Is ‘quit smoking’ your New Year’s resolution?
Ever put “quit smoking” on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Last year, this was the 7th most popular goal. That’s easy to believe since one out of every five Americans is a smoker. If quitting smoking is on your list, do you have a plan? Are you going to try the patch, nicotine gum, or go cold turkey?
What if there was a way to still feel like you’re smoking, without actually smoking? Enter the electronic cigarette. If you’ve heard the term before, but aren’t sure how it works, here’s the deal. An electronic cigarette, or ecig for short is a device that heats up liquid to produce vapor. The liquid is a solution made of nicotine and flavorings. It’s that simple.
You use an ecig similarly to a real cigarette. Just take a puff and exhale. When you breathe in, you’ll feel it in the back of your throat. That’s what we call a “throat hit”. When you exhale you see a vapor that looks like smoke. But it’s not smoke, it’s just water vapor.
E-cigarettes provide all the stuff you like about smoking, and non of the bad stuff. They allow you to take a break. They give you the nicotine that you crave. They give you the same hand-to-mouth simulation as real cigs. What they don’t have is carcinogens or tar. Since there is no burning, ecigs don’t produce ash. They don’t smell, or stain your teeth and hands.
As you can see, there is really no comparison from a patch that you stick on your arm to ecigs. And the nicotine gum? How much is that going to help? You chew it. An ecigarette gives the throat hit, the breathing in and exhaling. Now we don’t promote ecigs as smoking cessation devices. That’s not what they’re meant for. E-cigarettes are simply the best alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.
So this New Year’s, if your resolution is to quit smoking, think about some other alternatives. Think about giving ecigs a chance. For more information, or help choosing a starter kit, please see our beginner starter kit page. You can also get help through our online forum. Our customer service reps and other friendly vapers will work with you to decide on the best product.
Good luck from all of us at Vapor4Life and happy new year!