For the past two years, I have been interviewing family, close friends, and random volunteers who all have an addiction to vaping. That's right, vaping can be, and in many cases is, highly addictive. A close friend of mine, I'll just call him "Eric Mccune" for the sake of this blog post, had a severe smoking problem. He was a pack a day smoker at the age of 15. I introduced him to vaping because I wanted to help save his lungs, and, well, write a good story about him. Nowadays, I feel both good and bad about introducing him to vaping. For starters, he DID end up putting cigarettes away. That was the good that came out of all of this. However, Eric never puts his e-cig down. He is always inhaling nicotine throughout the day. Conclusion, the part about him inhaling smoke has been put to rest, but he still has a nicotine addiction and still needs his fix all day everyday. I saw the same thing happen across the board. All of my friends became enlightened by electronic cigarettes. It is, quite literally, just a process of cancelling out one addiction with another.
Conclusion: Vaping is, in many closely monitored cases, just as addicting as smoking but likely functions as a healthier alternative. (It still isn't healthy)