I was a smoker for
several years. I eventually gave it up
due to an odd habit that I have of thinking with my fingers over my mouth and
nose. The smell-rather like a flesh
ashtray-was just nasty. That and my
finger tips were yellow.
While smokers that I
know relish this aroma, I just couldn't take it. I quit, went through some days of being a
complete jerk due to nicotine withdrawal, then evened out.
But I have to admit
that electronic cigarettes have a certain appeal for me. And Vapourlites look like one of the more interesting options in electronic cigarettes.
To get an idea about
how an electronic cigarette works, let's establish the benefits first-then get
into the design aspects.
The benefits of an electronic cigarette over a tobacco filled standard cigarette are easy to see:
No ash (hence no
No yellow stains on
No carbon monoxide
Okay, now to me that's
already enough info to turn me away from standard cigarettes. But get this-these things are 80%
cheaper. And with ciggies being the
price that they are today, that's a significant difference in cost.
There is also some discussion among fans of electronic cigarettes that they can even help you stop smoking. A recent study concluded that electornic cigarettes can be used like nicotine patches to help manage nicotine withdrawal.
There are two
different types. One is simply a
disposable unit. The other is rechargeable
and made up of two parts: the cartomizer and the battery. Essentially the battery powers a tiny element
in the cartomizer that vaporizes a small solution of nicotine. You simply inhale, just like you would with a
normal cigarette. A LED light glows to
show you that it's working, and when you exhale it isn't smoke-it's just odorless
water vapor. There are multiple
flavors available, including vanilla, cherry, and menthol.
The best way to
approach this product (if you've not had it) is to get a starter kit.
VL1T Tobacco Stoptober Starter Kit
It goes for (at the
time of this writing) about $16.00 and includes the equivalent of 40 cigarettes
and a USB charging cord.
And if that works
for ya, then there's this:
VL4T Tobacco Mega Kit
This is the grand
master of Vapourlite products. It
consists of 10 packs of 5 cartomizers (which equals 2040 regular tobacco cigarettes),
2 batteries, and an USB charger.
Both of these items
come with options of the strength of nicotine: 20mg, 16mg, 11mg, 6mg, and 0mg.
To me, this product
is a no-brainer for smokers. And for those trying to stop smoking cigarettes. No more
sitting in the glass cages at work or in airports. No more offending non-smokers with clouds of
smelly exhales. It's cost-effective,
comes in a variety of selections, and even has cool cases to carry them in the
pocket of a jacket.
This short video will give you a detailed rundown on Vapourlites:
It's like the James
Bond of cigarettes...
To get your Vapourlite