Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
2020 has been a really difficult year for everyone and for many of us it's been a year we'd rather forget. Some of you will have lost loved ones, friends and family, some of you will have lost jobs and businesses. The stress and anxiety may have been a factor in you continuing to smoke, not thinking about switching to vaping or even returning to cigarettes.
Every Christmas we write a blog at My Vape Box, thanking our customers and wishing them a merry Christmas and a happy new year, but this year it's a struggle to find the right words. The Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all and we know that for many Christmas won't be as merry as it should be, separated from friends and members of our family and worrying about what might be coming next. So with that in mind, let's all hope for a better 2021 and if nothing else, let's spend some time reflecting on the positives in our lives.
Despite everything that is going on, helping people stop smoking and switch to a less harmful vapour product is still important to us.
Our 2020 blogs in review
We started the year with a blog reminding people of the facts about smoking and vaping and it's still important that we don't forget why we encourage people to switch to vaping. If the deaths from smoking related illnesses were announced on television every week, we would probably look at it a little differently. With so many areas of our lives feeling out of control at the moment, this we one area we can take full control of and make positive changes for the people around us.
We covered a lot of technical topics, such as airflow and wicking as well as a series on understanding the terms and lingo of vaping. In March we covered the UK ban of menthol cigarettes and we wait to see what the effects of that will be. In July we looked at the theory that nicotine may have some protective properties against Covid-19. It's difficult to know if Dr Farsalinos is right but I'm sure one day we will have all the statistics to judge his theory a little better. With such a negative view of nicotine and vaping around the world that could take a long time to be proven though.
We were also excited to bring you the first in our Real Stories series, which we will be continuing in next year. In some areas anecdotal evidence is seen as weak but with vaping reading about real people who have successfully quit smoking using vaping products can be extremely powerful.
A little thanks
Thanks to all our customers and readers of this blog, if we've helped a few of you switch to vaping, answered some of your questions or given you advice that stopped you going back to smoking then it has all been worth it. We'll continue to post regular blogs and offer the My Vape Box free trial to all new e-liquid customers in 2021.
2020 has been a struggle for us all and devastating for some, let's wave goodbye to it with a little hope in our hearts for a better future for everyone.
Stay safe and best wishes to you all.
My Vape Box Team