According to recent polls Nearly 6-in-10 smokers in Canada plan to quit cigarettes and switch to smoke-free devices.
In a random sampling of public opinion taken by Forum Research among 1082 Canadians 19 years of age or older, on behalf of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, over half (56%) of respondents who smoke regularly or occasionally, and have never used tobacco reduced risk products, plan to change from smoking cigarettes. 4 in 10 (44%) do not plan on changing.
Proponents say vaping to quit smoking works by giving you small quantities of nicotine at a time which can be reduced to zero nicotine, minus dangerous cigarette smoke, so that you can gradually overcome your addiction. It additionally helps replace the physical habit, thus reducing the urge to smoke tobacco cigarettes.
Vaping eliminates approximately 3000 carcinogenic compounds and chemicals while not compromising the pleasure of smoking. This is unlike smoking a real cigarette. E-cigs do not contain any tobacco that is harmful for people smoking. However, just to ensure that smokers get the maximum effect out of the act of smoking, the vaporizers contain substances like nicotine.
The main point of electronic cigarettes is to provide an alternative to smoking but they have other benefits: ease in smoking indoors; no tar; no ash; no (limited) smell; no carbon monoxide; doesn’t cause yellowing of teeth; doesn’t lead to bad breath; last longer than traditional cigarettes and saves on regular expenditure in comparison to traditional cigarettes. These benefits are also available through Smokeless Tobacco.
If your considering quitting Smoking and trying vape products or another non combustible form of tobacco as an alternative or as a means to kick the nicotine habit altogether use products that comply with Canadian Federal Government regulations. Vape Safe!
To learn more about available product types including Vaporizers and Smoke Free Tobacco please visit us at Saint City Vapes located in the downtown arts district of St Albert at 102 - 50 St Thomas Street.
David Hammond, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo – CBC Radio, Feb. 9, 2017