Tips for Transitioning to E-Cigarettes

e-cigarette-reutersE-cigarettes may seem totally different than traditional cigarettes to those who are considering switching, but keep in mind, they are made to be similar and give you a very similar feeling. Here are some tips for switching to vapor, just to make it go a little easier. Intimidating as it can be, remember that it has worked for millions!

-Go easy on yourself. Switching may not go over in a day or a week, so don’t have hard expectations on yourself. Take it slowly, and don’t get anxious about it. You may have to learn to like vaping, so give yourself the chance to do so.

-It’s okay to alternate traditional cigarettes with e-cigs as you get used to them. Lots of people go this route, and find it makes the whole experience easier.

-Experiment with products and flavors, as this will allow you to find what you like and don’t like, and make vaping fit into your life better.

-Consider the differences between e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes. If you’ve smoked cigarettes for any considerable amount of time, you have gotten very used to having a lot of chemicals building up in your system. It can come as a shock to no longer have them when you switch; you may feel different!

-Drink lots of water. It can help your system flush out toxins better, and a clean palate allows you to experience e-cigarette flavor in a cleaner, fresher way.

-Choose a brand of e-cigs wisely. Go for quality and options, as you’re more likely to have a positive experience with a good brand that performs well as opposed to a low quality product with bad performance that only lets you down. Read reviews, look at e-cigarette FAQ’s, and do some research before settling.

-Time limits for quitting are not a good idea; they can add more stress to the experience. Instead set reasonable goals monthly, so you have the ability to accomplish them instead of having overblown expectations you cannot possibly meet.

Switching doesn’t have to go over with difficulty if you plan accordingly. More and more smokers are choosing to go with e-cigarettes, and hopefully you can too with some preparation! Good luck!

Vaping at Work: What you need to know

vapers-collageThere’s been a lot of buzz about electronic cigarettes in the workplace. It can be a topic as controversial as smoking itself, as some employers allow them to be used freely, and others deem them no different than traditional cigarettes; citing more research is needed before they can be allowed. As e-cigarettes gain popularity, many employers are seeing them as an ideal compromise to traditional cigarettes, which have long been an issue in the workplace. Here’s what you need to know about e-smoking at work, and how to handle the situation if your work environment is new to the whole electronic cigarette thing.

In many circumstances, employers see e-cigarettes as a great alternative to tobacco. They are fine with employees using them at their discretion, knowing they carry no smell, no second smoke, and the vapor basically dissipates into the air without a trace. In many places, it allows smokers to enjoy their e-cigs as they work, without the constant interruption of cigarette breaks, or coming back into the workplace smelling foul and creating an additional disturbance for others.

However, not all places of work are as tolerant, seeing e-cigs as too new to be allowed casually. In these cases, employees typically have to use them under the same rules that apply to traditional cigarettes: outdoors, in a designated location.

If your workplace is on the fence about e-smoking, here are some tips to provide your boss with to help them understand more about electronic cigarettes.

-Everyone involved should be educated on what e-cigarettes are, what they look like, and how to distinguish their appearance from traditional cigarettes. Awareness is key.

-Employers as well as e-smoking employees should be knowledgeable and understanding that these products require proper disposal in regards to electronic cigarette batteries, as they are considered to be electronic waste. Batteries do last a long time, so there would not be a heavy influx of batteries getting disposed of, however.

-Some areas have restrictions regarding smoking in the workplace, including some local governments, 29 states and the District of Columbia. While these laws do not apply to e-cigs, some places are stricter than others in regards to it.

Above all, if your employer is interested in allowing e-cigarettes in the workplace, just a minimal amount of research will be necessary. The most important step towards tolerance is awareness, and for employers, boosting productivity can be a very big motivator!

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!

Ways Optima Hooks You Up!

280010We really like our customers and one thing we are pretty darn proud of is how much we offer our customers. Not to brag, but we want to make being a customer a total pleasure and we whole-heartedly believe in making our customers happy. Want more reason to use to be an Optima Cigs user? Keep reading!

Great Products at Great Prices

The e-cigarette market is loaded with plenty of products that are overpriced and underperforming. We put our focus into having great products that perform when you need them to, so you won’t be let down. We also ensure that we are giving you a good deal, because you deserve the best at a fair price!

Cartridge Replenishment Program

If you are a customer who buys cartridges from us, we want to make sure you are getting the most for your money. This amazing program allows you to sign up for free, and receive your cartridges every month (or whatever interval you want) without having to reorder. It entitles you to a lifetime warranty on all of your parts, and there is no contract- you cancel whenever you want to, if you ever want to. You set the frequency, how many packs of cartridges you want, and await your deliveries. It’s nice not having to remember, and even nicer when what you need automatically arrives at your door! Another bonus is that you receive 20% off your cartridges for being a member! And did we mention, it’s free to join!

Top Notch Customer Care

Great customer service should be an automatic, but not every company takes the time to give it. We do. We stand by everything we sell, and want to make sure you are always satisfied. We offer numerous ways to get in touch with us, and are always working hard to ensure we’re pleasing our patrons.

E-Cigs: Tons to be Thankful for!

header_img_banner_03With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the spirit of thankfulness is ever abundant. If you vape, have you thought about all the ways electronic cigarettes enrich your life? If you vape, what have you got to be thankful for?

Convenience:

Convenience doesn’t just make like easier, it can add precious time and make your days better spent. There’s more to life than making sure it all goes smoothly, but having extra moments of time and the ability to get a little more done to add to your feelings of accomplishment are priceless! In that vain, e-cigarettes do a lot to add time and convenience. You can use them anywhere, anytime, especially when you’re on the go. You don’t have to wait to smoke through entire cigarettes; if you want just a puff, you can have just a puff without the threat of waste. E-Cigarette accessories also add to the easiness, allowing users even more options to stay ready.

Savings:

The holiday season is always a great time to be thankful for extra savings! Electronic cigarettes enable users to save incredible amounts of money, which is always useful. If switching to e-cigs saves you $1,500+ a year, aren’t you thankful? Some people put that savings towards a vacation, splurge on something special, or just leave it in the bank, but wherever it goes, it surely isn’t going up in smoke!

Cleanliness:

E-cigs make life cleaner. They produce no ash, tar, smoke, or butts. Using them indoors will not have your furnishings and walls layered with yellow tar. You do not have to deal with the endless flow of butts that seemingly never end. You don’t have to worry about hot cherries falling off and burning anything. Your hands and teeth stay (more attractively) cleaner. Simply put, cleanliness is awesome and vaping allows your life to be just a little tidier; tell me you’re not grateful for that!

If e-cigarettes have positively impacted your life- be grateful! These products have changed the lives of so many people, and their benefits are mind blowing! Be thankful life is so sweet when vaping!

E-Cigs: Use them Anywhere?

112919_most_people_smoking_electronic_cigarettes_in_one_place-300x177When it’s said that electronic cigarettes can be used anywhere, can this really be done? For the most part, yes, actually. Unless there are specific bans, and specific rules that say they are not to be used somewhere, the amount of public places where you can vape far exceeds places you are able to smoke traditional cigarettes.

Some banned places are obvious, like on airplanes, where there are tight restrictions on many types of electronic products, but otherwise you’ve got enormous freedoms that were never possible with tobacco.

At Work

Unlike cigarettes, which haven’t been allowed in the workplace in at least 30 years, many employers are totally cool with employees vaping as they work. It boosts productivity for smokers who are likely to be taking too many breaks. Vaping doesn’t have the negative consequences for those nearby like cigarette smoke, and they have no smell so they do not bother anyone. Smokers can cost employers more money than nonsmokers, so in many cases they are happy to accept electronic smoking into the picture because of their many benefits to their employees who would otherwise be a liability by smoking tobacco.

At Restaurants and Bars

Keeping customers happy usually means more sales in the hospitality industry, and e-cigarettes allow smokers to smoke and nonsmokers to be happy in restaurants and bars. Restaurant owners have found that allowing customers the ability to vape as they please keeps them in the location longer, which comes out to more sales. They also cause no drama with nonsmokers, making e-cigs perfect for social settings.

In Public Transportation

In metropolitan areas, millions of people rely on public transportation to conveniently get around, even though it comes with it’s own variety of stresses. If you lit up a cigarette on a public bus, you’d definitely raise some eyebrows, and most likely get asked to stop. Vaping with e-cigarettes on the other hand, will not be an issue most of the time because no one will smell the vapor, nor breathe in any second hand smoke, making them the better option if you want to pass time more smoothly while commuting.

Freedom to do as you please is a great thing, especially when you don’t make anyone uncomfortable. If you spend any amount of time outside of your home, e-cigarettes are the better choice for enjoying your nicotine: however you like, whenever you like, wherever you like!

 

 

Which Starter Kit is For You?

premium_plus_kit_265x265The right starter kit can make or break your experience with vaping, especially if you are just getting into the whole electronic smoking thing. Starter kits can include more or less products, they can be loaded with everything or scaled down to just the necessities.

Before buying, think about your individual tastes. Are you one for having a lot of products in general? Do you like having a variety of options, and like to mix things up? Or what about your lifestyle; are you constantly busy, running around, and never in one place at a time? If that sounds like your style, you probably want a starter kit with more accessories and batteries. If you don’t have the time to be strictly anchored to a wall to ensure your batteries stay charged, you need options like the car charger and USB charger. The Optima Premium Plus Starter Kit will be your best bet, offering state of the art technology, a large assortment of products, and just about everything you could need at any time to keep your vaping satisfying.

If you’re the type who prefers to live by the “less is more” mentality, the more basic starter kit will be right up your alley. It also happens to be a very cost effective option. Sometimes having too many products can be confusing, frustrating, or get in the way of your need for simplicity. If this happens to be a common theme for you, know that we’ve got you covered with the Optima Basic Starter Kit.

If for some reason you are stuck in the middle, and are not sure which starter kit will work out better for you, (and this does happen often) we offer a middle of the road package, the Optima Premium Starter Kit.

When starting to vape, it may be difficult deciding which starter kit to go for. Do you want more or less products and accessories? How much do you want to spend? What will you particularly need? One thing to keep in mind before ordering is to get a feel for the products, and especially learn about the different batteries and accessories so that you know exactly what you’re purchasing. The more informed you are, the more comfortable you will be with your decision, and the more likely you will be to enjoy your electronic cigarettes!

Get the Most Out of Your E-Cigs When You’re On the Go

rushingLife is super hectic for most people, and in this digital age, we are all looking to multitask at the highest level possible. If you’re a smoker, electronic cigarettes take the cake over the performance of traditional cigarettes. Want to up your productivity and savor your nicotine at the same time? Vapor smoking is the answer.

Think about cigarettes and how you use them. You have to carry an assortment of items with you to be able to smoke and keep it clean. Having your cigarettes and a lighter is the bare minimum. You have to prepare for after the fact; i.e. with fragrance to cover the smell on your clothes, and with gum or mints to make sure your breath is not offensive. You also need to dispose of them properly because littering is never cool, even if it’s something so small and seemingly harmless as a highly toxic cigarette butt.

E-cig batteries get charged beforehand, so lighters are not necessary. If you’re vaping a lot, prepare ahead of time with a couple batteries that you keep charged as needed. They create no smell, so your breath and overall aroma won’t get affected. You simply take them out, turn them on, vape, and put them away. Sometimes you may even have to exert the effort of changing a cartridge.

Smoking also requires you to maneuver a bit. You have to smoke at designated times, in designated areas, and quite possibly not as often as you’d like if you’re busy and all over the place. Most people who do not smoke don’t want to come into contact with your tobacco fumes, and most rules generally rule in their favor.

E-cigarettes are simple; no maneuvering involved most of the time. No smoke and no smell give them the ability to be used as covertly or openly as you like. You won’t be offending anyone, and you won’t have to stick to “designated only” places to enjoy.

And then there are the additional benefits of accessories. These up the options you have, and enable you to keep your vaping as convenient as you want. They are leaps beyond traditional cigarettes, which offer little in the way of flexibility. Got a busy life and still want to have nicotine enjoyable? Electronic cigarettes are the answer.

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!

OC Cartridge Replenishment Program

imagesHave you thought about joining our Cartridge Replenishment Program? If you haven’t, it’s really worth considering. Saving time and money sounds good to you, doesn’t it? Us too, that’s why we offer it! Just one more reason to be a customer, one more reason we’re all about taking care of you!

So here’s the deal: the Cartridge Replenishment Program does a lot for you. It gives you the savings of 20% off your e-cigarette cartridges. Every month, (or whatever the recurring interval of your choice is) your cartridges will be shipped to you, so you can forget about reordering every time you start cutting it close. If you vape regularly with our products, it’s a very nice chunk of savings, and great convenience having your cartridges arriving to your doorstep precisely when you need them.

Also part of the program is the Lifetime Warranty you’ll get for being a member, covering all of your parts. Hey, you never know when something will just randomly quit working or some kind of problem will arise out of left field; keep your e-cigs covered so should anything unexpected occur, you’ll have them replaced free of charge.

What’s more, about the Cartridge Replenishment Program is that it’s free to join and there is no contract involved. Signing up is simple, takes no time at all, and you can cancel it anytime you want (though we doubt you’d want to do that!). You select the number of cartridges you want each month, select your preferred delivery frequency, and enjoy the freedom. It’s a program that you tailor to your preferences, costs you nothing but your discounted cartridges, and fills your life with convenience.

Savings, convenience, options: we know what you want! Our Cartridge Replenishment Program adds one more benefit to being a customer, and keeps vaping even simpler. Optima loves ya!