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How I Quit Smoking – My Vape Story

How I Quit Smoking – My Vape Story

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. It’s impossible not to with all the rules, regulations and health warnings around smoking. But a large percentage of people still smoke. Why is that? According to ASH (Action on Smoking & Health), around 19% of people in the UK smoke. Now, to me that’s a high percentage. But it’s not as high as our parent’s generation. In 1974, 51% of all British men smoked, and 41% of all women.  That’s a crazy statistic when you stop and think about it. Tobacco is a simple drug, with no obvious benefits....

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13 Must Read Vaping Health Facts

13 Must Read Vaping Health Facts

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly It’s a fact that every day more people are switching from smoking tobacco to vaping e cigs. The benefits of vaping over tobacco are well established, but the media and various government institutions still run stories about how vaping is bad for our health. Most of these stories play on the fact that vaping is still relatively new and the long term effects are unstudied. But who do we believe? On the one hand we have respected institutions like the NHS and Royal College of Physicians saying that e cigarettes are 95% safer...

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Royal College of Physicians E-cigs 'have huge health benefits'

Royal College of Physicians E-cigs 'have huge health benefits'

After all the scaremongering and bias articles in the media, it’s about time we had a positive story about e cigarettes. The Royal Society of Physicians have come out and confirmed what most of us vapers already knew, that electronic cigarettes pose ‘significantly less harm to users than tobacco’. They went even further and said that smokers should be encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit. In a story that received national coverage on the BBC, Dr Nick Hopkinson from the Royal Society of Physicians tobacco advisory group spoke out in favour of e cigarettes. He published a report...

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82% of Vapers Are Ex-Smokers (Surprised?)

82% of Vapers Are Ex-Smokers (Surprised?)

Vaping

A study was recently carried out at the international VAPEXPO exhibition in Kiev to determine why vapers vape. Organisers asked the audience specific questions and the answers didn’t come as much of a surprise to us, but it’s worth noting considering a much bigger story was run in the Daily Mail stating that “E cigarettes can instantly damage lungs”.

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Almost 1 Million People Used E Cigarettes to Quit Smoking in 2014

Almost 1 Million People Used E Cigarettes to Quit Smoking in 2014

Quit smoking

When I first started vaping around 2011, the idea of using e cigarettes to quit smoking was frowned upon by governments and institutions. Manufacturers and retailers were forbidden from promoting e cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking, as findings were unproven, devices untested and so on. The logical part of my brain told me that of course it had to be better to vape than to smoke cigarettes. I was smoking 20 cigarettes a day, then moved on to rolling tobacco because it was cheaper, but hated the annoying, messy process of rolling my own cigarettes.

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