When I was in high school, I was president of Teens against Tobacco I spent my junior and senior year on a crusade against the harms of cigarettes and the many diseases they can be attributed to. My parents are both a pack a day smokers, so this was my form of rebellion against them. At that time, to say the least I was a bit naïve to the draw and to understanding addiction. I thought that quitting should just be easy, and that people should be able to just drop things and move on for their health. As I grew older, I began to understand that life is not so black and white. I also learned that the one of the addictive chemicals in cigarettes, nicotine is not actually what makes people sick. In actuality in the small amount an average cigarette provides it acts as a stimulant. Which is probably why, my mom needs a cigarette to feel like she is awake in the morning, and to keep her going through stressful moments.
When given the opportunity to review NICOmate electronic cigarette, I jumped at the chance. I wanted to give this to my mom to try out. She was recently diagnosed with early stage emphysema, which is a condition that causes air sacs in the lungs to enlarge and become damaged. Emphysema leaves the person with a constant feeling of breathlessness. As you can imagine, this is heartbreaking, she’s my mom I want her to be healthy and strong. Upon diagnosis she has been trying various ways to quit smoking cigarettes, but after years and years of smoking her will power isn’t there yet. But, the NICOmate is a Safe alternative way to get the stimulant nicotine, without inhaling the harmful smoke that is doing the damage to her lungs. Electronic Cigarettes work in a similar manner to traditional cigarettes the smoker inhales and the smoke or in the case of eCigs the nicotine vapor is inhaled. The nicotine vapor is a non-toxic vapor produced through cartomizer which works to create the same sensation of smoke as a carrier of the nicotine.
NICOmate offers two options a disposable electronic cigarette or a refillable Electronic cigarette starter pack. For facilitation of the review and for my mom to try out they sent a disposable electronic cigarette in traditional tobacco flavor, these retail for about 6.00 a piece or 24.00 for 4 and are equivalent to a pack and a half each in terms of “puffs”. The first thing my mom noticed was the size, rather than the traditional cigarette size it is slightly larger more equivalent to that of a thin cigar, she said it was different and something she would need to get used to, but continued to use it. The tobacco flavor of the vapor released she said was a full flavor that actually did give off the distinct flavor of a cigarette. Her favorite thing about the NICOmate is the flexibility of use. Previously, she had no choice but to smoke outside no matter the weather and she loves to be able to safely bring it inside around her grandchildren.
Currently, NICOmate is offering a Free Trial Offer, when you purchase the Electronic Cigarette Starter pack, you have two weeks to try it out and if you don’t like it send it back. They also have 30% off Holiday Special running if you are ready to commit.
Fortunately, we were also given the opportunity to host a giveaway exclusively for Science of Couponing readers to give you a chance to give yourself, your spouse or your loved one the gift of Freedom from Smoke.