SOUTH BOARDMAN, Mich., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic cigarettes are gaining favor among smokers and non-smokers alike. With e-cigarettes, smokers now can smoke in public places where smoking has been banned. Non-smokers appreciate the fact that these electronic versions emit no second-hand smoke.
"The world's changing. Smokers are a minority now," said the owner of MiniECigarette.com. "Smoking is taking on a new image."
In recent years, he explained, smoking has become taboo. With the invention of smokeless electronic cigarettes, however, the stigma of smoking is removed.
The owner of MiniECigarette.com is quick to note that e-cigarettes are not designed to be a smoking cessation program. They are, however, used by smokers as a substitute or a step-down program from traditional cigarettes. In fact, many smokers prefer electronic cigarettes because they do not contain tar, carbon monoxide or the hundreds of chemical additives associated with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
E-cigarettes also eliminate the yellowed teeth, fingers and fingernails that are a byproduct of traditional cigarettes. Plus, e-cigarettes are less expensive than their tobacco counterparts; a ten-pack of e-cigarette cartridges costs $11.98, or about the same price as two packs of cigarettes. Each cartridge is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes, making the e-cigarette 10-pack comparable to a carton of traditional cigarettes - and providing savings to the customer of more than $50.
Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among smokers because they are very similar to the "real thing." Here's how they work:
- The smoker "draws" on the e-cigarette.
- With pressure, the LED tip glows like an ember and goes out when the pressure stops.
- The atomizer kicks in, and liquid nicotine is atomized into an odorless, vapor-like substance.
- This "smoke" is delivered through the mouthpiece and inhaled/exhaled by the smoker.
At MiniECigarette.com, customers can choose from starter kits, disposable electronic cigarettes, cartridges, e-liquid (liquid nicotine) for the cartridges and accessories including batteries and chargers. Those wishing to cut down on their nicotine intake can select the cartridge level of their choice: high, medium, low or no nicotine. The cartridges are available in a variety of flavors: tobacco, menthol, cherry, strawberry, coffee, vanilla and chocolate. An electronic pipe is also available on the site. Gift certificates also are available.
E-cigarettes have been especially popular in bars and restaurants, as well as the workplace. Employees no longer have to go outside in inclement weather to light up, said the owner of MiniECigarette.com. With e-cigarettes, they can enjoy a "smoke" in the break room along with their co-workers.
"What sets us apart from other e-cigarette companies," said the owner of MiniECigarette.com, "is that we are a home-based business. Customer service is our top priority. We've also got some of the lowest prices around."
For more information, visit http://www.miniecigarette.com/
P.O. Box 77
South Boardman, MI 49680