Will e-cigarettes replace tobacco cigarettes?
With rising tobacco prices and the implementation of the smoking ban in many restaurants and
other public places, can we assume that electronic cigarettes will soon replace traditional tobacco
cigarettes? Will regular cigarettes and their toxic chemicals become obsolete and a thing of the past?
These are the nagging questions that are bothering the minds of many tobacco smokers who have
switched to electronic cigarettes. Their concerns are justified since e-cigarettes appear to be the
biggest threat to the huge tobacco industry that has dominated the market for years.
It’s an idea whose time has come. Not only are e-cigarettes healthy since they don’t burn tobacco
but they are also cost-effective since they are refillable and reusable. The nicotine content of many
electronic cigarettes is also lower than regular cigarettes – a feature that may help smokers succeed
Consider these facts: With the price of tobacco cigarettes continuing to rise, many smokers are
looking for a way to quit. At the start of 2009, the National Conference of State Legislatures revealed
that the average cost of a pack of cigarettes was $ 4.35. With the looming state tobacco tax increase,
we can expect this amount to get higher soon.
What does this mean to smokers who are hooked on tobacco cigarettes? It simply means that many
of them will be unable to continue their expensive habit. This leaves them with no choice but to quit
smoking which is good for their health.
However, the prospect of quitting can be frightening to many smokers because of the uncomfortable
and unpleasant side effects of nicotine withdrawal. For those who find it hard to quit and who can’t
break their nicotine fix at once, they will undoubtedly find comfort in e-cigarettes.
The allure of electronic cigarettes over tobacco cigarettes is understandable if you take into account
the many benefits of these electronic devices. First, they allow tobacco smokers to continue smoking
without the health hazards associated with conventional cigarettes. They help users enjoy the
experience of smoking without worrying about the bad effects of smoking or nicotine withdrawal.
Since e-cigarettes look, taste and feel just like real cigarettes, they can easily help smokers give
up hazardous tobacco cigarettes in favor of a healthier alternative. Electronic cigarettes are gentle
to the people around you since they don’t emit toxic fumes but a pleasant vapor similar to the ones
produced by a vaporizer. Thus, you can use e-cigarettes in public places or in enclosed spaces
without harming other people. There is no secondhand or even third-hand smoke.
Of course, e-cigarette users appreciate the many flavors available like cherry, chocolate, coffee,
vanilla, and menthol to name a few. Users can also choose how much nicotine they want from high,
low to none at all – something that you won’t find in regular cigarettes.
Lastly, using e-cigarettes is a good way to save money. For a basic starter kit that contains two
batteries, a charger, five nicotine cartridges, USB adapter, and an instruction manual, you only have
to pay less than $60. Of course, a pack of regular cigarette costs less but if you consider how much
longer e-cigarettes last, you can save a lot in the long run. With e-cigarettes, you’re not burning
money and you’re doing something about your health.