Electric Cigarettes Treated as Tobacco Product by CVS

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CVS, one of America’s most popular drug stores, has quit selling tobacco one month prior to the anticipated October 1st date.  This halt of tobacco sales will result in a $2 billion dollar loss for the company ($1.5 billion loss in direct tobacco sales and $500,000 in related products).

CVS executives though are passionate about their decision and believe that the halting of tobacco product sales in addition to their services offered to help others quit will help more people kick the smoking habit.

Multiple electric cigarette companies were hoping the halting of tobacco sales would actually help the industry gain access into CVS.  There had been multiple conversations with CVS in hopes t this would occur.  However, the company has decided to also not sell any green cigarettes either and treat them as a tobacco product.

CVS spokesperson, Mike DeAngelis, told ABC News that “CVS Stores have never sold e-cigarettes and has no plans to sell them in the future.”

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, says he is disappointed to hear of this as well, especially since there had been multiple conversations with CVS about the possibility of electric cigarettes being on the store’s shelves.  However, he says “Considering that CVS wants to rebrand itself it would completely make sense that they would want low risk alternatives to the product they just removed from the shelves.”

The President of CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives Association), Julie Woessner, says that she thinks it is a shame that CVS is not considering selling electric cigarettes as an alternative choice to traditional analog cigarettes.   She believes smoking is the problem, not the alternative methods such as electric cigarettes.

The debate continues as to whether or not green cigarettes should be treated as a tobacco product.  The FDA has already begun to regulate the industry from advertising and marketing that the e-cig product helps one quit smoking – only time will tell how much regulation will affect the electric cigarette industry.

EverSmoke is an industry-leader in providing alternative nicotine options to adult users. We invite you to check out our extensive selection of electric cigarettes, and learn more about common regulations affecting e-smokers by visiting our knowledge center.

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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Four Ways to Power Up

EVERSMOKE9When it comes to electronic smoking with EverSmoke e-cigarettes, you’ve got options of how to power e-cig batteries. One way or another you’ve got to charge them, so here’s a look at the different chargers that are available to keep those crystal tips glowing bright!

The Wall Charger: here is your basic charger. Plugs into the wall, connects to your battery, charges, and it’s a done deal. It’s versatile and can be used anywhere you’ve got an outlet.

The USB Charger: like the name says this one connects to digital devices like your computer laptop or tablet and charges through them as a power source. This is an amazing mobile charger and it’s great to use if you’re on the go and using a device such as your laptop or iPad while you’re out and about. This charger is great to keep as an extra one at work, at home, or in your bag; wherever your digital device is kept.

The Car Charger: if you spent a lot of time in your car driving, commuting, taking long breaks in between classes at college, whatever the case; your car can be used as your power source to charge your battery with our-cigarette car charging adapter. Saving time and adding convenience is one of the best things about electronic cigarettes and a car charger lets you make use of your time stuck in traffic whole lot better.

The Personal Charging Case: if you’re really on the go this is a must-have. It gives you the power of having an outlet in your pocket. This handy charger is no bigger than the size of a standard tobacco cigarette pack, it fits in any pocket, and can charge your batteries up to five times before needing to be charge itself. Is an absolutely awesome charger to have because it doubles as a storage case. For those of us e-smokers with busy lives and those who need extra convenience, it doesn’t get better than this!

So there you go! That’s how you keep your EverSmoke batteries charged up and ready to go! Electronic smoking is a beautiful thing!

Cigarette Companies Start to Show Signs of Vapor Cigarette Popularity

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As the popularity and usage of vapor cigarettes rises, it is no surprise that sales of tobacco cigarettes will start to suffer. Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) has recently forecasted lower-than-expected profits for 2014. In a presentation to their investors, they cite the decline is due to headwinds from currency fluctuations and challenges in the tobacco industry.

In addition, Philip Morris stated that their troubles in Europe and Asia (specifically offering discounts in Australia), along with changes to production cuts, will also have an effect on earnings.

Philip Morris expects their full-year-per-share earnings (EPS) to be in the range of $4.87-4.97. This number is down from their previous prediction of EPS of $5.09-5.19. This announcement sent Philip Morris shares down.

This decrease in profit is including a charge of $495 million coming from the anticipated closure of their production company in the Netherlands set to occur sometime later this year. The decision to close their production facility in the Netherlands stems from challenges in Europe—specifically, problems relating to a lag in growth. This has led Philip Morris to slash their operations on the continent. Currency fluctuations in Asian developing countries have also been a drag on Philip Morris’ earnings in recent years.

As people are becoming more health conscious, the sale of cigarettes has declined worldwide. While Philip Morris is the largest tobacco company, they have not been immune to the major shift in the tobacco industry.

Vapor cigarettes and electronic smoking are one the reasons for this decline in sales.

The smoke-free nicotine delivery devices have caused concern in the long-term for the major tobacco companies. That said, most have begun moving into the vapor cigarette business themselves in order to arrest the decline. For example, Philip Morris recently announced the acquisition of Nicocigs, Ltd, a UK-based vapor cigarette company.

Even with the decline in the tobacco industry, Philip Morris is the largest publicly traded tobacco company. They are the worldwide maker and seller of Marlboro cigarettes.

If you’re looking for a smoke-free alternative, vapor cigarettes may be your answer.

Please visit our main site to browse our selection of both starter kits and disposable vapor cigarettes. In addition, you can also browse our blog and knowledge center for helpful tips and insights about this revolutionary way to get the nicotine your body craves without many of the risks of traditional methods.

CVS: Moving Towards a Smoke-Free Future

CVS-quits-for-goodIt seems that tobacco is less fashionable than ever these days, and major national pharmacy, CVS has made it clear they are pushing ahead towards a smoke-free future. Earlier this year, the pharmacy chain stated that as of this fall they would no longer be carrying tobacco products in any of their locations. Last week, ahead of schedule they announced that they had changed their name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, and have officially finalized the plan to discontinue all sales of tobacco products.

The pharmacy, which has become more than just a pharmacy and convenient store over the past decade, has made many changes to provide a variety of different health services to their clients. Along with their CVS “Minute Clinics,” they offer services that range from blood-pressure checks to administering vaccinations and flu shots, along with all traditional pharmacy services. While pharmacies are known for carrying products of all varieties, from personal care, to over the counter drugs, having a mini grocery selection, toys and stationary supplies, CVS’ focus has now shifted towards wellness, and carrying tobacco products, which are blatantly known to cause a variety of deadly diseases, does not fit with their healthful persona. Understanding the importance of maintaining an image of health, tobacco simply does not belong.

Such a drastic change in a major corporation shows where the tobacco industry is headed and where people are headed as well. The general public is much more concerned with their health nowadays and many are choosing other options and alternatives to tobacco cigarettes. This is exactly why electronic cigarettes have been so successful.

E-cigarettes have been a major boon for cigarette smokers. They have enabled smokers to have an alternative that truly replaces all of the things they love about smoking, and do so without the negative attributes such as the smoke, tar, odor, and actual tobacco. They are nearly identical to traditional cigarettes, as the user puffs on them in the same manner, inhales a cloud of vapor that replicates the feeling of smoke hitting the back of the throat, fills the mouth with savory flavor, and leaves the familiar feelings of nicotine.

While CVS is not (yet) embracing retail sales of electronic cigarettes, many of their competition brands are already doing so. We applaud their efforts as a corporation in going completely smoke-free and know the new changes are an excellent move in the right direction.

World Health Organization Attempts More Regulations on Electronic Cigarettes

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Over the past 9 years, the electronic cigarette industry has produced over 400 different brands of choice and has become a 3 billion dollar industry.  Despite the success of the ever popular vaping experience, it has not come without controversy and serious attempts of regulation.

On August 26th, WHO (World Health Organization) released a new report which contained the following regulation attempts.

  • Impede promotion to non-smokers and young people;
  • Minimize potential health risks to e-cig users and nonusers;
  • Prohibit unproven health claims about e-cig; and
  • Protect existing tobacco control efforts from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry

The report states that these regulations are needed because electronic cigarettes represent an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control.”

The report does state that more research is needed in various areas of electronic cigarette usage but that they are highly concerned about the advertising of many fruity and candy like flavors and believe they are a serious appeal to young users.  They believe this could attract a young person to begin e-cig usage that has never even tried traditional smoking. The report also states that from the years 2008 to 2012 electronic cigarette usage has doubled among this age group.

Some other conclusions in the findings are that WHO believes there is insufficient evidence that electronic cigarettes can actually help a traditional cigarette smoker quit smoking and make the switch.  WHO recommends that analog smokers be encouraged to quit through other methods of already approved treatments.

The report also states that the vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can’t be proven to be merely water vapor.  The WHO also believes there can still be chemicals that could potentially harm pregnant women and adolescents.

Only time will tell what will become of these regulation attempts.  There will be a meeting in October in Moscow to discuss the findings in the WHO’s report.

Whatever becomes of the regulation attempts, at Eversmoke we believe to never sell to anyone under the age of 18.

To learn more about our assortment of electronic cigarette products, continue to browse our blog and knowledge center.  We look forward to you becoming a very happy vaping customer!

EverSmoke Batteries: The Technology Behind the Scenes

EVERSMOKE9EverSmoke batteries are pretty amazing. Like most other e-cigarette batteries on the market, EverSmoke batteries use lithium ion technology. They are constructed of lithium and carbon materials, and this makes them lightweight and ultra-powerful. Here’s a deeper look into the technology behind these batteries, how they work and what makes them so ideal for electronic smoking.

Lithium ion batteries were first released in 1997, they are used in all varieties of different devices including smart phones, other types of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras, video game consoles, flashlights, power tools, hybrid vehicles, electric wheelchairs, model aircraft, and even the Mars Curiosity Rover. Amazing right?

Unlike older battery models that worked on electronic charges using liquid solvents, lithium ion batteries work with solid polymer composite. This enables the electrodes and separators which are responsible for generating the charge to be limited to one another. This enables the battery to be encased within a flexible casing, as opposed to a metal casing, enabling them to be shaped specifically for certain devices creating an individualized fit. This equates to greater versatility all around.

Here are some of the many benefits lithium ion batteries bring to the world of electronics:

  • Lithium ion batteries are very lightweight batteries.
  • Lithium is a highly reactive element, and this allows lithium ion batteries to hold a lot more stored energy.
  • They hold battery charges much longer per month than older style batteries. Lithium ion batteries lose only about 5% of their charge each month compared to the much higher rate of 20% of loss for older types of batteries.
  • Lithium ion batteries do not need to be fully discharged before recharging.
  • Lithium ion batteries are not only strong, but they are exceptionally durable. They can handle hundreds of charging cycles in their lifetime.

As excellent as lithium ion batteries are, they do come with a few pitfalls unfortunately:

  • Lithium ion batteries begin to degrade once they leave the factory.
  • They are extremely sensitive to heat and exposure can cause them to degenerate very quickly.
  • Continually completely discharging lithium ion batteries can destroy them
  • They are more expensive batteries due to the technology involved.

Lithium ion batteries are the power behind electronic cigarettes, and you can surely see why. This amazing technology allows smokers to have a device that enables them the same pleasure without smoke tobacco and tar, with quality, durability and convenience. Innovation is incredible, isn’t it?!

How to Perfect Your Technique

9Using any device, technology, or product can come with its share of ups and downs when figuring out how to get the best performance from it. When it comes to vaping, one thing we can’t stress enough is how important it is to get the feel and the technique right. So if you are new to using electronic cigarettes, or are interested in finding out how to get better performance results from your e-cigarettes, do yourself a quick little favor and read these tips!

-Experiment, experiment, experiment! Can you tell we believe in the merits of experimenting to find what works for you? Don’t expect the first go to be the perfect match. You didn’t marry the first person you ever dated, right? Same goes for trying anything else that’s new; leave your options open, try different flavors, nicotine strengths, and e-cigarette styles until you are totally satisfied.

-Try different flavors. Just because you were a smoker and used and are used to tobacco doesn’t mean all of our other exciting flavors won’t appeal to you. Change can be awesome and sometimes it’s just the trick to make your vaping go over easy.

-Vaping is not the same as tobacco smoking, and your drags are going to be different. Long, deep drags are the way to go unlike the short quick drugs typical when smoking tobacco cigarettes. In fact, the longer and slower the drags, the better.

-Enjoy all of the sensations. When you hold your vapor in (longer than you would with tobacco cigarettes), the feeling can be amazing!  Try it!

-Get really familiar with your cartridges, learn how to use them properly, how they work, and how to detect when the liquid is running low. They are major components to the experience, and if your cartridge doesn’t have enough e-liquid in it, it’s not going to perform properly.

Understand the basics of choosing a nicotine strength. Most smokers use a level around 18 mg; heavy smokers (two packs a day) would probably be most comfortable 24 mg; a casual smoker would probably enjoy 6 mg. Our suggestion is to start off with a lower level than you would typically go with so that you can see exactly what’s comfortable for you and where you can increase or decrease the nicotine.

The most important factor when vaping  is your satisfaction, so tweak these techniques and put them into play to get the most out of your experience when using electronic cigarettes. Be patient when vaping, consider that there is a learning curve involved when you first start. If you need more information or resources please feel free to browse the EverSmoke knowledge center. Your enjoyment and success when using our electronic cigarettes is our goal so please do not hesitate to explore the many options and resources we make available!

Smoking’s Effect on Skin and Eyes

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Smoking can have an effect on your skin and eyes. Effects can range from minor to major. For those wishing to lower their risk of smoking-related health problems (including those that effect the skin and eyes), switching to electronic cigarettes can be a smoke-free alternative nicotine delivery system.

Eye problems

Over time, smoking cigarettes can put strain on your eyes. In fact, smoking can make you four times more likely to feel unrested after sleeping. This is probably due to a low level of withdrawal from nicotine while sleeping. Smoking can also raise your risk of developing cataracts due to more oxidative stress. Continued smoking increases the risk of developing cataracts by 22 percent.

Skin ailments

Carbon monoxide, one of the chemicals produced when tobacco burns, displaces oxygen in your skin. This can leave your face wrinkled and gaunt. Smoking also robs the body of essential nutrients that help protect and repair your skin.

Certain ailments that involve skin can also be more prominent amongst smokers. Smokers suffering from psoriasis (an autoimmune skin condition) can aggravate their condition by exposing their systems to the chemicals in tobacco smoke. Furthermore, the longer you smoke, the higher the chance you could develop psoriasis.

Another way smoking can affect your skin is increasing your risk of skin cancer. While most people associate skin cancer with sun exposure, smokers are actually three times as likely to develop skin cancer as nonsmokers are.

Eversmoke is one of the most popular electronic cigarette brands on the market. You can browse our blog and knowledge center to learn more about vapor smoking.

Ways to Save with EverSmoke

EVERSMOKE5EverSmoke not only gets you the best e-cigarettes and cartridges around, we also offer a tremendous amount of different ways to save money.  As one of the best reasons to switch, the savings with electronic smoking can be incredible. Here is a look at the many incentives EverSmoke avails to those who wish to use their top rated electronic cigarettes, and get the most for their money as loyal customers.

Home Delivery Program

The Home Delivery Program gives you so many benefits at no cost, while saving you money. It’s foolish to not sign up if you are an EverSmoke user, and having the many conveniences that come with being a member are so worth the 30 seconds it takes to sign up. Here is a look at the great reasons to join:

  • Recurring monthly deliveries; no having to remember to reorder cartridges. You set the frequency.
  • 20% savings on all cartridges for being a member.
  • No commitment or contract; sign up when you want, leave when you want.
  • Lifetime warranty for all of your e-cigarette parts.
  • Costs nothing to join, costs nothing to stay a member.

Refer-a-Friend

When you tell your friends about EverSmoke e-cigarettes and they become customers themselves as a result, we want to make sure you get hooked up with the Refer-a-Friend program! In which case, you will get a $25 gift certificate. But that’s not all! Your friend will receive a 10% off coupon towards their first purchase and you will also receive 10% off towards your next purchase.

Ever Rewards

We totally reward our customers’ loyalty and just by being a customer you will receive loyalty reward points. For every dollar you spend with us you earn 1 point. When you hit 200 points, or have spent $200, you will get $20 to spend with us, which comes out to big savings! Loyalty pays, and we reward with Ever Rewards!

We want you to enjoy every aspect of using EverSmoke e-cigarettes, and part of that is making sure you get rewarded, get taken care of, and save even more money. When we say we’re all about our customers’ satisfaction, we mean it!