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Vaping vs Smoking

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The difference between smoking and vaping is how nicotine is delivered into the body. Smoking delivers nicotine by burning tobacco and other chemicals, which creates tar and other toxins which are harmful to your health. Vaping heats up e-liquids which contain only a handful of ingredients including nicotine which is considered less harmful when compared to smoking cigarettes.
COST

Smoking cigarettes can be expensive because cigarette prices keep climbing ridiculously (a single cigarette will cost you approximately $2). If you switch over to vaping, you can save more than $8000 per year. Smoking cigarettes can cost you 10 times more than vaping.

The cheapest option is to not smoke or vape.

"After Australia, New Zealand is the next-most expensive place to smoke cigarettes."
- Australia hikes cigarette taxes for second time this year, making it MOST EXPENSIVE place in the WORLD to smoke, RT Question More, 2020
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Smoking can cost you 10 times more than vaping

HARM
Smoking is threatening to your health because the burning of the tobacco creates the tar and harmful chemicals which you then inhale into your lungs. It does not just affect your lungs but your whole body, including your heart, oral health, bones, and skin. Vaping is not considered harmless but only contains a handful of ingredients (including nicotine) which is said to be up to 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes.
"Stopping smoking has benefits to almost every aspect of your health, including your heart, lungs, oral health, bones and skin."
- Quit smoking, NZ Heart Foundation, 2016
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Vaping is up to 95% less harmful than smoking

SATISFACTION
Smoking and vaping both deliver nicotine. But the way they deliver and attain nicotine is also different. With smoking, you get a fixed amount of nicotine; Whereas when you vape, you can adjust the level of nicotine and gradually reduce it down until you are nicotine free. Although vaping is not the same as smoking, it is seen as the best alternative to smoking as it offers a similar experience and nicotine satisfaction.
“Nicotine itself does not have a significant impact on the health of people who smoke. It is the burning of tobacco that causes most of the harm.”
- How does smoking harm us and what’s in a cigarette?, Health Promotion Agency, 2019
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