Halloween, The Perfect Time To Quit Smoking and Try an E-Cig
There's no better time than the spookiest day of the year to try the smokeless nicotine delivery devices known as e-cigs. Celebrated annually on October 31, Halloween sends millions of candy-hungry children door-to-door in search of treats. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for trick-or-treaters young and old, it's recommended that adults lay down the tobacco cigarettes and pick up an e-cig.
Just because you aren't a smoker doesn't mean you are safe from the effects of this dangerous habit. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke from tobacco cigarettes contains over 7,000 chemicals, some of which include formaldehyde, benzene, polonium, vinul chloride, chromium, arsenic, lead, cadmium, carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide. ammonia, butane, toluene (source). In addition, it's estimated that over 8,000 nonsmokers die each year as a result of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Lighting up a cigarette on Halloween -- whether it's inside your home or outside -- will inadvertently expose children to secondhand smoke. So, how can you enjoy nicotine without emitting toxic smoke into the air? Electronic cigarettes offer a simple and effective way for adults to consume nicotine without exposing themselves or those around them to toxic-filled smoke. These devices work by heating liquid nicotine just enough to create a breathable plum of mist-like vapor. Since there's no fire or combustion taking place, e-cigs don't produce smoke like traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Children shouldn't have to suffer from secondhand smoke exposure just because adults choose to smoke in their presence. Unfortunately, however, this is something that many adults seem to overlook. Whether you intend to stay indoors and pass out candy or hit the streets with your kids, an electronic cigarette will allow you to enjoy nicotine without exposing trick-or-treaters to toxic and potentially deadly secondhand smoke.
The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that 68.5% of Americans plan to celebrate Halloween. While children typically go trick-or-treating, adults prefer to have costume parties. If you plan to host or attend a party this Halloween, consider accessorizing your costume with an electronic cigarette. E-cigs are a great way to add a fun new element to a costume. The 1920s-30s "mob" era, for instance, is characterized by men and women smoking. Rather than smoking indoors at a party (which is frowned upon), you can use an e-cig to complete your look while enjoying nicotine at the same time.