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?

Update Your Smoking; Update Your Life

ecigs130506_250Smoking traditional, old fashioned tobacco cigarettes has gotten to be well, old fashioned. Between feeling like a leper anytime you’d like to smoke in public, to having to shell out a fortune to keep up with the habit, turning people off with the smell of smoke, and basically having to maneuver your way around everything and everyone just to get some nicotine, it’s a wonder that anyone even smokes cigarettes anymore!

Not to mention, smoking bans have popped up everywhere, smokers have never been so discriminated against, and even employers are discerning when it comes to hiring those who have tobacco habits. The answer for today’s day and age, my friends, is to take your smoking to the next level and drop the tobacco and smoke. Go with electric cigarettes.

Millions upon millions of smokers have made the decision to go with electronic cigarettes as a way to avoid so many of the pitfalls of smoking. Their reasons to switch to e-cigs are plentiful. Many enjoy the additional control they have with vaping, as opposed to the control cigarettes generally wrangled over them. Being able to consciously choose how much nicotine you want in your cartridges is one of the various perks. Many enjoy the conveniences of purchasing online, often with convenient delivery services (such as our own Cartridge Replenishment Program) that enable them to sign up for automatic deliveries at set times.

So many smokers who have transitioned to electronic smoking enjoy that they no longer have to be worried about how they smell around others, they can enjoy their e-cigarettes while in public, indoors, and around groups of people. The ability to have the conveniences of electronics, which allow users to charge batteries, ditch the lighters, and maintain greater cleanliness are excellent; no one ever misses the ash and trash of cigarettes once they’ve switched!

Like everything these days, digital and electronics have taken over, and for very good reason. E-cigarettes are the modern way to smoke, and they are loaded with benefits, unlike their smoky counterparts!

Live an Active Lifestyle? Choose E-Cigs!

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If you’re an active person, smoking cigarettes is entirely not conducive. And we don’t just say that because we are in the business of e-cigarettes! We say it because we mean it! Traditional cigarettes can be entirely cumbersome, they can take you off your groove, and really just get in the way. If you’re busy being busy and active, e-cigs present a way better lifestyle option!

If you spend time doing outdoorsy things, like biking, hiking, communing with nature, or anything that gets you outside and moving, you know how well cigarettes fit into the equation. They don’t. They need to be lit, they need to be smoked around people who are okay with them, they need proper disposal because polluting is foul, they make you smell bad, and they are simply inconvenient. Stopping to smoke, handle your lighter, spend the time waiting through the whole cigarette, and then dealing with the trash takes time. When you are super busy, in the middle of something fun, and possibly hanging out with a group of people who may not be keen on fitting your smoke breaks into the time schedule, you just need a better, more appropriate option for nicotine!

Imagine you are on the go, and all you have to do to smoke is reach down and grab the device from the lanyard around your neck? You puff, it turns on, you vape, get your nicotine, and let it rest when you’re done. Sounds a whole lot simpler than tobacco , doesn’t it? You have the option of many different e-cigarette accessories, and this adds to the convenience and mobility in a really huge way.

For people with busy lives, traditional cigarettes are entirely passé. They don’t work well with others, they present way too many obstacles, and they are difficult to use in public places. Electronic cigarettes give you so much freedom to enjoy the things you love, no matter where you are, without having to fend off a guilty conscience. If you’re an active person, e-cigs will fit your lifestyle better!

Still Smoking? Here Are 10 Reasons to Try E-Cigarettes

quitsmokingcigaretteE-cigarettes are revolutionizing the way smoking is enjoyed. They have changed the game entirely, and brought about an incredibly modern movement that is set to become a billion-dollar industry this year. So if you’re still puffing away on tobacco, have you thought about giving vapor a go? If you haven’t, here are 10 reasons to try them out. Who knows, you may come to realize how awesome it can be to go smoke-free!

  1. They cost less. Way less. And we all know how expensive cigarettes can be, especially if you live in a major metropolitan locale.
  2. E-cigs are more versatile; you have many more options as to where you can smoke them. You can also customize your products to your liking.
  3. No horrendous smell. Vapor is so much cleaner than smoke! It doesn’t stick to surfaces or stick around for the long haul, making your life smell stale.
  4. Those crazy chemicals that get laced into traditional cigarettes aren’t welcome with e-liquids.
  5. There is no tobacco, so nothing actually gets burned as you smoke. This means no tar and no ash.
  6. No toxin-loaded filters.
  7. E-cigs are better for the environment; not easy to pollute with, they’re reusable, and they last much longer.
  8. No need for lighters, matches, gum to conceal your smoker’s breath, or tons of fragrance to mask the smell.
  9. You’ve got more convenient options; such as our Cartridge Replenishment Program that hooks you up with automatic deliveries of your e-cigarette cartridges.
  10.  Convenience in mass quantities. You can use them around nearly anyone because they do not emit smoke, have no smell, and simply are not cigarettes.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The many benefits, and ways electronic cigarettes can fit into your lifestyle are incredible. They are much more in tune with modern life than tobacco cigarettes, and they truly offer a digital alternative that is making a huge difference in the lives of others. Yes, they look awesome, feel  amazing, and give smokers a lot of freedom but in order to get the full scope of what e-cigarettes do, you’ve got to try them!

Getting Down in Public with Your E-Cigs

Using your electronic cigarettes in public can be really fun! For some, being able to smoke again, after dealing with smoking bans, can be thrilling and almost even like breaking a taboo! Forget about shying away, trying not to get noticed, or having to smoke in a “designated” area, rock that e-cig, and enjoy it to the fullest!

Shopping: I’ve seen people vaping away in the supermarket, like it was no big deal! Take them to the mall, markets, or anyplace you may be shopping, and you will have no problems!

Dining: Smoking and eating and drinking go hand in hand. When they’re out, many smokers are even more inclined to puff, and electronic cigarettes makes this oh so nice! The freedom of using them any place you want is certainly one of the best perks that come with switching to vapor!

Sporting Events & Concerts: You know that one chain-smoking guy or gal, sitting in front of a whole bunch of nonsmokers at an event like a ballgame or a concert, who consistently gets asked to stop smoking because no one cares for their smoke? Don’t be that guy! With e-cigs, you enjoy them as much as you want without bothering anyone! It’s way more courteous to socialize without tobacco, and even in huge social settings, electronic cigs are the perfect thing to have with you… for your enjoyment and everyone else’s!

Parks: Getting outdoors is so enjoyable, and being inside too much can give anyone cabin fever. When you hit a park, you won’t have to be self-conscious using your vapor cigs. If you get any questions, explaining that their electronic is sure to soothe the fears of nonsmokers who think you may be up to no good littering!

Wherever you’re at, and whatever you’re doing, don’t forget about your e-cigs! And just to make things even more convenient for you, be sure to check out all of our e-cigarette accessories, which can make vaping on the fly and vaping around town much easier!

 

 

 

E-Cigarette Cartridges Let You Customize Your Vaping

One awesome thing about electronic cigarettes is how much choice you have in customizing them to make them fit your usage. Unlike cigarettes, which smokers were at the mercy of, and the only choice was in the type you purchased, you can control a lot when it comes to e-cigs. While smokers had to take what they got when it came to tobacco, the total opposite is the case with Optima Cigs.

E-cigarette cartridges make so much more sense than cigarette packs. They reduce environmental waste, they last longer, they offer intense flavors, and they come in four different nicotine strengths. Nicotine in our cartridges can come in levels of 18mg, which is considered full strength, 12mg, which is light, 6mg, which is ultra light, and 0mg of nicotine for those who want to enjoy the sensation of vaping without the nicotine. (For some smokers, the hand-to-mouth habit is harder to shake than nicotine). Unlike many other brands of e-cigarettes, our cartridges come pre-filled and ready to be used straight from the package. They require no filling by the customer, and promise that you will never have to handle the e-liquid yourself. Lots of convenience!

Our selection of flavors includes tobacco, menthol, cherry, coffee, and peppermint, so no matter what you’ve been smoking, or what you’d like to try, you’ve got more than enough choices. Most vapor smokers enjoy several, and they like the way they can switch it up and have different flavors whenever they want. They don’t have to switch brands to do that, and can change their cartridges as they please, without losing the Optima Cigs quality they so love.

When smoking electronically, you choose the nicotine strength, the flavor, the size of your battery, the different accessories you want, and the kind of case you want – if you want one. You are able to make them work for you, without feeling like a slave to tobacco. You choose, you vape, and you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

What to Know Before Choosing Your E-Cigarette

For beginners, the choices of different electronic cigarette brands can be really astounding. There are a lot of products out there, and a lot of different styles of e-cigs. How do you know which will be right for you? The benefits of going smoke-free with your smoking are huge, but finding the right path can be tricky. Here is what you need to know about choosing your e-cig.

Know the different products. There are plenty of things to consider, and you have to really look into them to get an idea of what you want. When it comes to batteries, opt for lithium ions, because these are the most durable, and they have the longest running life. The battery is the most important part of the e-cigarette, so make sure yours is up to par.

Some electronic cigarette styles are simpler than others, so you should have an idea of what you’re getting into when you settle on a brand. 2-piece e-cigarettes are the industry standard for quality, performance, and convenience. Other e-cigarette styles will require that you fill the e-liquid yourself, and these are really not appropriate for beginners. Sticking to simpler models will probably be wiser. E-juice can be messy, it can stain, and it’s better not to have your skin come into contact with it. A 2-piece e-cig consists of the battery and the disposable cartridge, and they are easy and enjoyable to use. Cartridges come pre-filled, and take no effort to use.

Accessories and Options: Make sure if you want choices in how and when you charge your batteries, the company you choose supports this. Having additional chargers and other vapor cig accessories, like cases, are wonderful additions to any smoker’s assortment of e-cig products. It’s better to let the vaping be convenient and enjoyable – not a chore!

Above all, make sure the brand you choose has decent customer service. You should be able to contact the company through more than one channel, and they should be ready and willing to help you out. You can definitely judge an e-cig brand by the customer service, so if you want to give vaping a go, give the company (Optima Cigs, haha!) a call and see what they have got to offer!

Oh, The Places You’ll Go… Enjoying Your E-Cigs in Public

Smokers know all about discrimination and not being able to enjoy their habit in the company of others. In the defense of nonsmokers, it is true that cigarettes are foul, they produce harmful smoke and expose others to a situation they may not be comfortable with, and at their least, they just smell bad. In recent years, cigarettes have become so taboo, and so restricted that there are not many places you really can smoker them without consequence. Almost always smokers are relegated to smoking outdoors, and often in designated areas. Smoking tobacco cigarettes is just not convenient anymore!

Having the ability to actually enjoy their smoking is one of the many reasons smokers love e-cigarettes so much. The lack of limitations, and the free range to vape at their heart’s content really accounts for so much freedom.

Imagine being able to smoke:

-At a restaurant, bar, or nightclub. Always on the go? Make sure you have an Optima Hard Pack Case to stay ready and organized.

-In your home, in your bed, on your couch, at the dinner table.

-When shopping.

-Using public transit; trains, buses, taxis are all fair game when smoking vapor.

-In the car. Can you imagine long drives, commutes, or rod trips without being able to smoke while you are bored and/ or stressed? Using smokeless e-cigs in the car is awesome because you won’t be making the car a disgusting smoke-filled vessel. Your upholstery won’t reek of smoke, and you won’t run the risk of burning anything. cigarette holes in your seats are never attractive!

-At your desk at work.

-In the break-room at your job.

-At family get togethers.

-At your smoke-free college campus.

-At the beach, park, or anywhere outdoors in nature where smoking would be unacceptable. Especially considering that littering outdoors is very much frowned upon.

-At the airport, as you wait for your flight to board. Especially nice when you have layovers, and delays. Heading outside to smoke is never enjoyable!

-Just about anywhere you feel like it! Very few places have rules on not allowing you to use e-cigarettes, but they are few and far in between. You can’t vape on an airplane due to strict government regulations, but otherwise vapor is not harmful, not offensive, and able to be used as you like!