Best Places to Vape!

Vaping is fun, and sometimes it can transform any dull, mundane activity to a much more enjoyable one. Here are some of the best places to vape, and why!

The Park

Hanging with the kids, looking for a reason to have some fun while you burn some energy, or just strolling for the pure pleasure of taking a walk, bring your e-cig! You’d do the same with your regular cigs, only now you won’t be littering, or exhaling second hand smoke in a place where it’s totally unwanted!

The Mall

You know you’ve always wanted to smoke as you amble down the walkways of your favorite indoor shopping arena, and now you can! Smoking conveniently, as you get your shopping fix has never been so nice!

In the Car

Road tripping, running errands, commuting, all the places you go in your car are much more enjoyable now that you can smoke without creating a biohazard with fumes, annoying those traveling with you, dropping ash everywhere, or possibly burning your lux leather seats or snazzy interior. Best bonus for road trips, because stopping the car every time you want to smoke gets really annoying and time consuming for everyone, smokers or nonsmokers. These are times when a car charger really comes in handy! Vapor, please!

Parties

Big groups of people are much better when smokers are vaping. It’s much more courteous, and just better all around because you never know what kind of action you’ll miss when you’re smoking outside, and things are getting fun inside.

Work

8-hour work days can get really mundane, seem really long (at times endless), and can offer more boredom than you’re wanting to ingest. Let yours go better with e-cigarettes. Sitting at your desk, doing the same thing over and over again as an ode to productivity can be so much more tolerable if you’re vaping. Chances are, your boss or company policy doesn’t permit nonstop smoke breaks, so vaping really lets you get it done pleasantly. Just make sure there isn’t a no-vapor policy!

 

Getting Down in Public with Your E-Cigs

Using your electronic cigarettes in public can be really fun! For some, being able to smoke again, after dealing with smoking bans, can be thrilling and almost even like breaking a taboo! Forget about shying away, trying not to get noticed, or having to smoke in a “designated” area, rock that e-cig, and enjoy it to the fullest!

Shopping: I’ve seen people vaping away in the supermarket, like it was no big deal! Take them to the mall, markets, or anyplace you may be shopping, and you will have no problems!

Dining: Smoking and eating and drinking go hand in hand. When they’re out, many smokers are even more inclined to puff, and electronic cigarettes makes this oh so nice! The freedom of using them any place you want is certainly one of the best perks that come with switching to vapor!

Sporting Events & Concerts: You know that one chain-smoking guy or gal, sitting in front of a whole bunch of nonsmokers at an event like a ballgame or a concert, who consistently gets asked to stop smoking because no one cares for their smoke? Don’t be that guy! With e-cigs, you enjoy them as much as you want without bothering anyone! It’s way more courteous to socialize without tobacco, and even in huge social settings, electronic cigs are the perfect thing to have with you… for your enjoyment and everyone else’s!

Parks: Getting outdoors is so enjoyable, and being inside too much can give anyone cabin fever. When you hit a park, you won’t have to be self-conscious using your vapor cigs. If you get any questions, explaining that their electronic is sure to soothe the fears of nonsmokers who think you may be up to no good littering!

Wherever you’re at, and whatever you’re doing, don’t forget about your e-cigs! And just to make things even more convenient for you, be sure to check out all of our e-cigarette accessories, which can make vaping on the fly and vaping around town much easier!

 

 

 

Celebrate Father’s Day with Optima Cigs!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, do you know what to get your pops yet? If he’s a smoker, blow his mind with an electronic cigarette starter kit! It’s never too late to try something new, and introducing your dad to vapor smoking with a starter kit is the perfect way to do it.

Optima Cigs offer three starter kits, so you’re sure to find the right fit for your dad. In addition to the products in the kits, you also get to choose the flavor of the cartridges, and which nicotine strength will be suiting. Electronic cigarette starter kits vary in price based on accessories and the amount of products in them, so if your dad is the type to enjoy products that enhance convenience, get one with more accessories. If he’s more low-key, go for one with just the basics. Don’t know where he’ll stand? Go for the kit in the middle, offering a little of everything.

Furthermore, if you go the extra distance and sign him up for the Cartridge Replenishment Program, you can get all of our starter kits at reduced prices. This makes it an even sweeter deal, giving dad the gift of e-cigarettes, affordable cartridge refills, and not spending a whole lot to get it done!

So why go for a starter kit as a Father’s Day gift? Because your dad deserves the best quality of life! Smoke, tar, ash, and all the negatives attributes that come along with tobacco are not necessary when he wants to indulge in the experience of smoking and nicotine.

Even if your dad has never expressed any interest in electronic cigarettes, demonstrating your affection and caring thoughts with them lets him know that he means so much to you. Letting him know you want the very best for him, and that you want him to be around for as long as possible is as kind as thoughts go, without getting all warm and mushy about it.

Electronic Cigarettes are Perfect for Vacation

Electronic cigarettes are perfect for vacations. Smoking around hotel pools, in crowded city tourist hot spots, and pretty much anywhere plenty of people are going to be comingling is rather difficult these days, as more people look down on smokers, and many places actually prohibit them. Vacations are meant to be savored, enjoyed, and a time when you can totally unwind, even if you are visiting a high-paced, metropolitan area and plan to do anything but kick back and relax, so why deal with smoking bans and having to get clearance if you just want some nicotine?

When traveling, e-cigarettes can be the perfect way to smoke. They simplify the process, and make it much more convenient to use. When smoking traditional cigarettes, you always run the risk of offending others, and being restricted to certain areas where smoking is allowed; with vapor, you don’t. With no smell, and no second hand smoke, you leave little for nonsmokers to take issue with. While e-cigs can be mistaken for tobacco cigs, a gentle explanation can go a long way, and most often will end in all parties being satisfied and comfortable! Besides, the last thing you want to be is that obnoxious tourist who is hell-bent on not taking “no” for an answer!

Vapor cigarettes are not just more convenient to travel with because they are smoke-free; they’re also pretty rad because they take very little effort to use. Once charged, e-cig batteries last a very long while (depending on your usage). When vaping, there is nothing to set up unless you need to change a cartridge, which doesn’t need to be done constantly. No lighters, no continuous trash, no dropping ash. You vape to your comfort level, as many or as few puffs as you need, and then you put it away. Simple, carefree smoking that will go a really long way on travels, and allow you to spend more time enjoying your vay-cay, than dealing with cigarettes!

Traveling can be highly stressful. Schedules need to be maintained on a very strict basis, and there is no room for error. For most smokers, stress is a key trigger for wanting nicotine, and being denied only adds to the problem! With electronic cigarettes, you can avoid all that; you whip out your e-cig and vape. You don’t have to worry about where you can and where you can’t smoke; you just enjoy to your heart’s content and enjoy the journey!

Electronic Cigarettes in Restaurants: Yes You Can!

A cigarette with dinner is nice, and back in the day it was perfectly acceptable to enjoy the two together over dinner in a restaurant. Remember when most dining digs had a section for smokers and a separate one for nonsmokers? While such a thing is virtually unheard of these days, many smokers still crave that cig over dinner. On the contrary, if you’ve switched to e-cigarettes, you know it’s not a problem to enjoy the two together, even if you are in a restaurant! As electronic cigs have become widely popular, it’s quite common to see people using them everywhere in public these days, and why not in a restaurant? No one will smell it, or be affected by the second hand smoke.
Most restaurants take no issue with e-smokers vaping in their dining areas. Even if they are unfamiliar, or their other guests are unfamiliar with e-cigs, if you kindly explain it’s just vapor, chances are there will be no problem. In the past, when most restaurants had designated “smoking” and “not smoking” areas, there would still be an essence of the tobacco smoke in the air. Smoke travels, and has a way of sticking around long after the cigarettes have been put out, so one way or another, nonsmokers had to contend with it. Now that smoking inside restaurants is pretty rare, and most often illegal, nonsmokers have gotten quite used to the clean air, and most want nothing to change! How electronic cigarettes work is simple; allowing for users to get their nicotine through vaporized liquid, for the same feeling and effect, and without inflicting harm or discomfort to those in the same proximity!

Now that electronic cigarettes have become very popular, e-smokers are actually welcome to vape quite often, because most establishments are interested in pleasing their guests. Many business owners in the restaurant industry actually promote their use because they are versatile products that allow for all guests to be happy. E-smokers are paying customers too, and if they aren’t a bother to anyone else, and their products are not dangerous, there is no reason they can’t use them liberally! So for many restaurants and bars, e-cigarette acceptance has been wonderful for keeping potential business (i.e. paying customers) in the door longer, and giving them more reason to enjoy their offerings (relaxing and spending money)!

Looking for Love? Try Vapor Cigs

For smokers, e-cigarette starter kits can be the trick to a whole new place in the dating scene. Despite all the obvious reasons e-cigs would have you looking more attractive to potential partners, such as being better for your appearance, keeping your breath clean, and won’t have you constantly smelling awful, there are a number of reasons when it comes to relationships it is much better to be a nonsmoker.

More often than not, nonsmokers just aren’t that into people who smoke. Many nonsmokers would never give a smoker a second thought in attractiveness! There are those who are simply appalled by smoke, understand the many unhealthy side effects and refuse to allow it into their lives. Some nonsmokers are former smokers, and when it comes to dating choose not to be with smokers out of fear that they will feel influenced to go back to cigarettes. Smokers and nonsmokers in relationships together can be trouble because of the two different lifestyles. If one person smokes, and the other disagrees with the habit, it can lead to disputes and lying; both things that can weigh on relationships badly, especially those just beginning.

In many relationships that progress beyond basic dating, once finances get intertwined, the expenses involved with cigarettes can become the source of much disagreeing. Cigarettes are expensive, and nonsmokers are likely to view them as an unnecessary cost.

Smoke and romance just don’t work well together, even if both people involved are smokers. Smoking is inherently unhealthy, and leads to many consequences that can really degrade your health. If you are a smoker, and your partner is a smoker, why not make the switch to vapor cigs together? It can deepen your bond, and give you both a more enjoyable lifestyle to be enjoyed together. Get on the same page, or set yourself up for happier dating with electronic cigarettes!

 

Thinking About Smokeless Tobacco? Vapor Cigs Are Still the Better Choice

If you are a smoker, and think smokeless tobacco is the way to go if you want to go smokeless, think again. Tobacco is tobacco, however you use it, and there is no “safe” or “healthy” version of it. If you’re looking for a smokeless alternative, stick with e-cigarettes.

Some people get on the smokeless tobacco bandwagon when trying to quit smoking, hoping for a transitional product to help them ease off the cigarettes. Problem with this is, is that there is no proof that smokeless tobacco actually helps, and being such an addictive substance, it can make the transition more difficult. If this is the situation you are in, you may want to consider e-cigs as well. They are not proven to do anything for those who want to quit smoking, but they are a fantastic alternative that allows for nicotine consumption with none of the drawbacks. E-cigarette users love the convenience of being able to control their usage with different nicotine cartridges, rather than being controlled by cigarettes.

Smokeless tobacco is a whole other monster, and while smokers may have the impression that it’s safer because it produces no smoke or carbon monoxide, it is still chock full of carcinogens. It can be more addictive and even more harmful than smoking. While it most likely won’t destroy your lungs with lung cancer, it can quickly give you cancers of the mouth, tongue, face, esophagus, pancreas, and throat. It also ups your chances of fatal heart attacks and strokes. Lovely, right? It can also give you gum disease and destroy your teeth, and making your pretty face not so pretty anymore. Sure you get your nicotine fix, but is it worth it?

No! It really isn’t. Why use a product so dangerous it should be illegal? E-cigarettes offer you all the compromise you could want. You can have your nicotine, at your preferred level, in your desired flavor, without any smoke or tobacco. E-cigs also happen to be drastically less expensive, and they are much more convenient than any type of tobacco product.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go… Enjoying Your E-Cigs in Public

Smokers know all about discrimination and not being able to enjoy their habit in the company of others. In the defense of nonsmokers, it is true that cigarettes are foul, they produce harmful smoke and expose others to a situation they may not be comfortable with, and at their least, they just smell bad. In recent years, cigarettes have become so taboo, and so restricted that there are not many places you really can smoker them without consequence. Almost always smokers are relegated to smoking outdoors, and often in designated areas. Smoking tobacco cigarettes is just not convenient anymore!

Having the ability to actually enjoy their smoking is one of the many reasons smokers love e-cigarettes so much. The lack of limitations, and the free range to vape at their heart’s content really accounts for so much freedom.

Imagine being able to smoke:

-At a restaurant, bar, or nightclub. Always on the go? Make sure you have an Optima Hard Pack Case to stay ready and organized.

-In your home, in your bed, on your couch, at the dinner table.

-When shopping.

-Using public transit; trains, buses, taxis are all fair game when smoking vapor.

-In the car. Can you imagine long drives, commutes, or rod trips without being able to smoke while you are bored and/ or stressed? Using smokeless e-cigs in the car is awesome because you won’t be making the car a disgusting smoke-filled vessel. Your upholstery won’t reek of smoke, and you won’t run the risk of burning anything. cigarette holes in your seats are never attractive!

-At your desk at work.

-In the break-room at your job.

-At family get togethers.

-At your smoke-free college campus.

-At the beach, park, or anywhere outdoors in nature where smoking would be unacceptable. Especially considering that littering outdoors is very much frowned upon.

-At the airport, as you wait for your flight to board. Especially nice when you have layovers, and delays. Heading outside to smoke is never enjoyable!

-Just about anywhere you feel like it! Very few places have rules on not allowing you to use e-cigarettes, but they are few and far in between. You can’t vape on an airplane due to strict government regulations, but otherwise vapor is not harmful, not offensive, and able to be used as you like!

 

E-Cigarettes VS Tobacco Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are not cessation devices, but that does not stop smokers from using them in such a way, or switching to them outright entirely. If a smoker were to be torn between the two, knowing they could have the same end result, the same pleasurable feeling while smoking, and afterwards have none of the negative effects, or longterm ills, what do you think they would choose? As e-cigs become more popular, and their presence is solidified as a serious option, smokers are choosing vapor over smoke in really high numbers. Such high numbers in fact that cigarette companies are bracing. Never before have they been faced with such dramatic anti-smoking campaigns in addition to having competition from alternatives that smokers actually embraced. They are holding on for dear life!

So with the recent bills being proposed across the country, attempting to have electronic cigarettes taxed in the same way that traditional cigarettes are, e-cig users are pretty upset. These bills run under the premise of regulating the industry, ensuring that minors are not able to purchase any nicotine products, but that is the least of the concerns to users of vapor cigarettes. It is generally difficult for those under 18 to purchase e-cigarettes, and they are certainly not marketed towards that age group. Advocates for e-cigs feel that their rights are being imposed upon, and that these products are not tobacco, they should not be considered the same. Traditional cigarettes are greatly dangerous, and e-cigarettes, despite not having FDA approval, are much safer. How electronic cigarettes work is with liquid nicotine, produce a clean vapor, and cause no combustion. They produce no smoke, and leave no tar behind. In those instances alone they are automatically healthier than traditional cigarettes.

Bills like these aim to have retailers of electronic cigarettes licensed as  Grouping e-cigarettes in the same category as cigarettes, and forcing vapor shops to purchase exclusively from tobacco companies selling e-cigarettes is simply wrong and just another way to give the business back to the failings of the tobacco industry. It also takes control away from users as well as shop owners, who have to rely on which brands they are permitted to carry. The tobacco industry has lost millions of dependent people, and therefore millions (if not billions) of dollars in sales, both to death as well as e-cigarettes; they are obviously willing to do what it takes to stay in the market. Several large e-cigarette companies have been bought out by large tobacco magnates, but that should not be a factor interfering with e-smokers’ options and rights to choose the brand of their choice.

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!