In the past five years or so vaporizers have become omnipresent. You cannot walk down a city street without seeing somebody using a vape (or e-cigarette). Many who use them cite the fact that they are healthier than cigarettes as the reason they started using them. And, indeed, vapes offer an alternative for those looking to quit cigarettes. They are healthier because they do not actually create smoke (there is not combustion) and because vaporizers allows the users to control and select the amount of nicotine they ingest, something that cigarettes do not offer.
But as this informative recent survey shows, the reasons that people vape have changed. According to the study "social image" is now the number one reason people vape today. What does this mean? Well, when one refers to social image one is referring to the negative connotations that are associated with smoking cigarettes. While cigarette smoking was once seen as cool and even glamorous that is no longer the case. For most people smoking cigarettes give rise to a negative image. People who vape feel they are less inclined to be judged by others.