Vaping is a form to quit smoking. But i do know customers that vape and smoke, but smoke less than they do vape. It goes to show how addicting cigarettes are. I smoked for only 3 years, been clean for about 6 months, im now chasing clouds and building coils down to 0 nicotine. I suppose it's in the persons point of view whether to do both or nah.
It's all about the chemicals. Vaping prevents nicotine use.
Being as i am a Vape Shop owner and i mix my own juices, only chemicals in in E Juice are Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene glycol, Artificial Flavoring, and if wanted, Nicotine. VG - Vegetable glycerin is used in food applications that are USP grade or over 99% pure and has a sweet taste. PG - Propylene Glycol is produced on a large scale and is primarily used in the production of polymers but also sees use in a lot of food processing, so you intake it daily.
Tbh I know kids on my bus that started vaping then went to smoking because the nicotine got them more "high". So I think it was made to stop smoking but it also makes a gateway to smoking. This might seem like i'm anti smoking but i'm fine with smoking controllably and nicotine is not a controllable thing "most" of the time. So if something leads to that I would have to say its a bad thing. But at the same time I smoke weed every other day which can also lead to cigarettes so technically i'm a hypocrite. But that doesn't change my opinion to this topic tho.
I quit smoking regularly but I prefer cigarettes when I do. I like the look and convenience more but one good thing about vapes is they come in different flavours. Besides that, vaping is too expensive and high maintenance for my taste.
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages, it is the rule.
I would rather do neither, wish I didn't start smoking when I was a teen, nicotine addiction is horrible, affects your health, is detrimental to your lifestyle and is an expensive habbit. My advise is don't start!