New Years Resolution: Quit Smoking!

The wonderful thing about New Years is that it provides us with a clean slate to start things over or create new goals for the upcoming year. Many people set up financial goals, others set lifestyle goals and others set goals to make themselves healthier by dieting, quitting smoking, exercising, etc. In this article, we are going to focus on the subject of quitting smoking. We touch on some quitting advice and theories found in step-by-step Quit Smoking e-books and smoking alternative products such as electric cigarettes (AKA e-cigs).

Approximately 1.4 billion people smoke worldwide. According to 2009 world population statistics, there are approximately 6.8 billion people on this planet. Therefore approximately 21% of the worldwide population smokes tobacco products. People obviously enjoy smoking given the relatively high percentage of the population that smokes, however, there are always people who are tired of smoking and are trying to free themselves from the habit.

There are many different routes to quit smoking. The best and also probably the hardest is to quit cold-turkey, with no aids assisting you through the process.  However, not everyone has the will power to do it without the help of certain quit smoking products. There are many quit smoking and smoking alternative products that are well publicized and advertised including nicotine gum and nicotine patches. However, the downside of these is that they are relatively expensive and sometimes highly addictive. If these products do not work or do not fit your budget, don’t worry there are other alternatives out there and we list two of these alternatives below:

1. Mental and Physical Techniques Used by Other Former Smokers. Other former smokers have found proven techniques to quit smoking and are sharing these techniques with the rest of the world. Some of these techniques come in the form of tangible books that you can purchase at a local bookstore while others come in the form of an e-book which can be purchased online and accessed from many different computers. To be sure, there are many quit smoking e-books out there and to give you a starting point visit our website at

2. The Electric Cigarette Alternative. However, if you feel that you can not reduce or eliminate your smoking habits by using quit smoking techniques found in quit smoking e-books (above) and will power alone you can try an electric cigarette (AKA e-cig). E-cigs are not considered smoking cessation devices, but have been touted by users as good alternatives to smoking. An electronic cigarette vaporizes a nicotine containing liquid which the electric cigarette user inhales and exhales receiving a similar sensation found while smoking tobacco cigarettes. The price of an electric cigarette can range anywhere from $60 to $160. This usually includes an electric cigarette, an electric cigarette case and battery recharger, extra batteries and a couple weeks supply of electronic cigarette cartridges. Once the initial cost is paid, all you need to purchase are cartridges which are a fraction of the initial cost, sort of like a razor blade. As with quit smoking e-books, there are many brand names of electric cigarettes but to give you a starting point visit our website at

With the New Year beginning soon, we hope that the information we have provided in this article will help get you started on your journey to a smoke free or smoke reduced life. If you haven’t already clicked on the links we provided above, we have placed additional links in our summary below.


About electronic cigarettes: Electronic cigarettes have also been called electric cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigarettes and vapor cigarettes. The electronic cigarette is a small hand held device that looks like and performs in the same ways a tobacco cigarette does. Its primary function is to deliver nicotine while also producing a smoke-like vapor. Where the similarity with a cigarette ends, however, is that there is combustion involved in the process and an ecig does not contain tobacco. Instead it is powered by battery and has a cartridge that contains a liquid solution that is inhaled. This means that smokers can use the device over and over again instead of needing to purchase cartons or packs of cigarettes frequently. There are many brands and different liquid flavors available. To find out more information on an electric cigarette visit our website at

Source by John Perry