Making the Switch go Smoothly

If you are a smoker who is thinking about switching to e-cigarettes, but are scared because you wonder how it will go, here are 10 tips to help you out. E-smoking can work for you, and it can be smoother than you expect. Keep reading to make the transition work!

1.     Learn about the products. They are really different than traditional cigarettes. They are an alternative for sure, but they also work very differently.

2.     Read all of the information that comes with your owner’s manual, it’s good, useful stuff that was included to help you get the most out of your products. Knowing how to use them properly can make a world of a difference.

3.     Get to know our nicotine strengths, and compare them to what you’re used to smoking. For instance, if you typically smoke “lights” our 12mg Lights will be perfect!

4.     Check out the flavors. While you may want to stick with something super simple, like one of the tobacco varieties or menthol, we really suggest getting our Deluxe Variety 10 Flavor pack, which is a sampler containing all of our e-cigarette cartridge flavors. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds!

5.   Get a feel for how our mouthpiece works. It’s made to be similar to traditional cigarettes, but it’s still not exactly the same. The single hole design creates excellent vapor and resistance, and because it is made of silicon it feels very comfortable on the mouth.

6.     Prime your e-cig. This creates really incredible vapor, and sets your e-cig and cartridge up for producing it all through the length of the cartridge. When your cartridge is brand new, start it up by taking one long, slow drag. In general, smokers get a better hit from taking slower drags with e-cigarettes, as well.

7.     Be patient with yourself. Cigarettes contain thousands of toxins, and if you have been smoking a long time, your body is used to them. Allow yourself time to adjust.

8.     Don’t set impossible time tables for yourself. There is nothing wrong with having goals to meet, and an idea about when you want to truly be acclimated with e-cigarettes, but it can create a lot of disappointment if you aren’t precisely where you want to be at a specific time. For some people, the switch happens practically over night, and for others it can take a few months.

9.     It’s okay to alternate traditional cigarettes with your e-cigs in the beginning as you get used to vaping.

10. Remember that the more you use your e-cigarettes, the more familiar and comfortable they will become for you!

 

Crazy Questions You’ll Get Asked About Vaping! (And How to Answer Them!)

Ah, you know how it goes when you blaze a trail; everyone’s going to have an opinion, they’re going to report about spin-stories they’ve heard on the evening news, and they’re going to ask some pretty wild questions. So when vaping, don’t be surprised if you get asked some crazy question! Here is a sample of a few of them, and how to answer!

How do you know what’s in those things?

Well, any good e-cigarette brand will let you know what’s in your e-cigarette. Most brands that care about their reputation will share what’s in them, and typically the ingredient list of cartridges is relatively quite small, especially compared to the THOUSANDS of ingredients and toxins found in traditional cigarettes.

How do you know it’s any different than smoking cigarettes?

The similarities are there; they contain nicotine, vapor, and the ability to use them like cigarettes, but that’s where they end. They contain no tobacco and nothing gets burned; the main components in smoking a cigarette, so that’s where the similarities end, making them very different.

How bad does it taste?

Taste is subjective; not everyone likes the same things. Part of smoking e-cigarettes is finding a brand that works for you. Often part of the figuring things out in the beginning will entail trying different e-cigarette flavors. Most people who stick with e-cigs find flavors they really enjoy, and do not use them if they taste bad!

Aren’t they more dangerous than regular cigarettes?

Testing is currently being done, but so far there has been no data to prove that e-cigarettes are any more dangerous than traditional cigarettes.

The bottom line is that you should not believe everything you hear! E-cigarettes have been used for around 5 years, and when used with common sense, they are enjoyable, satisfying, tobacco-free alternatives to traditional cigarettes!

Cigarettes Are All the Same; E-Cigs Are Totally Different

Cigarettes and electronic cigarettes share only a handful of similarities. E-cigarettes are after all, alternatives to the conventional. They offer nicotine, a feeling of smoking, similar flavors as well as starkly different ones, and the ability to breathe in something that feels and looks like smoke (vapor). That’s about where the similarities end, though. Cigarettes are cut and dry; they contain chemical-laden filters and dried tobacco, also chemical-enriched, rolled into papers, and across all brands you get a similar format despite differences in strengths and taste. They are always the same, with no variation.

With e-cigs, you have the option of choosing so many different varieties, all to achieve that same smoke-like experience. You have the option to choose disposables, 2-piece models like our own that simulate the traditional cigarette in looks, you can purchase the sort that require you to fill liquids yourself, and you can even purchase styles you build yourself if you’re into that kind of thing. E-cigarette batteries come in so many shapes and sizes, you have the ability to use so many different chargers and accessories. The thing with e-cigs is that you have so much more ability to choose, rather than just settling for what a single company, or industry for that matter, hands you.

Optima Cigs e-cigarettes are known as 2-piece e-cigarettes, comprised of two basic parts. The reusable battery is the main component, and the cartridges are used and then disposed of. You are able to choose your nicotine strength, flavor, and which accessories you want to use to enhance your convenience.

If variety is the spice of life, e-cigarettes really let you live adventurously! They sure keep the smoking experience interesting, and they let you do it without tobacco. With e-cigs, “one size fits all” is completely, utterly irrelevant, because when you vape, it’s all about getting what you want!

Serious Reasons to Switch to E-Cigs

While there are many reasons to switch that are obvious; cost, convenience, and being more sanitary, here are some additional reasons that make switching a really smart choice.

Work Related

Smoking takes time out of your workday, and employers are far less tolerant of employees smoking on the clock more now than ever before in the past. Smoke also smells bad, and can offend nonsmokers in the workplace. Smokers also tend to be less healthy, and can cost employers more in terms of insurance and time missed due to illness. In short, it’s better for you job if you aren’t a tobacco smoker. While your boss may not be inclined to allow vaping at your desk, at least you won’t be offending anyone’s sense of smell with your smoky odor!

Better Lifestyle

While electronic cigarettes ar e not formally regulated by the government, nor have enough studies been done to officially declare them safer than tobacco cigarettes, they offer smokers the option to have nicotine without tobacco. Tobacco cigarettes are well known for having thousands of chemical toxins, not to mention tobacco itself is highly dangerous. E-cigarettes eliminate tobacco entirely, so you can avoid at least the pitfalls that come with burning and smoking tobacco.

Family

If you are a smoker, your family probably isn’t too pleased that you are. No one wants to see their loved ones doing things that could potentially harm them, and most smokers often get a lot of flack from their parents, siblings, children, grandparents, spouses and any other family members who want to see them ditch the cigarettes. Switching to vapor cigs often soothes the minds of many worried family members, and it should go as no surprise that many of them buy starter kits in hopes that the smokers they love will switch!

Electronic cigarettes make a lot of sense for smokers. They enable a more modern, convenient, cleanly, tobacco-free way to enjoy nicotine. They enable users to have more control of their smoking, with the benefit of many options that are not possible with traditional cigarettes. Make the switch for the better!

 

Vaping, It’s like Stress Free Smoking!

Smoking is often a habit people pick up to help deal with the many stresses life throws at us, however the habit itself can get quite stressful. There are endless bans against it, there are limits as to where you can smoke in most public places, many college campuses even prohibit them outright. Then there are the social implications, which may not be like the ones regarding public use, though annoying your friends and family members is never cool. An easy way around all of these obstacles is to ditch the smoke and go for vapor.

There are plenty of reasons vapor makes so much more sense, and most importantly is that they are much more people-friendly.

Odorless vapor means no one will be complaining about how bad it smells since you started fuming up the place. You can use them practically anywhere you want, without creating a stink (literally and figuratively)! Electronic cigarettes contain no tobacco, therefore there is no second hand smoke, ash, or tar. Tobacco is a plant, it gets dried and then placed into the papers for smoking. Smoke gets created because it’s a burning substance, and tobacco gives off tons of fumes, which do not smell good. People concerned about their health generally are aghast over second hand smoke, and want nothing to do with it. Some will go so far as to make a scene about your lack of consideration!

You don’t have to be self-conscious or concerned over things like ash trays and making sure your ash and butts end up in them. When you vape, all you need to do is take out your e-cigarette, puff on it till you’re satisfied, and then put it back where it belongs. When the e-cig cartridge finishes, you change it. Simple, stress free smoking!

Stress is the number one cause of all disease and illness, reduce some of it by eliminating tobacco. Bet you never thought of all the ways it was causing you stress! Keep calm and vape on, people!

 

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!