The Benefits of Switching to Vaping in a Relationship

If you’ve been keeping up with all of our handy guides and eye-opening insights on our guides hub here at, you may remember us publishing an interesting survey which focused on relationships and smoking.

The main observations that we found were that 1 in 3 people (36%) would end their relationship if their partner refused to quit smoking, and a further 29% of our respondents told us that they would prefer to date someone who vapes as opposed to smokes. It turns out that smoking is the second biggest turn off after smelling bad, which can otherwise be viewed as one in the same. With these findings in mind, we’d like to examine further as to how switching from smoking to vaping can benefit those who are in a relationship. 

We hope this will be able to offer you insight into why so many ex-smokers (over 3 million, in fact!) have taken up vaping within recent years. So, here are five noteworthy ways vaping differs from smoking, and how choosing to vape rather than smoke can possibly help to improve your relationship, or even get you that second date! 

Social etiquette: Vaping vs Smoking 

If you’re a smoker, or someone who is in a relationship with someone who smokes, you’ll know all too well the inconvenience of smoking breaks while you’re on a date or at a social event. Of course, the level of cravings will differ from smoker to smoker. However, leaving someone for any amount of time to enjoy their glass of wine alone or make small talk with estranged relatives is a situation that’s often not fondly remembered. 

While there are still social etiquette rules for vaping, they tend to be more lenient in comparison to smoking. For example, certain social settings such as bars and pubs may allow you to vape inside and continue socialising, but it is always recommended to ask a member of staff first. Either way, your partner or date will most likely be more inclined to sit with you outside while you vape rather than awkwardly huddle themselves in a smoker’s corner among strangers.

Vaping could save you and your partner money 

Renovating the house together, going on holidays, splashing your cash on fancy meals - these are just a few fun examples of what being in a relationship is all about! However, it can be hard to save up for these nice things when the average smoker spends £3,285 on cigarettes every year. If you add that up over a decade, that’s a shocking £32,850. Alongside having less disposable income, your property’s value can also go up in smoke, putting prospective buyers off and leaving you and your partner in limbo. Shockingly, it’s been reported that houses owned by excessive smokers are worth around 29% less than smoke-free homes. 

If you break down the annual cost of a vaping device, e-liquids, and all the replaceable components such as batteries and coils, you’ll be looking at an average of around £440 per year. You can save yourself even more cash when you mix your own e-liquids! As you might expect, the overall yearly cost of vaping will differ in terms of your own consumption and the quality of your vape products. 

Vaping has domestic advantages

Overtime, smoking cigarettes can significantly damage your home’s atmosphere and appearance. Tobacco smoke may physically disappear quickly, but the pungent smell can linger in rooms for long periods of time, no matter how ventilated the area is. In addition to the long-lasting unpleasant smell of cigarettes, tar from tobacco can permanently stain your home’s furnishings, walls, and flooring. It goes without saying that attempting to clean or get rid of the smell can cause stress or tension in your relationship, especially if your partner lives with you.

Provided that you are vaping in a well ventilated area, vapour clouds do not leave an unpleasant smell behind, allowing you and your S.O to live in aromatic peace! Moreover, the propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) that is present in vapour does not cling heavily to walls and fabrics, and can be easily cleaned should it land on the likes of glass surfaces.

Vaping presents lower health risks to your partner 

Even if a person has never touched a cigarette in their life, they can still be put at risk for a number of health conditions from second-hand and third-hand smoke. The toxins and carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) found in odourless, invisible second-hand smoke can worsen existing conditions such as asthma, and put people at an increased risk of strokes, heart disease, and even lung cancer. 

As if second-hand smoking wasn’t enough, third-hand smoking presents an additional health risk to others. This occurs when dust, residue and particulate matter from second-hand smoking accumulates overtime on home surfaces as well as our own hair and skin. In a recent study, PHE concluded that vaping devices are at least 95% less harmful in comparison to cigarettes, and according to another PHE report, there are currently no established health risks to others from passive vaping. 

Vaping won’t drastically alter your appearance 

Of course, looks aren’t everything in a relationship, but yellow teeth and fingernails won't particularly win you a kiss or another glance from someone in the street. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or dating someone new, it’s likely that they will also also notice the lingering smell of tobacco on your breath, clothes, and even on your skin and hair when they are up close. Unfortunately, most smokers grow ‘nose blind’ to this smell due to excessive exposure, however those around you will be sure to pick up on it. 

In comparison to cigarettes, the vapour produced from vaping can smell much more pleasant, or better yet, have no odour at all! While vaping isn’t entirely recommended for our oral health, there’s currently no evidence to suggest that vaping nicotine e-liquids can cause the same level of damage to our teeth and gums as smoking.