There are a number of inherent disadvantage associated with smoking tobacco. Whether it’s the sharp smell on your fingers, face, clothes and hair, the inconvenience of having to step outside every time you want to have a smoke or the high cost associated with the habit, smoking can truly be a hassle. Thankfully, by switching to an e cigarette, it is possible to still consume nicotine, but in a manner that is hassle free to your lifestyle.
The electronic devices have came a long way from they were originally released. According to HealthGuidance, “The current version looks more realistic and is comparatively more user friendly as compared to the earlier ones. The user gets almost the same satisfaction as the conventional cigarette. However, the major advantage is that it just offers ‘the experience’ of smoking but does not produce smoke. Unlike traditional cigarettes which release a cloud of smoke after a puff, there is no visual residue while using e cigarettes.” Since there is no residue such as that found after burning traditional tobacco, t here is no lingering smell or smoke. These alleviate the second hand smoke which can leave a strong smell inside your home and on your clothes and fingers.
Another advantage of e cigarettes is enhanced employee productivity. Many employers discriminate against those who smoke tobacco for a variety of reasons. These might include lost time in productivity due to smoke breaks and lost time at work or the heightened cost of health and life insurance. Some employers are forcing employees to go through a smoking cessation program in order to retain health insurance or even their job. By switching to vapor cigarettes, you can be classified as a non-smoker, avoiding the issue of employer smoking discrimination all together.
E-cigarette usage is also cheaper than cigarettes. A smoker who smokes a pack a day will save around $600 a year by switching to the smokeless device. Associated smoking costs such as the cost of lighters and increased life and health insurance costs should also be considered as well.
Electronic cigarettes are a relatively recent development that allows smokers to smoke indoors. One of the greatest controversies about smoking is that it can be bothersome to other nonsmokers present in the area, but that is no longer the case with electronic cigarettes. An electronic cigarette does not expel cigarette smoke, but rather water vapor that is harmless to those in the surrounding area. More over, the very thing that many people complain about in terms of the smell that traditional cigarettes produce is not present with electronic cigarettes. There is no “cigarette smell” left over when someone smokes an electronic cigarette because water vapor does not produce any smell. This means that they can be smoked indoors, at home, or virtually any other location without being any type of disturbance to others.
Another factor that people complain about when it comes to indoor and even outdoor smoking is that it leaves trash and debris in the area. Traditional cigarettes can and do leave debris as the cigarette physically burns and leaves trails of ash behind. However, electronic cigarettes are cleaner in the sense that they do not leave any type of debris behind as the cigarette does not actually burn. While the device may warm up and heat the censors inside of the electronic cigarette, it does not leave behind any ash so to speak. Also, another concern that people have is the presence of discarded cigarette butts. This problem is eliminated by electronic cigarettes as well because unlike traditional cigarettes, they are not discarded after use. Electronic cigarettes can be reused many, many times and most people will keep them after they have finished smoking for future use.
Electronic cigarettes are really a much cleaner alternative to traditional cigarettes as they do not give off any fumes, there is no ash or cigarette butts left over.
Many New Yorkers are finding electronic cigarettes preferable to traditional tobacco cigarettes for a variety of reasons. The night before a United Nations General Assembly, an upper East Side clothing designer named Maggie Norris had second doubts about using her electronic cigarette indoors. According to The New York Observer, “Do you think I can use this in here?” she asked us, brandishing her electronic cigarette. She turned her back and discreetly inhaled, releasing a puff of water vapor. We stood guard: no one had noticed. Halfway through the ceremony, the designer got up and went outside for an actual smoke. “I occasionally lapse,”she explained as she bummed a Parliament.” Although Maggie finds the use of electronic cigarettes somewhat taboo, they are quickly gaining prominence over traditional cigarettes for a large variety of reasons.
It was mentioned in the article that many electronic cigarette users find e-cig usage attractive for a variety of reasons. These include ease of use, portability and lower cost. Even so, Will, another New Yorker, found it potentially embarrassing to use an electronic cigarette in public. He would rather avoid the potential embarrassment of having to explain why he was using an electronic cigarette indoors or at a park, where traditional cigarette smoking is illegal.
To make matters worse, many public institutions and restaurants don’t make an open exception for electronic cigarette usage indoors. “When we called Manhattan’s prestigious Core Club to see if it would let in someone with an e-cigarette, we were told that “no smoking whatsoever” was allowed in the club.”
It is obvious that the use of electronic cigarettes, especially in public places where smoking is not allowed, is still a controversial issue. While electronic cigarette usage may be preferable to traditional tobacco usage in many aspects, it remains taboo to the public at large.