I ran into a demonstration of Green Smoke Electronic Cigarette in a local flea market. I noticed the guy sitting behind his booth puffing away on what appeared to be a cigarette…then I though, how could this be, this is illegal, you cannot smoke in buildings where shoppers are.
However there was no odor, and being intrigued by this, I had to stop and ask him what exactly he was doing. He told me all about the Green Smoke, Electronic Cigarette, and after hearing about it, I was pretty sold on the entire concept, no butts, no second hand smoke, no dangerous carcinogens tarring up my lungs, no real harmful smoke so I could smoke it anywhere, even inside. Best of all though I would be getting my fix of nicotine, without having to kill myself in the long run.
The kit itself was expensive, and immediately I asked how much the sample pack was, at the time he was selling individual disposable ones as trials, basically no re-charges. For $12.00 for this disposable Green Smoke, Electronic Cigarette, I figured why not, I went ahead and bought 2. One for myself, and one for my dad who is recently trying to give up cigarettes, but can’t. I knew that this could help, as most things he had tried were not close enough to the real thing, I would imagine, as a smoker being able to blow smoke out would make it all the more realistic, without being dangerous to myself, and others.
I wondered how it tasted.
The sales rep placed a plastic cover over the cigarette and allowed me to sample it. The taste was present, but not very close to what a real cigarette tastes like. The flavor almost has a sugary quality to it, but it is very light, and you know, very tolerable and yes, I knew I would be able to get used to it, and give up smoking real cigarettes all together. This nifty device gives me that nicotine fix I crave throughout the day, and for a fraction of the price. I began to think about how much money I would save, as the filter cartridge costs $5 for a pack of 5. Each cartridge is equivalent to a whole pack of smokes. Basically it would be like getting 5 packs of cigarettes, at $1.00 each, so the money saved in the long run would be enormous.
I wanted to see if I could do it though, if I could really give up smoking the real thing. If I could, I would go back and buy the rechargeable kit and completely give up smoking regular cigarettes.
Setting up the Green Smoke, Electronic Cigarette is a breeze, and only requires you to screw a filter cartridge, into the longer cigarette section. Once the 2 are screwed together you can begin to smoke. The cigarette actually will light up at the tip. You won’t be able to see it while you smoke, but others will, and I liked this, because carrying this electronic cigarette around would be less embarrassing, than say someone noticing me puffing from a stick that did nothing, like older methods of trying to quit smoking had.
The Green Smoke, Electronic Cigarette is a bit top heavy, and the one thing I had a difficult time cutting out from my routine was flicking after taking a puff. Due to the heaviness of the electronic cigarette, I nearly threw it to the sidewalk by accident, because my brain associates flicking with smoking.
I was able to go the entire day puffing randomly here and there, without having to open up a real pack of cigarettes, so this did work for me. I also liked the fact that I no longer smelled like cigarettes, and that my teeth wouldn’t yellow from using it.
I do every now and again go back to smoking a real cigarette though, but the cut back is amazing, and I have only picked up a real cigarette when I had forgotten to bring the Green Smoke, Electronic Cigarette along with me.
In the long run, when this disposable dies, I will go out for the larger kit, and I am pretty sure this will replace the need for a real cigarette.
If you are looking to quit, or just looking to cut back and eventually quit then definitely give this a try.