Month: September 2018

Top ski resorts to hit around the world this winter

Top ski resorts to hit around the world this winter

Eager for winter to begin so you can go skiing or boarding again? Make this season one where you discover an amazing ski resort somewhere else in the world. Below, we’ll talk about three of our favourites. 1) Sunshine Village, Alberta, Canada Want to dive […]

Making More Money In The Gas Station

Making More Money In The Gas Station

After opening your gas station, there are a few different ways that you can bring customers to the front door. Some of the gas station builders can offer suggestions as to promotions that can attract more customers than others that are sometimes used. There are […]

5 Reasons Why Vaping Is a Better Lifestyle Choice than Smoking

5 Reasons Why Vaping Is a Better Lifestyle Choice than Smoking

The e­cigarettes were introduced in the market in the early 2000s. These electronic devices that look like pens came in to replace the conventional cigarettes which are addictive and associated with numerous health risks. At the moment, there are more than 200 different brands of e­cigarettes with the potential of new releases in the near future. There are no signs of slowing down for this vibrant and fast-growing industry.

This “newcomer” has seen its popularity increase significantly especially after the creation of the VIP e­cigarette. In this exhaustive article, we’ll look at why the vaping revolution is quickly taking over.

The E­cigarettes Anatomy

The basic components of an e­cigarettes are:

  1. An atomizer. This contains the heating coil
  2. A cartridge. This holds the “juice”
  • A rechargeable lithium battery
  1. An LED light
  2. A sensor. This activates the atomizer

How Does It Work?

Once a user makes a puff, this causes air to flow into the heart of the e­cigarette, the atomizer, over the coil and finally gets into the mouth. This air brings the vapor with it.

The e­liquid is heated to its boiling point by the coil. The liquid then evaporates into the vapor that we inhale. This act of inhaling vapor from an e­cigarette is referred to as vaping.

The atomizer gets its power from the battery that is either removable or fixed onto the body.

Why Is Vaping Better than Smoking?

Research has shown that smoking kills more than 6 million people around the world every year. An e­cigarette is designed in such as way that still serves all the functions of a traditional tobacco cigarette but without the negative side effects. Technological advancements have made it possible for people to inhale nicotine from an electronic device that is powered by batteries. This means that no smoke is produced since no combustion takes place.

Here are five reasons why you should ditch smoking and stick with vaping:

1. Health and Safety

Unlike the conventional cigarettes, e­cigarettes do not contain any tobacco. When tobacco is burnt, it produces more than 4,300 chemicals; 69 of these are carcinogens. All these chemicals are very harmful to the body and increase the risk of developing lung cancer by 25%. Some of the harmful ingredients found in cigarettes include lead, ammonia, nitrosamines, benzene, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and arsenic.

The liquid found in the e­cigarette contains propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine. The nicotine levels vary for different types of e­liquids. This is really important for those who would like to wean off.

Vaping is definitely a much healthier alternative to smoking! It provides the user with the same nicotine high with reduced health risks. All the ingredients that go into the e­liquid are properly studied to make sure that the quantities of the potentially harmful compounds are drastically reduced and thus minimizing the risk of diseases.

Another reason why vaping is preferred to conventional cigarettes is that it’s not addictive. People who are hooked onto smoking should make the switch if they would like to quit smoking.

The most common safety concern that is associated with smoking is fires started by cigarettes.

2. Cost Implications

Generally speaking, vaping is way cheaper compared to smoking. Even though the initial investment might cost you a considerable amount of money, in the long run, you will save so much more thanks to the fact the electronic cigarettes are reusable.

Studies have shown that vaping is 40% cheaper than smoking.

There are also lower health-related costs that one has to incur if they practice vaping. Cigarette smokers spend more money in hospitals for the treatment of diseases caused by smoking tobacco.

  • Convenience

Another major benefit that you reap from vaping is that you do not always have to step away from the crowd to go and do it in a secluded zone. Vaping is socially acceptable in almost all public places.

The habit is so convenient that you can easily pull out your e­cigarette, take a few puffs and put it away. With smoking, there’s so much hassle involved; you have to light up a cigarette and after you’re done smoking, find an appropriate place to dispose it.

3. Aesthetics

Unlike smoking, vaping does not produce ash and does not leave the user with odor. The “juice” that is filled into the device’s cartridge has a pleasant smell thanks to the different flavors used.

It would, also, be worth noting that the emissions produced by e­cigarettes do not pose any threat to the environment.

4. Quality and Variety

All through, the main emphasis has been to provide users with smooth and satisfactory hits. As the different brands battle it out trying to outdo each other, the user gets to benefit from high­quality products that they come up with. The users demand more versatile, durable, reliable and convenient devices; the manufacturers ought to comply with these demands to provide them with the best user experience.

The manufacturers also implement a variety of concepts resulting in the creation of a wide variety of flavors. The users can further enhance the flavor by adjusting the temperature of the atomizer coil.

Trust a Home Care Specialist to Care for Your Elder Loved One

Trust a Home Care Specialist to Care for Your Elder Loved One

As your parents age, they will develop physical or mental conditions that will inhibit their ability to adequately care for themselves. This leaves you with the choice of either committing your loved one to an assisted care facility, or ensuring the individual has adequate care […]

Keeping Your Heart Comfortable In Miami

Keeping Your Heart Comfortable In Miami

If you live in Miami and you are having heart trouble, there are several things you can do to help your heart. First off, it would be wise to know that most heart problems come from atrial fibrillation, which is a sickness that causes the […]

4 natural ways to help you manage stress

4 natural ways to help you manage stress

A study carried out in early 2017 found that 70% of American’s suffered from stress and of those, more than half have to deal with it on a daily or weekly basis.  This is bad news for our country.

Stress is responsible for a whole host of health problems. On a minor scale, it can give you headaches. On a major scale, we’re talking depression, insomnia, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, fertility problems and an increased risk of having a heart attack. Stress can kill.

With so many of us suffering from it through issues such as problems at work or home, then you might be wondering what can be done to combat stress? The answer is quite a lot.

Here are four ways to help you manage stress.

Avoid any unhealthy habits

Have you ever found yourself stressed and reaching for a pack of cigarettes or the bottle as a result? If you have, then all that you are doing is feeding that stress even more. This is known as avoidance behavior, where we smoke or drink to forget our problems. That doesn’t make them go away and although tobacco and beer might help temporarily relief the stress, it in fact only make things worse once we’ve finished puffing or when that hangover or comedown kicks in. Avoiding any unhealthy habits will give you a much better chance of combatting and managing stress.


Exercise helps release chemicals into our bodies that make us feel good about ourselves, combatting feelings of stress. You don’t even need to do that much exercise to be considered healthy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that for substantial health benefits, adults should do 2 hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise. That works out at 30 minutes a day, Monday-Friday, which is nothing really. You can fit that in during your lunch break at work – just go for a vigorous walk for half an hour and it’s done.

Take supplements

There are a host of natural supplements out there that can be used to help cope with stress, all of which deal with different causes of the problem. Take Magnesium, for example. It controls the brains nerve and muscle functions but most intriguingly of all, it deals directly with the area in charge of our stress response. Adding magnesium to your diet can help regulate how we cope with stressful situations. Tiredness and a lack of sleep can also lead to stress, and there are all kinds of supplements out there which can help regulate our sleep cycles such as chamomile tea, melatonin, valerian and kava. Lastly, herbs and plants can help with relaxation. Lavender, lemon balm, hawthorn and cannabidiol – which you can learn more about – can all aid in helping us unwind and destress.

Become more organized

Much of our stress levels comes from not being organized. How many times do you worry that you haven’t paid that bill on time, that you’re running late or that you’ve forgotten something important? Simple changes such as being more prepared when it comes to leaving enough time to get from A to B or writing lists so you know exactly what needs to be done can help you be more organized and, as a result, less stressed.

How Walnuts Help Promote Better Health

How Walnuts Help Promote Better Health

Walnuts have always been a popular and well-loved variety of nut. It’s easy to see why: despite the strange and knotted appearance, they have a very deep and scrumptious flavor profile as well as a delightfully crunchy-chewy texture. These characteristics have made walnuts a popular […]

10 Essential Oils To Use If You Suffer From Anxiety

10 Essential Oils To Use If You Suffer From Anxiety

Anxiety is something that most people have suffered from at some point in their lives. It is the overwhelming sense of fear and a feeling of losing control. There are a variety of different methods to use to keep your anxiety under control. However, the […]

Why You Should Choose Organic Cosmetics and Feminine Hygiene Products

Why You Should Choose Organic Cosmetics and Feminine Hygiene Products

Did you realize that you expose yourself to more than 100 different chemicals in the skincare and makeup products you use every day? You might think they’re relatively harmless, after all, they’ve undergone various tests. The products you’ve grown up using, however, have been found to cause serious health issues, such as cancer and neurological damage. The largest organ in your body is your skin, and it has the ability to absorb chemicals at an alarming rate. What can you do about if you’re not quite ready for the natural look? Choosing organic cosmetic and hygiene products is a good place to start. Here are some of the reasons why it’s such a good idea to swap for organic products.

They Contain Nutrients That are Good for Your Skin

Organic makeup will be less irritating for your skin as it contains no harsh chemicals. Instead, minerals such as calcium, mica, zinc oxide and magnesium are used as well as more botanical ingredients such as green tea, rosemary extracts, and tea tree oil. All these ingredients will improve the overall condition of your skin.

They Provide Better Sun Protection

Organic makeups contain three major ingredients that offer improved protection against damaging suns rays and premature aging of the skin. These ingredients are titanium oxide, iron oxide and zinc oxide. Titanium oxide provides even more protection in the form of its built-in SPF 15 against UVA and UVB rays.

They Protect the Environment and Future Generations

Birth defects have been linked to many of the chemicals used in daily skincare products. Using organic cosmetics means you aren’t putting future generations lives at risk. The chemicals that are often used are mostly petrochemical-based. These chemicals end up in our water supply when they are washed off in your bathroom. In turn, this leads to damage to the environment and the animals that live there. Organic products are kinder for the environment because the farming methods used to produce the ingredients do not use chemicals and fertilizers. They don’t contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms) either.

Organic feminine hygiene products such as those produced by a company called LOLA, are made using natural materials that are toxin-free. You can read more about them in this LOLA Tampons review. Standard tampons and pads are made from cotton, but also contain plastic components, which we all know are very bad for the environment. It’s also very unclear what these products actually contain. It is suspected that they contain pesticide residue, toxic dioxins, various artificial fragrances and gels.

Peace of Mind

One very important benefit to using organic products is that they provide you with peace of mind. The regulations relating to the labeling of ingredients on beauty products are not very strict and you can never be truly certain what you’re applying to your skin. Organic products will have been checked, tested and certified against a certain regulatory standard. You can be certain the products you use are safe and not likely to cause long-term damage when used regularly.