I had heard about electronic cigarettes, I had watched videos about electronic cigarettes, even saw them in my mall, but something always made me quite skeptical about them. At first it seemed like a gimmick or a hoax of some sort, but then as I saw them more I dismissed them as a fad. Well, after years of seeing them around, and witnessing my mother and some friends give up smoking forever with an electronic cigarette, I decided I just had to try it.
The Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit from www.buydiscountcigars.com came with everything I needed. The cigarette, charger, cartridges, and some very well-written and simple directions. I plugged it in, and then the hard part began...WAITING! I am not a patient person, and was so eager to try this thing, that I had to keep myself busy for an hour or so while it charged.
With my electronic cigarette charged up, I put a cartridge on it and proceeded to puff. (It is instructed to take shorter and stronger drags, rather than slow weak ones) When you smoke it, you first notice that the "smoke" (it is actually water vapor) feels a bit different. But, I almost instantly noticed how much better it smelled, and how far less harsh the "smoke" was. If you have ever smoked a hooka, where the smoke passes through water, you will know what I mean when I say it was smooth and not harsh at all.
The electronic cigarette curbs my nicotine cravings, is enjoyable to smoke, and is far more socially acceptable. (My wife does not mind me smoking it IN the house! +1,000,000 points for the electronic cigarette! LOL) It is also an instant conversation piece when you go out, and I find many people are curious about it and intrigued by it. So, if you are looking for a way to meet people at bar or social outing, it is great for that purpose too!
I don't know if I will quit real cigarettes and cigars with the electronic cigarette, but I can say I will certainly at least use it when I am places I cannot or should not smoke. (the office, public buildings, non-smoking restaurants, etc.)