Celebs and Their E-Cigs: Who’s Vaping Now?

75f7e9a20b5daa6066126a523e081c26Electronic cigarettes and celebrities go hand in hand, or shall we say like an e-cig in hand? Vaping has enabled celebrities, in the age of smoking being uncool, to retain their hip status and still have their nicotine fix. Since electronic cigarettes hit the American market, celebrities were among the first to grab them. Known for being ahead of the trends, it was a good move on their part because not only did it bring them attention for hyping up a new product, it gave e-cigs instant credibility because trendsetters were on to them. Here’s a look at why e-cigarettes are so popular.

Fast forward to the present, and the number of stars who vape in the spotlight are countless. Now, with the e-cigarette movement hotter than ever, and more and more users happy to have made the switch to vapor smoking, celebrities have only contributed to their rise.

As of late, the celebs who have been proudly vaping in public, and getting photographed doing so have been many. We love that they are setting a great example for those who take inspiration in them by vaping proudly, and for choosing not to smoke tobacco cigarettes. Considering the bad reputation cigarettes have acquired, and the fact that no one really looks cool smoking traditional smokes anymore, it’s no wonder the Hollywood set has switched to vapor.

Some of the stars who are flaunting their e-cigarettes include Katherine Heigl, Kate Moss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Simon Cowell, Alexa Chung, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Katy Perry, John Cusack, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Lindsay Lohan, Robert Pattinson, Kevin Connolly, Dennis Quaid, Britney Spears, Christina Milian, Bruno Mars, Charlie Sheen, and Johnny Depp throughout his role in the film “The Tourist.”

Quite an A-list full of star power, making great smoking choices right? With all of these celebs getting headlines for their e-smoking, and proudly showing off their alternative cigarettes on camera, it only goes to show how big this movement is, and how Hollywood is leading the pack!

The Most Littered Item in the World: Cigarettes

cigarette-butts-2As if you needed another reason to drop the cigarettes for good, recent news tells us that cigarettes are the world’s most polluted item. And there’s a lot of pollution in this big wide world of ours! Electronic cigarettes are the more environmental choice for tons of reasons, and when you consider that it’s the responsibility of every person to keep this planet clean, it’s one more (really good) reason to make the switch to alternative smoking options.

Perhaps the problem with cigarettes is, is that they are just too easy to drop on the ground when they’re finished being smoked. Maybe the smokers who drop them just assume because they are so small, it doesn’t really matter. Sure, they’re tiny, insignificant, finished, seemingly made of paper that may biodegrade, but in reality they are anything but!

Cigarette butts are loaded with toxins, the filters are made of additional chemicals that do not actually biodegrade, and when they hit the ground, they unleash all of these chemicals into the environment where they are tossed. Lovely, isn’t it?

When cigarette butts are left laying around, floating in bodies of water, and piled into the ground, they are a constant target of wildlife. Fish, marine mammals and birds typically mistake them for food and eat them, with often ill consequences.

While it may seem like pollution isn’t that big of a problem, it is on a global scale. Cigarettes belong trash bins when they are done; nowhere else, no exceptions. As casually acceptable as some smokers find discarding their cigarettes this way to be, it isn’t.

If you’re looking for a better way to smoke, and to avoid being a part of this massive environmental problem, consider electric cigarettes. They are very much reusable for a long period of time. The cartridges and liquids used in them usually go a long distance, much farther than a single pack of cigarettes. Because cartridges are made of plastic or metal of some sort, they are much easier to toss in a receptacle, as opposed to on the ground somewhere; most people will not be changing their cartridges in such casual settings anyway. They accumulate less waste overall, promote recycling for disposal, and they encourage users to use a single product for a longer period of time instead of constant (often irresponsible) disposal.

Looking to make the switch to electronic cigarettes now? Check out our e-cigarette starter kits; there’s no better place to start!

The Life of a Vaper: Things only One who Vapes Experiences

e-cigarette-cartoonNeed some e-smoker humor to brighten your day? Ever get the feeling when you’re vaping that you’re experiencing things only someone who vapes would get? You’re not the only one! Here are some occurrences you’ve surely felt at some point or another, and proof that you aren’t alone in all the little things that make it awesome to vape!

-When you taste something really amazing, like an exotic dessert or tropical fruit and think, “wow, that would be an awesome cartridge flavor!”

-When you suddenly smell the odor of cigarettes and get grossed out, only to remember that you previously spent years surrounded in that funk! Thank goodness you switched, right?

-When you first started vaping, how many times did you forget that you no longer needed lighters to get it going?

-On the same lines, have you ever (irresponsibly) tossed your e-cig out the car window, forgetting it wasn’t a traditional cigarette?

-You get excited when you are on line in a convenience store and see the prices of cigarettes; it’s so nice to see your money go elsewhere! $12 a pack is outrageously ridiculous, and unaffordable if you are smoking a pack a day.

-You tend to experience euphoria every month when your supply of cartridges arrives at your door via the Cartridge Replenishment Program; never again will you be dipping out at midnight for a pack of cigarettes!

-You feel thrilled and thankful when you can lay in bed and peacefully vape next to a nonsmoking, smoke-hating partner as you cuddle and watch tv together, knowing it was never possible when you smoked cigarettes.

-When you vape openly in public, and you get to avoid the typical nasty stares smokers are used to for puffing amongst the nonsmoking of our species. The liberation rocks!

-After a few months of switching entirely, glancing at your smile in photos or in the mirror and noticing that your smile gleams so much brighter and whiter without the tobacco stains… e-cigs make you want to smile more, don’t they?

E-cigarettes and the Media

People love e-cigarettes. Famous folks love e-cigarettes. Everywhere these days, electronic alternatives are being used proudly in public view! Some very famous celebrity types have been seen vaping over the years, and it has certainly solidified the movement.

If you thumb through a celebrity magazine, watch celeb news on TV, or happen upon any kind of “What’s Happening in Hollywood” type website, you will surely see e-cigarettes being flashed like the hottest accessories around.

The association is simple; Hollywood has always loved cigarettes; and now they love electronic cigarettes. The reasons they have fully embraced the vapor trend is because simply, it lets them have their cake and eat it too. Electronic cigs give all the pleasure, and a very similar experience as they are used without the tobacco, smoke, and tar. Anyone who has smoked knows the feeling well, and having something to take its place entirely is very much worth a chance in using. E-cigs have turned out to be so enjoyable, thousands upon thousands of smokers have switched, celebs included, and have not looked back!

Hollywood is a vain crowd, and so much of their professional lives comes down to their appearance, whether you agree with it or not. Cigarettes, being the toxin-filled, carcinogenic beauty-killers they are, do not help the cause by any means. From staining the teeth to staining the skin; tarnishing the complexion and removing the luster from your hair; and the most dreaded of all, contributing to fine lines and wrinkles; effects that are all less than desirable, and very dangerous when you’re being paid to look as good and as young as possible. Vapor, at the least, allows users to avoid the trouble and stress that come with smoke.

Among those who call electronic cigarettes their vice of choice are Leonardo DiCaprio, Katherine Heigl, JWOW, Trace Cyrus, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Jeremy Piven, Olivia Munn and her boyfriend Joel Kinnaman, Harrison Ford, Robert Pattinson, Dennis Quaid, Kate Moss, Jenny McCarthy, and Simon Cowell. That’s a lot of star power in one sentence; if thousands of normal people are in on it, and that much of Hollywood is flaunting their electronic smokes, it says a lot!

 

College Campuses and Smoke

Cigarettes were always part of the college stereotype. Back in the day, it was even perfectly acceptable to use them in actual lecture halls!

These days though, smoking cigarettes has become so passé, they are actually banned on many campuses. Having a smoke-free environment gives a cleaner image, it encourages less people to pick up the habit, and it encourages an immaculate campus without cigarette pollution. Many schools that institute a no-smoking policy go so far as to ticket those caught illegally smoking cigarettes, so if you find yourself in such a predicament, you may want to find an alternate method of having nicotine.

At the same time, it’s no secret that nicotine has an amazing sensation. It offers truly indulgent feelings of relaxation and calming. If you’re stressed, it helps to take that irritated edge off, and if you’re having a good time, it can just make things better. But even with all the positives, we all know the problems that are part of tobacco smoke; and campuses are looking to protect those who are not up for the unpleasantness.

So what’s a stressed-out college smoker to do to avoid breaking the rules, face possible tickets, and get their nicotine fix in an appropriate manner? Invest in an electronic cigarette starter kit, learn how to use it, get creative with the flavors, and get comfortable being smoke-free! The world of vaporized nicotine is pretty wonderful, offering all that you love about smoking traditional cigarettes, without any of the aspects that get in the way, or cause you to get fined when using them on your college campus!

While banning cigarettes is a very responsible move on the part of many institutions of higher learning, it does create a great number of burdens for students who smoke. If you are a college student who doesn’t want to deal with the smoking ban any longer, consider using e-cigarettes. They’ll appease your school and give you the satisfaction you crave.

E-cigarettes bridge the gap. They offer all the pleasure and provide none of the setbacks, so they’re sure to add one less distraction to the already distracting world of college life! If you’re looking to smoke, go with the smarter alternative.

 

Connect With Us on Facebook!

Want to know what we’re up to on a daily basis? Want to know about flash sales, trivia games, giveaways and private sales? Want to connect and make friends with other Optima Cig users to share tips and insight on the products? Then make sure you head on over to our Facebook page, LIKE OPTIMA Cigs, and have fun with the community.

Facebook is a priceless tool for companies as well as individuals. It’s one more way for you to have constant access to us, and being able to get in touch is never a bad thing. Chances are, if you are vaping regularly with our products, a question, issue, or challenge may arise at some point. If you want to ask in the middle of the night, do it on Facebook! If you just don’t feel like making a call, or writing an email, do it on Facebook! Looking to maximize your productiveness and shoot a question over to us to get the fastest response, to where others can chime in should they have the answer you’re looking for, there’s no better way to do it than on Facebook!

Staying in touch with your favorite companies can now be so much easier than in the past. The level of personal communication has gotten to be excellent, allowing people the ability to connect in such a swift, convenient manner. This is just another benefit to linking up on Facebook, should you have any questions, want to give reviews and feedback, or just feel like having a laugh at some of the humor we have happening on the daily, come check it out!

Our community also happens to be pretty awesome. We love our fans, and we especially love that our Facebook fan page offers a great little forum where people can chat and talk about things, especially our e-cigarettes. Vaping is so much more than just smoking vaporized liquid; it’s a lifestyle, where people are improving their daily quality of life. It makes for fun discussion!

 

E-Cigarettes and Sporting Events

The NBA Post Season has gotten off to a pumping start, and the action is on! Between the Miami Heat and the San Antonia Spurs, we don’t know who is going to be bringing home the ring, but we sure are keeping up with the action. And while we do, you know we’ve got our Optima Cigs out and ready! Did you know that electronic cigarettes are so much more fun to use while enjoying a game? Here are all the ways they make sports more fun, and just another reason why you should be switching to vapor if you’re still lighting up with tobacco!

Getting together with others, and enjoying sporting events is awesome, but if you’re a smoker, you’re probably all too familiar with the limitations presented by your habit. If you’re open to vaping, it can make enjoying sports events, and being around others a pleasure, instead of a burden. Plus, with smoking bans happening left and right, using e-cigs can make it much more pleasurable. Add in the convenience of e-cigarette accessories, your enjoyment is pretty much guaranteed.

Factor in how pleasurable alternative cigarettes are to use, there is no reason to bother yourself, or your love of sports over nicotine again! When vaping, you never have to deal with lighters or ash trays; there is nothing to get rid of as you use them, and there is no smoke you need to be self conscious about.

Sports are really popular, and they tend to draw large crowds. Whether you enjoy the game at the arena, or gather with people at a bar or restaurant, or perhaps a viewing party in a friend’s place, people love getting together to cheer on their team. That’s one of the beautiful things about sports; they really bring people together. People may not have anything in common whatsoever in their daily lives, but gathered at a bar to celebrate their team being in the finals can be a meeting of the minds!  May the best team win during the 2013 NBA Post Season!

 

 

 

Celebrate Father’s Day with Optima Cigs!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, do you know what to get your pops yet? If he’s a smoker, blow his mind with an electronic cigarette starter kit! It’s never too late to try something new, and introducing your dad to vapor smoking with a starter kit is the perfect way to do it.

Optima Cigs offer three starter kits, so you’re sure to find the right fit for your dad. In addition to the products in the kits, you also get to choose the flavor of the cartridges, and which nicotine strength will be suiting. Electronic cigarette starter kits vary in price based on accessories and the amount of products in them, so if your dad is the type to enjoy products that enhance convenience, get one with more accessories. If he’s more low-key, go for one with just the basics. Don’t know where he’ll stand? Go for the kit in the middle, offering a little of everything.

Furthermore, if you go the extra distance and sign him up for the Cartridge Replenishment Program, you can get all of our starter kits at reduced prices. This makes it an even sweeter deal, giving dad the gift of e-cigarettes, affordable cartridge refills, and not spending a whole lot to get it done!

So why go for a starter kit as a Father’s Day gift? Because your dad deserves the best quality of life! Smoke, tar, ash, and all the negatives attributes that come along with tobacco are not necessary when he wants to indulge in the experience of smoking and nicotine.

Even if your dad has never expressed any interest in electronic cigarettes, demonstrating your affection and caring thoughts with them lets him know that he means so much to you. Letting him know you want the very best for him, and that you want him to be around for as long as possible is as kind as thoughts go, without getting all warm and mushy about it.

Electronic Cigarettes are Perfect for Vacation

Electronic cigarettes are perfect for vacations. Smoking around hotel pools, in crowded city tourist hot spots, and pretty much anywhere plenty of people are going to be comingling is rather difficult these days, as more people look down on smokers, and many places actually prohibit them. Vacations are meant to be savored, enjoyed, and a time when you can totally unwind, even if you are visiting a high-paced, metropolitan area and plan to do anything but kick back and relax, so why deal with smoking bans and having to get clearance if you just want some nicotine?

When traveling, e-cigarettes can be the perfect way to smoke. They simplify the process, and make it much more convenient to use. When smoking traditional cigarettes, you always run the risk of offending others, and being restricted to certain areas where smoking is allowed; with vapor, you don’t. With no smell, and no second hand smoke, you leave little for nonsmokers to take issue with. While e-cigs can be mistaken for tobacco cigs, a gentle explanation can go a long way, and most often will end in all parties being satisfied and comfortable! Besides, the last thing you want to be is that obnoxious tourist who is hell-bent on not taking “no” for an answer!

Vapor cigarettes are not just more convenient to travel with because they are smoke-free; they’re also pretty rad because they take very little effort to use. Once charged, e-cig batteries last a very long while (depending on your usage). When vaping, there is nothing to set up unless you need to change a cartridge, which doesn’t need to be done constantly. No lighters, no continuous trash, no dropping ash. You vape to your comfort level, as many or as few puffs as you need, and then you put it away. Simple, carefree smoking that will go a really long way on travels, and allow you to spend more time enjoying your vay-cay, than dealing with cigarettes!

Traveling can be highly stressful. Schedules need to be maintained on a very strict basis, and there is no room for error. For most smokers, stress is a key trigger for wanting nicotine, and being denied only adds to the problem! With electronic cigarettes, you can avoid all that; you whip out your e-cig and vape. You don’t have to worry about where you can and where you can’t smoke; you just enjoy to your heart’s content and enjoy the journey!

Electronic Cigarettes in Restaurants: Yes You Can!

A cigarette with dinner is nice, and back in the day it was perfectly acceptable to enjoy the two together over dinner in a restaurant. Remember when most dining digs had a section for smokers and a separate one for nonsmokers? While such a thing is virtually unheard of these days, many smokers still crave that cig over dinner. On the contrary, if you’ve switched to e-cigarettes, you know it’s not a problem to enjoy the two together, even if you are in a restaurant! As electronic cigs have become widely popular, it’s quite common to see people using them everywhere in public these days, and why not in a restaurant? No one will smell it, or be affected by the second hand smoke.
Most restaurants take no issue with e-smokers vaping in their dining areas. Even if they are unfamiliar, or their other guests are unfamiliar with e-cigs, if you kindly explain it’s just vapor, chances are there will be no problem. In the past, when most restaurants had designated “smoking” and “not smoking” areas, there would still be an essence of the tobacco smoke in the air. Smoke travels, and has a way of sticking around long after the cigarettes have been put out, so one way or another, nonsmokers had to contend with it. Now that smoking inside restaurants is pretty rare, and most often illegal, nonsmokers have gotten quite used to the clean air, and most want nothing to change! How electronic cigarettes work is simple; allowing for users to get their nicotine through vaporized liquid, for the same feeling and effect, and without inflicting harm or discomfort to those in the same proximity!

Now that electronic cigarettes have become very popular, e-smokers are actually welcome to vape quite often, because most establishments are interested in pleasing their guests. Many business owners in the restaurant industry actually promote their use because they are versatile products that allow for all guests to be happy. E-smokers are paying customers too, and if they aren’t a bother to anyone else, and their products are not dangerous, there is no reason they can’t use them liberally! So for many restaurants and bars, e-cigarette acceptance has been wonderful for keeping potential business (i.e. paying customers) in the door longer, and giving them more reason to enjoy their offerings (relaxing and spending money)!