According to the American Cancer Society about 20 percent of the population are smokers, but with a new technology called E-Cigarettes experts say those statistics could decrease even more because of the multiple benefits it offers. Two Idaho Veterans who both have smoked in the past are now standing behind this product and trying to make it more accessible to their fellow service men and the community in Southeast Idaho.
"I deployed back in 2010 to Iraq and we were there for a year and when we got back home we started talking about this business," said Daniel Nelson, one of the Co-Owners of Idaho Vape.
"I've started smoking during my first year into the military because the people that were smoking got to have more brakes. The reason we got into this is because I've tried using the pills and the patches and they seem to work for a little while, but nothing really worked, " said Cameron Busch, one of the Co-Owners of Idaho Vape.
This electronic cigarette utilizes a heating element that vaporizes a combination of propane glycol with vegetable glycerin and depending on your personal choice different levels of nicotine. A few of the unique benefits of this device include the cost, the odorless vapor, and its safer ingredients.
"I've personal been off cigarettes for about 12 months now and I've noticed a huge difference. I can actually taste food again and I have a better lung capacity, "added Busch.
"It's a great to way to help get off cigarettes. By having the four different doses in nicotine you can find what you are comfortable with to help you get off of traditional smoking the best," added Nelson.
The initial cost of a kit starts at $30 dollars and to continue with the product it cost about $7 dollars for per bottle which will last the average user about a week. Idaho Vape also offers free sampling with a choice of over 33 flavors ranging from traditional to cotton candy, chocolate, mango, and even peanut butter.
"I can tell a difference personally with myself physically. There is definitely a change overtime as you switch to E-cigarettes," said Nelson.
Nelson and Busch also want to encourage you to do your research on these e-cigarettes and if you have any questions or other concerns you can feel free to stop by their shop located in the same parking lot as the Ammon Wal-Mart.