A Smoker and a Non-Smoker’s Ecigarettes Review

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As you know, my mom was here for three weeks in March and she’s a smoker. Her first week here right on her birthday she received ecigarettes in the mail. She was anxious to try them. Not because she’s interested in quitting, but because she could smoke inside at the airport or wherever smoking is prohibitive instead of standing out in the cold. It’s my desire she’ll want to quit and slowly reduce the amount of nicotine she inhales, since the ecigarettes do have strong, full, medium, light and no nicotine.

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In the ecigarettes kit she received 10 samples of two different flavors of refills, the ecigarette and the adapter. Her samples were the full and medium strengths. The first time, she only took a few drags with the full strength and she said she could have gone out and had a cigarette after using the ecigarettes. We initially thought she could have benefited from having the strong to start out with. Then she tried smoking an ecigarette and took ten drags and said she felt satisfied.

She said it was different smoking with the ecigarette. To be honest, she coughed on her first drag! Mom said that they left an after taste like cigarettes, but old cigarettes. I forgot to ask her if that gradually went away. It’s hard writing a review from another person’s perspective.

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For me, it was weird to be near mom while she smoked with the ecigarette because I still had the same reaction as if she was smoking. The vapor I saw reminded me of smoke and my gut reaction was to not want to breath it in or want my children near it. The rare skeptic in me reared it’s head. I was skeptical because when mom smoked she still had to blow out the vapor. I wondered what was in it, was it harmful? Yeah I needed to do more research because I didn’t want to have a false sense of protection from harmful odors and what I was breathing in. Nevertheless, when I did get a whiff of the vapor it smelled like vanilla, the flavor she tried while she was here. It also did not make us cough as cigarette smoke would.

The FDA has not approved ecigarettes nor have there been any clinical studies done. So there is no evidence to prove or disprove any claims about the ecigarettes being better or “healthier”. However, smokers seem to really benefit from them. Even my little sister wanted to try them because she wants to quit smoking. Forgot to ask mom today if she shared any with little sis. Overall, my mom had a fairly positive experience and enjoyed trying something new. She ended up using the ecigarettes when she woke up in the middle of the night so she wouldn’t have to get up and go outside to have a smoke.

I’d recommend you to encourage your smoking relatives to give them a try, especially if they are looking quit smoking.

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40 comments

  1. lisa says:

    I tried them. They aren’t satisfying.I like to see the smoke when I inhale. They’re heavy and taste bad.

  2. Michelle F. says:

    wish I had known about these when I was quitting

  3. There have actually been a ton of different clinical studies about electronic cigarettes. LOL You can find them here: http://casaa.org/Clinical_Research.html

  4. I’m so glad my hubby quit years ago…

  5. courtney says:

    My mother in law uses something like this – really helps her!

  6. Holly Uhler says:

    I’ve tried a few e-cigs. Specifically on long train rides to visit home up north. Honestly… I was not impressed with the ones I have gotten. They kept me from killing a conductor when they told us due to delays there would be no smoking at the next designated smoke stop but I still craved a normal one

  7. Sheri says:

    Interesting. I hope that they help people quit.

  8. Jerri Davis says:

    It looks a lot larger than I thought and I didnt know it had vapor. Thank You. Jerri Davis

  9. I might need to tell my mom about this.

  10. Mellisa says:

    A great way to to help people quit smoking for sure!

  11. Lisa says:

    I like them. My husband smokes and I think they actually help you quit. And they don’t smell like regular cigs.

  12. I’ll have to let me mom know about these, she’s been smoking for so long.

  13. Tammy says:

    I’ve always wondered if these helped someone stop smoking. I’m so glad I never picked it up when I was younger.

  14. Alyshia says:

    I would love to quit these are worth a try.

  15. Jenn says:

    Interesting! I’ve never smoked, but I’m stressed enough today to start. ;)

  16. I just don’t know what to think about them, but it’s slightly disconcerting that the FDA hasn’t ruled on them.

  17. Marcie W. says:

    Early next month will mark two years smoke free for me! I never thought I would be able to go this long.

  18. Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    Thanks for the review. I have been skeptical about the ecigarettes and wondered if they really work. I quit smoking over 17 years ago but can not break the hand to mouth habit, therefore I have gained a lot of weight. My doctor suggested I get an ecigarette without the nicotine and use it to cut down my eating. I am not really sold on this idea but it may work.

  19. LyndaS says:

    I am thankful that I come from a non-smoking family.

  20. Jennifer says:

    Unfortunately, my 18 year old son thinks these are the greatest thing in the world. Ugh. He has always been a non-smoker so I was really surprised when he decided to use his adulthood to purchase fake cigarettes. Double ugh.

  21. I really need to get my in-laws something like this. They both smoke a lot & it aggravates my asthma to be around them & drives me crazy when they smell like smoke around my kid.

  22. Maria Iemma says:

    I was never a smoker and thankfully neither was my husband and my kids have followed our lead. My dad smoked for a long time and had to have his leg amputated due to arterial damage from the smoking.

  23. I GOT ONE IN THE MAIL YESTERDAY AND ITS HARSH–SO I DONT KNOW IF IT IS GOOD OR BAD YET…

  24. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    I switched to ecigs almost 3 years ago and will never go back. The best thing to do is try several different brands. None of them taste the same but when you find one you like, that’s the key. I never thought I would completely quit but when I found the one’s I use now, I enjoyed the flavor so much that real cigarettes started tasting horrible. I’m not trying to promote a certain brand but I highly recommend trying ecigsbrand.com After finding them, I haven’t had a real cig in almost 3 years now :)

  25. lisa says:

    Luckily I bought one single. I don’t like it. In a pinch, I will use it.

  26. my hubbys aunt has been using these to cut back on smoking she really likes them

  27. Mary Mudd says:

    I have wondered if these help. I quit smoking 12/31 cold turkey, and I have to say, it is very very hard. I might have to give this a try, maybe I wont be so cranky, lol

  28. This is interesting, but like Liz I am a bit concerned because the FDA hasn’t ruled on them yet.

  29. WELL I THINK I AM GONNA LIKE IT AFTER ALL!!!

  30. Sheilacakes says:

    Great info. Thanks for sharing

  31. Sheilacakes says:

    Thanks for the info.

  32. Colleen Schilinski says:

    Sure do wish you had some for a giveaway. I need to try something like this, because it’s expensive to smoke real cigarette’s. If you have any leftover’s, I’ll take them.

  33. Leilani says:

    My husband’s aunt uses electronic cigarettes.

  34. Stephanie Thompson (Free) says:

    I am wanting to try them myself but one reason is because of the going outside to smoke. I hope they do studies soon so we will know if they are harmful to others that are around us when using them.

  35. Toni says:

    I used to be a smoker and I have the occasional urge to pick up a cigarette somtimes. I never do but it would be nice to have something like this on hand just in case :)

  36. well the methol is a lot better and no more smell..

  37. Kathleen says:

    I really wish Matt would give these a try.

  38. Jennifer, oh that’s horrible that your son picked these up. I would never promote something like this for a non-smoker, but can see how kids could get a mixed message. At the same time it’s also a poor choice on their part because the ecigarettes still contain nicotine so they are not doing themselves a favor at all. :(

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