According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. The lungs take the most damage when a smoker inhales over 4,300 chemicals, including 69 carcinogens, or cancer causing chemicals, from a cigarette. In the figure above, the pink lungs and heart on the left are those of a non-smoker. The black lungs and yellow heart on the right are those of a daily smoker.
One in five deaths in the United States are smoking-related, about 443,000 Americans a year, including babies born prematurely due to prenatal maternal smoking and those inhaling second-hand carcinogens. Over 10 times more people have died prematurely from cigarette smoking than have died in all the wars in American history COMBINED. Smoking is estimated to increase the risk of coronary disease and stroke from 2 to 4 times, and of developing lung cancer by 25 times!
Vaping is definitely the healthier alternative. There are four main ingredients in an e-liquid: Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, Nicotine, and flavoring. The first, Propylene Glycol (PG) is a common food additive. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is a thick, sweet oil derived from vegetables like corn. Pharmaceutical-grade nicotine is an addictive liquid derived from the tobacco plant, the same liquid that makes one addicted to cigarettes. E-liquids are available without nicotine and multiple strengths of nicotine so one can ween themselves off of their addiction without experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Flavoring for e-liquids is the same flavoring used in foods you eat every day. (NOTE: Flavr Vapor Lounge does NOT carry e-liquid containing diacetyl, a harmful substance found in low quality juices.)
The American Lung Association has publicly stated that nicotine replacement products, such as vaporizers and e-liquids, help alleviate withdrawal symptoms from nicotine. Just one year after quitting smoking, one’s risk for a heart attack drops sharply. Within 2 to 5 years, risk of stroke drops to that of a non-smoker. Within 5 years, the risk of mouth, throat, esophagus, and bladder cancer drop by half. After ten years smoke-free, the risk of lung cancer drops by half.
Remember: quitting smoking is tough, but it is the #1 action you can take today to improve your health and reduce your risk of serious health problems in the future. Visit Flavr Vapor Lounge and we’ll show you how tens of thousands of people have quit smoking with vaping and electronic cigarettes.
Some people are unsure what e-cigarettes are, and with that uncertainty comes questions about them in general. That said, vaping is much friendlier to the user than smoking a cigarette is, and it’s growing in popularity. Here are a few of our favorite facts about e-cigarettes.
1. No fire- Unlike their competition e-cigs have no actual fire, they run on battery. Running on battery means no smoke, which also means no odor and no smoke to inhale.
2. Nicotine- E-cigs are smoke and tobacco free but they do contain nicotine. Usually the juice in a e-cig is made up of flavorings and nicotine. The difference is the level of nicotine in e-cigs can be controlled by the user.
3. Reusable- E-cigs can be used repeatedly. Yes, they do require a small amount of maintenance and sometimes you might have to replace a piece or even upgrade to something else. Traditional cigarettes are gone after one use.
4. Cost- The cost of an e-cig is much less in the long run than traditional cigarettes. E-cigs have a greater startup cost, but in the end cost less because you have to refill less often.
5. Allowed in SOME Smoke-free Places- Yes, that’s right, you can vape in some smoke free locations. Some places are still against it but make sure to ask you might be pleasantly surprised with the number of places you can use them in.
As always please be respectful about your vaping when in public. Let's set a good public image for the vape community!
Tips to stop smoking and switching to vaping. Smoking cigarettes is bad for our health. We know this but we just can’t stop it. We are addicted to cigarettes and quitting smoking is easier said than done. Even with vaping now available in the market it can still be difficult to quite smoking. But with time and perseverance you can quit and switch to vaping which is a healthier alternative.
Tip #1) Throw it in the garbage. To begin quitting you need to get rid of all cigarettes and just toss them in the garbage. Make sure there aren’t any left in the home, office, or car. This will force you with only one choice, to go to the store and buy cigarettes. This requires you to go the extra step before smoking and many will find this inconvenient.
Tip #2) Your mind needs to stay strong. Many things are in the mind and this is one of them. Change your mindset about cigarettes and believe it is in fact bad for your health. Once you have done this over time and effort it will be easier to quit and to think like a non-smoker. Non-smokers do not like cigarettes and you should hate them too. Try associating cigarettes with negative thoughts, the horrible smell, and second-hand smoking where you harm others and yourself. Try it!
Tip #3) Find out what makes your relapse. When you are trying to quit smoking it is easy to relapse. You need to figure out what makes you relapse and avoid them. It is common for people to smoke and drink at the same time. If this is you you can stop drinking while you are still on the process of quitting smoking. Stress is also a common reason for relapse. Find an alternative way to relieve stress by exercising or a hobby. You have the benefit of replacing a bad habit with a good habit.
Tip #4) Write a list. Make a list of all the reason why you want to quit smoking and make it visible to be posted around the home and office. Make copies of it. Put a list in your pocket or purse. Remind yourself often and daily why you want to quit smoking.
Tip #5) Reward yourself. Reward yourself whenever you achieved your goals. Treat yourself to a vacation, a movie, or a nice meal in efforts of quitting smoking. Being with small goals and small rewards.
Tip #6) Don’t be so hard on yourself. If you didn’t resist the temptation and relapse along the process, try not to be too hard on yourself. These actions only worsen that situation. Keep trying! Learn from it and acknowledge the fact you are trying again.
Tip #7) Try e-cigarettes. A perfect way to quit smoking is through e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes are designed and made to look like cigarettes. You can put it in your mouth, puff through, inhale/exhale the vapor. They give you the same feeling and taste as smoking cigarettes but without the harmful ingredients. E-cigarettes are proven to help quit smoking. We suggest you make the switch to E-cigarettes.