From Quit To Fit: How To Get Into Shape After Swapping Tobacco For E-cigarettes

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According to The Guardian, spending on gym membership has increased by 44% in the UK this year. At the same time, the proportion of UK adults that currently smoke tobacco has fallen to just 19.3% – the lowest percentage in nearly 80 years.

Maybe the correlation between these two statistics is a coincidence. Nevertheless, it’s impossible to ignore the relationship between people quitting cigarettes and their desire to get into better shape.

With an estimated 1.3 million regular e-cigarette users in the UK, it’s fair to say that a large number of recent tobacco quitters have done so with aid of vaping. If you’re a heavy smoker looking to get into fitness, the good news is that switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes can also help you exercise effectively.

How can electronic cigarettes help with regaining fitness?

Speaking to Unbound, Professor Robert West of University College London provided two reasons why electronic cigarettes can help smokers regain fitness through exercise:

  1. Traditional cigarettes contain tobacco, e-cigarettes don’t. Therefore switching to vaping can help clear your lungs, which dramatically improves your capacity for exercise.
  2. When you smoke, one in 20 blood cells get tied up with carbon monoxide. When you switch to vaping, these cells are once again freed to carry oxygen around your body.

Slow and steady wins the race

When exercising, the most important thing is to ensure that you increase your heart rate gradually, while also ensuring your lungs start to work more than usual. That said, if you have been a heavy smoker for years, the chances are you’ve done very little exercise in that time. If this is the case, it’s best to start off slow and steady by:

  • Doing just 15 minutes of gentle exercise every day at first
  • Keeping things simple by going for a brisk walk around the block, or in your local park
  • Every few days, increasing the duration of the gentle exercise by around 5 minutes

Upping your level

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When you get a point when you can comfortably walk at a brisk pace for 40 minutes or more, you’re ready to progress to the next level. Perhaps the most natural progression from walking briskly is start jogging, although you could also try swimming or cycling.

How you exercise is up to you. But the most important thing to remember is you need to keep pushing yourself so that your heart rate continues to elevate gradually while exercising.

Many fitness instructors will use a scale called the perceived rate of exhaustion (PRE) to judge how hard you’re exercising. On this scale, one is not moving at all, and 10 is exercising as hard as your possibly can. When upping your level, start exercising at about a five or six on this scale, and work your way up by:

  • Once again, doing 15 minutes of more intense exercise every day
  • Every few days, adding five minutes to your regime
  • Stopping when you can once again manage 40 minutes of more intense exercise

Before and after intense exercise – and jogging, in particular – it’s important that you perform the appropriate stretches to avoid causing yourself an injury. For more information, Nerd Fitness have created an excellent guide on how to stretch after a workout.

What to eat and drink when exercising

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If you are serious about getting fit after ditching cigarettes, you will need to tweak your diet to ensure that you get the nutrition you need before and after exercising. This guide provides an excellent overview of the types of food you should be eating to fuel your fitness regime.

If you’re looking to get fit after ditching cigarettes, however, there are certain foods that can also help your body detox:

Carrots: The red-orange pigment found in carrots, sweet potatoes, mangoes and some other orange plants and fruits is called beta-carotene. This pigment is extremely rich in vitamin A, which helps the body to maintain healthy skin and membrane such as your lungs’ inner walls.

Broccoli: Brassica vegetables such as broccoli, kale and sprouts are rich in isothiocyanate. This chemical compound is proven to help prevent lung cancer.

Oranges: Smoking lowers your body’s vitamin C levels. So oranges, guavas, kiwis, berries or any other fruits rich in vitamin C are great for ex-tobacco smokers to eat.

Antioxidants: Antioxidants are great for promoting good health and fighting disease. Examples of foods that are rich in antioxidants include prunes, raisins, blueberries and even dark chocolate.

Don’t give up

After years of smoking tobacco, creating a fitness regime – and sticking to it – is going to be difficult. Even if you don’t see results straight away, if you get into the habit of doing a little bit of exercise every day, they will eventually come. For this reason, the most important thing is not to give up.


If you’re a heavy smoker looking to get into fitness, making the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes can help. Our range of easy-to-use iCig Electronic Cigarette Starter Kits include everything you’ll need to start vaping straight away – including an e-cig, charger, case and refill cartridges.

Alternatively, if you want to learn more about the additional benefits of switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes, check out our guide: To Vape or Not to Vape? Investigating the Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes.

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Taste Sensation: 7 Amazing Foods to Try After Quitting Cigarettes

Taste Sensation: 7 Amazing Foods to Try After Quitting Cigarettes

Did you know that smokers are twice more likely to suffer from a reduced sense of smell than non-smokers? Because aroma accounts for around 80% of how we experience flavour, many smokers experience a dulled sense of taste, which can cause even the most delicious foods to become less appealing over time.

The good news, however, is that many smokers who have made the switch to electronic cigarettes immediately notice a reinvigorated sense of smell and taste. For this reason, if you’re a smoker, swapping tobacco for vapour can help you to fully appreciate both the smell of freshly cut grass and the taste of food for the first time in years.

So if you have – or are thinking about – stubbing out cigarettes in favour of e-cigs, here are seven amazing foods you should consider treating your rejuvenated taste buds to straight away.


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What do both McDonalds and Burger King have in common? That’s right, they both make billions of dollars of profit each year for selling what are essentially incredibly average burgers. The thing is the combination of bread, meat and salad is so damn tasty that neither restaurant juggernaut has to make the world’s best burger to keep people coming back for more.

That said, if you are planning to celebrate the return of your all singing, all dancing taste buds, you should definitely treat yourself to a hamburger that’s just a little bit more special.

So if you’re looking for a little bit of inspiration before coming over all ‘Vincent van Scoff’ or ‘Gannet Jackson’, check out this five-star hamburger recipe from



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A century ago, lobster was a food for the poor, charmingly nicknamed ‘the cockroach of the sea’. In recent years though, thanks to an army of Michelin star-standard chefs and highbrow eateries, lobster has been placed on the cultural pedestal marked ‘expensive’.

Although things haven’t quite gone full-circle, lobsters are now available for a tenner or less in supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Asda. Consequently, no matter what your budget is, lobster is once again a viable dinner option for everyone.

If you don’t know your pincher claw from your tail fin, here’s a list of 16 fantastic recipes using lobster that anyone can make.

Neapolitan Pizza


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Pizza has lost its identity. By introducing hot dog stuffed crusts, cheese rolls and a ton of other bizarre combinations, chains such as Pizza Hut and Dominoes have re-defined what pizza is for millions of people. However, turning pizza into the food world’s version of a strutting peacock isn’t necessarily a good thing.

Modern pizza was invented in Naples in 1889, and although it’s relatively simple in construction, for many, it remains the world’s tastiest food. The exact ingredients of what constitutes as Neapolitan pizza is protected under EU law – and for this reason, the finest example of this food is still found in Italy.

However, if you fancy having a stab at baking one yourself, here’s a fantastic recipe to get you started.

Dark Chocolate

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Before Christopher Columbus loaded the Cacao bean onto his ship after his fourth mission to the Americas in the 16th century, chocolate was unknown to Europeans. Since then, the coca bean’s history charts the rise of a lip-licking global phenomenon.

But did you know that if you side-step surgery milk chocolate and anything produced by super-brands, chocolate is also surprisingly good for you? This is because dark chocolate – i.e. chocolate that has a cocoa content of above 70% – possesses excellent anti-oxidant qualities, which is good for heart health and staving off certain cancers.

If you’re wondering what dark chocolate to try, here’s a list of five tasty bars that will have you slobbering like Pavlov’s dog.

Canadian Poutine

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Everyone loves cheese. Most people enjoy a chip or two. And anyone that doesn’t love to smother their roast dinner with a liberal helping of gravy doesn’t deserve to dine on fine food anyway.

But chips, cheese and gravy cast together in a triumvirate of culinary amazingness? Yeah, you’re right, it sounds disgusting – in reality, though, it’s anything but.

Our Canadian cousins tells us poutine is best served at 3am, after several pints, which kind of makes it a lot like a North American version of a doner kebab.

If you fancy having a stab at cooking real Canadian poutine yourself, here’s a five-star recipe put together by



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It’s quite possible that Rendang is a food that has yet to become acquainted with your taste buds. If this is the case, you will have to remedy this fact very quickly. When the American news network CNN conducted a global survey to find the world’s 50 best foods, Rendang was an overwhelming winner.

For the uninitiated, Rendang is beef stew that is left to simmer with coconut milk and a mixture of lemongrass, galangal, garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilies.

The recipe is cooked to perfection in many Indonesian restaurants throughout the country. However, as well as being undeniably delicious, Rendang is incredibly easy to rustle up, and here’s a recipe that will help make the task even simpler.

Parma Ham

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Many hams selected from farms and sold at British supermarkets cut off a large proportion of the fat before packaging it. This is done in the misguided belief that they are selling you a healthier, tastier product. However authentic Parma ham wears its trimmings of fat as a badge of honour, and is all the more delicious for it.

Although Parma ham doesn’t need an accompaniment to be enjoyed, it is perhaps one of the most versatile foods in the world. For this reason, you will often see it folded around chunks of perfectly ripe melon, sitting on top of pizzas and complementing a wide selection of salads.

In fact, paper-thin slices of Parma ham improve the taste of almost any food, and the real thing can now be bought direct from Italy online.

Have you recently switched to electronic cigarettes and discovered/rediscovered the taste of a food you love?

If you want to swap traditional cigarettes for a healthier hit of nicotine and kick-start your taste buds, take a look at our range of iCig Electronic Cigarette Starter Kits. These easy to use e-cigarette starter kits include everything you’ll need to start vaping today – including an e-cig, charger, case and refill cartridges.

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Nicotine Uncovered: The Facts All Vapers Need To Know

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Cigarettes cause cancer, ergo nicotine causes cancer. This is a common and completely false misconception associated with nicotine. It’s true that nicotine is not 100% healthy. However it’s the tar, toxins and the multitude of other lung and body destroying chemicals within cigarette tobacco that does the damage.

So now we’ve cleared up the fact that it doesn’t cause cancer, here are the other facts about nicotine that all vapers need to know.

Nicotine is a poison

Yep, this one is true – and if you absorb enough nicotine, it could even kill you. Standard textbooks and medical journals indicate that it would take around 60mg to kill the average adult. In cigarette terms, that’s around the same as smoking 30 to 40 fags in a relatively short amount of time.

Obviously, that’s a lot of nicotine to ingest. Nonetheless, as a vaper, there are still several very important things to consider, including:

  • Keep your e-liquid refills and cartomsiers out of the reach of small children, as they are more susceptible to potential nicotine poisoning. For the record, all the e-liquids that we sell come in a compliant child-proof bottle (CHIPP), so they are safe from young hands.
  • Make sure you buy e-liquid refills form certified suppliers. Again, our e-liquid is subject to rigorous testing and adheres to the highest approved European standards for safety.

Nicotine is addictive

You have may have heard some reports that nicotine is more addictive than heroine. While the studies that support these claims are somewhat inconclusive, there is no doubt that nicotine is a highly addictive drug.

That said, many studies – including this one – have concluded that smokers are addicted to the physiological aspect of smoking as much as the nicotine itself. For clarity, by physiological, we mean the feel and satisfaction that smokers experience when holding and drawing form a cigarette.

For this reason, it is possible to surmise that, in the act of smoking, the addictive properties of nicotine are exaggerated because smokers are also physiologically hooked to cigarettes.

In fact, one of the reasons why smokers find making the switch to e-cigarettes easy is because they mimic the physiological side of cigarettes so well. For more information about this subject, take a look at our blog: 5 Reasons Why Electronic Cigarettes Work.

Nicotine is a stimulant

To be precise, nicotine is a biphasic – which means it both stimulates and relaxes you.

In small doses, it acts as a stimulant and therefore increases the physiological and nervous activity in your body. In particular, nicotine increases the heart rate and blood pressure – however, in sensible doses, no more than an average cup of coffee.

Conversely, in larger quantities, nicotine can help to relax you, which is why a lot of smokers immediately turn to their cigarettes in situations of high stress.

Nicotine is good for the brain

Now that we’re done with the bad stuff, here comes the revelation that, in certain contexts, nicotine is good for you.

Long story short, nicotine triggers the acetylcholine receptors in the brain, which stimulates several key brain chemicals – including serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Subsequently, a whole host of  HYPERLINK “”studies has collected evidence that suggests stimulating these chemicals with nicotine can help with depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments.

For a longer, more detailed exploration of the health benefits of nicotine, check out our guide: ‘Introducing The World’s Most Surprising Wonder Drug: Nicotine’.

Nicotine makes you feel less hungry

Nicotine suppresses your appetite. This has been known for a long time, and historians have provided details about how nicotine was first given to soldiers before battle to suppress their hunger and to keep them focused for fighting.

Although nothing so drastic is needed nowadays, there’s no escaping the fact that nicotine makes you less hungry. For some smokers, this fact has acted as a deterrent for quitting, due to the fear of putting on weight.

If you do smoke, and you’re worried you’ll gain weight if you do quit, a nicotine replacement treatment such as e-cigarettes can help allay those fears.

 If you want to swap traditional cigarettes for an alternative hit of nicotine, take a look at our range of iCig Electronic Cigarette Starter Kits. These easy to use e-cigarette starter kits include everything you’ll need to start vaping today – including an e-cig, charger, case and refill cartridges.

Alternatively, if you want to learn more about making the switch to electronic cigarettes, check out our guide: To Vape or Not To Vape? Investigating the Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes.

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What 10 Leading Health Experts Have to Say about E-cigs

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These days, electronic cigarettes are rarely outside the news. As you’re probably aware, the press often don’t have a nice word to say about these revolutionary devices. However, most of these articles are written by journalists – not health professionals – and often use suspect sources to support their shaky arguments.

To help you cut through the negative stories and get to the truth, here are what 10 bonafide health experts have to say about e-cigarettes. So sit back, grab a cup of tea and get ready to discover why millions of smokers worldwide have made the switch to a much healthier hit of nicotine.

  1. Professor Peter Hajek

Peter Hajek is a British psychologist who works at Queen Mary University of London. At the university, he works as the professor of clinical psychology and director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine’s Tobacco Dependence Research Unit. Hajek has won acclaim for his research into quitting smoking, which includes comprehensive studies into treatments such as nicotine nasal spray and lozenges.

On the King’s College London blog, Professor Peter Hajek had this to say about electronic cigarettes:

“There are currently two products competing for smokers’ custom. One, the conventional cigarette, endangers users and bystanders and recruits new customers from among non-smoking children who try it. The other, e-cigarette, is orders of magnitude safer, poses no risk to bystanders, and generates negligible rates of regular use among non-smoking children who try it.”

  1. Professor Robert West

Robert West is professor of health psychology and director of tobacco studies at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College London. Previously, he worked for the NHS as an advisor to the Department of Health Tobacco Policy Team.

When speaking to The Guardian in 2013, Professor Robert West had this to say about electronic cigarettes:

“We have such a massive opportunity here. It would be a shame to let it slip away by being overly cautious. E-cigarettes are about as safe as you can get. We know about the health risks of nicotine from studies in Sweden into the use of “Snus”, a smokeless tobacco. Nicotine is not what kills you when you smoke tobacco. E-cigarettes are probably about as safe as drinking coffee. All they contain is water vapour, nicotine and propylene glycol [which is used to help vaporise the liquid nicotine].”

  1. Professor John Britton

Professor John Britton teaches at the University of Nottingham in the area of epidemiology, public health and tobacco policy. He is also the director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) – a network of tobacco and alcohol research groups. The professor specialises in smoking prevention and avoidable causes of chronic respiratory diseases.

When speaking to the BBC, Professor John Britton had this to say about electronic cigarettes:

“If all the smokers in Britain stopped smoking cigarettes and started smoking e-cigarettes, we would save 5 million deaths in people who are alive today. It’s a massive potential public health prize.”

  1. Dr Murray Laugesen

Dr Murray Laugesen is New Zealand’s most experienced researcher on cigarettes and smoking policy. Among his many career highlights, he founded Health New Zealand Ltd and worked as the principal medical officer for the Department of Health in his home country.

In a recent row over a far-reaching report that criticised e-cigarettes, Dr Murray Laugesen had this to say:

“[People] are not going to die from an e-cigarette – but they could die tomorrow from a heart attack due to their smoking. The carcinogens that we have found are in very, very small quantities, just above the level of detection.”

  1. Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos

Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a cardiologist and, arguably, electronic cigarette’s loudest supporting voice. He was the first person to study the impact of electronic cigarette usage on the heart and has since published many studies and papers championing their benefits.

At the E-cigarette Summit in London 2014, Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos had this to say:

“The most important toxins in cigarette smoke are missing – those that remain are orders of magnitude lower. Risk reduction of e-cigs is at least 95%, and probably 99.”

  1. Dr Jean-François Etter

Professor Jean-François Etter works at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. As an internationally renowned expert on the subject, he has published research that has shaped our wider understanding of e-cigarette usage. He also boasts over 18 years’ experience of conducting studies into smoking prevention research.

In a recent interview, Dr Jean-François Etter had this to say about electronic cigarettes:

“Even if there are long-term vapers, this is not a problem, as long as they quit smoking. The problem is combusted tobacco, not nicotine. At the dosage used by vapers or users of nicotine gums or patches, nicotine is not toxic. Long term vaping is not a public health problem; not any more than long term use of nicotine gums.”

  1. Dr Joel Nitzkin

Dr Joel Nitzkin is chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians. Since the early 1970s, Dr Joel Nitzkin has been a crucial innovator in public health and healthcare administration in the US.

Here’s what he had to say in a recent interview about electronic cigarettes:

“We have every reason to believe that the hazard posed by e-cigarettes would be much lower than one percent, probably lower than one tenth of one percent of the hazard posed by regular cigarettes.

If we get all tobacco smokers to switch from regular cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, we would eventually reduce the US death toll from more than 400,000 a year to less than 4,000, maybe as low as 400.”

  1. Professor Brad Rodu

Brad Rodu is a professor of medicine at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He is also a senior scientist at James Graham Brown Cancer Centre. Professor Rodu’s background is primarily in dentistry and oral pathology – however, he is also responsible for a large body of research into tobacco harm reduction.

In a paper published by the Harm Reduction Journal, Professor Brad Rodu wrote this about electronic cigarettes:

“E-cigs might be the most promising product for tobacco harm reduction to date, because, besides delivering nicotine vapour without the combustion products that are responsible for nearly all of smoking’s damaging effect, they also replace some of the rituals associated with smoking behaviour.”

  1. Dr Gilbert Ross

Dr Gilbert Ross is the Senior Director of Medicine and Public Health at the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). As a consequence of his position, he has written or co-written hundreds of publications that span a wide-range of public health-based topics.

On the online magazine for the American Enterprise Institute, Dr Gilbert Ross wrote this about electronic cigarettes:

Prohibiting the safest form of nicotine delivery will increase, not stem, cigarette-related deaths. Truly informing smokers about reduced-risk nicotine products, such as e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, and increasing access to these products is a good way to save millions of lives.”

  1. Professor Peter Killeen

Peter Killeen is a professor of psychology at Arizona State University. In addition, he is Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists and has also won a Senior Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health. Primarily, Peter Killeen specialises in the field of behavioural neuroscience.

In a video by United Vapers Network published on YouTube, Professor Peter Killeen had this to say about e-cigarettes:

“If you could switch from cigarettes to vaping, there’s no evidence in the world right now that say’s this wouldn’t be better for your health, there’s an awful lot of evidence that suggests it would be better for your health.”


If you want to swap traditional cigarettes for a healthier hit of nicotine, take a look at our range of iCig Electronic Cigarette Starter Kits. These easy to use e-cigarette starter kits include everything you’ll need to start vaping today – including an e-cig, charger, case and refill cartridges.

Alternatively, if you want to learn more about making the switch to electronic cigarettes, check out our guide: To Vape or Not To Vape? Investigating the Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes.


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Introducing The World’s Most Surprising Wonder Drug: Nicotine

For many, nicotine has an infamous reputation. Everyone knows it’s the addictive drug within cigarettes that makes them extremely hard to quit. For this reason, nicotine’s standing has become associated with the fact that smoking kills. However, it’s not nicotine that does the damage – it’s actually the tar and the countless carcinogens that are produced when tobacco burns.

In actual fact, research now shows that nicotine is no more harmful for you than an average cup of coffee. But what will probably be more surprising to you is the fact that nicotine actually possesses a whole host of health benefits. Yes, you read that correctly – nicotine can be good for you! So read on and discover the evidence that backs up this surprising claim.

Nicotine is good for the brain

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Nicotine works by triggering receptors in the brain, which regulate the release of chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine. Consequently, it is possible to use nicotine to treat some problems with cognitive function.

Although the health benefits of nicotine might come as a revelation, the first scientific studies looking into this subject were carried out decades ago.

In 1966, Harold Kahn, an epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health, published a study that included some interesting findings. Using health insurance data on nearly 300,000 veterans who served in the U.S. army between 1917 and 1940, Khan sought to find links between smoking and people’s health.

Unsurprisingly, he found a causal link between smoking and diseases such as cancer and emphysema. However, he also noticed the non-smokers in the pool of data he was studying were three times more likely to develop Parkinson’s than the smokers.

His conclusion: nicotine reduces the risk of Parkinson’s disease.

Of course, it’s easy to pass these findings off as an anomaly. Yet there have been many more studies since that have drawn a similar conclusion. For example, this 2012 study by Maryka Quik successfully used nicotine to treat monkeys with Parkinson’s disease.

So, why is nicotine good for Parkinson’s?

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Through study, it has become apparent that nicotine increases the level of dopamine that your brain produces.

For those that don’t know, dopamine is a neurotransmitter and one of the chemicals that is responsible for transmitting signals that help boost attention and reward-seeking behaviours such as gambling and drug addiction.

However, dopamine also helps control movement. And this is crucial in relation to Parkinson’s – a disease that is characterised by shaking and difficulty with coordinating movement.

In the brain, the striatum regulates and controls movement, and it is located next to the terminal that emits dopamine. Even in small doses, nicotine increases the level of dopamine in the brain, which, in turn, helps to eliminate uncontrolled movements that are typical of Parkinson’s.

It’s all about the dopamine

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In addition to Parkinson’s, by increasing the level of dopamine in the brain, nicotine can help treat several other cognitive impairments – including depression and schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health disorder that causes hallucinations, delusions and altered behaviour in suffers. Statistically, those who suffer with the condition are far more likely to be addicted to nicotine.

Several studies – including this one published by Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews – suggests that dopamine improves cognitive functions related to memory and attention. As a result, nicotine can help to reduce the severity of schizophrenia’s most negative symptoms.

This article, meanwhile, outlines a study where nicotine was used in a similar fashion to treat depression sufferers. The study found that subjects who wore a nicotine patch for at least eight days experienced a significant decline in symptoms of depression.

Again, the study links this to the subjects’ increased production of dopamine, which also helps the brain regulate mood.

Cognitive enhancement

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This study published in Neurology – one of the most widely read and highly-cited peer-reviewed journals in its field – suggests that nicotine can also help improve memory loss.

The controlled trial included a study of 74 non-smokers with a range of mild cognitive impairments (MCI). The scientists gave 39 people in the trial a nicotine patch daily. The remaining 35 people were given a placebo drug. The subjects did not know whether they were given a genuine nicotine patch or a placebo.

The subjects that received the nicotine patches found that their long-term memory returned to around 46% of its former capacity. On the other hand, those who were given a placebo, experienced a 26% decline in their long-term memory capabilities over the course of six months.

For this reason, many scientists believe nicotine could form the basis for a drug that helps to treat Alzheimer’s sometime in the near future.

Nicotine is good for the brain and the body

Besides the brain benefits outlined above, nicotine also possesses qualities that can help treat conditions that affect the rest of the body.

One such condition is ulcerative colitis. Similar to Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that is more common in non-smokers and ex-smokers. For this reason, some scientists believe the anti-inflammatory properties of nicotine can help to fight the disease.

For instance, this paper, published by the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, provides details of a clinical study where 16 patients suffering with left-sided colitis were administered nicotine patches in addition to their regular treatments. In the vast majority of cases, the patients reported significant improvements in their condition over the course of the study.

Nicotine can help fight obesity

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One of the most commonly observed side-effects of quitting smoking is putting on weight. For some smokers, this puts them off the idea of quitting – despite the obvious health benefits.

Now there is scientific proof that nicotine has appetite-suppressing properties. This post, published by ABC science, provides details of a study where researchers fed mice nicotine daily for a month. As a result of being given nicotine daily, the mice reduced their food intake by as much as 50%.

What’s more, the overall body fat of the mice also reduced by 15 to 20%. A statistic that correlates with the fact that, on average, smokers are close to half a stone lighter than non-smokers.

Of course, taking up smoking to lose weight is not a good idea. But if you do smoke and you are worried that you will put on weight if you quit, a safe nicotine replacement treatment can help soothe those fears.

Nicotine can help fight the onset of arthritis

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Do you remember when we were talking about the anti-inflammatory properties of nicotine? Well, this may also help prevent inflammation of the joints, which is one of the major causes of arthritis.

This recent study, which involved 11,000 elderly Australian men, discovered people who smoked were 51% less likely to need surgery for replacement hips and knees.

Once weight and other factors had also been taken into account, the study concluded that nicotine stimulated the cells found in joint cartilage and helped to reduce the severity of arthritis.

Final thoughts

There are many possible health benefits that nicotine possesses. However, if you don’t currently use nicotine, this isn’t an excuse to start. Nicotine is still a stimulant and, therefore, has several adverse effects like increasing your heart rate.

Having said that, if you are a current smoker, the benefits of nicotine outlined in this blog should not be ignored. This is because they provide one of the best reasons yet to start using a safer form of nicotine delivery – such as electronic cigarettes.

As one of the oldest electronic cigarette companies in the UK, our aim is to help make your switch from smoking to using e-cigs as simple as possible. That’s why our electronic cigarette starter kits include everything you’ll need to get started – including an e-cig, charger, case and refill cartridges.

If you want to swap traditional cigarettes for a healthier hit of nicotine, grab an iCig Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit today.

Alternatively, if you want more information about the benefits of e-cigarettes, check out our guide: To Vape or Not To Vape? Investigating the Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes


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5 Reasons Why Electronic Cigarettes Work

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In the decade or so since they were first introduced, an estimated 2.6 million adults in the UK have used an electronic cigarette. As their popularity has surged, so too has the volume of research that seeks to improve our collective understanding of these revolutionary devices.

Public Health England, for example, recently published a report that concluded electronic cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco, and could be a ‘game changer’ when it comes to persuading people to quit smoking.

Faced with such information, it is now impossible to argue that electronic cigarettes are not an effective device. However, these statistics don’t answer the question: why do e-cigarettes work? So, let’s take a look at the five main reasons why they help people become ex-smokers.

  1. Vaping mimics smoking traditional cigarettes

Everyone knows that the nicotine is an addictive psychoactive drug. But fewer people actually realise that most smokers are also bio-behaviourally addicted to smoking. Put simply, this means that a combination of emotional factors that involve both the mind and body also keep smokers addicted to cigarettes.

This means in addition to a physical addiction to nicotine, most smokers are addicted to the act of smoking. Or, in other words, they are also addicted to the feel and the routine of smoking.

Because e-cigarettes work in a similar way to tobacco cigarettes, they are able to fit seamlessly into the daily routine of smokers. And this is a huge factor behind the success of electronic cigarettes.

  1. Users are quitting smoking, not nicotine

Nicotine is the addictive element within tobacco cigarettes that keeps smokers hooked. Yet it is not the element within tobacco that ends the life of two out of every three smokers early. That unwanted honour goes to the vast combination of carcinogens that burning tobacco creates.

In actual fact, nicotine is relatively harmless and is no worse for you than a regular cup of coffee. For this reason, most smokers are not in a rush to quit nicotine – they just want to find a safer way of enjoying a hit then smoking tobacco.

By delivering nicotine into the lungs via a vapour that does not contain tobacco, electronic cigarettes, therefore, provide a safe way to enjoy a hit that many smokers have been craving.

  1. Electronic cigarettes make people feel a lot healthier

Stating that electronic cigarettes are 95% safer than traditional cigarettes is a striking statistic. However, it does little to explain the physical benefits to health that making the switch to e-cigarettes can provide.

For instance, after transitioning to electronic cigarettes, many people find their smoker’s cough starts to dramatically improve. Plus, because e-cigarettes do not contain the huge number of toxins found in tobacco smoke, e-cigarettes can also help improve the poor lung capacity and circulation of long-term smokers.

For this reason, even just a short time after making the switch, many smokers start to feel a drastic improvement in their overall physical health.

To read more about how electronic cigarettes make people feel a lot healthier, check out our guide: To Vape or Not To Vape? Investigating the Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes.

  1. Because e-cigs are cheaper, users have more money to spend

In the UK, a packet of premium brand cigarettes currently costs around £8.99. If you smoke 20 cigarettes a day, that’s just under £63 a week you spend on cigarettes. Over the course of a month and a year, that sum increases to around £279 and £3,285 respectively. By anyone’s measure, that’s a lot of money to spend on something that could kill you.

By comparison, e-cigarettes are a lot cheaper. For instance, our electronic cigarette kits start from just £13.99. For that sum you get an e-cigarette, charger, and three refill cartridges that collectively contain the same amount of nicotine found in 100 cigarettes. After that, you can buy refill cartridges in bulk from us for as little as £1.15 each.

When you consider that each refill cartridge we sell contains as much nicotine as 20 cigarettes, you begin to realise the potential savings you can make by switching to e-cigs are huge.

  1. Vaping becomes a hobby

For many people new to electronic cigarettes, vaping becomes a hobby. For example, there are different flavours to enjoy and e-cig strengths to try. What’s more, because so many other people are making the switch, there’s a massive vaping community you can share and enjoy the whole experience with.

To make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs as simple as possible, our electronic starter kits include everything you need to start vaping right away. However, if you need more information before committing to the switch, take a look at our guide: Everything a Beginner Needs To Know About Electronic Cigarettes.

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E-cigs Versus Smoking: How Do They Compare?

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Electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine without the harmful effects of tobacco smoke. For this reason, they have become incredibly popular with smokers looking for a healthier way to enjoy a nicotine hit.

Moreover, on average, e-cigarettes are much cheaper than tobacco-based cigarettes, so they are good for the wallet as well as the lungs.

But in what other areas do e-cigs stand up against tobacco cigarettes? Read on to discover how they compare for feel and taste, tobacco versus vapour, and the impact on your everyday life.

The feel and taste

For many first time vapers, the first thing they notice is the difference in weight between an e-cig and a traditional cigarette. Because a significant part of what makes people addicted to cigarettes is bio-behavioural, it can take some smokers a little while to get used to the alternative feel of e-cigs.

However, if you crave the flavour of traditional cigarettes, you will be pleased to hear that you can buy e-liquids that mimic the distinctive tang of your favourite smokes.

Having said that, many new vapers decide to dip their toe into a world full of weird and wonderful flavours that e-cigs can offer the connoisseur. Thus, e-cigs allow you to enjoy a coffee or a pint with apple or vanilla flavoured vapour, if you should so choose.


Tobacco versus vapour

E-cig vapour is water-based, and its other ingredients usually include vegetable glycerine, liquid nicotine and FSA approved flavourings. For this reason, inhaling e-cig vapour feels different to inhaling tobacco smoke.

If you have smoked traditional cigarettes for years, you will be used to taking short, hard draws to generate the amount of smoke you want. However, when using an electronic cigarette, you will need to take slower, steadier draws to generate the level of vapour that will provide a satisfying hit of nicotine.

For more information about tobacco versus vapour, you can read our blog: How Do You Use An Electronic Cigarette?

Impact on everyday life

E-cig vapour does not smell like tobacco smoke. For this reason, if you decide to make the switch to electronic cigarettes, your clothes and breath will no longer smell like stale smoke. In addition, because they do not contain tobacco, e-cigarettes do not yellow your teeth and can help improve the quality of your smile.

Although some establishments are beginning to ban the use of e-cigs, vaping is still exempt from the majority of smoking bans that exist throughout the UK.  This means that by making the switch to electronic cigarettes, you can once again enjoy a hit of nicotine while out with friends or family that don’t smoke.

What’s more, you can enjoy your electronic cigarette in public guilt free. This is because the second-hand vapour created by electronic cigarettes is proven to be far less harmful than the second-hand smoke created by traditional cigarettes.

Final thoughts

So there you have it, an e-cigarette comparison that looks beyond the obvious health and financial benefits.

To make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs as simple as possible, our electronic starter kits include everything you need to start vaping right away. However, if you need more information before joining the vaping revolution, you can refer to our guide: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know about Electronic Cigarettes.

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To Vape or Not To Vape? Investigating the Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes

A new report commissioned by Public Health England reveals that e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco. For this reason, many health experts are predicting that electronic cigarettes could be prescribed by the NHS in the future to help smokers quit.

If you’re a current smoker who’s currently mulling over the decision to vape or not to vape, these findings could provide the ‘game changer’ you’re looking for. With that thought in mind, and using this new research as a spring board, we’ve decided to investigate the health, financial and social benefits you can enjoy by making the switch to electronic cigarettes.


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So experts now believe that e-cigarettes are a massive 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes. But why have they come to this conclusion? Well, let’s take a look at the evidence.

First of all, nicotine is the chemical within traditional cigarettes that keeps smokers hooked. Yet nicotine is no less bad for you then a daily dose of caffeine. This is because it’s actually the innumerable number of toxic chemicals that tobacco produces when burned that ends the life of two out of every three smokers early.

Conversely, electronic cigarettes deliver nicotine without burning tobacco. For this reason, the new report commissioned by Public Health England has concluded that electronic cigarettes are much safer than tobacco. And while they admit that e-cigarettes do still produce some toxic chemicals, they are far fewer and far less potent than those produced by traditional cigarettes.

Professor Kevin Fenton of Public Health England, has gone on record to say:

“E-cigarettes are not completely risk-free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm.”

So, what positive physical effects can switching to electronic cigarettes have on your health?

It’s okay saying that e-cigarettes are 95% safer than tobacco, but what does that mean in real terms? Here we take a look at the positive effects on physical health that switching to electronic cigarettes can have for you.

Say goodbye to your smoker’s cough

The first health benefit that many smokers will notice after taking the decision to vape is the sudden disappearance of that horrible smoker’s cough.

Remember the overabundance of toxic chemicals in tobacco that we were talking about earlier? When these chemicals continually bombard the back of your throat, they create a build-up of mucus, which is responsible for that smoker’s cough.

However, because e-cigarettes don’t contain these toxins, electronic cigarettes can help to consign that ravaged throat and the resulting smoker’s cough to a thing of the past.

Start to breathe more easily

On a similar theme, the toxins found in tobacco are also responsible for giving your lungs a tough time of it. To get into specifics, the hydrogen cyanide inherent in tobacco makes it hard for your lungs to clear themselves as they naturally would. In addition, the cocktail of other toxins can cause your lungs to swell, which constricts the flow of air.

With e-cigs, there is no hydrogen cyanide or many other toxins, so your lungs will once again enjoy the capacity to repair themselves naturally. So although you shouldn’t expect to run the 100 meters in 10 seconds flat anytime soon, making the switch to e-cigs should make climbing your stairs a whole lot easier.

Improve your blood circulation

You’ve heard of carbon monoxide, right? Well, it’s another damaging chemical that is found in cigarettes, and it basically acts as a thief of oxygen in your blood, which has a severe adverse effect on your circulation.

But guess what? If you haven’t cottoned on to the theme by now, carbon monoxide is yet another chemical that electronic cigarettes do not contain. Thus, making the switch to e-cigs can also help to improve your blood circulation – drastically!


Save Money with Vaping

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As every man and their dog from here to Timbuktu knows, smoking is very expensive. The main culprit for the average price of cigarettes currently standing at £7.98 is rising taxation. And with this trend showing no sign of slowing any time soon, the cost of cigarettes is only going to increase.

However, making the switch from tobacco to electronic cigarettes can help prevent your money from going up in smoke – in more ways than one. This is because using electronic cigarettes is much cheaper than smoking traditional cigarettes.

You don’t believe us? Well then, let’s do some simple maths:

Our cheapest electronic starter kit costs £13.99. For this price you get an electronic cigarette, a charger and three refill cartridges that collectively contain the equivalent amount of nicotine that you’ll find in 100 traditional cigarettes.

If you take £7.98 as the price of 20 cigarettes, it will cost you just under £40 to buy 100 of your favourite smokes. Obviously, that’s quite a difference from £13.99. However, if you can make the transition from tobacco to electronic cigarettes stick, the potential for savings increases exponentially.

For one, if you’ve bought an electronic cigarette starter kit, you’ll already possess the e-cigarette required for all your vaping needs. After that, you can buy e-cig refill cartridges in bulk – that each contain as much nicotine as 20 cigarettes – from us for as little as £1.15 each.

In short, then, the potential savings involved in making the switch to electronic cigarettes are huge. If you want more information about just how much you could save by making the switch, read our blog: How Much Money Can You Save with Electronic Cigarettes?


Social Benefits of Vaping

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In recent years, as awareness around the health risks that cigarettes possess has increased, a stigma had grown around smoking. Thus, many people view puffing away on a crafty cigarette as socially unacceptable. However, making the switch to electronic cigarettes can help solve this problem – and here’s the reasons why:

No smell – Cigarettes produce a rancid stale smell that rests on smoker’s clothes and breath, following them everywhere they go.  On the other hand, e-cigarettes don’t produce that same smell. This means by taking up e-cigs you can wave goodbye to stinking clothes, smoke-ravaged homes and fag breath in one fell swoop.

No more going outside – E-cigarettes don’t create tobacco smoke. For this reason, they are exempt from the vast majority of smoking bans across the UK. So now when you’re at the pub with your mates, you will no longer need to head outside into the cold and rain when the need for a nicotine hit arises.

No second-hand smoke – The negative effects of passive smoking are well documented. However, scientific studies suggests that second-hand vapour is much less harmful than tobacco smoke. Thus, electronic cigarettes are much safer to smoke around other people than traditional cigarettes.

Bring back your taste – The taste buds of smokers become flattened and less receptive over years of using cigarettes. However, because e-cigarette vapour is less harsh than tobacco smoke, many people new to vaping begin to notice that their sense of taste becomes a lot stronger shortly after making the switch.

So, are you ready to join the vaping revolution?

As you can see, making the switch to electronic cigarettes creates a multitude of benefits in relation to your health, finances and social life.

As one of the oldest electronic cigarette companies in the UK, our aim is to help make your switch from smoking to using e-cigs as simple as possible. That’s why our electronic cigarette starter kits include everything you’ll need to get started – including an e-cig, charger, case and refill cartridges.

So if you want to swap traditional cigarettes for a healthier hit of nicotine, grab an iCig Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit today.

Alternatively, if you need more information before making the switch from traditional cigarettes, you can refer to our guide: Everything a Beginner Needs to Know about Electronic Cigarettes.

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Stop The Press: 10 Common Electronic Cigarette Myths Exposed

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You’ve probably seen or heard many reports that have attempted to discredit the excellent reputation that e-cigs are starting to generate. Unfortunately, it’s a sad but true fact of life that naysayers will always fight to have their voice heard the loudest. This fact is as true today as it has ever been.

So to help you make the distinction between fact and fiction in the world of vaping, here is a list of the top 10 common myths about electronic cigarettes.

Myth #1: E-cigs are bad for you because nicotine is bad for you

Yes, nicotine is highly addictive. But there have been a huge number of studies that reveal the adverse effects of nicotine on the body are minimal. In fact, the reason that cigarettes are bad for you is because they contain tobacco, which creates a huge number of toxic chemicals when burned. The truth, therefore, is that e-cigs are actually better for you because they provide nicotine without the need for tobacco.

Myth #2: Electronic cigarettes are likely to blow up in your face

There have been numerous reports in the media surrounding electronic cigarettes blowing up. However, unless you use them incorrectly, electronic cigarettes remain extremely unlikely to explode. For this reason, you should always read the manufacturer’s instructions before using your electronic cigarette, and only use chargers that are supplied with your device.

Myth # 3: Electronic cigarettes are more expensive than traditional cigarettes

In all honesty, we’re not even sure how this myth came to be. You don’t need to be Einstein or even Alan Turing to do the maths required to debunk this myth. Okay, buying an electronic starter kit is slightly more expensive than buying a packet of your favourite fags.

Yet the refills – which contain the equivalent nicotine found in 20 cigarettes – are massively cheaper than a pack of traditional cigarettes. In actual fact, the difference is so vast, we were inspired to write a post explaining just how much money you could save by switching to electronic cigarettes.

Myth #4: No one knows what’s in e-cigs, which makes them dangerous

This just isn’t the case. Although they’re not required to by law, every reputable electronic cigarette company makes a point of disclosing every ingredient they use to make their e-liquids. Therefore, if you take the time to read the label before vaping, you will definitely know what you’re inhaling. For the record, our e-liquid is made of vegetable glycerine, liquid nicotine and FSA approved food ingredients for the flavours.

Myth #5: E-cig vapour is as harmful as second-hand tobacco smoke

Everyone will be aware of the inherent evils of second-hand tobacco smoke. Heck, it was the main reason that the government introduced a smoking ban across the UK in 2007. Yet the assertion that e-cig vapour is as bad for you as tobacco smoke is entirely false.  In fact, this scientific study into the subject concluded that electronic cigarettes produce very little exposure to toxic chemicals in relation to traditional cigarettes.

Myth #6: E-liquid contains or is made out of anti-freeze

Of all the myths on the list, arguably, this one is the most common. It’s also one of the hardest to believe, surely? Ask yourself: why on earth would a company run the risk of facing a lawsuit by adding such a potentially dangerous component to their e-liquids?  The answer, of course, is that they wouldn’t. In fact, the vast majority of e-cig companies take immense pride in their products and would not wish to compromise their reputation in this manner.

Myth #7: Some e-cigarette flavours are marketed towards teenagers and children

For some, the fact that some electronic cigarette companies manufacture exciting flavours and enticing packaging means that they are targeting teenagers and children. However, you would be surprised how many adults out there enjoy vaping fruity flavours.  Plus, many smokers don’t enjoy the actual taste of traditional cigarettes. So the chance to enjoy a nicotine hit, with the lingering taste of apple, for example, is a more than appealing prospect.

Myth #8:  Electronic cigarettes are a ‘gateway’ to tobacco smoking

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) conducted a report which revealed that only 0.14% of non-smokers use electronic cigarettes, while 11.8% of smokers and 4.8% of ex-smokers do use e-cigs. This suggests that e-cigs are used almost exclusively by smokers and ex-smokers, not children and teenagers looking for a gateway into nicotine usage.

Myth #9: E-cigs are bulky and difficult to use 

You’ve probably been out in public and seen someone using an electronic cigarette that wouldn’t look out of place in the latest Spielberg science-fiction film. This may have given you the impression that all e-cigs are bulky and difficult to use. However, electronic cigarettes come in all shapes and sizes, and our device, the iCig, is one of the sleekest and easiest to use products on the market.

Myth #10: You will quickly revert to smoking traditional cigarettes

Many of our customers who have been smoking for decades have found the iCig to be the ideal alternative to smoking tobacco. We also supply refill cartridges in a variety of strengths. Therefore you will be in no danger of going back to traditional cigarettes because you are not getting the required amount of nicotine your body craves.  For this reason, very few of our customers who make the switch revert back to smoking traditional cigarettes quickly.

To make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs as simple as possible, our electronic starter kits include everything you’ll need to start vaping straight away. However, if you need more information before committing to the switch, take a look at our guide: Everything a Beginner Needs To Know About Electronic Cigarettes.

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5 Important Lessons From The Biggest E-Cigarette Studies

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Just five or so years ago, it’s entirely possible that you had never heard of electronic cigarettes. Yet as more and more people turn to e-cigs as a healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, their popularity has soared to huge heights in a relatively short space of time.

However, because they remain a comparatively new product, for many, e-cigs remain an unknown quantity. For this reason, scientists and research groups have conducted a huge number of studies into these revolutionary products in recent years.

Consequently, our collective level of understanding around electronic cigarettes is starting to catch up with their popularity. So with this thought in mind, we’ve searched high and low to bring you five important lessons from some of the biggest e-cigarette studies conducted to date.

  1. Electronic cigarettes could help you to quit smoking

At the time of writing, electronic cigarettes cannot be marketed as an aid to help quit smoking.  Nonetheless, there have been numerous scientific studies that suggest they can be used as an effective tool to help people stop smoking traditional cigarettes.

One such report conducted a systematic review of six studies that in total included 1,242 participants. It concluded that 18% of participants found that electronic cigarettes helped them to stop smoking. In addition, the report found that vaping was also effective for reducing the daily cigarette consumption of many smokers.

Click here to read the research in full.

  1. Switching from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs has substantial health benefits

The nicotine found in traditional cigarettes doesn’t kill – it’s the toxic cocktail of chemicals that is created when tobacco burns. For this reason, the lack of tobacco in e-cigs has led many people to conclude that electronic cigarettes possess a multitude of health benefits.

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health surveyed over 19,000 users worldwide in a bid to investigate the health benefits of e-cigs. The study found that the health benefits of electronic cigarettes were substantial, especially for those who used them to substitute traditional cigarettes completely.

Click here to read the research in full.

  1. E-cigs do not provide a gateway into smoking for children

It has been widely reported that the availability of electronic cigarettes is turning them into a gateway for further tobacco use among youths. However, there have been several research studies to suggest that this is not the case.

A report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published in The Guardian states that, in the UK, only 0.14% of non-smokers use electronic cigarettes. On the other hand, the ONS reveals that 11.8% of smokers and 4.8% of ex-smokers do use e-cigs. For this reason, the report concludes that e-cigs are used almost exclusively by smokers and ex-smokers, and not people who have never smoked before.

These statistics also support the findings of a YouGov survey commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). This report also concluded that concern about children becoming gateway users of electronic cigarettes seemed unfounded.

Click here to read the research in full.

  1. Vaping could be up to 95% safer than smoking

Similarly, there have been several stories in the press suggesting that some e-cigs could discharge more cancer-causing chemicals than traditional cigarettes. However, Dr Farsalinos, a renowned cardiologist and leading e-cigarette and vaping researcher, has produced a study that suggests such headlines are extremely misleading.

In his latest study, Dr Faralinos explains that the level of harmful aldehydes he found in e-cig vapour was between 30 and 250 times lower than tobacco cigarette smoke. Thus, the evidence of the study suggests that e-cigarettes are at least 95% safer than smoking.

Click here to read the research in full.

  1. New e-cig users are not more likely to overdose on nicotine

It is possible to overdose on nicotine. For this reason, many people believe that inexperienced vapers are more likely to poison themselves using electronic cigarettes. However, a study published in Scientific Reports rules this out as a possibility.

Most new e-cig users are used to smoking traditional cigarettes. As a result, they are used to taking short, hard draws to inhale the amount of smoke they desire. In contrast, when using an electronic cigarette, you need to take slow and steady draws to inhale a similar volume of vapour.

Therefore the main conclusion of the study was that inexperienced vapers were actually less likely to nicotine overdose.

Click here to read the research in full.

To make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs as simple as possible, our electronic starter kits include everything you need to start vaping right away. However, if you’re still concerned about using e-cigs, take a look at our guide: Examining the Truth About Electronic Cigarette Safety

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