Vaping-what you need to know


Vaping is a way to quit smoking by getting nicotine and the familiar smoking ritual without the thousands of toxins in cigarette smoke. A vaping device (vaporizer, e-cigarette, vape or ENDS) heats a liquid solution (usually containing nicotine) into an aerosol which is inhaled and exhaled as a visible mist. Vaping replicates the hand-to-mouth habit and sensations of smoking and is a satisfying and less harmful substitute.

In Australia, vaping is considered a second-line quitting aid for adult smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit smoking with other methods. It is appealing to smokers and is the most popular aid for quitting or reducing smoking in Australia and in other western countries such as the United Kingdom,the United States and Europe. 

Vaping nicotine is significantly more effective than nicotine replacement therapy (nicotine patch, gum, lozenges, spray). Some smokers use it as a short-term quitting aid, switching to vaping and then ceasing vaping as well, perhaps over three to six months. Others continue to vape long-term to avoid relapsing to smoking.

Vaping is not risk-free but is far less harmful than smoking. Almost all the harm from smoking is from the thousands of toxic chemicals and carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) from burning tobacco. Vaporizers do not contain tobacco and there is no combustion or smoke. The UK Royal College of Physicians estimates that long-term use is unlikely to be more than 5% of the risk of smoking.

Nicotine is a cause of dependence, but contrary to popular belief, it has only relatively minor harmful effects from normal use . Nicotine does not cause cancer, heart or lung disease.These diseases are caused by smoking tobacco.

All vaporizers consist of two basic parts: a battery (usually rechargeable) and a tank or pod which holds the e-liquid (e-juice) and heating ‘coil’.


Post time: Oct-20-2022