|Ashwini from Brooklyn, NY reviewed SmokeTip model 'Starter Kit/Cowboy Full Flavor' on March 02 2012:|
OverallMy friend who is a medical professional got me introduce to e-cigarette although I have been reading about it for some time. I was not sure of whether to try or not. My friend suggested me to give it a try since there is nothing to loose, rather to gain, in terms of cutting down the part of the habit that affects pulmonary system. In other words, the smoke and associated chemicals can be cut at once and only nicotine would be inhaled. Initially, I was skeptic and gave it a try by purchasing cheap product from one of the websites from China. The idea was to evaluate. I got a 3 piece product with 10 cartridges and a charger under $5. It was sort of OK effect wise. But one gets what one pays for. Despite of claiming that one cartridge last around 150 drags, it would last only around maximum of 30. Although I am not a chain smoker and used to smoke only 2-3 regular 100 mm cigarettes a day, one cartridge would last a day max. Many a times I would have to pull another cartridge out. I wasn't satisfied with the experience. Then I purchased SmokeTip as suggested by my friend (he also uses it). Thankfully I did. The introductory kit comes with pre-charged batteries so that one can start using immediately. Charge lasts longer as I have charged just once in last ten days (I smoke less). In fact, I am still using the first cartridge. On an average, everyday, I may have smoked around 30-40 drags. I get the effect fine. So, overall experience is good and claims made by the SmokeTip company appears to be valid in my experience. On top of that, they provide lifetime warranty and replacements. They have many a flavors. In fact, I used to dislike menthol before and have purchased Cowboy (Marlboro) full flavor (16 mg)... But my friend gave one menthol full flavor cartridge he purchased and a I kind of liked that too.. I think next I shall go for an assorted one, just to taste all flavors but of 12 mg.... The habit has become kind of play now for me... Thank you SmokeTip...
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