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Recommendations for Smokeless Cigarettes and Air Travel

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The popularity of smokeless cigarettes has reached a point where it is evident that the smoke-free nicotine delivery systems are here to stay. However, it does not mean that the controversies and arguments about the devices have stopped—new arguments are popping up frequently. The most recent controversy involves vaping on airplanes; however, the argument being made may not be the one you assume it is.

When smokeless cigarettes hit the market, there was some concern over whether a cabin full of people would suffer ill health effects from ‘second-hand vape’. The argument now has turned to concerns over fire safety. Last month, there was an incident where a small fire started after a passenger packed his smokeless cigarette in his checked luggage at Logan International Airport in Boston. This has prompted airport officials to ask federal officials to reclassify e-cigs as hazardous.

The Events

Passengers on a JetBlue flight to Buffalo, New York were evacuated from the aircraft when baggage handlers smelled smoke. A smoldering bag was removed from the baggage hold and extinguished. Luckily, the flight hadn’t actually taken off or the events could have been very different. After examining the remnants of the bag, the culprit seems to have been a smokeless cigarette—or more specifically, the device’s lithium-ion battery.

Lithium-ion batteries, which are found in everything from laptops to cell phones, have long been linked to being capable of catching fire. While the Massachusetts Port Authority may blame the smokeless cigarette for the incident, any lithium-ion battery that is activated inside a packed suitcase could easily overheat and catch fire. The incident has led many to suggest that smokeless cigarettes should be banned from airplanes; however, the better course of action would be to insist that e-cig components be disassembled packing in checked luggage.

TSA Guidelines for Flying with Smokeless cigarettes and E-liquid

The TSA doesn’t currently have restrictions on e-liquid, or e-cig products—this includes batteries, cartridges, and charging devices. However, any separate liquids will fall under the 3-1-1 carry-on rule.

While it is highly unlikely you’ll have any difficulties with the TSA concerning your smokeless cigarettes (and components), to be more precautionary, don’t declare them for inspection at the checkpoint. If an issue arises, explain that it’s your smokeless cigarette.

Further recommendations include:

  • Pack your batteries and charger in your laptop case or with your other electronics
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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.

E-Cig Batteries: Technologically Amazing, Technically Awesome

eversmokeInHandE-cigarettes are powered by batteries, and the majority of these are lithium ion, meaning they are made of lithium and carbon. Considered by many to be the best for their powerful output and lightweight construction, they are the lifeblood and brainpower behind even the most advanced electronic cigarettes.

In addition to being a source of power, e-cigarette batteries contribute a lot of the overall experience of vaping. They are typically the main component of the e-cigarette, meaning the body of the device it usually the battery itself. They come in two different switch styles, Manual (turns on with a switch) and Automatic (no switch, automatic turn-on), and both e-cig styles offer benefits to the user depending on what they want in an e-cig battery.

Lithium ion batteries have not been in existence a tremendously long time; they were first introduced to the market in 1997. A more modern type of battery, unlike older styles which required a metal case, lithium ion batteries can be housed in more flexible casings, enabling them to fit specific devices.

Lithium ion batteries are loaded with benefits, and very few downfalls, which is another reason they are awesome for e-cigarettes. They can hold a charge for a very long time, they boast a light weight, they are very powerful holding a great amount of stored energy, and they can handle hundreds of charging and discharging cycles.

As for negatives, there are a few you have to contend with when using lithium ion e-cigarette batteries. For starters, they have a shelf life; they literally begin degrading once they exit the factory, whether they are used or not. You can expect them to last between two and three years however, so even though they do not last forever, they will last a while. Other negatives include the fact that they are typically more expensive batteries, and they have a sensitivity to heat which can be their demise.

If you’re stumped on what e-cigarette battery switch style to go with, have a look at our article on the subject.

When it comes to vaping, users have many choices with their lithium ion e-cig batteries, from switch style to color, size, and brand. They are the best types of batteries for vaping and their many benefits outweigh the few negatives: powerful, long lasting, and very versatile make them the top choice of power when it comes to e-cigarettes.

How to Take Care of Your E-Cig Cartridges

eversmoke-cartridgesE-Cigarette cartridges are an essential component to vaping. They hold the flavored nicotine e-liquid, are built to hold the atomizers, which are necessary for vaporizing the liquid, and they contain the mouthpiece for which the user puffs on. For all that they do, and all that they bring to the table, it’s important to know how to take care of your cartridges. Here are some tips to make sure you treat them right, and ensure that they will be lasting as long as possible, and performing to their fullest ability.

-Learn to use them properly. Obvious, right? Well, it’s really important that you know what you’re doing right off the bat if you want every cartridge to go as far as possible.

-Screw your cartridge onto the battery till it fits perfectly, and do not over tighten. That can cause it to function incorrectly, and not produce an adequate amount of vapor.

-E-cig cartridges do have a freshness lifespan. After opening, use within one week because after that period they begin to lose potency.

-Don’t do odd things like blow or exhale into the cartridge; they were not meant for any type of action other than puffing and inhaling on.

-Cartridges are disposable, unless stated otherwise, so do not attempt to fill them with liquids.

-They are meant to be stored at temperatures ideally below 75F, in dry conditions, so don’t expose them to water.

-If your cartridge gets hot while in use, discontinue using it until it cools off.

-When vaping, you should puff on your cartridge as you would if you were smoking a cigarette. 10 to 15 puffs, with around 5 seconds between each puff is about the equivalent of one traditional tobacco cigarette.

-When vaping, long, slow drags are the ideal way to do it; shorter, quicker puffing equates to less vapor production; no one wants that!

-It’s a smart idea to keep track of your usage, so you can have a better idea of how long your cartridges will last you. Track how many puffs you take during a session, because vaping is so enjoyable it can be easy to forget and get lost in the pleasure.

-Taste something burnt? That means the cartridge has come to an end, and it’s time for a new one.

E-cig cartridge maintenance can seem unnecessary because they are disposable and have a short lifespan, but they are a major part of the experience. Treat them right, and you will get a ton of enjoyment out of them, as well as making them last as long as possible!

Boosting Your E-Cig Battery Life

250-250-eversmoke-battery-ecig-batteriesWhen it comes to electronic cigarette batteries, you may be wondering what you can do to keep yours running as powerfully as possible, for as long as possible. Here are some ways to improve your e-cig batteries’ performance and life so that you can get the most out of them. While many people complain about e-cigarette batteries not lasting very long, we encourage you to take some action to keep things running smoothly!

-Clean the Battery. E-cigarette batteries get subjected to dirt and foreign debris because they are handled with the hands, and when anything is used regularly, it gets exposed. Small liquid leaks, storing the battery in your pocket upside down, and normal, everyday dirt can get in and slowly diminish performance. What you can do is tidy things up a bit. Cleaning your electronic cigarette doesn’t have to be difficult, however, you should know the basics: Once a week or so, take your e-cigarette apart, and wipe down all parts with a damp cloth. If you feel inspired, or if there is a significant amount of visible filth, use an old toothbrush to really scrub the junk out. This allows the parts to connect more consistently, and ensures dirt will not be getting in the way of your enjoyment.

-Use the Battery. It was designed for use, so use it! Some people want to preserve their batteries, and attempt to use them as infrequently as possible, but that’s not what they were designed for. Using them enables them to actually work, and they need that constant running to maintain good performance.

-Charge E-Cig Batteries Properly. Yes there are actually wrong ways to charge your batteries! You don’t want to wait till you’re down to the 0 level. The ideal time to charge a battery is when it is at 50% or higher because this creates less stress on the battery to power it back up to full capacity. When drained to nearly no power, it takes more effort and energy out of the battery to recover, and this overtime, contributes to a loss of performance.

-Store Your Batteries Right. Our storage cases were designed with the intent of storing your EverSmoke e-cigarette batteries, so we suggest using them. A case is the ideal place to hold your batteries because they were made to protect, and to keep your batteries safe. Just stashing a battery in your pocket is one of the worst things you can do, so keep it safe in a case, as well as in a cool, dry place.

So that sums it up! Taking care of your electronic cigarette batteries doesn’t have to take an exaggerated amount of time, nor does it have to be complicated. Following these simple steps can allow you to use your battery for a very long time, without losing any of the power and performance you want. E-cigarettes are an investment; protect them!

Powering the Vaping World

Information about lithium-ion batteries and their usage in today’s techy world

In 1997, developers released a new battery that rather than using a liquid solvent to conduct a charge (like the nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH), they used a solid polymer composite instead.

The Workings of Lithium-ion Batteries

In addition to using solid polymer composite, the electrodes and separators that generate the charge in a lithium-ion battery are laminated to each other. This allows for a flexible wrapping casing rather than a typical metal casing.

For this reason, shaping lithium-ion batteries to specific devices is easy, which eliminates the need for one size-fits all battery.

What Lithium-ion Batteries Power

Pretty much all of the devices we use today use lithium-ion batteries for a power source—including (but not limited to):

  • Portable devices
    • For example: mobile and smartphones, laptops and tablets, digital cameras and camcorders, handheld game consoles and flashlights and most e-cigarettes on the market (including EverSmoke)
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Spring Cleaning! – Taking Care of Your Electronic Cigarette

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Spring has sprung again!  This means the weather is getting warmer (hopefully), beautiful flowers are beginning to bloom and of course, the annoying pollen that comes along with the beauty of the season.  However, it also means it is time to get that check list out of items to clean!

Closets, cupboards, cabinets may only need the once a year spring cleaning but your electronic cigarette needs a cleaning on a regular basis.

If you have owned one a while and have yet to clean it, spring is a good time to start!  Your Eversmoke electronic cigarette has hopefully been a great investment for you so make it a priority to care of it properly.  It will not only help to extend the life of your product but can make your vaping experience even more satisfying.

Below are suggestions and guidelines for proper cleaning of your Eversmoke electronic cigarette. (However, always check your manual of your particular device for exactly cleaning instructions)

The Battery

  • Residue and dirt can often get stuck in between where the cartridge and battery connect.  It is suggested that, at least once a week, you take a lightly dampened cotton swab and clean this area where the residue collects.
  • Some people have used alcohol to clean but definitely check your manual before doing that. It is very important to clean the residue so that there is a proper connection between the battery and cartridge
  • Proper cleaning of your battery can mean better function, more charges and a longer lasting battery.

The Cartridge (Cartomizer)

  • Most newer model electronic cigarettes are now made up of two parts, the battery and the cartridge or cartomizer (e.g. where the atomizer, or heating element, is built into the cartridge).
  • The cartridge and atomizer used to be sold separately and would need cleaned separately but most are now combined.
  • Eversmoke offers disposable cartridges where it is not necessary to clean since it will be thrown away.
  • Eversmoke provides prefilled cartridges which means less mess and spills.
  • However, you may have a different type of model and you need to make sure that you clean the cartridge regularly where juices may have spilled and are possibly “caked” on to the cartridge.
  • You can take a small toothpick and gently break off the caked on material if the cloth will not work.

Bottom line, clean and take care of your electronic cigarette.  It will pay off for you! More TLC generally means a longer lasting electronic cigarette as well as better quality vaping.

Please check out our knowledge center for more valuable information on electronic cigarettes and how to get the most out of them. And if you’re looking for a user-friendly device, we invite you to consider Eversmoke. Click here for more…

Happy spring, happy cleaning and most of all…happy vaping!

E-Cigarettes as Fashion Statements

1383730_558687297519371_1759808932_nE-cigarettes have proven to be quite the fashion statements over the years. From having cameos in hit movies, to being the accessory of choice among many celebrities, they are serving as so much more than alternative smoking devices! Traditional tobacco cigarettes have moved out of the spotlight in recent decades, and electronic cigarettes have really taken over when it comes to being stylish. Goodbye smoke, your ugliness is no longer necessary!

Celebrities

The list of celebrities who use e-cigarettes is long and ever growing. Having chosen the vapor alternative, whether for the fashionable factor, or wanting to have a better smoking option, new celebs are switching all the time.

Old School Glamour

Another interesting factor about electronic cigarettes is how glamorous they are, in a ‘throwback to old Hollywood’ kind of way. During Hollywood’s golden age, cigarette smoking was an evident factor of coolness, as men did it to display their macho masculinity, and women did it to exemplify their independence and a certain toughness. Obviously, through the years, these facades were torn down with the abundance of negative attitudes towards cigarettes. Presently, e-cigarettes enable users to have a similar sense of coolness, of enjoying their smoking, minus the harmful effects of tobacco, with all of the same glamour and panache.

Stylish Accessories and Devices

Tobacco simply isn’t cool anymore. E-cigarettes and vaporizers are modern, digitized, and able to be customized like so many of today’s technological gadgets. Why smoke cigarettes, with all of their limitations, and ghastly tobacco when you can vape? E-cigarettes and vaporizers happen to be incredibly stylish; they are made to look good, often with stainless steel bodies and aerodynamic design. And in using them, you have much more ability to have things your way. You can choose from endless flavors and accessories, allowing you to create your own experience in every way.

Electronic smoking is about more than just inhaling nicotine. It’s about taking part in a movement that is more than a phase; it’s a burgeoning cultural movement allowing smokers more control, more options, and more freedom without the shackles of tobacco. And, they happen to look damn good in the process!

What’s in Your E-Cig? Lets Discuss Liquid

EverSmoke-Pro-Kit1There has been a lot of discussion occurring as of late about e-liquids. Some reports claim it is dangerous, hazardous, and is not safe for exposure, however most e-smokers will disagree with that based on experience. Here is a look at e-liquid facts, and some info on safe use of it, just so you know truth from fiction.

PG or Vg e-liquid? The main ingredients in e-liquid are generally vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), water, flavoring and liquid nicotine. There can be additional ingredients, however the quantities are usually minute.

Our cartridges are available in varying amounts of e-liquid, ranging from 0mg to 24mg (Bold). Other amounts available include 18mg (Full Flavored), 12mg (Light) and 6mg (Ultra Light). The nicotine is diluted in the solution of water, PG, and/or VG, and in actuality, very little nicotine is contained within each cartridge; it takes so little to be adequate.

Our cartridges contain a combination of VG and PG, in a 30/70 mix, which we concluded was the ideal balance of these liquids to create a satisfying experience for the user, giving large, thick vapor hits. VG is a thick liquid derived from plant sources, and it has the ability to produce thick, heavy, smooth-hitting vapor with a sweet taste. PG is a rather thin liquid, and it contributes to a very powerful throat hit, which is why many people find it the right consistency for vaping.

While PG is considered a generally safe ingredient, it should be noted that some individuals have sensitivities to it, which can result in allergic reactions. It is an ingredient found quite commonly in skincare products and food products as a preservative. If you have an intolerance to propylene glycol, it is best to avoid e-liquids containing it.

Because our cartridges come pre-filled with e-liquid, you really have no way of physically coming into contact with the liquid, contrary to using actual e-liquids for filling your e-cigarettes yourself. However, if for some reason you do, it is best not to handle it with your bare hands or any exposed skin. It is meant only for inhalation, and not meant to touch skin.

Knowing the basics of e-liquids are one of the keys to understanding and feeling comfortable with electronic smoking, whether or not you are filling tanks or using pre-filled cartridges. Understanding what your liquid contains is essential, and can help you make the best decisions when choosing a brand. Hope this info shed some light on a much confused topic, and as always, if you want to know more about our particular e-liquids, fee free to contact us with any questions regarding them!

Festival Season is On, Bring Your E-Cigs!

3e04d3b3a09d5027e959832d72afd7f0SXSW, the annual music and arts festival that takes over Austin, Texas is officially going on at the moment. Running from March 7-16, it’s a cultural extravaganza, with trendsetters, hipsters, and thousands of other artsy types flocking to take part! If you are going to be hitting the scene in Austin, we strongly encourage you to bring along your e-cigs, as they are totally welcome!

Large scale music festivals have gotten more popular than ever over the past few years, and while they are all about the music, dancing, style, and the uninhibited atmosphere, what they promise festival-goers is an amazingly good time. And, just like any environment where all things fashionable and trendy are celebrated, electronic cigarettes have become a staple at festivals.

In fact, it’s not uncommon for e-cigarettes to be considered part of the event, with major e-cigarette companies as sponsors and even handing out samples. Some festivals feature vaping tents, vaping lounges, and much promotion of electronic cigarettes in general. As anyone will tell you, hanging out with thousands of other people over the course of several days often in packed, sweaty conditions is much better when smoke is not involved!

At festivals, electronic cigarettes allow you to be immersed in all of the magic, surrounded by plenty of others, without annoying anyone with smoke. You won’t have to worry about accidentally burning anyone with a cigarette cherry, nor will you have to be concerned about searching for places to dispose of your cigarettes in proper places when you’re lost in the crowd; we all know that dropping butts on the ground is entirely not socially responsible!

E-cigarettes are also easier and much more convenient to use when you’re busy enjoying yourself, especially because accessories give a lot of leeway. Batteries last a while, and if you have a Portable Charging Case, you can charge your batteries without an outlet and have great e-cigarette storage for extra cartridges. You also have the option to use a lanyard to keep your e-cig safe around your neck, which is perfect if you will be dancing, or not carrying anything extra with you.

So if this year takes you to SXSW or any of the other major music and arts festivals happening around the country this spring and summer, bring your e-cigarettes! You’ll fit right in with the progressive atmosphere, and you save yourself from the hassles of smoke!