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?

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!

 

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!

Summer is Approaching, Do You Know Where Your E-Cigs Are?

Summertime is an amazing excuse to simply enjoy the weather. Things tend to slow down and get busy all at once, with vacations, hanging out with friends, going to shows, and enjoying the seasonal offerings from Mother Nature can really pack a schedule full of relaxation! However, you know how it goes when you smoke; even when it is tolerated in outdoor public places, it can still feel inappropriate. And even if you are doing things of a leisurely nature, smoking cigarettes can still be a major deterrent. No one likes being an inconvenience or an annoyance to others, especially when you know they are there to enjoy the same pleasures you are. E-cigarettes allow you to be kind and still savor the enjoyment of your nicotine, wherever you go.

Hanging out with your favorite people, sipping cocktails, watching the sunset, and appreciating that the temperatures are warm are some of the best things about the year’s most fun season. Depending on where you live, events like outdoor festivals, art markets, farmers markets, concerts, and straight up hanging out under the stars are some of the finest things to do during the summer, and when you have the ability to enjoy things even further with your e-cigarettes, things go even nicer. Make sure you have extra batteries, extra e-cig cartridges, and extra chargers like a car adapter and/or USB charger to keep your batteries ready for use when you’re not at home. As a bonus, make sure you are stocked with summertime flavors like cherry, vanilla, and the extra-cool menthol!

There’s just something about the summer that makes people crave getting outdoors. Even if it’s hot and steamy, and you end up getting a little sweaty, the freedom and ease of movement are incomparable simple pleasures! Hiking, camping, biking in the park, hitting up your favorite watering hole or beach to cool off, feeling the warm air on your skin is one of summer’s greatest perks! Make sure you have a carrying case, and an e-cig lanyard to stay organized and ready at a moment’s notice! A lanyard is perfect for hands-free, pocket-free vaping!

Summertime is almost here, and for many it has arrived already! Long days, balmy nights, partying with good people, and lots of time spent outdoors make summer the ultimate season for fun! And what goes better with fun than electronic cigarettes? This summer, make it the best one yet. Live it up, have a blast, make memories to last forever, and enjoy it all with your e-cig in hand!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day with Electronic Cigarettes

St. Patrick’s Day always seems to bring out the Irish in us all! There are always great parties for it, and wearing green to get into the festivities  makes it all the more merrier! Like any celebration, it’s always better when you are an e-smoker. Heck, you can even be vaping with menthol e-cig cartridges for an authentic, “green” feel! Here are all the ways e-cigs can make the party go even better, however you celebrate St. Patty’s!

-St. Patrick’s Day Parades: large groups of people, hanging out together in public, being wary of people of all ages, including children an elderly, why bring cigarettes into the mix? You won’t have to worry about burning anyone with a lit cigarette, or have to be conscious of smoke bothering those around you when you’re using e-cigarettes. The vapor has no smell to it whatsoever, and there is nothing harmful at all in it. Enjoy your parade in peace!

-Bar Parties: Everyone loves to hit their local Irish pub, or bar throwing a St. Patty’s Day fiasco, and electronic cigarettes will lessen your limitations. Socializing in general is way better with e-cigs, and you never have to deal with getting out of the building to enjoy your cigarette. What smoker does not love having a cig while they throw back a few cold ones? During a party, when your adrenaline is in full throttle, and you are enjoying the moment, having your nicotine (electronic cigarette) with you, wherever you are with total convenience is the way to go!

-House Parties: If you are at a house party, same goes as if you were at a public party in a bar. The only difference is, if you are at a friend or family member’s home, the last thing you want to do is offend others around you, or be a nuisance littering your cigarette butts in their yard, or roosting out front with a cigarette all night.

Whatever you got going on, when it comes to getting down and having fun, it’s done better with e-cigarettes instead of traditionals. St Patrick’s Day is no different, so we hope your’s is happy, and full of delicious vapor!

Let’s Talk About E-Cig Flavors

Flavor accounts for a whole lot with e-cigarettes. If you’ve done your research, you know good and well that there are plenty of variances across the market, with many falling on the less than positive end. Not every flavor is going to please ever e-smoker, that’s a given, but having well developed flavors is entirely essential!

Why are Optima’s e-cigarette flavors great? Because many hours of thought and consideration went in to creating them. They have been made to appeal to smokers, keeping in mind how flavors should taste, especially in regard to traditional flavors like tobacco and menthol. Even if your other flavors fall into the gray area of “depends on the person” you just can’t mess with tobacco and menthol! The level of vapor is also superior to all others out there, and having a powerful vapor ensures that the user will get the most out of their e-cig, both when it comes to nicotine and flavor. Optima offers five different flavors: Tobacco, Menthol, Vanilla, Coffee, and Cherry. Tobacco and Menthol are obviously the most sought after, but there are many smokers who love the sweet, aromatic, and rich flavors that come with the other options. Most users really enjoy having a few flavors on rotation, and this allows them choose their preference as they wish, because unlike the monotony of traditional cigarettes, having the freedom to play around with your flavor can be quite enjoyable!

Why so many flavor options? Because with thousands upon thousands of smokers, you can’t possibly please everyone all the time. But having more flavors means you’ll be able to please more people than not! For new users, the Cartridge Sampler Pack is the perfect thing in the beginning because it comes with cartridges in all five flavors. This lets them try them all unbiasedly, and makes it easier in the future when reordering; they will surely know what they want because they’re tried them all!