Lose weight with e cigs?

lose weight with e-cigs

It’s old information that nicotine is an appetite suppressant, well if you didn’t know already – it is! It helps us lose weight. Scientists believe that nicotine stimulates part of the brain that controls appetite, so when nicotine is ingested you eat less, fact! Nicotine decreases appetite by activating the POMC neurons in the brain.

With scientific proof that nicotine helps keep the pounds off it is no wonder that millions of tobacco smokers smoke to lose weight and stay thin. The only, rather large drawback, is that tobacco smoke is harmful in many other ways and contains lots of nasty carcinogens. Smoking tobacco is bad for your health everyone knows that. Anti tobacco smoking advertising campaigns have been running for years and the health impact of cigarette smoke is common knowledge.

Does nicotine cause weight loss?

Does nicotine cause weight loss? Yes, indirectly nicotine causes weight loss. Nicotine suppresses the appetite and reduces craving for sugary foods by lowering insulin levels. It does not mean that it will have an immediate effect, will power and controlled calorie intake are also required. Nicotine however can be an aid to loosing weight, nicotine is a stimulant and is not a known carcinogen.

Loosing weight with juul vapes or e-cigs

Electronic smoking is proving to be substantially less harmful to your health, compared to tobacco. So why aren’t more people using it as an aid to lose weight? E-juice – the stuff you vaporize that contains the nicotine when electronically smoking – comes in a wide range of flavors and generally tastes quite nice.

In contrast, tobacco smoke tastes bad and makes you and your breath stink! Not to mention the lingering stench left behind on your clothes. This smell can stink out your car or a whole house and is very difficult to get rid of. This doesn’t happen when smoking an e-cig, the vapor or aerosol that is inhaled and exhaled is almost odorless. The range of fruity flavors and menthol blends in fact smell quite pleasant, especially compared to tobacco smoke.

There are many vaporizers to choose from such as Juul, Blu, V2 and E-lites but are they safe? Well current studies suggest that vaporizing is significantly safer than smoking cigarettes. Which is great so if you can loose weight with products like Juul and Blu why not use them as a tool to do so?

If we are to believe that e-smoking has very little effect on our health, why are more people not using e-cigs to lose weight? Why are people still smoking tobacco?

Quitting tobacco with e-cigs

Quitting tobacco with e-cigs is easy! I stopped smoking tobacco the day I got my first e-cig kit and I feel great! My fitness has improved with exercise and my skin complexion has recovered from a dull grayish tone, attributed to tobacco smoke.

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With a little will power and the e-cig almost constantly glued to my lip I quit smoking tobacco but a side effect that I noticed was, that I found it almost impossible to gain weight. My appetite was the same as when I smoked tobacco but if anything I’ve lost a few more pounds since smoking e-cigs.

More nicotine in e-cigs=weight loss?

Something I have noticed and it’s quite obvious is the amount that I smoke has increased dramatically. The e-cig is always there ready to suck on, the slightest nicotine craving and I am there puffing away. Sometimes I even use the menthol flavored liquid to freshen my breath without any desire for nicotine. So all this extra nicotine I am consuming is effecting my weight and seeing me lose the pounds.

I am slightly worried though as an adult man I don’t particularly want to be skinny but my nicotine addiction is causing me to be. I really don’t think that I have the will power to stop smoking all together and this bothers me. Well, what if you are over weight could electronic smoking be the answer to helping you lose the pounds in an easy safe way?

Appetite suppressant e liquid

E-liquid contains nicotine, nicotine can help suppress a persons appetite. Vape pen for weight loss is a known fact as vape pens vaporize e-liquid, which in turn contains nicotine. So can e-cigarettes help you loose weight ? The short answer is yes! The details have been outlined else where in this article.

Do Juul’s make you loose weight ? Juul appetite suppressant can help you loose weight, they are a nicotine vaporizer, nicotine makes you eat less. Blu vapes make you loose weight or at least suppress your appetite also. E cig weight loss is the same as using a vape, e-cigs are just another form of vaporizer and do the same thing.

Does vaping make you hungry ?

No! Vaping should do the exact opposite, the nicotine in the e-liquid should suppress your appetite, unless you have some strange metabolism that reverses the affect of nicotine. The more nicotine you vape the lower the cravings for food will become. Nicotine is a stimulant and not a known carcinogen, it also has no other known health side effects. So it should be safe to use as a slimming aid. Slimming vapor or skinny vapor is available to buy and is marketed as an aid to weight loss.

Can e cigarettes help you loose weight?

Can e cigarettes help you lose weight ? Yes e cigarettes help you loose weight, the nicotine has a reaction with your body, this reaction effects your metabolism, brain and other parts of your body. One of the side effects is reduced appetite. So theoretically eating less will help you loose weight but you will still need to exercise and eat a healthy balanced diet in order to get the best results.

Lose weight with e cigs ?

If you are over weight and a smoker (for god’s sake don’t take up the habit if you are over weight and a non-smoker, nicotine is highly addictive) quit the tobacco smokes! Start vaping, probably like me you will find it very hard to put the e-cig down. This will mean the amount of nicotine you consume will continue suppressing your appetite and help you lose weight.

Couple this with a decent fitness regime and a healthy, balanced diet, you will see the pounds fall off. Electronic smoking will help you lose weight. The nicotine reduces your appetite- This much we know but the long-term health impact of e-smoking is unknown. Early research suggests e-smoking is safe compared to tobacco smoking. Figures put out there say 95% healthier. Although more intensive long-term research needs to be carried out to prove its safety.

Obviously any information in this post is my own opinion, although there is scientific evidence to back it up. Nicotine suppresses your appetite, fact! If you eat less you should lose weight-common sense. We are told that vaping has little effect on ones health- multiple sources! Vaping should help you lose weight, it’s less harmful than taking illegal drugs such as speed or vomiting after food.

Gaining weight after quitting smoking ecig

Gaining weight after quitting smoking can be a problem for tobacco smokers and vapors alike. The trouble is when you quit smoking, vaping or using an ecig your body no longer has access to nicotine. Nicotine helps you keep your weight under control by suppressing your appetite and reducing insulin levels.

If you have quit ecigs or tobacco you could try using nicotine gum as an aid to keeping your weight under control.

E-liquid on skin is it bad?

E-liquid on skin

Getting e-liquid on skin is not as harmful as swallowing it, in the short term anyway. No extensive research has been done into the long term effect of e-liquid skin exposure. The skin is the semi permeable covering of vertebrates. Humans are vertebrates and our skin is semi permeable, this allows for osmosis to occur and some chemicals can penetrate. If e-liquid is left on the skin for too long the nicotine can seep through the skin and into the bloodstream, this having a harmful effect on our health and possibly even causing death.

E-liquid generally contains 3 main ingredients: propylene glycol, glycerol and nicotine. The most dangerous (or at least toxic) of the 3 is nicotine, which can kill almost instantaneously if too much is ingested. Propylene glycol is a synthetic product obtained from the hydration of propylene oxide, which is derived from petroleum. So should we be smoking a product that essentially comes from oil? And should we be worried about getting it on our skin?

There are arguments for propylene glycol use and against propylene glycol use, some labeling it as a toxic chemical and some like the FDA labeling it safe to be used in foods and other products. So I guess you will have to make your own mind up and see in ten years time.

The third ingredient – glycerol – is a simple polyol sugar alcohol compound which is deemed safe.

What do I do when I get e-liquid on skin?

The best thing to do when you get e-liquid on skin is quickly wipe it off and wash your hands. Most safety advice issued by e-juice manufacturers advises you to wash it off thoroughly and wash any clothes that came into contact with the juice. On most e-liquid bottles it is labelled as an irritant and may cause skin conditions, but I guess it depends on how sensitive your skin is. If you get e-liquid on skin get it off as quickly as possible!

What do I do if I get e-liquid in my eye?

If you get a small amount of e-liquid in your eye it is best to try and wash it out with water. Try not to rub it as it may cause deeper penetration and have a more harmful effect. If you get a lot in your eye then you should seek medical advice. Especially if you have any of the following symptoms: nausea, headaches, blurred vision, involuntary twitches, heart palpitations or vomiting. There are different levels of nicotine poisoning depending on how much has been ingested. This  depends on e-liquid strength versus the amount consumed.

How to prevent e-liquid on skin

Safety is key when using any dangerous substances! Follow these simple set of guidelines when refilling your vaporizer. If you are prepared you should not have any problems or come into any harm when vaping.

  • Always use protective gloves when re-filling you vaping device.
  • Wear protective goggles to stop e-liquid getting into your eyes.
  • Always refill your vaporizer in a well lit area, it helps if you can see what you are doing!
  • Always make sure you put the e-liquid bottle cap back on correctly so nothing spills.
  • Remember to securely tighten all the components of the vaporizer back together after refilling it. If the vaporizers not screwed up tight you can get e-liquid on skin, in eye or even swallow some juice.
  • Always remember to refill out of sight and away from children. Keep all e-smoking paraphernalia locked up and in a safe secure place.

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes: a revolutionary evolution in nicotine delivery. E-cigs are used to vaporize e-nicotine which has far lower associated health risks than that of tobacco. The self-contained e-cig comprises of two parts: the battery and the atomizer. The atomizer contains the e-liquid which in turn contains the nicotine and is generally screwed onto the battery.

When the e-cigarette is puffed a censor activates the hot plate, heating a shot of liquid to vaporizing temperature. The exact temperature that e-liquid vaporizes at varies depending on the specific brand and recipe. Once the vaporized e-liquid is inhaled, the nicotine mostly enters the bloodstream via the cheeks and mouth and less through the lungs like the nicotine in tobacco smoke.

E-cigarettes are becoming more widely used and commonplace in society, particularly amongst younger generations. As the industry develops, so does the language coined to describe it. Cig-a-like or cigalike, e-cig, and e-cigarette are all terms used to describe an electronic cigarette.

Rechargeable E-cigarette

Most e-cigs are rechargeable, they have a limited battery life. The length of time that a battery will last depends on how much it is used as well as the make of e-cigarette components. Some e-cig batteries do not work well in cold temperatures, with a fully charged lithium battery only lasting a few minutes in freezing conditions. Rechargeable e-cigarettes have their advantages and disadvantages both of which need to be thought through.

Portable e-cigarette charger

Charge your e-cig on the go with portable cigarette charger and e-cig docking stations. These devices enable multiple battery charges away from mains electricity supply. Some portable chargers also double as a cigarette packet, giving it that authentic look and making it easy to switch away from tobacco.

Solar E-cigarette charger

Even if you are miles from any source of main grid electricity, solar e-cigarette chargers allow you to carry on vaping. With a small amount of solar energy you can charge e-cigs anywhere. All you need is a relatively sunny day to make the most of a solar charger, and depending on the brand of charger you have, you will be able to charge enough batteries to last you through the night.

Disposing of E-cigarette batteries

Used e-cigarette batteries are a danger and should be disposed of correctly. So when disposing of e-cigarette batteries always be careful not to put them where they can be crushed, if they are crushed they can leak and cause a fire.

Pay attention to the damage that batteries can have on our environment both to humans and wildlife, batteries are very toxic to our environment and lithium ion batteries are no exception. If too many of these chemicals get into the ground and water systems it will have a major effect on both our health and the environment.

Dispose of batteries properly by using battery recycling points or sending the used batteries back to the supplier for them to dispose of on your behalf.

E-cigarettes and Water

E-cigarettes and water do not go! They do not like each other and are best kept apart. If your e-cig becomes wet do not continue to use it. Disconnect the atomiser from the battery and dry them both out. If you continue to use the battery when wet then it is likely to short which would damage your e-cig and likely break the battery. Worst case scenario is that it could explode, potentially resulting in injury..

E-cigarettes and Heat

Like most things, lithium ion batteries have optimum working parameters; if the conditions are too extreme one way or the other then the battery could break, seize, explode or drastically decrease in performance.

When e-cigarette batteries get too cold the length of battery life decreases, the battery becomes less active and releases far less energy. On the other hand, if the battery gets too warm it becomes more volatile and likely to explode. Manufacture warning labels instruct to keep out of direct sunlight and to store below 40c.There have been cases of batteries exploding, causing fire and injuries where they have malfunctioned through overheating.

E-cigarettes world order

E-cigarettes are not freely available for everyone, some countries have completely banned e-cig sales and advertising. To give you an idea of the current e-cigarette world order, you would firstly have to understand who, and what is behind the tobacco industry and then look at their links with the regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies.

Undoubtedly the corporation that will emerge on top will be the one with the best connections and have the strongest ties within the industry. Combine this with the most valuable assets in all three fields: tobacco industry, pharmaceutical industry and the regulation industry, then that corporation will hold a vast amount of power and control.

Vaporizing E-meds

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With the 2016 regulations moving ever closer for the e-cig market and early announcements that e-liquid and vaping products will be regulated as medicines by MHRA and FDA, it is fair to say that both tobacco and e-cig manufacturers are extremely concerned.

The new regulations could see all rights for current e-liquid producers removed and only companies that hold a medical licence able to produce and distribute e-liquid. The result of this could cause leading e-cig brands like V2, VIP, Socialites and Blu to simply disappear, leaving the door open to the existing pharmaceutical corporations to take control of vaporizing E-meds or V-meds (vaporizing medicines)

Regulated medical E-liquid

A medical licence is not an easy thing to obtain and the pharmaceutical industry has one of the toughest regulatory bodies to enforce this. There are already well-established companies that are in favour with current governments and they are among the biggest corporations on the planet, GlaxoSmithKlien and Pfizer to name a couple and would be likely candidates to produce regulated medical E-liquid.

It is very likely that these long-standing well-established companies will take over the production and distribution of e-liquid, and sales by those outside the close-knit industry will be made illegal. Considering the pharmaceutical industries’ overall power it is very unlikely that all existing e-cig brands and tobacco companies will be granted a medial licence to produce e-liquid.

Who will control E-medicine?

The control and management of e-medicine will be a lengthy battle and is likely to be heavily debated and disputed in the courts. Appeal processes and law clarification will take a very long time; during this period e-cig brands will most likely continue business as usual. Inevitably though the pharmaceutical companies will come out on top in the battle of who will control E-medicine.

The plan is to bring out e-liquid with a medicinal applications such as vapable cold and flu syrup, painkillers and aspirin. With the development of these innovative e-meds and e-liquid, and the move towards stringent regulation under medicinal guidelines, it is plain to see where this fledgling industry is heading. Private companies like Alsa Refinish LLC are hoping to tap into the next highly lucrative market by patenting a specific e-smoking device for use as a medical administration device.

A little research shows that Alsa refinish LLC are a paint manufacturing company, evidently hoping to branch out and place their bets on the potential of a booming e-med/v-med industry. It is ridiculous to think that a company of this size, and with their expertise in stark contrast to the medical industry, could ever compete with the likes of the pharmaceutical giants, especially as they currently produce no regulated medicines.

Aiming to patent such a broad field, inclusive of so many possible variations of e-liquid ingredients, flavours, ergonomic design and application, it seems ludicrous to think that a paint manufacturing business believes they could control the manufacturing and distribution of the abundance of products that will be brought to market. I highly doubt they will successfully obtain rights to all manner of e-liquid formulas and device designs, but I guess it’s an ambitious goal and I don’t blame them for trying!

 

E-cig regulations and product changes

The predicted announcement of new regulations is likely to force electronic vaporizing brands like VIP, V2 and Blu to make product changes to almost all of their current paraphernalia . These changes could include ‘tamper proof’ cartomisers, cartridges, atomizers and clearomisers that can only be filled once. After the nicotine has been vaped they are then discarded, removing the refilling option and limiting nicotine consumption.

It could be that new vaporizing regulations see the ban of e-liquid sale! Leaving the only option to buy new cartomizers from licensed retailers, hence completely removing the option to refill the devices yourself. These new regulations would surely have a great impact on the cost of e-smoking and would certainly be met with hostility, from both users and manufacturers alike. Not to mention forced product changes rendering current devices obsolete.

If the sale of e-liquid is made illegal following forthcoming regulatory measures on vaping, this would not only have an impact on the price but potentially the environment as well. You only have to look at the number of strewn cigarette butts on the streets today, to realise that if those butts were made from metal and plastic they could pose a much larger problem.

Regulators may well have considered this already and have alternative product designs in the pipeline, geared up for product changes. Perhaps banning the sale of e-juice could lead to cartridges being recycled and refilled by licensed shops, instead of being thrown out in the trash. The result of this could reduce nicotine consumption, as well as limit the environmental impact and would at least half the projected billions of nicotine cartridges discarded by e-smokers.

One thing for sure that should happen but probably wont happen under the free market is tougher regulation. Protecting people health and well being, as well as protecting people pockets and the amount they pay for products. All electrical equipment should have a guarantee of at least a year so e-smoking should come into that umbrella. Well manufactured products that are designed to last to lesson the environmental impact of electronic smoking.

E-liquid

E-liquid bottles

Selling products that could potentially lead to death obviously poses many problems. There are few safety guidelines or regulation on the manufacture and sale of e-liquid. It is quite easy for one to purchase the raw ingredients for the vaporising liquid online. Then you can start to produce and sell your very own blend of vaping liquid. There are even online nicotine calculators to help figure out e-liquid potency.

E-liquid regulation

Lack of regulation and legislation is leading to a growing number of backyard brewers selling unregulated e-liquid. E-liquid strength is often unknown or at best estimated and non-specific quantities of chemicals inside including nicotine.

E-liquid ingredients

The content of e-liquid is as follows: Nicotine, Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine and flavourings.

Propylene Glycol: is a synthetic liquid that absorbs water and is a common component of antifreeze. It is also used to make polyester compounds. The FDA deemed it safe and it is used in food products. Although listed as a toxic compound .
Glycerine: a simple alcohol sugar compound that has many uses including medical, medicinal and in the food industry. It is used as a lubricant and commonly in asthma inhalers, it is deemed safe by the FDA.

  •  These ingredients are freely available to purchase. They are relatively easy to mix into vaporizing liquid. So should we have to be careful about which products we buy?
  • Who are the companies behind the emerging e-smoking brands?
  • Is there need for regulation? Not only on the e-liquid but also on the component parts and manufacturers of vaporizers?

You would think that when you buy e-liquid it has been made by a professional in a lab. A place with strict quality control and that it poses no harm to your health. Well when you buy e-liquid online you really don’t know who has made it. Unless it is from a reputable maker but how do you know who is reputable and who is not? I guess if they have mainstream advertising on T.V and billboards right or if a celebrity endorses the product..right? It must be safe then you would think. But what about cheap enticing online deals that give great discount for bulk orders. How do we know who made it and how do we know how safe it is?

Selling e-liquid

Tracking all e-liquid providers will be a mammoth task. Stopping the sale from bedroom brewers will be tough. The raw ingredients for e-liquid are available for purchase online and there are tutorials on how to make e-liquid. So stopping home production will be a very hard. The prospect of being tried for manslaughter or murder for selling online e-juice is not deterring some people. The batches maybe faulty or labelled incorrectly which could lead to death or other side effects. It is always best to do some research before buying e-liquid online.

Has tobacco finally met its match?

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Well, trending figures would suggest not really – not yet anyway. Demand for tobacco is still high, despite recent legislation in many countries to ban smoking in public places. It seems they are trying to ostracise those who smoke by pushing them outside on to cold rainy doorsteps.

Recent studies show that in some parts of the world smoking tobacco is becoming less popular. If you look at global statistics the number of tobacco smokers is actually rising.

Tobacco vs Electronic smoking

Online sales of e-cigs are flourishing. New specialist high street vaporizing shops are opening. As well as existing tobacco retailers selling electronic paraphernalia alongside tobacco products.

Research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that between 1990 and 2010 the price of a packet of cigarettes in the UK more than doubled from around £2.80 to £6.  Therefore e-cigs not only offer the possibility of a healthier alternative to puffing on tobacco, but also present a less costly way of obtaining nicotine – the only listed addictive component of cigarettes.

E-cig users are on the rise in many countries; sales in the UK increased by 340% in 2013. The industry is expected to be worth £340 million per annum by 2015. At present ‘old school’ cigarette smokers are still by far the majority of the smoking population,  though it is predicted that e-cigarette revenue will overtake tobacco within the next decade.

It is estimated that around 42.1 million Americans over the age of 18, around 20% of the adult population, smoke on a regular basis. The percentage of male smokers is slightly higher than female smokers. In Europe the figures are similar but with a higher total percentage of smokers at around 29% of the adult population regularly smoking tobacco products.

The number of of people with a nicotine addiction has dropped quite rapidly in the last few years. Addiction is down around 7% in Europe since 2005. Still it’s not far off 1 in 3 of us that smoke.

So why should we quit smoking tobacco?

We have been warned for quite some time of the adverse health effects that tobacco addiction causes. Lung disease, heart disease, bad breath and stained teeth to name a few. The social implications are causing smokers to be evermore ostracised and cast out from a new healthier less nicotine-dependant society. One that is adopting a more intolerant view towards smokers in an attempt to change peoples habits; this pressure is working to an extent with smoking numbers declining and less new smokers starting up.

Non-smokers are adopting a hard lined defense towards electronic smokers. This despite the fact that electronic smoking poses a very low health risk if passively inhaled. The FDA is proposing a complete ban on e-smoking in public places. Even though research shows the effect to a person’s health is improved compared to smoking tobacco.

The health impact and anti-social aspect of smoking has always been the main spearhead in non-smoking advertisements. So if electronic smoking offers a “healthier” almost odourless alternative what is the problem?

Conclusion

The tobacco industry’s roots lie way back in 1492 after Columbus arrived home from the Americas. Tobacco is now being reinvented with innovative technology. Although maintaining the same morals, driven by money and greed. E-smoking devices are new products in an almost virgin market. Corporations are trying to get as many addicted to a new brand of nicotine double time. This form can be flavored, advertised on TV and endorsed by celebrities. In a free market it’s open to entrepreneurs all aiming to make as much money as possible. It’s hard to say if this new technology has taken us backwards or forwards in terms of ethical thinking. Backwards or forwards in terms of health. Long-term data will have to be analysed in due course and only time will tell.