3 Ways Technology Helps People Manage Their Vices

Whether it be an addiction or a seemingly bad behavior trait, everyone has vices. The difference is, some people manage their vices better than others. For example, some people automatically know when to stop drinking alcoholic beverages before they become too inebriated to drive, while others don’t. Fortunately, advancements in technology have made it a lot easier for men and women to manage their personal vices. Discover three ways technology helps people who smoke, drink, and/or over indulge in video gaming.

Pretty much everyone knows that smokers have a high risk of developing lung and other types of cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) — which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and heart disease. Cigarette smoking can even lead to a stroke. However, knowing the risks doesn’t keep people from smoking. People addicted to cigarettes often have a hard time quitting completely.

Vaping is a good alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes though. Electronic cigarettes use vape juice to create water vapor, which is inhaled by the person using the vape. Flavored vape juice provides a pleasant taste, while the added nicotine gives smokers the levels of nicotine to which their bodies have become accustomed. In addition to preventing smokers from inhaling the harmful toxins and carcinogens contained in cigarettes, vaping doesn’t leave behind the horrible odor associated with cigarettes and cigars.

Personal Breathalyzers
Many people enjoy having an alcoholic drink or two after work, but how do you know whether or not it’s safe to get behind the wheel of your car? Before the invention of personal breathalyzers, you didn’t. It was just left up to chance.

Digital alcohol testers come in several forms. Some models plug into your cell phone, while others come in keychain form. Breathalyzers are easy to use. You simply blow into the device, which uses a sensor to detect the levels of alcohol in your breath. While personal breathalyzers come in handy, it’s important to remember that they might not be as accurate as the handheld versions that are used by the police. So when using a personal breathalyzer, make sure you leave yourself a bit of wiggle room between your reading and the legal blood alcohol limit. Keep in mind, even if you don’t feel like you’re too drunk to drive, your ability to react can be limited by drinking alcohol, so if your reading stats that you’re close to the legal blood alcohol limit, you should consider waiting a bit before you drive.

Online Video Games
Many people don’t realize just how costly playing online video games can be. However, many popular online games let players purchase different game elements to use during gameplay, and even though most are fairly cheap to purchase, the cost adds up over time. Also, because modern online video games encourage players to interact with one another, many people find themselves playing their favorite games instead of socializing in more traditional ways. In fact, it’s even really easy to play games on the go from various mobile devices. Fortunately, if playing online video games is your favorite vice, you don’t need to give them up completely. Simply manage your urge to play your favorite games by playing games on your mobile device, gaming station, or computer that don’t offer various ways to socialize when you don’t have a lot of free time on your hands and stay away from games that allow in-game purchases to manage the amount of money you spend while you play.

If you smoke, drink, or play video games online, you should consider using one or more of these options to help you control your vices. This way, your natural urges get satisfied without a lot of risks.

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