Part 6 The Series of Quitting With The E Cigarette The Easy Way
Today is a big day and my first real test in my attempt to quit smoking using an e cigarette. Today I plan to reduce the strength of the nicotine cartridges used in my e cigarette in order to reduce the amount of nicotine i am taking into my system. To be successful, I will have to follow certain guidelines. Obviously, I can not supplement my e cigarette with tobacco cigarettes to get more nicotine. Perhaps even more importantly, I must use the e cigarette at the same rate as when I was using the stronger nicotine cartridges. If I start to use it more than i was with the full strength cartridges, I will end up with just as much nicotine in my system. This will not help my goal to eventually be nicotine free.
Getting My E Cigarette Cartridges Was Alot Harder Than I Thought
With my goals in mind, I went to my local mall to buy a new supply of nicotine cartridges and I must say that i was a tad disappointed. I had envisioned a full line of cartridges of varying strengths designed to help me gradually taper off of nicotine. What I found instead was that there are only 3 strengths that are measured with a number system designed by the supplier. The nicotine cartridges come in strengths of 22, 11 and 5.5. While i think i can continue to achieve my goals using just 3 strengths, I would be much happier to see the cartridges come in a greater variety of strengths. This would allow me to experience much less of a jolt to my system as I reduce my nicotine intake. Certainly reducing my nicotine intake in 5 or 6 stages instead of 3 would be a lot less stressful.
I mentioned my concerns to the salesperson and he responded by telling me I could buy bottles of liquid nicotine. If I bought one bottle of 22 strength and one bottle of 11 strength, I could mix them together and create my own version of 16.5 strength. While the idea is tempting, I feel the machine made, precisely measured cartridges are the way to go. When you use the liquid nicotine, you use an eyedropper to put a certain number of drops in the filter end. This method is subject to human error and is not as accurate as the cartridges. One can end up accidentally using too many drops of liquid nicotine and have no idea of how much nicotine they are really getting with each drag. I experienced this first hand when I tried out the e cigarette before i bought it several weeks ago. The salesperson accidentally added too many drops of liquid nicotine and when I took my first drag, I actually got dizzy. As a result, I am a firm believer in the use of the cartridges as opposed to liquid nicotine.
I bought a month’s supply of 11 strength cartridges and made my way home. I decided to wait until i was in calmer surroundings than a shopping mall to try the new, milder nicotine cartridge for the first time. When I finally took a drag with the 11 strength cartridge, I immediately noticed a difference. Basically the weaker strength cartridges are like smoking a mild brand as opposed to a full strength brand of tobacco cigarette. This means until I get used to using the weaker nicotine cartridges, I will have to stay focused and pay a bit more attention to how much i use my e cigarette. I will have to be on guard against over using it to try to get more nicotine into my system. I will continue with my plan to wean myself off of the e cigarette in stages and i will achieve my goals.
Quitting The Easy Way With An E Cigarette – Part 5
I’ve have now been using the e cigarette for almost a month and i think this would be a good time to list out some of the pros and cons of quitting smoking by using the cigarette. My list is formed from my own experiences using the e cigarette and from numerous conversations with others who are also using the e cigarette to quit smoking tobacco.
Pros Of Using An E Cigarette:
1. The e cigarette supplies users with a regular, measured dose of nicotine and this prevents the physical discomfort of nicotine withdrawal.
2. The e cigarette satisfies many of the deep rooted rituals of cigarette smoking such as the oral gratification of having a cigarette in your mouth and the nervous habit of using your hands to hold or manipulate a cigarette.
3. The e cigarette helps prevent much of the fear and psychological stress of quitting smoking.
4. The e cigarette creates no odor, messy ashtrays or the discoloration of one’s skin and environment that smoking tobacco can cause.
5. The e cigarette gives off no harmful second hand smoke to make others suffer discomfort and possible damage to their health.
6. The e cigarette will save users from $1000 to $5000 per year over the cost of tobacco cigarettes depending upon what state the user lives in.
7. Users of e cigarettes have noticed an improvement in their overall health as opposed to when they smoked tobacco cigarettes. This includes a lessening of the shortness of breath cigarette smokers experience, a clearing of foreign substances from the lungs, better sleep and improved taste. All in all, most e cigarette users remark on their improved sense of calmness and well being since they started using the electronic cigarette.
8. The e cigarette is much safer to use than tobacco cigarettes in terms of overall environmental and fire safety. No one has been burnt alive when they fall asleep with an e cigarette in their hands unlike the many thousands of tobacco smokers who have died in agony after falling asleep while smoking.
9. The e cigarette can be used in most of the places where tobacco smoking has been banned. I have used my e cigarette in restaurants, movie theaters and at an indoor sports arena with no problems what so ever. I have, however, been informed by several major U.S. airlines that the use of e cigarettes is prohibited on all their flights. The people i spoke to were unable to tell me why they were banned and as a matter of fact, the person at Delta Airlines didn’t even know what an e cigarette was.
10. Most importantly, using the e cigarette does not cause lung cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure or emphysema like tobacco cigarettes. At this time, no major illnesses or diseases have been linked to using the e cigarette to quit smoking.
And The Cons Of An E Cigarette:
1. As of this writing, there is still no major medical research on e cigarettes and most of the studies are anecdotal or limited in scope. There is, however, a great deal of testimony from users that the e cigarette enabled them to quit smoking with less discomfort and greater ease than any other method they have ever tried.
2. There is a wide variety of e cigarettes on the market and as with any new product some manufacturers rely on truth and some rely on advertising propaganda. I would recommend that users buy their first e cigarette based on real product reviews or the experiences of other active users. I would also suggest that if possible you buy your first e cigarette at a mall or store where you can try it our before you buy it. This is quite easily done in a safe manner buy slipping a disposable, unused plastic sleeve over the filter portion of the e cigarette before you try it.
3. Do not expect the e cigarette to be a miracle cure all. Your success at quitting smoking will still require focus, discipline and some will power on your part. Put away your unrealistic expectations and work diligently to quit smoking.
4. Even if you stop smoking tobacco forever, remember that as long as you continue to use nicotine cartridges with your e cigarette, you will still be physically addicted to nicotine. While this is vastly better than smoking tobacco, eventually you should make an effort to quit using nicotine cartridges as well.
That about sums up my pros and cons as my first month using the e cigarette draws to a close. I feel better, i’m not smoking any tobacco and i am quite optimistic about quitting smoking permanently. I do intend to eventually stop using nicotine in any form and be totally free of my nicotine addiction. This is still in the future however, and for the moment, i am focusing on not smoking any tobacco cigarettes. When i feel i am truly tobacco free, i will then move on to the next step of being nicotine free and wont even use the e cigarette anymore.
First An Interesting Video About The E Cigarette And Rush Limbaugh! Interesting and a must see!
The E Cigarette and The Powers That Be: An Inside Look at The Pharma’s Views
When it comes to cigarette smoking, it has always been a double edged sword. On the one hand, people really enjoy smoking. On the other hand, it is addictive, bad for your health and can just plain kill you. Many people have spent untold amounts of time, effort, money and suffering trying to quit smoking. More often than not, their attempts to quit ended in failure. In the case of your noble author, i have tried to quit about 30 times over my 40 year smoking career. I even managed to quit for 2 years at one point but most of my attempts ended in failure after days or weeks.
Second in number, only to my attempts to quit smoking, have been the different ways i tried to quit. I’ve tried quitting cold turkey and by eating special diets. There were the nicotine patches and milder brands of cigarettes. I took prescription drugs that could cause potentially serious side effects. But despite my best efforts, I am still a smoker at almost 60 years of age. However, I recently saw some light at the end of the tunnel with my discovery of a new product to help me quit smoking tobacco.
The new product is the e cigarette, also know as the smokeless cigarette.
The e cigarette was invented by a Chinese health practitioner in 2003 and since then it has attracted quite a bit of attention and financial success. The e cigarette is a 2 part metal tube that looks like a real cigarette and gives you a measured dose of nicotine with each drag. The internal heating element vaporizes a small amount of the liquid nicotine into simulated smoke that gives you the sensation of inhaling. However, since nothing is burned, there are none of the toxic chemicals and smoke found in real tobacco cigarettes. To wrap it all in a nice, neat package, there is no second hand smoke to annoy non-smokers.
There has been a lot of good press and many articles have been written about the e cigarette. There has also been a large volume of anecdotal material and positive user comments about the e cigarette as a quit smoking device. Even doctors, who are horrified by smoking tobacco, have said it is considerably better to try to quit using the electronic cigarette than it is to continue smoking tobacco. No one has been injured or killed by e cigarettes and a substantial number of people have quit smoking using the device. Certainly no one has fallen asleep and burned themselves to a pile of ash using an e cigarette unlike the fate of many tobacco smokers who were foolish enough to smoke in bed.
This all brings us to one of America’s most “beloved” institutions, the FDA or Food And Drug Administration. This ubiquitous agency is known to insiders as “Big Pharma’s best friend” and as usual, they are working hard to keep the title. Take for example this recent nugget from the FDA dated April 25, 2011:
“The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it will act to ensure the government’s right to impose marketing, manufacturing and safety restrictions on “electronic cigarettes,” a nicotine delivery device widely billed as an alternative to cigarettes for those trying to quit and for smokers who can’t light up.
In a letter posted to the FDA’s website Monday, Dr. Lawrence R. Deyton, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, said the agency will act to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products. To shore up its authority to do so, the agency will propose new regulatory language that would specifically define e-cigarettes as a tobacco product.”
Once again the FDA has jumped head first into the fray, as they put it, “To protect the health of Americans of all ages.” One might wonder what their real motivation is and who will benefit the most from their draconian attempt to regulate e cigarettes. The FDA hasn’t been deterred in the least from this attempt to regulate smokeless cigarettes despite the “recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Sottera, Inc. v. Food & Drug Administration, stating that e-cigarettes and other products are not drugs/devices unless they are marketed for therapeutic purpose…”
On the one hand, we have a device that makes no medical claims but may actually help people quit smoking. This device has not caused anyone to die unlike tobacco cigarettes or many of the drugs the FDA has approved but the FDA is still on the warpath. Until they lost the court case, the FDA was seizing shipments of e cigarettes at U.S. Customs and trying to have the e cigarette banned permanently. Now they want them classified as if they were tobacco cigarettes. This move would force the manufacturers of e cigarettes to spend untold millions of dollars on FDA approved testing and development to be able to market electronic cigarettes. The FDA is simply trying to put the e cigarette out of business.
Another factor involved in the FDA’s efforts to regulate the e cigarette and classify them as tobacco is tax revenues. The government is terrified that the e cigarette may be as effective as they seem to be and millions of smokers will use the smokeless cigarette to quit smoking. This would cost the government untold billions in tobacco taxes. Unless of course, they can replace the tax revenues they would lose from tobacco cigarettes by taxing the e cigarette as if it were tobacco. All this from the government that claims it is only out to protect us from dangerous and fraudulent products. Another shining example of the the out of control, Federal government milking the tax payer for every cent they can wring out of us.
Then we have the major drug companies and their issues with the e cigarette. Just like vitamins, homeopathic medicines, herbal products and so many other things that the FDA has tired to control and regulate, the e cigarette is bad for the profit line of Big Pharma. The drug companies are not in the business of making you well. The sicker you get the more they make. They couldn’t give a hoot about your health or mine. This is an insidious network of government agencies and multi national corporations who will do everything in their power to crush any product they cant totally control, market and make a massive profit on. It’s no different than the FDA’s attempt to get vitamins classified as drugs because Big Pharma hasn’t been able to find a way to patent vitamins and thereby get an exclusive on their sale. These are people who would have air declared a drug if they thought they could get away with it.
An ugly fight is on the horizon but sadly most of the e cigarette manufacturers are small companies who don’t have the deep pockets to go up against the FDA. It looks like they will have to throw themselves on the mercy of the Federal Courts where they have had some limited success and hope for the best. Meanwhile, the FDA will do every dirty thing it can think of to put many e cigarette companies in dire straits. For the moment, I can still find an affordable supply of e cigarettes and extra nicotine cartridges at the local mall. I hope the FDA fails in their crusade against the e cigarette. As far as i am concerned, the e cigarette a damned sight safer and more effective then pills and nicotine patches.
I’m now in my third full week using my e cigarette in my effort to quit smoking tobacco. So far, i have been able to resist the temptation to smoke tobacco cigarettes on all but one occasion. I was riding in a car with my friend the other day and he was smoking a cigarette. Without really thinking, i picked up his pack off of the seat and lit one up before i even realized what i was doing. It is a very good example of just how much of a habit cigarettes become and just how difficult it is to quit smoking. To be absolutely honest, once i lit it, i smoked it to the end.
Fortunately, that has been my only slip up so far. I have been using my e cigarette on a regular basis. I’m finding that i am using one of the high strength nicotine cartridges per day which is the equivalent of a pack of tobacco cigarettes a day. The cartridges are costing me $2 each so i am saving over $3 a pack. I happen to live in a state where cigarettes are still about $5 a pack. If i lived in a state like New York, I would be saving over $12 a pack. This is a very nice amount that will leave me over $1000 a year to use for more important things. Once i quit completely i will be saving almost $2000 a year. Imagine the savings for a New York State resident. They will save over $4000 a year while using the e cigarette and over $5000 a year once they quit completely. From an economic point of view, e cigarettes are a smart move.
As far as my health goes, it is already starting to improve. I am feeling less short of breath and i have stopped coughing. At first, i was coughing a lot as my lungs cleared out all the junk i had accumulated from a lifetime of cigarette smoking but that has subsided as i begin my third week on the e cigarette. My sense of well being is markedly improved. Not to mention, no more cigarette smell and filthy ashtrays. Since it is now late spring and the weather is quite lovely here, i have started to air out my house every day and the smell of tobacco is finally leaving my home. These are just some of the many positive benefits to using the e cigarette.
One important thing i would like to mention is that the e cigarette works better for me when i stop trying to emulate my normal cigarette smoking patterns.
Instead of smoking my e cigarette to mimic the amount of tobacco cigarettes i used to smoke, i now only use it when i get a craving for nicotine. At first, i was using my e cigarette whether i was craving nicotine or not and i was using it much more than i needed. Over the past few days, i have started to moderate my use of the e cigarette and i am now using it about half as much as when i started. This seems to work better for me and i am curious about what smoking patterns other e cigarette users follow.
Well, the first two weeks were quite successful and i am very encouraged. The real test will come in 2 more weeks when i reduce the strength of the nicotine cartridge for the first time. If i am able to continue to resist the temptation to smoke tobacco after i reduce the cartridge strength, i will then be well on my way to quitting smoking; hopefully for good and ever. e cigarettes are a vast improvement over the other methods i have used to quit smoking.
Quitting The Easy Way With an E Cigarette ; Part 1
I started smoking at 12 years old by stealing cigarettes from the tray my mother would put out for guests at parties. Since i am now 59 years old, i can remember a time when just about every adult smoked and didn’t feel guilty about it. When it finally dawned on me that cigarette smoking was seriously harmful to my health, i embarked on my current 35 year journey to quit smoking. Well folks, after dozens of failed attempts to quit, it looks like there may finally be hope for me.
This time i have a new weapon in my arsenal that may really work in my battle to quit smoking. I’m going to be using the new invention called an electronic or smokeless cigarette. This device was invented by a Chinese health practitioner in 2003 and over the past few years, it has been spreading like a wildfire among smokers trying to quit. It is simple, 2 part metal tube that looks like a real cigarette and gives you a measured dose of nicotine with each drag. The internal heating element vaporizes a small amount of the liquid nicotine into simulated smoke that gives you the sensation of inhaling. However, since nothing is burned, there are none of the toxic chemicals and smoke found in real tobacco cigarettes. Imagine that, the sensation of smoking without the toxins and second hand smoke.
I have been told by friends that you can actually use the e cigarette anywhere.
Even in restaurants and other public places where smoking has been banned. This remains to be tested by me and i am looking forward to people’s reactions when i use my smokeless e cigarette in public. I will report back to you on the results. I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of the package containing my e cigarette and a 3 month supply of replacement nicotine cartridges. When they arrive, i will be giving away any remaining tobacco cigarettes and switching over to my smokeless cigarette exclusively.
My plan is simple and very straight forward. I will use the e cigarette at the same rate as when i was smoking tobacco cigarettes. Since one cartridge is equivalent to one pack of tobacco cigarettes, i will try to approximate my previous pack a day tobacco cigarette habit. To enable smokers to quit completely, the nicotine cartridges come in different strengths. I ordered a month’s supply of the strongest cartridges and several other strengths in varying amounts. This will allow me to taper off my nicotine dose over 3 months until i am totally weaned off of nicotine. After three months, if i am still craving nicotine, i can always go to the local mall and get a few more weeks worth of low strength cartridges.
Well, thats about it for now. As i said, im chomping at the bit to get started with my e cigarette.
I can’t wait until the package arrives and i can put my plan to the test. I hope this is the time i actually succeed in quitting smoking tobacco cigarettes. Only time will tell if my plan is sucessfull and those of you reading this will be the first to know my results. I just can’t wait to light up my e cigarette in some posh restaurant and see the looks on people’s faces. The comments they make should be priceless. Hopefully, no one will assault me or throw a glass of water on me. We all know how dangereous mitant, non-smokers can be when roused.
Stay tuned for part 2 on how the e cigarette is helping me stop smoking.
Personal Vaporizes are the products that are allowing current smokers to switch over to a smokeless lifestyle. A smokeless lifestyle can mean a healthier life, a smoke free life, but more importantly a cost efficient life that can save you thousands, keep reading to see how!
Electronic cigarettes offer consumers to switch over from traditional cigarettes to a electronic cigarette or commonly known as the Electronic Cigarette. This unique device provides the consumer with the liquid nicotine through an atomizer and a cartridge powered through a battery. This innovative technique allows the users to deliver the liquid nicotine through the electronic cigarette without allowing the hundreds of toxic chemicals that are often found in traditional cigarettes. The nicotine fix not only allows the user to smoke when they want but where they want.
Saving money with the electronic cigarette is a no brainer! The costs of cigarettes in the United States are going to be above a national average of $5.00-$7.00 for a pack of cigarettes and cartons over $100. If you are looking to save money with the electronic cigarette, or smokeless cigarette, then you have to look into www.smokelessdelite.com. The initial investment for the electronic cigarette starting at $69.99 is a rough bump in the pocket at first. But luckily that is a one time fee. Purchase the electronic cigarette once and buy electronic cigarette cartridges on a need to smoke basis. The cost of cartridges is extremely low when comparing them to the extremely high price of cigarettes. The electronic cigarette cartridges cost roughly $12 for a pack of electronic cigarette cartridges. But wait, there are 5 single cartridges in this $12 pack. And according to www.smokelessdelite.com, each electronic cigarette cartridge last approximately 60-80 drags, or equivalent to roughly one pack of cigarettes. So for one pack of electronic cigarette cartridges at about $12 you are getting somewhere between 4-5 packs of what you would some of traditional cigarettes.
Let’s say the national average for a pack of cigarettes is about $6 a pack (low ball) and you bought 5 packs of cigarettes that would cost you $30. $12 for a pack of electronic cigarette cartridges versus $30 for the same usage is a no brainer! Now let’s spread that over a year.
A one pack a day smoker would buy 365 packs of cigarettes a year and that would come to a grand total of $2,190.00. Wow that is expensive! If you used the electronic cigarette and buy electronic cigarette refill cartridges to last a year it would cost you $854 (5/ $12 = $2.40 a day x 365 days a year). $2,190.00-$854= A SAVINGS OF $1,336.00!!! Now that’s worth switching over to the electronic cigarette.
The electronic cigarette will give you the same sensations
Unlike nicotine gum or patches, the device provides the user with nicotine in a manner of seconds and not minutes. Therefore, the satisfaction that smokers get from smoking a real cigarette can be simulated perfectly. In addition, an LED lighting unit found just at the tip of the device simulates the orange glow coming from actual tobacco during each inhalation.
Like actual tobacco, the nicotine cartridges are designed to provide a range of strengths, i.e. from minimal to full strength. The real purpose of the electronic cigarette is to help the smoker quit the habit safely. Since the device simulates a real smoking experience, the user can get used to it and eventually move from full strength to minimal strength over a period of time until he decides to quit. While nicotine gum and patches work only for a minimal number of people, this device is more promising since it copies many aspects of the real smoking experience. Although the cost of purchasing a kit may overwhelm the user at first, it gets a lot cheaper during the next set of cartridges since the charger and batteries are already present.
Have you been trying to quit smoking? You have tried therapy, group support, the nicotine patch, gum and lozenges but nothing seems to work. Why? Is it because you miss putting the cigarette between your lips and lighting it? There is also the heat of the smoke combined with the nicotine and menthol taste as it passes from your lips, into your mouth, down your throat and into your lungs. It warms you for a while before you take the cigarette out from your lips and slowly blow out the smoke. Do you miss all that? You do not have too. You can enjoy all of this and the satisfaction it gives with the aid of the electronic cigarette.
The electric cigarette looks very much like an ordinary cigarette. It comes in different sizes from a standard slim length to an extended length. Its coloring is also similar to the real cigarette. In fact, many have mistaken this e cigarette as the real one. The “e” stands for “electric” and at the same time can stand for “eco-friendly”, because you do not release any harmful elements into the air when you use this smokeless cigarette. What comes out is not smoke but harmless water vapor.
The secret of this electronic cigarette is revealed by learning of its parts.
The cartridge replaces the filter of the real cigarette. The top portion contains liquid nicotine dissolved in propylene glycol. Next to that is the heater that is used to vaporize the liquid. This makes the user appear to be smoking when what comes out is just a very thin mist of water. This is 100% safe for the environment and in fact even helps to humidify dry air. To prevent overheating and ensure the safety of the user, a microprocessor that controls the heater and light is located at the joining of the cartridge and the supposed tobacco part of the cigarette. The sensor, battery and the led light have replaced the tobacco part. The sensor detects when the user takes a puff and will cause the led light to shine. The stronger the puff, the brighter the light will glow. This makes the electric cigarette look real.
With the e cigarette you will not be burning through your money since you will only be replacing the cartridge and the batteries are rechargeable. If you do the math, using the electric cigarette instead of other cigarettes will wind up saving you money. Aside from this advantage is that this smokeless cigarette will not turn your teeth yellow. There is no smoke odor that will cause you to have bad breath or will cling to your clothes making you smell bad. Your appearance and hygiene will not be affected with the use of this electronic cigarette, unlike with the real cigarette.
Truly, the benefits of using the electronic cigarette are great. So, why deprive yourself of the feeling and satisfaction of the act of smoking when you can still do so using this electric cigarette. You have nothing now to fear- quitting smoking can be easy.
Smoke Anywhere You Want – Even In Public With The Smokeless Cigarette
Smoking is a controversial activity; especially when it comes to smoking in public. Non smokers go on and on about the smell, the fumes and the risks of second hand smoke. Some anti – smoking activists have taken this to an extreme; banning smoking in bars, restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and even in public parks and in open air spaces. This trend has even gone as far as no smoking allowed hotels and apartment buildings. While tobacco is still legal in every nation on earth, the stigma and bias against smokers has grown to almost insane proportions.
On the other hand, many smokers are also concerned, polite human beings and they have no issues about not smoking when people are eating or in closed spaces with no way out like planes, trains, cabs and buses. At the same time, many smokers have simply reduced their social lives and their nights out rather than be forced to stand outside in the cold when they want to smoke at the local bar. The very idea that one can no longer smoke in Central Park in New York City baffles the minds of almost everyone except the most fanatical of non-smokers. Smoking bans in many cities have caused a loss of income to many businesses, most of which do not even sell tobacco products.
Smoke Anywhere and Anytime With The Smokeless Cigarette
Before you start wondering if the thought police are about to knock on your door the next time you light a cigarette in the comfort of you own home, here is a solution for you. This solution will not only allow to smoke in your own home without fear but will allow you to smoke anywhere you wish. You can smoke in a movie theater, a restaurant, a bar or, oh my gosh, Central Park. The amazing and simple answer is a high tech new device called the electronic or smokeless cigarette.
The e cigarette does not burn tobacco or anything else, requires no open flame to use and the product the user inhales is a vapor. Unlike a regular cigarette, which burns and creates smoke continuously, the smokeless cigarette only produces the vapor when the user inhales. The vapor is inhaled directly into the users lungs and the vast majority is not released back into the atmosphere. Since the smokeless cigarette does not produce the harmful toxins of second-hand smoke, there is no reason to prohibit anyone from smoking indoors or in any location.
So the next time you are going to your favorite bar, take an e cigarette with you instead of a tobacco product. You will still get your dose of nicotine if you wish to use a vapor cartridge that contains nicotine and you will get all the sensations of smoking a real cigarette without any of the second hand smoke. Since you are also a courteous person, take a moment when you arrive at the bar to explain to the bartender and nearby patrons what the e cigarette is before you use it. That way you will inform others about this marvelous product and maybe even convince a few tobacco smokers to switch to the smokeless cigarette and start enjoying smoking without the smoke.
Ever since the public became aware about the dangers of smoking a few decades ago, many people have found quitting the tobacco habit hard. Companies have been innovating and manufacturing smoking cessation products for many years now. From nicotine patches to gum, nicotine addicts have been using them to quit their habit.
Electronic cigarettes (also known as e-cigarettes and electric cigarettes)are the newest product on the market. They are designed to look and feel like real cigarettes, even down to emitting artificial smoke however they do not actually contain any tobacco. Users inhale nicotine vapour which looks like smoke without any of the carcinogens found in tobacco smoke which are harmful to the smoker and others around him.
The Electronic cigarette consists of a nicotine cartridge containing liquid nicotine. When a user inhales, a tiny battery powered atomizer turns a small amount of liquid nicotine into vapour. Inhaling nicotine vapour gives the user a nicotine hit in seconds rather than minutes with patches or gum. When the user inhales, a small LED light at the tip of the electronic cigarette glows orange to simulate a real cigarette.
The nicotine cartridges themselves come in various strengths. Most of the major brands, such as the Gamucci electronic cigarette have full strength, half strength and minimal strength. This is designed for people who want to quit smoking. As they get used to using the electronic cigarette, they can gradually reduce the strength they use until they quit.
The main advantages electronic cigarettes have over nicotine patches or gum is firstly, users have the nicotine hit much quicker and secondly, because a big reason why smokers fail to quit suing patches and gum is because they still miss the act of inhaling smoke from a cylindrical object. The electronic cigarette emulates that even down to the smoke.
The electronic cigarette is also beneficial from a financial perspective. A set of five nicotine cartridges costs around £8 and is equivalent to 500 cigarettes. Although the initial investment of an electronic cigarette kit of £50 may seem steep at first, users save money in the long run.
As with many popular products, there have been a great number of cheap Chinese imitations flooding the market. They are usually half the price of a branded electronic cigarette and look like the real thing as well. It is inadvisable to use these because they have not been subject to the same rigorous testing the official electronic cigarettes have and can potentially be highly damaging to the user’s health.
As electronic cigarettes become more and more popular, they are increasingly used to smoke in pubs and clubs with a smoking ban. Electronic cigarettes seem to be the next thing and may soon replace real cigarettes in clubs.