Vaping vs. Smoking Infographic
Wednesday, 4 May 2016 | Admin
Vaping vs. Smoking
Round One: Cost
- Vaping: A better investment – costs less than cigarettes long term. Average vaper spends £5 a week.
- Smoking: Average smoker spends £50 a week on cigarettes. This amounts to over £2,000 a year.
Round Two: Tobacco and Tar
- Vaping: No tobacco, and therefore no tar, found in electronic cigarettes.
- Smoking: Cigarettes contain tobacco. When you light a cigarette this is burnt, producing toxic tar.
Round Three: Smoke and Combustion
- Vaping: Nothing is burnt in the process of vaping – only heated. No smoke is formed or inhaled – only vapour.
- Tobacco: Burning tobacco = combustion and smoke. This produces harmful by-products e.g. carcinogens.
Round Four: Nicotine
- Vaping: Users can control their nicotine intake. Different concentrations of nicotine available – including low and nicotine-free options.
- Smoking: Users cannot control or lower the amount of nicotine in their cigarettes.
Round Five: Ingredients
- Vaping: 3-5 ingredients. Flavouring, vegetable glycerine and propylene glycerine, both found in food and hygiene products. Also can contain distilled water and nicotine.
- Smoking: Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals which are inhaled into the lungs.
Round Six: Flavour
- Vaping: A huge amount of different flavours available to try, from the standard to the weird and wonderful.
- Smoking: Generally limited to tobacco or menthol flavours.
Round Seven: Smell
- Vaping: Flavours produce a subtle, pleasant smelling, light vapour.
- Smoking: Cigarette smoke causes bad breath and clings to your hair, clothes and furniture.
Round Eight: Second Hand Smoke
- Vaping: No smoke formed, so no dangers of second-hand smoke inhalation.
- Smoking: Smoking in the same environment as others can be detrimental to their health as well as your own.
Round Nine: Cancer and Disease
- Vaping: No known links to cancer or lung disease. No carcinogens are produced.
- Smoking: Proven to cause lung, throat and mouth cancer and a host of other diseases and health problems.
Round 10: Long-Term Effects
- Vaping: Still relatively new to the market – long-term health effects are unknown.
- Smoking: The long-term effects of smoking are known, including premature aging, infertility, disease and death.