|Kim from Seattle, WA reviewed South Beach Smoke model 'Deluxe' on October 31 2010:|
OverallI received my South Beach Smoke e-cig a few days ago and I am loving it so far! They came pre-charged and were ready to smoke the second I opened the box. Of course, it's not identical to regular cigarettes, but I think it is a great alternative! I decided to go with South Beach because of the good reviews on this site, and I chose the deluxe kit instead of the premium kit because it has less parts to mess with and a disposable atomizer that is replaced every time you put a new nicotine cartridge in (thus, you don't have to clean it and/or deal with too many parts) ... it seemed like the more sanitary and convenient option; however, it does cost a little more, which is something to consider. I like how this cig still gives me a nicotine fix, and allows me to go through the process without all the nasty chemicals and other downfalls that go along with traditional smoking. Still, I did recently hear there may be health hazards in vaping propylene, but it seems like it can't be worse than smoking the hundreds of chemicals in regular cigs. Things that will take getting used to include: the weight of the e-cig (it is pretty heavy compared to a normal cig), and the flavor of the cartridge (I normally smoke menthols, but this menthol equivalent is super pepperminty - in fact, I think I actually like the regular tobacco flavor better). I haven't smoked a normal cig since I got it, and I find that I don't need to smoke as long with the e-cig, or as high of nicotine content for that matter. The starter kit came with level 6 nicotine (which is equivalent to ultra-lights), but it really gives me a strong buzz - a few drags is all it takes to be satisfied!! I didn't think I would adjust to the lower nicotine content this quickly, but I think it would be hard to smoke something stronger. Eventually, I'd like to get to a point where I'm not smoking any nicotine - then quit for good! Bottom line, I feel better knowing I'm not bringing the second hand smoke around my kid anymore!!!
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