My Electronic Cigarette Review

February 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Electronic Cigarettes

Ok, here goes my review on electronic cigarettes and vaping.  I am sure you could pull up thousands of reviews if you search on line.  That may be how you found my site.  Well, I will let you know what I think about them after doing the on going research that I also do from time to time, and with how well they have worked for me, to move away from smoking, and working towards my zero nicotine goal.

I started out like most people. I  was a smoker of 20+ years.  I have tried countless times to quit smoking for health reasons, and because of the cost.  Now, to put that into prospective – I said I would stop smoking if they ever cost more than $1 a pack…  damn, that was a long, long time ago.

I wondered if the electronic cigarette could offer a realistic smoking experience?  Of course, this is one of the first thoughts that came to my mind when I first heard about e-cigarettes and no doubt you’re also wondering “how close to the real thing can it be?”

I’d like to share my electronic cigarette usage review with you in the hopes of giving you a better understanding of what to expect if you decide to give them a try.

Some smokers enjoy their cigarettes. At least they say they do.  I smoked for an awful long time, and I can’t remember actually enjoying them after they had me hooked. The first few, ok, they were, but after that, I was just feeding the craving. For many smokers, like me, it was a love hate relationship.   If you smoke then you know what I’m talking about. You know how bad it is for you, but you enjoy the sensation, and the actual ritual of smoking. Or at the least, that is what you trained your body to think.  That’s why the nicotine delivery alternatives like gum and the patch just can’t cut it… they don’t simulate the actual smoking experience and I go nuts trying to quit.

This is where the e-cig comes in.  It claims to replicate a real smoking experience, but without the same health risks and other drawbacks of smoking tobacco cigarettes.  And you know what? For me, it is doing a pretty good job at doing it.  It isn’t exactly the same, but the similarities are close enough to satisfy me.  The weight of the e-cig is the first thing you notice that is different. It took a while to get used to, but I did in time.

I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised with how it tasted and felt like smoking a regular tobacco cigarette.  From the first try, i could see how this could be the ticket to both saving a lot of money, and getting off of cigarettes for good.

The sensation of the vapor is incredibly similar to real cigarette smoke. The vapor has a warmth to it, depending on your atomizer, and it feels a lot like real smoke when you inhale. A bit milder though. You also get that immediate nicotine sensation which is satisfying.

The taste was a lot like tobacco but not exactly. It was a bit smoother and cleaner tasting and I found myself actually preferring the flavor. I understand that other flavors are available like menthol, vanilla, fruit, etc., but I didn’t try any of those for quite a while.  Then my taste buds became clearer and I did find that I enjoy a lot of different flavors and now I don’t vape much of the tobacco flavors at all.

When you blow out the vapor you see a cloud that looks exactly like smoke but without the lingering smell.  As a matter of fact the vapor is nearly odorless and the cloud (which is just vapor) quickly disappears without a trace.  Some of the e-liquids do leave a good smell in the air, but most have no smell at all.  The fact that my breath, hands, hair and clothes don’t stink is a big plus!

Another think I like is the price. A pack of cigarettes where I live is about $5. A single nicotine cartridge for most electronic cigarettes is around $1.5 to $2, and is the equivalent of about 30 cigarettes. However, I use refillable tanks, and buy my liquids in larger bottles so the savings is 10 fold.

If you’re an adult, addicted smoker, I highly recommend giving the electronic cigarette a try… you may find yourself changing the way you smoke forever.  Hey, it works for me, and it may work for you also.  You never know until you give them a try.