Welcome to m birthday reasons to be cheerful. You find me sitting in front of the telly watching “This Morning” and snuggling up with the puppy. I have a cold so am sniffling too but I am cheerful.

 

Birthday

It was my birthday a couple of days ago and it was a really lovely day. It started with my 17 year old coming downstairs just after midnight to sing me “Happy Birthday”. You can’t really get better than that, can you? My daughter designed me a lovely card. I woke up in the morning and the first thing I saw was a bunch of beautiful pink roses from Himself. Gifts included warm slippers and the George Michael CD. We had a little trip out to buy cake of the chocolate variety. Rumours that it was a scrumptious Christmas log may be exaggerated or possibly not. My husband made me a lovely lamb dinner followed by a really special cheeseboard and a little wine. Perfect.

I had got myself all in a fret in the run up to the birthday as I often will around special dates. Huge thanks to some very special women who got me through this wobble. It is amazing how some people will be there for real and imaginary crisis.

I had a lunch at the weekend meeting new people despite my social anxiety. Again, my 17 year old was an amazing support. Two of the ladies have asked me to meet for coffee in the New Year so that is encouraging in terms of making some new friends.

This week I told 3 people that I have suffered depression and all of them had either suffered themselves or knew someone close who does. I felt so good for being honest because it enabled them to share their stories too.

Work opportunities are coming for the New Year one of which slipped into my spam folder again leading me to think there was a crisis where there was not one at al.

I have won a couple of competitions so that’s a bit of fun. I have also received a really interesting book through the post about self-development.

I have a new admin to help out with Bloggers on Thin Ice.

I am also bringing back a new and improved Groovy Mums with  the amazing Chloe and we have such exciting plans to help women move forward positively in 2018.

I am not stressing Christmas at all. I plan to honour our Michael and have put his pictures in plain sight this week in the lounge. It was too painful to do that before but grief takes its own path. I have decided we will play the music Michael had at his Humanist ceremony on Christmas Day. It will be wonderful to have him home for Christmas.

There will be other things I have forgotten because it really has been a positive week so I went wild and included that pic of me in my birthday suit!

Making your home a star-studded social media phenomenon this Christmas is vital. This time of year proves to be the ideal opportunity to show off your perfectly decorated home to all of your followers, and create the ultimate Christmassy feed that will look aesthetically pleasing on your profile at the same time. But for those with a home that’s just not up to scratch this Christmas, we’ve teamed up with Oldrids & Downtown to give you a guide on how you can change your interior design and make it more magical for the festive season!

 

Mastering your living room

If you’re looking to make a statement in regard to your Christmas decorations, start in the most important room – the living room. In here, you will be propping up your Christmas tree and flooding your sofa with seasonal cushions and throws. But there are some top tips and tricks you need to know to make your home more visually pleasing for the festive season.

Changing your walls

Royal blues and sage greens are the perfect colours for the festive season and will transform your room into a movie-like set – think Miracle on 34th Street. However, if you’re not looking to repaint entirely — the rest of your decorating will not suffer, as there is a lot of versatility around Christmas decor.

After painting, the big question is: what should we decorate the walls with? You don’t want to make them too cluttered, but you definitely want to have a movie-like backdrop when it comes to taking photographs on the big day. If you want to showcase your picture-perfect family, hang different sized frames across your wall in an inconsistent pattern — if you don’t want to use multiple photographs and only want to shine the spotlight on one family portrait, make sure that it’s a big photograph to reduce the risk of it looking lost on your wall.

If you’re using a wreath this year, go with a pre-lit one to ensure that it pops off the wall. If you want to make it a focal point, either hang it independently above your fireplace or let it stand on your mantelpiece and lean it against the wall.

Adding comfort materials to your room

If you plan to post pics of your room this season, you need to get yourself some check curtains that are guaranteed to make your room look more homely. Stick with a subtle colour — nothing too bold, as this could take the attention away from other aspects of the room you’ve decorated for the jolly season.

Uncertainty can arise when it comes to deciding how many cushions you should have placed on your sofa. You need to find a balance and there are many factors that can influence your decision on how many you need. You need to look at the size of the cushions, the number of sofas in your room and their sizes. Make sure that the cushions you purchase have some festive features, such as snowflakes or reindeers. When it comes to colour, we recommend that you try and stay within the colour scheme of your room — match with either your walls or your curtains – and do not match your cushions with the colour of your sofa or this can make your whole room clash!

Decorating the ultimate Christmas tree

Put some Christmas music on, light some candles because it’s time to put up your tree. Putting up the Christmas tree is always an event in itself — the family comes together, you eat nice food and you put on festive tunes. When it comes to picking a tree, artificial trees tend to be the easiest. You want to avoid as much mess as possible around this period because if you don’t, everything becomes more challenging and this is something you don’t want to encounter during the holidays.

Don’t worry about what colour tree you use this Christmas, you can make anything work! Once you’ve pieced together your tree and it’s ready to decorate, remember to hang the LED twinkle lights first — spread them out evenly so that your tree can sparkle in all directions.

If you’re looking to make your tree unique, a Christmas tree garland can make the perfect addition. However, deciding on the type can be a challenge — if you want to keep up with Xmas tree trends, you could go with a string-like garland that includes sleigh bells or even pom-poms that look like snowballs. Another trend that is picking up and would make a killer Insta-pic is letters that hang around the tree spelling out a festive phrase such as “Merry Christmas!” or “Ho! Ho! Ho!”.

There are many questions when it comes to picking the right baubles for your tree. Use a mixture of gigantic and tiny baubles to make your tree stand out to any visitor. If you’re using a white tree, do not go with silver coloured baubles and instead opt for a bright and bold colour such as reds and golds. Those using a green Christmas tree, you can’t go wrong with silver!

Don’t forget to place some fake presents under the tree, as well as a small train track to make it extra special. If you have little ones, it might be a nice idea to have a children’s train track loop around the tree to make things extra special.

Dining tips for Christmas day

Perfecting Christmas lunch is vital – remember, this day only comes once a year so it’s important you get it right. From table covers to dinner sets, everything must be perfect. When it comes to the dining room, you need to make sure that everything is in the right position and that your table design is not lacking in creativity. First, position candles at opposite sides of the table and make sure that they’re in a symmetrical position. Secondly, position your tableware for each person in the right area — don’t make things too tight, people want to stretch freely after stuffing their faces without the fear of nudging someone by accident. It’s important to leave room in the centre of the table for sauces and gravy boats to reduce the amount of running backwards and forwards to the kitchen!

It’s been proven by psychologists that people who decide to decorate earlier, are happier people. Since Christmas is almost here, there’s no reason for you to not start preparing and with this guide from bedroom furniture suppliers Oldrids & Downtown – you should be one step in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

My top tips for finding bargains come from years of practice. Sometimes I have not had much spare cash at all and so Have had to be thrifty. However, I must admit that I do love the thrill of getting a bargain even when there is money in the bank.

Where did this bargain-hunting come from?

I grew up with stories of extreme poverty in the Thirties. My great-great grandfather had instructed my mum to always keep her eyes down to the pavement in case she found any pennies. Mum was also sent late on Saturday to find bargains on the market as stall-holders closed up for the day. Later in life when I came along she loved going to flea markets. My brother introduced us to the concept of car boot sales and she enjoyed them regularly after that seeking our lamps and chairs in particular.

My bargain-hunting

I had gone to charity shops as a teenager but really got interested in them in my twenties even working for Oxfam’s Trading Division at one point. I find it really interesting how different charities tackle trading some known for great lighting and some mixing up old and new product including Fair Trade. Some colour code and some put retro items all in one place. What I love is that with charity shops you are always getting something cheaper than normal, you never know what you will find from one day to the next and someone down the line benefits when they need it most whether that is an old person, a child or an animal in need.

Ebay

I probably got into Ebay having had children on the constant look out for storage solutions for all the stuff that comes with children. There is one infamous occasion where using two computers to find a car, both my husband and I bid successfully and ended up buying two cars instead of one!

Parenting networks

I have used parenting sites like NetMums over the year to supplement Christmas present piles and to buy clothing bundles for the children. It is good to connect with other mums with one mum getting something they need and another raising some money.

Appliances and furniture

I love the sense of community on initiatives like Freecyle now Freegle. I loved donating a really good quality cot bed to a struggling family once. Again, I think it is good for the soul to give as well as to receive from kind-hearted people.

When will I stop bargain-hunting?

I don’t think I ever will to be honest. I like the thrill of finding something unusual or way under the price you would pay in high street stores. With the wet weather, you might be looking for cheap tumble dryers or perhaps a designer outfit for Christmas parties from those designer outlet places. There is always another bargain to be found. In fact in the New Year, I would like to look into entering competitions online, affiliate links via the blog  and finding out how others use vouchers and coupons to such great effect.

Are you a bargain-hunter? What are your top tips for finding bargains?

I was tagged in a new blogger tag by the wonderful Jaki from https://jakijellz.comIt is ages since I did a tag thingy and it’s great to come across new ones.

I would love to know what you knew already and which bits surprise you!

1 What’s your name?

Alison – that’s your first surprise

2 Any nicknames or aliases?

Sherlock, Clogger, Snuggle Bum

3 Your gender?

Female – not such a surprise

4 Your star sign?

Saggitarius

5 How old are you?

One year younger than I will be tomorrow

6 Your relationship status?

Married

7 Any children?

3 aged 17, 13 and 12

8 Any pets?

2 dogs – a Beagle and a Shepherd/Collie cross puppy.

9 Any tattoos or piercings?

As if!

10 What do you like about yourself?

My passion, creativity and my values. My caring  nature. My wicked sense of humour.

11 What do you dislike about yourself?

My sense of humour can be quite harsh. I am good with words so can go for the jugular in an argument. I am too much the shy, introverted scaredy-cat!

12 Righty or lefty?

Hands or politics? Left wing politically. Right only in writing.

 

Lasts

13 The last thing you drank:

Coffee and lots of them

14 The last thing you ate:

Chocolate out of the Advent calendar

15 Your last phone call:

Pointless one with former manager

16 Your last text message:

I rarely text – in fact it would be fun to have some text buddies. I remember an embarrassing one sent from my last college reunion but it was funny too.

17 Your last email:

From a tooth whitening company.

18 The last song you listened to:

Can’t actually remember – that needs to change. I love music but gave up listening much years ago when husband complained about the volume.

19 The last book you read:

Different Genes

20 The last time you cried:

A little yesterday about my brother Michael who I lost in August.

21 The last blog you read:

Mummy Harris

22 The last person you spoke to:

My 17 tear old son

23 The last place you visited:

The bar

24 Your last holiday abroad:

France

 

Have you ever?

25 Have you ever gotten back with an ex?

Nope and I only have one anyway or one real one anyway

26 Have you ever been cheated on?

Oh  yes and in different ways!

27 Have you ever cheated on someone?

No

28 Have you ever lost someone special to you?

Yes – some alive and some dead

29 Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?

Yes rarely but also not that long ago

30 Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?

Yes

31 Have you ever met someone who changed you?

Lots of people

32 Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?

Yes but also I think some real friends are still friends who don’t know what to say or how to help in a given situation.

33 Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?

Do husband’s count?

34 Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?

Yes but only for good reasons

35 Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

How can we ever be sure on that  one? I hope not because mine has been shattered and it is no fun.

36 Have you ever kissed a stranger?

Yes. That’s how good strangers become good friends – joke!

37 Have you ever had your own heart broken?

Yes and played  a part in that  myself too

38 Have you ever had sex on the first date?

Still waiting to have what I would call a first date. OK, yes but it was hardly a date and I was in a very bad emotional state at the time and it was hardly sex or not by my standards anyway,

39 Have you ever been arrested?

No. I am a very good girl!

40 Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?

Once.

41 Have you ever done something you regret?

Yes including losing a sense of power and self.

42 Have you ever had a threesome?

I find it hard enough to get a twosome!

43 Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?

Yes.

44 Have you ever misjudged someone?

Yes including at least one occasion of getting my facts completely wrong.

 

Your Beliefs and Opinions

45 Do you believe in God?

Hard to say but probably or at least I hope there is one.

46 Do you believe in yourself?

More and more as the years go by.

47 Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Of course and the children know never to question his existence. I still look in the sky every Christmas Eve believing I will see the sleigh one day.

48 Do you believe in ghosts?

Yes – living and dead

49 Do you believe in aliens?

It’s not something that really interests me. I have enough issues with so called normal people.

50 Do you believe in miracles?

Yes and have experienced them

51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?

Yes. It is so powerful and life-transforming.

52 Do you believe in love at first sight?

No but it does not take me long to get there sometimes.

53 Can money make you happy?

Not as such. Lack of worry about it makes you happier and it can facilitate fun memories but there is also a lot of stuff that is amazing and free.

54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?

Yes

55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?

Prefer not to say as could argue strongly for both options

56 Do you have strong political beliefs?

Yes and of the Left Wing otherwise known as let’s be fair kind.

57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?

Not easy to answer. I  was brought up with strong religious beliefs and still need to work out what I think.

58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?

Security and love.

 

Right Now

59 Are you eating anything right now?

No although chocolate is calling my name.

60 Are you drinking anything right now?

No but another coffee is on my agenda.

61 What are you listening to right now?

Karen Brady – shoot me now!

62 What are you thinking about right now?

How to navigate my birthday tomorrow as my  husband will not make a fuss and it disappoints me every year.

63 What are you waiting for right now?

An interesting book in the post

64 What are you most excited about right now?

The  off-chance that my birthday will turn out well with messages and gestures from the right people.

65 What’s your pet hate right now?

Constant housework which always falls on me.

66 What’s your favourite thing right now?

Reflecting on changes I have planned for next year.

67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?

Walking the dogs

 

Firsts

68 Your first best friend:

Hayley or the first important one anyway.

69 Your first kiss:

Blackpool trip, Met in a pub. Lad from Sunderland called Dean. Never got as far as the surname.

70 Your first celebrity crush:

Orinoco from the Wombles

71 Your first holiday:

Bridlington where I crawled off with all my clothes on to the sea. Repeated the same experience on a school trip many years later.

72 Your first pet:

Benji the Jack Russell sadly put down when he bit me but there were good reasons for the bite and my parents regretted having him put down and I was so sad to lose him.

73 Your first regret:

I guess losing my birth family has to be the first one.

74 Your first job:

Babysitter aged 17 and used to make what I thought was a fortune thanks to the Maguire family.

75: Your first childhood memory:

Being in the garden with  my Mum. Busy Lizzies, pet graveyards, rockery and the outside kitchen my Dad built for me. Red steps from the back door with Mum saying I would never jump off the highest. Said a lot about me then and still does.

 

Which would you choose?

76 Love or money?

Both. Mainly love but enough money to not worry.

77 Twitter or Facebook?

Used to be Twitter when it was creative. Now FB as brings old friends back.

78 Hook up or relationship?

What would I be hooked up to exactly?

79 Dogs or cats?

Dogs if pushed but like both.

80 Coffee or tea?

Coffee. Not a tea-drinker except after fish and chips.

81 Beer or wine?

Wine. Fond memories of Old Peculiar though.

82 Sweet or savoury?

Love both as a real foodie but probably savoury if pushed.

83 Introvert or extrovert?

Introvert to the nth degree.

84 Vampires or werewolves?

No idea!

85 Seaside or countryside?

Seaside. Will live right by the sea one day.

86 Summer or winter?

Spring or Autumn preferably as not good with extremes.

87 Books or movies

Both but if pushed books.

88 Horror or comedy

Comedy. Don’t get the horror thing at all

 

A few random questions to finish on

89 Do you wish you could change your past?

Oh yes!

90 What’s your dream job?

Novelist

91 What’s your guilty pleasure?

True crime

92 What are you afraid of?

Being rejected

93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

A barrister

94 If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Time travel

95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?

To see the people I care about more often

96 Would you want immortality?

Perhaps if you could stay in good health

97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?

Freddie Mercury

98 Would you say you are happy?

On the whole.

99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?

Should you fall in love, it is a really good idea to tell the person.

100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?

Living by the sea or in the mountains. Successful novelist. Children still with me or close by. Friends close by and travel to see others.

How to Join In

Just follow the simple rules below. Feel free to use the image from this post if you don’t want to create a new one.

 

Rules

1 Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

2 Answer the questions honestly (skip any you don’t feel comfortable answering)

3 Tag 10-20 bloggers to take part (let them know on social media)

4 Post the questions without your answers at the bottom of your post so that they are easy to copy and paste for the people you tag

Enjoy!

Grab the questions below if you would like to take part:

The Basics

1 What’s your name?

2 Any nicknames or aliases?

3 Your gender?

4 Your star sign?

5 How old are you?

6 Your relationship status?

7 Any children?

8 Any pets?

9 Any tattoos or piercings?

10 What do you like about yourself?

11 What do you dislike about yourself?

12 Righty or lefty?

 

Lasts

13 The last thing you drank:

14 The last thing you ate:

15 Your last phone call:

16 Your last text message:

17 Your last email:

18 The last song you listened to:

19 The last book you read:

20 The last time you cried:

21 The last blog you read:

22 The last person you spoke to:

23 The last place you visited:

24 Your last holiday abroad:

 

Have you ever?

25 Have you ever gotten back with an ex?

26 Have you ever been cheated on?

27 Have you ever cheated on someone?

28 Have you ever lost someone special to you?

29 Have you ever been so drunk you threw up?

30 Have you ever fallen out of love with someone?

31 Have you ever met someone who changed you?

32 Have you ever been in a situation where you found out who your real friends are?

33 Have you ever kissed someone you probably shouldn’t have?

34 Have you ever found out people were talking about you behind your back?

35 Have you ever broken someone’s heart?

36 Have you ever kissed a stranger?

37 Have you ever had your own heart broken?

38 Have you ever had sex on the first date?

39 Have you ever been arrested?

40 Have you ever been attracted to someone that isn’t the gender you usually find attractive?

41 Have you ever done something you regret?

42 Have you ever had a threesome?

43 Have you ever embarrassed yourself in public?

44 Have you ever misjudged someone?

 

Your Beliefs and Opinions

45 Do you believe in God?

46 Do you believe in yourself?

47 Do you believe in Santa Claus?

48 Do you believe in ghosts?

49 Do you believe in aliens?

50 Do you believe in miracles?

51 Do you believe in the power of positive thinking?

52 Do you believe in love at first sight?

53 Can money make you happy?

54 Would you describe yourself as a feminist?

55 Are you pro-life or pro-choice?

56 Do you have strong political beliefs?

57 Do you have strong religious beliefs?

58 What do you think the most important thing you can give a child is?

 

Right Now

59 Are you eating anything right now?

60 Are you drinking anything right now?

61 What are you listening to right now?

62 What are you thinking about right now?

63 What are you waiting for right now?

64 What are you most excited about right now?

65 What’s your pet hate right now?

66 What’s your favourite thing right now?

67 If you weren’t answering these questions, what would you be doing right now?

 

Firsts

68 Your first best friend:

69 Your first kiss:

70 Your first celebrity crush:

71 Your first holiday:

72 Your first pet:

73 Your first regret:

74 Your first job:

75: Your first childhood memory:

 

Which would you choose?

76 Love or money?

77 Twitter or Facebook?

78 Hook up or relationship?

79 Dogs or cats?

80 Coffee or tea?

81 Beer or wine?

82 Sweet or savoury?

83 Introvert or extrovert?

84 Vampires or werewolves?

85 Seaside or countryside?

86 Summer or winter?

87 Books or movies

88 Horror or comedy

 

A few random questions to finish on

89 Do you wish you could change your past?

90 What’s your dream job?

91 What’s your guilty pleasure?

92 What are you afraid of?

93 What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?

94 If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

95 If you could change anything about your life what would it be?

96 Would you want immortality?

97 If you could interview anyone alive or dead who would you choose?

98 Would you say you are happy?

99 What one piece of advice would you give to yourself at age eighteen?

100 Where would you like to be in five years’ time?

 

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Vaping is the new kid on the block. Vaping provides a controlled release of your preferred vapour flavour without the smell and smoke of traditional cigarettes. Used as a cleaner alternative to smoking or as cigarette replacement for those looking to give up the habit, it’s seen as fun and healthier by comparison.

Here’s a look at how vaping works and the scientific explanation, starting with a look at traditional smoking and tobacco.

Traditional Smoking

Traditional smoking requires the burning of tobacco to produce smoke inhaled into the lungs. The smoke from tobacco contains many harmful chemicals, including arsenic and benzene.

Smoking helps people feel calmer and relaxed by reducing levels of stress and anxiety. Exactly why this occurs is unknown, with a large part coming from the ritual of smoking itself. In fact, the smoking effect is a paradox, because it is officially a stimulant. However, smoking usually results in a calming effect on the user.

The smoking ingredient we hear the most about, nicotine, typically clears the body in a few hours (the liver breaks most of it down) leaving no longer lasting effects. It is not the culprit associated with the negative health effects of smoking. The other particulates in cigarette smoke have a longer-lasting and much more severe impact. The tar in smoke stays as a residue in the lungs and builds up over time, causing coughing and longer-term health problems, with cancer inextricably linked to these harmful toxins.

Vaping Process

Vaping is an alternative way to smoking whereby you can enjoy the rituals of smoking safely without tobacco and all its adverse effects. There is no flame or ignition like a regular cigarette requires and none of the harmful chemicals.

Specifically, vaping avoids the tar and toxic chemical mixtures found in cigarette smoke that contribute to the severe health problems found in traditional smokers. In fact, vaping is used by many people who want to kick the cigarette habit entirely. Vaping provides a mechanism to do so through either the complete elimination of nicotine or it’s gradual reduction over time.

Vaping units or vape mods come in various sizes and designs, and can look like cigarettes or be in a completely different form — see vape tanks and RDAs as examples. Regardless, the scientific principle is the same, heat provided by a battery atomises a liquid into a vapour, and it is inhaled.

There is no ash, no smoke (although there is vapour) and none of the smell that comes with standard cigarette smoking. As a result, many researchers have conducted studies that conclude vaping is a much healthier option.

 

Scientific Process Explained

The vape process works by using battery power to heat liquid injected into a chamber until it vaporises. This turns the liquid into a vapour or a mist that the user inhales through a small mouthpiece.

Various mechanisms allow this to happen. Some units have a switch that turns on the vapour, while others produce the vapour automatically when you inhale.

The original electronic device patented by Hon Lik used ultra sound technology. However, ultrasound created vape droplets that were much larger than burning tobacco creates. This provided a different feel and texture than cigarettes. Hence, ultra sounds did not really recreate the cigarette smoking experience very well.

Today’s versions almost exclusively use battery power to vaporise the liquid. The batteries produce low levels of heat to accomplish this task making the process efficient and clean for the user. The droplet size and hence the smoke produced mimics exactly the type of smoke produced by cigarettes, but with none of the harmful chemicals or odours. The droplets dissipate quickly, leaving no residue or any smell.

Liquid Cartridges

The liquid comes in a replaceable cartridge that fits into the mod and is available in many different flavours, from mint to caramel. It can also be nicotine-free, if preferred, or have reduced amounts of nicotine to allow a slow weaning off the chemical.

Vaping eLiquids or “vape juice” is vegetable-based with most having the same sort of chemical composition as FDA-approved food additives.

Psychologically, vaping reproduces the effect of holding and using a cigarette. The user holds the unit in their hands, like a real cigarette and raises it to their mouth in the same way.

Some mods have an LED at the end that lights up when the user inhales. This is meant to mimic the burning of a real cigarette artificially, further enhancing the experience by making it like smoking and psychologically giving a vaper who may have smoked cigarettes in the past the same sort of experience.

The ritual associated with smoking, that so many users enjoy remains mostly intact, providing close to the same psychologically comforting benefits of cigarettes.

Vape Cloud Chemistry

The vapour the unit produces is usually a vegetable based glycerine or propylene glycol — an FDA-approved chemical for use in food. It is used in thousands of food products in different forms. It does not have the same composition as cigarette smoke and produces no odor. In e-cigarettes, it looks like smoke but is, in fact, a thin liquid or mist. It is colourless and creamy in texture, contributing to the “smoothness” of the vape cloud, and has no underlying taste. The taste to the vapor comes from the flavours he or she chooses.

Its chemical formula is C3H8O2, and it has the E-number E1520. It also breaks down in the body within 48 hours and is not considered bio-accumulative. In other words, there is no residue left inside your system that can build up over time and potentially threaten your health.

Practical Considerations

Vape unit batteries usually are lithium and rechargeable, the e-liquid cartridges replaceable lasting on average the same amounts of time that a pack of 20 traditional cigarettes would. Depending on the options chosen, the cost is like smoking, although it is usually cheaper.

Summary

The science of vaping is simple. Due to the process and substances used to create the vaping experience, vaping is considered by many experts a healthier alternative to smoking.