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Health Effects of Cigarettes: Serious Reasons to Switch

13552230-13552230-deadly-cigaretteSo you most likely already know at this point about all the ways traditional cigarettes are really bad for the body. In addition to being tremendously costly, they cause a massive amount of harm to every system and area of the body, internally and externally. If you value your body, pay close attention to the following; tobacco is one of those things better not used. Why allow tobacco to affect your body in all these different ways if you have an alternative?

Bones: Tobacco has been found to decrease the density of bones, leading to osteoporosis. Of course, it cannot be blamed entirely for this, as there are many things that cause the disease, however smoking tobacco can exacerbate the risk, especially for women. Along these lines, smoking is also known to reduce estrogen production, which can lead to the early onset of menopause.

Heart and Blood Vessels: The way tobacco affects the heart and blood vessels is exceptionally devastating, increasing the risk of a variety of different conditions, including:

Atherosclerosis, which causes plaque to build up in the arteries.

Aneurysms, which are deadly.

Coronary Heart Disease, which causes blood clots to form, and can in turn, get stuck to artery walls.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) which can include heart attacks, high blood pressure, and chest pain directly related to the condition of the heart.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), an additional condition that causes the build up of plaque in the arteries.

Stroke, which is typically triggered by blood clots and bleeding.

Lungs and Respiratory System: The lungs are the most evident organs to be affected by tobacco smoke, for obvious reasons, as cigarette smoke is directly breathed into the lungs. Diseases of the lungs caused by cigarette smoke include:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a disease that causes wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath in addition to other symptoms.

Chronic Bronchitis, which causes less air to flow to and from the lungs, as it causes the lining of the bronchial tubes to swell.

Emphysema, which irreparably destroys the tissue of the lungs, restricting (or destroying entirely) the ability to breathe. It causes the walls between the sacs in the lungs to lose their ability to stretch and retract.

Additional diseases of the lungs tobacco can contribute to include Pneumonia, Asthma, and Tuberculosis.

Cancers: It’s not news that smoking and consuming tobacco can cause a wide variety of different cancers. A lot of this is due to the thousands of chemicals contained in tobacco, including 70 that are known carcinogens. Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of lung cancer, however here is a list of cancers that tobacco can contribute to causing:

Bladder, Bronchus, Colon, Esophagus, Kidney, Larynx, Lips, Liver, Nasal Cavity, Nasopharynx, Oral Cavity, Pancreas, Rectum, Stomach, Trachea, and Uterine Cervix.

When you remove the tobacco from your life, you begin to improve your chances of developing any of these conditions. While it’s not exactly easy, it is worth every speck of effort involved. If you are interested in alternatives, electric cigarettes are an enjoyable way to satisfy your cravings for nicotine in a smoke, and tobacco-free way. If you would like more information in regards to electronic alternatives, please browse through our e-cigarette knowledge center.

Electronic Cigarettes and Air Travel

In your day-to-day life, electronic cigarettes are simply easier to use, more accessible, and make it easier to be around others, especially nonsmokers. So when you travel by air, and totally get out of your comfort zone and all that is totally familiar, they take one more burden off your shoulders.

Just because you are traveling on a plane doesn’t mean you have to revert back to traditional cigarettes!

Vapor gives you the flexibility you need and love in your daily life, and this is even more important when traveling. Here are a few things to know when getting to your destination as smoothly as possible, and to make sure you will have no troubles vaping along the way.

Air travel may be the fastest way to cross great distances, but it also comes with the most restrictions. Security is high, and for good reason of course.

While TSA checkpoints may aggravate many to high degrees, they are there to ensure personal and national security, and they are inevitable parts of boarding airplanes.

In short, they are unavoidable!

While you may have difficulty bringing along many things, especially liquids in your carry-on, the Transportation Security Administration has no restrictions against electronic cigarettes and the accompanying supplies being carried in luggage, either checked or in your carry-on.

If you are not sure where you should pack your e-cigarettes; wondering whether your carry-on or checked baggage will be better, it’s a safer go to keep them in your carry-on. If your checked baggage is subject to a search, and your electronic cigarettes are discarded, you will have no say in the matter. If they are with you, and you are questioned, you will be able to provide a proper explanation. While e-cigarettes are quite common, there are still many people who are not aware of them!

As you are free to bring your electronic cigarettes with you, remember that there are restrictions when and where you can vape. Vaping is not allowed on airplanes, because even though they produce no combustion, and no smoke, they do not have federal approval.

Many airports do allow vaping in the terminal, but not all.

Some airport rules consider them to be no different than traditional cigarettes, and require you to vape in the “smoking” section, which defeats the purpose of using electronic cigarettes altogether. Hopefully in the future this will be re-examined and changed!

Vaping while traveling is much more people-friendly, and travel-friendly than smoking their tobacco counterparts, and if you just take notice of the things you can and can’t do, it can go even smoother.

Check out our latest knowledge center article – Electronic Cigarettes and Traveling – for a more exhaustive list of things to consider when you take your next trip.

Change Your Pace, Change Your Flavor

Some e-smokers love having a few flavors always on hand to switch things around at will. Having variety can keep your vaping interesting, and keep things from getting bland. Some people like their vanilla e-cigs after dinner, as a sort of treat without the calories. Some love having coffee cartridges in the morning with their cup of Joe. Others, who opted for the fancier flavors from the start find that switching back to tobacco can be a really pleasant, reminiscent change. Then there are those people who smoke e-cigarettes and have a tendency to stick what the first flavor they tried out of fear they won’t like anything else. Do not be one of these people! You won’t know what you’re missing if you don’t at least experiment a little! E-Cigarette cartridges are more than just about nicotine strength, flavor is where it’s at!

If you’ve been vaping with that same Classic Tobacco since you started, we highly suggest our Royal Tobacco or Golden Tobacco flavors. While they are similar in a sense because they are tobacco, they offer variation. Royal Tobacco is a light but smooth essence, it has a clean finish and is a true American tobacco flavor. Golden Tobacco, however, is a rich, intense exotic tobacco, however. It is reminiscent of Turkish and Middle Eastern types of tobaccos, and can be an excellent diversion from what you’re used to.

We also offer a wide range of fruit flavors, and they are all seriously worth trying if you haven’t. E-cigarette flavors like pina colada, peach, and cherry may seem a little out of the ordinary, but they wouldn’t be such hot sellers if they weren’t delicious!

Change is good, and you should embrace it, especially when it comes to what you get to enjoy when vaping because of it! Sometimes it can get a little stale or boring using the same old flavor nonstop. We understand how it goes… you find one you like and you stick to it. But we offer ten different flavors, and our users really dig them. If you’ve been limiting yourself to just menthol or tobacco, have you considered branching a little out of your comfort zone and trying something new?