My husband has a smoker for most of his adult life. He quit for about 2 years after he had treatment for cancer in his mouth, but started back up, and was back to smoking more than a pack of cigarettes a day. He agreed to try out an electronic cigarette.
Vapor4Life, located near Chicago, IL, produces e-cigarettes which are an alternative to tobacco smoking. Unlike traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes simulate the act and sensation of smoking with vaporized liquid through battery-operated devices. This means there is no smoke, bad smell, or even tobacco in their e-cigarettes. The e-cigarettes can be recharged up to 300 times and they offer stylish colors, 150 flavors and seven levels of nicotine for you to customize.The batteries look like cigarettes, but come in a variety of colors.
Vapor4Life send us an assortment of their products for him to try. We received two charging cases, 4 e-cigarette batteries, a USB charger and a car charger. They also sent an assortment of cartomizers in a variety of flavors. Because he was smoking a pack a day of a light cigarette, we ordered the 11 mg cartomizers, which is what the company recommended. They also included some of the 8 mg ones.
When the package arrived, we charged the batteries overnight, and the next day my husband started using the e-cigarette. He said right away that the cartomizers he received were too strong, so we ordered the lightest ones they had, the 4 mg ones. When he received the weaker 4 mg ones, he was able to fully enjoy using the e-cigarette.
He says that they do satisfy his need for nicotine, and allows him to “smoke” in places where regular cigarettes are not allowed. I do not allow him to smoke inside our house, so he can sit on the sofa in the living room and enjoy a smokeless Vapor4Life e-cigarette while we are watching a movie. He takes the carrying case with two batteries and some cartomizers when we go to visit someone who does not smoke, and sometimes uses it when he is driving. It has definitely cut down on the number of real cigarettes he smokes, but unfortunately, he has not yet quit smoking altogether. He does say that this is a good alternative for someone who has more will power than he does who wants to quit smoking cigarettes. He also suggests trying out several strengths and flavors of cartomizers to find one you will enjoy, as that is key to continued use of the product.
Thanks to Vapor4Life for supplying the samples of their product so that we could review them.