Some of you may be wondering why I would be recommending electronic cigarettes…well, I’ve smoked for 48 years.
Do I want to quit? Not in this lifetime. I like smoking except for the smell and the cost.
Besides I like technology, and the electronic cigarette intrigued me when I saw the videos. So, I started researching these little smoking marvels. The more I read, the more impressed I became at the advantages they offered.
After a very thorough search for what I consider the best electronic cigarette, I found this fantastic cigarette
The price was absolutely excellent for what was offered in their starter kit (charger pack with an adapter, a USB adapter, 2 electronic cigarettes plus 25 cartridges) so I plunked down my money. Heck it was cheaper than a carton of cigarettes here in Washington State.
In about 7 to 9 days, the starter kit came by priority mail and I didn’t even have to pay the shipping. So I opened my package, read the directions while charging my pack.
When I took my first puff, I was in heaven. I got my jolt of nicotine without any of the tar and other bad stuff in a regular cigarette.
Now that I haven’t had a “regular cigarette” since Dec. 4, 2009, I really like the following:
- No ashtrays or lighters are needed
Hey the electronic cigarette is powered by a battery. I can lay it down anywhere and not have it burn a hole in anything. It never gets hot. I can even lay it down on my bedside table after I’ve had my last puff for the night and not worry about burning the house down.
- Absolutely no smoke smell
And this is a huge plus. My home no longer smells, nor do my clothes or my car. You see when I smoke, I inhale steam and blow out steam and no smell is present. Yes, it gives me the same sensation and pleasure as traditional cigarettes always did.
- I can smoke anywhere
In the State of Washington, smoking has been banned in any public place. But now, I can smoke in restaurants, airplanes, trains…and no one can say a thing to me! Yes indeedy, no more standing out in the freezing cold to smoke or being made to feel like a “second class” citizen.
Actually this electronic cigarette came at the right time for me. My 88 year old Mother became extremely ill on January 3, 2010. I was able to smoke in the hospital and also in the nursing home before she died 2 months later.
Before the electronic cigarette, I would have been antsy and going outside every hour to smoke. With the electronic cigarette, I was calm and enjoyed being with her all day long.
- Electronic cigarettes are waaaaay cheaper
In the State of Washington, the price of a carton of cigarettes is unreal. The brand I smoked cost over $70 per carton. Since I smoke about 3 cartons a month, I was putting out a healthy chunk of change.
At the site for the electronic cigarette, you buy cartridges filled with nicotine. I bought the equivalent of 4 cartons for $80. Now that’s a savings of $1,600 over a years time. For someone who smokes more than me, the savings would be even greater.
So that’s it for why I really love my electronic cigarette but I do want to add that there is some differences between real and electronic smoking.
When smoking real cigarettes, you keep puffing until the cigarette is gone. With the electronic cigarette, you puff only when you need a shot of nicotine. (This is not as often as you think).
For years, I really only enjoyed the first 2 puffs of a real cigarette and the rest was simply mindless smoking. Not so with the electronic. You enjoy each puff. Plus if you try to smoke the electronic like a real cigarette, the little blue light will flash 10 times and not let you puff for a bit.
To be perfectly honest, I tapered off my real cigarettes while getting used to the electronic. I didn’t just immediately stop. I had about 5 packs left and who wants to waste money. So over a period of 2 weeks, I would smoke a real cigarette every 2 to 4 hours. Pretty soon, I found myself enjoying the electronic cigarette more so it was time to go full bore with the electronic.
What I love is having other smokers come up to me in restaurants, stores, etc. and ask me about my electronic cigarette. They know it’s not a regular cigarette because I chose to have it black with the blue LED light at the end. When I tell them about it, they all want one.
I hope if you smoke or even if you don’t and someone in your house does and you want them not to have the tar and carcigens from a regular cigarette, go over to find out more info on the electronic cigarette I’ve come to love.
P.S. The links on this page will compensate me if you buy. Hey I’m not stupid but even if you don’t click on my link, at least check out Blu Electronic Cigarettes.