E-Cigs: Use them Anywhere?

112919_most_people_smoking_electronic_cigarettes_in_one_place-300x177When it’s said that electronic cigarettes can be used anywhere, can this really be done? For the most part, yes, actually. Unless there are specific bans, and specific rules that say they are not to be used somewhere, the amount of public places where you can vape far exceeds places you are able to smoke traditional cigarettes.

Some banned places are obvious, like on airplanes, where there are tight restrictions on many types of electronic products, but otherwise you’ve got enormous freedoms that were never possible with tobacco.

At Work

Unlike cigarettes, which haven’t been allowed in the workplace in at least 30 years, many employers are totally cool with employees vaping as they work. It boosts productivity for smokers who are likely to be taking too many breaks. Vaping doesn’t have the negative consequences for those nearby like cigarette smoke, and they have no smell so they do not bother anyone. Smokers can cost employers more money than nonsmokers, so in many cases they are happy to accept electronic smoking into the picture because of their many benefits to their employees who would otherwise be a liability by smoking tobacco.

At Restaurants and Bars

Keeping customers happy usually means more sales in the hospitality industry, and e-cigarettes allow smokers to smoke and nonsmokers to be happy in restaurants and bars. Restaurant owners have found that allowing customers the ability to vape as they please keeps them in the location longer, which comes out to more sales. They also cause no drama with nonsmokers, making e-cigs perfect for social settings.

In Public Transportation

In metropolitan areas, millions of people rely on public transportation to conveniently get around, even though it comes with it’s own variety of stresses. If you lit up a cigarette on a public bus, you’d definitely raise some eyebrows, and most likely get asked to stop. Vaping with e-cigarettes on the other hand, will not be an issue most of the time because no one will smell the vapor, nor breathe in any second hand smoke, making them the better option if you want to pass time more smoothly while commuting.

Freedom to do as you please is a great thing, especially when you don’t make anyone uncomfortable. If you spend any amount of time outside of your home, e-cigarettes are the better choice for enjoying your nicotine: however you like, whenever you like, wherever you like!

 

 

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!

Still Smoking? Here Are 10 Reasons to Try E-Cigarettes

quitsmokingcigaretteE-cigarettes are revolutionizing the way smoking is enjoyed. They have changed the game entirely, and brought about an incredibly modern movement that is set to become a billion-dollar industry this year. So if you’re still puffing away on tobacco, have you thought about giving vapor a go? If you haven’t, here are 10 reasons to try them out. Who knows, you may come to realize how awesome it can be to go smoke-free!

  1. They cost less. Way less. And we all know how expensive cigarettes can be, especially if you live in a major metropolitan locale.
  2. E-cigs are more versatile; you have many more options as to where you can smoke them. You can also customize your products to your liking.
  3. No horrendous smell. Vapor is so much cleaner than smoke! It doesn’t stick to surfaces or stick around for the long haul, making your life smell stale.
  4. Those crazy chemicals that get laced into traditional cigarettes aren’t welcome with e-liquids.
  5. There is no tobacco, so nothing actually gets burned as you smoke. This means no tar and no ash.
  6. No toxin-loaded filters.
  7. E-cigs are better for the environment; not easy to pollute with, they’re reusable, and they last much longer.
  8. No need for lighters, matches, gum to conceal your smoker’s breath, or tons of fragrance to mask the smell.
  9. You’ve got more convenient options; such as our Cartridge Replenishment Program that hooks you up with automatic deliveries of your e-cigarette cartridges.
  10.  Convenience in mass quantities. You can use them around nearly anyone because they do not emit smoke, have no smell, and simply are not cigarettes.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The many benefits, and ways electronic cigarettes can fit into your lifestyle are incredible. They are much more in tune with modern life than tobacco cigarettes, and they truly offer a digital alternative that is making a huge difference in the lives of others. Yes, they look awesome, feel  amazing, and give smokers a lot of freedom but in order to get the full scope of what e-cigarettes do, you’ve got to try them!

E-cigarettes and the Media

People love e-cigarettes. Famous folks love e-cigarettes. Everywhere these days, electronic alternatives are being used proudly in public view! Some very famous celebrity types have been seen vaping over the years, and it has certainly solidified the movement.

If you thumb through a celebrity magazine, watch celeb news on TV, or happen upon any kind of “What’s Happening in Hollywood” type website, you will surely see e-cigarettes being flashed like the hottest accessories around.

The association is simple; Hollywood has always loved cigarettes; and now they love electronic cigarettes. The reasons they have fully embraced the vapor trend is because simply, it lets them have their cake and eat it too. Electronic cigs give all the pleasure, and a very similar experience as they are used without the tobacco, smoke, and tar. Anyone who has smoked knows the feeling well, and having something to take its place entirely is very much worth a chance in using. E-cigs have turned out to be so enjoyable, thousands upon thousands of smokers have switched, celebs included, and have not looked back!

Hollywood is a vain crowd, and so much of their professional lives comes down to their appearance, whether you agree with it or not. Cigarettes, being the toxin-filled, carcinogenic beauty-killers they are, do not help the cause by any means. From staining the teeth to staining the skin; tarnishing the complexion and removing the luster from your hair; and the most dreaded of all, contributing to fine lines and wrinkles; effects that are all less than desirable, and very dangerous when you’re being paid to look as good and as young as possible. Vapor, at the least, allows users to avoid the trouble and stress that come with smoke.

Among those who call electronic cigarettes their vice of choice are Leonardo DiCaprio, Katherine Heigl, JWOW, Trace Cyrus, Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan, Jeremy Piven, Olivia Munn and her boyfriend Joel Kinnaman, Harrison Ford, Robert Pattinson, Dennis Quaid, Kate Moss, Jenny McCarthy, and Simon Cowell. That’s a lot of star power in one sentence; if thousands of normal people are in on it, and that much of Hollywood is flaunting their electronic smokes, it says a lot!

 

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.

 

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!

Serious Reasons to Switch to E-Cigs

While there are many reasons to switch that are obvious; cost, convenience, and being more sanitary, here are some additional reasons that make switching a really smart choice.

Work Related

Smoking takes time out of your workday, and employers are far less tolerant of employees smoking on the clock more now than ever before in the past. Smoke also smells bad, and can offend nonsmokers in the workplace. Smokers also tend to be less healthy, and can cost employers more in terms of insurance and time missed due to illness. In short, it’s better for you job if you aren’t a tobacco smoker. While your boss may not be inclined to allow vaping at your desk, at least you won’t be offending anyone’s sense of smell with your smoky odor!

Better Lifestyle

While electronic cigarettes ar e not formally regulated by the government, nor have enough studies been done to officially declare them safer than tobacco cigarettes, they offer smokers the option to have nicotine without tobacco. Tobacco cigarettes are well known for having thousands of chemical toxins, not to mention tobacco itself is highly dangerous. E-cigarettes eliminate tobacco entirely, so you can avoid at least the pitfalls that come with burning and smoking tobacco.

Family

If you are a smoker, your family probably isn’t too pleased that you are. No one wants to see their loved ones doing things that could potentially harm them, and most smokers often get a lot of flack from their parents, siblings, children, grandparents, spouses and any other family members who want to see them ditch the cigarettes. Switching to vapor cigs often soothes the minds of many worried family members, and it should go as no surprise that many of them buy starter kits in hopes that the smokers they love will switch!

Electronic cigarettes make a lot of sense for smokers. They enable a more modern, convenient, cleanly, tobacco-free way to enjoy nicotine. They enable users to have more control of their smoking, with the benefit of many options that are not possible with traditional cigarettes. Make the switch for the better!

 

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!

Freedom, Independence, and E-Cigarettes

July 4th means celebrating, having fun, and enjoying yourself to the fullest. This year, make sure you have your e-cigs ready to go, as nothing spoils a party more than traditional smoky cigarettes. We all know  how smoky it gets from fireworks anyway, so who really needs extra? When there is a perfectly cool, totally enjoyable smoke-free nicotine option available, tobacco seems lamer than ever!

Electronic cigarettes allow you to be so much more free and mobile. They give you all the ability to smoke and have your nicotine in just about any setting. You are limited only to your own convictions and when it comes to being around others, most have no issues with vapor. In the US, people are pretty keen on celebrating the 4th of July, and most do it in all varieties of raucous fashion. Neighborhood block parties, city-wide events, family barbeques, rollicking good times with friends; one way or another, it’s one of those few annual holidays that gets people together in epic fashion. And getting together with people means that you have to be wary of your smoke, which can be tricky if you aren’t smoking electronic cigs.

E-cigs are better in public and around others. It’s pretty wonderful when you don’t have to exit the building or scene to smoke. It’s also nice that you don’t have to deal with smoking bans. You won’t be littering, making anyone (including children) uncomfortable, and you simply have to just take your e-cig out, use it, and put it right back where you had it; no lighting, no dropping ash, and no worrying about burning anyone with the cherry. E-cig cartridges are easy to change, and accessories let you get the most out of your vaping.

When you bring e-cigarettes to a party, nonsmokers will appreciate your courtesy. Other smokers will be intrigued by your daring good taste, and everyone will be happy you aren’t smoking cigarettes. Fourth of July was meant to celebrate our nation’s independence, and to celebrate the awesome freedoms we have in “the land of the free.” Exercise your right to independence and freedom and go with what gives you more of both: electronic cigarettes!