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Why would you trade regular tobacco cigarettes for an electronic version? Many people who are considering the switch hesitate because they think it is trading one bad habit for another. But consider this: what would you think if you gave up an hour of TV and took a walk instead? Or if you traded in your super-sized extra-greasy fast food meal for a small burger and salad? You are certainly trading up and working towards better habits and ultimately better health. This is the aim of those who choose the e-cigarette. Why would you switch? Why wouldn’t you?

The average price for a pack of premium tobacco cigarettes is well over $6.00, and with new state and federal taxes, it tops $9.00 in many areas. Nine dollars for a pack of cigarettes. The average smoker smokes between twenty and forty cigarettes per day. If you take the low figure, that is $9.00 per day; $63 a week; $252 a month; and $3024 a year.

Imagine if you got a $3000 raise at work, or if someone handed you a check for that amount. Certainly something to smile at, yet that is the amount of money that is literally going up in smoke. An electric cigarette, in contrast, can cost under $80, and electronic cigarette refill cartridges cost less than $15 for 5 cartridges. Each cartridge lasts for about 250-300 puffs. The savings are clear. Take the extra money and save it – or buy yourself a treat for making such a good decision.

In the forties and fifties, the movies were full of beautiful people lighting up. Bette Davis is featured in most of her millions of photos with a cigarette in hand. The slim holders, the graceful hands, and painted lips seared a glamorized picture of smoking into generations of heads. Today, this picture has been replaced with one not so pleasant: leathery skin, yellow teeth and eyes, hacking coughs, chronic illnesses.

The appearance of smoking is no longer beautiful, but people still find the habit hard to kick. For these people, an e-cigarette offers a way to reduce smoking without further damaging their appearance. No more yellow stains on your fingers, no more foul, smelly clothing or hair. It is amazing how noticeable the absence of smoke is in your life. A night out won’t leave you stinking; if you smoke in your car on the way to work, you don’t have to scramble to air out and freshen your breath so you are presentable. You can take a break and not have to worry about bringing a cloud of smoke back in with you. It is freeing – and much better smelling.

Additional Resources

If You Need a Cigarette, We Can Help
No Smoking Allowed? No Problem
Major Cigarette Tobacco Health Risks Examined

What are "Fire Safe" Cigarettes?

What are Some of the Side Effects of Quitting Smoking

Examining Smoking Health Effects in Detail
5 Tips For Stopping Smoking

What are the Major Tobacco Effects on Health

Some of the Benefits of Quitting Smoking
Protect Your Health: Emphysema Facts
Vaping - What is it?
Long Term Effects of Smoking in Teens
Why Second Hand Smoke Is A Real Problem for Everyone


More External Resources

Wikipedia - An article about the basics of e cigarettes and usage
TVECA.org - Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association
WHO - Health information about e cigs