What is Vaping?

What is Vaping?

Vaping is not like smoking a traditional cigarette. Vaping is to inhale vapor from a personal vaporizer known in short hand by its initials P.V. This is commonly referred to as an e-cig or electronic cigarette and the term smoking does not apply because only vapor is produced, not smoke.

The term vape is used to describe the act of vaping, for instance someone might say, “I like to vape at home, after work to unwind.”

Some e-cigarettes can resemble real cigarettes that glow at the tip when you inhale. While others will look like mechanical cylinders that cause users to joke that they are “Star Wars” light sabers.

Some have bejeweled bling and come in more colors than the iPhone 5C. In just a few months, e-cigs have been making news. It is the latest trend among people who are wanting to quit smoking and offer an excellent alternative.

Vaping has been making news, because last year e-cig sales have topped $1.7 billion according to the TVECA, Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association. Due to the success of the vaping industry, big tobacco companies have begun to roll out their very own vaping devices.

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For instance Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris who is introducing a new e-cig to be known as, MarkTen according to their spokesperson, David Sylvia. There has been a shift in this billion-dollar industry of cigarettes, to smokeless products due to the high demand for products like e-cigarettes that offer an excellent alternative to those who no longer want to smoke cigarettes.

With this growing industry, there has been a lot of discussion about the health implications of vaping and if it is safer for you than smoking a cigarette. The short answer to this question is that it is safer.


The more complex answer lies in the fact that it is not the best alternative to smoking. This is because there is not enough research on vaping to know its long-term effects on a person’s health.

While the long term effects are not known on an individuals health, it is safe to say that just about anything is going to be safer than smoking a toxic cigarette.

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This is what makes vaping and e-cigs so popular among people trying to quit smoking. Vaping is an excellent alternative that does not harm others around you with second hand smoke and offers what you need to quit you smoking habit at your own pace.

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