Jan 21, 2013

What About a National Vaping Day?

It's "National Non-Smoking Week" in Canada. But in addition to days that vilify smoking, I'm happy to see there's a day that extols the virtues of vaping!

It’s National Non-Smoking Week in Canada. I am totally in favor of dedicating days and weeks to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking.

But in addition to vilifying those vile cigarettes, I also favor another approach: let’s extol the virtues of the amazing vapor cigarette.

The First “World Vaping Day”

Last year, the first "World Vaping Day" was held on March 22. I'm waiting to hear news about the World Vaping Day in 2013. Several different organizations, including the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Assn. (CASAA) helped to publicize the special day, dedicated to this smokeless alternative to those vile cigarettes.

Here in the U.S., we already have the “Great American Smokeout “and there’s also “No Smoking Day” in the U.K., “National No Smoking Day” in Ireland as well as “World No Tobacco Day.”

We all know how bad smoking is for you. Smoking is responsible for more deaths each year than drug and alcohol abuse, car crashes, AIDS, murder and suicide combined. Every eight seconds, someone dies from a tobacco related illness, according to stat’s from the World Health Organization.

And women who smoke run even greater risks than their male counterparts. A recent study found that women who smoked a pack a day reduced their life expectancy by an average of 11 years. More women die from lung cancer than from breast cancer and the rates have dramatically increased in recent years.

I hate hearing about the harmful effects of smoking, because like almost everyone, it’s affected members of my own family.

We all know that it’s difficult to quit smoking. Smoking is both a physical addiction as well as a powerful habit that’s triggered by stress or even just routine, such as smoking when drinking (popularly known as social smoking), or taking a smoke-break from work.

Over a million people have discovered vapor cigarettes. Compared to traditional cigarettes that have over 4,000 chemicals and 57 known carcinogens, e-cigarettes have four main ingredients – all FDA-approved that are in many of our foods and drugs.

Stay tuned as I will be watching and sharing news about the 2013 World Vaping Day!

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