E-cigs might be worse than you think.

E-cigarette aficionados often cite the argument that non-tobacco vape pens help to wean people off of traditional cigarettes.

But according to a new study conducted by The Lance, it appears that this is more of a defense against mom rather than an effective cessation measure.

The study concluded that smokers who also used e-cigs had a 28 percent lower likelihood of successfully kicking their tobacco habit.

According to CBS News, some experts claim the nicotine in e-cigarettes keep people hooked on smoking, proving counterintuitive to the way they’re marketed.

Also concerning, marketing campaigns for e-cigarettes have focused on the teenage demographic, using the same techniques that cigarette companies used before the FDA stepped in.

So, when it comes to understanding e-cigarettes, there is still a lot to learn. However, this perpetuation of nicotine addiction and lack of FDA marketing restrictions do bring up some questions.  

At this point, no one really knows how long people will be ripping them without widespread regulation comes into play.


Keeping in the theme of trying to make healthful decisions, Everyday Health published an article discussing the aspects of willpower, whether it being used to quit smoking, lose weight or some other goal.

Scott Bea, an assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, defines willpower as a “person’s capacity to override an uncomfortable thought, action, or impulse to occur without taking action toward it.”

The article delves into how delayed gratification, determination and discomfort all factor into an individual's level of willpower. It also points out how often we use willpower (such as in going to class each day or sitting in traffic) and some pointers on how to develop a stronger sense of self-discipline.

If you’ve made even the smallest New Year’s resolution, you might want to take a gander. You might makes mad gains in your battle.




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