My personal vaporizer, or e cig, and the vapor (instead of smoke!)
I never, ever thought that I could quit smoking...I'd tried every new idea that ever came on the market. I'd stick with it for a while, then back on the smokes I'd go. With an electronic cigarette, you still get the nicotine (you can lower your dose as you go...I've gone from 24 mg to 12 mg in these six months), you still satisfy the hand-to-mouth action and what to do with your hands. It also 'feels' like smoking, so it really is different than anything else out there.
I have NOT gained weight, which is also a reason I'd go back to smoking. I know, dumb reason, but smoking is dumb in the first place. The flavors out there are only limited by your imagination...literally. You name it, someone has a juice in that flavor....even beer flavor, coffee, pizza, fruity or sweet flavors. I prefer either caramel, a nutty pecan, or any coffee flavor.
When I first started with the e-cigs, I didn't want to put it down. Well, that can lead to a nicotine overdose very quickly if you're not careful!! It is nothing deadly, because you will stop before then. You'll be too busy on the basin! Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, diarrhea and nausea will stop you! Now I use it just like I would a regular cigarette...after a meal, with my morning coffee, etc.
Folks will try to sell you the hype that you can smoke this "anywhere" you want to. Not true. And in the vein of being a respectful Wal-Mart boondocker, don't try and push your ecig on the public. No one has the right to put anything into another's person's 'airspace' so don't be a Rudy Rude about it. No, it won't harm them, yes, it's just steam or water vapor you're blowing out, but it does resemble smoking, so most folks aren't going to be happy about you vaping right next to them. (It's like putting out your slides, lawn chairs, and BBQ at the Wal-Mart Inn in the afternoon...just don't do it!!)
It's so nice to smell like cookies instead of cigarette smoke! My kids always try to guess what flavor I'm vaping, and my two youngest who smoke have been gifted with an entire set-up and supplies. Tracie is doing quite a bit better with it than Tony, but at least they both have the choice.
If you'd like to learn more, I suggest starting at ECF, or Electronic Cigarette Forum, http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com and if you'd like to order some lovely e-juice, please visit the site http://juicyliquid.com for a great deal. ECF is a group of wonderful, caring people who are always eager to help the people who are new to vaping.
If you have a smoker in your life that you love and would like to get an electronic cigarette for them, don't get scammed by 'free offers.' They will over-charge you and keep dinging your credit card. Stop by a local cigarette store and ask them if they sell disposable ecigs. Let your loved one try the relatively inexpensive disposable to see if they like the concept. Then they can decided what set-up they would like...and ask for advice on ECF if you have any questions! You can also send me a message on Google + and I'd be happy to help answer any questions you might have. This is one idea whose time has come!!