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!

Why E-Cigarettes Are Lighting Up the Competition

4017120_origVaping has gotten so popular in recent times, some smokers may refer to e-cigs as just a trend. However, they are proving to be far beyond just a fad, as so many smokers have taken to their many positive attributes and acquired a new lifestyle in the process.

More Options, More Access

Smokers are surely sick of being told “no.” Of not being able to smoke as they please in the company of others, in most public spaces, indoors, and often whenever they like. How e-cigarettes work allows them to recreate the cigarette experience without any tobacco, therefore producing no smoke. Having an alternative that brings about more ability to have what you want and when you want it makes life more pleasant, and just a little nicer than having to scheme anytime you want to sneak a smoke in.

Choice is Yours

Unlike buying a pack of smokes, you’ve got more choices than just the brand and two flavor options with electric cigarettes. You can choose flavor, nicotine level, which battery style you want, as well as the accessories you want to use. Choices are great, all smokers are different. Vaping gives you more!

Big Savings

Everyone wants to save money, especially smokers who chuck out very unhealthy sums to support the habit. Vaping costs a lot less, with so many more benefits. It’s painful to spend in upwards of $10 a pack everyday for pack-a-day smokers! Please tell me why anyone is still lighting up with tobacco?

Simplicity is Key to Happiness

E-cigs are simpler to use, handle, maintain, and deal with than traditional cigarettes. Ask any e-smoker. Sure there is a bit of a learning curve involved in the beginning, but seriously? Did you figure out how to do all those snazzy tricks with your smart phone right off the bat? Exactly. Electronic cigarettes take the whole concept of smoking and simplify it in a very efficient, modern, mess-free, hassle-free way. They’ll make you happier!

Enjoying Autumn with E-Cigs

autumnIn a vote for favorite seasons, there are an incredible amount of people who go crazy over autumn. There is just something about the weather cooling to the perfect level of crisp, the majestic view of leaves turning color, and the shorter days that make the nights longer. With all this sensory overload, when it comes to vaping, autumn is the perfect season to really indulge in your vapor.

Enjoying Nights Out

Summer nights get a lot of hype, but things get really interesting come autumn. The cooler temperatures, the briskness in the air, the energy of all the holidays, it’s way more fun to have a stroll and just get out and enjoy life during the autumn. Vaping takes the pleasure up because you can actually enjoy smoking, and not bother anyone when you’re mingling. Big plus: many restaurants and bars have no problems with patrons using e-cigarettes!

Enjoying Daytime Activities

Autumn is such a great time to be out enjoying the great outdoors. It can get really sweaty during the summer, and winter can be seriously limiting. You get the insanely gorgeous vistas of the leaves, and the perfectly temperate weather makes any outdoor activity just better. Hitting farmers markets, parks, mountain biking, hiking… whatever you’re up, you never have to leave your e-cig behind.

Savoring the Hearty Meals of the Season

With the holidays approaching, and fall seemingly all about eating some great hearty food, nothing compliments an awesome meal quite like an e-smoke afterwards. Compliment your palate with e-cigarette flavors like Vanilla, Menthol, or Classic Tobacco.

Autumn is one of those seasons that really gets your senses going, and there really is no better way to enjoy it all than with your e-cigs. Take them anywhere, use them everywhere, they are perfect for making the most out of every situation! They sure do it a whole lot better than cigarettes could!

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!

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!

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 Use Your Optima Cigs

If you are just starting to use e-cigarettes, or are interested in beginning, you may be wondering about how it’s done. Sure you are probably aware that it is quite similar to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, but exactly how they work, and exactly how you use them may be more of a mystery to you. Well, don’t fret, as we are going to let you know how these innovative electronic cigarettes work as they let you enjoy nicotine without tobacco! Above all, they really are so much more convenient than their combustible alternatives and if you are still smoking tobacco, you’ve got to give them a try!

How They Work

It’s all about technology in how they work. The parts come together to create a smoke-like experience. OPTIMA e-cigarettes are 2-piece e-cigarettes. This means they consist of a battery, which is the actual e-cigarette, and a cartridge that is filled with liquid and gets replaced when it has been used through. Inside of both the battery and the cartridge, are additional parts that contribute to the overall performance, and result in the excellent ability to get your smoke-free nicotine.

Setting up is simple. When you receive your starter kit, it’s advisable to charge your batteries to full capacity before the first use. After they have been charged, get your cartridges attached by simply screwing them on. Even though we offer two different battery sizes, High Capacity and Mini, they both work the same way, and use the same cartridges. To actually use your electronic cigarette, simply put your mouth to the mouthpiece and begin puffing, enjoy the nicotine, and repeat; that’s it!

Using electronic cigarettes is simple and easy, and if it doesn’t go over easily the first time, keep working at it. You can always give us a call, should you need anything in addition. We’re always here to help you enjoy our products to the fullest!

 

E-Cigarette Cartridges Let You Customize Your Vaping

One awesome thing about electronic cigarettes is how much choice you have in customizing them to make them fit your usage. Unlike cigarettes, which smokers were at the mercy of, and the only choice was in the type you purchased, you can control a lot when it comes to e-cigs. While smokers had to take what they got when it came to tobacco, the total opposite is the case with Optima Cigs.

E-cigarette cartridges make so much more sense than cigarette packs. They reduce environmental waste, they last longer, they offer intense flavors, and they come in four different nicotine strengths. Nicotine in our cartridges can come in levels of 18mg, which is considered full strength, 12mg, which is light, 6mg, which is ultra light, and 0mg of nicotine for those who want to enjoy the sensation of vaping without the nicotine. (For some smokers, the hand-to-mouth habit is harder to shake than nicotine). Unlike many other brands of e-cigarettes, our cartridges come pre-filled and ready to be used straight from the package. They require no filling by the customer, and promise that you will never have to handle the e-liquid yourself. Lots of convenience!

Our selection of flavors includes tobacco, menthol, cherry, coffee, and peppermint, so no matter what you’ve been smoking, or what you’d like to try, you’ve got more than enough choices. Most vapor smokers enjoy several, and they like the way they can switch it up and have different flavors whenever they want. They don’t have to switch brands to do that, and can change their cartridges as they please, without losing the Optima Cigs quality they so love.

When smoking electronically, you choose the nicotine strength, the flavor, the size of your battery, the different accessories you want, and the kind of case you want – if you want one. You are able to make them work for you, without feeling like a slave to tobacco. You choose, you vape, and you enjoy!