LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The New Year is quickly approaching and again it is time for New Year resolutions. Almost half of all Americans will commit to something such as saving (more) money, giving up bad habits, or accomplishing other goals in their personal life or relationships.
Some of the most popular resolutions are related to happiness, money, weight loss and quit smoking. According to the CDC about 46.6 million American adults smoke cigarettes, despite the well-known health consequences and risks of deadly diseases. The CDC further states that tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Yet deciding to quit is not easy and actually quitting smoking itself is even more difficult. Unfortunately (too) many have tried and failed.
Technology has dramatically changed our daily lives and is still changing it. Now it is also revolutionizing smoking. A smokeless device called Electronic Cigarette is giving smokers a new alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The device, also known as e-cigarette or e-cig, is battery powered and shaped like a traditional cigarette. When the user inhales through the mouth piece a nicotine solution is heated and vaporized while an LED glows at the tip of the device simulating a glow. The person inhales a flavored vapor with nicotine to satisfy his or her cravings - this is also known as "vaping". There is no lingering odor or smell.
A survey conducted by the electronic cigarette review website eCigarettes365.com in October of 2012 found that 92% of users feel better and that they have the support of their friends and families. 74% of e-cig users also stated that the switch saves them money over buying traditional tobacco cigarettes. 5.5% of participants quit smoking altogether and 55.6% of those strongly agree that e-cigarettes helped them quit.
The findings of this survey are also supported by many testimonials posted by visitors of the review website:
"My family and I are thrilled with my results with e-cigs. I have been smoke free for a month and do not even crave a real cigarette." says Helena from Virginia "My wish has finally come true. Thank you."
Bastian from Utah made the switch as well: "My life is changing for the best with these great e-cigarettes."
And Robin from Wisconsin hopes that her husband will soon quit tobacco cigarettes as well: "I feel so much better after switching to e-cigarettes! My breathing got easier almost immediately, my morning cough is gone! I can smell and taste! My husband is thrilled, even though he still smokes analogue ciggies, but he is interested, seeing my success!"
Do smokers that switch to e-cigarettes actually quit smoking? They certainly quit tobacco cigarettes and with that they no longer inhale actual smoke containing tar and thousands of carcinogens. But it is important to realize that they continue to remain addicted to nicotine and the physical habit.
Cindy from Texas now uses e-cigarettes and says that she quit "I smoked for 40 years and quit...over night! Had a cancer scare. I have not had a regular cig since". Dominic from New York believes that vaping put her on the path to quitting: "I've been smoking for 20 years and it looks like I found something that is going help me quit."
It appears that the word "quit" is used by former tobacco smokers because of the substantial fact that they no longer need tobacco cigarettes and rid themselves of the bad odor that comes with.
While controversy around e-cigarettes remains the products continue to attract publicity and widespread popularity. The FDA initially classified e-cigarettes as drug delivery devices and attempted to block product shipments into the US. In 2010 the FDA lost legal battles with e-cigarette makers and since regulates the devices as tobacco products which have less stringent requirements.
The FDA warns that the safety and efficiency of e-cigarettes has not been fully studied. To be in compliance with FDA regulations e-cigarette companies cannot market their products as smoking cessation products or make any health claims. The companies are also under scrutiny for offering various flavors besides tobacco and menthol such as vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry. The concern is that such flavors could attract children and teens.
Millions of electronic cigarettes have been sold. E-cigarettes only represent a tiny fraction of the $100 billion U.S. tobacco market but it is rapidly growing. In April of 2012 Lorillard, the third largest U.S. tobacco company acquired privately held blu cigs for 150 Million. It is expected that this market will continue to grow next year.
New Year resolutions for 2013 will put many smokers on a path away from smoking tobacco cigarettes. Whether they choose to quit cold turkey, use approved nicotine replacement therapy products such as gums and lozenges, or switch to e-cigarettes will be up to them.
eCigarettes365.com is the largest electronic cigarette review website helping visitors to find the best e-cigarette. To make an educated buying decision visitors find information and guidance, can side-by-side compare more than 50 different e-cigarette brands and benefit from thousands of consumer reviews & ratings.
Media Contact: Owen Engel, eCigarettes365.com, 212-721-9685, firstname.lastname@example.org
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