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Finally Win Your “Quit Smoking” New Year’s Resolution

Another year has passed and it is that time again when people all over America will be making their New Year’s resolution. Some may try to lose weight, others save money, but for a large portion of America, quitting smoking will likely be on the mind again this year. Unlike previous years however, why not trying an electronic cigarette?

Did you know that an estimated 70% of smokers want to quit? Once a person has quit smoking they will begin to experience various health benefits, this may include:

After 20 minutes: heart rate and blood pressure begin to drop.
Within three months: blood circulation and lung function begin to improve.
Within a year: risk of coronary heart disease is cut in half.
After five years: risk of oral cancers and bladder cancer are cut in half.
After fifteen years: risk of coronary heart disease is the same as a non-smoker.

When it comes to quitting however, going “cold turkey” has been shown to be quite ineffective, and while nicotine replacement such as gum and patches may work for some, a majority of former smokers crave the “smoking experience”. Opting to use an electronic cigarette to help you quit smoking can increase your chances by up-to 60% in comparison to those who use over-the-counter nicotine replacement or go cold turkey. The FDA has also recently backed electronic cigarettes as a helpful tool for smokers and quitting their habit.

Electronic Cigarettes in Willoughby & Chardon, Ohio

At Premium Vapors, with locations in Chardon and Willoughby we offer a variety of electronic cigarettes and juices to help you quit smoking. Got questions? We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have about vaping and electronic cigarettes. Come on by to try our various liquids as well!

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system, also referred to as ECS is a system of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. These cannabinoid receptors can be found all throughout the body, having a large variety of functions. Certain receptors are found in larger concentrations in specific regions of the body however. The central nervous system has an abundance of CB1 receptors, while CB2 receptors are more often found in the peripheral nervous system, gastrointestinal tract and on immune cells located throughout the body. Continue reading “What is the Endocannabinoid System?”

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Can Hemp Save the World?

On its own, hemp seed contains the human daily requirement for protein. It is the healthiest meat alternatives and can prevent protein-energy malnutrition, the most deadly form of hunger afflicting world populations. Hemp seeds are high in protein and calories, making it a potential staple for starving countries. It provides essential amino acids, while developing and maintaining muscles.

Because hemp seeds are an amino- and vitamin-rich protein, they are among the most nutritionally dense foods on earth. They are edible as is or can be roasted or shelled and eaten as “hemp hearts.” They can be ground into flour, pressed into oil, or sprinkled over other foods like salads or yogurt.

You can buy hemp milk at your local supermarket, or if it does not stock it, you can make your own by throwing two cups of water into a blender with half a cup of hemp seeds. Blend and sweeten to taste.

Because people can use hemp for just about everything, including paper, it can become a profitable cash crop to replace the need for slower growing trees. Eliminating the need to cut down forests is the best way to protect them, and if countries cultivate hemp, they can use it to make paper and most other products made from wood. It can also speed the replacement rate of trees already cut down.

By being a source material for paper and even building materials, hemp can literally save the world’s forests, which is far wiser for earth and her inhabitants. A single acre of hemp can produce the same amount of paper a year as four acres of trees.

Hemp stalks provide an excellent source of fibrous material for making composite panels of all shapes, sizes, and functions, from doors to floors, car parts, window frames, and everything between. It acts as a reinforcement for thermoplastics, such as polypropylene. It is ideally suited for making a wide array of plastic consumer products, and it is customizable to meet various systems and specifications. Hemp is cheap to produce and an ideal replacement for glass fiber. It is easier to mold and weighs less than most other materials for composite paneling.