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The E-cigarette Craze

E-cigarettes and vaping have recently become popular among people of all legal ages. In fact, it is reported that over 9 million Americans use e-cigarettes. An electronic cigarette has a battery that is attached to a chamber filled with a liquid that may or may not include nicotine. Vaping is a term that describes using e-cigarettes because when one inhales the liquid from an e-cigarette and then exhales, a vapor cloud is exhaled; it also describes the act of inhaling vapor created from a vapor product.

There are many reasons people use e-cigarettes, but one of the most common reasons is to quit smoking. E-cigarettes are used as a prevention tool for smoking cessation, as it eliminates the harmful ingredients found in cigarettes but still provides that inhaling motion while offering flavored vape. Users can choose whether they want to vape liquid that contains nicotine or not, and there are many flavor options that are nicotine-free. The flavors that do contain nicotine can come in different nicotine strengths. For example, you can purchase liquid with nicotine strength anywhere from 0 mg to 12 mg, and usually in 10 ml, 30 ml, or 60 ml bottles, though different brands may carry different sizes.

Vapor shops are popping up in every town it seems and there are hundreds of flavors to choose from. Flavors that exist are menthol, candy cane, chocolate, and tons of fruit varieties like kiwi, apple, strawberry, watermelon, and banana cream pie. The flavors are enticing and that contributes to users coming back for more. Users can also purchase tobacco flavors too which may or may not be helpful in quitting smoking due to the nicotine content.

Now that e-cigarettes have gained so much popularity, they have also faced a lot of criticism. Many public opinions criticize e-cigarettes for still promoting nicotine dependency and luring smokers in with a wide range of flavors that are hard on your lungs. Flavored e-cigarettes can contain a flavoring agent called diacetyl which can cause popcorn lung, a lung disease that causes obstruction of bronchioles in the lungs. The long-term safety of using e-cigarettes is still unknown, and it still remains a popular alternative to smoking.

In addition to the enjoyable flavors, there are other reasons why people vape. Many individuals find using e-cigarettes relaxing especially if they are vaping medical marijuana (where it is legal, mind you). In fact, vaping marijuana provides a better, pungent taste and it can help with chronic pain, relaxation, and migraines. Other people find using e-cigarettes to be a little easier on the wallet which depends how heavy of an e-cigarette user you are. Another reason why vaping is popular is people enjoy the sense of community involved with it. Vaping has grown into a lifestyle that has people joining together for vape parties, creating their own flavors, designing vape t-shirts, and hats to endorse their vaping lifestyles.

Using e-cigarettes has clearly become a new phenomenon that has not been fully answered by science. That being said, there are many smokers who have quit smoking because of they are using an e-cigarette. It is advised that if you do notice any breathing issues or abnormal coughing since vaporizing to contact a physician to have it checked out. Though vaping might not be supported by everyone, it has provided an alternative to smoking expensive cigarettes and releasing cigarette smoke into the air.

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Take The Girls To Dublin For A Night Of Food and Fun!

Call it gender stereotyping, but us girls just need a night to ourselves and Dublin, Ireland has the restaurants to make any girls night out fantastic fun and memorable. And what does it take to make a girls night out fantastic fun exactly? Well we have done some extensive research by asking other girls and here is what they look for in a fantastic fun night out:

  • Serves good food and drinks
  • A place we have a natter and get caught up with each other’s lives
  • Serves good food
  • A place we can have a natter
  • Serves a lot of wine
  • A place where we can catch up with what’s going on
  • Serves cocktails

So, you probably noticed that alcohol has a lot of consideration in what makes a place fantastic and fun. Here are ten of the places that ranked the highest among the girls we asked and our internet surfing:

Saba on Clarendon Street

Since 2006, Saba has been serving up great cocktails and tasty food with a buzzing atmosphere, which is why is one of the hot spots for group gatherings. A lively place that is nice and from Sunday through Wednesday each week, they have 2 course meal deal for €23.95 all night long.

Las Tapas de Lola on Wexford Street.

For the foodie group of ladies, this has been Dublin’s hottest restaurant since 2013. Perfect for groups, they serve authentic tapas at awesome prices that are served in small dishes to be shared.  And when you top the meal off with one of their great wines, this cozy atmosphere is one you and your girlfriends will want to repeat soon.

Chez Max, on Baggot Street or Palace Street

If you’re looking for a chic place to spend your hen night out, the Chez Max is classy, cosy, and very French! With classic French foods, wonderful wines, and soft music, this is where you get a little bit of class that allows you to catch up on each other’s lives. From Sunday through Thursday, they have an early bird special that offers two course meal for only €19.

777 on Georges Street

The Triple 7 is small and you must book ahead, but it is worth the effort! You’ll enjoy a night of tacos, tequila, and tunes.  Make your girls night out on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday and they’ll have some great specials.

Woollen Mills on 46 Lower Ormond Quay

The Woollen Mills is a larger and less formal place than The Winding Stair and has an extensive menu of healthy fish dishes, hearty meat dishes, and everything in between. There’s also a comprehensive drink menu with cocktails, assorted craft beers and a list of different spirits and fine wines.

Seagrass at Portobello Bridge

This is a BYO place unless you like wine. Each person does need to order two courses from the traditional Irish menu. This is a great place for quality on a budget!

Opium on Wexford Street

If your girls night out is looking for fun and party, the Opium is the place to be. They serve some of the tastiest Thai and Vietnamese modern day dishes. But it is the buzzing cocktail bar that is the biggest draw. They are open late every night and have some of the best DJs in Dublin from Thursday through Saturday nights.

Fallon & Byrne Wine Cellar on Exchequer Street

If your girls night out is just for one glass of wine, Fallon & Byrne is the place to go. They have a wine cellar downstairs and a swanky restaurant upstairs if you decide to stay a little longer. This cosy place will make your feel like you’re in Madrid or San Sebastian.

House on Leeson Street

For a swanky cocktail bar, House is where you’ll forget about bills and paycut as you enjoy a reasonable priced tapas menu with prices ranging from €4 to €11. You can book your girls night out ahead of time, even if you’re just planning on having drinks only. A great place to catch up and relax.

Yamamori Izakaya on Georges Street

Finally, last but not, least on our list is Izakaya. If your group of girls have different likes, this is the place that has it all. Their menu has burgers and ribs, noodles and sushi. And their selection of drinks is awesome with a substantial menu of beers, cocktails, and wines. Enjoy it all while listening to some of the best DJs playing the best music in all of Dublin.


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