Vaporize your Smoking Habit with E-Cigarettes
In case you haven’t heard of e-cigarettes, they’re these ingenious little battery-operated devices that allow you to “smoke” without actually smoking. In place of traditional tobacco, these smokeless cigarettes use a nicotine solution made of propylene glycol or glycerin, both perfectly harmless substances that happen to contain nicotine.
Without fire or smoke, the substance is vaporized and drawn into your lungs, giving a sensation that is very similar to that of actually smoking. There’s no tar, no yellow teeth, no bad breath, no bad smell, and there are far fewer harmful chemicals and toxins.
Advantages of Electric Cigarettes
Here are some of the reasons to try electronic cigarettes:
- You’re tired of being demonized for something that is essentially a personal choice.
- You want to boost your social and dating life by getting rid of that smoke smell—which some people apparently don’t like.
- You want to be able to “smoke” in more places—bars, restaurants, hotel rooms, airplanes, even at work.
- You’re almost ready to quit smoking, but you’re not fully there yet, and you want something to reduce your cigarette cravings.
- You like smoking, but you don’t like the unhealthy side of it.
If any of these things apply to you, it can’t hurt to give e-cigarettes a try. In fact, since e-cigarettes are safer than normal cigarettes, not trying them is what will hurt.
And let’s not forget another important advantage of e-cigarettes—they’re fun! It’s always funny to see the look of shock on people’s faces when they catch you smoking in, say, the work breakroom, an airport terminal, or a smoke-less bar. Within 5 seconds, the look on the person’s face goes from outrage, to confusion, to comprehension. It makes a great conversation starter.
Why are E-Cigarettes Banned in Some Countries?
Not that I would accuse those who disagree with me of being brainwashed, but there’s no denying that the anti-smoking movement has profoundly shaped people’s attitudes to an almost unreasonable level. And for millions of people, the nicotine-equals-bad equation is so deeply ingrained that they’ll probably never change their minds. There’s a knee-jerk negative reaction to anything remotely related to tobacco or nicotine.
This at least partially explains why health organizations around the world have falsely stated that e-cigarettes are not safe and cannot help people quit smoking. In reality, electronic cigarettes were invented barely 5 years ago, and any organization that gives them a bad rap is just shooting from the hip.
If you want to know the truth, ask people who use e-cigs regularly, and most will say that they feel better, are less addicted, and don’t suffer the usual side effects of smoking.
Quit Smoking with E-Cigarettes
Any electronic cigarette company is legally barred from promoting their products as quit-smoking aids, but plenty of anecdotal evidence says they can be used for this purpose. In fact, there are thousands of newly smoke-free people who would probably take issue with the idea that e-cigarettes can’t help. I’m one of them. Check some electronic cigarette forums to get other opinions on the subject.
With e-cigarettes, you can gradually reduce the amount of nicotine you put in your body by changing from a regular formula to a light formula, then to ultra-light, and finally to nicotine-free solutions.
Give yourself a 3-month timetable, and stay on each level for one month. By the time you get to the end of your ultra-light stage, they’ll hardly be any nicotine left in your body, and quitting will be easy with very little withdrawal.
And that’s it for my opinionated electronic cigarette review.
Disclaimer: Electronic smoking products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Electronic smoking devices are not a smoking cessation products, they are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or offer any therapeutic benefits.
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