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What are the differences between smoking and vaping?


The market for vaping devices is constantly evolving. With the entry of more modern devices in the market of electronic cigarettes, now, vaping devices offer greater air intakes, more effective drainage systems and much higher power that achieve a performance and sensations much higher than the first cigarettes electronic. You can use them by taking the puffs exactly like a traditional cigarette inhaling "to mouth" and you can also try to give more strong puffs aspiring directly to lung, the vapeadores find it much more satisfactory than vaping to "mouth".



  • The main difference between smoking and vaping is the substance that we inhale:

  • In the traditional cigarette we inhale smoke produced by the combustion of tobacco along with the combustion of the additives and the paper that make up the cigar.
  • In the electronic cigarette, we inhale steam produced by heating the e-liquid. There is a change of state from liquid to vapor, there is never combustion, so no harmful new substances are generated. This vapor may contain varying levels of nicotine ranging from 0mg / ml to 18 mg / ml (we never advise higher levels) that is absorbed through the mouth and lungs.
  • The throat (blow):

    • Sensation generated by inhaling tobacco smoke is one of the pleasant aspects of smoking. In this sense, there is no difference between smoking and vaping: the feeling in the throat is similar, much more pleasant even vaping, because due to the variety of aromas available, good sensations and a very pleasant taste are obtained with vaping. Also, depending on the nicotine level of the e-liquid we will satisfy our need for nicotine immediately. The appearance of "Nicotine salts" favors a fast absorption of nicotine and a "throat scratch" much smoother than the nicotine base of traditional liquids.
  •  The taste:

    • Iis not exactly the same because it does not carry smoke, tar, toluene, ammonia, or the thousands of other harmful substances that a cigarette carries, but after a short period of adaptation, you will realize how bad tobacco tastes really.




Tobacco is the leading cause of avoidable death in the world.

According to the Ministry of Health, every year +500000 people die in the world due to the habit of smoking.

There is no known death so far attributed to vaping throughout the world.


  • Health benefits:

    • The toxic and carcinogenic substances contained in tobacco smoke are avoided, both for the smoker and those around him.

    • When you stop inhaling the carbon monoxide and tar contained in the tobacco, you will progressively improve that feeling of suffocation of the smoker before any physical effort and improve the lung capacity, as well as the oxygenation of your skin.

    •  Recovery of smell and taste.

    • You will not gain weight: By not having anxiety for the lack of nicotine, you will not have to compensate for it by ingesting large quantities of food.

  • Economic advantages:

    • You will save a lot of money: adding the initial equipment, plus the consumables, plus the liquids, the price difference with traditional tobacco is abysmal.

  • Social advantages:

    • There are no unpleasant smells: there is no smell of tobacco or clothing, or in the rooms or in the hair. Forget ashtrays full of cigarette butts and ash stains.

    • It will improve your breath and the yellowing of the teeth and fingers.

    • Your skin will appreciate the change to be much more oxygenated and free of CO in blood.

    • You can vape where you could not smoke before: Maintaining current laws and rules of courtesy, which we strongly recommend, you can vape on most sites and is socially accepted.





n these two videos you can see the differences between smoking for a month 1 pack of cigarettes a day and vaping 120ml of liquid. Judge for yourself:



Author's Note:

"An average smoker smokes a pack of cigarettes a day, I decided to do a simple experiment using cotton balls as lungs to determine what results from smoking a pack a day for 30 days, that's 600 cigarettes !! This is not a scientific proof, it is an analogy of what could happen and what could accumulate and what it could do to your mouth, throat and lungs, not to mention how it compromises every organ of your body by killing you slowly ... ... The effects of smoking in your body they are not a secret and if you did not know it until now, here is another reason why you should stop smoking.There are 100 years of data and deaths to demonstrate the devastation that smoking has on the body. Every year around the world for smoking It's never too late to quit smoking and once you see what a pack a day does for a month to your lungs and body, it will give you the encouragement you need to find will power and let Good luck on your trip to stop smoking. Remember, waiting for another day could be a day too late. "




Author's Note:

"They vaped 120 ml of e-liquid, it took 3 days to vape all the liquid ... ... I used 2 identical vaping devices and 2 0.5 ohm resistors for the whole experiment. I used the same 2 resistances for the whole test, they worked perfectly and none of them burned out, the air vents in the vaping device were open to the maximum, scientists and experts agree that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking An average user of vaping, inhales between 60 and 120 ml per month, while the average smoker smokes a pack a day, 30 packs per month."



The difference between the vaping video and the smoking video was amazing.

The condensation of water that accumulated in the dome during the 3 days of vaping is similar to the humidity of taking a shower.

Quitting smoking completely is the best option. The second best option is vaping.

My opinion after doing the 2 non-scientific experiments on smoking and vaping are ... No wonder so many people die from smoking




Nota de Prensa: 13 May 2014 (EUROPA PRESS)



  • During the last few months, the use of electronic cigarettes has become popular and opinions of all kinds take place on the streets of our country.

  • Apart from the media campaign to discredit the electronic cigarette, which seeks to instill fear in the population for economic purposes (certain pharmaceutical companies seek exclusive production and sale), the fact is that we have all heard both sides of the same coin: those who manage to stop smoking easily and those who give up the electronic cigarette to smoke again.

  • It is true that some individuals have more difficulties than others when it comes to substituting harmful tobacco for this smoking cessation device; however, the main reason that users of electronic cigarettes do not achieve their objectives is none other than that of an bad advice before and after the purchase.

  • Bazaars that sell poor quality electronic cigarettes (they all look the same on the outside, but their internal components differ greatly in quality, depending on where you buy them), non-specialized stores that sell without advising their customers and street vendors, have caused that a good part of the population that has ventured to try electronic cigarettes, has not succeeded.

  • As with diets, if the specialist who treats you is a good professional, it will offer you a list of foods to choose from, within your appetites, but in no case will it allow you to eat what you want. You have asked for a diet to lose weight and you should listen to the person who is going to treat you. With electronic cigarettes it happens the same.

  • There are several key points in choosing your electronic cigarette and managing your treatment to quit smoking during the first weeks and months after:

  • Choice of your electronic cigarette:

    • A good professional will always recommend that you purchase a double starter kit (with two electronic cigarettes). The reason is that, if you purchase a simple Start Kit, with just one cigarette, during the battery charge wait (about three hours), you will run a high risk of falling back on traditional tobacco again. If you have two batteries, you can recharge one while using the other.

    • Important also choose well the clearomizer that will make up your kit, a very popular model is the CE5 Dual Coil clearomizer, which maintains an excellent quality / price ratio to start vaping with a good blow of steam in the throat, without spending too much.

  • The choice of liquids:

    • Continuing with the example of the diets, a good professional will not allow you to choose the electronic cigarette liquids that you want, will advise you well and will design an "attack plan" to be able to overcome the first month, decisive to quit smoking.

    • During the first weeks, the E-Liquid must be of tobacco flavor, no sweet or fruity flavors. Keep in mind that what is initially sought is to change an addiction for another -the traditional tobacco, for the electronic cigarette-, and once it has been achieved, begin to lower the doses of nicotine (something that does not allow the traditional cigarette ). To achieve this, it is necessary that your experience with the electronic cigarette is the most similar to smoking traditional tobacco, so always choose initially tobacco flavors. Later you can start introducing other flavors more to your liking.

    • With regard to nicotine, there are some guidelines on the amount of nicotine to choose initially and how long to maintain this dose, until you start to lower it. This is very important and decisive also to overcome the first month, choose a business in which they advise you correctly in this regard.

  • Maintenance of your electronic cigarette:

    • This is the most neglected aspect on the part of unprofessional sellers. They should make it clear and remind you that the clearomizers or vaporizing deposits of your electronic cigarette are consumable products, specifically its internal atomizer that, composed of a resistance, tends to wear down with use. The result is that, after a few weeks of use, the amount of steam generated is not enough and you will be at risk of falling back on the traditional cigarette, something to regret, after having passed the first few weeks. The problem with the issue of atomizers is that, having a wear so gradual and elongated in time, the novice vaper will not notice the loss of steam, the only thing you will notice is that "the electronic cigarette no longer serves" and if nobody has advised him correctly, he will end up returning to the noxious tobacco.

    • In short, if you have made the decision to stop smoking with electronic cigarettes, you should take seriously all the aspects that influence your purpose to come to fruition. It is not enough to buy an electronic cigarette and that your addiction maintained for years disappears overnight without any effort. You must do your part and not take the experience passively.

    • Remember that tobacco kills almost six million people every year and that we live in a time when technology offers you a unique opportunity to stop smoking with a method that is finally effective after decades without a solution to this problem. Take advantage of it and get out of your addiction.



Press Release: 07 Sep 2015 (CSIC)

The CSIC develops a method to analyze the compounds that are absorbed when using electronic cigarettes

The Center for Scientific Research of Spain (CSIC) develops a method to analyze the compounds that are absorbed when using electronic cigarettes


  • Some experts consider electronic cigarettes an alternative to stop smoking, but there are doubts about the compounds that remain in the body when vaping. A team of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) has developed a method to analyze and compare the compounds that are absorbed when smoking tobacco cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. The work has been published in the Journal of Chromatography A.

  • "The results show that electronic cigarettes provide nicotine to smokers, but not other pollutants that are transferred with tobacco, such as benzene, which is carcinogenic." That is, in the comparison electronic cigarettes are less harmful to the body, although the ideal is not to smoke, "explains Joan Grimalt, CSIC researcher at the Institute of Environmental Diagnosis and Water Studies.

  • The technique used by Grimalt and Esther Marco, from the same research center, allows to know the compounds that remain in the organism from the exhaled air analysis of the volunteers inside a breath collection device, which is subsequently sampled by absorption in some cartridges. And these cartridges are then analyzed by gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.

  • The data reveal that, in the case of tobacco, nicotine and derivative compounds, 2,5-dimethylfuran, benzene, toluene, xylenes, ethylbenzene and styrene are retained in the samples by exhalation of the volunteers. At the same time, tobacco smoke introduces these compounds into the environment in high concentrations. On the other hand, in the analysis of the samples with electronic cigarettes, only nicotine was detected. The other two compounds of the electronic cigarettes, propylene glycol and glycerin, remain in the respiratory system of the vapeador. "But," says Grimalt, "these are innocuous compounds that we ingest in many foods."

  • The work has also analyzed the smoke of one or another type of cigarette to know the impact that can have on passive smokers. "It has been described that tobacco can cause the passive smoker to develop diseases such as lung cancer, the presence of benzene in tobacco smoke is consistent with these observations," says Grimalt. And is that the harmful compounds of snuff are suspended in the environment, something that does not happen in the case of electronic cigarettes.

  • With this novel method, new avenues of investigation are opened in other types of smoking devices, allowing also to verify their impact on users.

Esther Marco y Joan O. Grimalt. A rapid method for the chromatographic analysis of volatile organiccompounds in exhaled breath of tobacco cigarette and electroniccigarette smokers. Journal of Chromatography A. DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2015.07.094


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