Initially smoking was considered to be a spiritualistic and medical procedure.
Therefore tobacco became very popular in Europe in the 16th century.
When almost millions of people around the world became addicted to tobacco smoking, there was established an accurate connection between lung cancer and smoking in the 1950s.
Thus the middle of the last century marked the beginning of anti-tobacco campaigns
In the 1970s people from developed countries began to refuse smoking.
And here the first nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products appear:
nicotine chewing gums, plasters, inhalers.
electronic cigarettes and vaping productsenter the game?
The e-cigarettes mimic the sensation of smoking very closely
helping millions of people to quit.
Public Health England (PHE) with their expert independent evidence review concluded that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
British physicians of the Royal College of Physician and Public Health England outlined the positive effects of e-cigarettes, as opposed to tobacco consumption, in their 2016 article "Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction."
According to the German e-cigarette lobbyists, "91% of all e-cigarette users are former tobacco smokers" and "8% use both the e-cigarette and the tobacco cigarette and fall thereby into the category 'dual-user'."
The smoke produced by traditional cigarettes spreads a strong unpleasant smell, which is absorbed into the clothes and hair of bystanders.
E-cigarette usually have gentle-sweet smell,
which is not absorbed into hair and clothes.
Tobacco or menthol... This is the whole choicethat tobacco cigarettes used to offer before.
Hundreds of flavour options
range from virgin tobacco flavours to fruit and dessert
tobacco smoking is an extremely anti-social process
Vaping is definitely more social friendly process:
And you join a big and friendly society called ‘fellow vapers’
If summing up:
Don’t start vaping, if you don’t smoke – start vaping only to quit smoking.