2020 has been a year of great change. Whether it be a global pandemic completely changing the way we live and connect with each other, to transitioning from what was once your social life to that of a more isolated one, to even something as mundane as enjoying your nicotine fix. Let's face it - THIS YEAR KINDA SUCKED!
Luckily, the new year presents us with a unique set of opportunities. Not only does it fully reset the calendar year, but it also resets us, as people. It allows us to quite literally reset our lives in hopes of doing things differently for the year ahead. That all being said, it is highly likely that you have a goal or a bunch of goals that you'd hope to achieve. Whether it be losing weight, exercising more, spending more time with your family and/or partner, eating right, or saving money. And maybe, just maybe, with enough discipline, 2021 will be the year to finally kick the habit of smoking!
Why Quit Cigarettes?
We get it, smoking is a MAJOR part of our lives. Not only that, but we live in the 21st century where smoking your traditional cigarette is not only incredibly bad for you, but it's becoming more and more socially frowned-upon to do so. So you might be thinking several things:
Should I quit?
Why would I want to do that?
What if I actually like the feeling nicotine gives me?
Are there alternatives to try that is not completely quitting?
If I do want to fully quit, what are my options?
These are all valid questions! The short answers to all of these are a resounding YES!
Should you quit cigarettes? Yes! Why would you want to do that? Well, for starters, if you are engaging in smoking your traditional cigarettes, it is very common knowledge about its potentially devastating health effects with long-term use. Not only does it cause you to smell bad, discolors your teeth, and makes you fairly unbearable to be around, but the inside of your body is literally burning alive. Besides, who wants to spend their lives suffering? Life is about enjoyment and what better way to do that than with a healthy body!
When it comes to the actual enjoyment of nicotine, we get it, we were smokers too! Luckily, there are better ways to continue to get your nicotine fix without the negative consequences that come from smoking it with a cigarette. Some of the alternatives one can readily try are:
Opting to effectively switch from traditional cigarettes to something more readily and widely-accepted in society would point towards transdermal nicotine patches. We will say in the most unbiased sense possible, it might work for you.
The thing about nicotine patches are that, yes, they are widely available everywhere you can possibly hope to find them at. They're considered a pharmaceutical product, so your typical pharmacy or drug store is likely to stock them.
The reason why we say it might work for you is because it is true. Typically, nicotine patches contain a concentrated amount of nicotine that is then absorbed through your skin. It effectively delivers your nicotine fix without the need to inhale. This, in our opinion, solves only part of the problem.
When it comes to smoking, the act of doing so was still to consume your nicotine while also becoming a ritualistic routine. In other words, an oral fixation element was involved. While this particular alternative may work for alleviating the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine, it would likely exacerbate the cravings of your oral fixation.
What About Nicotine Gum?
Similar to the nicotine patches, nicotine gum is also a pharmaceutical product likely found at most major pharmacies and drug stores. The concept is simple, when you are craving your nicotine, eat a piece of gum laden with a concentrated amount of nicotine.
Again, similar to the nicotine patches, the results are inconsistent. Yes, it may help you alleviate your nicotine cravings, and may even alleviate a degree of oral fixation. However, the bodily response to effectively eating nicotine and digesting it creates it's own set of problems.
We'll give you an example, our Compliance Officer, let's call him R, took his first jab at kicking his cigarette habit with nicotine gum. While it did help him overcome the initial cravings of both the nicotine and oral fixation, it caused him massive pain in his stomach, almost as if he consumed too much nicotine, or rather, his body metabolized too much of it too fast.
This sort of reaction falls in line with most user experiences about nicotine gum. In our opinion, we'll have to take a hard pass on the gum!
So What's Left? Hint - It's Vaping!
So what's left? Your traditional switch and quit methods more or less don't solve the problem of truly quitting the cigarettes. Luckily, there is an alternative that not only helps you make the switch to effectively quit, but the entire experience of it makes it quick, easy, and quite honestly, fun to take part in. This particular experience is called Vaping.
The concept is simple - you are inhaling flavored water vapor designed to deliver a controlled amount of nicotine each time you take a puff!
That's right. Making the switch to vaping solves BOTH of the hurdles the traditional methods failed to address. One, you get your nicotine fix. And two, you still satisfy your oral fixation.
On top of that, vaping flavored e-liquids, or "flavors" as we industry-folk call it takes a more enjoyable spin on an activity that has likely dominated your life for years. When was the last time you can recall vaping a strawberry flavor like our UNICHEW? Or even a bold vanilla custard flavor such as UNINILLA?
Not only do our flavors smell and taste great, but it also provides a psychological feeling that disassociates you from the traditional tobacco smell and taste and replaces it with a more-inviting aroma.
Pump the Brakes! I thought vaping has a learning curve to it?
We get it, you probably have heard of vaping before. You're inhaling these flavored e-liquids with a device. And that means the device has numbers on it and numbers are scary and we can't be bothered to learn a whole new way of adopting this method of consuming nicotine. We get it!
On top of that, because you are engaging in a new way of consuming nicotine, and there are devices, tanks, coils, and not to mention flavors involved, the initial upfront cost of making the switch might scare most people away. Again, we get it.
You're in luck though, we've made easier than ever to make the switch from cigarettes to vaping!
INTRODUCING THE#FRESHSTART GIVEAWAY!
Nothing would bring us more joy than to help at least one person make the switch from traditional cigarettes to vaping. Our goal is simply to change the life of someone who was once a full-time smoker to a full-time vaper. Our Fresh Start Program hooks up one lucky winner with everything they'd need to begin quite frankly, one of the best gifts one can take on as the new year approaches.
One lucky winner will be randomly selected to receive a vape device of their choice alone with a 1-year supply of BLVK Premium E-Liquids. BOOM! Initial upfront investment is taken care of right off the bat, you get your oral fixation covered, AND you get your nicotine fix on your terms. Making the switch just became the best choice you can make going into 2021!
2020 is over and done with. Let's close that chapter and look forward to dominating the new year feeling the best we can be. In this case, we hope you seriously consider making the switch over to vaping. In fact, we've made it as easy as possible to do so. Your future self will thank you quite literally 5 minutes after taking the first puff.
Happy New Year BLVK family. We're excited to see your progress!
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