Where's Simon Now?

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Back in November, I blogged about smoking and how difficult it is for smokers to quit. If you didn't read that blog, you might want to check it out. As promised, I said I would update you on my friend Simon, who has been trying to "kick the habit" for many years.

Where's Simon Now?

Probably somewhere "vaping"! I was recently introduced to this term by Simon. I'm discovering that it's the trendier way of referring to smoking an electric cigarette, or e-cig. The term is quite catchy, don’t you think?

So, after my last blog about smoking, Simon invested in an e-cig that was more sophisticated than the one he had before. When I first saw it, I thought it was a pen! Just like the e-cig that looks like a cigarette, this more sophisticated e-cig comes with a world of flavors, or juices, the smoker can choose from as well as different strengths of nicotine levels. As for our friend Simon, he has not smoked a real cigarette since he bought this new e-cig back in early December - it's amazing! Even some of his smoking friends have turned to the e-cig. I would compare the popularity of vaping to the time when hooka bars were all the rage. I guess now it's all about vaping! But seriously, I’m quite impressed with the results Simon has had with his new e-cig. The success my friend has had has perked my interest in this hot new trend which is being called the smoking of the future.

Interesting Facts

In my recent research, I've learned some interesting things about vaping …
  • Vaping has become quite a popular replacement for smoking among Hollywood Stars and made its debut on the big screen in the thriller movie, “The Tourist” starring Angelina Jolie and Jonny Depp. 
  • Some other famous stars found vaping include, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Petty Kate Moss and Paris Hilton.
  • Recent studies have been done to test the effects of second-hand smoke and they’re finding that there is no harmful effect from the vapor it produces.

As As a non-smoker, I'm still a little skeptical about breathing in the vapor as a second-hand smoker and would like to see more studies conducted before I'm convinced 100%. However, if I had to choose between sitting next to someone using a traditional cigarette vs. an e-cig, I'd definitely take the e-cig any day! And for all the smokers out there considering the e-cig, based on the results I've seen from my friend Simon, I highly recommend the e-cig to help you in your journey to quit smoking. Good luck and happy vaping!

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