My First Vaporizer: The Eleaf iStick and Nautilus Mini

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I’ve been using electronic cigarettes for years, but I’ve only just discovered advanced vaporizers. I’ve been learning a lot about vaping over the last few weeks. I’m a tech geek, so I instantly became intrigued. So much so, that I decided to go ahead and buy my first vaporizer.

I did a lot of research online, mostly on the vaping subreddit, and everyone seems to recommend that beginners start with the Eleaf iStick battery and Nautilus Mini refillable tank, so that’s what I went with.

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Study Shows That Smoking-Cessation Drugs Cause Extreme Depression

Sometimes the desire to quit smoking is so strong that we consider any and all methods of quitting. I’ve tried many times to quit cold-turkey and once with nicotine gum. I’ve never used the patch. The method that worked for me was using an electronic cigarette. There’s also another method that many people use, and that’s prescription drugs.

Chantix is the brand name for the drug Varenicline. Lots of people have used Chantix successfully to quit smoking, but according to a recent study, the drug should not be used as a first choice. According to researchers, Chantix has shown that use can substantially increase the risk of depression and suicidal behavior.

The study found that from 1999 to 2011, 90 percent of reported suicide-related behavior related to smoking-cessation devices were connected to Chantix, and Chantix has only been available to the public during four years of the study. That is an extremely high rate.

The researchers claim that based on these results, the benefits of using Chantix outweigh the risks.

With numbers that staggeringly high, you should consider trying other methods to quit smoking first. Have you tried using an electronic cigarette yet? It’s not FDA approved as a smoking cessation device but it worked for me. By slowly weening myself from tobacco, I was able to kick the habit once and for all.

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Inhibiting This Enzyme Can Aid in Quitting Smoking

The protein, kinase C epsilon is an enzyme that is attributed to the feeling of enjoyment when nicotine binds to nicotine receptors on dopamine neurons. This enjoyment from tobacco leads to a sense of reward, making quitting difficult. A new study of mice who were genetically engineered to lack kinase C epsilon have been found … Read more

Reduce Cigarette Cravings By Listening to What Your Body is Telling You

Deepak Chopra, a medical doctor and specialist in alternative medicine and spirituality, provides some tips on how to quit smoking by listening to what your body tells you. Think about the things that smoking does while you’re inhaling. Feel your skin tightening, your stomach knotting up and your heart rate speeding up. These feelings will … Read more