If you’re one of the many people who has tried and failed to give up smoking, then fear not, you are not alone. There are millions of people like you in the world. They would love to give up their smoking habit, but no matter how many attempts they make at doing so, it never quite happens.
There’s often a lot of guilt and stress associated with failure, but with smoking, one of the best ways to relieve those feelings is to light a cigarette, take a drag and only then do you start to feel more relaxed. No-one is perfect, some people manage to quit and others don’t.
However, there is now a pretty good alternative to smoking, where you still get the nicotine hit that your body is craving, but with less of the harmful toxins that you’ll find in traditional cigarettes. Yes, we’re talking about e-cigarettes.
These were regarded as novelty items a few years ago, as they were really expensive to buy and seemed a little gimmicky. However, the price for e-cigarettes has really dropped in the last couple of years and you can now get starter kits for around £25 or $50. And of course, they’ll work out a lot cheaper than traditional cigarettes as once you have the kit, you only need to buy refill cartridges and if you buy in bulk, they become cheaper still.
You can also mix it up a little by buying different flavor cartridges and there are now nicotine free cartridges, so you get all the habits of smoking with no downside at all.
Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine but none of the harmful toxins you’ll find in traditional tobacco cigarettes, like tar and carbon monoxide. You don’t get any cash, or yellow staining of teeth, fingers, and clothes. Perhaps most importantly, there isn’t any smoke as the e-cigarette only emits a vapor when the nicotine enters the atomizing chamber inside the unit. So there’s no second-hand smoke for your friends and family while you ‘smoke’ an e-cig.
Every manufacturer will try to convince you that theirs is the best electronic cigarette on the market, but really there is little to choose between the different brands. For people who can’t give up smoking, the e-cigs now available certainly offer an alternative that’s worth trying out.