E-cigs are a popular subject these days. In many ways it’s been one of those cultural phenomenon that seemingly appears overnight. One minute it seems like nobody knows about it, the next it seems like it’s been around for ages. This might seem a bit odd until one looks at how e-cigs have improved people’s lives.
When people talk about e-cigs, the most common subject has to do with health. Traditional cigarettes come with a host of dangers. E-cigs are a healthier alternative which allows one to enjoy a relaxing smoke without the same concerns. It’s understandable why this would be the aspect which most people focus on. It addresses the biggest concern about cigarettes, and it’s a logical starting point for one’s own investigation into the subject. Plus, it sticks to some strictly objective aspects of the e-cigs.
However, at the same time it’s important to realize that e-cigs provide as much improvement to one’s emotional health as they do to one’s physical health. And sometimes the two issues are more closely tied together than one might realize. A good example of this can be found with recent studies on walking. Any smoker who’s being honest about their habit will admit that their lungs aren’t what they once were. This limits one’s ability to jog, or even to simply walk at a steady pace for very long. Even when possible, it often isn’t enjoyable. At the same time more and more research is coming in about the relation between mental health and light activity during the day. In particular, a recent study showed that taking a walk during one’s lunch break might do as much for some people’s depression as an actual anti-depressant. People smoking traditional cigarettes are missing out on a very easy way to lift one’s mood during the day.
And that’s where e-cigs come in. While they provide nicotine, they’re not diminishing one’s lung capacity. This means that smokers will quickly find their endurance increasing once they make the switch to e-cigs. Suddenly the idea of taking a daily walk can go from a chore to an enjoyable way to relax. Even better, there’s no need to worry about wind when using e-cigs. So one can combine a relaxing stroll with a few enjoyable puffs on the e-cig.
However, the greatest boost to one’s emotional health is due to the smell. Or, rather, the sudden lack of any odor. This is another part of being a smoker that people don’t like to bring up. But the sad fact of the matter is that many people have a strong dislike for the smell of cigarettes. E-cigs are the exact opposite of cigarettes in that regard. E-cigs are virtually odor free because they aren’t actually burning anything. Instead, it’s essentially just odorless water vapor.
This might seem like a minor concern. However, in reality the smell of cigarettes has a huge impact on a smoker. It’s one of those things which smokers are often unaware of until it’s been removed from their life. Suddenly everyone just starts to stand a bit closer, to be a bit nicer, to smile or even flirt when before they’d stroll by. And that’s one of the single most significant benefits of e-cigs. They open up new areas of the world, and social opportunities. The positive effects this can have on one’s mood and outlook can’t be stressed enough. E-cigs not only help one to live a longer life, but a happier one as well.