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Let’s Talk About Nicotine

What is Nicotine? Nicotine Molecular StructureNicotine is a huge topic of discussion as of late. It’s a hot button issue, and big debates involving this substance are currently occurring at the legislative levels. Obviously, it relates directly to the electronic cigarette industry and culture, as our products involve voluntary usage of it, and put the control into people’s hands to determine whether or not, as well as, how they opt to use it. As with much regarding laws and electronic cigarette regulation, is it becoming a question of taking power away from people, or is it truly for their benefit that nicotine is gaining so much attention?

With that in mind, let’s discuss nicotine. Here is a closer look at this substance, often given so much negative press.

What is Nicotine?

Nicotine is a naturally-occurring substance, found in nature, derived from the nightshade plant family, most obviously within the tobacco plant. It is considered a stimulant in mammals, and can be harmful in excessive doses. Other natural sources of (trace amounts of) nicotine include, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, green pepper, and the leaves of to coca plant, which contains nicotine alkaloids.

How Does it Feel?

Nicotine is the most widely used nootropic substance, behind caffeine, in the world. It gives users feelings of alertness, awareness, boosting focus and cognition, plus enabling better performance overall.

How is it Used?

Medically and recreationally, nicotine is used in countless ways. Everyday users, who smoke cigarettes, use electronic cigarettes, gums, nicotine patches, and cigars enjoy it for the pleasant feelings as well as the boosted mindset. Medically, nicotine has been used in treatments designed to help smokers reduce dependence, as well as in ailments such as ulcerative colitis. Furthermore, research indicates that there is potential for nicotine to benefit patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, attributed to how nicotine aids in enhancing focus and concentration.

Is Nicotine Carcinogenic?

While this misunderstanding pervades common knowledge of nicotine, it is not a carcinogenic substance.

Is Nicotine Dangerous?

Generally no, but like many other substances, it can be overdosed on. If you are using e-liquids instead of e-cig nicotine cartridges, purchase from brands that sell them in childproof bottles, and under all circumstances, keep them out of reach of children. Just as you would with alcohol or other drugs and medicines.

So, what are your thoughts on nicotine now that you know more about it? When it comes to electronic cigarettes, nicotine e-liquids are used in lieu of actual tobacco. Users are able to choose their own level, and have the option to use no nicotine at all if they prefer. The difference between vaping and smoking is the availability of choices, giving users the power and option to decide on their own. Bottom line: nicotine is not the bad guy.

Benefits to Switching: A Healthier Lifestyle

get healthy by vapingOne of the nicest perks to leaving tobacco behind in favor vapor smoking is the benefit of a healthier lifestyle. Here is a look at some of the ways e-cigs can help contribute to a better quality of life, and what you’re in for should you decide to make the switch!

-No Longer a Tobacco Smoker

By simply no longer subjecting your body to a tobacco smoke, you can be free of all those chemicals cigarettes are laced with. Your lungs will no longer be full of smoke, which carries said toxic chemicals, and they will not be accumulating the residual tar from cigarettes.

-Better Taste Capacity

Smoking hinders your ability to taste things correctly. Luckily, it can be reversed, and when you switch to e-cigs, you very well may experience this pleasant side effect. As a result, you may be able to make better food choices for yourself, since you’ll be able to taste a world of new, exciting flavors!

-H2O

Switching can often make your mouth dry, and it is recommended that you drink a lot of water to keep your mouth, as well as your body hydrated to prevent dry mouth and feeling dehydrated. Upping your water intake has the pleasant side effect of cleansing your system, upping the performance of your digestion, flushing out toxins, and helping you feel good.

-Get Active

If switching has you feeling frisky, energized, or just so darn elated because you’ve escaped the shackles of tobacco, you may be physically up for more activity. In which case, you may be more inclined towards exercising, and in which case, good for you! Cigarettes affect the cardiovascular system, and are known to make users feel awful when working up a sweat and doing anything that involves heavy physical activity. Go ahead and switch; let us know how you feel!

-Your Love Life

Speaking of physical activity and getting sweaty, vapers smell better, have nicer smiles, and their hearts and lungs don’t have to function through the haze of tobacco. Get where this is going? Vapers are more appealing lovers, and we all know getting it on can make you feel great, is helpful at relieving stress, and overall just staying healthy!

So when you think about it, vaping offers a lot of great benefits that can make you feel awesome! Quality of life accounts for so much; why not take advantage of the possibilities?

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.

Still Time For Mother’s Day Vape Gifts!

mothers-day-1Mother’s Day is right upon us and if you’re looking to get your mom, or one of the moms in your life a great gift that could benefit in their efforts to be smoke-free, EverSmoke is your best bet.

Not sure what to get? Here’s our gift guide. Be sure to grab expedited shipping to get your gifts there on time!

Starter Kits:

The EverSmoke

Okay, this kit is simply amazing! It is the best deal in the universe, and so affordable you can buy one for every single mom in your life that smokes and it won’t break the bank! At $15.99, seriously there’s nothing better out there of this quality and variety. If you’re trying to get a mama to give electronic smoking a go, this is simply perfection. Okay, enough talk, here’s what it comes with:

  • 1 high capacity battery in white with automatic switch
  • 1 standard size battery in white with automatic switch
  • 1 portable wall charger
  • 1 USB charger
  • 5 EverSmoke cartridges in the flavor and strength of your choice.

This kit is an $80 value, so it’s a gift that would make anyone happy, and will really make an impact. It shows how much you care, and is also quite affordable!

If mom is already an EverSmoke user:

The Ultimate Starter Kit

This one makes an awesome addition to any vapers collection of gear. It comes with basically everything, all the luxurious accessories we’ve got to offer, including goodies like a Personal Charging Case, a PowerCig, a carrying case, and 15 cartridges in your choice of flavor and strength! Definitely a gift for someone who is a big fan of EverSmoke products and is into versatility.

On the fence?

An EverSmoke gift card is always a great gift! Obviously, this is perfect for either a current e-smoker, someone who’s curious about trying the vape lifestyle, or even a stubborn smoker you’d like to give the gift of vaping to!

Giving an EverSmoke gift card is giving from the heart; they choose what they want, you get the credit! And because it’s sent by email, it doesn’t get better than this for a last-minute gifts that you know they’ll love, use, and appreciate!

 

How to Choose an E-Cigarette Brand

eversmoke-boxWith so many brands out there, we totally understand the overwhelming feeling that can come over you when trying to decide on one. Choosing a starter kit can be tricky, but choosing a brand can be even trickier, and more important! Well, one of the best things about there being such a vast selection in brands in this market is that there is sure to be at least one that fits your needs specifically.

Here are some things to ponder when narrowing down the options, as finding the right brand can mean succeeding over hightailing it back to tobacco, which I’m sure you’d rather not do!

  1. Make a list of brands you’re considering, and which ones seem to fit your needs. If you haven’t even got an idea about brands, we totally suggest EverSmoke. This is an awesome starting point for smokers looking for great quality and simplicity when switching. There’s no lack of style with this brand, and you will get a solid alternative cigarette here.

  2. Decide what type of device you want, e-cigarette or vaporizer. Vaporizers are more high-tech, more advanced, and take a little more effort to use and understand. E-cigs are designed to be as similar to traditional cigarettes as possible, which makes them the top choice for many smokers who want to go tobacco-free, smoke-free, and prefer less technology.

  3. Consider flavors. All brands offer different options and choices here, regardless of the format you’re going after. With e-cigs, you’ll be using disposable cartridges, so you won’t be filling the liquids yourself. In which case, EverSmoke offers 10 different flavors to choose from, so you’ll surely find at least a couple that resonate with you.

  4. Nicotine strength: find a brand that has what you’re looking for, and if you don’t know what you’re looking for, choose a brand that has a large selection. It can vary from brand to brand, and some don’t offer 0mg, some don’t go higher than 16mg, and some have such lousy quality regardless of what they have labeled, you can’t trust the nicotine to do its thing.

  5. Research each brand when it comes to such matters as refund policy, warranties, and how good they are about customer service. Things happen, and getting stuck with products you don’t want, or ending up with things that stop working without the company backing up your purchases can make you feel hopeless. Scope out each brand’s social media pages and look out for online reviews to see what other customers have had to say. A good reputation accounts for a whole lot.

Choosing an e-cigarette brand is the first step to embarking on this amazing lifestyle that can avail so much freedom, savings, and fun. If you’d like more info on using electronic cigarettes, or to learn more about these products in general, feel free to browse our electronic cigarette Learning Center for more educational articles that can offer even more insight!  Good luck on your journey, and enjoy the ride!

Tips for a Longer Battery Life

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Nothing can be more frustrating than your battery dying just as you’re about to use your e-cig, cellphone, laptop, or whatever other battery-operated device you use on a regular basis. Seeing as batteries are essential to keep these items running, taking care of them should be at the top of your list.

A little TLC goes a long way when it comes to getting the most life out of your battery. Below are some specific suggestions on how to help your e-cig battery last a little longer.

  • Keep it clean.
    Like with anything that you want to stay looking and performing well, you must occasionally do some cleaning. E-cig batteries can get filthy from debris, dust and e-juice leaks. We recommended taking your device apart at least once a week and wiping it down. If it’s very dirty, you may need a toothbrush to scrub off some of the dirt.
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Tips For Placing Your Order

global-shipping-worldwideWant to make ordering with EverSmoke easier than ever? Here are some tips! In the age of instant gratification, even the easy-breeziness of online shopping can be streamlined to offer maximum get-up-and-go! We want to make it easy on you, because we know you want your stuff, and you want it now!

  1. Enter your info 100% accurately. Yes, this is self explanatory, but when you do something repetitively, it can be easy to overlook the obvious. This is also mega important if we need to contact you regarding your order, because if we can’t reach you through the info you provided, things can really go awry, and you may end up waiting way longer than you intended to in the first place!

  2. Create an account on our site to have your info saved for future purchases, and because it enables you to earn Ever Rewards points for money-saving awesomeness. Also, keep in mind that your info is safe with us; you never have to worry about us giving it out, or selling it against your wishes.

  3. Seriously look over your confirmation page and/ or email confirmation of your order. Double checking takes a minute or two; versus finding out the hard way later on and realizing something was incorrect.

  4. If you’re a repeat customer, make sure you’re a member of our Home Delivery Program. This will guarantee you get what you want (ahem, need), when you want it, every month. Signing up is free, you get a sweet 20% discount on all of your cartridge refills, and you won’t have get annoyed that you forgot to reorder cartridges again. This is the easiest road to instant gratification!

  5. Shipping is on us if your order is over $100! When any order ships, we send an email notifying you, with a tracking number included. Our standard shipping is 5-7 days, with all orders shipping on the following business day (with the exclusion of holidays, of course). If you need your stuff faster than this 5-7 day window, make sure you select one of our expedited options.

So that covers it! Want the smoothest transactions, fastest checkout, and total instant gratification when purchasing with us? Follow these tips and you’ll be good to go!

E-Cigs are NOT Tobacco Products!

vapor-vs-smokeIt is always puzzling how lobbyists and lawmakers attempt to classify electronic cigarette as tobacco cigarettes. With so many cities around the US grouping e-cigarette use in with tobacco use, and prohibiting usage in many of the same places, vapers feel unfairly targeted.

Sure, there are similarities, but they are absolutely, inherently different. They were designed to serve as “alternatives” and have stayed true to that premise throughout all of the countless innovations and reinventions that have occurred.

Need to know exactly how e-cigs and traditional cigs differ? Keep reading!

-There is No Tobacco: They work with a liquid nicotine solution, flavor, and 0 tobacco! Yes, nicotine is derived from tobacco, but there is no actual tobacco whatsoever involved in e-cigarettes. The devices are either filled with liquid, or a cartridge filled with liquid is attached; no tobacco gets used in the process, in any way!

-E-Cigs are Reusable Devices: No tobacco means there’s no tobacco to roll into a paper cigarette. While basic e-cigs look like the real thing, they are made of aluminum and plastic! Entirely different!

-Vapor Isn’t Smoke: they look similar, wafting through the air in a viscous, alluring manner, but they’re totally different. Polar opposites, even. Smoke is a product of burning matter; vapor is the gaseous form of water. Vapor has no smell, it dissipates, and does not leave behind resinous tar like tobacco smoke does.

-Battery Powered, Not Fire-Powered: E-Cigarettes, regardless of which style or variety, are powered by battery. Traditional cigarettes are powered by fire. There’s a huge difference there! Further proof you won’t be subjected to combustion!

-No Crazy Additives in E-Cigs: Most e-cigarette brands are straightforward about what’s in them. E-Liquid typically consists of a few necessary ingredients, such as water, PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), nicotine, and flavorings. Unlike traditional cigarettes, that contain thousands of different chemicals, many of which are known carcinogens and toxins.

And those are just some of the basics, regarding the vast differences between electronic smoking and traditional tobacco smoking. While it is unfortunate that many still try to group them into the same category, there are inherent differences, and no matter how much an e-cigarette simulates the original, it will never be a tobacco cigarette.

Commonly Asked Questions

EverSmoke FAQWe get a lot of questions, so here are some answers! Especially for beginners, the world of vaping can seem to be a vast mystery of alternative smoking excitement: The products! The cartridges! That elusive vapor! Those gorgeous sleek batteries! The ability to use them everywhere! But with all of that allure, there’s the reality of using them, and therefore the questions. So here is a quickie FAQ covering the basics and some of our most commonly asked questions.

Q: What’s this e-cigarette thing everyone is using these days?

A: It’s an electronic cigarette, an alternative to the traditional tobacco kind, but requires no fire, and has no tobacco inside. Instead, it is powered by a battery and uses a liquid nicotine solution to deliver vaporized hits. Recreating the feeling of smoking all the way.

Q: Are e-cigs safe?

A: Yes, completely. As long as you follow the directions from the manufacturer, and don’t do anything foolish that shouldn’t be done with an electronic device, all will be good.

Q: My e-cig isn’t producing vapor anymore; why is this?

A: It’s probably old and needs to be replaced.

Q: It’s not old; I just put it on. What do I do?

A: It may be screwed on too tight. Cartridges should be screwed on firmly, but not too tightly. That will stop the vapor from being produced.

Q: How long do cartridges last?

A: They last based on volume, and they are about equivalent to a pack of traditional cigarettes depending on how you use them.

Q: Will my battery let me know when it needs to be charged?

A: Why of course! It will stop producing vapor, the end light will flash to indicate low battery, and it may have no power left.

Q: Can I really use it anywhere I want?

A: Generally yes. Sometimes in some public places you may run into issues, but for the most part you’ll be fine. If in doubt, ask.

Q: Can I return it if I don’t like it?

A: Yes! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you don’t like it, you’ve got that option. However, before you decide you don’t like it, give it an honest try, and explore all the different learning resources we offer! If our Learning Center does not offer the info you’re looking for, give us a call or shoot an email; we’re here to help you enjoy your EverSmoke e-cigs!

Need a Few Thousand Dollars? Switch to E-Cigarettes

Cigarettes burn moneySwitching to e-cigarettes can do so much for your life. You get the pleasure of using your device almost anywhere, you are allotted so much more control over everything that deals with your habit, you don’t have to be self conscious about how you smell, you don’t have to worry about the ramifications of tobacco, and vaping can save big money.

Yes, you read that correctly. Switching to e-cigs can save thousands of dollars!

You are surely aware of how expensive smoking traditional cigarettes gets, and how much more costly it can become when you factor in all the other expenses such as higher insurance premiums, health-related expenses that come as a result of smoking, and the additional costs such as gum, perfume and cologne, lighters, etc. Suffice it to say, tobacco smoke ain’t cheap!

When you switch to vaping, the expenses really begin to take a nosedive. Many smokers are unsure of vaping, especially when it comes to saving money because their first impression on vaping is having to shell out approximately $100 towards a starter kit. That seems like such a high price compared to the $10 spent on a pack of cigarettes.  However, it must be noted that users typically do not purchase new starter kits constantly. It’s a one-time cost that starts saving you money immediately. While you may need to update an item here or there, and possibly add in a few new things as you feel necessary, your costs go way down because you will no longer be spending $11 daily ($77 weekly; $4,004 yearly!) on smoking.

Cartridges become the equivalent to packs of cigarettes as they are they part of the e-cig that contains the nicotine liquid and flavor. E-Cig cartridges are designed to go the distance of 1.5-2 packs of cigarettes, and each cartridge can cost as low as $2.22! So, if you are using one cartridge per day, as many vapers do, your weekly total will be coming out to $15.54, or $808 yearly! What a difference!

So, are you ready to ditch the cigarette packs for the alternative? Ready to save some serious money? E-cigarettes are changing the way smokers enjoy nicotine, and besides, who couldn’t use an extra few thousands dollars every year?!