I recently purchased this model of e-cigarette, to try it out and see if it actually did all it claimed. I was amazingly surprised! Since it’s disposable, once the battery died I had to find another option.
So I decided to purchase a “real” model and try to convert myself to something healthier to feed this addiction to nicotine that I have. I bought this model and a “charger pack.” It looks like a pack of cigarettes, but charges the battery while you’re on the go.
If you haven’t heard about e-cigarettes, they are very interesting. They are essentially a battery connected to an “atomizer” which heats up a piece of cotton which is soaked in a liquid. That liquid can contain just about anything. I chose a Tobacco flavor with the “high” level of nicotine. Thus giving me the closest possible resemblance to actually smoking. To compare it with another addiction, it’s much like heroin addicts receiving methadone for treatment.
Now the hard part begins. I have been trying to not purchase smokes while I go to work or run errands, but like the habit smoking is – so is buying them. I’ve found that there are many of my behaviors that I still need to change or work on, and it’s been really difficult. If I can successfully change these behaviors, I believe I can make this switch.
I’m not trying to quit at this point, I’m trying to move to something “more healthy.” Once I’m fully adjusted to e-smoking, I can step down the nicotine levels and even remove the nicotine completely! On a financial note, while this has been an investment at nearly $90, with refills equaling to $0.70 a pack – it’s much cheaper than the real thing!
I’ve shown this to my 10 year old daughter, who it quite amazed at it. I’ve told her that while this is still smoking, it doesn’t contain all of the “bad things” real cigarettes do.