Over the last few years, there have been many products developed to help people quit smoking.
I can’t even tell you how much I encourage you to kick this habit, but it is definitely not recommended to replace one toxin with another.
E-Cigarettes contain 10 times more cancer causing ingredients that the tobacco products they are supposed to save us from.
They are designed to deliver nicotine to a user in the form of vapour, typically via a rechargeable battery-operated heating element. You can replace the cartridges that are filled with nicotine and chemicals that are inhaled by the user when it runs out.
However, the FDA has not evaluated e-cigarettes for their safety.
So, off we go to Japan to look at research provided by scientists there.
Originally, E-Cigarettes became popular because of their ability to provide a hit of nicotine without the worry of added chemicals and toxins found in regular cigarettes.
But after further research commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Health, they found formaldehyde and acetaldehyde carcinogens in the liquid produced by many of these products.
According to the research, the formaldehyde is present at much higher levels than in regular cigarettes.
In one brand of e-cigarette, 10 times the level of carcinogens were found than in one regular cigarette.
This is absolutely crazy! Especially when the original marketing touted them to be safer than regular cigarettes. Additionally, a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, ‘more than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013. This is a three-fold increase from 79,000 in 2011 to more than 263,000 in 2013.’
Here at Family Health Advocacy, we’re all about living the most healthy lifestyle that you can, while eating well, enjoying movement and eliminating toxins.
Are you ready to quit smoking? Follow these tips:
1. Stop buying them! If they’re not in the house, they are harder to get your hands on. You would have to leave the house to actually get them and think about what you don’t want to buy on the way to the store. This time can let you convince yourself not to buy them!
2. Load up on fruit and vegetables. I know this sounds lame, but the vitamins and minerals that your body has been lacking and shedding from smoking must be replenished to help to reduce cravings.
3. Drink lemon water throughout the day to help to begin a gentle detox process of your body, to let your body begin to expel the toxins that have been accumulating through smoking.
4. Talk to your natural health practitioner for solutions customized specifically for you. There are many herbs and natural remedies that can support your body through this transition that are very powerful to help you quit smoking!
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