Smoking tobacco is seriously harmful to your health, the warnings on the front of your cigarette packet couldn’t be any clearer. Giving up however is incredibly hard, even when you know the health risks. There is now a viable alternative which will improve your health and save you money.
An e cigarette looks just like a regular cigarette, it gives you a hit of nicotine that can help satisfy your cravings for tobacco. Because they look like cigarettes, they occupy your hands in the same way, if you have tried giving up before you will know how important this is. What they don’t contain however is tobacco or the myriad of other chemicals that can cause all manner of life threatening illnesses.
Whether you want to give up by slowly reducing your body’s reliance on nicotine or you just want a safer way to enjoy smoking, an electric cigarette is the perfect solution. There is also the added benefit of the cost. Even though there may be the initial outlay for the starter pack, replacement cartridges are a fraction of the cost of a packet of tobacco cigarettes, in some cases, the difference in costs can be as much as 80%. Try to consider the cost of the starter kit as an investment in your future health, which of course, it is.
Because an e cigarette does not emit any harmful chemicals or foul smelling smoke, you can smoke them almost anywhere. With an electric cigarette, passive smoking is a thing of the past. The only person who inhales the nicotine from an electric cigarette is the person smoking it. They are completely legal and you can smoke them indoors in many bars, clubs, caffs etc. You can also get them in a range of flavours such as regular tobacco, menthol or even cherry.
Nicotine is addictive, it is the chemical in tobacco cigarettes that keeps you coming back for more. However, nicotine in itself is largely harmless, a little like caffeine. You may have heard reports to the contrary but the main point is quantity. In small doses substances such as nicotine and caffeine are completely harmless. Regular tobacco cigarettes however contain tar and other carcinogens including arsenic and it is these that increase your risk of developing cancer as well as other life threatening illnesses.
There are a number of different systems available as well as different types of electric cigarettes. Cartridges are available pre-filled with your choice of flavour or you can buy refillable cartridges and buy the liquid separately. Whatever you choose, it will be a lot cheaper than a packet of cigarettes.
An affordable e cigarette is a great alternative to tobacco products. Whether you are looking to wean yourself off your nicotine addiction or just want a safer as well as more sociable way to smoke, an electronic cigarette is ideal.
AUTHOR BIO: Joana Hall is a former nurse turned journalist. She specialises in health related issues and has a regular help column for a women’s health magazine. She is an ex-smoker and understands how difficult giving up smoking can be. “An affordable e cigarette is a great alternative to smoking tobacco” says Adrian. “I wish they had them around when I was trying to quit”.
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