I recently met a young lady who was puffing on a so-called electronic cigarette? At first glance it looked as if it were the real thing until she got closer and we actually started talking.
I questioned her about the cigarette she was smoking and she relayed that it was her new battery operated alternative to smoking cigarettes. The cigarette comes in a kit that can be re-charged at any time making it a sure way to SAVE MONEY. I wanted to know where she had gotten it from, because it was my first time ever seeing such a thing and she said that her husband had picked it up for her at a kiosk in DC while he was vacationing there. (Darn… that meant it wasn’t available for immediate purchase.) The name of the company: “Smoking Everywhere.”
When questioned about their effectiveness on helping her to stop smoking, she stated that it has helped her to reduce her smoking habit from more than a pack a day – down to 1 or 2 cigarettes a day, and that in her opinion it works better than the patch. She had been puffing away for about a week. Quite naturally I was very impressed.
SO FAR THIS IS WHAT I’VE LEARNED ABOUT SMOKING EVERYWHERE
Smoking Everywhere Classic E-Cigarette: “It looks like a classic cigarette, it tastes like a cigarette, it feels like a cigarette, but it isn’t a cigarette, it’s much better!”
Smoking Everywhere, LLC is a Florida based company pioneering in electronic smoking products. For the past 12 months the team behind Smoking Everywhere E-Cigarette have been product testing and researching the possibility of a healthier alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes and are currently manufacturing a ground breaking electronic smoking device.
Smoking Everywhere E-Cigarette is completely non-flammable and use state of the art sophisticated micro-electronics device that gives the users the feeling they get when they smoke real cigarette.
The management of Smoking Everywhere E-Cigarette wants to create a smoke free environment by offering an option to smoke without tobacco, tar and all the other chemicals found in traditional cigarettes.
QUESTION: Just as with any other alternatives to smoking you’re sure to have a few questions and concerns:
“Our product is comparable to the nicotine patch except people still get the oral fixation, which they love,” explained Elicko Taieb, CEO of Smoking Everywhere, one of the largest distributors of electronic cigarettes. “There are no ingredients in our e-cigs that can cause cancer. However, it is a pretty new product, so we’re not 100 percent sure of the side-effects at this point, but we haven’t heard of any negative side-effects yet, and we’re pretty sure they are safe.”
Recently, Dr. Steven Schroeder, physician and smoking cessation expert at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, said that “nicotine is not the thing in tobacco smoke that causes cancer, but inhaling pure nicotine may be dangerous. We have no clue what the health effects could be.” The American Cancer Society blames tobacco smoke on nearly 90 percent of lung cancer deaths. “If it is a choice between smoking tobacco product or a nicotine replacement – of course, keep taking the nicotine,” Schroeder said. “It is a heck of a lot healthier than tobacco smoking.” Taieb agrees. “We aren’t claiming electronic cigarettes help you quit altogether, but I promise our product won’t cause cancer. So no matter what way you look at it, it’s the healthier option,” he says. Thousands of e-cigs are sold in the United States daily, and U.S. sales are expected to double in 2009, according to the manufacturer.
Aside from coming in various flavors (original tobacco, apple, cherry, strawberry, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, mint), the kit also comes in a variety of colors (black, gold, pink) – making it a fashionably fun way to STOP SMOKING. Let’s be real folks, cigarettes cost way to much (a pack a day @ just about $8 with tax increases = $56/wk. x 4 = $226/mo.) and for the most part, they kill!!!
UPDATE 5/28/2009: The Smoking Everywhere Electronic Cigarettes now come with vitamin B, C and Multi-Vitamin enriched cartridges in a variety of pleasurable flavors.