We all know that quitting smoking, along with losing weight, is one of the hardest things to do. Each year, millions of people try to quit and spend tons of money on drugs, patches, gum, and other things designed to help them lead a smoke-free life. But unfortunately, most of these products do not work as well as one would hope, and the majority of would-be quitters go back to their tobacco smoking habit.
The most recent product being used by people trying to quit smoking are e-cigarettes. The good news about e-cigarettes is that they are easy to transition to for most smokers, since you can get e-cigarettes that mimic the flavor of real tobacco. But more importantly, it’s widely accepted that the vapors produced by e-cigarettes are better for you. While it does contain nicotine, e-cigarette vapors do not contain tar, carbon monoxide, and many of the other nasty carcinogens found in regular cigarette smoke.
Just by transitioning to e-cigarettes, you will therefore be better off. But from what I’ve seen, many people have trouble taking the next step and becoming completely nicotine free. This latter step is very difficult, as nicotine has been found to be one of the most addictive substances on the planet.
But even if you become a perpetual user of e-cigarette, I believe you are still much better off than being a regular smoker. For this reason, I encourage everyone who currently smokes to give e-cigarettes a try. You will typically need to purchase a starter kit, which can range in price from $30 – $100. Nevertheless, the long-term costs of using e-cigarettes are far below the price of smoking regular cigarettes.