Hello. I'm 23 years old, but I've been smoking since I was fourteen or so. I'm an incredibly heavy smoker, and I work as a computer programmer smoking pack upon pack at my desk. When I met my wife in college I made a promise that I'd quit smoking for my health, and it's been two years and I have not made good on my promise. I smoke two to four packs a day, depending on my stress level and workload. I also apologize in advance for how long-winded my post will probably be, lol.
My wife suggested that I try switching to e-cigarettes more than once, and I've toyed with the idea. I'm tired of burning away half a paycheck per month sucking down cancer. I'd love to get out and lose some weight, too, but the smoking has detrimentally affected my health and lung capacity to the point where I get winded and discouraged so quickly. I think switching to e-cigs could probably help with both of those issues. I've been looking, but there's so many different models to chose from and vendors that I have no clue where to start.
That, and I'm unsure about the quality of a lot of the devices, and concerned that some of the vendors might be running scam operations. It turns me off from buying a product if your website looks like it was from 1995. Computer programmer I may be, but that doesn't necessarily mean I have money to burn.
My mother-in-law owns a Blu e-cig, and I tried it. I didn't like it very much, I couldn't even tell if there was any nicotine in it. I like the e-Go cigarette, and the look of it, as well as the fact that I can buy liquid instead of more expensive Cartridges. Is that one a good choice? What vendor should I get it from (I am in the United States). Is there any place that sells stronger liquid re-fills for it? I don't think 18mg liquid will satisfy me much. I think the cartridges my mother-in-law uses are 18mg.
I don't mind having to tinker with it. I've noticed some of the e-cigs have more interchangeable parts than other ones do. The blu e-cigs look very simple.
I guess, the question I'm asking is, what would be a good choice for my needs? I'm a very heavy smoker, but I'd love to quit smoking 'analog' cigarettes entirely for my health and to fulfill a promise I made my wife. What should I be looking for?