Jan 202010
 

The makers of the blu electronic cigarette make no claims that their product will help anyone to quit smoking, however it did help me to quit.

Now having said that, I have included my own ‘quit smoking’ story at the end of this article, along with the estimated money I’m saving by vaping now instead of smoking.

I will be updating this area from time to time to let my readers know how I’m doing with my blu cigs.

***UPDATE***

Since this article was getting way out of hand with my updates, I have moved those to their own page here: Follow My Quit Smoking Progress

The blu Electronic Cigarette

  • NO SHIPPING CHARGES!
  • 1 Year Warranty!
  • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee!
  • 75% cheaper than traditional cigarettes…
  • Smoke blu anywhere…
  • blu looks, feels, and tastes like a real cigarette…
  • Exclusive blu pack charges your cigarettes on the go…
  • No tar, no tobacco, no ash & no smell!…
**Ingredients:
Distilled Water, Nicotine, Natural & Artificial Flavors, USP Glycerin, Citric Acid**

Nicotine Amounts by Strength:
Full Flavored: 16mg
Light: 12mg
Ultra Light: 8mg
Non-nicotine: 0mg

Learn More and Order Your Blu cigarettes Today!

One very popular brand of electronic smokes, Blu cigarettes, is proving to be one of the top selling brands amongst ecigarette smokers, in part because of their presentation, their clear and concise instructions on how to use Blu cigs, and the ease with which smokers can use the packs.

Their attention to details such as the ability to be able to use either a wall outlet or a USB connection to charge your pack and batteries puts Blu cigs a step above other ecigarette companies and makes it even more simple to use Blu cigarettes. The LED light on the end of the battery will even flash when you are overdoing it on the nicotine and also when you need to switch batteries.

Most people have found that all of the other methods used to try to quit smoking leave you craving cigarettes like crazy. I smoked cigarettes for more than 30 years – 2 packs per day for many of those years. I’ve tried the nicotine gum and patches, Chantix, and quitting cold turkey – all to no avail. I have been using Blu cigs for a month year two years three years, and I have absolutely no desire for a cigarette. In fact, I actually feel like I’m still a smoker because of the nicotine and vaping, which is so similar to smoking.

The biggest difference now is that I don’t have to plan my entire life around where I can go to smoke, I don’t have the shortness of breath I had before, I don’t smell like an ashtray, I can ‘light up’ my blu ecig virtually anywhere I want, and I’m saving about $190.00 every 30 days. Can anybody say “NO BRAINER”?

Even though you still get the nicotine with your Blu cigarettes (if you choose to), I can’t tell you how wonderful it is, after so many years of dragging around that tobacco ‘ball and chain’, to know that I am not starting every day of my life off by assaulting my lungs with tar and other deadly chemicals.

What All Is Included And How Much Do Blu Cigarettes Cost?

In addition to the exclusive ‘Blu pack’, the Blu starter kit comes with everything you will need to begin your vaping experience right away. One battery plus a spare are included, as well as one wall charger and one USB charger that can be used to recharge your battery via your computer or laptop.
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Your first carton of 5 cartridges (the equivalent of about 150 cigarettes) in the strength of your choice, is included with your kit – for free. You can choose whether you want your cartridges to be full flavor, light, ultra light, or even non-nicotine.

When it’s time to order more cartridges, you will have a choice of Cherry Crush, Magnificent Menthol, Java Jolt, Vivid Vanilla, Pina Colada, Peach Schnapps or the Blu classic tobacco cartridge, which all taste great!

At the time of this Blu electronic cigarette review, the cost of Blu’s starter pack is $79.95 ($89.95 for the Premium100 Starter Kit) – a steal compared to the cost of tobacco cigarettes – and the replacement parts are inexpensive as well. Each carton of flavor cartridges (equal to about 5 packs of cigarettes) costs $12 (cheaper in quantities), the chargers, exclusive packs and batteries are $12.95 each. Blu offers free shipping and a 30 day return policy.

My Own blu Electronic Cigarette Story…

On a personal note, at 2 packs of cigarettes a day, I was purchasing a carton every 5 to 6 days at approximately $40.00 each (cheap compared to prices up North, but still expensive). That adds up to between $200 and $240 per month. Since I started Blu cigs, I “vape” between 1 and 2 cartons of cartridges per week at $9.60 per carton, for a total of around $10 to $20. If I used the maximum 2 cartons ($20) each week, that would still total only $80 per month – a savings of between $120 to $160.

(**NOTE: As technology and the quality of electronic cigarettes has improved over time, the pricing of the cartridges has changed accordingly, but vaping my Blu cigs is still much cheaper than traditional cigarettes and the taste is still far superior to tobacco products.**)

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Feb 082013
 

Scientists estimate that 99% of the harm caused by smoking stems from combustion and tar.

Nicotine, which is both addictive and a stimulant, is not 100% safe, but the risk is similar to caffeine, and is vastly safer when taken in a noncombustible form.
(Source: ASH UK “…the harm from smoking is caused almost exclusively by toxins present in tobacco released through combustion” http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_715.pdf)

In contrast to electronic cigarettes, nicotine is vaporized by heating up a liquid base. Crucially, at no point does combustion take place. The UK Government Nudge Unit believes devices like ecigarettes have the ability to save thousands of lives.
(source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/sep/14/smokeless-nicotine-cigarettes-government.)

The principle ingredient in electronic cigarette cartridges and ‘eliquid’ is propylene glycol. Propylene glycol (which is no longer used in the blu electronic cigarette brand) is regarded as very safe, and has been used in air-conditioners, medicines, drinking water and to sterilize children’s hospital wards. Some people are, however, allergic to propylene glycol, and an alternative for these people is to use a vegetable based glycerine.
(source: Safety Report by Health New Zealand http://www.healthnz.co.nz/RuyanCartridgeReport30-Oct-08.pdf)

Studies Regarding Electronic Cigarettes

There have been a number of studies done on electronic cigarettes.  Following is a small selection:

Farsolinos 2012: Electronic Cigarettes and Cardiac Function
(Source: Electronic Cigarettes Do Not Damage The Heart
http://www.escardio.org/about/press/press-releases/esc12-munich/Pages/acute-effects-electronic-cigarettes-heart-damage.aspx?hit=dontmiss
)

Flouris Et Al 2012: Acute effects of electronic and tobacco cigarette smoking on complete blood count
(Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691512005030
Found that vaping, in contrast to smoking, has no effect on the number of white blood cell, lymphocyte, and granulocyte counts in blood.
)

Polosa et al (Italian Non Smoking Association): The effect of electronic cigarettes in helping cigarettes smokers to reduce or eliminate tobacco
Found that e-cigarettes helped over 50% of smokers to reduce or eliminate tobacco cigarettes. The doctor discussed the results here: http://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2011/10/electronic-cigarette-interview-professor-riccardo-polosa.html.

Cahn and Siegel; 2011 Electronic cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy for tobacco control:  A step forward or a repeat of past mistakes?
(Source: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jphp/journal/v32/n1/abs/jphp201041a.html Found that electronic cigarettes are “undoubtedly” safer than tobacco cigarettes.)

Quotes From Scientists and Campaigners:

Dr Joel Nitzkin, Chair of the Tobacco Control Task Force for the American Association of Public Health Physicians: “…we have every reason to believe that the hazard posed by e-cigarettes would be much lower than one percent of the hazard posed by cigarettes.”

Professor Michael Siegel, associated Professor at the Boston University of Public Health: “Inhaling nicotine cannot be nearly as dangerous as inhaling nicotine plus thousands of other chemicals, including more than 40 carcinogens.”

Professor Carl Phillips, former Professor at the University of Alberta, and researcher in the field of tobacco harm reduction: “I think there’s absolutely no doubt that it [the e-cigarette] is a safer alternative to regular cigarettes.”

David Sweanor, Former adviser to the WHO on tobacco control: “If there is anyone who believes cigarettes are no more hazardous than e-cigarettes, I’d recommend a remedial course in basic sciences.”

Dr Murray Laugesen, Former principal medical officer in the New Zealand department of health and winner of a WHO medal for work in the field of tobacco control: E-Cigarettes are “harmless: inhaled or exhaled.”

Further Information:

Action on Smoking and Health: Action on Smoking and Health Briefing on Electronic Cigarettes: http://www.ash.org.uk/files/documents/ASH_715.pdf

Europe making bad policy on nicotine – five ways to make it better: http://www.clivebates.com/?p=697 (By Clive Bates, former direction of ASH UK)

Electronic Cigarettes on the Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association http://casaa.org/Electronic_Cigarettes.html

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