecessarily would be a bad idea because of how much the habit can cost. But everyone also knows that E-cigs are 70-80% cheaper than cigarettes. Also, if you really think about it, E-cigs are usually even cheaper than coffee and soft drinks. You are going to spend a lot less money vaping moderately than you will if you drink one or two lattes a day.

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Lung Health

lung healthLung health is a big part of this discussion. A lot of people say that inhaling something into your lungs is never as healthy as breathing in clean air.

Therefore, if you don’t already smoke, then why take the chance of breathing in e-liquid vapour when you could just as easily avoid it altogether and stick to inhaling only clean, fresh air?

This is probably the best point in the argument against vaping for non-smokers. Even if vaping is not dangerous, it is probably still not as healthy as breathing in clean air.

But on the same token, drinking water is healthier and safer than drinking soda and many other flavoured and/or colored drinks. Does this mean that we should stop consuming those as well? We would probably see a lot of healthier people if we did, but that does not mean that people don’t have a choice in what they consume. If you enjoy soda, then it is your right to drink it. On the same token, it might be said that inhaling e-liquid vapour has, thus far, not proven to be any more dangerous than drinking a sugary soft-drink. Soft drinks are full of processed sugars, while e-liquid is not.

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Conclusion

In the end, this is really up to the individual. If you are going by straight logic and are wondering which is legitimately healthier for you, then there is no denying the fact that inhaling clean air is safer than inhaling E-cig vapour—but that doesn’t mean that choosing to vape is going to be a bad thing.

Could getting addicted to nicotine cause you to risk a tobacco addiction? Yes, it could. You might not ever smoke a cigarette—but that does not mean that everyone is like you. Some people might actually have this problem, especially if they run out of e-liquid. Buying just one pack of cigarettes is easy. This doesn’t mean that everyone will do it, but it is something to think about.

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3 Responses to Should You Take Up Vaping If You Don’t Smoke?

  1. Chris says:

    If a person decides to buy an e cig without nicotine, will it still be addictive and harmful then? Or should the individual be fine?

  2. Nicole says:

    Hi Chris, thanks for stopping by. Regards to your question. Technically even ”with” nicotine electronic cigarettes will be a lot safer option than analog cigarettes. What people who are switching from analog cigarettes to e-cigs tend to do is, first start with one of the strongest nicotine hits, then gradually decrease nicotine strength – often ending up at vaping zero nicotine e-liquid. From what we been told from some of the manufacturers is that on a general note it seems that 6mg nicotine strength is the most used for users who vape for longer period of time. As for addictiveness, to be perfectly honest I am not entirely sure how addictive zero nicotine vaping can be and I think it will vary per individual. In my case, I found it far less addictive if addictive at all than analog cigarettes. One I can say for sure, if you are smoking analog cigarettes then you’ll be far better off switching to e-cigs. Every person I know who has done the switch, does not have any regrets whatsoever. If you are not smoking/vaping then I’d suggest not to start, but if you are determined to pick up this habit then E-cigs will be a better choice.

  3. Neverstop1111 says:

    Hi, I started vaping and I’m a hypochondriac and I feel as if I have breathing trouble but a guy who I know vapes and he says it’s all in my head. I’m using 0 nicotine juice please help.

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