What Are You Giving Up?

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 How many of you were back to work today? Not just me then. Kinda sucks but hey, at least it’s almost the weekend. Earlier in the week I spoke about my resolutions, what I intend to change in this new year but I know it’s also a time when many of us attempt to give up our vices. So today I’m asking, what are you giving up? I said I wasn’t going to promise anything diet or fitness related but I really do want to cut back on fizzy drinks, I know they’re no good for me and they definitely don’t make me FEEL good but most of all my husband worries about them. I don’t so much but I know there’s a lot of research that says that my diet coke really is quite terrible. It’s not totally dissimilar to the way I feel about my Dad smoking.  He’s in his 60s now and has vowed never to give up because ‘when people my age give up they get all kinds of things wrong with them’ – that may be true (in some cases) but it doesn’t stop me worrying. I wish he would cut back or quit but I know he wont.. my brother on the other hand is a social smoker and still young enough to reverse the damage he’s done so I was really pleased that he jumped at the chance to try this electronic cigarette.

“A mild, classic flavoured disposable electronic cigarette.

Vype Blue is a lightweight, realistic looking e-cigarette with a soft-tip and LED light on the end which glows a soft red when inhaling.

Vype contains ECOpure e-liquid, one of the cleanest and purest e-liquids available. Manufactured in the UK, you can trust ECOpure e-liquid to deliver quality and taste.

The length of time you can enjoy the satisfying Vype taste will depend on your personal vyping behaviour. However as an indication a Vype disposable electronic cigarette delivers approximately 130 puffs in laboratory testing.”

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I can only apologise for the awful blurry photos, I have no idea what happened to my camera but I swear these weren’t taken with a 10 year old camera phone.. just an off day, obviously. As a non-smoker (never saw the appeal) I couldn’t review this product myself but from the snippets my brother gave me I gather it impressed him. To the casual observer you would think it was a real cigarette, the tip glows when you inhale and a vapour is released which creates the smoke-like effect when you exhale. I can’t tell you that a 40 a day smoker would be happy with this vs a real cigarette because he wasn’t interested in trying it but if you’ve tried this yourself I’d be really interested in hearing from you!

Vype is available in Regular, Bold & Menthol and is available online here for £5.99

Miss BB

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13 Comments

  1. Kaylee
    2 January, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    There are much much better ones on the market than these… My boyfriend went from smoking a pouch of baccy a day to just using his ecig, its been 2 years for him now!

  2. 2 January, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    I am trying to quit smoking as well, I’ve started with the disposable electronic cigs (even if according to some articles they’re even worse than regular) and within the next 2 weeks I’d like to switch to the sweets with nicotine and get rid of it completely. I want to do it slowly, so I do not gain instead of losing weight.

  3. kathryn fearn
    2 January, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    I generally thought you smoked until i read the post lol good read….. 🙂 xxx

  4. 2 January, 2014 / 3:04 pm

    I’ve tried to quit smoking numerous times and failed but I think I went about it the wrong way. Personally the patches and gum never did anything for me but I’ve now got an e-cig which is helping me cut down from 20 a day. Other people I know have completely quit using products like this one you mentioned here, so I’m sure it will help your brother!

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    • kathryn fearn
      2 January, 2014 / 3:18 pm

      The issue is that all the stop smoking things are really expensive so its more cheaper to buy the cigarettes. I personally think if they want everyone to stop due to health reasons then they defiantly need to take a look at the prices because many people cant afford to buy the patches. My fiance smokes and as much as I would like him to stop its a lot cheaper for him to smoke than it would be for him to buy the things he needs. However, the electric ones are somewhat cheaper and come in a variety of flavors I wouldn’t necessary like to buy the little pods all the time but what do I know I dont smoke haha xxx

  5. 2 January, 2014 / 3:39 pm

    I only drink a couple of cans of fizzy pop a week… although over the last couple of weeks that increased quite dramatically… as did my alcohol intake.

    But now it’s back to normal so my fizzy pop (and alcohol) intake should drop 🙂

    • kathryn fearn
      2 January, 2014 / 3:59 pm

      Everyone talks about fizzy drinks being bad for you and yes I get that they are with the sugar and that but in all fairness everything now a days is bad for you. If its having some immediate affect on your lifestyle and appearance then obliviously yeah I would do something about it. From watching Khila’s videos the fact that she drinks fizzy coke all the time it isn’t having any appearance chances which at the moment is good im sure the wonderful world of youtube would tell if this changes lol. Obviously at this time of year the things we eat and drink go up ten times as much and if you are happy on how you feel then I say crack on with it i’m sure there is a lot of things each person eats or drinks on a daily basis that they shouldn’t. Me personally eats everything that I shouldn’t and love doing it….. xxxx

  6. 2 January, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    Yay, how good to see a post about ecigs! I used them to give up the real things over a year and a half ago and now I’m quite happy “vaping” (as it’s called because of the use of nicotine liquid to create vapour instead of smoke) to get my still needed nicotine fix. If your Dad does decide to give it a try tell him from me it really does work and only requires a little tiny bit of effort. I didn’t use this particular brand so cannot comment directly on it but I can vouch for general concept. I wouldn’t dream of going back to the real things now (in fact the smell now makes me gag).

  7. 2 January, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    I’ve been cutting back on fizzy drinks as well! They truly are a lot worse for me than I thought.

  8. 2 January, 2014 / 10:42 pm

    The face that this has been banned in many countries strikes me that something is not right here. The US has just put in laws to stop certain people buying it. The intraindustry is not regulated so as of yet there is nothing to say what they put into this, for all we know, it could be anything.
    Addiction to Nicotine can also lead to changes in the brain overtime, and risk of addiction to other things, these still contain Nicotine so those risks are still there.

    I’m not convinced this encourages people to give up, it just redirects the addiction elsewhere.

    For your father, speaking to his GP might help, then he can have a medical assessment done, and then medically helped through the process, it might reassure him to know that if something where to harm him, or the process stress his body too much, he would know and have the support of a medical team.
    There are many therapy choices that could help him to get his full lung capacity back within a few years and feel so much better for it. Depending on his area these would have very short waiting times, and again he would be supported throughout.

  9. Rikke
    3 January, 2014 / 6:20 pm

    I gave up fizzy drinks, and you know what? I have so much more energy. It took about a week of feeling crappy and tired, but after that a cup of tea did the job. I was always exhausted and wanted a nap midday while I was drinking the fizzy drinks. Plus you do lose some weight!

    I am a smoker and want to quit before I turn 30, but I don’t like the idea of the e-cigs. Not only does it not cover the smoke-part of a ciggerate for me, but with e-cigs I can’t stop, I smoke more because it doesn’t have a natural conclusion like a normal fag would have.

    I know this sounds weird, but I feel it is more dangerous. With normal fags you kinda know what is in them and you know they are very bad for you. But with e-cigs, they are advertised as being the “healthy” option, but it is still loaded with chemicals. And as someone else mentioned, it just redirect your addiction. But good on people who find them helpful – and if they help the person, then it’s all good. I’m just a bit wary of using them as a tool to stop smoking.

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