Are e-cigarettes the answer?
One of the biggest fads ins some time is e-cigarettes. They are so prevalent now and there are so many e-cig shops that it is hard to imagine that anyone is not familiar with them. The sales pitch is that they are safer than smoking cigarettes, or that it can fill the need for nicotine in a person with a tobacco addiction without the dangers of the tar and smoke found in smoking tobacco.
But if you are trying to live a healthy, organic lifestyle, are e-cigarettes really a smart choice. Despite what proponents say, nicotine is a toxin and is highly addictive. It was widely used as an insecticide years ago. Consumption of nicotine can raise blood pressure and heart rate and is a definite stimulant.
In addition, e-cigarettes are too new to have any long term studies on health consequences of regular use. The mixtures are basically unregulated by the FDA or anyone else, so what people are breathing in other than the nicotine vapors is questionable. For the most part, these mixtures usually consist of food grad propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. The substances themselves are generally considered safe for consumption but inhaling them is a large unknown.
If you are embarked on a quest to clean up your diet, incorporating organic foods and cutting out sugar, etc., it seems disingenuous to use e-cigarettes. It makes no sense to rid your body of toxins and chemicals in your diet and then inhale them. Thus if you are really wanting to get your body clean, the best bet is to give up nicotine all together.
Now what? How to quit without suffering?
Granted, that is easier said than done for some people as smoking can be a really tough habit to break and nicotine is very addictive. Out of all the various techniques for quitting smoking without the use of drugs of chemicals, hypnosis seems to be the most pain free method. The beauty of quitting smoking using hypnosis is it seems to lessen the suffering during the withdrawal phase of becoming tobacco free.
We recently came across this hypnosis site for a hypnotist in Central Florida and it seems to speak to the benefits of hypnosis to stop smoking. (Also a pretty good video about the same hypnotist, Diane Ross.
Almost any city in the U.S. will have a qualified hypnotist available. You can do a search on the web for your city and check them out. It might be good to make sure that whatever hypnotist you choose, you select one with a track record and success in smoking cessation. Our quick check for a few cities showed a preponderance of choices. The National Guild of Hypnotists has an online form you can fill out to be contacted by someone in your area if you can’t locate anyone. But regardless, the bottom line is, please quit smoking. It is deadly, the damaging effects are too many to even list. It is our opinion that if you are shooting for the healthy lifestyle, probably e-cigarettes are not a path we would advise. Best to get clean and really experience the benefits of an organic lifestyle and real health!