E-Cigs and You: Going Beyond Menthol and Tobacco

The most popular electronic cigarette flavors today are menthol and tobacco since they are what most smokers are used to. It makes sense that they would continue to prefer such flavors when they try using e-cigarettes. However, just because something is popular doesn’t mean that it is necessarily the best. While menthol and tobacco are indeed good flavors, there are more out there simply waiting for people to try.

Why Variety is the Spice of Life

Do you like coffee, cotton candy, apples or oranges? There are some electronic cigarette flavors for each and every one of them. In fact, there are literally hundreds of different flavor iterations out there that can be bought online or at a store. The only thing that is preventing people from trying them out is an internal resistance to change. They believe that menthol and tobacco should be the only flavors they should go for.

The reason behind this attitude is a little known psychological behavior called irrational exuberance, which centers on the concept that people’s actions are often influenced by the behavior of other people.

In the case of e-cig flavors, the popularity of tobacco and menthol is basically due to e-cig users seeing other e-cig smokers primarily buying menthol and tobacco flavors as their chosen flavors. They orient their purchasing behavior based on what they observed.

Experimentation is the Key to Success

Yes, trying out new flavors may be somewhat daunting since, like Berti Bott’s Every Flavor Beans from the Harry Potter series, you don’t really know about the real taste of a flavor until you try it. There are several online blogs and articles that you can check out that specifically review flavors produced by particular companies. All you need to do is check out the blogs and articles first, determine whether their impression was positive or negative, and make your final decision based off of that.

Another technique is to talk to the store clerk or the online customer service assistant of the store (if you’re buying online) and ask what the most popular flavors are, aside from menthol and tobacco. This way, you can make a decision based on the opinions of other people that have already tried the flavors, liked it and went back for more.

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