5 Reasons to Vape Instead of Smoke

Who could have foreseen the changes of smoking habits, possibly one of society's oldest recreational activities? While there are varying alternatives to smoking the traditional way, vaping is fairly new on the scene and could be the most healthy and efficient option. What exactly is it about vaping that makes it so much different or better than smoking in the traditional manner? It is Better for Your Lungs...more

Vaping in the Workplace: Should It Be Allowed?

Since the rise of vaping and the use of e-cigarettes, the topic is one that divided opinions.  Some people are in favour of it as a way to quit smoking tobacco products while others are staunchly against it as simply transferring from one addiction to another.  When the subject turns to vaping in the workplace, the debate becomes even more heated.  So should it be allowed or should it be treated similarly to tobacco smoking?...more

Looking into a natural e-cigarette alternative (no, not tobacco)

Funny how whenever I tell my friends that natural alternatives to e-cigarettes will soon be trending, they say, "By natural, do you mean tobacco?"It's a private joke among smokers, one you've probably already heard. And if you (or your loved one) is using electronic cigarettes, I’m sure you’ve heard all the rumors about vaping: Experts have been declaring e-cigarettes unhealthy and unsafe, saying it can even be more dangerous than cigarettes.Are these facts or merely fiction?...more

5 Ways Smoking Could Cost You a Job

As a smoker, you are probably aware of all of the very serious health issues caused by having an addiction to nicotine. In fact, it’s these serious health issues that are responsible for the spike in the sales of electronic cigarettes. Despite the myriad dangers, it is still very hard to quit. It can make it hard for your body to perform at optimal level, and certainly makes it hard to exercise....more

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If Sitting Is The New Smoking, I'm Lightin' Up Again

I used to smoke a long time ago. I may still; I'm not really sure. I know I am eating more fiber and broccoli, drinking eight glasses of water a day, taking all my supplements, getting seven to eight hours of sleep, meditating at least twenty minutes, lifting weights, stretching, doing cardio, keeping my brain sharp with games that I really suck at, expressing gratitude, not lying to the government, connecting with someone everyday, not bullying a seventh-grader, Keeping Up with friends and relatives, being good to myself, and practicing random acts of kindness....more

Clear the smoke? Health Impacts from E-Cigartettes

Despite the fact that traditional cigarette consumption has been on the decline in the United States since the mid-1970s, the use of electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes,” among adults and teenagers is becoming more and more prevalent. These devices are regularly marketed as a safe alternative to smoking conventional cigarettes, and are promoted as smoking cessation aids, similar to nicotine patches and nicotine gum....more

A Fifth Marlboro Man Dies of Smoking Related Illness

Eric Lawson, an actor who portrayed the iconic figure of Marlboro Man, has died at the age of 72. He died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease caused by smoking....more

Miley Cyrus Can Stop Smoking Cigarettes (and so can you)

According to her hit song “We Can’t Stop”, there are many things Miley Cyrus does not wish to stop. But cigarette smoking is apparently not one of them....more

Health Query: Are E-Cigarettes Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is really occupied these days. They’re thinking of, and probably already working on, rules for selling electronic cigarettes. With many doctors complaining about the rising use of e-cigarette smokers, perhaps the FDA should hustle. But are electronic cigarettes completely safe?They’re not. To begin with, no electronic device that contains a battery and a heating device is a hundred percent safe. Add to that the nicotine it contains and you have an addicting gadget. However, many believe that electronic cigarettes are much safer than any type of tobacco cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes: Blessing or bane?...more