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Stoptober 2018

By | Stopping smoking, Uncategorized

Nobody can dispute quitting smoking cold turkey is the best way to stop, not all of us can do this, electronic cigarettes have a higher success rate than any other product on the market.

Nearly a quarter of a million people in England and Wales signed up to Stoptober in 2013, turning their back on their cigarettes to reap the financial, social and health benefits from taking part in the mass 28-day stop smoking challenge.
Research shows that stopping smoking for 28 days makes you 5 times more likely to stay Smokefree for good! Smokers across England and Wales will be taking their first steps towards a healthier, smokefree life, and if they succeed in quitting for good, they could collectively add as much as 4,700 years of life to the population.
However, taking part in Stoptober has delivered even more than the health benefits; there are major savings in time and money:
The average smoker has 13 cigarettes a day, which equates to 364 cigarettes every 4 weeks. Stoptober would have saved them £141 each over 4 weeks, and if they remain Smokefree, they could save £423 by Christmas and £1,696 in a year.
With the average cigarette taking approximately 4 minutes to smoke, this Stoptober could have saved the average smoker over 24 hours by not smoking.

For Stoptober 2018 we will be offering a 10% discount to all smokers looking to make the switch from smoking to vaping.

Pop in store through the month of October for all the help and advice you need on a range of quality products to help you finally kick the habit.

New Tests on the Electronic Cigarettes

By | Stopping smoking

Electronic Cigarettes move one step closer to being excepted as a healthy alternative to smoking

Electronic cigarettes: no adverse effects on blood and oxygen supply to the heart

Electronic cigarette use does not cause any immediate adverse effects on coronary circulation and oxygen supply to the heart, according to a new study presented today in the European Society of Cardiology annual congress in Amsterdam.

Researchers at Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, lead by principle investigator Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos, evaluated the effects of electronic cigarette use on the maximal ability of the coronary arteries to supply with blood and oxygen the heart itself. They recruited 60 participants, 30 smokers and 30 electronic cigarette users. Measurement of maximal coronary blood flow was performed in smokers before and after smoking 2 cigarettes and, on a separate day, after using an electronic cigarette with 18mg/ml nicotine concentration for 15 minutes. In electronic cigarette users, coronary circulation was evaluated before and after using the same electronic cigarette device for 15 minutes.

“This is the first study that has examined the effects of electronic cigarette use on coronary circulation”, said leading researcher Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos. “We know that smoking has immediate adverse effects, lowering the ability of the coronary arteries to deliver blood to the heart, and our purpose was to test whether electronic cigarette use has similar effects”, he added.

After smoking 2 cigarettes, the researchers observed a 16% reduction in maximal coronary blood flow and a 19% elevation in resistance to flow. However, after electronic cigarette use, no difference in coronary blood flow and resistance was observed compared to the baseline measurement. “The results are impressive and indicate that, unlike tobacco, electronic cigarette use does not affect the oxygenation of the heart”, said Dr Farsalinos. “However, we must be cautious and make clear that this does not mean that there are no implications from long-term use. It is currently impossible to evaluate the effects of long-term use but currently available evidence strongly suggests that electronic cigarettes are by far less harmful alternatives compared to tobacco cigarettes.”

Public health authorities all over the world are evaluating the regulatory status of electronic cigarettes. Lately, the European Commission has proposed a medicinal regulation. Dr Farsalinos said: “Acknowledging the significant potential of electronic cigarettes as smoking alternatives and based on the scientific evidence which clearly indicated that they are much safer, it is important that health authorities will regulate these products in a way that will promote rather than restrict their availability and use by smokers who are unable to quit with currently approved medical methods.”