Friday, 24 May 2013

Why did Manchester City Turn Their Backs on E-Cigarettes?

E cigarettes hit the headlines recently after a football fan was escorted and banned from matches after he was found to be using an electronic cigarette.

The lifelong City supporter was banned from the Etihad Stadium after stewards spotted the man having a drink and using the device during half time. He was escorted out of the grounds by police and the head of security wrote to him announcing his season card was suspended.

It’s also worth taking into account that Manchester City FC and several other Premier League clubs advertise e-cigarettes at their stadiums. But not all football clubs ban electronic cigarettes, some like Burnley embrace them as they know their supporters are users.

Our favourite comment was from a caller on Talksport who moaned:  

Fan gets his season ticket removed, losing a major part of a season, for the use of an electronic cigarette which poses no harm to anyone nearby through second hand vapour... yet Suarez gets a 10 match ban for going cannibal... what a world.

What’s your view on this incident?

Thursday, 16 May 2013

"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”

Says Professor John Britton of the Royal College of Physicians. Yet countries, organisations and governments continue to ban their use.  

Yes, electronic cigarettes contain nicotine, but this itself is not hazardous. In fact, you can compare nicotine on a par with caffeine. Is someone who drinks five cups of tea a day frowned upon? No, but despite the health benefits of helping smokers away from tobacco, e-cigarette users have found themselves under attack from new banning rules. 

When e-cigarettes first reached the public in 2007 there were condemned as 'substitutes would merely increase smokers' nicotine intake' and accused of just a way to sidestep the smoking bans. 

Six years later we can show this isn't so. Britain is expected to hit 1 million users by the end of 2013. And 86 per cent of these users hadn't smoked since starting to use the device.

So why are e-cigarettes being banned from an increasing number of public places?

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Smoke Signals

So how have you felt since swapping to electronic cigarettes?

Like with any new products, it’s difficult to know for definite what the long term effects will be – but there have been no harmful ones discovered for electronic cigarette users so far. Hurrah. In fact, we’ve been swamped with people wanting to tell us how much better they’ve felt since swapping to OK’s.  
Some of the health benefits you might not have even considered, but these just a few positives we’ve been informed of:  
- Better sleep
- Improved senses
- No more coughing
- More energy
- Less snoring
- Happier!
- Feeling of control

Yes we know we’re a little biased, but there have been loads of scientific top bods who agree that electronic cigarettes can be helpful to your health. Don’t take our word for it; here are a few recent snippets:

Dr. Konstantino E. Farsalinos, from Clinical Medicine Insights, 25 Jan 2013
This case showed a patient with bad health - he had elevated white blood cells - who couldn’t stop smoking. He managed to quit tobacco thanks to electronic cigarettes and his blood cells went back to normal.

British Medical Journal, 2013
“…By allowing these products to be sold in the UK, the government's Cabinet Office seems to be taking the approach with the greatest potential for public health benefits”

And here what the British public currently using e cigarettes are saying about how they are feeling after switching:

When I first started inhaling vapor I coughed.. but it was because I was directly inhaling to my lungs like I did with a cig. Now I draw the vapor in my mouth first with a few puffs, and then inhale. Much better.

When i first started it was the habits that made it hard, like not being out in the back yard everyday right after eating, before going to bed, first thing in the morning. the clock work like habits are just as hard to fight. Now I'm ver happy with my e-cigarette

I'm 71 & smoked for almost 50 yrs. I've been vaping for 10 months & just love it!

I just celebrated my one year vapeversary!! I smoked for nearly 40 years, knew I had to quit. I had been lucky for too long, no smoker's cough, no breathing trouble, no discernable problems. I hope my luck holds out... The day I picked up an ecig was the day I had my last ciggie

So how have you felt since swapping to electronic cigarettes?