Over the past fifteen plus years, I have been an avid cigarette smoker. My brand, Marlboro Menthol Lights. Over the past few years hearing about all of the health warnings, I have tried numerous ways of trying to quit smoking, all without success. Well, I am proud to be a new happy user of the E-Vape (e-cig). Within the past couple of months, I have seen a couple of my friends using these devices. This is by far my favorite cigarette alternative that I have found yet.
I do currently own the Blu E-Cigarettes, but I have found that the flavor in the cartomizers dwindle quite fast and suddenly I find myself craving cigarettes. Not to mention that for 1 pack of 5 cartridges cost about $15 and last about 3-5 days depending on how much you smoke. I would usually smoke about a pack a day which equals about 1-2 cartridges. So this wasn’t killing my cravings nor cutting the cost down by much.
If I were to recommend something cheap to start but about the same cost to continue, would be greensmoke (GS). Greensmoke offers a “trade in” program to where you can go to their website, http://www.greensmoke.com, click on “trade in”, and follow the instructions, and they will send you an e-cig with 2 cartridges and a charger for absolutely free and no cost for shipping. To qualify for this trade in program, you must already own a competitor electronic cigarette kit. I did this myself, and enjoyed their e-cig. It did work. But much like the Blu, a cartridge may last for about a day, perhaps a little longer than the Blu. If you haven’t tried an e-cig or you have one but want to try a new one, try greensmoke. They are really good, but somewhat costly.
Shortly, after I had tried GS, my sister had purchased me an E-Vape Ego CE4 E-Cig on Ebay. It is the less costly of the new E-Vape systems. It cost about $20 which included the 1100 mAh rechargeable battery, the usb charger, and the clearomizer tank (where the E-Juice goes). Just within the past week, it has been a money saver and a great cigarette substitute. I have found that there are a lot of local businesses now offering E-Juice and E-Vape accessories. A 10ml bottle is about $6 which lasts about a week. A 30ml bottle is about $15 which should last about 3 times as long (depends on the nicotine amount and how much you use it.). You are able to get the E-Juice containing different amounts of nicotine, ranging from 24 mg to no nicotine and lots in between. Not to mention some places offer over 100 different flavors, and you can create your own. They will also let you test the different flavors and nicotine amounts to see what best fits you.
Now yes, I understand that a lot of smokers are wondering about what kind of long term effects these electronic cigarettes could present, but because they have only been around for a few years, there isn’t any research that shows what those effects could be. I, myself, figure that it can’t be any worse than knowingly inhaling traditional cigarette smoke that is scientifically proven to cause all kinds of cancer and other health problems. There are thousands of chemicals and lots of carcinogens in regular tobacco smoke, yet the one ingredient that e-cigs contain that may be dangerous is nicotine. I think it is clear that this is a much safer alternative. E-Cigs can be used as a smoking cessation, but that isn’t what they are advertised for. You can use them as such by cutting down the amount of nicotine each time you buy more E-Juice until you get down to the juice containing no nicotine. After smoking an e-cig for about a week, you will feel the difference. I have no doubt. I have been smoking e-cigs on and off for several years now, and everytime I quit the real deal, I can significantly see and feel the difference, especially when I sing or exercise.
Do the research if you are curious. E-cigs may cause cancer, but we all know presently that real cigarettes do cause cancer. These E-Vape E-Cigs are the wave of the future. Completely customizable just like your cell phone or ipad. And a much better alternative. If you have any questions, please let me know. I will continue doing research on this. Thanks and good luck to you and your quitting smoking!