Blu Electronic Cigarettes – A Sorta Review

This is not something I plan on getting too deep into, a definitely different from what I usually write about. If you didn’t know, I smoke. I don’t do drugs. If I ended up in Colorado I wouldn’t take a toke. I used to, a long time ago, but I find pot unexciting. I don’t drink much. I like smoking, but I did want to cut down, and maybe quit.

I was given one of the Blu starter kits, cause I had talked about giving it a whirl to help cut down (I was already down up half to three quarter of a pack a day, used to be 1 to 1 1/2). Gum isn’t quite the same. It’s not so much the nicotine as the action.

So, I’ve been using Blu for a couple weeks now, down to half a pack a pack or less a day now.

The good: instead of grabbing a smoke at times, which I may not fully smoke, I can have a few puffs from the Blu. Driving. Sitting watching TV or reading. Playing on laptop. Helps cut those anxious cravings. Anyone who smokes knows the minute you start thinking it’s all over.

It’s water vapor. No smell. Better for clothes, hands, and my left arm. Tend to blow smoke that way.

Here’s the thing I’ve learned about Blu. Batteries suck. Kit comes with 2. I am constantly having to recharge, otherwise doesn’t work worth a damn. Supposedly South Beach works much better, so I might get one of those.

Cartridges : kit comes with 5. Downside is they are high nicotine. Plus side is you can find Blu everywhere, at least in the Raleigh area. They will work with South Beach.

Flavor: not quite like smoking a cigarette, but maybe that’s a good thing. You can get them in several flavors as well as nicotine content.

Cost: about average for e-cigs. I did watch a YouTube video about refilling with liquid, which is a lot cheaper. You can easily find the liquid at smoke shops, and, obviously, the web.

All in all, they have helped. As for Blu, may not be the overall best, but easiest to find. Expect to charge batteries like your phone, though. Around every day.

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9 Responses to “Blu Electronic Cigarettes – A Sorta Review”

  1. I just took a puff from my Blu e-cig. They aren’t bad. I didn’t like the cigarette flavor so I use the menthol.

  2. For what it’s worth, nicotine lozenges were a God-send in getting me off smokes. I didn’t follow the direction, just sucked one when I got the urge, spent a couple of years weaning myself off the nicotine. But 6+ years now, no cigs no lozenges, no nicotine. And no desire for one. *shrug*

  3. Mike G. says:

    Quitting cigs is one of the hardest things to do. I used to smoke the left-handed kind too, but quit quite a while back.

    A buddy got one of those E-Cigs that he wears around his neck on a chain…looks kind of like a pot pipe, lol.

  4. I’m intrigued by the Java Jolt and Pina Colada ones, LC.

    That’s awesome, Law. Gotta want to quit, I’m not quite there yet. I chew 2mg gum a lot.

    It is tough. Done it a couple times, keep coming back.

  5. Kevin says:

    I use the Ego-C. Haven’t smoked a real cigarette since 2010. I haven’t tried Blu. I hope it works for you. If you find that it’s not quite strong enough for you, try the Ego, because it definitely will be.

    A good place to get it is

  6. Definitely agree with Teach, if one’s head isn’t in the right place, no way one can quit something as addictive as cigarettes.

    It also took me many, many, many efforts to quit. I believe it was Mark Twain who said: “It’s easy to quit smoking, I do it every day.”

    I’m sure I was consuming those nicotine lozenges at a multiple of the approved rate, and for many more months than I was supposed to. Eventually I migrated from the nicotine lozenges to sugarless mints–and to this day, now several years off the nicotine lozenges, I still am never without my little tin of mints. I order them by the case from Amazon.

    Haha, I guess one could say now I’m addicted to the mints. Hopefully they’re not carcinogenic. 🙂

    –Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

  7. I try to limit the gum usage, typically only chew half a piece at a time. Partly that’s because I’m interacting with customers and do not want a big wad of gum in my cheek

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