Break free of tobacco addiction by making the switch to vaping
Socialites partners UKVIA and VApril, an education and awareness month, to educate the 7m smokers in the UK about the benefits of vaping and to help them break their habit by switching to vaping.
A Public Health England study brings evidence that vaping is 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes and that vaping is the easiest and most efficient way of quitting cigarettes. Moreover, according to Cancer Research UK, key harmful chemicals are lower in people who switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes, as vapour is free of the 4,000 toxic chemicals found in tobacco cigarettes.
Our aim is to help smokers successfully make the switch to vaping, understand the benefits of quitting smoking and offer them the best smoking alternative.
Throughout VApril Socialites will offer masterclasses at the stands across the UK.
The masterclass will include:
– An introduction to the range of devices and flavours on the market;
– Expert advice on the ideal starter products based on smoking habits: from social and light to average and heavy cigarette usage
Find out how you can improve your health and lifestyle by stopping smoking.
5 reasons to stop smoking today
Quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.
Despite being aware that smoking causes emphysema, lung cancer and heart diseases, breaking free of tobacco addiction can still be extremely challenging and for some, impossible.
According to British Heart Foundation, ‘smokers are almost twice as likely to have a heart attack compared with people who have never smoked’. However, it is important to know that it is never too late to give up. And we have some great news too! The risk of having a heart attack decreases significantly after you quit smoking.
- Stop smoking to improve your smell and taste
According to Andrew Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology at the NYU School of Dentistry, ‘smokers can’t appreciate the taste of many foods as intensely as they did before smoking, but it’s really the loss of the sense of smell that diminishes the ability to taste’.
Quitting smoking lets you breathe more easily. Soon, but not immediately after you give up, as well as your sense of taste, your sense of smell will return to normal. Within 9 months, your lung capacity will improve to 10%, which will also allow you to have a more active life and be more energetic.
- Stop smoking to gain more energy
As mentioned before, quitting smoking will help you gain more energy as your blood circulation improves significantly. Living a smoke-free life, will make your daily physical activities such as, walking, running or even carrying grocery bags, much more easier.
Quitting smoking will boost your immune system, and in turn colds and flus will be milder and easier to be fought off.
- Stop smoking for a younger-looking skin
As Dr. Carmichael says, ‘Your skin reflects your lifestyle and what you eat and drink’.
It is well known that long-term smoking causes wrinkles, skin damage and unpleasant looking skin stains. Moreover, in some cases smokers can look even a decade older than they actually are.
Unfortunately, once damaged, it is unlikely that the skin will ever fully recover. However, quitting cigarettes along with exercising, toning and healthy eating, will make your skin appear more youthful and smoother.
- Stop smoking for whiter teeth and healthier gums
Smoking causes gum diseases, teeth yellowing or even teeth loss and the more cigarettes you smoke, the greater the risk. Throughout the years, studies have shown that smokers are 64.2% more likely to develop gum disease than non-smokers.
According to Philip Preshaw, a researcher and clinical lecturer in periodontology at Newcastle University’s School of Dental Sciences, ‘Dentists have known for some time that smokers have worse oral and gum health than nonsmokers, but for the first time we have shown that quitting smoking together with routine gum treatment results in healthier gums and teeth’
- Stop smoking to live a longer life
‘There’s no single thing you can do to your body on a regular basis that’s as negative as smoking’, says Thomas Glynn, Director at American Cancer Society.
Unfortunately, smokers who continue with the habit, especially after the age of 40, are more likely to die of a smoking-related disease. Numerous studies have shown that quitting smoking at any age has a positive effect on health. Therefore, it is never too late to give up smoking and live a better, longer and healthier life.
All the negative effects of smoking can be avoided by stopping. 1.5 million people in the UK have found switching to e-cigarettes as a method of breaking their tobacco addiction. E-cigs are the perfect alternative to tobacco cigarettes and even though they mimic the behaviour of smoking, they are 95% less harmful and don’t include combustion.
If you are reading this, but you haven’t tried vaping yet, keep in mind that vaping does not only reduces health risks, but also benefits your social life. Vapour has a very pleasant smell, second-hand vaping is not harmful, and vaping is allowed in almost any environment. Isn’t that great?!
Are you looking to quit smoking, but you’re finding it difficult to break the habit? By taking the VApril challenge you will give yourself the best chance of quitting cigarettes for good, as well as the chance of living a healthier life.
Take the VApril challenge here: http://www.vapril.org/