Congratulations! You’ve successfully quit cigarettes. A reward in itself, but what about the other benefits of chasing clouds? Here’s a round-up of the unexpected vaping benefits that make this hobby so much more than just a way to stop smoking:
1. USB chargers everywhere!
Sure you’ve spent the last two paychecks on eight different mods and your roommate is getting aggressive about the fact that the landlord keeps posting eviction notices because the rent hasn’t been paid, but you know what? When he needs to charge his phone you’ll be the hero once again.
2. Drinking WAY more water
As much as we enjoy vaping, there’s no denying that a couple long drags will leave you with a dry mouth. But this just gives you an excuse to keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Something any health expert will say is a good idea anyways.
3. Say goodbye to burn marks everywhere.
Nothing ruins a piece of perfectly good piece of fabric like having a crusty black hole punched through it. Get into vaping and the only adverse effect you’re shirts will experience is smelling like Hawk Sauce.
4. You don’t need a fog machine.
Trying to add some atmosphere to your next house party? No need to rent an expensive fog machine, just call your vaper friends and tell them to come over and start chuckin’. Note: relevant video.
5. Electrical knowledge = electrical power!
If you’ve memorized the above image, you know what I’m talking about. Many in the vaping community have their new hobby to thank for an education in basic electrical knowledge that they would’ve otherwise never cared to learn.
6. A new language that only you and fellow vapers understand.
There’s something great about having a language that only you and a few others know about. In these early days of the vaping we get to enjoy this quirky benefit with everyone else who knows what it means to experience some sub-ohm clouds of two-month steeped Thug Juice on a perfectly wrapped Clapton.
7. Your bumming days are over.
I try to be a generous person, but I have no patience for people who think that the fact that someone is smoking gives them a pass to harass them for free stuff. Start vaping and stop worrying about listening to a drunk person’s sales pitch next time you go out for a drink.
8. Indulge your sweet tooth without the weight-gain.
If you’re trying to improve your health by not smoking, why not try to cut out sweets as well? Grab some Cinnamon Roll e-juice and vape away your cravings for sticky-sweet goodness.
9. No worries about crushing something in your pocket
One of the most annoying parts of smoking for me (other than, you know, tasting like an ashtray) was the fact that I had to carry around a fragile paper box full of fragile paper sticks. As a self-described clutz, it was a recipe for disaster. Nowadays I carry an Innokin MVP3 that I’m pretty sure could stop a bullet if I needed it to.
10. You get to keep cozy.
If your habit forces you to leave the warmth of your house in the dead of Winter, it’s probably not a habit worth having. Just saying.
11. You get to experience learning a new hobby.
As human beings we love to learn. There’s something inherently rewarding about picking up a new subject and working hard to educate yourself about it. When you start vaping, you expose yourself to a whole new world of skill sets to practice and perfect.
12. The flavor options, oh, the flavor options.
With smoking you get two options: tobacco and menthol. With vaping, you can have those traditional flavors along with a myriad of fruits, deserts, and drink options. And who doesn’t like more options?
13. Vaping creates a brand new industry.
As we’re covered before, the vaping industry helps the economy by creating a brand new group of jobs for people to learn. At a time when much of the world is still struggling to recover from the global 2008 recession, it’s nice to know that your hobby helps other people find employment.
14. It gets you involved in politics and local government.
As important as government is to our everyday lives, it’s easy to insulate ourselves from learning about even our local government (let alone national politics). While we wish we didn’t have to educate ourselves about the legislative process under such trying circumstances, the experience we are all gaining of learning how to fight a grassroots political battle as a young community is invaluable.
15. Your trash can doesn’t smell like cigarette butts.
In my mind the only thing that rivals the terrible smell of cigarettes is the terrible smell of many used cigarettes collected over time. Add in any kind of moisture? Instant smell-nightmares.
16. You don’t have to devote time to a whole cig. Vape and go.
We live in a world where the average person gets antsy if their YouTube video doesn’t load in three seconds. Who has the time to waste minutes of their lives sucking down cigarette smoke? Vaping lets you get what you want, when you want it, fast.
17. The mailman is your adult ice-cream man.
The beauty of living in the 21st century: you can order a bottle of e-juice from your phone and have it delivered within days right to your door. But vape mail would never be possible without your local Mailman. Keep that in mind next February 4th.
18. You don’t need gum anymore!
Every mouth deserves to be kissed sometimes. How can the tobacco companies sleep at night knowing they ruin millions of kisses every day? Gum is one more expense vaping will spare you!
19. Kill mosquitoes with vapor clouds.
This has been rumored online, but have never been able to try this. Apparently you can rid yourself of swarming mosquitos if you have potent enough clouds. Somebody, please go out and get this on video!
20. Get rid of nasty smells (dog fart screen).
Start vaping and experience the joys of constantly carrying around a good-smell generating machine.
21. Clear your sinuses with menthol vape.
I almost never vape mint but I make sure to keep some 0mg menthol around the house in case I get sick. Take a couple rips and say goodbye to the horrors of nasal congestion.
Something to think about:
What are your favorite unexpected vaping benefits?