WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY IS 31st MAY!

Fellow Indians,

All too soon another World no Tobacco Day is Thursday, May 31st 2012. It’s amazing how quickly a year goes by. In the light of tobacco control , India has unprecedentedly made some significant progress this past year. For the first time in its history, the Indian Parliament had a hearing on the tobacco bill which is incorporated into the Public Health Bill. Although little has been heard after the preliminary hearing, we think it is a huge step in the right direction towards tobacco control in India.

Did you know that about 5.5 million people have died worldwide solely because of tobacco use such as smoking and over 80% of the deaths come from developing countries, such as India? Did you also know that secondhand and third-hand tobacco smokes are harmful to those exposed to it, even if you may smell it? Most smokers are unaware of the damage caused to our environment including our waterways by littering these toxic and non-biodegradable cigarette butts indiscriminately.

May smokers be reminded that in the mist of all the zillion mostly unavoidable death risks, the odds of them dying from a completely avoidable lifestyle, tobacco use is a whopping 50%! May our lawmakers also be reminded that a prominent reason why tobacco related deaths occur in developing countries such as India is because of over increasing activities of the tobacco industry that have shifted from the developed world to the developing world due to lack of or inadequate regulations in the developing countries?

We at smokefree are convinced that regardless of actions and inactions of the policy and law makers in India, a huge part of the war against tobacco and its associated companies lie on us taxpayers and also our eligible registered voters. For our eligible voters, please make tobacco control and public health an essential issue during elections.

For our smokers whom we love dearly and would like to help you quit, on May 31st, please make an impact on your life and the environment by shunning tobacco use forever. For our relatively healthy and environment-loving nonsmokers, please don’t start smoking and please remind at least one smoker of the damage he or she is causing the environment and most importantly his or her health.

We urge the Indian government and lawmakers to address this needless threat to public health.

An amazing new product has made its way into the main stream and is changing the way people smoke and how they think about smoking. It�s called the “e cig“. Also known as electronic cigarettes, electric cigarettes, e cigarettes, smokeless cigarettes or vapor cigarettes. This interesting new device consists of a battery, an atomizer (heater), and a cartridge that is filled with a liquid nicotine solution called eliquid or ejuice. Every time you take a puff, the battery powers the atomizer which rapidly heats up the eliquid inside of the cartridge. The liquid turns into a vapor that the user inhales, ultimately transferring nicotine to its user. The vapor of the e-cigarette is tar free, odorless, 2nd hand smoke free, and carbon monoxide free. It is a revolutionary development and has smokers all over the world making the switch to electronic cigarettes.

What Is In An Electronic Cigarette?

The electronic cigarette contains only a minimal amount of ingredients when compared to the 4000+ chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. The ingredients consists of flavoring additives to create many great flavors such as menthol, tobacco, peppermint, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cherry, cola and more. The liquid also contains distilled water, glycerin, and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is the active vapor producing ingredient. It is a food additive with a “GRAS” status, this means “generally recognized as safe” and is approved by the FDA for use in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. It has been found in many consumer products dating back to the 1930′s and it has also been found in asthma inhalers since the 1950′s. You will find it used in theatrical productions to create fake smoke, and it is pumped through hospital air ducts to clean the air. There are many uses for the product and the average person has most likely consumed it before.

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SMOKEFREE celebrates ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on 31st May

On 31st May each year SMOKEFREE celebrates World No Tobacco Day.
On 31st May each year SMOKEFREE celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption. Tobacco use is the second cause of death globally (after hypertension) and is currently responsible for killing one in 10 adults worldwide.

The World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects. It provides an opportunity to highlight specific tobacco control messages and to promote adherence to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Tobacco use is the number one preventable epidemic that the health community faces.

To Fight Tobacco, SMOKEFREE urges people to switch to Electronic cigarettes which are an exciting new technology that offers cigarette smokers an alternative that is free of tobacco and other harmful chemicals while offering a complete experience of smoking. A battery that looks like a cigarette vaporizes a specially formulated liquid in a disposable cartridge to produce a vapour that looks, feels and tastes like cigarette smoke. Users can switch to e-cigs immediately without any discomfort.

SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette India is offering 15% discount on its entire Product Range during this World No Tobacco week. To avail of this Discount, use the Coupon code ‘SMOKEFREE’.

About SMOKEFREE, India’s #1 E Cigarette Company
SMOKEFREE is a Registered Trademark of AS SMOKEFREE Electronic Cigarette Pvt. Ltd. with Registered Office in New Delhi. SMOKEFREE are the pioneers of innovative electronic smoking products that are more commonly known as Electronic Cigarettes, or E-cigarettes. The Company was established in 2011 and has invested heavily in R&D in order to bring to the market the most innovative range of electronic smoking (electronic cigarettes) products. SMOKEFREE products are completely non-flammable and use state of the art sophisticated micro-electronics. The management of SMOKEFREE have a vision of offering smokers a real life usable alternative to traditional cigarettes and help them quit Smoking eventually.

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World No Tobacco Day is May 31, 2012: Quit for Life!

As smokers, it wasn’t that we couldn’t hear the entire world screaming the insanity of us smoking pack after pack. It was that our chemically enslaved brain was screaming even louder that smoking was as important as eating, that quitting would be like starvation.

The beauty of this temporary journey of re-adjustment called quitting is that within 2 to 3 weeks we awaken to the fact that nicotine addiction was about living a massive lie, that everything we did while smoking nicotine can be done as well as or better without it.

Imagine your brain’s constant cycle of wanting, needing, and begging for more at last coming to an end. Imagine your journey of re-adjustment leading to entire days where you never once think about wanting to smoke, to a calm and quiet mind, to the comforts of home. Would that be a good thing or bad? Then why listen to your addiction’s lies? Why fear freedom?

The brain needs up to 72 hours to rid itself of all nicotine, to re sensitize once saturated receptors, and to move beyond peak withdrawal. It also needs time to down-regulate and rid itself of the millions of extra nicotinic receptors nicotine caused it to grow (up-regulation).

The subconscious mind needs time to encounter, break and extinguish all the nicotinefeeding cues it established. The conscious thinking mind (the prefrontal cortex) needs time to sort through and discard the long list of liesit invented to explain why that next cigarette was so important, to try and make sense of the deep inner “wanting” it didn’t understand.

Flavor, stress, pleasure, boredom, friendship, taste, there was really only one reason we smoked, because we had to, because a rising tide of anxieties would begin building when we didn’t. Flavor, taste? There are no taste buds inside our lungs, the place we sucked and briefly held all smoke. Like, love? By now you hopefully realize that love and “want” are two different things. It wasn’t that I liked smoking but that I didn’t like what happened when I didn’t.

Nicotine addiction is a brain “wanting” disease that can be fully arrested but not cured. As permanent as alcoholism, it enslaves the same brain dopamine pathways as illegal drugs, including heroin and meth. Our brain’s “pay attention” dopamine circuitry (the mind’s priorities teacher) was hacked, taken hostage and forced to falsely teach us that smoking nicotine was as important as pre-programmed survival activities such as eating food and drinking liquids. Contrary to store tobacco marketing signs, we didn’t continue smoking for pleasure but for relief from want and need.

There is a new revolutionary smoking alternative in the world-The Electronic Cigarette. Tobacco companies are threatened by these new miraculous smoking cessation devises.

Electronic Cigarettes serve the purpose of helping people quit smoking by standing as an alternative to regular tobacco cigarettes. Smokefree E-cigarettes have batteries instead of tobacco, cartridges instead of nicotine, water vapour instead of smoke! A Smokefree cigarette is made up 3 components. 1) The Cartridge. This contains the flavoured e-liquid inhaled during smoking. 2) The Atomizer. This changes the liquid from the cartridge into a vapour(smoke look alike) 3) The Battery, which is rechargeable and has a micro processor which controls the atomizer. The tip is an LED light which blinks when the battery is low. Smokefree e- cigarettes come with tobacco flavoured cartridges and infused flavoured cartridges, all of which can be customised with differing amounts of nicotine. One Cartridge for Rs 20 would last you the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes. Our electronic cigarettes can be smoked legally in public places as they are Smokefree.

The Government is encouraging the use of electronic cigarettes this World No Tobacco Day.

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This “World No Tobacco Day”, E-cigs is the Favourite Word

The World Health Organization (WHO) selects “tobacco industry interference” as the theme of the next World No Tobacco Day, which will take place on Thursday, 31 May 2012. The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health.

Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are people exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless we act, it will kill up to 8 million people by 2030, of which more than 80% will live in low- and middle-income countries.

As more and more countries move to fully meet their obligations under the WHO FCTC, the tobacco industry’s efforts to undermine the treaty are becoming more and more energetic. For example, in an attempt to halt the adoption of pictorial health warnings on packages of tobacco, the industry recently adopted the novel tactic of suing countries under bilateral investment treaties, claiming that the warnings impinge the companies’ attempts to use their legally-registered brands. The industry is also attempting to undermine the treaty continue on other fronts, particularly with regard to countries’ attempts to ban smoking in enclosed public places and to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.

World No Tobacco Day 2012 will educate policy-makers and the general public about the tobacco industry’s nefarious and harmful tactics. It will also be in keeping with the letter and the spirit of the WHO FCTC. The preamble of the treaty recognizes “the need to be alert to any efforts by the tobacco industry to undermine or subvert tobacco control efforts and the need to be informed of activities of the tobacco industry that have a negative impact on tobacco control efforts”.

On World No Tobacco Day 2012, and throughout the following year, WHO will urge countries to put the fight against tobacco industry interference at the heart of their efforts to control the global tobacco epidemic. World No Tobacco Day 2012 has also developed an agenda to introduce and encourage the new dimension in smoking: The Electronic Cigarette.

Electric Cigarettes serve the purpose of helping people quit smoking by standing as an alternative to regular tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarettes have batteries instead of tobacco, cartridges instead of nicotine, water vapour instead of smoke! A Smokefree cigarette is made up 3 components. 1) The Cartridge. This contains the flavoured e-liquid inhaled during smoking. 2) The Atomizer. This changes the liquid from the cartridge into a vapour(smoke look alike) 3) The Battery, which is rechargable and has a micro processor which controls the atomizer. The tip is an LED light which blinks when the battery is low. Smokefree e- cigarettes come with tobacco flavoured cartridges and infused flavoured cartridges, all of which can be customised with differing amounts of nicotine. One Cartridge for Rs 20 would last you the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes can be smoked legally in public places as they are Smokefree.

World Tobacco Day pro-activists patronize this healthy alternative to smoking and are currently in the process of developing a campaign to promote the use of e-cigs as a substitute for smokers who refuse to quit smoking. They will first build awareness amongst masses through celebrity endorsements, and then radio, print and tc advertisements. Not surprisingly, the tobacco industry considers the electronic cigarette industry as the second biggest interference after WHO.

One of the biggest threats the tobacco industry has received in the last few years is from electronic cigarettes. As these simple devices simulate the same smoking ritual without providing tobacco, they are being touted as the next leaders in the industry. Electronic cigarettes are serious threats to the tobacco industry because they allow smokers to continue ‘vaping’ without exposing them to carcinogens and thousands of toxic chemicals exhaled with tobacco smoke.

Electronic cigarettes are strong competitors to their tobacco counterparts because they are more efficient cessation devices. Although they are not formally marketed as smoking cessation devices, electronic cigarettes have been known to deliver better results than all other therapies combined. With rising taxes on tobacco products and increasing number of smoking bans implemented all over the world, e cigarettes are also cost effective as they work out much cheaper than traditional cigarettes.

The overall production levels of the cigarette industry have significantly reduced. A 35% reduction has been noticed in the production of tobacco products for local consumption as well as for exports. People are choosing the sensible smoking substitute: electronic cigarettes. The cheaper alternative. The greener alternative. The healthier alternative.

What do you choose on World No Tobacco Day?

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Don’t Pay Big Money for Bigger Damage!

Tobacco is expensive. Rs 100 for a pack of cigarettes is like paying for damaging your health…big money for bigger damage. Buying a pack of cigarettes for Rs100 might seem like a foolish idea to non-smokers, but then again they don’t feel the same way about cigarettes to begin with. A lot of people are comfortable with paying this kind of money for a pack of smokes, while others are finding it more and more difficult to keep up with the high prices. An e-cig cartridge is the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes. (One full cartridge smoked equals to one pack of cigarettes smoked). One pack of cigarettes is on average, about Rs 100. One cartridge is for Rs 20. So that’s an Rs 80 save on a pack of smokes…a worthwhile saving. So here exists a credible alternative: cheap electronic cigarette smoking.

How to electronic cigarettes work?

Electronic cigarettes can look much the same as regular cigarettes, but they have a battery powered internal mechanism that allows them to function in a vastly different way. Instead of burning a blend of tobacco to create a flavoured smoke that is inhaled, electronic cigarettes produce a vapour that contains mainly nicotine, flavouring and a pharmaceutical grade food additive called Propylene Glycol. E-cigarettes are powered by lithium-ion batteries, and rely on an internal atomiser to convert e-liquid into a mist that can then be inhaled through the e-cigarette’s mouth piece.

What are the main benefits?

Electronic cigarettes offer numerous benefits when seen as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. For starters, they are much safer. Everyone knows about the disadvantages of smoking tobacco, and how smoking tobacco regularly could wreck their health over a long term period of time. Electric cigarettes do not produce any harmful chemicals or carcinogens, making them a much safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. In fact, this is likely the main reason that people choose to start smoking e cigarettes – to avoid running into the health problems associated with prolonged tobacco smoking.

As well as being healthier, the electronic cigarette is also a financially safer option. Cheap electronic cigarettes are equipped with refillable or interchangeable e-liquid cartridges. After a certain amount of time smoking, the e-liquid cartridge is depleted, after which the purchase of a replacement cartridge or refill is necessary for continued use. The great thing about e-cig refills is that they cost very little to replace. Additionally, you can purchase a wide range of different flavours that can be used with the same electronic cigarette. If you are a fan of menthol or even apple flavours, you can purchase cartridges that have these flavours for next to nothing in comparison to the price of a full pack of tobacco cigarettes.

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