Monday, May 30, 2011

Do E-Cigarettes Really Work?

Once New York City raised the price of cigarettes to $12.00 a pack, I decided it was time to try an alternative. I had seen many people with e-cigarettes, and those I talked to who had one swore by them, although they claimed the batteries easily burned out. So, I decided to do a little bit of research.
E-cigarettes were developed and manufactured in China. The technology is quite simple really. A rechargeable battery is used to atomize propylene glycol and nicotine into a vapor that delivers a hit of nicotine that feels a lot like you are smoking. I have to say, at first I loved them more than cigarettes, because they are oderless, tasted just like my favorite brand of cigarettes, and I didn’t have to leave my office whenever I wanted to smoke. Even better, when I flew down to Miami last winter, airport security let me take it on the plane and I even smoked during the flights going down and coming up, because nobody complained.

After researching several companies on the internet, I realized there were a lot of scams out there, and I didn’t know which company I should go with. Finally, my boss got in touch with her daughter who had been dealing with a reputable company for a while, and really liked their products. I ordered a USB charger, a battery and twenty “five-packs” of nicotine cartridges for a total of $240.00. The cartridges come in several different flavors and levels of nicotine. I decided to start out with 16mg, which is one step lower than the top amount of 21 mg. A single cartridge is about a pack and a half of cigarettes.
Unfortunately, I burnt out three batteries in a matter of months, but by this time I found that my throat was very raspy, I had a terrible hack and it hurt to talk. It has been several days since I have used them, and my voice and throat are still not right. I think the biggest problem with e-cigarettes is that they are more addicting than regular cigarettes because they are much more available. Simply put, it is very easy to pick it up and take a few drags. If you can monitor your usage, you may do better than I did, but I found myself smoking the damn things constantly, until I actually found myself completely sick of them, and was glad when my final battery burned out.

Several things had happened. One, I weaned myself off my $12.00-a-pack cigarette habit for good; two, I had found a viable alternative to smoking them; and three, I finally gave up nicotine altogether. So, as far as I am concerned the damn things work, although there is still a lot of investigation about the health concerns of e-cigarettes, their efficacy and their impact on the environment.

I recommend them if you are really committed to giving up nicotine for good. They will get you off cigarettes. It’s the closest thing to smoking them without all the combustibles and carcinogens, but they can also be very addicting. The only reason why I quit them was because they were ruining my throat and voice, and I was also running very low on cartridges and didn’t feel like spending a lot of money on something I felt I didn’t need or want anymore.
Good luck with your efforts to quit smoking. It's not easy I know, but e-cigarettes did it for me.

Love to all!
James M. Weil


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