Anyone first looking into switching to smoking an electric cigarette may be put off by the seemingly high investment required. At first glance, there are not many discounts offered to reduce the cost of changing to e-cigs, but initial appearances can sometimes be deceiving.
E-cig companies offer starter kits at varying expense and cigarette use levels, generally running anywhere from less than fifty dollars to over three hundred dollars depending on the company and what exactly is included. Casual or social smokers will likely only need the most basic of starter packs, as an extra battery should not be necessary.
Heavy smokers, on the other hand, would do best to look towards the more expensive and comprehensive starter packs. These generally include more than one battery, multiple chargers, and extra refill cartridges. Couples that are looking to make the switch to electric cigarettes should strongly consider the couples packages offered by some companies, essentially including at least two of everything at a discounted price.
Almost all electronic cigarette companies offer discounts on their eLiquid refill cartridges. Since these are the most frequently (often only) purchased item once the original starter kit has been bought, it would seem logical to want to take advantage of offers to purchase them for less in bulk.
Refill cartridges are generally sold in packs of 5 (sometimes 6), with discounts increasing as the amount of packages purchased increases as well. Consumers can literally save up to $100 when buying a long-term supply of refill cartridges this way.
Disposable Electric Cigarettes
Are you one of those people that would their head if it wasn’t attached to their body? If so, a disposable electric cigarette may be the best choice for you. Though they are more expensive than a traditional cigarette, their cost is minimal compared to that of regular e-cigs. If you expect to have issues with losing your electronic cigarette, cartridges, chargers, and other related items, this may be the best choice for you.
A few electronic cigarette manufacturers offer discounts or even free products for referring friends and family to their brand. In fact, one company even claims that by referring ten people that purchase e-cig supplies from their website on a regular basis, a person can literally smoke e-cigs for free! Though this scenario may be a bit far-fetched, it is an illustration as to the potential savings by simply referring loved ones to a product you love.
If you receive a coupon along with your order of electronic cigarettes or supplies, don’t toss it in the trash! Some of these coupons can offer significant savings, and even if the savings are minimal, a penny saved is a penny earned! Also search for online coupon codes before making a purchase; though not all companies have this option, it never hurts to look.
According to financial experts, switching from traditional cigarettes to electric cigarettes can save a significant amount of money in the long run. By following some of these tips to save even more money, you’ll have some extra spending money before you know it!
One thing people who want to use the electronic cigarette might have a problem with would be the issue of how one might look when they are using it. In order for the electronic cigarette to ever really catch on it must look more appealing then smoking a regular cigarette. I know it might seem like this does not make sense, but think about it.
Smoking is said to be a cool thing, and in the past when the product was able to market openly this is what it tried to convey. Using the electronic cigarette is not considered a cool look to some. In fact, several people say that the product and others like it are unappealing by design. Sometimes a product might be made to look unappealing by design though.
Why might this be? Well the electronic cigarette and product similar to it do not want people to abuse it. They want to avoid what is referred to as “abuse liability”. So they will try to make the product not look too “cool” per se in order to prevent this. Although this is not always the case, and the electronic cigarette would fall into this category.
Makers of the electronic cigarette do not want their product to look unattractive. Their goal is to make the product appealing so that people feel good about doing it in public. The goal is to make electronic cigarettes look similar to doing the real thing as possible.
So many of them if not most of them are designed with the express purpose of replicating the act of smoking, just without the actual use of tobacco. People will feel more comfortable to use it this way and will not have to feel self conscious about using it in public.
Understand that this is the real reason why there are so many major corporations and groups that are against the idea of electronic cigarettes ever becoming widely accepted. There is already evidence to suggest that the attractive look of the product is definitely pulling in people in large numbers. An investment newsletter reported recently that the demand for the electronic cigarette has been explosive.
It is only going to continue to grow as awareness of the product increases. The makers will continue to make strides to make their product look authentic and get rid of any stigma that might come with using it.
Electronic cigarettes have not been studied the way a lot of health experts and opposing groups feel they need to be. However, these people fail to mention just how harmful the real thing actually is in contrast. Even if the few studies that have been done on electronic cigarettes are not concrete, we can go on the concrete evidence that we do have concerning use of the real thing.
All we have to do is take a look at the health impact smoking regular tobacco has in the United States. Each year more than 440.000 people in the US die because of tobacco related diseases. How many of these deaths would be reduced if electronic cigarettes were offered as viable options, and if makers could perform research instead of having to fight to keep selling their product legally?
Just to give people a little more perspective on how big this number is, that equals about 1.095 deaths per day or 45 deaths per hour. This means that for one in every five deaths that happen in this country every each year is related to the use of tobacco products. That would make smoking of traditional cigarettes the largest cause of preventable death in the United States.
Vapor cigarettes do not have the same harmful compounds in them as regular cigarettes do. Regular cigarettes are known to have more than 4000 chemical compounds in them. What makes this even worse is that 60 of them are said to be the cause of cancers or are suspected of causing cancer. This is what needs to be brought up more often in debates.
Electronic cigarettes only contain one core ingredient that is designed to help people who need a nicotine fix in order to help them taper off of traditional cigarettes. If they wish to use the product long term then this is their choice.
The reality is that we know regular cigarettes negatively effect just about every part of the human body. The also kill more Americans the Aids, drugs, homicides, fires, and auto accidents combined.
The bottom line is that the societal costs that regular smoking creates are substantial. Vapor cigarettes do not claim to solve all of these problems, but they do promise hope for those who feel hopeless about quitting without some kind of help. Opposing groups need to think about this more, or offer a solution rather then nothing but opposition.
Lately there has been a lot of legal battles going on concerning the use of electronic cigarettes. There are groups in place to protest against its use, tobacco companies who do not want to see the product become mainstream, and state and local governments who want to do everything in their power to stop the products from being used.
I believe only state and local governments should have a say when it comes to electronic cigarette, and this is only as it concerns how they are marketed and who they are marketed to within their state. The goal of state and local governments should not be to stop marketing of electronic cigarettes as an alternative to smoking regular cigarettes. What they should do instead is regulate marketing.
State attorney generals can decide to take action in order to ensure that the e-cigarette is not marketed in a way that will target the youth. The goal would also have to be to prevent makers of the electronic cigarette from making false promises. Eliminating the problem of attracting youth would eliminate a lot of the resistance state governments currently have with the product.
Another suggestion concerning e-cigarettes is this; strengthen smoke free laws if it means keeping the sale of them legal. People may not like this, but if the product were to remain legal this would be a victory to a lot of people.
Right now the definitions of smoking in public places are not concrete enough. States can decide to expand on what the definitions means in order to prevent electronic cigarettes from being used in public.
I know this is not what users of the electronic cigarette want to hear, but the reality is that the health effects of e-cigarettes on bystanders have not actually been established yet.
Also, prohibiting e-cigarette use in public places would help to avoid confusion that might occur when people see someone else using the product. Most restaurants and bars do not want any type of smoking, except for those who state that it is okay in their establishment.
Electronic cigarettes are much safer then traditional cigarettes, but the reality is that until this is widespread knowledge that is proven with concrete evidence they will not be wide socially acceptable. By making some adjustments to current laws, there use can remain intact rather then trying to eliminate them altogether from being used.
Seeing as how there are so many legal battles going on at the moment regarding the ability to use electronic cigarettes, users want to know is there anything that can be done to lighten the problems. One way to do this would be to take the nicotine out of electronic cigarettes. If this were to happen some people believe that they would not be effective at easing regular cigarette cravings.
Is this actually true though? Well there have been a multitude of studies done in order to find this out. These studies involved the use of denicotinized electronic cigarettes. Were they able to satisfy cravings the same way as the electronic cigarettes that contained nicotine? The studies found that they were able to reduce cravings. In fact, they were able to do so better then products such as the nictotinized inhaler.
You see when people make an attempt to quit smoking using electronic cigarettes as apart of an NRT program, what ends up happening is they experience a number of different withdrawal symptoms that can lead to them going back to regular cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes that contain no nicotine are important, because their ability to help people avoid such withdrawal symptoms is important.
All the news is not good though; there are some withdrawal symptoms that cannot be treated with electronic cigarettes. At times people who have smoking problems and are trying to kick the habit are going to go through intense cravings. When this happen the only way to deal with it is through smoking related stimuli, usually the kind in which nicotine will be delivered.
Even with the research, there is really no real way to know whether or not electronic cigarettes are really an effective way to deal with cravings for traditional cigarettes. More research needs to be done in order for the evidence to be concrete.
The overall goal of using electronic cigarettes is not simply to replace a traditional smoking habit with another, but to ultimately help a person quit altogether if this is what they want to do.
The good news is that with the studies that have already been conducted there is now evidence that electronic cigarettes are at least somewhat effective at helping people suppress the urge they might have to smoke regular cigarettes or use other tobacco products. And non nicotine electronic cigarettes offer even more possibilities then what was originally thought.
Health experts who are against the electronic cigarette do not feel like they offer the health benefits that they are supposed to. Health experts feel like there is just too much risk. What is their primary concern, and should it be a concern to people who use the electronic cigarette as an alternative to regular cigarettes? I would say they should not.
You see the primary concern of some health experts when it comes to the use of the electronic cigarette is in the nicotine levels they offer. Electronic cigarettes come with cartridges that have varying levels of nicotine designed to help a user get the desired amount they need without having to worry about the harmful effects of traditional smoking.
But health experts feel the nicotine levels are dangerous. Now just how much nicotine does a cartridge for electronic cigarettes typically contain. They are known to have about 18mg of nicotine or more in them. However, depending on the brand the amount of nicotine in a cartridge might be significantly more than that.
There are also bottles of solution sold to users who want them. These solutions are designed to refill the cartridges, and the amount of product in them in said to be substantially higher then what a cartridge is supposed to have.
Depending on where the refill bottle comes from the concentrations of nicotine in them can be as high as 500mg. In some cases it might be as high as 1000mg of nicotine per 1oz bottle of solution. This is where the concern by heath experts comes in.
It does not take much for a person to overdose on nicotine. Just how much does it take? A lethal dose of nicotine when ingested is 30-60 mg for adults. It is just 10mg for children.
It is nicotine overdoses that are the biggest concern to health experts, and they want people to be aware of this. Seeing as how electronic cigarette refill solutions contain high amounts, they feel the product should come in protective packaging for the purpose of preventing accidental ingestion.
Users of the electronic cigarette know what their limits are, and they know enough to not overdue things. However, this argument might add fuel to the fire when it comes to attempts to stop the electronic cigarette from being used. If protective packaging for refill kits was all that was needed, I am sure the makers can easily do it.
Electronic cigarettes are supposed to offer a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes. Their biggest selling point is that they do not cause anywhere near the long term damage as a regular cigarette might. Is this true though? Studies have been done to test the safety of electronic cigarettes. Now there are known to be more than 10.000 chemicals present in tobacco smoke.
All of these chemicals are said to be toxic, especially when a person is exposed to them regularly. There are about 40 carcinogens present in cigarettes, and these have been linked directly with cancer. The good news about electronic cigarettes is that as of this moment none of the more than 10.000 chemicals that are present in regular cigarettes have been found in cartridges or vapor of the electronic cigarette.
They are not complete clean though, there were trace quantities found. Now exactly what does this means for serious users of the product? Can you go on to use the electronic cigarette and feel safe regarding your health? I would say not just yet. The goal has to still be to tread lightly until there is more concrete evidence on the product.
Now maybe we could come to certain conclusions ourselves if we had user experiences that were bad. If people were reporting in large numbers that they were having bad side effects with using the electronic cigarette, then you can be sure these people would be used to demonstrate why the electronic cigarette is indeed not as safe as it claims to be.
The thing is that no one has reported any adverse side effects from using the electronic cigarette. Why is this such as important point? The product has been on the market for more than three years now. If people were having problems with it in any kind of way they would have come to the fore front already. The FDA does not seem to care about this though.
They are warning people of the presence of carcinogens at detectable levels in the electronic cigarette. However, none of this has been proven to be true indefinitely. Also, the FDA fails to ever mention that the level of carcinogens they may have discovered would be similar to what might be found in any nicotine replacement therapy product.
Why is this you might ask? One reason is because they are against the makers of the electronic cigarette.
Companies that make the electronic cigarette are not in bed with tobacco companies. However some people seem to believe that they just might be. Now even though this argument is completely without merit, it is understandable to think that this might or could possibly become the case. One such reason would be that these days’ people are more health conscious then ever.
Even people thought to not care all that much about health as long as they are able to get their fix are beginning to wake up. That is why these days any product that hopes to be successful long term cannot merely be a product that delivers an instant form of gratification if people know that it will eventually carry with it long term health consequences.
These days’ people want to believe that not only are they getting what they want, but they are not putting their health at risk. Electronic cigarettes are doing just this, and the way they are promoted is appealing to those who have learned over the years of the different long term health risks associated with smoking traditional cigarettes. So what do you believe the tobacco companies would do in this case?
They would try to turn the tables by using their endless resources to demonize makers of the electronic cigarette in a desperate attempt to try and retain their customers. The tobacco companies would try to make it seem like the makers of the electronic cigarette are actually in cahoots with them. By doing this they take away any incentive for those who smoke heavily to change their habits.
The thing is this, companies that product the electronic cigarette do not have to ever line up with tobacco companies in any way. If they were to become widely accepted as an alternative they would be able to earn enough profits to become a force all on their own. This is what the large tobacco companies are really afraid of, and it is the primary reason why a liaison between them would never happen.
Yes, tobacco companies have made a lot of false promises and they have been attacked heavily for it. But the companies that make the electronic cigarette have no reason to mislead the public. Big tobacco companies however could lose hundreds of millions if people were to wake up to the fact of there being a better alternative that mimicked the real thing in terms of how it is done.
One of the primary reasons why electronic cigarettes were created was not to get people to stop smoking. The primary goal was to offer people a safer alternative to smoking. Another goal was to give people who were being frozen out of certain social environments an alternative that would not be offensive to those around them.
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How is this you might ask? Well the argument revolves around numerous related concerns when it comes to traditional tobacco use. Seeing as how tobacco produces a combustion effect, and it produces what are known to be inherently dangerous air born problems, opposing groups feel that the search for a safer alternative is nothing more than futile.
Is this true, that is the question. Well those who argue this make some pretty good points. Many of them think that it is impossible to know exactly what the risks are when it comes to using an electronic cigarette. The electronic cigarette is considered a new product, despite being on the market for a while, the only real tests that have been done have been by using machines.
In order to be able to know what the real risks are, actual smoking behavior has to be used to test electronic cigarettes out. Human risk from chemical measurements is not good because no reliable toxicity indices exist.
Understand that the common thoughts concerning the use of electronic cigarettes are not concrete. The actual thoughts are that seeing as how tobacco combustion precludes safer cigarettes, any attempts to develop them should be stopped. The problem is that these arguments are just that, arguments.
In order to know for sure more studies have to be done. The problem is that there is currently so much opposition that getting such studies underway is proving to be rather difficult. Opposing sides have to compromise to a degree so that the makers of such products can actually run such studies rather than having to battle against them.
Tobacco industry has definitely changed in the last few years as better products and developments have been happening all over the world. The electronic cigarettes have definitely impacted the tobacco industry because there are many smokers that have decided to switch to it. Electronic cigarettes offer wide range of features that can offer better smoking experience to the smokers. However, there are many smokers that still ponder about whether electronic cigarettes are harmful or not.
The Online Debate
There has been a long ongoing debate between those who believe that electronic cigarettes are safe and those who do not promote it at all. There are many discussion sites and forums where you can read about it. It can be confusing at times to reach a conclusion whether electronic cigarettes can harm your health or whether they are safe to use. The users of electronic cigarettes can definitely be seen praising the new e smoking experience.
Researches and Studies
Are electronic cigarettes harmful? This question has not only created an excitement in the public but also among various research communities around the world that want to focus on better ways of smoking. Many researchers have stated that electronic cigarettes can become the alternate smoking device but they are still not sure if there are any long term side effects. The European Respiratory Society’s Annual Congress 2012 claimed that as per their studies electronic cigarettes or smokeless cigarettes do cause lung damage because it increases the airway resistance which lasts up to 10 minutes.
However, contradictory to this, a new independent study was done by researchers of Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research WKI. The research claims that ecigs or smokeless cigarettes do not pollute the air around the smokers and therefore it does not affect the innocent bystanders. In the regular cigarettes tobacco burns and smoke is produced. However, most of the electronic cigarettes have propylene glycol which is solvent and creates atomized mist that looks like smoke when smokers exhale.
There is no substantial proof on whether electronic cigarettes cause any harm or not. There are hundreds of different theories circling on the Internet. It is sometimes really difficult for the consumers to come to a conclusion because they are not quite sure if smokeless cigarettes will harm their health or not in the future. However, there are some things that are certain about ecigs and that is that they offer lot of extra benefits that regular cigarettes don’t. Electronic cigarettes are cheaper and they are easy to handle in comparison to regular cigarettes.
These cigarettes have no smoke at all so basically you never need a lighter and you never have to worry about those annoying ash. You can always look out for recommended brands like Green Smoke, V2 Cigs and Blu Cigs that are popular in the market. These e cigs are easy to recharge and they are available in wide range of flavors. Electronic cigarettes are relatively new to the market but they are definitely changing the trend around the world.