Vaping is one of the most talked-about new pastimes of the 21st century – so popular and newsworthy that it’s already made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary. But what is vaping? Especially if you smoke, it’s likely some of your friends will have suggested you take up vaping instead to help you quit. So, what does vaping involve? Is it a good idea? Here’s what you need to know..
Vaping as an alternative to smoking tobacco
Basically, vaping is using an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette or e-cig) as an alternative to smoking tobacco. E-cigarettes were designed to give smokers what they want from tobacco without the harmful smoke. It’s been known for a long time that nicotine is the main reason people smoke, but it’s the smoke itself that kills them. Vaping simply uses technology to give a similar experience in a much safer way.