“Do electronic cigarettes taste like real cigarettes?” – that’s a very common question I get asked by friends who have taken up an interest in my vaping hobby.
The answer to that question is “no”. In my personal opinion, e-cigs actually taste better than analogue cigarettes. Here’s what happened…
In the beginning, I started by ordering a huge batch of tobacco-only flavors, thinking that I just wanted something that tasted like a real cigarette, and didn’t care for any fanciful flavorings. At the same time, I also bought a few bottles of other sweet flavors such as coffee and butterscotch as well, just out of curiosity. What I realized was that, after only a few days of vaping, I started preferring the non-tobacco flavors. For those of you starting out, I suggest you buy as many sample sized flavors as you can. This way, you can easily narrow down your favorites and commit to buying larger bottles of e-liquids to save money. Check out this link to my other article about using E-liquids.
Another thing I discovered was that after about a week of quitting smoking, my taste buds returned with a vengeance. I actually tried smoking a real cigarette after quitting for one week just to see what it was like, and realized how much had changed – these tasted really foul! It really made me wonder what got me to start smoking in the first place…
Side note: You might also want to read up on me losing my taste buds (click link to read more).
An important thing to note for those of you who are new to this is, that there are other factors at play as well. These factors will determine how closely electronic cigarettes mimmic the real thing. The throat hit is the term coined by the vaping community to describe the sensation you get when you take a long drag and inhale cigarette smoke. If there isn’t a throat hit, there will probably be no satisfaction. I’ve explained this in detail in my “throat hit” article. Make sure you read that to maximize the enjoyment of your e-cigarette.
Most other kinds of nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) hardly ever work in keeping smokers off cigarettes, I’m sure you are reading this article, you already know all too well. Patches and gum only serve to deliver nicotine into your bloodstream via your skin (or mouth in terms of chewing gum). They do not produce smoke, smell and that all-important hand to mouth connection that all we smokers miss when we quit smoking. If you search around the web for the success rates of the NRT’s, you’ll notice that they hold a very high rate of failure.
To conclude, electronic cigarettes in my opinion are so much better in terms of taste and hit, without all the smelly clothes and tar-stained teeth. My teeth have also started to appear whiter after several weeks of quitting. Let’s not forget the amount of cash I managed to save from buying a pack of smokes every two days or so at around $15 per 25 cigarettes.
If you have any questions about e-cigarette usage and e-liquids, just drop me a comment below in the comment box. I’d be happy to help out any way I can. Don’t forget to check out my Youtube reviews as well.