My Nicmaxx Review: TODAY IS AUGUST 19, 2013. ON JANUARY 5, 2013, I TRIED MY FIRST NICMAXX CIG AND LOVED IT BUT BECAUSE I HAD TO WAIT TO CHARGE MY CIG, I FOUND MYSELF SNEAKING REGULAR ONES. SO I FIXED THAT BY BUYING A SECOND STARTER KIT SO I COULD ALWAYS HAVE ONE CHARGED. NOW IF I TRY TO SMOKE A REGULAR CIGARETTE (MARLBORO LIGHTS) IT MAKES ME SICK. I CAN TASTE THE CHEMICALS NOW. BUT ANYWAY, I PREFER NICMAXX OVER REGULAR CIGS. THE TASTE IS BETTER, AND I AM SUCCESSFUL. HOPEFULLY BY THE END OF THE YEAR I WILL BE SMOKE FREE.
Location: CLEVELAND, OHIO
Name: cheryl b.
My Nicmaxx Review: Bought nicmaxx for daughter in law for mothers day…she is in love with it…with many thank you’s from her son.
Location: sebring fl
I have been using a E-Cigarette since Dec 24 and I have been smoke free now since Jan. It took me like 2 weeks to get used to the vapor and i would not go back to smoking a regular cigarette ever. I actually tried smoking a cigarette after using the E-cigarette and it was so nasty it was literally like putting an ashtray in my mouth.
Location: Sebring Florida
A recent article attributed to the CNN news group entitled E-Cigarette sales Continue To Soar.. seems to have been removed from their website. The article which we believe is quoted below can now only be found in part on websites that managed to pick up the story before the page was removed.
“Electronic cigarette makers have become increasingly aggressive in their advertising in the US, with one company even proclaiming that “Big Tobacco” has met its match. But the burgeoning industry is worried that an onslaught of taxes and regulations could snuff out its recent success.
The new assertiveness comes as tobacco analysts have started to acknowledge that growing demand for “e-cigs” in the US is peeling away customers from tobacco giants such as Altria, Lorillard and RJ Reynolds, Kazinform refers to CNN.
Upstarts such as NJOY, Vapor and Logic are spending more on marketing and advertising, to make the case for their products as a viable smoking alternative.
E-cigarette makers have even ventured into television in both the US and UK — taboo for tobacco groups — with advertising for their products
“Our mission is to ‘obsolete’ cigarettes,” said Craig Weiss, chief executive of NJOY, the leading US e-cigarette maker by market share. “We think of ourselves as the digital to their analogue.”
Sales of traditional cigarettes have been declining steadily in the past decade. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, consumption of smoked tobacco products fell 27 per cent from 2000 to 2011, as taxes increased and smoking bans at bars and restaurants took hold.
Meanwhile, sales of e-cigarettes have soared, doubling during the past two years to $300m in 2012 and on pace to reach $1bn in annual sales in the next few years, according to estimates by Goldman Sachs. The category is being compared with energy drinks and Greek yoghurt — bright spots in declining consumer markets.”
Whatever the reason for this being taken down…it seems the fight is on for the public health!!
At last a voice of reason in the e-cig debate. A piece by Lionel Shriver in the UK’s Guardian newspaper online (www.guardian.co.uk). Bravo! Its nice to see a voice of reason starting to be seen in the national press. A recent article in The mail online was so uninformed and unintelligently biased it is not even worth mentioning the link. Here is Mrs Shrivers article.
I’ve long been a decorative smoker. One daily roll-up hasn’t imperilled my health much, and it’s rescued me from the ranks of the self-righteous. I’ve relished the dash of badness, but my indulgence has come at a price: complicity. My more heavily addicted husband has smoked from the age of 19. So long as I join him in the odd postprandial drag, I’m a bad influence.
Last month I switched to an e-cig. I’m a convert. Sleek, black, and easily confused with a fine-point felt-tip, this newfangled “nicotine delivery system” is dead cool. The gently warm vapour ingeniously replicates the reflective pause of a real fag, the same quiet little buzz. But it doesn’t stink up your breath, cover surfaces with ash, turn the air acrid, stain your fingers, brown your teeth, reduce bone mass of the jaw, promote gum disease, or – wait for the drum roll – cause cancer. Nor does an e-cig give anyone in your vicinity cancer.
Why, then, are so many nonsmokers queasy, nay denunciatory, about electronic fags? Why did the EU’s tobacco product directive released last month propose effectively banning any e-cigs that deliver remotely enough nicotine to make them an attractive alternative to tobacco? Isn’t a “tobacco product directive” reaching beyond its remit by seeking to regulate a product containing no tobacco? Why is the sale of a device that administers a mild stimulant about as energising as a cup of coffee already illegal in Denmark, Belgium and Norway? Why do some airlines specifically ban e-cigs, which don’t foul the air on planes?
Socially, the battery-powered fag seems to inspire anything from curiosity to annoyance – as well as contempt in some proper smokers, who consider the counterfeit ciggie cowardly and naff. Fine, call most of us cowardly for being afraid of cancer. What I cannot sanction is the annoyance.
Web forums teem with sniffy disgust towards anyone who substitutes one addiction for another – though there’s no evidence that addiction to nicotine, in the absence of the tar and chemical additives of commercial tobacco, is any more damaging than addiction to caffeine. With e-cigs, it seems you haven’t “really quit”, even if you’ve really quit tobacco, the very substance that sheepish smokers yearn to eschew. In desperation, rabid anti-smokers deride e-cigs as stupid-looking and pathetic. Apparently we’re in danger of “renormalising smoking” after having lavished endless initiatives on making smoking socially unacceptable among all but a sad, quivering few.
Nonsense. If electronic cigarettes became a socially acceptable norm, lung cancer and emphysema rates would plummet. The trouble is that smokers have been demonised medically and morally: not merely bad for public health, but bad, full stop. E-cigs neatly separate the rational, research-backed concern for the health consequences of tobacco from a purely cultural revulsion for a “filthy” habit marking you as evil.
For anti-smoking fanatics, e-cigs must be enraging. They can’t clamber on to that handsome high horse, because what’s to get upset about? Those plastic vapour sticks aren’t gunking anyone’s lungs or even stinking up the drapes. And those dreadful cheats seem to be enjoying themselves! They’re getting away with something horrid scot-free! It isn’t fair! They should get cancer! Imagine the dizzy swoon of indignation deprivation: what’s upsetting is there’s nothing to get upset about.
The EU situation is more unsettling still. The pharmaceutical industry profits from popular but far less effective methods for quitting tobacco such as patches and gums, and spends more than €40m a year lobbying the EU. In the UK in 2011, nicotine replacement therapies were worth £117m in turnover, largely due to NHS freebies. It’s in Big Pharma’s interest to quash the e-cig, now that 7% of Europeans have tried one and in 2013 they are expected to attract more than a million Britons.
Keep an eye on the UK, whose politicians talk righteously, but whose coffers benefit from a whopping £9bn annually in tobacco taxes, dwarfing the £2.7bn smokers cost the NHS each year. (Yet because smokers die seven to 10 years younger, and place little demand on the service once dead, smoking may actually save the NHS money.) If all British smokers switched to e-cigs overnight, the Treasury would be traumatised. The government will never admit to banning e-cigs because it needs the taxes it rakes in from you killing yourself, but watch this space.
You want real evil? What’s truly evil is attempting to deny people addicted to a profoundly damaging substance the opportunity to transfer that addiction to a product most medical professionals rate as 99% harmless. The gathering European opposition to electronic cigarettes is the result of kneejerk cultural prejudice, puritanical vindictiveness, corporate collusion, and the unconscionable greed of tax authorities that won’t be able to heap the same punitive, confiscatory, opportunistic duties on a product that doesn’t hurt anyone.
Sure, there’s a sacrifice in leaving real tobacco behind for a mere simulacrum. You miss dancing on the dark side – the risk, that hint of wickedness. But since your detractors can’t have kittens any more, you get something in return: glee.