How smoking makes your computer sick

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Interested in making your desktop computer sick real quick? No? Well then why are you smoking near your computer? One way to get your computer to stop working at full performance is to smoke cigarettes by your computer. Computers have air vents to allow air to flow through and cool down the engine. The part of the computer that acts as a cooling device is called a heat sink. Tobacco smoke is sticky so when it gets inside the computer, dust clings to it easier and that clogs the fans. Over time this clogging will eventually make the fans stop working.

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Stadium Smoking

Bars? No. Clubs? No. Blue Angel Diner? Also no. That’s how I felt when the smoking bans

Chicago Cubs

went into effect. At the time I was in the peak of my smoking career and now I had to watch where I smoke? Fine. I’ll be complacent but what I hated the most wasn’t the glares, or the signs, the measurements of 15 or 20 feet. No. It was sports.

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CASAA – Consumer Advocates for a Smoke-free Alternatives Association

CASAA stands for Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association. The non-profit group was formed in 2009 by consumers and industry professionals to work together to educate the public about alternatives to smoking. Their goal is to publicize research and support harm reduction technologies, as well as offer and support political and legal causes that preserve consumer freedom.

Little Sister Switches to Electronic Cigarettes

This is guest post written by Via, an e-cig enthusiast living in Jacksonville, Florida.

My biological sister Tina was my best friend until I was 20. But one afternoon an auto accident took the lives of my dad, Tina, and a three-year old child. I was heartbroken, and knew life would never be the same. I went to live in a hole so deep there seemed to be no escape. I didn’t care about anything except my pain, my loss, and my heartbreak.

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From Smoke to Vapor (Part 2 of 2)

This is a guest post by Rantz, who writes surrounded by a cloud of vapor.

 

By the summer of 2010 I’d had enough of smoking. It was a long time coming, built up over the decades, without a single event that pushed me over the edge. Instead it was a thousand little annoyances that ate away day after day, like nibbling ducks, culminating in my serious consideration of giving up the 30-year vice that had become such an integral part of my identity.

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World Vaping Day

This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.

It’s amazing how far we have come as vapers. Just a few short years ago nobody knew what an electronic cigarette was. Now when you vape in public, people come up and ask about ecigs, and they have heard about them or seen them on TV. Ecigs are becoming acceptable to the public.

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Just The Facts

This is a guest post written by Keyzygirl from Key West, Florida. Laid back and vaping in paradise.

When I was out the other day I noticed someone watching me vape. He seemed to be amazed by it. He finally came over and asked what I was smoking. I went through the spiel of how I am not smoking and no smoke is involved. I explained about ecigs and vapor and how much better I feel since I started. He seemed interested so I gave him a V4L card. His friend doubted the whole thing. While she puffed her cigarette she suggested that ecigs could be dangerous.

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Vapers: Give a Hoot…Don’t Pollute

This is a guest post written by Keelalagirl, who’s vapin’ happy hangin’ with her doggie pack in Ohio.

Second-hand Smoke

When I was a smoker, nothing drove me up the wall more than someone blowing smoke in my face. I found it rather rude to say the least. Though I was a smoker myself, second-hand smoke irritated me….my eyes would burn and water, my nose would get irritated, and I’d cough and cough. I can only imagine how offensive it was for non-smokers.

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ECigs vs. Traditional Cigs

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Most people who switch from using traditional cigarettes (analogs) to using electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) are able to do so easily because the products are very similar. Here are two lists pointing out the similarities and differences between them:

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Vapor4Life As A Gift

Have you considered giving a V4L starter kit to a friend or family member who smokes? It is a wonderful way to say “I care about you.” You just have to make sure to start them out with the right products so they have a better chance of making the switch.

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