The Financial website Lendedu.com have been investigating just how much money you can save by switching to vaping.

We think you might enjoy reading their results! (You might also want to pass this onto someone who smokes and tells you they can’t afford to vape.)

Asking 1000 daily vapers, Lendedu.com uncovered some interesting statistics, such as the e cigarette industry in the USA is now worth $2.35 billion.

In helping to create  that $2.35 billion, they found that the average monthly spend on vape gear was $60.76, broken down into around 9 purchases costing $6.54 each.

The average investment for an e cigarette was $80.20, (bearing in mind some devices cost in the $100.)

Once they had found out these costs, they started to consider the savings made by those that had switched over from tobacco to vaping. 71% of those asked said they were saving money, with the average amount being saved as  $118.05 per month, meaning a yearly save of $1416.60.

Not bad.

The reason for the savings?

Investing in decent devices, and looking after them meant the devices last longer and can be re-used many times without replacement.  This results in the ongoing expense being simply the e liquid and a few replacement parts.

Far cheaper than tobacco!

Now that you are feeling pleased with yourself due to your financial prudency with vaping, as well as  being prudent with your wellbeing, we have more information to keep that pleased emotion flowing.

Particulate matter!

Carl V Philips, who has been involved with vaping for quite a while has written an article explaining to us non-scientists the difference between particles and droplets.

This is important for us vapers to understand because there has been probable misinformation circulating that vaping is as bad for the lungs as smoking. This has been put down to alleged particulate matter in the vapor.

Not true says Carl, and he explains the difference between the two.

A particle is described as a minute portion a piece or a fragment. i.e. a particle of dust.

It is matter, a solid.

The size and shape of the particle matters enormously when considering inhalation, as ultrafine particles can lodge in the lungs, some can even pass through into the blood stream and then lodge in the body, causing harm. i.e. smoke from tobacco cigarettes.

A liquid droplet on the other hand has no fixed shape, is not solid and therefore cannot lodge in the lungs or the body. Droplets dissolve in the blood stream. i.e. vapor from e cigarettes.

The claim that the droplets from e cigarettes have the same health implications as inhaled particulate matter is not correct.

Cigarette smoke contains particulates, e cigarette vapor contains droplets.

To ensure that we can all understand this, Carl ends his article with quite a scathing attack, and then provides an analogy, posted below to ensure we fully understand the differences, and can rebuke the false claims for  ourselves.

“In case the difference between solids and liquids is not sufficiently obvious, consider an analogy: A glass bottle lying on the beach may be aesthetically annoying, but it is physically harmless. But it becomes a health hazard if shattered because the size and shape of the shards mean they can cut someone’s foot. Eventually the shards are crushed small enough or polished smooth, becoming harmless again. The chemicals comprising the harmful and harmless glass were always the same, and indeed were basically the same as the sand, but the shape of these solids mattered. By contrast, whether you pour a bucketful of water on the beach or spray a mist, the outcome is the same. You can put the water in a vessel shaped like a shard of glass, but it will not cut someone’s foot if it is poured on the beach.

It is really that simple. It does not require any additional explanation or scientific expertise to see the fundamental error of the “e-cigarette particles” claims.”

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