There are lots of reasons why people take up vaping – here are 4 of the most common
According to a report published by ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), there were 3.6 million adult smokers in the UK in June 2021.

Of the number of current vapers, just under 2.4 million are ex-smokers, 1.1 million are current smokers, and under 200,000 are ‘never’ smokers.

But why are so many people deciding to start vaping?

In this post, our experts here at Cloudstix take you through some of the most common reasons.

It’s a healthier alternative to smoking
It’s no secret that vaping is much healthier than smoking actual cigarettes, so the fact that most vapers are ex-smokers will come as no surprise.

Of course, we’re not saying that vaping doesn’t come without its own risks, but e-cigarettes carry a small fraction of the risk of real cigarettes – according to the NHS.

They don’t produce tar or carbon monoxide, which are two of the most harmful elements in cigarette smoke, but they do contain nicotine.

While nicotine is an addictive substance, it’s relatively harmless. One of the biggest benefits of vaping and e-liquids is that they’re available in a variety of nicotine strengths.

This allows vapers to manage their cravings, while gradually weaning themselves off such harmful chemicals.


It’s cheaper over time
If you’re an ex-cigarette smoker, then you’ll know that it’s an expensive habit.

Although there’s a high upfront cost associated with switching to vaping, it’s much cheaper in the long run. Compared to cigarettes, it will cost you less per equivalent nicotine level – even for the heaviest vapers.

If you take care of your device, it’ll last you for years, and the only ongoing cost will be for replenishing your e-liquid supply.


It relieves stress and anxiety
For lots of us, the stresses of everyday life can take a toll on our mental health, and we’re always on the lookout for new ways to relieve our anxiety.

For some, vaping does the trick.

The nicotine contained in e-liquids can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.

Not all e-liquids contain nicotine, but even the simple process of deep inhalation can have the same effect – leaving you feeling calm and relaxed at the end of a particularly tough day.


It can be an interesting new hobby
In the early days of vaping, there weren’t many e-cigs and vaporisers to choose from, and even fewer choices of e-liquid flavours.

Over time, the hardware choices and e-liquid selections have evolved, so there’s much more room for fun and experimenting.

Much like people who enjoy spending time tinkering under the bonnet of their car, there is a growing core of vapers who like to tweak their own equipment, bringing a new hobby directly to the palms of their hands.
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