Category Archives: Getting Started with Vaping

10 Ways to Keep Your New Year Resolution!

resolutionsA new year means new resolutions, and we know all about it! Every year, millions of people look to start the year off on the right foot, envisioning plans for the upcoming 365, looking to make improvements, develop good habits, and banish the bad. And, as we are all aware, always on the top of the list of popular resolutions is the oldy but goody to quit smoking.

Nowadays, people are just as inclined (if not more so) to switch to vaping as an alternative, and have done so with great success. If you consider yourself among the masses who take resolution-making seriously, this post is for you! Goals are super important, whether they involve electronic smoking, or not. Here’s our advice on making them work for you because a year from now, won’t it feel great knowing you stuck with it, rather than giving up?

  1. Focus: Zero in on that goal and know why you want it, and how you’re going to achieve it.

  2. Patience: You have to maintain a level of patience, as nothing you work hard towards or build from the up is going to happen instantly.

  3. Experiment: With so many paths, you should spend some time trying a few different routes. You’ll be able to find the perfect one for yourself that way.

  4. Create a Routine: Consistency helps you maintain focus, and can help you develop healthy habits. With a routine, you know what to expect even with curveballs.

  5. Be Organized: This will help you stay on track and allow you to have greater convenience.

  6. Celebrate Milestones: They are definitely cause for excitement, and every achievement on your way to realizing your goal is important!

  7. Use technology to your advantage: Technology, like phones, tablets, and apps, can do so much to benefit you if you know how to take advantage of all the many devices, services, and applications that await you.

  8. Bound by Contract: Stick to your goals by making a contract with yourself. Accountability is super important!

  9. Keep track of your progress- don’t just focus on what you’re not accomplishing

  10. Reward yourself for being awesome!

E-Cig Buying Guide

eversmokeWhen it comes to buying e-cigarettes, especially for the first time, there’s a lot you need to know. We know it’s not all going to sink in automatically, so here is a buying guide to help you along. Buying the right gear can be essential to your success with using e-cigarettes, so hopefully this adds some insight and makes it a little easier!

Know the Devices

There are a lot of different products in this market, and it’s a really wise idea to start off by researching. Learn as much as you can. Don’t skip this step! Learn different brands, how different items work, the differences between vape pens and e-cigs, cartridges and e-liquids, etc. The more you know, the better choices you’ll make; both in life and with vaping!

Know What You Want: E-Cig or Vape Pen?

After you learn about the differences you can decide what you want. E-cigs and vape pens deliver the same result in different vehicle. What do you want to drive?

Stick with Top Brands

“Free E-Cig Trials” and “Free E-Cigs” are scams; typically anything that sounds too good to be true is! When searching for a good brand, go after one that has been around for a while and has established a strong reputation. Quality and customer satisfaction are big!

Get a Starter Kit

It’s the easiest way to start vaping! It’ll get you familiar with everything with little brainwork necessary! Electronic cigarette starter kits come in so many variations, plus they are almost always affordable and they give you the convenience of laying everything you need right in front of you.

You Need to Experiment

While everyone has something to say about vaping, you’re only going to develop your own sense of taste by experiencing things for yourself.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality to Save a Penny

Quality is one of those things you should never put off. E-cigarettes are more cost effective than traditional cigarettes, so saving a few dollars on lesser quality products is really not worth the effort. Go with a good brand that has a reputation for quality; your experience will be better as a result, and your products will function better. Trust us!

There’s Something For Everyone

When you hear this in regards to electronic cigarettes, it couldn’t be more truthful! There are so many styles and types of products on this market, you are sure to find a model or device that fits your method and budget! This is one of the best things about vaping; you really can have everything you want! Follow this guide, and discover the world that awaits you without smoke!

How to Choose a Battery

Choosing an E-Cig BatterySo you’re sure you want to switch to vapor cigarettes from traditional, but you’re stuck on how to choose an e-cigarette battery. You’ve got choices: small, medium, and large; also known as Mini, Standard, and High-Capacity, and just like their incremental size would lead you to believe, different size means different capabilities.

Similar to AA or AAA batteries with a slight difference in size and shape, EverSmoke e-cig batteries are rechargeable lithium ion batteries. Typically charged with a USB cable, they also can be powered up with a Personal Charging Case, a wall adapter as well as a car adapter.

EverSmoke Mini E-Cigarette Battery

The Mini is, well, mini. In price, in power, charging time, and lasting time through charges, this battery gives you the whole experience in a bite-sized format. It goes from 160-175 puffs before needing to be charged. The expected lifespan is from 40,000 and 43,750 puffs. Sometimes a small size is exactly what you need, and it is the perfect battery for vapers who are on the go.

Standard E-Cigarette Battery

The standard size battery can be looked at as the middle ground. It is medium sized, has a great amount of power, can last between 200 and 250 puffs, and it has a nice moderate size about it. These take around 2 to 3 hours to charge up to full capacity, and the overall lifespan is about 50,000 to 62,500 puffs.

High-Capacity

When you need a high-capacity battery, this is the one for you. The larger the size, the higher the electrical charge rating, and the ability to have a battery that goes a bit longer is exactly what some people mean need. This battery costs slightly more then it’s more counterparts, but you get more overall. The High Capacity battery goes up to 350 puffs per charge, and the overall lifespan is typically around 87,500 puffs.

Different sizes accommodate different needs and preferences, so it is always our suggestion that you have more than one size to choose from, as well as more than one battery at your disposal. This will keep life very convenient and allow you to have a backup battery when one is charging. One of the biggest assets to being a vaper is always staying prepared, and knowing what these batteries offer individually gives you exactly the knowledge you need to choose!

What to Expect When Making the Transition to Vapor Cigarettes

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If you have made the switch from traditional smoking to vapor cigarettes, congratulations!  Perhaps you are considering it or have just done so and need a little more understanding about what to expect.  There can be an adjustment period, but as long as you are aware of how you may feel and issues that may arise, then the transition should be much smoother.

If you have tried to quit smoking in the past, it is quite possible that it has been extremely difficult and possibly never happened for you.  With vapor cigarettes, they can help support the switch and hopefully assist in you breaking the habit of traditional smoking.  Please understand that anything worth the change, can take somewhat of an adjustment period.  Below are some things to keep in mind.

  • The first few weeks can be very difficult as you are experiencing nicotine withdrawal.  You can start off with a larger amount of nicotine in your e-cig and gradually scale it down so that it is not such a shock to your system.  Just remember, the beginning is the worst!  Your body will get used to it.
  • Not only is the nicotine withdrawal an issue but just the habit itself.  You have to get used to the feel of a vapor cigarette being different from a traditional.  The way you drag on the cigarette is different.  Again, you will get used to it.
  • You will probably get your taste buds back!  Smoking can affect how we taste but vapor cigarettes do not.  In time, you should notice a change for the better in how food tastes!
  • Great news is that you will now not have the odor from cigarette smoking or ashes that make a mess!

At EverSmoke we want to say congrats again on making the switch or even considering doing so.  We truly hope you are enjoying your vaping experience and hope to be the provider for all of your e-cig needs and wishes.  For more detailed information on what to expect when making the transition, check out our article in our knowledge center. Give yourself a gift this holiday season and make the switch!

And the Word of the Year is… Vape!

imagesVapor smoking, AKA Vaping, AKA to vape. It’s all gotten quite popular and mainstream year by year. And now the act of using electronic smoking devices has gotten so great, that the fine folks at Oxford Dictionaries have declared “vape” the word of the year for 2014. The electronic cigarette industry is quite pleased, as we should be!

The ‘word of the year’ is typically bestowed upon a term that has garnered a great amount of attention, has gained widespread acceptance, and appears to have obvious staying power. Vape managed to surpass other cultural favorites for 2014 such as “bae” and “bud tender,” due to it’s constant presence in popular culture. In major US cities, it has become as common to see traditional smokers as much as vapers, using their devices on the streets and in other public places.

What this is also indicative of is that vaping is here to stay, whether or not the tobacco industry, legislators, or naysayers like it. Millions of smokers have experienced the difference in what vaping brings to the table, and have chosen to smoke without the tobacco.

And now vaping has become such a culture of its own, with it’s own slang, millions of hashtags and posts across social media pages, thousands of retail shops appearing all over the country, and people obsessing over every different type of product they can get their hands on! Most importantly, though, vapers are able to get a highly satisfying experience in a method they are exceptionally comfortable with, and are noticing much greater results in comparison to smoking cigarettes. This is further evidence that shows that vaping is the future of smoking, and it is completely overtaking smoking.

To directly quote the editors at the Oxford Dictionaries precisely, as they explain why “vape” is the perfect term of the year: “As e-cigarettes (or e-cigs) have become much more common, so vape has grown significantly in popularity. You are thirty times more likely to come across the word vape than you were two years ago, and usage has more than doubled in the past year.”

Yes, it is clear. Electronic cigarettes are officially mainstream. Vape has entered the English lexicon.

E-Cig Holiday Shopping Made Simple

Christmas LabelsThe holidays are quickly approaching the horizon and one of the best presents you can give to any of the smokers and e-smokers in your life are EverSmoke electronic cigarette starter kits. If you’re shopping for some who currently uses, or could benefit from using from  vapor cigarettes, we’ve got all the best products at the very best prices!

Whether you’re totally familiar with our products or have not a clue, the following gift guide will make your holiday shopping a total smoke-free breeze!

For the tobacco smoker: The EverSmoke Basic Starter Kit is a sure shot, no-fail, awesome gift for the tobacco smoker you know. This kit has all the basics, but still offers a great amount of versatility. It’s the best kit to build upon and will provide a great introduction to the world of vaping.

For the vapor who uses a subpar e-cigarette brand: The EverSmoke Pro Starter Kit. This is ideal for the person who needs to know how great EverSmokeis. They may be vaping with another company, but wait till they try EverSmoke! Guaranteed you’ll be hearing back about how awesome this brand is!

A joint gift to your partner and yourself: The EverSmoke Couples 2 Kit Combo is such a great deal, and such a great way for you and your partner to embark on the world of vaping together. What could be more romantic than making the switch for the long-term  together?

Stocking stuffers: EverSmoke e-cigarette cartridges, lanyards, carrying cases, and batteries will make super sexy tokens left in stockings! So if you’re not sure what to get or if you just want to fill those stockings with a little something extra, these are some of your best bets!

The holidays are the best time of year, so make yours extra awesome by giving the gift of vapor! Happy holiday shopping!

Am I Allergic to My E-cigarette?

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Scenario: you’ve just started e-smoking and now you’re experiencing headaches and a sore throat or other allergy symptoms and you’re wondering if your new e-cigarette is to blame. Before throwing in the towel and going back to tobacco cigarettes, you should research to ensure that you are in fact experiencing symptoms related to vaping.

Commonly, allergic reactions to e-liquid come from propylene glycol (PG), an organic compound makes up the base of most e-liquids and is responsible for holding the nicotine and flavor in suspension and causing plumes of smoke-like vapor.

The problem is, however, vaping allergic reactions and tobacco cessation symptoms can be the same. One way to check is to stop e-smoking for a couple of days and if your symptoms clear up, chances are you’re experiencing a reaction to something in your e-liquid.

For more information on e-cigarettes and allergy, please read more in our article: Problems While Vaping: Is it an Allergic Reaction or a Cessation Symptom?

EverSmoke uses a 70/30 (PG and VG respectively) blend in all of our e-cigarettes. Do not despair: if you’re experiencing adverse reactions to your e-cigarette when vaping, you should try switching flavors until you find one that works for you. It is much better to switch products until you discover the one(s) that work best for you. Going back to tobacco is the worst mistake you can make!

Eversmoke is one of the most popular e-cigarette brands on the market. Please visit our site in order to browse our selection of starter kits. In addition, you can also browse our blog and knowledge center for more information regarding our products, e-smoking and much more.

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.

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.