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True or False: Biggest E-Cigs Myths Busted

imgresWhile much debate exists around electronic cigarettes and why you should, or should not use them, two of the most powerful tools to have on your side is the ability to understand common sense and being able to research. Don’t just take a company’s word for something; learn as much as possible. One of the best places to start on is the EverSmoke Knowledge Center, where you can find fact-based, propaganda-free informational articles on all things related to e-smoking. Here is a look at some of the most common e-cigarettes myths, and the truth behind them.

-Electronic cigarettes are not a safe alternative. False! This is completely untrue, as they contain none of the tobacco or chemicals as tobacco. They do contain nicotine, at varying levels the user can choose from, making them a viable alternative.

-E-Cigarettes are not a real method for quitting smoking. True. E-cig users all have personal preferences on how they choose to use them, and fit them into their lives and daily usage, however per the FDA, electronic cigarettes are not a means by which smokers can quit smoking. Countless smokers have switched to vaping successfully, however, and aren’t looking back to their days of smoke.

-Electronic cigarettes are not regulated. Not quite true, as they are in the beginning stages of regulation by the FDA. The products are treated just like tobacco products and are prohibited for sale to minors.

-E-Cigarettes cause cancer too. False. There is no proof to back up this statement. The long term effects of e-cigarettes are not known yet, and they just haven’t been around long enough for studies to prove it.

-There’s no disclosure as to what is in the e-liquid. False. Depends on the brand, because this sort of generalization does not apply to brands that choose to let their users know what they are purchasing and using. Many brands do not, however, so investigate before investing in a brand. A good company will give you all the details.

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.

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?

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?!

How to Perfect Your Technique

9Using any device, technology, or product can come with its share of ups and downs when figuring out how to get the best performance from it. When it comes to vaping, one thing we can’t stress enough is how important it is to get the feel and the technique right. So if you are new to using electronic cigarettes, or are interested in finding out how to get better performance results from your e-cigarettes, do yourself a quick little favor and read these tips!

-Experiment, experiment, experiment! Can you tell we believe in the merits of experimenting to find what works for you? Don’t expect the first go to be the perfect match. You didn’t marry the first person you ever dated, right? Same goes for trying anything else that’s new; leave your options open, try different flavors, nicotine strengths, and e-cigarette styles until you are totally satisfied.

-Try different flavors. Just because you were a smoker and used and are used to tobacco doesn’t mean all of our other exciting flavors won’t appeal to you. Change can be awesome and sometimes it’s just the trick to make your vaping go over easy.

-Vaping is not the same as tobacco smoking, and your drags are going to be different. Long, deep drags are the way to go unlike the short quick drugs typical when smoking tobacco cigarettes. In fact, the longer and slower the drags, the better.

-Enjoy all of the sensations. When you hold your vapor in (longer than you would with tobacco cigarettes), the feeling can be amazing!  Try it!

-Get really familiar with your cartridges, learn how to use them properly, how they work, and how to detect when the liquid is running low. They are major components to the experience, and if your cartridge doesn’t have enough e-liquid in it, it’s not going to perform properly.

Understand the basics of choosing a nicotine strength. Most smokers use a level around 18 mg; heavy smokers (two packs a day) would probably be most comfortable 24 mg; a casual smoker would probably enjoy 6 mg. Our suggestion is to start off with a lower level than you would typically go with so that you can see exactly what’s comfortable for you and where you can increase or decrease the nicotine.

The most important factor when vaping  is your satisfaction, so tweak these techniques and put them into play to get the most out of your experience when using electronic cigarettes. Be patient when vaping, consider that there is a learning curve involved when you first start. If you need more information or resources please feel free to browse the EverSmoke knowledge center. Your enjoyment and success when using our electronic cigarettes is our goal so please do not hesitate to explore the many options and resources we make available!

E-Cigs: Great for Saving Money and the Economy

Improve-the-EconomyIf you’re an e-smoker, you are probably aware of how amazing e-cigarettes are for so many reasons, however one of the best is that they are having an excellent effect on the economy. Here’s a look at how this amazing industry is contributing to the growth of our economy.

-Most electronic cigarette businesses are small businesses, and small businesses drive the economy. It is a positive sign of economic recovery when individuals are starting businesses and succeeding. Many e-cigarette businesses are mom-and-pop endeavors, which add jobs, services, and revenue to their local communities.

-Innovative products contribute to growth. Technology is everywhere, and people are more and more interested in technologically advanced products. E-cigarettes provide an advanced method of a traditional product; cigarettes, while adding benefits, eliminating negatives, and fulfilling needs while costing less.

-Added jobs. As the electronic cigarette industry grows and expands, despite the predictions of e-cigarette regulations, the market’s need for workers expands as well in so many areas. The need for jobs shows economic growth and stability, as so many jobs were lost in due to the recession of 2008-2009.

-Sales are soaring. The e-cigarette market is growing into a $2 billion industry this year; which is no small feat for an industry that barely existed a decade ago. What’s even more exciting is that the industry is expected to continue this fast-paced growth, and statistics anticipate within 10 years the market will hit $10 billion annually.

-Smokers now have a valid alternative to traditional cigarettes, unlike cessation devices that do not provide the same sensations and feeling of smoking. As an “alternative,” electronic cigarettes give users everything they want, without actual tobacco, smoke, odor, or tar.

As you can see, the electronic cigarette market is having a very positive effect on the economy. This industry has inspired smokers to choose a more modern, more convenient product that comes with the benefit of being smoke, and tobacco-free. Business is booming, jobs are being added, and products are selling. It is definitely a great moment for the smoke-free movement.

How Advertising Catapulted the Cigarette Industry

LeadTobacco has a long history in the United States, and before they acquired their incredibly ill, irresponsible reputation, they were among the heaviest advertised products in the States. The Marlboro Man, Joe Camel; these guys were cigarette rock stars back in the day! However, cigarette ads go way back (more than 200 years!), to the earliest days of the US, in 1789, when P. Lorillard and Company ran a snuff and tobacco products ad in the New York daily paper.

This trend continued on for the next 150 years, and in 1868 the first large scale tobacco ad in the US appeared. It featured the cigarettes of Bull Durham and emphasized the ease and simplicity of “rolling your own” cigarettes.

By the late 1870’s, color lithography was unveiled and it changed the face of advertising. Color enabled better pictures, which meant better ads, overall communication. Color lithographs were used in cigarette packaging and on cigarette cards, which were part of the marketing strategy, which was rather elementary until the onset of WWII. This was the onset of a new era for cigarette use, and is very much when cigarette usage was solidly catapulted into the mainstream because they were included in the C-rations of American soldiers. During this time, many cigarette companies actually sent cigarettes to soldiers for free, resulting in a monumental effect of getting the soldiers completely addicted to tobacco, creating brand loyalty, and driving sales to all time highs. During this time period, marketing of cigarettes knew no boundaries; doctors as well as famous men and women endorsed them, and even children were used to help lure in customers in advertisements. This was the heyday of cigarettes as fashion statements.

In the 1950’s and ‘60’s, cigarette ads were all over television. Until the 1970’s, tobacco ads were totally legal, and you couldn’t turn on the TV set without cigarettes being sold to you, especially if you were young; a large majority of the marketing was geared towards the youth, with ads even being run during cartoons. They were an absolute study case of false advertising; prior to 1964, cigarette companies made all sorts of false claims of their cigarettes being safe from health risks. People were encouraged to “play safe with Philip Morris,” and were reassured of the safety of cigarettes because “more doctors smoke Camels”. The advertising was all about sales, and all about distorting the truth about their health effects, and keeping the truth from the public.

Things really began to change in 1970, when the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act was passed. This was the beginning of the end, and  the end for the advertising of cigarettes on television and radio occurred. As a result of this ban, cigarette advertising was restricted to printed materials such as magazines, newspapers and billboards. By 1999, the American public saw cigarette billboard advertisements get replaced with bold anti-smoking ads.

As time passed, cigarette advertising has seen even greater restrictions. 2010 saw the passing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which has prevented tobacco companies from sponsoring music, sports, and other cultural events. The act goes so far as to prevent cigarette logos to appear on associated event products, logos, T-shirts, hats, and other forms of display. The crackdown has been aggressive, yet it has sparked major change.

Cigarette use is at an all-time low, and smokers continue to move beyond tobacco, embracing electronic cigarettes, which have proven to be an awesome alternative to their tobacco counterparts! It’s a guarantee that the industry will undergo many evolutions as time passes, however it is immensely interesting to see the changes that have occurred in the cigarette industry over time. One thing is for sure: the era of the e-cigarette is here!

E-Cig Atomizers: What you Need to Know

EVERSMOKE8If you’re interested in learning more about atomizers, what they do, and what they bring to the vaping experience, keep reading! Knowing about how atomizers function can have a direct effect on the functioning of your device, enable you to have a great vapor, awesome flavor and the best possible performance.

What exactly is an atomizer?

Atomizers are the heating mechanism within the electronic cigarette. They literally vaporize the liquid nicotine into the hits that are so enjoyable. In e-cigarettes that work with disposable cartridges, the atomizer is contained inside of the cartridge.

Are they safe?

By all means, yes! They are kept completely out of the way by being housed inside of the cartridge, and will not come into contact with you. At EverSmoke, we are all about the safety of our products and ensuring our customers are always safe when using our products. One of the safety features of our batteries is a 10-second shut off which ensures that overheating will not occur.

How long can I expect an atomizer to last?

2-4 weeks is typical, however it depends on how often you are changing your cartridge. Every cartridge contains a new e-cigarette atomizer, so every time you replace a cartridge, you get a new one. Whether it’s biweekly, weekly, daily, or monthly.

Should I clean my atomizer?

If you are using a device that has replaceable atomizers, it is a wise decision to do so. However, EverSmoke e-cigarettes work with disposable cartridges, which means the atomizers are also disposable, and they will most likely be tossed before you would need to clean it.

One of the most important components to e-cigarettes are atomizers. Along with the battery, microchip, and e-liquid, they play a vital role in creating the amazing experience that is vaping.

Basic E-Cig Troubleshooting

troubleshootingIs something up with your e-cig? Here are some basic troubleshooting tips to help you fix the issue yourself, and fix it fast! Many times, getting your e-cig to work right is just a matter of a simple fix, and you can often get it done yourself. Of course there will be times when you’ll need to contact us, and possibly take advantage of your Lifetime Warranty and have the item replaced, many times it can solved simply. Read on for some e-cigarette troubleshooting.

Vapor not getting produced or is low?

  • -Check how tightly the cartridge is screwed onto the battery.
  • -Check the cartridge, it may be empty.
  • -Check the battery, is it charged?
  • -Make sure there is no dirt or residue buildup between the cartridge and battery. Sometimes these parts need to be cleaned, and cleaning is essential to proper performance. Do it regularly.

Battery not working?

  • -Has it been charged?
  • -Is it screwed on too tightly?
  • Battery does not last long?
  • -It may be wearing out and require replacing.
  • -Are you overcharging it?
  • -Are you charging it before it gets down to 0%?

Vapor tastes burnt?

  • -Cartridge may be on too tightly.
  • -Cartridge may be close to empty or the cartridge may be burnt out.
  • -Try a new cartridge.
  • -Try a new flavor; not every flavor will sit well with every person, obviously!

Should the problem you are encountering not be solved by one of the above tips, we encourage you to contact us. Our customer service reps are awesome, they know what they are doing, and can help you get the issue fixed. Also for this very reason, we suggest you become a member of our Home Delivery Program, which is great for not just getting your cartridge refills on monthly deliveries at a discounted rate, but also because it comes with a Lifetime Warranty for all of your e-cigarette parts.