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The True Costs Of Smoking

r969No one will deny how expensive cigarette smoking is, however those costs extend way beyond just the pack a day habit. Which, don’t get me wrong, is not a lowly expense, however the true cost of smoking tobacco cigarettes covers a lot of areas of your life, and can cost you more money than you’d ever imagined when you first picked up the habit. If you’re spending $7 daily on a pack of cigarettes, that comes out to more than $2000 every year, for starters, and that doesn’t include additional costs such as lighters that are needed to maintain the habit.

Other expenses, such as health insurance, life insurance, and healthcare can increase drastically when you are a smoker. It is estimated that 30 year old smokers pay somewhere between 16 and 41% more for health insurance premiums than their nonsmoking counterparts do. Life insurance premiums are also much higher for smokers, as much as 50% more due to the fact that smokers are not expected to live as long as nonsmokers, therefore making their yearly costs considerably higher.

When it comes to illnesses, smokers are also statistically more inclined to spend more money due to the increased frequency. And this leads into the money spent on medications, because with increased illness comes increased need for medication. Another area of healthcare that smokers spend more on is dental care, because cigarettes can cause much damage to the teeth, and treatments necessary to maintain optimal dental health.

Property value may not come to mind as an area that gets subjected to depreciation due to smoking, however it certainly can. Both home and vehicle value can be reduced due to the effects of smoking, and the costs to maintain the original condition can be costly as well. In the home, smoke can leave behind a permanent odor in carpets, walls, and window treatments, rendering the property musty, in addition to staining surfaces that will need repair and replacing. In vehicles, both the odor and damages from cigarette burns can cause the value to decrease.

As you can see, smoking is a very costly habit. While it starts off as a minor expense, over time the costs exacerbate, and they can take a toll in many areas of your life. Simply switching to electronic smoking can help reduce many of these costs, as well as lead you on the right track to a better quality of life. Money isn’t everything, but your health is, and there is a direct correlation between the negative effects of cigarettes on it and how much you spend.

Summer Travel: Do it Right with E-Cigarettes

o-SUMMER-TRAVEL-facebookSummer means travel for many people, whether it’s by plane, boat, or car, regardless if it’s out of necessity, for work, or for pleasure. If you find yourself on the move this summer, here is a checklist to make sure you’re set as far as your e-cigarettes are concerned. Because no matter where you are headed, and what mode of transportation you’ll be using, electronic cigarettes and travel work so much better together than their tobacco counterparts.

Batteries: Having 2 or more is a smart idea. It’s always good to have at least 2, so that you aren’t without one while the other is charging, or just in case you lose one.

Cartridges: Don’t assume you’ll be able to find cartridges wherever you’re going; chances are, you purchase them online anyway, so prepare ahead of time and order extras for your trip because having a few more than you expect to need will set you up in the event of delays.

Accessories: You will need at least one charger. Having a couple options is smart, and you should consider what your environment during travel is going to be like. For instance, if you are going on a road trip,  a car charger would be a definite essential, as well as perhaps a USB charger and/ or a wall charger for those times you hit a hotel. If you are going on a cruise ship, a wall charger and a USB charger (if you are bringing a laptop or tablet) would be ideal.

Extras: Depending on the type of travel you are doing, there are a few other items that would be great to have along the way. The PCC, or Personal Charging Case is great for charging on the go without needing an outlet. Disposable e-cigs let you vape without setup, charging or cartridges, so if you’re really tight on time, they are great to have with you. The PowerCig would be awesome to have if you plan on veging out in your hotel room for hours at a time.

Electronic cigarettes are super versatile, and they really make traveling easier, especially if you are accustomed to the troubles of traditional cigarettes. Wherever your summer travels take you in the next few months, enjoy the journey as much as the destination while vaping!

Top Scientists Urge WHO to not Classify E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products

scientistsIn the ongoing international debate over electronic cigarette research, the most recent news on this front has come from the World Health Organization, aka WHO, and the international group of renowned scientists who are urging the UN agency to avoid classifying the tobacco alternatives as “tobacco products.”

In an open letter to Margaret Chan, the Director General of WHO, scientists from across the world including Asia, Australia, North America, and Europe, stated that electronic cigarettes are a part of the answer, and that they are not the problem, in the fight against smoking. They also stated that they are low-risk products, and have the potential to drastically reduce the number of fatalities and illnesses associated with smoking. Considering that these are experts in the field of science, hopefully WHO will take into consideration their stance on the usefulness of the electronic alternatives.

WHO has continuously held a checkered relationship with the products, and has even gone so far as to consider them as a threat. However, as more and more research comes out in the international scope, top scientists are pushing for e-cigarettes to be viewed as positive, even citing them as very promising in the long run in the fight against tobacco and tobacco-related illnesses. It is general knowledge that tobacco is related to millions of deaths worldwide, and is one of the contributing factors behind increased risk of heart disease, many types of cancer, and serious respiratory illnesses.

“These products could be among the most significant health innovations of the 21st century – perhaps saving hundreds of millions of lives. The urge to control and suppress them as tobacco products should be resisted,” wrote the scientists.

As electronic cigarettes are still in their infancy, and research is being performed throughout the world, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for this burgeoning industry, especially in terms of international e-cigarette regulations. In the meantime, it is certainly a positive that many of the world’s top scientists are willing to support the cause in favor of electronic cigarettes, seeing their many benefits, and voicing their beliefs to a major force such as the World Health Organization.

What to Know Before you Switch

If you’ve decided you’re ready to give e-cigarettes a try, we think that’s great! Vaping is an amazing addition to any smoker’s lifestyle because having an alternative that satisfies your needs and cravings, while saving you money and making life easier is beyond convenient and beneficial. So now that you’re on the path to smoking electronically, here is a guide to help you along with choosing a brand, a type of starter kit, and what you can expect from switching. While it seems like a whole new world, we promise it’s not difficult, nor confusing once you get an idea of what our products entail!

E-Cigarette Brands

As you’re most likely aware, there are a lot of different brands out there. Choosing should be based on quality, reviews given by other users, product range, options, price, money back policies, warranties, and your personal preference. If you aren’t sure, go with a brand that has been around for some time, and you see positive feedback being offered.

Choosing a Starter Kit

If you aren’t sure how to choose an e-cigarette starter kit, it’s always a good idea to go slow, and try a more basic setup. You can always upgrade to a larger kit, and it will allow you to save some money right off the bat if you are concerned about spending too much. If you are sure you want to try all of the various accessories available from the start, by all means, indulge in a larger starter kit!

What to Expect When You Switch

The many benefits of going smoke-free when switching to e-cigarettes are plenty. You can expect that foul odor that incessantly follows you to diminish. You can expect to save a great deal of money; some people save thousands of dollars every year. You can expect a simpler, more modern setup being able to charge your batteries as opposed to using lighters, which you constantly have to replace. You get many different flavor options, and you can expect to enjoy the refreshment of flavors like pina colada and cherry crush. You can also expect to enjoy the freedom of being able to smoke around large groups of people, without offending anyone with cigarette smoke.

Switching to electronic cigarettes does not need to be complicated, expensive, or confusing. The benefits you will reap as a smoker who has switched to vapor are so worth the effort of experiencing vapor smoking, and we hope it works for you, as it has for millions of others! If you are in need of more info, please check out our e-cigarette buying guide for details on how to get the most satisfaction from choosing electronic cigarettes.

Gourmet Vaping? Yes, Flavors Are a Big Deal!

img_eversmoke_cartE-Cigarette flavors have come a long way from the days of having only a handful of options. Now, many companies offer a whole list of different options, and we understand why: people who are into e-smoking really enjoy it, and one way to up the enjoyment is to add more flavors to the mix. Considering the 10 flavors we offer, there is seriously something for everyone out there.

The big deal with e-cig flavors is that they take the pleasure up a few notches. Traditional cigarettes generally come in two flavors, and one way to really increase the satisfaction with electronic cigarettes is to involve a variety of flavors. This gives users more ability to experiment with the different options, and the ability to find different types that they really like. It’s also one of the many fun aspects of vaping. Being able to play with your flavors and experiment with how you incorporate your e-cigarettes into your life is a lot more exciting than the limitations that continuously plague smoking traditional cigarettes.

Some users go so far as to pair their e-cigarette flavors with different foods and beverages, preferring specific flavors with different meals as well as their morning coffee and evening beer. Different foods can work amazingly with vapor flavors, and users are finding very creative ways of enjoying the two together. Desserts work perfectly with Coffee Creation, and just about any light, fresh entrée can be matched with Pina Colada.  Very Vanilla goes beautifully with a cup of Joe, as does Peppermint and Classic Tobacco, which is an obvious classic combo! When it comes to beer, Royal Tobacco and Cherry Crush can pair very nicely.

Pairing your e-cig with your meal or beverages is one of the best things about electronic smoking. For many smokers, enjoying cigarettes with adult beverages, different meals, and after meals was part of their regular routine. However, when using e-cigarettes, this doesn’t have to change; in fact it only gets better with the many more choices available!

Can Electronic Cigarettes Give You a Six-Pack?

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According to recent statistics, the United States has over 45 million people that use electronic cigarettes. With over $3 billion dollars in sales, it seems to be a popular concept that many are trying.

Could some people possibly be making the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs because they feel they are able to stay physically fit using this alternative?

According to a detailed study of 1000 electronic cigarette smokers, many suggested they had increased their lung capacity after making the switch from traditional to e-cigs.  Three fourths of the people surveyed claimed that they are able to handle strenuous tasks, including exercise, much better.

Below are more results from the study

  • 98% of all participants claimed their tobacco usage decreased after taking up electronic smoking.
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Health Effects of Cigarettes: Serious Reasons to Switch

13552230-13552230-deadly-cigaretteSo you most likely already know at this point about all the ways traditional cigarettes are really bad for the body. In addition to being tremendously costly, they cause a massive amount of harm to every system and area of the body, internally and externally. If you value your body, pay close attention to the following; tobacco is one of those things better not used. Why allow tobacco to affect your body in all these different ways if you have an alternative?

Bones: Tobacco has been found to decrease the density of bones, leading to osteoporosis. Of course, it cannot be blamed entirely for this, as there are many things that cause the disease, however smoking tobacco can exacerbate the risk, especially for women. Along these lines, smoking is also known to reduce estrogen production, which can lead to the early onset of menopause.

Heart and Blood Vessels: The way tobacco affects the heart and blood vessels is exceptionally devastating, increasing the risk of a variety of different conditions, including:

Atherosclerosis, which causes plaque to build up in the arteries.

Aneurysms, which are deadly.

Coronary Heart Disease, which causes blood clots to form, and can in turn, get stuck to artery walls.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) which can include heart attacks, high blood pressure, and chest pain directly related to the condition of the heart.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), an additional condition that causes the build up of plaque in the arteries.

Stroke, which is typically triggered by blood clots and bleeding.

Lungs and Respiratory System: The lungs are the most evident organs to be affected by tobacco smoke, for obvious reasons, as cigarette smoke is directly breathed into the lungs. Diseases of the lungs caused by cigarette smoke include:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a disease that causes wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath in addition to other symptoms.

Chronic Bronchitis, which causes less air to flow to and from the lungs, as it causes the lining of the bronchial tubes to swell.

Emphysema, which irreparably destroys the tissue of the lungs, restricting (or destroying entirely) the ability to breathe. It causes the walls between the sacs in the lungs to lose their ability to stretch and retract.

Additional diseases of the lungs tobacco can contribute to include Pneumonia, Asthma, and Tuberculosis.

Cancers: It’s not news that smoking and consuming tobacco can cause a wide variety of different cancers. A lot of this is due to the thousands of chemicals contained in tobacco, including 70 that are known carcinogens. Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of lung cancer, however here is a list of cancers that tobacco can contribute to causing:

Bladder, Bronchus, Colon, Esophagus, Kidney, Larynx, Lips, Liver, Nasal Cavity, Nasopharynx, Oral Cavity, Pancreas, Rectum, Stomach, Trachea, and Uterine Cervix.

When you remove the tobacco from your life, you begin to improve your chances of developing any of these conditions. While it’s not exactly easy, it is worth every speck of effort involved. If you are interested in alternatives, electric cigarettes are an enjoyable way to satisfy your cravings for nicotine in a smoke, and tobacco-free way. If you would like more information in regards to electronic alternatives, please browse through our e-cigarette knowledge center.

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!

How Can EverSmoke Save You Money?

header_saving_calculatorCigarettes are really expensive, we all know that. They have always been costly, but even more so these days. This is one of the many reasons why so many have switched to using electronic alternatives, and why so many are happy to do so. However, the ways e-cigs save money go beyond just the purchase price. Here is a look at the ways EverSmoke saves you money, and why they make a much better option as opposed to traditional tobacco smokes. Aren’t you up for saving some cash?

Starter Kits = One Time Cost

When you purchase an electronic cigarette starter kit, the initial cost may cause an eyebrow to raise. However, it’s a one-time cost, and one that goes very far. After a kit is purchased, the only typical recurring cost is spent on nicotine cartridges.

Cartridge Refills Are Economical

While you will have to purchase e-cigarette cartridges if you want to vape, they cost much less than traditional cigarettes. They reduce waste, because each one lasts approximately the same length as 1.5 packs of cigarettes, and they are far less expensive.

Delivery Service = Convenient Savings

EverSmoke offers an unbeatable service known as the Home Delivery Program, which offers even greater savings on cartridge refills, gets them delivered to your door at monthly intervals of your choice, and offers additional benefits such as a Lifetime Warranty on all of your products.

Extra Incentives

And the savings don’t end there, my friends. EverSmoke offers additional programs, such as our Refer-A-Friend Program, which gets you money every time you refer a friend who makes a purchase with us. We also offer a fantastic rewards program, known as Ever Rewards, which enables you to earn points for every purchase you make, and allows you to earn money back towards future purchases.

Vaping is more than just a way to smoke; it’s a lifestyle. And when it comes to saving money with electronic smoking, they are simply the smarter way to go. With all of the options, especially those in regards to savings, it’s time to ditch the smoke!

Why Are Celebrities Vaping?

Golden Globes -- Pictured: Julia Louis Dreyfus (Screengrab)Celebs have been on the e-cigarette bandwagon before there even was a bandwagon. These great arbiters of style and fame, our illustrious trendsetters were on to the trend before most people had even heard of the devices. And as an industry, we couldn’t be happier! Here’s why:

Celebrities have long been known to enjoy tobacco, and cigarettes were always associated with glamour and image. However, as cigarettes came to be less popular among the masses, and quite controversial in terms of how unhealthy they are, many looked to alternatives to get the same satisfaction.

When e-cigarettes hit the market, many celebrities took to them quickly. For many people, Katherine Heigl using her’s on David Letterman was the first introduction to these products. Many, many others followed suit quickly, and in a matter of just a few short years, countless celebs were using them, very proudly for that matter, in all varieties of public places.

They’ve even made appearances in several major Hollywood movies; when Johnny Depp famously used one during a scene in The Tourist, and Leonardo DiCaprio used one during The Great Gatsby.

Celebrities are vaping because all varieties of smokers are vaping. They want a better alternative, that fits with their lifestyle. They want to not look like smoky bad influences when they are photographed by the paparazzi. They want a method of obtaining nicotine that feels comfortable and normal. They want to be able to enjoy their nicotine with all of the control and benefits that come with vaping. They enjoy having a multitude of flavors to choose from. And, perhaps one of the most important reasons, when your career is very dependent on your image, you want to look as good as possible 100% of the time, without worrying over the negative publicity you may create for yourself with tobacco.

Above all, celebs use electronic cigarettes for the same reasons ordinary folks use them. Because they enhance their quality of life, because they provide a world of options, and because they offer more in every sense. Famous or not, alternatives to tobacco are here to stay!