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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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Landmark Long-Term Study on Vaping by Never-Smokers Finds No Negative Health Impacts

Despite fears of activists, no harm seen after three and a half years of vaping.

LONDON, ENGLAND — In a first of its kind long-term study published in the journal Nature, researchers have found no negative health impacts from the daily use of electronic cigarettes by young adult never-smokers.

Researchers from the University of Catania, led by Dr. Riccardo Polosa, tracked nine electronic cigarette users with no history of smoking, as well as twelve lifetime non-smokers and non-vapers, over the course of three and a half years. The researchers found no impact on a variety of health outcomes, including blood pressure, heart rate, lung function, exhaled breath nitric oxide, exhaled carbon monoxide, and CT scans of the lungs.

“In spite of previous health scares, our study shows for the first time no risk in long-term vapers who have never smoked in their life,” said Polosa, who presented the study at the fifth annual E-Cigarette Summit in the United Kingdom on Friday, November 17th.

Polosa notes that while even longer-term research is needed to rule out any possible negative impacts, changes in spirometry and CT scans can be seen in young smokers after approximately two years of cigarette usage. With the vapers, no signs of lung damage, including COPD, lipoid pneumonia, and popcorn lung, were found in CT scans, even among the study participants with the highest consumption of e-liquid.

In the United States, far less than 1% of adult never-smokers are current vapers, with an even smaller proportion reporting vaping daily, according to the CDC’s 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Despite this, much of the concern in the media and scientific circles revolve around fears of the impact of vaping on nonsmokers.

“Mouse and cell studies may generate salacious headlines about the supposed dangers of vaping, but they are no replacement for studies on actual humans,” said Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, a nonprofit that advocates for truthful information about vapor products. “If no negative health impacts can be seen from daily vaping among those who previously did not smoke, how is it ethical to continue warning smokers away from using these products?”

In addition to this groundbreaking research, Polosa also recently published a review of the evidence on the impact of vapor products on COPD patients.

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A Billion Lives: A Vaping Documentary

EjvSnd49Since the start of electronic cigarettes and vaping, we have all seen negative headlines claiming vaping is no better than smoking and have even seen anti-vaping campaigns such as Still Blowing Smoke, so what is the truth behind electronic cigarettes and the vaping epidemic? Aaron Biebert, the Director of A Billion Lives has tried to find out!

A Billion Lives, a documentary about electronic cigarettes and the vaping revolution was featured at the Doc Edge Festival in New Zealand just a day after the FDA published new vaping regulations to the US Federal Register. It was aimed at discovering the truth behind vaping and the government’s failure to accept what many are calling a “public health miracle”.

So why does Aaron Biebert care about electronic cigarettes and vaping? Records show that Biebert was never a smoker, has also never vaped and did not receive any funding to create his documentary. During an interview Biebert stated:

“I was one of those guys in the old days that used to think that vaping was stupid and I saw the news about how it’s more dangerous than smoking—formaldehyde and all that stuff. It was finally set straight by a vaper, and when I finally learned of the corruption that was going on with it…it seemed like a very important topic—we’re talking about saving people’s lives—so this really felt like something we could make an impact in.”

Interested in seeing A Billion Lives yourself? Check out the trailer: