Hey everybody! Tony here. And I’m about to jump on my soap box and do a bit of preaching. Apologies in advance, but i feel this is something some you out there all need to hear. As an ex-smoker, I have been meaning to write this post for some time now and I have finally gotten around to it, so here it goes.
Smoking represents one of the biggest threats to public health in the modern age along with alcohol consumption and obesity. Cancer and heart disease are just two of the many ailments that it can cause along with lowered quality of life and vast expense for each and every smoker. Fair enough, 50 years ago nobody realised that smoking caused any harm. But it has been both scientific and common knowledge for some years now that smoking is a killer. Various deterrents and restrictions have been implemented around the world to discourage people from smoking: higher taxes on cigarettes, smoking banned in public places, branding removed from cigarette packets, campaigns highlighting the horrific results of smoking on the human body. Yet the tobacco business remains a multi-billion dollar industry and more and more people start smoking every year despite these deterrents and the knowledge that they have available to them. I just don’t get it.
There really is no excuse to start smoking in this modern age given what we know it does to our health (and if that doesn’t put you off, then the shear financial cost alone should). But for those who are already addicted to nicotine (and believe me, I know how addictive it can be) there are numerous aids for quitting on the market that were not available fifteen or twenty years ago. There are so many different options to help you quit that there really is no excuse.
Aids to Quit
The first two products on the market were the nicotine chewing gum and nicotine patches; both providing a hit of nicotine in lieu of smoking a cigarette. I must admit that despite repeated attempts, neither of these product worked for me as they still required a grand old dose of personal will power to be effective. Not long after came the first nicotine inhalers which were slightly more effective, although I must confess having never tried them.
I personally gave up using a prescription drug called Champix. I continued smoking whilst taking the pills on a daily basis and about a week and half later I could no longer bear the sight of cigarette, never mind the taste or smell. Such a powerful aid! An absolute miracle drug! (Why any smoker would want to continue damaging their body whilst this medicine is available to them is beyond me. I told you I was going to get on my high horse, didn’t I?) I found this method to be the one of the best and i am so grateful to this day that I came across it and benefited from it. Stopping smoking changed my life, obviously for the better.
But the most common aid to giving up smoking on the market today is the Vape! This a pipe like device that a user can “puff” on like a cigarette and it delivers nicotine vapour in lieu of smoking a cigarette. I’d much sooner recommend the method that I used, but as long as it stops you from smoking, the means is of no consequence.
If you’re serious about giving up smoking and want to give Vapes a try you can find out more about them and their benefits at this website: http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation
Any concerns or queries you have about Vapes can be addressed and answered by the medical experts who maintain and contribute to this website. You really have got nothing to lose in my opinion.
Vapes are available in all shapes colors and sizes and can be sourced online far more cheaply than a week’s worth of cigarettes can be bought for at your local store. The liquid vapor also comes in various flavours adding another dimension to the experience. Whilst the aim is purely to quit smoking, many people actually find “smoking” a Vape pleasurable, whilst others rubbish the idea by saying not enough research has been done into the long term effects of Vapes on health. But seriously, can it be any worse than smoking? I’m no doctor but I doubt it very much.
In terms of purchasing a Vape which is right for you and finding a liquid that caters to your particular palate, the market is awash with a range of different brands and models. Vapes can easily be sourced from a high street store but many people prefer to shop on the internet in this day of age so it is this source on which I will focus. There a numerous companies selling Vapes and related accessories online but you can also check out your local classified ads websites. I found this website with Vape for sale online and thought it had an excellent selection. Of course, all vendors deliver straight to your door.
Anyway, I’ll wrap it up now. Just a quick disclaimer, I am not a medical professional and this post should be treated as an unqualified opinion rather than medical advice. But I hope it encourages you to quit in the near future!
Until next time!