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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!

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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E-Cigarette Regulations: No to Minors, Yes to Flavors

140422-electronic-cigarettes-jsw-04_8eaa9b924d080f19217b9f514bbc4ae2We have been hearing for a very long time that the FDA planned to begin regulations on electronic cigarettes, however they finally came through this past week. The industry was unsure of what regulations were going to be instituted, and what they were going to restrict specifically, as there were talks that claimed flavored liquids, age requirements, how companies marketed their products, and whether selling e-cigarettes online would continue.

Many users especially feared losing out on flavors they love, and have become used to in since switching from tobacco.

Well, last week US health officials announced that the impending FDA regulations were going to target minors, prohibiting sales of e-cigarette products as well as liquids to those who are underage. Nothing was mentioned regarding flavored liquids, to the pleasure of e-cigarette users and companies alike. Also of importance, no restrictions targeting companies selling e-cigarettes online, or targeting their marketing practices were part of the regulations.

Most electronic cigarette users, as well as companies agree that restricting minors from purchasing and using the products is an obvious necessity. Just like traditional cigarette products, they are not meant for consumption by those who are underage. Even before these regulations came into play, most e-cigarette companies began to implement measures to keep their products out of the hands of minors, including age verification on their websites and publishing disclaimers with the intent of making it clear their products were intended for adult use only.

This year, the entire electronic cigarette industry is expected to reach sales exceeding $2 billion, considering there are cities such as New York City that have strict bans on e-cigarettes, and their usage in public. Regardless, the popularity of cigarette alternatives continues to grow, and those who use and sell them could not be more satisfied with the federal regulations that have been set so far.

Electronic Cigarette Etiquette

While vaping isn’t exactly new, many people still don’t know much about them. And most of the time, we are afraid of what we don’t know.

There is an amount of responsibility that comes with vaping outside of your home. At the very least, you will likely be introducing many spectators to their first live electronic cigarette. What they take away from the event is largely based on your actions.

We hate stereotyping, but it doesn’t stop us from naturally forming overall opinions based on a single interaction. Veteran vapers are well-versed in using their devices in public without causing a commotion or imposing on others’ rights.

If you are new to the world of vaping, here are some basic rules of etiquette of where you should NOT vape:

  • In any type of health care facility
  • In banks, grocery stores, or retail locations
  • Near children at family events
  • Where people can see you on planes, trains, or subways

Use Discretion

Vaping can require some covertness. You don’t need to walk down the aisles of Wal-Mart showing off and advertising the use of your device.  It’s called stealth vaping.

It’s quick and easy to make a pit stop at the restroom or corner of the room for a few puffs.  Some vapers are so slick they can position their device in the palm of their hand such that it isn’t noticeable when they use it.

Educate Yourself

Since you are somewhat of an ambassador for electronic cigarettes when you use them in public, it is highly advisable to learn as much as you can about these devices.

First, you want to be able to call someone on their erroneous statements and set the record straight. Once you know a bit about them, it is your job to nicely educate others who know nothing of what they speak.

Respect Others

Don’t get on a soap-box about e-cigs with everyone you meet; just keep people straight with honest responses and accurate information. Others have a right to disagree.

Show consideration for others by asking before you begin vaping. Chances are most people won’t object, but they will definitely appreciate being asked. It’s also a great way to start a conversation about e-cigs since many people are curious and want to know more about these amazing devices.

Set Good Examples

It all comes down to setting a good example. Remember, people unfamiliar with electronic cigarettes (http://www.eversmoke.com/electronic-cigarettes.html) will use you as their example of a typical vaper, so be mindful of other and polite. For example, if someone asks you politely to put your e-cig out, politely do so. It’s the right thing to do when you’re in public.

We invite you to check out our latest knowledge center article, E-Cig Etiquette: Tips for Vapor Smokers, to better understand the proper places and ways to enjoy your electronic cigarette.

Disposable E-Cigs or Reusable?

img_eversmoke_disposableAre you wondering which type of e-cigarettes to go with? Whether disposables or an e-cigarette starter kit will be the right ones for you? Here is a look at the pros and cons of each, to help you decide. If you’re still not sure, our take is to go with both. More choices are better than less, especially considering your own inventory! And to make the decision even easier, right now, our disposable electronic cigarettes are alluringly priced at 70% off!

E-Cig Disposable Pros

-Convenient 1-piece design.

-1 Disposable is equal to about 2 packs of traditional cigarettes.

-No charging or setting up; sometimes you just need more freedom.

-Battery never runs out; the e-cig will get disposed when it no longer produces vapor.

-Use them straight from the package; perfect for travel or being on the go.

-Great for beginners, giving them the ability to try it without committing to a starter kit.

-Disposables are even easier to use than traditional cigarettes!

-You can get our E-Cig Disposables on sale right now!

E-Cig Disposable Cons

-Limited choice of flavors; only Classic Tobacco and Menthol are options.

-Generally pricier than reusable e-cigs.

-Less environmentally friendly than reusable e-cigarettes.

Reusable E-Cigarette Pros

-They offer way more options, in every way, as opposed to disposables.

-They’re reusable, so you don’t have to have a guilty conscience over their “less green” status.

-They are more cost effective, and as an investment, they tend to go a very long distance.

-Cartridges come in many flavors.

Reusable E-Cigarette Cons

-They require some maintenance; charging batteries, changing cartridges, etc.

-They require more time and effort than disposables.

-You have to actually remember they are reusable, and not disposable, if you are just switching over from smoking cigarettes.

-You have to be a little more careful with them; damage can occur if you drop them.

In the reusable e-cigarette vs. disposable e-cigarette debate, take your pick over which is better. Some aspects work better for others, however we are all about having both types to choose from. Different strokes for different folks, so try them all!