Fathers Day is celebrated on different days around the world, but if you’re in the United States, it’s the third Sunday of June.
What better way to say I love you than by giving Dad an electronic cigarette or vaporizer?
Electronic cigarettes have not been proven to help people quit smoking, but they worked for me and thousands of other people around the world.
Did you know that quitting smoking can add 10 years to someone’s life? Quitting can quickly reduce blood pressure and increase lung capacity. The inflammation in the body caused by the poisons inhaled from cigarettes dissipate within only weeks of quitting.
Give your father an electronic cigarette as an alternative to smoking and show him how important it is to have him in your life.
South Beach Smoke has many great options for beginners. Or if you want something a little more advanced, check out Vapor Beast (I recommend a “Box Mod” for people new to vaping).
Get one for your Mother too, if she smokes, so that they can support each other and share in the experience together.
* image courtesy of pescatello
I always hear about those gift bags that celebrities receive when they go to awards shows, you know, the ones filled with iPads, Rolex watches and other things we all wish we could afford?
Well, South Beach Smoke has definitely proved that they are now a part of the elite, because at the recent MTV movie awards, their electronic cigarettes were packaged in the gift baskets with all of those other awesome gadgets.
The difference here is that South Beach Smoke’s electronic cigarettes are actually affordable to all of us. I own one and I’m far from rich.
I think this is a testament to the quality of the South Beach Smoke brand. They obviously feel that it’s worth putting into the hands of scrutinizing celebrities, and I agree with them.
If you haven’t already, order from South Beach Smoke now.
NOTE: This article has been updated with the court ruling.
The big tobacco companies are in trouble for not properly stating that cigarettes they produce that are labeled as “low tar,” “mild,” or “ultra light” aren’t actually healthier or less addictive than other cigarettes.
U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler is considering making these companies, the nation’s largest manufacturers of cigarettes, pay for a campaign designed to correct these statements; a campaign that will properly inform the public about the misleading labels that have been placed on cigarettes for decades.
The tobacco industry has recently argued that Judge Kessler doesn’t have jurisdiction based on a law from 2009 that gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulation over the industry, but a federal judge has rejected the argument.
A year later since this post was originally published, Judge Kessler made her final ruling and has ordered that tobacco companies publicly admit through advertisements that their companies have deceived consumers by making false claims regarding the dangers of cigarettes.
Several corrective statements have been ordered to be placed on cigarette labels, including:
- “Smoking is highly addictive”
- “Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco”
- “When you smoke, the nicotine actually changes the brain – that’s why quitting is so hard.”
* image courtesy of Lara604
Yesterday I was standing in my kitchen snacking on some sunflower seeds while watching the Mets vs. Yankees game and I looked out of my sliding glass door and saw some kids hanging out across the street. These kids have been hanging out under the tree for as long as I’ve lived here, about 3 years, so it’s nothing strange but then I noticed something that looked like a cigarette in their hands.
I watched and waited to see what it was and sure enough, they took a drag and blew out smoke. It was a cigarette. 🙁
These kids probably aren’t any older than 15 or 16. I started smoking at around that same age, but it still surprises me when I see someone that young already starting on such an addictive, destructive and completely pointless bad habit.
According to studies, more than 3,900 kids ages 12-19 become regular smokers every day. That’s a huge number! But you know what? Only about 1 in 16 middle school students and 1 in 5 high school students start smoking and the number of kids who start smoking decreases every year.
This is great, because it shows that we’re making great progress in preventing tobacco addiction. What all of us are doing to prevent underage smoking – educating children, being non-smoking role models, and continuously fighting the tobacco companies – works!
Lots of kids are curious to see what a cigarette is like. That’s how I started. In some cases, kids might sneak a smoke, decide that they don’t like it and never smoke again. I hope the kids in my photo make the smart decision.
Quitting smoking is hard. It’s one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever have to face in life. But after facing that challenge, you’ll be a stronger person for it.
A recent study from researchers at Trinity College along with the Research Institute for a Tobacco Free Society shows that former smokers have greater willpower than current smokers. The study compared functional MRI images from current smokers, non-smokers, and former smokers to determine the results.
The results imply that smoking cessation methods work. Cessation therapies and devices help to provide the brain with the cognitive skills to control the impulses and desires of smoking.
And once these skills are learned, they remain. This is great because if you’re able to successfully quit smoking, just think of the challenges you can overcome in the future.
Your willpower to quit smoking not only benefits your health, but also the way you live your life moving forward.
If you want to read more about the study, check it out at Science Daily
* image courtesy of Darcy McCarty