Quit This New Year With The Help Of The Electronic Cigarette

Quit Smoking With The Electronic Cigarette This New Year

Electronic cigarette smoke free new yearNew Year’s Eve is just a day or so away and this is the time that many of us make our New Year’s resolutions. People make all sorts of promises at this time of year. They make plans to save money, eat less, exercise more or spend quality time with their family. If you are a smoker, why not make a resolution that means better health and quite possibly a longer life. It is time to make a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking tobacco.

As many of us know, most New Year’s resolutions get broken or forgotten in a very short time. However, when it comes to quitting smoking, most of us fail because smoking is a highly addictive habit and it is extremely hard to quit. Many smokers have tried to quit over and over and have met with failure every time. It isn’t that smokers are a stubborn bunch of crazies who like to engage in activities that they know are really bad for them. Smokers are hooked on one of the world’s most addictive substances known as nicotine.

Smokers are facing an uphill battle.

They are addicted to a potent chemical and many have engaged in years of patterned behavior that re-enforces their smoking habit. The very act of lighting a cigarette and holding it is reassuring to smokers. The ritual of holding a cigarette in one’s lips and inhaling becomes deeply ingrained in a smokers sub-conscious. Anyone who wants to quit smoking has their work cut out for them and they are facing tremendous odds of failure.

Well, there is some good news to this story and that is a recent invention called the Electronic Cigarette. This incredible new device allows smokers to stop using tobacco and still get the nicotine they need to prevent withdrawal symptoms. By allowing smokers to get a measured dose of nicotine with every drag, one is able to give up tobacco cigarettes without going through weeks of lingering cravings. Since with the electronic cigarette nothing is burned or ignited, the smoker is not inhaling all the cancer causing, harmful chemicals that are created when you burn tobacco.

Stop smoking 2012The electronic cigarette is made up of a two part tube that looks just like a real cigarette, but without tobacco and the risks of smoking.

The larger section is a metal tube that corresponds to the part of a cigarette that contains the tobacco. This section encloses a battery and a heating element that vaporizes the nicotine solution. The second part of the electronic cigarette corresponds to the filter of a cigarette and it holds the all important nicotine cartridge.

When a smoker uses an electronic cigarette, they inhale just like they would a real cigarette. The battery powered heating element converts a small amount of the nicotine solution into a vapor that simulates the smoke of a regular cigarette. The smoker is not only able to inhale the vapor as if they were really smoking but they get approximately the same amount of nicotine with each drag as they would from a tobacco cigarette. Each replaceable nicotine cartridge is equal to about one pack of cigarettes and when it runs out, you simply unscrew the filter section and put in a new nicotine cartridge.

An added benefit of the electronic cigarette is that you can enjoy it in many of the places where tobacco smoking is banned.

You can use your electronic cigarette after an enjoyable meal in a fancy restaurant or while you casually stroll through the mall. If you happen to live in a city that even bans smoking in bars, you wont be forced to stand out in the rain on the sidewalk to enjoy a smoke. If your community has really gone over the edge and banned smoking in apartment buildings and private offices, then you can just use your e cigarette and enjoy yourself without any inconvenience. You can even use the electronic cigarette as a replacement for tobacco in areas where smoking is banned and enjoy real tobacco when you are in areas where smoking is permitted. Although quitting smoking is the healthier option, the choice is yours.

Another wonderful benefit of the electronic cigarette is that you can actually reduce the amount of nicotine you are getting by switching to a milder strength of nicotine cartridge when you feel you are ready. Over time, a user of the electronic cigarette can reduce the strength of the cartridge every few weeks until they are finally nicotine free. You can even use a nicotine free cartridge and simulate smoking without inhaling any nicotine at all. There is no other quit smoking system that gives you all the options that you have with the electronic cigarette.

The New Year is at hand and the time is now to make a New Year’s Resolution that you can actually keep. Make a promise to switch to the Electronic Cigarette. Give up your tobacco habit for good and see improved health and a better quality of life. There is finally a way to quit smoking without suffering and there has never been a better time to quit then now. Make the change to the smart way to smoke; the Electronic Cigarette.

We wish everyone a happy, tobacco free New Year in 2012.

Kids To Start Using Electronic Cigarettes

Will Kids Start Using Electronic Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes kidsMany smokers admit to having started using tobacco when they were young, some even too young to purchase tobacco cigarettes legally. In the midst of the whole discussion about electronic cigarettes, there is a grounds well of concern regarding the use of electronic cigarettes by children and teenagers. Nobody wants children and teenagers to start using electronic cigarettes as most contain nicotine, which is highly addictive in any form. The appeal of tobacco cigarettes to youngsters has always been the appearance of being an adult. Smoking cigarettes is adult behavior and that makes it cool in the mind of a youngster.

Will use of electronic cigarettes have the same allure?

Nobody knows the real answer to this question other than by relying on personal observation. Are there groups of teenagers standing around on street corners using electronic cigarettes? The answer to this question is probably different in various cities across the globe, but it’s a good question to ponder.  Noticing actual use of electronic cigarettes by youngsters is the first place to start in any discussion about regulating electronic cigarettes to protect potential underage users. And applying a well-known historical precedent that shows unequivocally that regulation did not deter underage tobacco smokers it could be assumed that regulation of electronic cigarettes will not be 100% successful either. Kids will be kids. If a youngster is determined to explore the use of electronic cigarettes he or she will find a way to do so, regulation or no regulation.

Will Regulation Of Electronic Cigarettes Succeed?

Placing legal constraints on the sale and use of electronic cigarettes is a highly controversial topic, for many complicated reasons. Users of electronic cigarettes are passionate about the relatively new alternative to tobacco use, and fear the loss of their rights as vapers. Watching tobacco smokers losing the right to smoke cigarettes in public, including outdoor smoking in some municipalities, vapers have legitimate reason for concern.  But there is really no comparison between electronic cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes in the most important area of concern, which is, of course, secondhand smoke. There is no secondhand smoke with electronic cigarettes because there is no smoke being produced at all. Electronic cigarettes are the smokeless alternative and they do not endanger the health of anyone in the vicinity of the vaper. Whether or not a vaper is causing any personal harm to him or herself by the use of electronic cigarettes, people nearby have no exposure to smoke at all because there is no smoke, there is only water vapor. Regulation of electronic cigarettes to protect underage users or other people in the vicinity of vapers does not show legitimate promise.

 

E cigarette Has No Cigarette Butt And Help With Diet?

But It’s Just A Little Cigarette Butt – E cigarette User Don’t Have This Problem

Cigarettes buttsOf all the severe problems associated with tobacco cigarettes, problems for smokers themselves and problems for everyone exposed to second-hand smoke, litter created by cigarette butts isn’t very high on anybody’s list of concerns. However, smokers who make the switch to using the e cigarette instead of tobacco are making an impact on the enormous world-wide problem of cigarette butt litter. Most people think butts are biodegradable, but they are acetate and take a long time to decompose.

E cigarette users are not contributing to the litter created by several trillion cigarette butts tossed away each year, or the fish and wildlife that suffer as a result of swallowing cigarette butts in their environment. Although e cigarettes generate some litter, it is not tossed onto parking lots or into lakes. E cigarette users as a group don’t create a litter problem as do tobacco cigarette smokers.

And What About Vaping And The E Cigarette For Low Carb Dieters?

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Lose Weight While You Quit

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It’s not news that former smokers often gain weight when they stop smoking tobacco cigarettes.

And it’s also pretty well known that the e cigarette can contribute to a user’s level of satisfaction and daily nicotine intake such that she maintains her normal weight when she gives up tobacco cigarettes. But one benefit of the e cigarette in the area of weight loss and weight maintenance is not nearly as well-known, yet it has the potential to create quite a stir in the weight-loss industry.

Here it is – e cigarette liquid is available in absolutely delicious flavors that do not have calories. Vaping can not only provide satisfaction in terms of nicotine delivery, but also in the following sample flavors that just might be off-limits to anyone on a low-carb diet of real food: banana bread, cinnamon roll, coconut cream pie, sugar cookie, banana split, strawberry shortcake, roasted marshmallow, and German chocolate cake. And that’s just a sampling! The e cigarette may soon be considered as an aid to weight-loss programs if the low-carb dieters get wind of this information and run with it!

E Cigarette Legal Encounters

Potpourri of Other Legal and Quasi-Legal Considerations

For the e-cigarette community, legal issues other than those encountered by the cigarette, and to some extent the tobacco industry as a whole, may be relevant to the e-cigarette’s continuing legal encounters.

E-cigarettes and the Aviation Industry

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Taking Action On E Cigarettes

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For the e-cigarette community, the prohibited use of the e-cigarette on commercial airline flights, including non-American airlines, is growing worldwide, especially given the announcement by the FAA that in the spring 2012, e-cigarette use on airlines under its authority will be prohibited.  Even if the e-cigarette community could provide with no exceptions that the vapor produced by the c-cigarette contained nothing other than that which was originally in the atmosphere of a plane before the e-cigarette was used, it is doubtful that the trend against the use of e-cigarettes on commercial airline flights would significantly change.

What seems to be ignored, but possibly will become prohibited, is the possession of e-cigarettes, or any other e-tobacco use product on flights.  Such a prohibition on the bringing e-cigarettes on commercial airlines has nothing to do with the tobacco issues, or smoke versus vapor arguments currently facing the e-cigarette manufacturers. In the future, the ignition system within the e-cigarette itself might become the issue. With terrorists experimenting with ingenious methods of delivering their agents of violence, the e-cigarette is vulnerable to such a use, and consequent prohibition.

Potential Expansion of the No Smoking Zone

The most recent attack of the anti-tobacco coalition is on sports arenas.  However, given the fact that in many sports, the participants use tobacco products, this attack probably has many obstacles to overcome.  For the e-cigarette community, any expansion on smoking prohibitions needs to be monitored.

The Courts

To-date, the FDA has had little success in the courts in its attempts to enforce regulations on the e-cigarette manufacturers.  Even the more recent threat of the FDA regarding manufacturing defects and contaminated tobacco in e-cigarettes, and the newer law, the FDA has a substantial burden to overcome.

Turning Enemies into Allies

Being pro-active, instead of waiting for the legal system to legislate that the e-cigarette comes under the same laws and regulations as cigarettes or other tobacco products, the e-cigarette manufacturer and community  can “get to the courthouse first.”  Trying legally to separate the e-cigarette (and its progeny) from the tobacco products that are smoked is a tactic that could prevent e-cigarette inclusions.  Certainly, the e-cigarette industry would have to demonstrate that the vapor is not smoke, that the vapor contains no nicotine, and that the vapor itself is no different from any other steaming product which is not regulated or prohibited. Since second-hand smoke is currently as much a concern as the harm to the initial user, demonstrating that such a threat does not apply to e-cigarette vapor is imperative.

Conclusion

Although several of the e-cigarette NGO stakeholders would like law prohibiting the use of any nicotine product, that tactic seems improbable given the negative impact on the economy such an action would have.  Consequently, by providing a non-nicotine alternative to the traditional cigarette, the e-cigarette can provide an answer to the concerns of these NGO stakeholders while accommodating the e-cigarette users.

E Cigarette Cartridges: Are They Refillable?

The simple answer is “yes and no.”  Some e cigarette cartridges are refillable and some are not

E cigarette cartridgesE cigarette cartridges contain a bit of polyester fluff that absorbs the e cigarette liquid and allows it to flow gently through the atomizer while in use. Although there are some die-hard electronic cigarette fans who use the either the “drip method” or the “injection method” of refilling each cartridge, most simply buy new e cigarette cartridges because it’s easy. It’s not terribly cost effective, but as usual, easy often beats cost savings in a popularity contest.

So, if a regular user has decided to purchase her nicotine and flavoring liquids in bulk, then she has a choice of refilling her e cigarette cartridges by dismantling them or injecting them: dismantling means removing the polyester fluff and dripping a few drops in the old cartridge, then replacing the polyester fluff to absorb the liquid; while injecting means refilling the old cartridge with a liquid-filled syringe. Either way, e cigarette cartridges can be put back into service for great vaping once again.

How Long Do E Cigarette Cartridges Last?

The time to refill e cigarette cartridges is when there’s a noticeable smell like something burning or perhaps distinctly less vapor production. Most experienced users will say that e cigarette cartridges can be refilled five or six times, that’s it. After that, the polyester fluff basically wears out and damage can occur to the atomizer as a result of varying liquid flow through the polyester. It’s highly advisable to watch online videos of e cigarette cartridges being refilled in order to avoid any accidents or errors refilling at home.

I don’t know if dismantling the e cigarette cartridge is really worth the effort when you can purchase a new starter kit or get new cartridges for a couple of dollars. Using the one time disposable e cigarette doesn’t allow for changing its e cigarette cartridges.

E Cigarettes May Be Smoked Anywhere

E Cigarettes have become quite a hot topic, and one of the primary reasons is the fact that some bold users go ahead and take out their e cigarettes to enjoy in places where tobacco smoking is banned.

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Beat The Ban With E Cigarettes

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Ask any airline pilot, bus driver or restaurant owner and you will hear stories of e cigarettes that caused considerable controversy among other people who don’t smoke. E cigarettes produce water vapor that looks for all the world like tobacco smoke. Users of e cigarettes can see the difference of course, but non-smokers and even tobacco smokers who are not familiar with e cigarettes usually experience a few moments of confusion and even anger.

Naturally it appears that tobacco smoke is spiraling through the environment but e cigarettes produce no smoke because nothing is burning;

There’s no combustion and no smoke at all. So that brings up the issue of the use of e cigarettes at the office. This is indeed a hot topic and one that has been resolved in favor of many users of electronic cigarettes for one main reason: no more cigarette breaks. If an employer does the math, he or she can easily see that the dollars wasted when employees have to step outside frequently to take a smoke break are dollars saved when employees are allowed to use and recharge e cigarettes at their desk.

If the user is willing to put on a little demonstration and provide some information most curious co-workers will get on board with the use of e cigarettes at the office. It just takes some sensitivity and patience to show that there’s really no comparison between harmful tobacco cigarettes and smoke-free e cigarettes, an issue that’s easily addressed by most e cigarette users on the job.

Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit Contents

Thousands of posts by recipients of an electronic cigarette starter kit can be found online.

Electronic cigarette starter kitReal people, mostly real smokers, describe their personal experiences when they first obtain an electronic cigarette starter kit. Most are former smokers who longed to rid themselves, their co-workers and families of the harmful tobacco smoke filling up space in their lives. It’s hard to believe that one little electronic cigarette starter kit could do the trick, but over and over they say the same thing, “… I can’t tell you how much better I feel after only three days. I’ve tried gum, patches and everything else to try and quit over the years…”  That is a typical statement made by a former 5-pack a day smoker who tried out an electronic cigarette starter kit and loved it. She was astonished and thrilled at her own success and excited to share it with others, especially other tobacco smokers who desperately want to quit.

What’s In An Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit?

The first electronic cigarette starter kit was invented in China in the last decade, and that makes sense because the largest per capita use of tobacco cigarettes in the world is in China, too. A large percentage of the Chinese population of smokers is looking for a way to quit smoking, and the invention of the electronic cigarette, presented as an electronic cigarette starter kit for a smooth transition from a tobacco habit, is the perfect solution to their dilemma. Contents of a typical electronic cigarette starter kit include:

•One and sometimes two batteries to switch out while charging
•One wall charger and/or USB charger
•One atomizer, the vaporizing unit that heats up to create vapor
•Several cartridges, disposable or refillable with liquid

This short list is actually a big improvement over a pack of tobacco cigarettes because an electronic cigarette starter kit represents an investment in improved health and safety for smokers all over the world, and those things are priceless. An electronic cigarette starter kit can often be obtained free of charge other than postage and an agreement to purchase additional cartridges on a regular basis.

E Cigarettes Create No Smoke

Getting a little confused with all the media attention on e cigarettes?

E cigarettes confusedNow that there are so many choices, including huge units shaped like a box and tiny units smaller than a toy cigarette, how can a smoker know what to choose and exactly how to get started?  The choices seem nearly endless, but the most important thing is just to get started. Start to make a change by trying out disposable e cigarettes available locally. Just grab a few and get started vaping.

E cigarettes do not involve combustion…

…so that means they do not create smoke. The tremendous advantage of e cigarettes over tobacco cigarettes is the complete absence of tobacco smoke. There’s no flame and no smoke, there’s only water vapor emitted from e cigarettes, and the same water vapor is emitted from the user’s lungs upon exhalation. No smoke is created in e cigarettes, so no smoke is inhaled by the vaper, the person using e cigarettes to replace tobacco cigarettes. None of the many brands of e cigarettes generate smoke, which means the smokeless alternative is also free of the harmful toxins and carcinogens contained in tobacco smoke.

Electronic Cigarette Advantages: From Past To Present

Electronic Cigarette Advantages

Smoking tobacco is a habit that has enjoyed popularity throughout history in many cultures. There are still a lot of people all over the world who smoke tobacco, despite the fact that tobacco smoke has been shown to contain thousands of contaminants, tars, toxins and carcinogens. Since the mid 1800s people all over the world have chosen to consume tobacco by smoking it in various ways. Today there’s a better way – it’s the electronic cigarette and it’s the smokeless alternative that’s sweeping the world faster than tobacco ever did. Today we have the internet to spread the good word about the electronic cigarette and its many advantages. The electronic cigarette is an invention of the 21st century, and it is truly a product whose time has come, because the pleasure of tobacco smoking has been supplanted by the pleasure of knowing there’s no harm in the vapor that’s inhaled or that’s filling the room for others to inhale. People are actually beginning to care very much about their own healthy choices and how their choices affect their families, and they’ve discovered that an electronic cigarette is a healthier choice.

Is It Possible To Save Money With An Electronic Cigarette?

The first electronic cigarette was patented by Ruyan, a Chinese manufacturer. The name Ruyan could be translated into English as, “smoking anywhere,” which is certainly appropriate for an electronic cigarette that doesn’t emit harmful tobacco smoke. Individual users all have their own personal reasons for choosing an electronic cigarette, but the most popular are freedom from the many dangerous chemical components in tobacco smoke, and also saving money. There’s no doubt that every electronic cigarette user is avoiding the harmful components of tobacco because he or she is totally avoiding the use of tobacco. But not every user of an electronic cigarette will save money. Cost savings in a side-by-side comparison of smoking tobacco or using an electronic cigarette will be achieved most often by heavy users who don’t go overboard buying a new electronic cigarette every time a new one shows up on the market. Serious vapers, people who use an electronic cigarette that produces water vapor instead of smoke, invariably learn to refill their own cartridges with custom-blended nicotine and flavor liquid. When a vaper reaches this level of sophistication, that’s when the cost savings of electronic cigarette use begin to appear. Refilling cartridges and sticking with a small collection, if not simply a favorite electronic cigarette, will provide the most practical advantages to the electronic cigarette user.

 

What Exactly Are Direct Power Electronic Cigarettes?

Direct power electronic cigarettesAlthough the majority of electronic cigarettes are still designed to look like a standard tobacco cigarette…

…newer products have their own look and features for greater utility value with less hassle. Larger e cigarette batteries provide more hours of use between charging, and that is particularly handy for traveling and long days away from power sources.

But nothing can compare with the e cigarette models that simply operate by plugging into a wall socket or a USB port.

There’s no battery to run down and no variation in power input, all of which makes for smoother, more consistent vaping. Some direct power models are manual, requiring the user to press a button to start the atomizer, and some are automatic. Serious e cigarette users generally gravitate towards the manual models because it gives them more control. There’s a slight delay when the user draws air through an automatic model before it kicks on the atomizer to heat up the liquid and produce vapor. That slight delay is eliminated when the user starts the atomizer manually. And direct power models are also available in two or three piece models. Disposable cartomizers are particularly useful when electronic cigarettes are used during the day and at work when its easy to stay plugged in, but there’s no time or opportunity for refilling. Replacing a cartomizer in a direct power e cigarette is quick, neat and office-friendly.