Brief history of the Great American Smokeout and statewide bans

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Today marks the 37th annual Great American Smokeout, which was created on November 18, 1976 by the California Division of the American Cancer Society. Close to one million smokers quit for the day. The Great American Smokeout takes place every year on the third Thursday of November, one week before Thanksgiving. Vapor4Life celebrated the day last year by having a “Trade a Pack” event in their Smokeless Lounge. Smokers were invited to come in to trade their pack of smokes for an e-cigarette starter kit.

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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

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COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which is a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. Chronic tobacco smoking is the leading cause of COPD. November is COPD Awareness Month, sponsored by the US COPD Coalition. In addition to the month-long educational campaign, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease organizes World COPD Day annually to improve awareness of the disease around the world. This year it falls on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 around the theme “It’s Not Too Late.” Health care professionals, educators, and patient groups organize activities to help educate the public and offer ways to manage COPD.

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Victory 4 Life Vaperversary

This is a guest post written by bjfgator ~ Beth Fitzgerald from Nutter Fort, WV. She enjoys vaping, cooking, camping, laughing and writing.

I’m not really good at remembering dates but one date will be forever etched in my memory as one of the best days of my life… it’s the day my first package arrived from V4L.  I share my infamous date with other historical events such as the abolishing of the Y formation in college football (1942), the clubbing of Nancy Kerrigan (1994), the last appearance of Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show (1957), and the end of the “Battle of the Bulge” (1945). 

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E-Cig Freedom on the Fourth of July

In just two days, we’ll be celebrating Independence Day to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All over America people will be enjoying fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies.

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Stadium Smoking

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

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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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Bham’s Affair With Cigarettes

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Hey everyone, I’m Brandon. Since I began working at Vapor4Life, I have been sharing the story of how I switched to vaping with anyone who would listen. I’m 21, graduated college three weeks ago, and am a die-hard Cubs fan.

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Lighting Up In Airport Smoking Lounges

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It’s summertime and for many that means time for a vacation! If your destination requires travel by plane then you already know what you can and can’t bring, that liquids must be in sealed plastic bags, that you can bring aboard a suitcase, and a purse or backpack. You know to skip the belt and wear slip-on shoes to get through the security gates quicker.

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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.

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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Introducing my brother to ecigs

 

This is a guest post written by LadyStrick9, from Chesapeake, VA who often refers to herself as a “vapaholic”.

A few months ago my brother moved from Arizona to Virginia. He had gone through some major changes in his life and wanted his family close by. Part of me dreaded his moving because he was a smoker. I knew it would be difficult for me to be around someone who chain smoked. The last time he and I were together we both smoked heavily. We made plans and he arrived about three months ago.

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