Category Archives: E-Cigarettes

Can E-Cigs Really Explode? – Just How Safe Are They?

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Since e-cigs have been on the market, there have been various views on the safety of the product.  Can an e-cigarette catch on fire or blow up in your face?  The majority of the accusations cannot be proven.   However, as with anything electrical, proper care must take place to help ensure safety.

Because the battery is the part that powers the e-cigarette, the utmost care needs to be given to that part of the device.  At Eversmoke, we use a lithium-ion battery which is safer than any other battery type.  Because of the safety of this battery it is used not only in our e-cig products but in laptops, cell phones and various other products.

First and foremost, you need to buy your e-cigarette products from a reputable company such as Eversmoke that believes in only using the safest components available. For example, we have a safety circuit microchip in our products to prevent overcharging and overheating.  This is very important when you are researching and considering what company to use when making your e-cigarette purchase.  Stay away from non-reputable type of companies that may use substandard components.

But as stated above, because these devices are run on batteries, proper care and common sense come into play.  One very important piece of advice is to never leave a battery charging unattended.  Also, a hot car is completely off limits to where you should leave a battery charging.

If the battery looks odd, swollen or feels very hot to the touch, do not use it.  It is vital to make sure it is a properly operating battery before you use it.  Also, if you take out the battery, make certain it is stored properly and has a case that can protect it.

Basically, if you have a good reputable e-cig, it has been manufactured properly and you take care of it, safety should not be an issue.  For more information regarding various safety issues, please check out our article in our knowledge center, and continue browsing blog for more information regarding electronic smoking and e-cigarettes.

Why Your USB Charger is the Only E-Cig Charger You Absolutely Need!

accessories_usb_charger_bundle_1Having a few e-cigarette chargers is a great thing, you really should. In fact, we really recommend having at least 2 USB chargers because they go everywhere, and work anywhere you have a USB port to connect to. Keeping one at home, one at the office, one in your bag, one someplace safe, etc, can be so incredibly beneficial, and at times, a necessity. However if you are to have and use just one, may it be the almighty USB e-cig charger. These things are work horses, versatile powerhouses, and exceptionally convenient little beacons of e-cig power. Keep reading to learn why they are so great, and how to get the most out of yours.

Chances are, if you are vaping with EverSmoke e-cig batteries, and purchased a starter kit, you have a USB charger to work with. They are included in every starter kit we carry, including our bare-bones basic kit, the Express Kit. The USB charger can work with your computer, laptop, or tablet, as long as there is a USB port, you’re going to get powered up!

When using the Wall Charger or Car Adapter, the USB charger is used in conjunction as a connection point. It is the most important e-cigarette charger you can have in your arsenal if you are using EverSmoke e-cigarettes.

The USB charger is also essential for charging with the Personal Charging Case (PCC). It charges the PCC to full capacity, which can then be used as a power source anywhere, at anytime to recharge your batteries.

To use the USB charger, screw the battery into the USB charger and plug it in. When charging, the light on the USB charger will turn red, indicating it is properly functioning. Once it reaches full capacity, the light will turn from red to blue.

So, as you can see, the USB charger is such an essential. It keeps you powered up, all the time, under so many circumstances. For any e-smoker, this must have needs to be part of your collection.

Vape Talk

cloudchasersVaping culture has it’s own lingo, and if you’re new to this scene, you may need a few of these slang terms interpreted! If you spend any amount of time online in the typical haunts for vaping folks, you’ve probably come across more than a few acronyms and/or abbreviations you weren’t sure of, so here’s your e-cig terminology cheat sheet!

Acronyms

APV: Advanced Personal Vaporizer. Larger, advanced vape pens that have serious batteries, LED screens, and offer a huge amount of control options.

DCC: Dual Coil Cartomizer. Cartomizers that are designed with 2 heating components. They produce incredible amounts of vapor.

DCT: Dual Coil Tank. Tanks are what hold e-liquid in vaporizers, and dual coil means they have two heating elements.

PCC: Personal Charging Case. A type of case that charges batteries without an outlet.

PG: Propylene Glycol. Used as a carrier substance in e-liquid.

RDA: Rebuildable Atomizer: One of the more popular types of atomizers at the moment, these require you to build them yourself.

VG: Vegetable Glycerin. Used as a carrier substance in e-liquid.

Vape-Specific Terms

Analog: Traditional cigarettes; basically they are considered “analog” because they are not digital, like electronic cigarettes.

Atomizer: The part included in electronic cigarettes that heats the liquid and vaporizers it.

Carto: Short for cartomizer or e-cigarette cartridge.

Cartomizer: The element of the e-cigarette that holds the liquid and vaporizes the liquid; with e-cigs cartridges can also be called cartomizers.

Cart(s): Short for cartridge.

Digital Cigarette: Another name for electronic cigarettes.

E-Juice: A term for e-liquid, which is what carries the nicotine.

Throat Hit: The feeling of the force of vapor hitting the throat when vaping.

Vape: The act of vaping.

Vaping: Similar to smoking, it is literally the act of using an e-cigarette.

When you’re just starting out with e-cigarettes, a vaper’s dictionary comes in so handy, and we know you want to know what people are talking about! You will now officially be able to participate in conversations and not sound like a cigarette smoker.

The Right Starter Kit for Your Budget

eversmoke_starter_kitThinking about electronics smoking is one thing, but actually doing it can be the biggest hurdle. Like anything else that’s new to you, you won’t know until you try. If you’re money is where your doubt lies, and you think that e-cigarettes are going to be more costly than tobacco cigarettes, though, think again.

While the cost of starting up with e-cigarettes is certainly more than a typical pack of smokes, it more than evens out with electronic cigarettes being immensely affordable rather quickly into it. So many of the costs of smoking get obliterated, and where tobacco requires constant purchasing, e-cigs go a greater distance, being reusable and less pricey.

If you’ve looked into purchasing an e-cigarette starter kit, you’re probably well aware that there are a lot of different options available to you, regardless of what your budget is. Here’s a look at all the different starter kit options for EverSmoke, what they cost and how if vaping is the path you want to take, even if for just an experimental phase, you can do so for as low as $29.99.

For the Tightest Budget: The Reusable Express Kit: This is the bare essentials; nothing more, nothing less, and it will get you vaping for $29.99. You won’t find a setup of this quality at this price anywhere!

Tight with Some Wiggle Room: The EverSmoke Basic Starter Kit. This is all the basics, with two fantastic batteries and the option of a couple of chargers to work with.

Less Than $100: EverSmoke Pro Starter Kit: this kit gets you a well rounded selection of items to put into your personal rotation that will give you the total vaping experience, covering not just the act of vaping, but all the conveniences it adds to life.

Vaping for Two: The Couples Starter Kit: could not be anymore perfect for two people to share, especially for the price of $99.99. It doubles all the essentials making it a very affordable option for couples who want to go in on vaping together but don’t want to sacrifice having the right products, doubled up.

No Budget at All: the EverSmoke Ultimate Starter Kit: everything is included here, your vaping experience will lack for nothing and you will be able to savor every aspect of electronic smoking. If you want it all, this kit has it all!

As you can see, no matter your budget, we’ve got you covered! Why succumb to smoke, tar, and ash any longer? Try an electronic cigarette starter kit today!

How to Enhance Your E-Cig Performance

are-e-cigs-safeWhen vaping there is no right or wrong, however there is good and better. If you need some e-cigarette troubleshooting, or are having performance issues with your electronic cigarette or vaporizer, here are some tips to keep in mind. Hiccups in performance can often come down to minor little things, that can be resolved really quickly, so don’t stress it!

-Keep your e-cigarette device clean. Dirt, grime, liquid buildup and funk don’t do you any favors, so do your e-cig a favor and keep things clean. Wipe down the body, all connecting points, and the area surrounding the cartridge regularly with a soft cloth and/ or a q-tip.

-Don’t overcharge the battery, that will only cause it to wear out faster.

-Don’t drop your device. Yes, common sense will tell you this is necessary, but let’s reiterate to make it more apparent. Dropping an e-cig can be bad.

-If you’re using e-liquids do not overfill your tank. As tempting as it may be, if your tank is not producing adequate vapor or is leaking, it could be as a result of overfilling. Never more than 75%, ok?

-Don’t over tighten your cartridge onto your e-cig. It should be screwed on firmly, but not too tight. This will cause little to no vapor production.

-Don’t mix different products from different brands, they’re just not designed to go together. We can’t alert you of anything specific that may arise, but results could be dangerous.

-When using mods don’t use batteries and other components not specified for your particular device by the manufacturer.

-Is your cartridge giving off a burnt or foul taste? The problem could be that the cartridge needs replacing.

Is your e-cig giving you a sore throat? Try increasing your water intake, lowering the level of your nicotine, or trying a different flavor.

Battery not producing ample power? It might need to be charged! If it does have adequate power, it could be that your battery is just ending it’s life cycle. Or perhaps you’re vaping needs have increased and it’s ready to move onto an advanced product.

Whether you want to boost your e-cigs performance, or you’ve got an issue, there’s a solution! Whether it’s an easily fixable one that requires just a tweak or two, or you need to entirely replace your e-cigarette, troubleshooting can help get you the fix.

For more information on how electronic cigarettes work and how you can provide your own troubleshooting, feel free to browse our learning center for everything e-cigarette related.

Fun Places to Vape

vapingUsing electronic cigarettes can be convenient, money saving, pleasurable, enjoyable, and so very functional. In addition to all the many ways they benefit the lives of smokers by offering a modern alternative to an old-school product, one of their many overlooked advantages is how fun they are to use. So, in that light, here are some of the most exciting places to vape! Having the ability to smoke again in public rocks!

The mall or when shopping: this way you can keep strolling, browsing, and getting what you need and enjoy your nicotine as you please.

Bars and restaurants: what goes with beer, cocktails, and food better than smoking? Whether it’s to enhance the feeling or to satisfy that after-dinner urge, being able to smoke at the table again is priceless.

In the Car: passengers don’t always take kindly to smoke in the car, however vapor cigs while traveling carry no smell, nor do they fumigate a small space like a car like smoke. Big bonus is not having to worry about burning your seats.

In the house: Yes, indoor smoking without being completely atrocious is now possible! No staining, stinking, or burning involved!

Vaping at family gatherings without feeling like an outcast or leper: Big groups of people and smoke don’t work well together, however with e-cigs you don’t have to worry about offending anyone. Hey, you may even provide some good inspiration for striking up conversations on these fancy new cigarettes!

At the pool or beach: Relaxing, lounging and playing in the water is so much better when you can unwind with a smoke. Cigarettes are usually not tolerated at most public pools, and many beaches now restrict them as well. Along those lines, we know very well how unsavory cigarette butt pollution is; so eliminate that negative with e-cigs.

Walking the dog: A ambling stroll on a cool afternoon with your dog is one of life’s simple pleasures, and when you’ve got your electronic cigarette in hand, it goes all the better.

Electronic smokeless cigarettes can do practically anything traditional cigarettes can, however they just do it better! By adding convenience, removing obstacles, they make it more accessible for you to enjoy smoking again. Simply, why smoke cigarettes if e-cigarettes make it more fun?

Franchising with IVG

Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 2.50.19 PMHave you considered branching into the world of e-cigarette retail? Here’s a look at franchising in this exciting industry, and why working with International Vapor Group is an excellent starting point!

Franchising is an excellent business model, enabling start up businesses to have an established, well-known, successful, and high-quality name behind them. Working with a company such as our sister brand, VaporFi, gives you the ability to expand and become a part of this growing market, carrying highly successful products, which are very much in demand.

When you work with VaporFi, we help you throughout the entire process and provide unlimited support. There is less overhead cost when working with a group such as ours, and one of the best things going for you is the selling power of a brand that already has a busy following.

With VaporFi, you have the backing of IVG, and there are many advantages to this. Considering we’ve done all the homework, as an entrepreneur, you’re able to get down to business much more quickly and efficiently. Here are some of the top reasons to work with us when venturing into e-cigarette retail:

-We control every aspect of our products, from the design to the production, including our e-liquids, making quality assurance and greater savings some of benefits.

-Experience.We’ve been in this industry a long time and we know what customers are looking and we know what’s going to bring them back for future purchases. Quality and durability go along way.

-Financial backing. We offer you the ability to earn additional commissions from online sales that occur in your area because of our highly-advanced, exclusive revenue-sharing program.

-We don’t offer just one type of store; we have several different available options that can work depending on your needs for your location.  Whether it’s a freestanding store, an in-line mall store, a shopping center location, or a kiosk; there’s flexibility and versatility when you work with us.

-We offer a 24 hour support. This means that our management is always here to assist you, whether it’s online or on-site training, our support is always here to get you where you need to be.

-We understand the importance of having a solid IT infrastructure. Our custom point-of-sale system provides you with everything you need for managing your business in the most efficient way possible.

Franchising is loaded with benefits and offers business owners a quicker way to success with less risk than going in it yourself. There is less financial risk involved because the business structure is already established and you aren’t chancing it with an unknown product. If you are searching for the perfect opportunity to get into the electronic cigarette retail industry, we may be the right match for you!

Four Ways to Power Up

EVERSMOKE9When it comes to electronic smoking with EverSmoke e-cigarettes, you’ve got options of how to power e-cig batteries. One way or another you’ve got to charge them, so here’s a look at the different chargers that are available to keep those crystal tips glowing bright!

The Wall Charger: here is your basic charger. Plugs into the wall, connects to your battery, charges, and it’s a done deal. It’s versatile and can be used anywhere you’ve got an outlet.

The USB Charger: like the name says this one connects to digital devices like your computer laptop or tablet and charges through them as a power source. This is an amazing mobile charger and it’s great to use if you’re on the go and using a device such as your laptop or iPad while you’re out and about. This charger is great to keep as an extra one at work, at home, or in your bag; wherever your digital device is kept.

The Car Charger: if you spent a lot of time in your car driving, commuting, taking long breaks in between classes at college, whatever the case; your car can be used as your power source to charge your battery with our-cigarette car charging adapter. Saving time and adding convenience is one of the best things about electronic cigarettes and a car charger lets you make use of your time stuck in traffic whole lot better.

The Personal Charging Case: if you’re really on the go this is a must-have. It gives you the power of having an outlet in your pocket. This handy charger is no bigger than the size of a standard tobacco cigarette pack, it fits in any pocket, and can charge your batteries up to five times before needing to be charge itself. Is an absolutely awesome charger to have because it doubles as a storage case. For those of us e-smokers with busy lives and those who need extra convenience, it doesn’t get better than this!

So there you go! That’s how you keep your EverSmoke batteries charged up and ready to go! Electronic smoking is a beautiful thing!

CVS: Moving Towards a Smoke-Free Future

CVS-quits-for-goodIt seems that tobacco is less fashionable than ever these days, and major national pharmacy, CVS has made it clear they are pushing ahead towards a smoke-free future. Earlier this year, the pharmacy chain stated that as of this fall they would no longer be carrying tobacco products in any of their locations. Last week, ahead of schedule they announced that they had changed their name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, and have officially finalized the plan to discontinue all sales of tobacco products.

The pharmacy, which has become more than just a pharmacy and convenient store over the past decade, has made many changes to provide a variety of different health services to their clients. Along with their CVS “Minute Clinics,” they offer services that range from blood-pressure checks to administering vaccinations and flu shots, along with all traditional pharmacy services. While pharmacies are known for carrying products of all varieties, from personal care, to over the counter drugs, having a mini grocery selection, toys and stationary supplies, CVS’ focus has now shifted towards wellness, and carrying tobacco products, which are blatantly known to cause a variety of deadly diseases, does not fit with their healthful persona. Understanding the importance of maintaining an image of health, tobacco simply does not belong.

Such a drastic change in a major corporation shows where the tobacco industry is headed and where people are headed as well. The general public is much more concerned with their health nowadays and many are choosing other options and alternatives to tobacco cigarettes. This is exactly why electronic cigarettes have been so successful.

E-cigarettes have been a major boon for cigarette smokers. They have enabled smokers to have an alternative that truly replaces all of the things they love about smoking, and do so without the negative attributes such as the smoke, tar, odor, and actual tobacco. They are nearly identical to traditional cigarettes, as the user puffs on them in the same manner, inhales a cloud of vapor that replicates the feeling of smoke hitting the back of the throat, fills the mouth with savory flavor, and leaves the familiar feelings of nicotine.

While CVS is not (yet) embracing retail sales of electronic cigarettes, many of their competition brands are already doing so. We applaud their efforts as a corporation in going completely smoke-free and know the new changes are an excellent move in the right direction.

EverSmoke Batteries: The Technology Behind the Scenes

EVERSMOKE9EverSmoke batteries are pretty amazing. Like most other e-cigarette batteries on the market, EverSmoke batteries use lithium ion technology. They are constructed of lithium and carbon materials, and this makes them lightweight and ultra-powerful. Here’s a deeper look into the technology behind these batteries, how they work and what makes them so ideal for electronic smoking.

Lithium ion batteries were first released in 1997, they are used in all varieties of different devices including smart phones, other types of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, video game consoles, flashlights, power tools, hybrid vehicles, electric wheelchairs, model aircraft, and even the Mars Curiosity Rover. Amazing right?

Unlike older battery models that worked on electronic charges using liquid solvents, lithium ion batteries work with solid polymer composite. This enables the electrodes and separators which are responsible for generating the charge to be limited to one another. This enables the battery to be encased within a flexible casing, as opposed to a metal casing, enabling them to be shaped specifically for certain devices creating an individualized fit. This equates to greater versatility all around.

Here are some of the many benefits lithium ion batteries bring to the world of electronics:

  • Lithium ion batteries are very lightweight batteries.
  • Lithium is a highly reactive element, and this allows lithium ion batteries to hold a lot more stored energy.
  • They hold battery charges much longer per month than older style batteries. Lithium ion batteries lose only about 5% of their charge each month compared to the much higher rate of 20% of loss for older types of batteries.
  • Lithium ion batteries do not need to be fully discharged before recharging.
  • Lithium ion batteries are not only strong, but they are exceptionally durable. They can handle hundreds of charging cycles in their lifetime.

As excellent as lithium ion batteries are, they do come with a few pitfalls unfortunately:

  • Lithium ion batteries begin to degrade once they leave the factory.
  • They are extremely sensitive to heat and exposure can cause them to degenerate very quickly.
  • Continually completely discharging lithium ion batteries can destroy them
  • They are more expensive batteries due to the technology involved.

Lithium ion batteries are the power behind electronic cigarettes, and you can surely see why. This amazing technology allows smokers to have a device that enables them the same pleasure without smoke tobacco and tar, with quality, durability and convenience. Innovation is incredible, isn’t it?!