E-Cigarettes are becoming a fact of life in New York, offering real advantages over real cigarette smoking and also provoking some odd social situations.
First up if you live in New York, you are very lucky because you have ready access to e-cigarettes. Most Bodegas and convenience stores and even some drug stores have them and it’s easy to buy them online. If you don’t live in NYC they are much, much harder to buy in shops.
The pros of smoking the e-cigs are fairly obvious: they give you a healthier substitute for your cigarette addiction, they cost heaps less, neither you or your house will stink anymore and you’re not putting noxious smoke into the air for non-smokers to breathe.
The cons are there are no long term studies yet on how they affect you, some carcinogenic substances have been found but less than a ‘real’ cigarette and the taste can be a bit different.
The most popular online brands are Blu, PufCigs, Eonsmoke and the big favourite Logic.
The odd social situations arise because restaurants don’t know whether to allow them and if they do diners will look at you oddly as will fellow workers if you use them in work spaces. On the whole they seem like a good thing and if you want to try them give thanks you live in new York and they are so, so easy to buy. LIKE healthy alternatives to cigarettes.