Electronic Cigarettes are not specifically a quitting aid. At the end of the day, it is your choice whether you want to quit or not. Whilst you make an informed decision you can switch to using e-cigs as something that is more affordable and less toxic then your everyday cigarettes.Electronic Cigarettes have become the favoured option as an alternative to tobacco smoking.
Benefits of E-Cigs
- No carcinogens
- No chemical smell
- Cheaper and affordable overtime
- Available in so much more variety of flavours
Also known as Personal Vapourisers, these products are intended and designed to assist current smokers to replace the hand to mouth action of smoking with vaping, it is not intended to be targeted at minors under 18 years of age or non-smokers as it proves no beneficial aid to them.
Nicotine can be purchased overseas, up to 3 months supply, it does not cause intoxication nor does it impair judgement. In fact it has the benefit of therapeutic value that does come with some side effects. Nicotine triggers an emotional response in your brain known as dopamine that gives you the euphoric effect that most smokers crave for. It also increases acetylcholine that enhances focus and releases glutamate that aids in memory retention. This is why smoking and nicotine is so difficult to quit, because without it, the brain activity in these functions start to decrease over a short period of time.
The side effects of nicotine withdrawals includes anxiety, irritability, depressed mood, restlessness, mood swings, lack of concentration and irritability. Ideally the healthiest thing to do is giving up smoking and nicotine altogether, or you can switch to the lesser of the two evils.