Smoking and nicotine addiction is a very old and important public health issue that should not be ignored. There are millions of smokers worldwide who can’t or find it very hard to give up smoking. Vaping was introduced as a response to this issue, as an alternative to smoking, which can aid people to stay away from and quit traditional cigarettes. As a result, there are millions of people who succeeded giving up smoking when they chose vaping as an alternative. In short, vaping refers to the process of inhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette, or other vaping devices. Cigarette smoke produced through burning is harmful and contains thousands of carcinogenic substances, such as the infamous tar and carbon monoxide. In contrast, the liquid used in vaping devices is vapoured and contains only substances which are already used within the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries.

Vaping is performed with the help of a vaping device, also referred to as electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette. The liquid used in a vaping device which is then vapoured, contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, flavour, and can also contain different dosages of nicotine. Vaping quickly conquered the world because of the less harmful impact it has on the health. However, for some remains a taboo, controversial subject.

This alternative is often seen as a direct threat to the two of the most powerful industries in the world the pharmaceutical and tobacco industries. With the increase in the number of vapers came the decrease in the profit of the tobacco and pharmaceutical companies. With all the efforts and interests to limit and reduce access to electronic cigarettes and vaping products, a lot of false and contradictory information emerged about vaping. However, vaping remains a less harmful, less expensive, and beneficial alternative to smoking and should always be considered by smokers who are decided and dedicated to make a life changing decision which will improve their health.