And no, I'm not joking. Vaping has become a sport. It's not new thing either, having risen to prominence in the West Coast of the U.S with the inception of e-cigarettes in 2007 and is now widespread throughout America. Since some of the world's top sportsmen and women are showcasing themselves in Rio right now, I thought I'd delve into this bizarre world and look at some of the 'athletes' this particular 'sport' has to offer.
I really can't believe I am writing this as an ex-addict. I am very proud to say that nicotine is firmly in my past, though there'll always be a part of me that will yearn for it. I will always be a smoker, even though I'll never touch a cigarette again.
With the UK's National No Smoking Day less than a month away, if you're planning to give up on that day you need to start preparing now. Don't be fooled by some of these myths about quitting smoking and you can be smoke-free next month!
Smoking is seen ( by smokers) as a symbol of freedom, personal choice and a basic human right and the moment you tut at them to stop, all hell breaks loose. The more you tell them to quit the more they will smoke and that's a fact.
It seems a lifetime ago that people were allowed to smoke inside bars and restaurants, and while the measure is effective
This rock is smoking a fag. No really. Well that’s what rock collector Luo Yuanshui wants you to believe. Yuanshui, from
Ironically, the 'hard drugs' we warn our children about before they hit the town kill far fewer people than alcohol or nicotine, substances which pose bigger threats to their long term health.
Before you stop you need to take smoking triggers into account and avoid the more dangerous ones after quitting. Consider listing the times, places and situations where you enjoyed or felt the need to smoke in the past. Plan a diversion like taking up exercise.
Since quitting smoking I have so much more energy, I'm healthier, happier, busy with DJing and photo shoots and I'm working on so many different business projects - I just feel loads better about myself. I'm completely free of every addiction I've ever had.
A 20 a day cigarette smoker takes about 200 individual puffs in total, each representing a single nicotine 'hit' for the brain's reward centre. Doing this day in day out for years has consequences. Addiction is one.