Is Vaping Really Inconvenient?
The convenience factor of vaping compared cigarettes is a question that is bound to crop up during your first few weeks of vaping. I’m going to suggest it’s your sneaky thoughts trying to get you to buy a pack of tobacco but I’m also going to suggest there are other trade-offs that swing things to its own conclusion in favour of vaping.
It is a legitimate question though and it’s worth taking a bit of a look at that because I also see it come up in online groups. I know things like this will be different for everyone and I think if I throw a few things out there you’ll value the achievements you’ve made so far with walking away from tobacco, tar & cigarette butts.
If when we talk about convenience we really mean “How do we make vaping easier than just lighting up a cancer stick?” Then I’m not sure if that’s going to be entirely possible. Cigarettes are by design, made to make it’s simplicity a driving factor in not giving them away but you pay for it literally in cost to your pocket and health.
For many beginners, the struggle with grappling with a new gadget, finding e-juices, leaking tanks and getting your head around nicotine levels and coils adds too much complexity compared to just lighting up a dart. Lets be honest about this…. Lighting up a cigarette is pretty easy and that easiness comes at a terrible cost.
While the complexities of vaping are real when you break it down and add the benefits gained to your health we should start to see things in a different light. We can mitigate much of the time sink with a few steps.
By getting yourself in a routine and doing a bit of planning ahead we can knock this question down a fair bit. Especially when you think about all the other things we plan ahead for like, making sure we have enough petrol in the car, weekly budget, preparing meals (especially if you are in a family with kids)…you know, LIFE! Keeping a vape running is much much easier than most of those other life things….and like with tobacco sometimes things go wrong too.
For me anyway, I’ve got things down into a solid routine working from my Vape Base Station Desk (I really should trademark that title). I honestly spend maybe 15 minutes a day cleaning and rewicking any atomiser that I plan to take with me the next day. I do it the night before going to bed. I keep half a dozen different flavours I know I like. I’m going through a Ripe Vapes VCT fad at the moment and that makes choosing my All Day Vape (ADV) easier. If you’re running a few stock coil tanks this routine is even easier still. While it’s more time spent preparing to make sure I had enough to last the time I’m away from home at work. I’m not rolling 20 a day outdoors either so there’s a bit of a switch in time spent there. Once you get into the swing of things this little daily routine becomes a little bit of time to have a moment of quiet time.
I don’t really consider myself great at keeping routines but vaping is pretty important to me because I’m keen to do it easiest possible so I don’t ever go back to smoking. After nine months now with not touching a ciggy, I feel pretty confident I won’t.
While vaping has turned into a bit of a hobby for me the great thing about vaping is that you can keep things fairly simple. A dear friend of mine has been vaping on his first Nautilus tank for almost a year now. It’s kept him off the ciggies and all he needs to do is refill the tank and change the coil when needed. Keep it charged like we do with our mobile phones and laptops and reap the benefits of no Tobacco Tar in your body.
Maybe I should have done the same but I do enjoy exploring new atomisers and mods and playing with rolling my own coils. Which for me, has replaced the joy in rolling a perfect cigarette with a super-slim filter. Don’t worry, I’m still way ahead financially
The little bit of cotton bits I find on the carpet is much easier to clean up than the bits of tobacco fragments I used to leave everywhere and I haven’t had to empty out an astray for ages! Used to hate doing that. To be fair, my old butt bin is replaced by a vanilla-scented tissue & cotton bin.
I’m not inconveniencing anyone with where I toss my ciggy butts and I’m not de-odorising the car either. I’m sure if I had someone to kiss she’d appreciate the Strawberry & Cream flavour I’ve been testing out than stale ciggy breath.
Emphysema is bloody inconvenient too. That’s where I was heading after 35 years of smoking. I enjoy and have the energy to socialise more using the extra money I have in my bank account. I can laugh now & play and maintain a positive mental attitude about myself.
OK, a two battery mod is heavier than a pack of cigarettes but it’s not that much bigger and some of those new pod systems are smaller and lighter and hold almost a whole packs worth of ciggies at a fraction of the price.
The days of being the most popular bludgable person at a party at 3am cause you’re the last person with ciggies changes….well at least till everyone is vaping instead of smoking and you might have to share some of your juice but there you go, a bottle of juice is easier to carry around than hiding your spare pack of ciggies at a party… yeah..so there!
Is the sacrifice of a little bit more time and effort make you worse off?
The benefits of vaping overall beats the convenience of packed tobacco. Hands down, vaping is the winner overall in my humble opinion.
It might not seem that way in your first few weeks of vaping, there are some new habits to pick up and there will be times when it might seem easier to reach out for a pack of ciggies but I reckon to reach out for some advice and information instead. Stay firm. Thousands of vapers have been through this and succeeded and the main reason for this is probably because, in reality, it’s not that much more inconvenient.
Vape shops are more than somewhere to buy vape stuff. The good vape shops foster communities where you can quickly tame the learning curve vaping demands. You can learn things that make vaping really easy to navigate through, keep you off the smokes and pick up some penny dropping tips and tricks.
Facebook groups are growing and are a great source of information and help if you don’t live near a shop you can go to.
I’m going to assert that vaping is not more of a hassle when compared to the negative effects of smoking. The benefits of vaping far outstrip and the notion of inconvenience and if your new to vaping it might not seem that way at first. Keep at it…it gets easier when you know where you are heading. Think of the future and keep exploring. If the motivation of extra money in your pocket isn’t enough perhaps the perceivable health benefits will be.
All the best to you…peace and keep it cloudy!
PS: Nicotine laws are different in each state. I advise you to check the laws regarding nicotine for vaping in your state and to seek medical advice from a qualified health practitioner