Smoking is a chronic and debilitating disease that is costing British Columbia more than $1.4 billion a year.
The number of deaths due to smoking has nearly doubled in the last decade, with nearly 60,000 cases reported annually.
But it’s not just young people who are at risk.
The vast majority of e-cigarette users are older and have more advanced medical conditions.
So, what can you do to quit e cig use in your community?
Here are some things you can do to help prevent a death.
Quit by the bottle In 2016, a new study found that people who were given the choice to stop smoking by the nicotine syringe or the cigarette they smoked in were more likely to do so.
“A little bit of nicotine and a little bit by the end of the day,” Dr. David Cockerham, one of the researchers involved with the study, told CBC News.
“They are the only people that can give you that nicotine syringes and cigarettes and the only one that can provide the right amount of nicotine to deliver the right dose.”
What you need to know about e cig cigarettes: They’re not for everyone They don’t have to be used by everyone, so don’t smoke them to death if you can help it E-cigarettes are meant to be as low-nicotine as possible.
They contain nicotine and other flavourings, which are not the same as smoking cigarettes.
The chemicals are mixed in a nicotine-rich liquid that contains just the right level of flavourings.
But that’s only part of the problem.
In the United States, a 2014 study found more than half of people who used e-cigarettes in their 20s and 30s stopped smoking within six months.
But in Canada, the figures are far lower, with just over half of the people surveyed saying they quit by the e-cig, compared to less than a quarter of smokers who say the same about cigarettes.
While there is no evidence that e-cigs are addictive, some experts argue that people should use them in moderation, even if it means not smoking them to die.
And the research doesn’t prove that a nicotine solution like nicotine patches or gum will help people quit.
So if you’re still unsure if you want to use e cig’s, try one of these strategies to help you quit.
Limit your nicotine intake: Most e-liquid manufacturers make their own nicotine solution.
And if you buy from a retailer, the company’s website recommends avoiding products that contain high levels of nicotine.
“If you’re not able to buy your nicotine at the store, you’re unlikely to get that nicotine in your juice,” Dr Cockerman said.
If you are able to get your nicotine from the internet, there are a number of online nicotine suppliers that are well-regarded for their quality and consistency.
That means that you can also find nicotine-free nicotine solutions online.
Keep it clean: Even if you choose to use an e-juice brand, it’s a good idea to keep it clean and well-ventilated.
Even if it’s in your home, keep it away from other products, such as food and water.
“It’s not a great idea to share the same room with other smokers or those who use e-liquids,” Dr Paul Siegel, an infectious disease specialist at the University of British Columbia, told the CBC.
You can also do a little extra to help reduce your exposure to toxins and other harmful chemicals in the environment. “
You need to be very careful about where it’s stored and where it is stored in the community.”
You can also do a little extra to help reduce your exposure to toxins and other harmful chemicals in the environment.
Don’t smoke your own e-cola It’s easy to forget that smoking is also a habit, and if you do smoke, you may have been exposed to chemicals in e-products.
“I’ve never seen anyone who had any e-smoke ever die from lung cancer, heart disease, lung cancer or stroke,” Dr Siegel said.
“So I don’t think the idea of e cigarettes is a bad thing at all.”
Instead, he recommends buying only nicotine-based e-tobacco products.
And he says people should also avoid vaping in public places and away from children.
“We really want to make sure that there’s a public health impact of e products that we are not just making it illegal for smokers to smoke,” he said.
It’s important to remember that most people who use nicotine-containing products don’t want to smoke to death.
But for those who do, the health consequences of using an e cigarette are likely to be far more severe than smoking.
And you may want to take some steps to help yourself avoid a death, if you find yourself thinking about quitting.