People have been smoking for centuries, so it’s no surprise that vaping has caught on as a trend. Electronic cigarettes were developed as an alternative to smoking, and they have taken off as a healthier and “cleaner” alternative in their own right. Their convenience and ease of use mean that they are everywhere, and here are a few reasons why vaping has taken off as a hobby, even for non-smokers.
Vaping results in less waste overall compared to other common forms of smoking. Traditional cigarettes leave behind cigarette butts, smoke, and cigarette containers, but reusable electronic cigarettes leave behind only empty vape cartridges and nicotine vapor. Vaping won’t be entirely traceless, but e-cigarette vapor is much less odorous than cigarette smoke as well.
That being said, disposable vape pens do exist, and the waste that does come from them can actually be more harmful to the environment than cigarette butts if not dealt with properly. Recycling vape pens might not be straightforward, either, since the electronic waste that comes with batteries and other electronics isn’t usually accepted by roadside recycling. Still, vaping is less obtrusive than smoking overall and can be a viable alternative for people who don’t want to smell like cigarettes.
Buying a bloom vape is going to be cheaper on average than cigarettes, too. The initial cost of buying a reusable vape pen is going to be higher than buying a pack of smokes, but the average cost of vaping per week is much lower than the equivalent cost for smoking.
The price may vary depending on where you live, but the lower cost of only having to manufacture a cartridge, fill it with bloom oil, and package it using a shrink sleeve labeling machine means that even a local dispensary can sell vape supplies at a competitive price. The high initial price of vape pens can be a barrier to entry for people, but for people who already smoke, the money you would save in the long run by switching is worth considering by itself.
Vaping is a new enough trend that its long-term effects are not yet well understood, but for the time being, it seems that oil cartridges are considerably safer than cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes also don’t usually contain tobacco, the carcinogen present in cigarettes, making them less of a cancer risk as well. Nicotine is still addictive, but it isn’t considered “dangerous” in the same way tobacco is. You don’t even need to include nicotine in your e-cigarette juice cartridge if you don’t want it, either. Vape vapor is also less irritating to lungs than smoke, and most of the lung irritation that does occur is actually a result of the flavor in the cartridge. With all of this in mind, if you think something in a particular vape oil mix isn’t working for you, there are other options you can take that can make your vaping experience more agreeable.
You have a lot of options when choosing when, where, and what to vape. Regardless of why you might use an e-cigarette or you choose to vape a new flavor of oil each week, you still have a lot of options when it comes to what you want to put in your vape pen. If you want to start vaping or switch to vaping from smoking, it helps to stay informed of how to vape and what goes into vape pens (vaping regular water might just result in scalding steam, for example). In summary, vaping is popular for many of the same reasons as smoking has been popular in the past, and vaping is actually seen as a safer and cheaper alternative.