Why Vaping Is Popular
(Newswire.net — October 14, 2021) — There is no doubt that vaping is becoming more and more popular around the globe, as you can see there is an increasing number of people holding a pod vaping on the street, leaving a hovering puff in the air. Not just that, there are also more and more new vape shops and products emerging in the market, though vape products are just like tobacco products that cannot be promoted online/offline and introduced to teenagers, you can still find the traces of it easily here and there. Interestingly in most indoor and public places, you can find some “No Smoking” signs added, “No Vaping” by the next line along with “no smoking and no vaping” icons. All the information is indicating to us one thing: vaping is becoming more and more popular. But how come?
Let’s take a look at this Number Of Vapers Globally statistical chart first, according to the World Health Organization(WTO), there has been a small but steady decrease in the estimated number of smokers globally, to just over one billion. But it’s a different story when it comes to vaping. Since the 2010s, the number of vapers globally is steadily increasing, market research group Euromonitor estimates that the number of adults who vape will reach almost 55 million by 2021.
The Surge in Using Vape Because of Advanced Technology and Design
Experts said part of the reason for the surge in use in such a short time is the evolution of the devices themselves.
“They’re so small and discreet and these new devices don’t create the huge clouds that the previous devices did — people can use them anywhere, all the time.”
Newer devices like pod vape or disposable pod vape, mimic the physical feeling of a cigarette on the throat and use what is known as “nicotine salt” to deliver higher concentrations of the drug to the brain – much in the same way that cigarettes do. This is one of the most supportive reasons for switching to vaping for smokers.
“It used to be that if the nicotine concentration was too high, it would give you a harsh or aversive feeling on your throat,” says David Hammond, a public health professor at the University of Waterloo who researches vaping in youth.
“Juul solved that. That’s why Juul is somewhere around half the market …” The new chemical technology solved the disadvantage of nicotine, and nowadays most ENDS(electronic nicotine delivery system) uses nicotine salt which has better performance than freebase nicotine.
“We used to say that cigarettes are the most effective way of consuming nicotine, but e-cigarettes have replaced them,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz, a senior scientist at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Therefore it’s not hard to understand that the evolution of vape devices and the development of technology greatly accelerate the popularity of vape products. However, the compact and fashionable design definitely is another one of the most successful points for pod devices introducing to those young adults. Now for a disposable vape or a refillable vape, it’s typically powered by batteries that will support at least 2 days use, and most of the disposable vapes have more than 400 puffs(equals to 1-2 packs of cigarettes), you don’t need a lighter, it lies in your pocket and when you feel like vaping, take it out and take some deep inhaling, when nicotine enters your brain, you’d close your eyes and think: “that’s how it should be, convenient and effective”.
More Flavors and Optional Nicotine Strength
E-cigarettes were the most common type of tobacco product used among U.S. middle and high school students in 2016. Though it’s forbidden for minors to purchase and use vape devices, why are youth using these products in the first place?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration examined self-reported reasons for using e-cigarettes among middle and high school students using data from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey. The report found that, among students who used e-cigarettes in 2016, the most common reasons were:
Because a friend or family member used them (39 percent)
The availability of flavors, such as mint, candy, fruit, or chocolate (31 percent)
The belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other forms of tobacco, such as cigarettes (17.1 percent)
That almost a third of students — 31 percent — reported the availability of flavors as a reason they used e-cigarettes is no surprise considering tobacco companies market flavored products to attract youth and young adults. Research shows that young people are more likely to try flavored e-cigarettes and believe that they are less harmful than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.
Other reasons youth reported for using e-cigarettes include that they are easier to get than other tobacco products, cost less than other tobacco products, and can be used in areas where other tobacco products, such as cigarettes, are not allowed. Some students reported that they used e-cigarettes to try to quit using other tobacco products, or because famous people on TV or in movies use them.
Moreover, unlike combustible cigarettes, nicotine in vape juice is optional. You can start from 0mg, 3mg, 6mg to 20mg, even 50mg(European market only 20mg available). On the other hand, this is a good way for smokers who want to quit, and you can choose what nicotine strength you need to fulfill your cravings. As a result, various flavors and optional nicotine strength to choose from are the key to retain and attract people.
According to the detailed information provided by FDA, it said: “different tobacco products, however, pose varying levels of health risk to users. Combustible products that burn tobacco, like a cigarette, are the most harmful to a user’s health, while non-combustible products, such as e-cigarettes, may be less harmful. However, no tobacco product is considered safe.
Cigarettes are responsible for the vast majority of all tobacco-related diseases and death in the U.S. Smokers are exposed to a toxic mix of over 7,000 chemicals. These include at least 69 carcinogens, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, n-nitrosamines, aromatic amines, aldehydes, volatile organic compounds, and metal elements. When they inhale cigarette smoke, 2 the consequences of which can threaten their health in many ways. ” There are also several side effects that vaping may cause, including shortness of breath, nausea, dry mouth, and chest pain.
However, the component for a qualified vape juice is rather simple: PG, VG, nicotine, and flavoring. The above elements are frequently seen and used in our daily life, PG&VG is usually used in shampoo, makeup, bread, etc. Flavorings are food-grade, and the nicotine is optional. It’s worth noting that tobacco produces smoke via burning, it’s a chemical reaction that generates countless chemicals including toxic stuff; atomizer produces vapor via heating the vape juice, it’s a physical reaction that will not generate new chemicals. Shortly, vaping is much less harmful than smoking. And that’s why many people are switching to vaping from smoking.
The E-cigarette is opening up a whole new way to absorb nicotine, though problems keep popping up on its way of development, I believe that it will keep flourishing and have a bright future under reasonable control.