You may hear a wide variety of things about electronic cigarettes, and they can run the gamut from realistic, to odd, to straight-up wacked, and those that are just plain untrue. How do you tell the difference? Research. And knowledge. And knowing how to distinguish whether someone knows what they are talking about, isn’t sure, or actually knows a thing or two! I guess the same rules could apply to life in general, however when it comes to electronic cigarettes, it really pays to read between the lines!
Some of the most common myths and rumors about e-cigs include the following:
Electronic cigarettes are just as bad as regular cigarettes.
Research is still in its infancy stages when it comes to electronic cigarettes, however there is no proof that they are just as bad, or better, for that matter than tobacco cigarettes.
They taste bad.
It depends on your personal taste really, but it’s not wise to assume all electronic cigarettes taste bad, or will taste bad. Many companies, ours included, offer many flavors options, and it’s a good idea to try them all. Who knows, you may find tobacco to be quite boring compared to vanilla or coffee!
They smell bad.
Generally, they have no smell! Nothing is being burned, and there is nothing but vapor that comes out of them.
Electronic cigarettes are not allowed in public.
While it isn’t true that you are free to use your e-cig anywhere you like in public and that no limitations exist, they are much easier to use in public because of the lack of smoke. People vape just about everywhere in public, so if you are unsure if you will able to, just check out the scene beforehand, ask questions, and be on the look out for other people vaping.
E-Cigs are more expensive.
Generally not true! It all depends on the company, but one of the most appealing aspects to e-cigs is that they are much more cost effective.
Most e-cigarette companies are bad.
Things vary by company. We pride ourselves in great customer service, excellent policies, innovative products that perform beautifully, and having a great selection.
E-Cigarettes don’t contain nicotine.
Not entirely accurate. You can purchase nicotine-free e-cigs, but most do contain some level of nicotine, which is what makes them legitimate alternatives.
E-Cigarettes do contain tobacco.
Electronic cigarettes are made to be alternatives, meaning they are alternatives to tobacco, so they don’t contain tobacco.
They break easily.
Low quality models, most likely, but not those designed and made with attention to detail such as ours can last a long time with plenty of use! And if yours breaks, contact us!
Doing your research about smokeless alternatives can go a really long way. Learn about them as much as possible, so you can make the best decisions. Know when statements are flat out wrong, and be able to discern when someone is blatantly saying misinformed things. And, if you have used electronic cigarettes, from Optima Cigs at least, you know where we stand when it comes to product quality… our name speaks for itself!