Find the electronic cigarette that works for you

August 11, 2013 by  
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In all the time I have vaped, on electronic cigarettes, it has always been a constant search for what works best for me.  The key I found is to keep looking, as money allows, and move up to one that completely satisfies you.   Electronic cigarette information is out on the web everywhere.  All you have to do is be willing, and have the time to do your own research.   I have spent time over the last couple years feeling great about my e-cig, and other times feeling like it is lacking in one way or another.   The key to enjoy vaping for yourself, is not what works best for me, but what works best for you.  Hopefully I can shed some light on my journey to help point you in the right direction so you too can find your perfect ecig vaping pleasure.

The first thing you will do is likely move up to, or start with some type of an ego kit.  These are great starting places, as they do produce decent vapor, and the batteries will last a long time.  If you get the stronger ones, you can have a battery that will last you all day.  That is step one.. getting past the charge every couple of hours stage. ( That drove me nuts)

Then I found that the vivi nova held a lot more e liquid than say a C-4 or C-6 clearomizer, and that was cool, because I could go out all day and not need to carry a bottle of juice with me to refill later on.  Your mileage may very… many people do not like the bulk or size of a vivi nova, and it took me a couple of days to get used to it.  I did find however that I enjoy more of an airy vape, meaning, I like more air flow than a lot of people and the vivi nova is a bit lacking in that department.  However, I haven’t found a better tank atomizer yet, so it is my go to guy for leaving the house.

When at home, I do put on my corsair dripping atomizer though, because I really enjoy the higher air flow it has.  Now, with micro coils, it is really doing an awesome job for me too.  I mean a lot of good vapor and flavor.  But for you, you may enjoy the smaller clearomizers that go with your ego batteries.  No problem there.  It is all about what works best for you.

If you are curious though, and want a lot more information, or have specific questions you want answered, and do not have a vapers store in your area, where do you go?  That is simple.  You have the whole world at your finger tips.  Just hop on the web and crawl over to a good forum and read away, and ask your questions.  Please make sure to use the search feature first though, or people may hop in and bad mouth you for not taking the time to look something up that has been asked ever and over.  It is not nice, but some people just are that way…

The best forum I have found to date is the main electronic cigarette forum at http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/     There you will find information on literally everything you could ever think to ask, and a whole lot more.   I have been to other ecig forums and have found many to have rude posters and not to my liking at all.  This one has so much more information than any of the others I have found also, so it works out well.  I actually read this forum for about a year before I wanted to make a post, so then I finally signed up.

The great thing about it, is I think this may be one of the first forums that was built for electronic cigarette users, and therefore it is one of, if not the largest one out there.  Tons and tons of great information just waiting to be had.  Go have a look and continue your journey of vaping, to find your most satisfying vape.

Keep vaping! and thank you for coming by.

Tim L

Ego batteries for electronic cigarettes

July 24, 2013 by  
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You may know about Ego batteries already, but for those that do not, please keep reading.  I just want to give my experience with battery types for beginners, and want to explain the reason they may want to look into ego, or ego type batteries to maximize their vaping start up.  It is not always easy to find info on what and why, when you are new to something, so I hope to shed some light on Ego batteries for anyone looking for this information.

I started off like a lot of people, buying what ever the gas station had for, maybe $5 to $10.  I can’t remember the prices because it has been quite a while back now.  But we decided to give them a try, and found they were not too bad.  It really helped us to not smoke regular cigarettes, but the batteries only lasted for a couple of hours, so we had to buy more kits to get more batteries to keep some charging all the time. That worked out find around the house, but when you leave home, your pretty much out of luck, unless you have a box of them to take with you.  This is a pretty poor option in my eyes.

One day, we went to a flea market, and found a electronic cigarette shop in it.  This was pretty cool, because we gave up on those gas station ones.  They had some with larger batteries called Ego.  We tested out their kits, and picked up a kit for me and one for my wife, and a bunch of other stuff that day.  The Ego batteries were 900mh and 1100 mah so they would last all day between the two batteries.  That was pretty cool.  They are bigger than a cigarette, about the size of a cigar, and that took a few days to get used to, but we did.  The going all day on one or two batteries was a lot better than having to grab a fresh one every couple of hours.

Our next batteries were ego C twist.  They were 1100 mah also, so they last most of the day too, but they have an end cap that twists so you can go from 3.2 up to 4.8 volts.  This makes a big difference on some of the flavors we use.  Also, if your using a low resistance atomizer, you need to keep it at 4 volts or below, or you will scorch your e juice, and burn out your atomizer much faster.   Since getting my vivi nova tank, I can use 2.4 and 2.8 coils with it.  I used to have some 3.0, but I can’t seem to buy them anymore.  But you can run up to the 4.8 volts with the higher resistance coils.  Just find your sweet spot for the flavor you have.  You can get more vapor this way, but you need to make sure you do not over heat the coil and burn it out, or burn the flavor.

These ego twist batteries are great to use due to their size.  They are not as big as other mods, and there are several types of lanyards you can use for when your out and about, and don’t want to have it fall.  I use my ego still, when I go out on my boat, because when I am fishing, I do not have a lanyard that fits my bigger mod, and I don’t want to drop anything off into the lake…

So if your just starting out and trying to find what will work for you.  I highly suggest getting an Ego kit, with at least an 1100 mah battery.  The higher that number, the longer it will last.   You will be much more satisfied with it once you get used to it being bigger than a cigarette.  Although, some of you will still want to use the smaller ones that are more the size of a real cigarette.  It is personal preference but I just thought I would let you know why I enjoy my ego batteries.  The kits come with clearomizers or tanks and a charger, with usually 2 batteries and a carry case, but they are different from place to place.

Good luck, and happy vaping!

Tim L

itaste MPV, Great mod battery at a super price

July 22, 2013 by  
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Hello,

I have been using this itaste mpv for a while now, but decided it is past time to give a full review of it.   After looking at all the different mods out there to come up with a nice long lasting batter that is easier on the pocket book than most, I chose to go with the Itaste MPV mod.   It comes in 3 color choices; silver, black and metallic blue.   I would have got the black if they had them in stock when I picked mine up, but they had blue and silver,, so I took the silver, because the only blue one they had,,, had a scratch on it.    I wanted black, because when I am driving, the sun always seems to find anything shiny, and blasts the sun right back at me.

The thing that made me look at it though, was the price.  Then I saw that several of the people at the vapor store were using them also, so I asked about it, and it seemed great.  Especially since it was only about $50.  Well, I think I paid $55 plus tax.

Ok, after using this for several months now, I only have one small complaint, and it is pretty minor indeed.  The power button sits flush with the outside of the mod.  You can feel it, but you do need to pay attention to it or you will be off a bit and not push it good enough.  Sometimes, when out walking the dog, or doing other things, i find myself accidentally shutting the power off, because my finger will not be on the button right, and must bounce on it and shut it down.  Not often, but it happens to me about once a week.  So, like I said,  no major complaint, but it is there.  If the button protruded a bit more, I don’t think this would ever happen on accident.

This battery lasts a very long time too.  More than other 2600 mh batteries, and I have found out why.  I went on, you guessed it,,,  youtube.com, and watched several others reviewing it, and found one guy that tore it to pieces, and opened it up.  There is not one 2600 mh battery, but 2, 2200mh batteries.  This gives it very stable and long lasting power.  If you can’t plug it in over night, no big deal.  I vape 300 or more puffs a day, and it will last me 2 to 3 days without having to charge it back up.   Generally I do charge it every night though.

The power indicator tells you how much charge is left also.  It glows green for full power, and tests show it gives full power throughout this cycle.  Then when it glows yellow, it is telling you to get it on the charger. It does loose a bit of the power when it is glowing yellow. The final stage is red.  If you do not charge it, it will shut itself down to prevent the batteries from over discharging.  That is a cool feature.  Like I said, I generally plug it in nightly, except when I was testing how long it would last.

This thing has so much power in it, that if say your out on your boat fishing and your cell phone is dying,,, you can plug into the bottom of it, and charge your phone, and still have plenty of power left to vape.  It has a standard USB power port on the bottom, and a switch to turn on when using it as a charger for a phone, or other device.  How cool is that…

There is also a puff counter on it.  It will tell you how many puffs you have used since you last turned it on.  I generally turn it off at night when I charge it and keep track of my daily usage that way.  It is also where the up and down buttons are, to set the voltage to what you want to use.  It goes from 3.3, to 5 volts in one tenth of a volt increments.   Some flavors taste better at a higher setting, while others will give a burnt taste, and you have to turn them down.

I can use it on all my cartomizers, and my corsair atty, as well as my vivi nova tank. It is very versatile, and fits well in my shirt pocket.

At around $50 bucks, it is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a battery that absolutely will not die off before the end of the day.  It is so nice, I am putting the factory sales page info below, so you can see all the details.  I am sure I missed something along the way.  Like, the cord… it has a IPAD/IPhone as well as firewire and mini USB ports on it for plugging in most devices you would need to charge with it.

iTaste MVP features
• Myriad compatible ( Thread fit iClear 10, iClear 16, iClear 30, CE4, CE5 ,eGo, T2, T3 , 510 etc )
• Operating Volt adjustable ( 3.3-5.0 Volts in .1 volt increments )
• Puff/hit counter
• Polymer li-ion rechargeable battery
• Portable power source for electronic products
• Long life energy 2600 mAh  ( I found this to be inaccurate and better than described)
• Battery capacity display
• ON/OFF safety switch
• Passthrough — Yes, it is full passthrough, which means you can use it while it is plugged in to the wall or your pc.
• Standard Micro & 2.0 USB Socket
• Short circuit /atomizer protection / Over-discharge protection
iTaste MVP Starter kit:
1x iTaste MVP
1x iClear30 Dual Coil Clearomizer or 2x iClear16 Dual Coil Clearomizers  ( I did not care for these cartos at all and gave them to my wife)
1x USB cable
1x Beauty ring
1xTransparent carrying case  ( I would call this a gift box, not case)  In fact, I can’t find a case or lanyard to work with it, I had to make my own.
I hope this is helpful for you.  I love this thing, and the price range is great.  Beats the heck out of having to spend $100 or more on something that has to be charged daily.
happy vaping,
Tim L

Johnson Creek Tennesee Cured PG/VG

February 26, 2013 by  
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Today I also tried the Tennessee Cured smoke juice from Johnson Creek.  I got both the original PG/VG blend, and the VG only (Red Oak)

It is only fair that I review them each separately because there is a difference in the two.

I am reviewing the Johnson Creek Original in this review.

Looking at their web page for this flavor, I see it has the following: “rich and smoky tobacco flavor”…”hints of burnt caramel and vanilla that combine with a smooth, mesquite vapor”.

Personally, I would say they hit this one nose.  I can taste all the flavors they mentioned. Some more of a hint than a full flavor, but that is one of the things that makes it real nice.  It is a good strong tobacco, with plenty of great undertones to boot.  It is the most cigarette tasting flavor I have found yet.  However, like anyone that vapes will tell you…  you are not going to find something that tastes just like a real cigarette.  And that is a good thing, because all of the flavors I have tried so far are much better than a real cig.

Vaping this one is like walking into a fine tobacco store and just inhaling the essence of the room.  It isn’t a cigar smell, or a pipe smell, but a blend of great tobacco flavors.  I could vape this all day, and love it each time, except for the smell of the vapor at times seems to have a slight medicine or chemically taste and smell to it.  In it’s defense, that could be due to having the Island flavor in just before, but I have dripped 5 times and each time there is a lot of juice in the bowl, I get this added aroma that I don’t care for.   Once I get it heated up and going, it looses that funky taste, and gets into the real nice flavor of this juice.

It has a good throat hit, but on the mild side, and the tobacco flavor is solid.  It produces a good solid amount of vapor too.

I am dripping into a MOV Corsair dripping atty, so I can change flavors as I wish.  I chose the corsair, because I like more air flow than any of the other tips seem to offer that I have found, and this one is adjustable to my liking.

This Johnson Creek Tennessee Cured flavor is one you should ad to your list of flavors to sample, and quite possibly be one you will keep coming back to for years to come.

It just might become your daily vape. I am really having a good time vaping this in my electronic cigarette.

Happy Vaping,

Tim L

 

What is an Electronic Cigarette?

February 20, 2013 by  
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A few years back, I heard of electric cigarettes, and had no idea what they were, or where to find one.  I heard that you smoke them, but there was no smoke… It had me confused, and curious at the same time. When I first heard about the electronic cigarette, my first reaction was that this is most likely a novelty item that wasn’t to be taken seriously.

Just this last year though, I finally found what it was all about.  There were no stores selling them until recently, so there was just no information out there to be had. From what I have seen though, I am glad I didn’t find them back then.  They were shotty, and at best a poor excuse for what they were supposed to be.   They have had a few years to develop a much better product before I found them, and for that, I am glad.

Since that time, several years ago,,,  I continued smoking regular cigarettes, even though I tried to quit, I don’t know how many times, over the last 15 years.  Then, I developed a heart problem, and had to have a quadruple bypass.  The doc said I had to quit, or I would be back in a couple of years.  I didn’t want no part of doing that all again.  It is the most pain you could ever imagine…

After I healed up for 3 months or so,  I started smoking again.  Bad idea…  I didn’t want to, I just did.  I started looking for alternatives again, and finally found a egig shop in a flea market that we go to. This is where I learned about them, and got started into vaping.

Here is the scoop on them, for those of you that don’t know yet.

The e-cig is a battery powered device that is supposed to look and feel like a real cigarette.  However, the first thing we noticed it that even the small ones are much heavier than a real cigarette.  It takes time getting used to that.  The first ones we tried did look like a real cigarette, but the batteries only lasted a couple of hours, and we always had to have spares on the charger.  We upgraded…

The main type that is used by people once they get past the point of using the disposable types, or the lower cost ones that look like them, is the EGo battery and a clearamizer, or a tank which holds enough liquid to vape for hours, and the battery lasts most of the day.

This comes in two or 3 parts, depending on which type you get.  The basic parts are:

1. Battery
2. Atomizer
3. Cartridge or tank, or clearamizer.  NOTE: This part is your choice, and you find find yourself changing between one type and another to find the one that you really like.  There are a lot of different types from the basic disposables, to the reusable, and then the more advanced rebuildable ones. .

I will  go over what each component does:

1. Atomizer. This heats up and vaporizes a mixture of e-liquid, with or without nicotine. The sensation of inhaling this vapor is very similar to real cigarette smoke but without the same health risks.  It even has a warm feel to it which adds to a realistic experience. The vapor produces a cloud that looks like smoke but is actually just a vapor mist that quickly disappears. Not to mention, that the mist smells good, if it has any smell at all, and not at all like a regular cigarette stink.

2. Battery. A rechargeable battery that powers the atomizer.  You can get different sizes of these batteries, so you can get one that will last you all day, with one battery.   It is shaped to look like the body of a real cigarette, except they are about the size of a small cigar. The lifespan of batteries varies from model to model, but most of them say you will get 300 to 400 recharges with them.   I use an Ego twist, that allows me to twist the bottom and change the voltage wich lets me tweak the way the flavor tastes.  It lasts all day, from about 7 am until about 11 pm. most of the time.

3. Cartridge.   The cartridges are made out of plastic and have a section that holds e-liquid.  They look similar to a real cigarette butt.  The clearomizer is typicly about 2.5 to 3 inches long, and had a glass or plastic cover so you can see how much liquid is in it, and holds a lot more than a cartridge. A tank came out as holding more liquid than a cartridge, but had no polly fill, and was just like a mouthpiece that had the liquid in it.  Now there are other tanks that are bigger than a clearomizer and are called cartomizers.

4. E-Liquid.    The E-liquid, or smoke juice, is what you put in the above items to produce the vapor you want.  You pick the flavor and nicotine level you want. E liquid has very few ingredients… made up of a water, vegetable glycerin, propoline glycol, and flavoring, and nicotine if you choose.    Different nicotine strengths are available in high (24 milligrams), low(less than 8 milligrams), or medium about 12 milligrams).  These numbers vary from the different manufacturers.  Most manufacturers also offer a variety of flavors ranging from traditional tobacco flavor, menthol, vanilla, chocolate and fruit flavors, drink flavors, deserts, like blueberry cheesecake, and tons of other flavors…  many of them are quite tasty.  And no doubt a lot better tasting than a real cigarette ever was.

The electronic cigarette seems surprisingly similar to a regular tobacco cigarette, but without most of the same health risks. There is no lingering offensive odor. No second hand smoke to float around and get all over everything.  Vaping is also a lot less costly than tobacco cigarettes. This combined with the fact that you can use it almost anywhere makes vaping,  a sensible, healthier alternative, one that is definitely worth considering.   Remember though, that if you have nicotine in your system, your blood pressure and flow is still affected.  The best part is, you can decrease that amount over time, like I have been doing.

One of the best things about it that I have found, is that when you vape, you do not smell like a dirty ashtray.  You don’t get that stink, that people can smell 5 feet away.  I know I didn’t realize how much you could smell it, until I started vaping, and realized I could tell when someone at the checkout line in the store had a smoke before they came shopping…  Not to mention, I can vape in my house and don’t have to worry about that brown nicotine stain all over the walls and cloths.

As far as me vaping with nicotine with my heart issues –  I can feel it if I have too much nicotine, and over time, I have been able to realize some great physical health benefits that have come back over the many months I have been away from real cigarettes.  My blood pressure is better.  I feel like I have more energy a lot more than I did before.  I can taste and smell better.  And most of all, I know I will get myself off of nicotine entirely before too much longer.  I couldn’t do that with any other things I used to try to get away from cigarettes.

Note, your mileage will vary.  Everyone is different. It may work for you, and it may not.  It is working for me, but didn’t work for my wife. She gave up after a couple of months. Hopefully, she will find the electronic cigarette that gives her the satisfaction she is looking for, and will give it another try soon.

Buying an Electronic Cigarette

February 19, 2012 by  
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Are you ready to buy an electronic cigarette, or perhaps just looking for info about them?

Good news:  They are definitely a healthier and cleaner, and safer alternative to conventional cigarettes or cigars. Let me help you with making a smart choice that works for you.

Where do you start?  There are so many different kinds to choose from…

Here is my list of some of the more popular types of e-cigarettes and the pros and cons of each:

1. Standard E-Cigarette. This is just a little bigger than a normal cigarette but looks very similar. Blu is an example.

pros: It is the most similar to a tobacco cigarette in size and feel. The battery life is pretty decent, and it produces a nice vapor.
Cons: The cartridge size is a bit smaller than some other types, so you may have to replace or refill it more often.  Most manufacturers tell you to replace the cartomizers with a new pack.  However, they can be refilled for a great price savings. But remember, they are disposable cartos, so they can only be refilled a few times before replacing.

2. The Mini E-Cigarette is a bit longer than the Super, and basically the same diameter. However, the main difference is the mouthpiece which is tapered.

Strength: Decent vapor and battery life.  The battery is larger so it will hold a charge for a longer time.
Weakness: A lot of people are saying it has an odd shape/feel and seems more like a small cigar rather than a conventional cigarette.  Usually they are cheaply made and intended to be tossed when finished with them.

3. The Joey EGO type e-cig is one of the most popular models out there now days.

Pros: Can find at any E-Cig store, or website. Batteries that can last all day. Capable of using many, many different types of atomizers, cartomizers and tanks, to hold more e liquid, so you don’t have to refill so often.  Customizable to get just the vape your looking for.
Cons: They are much larger than a real cigarette, so keeping them in your shirt pocket is not as simple.  They are heavier. Bulky, and long.

4. Disposable ecig. Everything is self contained. No need to change/refill cartridges, charge the battery, etc.

Pros: You can find them at most gas stations now days.  Great way to see if you like vaping without a huge investment. Usually costs less than a pack of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Cons: Can get expensive and may seem a bit wasteful. Since you get these in 1 or 2 packs, the cost is higher per ecig.

The Joey Ego, E-Cigarette type is my personal favorite right now. I have the battery size to last me all day, a spare battery, just in case, and I use a vivi nova  tank with replaceable atomizers so I can get the vapor and flavor that I enjoy the most.  I have however been thinking about getting a larger variable voltage model to produce more vapor as I keep lowering my nicotine percentage in my smoke juices.

Now, don’t rush out and buy an electronic cigarette yet!

Not all e-cigarettes are created equal… as a matter of fact many of the early designs are prone to mechanical failure. The most common complaint is that the atomizers get clogged, or the wicks get burned. When this happens the vapor quality and volume is greatly reduced. Another problem is short battery life.  Now days, there are batteries out that will last most people 2 or 3 days between charging.  However, these go in what is called a mod, and they usually are very costly, so not the way most people start vaping.

The best way to avoid these problems is to educate yourself on the best models and brands. Unfortunately the majority of manufacturers are producing cheaply made inferior products. The good news is that there are a handful of reputable companies with top of the line electronic cigarettes that will give you a realistic smoking experience without all the headaches.   If you are looking for 100% USA made products, you can find them too.  In fact, I will make sure to put up a page in the near future, with info to US manufacturers of smoke juice/e-liquid, and products, so you can find them.

If you would like more information on where you can buy one of the best electronic cigarettes available on the market, stop by a local electronic cigarette, or vapors store in person. Most are more than happy to spend all the time you need, to help you make the right choice for you, your budget, and your goals.  Or, if you know what you want, you can go to my shop pages, to see many different kinds sold on Amazon.com.   Yes, I get a small commission, but that will help me keep this site on line and keep putting out more information.

Oh, and you would have my eternal gratitude for helping me help others.

I have been asked about the true safety of these electronic cigarettes.  Click on the links above in the scientific category, and I am posting actual test findings there. You can see the data for yourself.  I am no doctor – I leave the tests to the people that are educated in doing such things, but I can look at their findings and see clearly, that although this may not be 100% safe, it is a lot safer alternative than smoking regular cigarettes.

Tips on Using Your New Electronic Cigarette

Your new electronic cigarette is not a complicated device but with anything new there is always going to be a bit of a learning curve. Here are some tips on the best way to maximize your electronic smoking or vaping experience so you can save both time and money.

Tips for new e-cig users:    First, we are vapors, because we vape. There is no smoke with e-cigs!

1. Depending on the type of e-cig you are using, you will want to get some spare cartomizers, clearomizers, batteries, and possibly atomizers. These are the few things that are most likely to need replacing, or something you will need a spare of when your charging your battery, or cleaning your clearomizers.  A  word of caution though:  It’s a good idea to make sure you like your particular electronic cigarette model first, before buying all the extras. Once you know for sure you’re satisfied with it, get the extra hardware… you’ll definitely get good use out of them!

If you are like me, you will start trying more flavors and will want several cartomizers so you have one for each flavor your using that day.

2. Get a car charger, and a USB pass through. These will allow you to “vape” while driving or at your computer without the need to drain your batteries. Again, make sure you’re satisfied with your model before buying the extras.

3. Start off with a lower nicotine dose. Electronic cigarette cartridges typically come in several different doses: High, medium, low and none. When you first get your e-cigarette you’re going to want to be experimenting with it a lot, trying new flavors, etc. If you’re not careful you’ll end up absorbing more nicotine than you’re used to… and possibly increasing your addiction to it. Start off low and increase your dose after the novelty wears off if you feel like it.

4. Take long, slow puffs. A long, slow, puff will give you the most vapor volume. Short, hard puffs will tend to flood the atomizer causing reduced vapor production (you may even get liquid in your mouth). Trust me, that tastes terrible!

5. Switch atomizers frequently. Atomizers tend to get clogged easily and when this happens the vapor volume is greatly reduced. Switch out your atomizer daily for best performance and be sure to clean them frequently. (This tip only applies to three-part ecigs where the atomizer is a separate unit. Some  two-piece models have a built in atomizer in each individual cartridge). With some of the “cartomizers”, and clearomizers, you can boil them to clean them.

I will re-write this page from time to time, as I come up with more helpful tips to help you get started. Follow these tips and you will have a head start on being able to fully enjoy your new electronic cigarette. If you’re unsure about something, or want to hear what others have to say,  be sure to check out some of the e-cigarette forums online. These can be an excellent resource for answering nearly any question you can think of.

Here is the main e-cig forum:  http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum

and this is the other main forum:  http://www.vapersforum.com/forum.php

Congratulations on choosing a better smoking alternative… happy vaping!

Benefits of the Electronic Cigarette

February 12, 2012 by  
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Electronic cigarettes, e-cigs, vaping, personal vaporizers… what are the benefits?

 

Electronic smoking, or vaping, as it is called,  is quickly rising in popularity & is changing the people smoke forever.  Are you one of the people wondering how, or if, this is something that can benefit you or a loved one?  Let’s look at some of the many benefits of the electronic cigarette, as a smarter, sensible and healthier alternative to tobacco cigarette smoking.

Some Great Benefits of an Electronic Cigarette:

1. A clear choice, is Health.   The most harmful aspect of smoking tobacco cigarettes is the actual smoke and the tar, carcinogens and other chemicals that are inhaled into the lungs. We are always hearing the warnings of what that tar is doing to the lungs of smokers.  With an e-cigarette nothing is lit, so there is no smoke, tar, or carcinogens.  The nicotine and flavor is vaporized into a mist that looks and feels like smoke, but isn’t smoke. This is clearly a much healthier alternative.

2. The Cost. The cost of the e-liquid cartridges is where you really save a lot of money.  An electronic cigarette nicotine cartridge is about the equivalent of 1 – 1.5 packs of tobacco cigarettes.  A package of 5 cartridges will cost you around $10. This comes out to about $1.5-$2 per pack… this is a huge savings!  And for advanced vapors that have refillable cartomizers, or clearomizers, the savings is many times greater.

3. How about the Convenience.  You can smoke an e-cigarette anywhere because there is no smoke being emitted.  You may get some funny looks if you suddenly start “vaping” in a restaurant or bar, so you may want to get permission from management first.  But technically you can do this in any public area because there is no second-hand smoke to be concerned with.  However, check your local area, because many places will not allow it, due to the lack of research done so far.

4. Great Smell.  There is no lingering odor, so no more worrying about stinky breath, hair, clothes, hands, etc. The room will not fill with smoke either, so you won’t be offending anyone with second hand smoke, and no one can complain about the smell.  Heck, most flavors that have a smell, smell great, like blueberry, banana, or many of the fruit flavors.

5. You get some peace of mind.  It is true, you’re still absorbing nicotine, but at least you’re avoiding the the incredibly dangerous smoke and 4,000+ toxic chemicals associated with tobacco cigarettes.  Not to mention, that non smokers will not smell you from 5 feet away, like they can with regular tobacco cigarettes.  You will get the peace of mind, knowing that you’re choosing a healthier alternative.

A lot of people wonder if electronic vaping can help a person quit smoking altogether. There have not been enough clinical studies to prove this one way or another so this is still a debatable subject. However, other nicotine delivery alternatives like gum, patches, etc., are commonly used as a part of many stop-smoking approaches. Common sense would suggest that the electronic cigarette has the potential to do the same.  And with the ability to choose your nicotine level, you can cut down on your own pace, with the added hand to mouth action that many smokers are so used to.

Oh, and if you slip up and have a regular cigarette, it isn’t going to have the same danger as smoking with a patch on, because a patch feeds nicotine, even up to an hour after removing it, while an e-cig delivers it on the spot, like a traditional tobacco cigarette.  If it were for nothing else, that alone makes it safer than a patch for people trying to quit smoking.  But I am sure the pharmaceutical companies are going to say otherwise, so they can keep pushing their products.

Just saying…  It just seems that the people lobbying against the e-cigarette are the people that stand to loose money from them being around, like big tobacco companies, and large pharmaceutical companies that make the patches and gums.

All I know for sure, is that using electronic cigarettes has helped me stay away from real cigarettes, and I hardly ever feel any of what I guess you would call craving for a regular cigarette.  I have so many flavors to choose from that taste and smell great too.  So I know that helps.   Not to mention, that I know I am getting a whole lot less nicotine, and over time, I am lowering it more and more.  Eventually, I am sure will make it down to 0 nicotine by mid to end of this summer. (2013)  I will keep you posted in my blogs.