For those struggling to quit smoking, what would you say to a "safe" cigarette?
Enter the E-Cig. Yep, I know--I was skeptical too, but curiousity got the best of me. Less than 1/2 the price of cigarettes, no stink, ashes, lighters---and best of all no danger. After my research, I narrowed it down to 2 brands that were highly rated: V2 and Green Smoke. I selected Green Smoke just based on some comments that the cartridges lasted longer, and better battery life.
An intro to E-Cigs:
"Modern" E-cigs consist of 2 parts; the battery (which is the cigarette looking piece) and the Cartimizer. "Cartimizer" comes from the combination of the flavor cartridge and vaporizer. Early E-Cigs had seperate components, and you filled the cartridge manually with solution drops. Cartimizer E-Cigs make the filter part disposable, and it contains both the liquid cartridge that produces the vapor, and the vaporizer. Each cartridge is equivalant to about 1.5 packs of cigarettes, but YMMV. The battery produces the energy necessary to heat the vaporizer and produce the "smoke."
I'm impressed. I ordered the "express" kit with Red Label tobacco flavored cartridges, which is suppose to be very close to a Marlboro flavor. You can order different nicotine levels, depending on taste, or order Zero nicotine cartridges. I selected what would be equivalant to a Marlboro "medium" (1.8%). Very nice. You get the flavor, the nicotine, the vapor (smoke) without any of the Tar and associated dangers. No smelly breath, no stink clothes, no offensive smoke---it's simply water vapor that you're exhaling.
If you've been struggling to quit, an no other method seems to work for you--I HIGHLY recommend you research the latest E-Cigarettes; I think you'll be surprised at the satisfaction level of these devices.