1. Healthier than smoking
Vaping doesn’t contain the 7,000 lethal chemicals, tar and toxins produced by burnt tobacco. Electronic cigarettes produce 100 TIMES fewer carcinogens than combustible cigarettes – British researchers.
2. More effective than Nicotine Replacement Therapies
Vaping is two times more effective than nicotine replacement therapies and now considered the most popular and effective method of quitting cigarettes, globally. In nations where Vaping is legal, teen smoking rates fell. – Studies
Vaping Provides a smoking-like experience through addressing the behavioural e.g. hand to mouth experience, sensory e.g. inhaling and exhaling, and social aspects of smoking. -ATHRA
3. Reduced risk of becoming an established smoker for youth vapers
A rigorous study by UK experts of the US National Youth Tobacco Survey reveals that vaping is redirecting young people who would otherwise have smoked AWAY FROM smoking.
4. Control over nicotine dosage
You can gradually reduce your nicotine intake as the juice is available in various strengths.
The following are the recommended steps by Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA)
1. Do your homework
It is important to be informed when making the switch, make sure you talk to your peers who vape, visit vape stores, visit the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association (ATHRA) website, or the E-cigarette Academy.
2. See your doctor
Discuss with your GP if vaping is a suitable option for your circumstances. Your doctor may write you a prescription for e-liquid if it is required.
3. Select a device
Vaporisers contain a battery, a tank or pod for the e-liquid and a coil or heating element.
The best models for beginners are pod and refillable tank models.
4. Select an E-liquid
Majority of beginner vapers start with tobacco flavoured E-liquid as it is a more familiar taste. Discuss with your doctor whether an e-liquid containing an active ingredient might be appropriate for you and the laws regarding its importation under the TGA Personal Importation Scheme.
5. Make the switch
Talk to your doctor for advice on how to vape, as vaping is a little different to smoking.
For more information refer to the Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association’s guide here
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