An article I read recently suggests an interesting idea: using flavored electronic cigarettes to lose weight. Evidently, folks like Aja Duff are doing just that.
In an attempt to lose baby weight and to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes at the same time, Duff is turning to flavored e-cigs as a solution.
But can smoking flavored electronic cigarettes satisfy your sweet tooth and help shed a few pounds?
Duff said, “I still eat a little here and there, but not what I used to. It suppresses that feeling because you have all the different flavors and it kind of tricks your taste buds and stomach.”
The article doesn’t state how much weight she has lost, but Duff’s comments seem to suggest she is having an amount of success.
Vape store owner Joel Vinson currently sells the product he credits with helping him quit traditional cigarettes. He has dozens of vials of flavored liquids, and he has become a sort of “mixologist” who specializes in creating exotic dessert and cocktail reminiscent flavors.
For happy hours, he offers a candy lime martini flavor. Vinson’s store is also popular among diabetics seeking a sweet tooth fix.
Flavored electronic cigs—with zero nicotine—can act as a substitute for the sweets diabetics can’t actually eat.
Duff and Vinson are just a few of the many who are thinking outside the box when it comes to the use of electronic cigarettes.
You have to admit—using flavored electronic cigarettes to lose weight would be highly popular if it works. Whether or not it works is also likely to be highly dependent on the individual. Will power is always a factor.
Duff is certainly aware of the (illogical) controversy surrounding e-cigs and the supposed possible long-term health effects of inhaling the e-cig vapors, but not enough to stop her efforts to quit tobacco and to lose weight.
The appeal of using e-cigs (http://www.eversmoke.com/e-cigs.html) as a method to lose weight is simply going to outweigh any fear of risks, and may, in fact, help solidify the device’s reputation as the useful tool that it is.