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?

Using your Starter Kit

premium_plus_kit_265x265When it comes to starter kits, the market has a lot of options for you. When it comes to our starter kits, we have a great selection, and highly recommend them all depending on your needs and budget. When you are first starting out, we highly suggest using one of our kits because you get everything you need, and are able to start right away once you receive it.

When Your Kit Arrives

When your e-cigarette starter kit arrives at your doorstep, you may be surprised by how small it is, but remember e-cigs are not big! Depending on which package you ordered, you will receive one or two batteries, a couple of chargers; most likely the wall and USB ones, and a certain amount of cartridges.

When you get your batteries, have a good look at them, they may have some power to them and may not seem like they need charging before you use them. Charge them up to full capacity regardless, as it is the proper way to do things, and it ensures a better performance from your battery. When charging your battery, wait until it reaches 100% capacity before removing it from the charger, and do not leave it on the charger longer than necessary; that can also contribute to less than optimal performance.

After charging, you will be ready to vape. Connect your cartridge to the battery, and have a go at it! We recommend taking small, quick puffs to prime your battery; this contributes to better vapor production and throat hits.

What You Need to Know About Cartridges

Your starter kit will come with either 5 or 10 cartridges, which last according to your usage. After a couple days of vaping, especially if you are vaping continuously, you probably want to reorder cartridges to avoid running out. You will probably have a good idea about flavors, and which you’d like, so that most likely won’t be an issue.

Accessories

Depending on what your kit came with, you may want to upgrade to having a few additional accessories to work with. If your e-cigarette starter kit only came with one battery, definitely get at least one more because you will probably need it for those times when the first battery is charging. Our selection of e-cigarette cases is also great, and having one can help you stay organized and keep your e-cigs safe; consider using one for all of your storage needs.

 

How to Choose an E-Cig Flavor

Choosing an electronic cigarette flavor may seem hard at first, because with a selection of so many, how do you choose just one? Here is a little guide to helping you deiced which route to go, for the ultimate in satisfaction!

If you are just switching over from cigarettes, consider what you currently smoke. Do you smoke reds? Lights? Menthols? Are you happy with what you are using at the moment, or do you want to try something new? If you are worried about what e-cigarettes taste like, and if they will be similar or totally different from traditional cigarettes, keep in mind that everyone experiences taste differently, and really the only way to know what works for you personally is to just jump right in!

If you want to stick to tobacco, our Tobacco flavor was designed to be a classic, full-bodied, and exceptionally rich version, without the trappings of actual tobacco! Many of our customers have been thrilled with it, and have given feedback that it’s really similar. If you prefer a lighter version, remember that our cartridges come in four different strengths.

Menthol is an absolute staple, and it goes just as perfectly with e-smoking as it does with cigarettes. Our menthol was made to be an excellent balance of flavor and that signature cool menthol tingle, without venturing into minty territory.

If you think fruity is your thing, have a go with our Cherry flavor. It’s sweet, slightly tart, and very delicious.

If you crave something more exotic, try our Vanilla or Java flavors. Both offer new directions in taste when e-smoking, and are totally satisfying if you like sweet and rich flavors.

For those who are just not sure, and intrigued by all of our offerings, what we suggest to you is to try our Optima Flavor Sampler. In fact, we created this selection for those who are just starting out and need the variety of being able to try everything conveniently and cost effectively.

So when it comes to choosing a flavor, don’t let it intimidate you! Go for what you know, or try everything! We like to keep things simple, hope you enjoy!

E-Cigs: Better for Thanksgiving, and All Year Long

o-THANKSGIVING-facebookFamily gatherings, good times, lots of people hanging together, eating great food and finding yourself with very limited personal space: that about sums up the holidays, doesn’t it? If you smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, does it tend to grate the nerves of your family members? Even if you do your best to keep the fumes to yourself, are you still self conscious about others around you being disturbed?

E-cigarettes are the answer. This year, get yourself prepared and arm yourself with vapor for all those family gatherings. They won’t leave you smelling of smoke, (or anything for that matter) and they won’t have anyone getting all stunk up about second hand smoke. Sure, you could go outside to smoke them, just to be extra courteous, but you don’t have to. Vapor cigs release vapor, and it leaves no trace, dissipating clean.

Another cool fact about e-cigarettes at family gatherings is that they make really great conversation starters. “Hey Ma, look! No smoke!” You can explain to everyone how awesome they are, how fun they are to use, and how no can smell anything remotely like smoke!

Cigarettes have long been a problem for nonsmokers, and smokers are often left to work around them. Yes it can suck, but when you are smoking e-cigarettes, you have a lot more flexibility on your side. You can get your fix, de-stress because we all know those family gatherings can get pretty stressful, and keep everyone happy at the same time!

This Thanksgiving, prepare ahead of time and set yourself up to be vaping. What goes down better after a highly satisfying meal than deliciously flavored nicotine (hint, hint: we’ve got amazing flavor cartridges)? Even better when you can do it as peacefully as possible!

Enjoying Autumn with E-Cigs

autumnIn a vote for favorite seasons, there are an incredible amount of people who go crazy over autumn. There is just something about the weather cooling to the perfect level of crisp, the majestic view of leaves turning color, and the shorter days that make the nights longer. With all this sensory overload, when it comes to vaping, autumn is the perfect season to really indulge in your vapor.

Enjoying Nights Out

Summer nights get a lot of hype, but things get really interesting come autumn. The cooler temperatures, the briskness in the air, the energy of all the holidays, it’s way more fun to have a stroll and just get out and enjoy life during the autumn. Vaping takes the pleasure up because you can actually enjoy smoking, and not bother anyone when you’re mingling. Big plus: many restaurants and bars have no problems with patrons using e-cigarettes!

Enjoying Daytime Activities

Autumn is such a great time to be out enjoying the great outdoors. It can get really sweaty during the summer, and winter can be seriously limiting. You get the insanely gorgeous vistas of the leaves, and the perfectly temperate weather makes any outdoor activity just better. Hitting farmers markets, parks, mountain biking, hiking… whatever you’re up, you never have to leave your e-cig behind.

Savoring the Hearty Meals of the Season

With the holidays approaching, and fall seemingly all about eating some great hearty food, nothing compliments an awesome meal quite like an e-smoke afterwards. Compliment your palate with e-cigarette flavors like Vanilla, Menthol, or Classic Tobacco.

Autumn is one of those seasons that really gets your senses going, and there really is no better way to enjoy it all than with your e-cigs. Take them anywhere, use them everywhere, they are perfect for making the most out of every situation! They sure do it a whole lot better than cigarettes could!

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!