Apr 1, 2013

Smoke-Free College Campus? Try Vaping!

More College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free. 

If you’re not already on one of the many smoke-free college and university campuses in the U.S, you could well be soon. Over 1,100 campuses in the U.S. not only don’t allow smoking in dorms or indoors – they even ban smoking outside on the entire campus.

For students or faculty who smoke, it’s becoming more difficult to find safe and convenient areas to light up.

Students who disagreed with the smoking ban implemented last November at George Washington University chain-smoked for hours in protest. But while chain-smoking, they were exposing themselves to 4,000 harmful chemicals and 57 known carcinogens. What’s so cool about that?

“Social Smoking.” It’s Still Smoking. 

In fact, studies have shown that even so-called “social smokers” or light smokers who smoke as little as one cigarette a day – double their chances of sudden death.

“Social smoking” is NOT harmless fun. It’s a little like intercourse without using proper protection and precautions. When you engage in risky behaviors, you take serious risks with your health.

Freedom of speech is one thing. But the freedom to smoke is being limited for darn good reasons: because smoking harms not just the smoker, but anyone around them who is exposed to their secondhand smoke.

Secondhand smoke (SHS) is no joke – it kills more than 600,000 people worldwide every year and sickens millions more. Non-smokers who breathe in SHS take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals just like smokers do. And the more SHS they’re exposed to, the higher the level of these harmful chemicals in their body.

Out with the Old, In with the New 

Very few if any college students listen to music on an 8-track player, because we now have much better ways to listen to volumes of music. Isn’t it time for cigarettes to take their rightful place in the scrapheap of failed products?

There’s now a new and better alternative to “cancer sticks.” They’re called electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes.

Vaping is so much cooler than smoking. Plus, you can vape inside many bars and restaurants!

E-cigarettes are allowed inside many bars, restaurants, hotels, airports and even smoke-free college campuses – because they don’t expose others to secondhand smoke.

Compared to the 4,000 harmful chemicals in cigarettes, e-cigarettes have just four main ingredients. The main base is propylene glycol (PG) – the same ingredient that’s in nebulizers and asthma inhalers to produce the vapor.

There’s also FDA-approved, food grade vegetable glycerin (VG), flavoring and various levels of nicotine, from zero to 18 mg, or about the equivalent to a regular cigarette. Some people enjoy vaping an e-cigarette with no nicotine, because it satisfies the habit of smoking, and can even be a no-calorie substitute for snacking.

Plus, e-cigarettes can even be cheaper than smoking traditional cigarettes.

Prices on the best e-cigarettes are dropping; a single battery e-cigarette starter kit can cost as little as $29.95 (with an e-cigarette coupon) or less than a carton of cigarettes in most states. The single battery e-cigarette starter kit also comes with two “cartomizers” which is roughly equal to about 10-16 cigarettes. As long as you don’t buy a disposable, one-time use kit, your rechargeable e-cigarette battery will last for many months.

Then, if you want to continue vaping, you simply purchase cartomizers that retail for around $2 each. (Each cartomizer is roughly equal to about five to eight cigarettes).

For more information on the best e-cigarettes, e-cigarette safety, or how to vape on college campuses, visit VapingVamps.com.

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