I have been smoke-free for about 6 months now, but of course there are the occasional cravings.
Usually when I get a craving, I just fight it off trying to get my mind on other things not wanting to break my streak, but recently I decided to try e-cigs out after talking to a friend about them.
The first one I tried was a Blu disposable ($10) which I purchased from Walgreens. It says that one disposable is the equivalent to a pack and a half.
After giving it a go, at first I was not a big fan of it because the flavor (menthol) tasted nothing like menthol at all. It tasted more like coffee. Also, when I used to smoke, I smoked bold and harsh cigarettes (Reds and Perique AS). With the e-cig, it didn't deliver any harshness at all. I know that it is water vapor that is coming out, but you would think that companies would somehow create these items to deliver an authentic feel.
Aside from the cons, the things that did impress me were the satisfied feelings that I got from the nicotine. After 5 minutes of giving it a go, my cravings were satisfied. The second thing that I liked was the fact that I could smoke this anywhere I wanted without any sort of scent being released in the air. Once you exhale, the vapor dissipates in the air leaving ZERO scent. I liked that a lot.
My overall first experience with an e-cig was not bad, but it could have been better. I would rate the Blu disposable a 6/10.
If any of you have any similar experiences I would like to read them.