How Vaping Is Greener Than Tobacco
Vaping presents a more eco-friendly option compared to smoking by reducing harm to both our bodies and the environment. In this article, we will explore how vaping is greener than tobacco. Let's dive in.
The Hidden Environmental Costs of Cigarettes
Smoking cigarettes has a devastating impact not only on our health but also on the environment. From tobacco crop cultivation causing deforestation, to air pollution from the smoke they produce, tobacco cigarettes are one of the most harmful products humans consume on a regular basis. Luckily, thanks to great strides in the vaping industry, we now have viable alternatives to tobacco cigarettes that can capture the feeling and experience of a cigarette without producing nearly as much harm to our environment.
Cigarettes demand the necessity of mass tobacco cultivation, which puts a lot of stress on our water supply. The cultivation of tobacco crops is one of the most water-intensive harvesting processes, with each cigarette requiring up to 10 liters of water to grow. In contrast, the e-liquids used in e-cigarettes use a simple mixture of varying amounts of vegetable glycerin, proplyene gycol, flavourings, nicotine, and in some cases water. The manufacturing of e-liquid requires significantly less water and resources to produce compared to the vast toll tobacco cultivation leaves on our planet.
Clearing the Air, Land, and Sea: How E-cigs can Help Reduce Cigarette Waste
Vaping eliminates the need for disposable cigarette filters, which are a significant source of litter and pollution across the globe. Cigarette butts are one of the most common form of litter found on our beaches, streets, and waterways, and they take many years to degrade, which poses a threat to wildlife and the environment. Cigarette butts are primarily made from cellulose acetate, a form of plastic which can take up to 10 or even 15 years to fully break down. Around the globe, an estimated 2.3 million cigarette butts are littered every single minute.
Vaping, on the other hand, most typically uses refillable or disposable pods, which are easily disposed of in a responsible manner. In Innokin's case, we designed the Lota Enviro series to be nearly entirely recyclable by the end user once the product is fully depleted of e-liquid. Initiatives and product lines like the Lota Enviro simply aren't possible in the world of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Vaping: The Better Choice for Smokers and our World
Vaping can be a more sustainable choice for our environment thanks to providing current and ex-smokers with an approachable way to quit. E-cigarettes can be used to gradually reduce nicotine intake, which can lead to complete smoking cessation. The more smokers that are able to make the switch means that demand for cigarettes reduces, leading to less cigarettes produced and a lower overall environmental impact from smoking.
Lastly, vaping can also reduce the air pollution caused by smoking. Traditional tobacco cigarettes release a plethora of harmful chemicals and carcinogens into the air, both of which are detrimental to our health and the environment. The aerosols exhaled from vaping products, on the other hand, produce significantly fewer harmful emissions, making them a more conscious choice for the future of us and our world.
Our Commitment to You, and our Planet
Innokin is committed to reducing the impact our products and manufacturing processes cause. That's why every Innokin product is packaged in fully recyclable cardboard and paper-based packaging, and we promote the use of refillable open-pod systems over entirely disposable choices. We are dedicated to providing reliable and less harmful alternatives to tobacco cigarettes, and as more people become aware of the impact that smoking has on our planet, we encourage them to consider switching to vaping as a more sustainable choice.