Vaping in Australia: What You Need to Know
If you have successfully quit smoking tobacco, you have probably switched to electronic cigarettes. When you “smoke” e-cigarettes, you actually vape them. Vaping is the activity of inhaling vapour from an e-cigarette. The vapour itself is formed from a heated e-liquid that is warmed when you use the device. A battery is used to warm the liquid.
Comparing Tobacco with E-Liquid
When you compare the ingredients in traditional cigarettes with the ingredients in e-liquids, the differences are astounding. For example, tobacco cigarettes contain 599 additives. When you light a cigarette, these additives produce 4,000 chemical compounds that can be carcinogenic and toxic to a smoker’s health.
By contrast, the e-liquid in ecigs contains four basic chemical ingredients. These ingredients include propylene glycol, vegetable glycerine, nicotine, and water. Some e-liquids do not include the nicotine, which helps the e-cigarette user to wean himself or herself off smoking tobacco.
Besides these four ingredients, e-cigarettes also contain one of a variety of flavourings. You can select from various fruit flavourings or e-liquids that mimic the taste of tobacco. With this type of flexibility, many vapers become interested in trying out the different flavours.
Types of Vapourisers
At this point, you may wonder what devices besides the e-cigarette are used for vaping. Vapourisers are available in pens and mods. The mods that are featured are the most powerful of the vapouriser products. In turn, the user is rewarded with an exceptional flavour and vapour.
Vaping in indeed an activity that has changed how traditional smokers think about their habit. In fact, the word “vape” was the 2004 word of the year. Vapers also have acquired certain rules of etiquette to make the most of their new pursuit.
For example, some of the etiquette used today includes the following:
- Do not keep your e-cigarette, pen, or mod unattended as doing so is rude to others.
- Do not vape inside.
- Never blow vapour into someone’s face.
- Try not to vape around children.
- Do not be a vape snob or act superior to others—vapers and non-vapers alike.
- Use consideration when you vape.
Vaping around the World
If you are a world traveller, you also have to be careful about where you vape. For example, e-cigarettes are banned in certain countries such as Norway, Singapore, Seychelles, Uruguay, and Brazil. Canada also prevents retailers from selling fluids containing nicotine. In Europe alone, about six million people have quit tobacco smoking by switching to e-cigarettes.
Whilst e-cigarettes are not considered entirely risk-free, they are advised for anyone who wishes to stop the smoking habit. Because they only carry a small fraction of the health dangers of cigarettes, they should be evaluated by smokers, especially heavy smokers, who want to find a way to stop smoking permanently.