Smoking or vaping
Obviously, smoking hinders arthritis pain by causing swelling, inflammation, and dehydration. Nicotine is considered to be a serious addiction with negative consequences. My smoking habit started years ago. The smoke is fascinating to me. Vaping worked for a month or two; asthma improved tremendously. But, I got aggravated and went back to the curly smoke trails. It gave me an excuse to take a break and forget about the irritants. There are emotional benefits considering that forgetting what the problem was to begin with can be beneficial; positive emotions add up.
Life was blissful whenever I kicked the tobacco habit addiction. When the going gets tough, I crave cigarettes. Nicotine seems to relieve problems of over-thinking. Another observation: Tobacco keeps me alert. When I need to sleep, however, it’s easy to forget that sleepy, relaxing sensation.
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The FDA has finally recognized that e-cigarettes (vaping) is better than smoking… “those looking to make the switch to e-cigarettes to kick the habit can do so without the fear that their chosen alternative might be regulated out of existence” (Yahoo! News July 28, 2017). Read the article here.
The FDA is planning on cutting nicotine levels in traditional cigarettes. Read more here.