1. Why did you decide to create a site focused on e-cigarettes?
The idea behind the e-cig site is that we could help others quit smoking tobacco cigarettes. We tried everything, and after all of the gum and patches, e-cigs were the only thing that worked. CigReview.net is a window to those trying to quit cigarettes using e-cigs and is meant to educate those who want to know more about them.
2. In reviewing different products, what factors are important to you in rating an item's quality?
In reviewing different e-cigs, the most important factor is value. Also, we know from experience that some foreign and even some domestic companies will use substandard ingredients. We focus on making sure a company is known for quality hardware and ingredients. We try most of the e-cigs or consult those who have to get a measure of flavor. We also look at aspects like what are included in starter kits and what warranty is included, etc.
3. What sort of educational material do you plan to include on your site?
Great question! We plan to start with the basics of how e-cigs work and move on to the more advanced aspects of the atomizing technology, etc. We also plan to post many articles related to studies done to measure effectiveness and safety of e-cigs as a whole.
4. Do you think there are any common misunderstandings about e-cigs?
We agree that e-cigs are not as healthy as quitting cigarettes altogether. However, we do believe they are a much healthier alternative. Many people seem to attach a stigma to them because they are not well-studied or regulated by the FDA or other institutions. Unfortunately, it may be the case that they are not as good of an alternative as we once thought, but we know from experience that they help people to quit. Also, they do not hinder short-term strenuous physical activity as smoking cigarettes undoubtedly does. Further, tobacco cigarettes have thousands of ingredients, many of which are known to be harmful to humans. Most e-cigs have under 10 ingredients, which are well-documented a majority of the time.
5. How do you see your site evolving over the next few months?
We hope to build our readership through different guest blog posts at first. Then we hope to get to a point where our blog is a place to share experiences and success and failure stories related to e-cigs and quitting cigarettes. We hope readers will bring us new insights that we can share with other readers as well.