eCigsHQ.com is written and edited by three reformed smokers who are dedicated to providing their readers with unbiased reviews of the best and worst e-cigarettes on the market today. In the interest of full disclosure, Chris has lapsed into his old tobacco habit more than once, especially during poker nights with his buddies. We continue however, to do our very best to keep him on the straight and narrow.
The idea for eCigs HQ came about largely because of Laura’s inability to locate a trustworthy e-cigarette review site. A former Parliament smoker, she knew that she had to quit her nearly pack-a-day habit before she and her husband, Ron, could have a child. However, Laura simply dreaded the idea of going cold turkey. She began researching tobacco alternatives and came across numerous websites extolling the virtues of electronic cigarettes. However, she could not help but notice that nearly all of the review sites seemed overwhelmingly positive, and failed to provide the type of detail that she required to make an informed selection. Laura selected a Blu Cigs starter kit (she has since switched to Green Smoke) and was off tobacco in less than 2 months. 13 months later she gave birth to a healthy baby she named Joy. Presently, Laura works at home, giving her the opportunity to spend most of her time raising her beautiful daughter.
Christian was “forced” to become an e-smoker due to a former girlfriend’s displeasure with his daily pack-and-a-half smoking habit. She essentially wanted him to choose between her and cigarettes. As she had never smoked herself, she held little sympathy for Chris’ struggles with quitting tobacco. While he hated the idea of parting with his trusty Marlboro Reds, he knew that she was right — the smoking needed to stop. Believing that cold turkey would ultimately result in failure — he had tried quitting before — Chris turned his attentions to e-cigarettes and purchased an NJOY kit at his local 7-11. He has since switched to Green Smoke (Absolute Tobacco, 1.8%), but has admitted to lapses when socializing. He continues to make every effort to “stay clean.” His new girlfriend does not smoke, but has no problem with Chris’ use of e-cigarettes, and will sometimes even join him for an after-dinner vape.
Anne quit tobacco because it had begun to interfere with her active lifestyle. She found herself becoming winded when out biking, running, and even during her yoga sessions. While Anne knew she needed to stop smoking cigarettes, she feared the weight gain associated with quitting. Luckily she turned to e-cigarettes and has not looked back. She is proud to have made the switch to electric and now only feels the need to vape two or three times per day. While she enjoys SmokeTip and Apollo Extreme the most, she has been known to vape with Breathe Fresh and a few other brands as well. Best of all for Anne, she has actually lost four pounds since quitting as she now feels the urge to bike, run and walk more often.
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