Alas, when I decided it was time to get serious about my health I knew it would mean the end of my cigars.
I can't begin to tell you how much I'd enjoy a good Tabak cigar in the back yard with a book in hand. But, my decision was made and go, they did.
With the recent up-swell of e-cigs I wondered if anyone made an E-cigar and as it turns out there are several that do.
I've heard people talk e-cigs and how they're just like the real thing. Has anyone tried the e-cigars and could recommend one to me?
I've been using an e-cig for a couple of years now, totally ceased a 20+ a day smoking habit within a few weeks of buying it...best money I ever spent.
That said, they are not *exactly* like proper smokes...they are similair and serve the same purpose in far less harmfull way which is great, but they are different in many ways...now I've never smoked cigars but I would wager that electronic cigars are just as different to the real thing in the same way that e-cigs are different to proper smokes.
Have a browse around this site, they have tons of opinions and reviews of various devices and flavours
Hope this helps
Thanks Steve. I'll check it out.
Cut down to one or two a week and forget the health crap if you are otherwise healthy. One a week won't have that averse of an affect on your health. If you are that concerned about your health and only smoke once or twice a week just give it up, breathing the air everyday is just about as bad.
I'm a dedicated e-cig user, and i can tell you that it helps kick the habit. I recommend vapor4life.com. They make a Cuban Cigar flavor which i'm sure you will enjoy (i'm smoking it now, as a matter of fact), hundreds of different flavors, great prices, and excellent service. best of luck!
Thank you Nate. I'm expecting a delivery today which I'm hoping will be 'awesome'. I'll look at your site, today. I'm really excited that I may have found a happy solution to my 'no cigar' decision.
Love E-cigs. I started with those blucig things and they were shit. My brother was big into e-cigs and got me try one he had (an eGo) and I was hooked. Years later I now sell them and donate 20% of my proceeds to the USO and a deployed troops foundation.
Ive gotten dozens of people to quit smoking, and that is what men do. we help each other out in times of need.
I'm a pipe smoker, occasionally smoke a cigarette, even more rarely, a cigar.
If you're smoking a cigar properly, there's not much more of a health risk than with a pipe. As I don't generally smoke cigars, I haven't done much research in that direction, but with pipe smoking, even the surgeon general's report said that light-moderate pipesmoking (defined as 5 or less bowls a day) had no negative health impacts.
Since I don't suffer from nicotine withdrawal, I can't speak to the efficacy of e-cigs in that area. I didn't notice much nicotine from vaping unless I was taking abnormally large draws and holding them in my chest for a while. I have tried them, but they were actually harsher on my throat than a non-filtered cigarette usually is. This is likely due to the low-quality e-cigs I tried.
How heavy is your cigar habit? If you're not inhaling, and you're smoking a couple sticks a week, the average person's risk would be negligible, probably less harmful than breathing while in a large city. If you're outdoors while smoking, then there's even less risk, as the smoke is not concentrated.
Either way, if you're committed/convinced to giving them up, good luck and stay strong.
I am not a cigarette smoker...for some reason in my mind smoking a cigar is different than puffing on a cigarette. Meaning that I have seen numerous e-cigs and have not really been impressed. To me, they seem to be much more a nicotine fix than a relaxing experience (which I equate with a cigar).
I was intrigued by the idea, however, and looked for an e-cigar to use in my office. I tried a couple of brands (Smokeless Selects and NextGen) because they were cheap. Well...I got my money's worth. They didn't really taste that great, in my opinion.
My girlfriend got me an e-cigar from Antonio Villard recently and it was MUCH better. The taste was top notch and it actually looks like a real cigar, instead of a plastic knock-off.
I would highly recommend these guys.
Thanks Tom. I'm finding a LOT of e-cigars that smell good, but there's absolutely no taste at all. I'll look into Villard and report back.
Thanks to everyone who's replied for & against. I enjoy hearing everyones views. How else to learn from lifes experiences, right?
You got it!
I was just about to order one of the Villards but it seems they only come with nicotine. If they don't have a none-nicotine option it pretty much counts them out. Too bad.
Oh! I didn't know that you were looking for a no-nicotine version. Have you contacted them? Maybe they have them through special ordering or something.
Either way, the "e" versions are still healthier. There isn't any of the chemicals in them.