Launch a New Year’s Revolution

Launch a New Year’s Revolution

“The best time to quit smoking was after your first cigarette. The second-best time is today.”

If you look up this proverb, you’ll find many like it, but not those exact words. Great ideas are universal; we’ve just applied this one to a topic that’s more important than most: saving lives.

A new year is here, and with it the promise of many great things to come. Most of us make a plan to improve ourselves in the coming 360+ days in the form of New Year’s resolutions.

According to NBC, Time, The Telegraph, and others, quitting smoking is one of the most common — and one of the most commonly broken — New Year’s resolutions. It’s both encouraging and disappointing, because it shows people know smoking is bad for them, but they often lack the willpower and/or tools to give it up.

Even Big Tobacco now acknowledges that smoking is harmful. You might’ve seen or heard some of their court-order “corrective statements”:

Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans. Every day.

More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined. (emphasis in original)

Smoking causes heart disease, emphysema, acute myeloid leukemia, and cancer of the mouth, esophagus, larynx, lung, stomach, kidney, bladder, and pancreas.

Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive.

Secondhand smoke kills over 38,000 Americans each year.

Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer and coronary heart disease in adults who do not smoke. (emphasis in original)

Children exposed to secondhand smoke are at an increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), acute respiratory infections, ear problems, severe asthma, and reduced lung function.

There is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke.

This is just a sampling. We could go on, but we wouldn’t want to completely ruin your New Year’s vibe.

So, the “why” regarding quitting smoking is obvious. The “how” is the tough part.

While there is no 100% effective method, vaping has been helpful to many, many people. It’s not hard to see the appeal for smokers looking to make a change. Companies such as Halo offer a variety of tobacco-flavored e-liquids (made without any tobacco ingredients) to satisfy a smoker’s palate. The hand-to-mouth action and optional nicotine aspects of vaping help complete the experience.

This year, don’t just make a resolution, launch a personal revolution. If you’re determined to quit cigarettes for your health, a big change is the best change. Vaping can help you take a step in the right direction.

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