How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going?

A week into the new year and you may already be struggling to stick to your new year’s resolutions. Or maybe it’s all been plain sailing and you’re realising that giving up smoking is a lot more manageable now that you’ve invested in vape kits. Either way, we’re only just over a week into January, and staying the course with your resolutions can be hard work. According to WSAW, 80 per cent of people who make a new year’s resolution will fail by February. So what can you do to make sure you’re one of the 20 per cent who succeed? The news provider shared some advice from psychologists, who explained that if you make an external change to your appearance you’re more likely to stay the course with your resolutions. Why? The experts revealed that making a physical change, and your brain recognising this, shows that you are in control of change. This “usually strengthens the desire to make an internal change since your brain now thinks it’s in [ Continue Reading… ]

Vaping While Still Smoking ‘Limits Health Benefits’

Vaping has been increasing in popularity in the UK in recent years. The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that 2.8 million people in the country now smoke e-cigarettes. This data from 2017 equates to 5.5 per cent of the UK population and is a significant increase over the 3.7 per cent of vapers recorded in 2011 when the organisation started collecting data about e-cigarette use. One of the reasons people buy vape kits and start smoking e-cigarettes is as a means of giving up traditional smoking. In fact, Public Health England estimates that vaping is helping at least 20,000 people quit smoking each year. The NHS and other health organisations believe that vaping poses a much lower health risk than traditional smoking, and therefore are encouraging its use as a tool to quit smoking. However, many smokers use vapes to cut back on the number of cigarettes they smoke, but still continue to light up in a traditional way every now and then. But this [ Continue Reading… ]

Public Health England Pushes Vaping Message

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new campaign to encourage smokers to quit in the new year, and the message is that vaping is considerably less harmful to your health than conventional cigarettes. The organisation’s Health Harms campaign includes a video that visually demonstrates the high levels of tar and cancer-causing chemicals that are inhaled by the average smoker every month, compared to a non-smoker or someone who only vapes. It’s a stark message and one that clearly shows the benefits of vaping over conventional cigarettes, if you are unable to go cold turkey when you quit. PHE also pointed out that, although vaping isn’t risk free, it’s estimated to be 95 per cent less harmful than smoking. Although 2.5 million people already use e-cigarettes in England, PHE is keen for more people to swap to vaping over conventional smoking. And one of the concerns the organisation has is that smokers don’t fully understand the health benefits of making the switch. A survey carried out by the body found [ Continue Reading… ]

How To Have A Healthier 2019

While you’re probably focusing on last-minute preparations for Christmas at the moment, you’ll no doubt be thinking about your new year’s resolutions in the back of your mind. Will you be making any this year? If so, what kind of things are you focusing on? Resolutions are great and can kickstart us into making changes for the better – such as quitting smoking. Do you have vape kits on your Christmas list to help you? But it helps to have a specific goal in mind rather than something vague. So, if your current thoughts are around being healthier in the new year, take a look at our suggestions of how you can improve your health in 2019.   Quit smoking We all know that smoking is bad for us. The negative health impacts are well documented and if you can kick the habit you’ll certainly feel better for it. Interestingly, Dentistry shared research from University College London earlier this month that found those who roll their own cigarettes are less [ Continue Reading… ]

Top Health Kicks To Start In 2019

With less than a couple of weeks left till Christmas, most of us will already be tucking into mince pies and enjoying a few late nights out at festive parties. However, once January arrives, there will be a huge drive to detox from all the sugar and alcohol, and kickstart a new healthy lifestyle. Millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st, with ambitious hopes of sticking to them for the entire 12 months. However, according to MentalHealth.org.uk, as many as 80 per cent of us fail – and some people might have even given up their goals by the time February comes around. A good incentive to maintaining your resolution is knowing that you are doing it to improve your wellbeing in the long-run, which is why it is not surprising that most of the popular New Year’s Resolutions are to do with embarking on a healthier lifestyle. By having your own strength, wellbeing and fitness as a motivation, you are more likely to stick to them, [ Continue Reading… ]

Top Christmas Vaping Flavours To Choose From

There are less than three weeks until Christmas, which means the festive season is definitely underway – and what better to celebrate this time of the year than by enjoying some of your favourite wintry flavours when vaping? Here is our pick of the best Christmassy e-liquids to get you in the mood for Santa’s arrival.   – Cinnamon Biscuit There is no smell that is better associated with Christmas than cinnamon, so if you want to feel all festive without indulging in endless sugary coffees and spicy biscuits, why not swap your usual e-liquid for cinnamon biscuit? This flavour is certainly a favourite during the Yuletide season, and will make you feel all-warm inside.   – Apple & Spice Strudel If one of your favourite pastimes in December is going to a Christmas market and picking up a delicious pudding, you will love Tea Time Travels apple and spice strudel flavour. With the scent of cooked apples, cinnamon, pastry and honey, this will be perfect after a warm and [ Continue Reading… ]

What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

This is often the time of year when people start thinking about what changes they want to make to their lives after the fun and frantic activity of Christmas is over. Yes, we’re talking about setting new year’s resolutions. If there’s something you’ve been putting off for a while, or just a challenge that you need some extra motivation for, 1 January is the perfect time to bite the bullet and get started. If your new year’s resolution is going to be giving up smoking cigarettes, you should make sure you’re prepared to give you the best chance of succeeding. Vaping is considered to be a helpful and legitimate tool that can help you give up smoking. For anyone who’s never used a vape before, it can be helpful to start with vape kits as these will give you everything you need to start using an e-cigarette rather than reaching for a box of your preferred brand. It’s worth starting to look at these kinds of things now, as there is [ Continue Reading… ]

Why Christmas Is The Perfect Time To Switch To E-Cigarettes

Christmas is certainly the season to be jolly, and most of us like to indulge over the festive period. Whether it’s alcohol, chocolates, cheese or party food, we consume it in abundance during December, putting any thoughts of our health to one side while we enjoy the festive period. However, if there’s one thing you can do to limit the amount of indulgence you enjoy over the next few weeks it’s quitting smoking and swapping your tobacco roll-ups for premium, quality e-liquid cigarettes instead. Here are just a few reasons why Christmas is the ideal time do so.   Baby, it’s cold outside! As December rolls around, you can expect the temperature to plummet and icy, windy – and possibly even snowy – days to be the norm. Smokers really feel the brunt of it during winter, as they have to spend considerably more time outside than non-smokers or vapers. Whether it’s a Christmas party, dining out at a restaurant or even while you’re at work, it is illegal to [ Continue Reading… ]

Health Claims ‘Allowed’ For Vaping Ads

The UK has agreed that adverts selling vape kits and other vaping items can include health claims. However, the Vaping Post reported that there are some conditions that need to be followed if health claims are made about any vaping products. The Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP and BCAP) announced that they will no longer block health claims from appearing in adverts for e-cigarettes. The most important thing to note about this announcement is that any vaping company that wants to claim its e-cigarettes are healthier than smoking must be able to support this with research that is linked to the particular range it’s selling. As a result, manufacturers will likely need to commission their own studies on vaping and its health effects for their products if they want to make such claims about vaping being healthier than smoking in their advertising materials. But e-cigarettes are an important tool being used by the NHS and other health organisations to encourage people to quit smoking. According to the NHS, 2.9 million [ Continue Reading… ]

Vaping Up In Popularity, Cigarettes On The Wane!

A lot of people out there use e-cigarette starter kits and vape pens to help them quit smoking actual cigarettes for good – but no doubt there are naysayers out there who believe that simply making a swap for another form of smoking paraphernalia ultimately won’t be a successful strategy when it comes to ditching the cigs. If you come across anyone holding this belief, point them in the direction of this study from the Georgetown University Medical Center, revealing that the smoking of cigarettes decreased dramatically in the four years between 2013 and 2017, which was when the use of ecigs started to become more popular. Professor of oncology and senior author of the study David Levy explained that the findings of this piece of research are important because they suggest that the US saw a serious drop in youth and young adults smoking cigarettes at a time when vaping rose in popularity. He went on to say that 2014 was a tipping point when the use of vape [ Continue Reading… ]

Vaping Policies For Businesses To Be Introduced?

MPs on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping (APPGV) have suggested that vaping policies for both businesses and public places should be brought in to help address misunderstandings about the use of ecigarettes and make sure that they’re treated separately to smoking. The APPGV proposed that the Houses of Parliament should be a vape-friendly zone to help spread the right message about ecigarette use and to make vaping more acceptable in the workplace, Metro reports. Employers should permit vaping in all outside areas unless there is a professional or safety reason for preventing it, with guidelines set out to cover reasonable vaping etiquette for those who choose to do so. Designated indoor vaping areas should also be provided by companies. Acas adviser Tom Neil was quoted by the news source as saying: “Ecigarettes or vaping is not covered by the current law that applies to smoking within workplaces. So employers have the freedom to decide what policies to put in place around vaping at work. “Businesses could decide to ban [ Continue Reading… ]

Have You Heard Of Hold My Light?

With the start of a new year just around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to think about what sort of resolutions you’re going to make for 2019 – and quitting smoking could be just the resolution for you. As well as making excellent use of e-cigarette kits to help you ditch the cigs, you could find it really useful to sign up to the Hold My Light scheme, which will see you give up smoking cigarettes for 30 days. Apparently, if you do it for an entire month, you’re actually five times more likely to quit for good – so with January just six or so weeks away, now’s the time to start preparing yourself mentally for it. Once you’ve decided to go smoke-free for 30 days, you then choose your preferred way of quitting the cigs (whether that’s with a vape pen, using willpower or some other kind of cessation aid). Then you create your profile on the Hold My Light site and invite your [ Continue Reading… ]

Study: Electronic Cigarettes NOT Linked To Heart Damage

According to the latest report from Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre in Athens, using e cigarettes is NOT linked with any adverse side effects on cardiac function – unlike traditional cigarette smoking. In fact, the research conducted showed that e cigarettes are considerably less harmful than normal smoking (cigarettes that contain tobacco) and therefore moving from traditional smoking to e cigarette smoking is likely to be a good move in terms of a smoker’s health. Smoking with traditional cigarettes has many health implications – one major one being heart disease. The World Health Organization (WHO), have commented that smoking will have caused 1 billion deaths by the end of this century. Manufacturers of e cigarettes have been saying for some time that switching to the e cig is a “healthier alternative” and this research implies that this statement is probably true. Switching to e cigs not only cuts down your tobacco intake (in fact, e cigs contain zero tobacco) but many use the e cigarette as an aide for quitting smoking [ Continue Reading… ]

Electronic Cigarette vs Regular Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarette vs Regular Cigarettes Infographic “Share If You Or Someone You Know Wants To Give Up Smoking To Improve Their Health” e liquid right arrow Electronic Cigarette Vs Regular Cigarettes You cannot turn a street corner, read a magazine or even buy a packet of cigarettes without reading how harmful smoking is to our health. There are many ways a smoker can quit smoking including: • Going Cold Turkey – The hardest method of all which involves a lot of will power and mental strength • NRT – Nicotine Replacement Therapy includes nicotine patches, nicotine gum and nasal spray. These provide the user with a hit of nicotine without exposing them to the rest of the harmful chemicals which smoking regular cigarettes would. • Meditation – It is believed that if you clear your mind and focus your thoughts you can beat your addictions just through being in a relaxed and focused state. • Acupunture – Unblocking negative energy through the insertion of thin needles is said to be [ Continue Reading… ]

Hard Hitting Smoking Presentation You Probably Havent Seen

Link: Embed this on your site: Interesting Facts About Smoking on Prezi   Presentation On Smoking: The short presentation above shows the detrimental effects that smoking can have on the human body and health. Subjects it covers are: Diseases caused or made worse by smoking Top 5 harmful chemicals that are found within cigarettes Timeline of the benefits of quitting smoking. Varying methods a smoker can take to quit including vaping e liquid via electronic cigarettes, NRT, hypnosis and going cold turkey. “Share If You Know A Smoker That Needs To Be Reminded Of The Harm They Are Doing To Themselves”

Interesting Facts About Smoking [Infographic]

best e liquid Link: Embed this on your site: Click For Best E Liquid “Share If You Or Someone You Know Wants To Give Up Smoking To Improve Their Health” e liquid right arrow Around 100,000 people die in the UK alone each year due to smoking. This is an incredible fact when you juxtapose this number with the total number of deaths caused by cancer each year which totals to around 157,000. There are a number of ways a smoker can meet their untimely death however 5 of the most common reasons are caused by the following: Lung Cancer – Lung cancer single handily claims the lives of 30,000 people in the UK, with 8 out of 10 of these being directly linked to smoking. Taking into consideration the total of people that die in the UK due to smoking, lung cancer is responsible for nearly a third of all fatalities. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – COPD is a serious lung disease that kills around 25,000 people a [ Continue Reading… ]

Why Vaping E Liquid Isn’t As Bad For Your Health

You may have heard of electronic cigarette smoking before, but are not sure exactly how it works. An electronic cigarette looks the same as normal cigarette. It is a small tube like inhaler, which you can “take a drag” from much in the same way as you can with a normal cigarette. However, electronic cigarette smoking isn’t as bad for your health. This is because it does not contain any tar, and no combustion takes place when it is in use. The smoke that is released is not even a smoke, it is a water vapour. This means that it is much safer to use around other people with no threat of second-hand smoke. The great thing about the electronic cigarette is that you can adapt it around your smoking needs and tastes. You can choose the E liquid that suits you best. E liquid is a substance that makes the electronic cigarette function. You can choose the nicotine strength that you would like, for example, a lighter smoker might [ Continue Reading… ]

Quitting Smoking The Easier Way With E Liquid

Quitting smoking is very tough, and if you have been a smoker in the past, you will know how difficult it is. This is due to the chemical inside the cigarette called nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and attacks the brain’s cells. This means that your body feels like it needs another hit of nicotine every so often. The heavier the smoker you are, the more your body feels like it needs nicotine. Some smokers believe that they cannot go a couple of hours without a cigarette. Firstly, smoking is bad for your health. The more you smoke, the more you are exposing yourself to thousands of toxins and chemicals. The more you smoke, the more you are feeling you need to smoke. This is very bad for your health and is highlighted by the fact that smoking related illnesses is still the U.K.’s number one killer. Not only this, but smoking is bad for your lifestyle in general. If you work in an office or other environment, going for [ Continue Reading… ]

E liquid – What Flavours Are There?

E liquid is the substance that you need to put inside an electronic cigarette in order for it to work. There are many different types of liquid that you can purchase. E liquid is cost effective and therefore many people decide to buy various different types of E liquid so that they can change it, depending on their mood. E Liquids come in various different flavours. A first time user of the electronic cigarette might want to try a traditional cigarette flavour in order to truly mimic the taste of real cigarette. When withdrawal symptoms are high after quitting cigarette smoking, it can be comforting to have the real taste of the normal cigarette in an electronic cigarette. However, many other people decide to try different flavours and some even decide to be experimental and create their own flavours. The e liquid flavours that you can get range from vanilla, chocolate, peach, cherry, tomato, coffee, and many others as well. If you buy a DIY E liquid kit, you can [ Continue Reading… ]

How To Avoid Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking

The hard part has been achieved and you have quit smoking by either going cold turkey or by using a quit smoking aid such as vaping e liquid using a electronic cigarette, NRTs or even using hypnotherapy to help you beat the nicotine addiction. It is common knowledge that people gain weight after they give up smoking…but why is this? There are 3 main reasons: Smoking causes our metabolism to increase slightly A heavy smoker is thought to burn 200 calories per day Nicotine suppresses your appetite. When a smoker initially quits it throws the body into a state of shock. Unfortunately not having a daily dosage of tobacco is an increased side effect. This could be caused because when a smoker previously smoked they avoided the little in between meals in order to light up. Also because nicotine is known to be a stimulant it may interfere with the natural release of the insulin hormone. This is important because insulin is responsible for controlling glucose levels and if this process [ Continue Reading… ]

Buying An Electronic Cigarette For A Present

If you’re struggling for something to buy a friend for their birthday, then why not consider the electronic cigarette – if he is a smoker. The electronic cigarette is an ideal gift for the person who already has everything. If he is a smoker then you have probably already heard him say that he is trying to quit smoking at some point. Many people fall off the wagon because they find quitting smoking simply too difficult. Quitting smoking is tough because of the withdrawal symptoms that you experience through the lack of nicotine which enters our system as we smoke. This is why many people try to adopt nicotine replacement therapies in order to correctly wean themselves off the smoking habit. Using nicotine patches and nicotine gums is one way of doing this, but the electronic cigarette is a new and innovative way of achieving this as well. The electronic cigarette is a battery-powered device which looks like a normal cigarette and you take a “drag” on it in the [ Continue Reading… ]

What E Liquid Would I Like?

E liquid is a substance which is placed inside your electronic cigarette. It is essential for the full function of your electronic cigarette. You may have heard that there are many different E liquids on the market, and you would be right. There are so many to choose from that many people do not know which to go for first. A first time user of the electronic cigarette will probably find the amount of choice overwhelming! E liquid comes with two different choices, the nicotine strength and the flavour. The nicotine strength is an important one to get right. However, many people use a process of trial and error in order to get to the right strength of nicotine. If you are currently a heavy user of traditional cigarettes, then you might want to match your nicotine intake so that you do not suffer any withdrawal symptoms. Some people believe that you need to overcompensate for the nicotine in the electronic cigarette, but this is not true. The nicotine strength [ Continue Reading… ]

E-Liquid – Mixing Your Own Flavours

A popular trend for many e cig users is to mix your own e liquid flavours. This bit of DIY means you can be creative and develop a flavour and nicotine strength that suits your exact tastes. Because there are thousands of combinations waiting to be discovered, you can choose flavours that no one has else tried. A good piece of advice would be that as a first time user of the e cigarette, you shouldn’t try mixing your own flavours right away. Firstly, you don’t know what you like yet, including what strengths and some flavours don’t taste the same as what you would imagine. Therefore you might want to buy some pre-mixed uk e-liquid first to get an idea for what you like. This new type of smoking will be different to what you are used to and so you should give yourself this time to adjust. Also to save some money a good idea would be to buy some discount e liquid. This ensures that if you [ Continue Reading… ]

How Does My E Liquid Work In My Electronic Cigarette?

An electronic cigarette is an electronic, battery operated smoking device. There are various different types of e-cigarettes, but they all need e liquid in order to work. Each electronic cigarette has three main parts in order for it to work correctly; this includes the atomizer, the cartridge and the battery. Electronic cigarettes simulate the look and feel of the smoking experience, and this is achieved through the size of the e cig, how it is held and also the e liquid within it. The nicotine cartridge has two parts to it, which includes a mouthpiece and a reservoir. A filling that is within the reservoir soaks up the e-liquid. The e-liquid contains nicotine which is the addictive chemical to smoking. A smoker who is trying to cut down their smoking habit may want to use the nicotine to effectively wean themselves off of the smoking habit. This is because the nicotine in the e liquid comes in various strengths so you can start off with the strongest strength and then [ Continue Reading… ]

What Is E-Liquid and How Do I Use It?

E-Liquid is a liquid used in the electronic cigarette, which contains nicotine. It consists of propylene glycol which is considered to be very safe by medical agencies. E-liquid also contains a flavour, this is meant to simulate the experience of normal smoking, but without the tobacco which is in normal cigarettes. E-liquid is also known as other names, like e-juice, or nicotine liquid. Whatever you refer to it as, it all works in the same way. It is usually sold in bottles and are dispensed per drop. You normally only need 2 or 3 drops in your e-cigarette for it to work so don’t overuse it. The e liquid is dripped into the refillable cartridge in the e cigarette, or straight into the atomiser, which is in the e cig. It is then heated, and the vapour which is released is then inhaled but is totally safe. It can even be breathed in by people around you with no harm to their health. To refill your e-cig, you will first [ Continue Reading… ]

Vanilla E Liquid – A New Flavour For Each Day Of The Week

Vanilla e liquid is one of the latest flavours of e liquid which can be found on electronic cigarette websites and retailer sites. What is so great about vanilla e liquid? Some people may feel reluctant to try this e liquid but our reviewers found it to be a great choice for those who have a sweet tooth. The vanilla is fragrant yet not overpowering, and is great for people who want a little sweet treat when they use their e cig. Why choose this flavour? There are loads of reasons why you should choose this flavours over other more traditional flavours, like normal cigarette or cigar tastes. Vanilla gives a whole other dimension to smoking the e cig- it is light and interesting and most people will like it – even those who don’t class themselves as having a sweet tooth. When should I use this e liquid flavour? You can use this e liquid flavour whenever you like. Some people choose to mix up their flavours and try [ Continue Reading… ]

The Real Cost of Smoking

A stop smoking programme has released new figures that show, for the first time, the true cost of smoking. This has never really been tackled by other reports due to the complexity of figuring out the cost both in terms of an individual’s financial perspective and the cost to the NHS. According to the program that is based in the North East it costs the region more than £210million every year to deal with smokers. This report is also based on the lives lost, illness and the cost to the NHS. According to the report, in Northumberland alone, 18 per cent of adults are estimated to smoke regularly. However, smoking rates in Northumberland are lower than the English average. This makes approximately 46,500 smokers in total across the county. Sue Milner, the director of public health for Northumberland, commented on the report saying, “Smoking is the single greatest cause of preventable illness and premature death in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland. The benefits of giving up smoking are instant. After [ Continue Reading… ]

Real vs. Electronic Cigarettes – E Liquid

Many people may wonder what the difference is, between real and e cigarettes. First, you probably know what a real cigarette is, so here is a definition of an e cig: An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered inhaler device that provides doses of nicotine. The vapour it gives off is harmless and the taste usually mimics a flavour, like a cigar, or even fruit flavours and chocolate. There is no actual combustion involved so nothing burns with the e cig. Most e-cigs are designed to also look like an actual cigarette. You hold it in the same way and inhale it in the same way…. so it feels just the same. E-cigarettes are generally made up of these elements: a rechargeable battery the atomizer (heating element) the cartridge (resembling the filter) Both real contain nicotine. Nicotine is the drug your brain is addicted to. It works like caffeine. You can choose the level of nicotine you have in your e cig, but opting for differing e liquid strengths . Real [ Continue Reading… ]

No Smoking Campaign 2012

We all know the benefits of stopping smoking; it improves your appearance, you will save extra cash and most importantly your health will be dramatically improved. The No Smoking ban has also meant we cannot smoke in public places, either. So why do people still smoke? For most people, it is the addiction to nicotine which is the issue. This is the chemical which affects the brain and causes you to become hooked on smoking. Without it, your body suffers withdrawal symptoms which can be unpleasant. Some people try to quit smoking, but soon take it back up as they cannot cope with the lack of nicotine in their system. If this is the case, then you should investigate into nicotine replacement products, like an electronic cigarette. This is considered the “healthier alternative to smoking.” E cigs contain eliquid which includes two main ingredients, nicotine and propylene glycol. The nicotine has 4 levels from a high nicotine dose to zero – this is the level you should aim for. You [ Continue Reading… ]

Can You Die From Smoking?

More than 50% of ALL smokers die from smoking related illnesses. It is most common for smokers to think of cancer – and lung cancer especially, as the only killer of smokers. However, this is not the only disease that smokers suffer from. In fact, the most common disease is arteriosclerosis, which is when your blood vessels narrow down due to a mixture of different toxic substances accumulating in the cardiovascular system and 35,000 people die every year from this in the United States alone. Arteriosclerosis can go unnoticed for years and some of the time can go unnoticed for decades at a time, as this can not show any symptoms. This can eventually cause heart diseases; attacks, hypertension, apoplectic strokes and thrombosis which is brought on by an oxygen undersupply. Evidence also suggests that people who have been smoking for 25 years or longer can expect to suffer heart conditions such as a heart attack. There are many other cancers, like pancreatic, colon, gullet, prostate and even testicular cancer. [ Continue Reading… ]