After a weekend spent decking the halls, we’re back with the second installment of our “Surviving Holiday Stress with E-Cigarettes” blog series. Stress surrounding the holidays is pretty much unavoidable, even if it’s caused by something as silly as what color slippers to get your mother! For many ex-smokers, these additional stressors, paired with the memories of cigarettes shared with others around the holidays, can make remaining smoke-free through the holidays a difficult task. With White Cloud products, it’s easy to fight the urge for a smoke by combatting stress with an electronic cigarette!
More Holiday Stressors for Ex-Smokers
We went around the White Cloud office and asked the team what sorts of things happen during the holidays that stress them out so badly, that they’d consider lighting up a cigarette. The team even offered up their suggestions for some of the best White Cloud products to help you stay smoke-free into the New Year!
If you missed the first part of the blog series, you can find it here.
As Christmas creeps nearer and nearer, those who have yet to complete their shopping are in for quite a treat. Heading into a mall or department store in the days leading up to Christmas is only for the bravest, and for most men who put off shopping until the last second. Lines that wrap through the store, parking lots that resemble the Indy 500, and a mob of frantic holiday shoppers certainly have a knack for driving stress levels up to “I need a smoke before I break that old lady’s hip!”
Ex-smokers armed with a Cirrus 3 battery and an InvisiVapor cartridge are ready to handle the biggest crowds and the longest lines without having to rush for an exit door. This stealthy e-cigarette set-up produces 80-90% less vapor, and can fit in the palm of your hand.
Christmas Eve has a habit of sneaking up on us, and all of the rushing around in the days and weeks leading up to the big day often causes us to overlook problems around the home. When a dishwasher, a hot water heater, or a toilet begins to act up around the holidays, it’s often easier to meet Santa Claus himself than it is to find a repairman that is available and won’t charge an arm and a leg.
After attempting to fix it yourself, grab your Cirrus Fob with a Cavendish ClearDraw Max and sit back and relax as you wait for the repairman to arrive. The sophisticated flavors of our Cavendish e-liquid will leave you feeling like a million bucks…until it’s time to write a check for the repair!
Overindulging on Food/Booze
There’s never a shortage of food around the holidays. Breakfast and cookies are abundant in the office, huge spreads of appetizers are found at every holiday party, and meals on Christmas make Thanksgiving dinner look like a light snack. Let’s not forget to mention the open bars and endless supply of beer and wine that are almost always available As any ex-smoker can tell you, a cigarette after a meal or a few drinks is one of the hardest habits to break.
Having a Fling Wide disposable e-cigarette by your side is the perfect alternative to the after meal/drink smoke. With it’s high vapor production and ease of use, a few puffs of a Fling Wide will easily fulfill that craving for the post-meal cigarette.
Spending Time with Family
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, we’re all stuck with the family we’ve got. The holidays are meant to be a time to gather with family and celebrate another year’s passing…but they don’t always go according to plan. Hope you’re prepared to explain what you do for a living and why you live where you live 20-30 times over! Once the “family fun timer” runs out, it’s easy to see how a craving for a cigarette can kick in, especially if another family member still smokes and you spot them making a dash for the door.
Be prepared for the barrage of questions during family time with a Fling Wide Mini filled with Zero K e-liquid. One of our most popular flavors, Zero K will literally help you “keep your cool” with it’s icy peppermint flavor. It’ll help calm that craving and get you back in the living room for the next round of Christmas carols!
At some point during the holiday season, you’ll be faced with preparing something in the kitchen. Whether it’s dinner for 20, or cookies for 200, holiday cooking and baking often require us to step outside of our “culinary comfort zone” and dive into the old family cookbook. For those of us who curse and yell our way through making grilled cheese, knocking out a batch of cookies or preparing the holiday roast can be as stressful as landing a man on the moon!
The White Cloud team agrees, one of the best flavors to vape when in the kitchen is Cin, our cinnamon-flavored e-liquid. You’ll get your “nic-fix” without having to run outside and burning the cookies, along with the delightful, warming cinnamon flavor will keep you feeling festive as you work your way through the meal preparations.
Keep an eye on White Cloud’s Facebook page for the release of the next installment of Surviving Holiday Stress with E-Cigarettes!