How vaping is actually different from smoking

How vaping is actually different from smoking

In the recent years, many have turned to vaping to ease the transition from traditional cigarettes. But how does vaping actually differ from smoking? Let us find out.


Regular tobacco cigarettes contain 7,000 chemicals, more than 70% of which are carcinogenic. Not to mention, the tar and the carbon monoxide produced. It also contains particulate matter that is deposited in the lungs. What we know for sure, is that e-cigarettes are battery powered and expose you to far fewer chemicals. The fact there is no combustion, reduces the number of toxins drastically. While both deliver nicotine, cigarettes do so by burning tobacco while vaping delivers nicotine in e-liquid - which is much less harmful, as cited by experts.

Nicotine strength

There is a general consensus that vaping nicotine is safer than consuming it through cigarettes. In smoking, the amount of nicotine in cigarettes is generally fixed, and how much you get depends on how you smoke. In vaping, the amount of nicotine you consume can be controlled based on the e-liquid you choose, and how you vape. You can customize this based on whether you’re a heavy smoker or a light smoker. These nicotine levels influence your vaping experience, there are no such options while smoking traditional cigarettes.


Vaping is not smoking, but some people find vaping works to help them quit because it offers experiences similar to that of smoking a cigarette. Vaping has the same hand-to-mouth action as smoking, and it can also be considered a social activity. The throat hit and taste provided by vaping are close to smoking.


Vaping costs much lesser than smoking, aside from the initial set up costs to buy the vaping device, vape juice etc. Once you’ve spent on the set-up cost, you’ll find that vaping is relatively cheaper.


Public Health England has stated that vaping is at least 95 percent safer than smoking. Vaping uses heat from a coil to turn e-liquid into vapour. Cigarettes cause harm in multiple ways to the smoker, we have enough evidence and research through the years, pointing to this fact. Vaping remains a far better choice when compared to smoking.

About the author - Jennie Welch

Jennie Welch works with Vape Fanaticz as a valuable researcher, consultant, and content creator. With an esteemed CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing and more than 12 years of experience in product marketing, she has an in-depth knowledge of analytics and research. Being an ex-smoker herself thanks to vaping, and a strong advocate for tobacco harm reduction, Jennie’s writing encourages the community readers to understand the significant benefits of vaping and quit smoking. Professionally her content is fact-driven and provoking that reflects in our campaigns and blogs, while on her own time, Jennie is a fan of live music and travels every chance she gets to the serene countryside.

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