E-cigs and e-cigarettes
Have you tried everything to stop smoking and have now switched to e-cigarettes or
you now feel you’re "addicted" to vaping?
you walking around, driving – even working – with an e-cig stuck in your mouth?
you actually using the e-cigarette more than you ever used real ones?
face it. From birth we put things in our mouths – it’s comforting!
people eat for reasons other than true hunger – they look for comfort from food. Some people drink. Some people
bite their fingernails. Many
times these actions can be put down to stress.
you smoked when you were stressed and now you’ve stopped smoking you’re still looking for
comfort? "Well it’s better than eating snacks and getting fat" I
hear you cry!
yes, that’s true. But wouldn’t it be better to do nothing – and to solve your stresses once and for
you think it’s about your nicotine addiction? Call me and I’ll let you into a secret about nicotine
you think it’s just another bad habit?
you ready to quit this habit?
research in the USA
established what you already knew! E-cigarettes simply aren’t helping people quit smoking in the long
seems that they help for a while but then after a few months smokers are returning to cigarettes – or they’re
still stuck with the e-cig.
has given e-cigs between about a 5% and 10% success rate for helping to stop smoking.
'Although e-cigarettes are widely promoted and used as a smoking cessation tool, we found no data supporting their
long-term efficacy and safety.
'While e-cigarettes have been shown to significantly improve abstinence at one month compared with placebo, no such
evidence is available supporting their effectiveness for longer periods' - Dr Riyad al-Lehebi, University of Toronto
patches have a proven 16% success rate (yes, it really is that low) and 10% of smokers quit with willpower
alone. The e-cigs are really no improvement!
e-cigs better than smoking?
from a health point of view absolutely! By vaporizing nicotine you avoid inhaling the harmless chemicals in
I have had clients report dry mouth, coughs and even breathing problems using e-cigs. One client ruptured a
blood vessel in her throat - probably because she was sucking hard to get something out of the e-cig which
simply wasn’t there!
the sucking and breathing process research has also shown that some people can get irregular heart beat problems
and lung inflammation – and one of the poisons associated with smoking is formaldehyde – and it turns out that
some makes of e-cigarette produce formaldehyde too!
you thought e-cigs were healthy!
if you were using them for the tasty flavours – beware? Those nasty additives can cause damage too!
your reasons for stopping smoking in the first place. Whatever your reasons for ditching the e-cigs.
you are ready to stop this crazy habit then please give me a call!