It’s no secret that stress is the number one trigger for smokers to relapse. What exactly is stress? Stress is how our body responds to various changes that require a response. Stress is not handled the same by everyone. Some people are more affected by stress than others and need coping devices to help them through that period of time. Studies have shown that smokers are likely to increase their cigarette intake when they are under pressure and ex-smokers can be triggered to start smoking again. Certain events, such as holidays, special occasions, a change in employment and life transition can bring on stress and trigger smoking habits, even for those who already quit the habit.
In our current lives, we are all facing a similar problem all over the world, COVID-19 (or the SARS COV-02). All the superpowers of the world like the USA, Germany, France, etc. are all dealing with the same disease. This is a scary time for all, and undoubtedly causing a lot of stress for many around the world as questions remain unanswered. Reverting back to cigarettes to help alleviate the stress is harmful and can ultimately even cause more stress. Not only is tobacco addictive, but it’s known to cause serious illnesses like heart disease and lung diseases.
Benefits of Vaping During A Pandemic
To avoid a relapse in cigarettes, a good alternative is the less harmful e-cigarette. An e-cigarette is a battery-operated device that uses vapor instead of smoke. It gives the same feeling of smoking a tobacco cigarette, without actually inhaling any smoke.
E-cigarettes are also useful during this lockdown period because you can get everything you need online. There are many flavours available, such as strawberry, vanilla and cherry that you can smoke indoors because they smell great and don’t leave the bad odours tobacco cigarettes leave behind. The battery life generally lasts a full day, so you don’t have to worry about constantly charging it.
During this stressful time, don’t let yourself fall back into smoking. Consider vaping as an alternative and stay safe! Vaping is not a magic solution for everyone though. You might decide it’s not for you, but you might enjoy it so much that you never go back to smoking. Whichever choice you make, make it wisely.