Yes, amazing as it seems, spring is almost here! Most folks celebrate spring by going outside and becoming more active. But in the world of electronic cigarettes spring is an interesting time. Did you know that we do our best business in the winter time? It’s true.
We can only speculate on why this is. But here at SmokeStik we have talked about the phenomenon many times and think we know the answer. The truth is….people like to smoke. And it takes something BIG to make people quit smoking or even start to think about quitting smoking. And we will often do things for people we love that we won’t do for ourselves. I’m talking about second hand smoke.
In the winter time most of us are cooped up inside our homes where our children, pets and other friends and relatives are exposed to the very real dangers of second hand smoke. I know for myself standing out in the howling, ice cold wind driven rain was a big motivator for me to give up tobacco smoking! Because there was no way I would smoke in my house. Crazy isn’t it? We KNOW how bad it is. Even smokers don’t like the after effects of tobacco smoke. The yellow walls, the ruined photographs, the smell! Yet we would rather freeze than give it up. But the thought of making someone we love sick is often enough to motivate us to at least try. So going outside is the most common first step.
When the weather gets better, many people lose their resolve to stay with the SmokeStik. The pleasant weather actually acts as a “trigger” for smoking behavior. The SmokeStik is definitely a good way to help you give up cigarettes. But it is still smoking behavior. This is why we are not allowed to advertise as a way to quit smoking. So the trick is to recognize the trigger for what it is and consciously transfer that urge, that desire to smoke onto the SmokeStik! I can honestly say I enjoy using my SmokeStik much more than I ever enjoyed smoking. Enjoyment is the key to why electronic cigarettes are so successful in helping people give up tobacco and manage the cravings. Having something enjoyable to replace the cigarette with is very important. But it’s not magic. You still have to make up your mind to do it.
Using a SmokeStik, or “vaping” as it’s commonly called, is supposed to be enjoyable. It’s OK to enjoy it! And part of that enjoyment is knowing that you’re not harming the people around you with second hand smoke. Even when out of doors, for instance at a picnic like the photo above, second hand smoke can ruin the occasion for a nonsmoker. And all the nasty things about cigarettes that you worry about in your home still apply. Burning holes in your clothes or your favorite picnic blanket. Dropping ashes in someones food. And of course, the smell. You can enjoy your SmokeStik outdoors without any of these worries. And we have even brought you several products to make sure running out is not a worry either.
1. The Emergency Charger. Carry one with you and never have to worry about finding a source of electricity to charge your battery with.
2. Extended charge time batteries. The MaxxQ, Pitbull and Halligan. These stay charged up to 25% longer than a regular sized ecig battery.
3 Extended length cartomizers. Our XL cartomizers have twice as much liquid in them as our regular cartomizers. Depending on your usage patterns this can make it possible to get through the entire day on one cartomizer! If you were a light smoker you can easily get several days from one cartomizer.
4 The XL Carry Case…which by the way is still on sale for only $5.99! Small enough to fit in a purse, pocket or backpack ( or picnic basket. ) yet big enough to hold two extended length batteries, one with a cartomizer attached and TWO extra cartomizers!
5. And finally…..SmokeScreens. Those delightful soft, chewy tips that we send FREE with every cartomizer order. Allows you to comfortable use the SmokeStik with no hands as well as to share it with others while keeping your cartomizer sanitary.
So as you can see, there is no reason to let those deep seeded “tobacco triggers” ruin your resolve for better health and a cleaner more enjoyable social life for the people around you. When those feelings arise of wanting to smoke look inside yourself and find out what is triggering them. If there has been a sudden change for the better in the weather it’s a sure bet that is it. Replace that desire for tobacco with thoughts of freshness. Clean, fresh spring air! And thoughts of how much more fun your outdoor activities will be without having to endure the evil glances and nasty comments about your smoke from the people around you.