We cover a fair number of health gadgets on OxGadgets, as we are always looking to help you find your respective paths to being fit and healthy. But not all of us are of the healthy persuasion, so we mustn’t forget our smoker friends too.
e-Cigarettes are an area of contention at the moment. No-one seems particularly sure if there are really any health benefits to e-cigarettes or not. They still give you the dose of nicotine that smokers crave, but without any of the horrible smokey tar that can build up in your lungs. That can only be a good thing, right? Originally billed as being a cigarette that you could still smoke indoors (like in the bad old days of smokey pubs and restaurants), but I think more and more e-cigarettes are also being banned from smoking inside too.
Well, whatever your stance may be on e-cigarettes, we have news of a very sexy new brand from a company called Neo. We have been sent a few to review, and the initial verdict (from a proper smoker, not me) is that they are surprisingly pleasant. Often e-cigarettes are a bit gimmicky and not really that good a substitute to the real thing, but I am told that the experience of “smoking” these is very pleasant.
They come in a three different strengths; Classic (1.8mg nicotine), Sliver (1.4mg nicotine) or Zero (0mg nicotine), and each strength comes in two different flavours; tobacco or cool mint. They are disposable, but each one is the equivalent of smoking about 2-3 packs of normal cigarettes (500+ puffs) so you get plenty of use out of each one.
The main thing I like about the Neo e-cigarette is the design. They are a sexy matte black colour and, like most e-cigarettes, light up when the person is takes a puff. Thankfully they don’t fall into the trap that most e-cigarettes do by trying to pretend to look like normal cigarettes. They seem to give the impression that they are proud to be different, and want that difference to be noticed.
For more information, or to buy some, visit Neo’s website at http://www.neocig.co.uk
IT’S COMPETITION TIME!
I am happy to say that Neo have offered us a month’s supply of their e-cigarettes to give away as a competition to one of our readers. So if you are a smoker, and would like to be in with a chance of winning, either:
- write a comment in the “Leave a Reply” box below,
- comment on the link to this article on our Facebook page, or
- tweet @OxGadgets using the hashtag #neocomp.
One lucky winner will be chosen at random from the entries next Friday (16th August). The closing time will be confirmed nearer the time through Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you have liked our page and/or follow us!
Once the winner has been chosen, an announcement will be made on both Facebook and Twitter and in the comments below, and we will get in touch with the winner to get their address so we can send them their prize.
This competition has now closed.
Congratulations to our website reader Katy Stares, whose name was picked completely at random from all the entries from the website, Facebook and Twitter.