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Big Gains in Unexpected Places from E-Cigarette Sales

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The growing e-cigarette trend is helping to put a serious dent in the number of tobacco smokers in the U.S. today, this is according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

The CDC says that the 18% drop in tobacco use has been offset e-cigarette use. These rates of change have also triggered an increase in tobacco cigarette prices as cigarette companies seek to maintain their revenues.

Wells Fargo also projected that e-cigarette sales will be higher than tobacco cigarette sales in just 5 years or so. If this is true, then there is a great deal of money to be made off e-cigarettes. But who stands to profit from these increased sales? One answer could shock you.

Big tobacco companies are one of the businesses that may stand to benefit from an increase in e-cigarette sales. This is partly because some of the biggest cigarette companies have also begun getting in the e-cigarette game.

In 2014, Altria acquired Green Smoke Inc. and just this year released their brand of e-cigarettes. Likewise, Reynolds American has begun collaborating with Lorillard to produce electronic smoking devices.

States Cashing In on E-Cig Sales

On top of the profit tobacco companies stand to make off e-cigarettes sales, state governments could as well—specifically through savings from Medicaid.

According to a State Budget Solutions report, at least 45 states (plus D.C.) would gain more money through Medicaid savings than they lost from being taxed for cigarettes and settlement payments. The report also states that around 51% of those on Medicaid smoke cigarettes. By reducing the number of Medicaid recipients who smoke, it could save states billions of dollars (around 48 billion to be more specific) in healthcare costs alone. This savings more than the states collected through taxes in 2012—around $24 billion.

Read our newest article, “How E-Cigarettes Could Save the Government Money,” to learn more.

If you’re looking to kick off your vapor smoking hobby right, look no further than EverSmoke! Take some time to browse our site, check out our line of superior products and take a gander at our blog and knowledge center.

Is it Safe to Vape and Drive?

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One of the most dangerous activities you do on a daily basis is getting behind the wheel of a car.  If this were not the case, you wouldn’t cringe whenever your teen pulls out of the driveway for the first time alone.

For teens and adults alike, driving is a huge responsibility and being distracted even for one moment can have devastating consequences.  Because of the real danger of distracted driving, many states have banned the use of electronic devices, such as smart phones and mp3 players, when operating a vehicle.

However, currently, there are no laws stating that an e-cig is one of the electronic devices that is considered banned.  Whether the e-cig is considered a “handheld electronic device” would be up to each individual state.

Of course, that doesn’t mean high ohm vaping in the car is totally safe.  We all know that texting and driving is a dangerous mix, but what about vaping and driving?

Vaping and Driving Safety Tips

Anything you do while driving that doesn’t involve paying attention to the road can be considered a dangerous distraction.  This includes vaping if not done properly.  If you decide to vape while driving, consider the following safety tips below:

  • Before you vape, have the e-juice filled, battery charged and the electronic device ready.  If any of this needs to be done while you are driving, it is necessary to pull over.

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How to Safely Enjoy Your Electronic Cigarette

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Relaxing at home with your electronic cigarette or vaping at a party with all your friends are both fun and enjoyable experiences.  If you have chosen the vapor smoker lifestyle, then you are probably already seeing many of the benefits it has over traditional cigarettes (i.e. no odor, a better sense of taste and smell, having more energy, the list goes on!).  However, vaping safely should continue to be a top priority.

Below are several tips that experienced vapor smokers should review and beginners ought to understand thoroughly before using their electronic cigarette:

Never leave a battery charging unattended. This rule is especially true in a very hot car.  Rechargeable lithium ion cells are safe; however, they do contain a flammable electrolyte that must be kept under pressure.  This means they can become dangerous if put under the wrong conditions or improperly manufactured.  It’s best to keep an eye on your charging battery so that you don’t come home to a mess!

Buy from a reputable dealer.  Always make certain you know what you are getting!  A cheap deal is not always the best.  At EverSmoke, our e-cigs come with a safety circuit microchip inserted to prevent overcharging and overheating.

Use the right size battery for your e-cig.  Again, buying from a reputable dealer and getting a battery that you know for sure fits the type of electronic cigarette that you have is key.

If you spill e-juice, clean it up immediately.  Our e-juices are very tasty, but seeing as most contain nicotine you want to make certain to always keep pets and children away from it.

Avoid e-juice leaks by taking a few precautions.  Taking longer and slower puffs, storing your electronic cigarette in an upright position and continuing to draw after releasing the button helps to minimize leaks.

Know your limits. New vapor smokers should never manually alter their battery’s resistance level in order to try and get the biggest vapor output possible.  Read here about the potential dangers of sub-ohm vaping from our sister company, VaporFi.

At EverSmoke, we care about you and your vaping journey!  Safety is very important to us and we want you to get the most from your electronic cigarette experience.  Browse our website to become familiar with our sleek and modern alternatives to smoking.

Lastly, we invite you to check out our knowledge center for more details regarding safety of electronic cigarettes and more.

Can E-Cigs Improve My Sex Life?

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It has always been interesting to see how smoking cigarettes and sex go hand-in-hand according to Hollywood.  After all, how is smoking cigarettes that give you bad breath, turn your teeth yellow and make you prone to various diseases all that sexy? Let’s be real, it’s not.

In fact, if you want to improve your sex life, ditching the traditional cigarette should be the first thing you do.  In addition to initial attraction, many doctors agree that a person’s sex drive is reduced by smoking.  The main reason for this is the obstruction of the circulatory flow which causes soft erections in men and can cause women to have reduced sensations.  Smoking has also been blamed for being a major culprit in erectile dysfunction.

In 2007, a Chinese study found that smoking is just as bad for your sex life as it is for the body.  Over 7,500 men were involved in the study between the ages of 35-74.  None of these men had vascular disease and they were surveyed about their sex life and smoking habits.

Several important conclusions were drawn from this research, including a “statistical link between the number of cigarettes that men smoked and the likelihood they would experience erectile dysfunction.”

All of that does not sound too “sexually appealing,” does it?  Can making the switch to the vaping world actually improve your sex life? 

Let’s assume your partner is not a smoker.  Each time you have enjoyed a sexual experience together, you are releasing dangerous toxins that are not only bad for you but to them as well!  The good news is that e-cigs are odorless devices that do not release smoke into the air, but rather water vapor that won’t linger in the room or on your clothes.

Of course, there still needs to be more research conducted on the effects of e-cigs and your sex life.  However, the simple fact of not killing a romantic moment with a pungent cigarette may be appealing enough for some to make the switch now.

If you are ready, check out our e-cig starter kits at EverSmoke and begin the vaping journey!  Also, browse through our blog and learning center to discover more ways e-cigs outshine, outlast and out-perform traditional cigarettes.

New Indiana Regulation has E-Liquid Manufacturers and Vape Shop Owners Steaming

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Next July, Indiana will start enforcing a new law regarding e-cigarette sales. House Enrolled Act 1432 will require manufacturers in the state to have a permit from the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission in order to continue producing e-liquid.

In addition, to having to obtain a permit, companies that produce e-liquid will also have to hire 24/7 security on site where the e-liquid is produced and stored, as well as have their blueprints on file. As an unintended consequence, the new regulation could lead vape storeowners to lose part of their inventory if manufacturers fail to meet the requirements.

According to at least one local vape storeowner, Troy Leblanc, this could mean that upwards of “[f]ifty to 60 percent of the liquids that we sell would have to be taken off the shelf because they come from companies who use certified labs, who use clean rooms, but don’t have the money to take security measures the Indiana state is requiring.”

Vape storeowners like Leblanc probably won’t lose all of their e-liquid, as companies that produce e-liquid in sealed (filled) cartridges are exempt from these rules; however, this is a fairly dull silver lining.

Leblanc feels the new restrictions will prevent vape shops from opening in Indiana, saying instead they will cross the border into Kentucky and take their valuable tax dollars with them.

The attorney general will be in charge of the state’s defense. According to Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General: “The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is fully prepared to defend state laws the Legislature passed from legal challenges that plaintiffs’ lawyers file.”

This is just one of the many challenges that e-cigarette producers, sellers and vapors smokers are facing right now all across the country. To keep abreast in the changes happening in the world of e-cigarettes, browse EverSmoke’s blog and learning center.

After you’ve studied up, don’t forget to check out our awesome vaping products, accessories and supplies in our online store.

British TV Allowing E-Cigarette Advertising

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E-cigarette advertisements have become much more commonplace in the U.S. in the last few years as smokeless nicotine delivery devices become increasingly popular. Until recently though (the end of 2014 to be exact), e-cigarettes were banned from British television programming altogether.

Now, however, the rules are changing and e-cigarette manufactures will be allowed to expand their advertisements on British TV.

Before now, British rules for e-cigarette advertisements did not differentiate between electronic and tobacco cigarettes. E-cigarette manufacturers were allowed to advertise their brand on British TV; however, it was illegal actually to show an actual e-cigarette.

Under the new Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) guidelines, in order to show an e-cigarette on TV the advertisement needs to follow certain rules. For example:

  • E-cigarettes cannot be presented in a way that appeal to minors. The CAP rules mention specifically that e-cigarette adverts can’t look like they’re suggesting a “youth culture”
  • Adverts cannot suggest non-smokers take up vaping
  • The words ‘safer’ and/or ‘healthier’ cannot be used
  • The adverts also cannot make health claims, unless they have special permissions

The BBC reported on one of the first e-cigarette advertisements to appear on British television. The TV ad showed a group of friends seen vaping and exchanging information about how e-cigarettes have changed their lives while enjoying a meal together.

Many e-cigarette manufacturers feel that this first step in lightening vaping restrictions is not only good for business, but also good for the public. A chief executive of one e-cigarette maker stated, “The new advertising rules are a positive step to show people how vaping can help them move away from tobacco products.”

Here at EverSmoke, we agree that it’s a positive thing to be able to show people that there are better options when it comes to nicotine delivery. If you’re looking for a high-quality alternative nicotine delivery system, look no further than EverSmoke!

If you haven’t already, we invite you to check out our diverse selection of vaping products. Plus, be sure to browse our vaping blog and knowledge center for more info about vaping in general.

North Carolina One Step Closer to Requiring E-Liquid Warning Labels

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The state of North Carolina legislators are taking the first steps to making warning labels and child-resistant packaging mandatory for e-cigarette liquid. The bipartisan Senate Bill 286 (sponsored by Senators Stan Bingham and Don Davis) passed unanimously through the House Health committee and the Senate by a vote of 48-0. It will now move on to the House for a final vote.

The bill will require all e-liquid sold in North Carolina to be clearly packaged and have a warning label. The law would go into effect on December 1st if the bill passes. Any company or individual in violation of the law could face a misdemeanor.

The child-resistant packaging SB 286 would require is packaging that is “significantly difficult” for children (especially those under 5) to open. In addition, the safety warning required would need to follow N.C. Commission for Public Health guidelines.

Reason for Concern

As e-cigarette usage has become more prevalent, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noticed an increase in the number of poisoning amongst children (especially those younger than age 5). The major concern with exposure (defined as ingestion, splashed into eyes or onto the skin and inhalation) to e-liquid is the nicotine found within.

Nicotine over-exposure, especially a concentrated liquid version, can lead to nausea, eye irritation and/or vomiting.

In addition to protecting children from being inadvertently exposed to liquid nicotine by requiring child-resistant packaging, this bill would also help to protect vapers from bootleg e-liquid and ensure that they purchase their e-cigarette supplies from reputable sources.

Sen. Bingham feels that not only will the bill fulfil its intended purpose, but it will also bring awareness to being a responsible e-cigarette user. Bingham has stated that he feels “there are too many e-cig and vaporizer users who don’t recognize the potential harm the e-liquid can cause if contacted in those ways.”

Purchasing your e-cigarette components from a reputable company such as EverSmoke.com ensures that you have a high quality product – with the added benefit of a pre-filled cartridge so you won’t have bottles of e-liquid laying around. Take some time to browse our site, check out our products and access more information about e-smoking in our blog and knowledge center.

How to Get Started Vaping!

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You may have been hearing a lot lately about this exciting alternative to traditional analog cigarettes called vaping.  Perhaps you have even considered trying them out yourself, but you get put off by lots of conflicting information and facts. Where to start?!

Without further ado, let’s clear up a few questions you may have right now so that you too can enjoy vaping like the rest of us…

First and foremost, your electronic cigarette selection is a very personal choice.  Just as traditional smokers have preferences on cigarette brand, flavor and strength, the same is true for vaping.  At Eversmoke, we have a variety of electronic cigarette starter kits that are excellent for beginning vapers.

Our electronic cigarettes are designed with the ex-smoker in mind.  However, if you are looking for a more advanced type of electronic vaping device, you may want to consider a vaporizer. Advanced vaporizers require more knowledge and skill to operate, so definitely keep that in mind before making your purchase decision.

Ask yourself these questions: Are you looking for a kit that comes with everything you could possibly need, or do you want to stick with a basic starter kit until you are sure vaping is your thing?  You should decide what you’re looking for and what you simply can’t do without in order to help narrow down your options. Make a pro/con list if it helps!

Next you need to figure out how much nicotine you feel you may need.  If you were a heavy smoker, you may require a higher nicotine concentration starting out than someone who smokes infrequently. Learn which nicotine strength you require.

The next consideration is flavor.  If you are using an electronic cigarette with a disposable cartridge, we have 10 delicious flavor choices!  If you decide to use a vaporizer, there are much more flavor combinations.

When it comes to beginning your vaping journey, the type of electronic cigarette, nicotine strength and flavor choice are the top three things to consider. Don’t let all the options overwhelm you!

Spend time browsing our blog and learning center if you’d like to become more knowledgeable about electronic cigarettes and vaping.

San Francisco Giants Strike Out on Chewing Tobacco

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The city of San Francisco is working to pass an historic ordinance that would ban members of the Giants baseball team from using smokeless chewing tobacco during game play. This would be a first for Major League Baseball.

The ban was the result of a unanimous vote specifically geared toward MLB players’ use of smokeless tobacco and will apply to all playing fields citywide. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids helped push the law to a vote. However, it must pass one more vote and be signed by Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco, before going into effect.

If passed, the law will begin next year (January 1, 2016) and the start of the 2016 MLB season.

“It’s a serious health issue,” according to Jess Montejano, legislative aide to Mark Farrell, the chief sponsor of the ban. “Kids are seeing their athletic heroes chewing tobacco on the baseball diamond.’”

Rather than being blindsided by the ban, the San Francisco Giants have been paying close attention to the talks. Moreover, the MLB is quoted as stating they have “long supported a ban of smokeless tobacco at the Major League level” and have even looked forward to “a ban of its use on-field in discussions with the Major League Baseball Players Association.”

On April 10, 2015, the University of California San Francisco released a study focusing on baseball players’ use of chewing tobacco. The study concluded that by using chewing tobacco on the field (in front of fans, children specifically) they were acting as walking advertisements. Researcher found that more than half (52.3%) of male collegiate baseball players used smokeless tobacco at least once between 2012 and 2013.

While smokeless tobacco may be easier for baseball players to use during the game than other nicotine delivery replacements (especially while at bat!), it is much more dangerous for them. The San Francisco Giants and all MLB players (and you) should consider a safer smoke-free alternative like smokeless cigarettes from EverSmoke.

Find out why our smokeless products are homeruns by browsing our site today!

Make Summertime Vaping Even More Amazing!

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Many of us can’t wait to dive into summer activities like swimming, boating, grilling out with friends and soaking up the beautiful sunshine while doing all the other things you enjoy when the weather is warm and the days are long.  And if you vape, you know how awesome those summer days can be with delicious flavors like Peach Passion and Pina Colada!

Of course, with the heat and humidity there comes a few things we should all heed when it comes to getting the most out of your favorite vaping device during the summer months.

The vapor output of your electronic cigarette can be negatively affected by high heat and humidity if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips to make sure your vaping device doesn’t come down with a case of summertime sadness:

  • Careful where you leave it.  A hot car in the summer months is the worst place to leave your vaping device lying around.  Did you know that when it is 90 degrees outside, it can be 150 degrees or more in your car? Yikes, that’s hot! This is why we never leave pets and kids (or your electronic cig) in these stifling conditions.
  • Store e -juice in a cool, dark place.  Some people go overboard and store their electronic cigarettes and e-liquid in freezers.  However, this practice is not good for your e-liquid.  We advise not to store your device below 55 degrees.  Long-term extreme cold temperatures can affect the flavor of your electronic cigarette just like heat does. See our article on properly storing your vaping supplies
  • Prepare for summer thunderstorms!  Not only do you want to protect your device from rain, but also from those power outages during summer thunderstorms.  Be prepared and make certain you have plenty of battery backup so you don’t miss a beat.
  • Stay away from sand.  While you can (and should) definitely experience the joy of vaping on the beach, try and keep the sand from getting into your device where it can clog it up.  If you are bringing a bag or purse, store it in there until you’re ready to use it.
  • Keep it safe! Lastly, make certain you safely carry your electronic cig in a special holder or carrying case so that it doesn’t accidentally get crushed or damaged during all of the summertime activity.

Go make some amazing summer memories and enjoy vaping while you’re at it!

If you are just considering the electronic cigarette alternative, we invite you to browse the many articles about vaping in our knowledge center and blog.