Vaping is the solution to awkward smoking scenariosFeature of the week
Smokers will be all too aware of the problematic day-to-day occurrences that occur when you light up a cigarette. With several etiquette faux pas and hygiene hindrances to be aware of, smoking can become an extremely awkward affair.
Though media scaremongering may have put many off, tobacco smokers can feel good about switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs thanks to the news that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking.
But just in case you need a little extra encouragement to help you on your way, here are some of the most annoying smoking scenarios and reasons why vaping can vanquish the awkward scenarios for good.
The one friend in denial about the fact they are a smoker
Every smoker has one. The annoying friend who claims to not smoke yet always asks for a “cheeky cigarette” the moment your pack makes a fleeting appearance. Traditional notions of companionship dictate that you say yes, but on the inside you have a fire pit burning with rage. If this only occurred every now and again it wouldn’t be a problem, but when they are sapping your expensive supply dry it is infuriating. For the non-smoker, imagine the pain when someone takes your last slice of pizza. That.
With vaping, uninvited cigarette requests are no longer a problem. Sure they can ask to try it, but one little vape is easier to tolerate than one whole cigarette. Besides, you can gloat and enjoy the look of resentment when the “non-smoker” realises you can no longer provide them with their daily fix of tobacco.
The despair of realising you’ve finished your pack
It’s late at night, you’re in your pyjamas and you’ll be heading to bed soon but you just need one last fix of nicotine before you say goodnight. You reach into your pack and feel around for a cigarette but…there’s nothing there. This is the all too familiar gut-wrenching feeling of realising you’re out of smokes and it’s far too late to go to the shops for more.
Using e-liquid can prevent this devastating scenario from happening again. Yes, e-liquid can run out but you should expect a single 10ml bottle of e-liquid to last you a week on average with 30ml bottles lasting for up to 3 or 4 weeks. This means you have plenty of time to stock up on more liquid before it runs dry. It seems like a more practical solution to having to treat every last cigarette like the holy grail.
Announcing your arrival with the smell of cigarette smoke
Everybody enjoys a grand entrance but it’s not always good news when people can smell you before they see you. The smell of smoke has a way of entwining itself to the fibres of your clothes and it is near impossible to disguise. Fragrances can help to mask the odour, but the synthesis of the separate smells can create an unusually potent scent.
E-cigarettes to the rescue! Vaping does not come with an ominous odour because the vapour that is exhaled evaporates almost immediately. Not only will the smell vanish, you will feel the benefit of not having to carry around litres of perfume and an endless supply of mints and chewing gum to camouflage the smell. Until you make the switch, there is no escaping the clutches of the smoke and you will just have to incorporate it into your dramatic arrival.
Going to excessive lengths to avoid teeth staining
In a world that has an ugly obsession with beauty, having the proverbial smile that lights up a room is something that many people desire. Having a gleaming set of gnashers is particularly difficult for the regular smoker as the tar in tobacco stains teeth yellow. This leaves smokers in an endless battle with whitening toothpastes, bleaching products and going to ridiculous lengths to keep their pearly whites just that.
The problem is that sometimes a smoker can overcompensate. In their head they look like this..
But in reality look like this…
The good news is that e-cigarette vapour does not contain the tar that discolours teeth, so if you’re determined to have a million dollar smile, ditch the bleaching products and switch to e-cigarettes.
Frantically counting pennies in an attempt to fund your habit
Smoking is expensive, there’s no denying of that fact. When you consider that the average smoker spends around £2,500 a year on their habit which makes up almost 10% of the average UK annual salary, it is a fairly costly addiction to have.
E-cigarettes are a much cheaper alternative to traditional cigarettes and they are not subject to taxes like the latter. While some of the entry costs of a starter kit may be a little bit higher, the monthly cost of electronic vaping is around half of tobacco smoking. Cartomizers and batteries constitute the bulk of this expense, which can range anywhere between £10 and £25 depending on how much you vape. In the long run you could save up to £1,200 a year. Just think what that could buy you…
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