Okay, so I'm a hopeless smoker and I'm thinking of biting the bullet and getting an electronic cigarette. If nothing else, if I could not be giving money to tobacco companies anymore it would make me feel better about myself.
I am really struggling to understand all the ins and outs though. The OP to this thread is a great starting point, but still a bit overwhelming, so please excuse some newbie questions.
How much does smoking e-cigs cost in comparison to the real thing? It will depend on the juice I'm sure, but is it cost effective in general? (I paid $18 for a pack of 20 yesterday, so it has to be better than that)
Will buying a particular starter kit restrict options dramatically down the track (like choosing between Nikon and Cannon when buying a camera)? Trying to work out if I'm best off just jumping into the market then working everything out, or if I should try to get my head around everything first.
I would want something discreet, are there downsides to smaller batteries other than the obvious smaller capacity?
Along the same lines, I also have no interest in an LED light that makes it resemble an actual cigarette. Silly as it is, the aesthetics will be important if this is to work for me, as I'll feel self-conscious with anything that draws attention to itself. Any suggestions for discreet/nicely designed e-cigs out there?
Finally, does an e-cig accompany coffee as well as an actual cigarette?
Thanks in advance for any responses