You’ve seen the commercials on TV, you’ve heard about it on the radio, and you’ve seen the banner ad’s online, but you’re still wondering, “What in the world are Electric Cigarettes?”
E Cigarette look exactly like tobacco cigarettes, but are they standing up to all the hype? Do they really give that same feeling of smoking? Are they just a scam? In this article, we’re going to take a look at the facts, and give you the information you need to make an educated decision on the move from those old smokes to the new way to light up.
E Cigarettes claim to be the best way to curb that nasty smoking habit of yours, but what exactly do they do?
Electronic Cigarettes are a binary system where you have a cartridge filled with a water-nicotine solution, and it is attached to a component that vaporizes it. Basically, when you draw in air from the business end, the solution flushes into the vaporizing component, and that delivers the nicotine into your lungs. It is exactly the same as the act of smoking.
Because the nicotine compound is tailored to be as strong as that found in tobacco cigarettes, you receive an equal hit of nicotine, if not more.
They claim to omit all of the unhealthy carcinogens of normal cigarettes, but are they actually safe?
Worth a Try
Overall, we would have to say very positive things about this new smoking system. The concept is unusually simple, yet extremely effective: You smoke without actually smoking.
The only chemical being inhaled into your body when taking a hit of an eCig is the nicotine. You aren’t dealing with the tar, ash, smoke, tobacco, and other additives associated with smoking. At the same time, you’re sill putting the device between your lips and drawing in your fix, relaxing you, as a normal cigarette would.
If you’re a pack-a-day smoker, you’re looking at a monthly smoking tab of roughly $150, depending on the brand.
Electric Cigarettes are a bit costly to start out. E-Cigarettes will run you about $70 for the unit with 2 cartridges, and the cartridge refills go for about $30 a piece. When you throw in shipping and taxes, you’re probably going to spend $100 the first time you try the system.
Each cartridge will be the equivalent of a carton of cigarettes. This means, that after you buy the system, you’re probably going to be paying $60 to $80 per month. At the end of the day, you stand to save yourself $60 per month if you move to an eCig system instead of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Helping You Quit
If you are looking to quit, gum and patches are about $40 per box and you might have to buy five of those before you finally kick the habit. If you move to eCigs to help you quit, you will not only save money, but you won’t have to change any of your lifestyle while doing it.
Yes or No
We would have to give eCigs a “thumbs up” because of the fantastic reviews and the efficiency of the system. There’s something to be said for going cold turkey and still retaining the lifestyle you love.