It is all well and good when we, an e-cigarette company, tell you how e-cigarettes can change your life, but it’s an entirely different story when you hear from someone who actually uses SMOKO.
This week we wanted to share one of our customer's experience with SMOKO, and how it helped them stop smoking once and for all.
"I have been with SMOKO E-Cigarettes for three years now and haven't had a real cigarette since then. This has got to be one of the easiest ways to give up! I was a heavy smoker and had smoked for 40+ years, and never thought I would do it. I had tried to give up so many times but found it too hard. Then I discovered SMOKO and it was amazing.
It takes away the cravings and I would never go back to smoking a real cigarette now. It's so much cheaper as well! I know it's scary if you're a long time smoker, the thought of giving up, but I feel so much healthier and have loads of breath when I go out walking.
The only thing I would suggest is if you're going to do it then get rid of the real cigarettes, as when you have a choice we all know which one we would pick. That's how I have succeeded, I dumped the fags and have never looked back. I don't crave for cigarettes as I have all I need, the nicotine, something to hold in my hand, what else do us smokers crave?
Thanks so much SMOKO, for all that and for the fantastic delivery service. I never have to wait more than a couple of days for my nicotine!"
We have all been where Patricia was, wanting to quit cold turkey, and having it working for a while... but then something happens to push us back to smoking. We then try the patches and gum, but they just don't work.
The good news is that E-cigarettes have been shown to be much more effective than patches or gum, with one study saying that a smokers is up to 60% more likely to quit with e-cigarettes than with patches or gum.
The reason for this is not clear, though there are theories. One of the leading ideas is that because you're still puffing on something, you're able to make the switch easier. Patches and gum may give you the same amount of nicotine as an e-cigarette, but they don't seem to give the same hand-to-mouth satisfaction.
Patches and gum also don't give you the same taste or feel of a cigarette, and the psychological habit of smoking can be just as hard to break as the purely chemical nicotine addiction.
Patricia also makes a good point about not trying to use both cigarettes and E-cigarettes at the same time. It may work at first but it is too easy to fall back into old habits. If for example you're out and your battery runs out of charge, or you forget to bring a spare refill. If you use both then it is too simple to just reach for a cigarette and forget the e-cigarette.
Using both is also nowhere near as good for you as making the switch completely. Recently Cancer Research UK looked into the long term effects of e-cigarettes and cigarettes. They found that although people who use both do get less toxins in their bodies, they still have a much higher percentage of toxins then people who just use e-cigarettes.
But let’s consider the cost of smoking. As Patricia mentioned the cost of cigarettes is huge, after all a pack of cigarettes is at least £10 and set to rise! If you compare that to E-cigarettes where 1 refill (which is 30 cigarettes worth of nicotine) costs a maximum of £2, that is a 80% difference!
In one year if you go through 1 refill a day you will save almost £3,000! And if you take advantage of our weekly deals you can save even more money.
Though there has been no definitive answer on how much e-cigarettes can help with your lungs there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to show how much it can help. You don't have to go any further then our own testimonial page to see how much better people, like Patricia, can live their lives with e-cigarettes. After all most e-cigarette users will tell you how much much easier it is to breathe after they made the switch.
If like Patricia you have spend most of your life a smoker, and have tried to quit and never quite make it, then give SMOKO a try! See for yourself if having the taste, feel and look of a cigarette can make the difference and finally get you smoke free.
So if you want to make the switch why not give one of our starter kits a try?