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As many of you know I started this Blog to track my progress on quitting smoking cigarettes and educate others on e-cigarettes at the same time. I had been a loooong time smoker and was hooked, but then my wife gave me an e-cig starter kit for Christmas and I made the switch. Since then I have cut my nicotine level down from 24mg to 16mg and am getting ready to make the change down to 11mg. So progressively I will end my nicotine cravings and end up a 0mg, but that is still a little down the road and I do like the feeling of my e-cig as sort of a stress reliever even if I don’t need as much nicotine. Anyway, I already asked my wife to get me the step down cartomizers to 11mg for Father’s day. It’s only been about 6 months, but I really am seeing a ton of progress. I have been able to reduce my nicotine cravings, my cough is virtually gone, and I definitely feel better when I run or jog; and I do run and jog, which I could not do previously without coughing and hacking afterwards. So life with e-cigs is good definitely and it continues to get better. So if you do care about that special dad or husband in your life who smokes, then consider giving him an electronic cigarette starter kit…they really work! PEACE!
Shown: The Bloog Ecig USB Charger and Wall Adapter
If you’re thinking about trying electronic cigarettes as a way to stop smoking traditional cigarettes here are a few of the things you’ll need to know. Electronic cigarettes do need to be charged, but the batteries are designed to be easily recharged. Notice in the picture above, the battery is screwed into a USB Charger (which can be used independently in your computer) and that is connected to a wall adapter. The terrific part about this type of system is its simplicity and versatility. If you have a USB charger you can charge your e-cig batteries in any USB compatible device. Then add a Wall Adapter and you can charge anywhere you can plug in. Then add a car outlet adapter and you’re able to charge in the car. So anywhere you go you can be charging your electronic cigarette batteries while you vape using another battery. Probably one of the biggest benefits is that e-cigarettes are more environmentally friendly, no left over cigarette butts, no potential for starting an accidental fire, and e-cigs being rechargeable don’t create a lot of waste in packaging either. Think about every empty pack of tobacco cigarettes you throw away and every butt you toss on the ground…a lot right? So put an end to all of that extra garbage, a rechargeable e-cigarette is a natural solution. Now add the savings from not always buying a new pack of cigarettes and an e-cigarette is really saving…SAVING YOU MONEY! Recharging = Savings for sure. Additionally, the e-cigs end that second hand smoke issue that non-smokers find truly annoying and even better an e-cigarette enables you to step down your nicotine cravings along the way. Just a few benefits of e-cigarettes I wanted to pass on today. Shown above is a Bloog Purple Automatic Battery with USB charger and Wall Adapter, a very simple system for anyone new to e-cigs! Have a great day and PEACE!
When I returned from Vegas I realized that my church softball team had a game that evening. I do try to stay active and still love to play softball as a replacement to baseball. So this is a pretty easy high pitch church league, supposed to be very relaxed, but sometimes people forget it’s a church league and get a little intense on the field. So last year I had to go off and smoke a butt behind some bushes between innings because it’s a family atmosphere and sometimes the moms get annoyed with my smoke around their kids. They used to give me so much grief about it, so I had to take it out on the other team and smack their pitchers around a bit…good motivator and ultimately the team wins…but still I hated it. So since I started vaping with my Bloog e-cigarettes I’m just puffing vapor and don’t have to hide anywhere. So this is our first game, about the 3rd inning and I start puffing and a mom walks up to me and asks me to stop smoking, because she sees the vapor so my response is I’m not smoking I’m vaping, see the LED light (no matches, no ash, nothing) and the smoke is not smoke it’s vapor. So no second hand smoke. And she’s trying to save face and argue with me and I’m getting a bit annoyed at this point. So (and please forgive me for this, because it is a bit rude of me) I just take a big drag and blow it in her general direction to show her it’s NOT smoke. And she’s like, “Oh it really isn’t smoke…um, uh, it just looked like smoke from a distance.” And I go. “It’s supposed to look like smoke, but I’m really trying to step down my nicotine intake and live a healthier lifestyle…really, so can you cut me a break on this…PLEASE?” So by this time my blood pressure’s up and I’m on deck. Gotta get a couple of swings in to loosen up. So I put my Bloog in my pocket (nice…can’t do that with a cigarette) and get loose. Guy in front of me gets a single and sets me up with runners on first and third two outs…love this situation and I’m a lefty…so the whole field shifts to right thinking I’m a pull hitter…so this pitcher lays up a sweet pitch I wait on it and smash it to left field (no one’s even there because of their stupid lefty shift) and I end up with a 2 RBI triple easy. So as soon as I hit third I look over at the mom on the bench pull out my Bloog take a puff, give her a wink and put it back in my pocket…ahhh thank goodness for the little pleasures in life. Thanks to my wife and Bloog for saving the day! PEACE!
I travel a lot and spend a lot of time in the car. And when I’m stuck in traffic I tend to have those nicotine cravings, although I have managed to step down my nicotine level, I still crave it on a level. So instead of smoking like I used to do I am Blooging. But occasionally I forget to charge a battery. So I always keep a pass through battery on hand in the car that I can plug into my car adapter. Really simple and easy, just a tethered battery and the car charger, all USB compatible. Then I thread on my cartomizer and I’m good to go. Well the other day I am driving on the Schuylkill Expressway (if you’re around Philly you know this is a bad stretch of road, but convenient when it’s not jammed). So I get on this “Expressway” and I use that term liberally. And I forget to listen to the traffic report before getting on “DOH” and I get a mile down the thing and boom bumper to bumper traffic for about 4 miles into the city. So I know I’m screwed. I make a few calls to tell clients I’ll be late and then enjoy the view of my neighbor’s bumper and try to answer emails. But why not multi-task and get a little vaping in, right? Ummmm…wrong I forgot to charge my battery…what was I thinking. Then I remember the pass-thru in my center console…I’m not such an idiot after all. So I plug in and boom I’m Blooging and getting the nicotine to keep me from going into road rage mode. Just some friendly advice for all of you road warriors out there…a pass thru is definitely a handy item…also get the car adapter. If you run into the occasional car fire, or flat tire or fender bender like I do on the road…these two items can be a life saver! PEACE!
Had a bit of fun this weekend at the Sixers vs Orlando Magic Game! Not that it was a good game, because it wasn’t, but I had a lot of fun before and after with my buds, our beer pong table and my Bloog. In my smoking days I used to have a butt in my mouth and try to concentrate on making my buds slam down some suds…and putting my cigarette down just wasn’t an option on a sloppy table, so I was always dropping ash everywhere. Now with my e-cigarette, I was able to take a drag on my Bloog and then put it in my shirt pocket, while I put my bro’s to shame. Didn’t burn my shirt, didn’t get my Bloog wet, and what’s best I didn’t accidentally drop ash into my beer on the table (that used to be a major VIOLATION). Now, no more VIOLATIONS of the Beer Pong code of ethics, I don’t offend my buddies or the ladies, and while I may smell a bit like a beer, I never smell like an ashtray anymore! Plus my designated driver…my lovely wife keeps me on the straight and narrow as a former smoker and now loyal vaper! Give vaping at your next tailgate a try and see if you don’t agree with me and my Bloog! PEACE!
Had an unusual Saturday, had to be on a photo shoot with one of my photographers, a cigar smoker, who happened to only be available on Saturdays the last two weeks. And when a client wants to use a particular photographer, I have to work when that photographer is available to meet the deadline. The photographer and I happen to get along extremely well, and used to enjoy a good cigar together after hours or better use cigar smoke to fake steam on the set when shooting food (an old trick that had it’s benefits when I smoked). So yesterday was extremely tough on me from an old habits standpoint. I not only was shooting with an old friend, but also had to abstain from our old pleasure. But, being a trooper, I soldiered on with my Bloog and we still had a great time working and rehashing old times. The best part, was that at the end of the day, he says to me, “How are those things anyway?” So I ask him if he’d like to give it a try. I had a cartomizer with some Red Juice in it and I have gotten into the habit of keeping some mouthpiece tips in my car and on me at all times. People always want to try my e-cigarette (because it looks like fun), but I don’t want everyone putting their mouth on my carto, so the mouthpieces really do come in handy. I never look like a jerk and at the same time I never have to get drool on my cartomizers…a WIN/WIN for me and my friends. So my photographer gives Blooging (vaping) a try and he actually says, “Hey, it’s not bad…how do I get one of these?” And of course the million dollar question, “How much are they?” So I tell him where to go and what the starter kit costs. And he was really receptive to them, plus I told him he could write them off as a business expense, since he could use the vapor to create steam over plates of food when he is shooting food for ads and packaging. And he got an evil grin when I said that….so I know his gears were turning. Anyway, hoping the next time I go back to his studio, we are vaping together. PEACE!
It’s that time of year, and I used to be one of them, the time when all of the smokers are sitting in their cars getting their cigarette fix while their kid is on the field playing baseball. Not that it is any secret that smoking around the fields is frowned upon (unless you’re the guy in my last post with the cigar…clueless). Anyway smoking cigarettes around young athletes is pretty rare, but smoking in your car with the window cracked happens a lot. Of course, you miss a lot of the game and that is sad. So I am so glad I can Bloog (vape) off to the side and no one even really notices, because the vapor just evaporates…love it. I never miss a play and I am not banished to the parking lot anymore…I have to convert a few of my still smoking friends…may even try getting on the Bloog affiliate program so I make some bucks at this…anyway, it’s good to not be in the parking lot when your son makes a big play. PEACE!
Okay this is a weird one…there’s this guy in a surrounding neighborhood to mine that happens to own a Segway, one of those two wheeled personal vehicles you see mall cops riding around on, Every now and then I see this guy tooling around town on this thing with a cigar in his mouth, guessing the wife told him to take his cigars on the road and he took her literally. Anyway so I am at my son’s baseball game an there are walking trails around the fields, since the fields are located in a big park the the township owns. And I guess you can Segway on a walking trail without too much worry from cops bothering you in my town. So we’re somewhere near the end of the game and Joe Segway pulls up with an enormous cigar, and parks his environmentally friendly vehicle next to me and starts to puff away…could have screamed! Now I used to enjoy a good cigar when I was smoking, but only around friends at a poker table or tailgate, but he has to park next to me while I am trying to enjoy a baseball game…is there a reason ignorant people are attracted to me specifically????? So I move to not be confrontational….and the guy starts zipping around (must have been looking for a friend or something…so he’s spreading his aroma around both sides of our fields…there’s no escaping him….aaaaaaahhhh…finally I guess he got bored and no one way paying attention to him so he took off, but I was about 30 seconds from taking my son’s 34 inch DiMarini Bat to the Segway and him…man I’m getting sensitive and way more attune to second hand smoke now that I made the leap to a Bloog e-cig and vaping…okay I vented, now I’m much calmer…PEACE!
Away from my family at another trade show, and when I am away I work all day and then typically get together with my colleagues for a few beverages at the end of the day. So happens this trade show is over St. Patrick’s Day so as usual when this happens I tend to see the end results of the local parade since I am working all day. Whether that is a green a river in Chicago or vomit on the streets of Atlanta, magically everyone is Irish and drinking way too much bad green beer…yuck…gimme a Guinness any day of the week. Anyway so in honor of St. Patrick’s Day I brought my green Bloog battery and green cartomizer (menthol flavor). So after I get out of the show I head to my closest Irish watering hole…this year Meehan’s in Atlanta. Crowded but good company. Broke out my e-cig, bouncer started to say something and then he saw the blue LED and took a step back…like “WTF is that???” So I’m grinning to see if he makes me stop, lets me go or bounces my rear out of the place. So he comes up to me all Mt. Everest like (massive dude) must play football for Georgia or GT…yikes…anyway he’s big…and he goes and in a very gentlemanly fashion I must admit, “Sir what is that?” So I explain it’s an e-cigarette and all I am creating is vapor and not actual smoke, and he looks at me all serious…and goes, “Hold on and just stop so I can check with the manager.” And my mind is going, well I’m not in the street so that is good…for the moment. Manager approaches…”Sir what do we have here, so I show him my Green Bloog and how it works and how it is not smoke, only vapor, no second hand anything.” And he goes, oh I get it, no problem, but keep it on the DL so I don’t have any other amateur lighting up tonight…got it. So I finally found a booth for my buddies and broke it back out again…Nice guys, great little pub, good Guinness, Good Vape, Good Times! Cheers and Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone, another successful day without a smoke!