Imagine a way of smoking where there was no lingering smell on your fingers and clothes, no ash, no ashtrays, and no cigarette burns in furniture. Sounds like wishful thinking, doesn't it? Well, think again. Something called the 'Electronic Cigarette' is turning our wishful thinking into the ideal reality.
The electronic cigarette, or 'e-cig', is a battery operated device that vaporizes liquid nicotine into a mist that is identical to smoke. However, this vapor is entirely odorless and contains none of the tar or carcinogens that you get with tobacco. Plus, since the vaporization is all triggered by the push of a button, or simply by your inhaling, there is never any need for a lighter or matches and there is never any ash or cigarette butts. It's a virtually immaculate way to get the same experience as smoking a real cigarette.
And since the e-cig primarily runs off of inexpensive nicotine cartridges, which are available from Electronic Cigarettes Inc., you will almost immediately notice the amount of money being saved by using the e cig. When refilling cartridges one could see up to $5000.00 in savings each year compared to typical tobacco consumption. With the experience of the e-cig being so close to that of an actual cigarette, and at an outrageously lower price, there's no surprise as to why the electronic cigarette is making waves all over the country.
"If anyone appreciates the e-cig more than me, it's my family... my daughter no longer complains that daddy smells like cigarettes and I am no longer constantly buying mints or gum before I see my wife. I'm still completely satisfied, I can feel like I just smoked a cigarette, but everyone else benefits too. It's a win-win situation." -Mark, Ontario
"...and one of my favorite times to smoke a cigarette is right after a meal. Since electronic cigarettes only produce vapor, I can smoke it anywhere, which means when I'm in public and feel like smoking I don't have to go stand out in the cold for 10 minutes. I can get nicotine when and where I want it and there's nothing better than that." -Alex, NY