Archive

August 2016

31/08/2016

E-cigarettes could help lower carcinogen levels in smokers

It can be quite disconcerting to view the list of ingredients in a typical cigarette. From carbon monoxide,arsenic, cyanide and cadmium to formaldehyde, sulphuric acid, acetone, ammonia and freon, cigarettes are one of the easiest ways to transfer dangerous carcinogens into your body. When e-cigarettes became available for purchase, the inclusion of the word ‘cigarette’ led many less savvy members of the public and healthcare system to believe that they were equally as dangerous as their traditional counterpart. As time passes, however, it is becoming clear that vaping is much... Read More

31/08/2016

Smokers with asthma could benefit from switching to vaping

Asthma can be a very debilitating condition, and as traditional cigarettes can cause inflammation of the respiratory system, it is well-known that smoking can make the condition much worse.  Of course, stopping smoking is easier said than done, despite its negative effects – but now a new study has shed light on compelling evidence that indicates that smokers who suffer from asthma could benefit hugely by switching to e-cigarettes. The research, published in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, was carried out by Joanna Astrid Miler, Bernhard-Michael Mayer and... Read More

Vaping vs Smoking

Vaping is a relatively new phenomenon. Although research started in the 1960s thanks to Herbert Gilbert, it wasn’t until 2003 that Chinese businessman Hon Lik was able to market it successfully. From then, the movement has gone from strength to strength as more and more people realise the advantages. But what are the main differences between vaping and smoking? Vaping vs smoking: Tar Ever noticed the yellow discolouration on a smoker’s fingertips? That’s tar – the damaging by-product of smoking tobacco. Tar is a sticky toxic chemical that is formed... Read More

25/08/2016

How To Vape Properly In 7 Easy Steps

For those new to the vaping scene, it is often easy to find yourself a little disappointed with your first experience – mainly because people tend to forget that a vaporiser is not a cigarette. Used correctly, however, it can deliver the ‘lung hit’ so many smokers crave – it simply takes a little adapting. Knowing how to vape properly is key to enjoying your experience, and something that many people do not consider when they dive into their first vape kit. From knowing the proper way to inhale vape,... Read More