Being a smoker, and a roll-your-own guy, the SCHIP tax increase on loose tobacco (what the poor people buy) which was a whopping 1200% increase, made me look for alternatives. I'd heard of electronic cigarettes, in fact Steve, a friend of mine who is trlrtrash13 here and has The Axis of Stevil Show sometime back started using the NJoy brand of ENDS. (Our acronym for Electronic Nicotine Delivery System. Cute, huh?) Anyhow it's been a success for him. The advantages are, you can "smoke" them anywhere, anytime, there's no tar, CO, or any poisons in it like you get with storebought cigs, and it's far cheaper than storebought or RYO. I got to researching it, and found these "Blu" brand, and ordered up their starter kit for 60 bucks. It took them a little over a month to deliver the product, and I've had it for about a month, with mixed reviews. The packaging and design of their product is great, and innovative. They give you a plastic "pack" which has a battery in it, and you screw your cig battery into it for charging on the go. Both batteries recharge from your USB port! Or, with a wall plug-in charger which is also provided. Onto your cig battery you screw your atomizer, and onto that you twist on the flavor cartridge. When you inhale, the atomizer heats the solution in the cartridge, and you inhale water vapor, the flavoring, and a dose of nicotine. It's exactly like smoking! Without any of the objectionable elements. No ashes, butts, smoke, or chemicals! However, there have been problems. One of the cig batteries is no longer holding a charge, and one of the 2 atomizers provided has quit working. I am working with them now to get these replaced. BUT..... No longer am I a smoker and am saving a bunch of bucks!! By the way, the flavor cartridges which you keep buying are 20 bucks for 20 which is equivalent to a carton of cigarettes! It's a semi-good deal, but their slow delivery times and product issues make me give them only 3 stars right now. (I know I am gonna hear from you smoke nazis out there. Please, help save the planet and spare us your polluting blowhole on this issue. This thread is a public service for the smokers on USMB.) By the way, I avoided linking to any of the products mentioned. I'm not promoting anything, just reviewing for the folks. That is all.