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How to Help a Loved One Stop Smoking

Let’s get serious for a minute: the thought of losing a loved one – be it a family member, significant other, or a friend – at any stage in life is a devastating one. Yet, for those of us who have loved ones who regularly smoke this is a frightening reality that could come much sooner than it needs to. Use of traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes is accountable for more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, and continue to lead the way as the most prevalent cause of preventable deaths. In fact, according the World Health Organization, tobacco kills half of all those who smoke it, which should be enough to make anyone think twice before lighting up.

Having said that, stopping a tobacco addiction is far from easy. As scary as the stats are, addiction is a chemical response that often takes more than sheer willpower to beat. Support from your loved ones can make a huge difference to how successful an attempt to move away from cigarettes and there like, and if you’re somebody who has someone important you want to help along this worthy journey, there are various ways you can boost their moral and encourage them to stick at it when it gets tough.

Encouragement Tips To Help Them Quit 

Statistics have shown that couples who quit together are more likely to succeed. A study at UCL showed that women were 50% more likely to stay away from tobacco products if they quit at the same time as their partners, compared to just 8% who managed to kick the habit while their partners continued to smoke regularly. Similar results were also found in male participants. Cancer Research UK part funded the study, and their head of health information, Dr Julie Sharp, spoke out about the importance of support when it comes to making important changes to lifestyle such as quitting smoking, “Getting some support can help people take up good habits. For example, if you want to lose weight and have a friend or colleague who’s trying to do the same thing you could encourage each other by joining up for a run or swim at lunchtime or after work.”

However, if you aren’t a smoker, there are still plenty of ways you can help your loved one to quit, as suggested by the American Cancer Society:

  • Ask the person how they are feeling, but don’t argue with them about being grouchy! Unless it’s their usual state, grouchiness is probably down to withdrawal. This is a chemical reaction and normally only lasts around two weeks, so be patient with them.
  • Offer to spend time together doing things to keep their mind from wandering to cigarettes. Go for a walk, watch a film, or whatever else it is you like to do together.
  • Wash any clothes that smell of tobacco, as this might set off a craving. If they smoke indoors, do the same for soft furnishings, and even giving upholstery in vehicles a clean can help.
  • Prepare some carrots and celery sticks or nuts for the person. It might not sound that appetising – but this will enable them to mimic the hand to mouth action they are used to, and will help dull the urge to binge on unhealthy food as their appetite returns.
  • Help relieve them of any additional stresses. Offer to do things you know they don’t enjoy or don’t have time for – think cooking, cleaning, or babysitting.
  • Mark milestones such as a week or a month without smoking with something special. Planning ahead also give something to aim towards and look forward to.
  • Let the person know that you care about them regardless of what happens. Being positive, even if they slip up, makes them more likely to try again.

Whilst some may be strong willed enough to go cold turkey, you can help your loved one in their attempt to stop smoking by discussing possible cessation aids. Whilst the benefits of e-cigarettes as a less harmful alternative to tradition tobacco products are still being debated in America, across the pond there is a strong movement to promote vaping as a potentially answer to tobacco addiction. Ann McNeill, professor of Tobacco Addictions at King’s College London, stated “In my view, smokers struggling to stop should try all possible methods, including electronic cigarettes, to help them to do so”. This is a sentiment shared by New York Times science reporter Sabrina Tavernise, who slammed attitudes in America as a disservice to the bigger picture of public health.

If you’re looking to help a loved one stop smoking, have a conversation about what aids or methods they might like to use, the pros and cons of each options and what works best for their lifestyle.

Are you thinking about helping a loved one stop smoking, or did you have support in your journey? Let us know in the comments below, or share you story on social media.

References

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs339/en/

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150119124551.htm

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/helping-a-smoker-quit

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/e-cigarettes-help-smokers-quit-review-finds-n647811

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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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What is E-Juice?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets. For immediate advice, contact poison control center: (800) 222-1222