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… ]

7 Ways To Quit Smoking

There’s sure to come a time in every smoker’s life where they think about giving up, even if for just a fleeting second, but if you’ve come to the conclusion that you no longer want to be a slave to your addiction, this blog post will really help you find ways that could assist you with quitting. Read on to find out more! Use vape starter kits Vaping is a very effective way of ditching the cigarettes for good but it can be difficult to know what you need to get going. Starter kits come with everything you need including plenty of e liquids to choose from to compliment your new device so you don’t have to worry that you’ll be caught short when a craving hits. Drink less It can be hard to drink less alcohol when party season is upon us, but try to make a new resolution for 2019 to go to the pub less or drink less when you’re at home. Unfortunately, cigarettes and alcohol go [ 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… ]

Creating A Quit Smoking Schedule

When trying to quit smoking, you should draw up a schedule. This enables you to make proper plans and set targets. Your quit smoking schedule should include: Write on the calendar when you plan to have your last real cigarette, and when you want to be smoke free. Be realistic, 1 month might not be long enough. Write in time for you to meditate and relax. Learn breathing exercises. When you smoke you are inhaling a lot of toxic substances which are very bad for you –so one of the ways to help you quit smoking is by exhaling in a deep relaxed state. Doing this will calm your mind and remind you of your goals.  You have a sense of control when meditating as it helps you relax and relieve your mind of all worries. This can be done anywhere, maybe in a quiet room where you can close your eyes or listen to some soothing music where you can focus on things more important. Schedule in day to [ Continue Reading… ]

Why Should I Quit Smoking?

Why would you want to quit smoking? Here are just a few benefits ; It will lengthen your life expectancy.  Suffering from smoke-related diseases is slow and painful – continuously smoking will enhance your chances of getting these diseases, like cancer or heart attacks. COPDs will be less common, like a painful cough with bronchitis Yellow fingers and the lingering smell of cigarettes will be diminished.  Without smoking, the circulation of your blood and its pressure would return to normal and your health will be by far better off. You’ll also regain your sense of taste and smell with the added benefit of being able to breathe far easier than you have been able to What are the side effects of quitting? Side effects are short lived, but will include; anxiety, irritability and maybe even weight gain. You will soon get over these as your mind gets used to the lack of nicotine. Many people find these side effects difficult to cope with, but staying on the right path is [ Continue Reading… ]

Questions About E Liquid

People still have a lot of questions and doubts about e liquid and e cigarettes. This is natural as it is still quite a new concept. Electronic cigarettes claim to be the better alternative to cigarette smoking. Two main questions about e cigarettes and e liquid are addressed here. What ingredients are in e liquid? This is a very common question – there are two main e liquid ingredients. The first ingredient is called propylene glycol and the second is nicotine which is the substance that smokers are addicted to. It can be very difficult o quit because nicotine attacks the brain cells, making you dependant. Propylene Gylcol is the substance that enables e cig smokers to, what is known as, “vape.” Propylene Glycol is marked as safe by the Food and Drug Administration or as it is sometimes called, the FDA. It is very safe and causes no harm to anyone who uses it. It is also found in everyday items such as shampoo and medicine An alternative to [ Continue Reading… ]

The Hidden Costs of Smoking

Many people hear of the health benefits to quitting smoking. But have you considered the financial ones? You probably aren’t aware how much this smoking habit is costing you. You may know that each pack costs you £6, which could mean you are spending £800 a year or more. This may have got your attention, but there are many other costs too. There are a number of hidden costs linked with smoking. This includes: ·         Life Insurance. Statistics show that smokers die earlier than non smokers. This means that the cost for life insurance is much higher than for non smokers. Sometimes it can be double! This may amount to thousands of pounds in total each and every year. ·         Home Insurance. This is linked to the above. You may not think the two are related, but statistics show that people who smoke have a higher risk of fires in their home than people that don’t smoke. This means smokers pay higher premiums than non smokers which could amount to [ Continue Reading… ]

10 Reasons To Stop Smoking

Everyone knows smoking is bad for your health, but there are other reasons you should quit, too. These include: Smoking is hazardous to other people. Second hand smoke is also a major health concern, which could cause asthma attacks, COPDs, and even cancers in your nearest and dearest. Don’t let them pay for your habit! Smoking repels other people. Non smokers may find your habit off putting, especially if you are single and trying to meet someone. Friends may also be less likely to want to go out with you if you always want to smoke. Contrary to popular belief, smoking is NOT sociable. The smell. Anyone can smell a smoker. The stench gets in clothes, hair and skin no matter how hard you try to wash it off! Your breathing will be hindered. Not be able to breathe properly is scary and can lead to other illnesses. The tar clogging your lungs makes breathing difficult and you’ll find you can’t do sports or even walking as easily as non [ Continue Reading… ]

How Do Electronic Cigarettes Work?

An electronic cigarette contains a battery, an atomizer and a cartridge. This all comes in a compact tube shape which looks and handles like a normal cigarette. A few drops of e liquid are placed into the cartridge which burns. You can buy e liquids in different flavours, but all e liquids mainly contain water, nicotine and propylene glycol. This means that when the smoker uses the inhaler, which they inhale much like a normal cigarette, they are met with a hit of nicotine. Because there are different strengths of e liquid, you can choose how much of a nicotine hit you would like. This is ideal for lighter smokers who would find the standard strength too strong. You can also buy e liquids which don’t contain any nicotine at all; this is for people who only want the taste of the flavour in the e liquid rather than anything related to nicotine. It is also useful for people who want to cut down their nicotine intake completely, as they [ Continue Reading… ]

What Is An Electronic Cigarette?

An electronic cigarette is a battery charged inhaler consisting of a battery, an atomiser, and a cartridge. By adding e liquid to your electronic cigarette, you can gain the nicotine hit which you crave but without inhaling all of the other nasty toxins which normal cigarettes contain. This includes tar and carbon monoxide amongst many other hundreds of damaging chemicals. An electronic cigarette looks and feels the same as a normal cigarette which means that as smokers, they can mimic the physical behaviour of holding and inhaling something. This can often help when tough cravings kick in! The development and popularity of electronic cigarettes mean that there are now many accessories and different e liquid flavours to purchase. Flavours such as coconut, chocolate, peach, coffee, menthol are all best sellers for electronic cigarette retailers. There are also different strengths of e liquids available which is beneficial for people who are heavier or lighter smokers than the average smoker. You only need a couple of drops of e liquid inside your [ Continue Reading… ]

Benefits Of Vaping

The first benefit of vaping is concerned with health. Although there are not many major studies that have confirmed the health implications of vaping rather than smoking normal cigarettes, many users of the electronic cigarette have reported their health to improve almost immediately after using the electronic inhaler. They can smell and taste things a lot more clearly and generally have more energy. Users of the electronic cigarette have also noticed an improvement to their ability to sleep well. Because electronic cigarettes do not give off any kind of toxic vapour like normal cigarettes, everything around you will gradually begin to smell a lot fresher, including your furniture, your car, your skin, your clothes and your hair. People that decide to use the electronic cigarette also feel that they have a greater amount of control over their nicotine cravings and as such, are able to become less dependent on nicotine. The fun flavours which e liquids can come in, including chocolate and fruit, also gives vaping more variety. There is [ Continue Reading… ]

What You Need To Get Started On Electronic Cigarettes

Anyone new to electronic cigarettes is probably wondering how to get started, what e-liquid to choose and what accessories to buy. This quick start guide should help! Things to think about: Before buying anything you need to think about how much you usually smoke a day, what strength nicotine you are used to and how often you are able to charge your electronic inhaler. This should help you in choosing the type of electronic cigarette and e liquids that will suit you personally. What to buy? You should buy an electronic cigarette kit which includes a charger, an atomizer, a cartridge and e liquid. There are various types of e liquid you can choose from. Which flavour should I choose? There are literally hundreds of e liquid flavours which you could choose from, from cigar flavour, to chocolate, to coffee, to pineapple! Don’t be afraid to be adventurous as you will probably find you really enjoy the taste of the flavour contained within the e liquid. You can choose 5ml [ Continue Reading… ]