Bless You, Electronic Cigarettes!

I must admit that I was a bit saddened by the news about Katie Holmes’ and Tom Cruise’s divorce, but my mood quickly spiraled back up when I got this remarkable news from Mr. Significant Other: he said he has quit smoking for good! I can hardly believe my ears when I heard him say that.
When I first met him a good two years ago, I remember him smoking like a chimney. He simply wouldn’t let up. He’d smoke up to two packs of cigarettes a day. To make things worse, I knew I was starting to fall prey to second hand smoke.

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His moment of epiphany came on a lazy afternoon, when he heard that his chain smoker of an uncle now has lung cancer. And then, he thought of me- or so, he says! He realized that he was doing me harm with all the second hand smoke.

This prompted him to go online and look for electronic cigarettes. He stumbled on this online seller whom he says he connected with right away. He shipped Mr. SO his first e-cigarette, and he says he was hooked. He enjoyed the different flavors they came in, and he was quite amused with the fact that he can still play around and make circles with the smoke from it.
My daughter and I are the greatest beneficiaries from his moment of enlightenment, as we are now spared from the devastating effects of second and third-hand smoke. Yes, my daughter gets third hand smoke when the harmful toxins from second hand smoke stick to my hair and clothes, and then I go home from a date with Mr. SO and hug her.

As for me, I can start to literally breathe more freely now, knowing that it was probably Mr. SO’s smoking which has greatly contributed to my allergic rhinitis.  I no longer have to struggle with coming up with tactics to make him finally quit that nasty smoking habit.  E-cigarettes, as it turns out, are an answered prayer.

He, my daughter and I are now on the path to better health.

How to Quit Smoking with a Portable Vaporizer

At some point in your life, you most probably have come across a heavy smoker.  Yes, I’m talking about that guy in your Trigonometry class who used to smoke like a chimney, and swore would never be dissuaded by those “Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health” warnings.  You’ve always thought he was cute in a Johnny Depp-ish way, and secretly hoped he would sooner or later quit smoking.

I, for one, have somebody close to me whom I wish would just quit smoking cold turkey.  I know for a fact that it would be easier for me to get flat abs than to have him stop smoking, so I tried looking around for cigarette alternatives.  And then, I discovered the portable vaporizer.

The portable vaporizer is an easy to carry handheld device- much like a cellphone, but some are shaped like pipes- which shines much promise in the realm of quitting smoking.  Instead of burning tobacco leaves, the vaporizer warms them to a safe temperature, and in effect releases a safe vapor to inhale.  You add the tobacco mix to the vaporizer, and the hot air passing through it heats it without burning.  The result is processed vapor without the dangerous fumes and chemicals which harm the lungs.  The by product is “clean” smoke, which even the people around you can safely inhale.

What makes this effective in making one quit smoking is that the smoker still gets the same nicotine fix without the harmful toxins from burning tobacco.  It’s the smoke that harms, basically.  Vaporization gets rid of those hundreds of carcinogens from cigarette smoke.

Old habits die hard, they say.  Well, not anymore.  With healthier alternatives like the portable vaporizer, there should be no reason for a chain smoker to finally ditch the cigarette- smoking habit.  Everyone will certainly benefit from a smoke-free environment.