- March 27, 2013
New Electronic Cigarette Study:
There have been previous studies into the effectiveness of electronic cigarettes and their ability to act as a smoking cessation but they always lacked a key component, they have never addressed the users themselves. Finally we actually have a study that incorporates vapers and their experiences with using the e-cig.
It would only seem logical to find out how effective a device is and why it works by asking the people who use it wouldn't it? Surely this is not rocket science, yet when it comes to electronic cigarettes vapers have constantly been ignored. Until now....
A recent study has addressed the vaping community which has resulted in the following five reasons that vaping works. It is one of the first to actually highlight what many other people including a lot of scientists seem to have overlooked in the past - that nicotine dependence is only a small piece of the large complex puzzle of smoking.
Psychological Characteristics Of Vaping:
Perhaps the focal reason why electronic cigarettes are so effective is because they are very similar to cigarettes. Humans are creatures of habit and as such we find comfort in regularity. We as a society have been conditioned to fear the unknown which impedes on our ability or willingness to change. An electronic cigarette seamlessly allows a smoker to easily transverse from one method of acquiring nicotine to another. Smokers use the device in exactly the same fashion and even experience the sensation at the back of the throat when they inhale. One vaper in the study said:
“That feeling when it comes down and hits your throat and you inhale it – that’s like a big deal for us all.”
You only have to look online to see how big the vaping community is. There are literally thousands of people online talking
- March 21, 2013
Do Electronic Cigarettes Have Their Place In Rock?
“But all I need are cigarettes and alcohol!
You could wait for a lifetime
To spend your days in the sunshine
You might as well do the white line”
The famous lyrics to the 1994 Oasis hit ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ sums up a rock and roll stars existence quite nicely. The lifestyle ultimately resulted in rock starts treating their bodies like human chemistry sets and drinking excessively until they finally passed out on some random street pavement or on the floor of some hotel room party. How the times have changed...
Modern stars are now more health conscious and as seen by a previous post ‘Celebrity Vaping Vaping’ with more and more celebs turning to the electronic cigarette. There are some however who refuse to let the notorious rock image die, with Oasis front man, Noel Gallagher, having a jibe at the Muse drummer, Dom Howard, for using an electronic cigarette.
“I saw the drummer from Muse smoking an electronic cigarette. A cigarette with a battery in. I had to say to him: ‘Really? Really? Is that where you are at? Do me a favour, mate, either have a proper one outside, or don’t have one.’ It lit up green when he had a drag of it. Nonsense. He said that immortal line – ‘Oh you know how it is, mate’. And I said ‘I’m sorry, mate, I actually don’t.’"
However Muse have hit back by saying that Dom was taking the lyrics to Oasis track ‘Live Forever’ literally. In the song the words 'I want to live I don't want to die', 'maybe I just want to breath' and 'you and I are gonna live forever' can be heard. Noel, accused of taking a U-turn however states that these lyrics were in fact wrote in response to a song called “I Hate Myself and Want to Die” by Nirvana with him saying “kids don’t need to be hearing that nonse
- March 19, 2013
Whist browsing the internet at the weekend I came across what might possibly be the worst anti-smoking advert ever created...EVER!!! Now I know that what I just said seems like quite a bold statement to make but I am sure you will agree. Seriously, I challenge any of you reading this to look at the advert below and not laugh. If anything this advert makes me want to start smoking, it really is that bad.
For what looks like a bad valentines day poster designed by an infant using Microsoft Paint this surely would be better placed on some mother’s fridge door with the rest of the stickmen and other crayon drawings.
Lucky for the smokers of the world there are some very talented people out there who have come up with the following amazing anti-smoking posters.
Which ones do you feel are the most powerful? If you was/are a smoker, would any of these encourage you to stop smoking?
Dying For A Cigarette
(Advertising Agency: CHI&Partners, London, UK)
(Advertising Agency: Intermarkets, Dubai, UAE)
(Advertising Agency: Draftfcb Kobza, Wien, Austria)
(Advertising Agency: Mercury 360, Bucharest, Romania | Published: December 2008)
(Advertising Agency: DRAFT FCB + IDB)
Hooked On Cigarettes:
(The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. passivesmokingkills.org / Advertising Agency: CHI and Partners, UK)
(“The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. passivesmokingkills.org” / Advertising Agency: CHI and Partners, UK)
(“Smoking is harmful to your breath. National Committee Against Tobacco www.cnct.org“ /&
- March 08, 2013
E Cig Making its Way Onto The Silver Screen
I was flicking through the TV guide the other night after catching up on the latest Coronation Street episode, I know... please don’t judge me, when I found that I had landed on the movies page. The night was young and after flicking through streams and streams of pages I decided to stick a film on. You know when you’re in that mood to watch a film but are really picky about what you actually want to watch? Well that was how I was feeling. I made myself a drink, grabbed a packet of Asda’s finest 'smart price' sweets out of the cupboard and got myself comfy on my couch. After reading through the movie synopses of multiple films I decided to watch the Tourist. Now if you can imagine a film that combines two of the hottest commodities in Hollywood combined with it being a dark, French- thriller and well you have the making of the Tourist. For what ultimately sounds like a fantastic plot on paper, the execution of the movie leaves little to be desired. It is a sort of romantic, comedic and mysterious hybrid that to be honest was quite confusing at times as I wasn’t sure what type of reaction the film was trying to evoke.
Anyway this isn’t a film review and to cut a long story short the reason I mentioned it was because as I was watching the movie I noticed Johnny Depp using an e cig during a scene whilst travelling on a train. Jonny Deep is renowned for smoking cigarettes in many of his other films which made me think why he chose to convert to the electronic cigarette in this one. Could he be using the smokeless device for the very simple reason that he has started to value his health or was this a marketing ploy by a clever e cig company in getting this Hollywood hunk to promote their product to a large audience through film?
Johnny Depp however isn’t the only celebrity to jump on board and join the ever growing vaping community, there have been m
- March 01, 2013
Ladies and gentleman, welcome aboard Simply Airlines flight 101 with a non-stop service to London. Please turn your attention to our flight attendant neatest your seat for your safety demonstration. Please follow along with the safety card located in the back of your seat in the netted pocket in front of you.
Make sure your seatbelt is securely fastened at this time. To fasten click the metal buckle into the holder and use the red strap to tighten or loosen the belt as required.
The emergency exits on this flight can be located....
Please make sure you are fully understand our safety procedures and turn off all electric devices during takeoff. Oh and on a final note, please refrain from using your electronic cigarette on this aircraft for the full duration of this flight. Thank you for your co-operation and please sit back and enjoy the ride.
Can I Smoke On A Plane
Sorry did I hear that right? “please refrain from using your electronic cigarette on this aircraft for the full duration of this flight”. Although the above flight message was made up, don’t expect it to be too long before this message is heard on an increasing number of flights around the world.
Electronic Cigarettes are marketed as being able to be used anywhere, even in places that impose the smoking ban so how come the majority of American Airlines have, or are in the process of altering their flight policies and adding e cigs to the list of prohibited items?
Back in February 2011 the Associated Press reported that the Department of Transportation (DOT) said “the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes is prohibited and plans to issue an official ban." However when the Business Insider asked DOT if this particular ban was ever issued they were told to get in contact with the FAA regarding the situation. Following on from this they contacted the FAA to be told "Currently, U.S. air carriers do not allow them since they contradict the no