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!

Optima and Valentine’s Day: A Match Made in Heaven

323766729400407437_1357669095Valentine’s Day is coming up, and surely you’ve put some thought into this international day of love! Whether you love it or hate it, February 14th means one thing, and one thing only! This year, if you are looking for the right gift to give someone who smokes cigarettes, or uses low quality e-cigarettes, go with Optima Cigs. As different as it seems, simple and unique often makes for the best gifts. And who knows, you could be changing the life of a special person forever; what could be more romantic than that?

E-cigarettes, especially e-cigarette starter kits are gifts that go a lot further than one night. After the embers fade into the wee hours of February 15th, you will probably have eaten all the chocolates and the flowers may even be wilting already. Not e-cigs; they are a gift that goes a lot further, and keep on giving. Plus, doing something original is always nice; predictable gets boring. And when it comes to love, take it from us, boring is never a good thing!

Another great benefit of giving electronic cigarettes is that they are so much more cost effective than the traditional version. In fact, they are much more cost effective than giving conventional Valentine’s Day gifts! A single kit can allow the user to make up hundreds of dollars that would have been otherwise spent burning through cigarettes; how many gifts are so thoughtful they help to save money?

Valentine’s Day seems to really exploit the pleasures of taste, and you really don’t need to give that up if you are giving e-cigs as a gift. Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes come in a multitude of incredible flavors, and can please any palate. So enhance the romance of the gift by adding extra flavor cartridges in sultry flavors like cherry or java.

If your sweetie smokes, an e-cigarette starter kit is a loving way to show how much you care about them. It says more than a typical drug store gift can, and lets them know you want the best for them, in a smoke-free, tobacco-free kind of way! Don’t do the obvious this Valentine’s Day; go with Optima!

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?

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!

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.

Get Ready for 2014 with E-Cigs!

New-Years-Eve-Pic2014 is right around the corner, and if you plan on celebrating, don’t forget your e-cigarettes! While it may seem convenient to dabble with traditional cigarettes on big nights like New Year’s Eve, don’t bet on it. Electronic smokes go a lot further, and will help you enjoy your night all the better!

Here a few great reasons e-cigs are a better party match than smoke. Don’t let tobacco cigarettes drag your party down!

-They are much more portable. Carry them in an Optima Hard Pack Case, or safely stash your e-cig around your neck on a lanyard, and they are ready when you need them.

-E-Cigs can be used around nonsmokers, without a problem. No smell, no smoke, no tar, and no ash make them very convenient.

-Unlike traditional cigarettes, they are often permitted indoors and in many public places.

-They are more attractive. Hey, on a night like NYE, you want to look your best in every possible way, even down to your accessories!

-E-Cigarettes make excellent conversation starters. You never know who you’re going to be talking to, and who is going to be curious about your stylish e-cig.

-E-cigarettes won’t have you smelling gross, if you happen to be on date.

-If you only want a few puffs, that’s all you need to take. Unlike regular cigarettes, you don’t need to feel pressured into finishing entire cigarettes if you don’t want to.

-If you are currently an e-smoker, enjoy what you’re used to! If there is one night to really live it up, and enjoy life to the fullest, it’s New Year’s Eve. Send 2013 out with a bang, and enjoy your vapor as you do it!

Wherever you may be celebrating, whether it’s at a big city-wide event, or a wild, raucous house party, make sure you bring your e-cigarettes. Parties are always more fun when you’re relaxed and content, and being able to smoke as you please will only contribute! Happy 2014 from your friends at Optima!

How E-Cig Parts Work Together

header_img_banner_how_it_worksE-cigarette parts are very interesting. Through technology, a little bit of power and e-liquid, traditional cigarettes are simulated and the result is a feeling extraordinarily similar. So how do e-cig parts work together to make the magic happen? Here’s a look at each crucial part, and what it does to make this experience possible!

The Battery

This is the main part of the e-cigarette. It is the body, as well as the main source of power. Within the sleek aluminum shell is a powerful lithium ion battery cell. The battery can come in different sizes, with different features such as the crystal end tip, and vary in looks from one brand to another, but you simply cannot vape without one. The battery gets charged with different chargers and adapters, and the cartridges connect to it to make it work.

The Cartridge

The cartridges are disposable; when they exhaust all their liquid and no longer produce vapor, they get thrown away. Cartridges are fitted with built-in atomizers, which are known to have short life-spans. A fresh atomizer in each cartridge ensures excellent performance.

The Atomizer

The Atomizer, located within the cartridge, is responsible for heating the e-liquid and vaporizing it into vapor.

The Operating Mode Sensor

When the user takes a puff, the sensor automatically detects it, and sends a signal to the smart chip, which then signals the battery to send a charge of power to the atomizer to activate and do it’s job.

The Microcomputer Smart Chip

The Microcomputer Smart Chip is in control of the heat and the light of the e-cig.

Crystal LED Tip

More than just an attractive touch, the light at the end of the battery indicates when the e-cigarette is in use, lighting up when the user drags on the mouthpiece. It also flashes to alert you to when charging is needed.

Pretty interesting stuff, right? As you puff on yours, it’s amazing to consider the amount of technology behind all that flavor and pleasure! Just another reason electronic cigarettes are the new way to smoke!

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.

Accessories Just Make Life Better

header_img_banner_accessoriesWant to know how our e-cigarette accessories work and what they can do for you? Keep reading!

Batteries:

Essentials and also accessories, batteries are the main component to e-smoking. Have a few extra so you have backup, and to extend the life of each battery. Two sizes: the High Capacity and the Mini give you options as well, get to know both of them!

Chargers:

Not something you can really live without, when you’re vaping your battery will need to be charged. Luckily for you, we’ve got a very nice selection of chargers to choose from. The Vehicle Charging Adapter, the USB Charger, and the Wall Charger give you a lot of choices and the ability to use them in a very wide variety of places. The USB charger is perfect for your desk at work, or to keep in your computer bag for access to anytime you are using your laptop. The Vehicle Charging Adapter enables you to charge whenever you are in your vehicle, and if you drive a lot, commute, or just happen to spend a lot of time in your car, it will really come in handy. In fact, this charger is so useful, it’s smart to just keep it in your car so it’s ready whenever you need it.

Cases:

Not essentials, but definitely useful, carrying cases can really help you stay organized and ready for vaping all the time. It’s great to have a case that safely holds your e-cigarette gear under all circumstances. Another reason to love these is that they are designed with a sleek profile in mind, so that they are comfortable and small enough to fit into a pocket so you can brings them anywhere you want. Choose from the Optima Hard Pack Case and the Compact Carrying Case.

Digital products and accessories kind of go together. Electronic cigarettes are made to be user-friendly, and allow for a lot of versatility, and having the right accompanying gear makes them all the more enjoyable! Let our e-cigs and accessories make e-smoking work for you!