Reasons to Switch to Vaping

imagesNeed some motivation to move beyond tobacco, smoke, tar, ash, and all the problems they entail? Here’s a list of reasons to improve your lifestyle by switching to e-cigarettes, there’s a lot to gain and nothing to lose!

-Cost: We all like saving money, and since cigarettes are a very expensive habit, switching to e-cigs can cut those costs dramatically.

-Freedom: With all of the bans and rules placed on cigarette smoking, having additional freedoms, like being able to smoke in public, or indoors makes vaping much more fun.

-Your Family: Chances are, like the family members of most smokers, they have never been thrilled about your smoking habit. Ease their minds a bit by switching to vapor. Bonus points if you have kids, because you will be setting a much better example for them by ditching the tobacco. How would you feel if they eventually started smoking?

-Your Job: Getting through a stressful day will be so much easier without having to schedule in smoke breaks. In some cases, even being able to vape on the job is possible, and surely to make your time on the clock easier.

-The Smell: Oh, that lingering odor that marks you as a smoker. You know how it clings to everything, making you, your home and car smell like absolute smoky nastiness? Imagine if it were gone for good, and you could enjoy the pleasure of clean air and not smelling gross!

-The Burden: Cigarettes involve maintenance on many levels; like cleaning up after your trail of ash and cigarette butts. They can only be smoked in designated areas. You tend to be self conscious about how you smell and look when you use them. You can often be paranoid using them around other people because you get worried about offending them with your smoke. With e-cigs, all of that is gone!

-Your Health: There is no proof that e-cigarettes are a healthier alternative, but they do provide the same experience and sensations as smoking, without involving tobacco, residual tar, smoke, or any of the thousands of chemicals that get added in.

-You Want Options: Digital smoking is much more in tune with the times than old fashioned tobacco cigarettes. With e-cigs, you have the option to use different accessories, flavors, nicotine strengths, and battery types; tobacco cigarettes offer not even a sliver of the same choices.

-Conveniences: Do we have to explain this one? Convenience is a big decision maker, and e-cigs give you a whole lot more of it than you’re likely used to with smoke.

Convinced yet? Switching will make life in general more convenient, and it will give you a lot more modern amenities; are you ready for an upgrade from old-fashioned smoke? Give one of our e-cigarette starter kits a try today!

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!

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.

 

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!

College Campuses and Smoke

Cigarettes were always part of the college stereotype. Back in the day, it was even perfectly acceptable to use them in actual lecture halls!

These days though, smoking cigarettes has become so passé, they are actually banned on many campuses. Having a smoke-free environment gives a cleaner image, it encourages less people to pick up the habit, and it encourages an immaculate campus without cigarette pollution. Many schools that institute a no-smoking policy go so far as to ticket those caught illegally smoking cigarettes, so if you find yourself in such a predicament, you may want to find an alternate method of having nicotine.

At the same time, it’s no secret that nicotine has an amazing sensation. It offers truly indulgent feelings of relaxation and calming. If you’re stressed, it helps to take that irritated edge off, and if you’re having a good time, it can just make things better. But even with all the positives, we all know the problems that are part of tobacco smoke; and campuses are looking to protect those who are not up for the unpleasantness.

So what’s a stressed-out college smoker to do to avoid breaking the rules, face possible tickets, and get their nicotine fix in an appropriate manner? Invest in an electronic cigarette starter kit, learn how to use it, get creative with the flavors, and get comfortable being smoke-free! The world of vaporized nicotine is pretty wonderful, offering all that you love about smoking traditional cigarettes, without any of the aspects that get in the way, or cause you to get fined when using them on your college campus!

While banning cigarettes is a very responsible move on the part of many institutions of higher learning, it does create a great number of burdens for students who smoke. If you are a college student who doesn’t want to deal with the smoking ban any longer, consider using e-cigarettes. They’ll appease your school and give you the satisfaction you crave.

E-cigarettes bridge the gap. They offer all the pleasure and provide none of the setbacks, so they’re sure to add one less distraction to the already distracting world of college life! If you’re looking to smoke, go with the smarter alternative.

 

E-Cigs and Night Life

You love the nightlife; you love to boogie, but your cigarettes are not quite fitting into your need to get down.

Parties, the dating scene, having fun, and mingling amongst the masses can be tricky if you’re a smoker, as you most likely already know if nicotine is your thing. With all the bans and red tape, tobacco is not the most social of vices. However, with the good fortune of e-cigarettes, you have the option to light up without smoke whenever partying is on the agenda!

So to put it simply, if you want to smoke and still have a great time when you’re trying to cut loose, e-cigarettes are the way to go. If you do spend any amount of time out of the house in social settings, you’ve probably come across others smoking with electronic cigarettes. They’ve gotten so popular in the last couple years that it’s pretty hard to miss them, with so many smokers switching to the electronic side. And it really does make perfect sense.

Meeting people when you’re a smoker can be difficult. Nonsmokers are often pretty staunch, and many of them have no interest in dating smokers. And then there are the physical attributes of smokers that can be a turn off… you know, like the heavy smell, the stained teeth, the dingy skin and hair. Those who are not enveloped in a haze of smoke and covered in a slight film of tar are just more attractive. Luckily for vapers, e-cigarettes leave behind no tar, and no smoke lingering on everything.

If you’re vaping, nonsmokers would never know, nor would they have anything to complain about. Should you be in the position to be socializing together, they wouldn’t really be able to make snide comments regarding your tobacco scent or cancer-stick usage. Leveling the playing field, if you will.

Change your pace, have more fun, and get an e-cigarette starter kit if you want to have a good time. When you go out to hit the clubs and bars, you’re looking for fun; not to get reprimanded for breaking rules and annoying others because you’re invading their oxygen supply!

How To Choose an Electronic Cigarette

Looking for an e-cigarette brand that will please you? Here are some tips to make it go easy, and hopefully help you find exactly what you’re looking for! Happy vaping!

-Research, research, research! Can’t stress that enough. If you want things to go exactly to your plans, you have to learn about the products and the industry. There are so many different models and types of e-cigarettes, try to narrow it down to what style you think will work for you.

-Look into e-cigarette starter kits. They aren’t called “starter kits” without reason; they are meant for beginners especially, as they come with all the necessities. Selection also varies from brand to brand, so learn about the different products you may be interested in. Above all, if cost is one of your deciding factors, you can always go for the most basic kits. All you really need is an e-cig battery, a charger, and a cartridge, so see what lies ahead, and what interests you.

-Prices differ dramatically across brands, so this is another benefit of research. You want to make sure you’re comfortable with what you’re paying for your products, so don’t just settle for the first brand that you come across.

-Purchase from brands that offer sample packs of their cartridges. This is an excellent option for beginners, as it allows the user to try all options before settling on one. You might not like menthol, but tobacco may be perfect. You might think vanilla sounds intriguing but you decide you’re more into menthol, get the idea?

-Read reviews. There are lots of them, and seeing what people have to say about them is important. You will come across reviews from both consumers as well as e-cigarette experts, so find out what others are experiencing.

E-Cigarettes are getting more and more popular, and if you are one of the millions of smokers who are interested in switching over to the more modern smoking alternative, learn as much as you can! Optima offers incredible e-cigarette starter kits, and just about every accessory an e-smoker could want. So good luck in your search, and hopefully you’ll find the right e-cigs for you!

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.

Top 10 Reasons Your Life Will be Better for Switching to E-Cigarettes

Still deliberating on getting that e-cigarette starter kit? Still wondering if they’re worth the hype? Still not sure you’re ready to drop the cigarettes for good in favor of the more modern way to smoke? Here are the top 10 reasons you need to give e-cigs a try!

  1. Vapor is Cleaner. Cigarettes have the nasty tendency to stain anything they come into contact with, and this can mean your fingers, teeth, lips, and gums. Cigarette butts also create a trash issue, and as you smoke you will have to deal with ash. With e-cigs, you smoke them, and never have to worry about smoke, ash, or butts!
  2. Electronic cigarettes cost less. A lot less. If you were to compare the equivalent of cartridges to traditional packs of cigarettes, it would come out to less than $3 per pack, versus a minimum of $7-$10 per pack of cigarettes. The proof is in the numbers, and e-cigs are much more economical.
  3. They are way more convenient. So convenient in fact, we could do a whole post on that subject alone… There is no second hand smoke when you vape, and “second hand vapor” is not a threat to anyone.
  4. You have more options of flavor. Our e-cigs come in five different flavors, so you aren’t limited to just the boring basics of menthol and tobacco.
  5. You have the option to sign up for the Cartridge Replenishment Program, which saves you 20% on your cartridge refills, gets your e-cigs to you when you want them, and you are rewarded with the bonus of a lifetime warranty by being a member. Oh, and you set the number of cartridges you want and the recurrence of your choice. Did we mention it’s free?
  6. You may feel a lot better breathing in clean water vapor instead of all those chemicals.
  7. E-cigarettes don’t leave behind tar, or anything carcinogenic. It’s always nice knowing that when you smoke and get your nicotine you aren’t filling your lungs with tar, isn’t it?
  8. You can use them nearly anywhere. Totally different than tobacco, e-cigs are the best way to beat the smoking ban!
  9. No smoke means no second hand smoke. Vapor dissipates to nothing, and most public places have no problem with vapers.
  10. 10. You will have so much more control of your nicotine usage instead of being controlled by your habit. It’s all up to you, and not up to the length of your cigarette when you smoke e-cigarettes!

What to Know Before Choosing Your E-Cigarette

For beginners, the choices of different electronic cigarette brands can be really astounding. There are a lot of products out there, and a lot of different styles of e-cigs. How do you know which will be right for you? The benefits of going smoke-free with your smoking are huge, but finding the right path can be tricky. Here is what you need to know about choosing your e-cig.

Know the different products. There are plenty of things to consider, and you have to really look into them to get an idea of what you want. When it comes to batteries, opt for lithium ions, because these are the most durable, and they have the longest running life. The battery is the most important part of the e-cigarette, so make sure yours is up to par.

Some electronic cigarette styles are simpler than others, so you should have an idea of what you’re getting into when you settle on a brand. 2-piece e-cigarettes are the industry standard for quality, performance, and convenience. Other e-cigarette styles will require that you fill the e-liquid yourself, and these are really not appropriate for beginners. Sticking to simpler models will probably be wiser. E-juice can be messy, it can stain, and it’s better not to have your skin come into contact with it. A 2-piece e-cig consists of the battery and the disposable cartridge, and they are easy and enjoyable to use. Cartridges come pre-filled, and take no effort to use.

Accessories and Options: Make sure if you want choices in how and when you charge your batteries, the company you choose supports this. Having additional chargers and other vapor cig accessories, like cases, are wonderful additions to any smoker’s assortment of e-cig products. It’s better to let the vaping be convenient and enjoyable – not a chore!

Above all, make sure the brand you choose has decent customer service. You should be able to contact the company through more than one channel, and they should be ready and willing to help you out. You can definitely judge an e-cig brand by the customer service, so if you want to give vaping a go, give the company (Optima Cigs, haha!) a call and see what they have got to offer!