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E-cigarettes vs. "Real" Cigarettes

There have been COUNTLESS Debates about the differences, but I am going to try fill this page with some of the info I found most useful when I switched

Again, Please be Patient, this site is a work in progress....

  1. Finally! someone who really cares about people!


  2. Just so you know better what to expect from Switching from Smoking to "Vaping", you might want to take time to read this:Symptoms some might experience when switching

  3. Finally, the facts and not someone's bias opinion!

  4. Information on how much a pack of cigarettes costs varies depending on what source you use. TheAmerican Lung association says that the average cost is $5.51, according to it is $6.78 a pack. I used this resource to compile my information with the average cost being $6.03


    Average cost for a pack of cigarettes in the United States is $6.03

    Smoke a pack a day?
    You spend $2,200.95 per year

    Smoke a pack every other day?
    You spend $1,098.65

    Vaping using a
    Base Ecig

     Base Ecig costs $40 if you go with the basic starter kit that we offer (includes up to a month's supply of Juice)

    Even Purchasing another
    Base Ecig every three months for the year an additional $60 provided the cost of the vape pen doesn’t change.

    E-Liquid and Atomizers– $30 (or Less) per month for the other 11 months $330. This cost can vary depending on how much you use but it is over stated for this purpose. A bottle of 30ml liquid will last most people close to a month and runs $20+/-

    =Vaping cost per year $420 (or less Probably)

    Smoking vs. Vaping



  5. First and foremost, if you have quit smoking using an electronic Ecig please call the FDA and let them know – Phone: (800) FDA-1088. They do not believe this is a product that helps people quit smoking.

    Is Vaping safe? what are E cig ingredients? That is the question! Since e cigarettes are used to help people quit smoking, let’s compare the E cig ingredients purchased from China to a cigarette made in America.

    In order to tackle this question we have to look at the ingredients used in the e liquid. The conclusion is going to be different because so many people are making their own brand of e liquid. Some people will make it with 4 ingredients some will make it with 20. I have obtained a complete list of ingredients from a Chinese manufacturer, I will use this list as my example. This is the E-cigarette liquid recipe called Marlboro, dated 10-06-2011. I will list my findings based on my internet research, what each ingredient is. I will also supply links to each of the sites used to collect this data. I did not make any of this information up, this is true to my findings and verbatim.

    1. Tobacco (Tobacco) essencial oil, Virginia – 4.1%  An essential oil used for flavoring. Information on this ingredient is difficult to find informaiton on. Find more information here

    2. Vanillin – .8%  Used for flavoring, It is the primary component of the extract of the vanilla bean.

    3. Peach Aldehyde – 2.1%  Also known as Gamma-undecalactone according to this site. Aroma chemicals. It occurs naturally in peach, apricot, and apple juice, as well as some other foods according to this here and here

    4. beta-ionone – .9% The ionones are a series of closely related chemical substances that are part of a group of compounds known as rose ketones, which also includes damascones and damascenones. Ionones are aroma compounds found in a variety of essential oils, including rose oil. information can be found here

    5 Tabanone – .1% Tabanone is mainly used in high-grade tobacco as a flavor. It can enhance the tobacco’s fragrance and jealous and improve taste. here

    6. pure water – 1% Purified water is water that is mechanically filtered or processed to be cleaned for consumption. here

    7. ethyimaltol – .3% Ethyl maltol is an organic compound that is common flavourant in some confectioneries. It is related to the more common flavorant maltol by replacement of the methyl group by an ethyl group. It is a white solid with a sweet smell that can be described as caramalized sugar and cooked fruit. here

    8. Glycerol – 10%  Glycerol is sweet-tasting and of low toxicity. Glycerol (or glycerine, glycerin) is a simple polyol (sugar alcohol) compound. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous liquid that is widely used in pharmaceutical formulations. here

    9. L-Nicotine – .8, 1.6, or 2.4% Yellow Liquid. L-Nicotine is classified as super toxic. Probable oral lethal dose in humans is less than 5 mg/kg or a taste (less than 7 drops) for a 70 kg (150 lbs.) person. It may be assumed that ingestion of 40-60 mg of nicotine is lethal to humans. There is fundamental difference between acute toxicity from use of nicotine as insecticide or from ingestion, and chronic toxicity that may be caused by prolonged exposure to small doses as occurs in smoking. Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of spontaneous abortion, low birth weight and still-birth. Nicotine was found as a co-carcinogen in animals. here

    10. Propylene Glycol 78.9%    It is a colorless, nearly odorless, clear, viscous liquid with a faintly sweet taste, hygroscopic and miscible with water, acetone, and chloroform.The compound is sometimes called α-propylene glycol to distinguish it from the isomer propane-1,3-diol (β-propylene glycol). here

    BUT ..... Here is a short list of ingredients/chemicals found in a cigarette according to the American Lung Association

    • Acetone – found in nail polish remover

    • Acetic Acid –  an ingredient in hair dye

    • Ammonia – a common household cleaner

    • Arsenic – used in rat poison

    • Benzene – found in rubber cement

    • Butane – used in lighter fluid

    • Cadmium – active component in battery acid

    • Carbon Monoxide – released in car exhaust fumes

    • Formaldehyde – embalming fluid

    • Hexamine – found in barbecue lighter fluid

    • Lead – used in batteries

    • Naphthalene – an ingredient in moth balls

    • Methanol – a main component in rocket fuel

    • Nicotine – used as insecticide

    • Tar – material for paving roads

    • Toluene – used to manufacture paint

    These are some of what you will find in a cigarette. here are the REST. I Know that nothing listed in the list of ingredients in the e liquid compares to what we know about Carbon Monoxide, Tar, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Cadmium and the list goes on and on. Make an effort to get educated, to make your own determinations.

    If the worst you can do is buy an e liquid from China, is that better than what’s in a cigarette. I’m not going to tell you what to think, I’m only supplying the information for you to make an educated decision.



This is not intended to be a full blown "Sales Site"... It is currently setup to simplify helping to serve my local customers Electric Cigarettes and E-Juices needs for Centralia, IL and surrounding areas in Southern IL.

References are available, just ask :-)

The main focus of these pages is on the "Juices" or E-Juices for refillable Electronic Cigarettes or "Personal Vaporizers" (the more accurate term) These Juices can be mixed in whatever Flavor & Nicotine strength you prefer, or I can help you choose after you explain your current smoking habits/preferences to me.

I try to keep a variety of  assorted starter kits immediately available for people just starting to switch from smoking to Vaping, (for example, the basic $40 kit that will keep a pack-a-day Smoker going for 3 weeks to a month, with an approximate monthly "Refill/renew" cost of about $25)   Compare that to 30 packs of cigs at $5.00 or more!!

But I will also try to explain the options above the simplest starter kits, because if you scrimp too much, you may be put off by the Vaping experience, and return to those god-awful regular cigarettes. (and If you have only tried one of the gas station disposable e-cigs... You have NOT Tried "Vaping"!!) 

Even the simplest kits I have are "Upgradeable" - Meaning you can start at the bottom, then after you are sure it will work for you, you may want to upgrade to a longer lasting or spare battery, or possibly a better Atomizer (or "Tank")

***Whatever your preference, even if it is not in stock, you will not normally have to pay extra shipping charges.***

And I will help however I can, but REMEMBER the Absolute Most important Goal is to get Away From Regular Cigarettes!!! For Your Own Health... for your Family & Loved ones Benefit... and let's not forget the Financial Advantage (a Pack-a-day Smoker could easily save $150+ per month!!...) AND Maybe not have to stand out in the cold to get your Nicotine fix! LOL