E-Cigs: Better for Thanksgiving, and All Year Long

o-THANKSGIVING-facebookFamily gatherings, good times, lots of people hanging together, eating great food and finding yourself with very limited personal space: that about sums up the holidays, doesn’t it? If you smoke traditional tobacco cigarettes, does it tend to grate the nerves of your family members? Even if you do your best to keep the fumes to yourself, are you still self conscious about others around you being disturbed?

E-cigarettes are the answer. This year, get yourself prepared and arm yourself with vapor for all those family gatherings. They won’t leave you smelling of smoke, (or anything for that matter) and they won’t have anyone getting all stunk up about second hand smoke. Sure, you could go outside to smoke them, just to be extra courteous, but you don’t have to. Vapor cigs release vapor, and it leaves no trace, dissipating clean.

Another cool fact about e-cigarettes at family gatherings is that they make really great conversation starters. “Hey Ma, look! No smoke!” You can explain to everyone how awesome they are, how fun they are to use, and how no can smell anything remotely like smoke!

Cigarettes have long been a problem for nonsmokers, and smokers are often left to work around them. Yes it can suck, but when you are smoking e-cigarettes, you have a lot more flexibility on your side. You can get your fix, de-stress because we all know those family gatherings can get pretty stressful, and keep everyone happy at the same time!

This Thanksgiving, prepare ahead of time and set yourself up to be vaping. What goes down better after a highly satisfying meal than deliciously flavored nicotine (hint, hint: we’ve got amazing flavor cartridges)? Even better when you can do it as peacefully as possible!

Vaping, It’s like Stress Free Smoking!

Smoking is often a habit people pick up to help deal with the many stresses life throws at us, however the habit itself can get quite stressful. There are endless bans against it, there are limits as to where you can smoke in most public places, many college campuses even prohibit them outright. Then there are the social implications, which may not be like the ones regarding public use, though annoying your friends and family members is never cool. An easy way around all of these obstacles is to ditch the smoke and go for vapor.

There are plenty of reasons vapor makes so much more sense, and most importantly is that they are much more people-friendly.

Odorless vapor means no one will be complaining about how bad it smells since you started fuming up the place. You can use them practically anywhere you want, without creating a stink (literally and figuratively)! Electronic cigarettes contain no tobacco, therefore there is no second hand smoke, ash, or tar. Tobacco is a plant, it gets dried and then placed into the papers for smoking. Smoke gets created because it’s a burning substance, and tobacco gives off tons of fumes, which do not smell good. People concerned about their health generally are aghast over second hand smoke, and want nothing to do with it. Some will go so far as to make a scene about your lack of consideration!

You don’t have to be self-conscious or concerned over things like ash trays and making sure your ash and butts end up in them. When you vape, all you need to do is take out your e-cigarette, puff on it till you’re satisfied, and then put it back where it belongs. When the e-cig cartridge finishes, you change it. Simple, stress free smoking!

Stress is the number one cause of all disease and illness, reduce some of it by eliminating tobacco. Bet you never thought of all the ways it was causing you stress! Keep calm and vape on, people!

 

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!

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!

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)!

What to Do, and What Not to Do When Vaping!

Do you need a quick little briefing on what you should and should not do when vaping? Here is a cheat sheet, a handy little 101 to make sure you use them right, and enjoy them to their full potential!

What to Do:

Read your manual! As easy as electronic cigarettes are, make sure you do exactly what the manufacturer’s manual instructs. Even if you have used other brands, don’t assume all products will work the same. You could end up missing out on important info that is beneficial.

Puff on your e-cig like you would with a cigarette! It’s made to be quite similar, and give you the same enjoyment.

Prime your e-cig every time you change the cartridge. This may take a little while to really get the hang of, but it’s pretty similar to priming a cigarette. You take a long puff, and it kicks the e-cig cartridge into gear. It preps the cartridge, and allows for a strong vapor.

If you receive a brand new battery, and it has a cartridge attached, toss it and replace it with a fresh, new one. Don’t be alarmed if it does not work; it’s just there from manufacturing.

Change your e-cigarette cartridge when it no longer produces vapor. It’s not broken; it just needs changing!

What Not to Do:

Do not tighten your cartridge too tightly when screwing it on, that will prevent it from working correctly.

Don’t wait till your battery gets very low to charge. It’s better in the long run to charge it when it’s around 50%.

Don’t leave your battery on the charger after it hits 100% power; this wears down it’s strength over time. Kinda common sense, we know, but let it be a reminder!

Do not mix Optima Cigs e-cigarettes, cartridges, and accessories with products from other companies. It could be potentially dangerous.

Do not throw your e-cig out the car window, especially while driving! Some habits for smokers die harder than others, and when you’re cruising along, enjoying your e-cig, it can be easy to forget it’s not the old fashioned kind! Many have met their demise this way!

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.