Electronic nicotine delivery systems, commonly referred to as e-cigarettes, were first introduced into the US marketplace in 2007. Until now, little has been known about the product’s awareness and use among US adults. According to a report recently published in Tobacco Control, e-cigarettes are gaining widespread awareness and popularity, despite efforts by anti-smoking agencies to regulate them.
In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10,587 US adults, 18 years of age and older, completed a mail-in survey designed to gather information about awareness, ever use and past month use of electronic cigarettes. Consumers also answered questions regarding demographic characteristics and tobacco use. Results of the year-long study were as follows:
Awareness of e-cigarettes doubled between 2009 and 2010, increasing from 16.4% to 32.2%, respectively.
Ever use more than quadrupled during the study period, increasing from 0.6% in 2009 to 2.7% in 2010.
Ever use was more common among women and people who had lower education levels.
Of those who were most likely to try e-cigarettes, current smokers and users of tobacco products topped the list.
Current smokers did not report that they planned to quit smoking after trying the e-cigarette, more often than smokers who had never tried them.
Electrisk sigarette explains how to beat the stresses of everyday life when you quit smoking and it shows you how to break any and all your associations to smoking, so you can become completely smoke free in 3-4 weeks.
How hard is it to break the Nicotine habit? Nicotine addiction has been compared to heroin and cocaine addiction in severity-the worst part, the withdrawal and the craving. If you’ve tried to quit cold turkey, then you know about the irritability, impatience, hostility, anxiety, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, restlessness, headaches, and most of all, the craving. Remember “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”? After 24 hours going cold turkey, I’d have run a marathon to find a butt at the bottom of a trashcan with a couple of hits left on it. (Well, actually, when I was smoking I couldn’t have run around the block-but I know from experience all about scrounging for a butt in the trash.)
Most smokers who have tried to quit smoking cold turkey have tried and failed more than once. I can’t count the number of times I quit smoking. Finally it dawned on me that I was going to need some help in beating my addiction to nicotine. Why don’t people look for help sooner when trying to quit? With me, and I think with most smokers, there is a real love/hate relationship with cigarettes. For a long, long time, I knew I needed to quit-but deep down, I don’t think I really wanted to quit. Don’t bother looking for aids to quitting smoking-you’ll be wasting your money-until you really, and I mean REALLY want to quit.
Okay, so you REALLY want to quit. Should you try one of those popular nicotine gums or patches? All I can say from experience is that it didn’t work for me. I tried the gum and the patches and quit smoking for about a month each time, but since the gum and patches contained nicotine, I never got off the actual drug I was addicted to. A good friend of mine did quit smoking with this product, but he became addicted to the gum-an even more expensive habit!
What about a prescription drug? By all accounts, the popular drug Chantix works quite well and contains no nicotine. As with all prescription drugs, however, there is the risk of side effects. If you prefer not to go the prescription drug route, there is an excellent alternative: the all-natural supplement, Cig-Arette.
The Cig-Arette program is a 60-day plan that includes a kit with four different herbal formulas, each specifically designed to help address the worst symptoms associated with quitting smoking: withdrawal from nicotine, cravings, and bodily stress. With the Cig-Arette System, most people begin to feel free of nicotine in just seven days, making it much more likely they will complete the program and quit smoking for good.
Two of the four formulas contain potent herbal extracts that calm the body during nicotine withdrawal. One of the key ingredients, Lobelia, interacts with your nervous system in a manner similar to nicotine, but without being addictive. A third formula contains ingredients specifically selected to help alleviate stress and help the body recover from the damage smoking has caused it. The fourth formula is an aromatic liquid that you carry with you and inhale every time you have a nicotine craving. Just put the opened bottle under your nose and take several deep breaths until the craving is satisfied.
Let me tell you just a few benefits I’ve realized by quitting smoking: I have better stamina and physical endurance; I’ve recovered my senses of smell and taste; I personally don’t smell like an ashtray; I don’t have those ugly stains on my fingers and teeth; no more burn holes in the furniture and on my clothes (and no risk of burning the house down by falling asleep in bed with a cigarette in my hand); I’m not killing my family with second-hand smoke; I’m not killing myself by indulging in a known cause of cancer and heart disease; plus, with the cost of cigarettes these days, I’m saving a ton of money!
You have your own reasons for quitting smoking. I urge you to write them down. And give Cig-Arette a try-it really works. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by acting NOW!
We all know that cigarette smoking can have some very negative effects on your body but you may be surprised at how far reaching it can actually be. Let’s take a more detailed look at what these are.
Lung cancer. There was a time when this was a heavily disputed issue between the medical community regarding whether or not smoking cigarettes leads to lung cancer. This is no longer the case as we have too much information pointing in that direction. Yet, so many people still smoke thinking that they will not in fact develop lung cancer or close their ears and refuse to acknowledge the data.
Emphysema. If you have ever spent time walking on a cardiopulmonary unit in a hospital then you know that you do not want to end up with emphysema. Smoking will lead eventually to emphysema in most cases.
Circulatory issues. Among the top 10 cigarette smoking effects, it is the circulatory problems that develop as a result of doing this. This can lead to many other serious problems over time.
Shortness of breath. It is just about impossible to be able to have the same lung capacity as a non-smoker if in fact you participate in sports. Clearly, smoking can lead to a shortness of breath that can sometimes lead to conditions such as asthma.
Bad breath. Complex chronic halitosis is usually an accompanying result of taking in of nicotine. You can eat as many lifesavers and chew as much gum as possible but it is very difficult to remove smoker’s breath.
Nicotine stains. This surely fits in the top 10 cigarette smoking effects. If you smoke long enough then you probably already know that the yellow film that covers the fingers and other parts of the mouth are due to taking nicotine.
Teeth stains. Inhaling smoke will also lead to a Browning or yellowing of teeth.
Decreased stamina. There is also a positive correlation between smoking and decrease amount of energy.
Dizziness. This is especially true for newer smokers but also can affect people who have been doing so for long. Over time, the oxygen does not get to the brain in the same way that it would for a non-smoker.