After 30 years, yesterday, which was Independence Day, I declared my own independence… from cigarette smoke.
If you're a non-smoker, this may not be a big issue. But for me, it's huge. And it's all because of one ingenious little tool I would have never thought I'd like. Until now.
You see, during those 30 years, I've tried everything. From patches to pills. From chewing gums to chewing tobacco. From cold turkey to computer gadgets. From self-hypnosis to acupuncture. Nothing worked. At least, not permanently.
But finally, I found a solution. The reason it works is because it's not a cessation tool but an alternative to smoking tobacco. And a lot healthier, too. No carcinogens, no carbon monoxide, no tar, no additives. Why? Because it's not smoke. It's “Green Smoke.”
Green Smoke is not even smoke. It's plain ol' steam. Yup, vapor.
No combustion. No burning. No fire. Therefore, no smoke.
It's been two days now, and I feel good. I don't have any withdrawals, including twitching or sweats. I don't even feel the urge to smoke. Plus, I can use this alternative to “light up” in non-smoking areas, such as airplanes and restaurants, without breaking any laws.
Green Smoke is an electronic cigarette. Yes, that is my affiliate link, but I wouldn't recommend it until I tried it myself. I'm a believer now, and I recommend this product.
Now, just to be clear, nicotine is addictive. But nicotine, in itself, is not bad. According to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, nicotine is about as harmful as caffeine.
What's harmful is the smoke. And smoking.
Smoke carries carbon monoxide, tar, and chemicals. With Green Smoke, there's no tar buildup in your lungs… no ingesting carcinogens and chemical additives… and most importantly, no fire hazards, such as potentially dropping a lit cigarette.
I also love the fact that I can “smoke” in bars and restaurants. The vapor dissipates almost immediately, so there's no lingering smell or unpleasant odor. After all, it's steam. But it feels like a cigarette, and inhaling steam feels like smoking — without the smoke.
Sure, it does feel a little different. But it's darn close! And it's certainly not for beginning smokers or kids — just like alchohol is not for kids. This is an alternative solution to committed, long-terms smokers like me who finally want to breathe again.
Health benefits aside, I really like the idea of being able to recharge the electronic cigarettes using their USB plug. I can plug it into the wall or into my computer. Best of all, the cost is about 10-15% of what I used to spend on cigarettes.
The money savings alone is huge!
I highly recommend this product. I bought mine last month and have been using it for several weeks. But it wasn't until a few days ago I didn't feel the need to smoke real cigarettes. In fact, I've never thought this was possible… until now. And I'm impressed.