In order for someone to switch brands or consider alternatives, they need to clearly see the benefits of the new approach. E-cigarettes are no different. Many, if not the vast majority of those interested in electronic smoking, are current smokers. Chances are you’re one of them – searching for an alternative but wanting to understand the benefits of switching from your current brand. E-cigarettes are indeed an alternative to traditional cigarettes. They’re a suitable alternative for many because of the benefits they have over “smoking.” We invite you to continue reading for 5 of the leading benefits electronic smoking has over traditional cigarettes…these benefits were discovered from customer feedback as well as numerous scientific studies examining both traditional and e-cigarettes. Reason #1 – E-cigarettes do NOT have that distinctive odor Just about anyone knows – cigarettes smell!! It’s their hallmark. Scent from cigarette smoke gets into, and clings, to just about anything it comes in contact with – hair, clothes, your car – anything. Not only does the odor cling, many consider cigarette smell offensive and avoid close contact. If you’re a smoker, you don’t notice it so much since you’re immersed in it all of the time. To non-smokers, and especially ex-smokers, this smell is very noticeable. One reason cigarette smoke smells so bad is because you’re burning tar and chemicals in addition to the tobacco itself. Properties from burning these substances make them cling to clothing, hair, walls, furniture, etc. E-cigarettes on the other hand do not have this ominous odor because instead of exhaling smoke, you’re exhaling a vapor that evaporates almost immediately. Customers and non-smokers/vapers report the smell from an e-cigarette to be either nonexistent or reminiscent of cotton candy or even pop tarts!! Whatever it is, e-cigarettes certainly smell a whole lot better than traditional cigarettes. Reason #2 – Electronic smoking is MUCH cheaper than traditional cigarettes When one starts to dig through all the pieces of the equation, most people end up focusing on the cost of the cigarette itself. The cost of cigarettes is a small yet sizable part of another quite, huge expense all together. On average, a pack of 20 cigarette costs around £9 a pop. For the sake of simplicity, let us assume all smokes cost £9 a pack. If you smoke a pack per day then we are looking at roughly £3,285 a year. But no, it doesn't end here, you must factor in all the other costs that you have to allow for to fully realise the true cost of smoking. Smoking leads to bad breath, so you go ahead and buy packs of gum. Trying to hide that you're smoking? You'll need to mask the smell on your clothes and hair with perfumes or sprays. Maybe your teeth have become stained and you need to visit your dentist regularly to get them cleaned. With all that smoking, your house and carpets stink of cigarettes so you have to purchase expensive air fresheners in an attempt to mask the smell. The cigarette smell may make it embarrassing for you to invite guests over, so instead you meet in the local bar or restaurant, again causing an additional expense. Even with the expensive air fresheners, to fully remove the smell of cigarette smoke you may be forced to go to the drastic measures of removing plaster from your walls and replacing it, a job that might become extremely expensive! Add all these miscellaneous expenses together and you're looking at a pretty big bill! How does it make you feel now seeing all these additional costs that you may not have factored in? Reason #3 – E-cigarettes are much safer Since you’re “burning” tobacco, not to mention using an open flame to light it, traditional cigarettes by default pose serious fire hazards. Smoking directly causes over 100,000 deaths in the UK each year and contributes to many more Worldwide, Fires started by lit cigarettes constitute 10% of all fire-related deaths. With e-cigarettes, you’re not burning an open flame and don’t have a hot cherry that can burn you, your clothes, your furniture, and so on. There was an incident where an e-cigarette exploded in the user’s face in early 2012. It was determined though that the particular unit the person was using was a “mod,” which is a way vapers can alter their devices for more power that involves stacking the batteries. When used as intended, there have been no reports of an e-cigarette exploding. Reason #4 – Health While we can’t make the claim that e-cigarettes are healthier, we can point out how traditional cigarettes are harmful to your health. You don’t have to take our word for it – there are countless studies out there showing how smoking traditional cigarettes can put you at a higher risk of a whole host of conditions, including (but not limited to) – stroke, heart attack, lung cancer, throat cancer, pneumonia, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and countless others. Traditional cigarettes contain a litany of chemicals as well, many of which are considered carcinogenic, or cancer causing. Many of our customers have reported feeling better physically after switching to electronic smoking. Reason #5 – Social Last but not least are the social impacts of traditional cigarettes, which is in a way related to reasons one through four. Over the years, smoking has increasingly been viewed negatively by society at-large for a variety of reasons. The smell, the health consequences, and even the healthcare costs all combine to give traditional cigarettes a bad name these days. If you’re a smoker, you’ve certainly noticed an increasing amount of restrictions around where you can light up, even at private parties where the host is a nonsmoker. Also, traditional cigarettes can have impacts on your social life, literally. Take dating for an example - it’s pretty rare for a nonsmoker to be with a smoker. Also, smoking can also impact job prospects since more employers are taking a more critical eye toward traditional cigarettes. As you can see, e-cigarettes and electronic smoking carry many benefits over traditional smoking. Many have discovered how they can still enjoy smoking and get the nicotine they crave without using methods that are increasingly seen as intrusive and irresponsible. E-cigarettes from Litejoy provide this alternative in a cost-effective, easy way. If you’re searching for that alternative, consider trying an individual e-cigarette or take a look at our selection of e-cigarette starter kits today.