Study Says Vaping Gets Smokers Off Cigarettes But Teens On Tobacco

Stop smoking, start vaping
Stop smoking, start vaping

In the latest crock of crap article to be published about vaping, a study shows that vaping is effective in helping people get off cigarettes.

On the other hand, it also says that teens who try vaping are most likely to try tobacco, bringing concerns of addicting a new generation to nicotine.

And by the way, make sure you read my post Beliefs About Nicotine That Turned Out To Be False. There’s a lot of info there that might surprise you with the things you thought were true about nicotine.

Why vaping is effective in helping smokers

So going back to the study, yes we all know that vaping is the only way to quit smoking. It says so in the article:

“Scientists at the University College in London England found e-cigs containing nicotine can help smokers kick the habit because it gives them a similar experience to smoking actual cigarettes.”

That’s it! That’s basically why vaping is effective in getting smokers to quit smoking. It gives us a similar experience to smoking actual cigarettes. But I must say that vaping gives us a BETTER experience to actual smoking.

Some holes I see in the study

Now you all know I’m not a scholar, scientist, or any sort of person involved in the field of research and study. So the arguments I’m putting up here are based on common sense and my personal experience as a smoker turned vaper.

I just don’t get how the anti-vapers say,  “If teens try vaping, they will try cigarettes.”

But they also say, “Teens like vaping over cigarettes because of the fruity and candy flavors.”

Two arguments to me are contradicting each other.

The logic to how teen vapers become smokers

Okay so based on what they say, what makes them think teens will start smoking cigarettes when teens don’t like cigarettes to begin with because of the flavor?

Has any of these anti-vapers ever formulated a more common-sense explanation to why vaping is so popular with teens?

Cigarettes taste like shit compared to vaping. This is a more sensible, in your face explanation I have of the vaping uprising happening now.

Comparing cigarettes to vaping is like comparing shit to steak. Which one would you rather eat?

Do millennial teens even want to try smoking? 

What makes a teen change his mind one day and say:

“I think I’m getting tired of this blueberry muffin e-liquid I have. I’m not in the mood for a banana cream pie pancake vape either. I think I’ll buy me a cigarette. Yeah, because tobacco leaves taste better than any vape. And when I get tired of tobacco, I can always switch it up with some… menthol! Yeah, that’s what I’m gonna do, tobacco and menthol! Way better than vaping!”

I really have a hard time believing the argument that teen vaping leads to smoking. Again this is all based on personal experience, common sense and what the thoughts in my head tell me.

Does that make sense to any of you or am I alone here?


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

6 thoughts on “Study Says Vaping Gets Smokers Off Cigarettes But Teens On Tobacco”

  1. I don’t get this line of reasoning either… Plus, here in Canada, Health Canada is still vilifying vaping, so teens think vaping is going to turn their lungs black or cause their lung function to go down.

    I read your article on myths about nicotine and I disagree with some of it. First, the studies done with the effects of nicotine on non-smokers were mostly done with patches, and lower doses.Vaping (and smoking) typically delivers a spike of nicotine which causes a release of dopamine and thus can be addictive. Patches, on the other hand, are slow release. No flood of dopamine = no dependence. First hand- I think I was more addicted to nicotine vaping than I ever was to smoking, it was better in every way.

    That said, I’m don’t think that nicotine is any more harmful an addiction than say a coffee addiction. Bit for me I feel healthier without it.

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    1. Thank you, now I know I’m not alone. Speaking of that, I remember when I was still smoking a cousin of mine gave me a pack of cigarettes from Canada. I remember seeing the black lung pictures on the carton and being surprised, didn’t deter me from smoking though.
      Hey, if you feel better going zero nicotine then go for it! What matters most is you stay off the cigarettes.

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      1. Yeah, the pictures are pretty, awful, but no deterrent really. The cards inside about feeling guilty, those were better. Apparently there was a study done here that asked smokers what they would find more motivating: stories about successful quitters or the black lung images. I’d love to see the results of the study because I have a feeling seeing successful quit stories would be more motivating. The addiction can be so powerful in the moment, that you sometimes feel as though it might be impossible to quit and the stories might give a source of believable hope.

        Now if only Health Canada would follow the Brits, and see vaping for what it really is: a life saver, I think we’d see many more people making the switch here.


  2. I don’t think teens care too much about their health in the long run so when it comes tot eh choice of smoking cigarettes or vaping it seems like they would obviously choose the latter. It tastes better is more fun and it still gives you the same “buzz” as smoking a cigarette. So I think this study is inconclusive and not true that vaping leads teens to smoking. They are naturally curious and maybe when they can’t afford vaping they will smoke because getting set up with the right vaping equipment can be expensive. And sometimes you need a credit card to get the better deals online for juice and stuff like that. Maybe it’s easier for them to get cigarettes, I don’t know. There are many things involves here. But I don’t agree with the fact that vaping would lead them to smoke tobacco by choice. It might just be out of lack of money or they are more easily available. I would greatly appreciate it if you would follow me or check out my blog on vaping. Either way thank you for your inspirational writings. Maybe this could be a topic I could address on my blog. -bel

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    1. Why thank you Bel, I actually already started following your blog ☺️. Yes, taste wise, vaping is way better than smoking. If vaping was around 20 years ago then we would have a lot more vapers than smokers simply because it’s better (taste and less harmful).

      Vaping doesn’t lead to smoking because there is a big difference between the two when it comes to taste and smell. Lots of teens would be turned off by it. It’s just a scare tactic by the Big Tobacco backed media to kill vaping.
      Please feel free to share or blog about whatever you think is useful here. I’ll be looking forward to more of your posts. Happy vaping!

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