Why I vape Smoke Frii
I suppose there are many reasons why people choose the eCigarettes they do. After all, taste is subjective. So when it came time for me to ditch the nasty and dangerous analog cigarettes I tried as many brands as I could afford before deciding on the best eCig out there. That brand is Smoke Frii.
Perhaps a bit of the back-story is in order so that you get a better understanding about why I switched to eCigs in the first place, and what led me to Smoke Frii.
Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Deidre, my girlfriend, is responsible for saving my life. Seriously. We met about a year ago, in Boston, waiting to take the silly Duck Boat Tour. One look and I was in love, so I managed to inch my way up to where she was in the line. When I got there I made an excuse to talk to her, I dropped my phone next to her and asked her to move aside slightly so I could pick it up. We started talking and by the time we got to the front of the line we were planning our first date.
The night of our first date I drove to pick her up at her Dorm in downtown Boston. She was a student at Berklee College of Music (Piano), and like God was smiling on me or something, there was a parking space right on the street next to the door that led into the building that served as dorms upstairs and classrooms downstairs. I showed my ID to the woman guarding the elevator and she called up to let her know that I was here. Minutes later she came down and we walked together toward my car.
When we walked to the car I opened the door to let her get in and as soon as the door was open she blurted out; “God, it stinks in here. You SMOKE!”
And there it was. She couldn’t stand the smell of cigarette smoke. She quit smoking 8 months before we met and she was going through that “cigarette smoke makes me gag” stage. If you’ve quit smoking you know what I mean.
Deidre didn’t want to call off the date, she was an ex-smoker so she understood smokers, and she just couldn’t sit in a car that had an occupant who had been smoking in it less than 15 minutes ago. I was so embarrassed and humiliated I offered to leave, but she insisted it was okay and that we should just walk to a restaurant near by called Woody’s Grill on Hemenway. (They make the best wood-fired pizza in town!) So we locked the car and I meekly walked with her to Woody’s. I never felt so guilty about smoking.
When we sat down at a table by the window she turned the discussion we were having to the subject of smoking and why she quit. Deidre told me that she loved the act of smoking, especially while she was out on the town, in clubs. She also enjoyed smoking while relaxing on a cold winter night, sipping some sweet liquor like Grand Marnier, something about the cognac flavors and rich tobacco smoke that made a perfect combination when its cold and windy and you’re inside all warm and fuzzy. I could tell she missed it and here I was, someone that still smokes and I was stirring the memories of the ‘good’ times with tobacco. I felt terrible and I told her that I would die if she picked up the habit again. That night I didn’t smoke a single cigarette until I got home. (It was…difficult.)
Deidre and I became a couple in less than a month. When she wasn’t in school and I wasn’t at work we were always together. I met her friends and she met mine, and everything was coming together like it was destiny finally filling in the pieces. I still smoked but I kept it to myself and never bought it up.
On a Friday night we were at a party, sitting together on a sofa watching another couple play Gears of War. Some guy walked over and sat down. He was smoking an electronic cigarette. Deidre and I were about to get up and move, or tell him to move if he was going to smoke (I forgot which it was). But a minute or two later we both remarked about the fact that we couldn’t smell the smoke. That being the case, I asked the guy what he was smoking and why we couldn’t smell tobacco.
The eCigarette Surprise
I don’t know if this guy sold eCigarettes for a living or what, but he knew everything about eCigs and extolled the virtues of vapor over smoke, and all the rest that we have come to know as the positives for eCigarettes. No tar, no second-hand smoke, no carcinogens, and so forth. I didn’t say much after that but I was thinking. “If I can smoke electronic cigarettes I might be able to smoke in front of Deidre.” The next day I surfed the web and learned as much as I could about eCigarettes.
I’m not a rich person, in fact when you consider my debt in student loans I’ll never be rich. But I was spending almost $350 a month on cigarettes so I figured if I funneled some of that money toward buying a few different brands of eCigs it would be worth it. After deciding that this was a viable way to go I ordered three starter kits. One of them was from the Smoke Frii website.
I tried all three for a couple days each. Since each kit came with a pack of cartridges I had plenty of “cigarettes” to discover whether I like the brand, or if in fact whether I like eCigarettes at all. It didn’t take long to discover that the whole eCig thing was definitely the right way to go. All three brands were good, yet all three were very different from each other. In looks, and in taste they were unique in their own ways.
About Last Night
About a week after switching to eCigarettes Deidre and I were together, in my apartment, cooking dinner. She remarked that my place no longer had that “smokers smell” that she knew all too well. I figured that was a perfect moment to pull out my most recent brand, Smoke Frii, to show her what I was up to.
The first thing she did when she saw me take a drag from my eCig was to say, “Let me try!!!” Unfortunately it was a high nicotine cartridge and she took a big drag and it nearly knocked her over. “Oh My God!” were the words she managed to get out after a big cough. “That was great! Let me try it again!”
After dinner I took the second battery that came with my Starter Kit and put a fresh cartridge on it and I gave it to her to smoke while we watched a movie. We talked about eCigarettes and I told her all about what I had discovered on the net about them. After a while she said, “I miss this. I miss smoking. And they don’t kill you?” I told her that, no, they don’t kill you, and that they are safe except for the possibility of getting hooked on nicotine (again). She said it might be worth it. I agreed.
Okay, so both of us wound up becoming fans and customers of Smoke Frii. She tried the brands I still had at the apartment, and she thought long and hard about whether or not she wanted to mimic something so close to cigarette smoking. In the end she decided against it.
I had no such qualms about “vaping”, I loved the damned things and I sure as heck loved Smoke Frii eCigs.
Smoke Frii is for a REAL ex-smoker
Smoke Frii offers the best smoking experience of any brand I’ve tried. I love the size of the eCigarette, and it feels like a real cigarette in my hand. Best of all, the flavors are amazing. I stick mostly to the tobacco flavor but because Deidre will sometimes take my eCig and enjoy a few drags I keep some Cherry and Vanilla flavors around. Smoke Frii is a lifesaver, and a relationship saver, as well as the best eCig for real ex-smoker.
Comparing the other brands that I have some experience with I can honestly say that Smoke Frii’s batteries last longer, the cartridges have the same great taste from beginning to end, and that dollar for dollar it offers the best value. Since my first Starter Kit purchase I’ve added a couple of extra batteries, a case to carry a couple with me wherever I go, and a whole bunch of cartridges.
I began with Smoke Frii’s 16mg of nicotine cartridges and have since moved down to 12mg. I do not plan on stopping any time soon, though if things work out with Deidre and we ever get married and have kids I will probably stop altogether. Not for health reasons mind you, but because while I have drastically cut the cost of my smoking from $350 a month to less than a $100, as a future family man I know every dollar matters.
There are dozens of eCigarettes brands out there, some of them are certainly good, while others are just junk. If you are looking for advice on which brand is right for you, that is a personal preference thing, but from my point of view Smoke Frii is nearly a perfect combination of taste, vapor, and value. If you start with Smoke Frii you just might decide to end your search right then and there.
I do not work for Smoke Frii, or Spinfuel Magazine. I do not have any vested interest in Smoke Frii or Spinfuel. I’m just a guy that used to smoke, fell in love, and found salvation in the eCigarette, and found a perfect match with Smoke Frii. Since I owe Smoke Frii so much, I thought I’d write about my experience with them.
Daniel Hillman Boston MA