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Does anyone have any experience of electric cigarettes?

(19 Posts)
PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 18:05:24

DH is a fairly heavy smoker. Over the last 9 years he has bend hypnotised, tried champix twice, read Allen Carr, tried patches, and tried one of those inhalator fag thingies.

Basically, IMO he doesn't want to give up because it is too difficult and he is afraid of failing.

I have discovered electric cigarettes via an acquaintance and he seemed interested and has committed to buying one next week after payday (no need to mention the costs incurred on cigs in the interim, I've already done that!).

Does anyone have any experience with them? Or advice/recommendations?


PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 18:06:08

*been hypnotised.

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 18:31:42


MegGriffin Sun 16-Oct-11 19:24:05

Is that the sort with the different flavours that emits what looks like smoke?

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 19:29:41

Yes. It emits a vapour and seems to be as akin to the smoking sensation as is possible.

MegGriffin Sun 16-Oct-11 19:36:33

My brother is using them at the moment and has been stopped for about 7 weeks now. For him they have been very successful so far.

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 19:46:32

Thanks Meg, could he recommend a brand at all? And how much does it cost per week, roughly?

MegGriffin Sun 16-Oct-11 19:49:21

He's not local to me but I have sent him a text asking so will post back when/if he replies smile

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 20:04:11

Brill, thanks. It seems DH will only react to a personal recommendation. FFS.

MistressFrankly Sun 16-Oct-11 20:06:47

A couple of friends of mine use these, one has quit real cigs entirely and the other now smokes a few half cigs a day. I still smoke and i am not trying to quit but am thinking of getting one as i love them. You can get some lovely flavours - the coffee is awesome. Wouldnt stop me smoking the real deal but fab to smoke indoors on a cold night with a good drink smile

Will find the link to the ones they use.

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 20:13:48

My worry is (I can't talk about it to DH as I am not allowed to put pressure on him hmm) as an ex smoker myself that he will reject them if they don't taste like embassy. He would not be remotely interested in coffee or vanilla or whatever. The whole thing has to mimic smoking as closely as possible

MistressFrankly Sun 16-Oct-11 20:16:41

Ecig starter pack

MistressFrankly Sun 16-Oct-11 20:18:44

Ahhh then i wouldnt say they would be the best in my experience. Not the same, or even close. Like i said would not make me stop. Didnt taste remotely like embassy smile

PeriPathetic Sun 16-Oct-11 20:21:59

Hah! DH is currently frantically searching the interweb for refills grin

I got him Nicocig starter kit for an early birthday pressie and he LOVES it! Trouble is, he's tight frugal and can't find the refills for a good price. You can get them on Amazon btw.

The "hit" is exactly like a ciggie and the best thing about it is you get to hold and inhale something. The ciggie is heavier than a real one, but it's good. He highly recommends it.

I may get one at some point too

Tyr Sun 16-Oct-11 20:22:30

Friend of mine tried them. I had a puff and thought it was pretty satisfying. You can enjoy them in bars etc too.
On the downside, you don't get to annoy anti-smokers which, for me, is part of the pleasure of smoking these days.

OtterBjitch Sun 16-Oct-11 20:24:08

My friend has been buying Motives from Tesco's. They are £5.99 each and supposed to be the equivalent of 30 cigarettes. I'm sure you can get them in other places too.

She has never wanted to stop before, but became a grandma 2 months ago, and is hoping to care for her DGC when the mother goes back to work.

As far as I know, they are not a stopping smoking product, but they give the sensation of smoking without the smelliness. Friend hasn't had a cigarette for 6 weeks and her skin definitely looks clearer. (Don't know if that is of interest to your DH grin).

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 20:30:06

I have noticed in the small print the disclaimers about not being an aid for giving up smoking but I'm clutching at straws.

PeriPathetic Sun 16-Oct-11 20:31:55

No, they aren't a giving up smoking thing, but a much healthier(?) way of smoking imho. There's none of the smell / chemicals / tar etc. Just the nicotine.

I'm starting to convince myself now!

PippiLongBottom Sun 16-Oct-11 21:24:04

Anyone else?

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