People who aren’t into “vaping” may not even know why do people vape in the first place. Some ex-smokers seem to think others can just quit like they did and can’t understand the reason for vaping. They think it’s replacing one bad habit for another.
So I decided to visit some forums and see if I could answer the question of Why do people vape?
1. To Quit Smoking and Stay Quit
Most smokers used one of many different types of vapes, starting with an ecig that looks and feels like a cigarette, to quit smoking. Some people quit vaping once they’ve weaned down to zero nicotine. Others keep vaping out of habit or they move on and up to a variety of vaping devices, like higher end mods.
2. It’s a Vape Thing
Some people are social vapers. Like a social smoker, they only vape when they’re out socially – at a bar or other social event.
They hang out with other vapers or they even hang out with smokers but they vape instead.
Some social vapers tend to gravitate toward higher end vaping devices instead of the “cig-a-like” ecigs because they’re more trendy.
Did you know that the word “VAPE” was added to the dictionary in 2014-15? Pretty cool!
3. It’s a Hobby
A vaper hobbyist is someone who owns a variety of vaping devices. They can tell you about all the different parts of a device, what works and what doesn’t, and often build their own types of vapes.
These are the vapers you might see in a lounge making huge O rings with their billows of vape clouds. And like a car enthusiast, probably has a room full of the oldest to the most modern devices and knows everything you need to know about vaping.
4. Vaping as a Medicinal and Relaxation Therapy
Herbalists may use vaping to help with medical symptoms such as migraines, and instead of using regular, nicotine-based ejuices, they lean toward vaping herbs and juices with therapeutic value.
5. Vape “Connoisseurs”
Like a wine connoisseur, these vapers love the taste, the hits and producing large vapor clouds. Vape connoissers like experimenting with a variety of new flavors and even flavor combinations and the PG/VG ratio in their ejuices.
So Why Do People Vape?
For any number of reasons, but there is a consensus among avid vapers that no one should start vaping just for the sake of doing it because “everyone else is doing it.”
You shouldn’t start vaping if you’ve never smoked, like you shouldn’t start smoking just because “everybody else is.”
The best reason for why people vape is mostly because they want to quit smoking traditional or analog cigarettes. The infographic below, provided by VapingCheap.com describes the differences between combustible cigarettes and personal vaporizers, and why most people start vaping in place of smoking.
Have a comment or question? Post below! Let us know why YOU vape!
It’s VAPOR, like a jet stream – or clouds – Vapor, not Smoke!
In light of the latest attacks on personal vaporizers (PVs) and banning patrons from being able to vape inside their favorite shops to test different e-liquid flavors, something came to mind.
My question for these clueless politicians is this – why people go to a cigar shop, buy cigars, go upstairs and SMOKE the cigars INSIDE, but they’re banning personalized vaporizers from indoor use in the liquid shops?
Kind of hypocritical if you ask me, especially since personal vaporizers are IN NO WAY related to TOBACCO.
We’re Calling These Things by the Wrong Name!
I was thinking about this again today and have a “proposal.” Since so many people are “offended” by what “looks like” smoke and what “looks like” cigarettes, which they don’t, why doesn’t the industry simply RENAME the products?
After all, these are NOT electronic “cigarettes.” The name itself is deceiving. It “sounds” like we’re putting tobacco into the units and using some kind of an electronic feature to light them up.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
ELIMINATE the word “cigarette” from every single Personal Vaporizer on the market. Eliminate “e-cig” and “cig-a-likes” too.
Here are some new words: Miniature personal vaporizers (MPVs), mini-vapes, or simply personal vaporizers (PVs).
We could also have PVMs: personal vape mods.
Personally, I think the industry made a HUGE mistake in naming them electronic “cigarettes” in the first place. Just my opinion.
Cigars and Cigarettes Indoors vs. Personal Vaporizers Indoors-There Is a Difference!
We also need to do a video showing a room full of tobacco cigarette smokers huffing and puffing away; or a cigar shop with all the patrons lighting up and huffing and puffing away.
Contrast that with even more people in the same size room vaping.
Now, I was talking about this to a relative the other day and he asked, ‘Do the (ecig) stores have a ventilation system?’
I thought – to ventilate what? Vapor? Fog?
I think maybe these dense-head politicians and lobbyists need to be visually schooled on these PVs. They need to SEE that these are NOT “tobacco” products; that vapor doesn’t hang in the air like smoke. You can literally blow vapor into someone’s eyes, not that we would, but even accidentally, and it’s not going to sting or anything.
And in keeping with my own “preaching,” I believe I am going to change the name of this blog to something like “smokers-alternative-pvs”.
What are your thoughts? Let me know below!
And don’t forget to stay on top of the legislation in your own state too. The Clueless are on the attack!
Technological advances have changed the lives of people in many ways. Nowadays, one can get everything right at their fingertips and without leaving the comfort of home.
Not just that, technological advances have helped people to avoiding several things that would have been harmful for their health. For example, today you can avoid the flames of gas stoves by opting for electronic heaters or cookers.
Not just that, you can also avoid flames and smoke from cigarettes if you want, and that too, without giving up your habit of smoking.
Yes, today you can find several stores offering electronic cigarettes for smokers who want to avoid the severe side-effects of tobacco smoking.
What is an Electronic Cigarette?
An electronic cigarette, as the name indicates, refers to a particular type of product that has a similar shape as any conventional tobacco cigarette. These are available in different flavours, unlike their traditional counterparts, which are available only in menthol and tobacco flavours.
Though these do not compromise your pleasure of smoking, they save you from the side effects and do not create any smoke, even if you lit it up for hours. These e-cigarettes use batteries to operate and can last for months.
Though these products apparently appear to be expensive, they actually offer you the best value for your money as these last for months.
How to Get Electronic Cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are now available in different stores and you can visit any mall in your area to find a store selling them. However, if you cannot find them in any store near you, then opt for the online stores.
There are several online stores that offer these types of products and you can make the purchase from any of them. When placing the order online, be careful to check the special offers and discounts offered by different sites.
Also, make sure to mention the quantity that you require. When you place the order, you should also give specify the flavour that you want to taste.
How to Find the Best Electronic Cigarette?
Even though there are several stores offering e-cigarettes, today, not all of them may offer you the best value for your money. If you want to get hold of the best electronic cigarette, you need to check for reviews of the products.
You can also try out the products that are manufactured by NEwhere. These have received praises among the buyers, and within a very short span of time have emerged as a leading brand selling e-cigarettes. You can find their presence online as well as at different stores.
Whether you opt for NEwhere or for any other brands, you can avoid the certain adverse effects of traditional tobacco smoking. There is no need to worry about nicotine or its harmful effects. You can “vape” it anywhere, even when you are traveling on the road, as it emits no smoke.
You can also remain fresh all throughout the day, as you will not get the stinky smell of tobacco in your clothes. Use of e-cigarettes is based on vapour inhalation and therefore causes no passive smoking.