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The Benefits of E-Cigarettes

Millions of people around the world smoke on a regular basis, with the UK being home to more than a total of 10 million smokers. Since there are problems with smoking ‘real’ cigarettes, many people decide to turn to e-cigarettes in an attempt to beat their addictions and habits and improve their health. Here are some of the benefits of using e zigaretten.

  1. There is no odour

One of the main things that people hate about cigarettes is the smell. Not only does is pollute the area around you that you’re smoking in, but it will also get onto your clothes, furniture and car seats. Smokers find that their breath starts to smell of smoke on a regular basis, and although smokers themselves get used to the smell of tobacco, many people have reported ruining dates and friendships through the foul odour of smoking. With electronic cigarettes, there is no smell, since the vapour evaporates into the air straight away.

E-Cigarettes

  1. It’s a lot safer

Cigarettes can be a serious fire hazard, particularly if you smoke inside your car or at home. Many house fires are started each year by people who are smoking cigarettes and don’t put them out properly, whereas e-cigarettes aren’t burning a real flame. Although there was one incident a few years ago where an e-cigarette was reported to explode, there are extremely safe in the main.

Apart from being safe for the environment and not being risky when it comes to causing fire, e-cigarettes are also a lot safer for your health and the health of those around you. Children who inhale second-hand smoke from their parents and other people are more at risk of developing asthma and other health problems. Lung cancer is also directly related to smoking, so if you want to become a healthier person, cut out the cigarettes and switch to an e-cig.

  1. It is cheaper

Smoking an e-cigarette is much cheaper than smoking regular cigarettes. Although you’ll pay a higher upfront cost for the actual electronic cigarette, you simply have to buy refills every couple of weeks and you won’t have to pay for any other extras. When you’re smoking real cigarettes on a regular basis, it can become quite costly as you try to feed your addiction with 10-20 cigarettes a day.

  1. You don’t miss anything

Hundreds of people start smoking in social situations, either because they want to fit in or just find themselves trying it out as an experiment. However, once you start having to leave the party in order to have a cigarette outside, you find yourself missing more than you probably want to. Changing to an e-cigarette means that you can stay inside and fulfil your craving.

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I’ve just run for MILES – why can’t I sleep?!

Do you notice a pattern between heavy exercise and light sleep?

“Wow,” said my housemate when I got back from my run last night, “you look wrecked. Your hair is kind of everywhere and… wow…”

Working out in Gym Series

I beamed at her, face red, hair frizzballed, sweating profusely and promptly slumped onto the counter. “I’m knackered!” I announced proudly, sitting up and guzzling my water like it was a drink of champions.

Five minutes later she told a joke and I laughed and laughed and laughed. Really loudly and for quite a long time. Everytime I revisited the joke in my mind it sent me into bellows of laughter again. This happened a number of times throughout the evening, including when I was clapped out on my bed and she threw my phone at my head (it was a helpful throw, I was too exhausted to move, I think that’s important to indicate).

Later, after a very ill-advised 10pm bowl of Sugar Puffs, I tossed and turned and giggled to myself as I tried and utterly failed to drop into a restful night’s sleep. Dozing I managed, a little bit of reading was achievable too, but other than that I lay on the bed and buzzed out of my head.

Insomnia

I’ve experience this kind of thing before after heavier than usual, strenuous exercise. I’ll return feeling exhausted and sure that a quick bath and some dumpy food are all it will take to send me off into a deep and satisfying sleep and actually the opposite happens. I toss and turn, feel playful and euphoric but cannot catch those much needed z’s.

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Tips on Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make for you and your loved ones. Smoking is harmful in many ways, and can even be fatal in most cases. Smoking slowly causes heart problems, lung difficulties, throat issues, breathing complications and can even cause premature death. Here are few tips on quitting smoking:

Find support

Quitting smoking is a huge step and one that requires a lot of support. If you have any friends or family members who are also smokers looking to quit smoking, you can quit together. If you have someone who is going through the same withdrawal symptoms with you, you two can support each other and encourage each other to not relapse and start smoking again. If you do not have any friends or family who are thinking about quitting smoking, you can still get their support. Talk to them and explain to them that you might be more irritable than usual in the few weeks after you quit smoking. Additionally, you can tell them to expect some changes in your eating habits, sleep cycle, etc.

Quitting Smoking

Choose a quit day

With any bad habit, we as humans, tend to put off quitting to another day, which is why you should select a quit day. Mark a specific date in the near future on your calendar and decide that that is the day you quit smoking forever. You may think about postponing the date, but tell a loved one your quit date, so that they can encourage you to go through with your plans on that date. Ideally, you should choose a date that you will have the day off work, as the worst withdrawal symptoms occur in the first twenty four hours. Remember, the withdrawal symptoms won’t last forever and there will come a day where you won’t even be tempted to smoke again.

Never give up

You might quit smoking for a week and then you might start smoking again, but don’t give up. No matter how many times you relapse and start smoking again, you have to try and quit over and over again. Progress isn’t made overnight and if you quit for longer periods each time, there may come a day where you will finally get rid of the bad habit for good. Keep in mind that your body starts to feel healthier just a short while after you quit smoking. Just one year after quitting smoking your risk of getting heart disease is cut in half.