Electronic cigarettes are a great alternative for people who want to quit the use of regular tobacco products. Statistics show that you are six times more likely to quit smoking permanently with e-cigarettes than by going ‘cold turkey’. E-cigarettes are also twice as effective as nicotine patches or gum. Despite the obvious health benefits, e-cigarettes are getting a bad reputation with the public. So much so that users find it difficult to explain why they are using this product. In fact, it almost seems as if explaining the electronic cigarette phenomenon is more difficult than smoking a traditional tobacco cigarette.
What do people say when they are asked about the electronic cigarette?
People are beginning to see that it is much easier to tell small lies in order to get the public off their backs. Smokers of the electronic cigarette feel that because it doesn’t resemble a natural looking cigarette, they are able to make excuses as to what the product is for those who don’t understand.
What are some of these excuses?
The fibs are definitely creative. Some people tell those who inquire about the product that it is a nicotine inhaler which allows them to slowly move away from traditional nicotine products. Some people refer to it as their personal vaporizer when they are asked about what they are smoking. Others refer to it as a personal steamer when they are prompted by onlookers. When pushed further, they say that it helps them to breathe better.
It can become quite irritating when you constantly have to explain what the electronic cigarette is when asked by others. As a result, some e-cigarette users decide to be stealthy when smoking in order to avoid tedious questioning. One of the reasons why this is becoming increasingly necessary is because onlookers tend to ask very intrusive questions about the product. In some cases, onlookers will give hostile looks to users of the product because it is claimed that the e-cigarette product resembles certain drug paraphernalia.
Avid users of the electronic cigarette feel that they should not have to justify themselves to onlookers. However, because of the controversy of the product and the fact that it is still relatively unknown, it draws stares from the general public. It may be a good idea for serious users to only use the product when they are sure they are away from the prying eyes of curious onlookers. Even though it may seem unfair, sometimes it is necessary in order to avoid intrusive questions that are difficult to explain.