I have been a smoker my whole life. My life has revolved around smoking. This has become increasingly difficult as more and more laws are being implemented to limit where people are allowed to smoke. What makes it even harder for me is that I live in New York City, where you are barely allowed to smoke anywhere.
I have tried over the course of the last 20 years almost every method out there to try to quit smoking, but nothing has worked. From the patch to the gum to Welbutrin, I have never managed to stay off of the cigarettes for more than a week or two.
Because of this, I decided to research a new thing I heard about recently, smokeless cigarettes, or electronic or e-cigarettes as they are sometimes called. The way these work is pretty cool, and the cool thing is that they simulate the actual smoking experience while having the advantage of being allowed everywhere that real cigarettes are not.
An electronic cigarette looks exactly like a real cigarette, but is actually quite different. When you inhale an e-cigarette, you receive water-vapor that contains nicotine and propylene glycol. This allows you to get the nicotine, which is the one substance in cigarettes that you are addicted to, but not all the harmful substances like tar, hydrocarbons and hundreds of other poisons. They also come in all the same varieties as normal cigarettes, such as normal and menthol, as well as full-flavored and light, which contain differing amounts of nicotine. This option can be utilized by those who are using the smokeless cigarettes to try to quit smoking.
These babies act just like real cigarettes, and they have saved my life. They are legal everywhere; in my office, in bars and restaurants, on trains and even on airplanes you can smoke with no fear of being reprimanded or even arrested. When you inhale one of these cigarettes, it fills your lungs with a warm water vapor that contains nicotine. After exhaling, the water vapor evaporates quickly, and it affects no one. It also tastes like a cigarette as well. And no more nasty second-hand smoke for those around me. I am so happy I found the smokeless cigarette. They have made my life, and those around me at home and work, so much easier. I would love to shake the hand of the person who invented these smokeless cigarettes; he or she has drastically changed my life!