The Future of Smokeless Cigarettes will depend on These 5 Factors

businessman-running-to-the-future-city-with-his-shadow The past five years have seen rapid growth in not only the popularity of smokeless cigarettes but in new products as well. This growth is only expected to continue and by 2017 is expected to reach upwards of $10 billion in annual sales. With growth and popularity comes factors that can seriously affect the future of smokeless cigarettes. Here are 5 such factors.

1. Marketing

Marketing will have a huge impact on smokeless cigarette sales. Manufacturers need to proceed with caution when creating their marketing plans and their web content because certain words and phrases should be avoided.

2. FDA rulings

The FDA and other governmental agencies are working to make decisions on how e-cigarettes should be regulated. FDA regulations began with classifying the devices like tobacco cigarettes. This led to regulating who can purchase smokeless cigarettes; as well as, regulating the production standards.

3. Industry concerns

If the FDA gets their wish and place restrictions on the sale of e-liquids, many vapers can find it hard to find their favorite e-liquid flavors on store shelves—this, however, looks unlikely to happen.

4. Public opinion

One of the largest hurdles to overcome is that of public opinion. As long as people still associate smokeless cigarettes with tobacco cigarettes—and the carcinogens that come from burning tobacco—there will continue to be people who fear e-cigarettes.

5. Restricting public use

Along with public concerns over their own safety while using smokeless cigarettes, the public still worries about any second-hand exposure to vapor. This is because many people do not understand how e-cigarettes work; thus, they don’t understand the extreme low risk of any second-hand exposure.

As people become more aware of how smokeless cigarettes work, they will begin to fear them less. This will only happen through time and education. For more information about what will influence the future of e-cigarettes, please visit our article at learn.eversmoke.com

10 Ways to Keep Your New Year Resolution!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. Reward yourself for being awesome!

Be Cautious When Using Your Vapor Cigarette around Oxygen Tanks

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Experts are cautioning those who use oxygen tanks that there is a potential for fire when using vapor cigarettes. There are reports of individuals receiving oxygen therapy being injured in fires that could have been started by (or made worse) by the devices.

Although vapor cigarettes are battery operated and have no open flame, experts suggest there is still some risk when the battery-operated devices and oxygen tanks are mixed. This is because, even without an open source of heat, e-cig batteries do heat the device enough to pose a threat if this heat gets too close to the pure oxygen stored inside a pressurized tank.

Oxygen tanks pose a fire hazard because they introduce extra oxygen into their environment – oxygen is a vital part of how fires start and grow. As patients practice oxygen therapy, amounts of oxygen escape the tank and permeate items around the home including furniture, bedding, clothing, etc. Once extra oxygen has entered these items, it will make them more flammable. In addition, the normal air we breathe contains around 21 percent oxygen; however, portable oxygen tanks contain 100 percent oxygen.

Long have those on oxygen therapy been warned of not smoking cigarettes around their oxygen tanks, which makes perfect sense. Given that vapor cigarettes do not burn, some may find these warnings overly cautious; however, some oxygen supply companies suggest that their patients refrain from using electric razors while using their oxygen tank. These companies cite that the battery-powered razors have the potential to cause sparks and the combustible nature of pure oxygen poses a risk.

If electric razors could possibly spark the oxygen flowing from a tank, then the warnings about avoiding the use of vapor cigarettes makes more sense. Moreover, in the end, the combustible nature of pure oxygen (and the results of fires involving oxygen tanks) is not worth the risk of using even an e-cig while doing oxygen therapy.

Using vapor cigarettes around a home oxygen tank is far less dangerous than using a traditional cigarette with a burning end. For those who are just beginning oxygen therapy and must quit smoking due to health concerns, switching to vapor cigarettes can help them immensely. For more information about the world of vaping, visit our vapor cigarette blog and knowledge center today.

E-Cig Buying Guide

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

Know the Devices

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

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

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

Stick with Top Brands

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

Get a Starter Kit

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

You Need to Experiment

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

Don’t Sacrifice Quality to Save a Penny

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

There’s Something For Everyone

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

Holiday Travel and Vaping

Vaping and TravelTraveling for the holidays? Hitting the roads or the air to see your loved ones during the happiest time of the year? Blasting off for an end of the year vacay? Here’s the breakdown on what you need to know for traveling with e-cigs. They do make travel better than traditional cigs, and it goes even better when you’ve planned ahead.

How to Pack:

Packing your e-cigs correctly is an essential. It’s okay per the TSA to bring your e-cigs and accompanying gear along in your carry-on luggage, and that is the safest place to ensure they remain undamaged. Figure out how many cartridges you go through per week, figure out how often you need to charge batteries, and this will help you map out your quantities and limits on vaping. We can’t stress how important it is to know your habits!

Bring Extras:

Extras are imperative, because as you know with traveling, you should be prepared for anything, especially during this time of year when snow storms can cause major delays and cancellations. And, you most certainly can’t depend on being able to grab what you need any and everywhere! So pack extras to make sure during the madness, you’ve got what you need to keep things under control. Extra cartridges, extra batteries, extra chargers; catch my drift? You will probably need them!

Accessorize Accordingly:

A PCC can be your BFF. It charges your batteries on the go, no outlet necessary. In fact, it’s like a mobile outlet in your pocket! So, the minute you saunter off the plane, you will be able to whip out a fully charged, ready-to-vape e-cig!

And just as a reminder, when you’re flying high in the sky, don’t make any attempts at becoming part of the vaping mile high club; smokeless cigarettes are not permitted for use in aircraft! Happy holidays, and happy safe travels from everyone here at EverSmoke!

Are The Republican Leaders Trying to Support Smokeless Cigarettes?

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Over the years many congressional Democrats have fought hard to put strict regulations on the smokeless cigarette industry.  Being it a multibillion dollar industry, it is no surprise that the government is interested in every facet of e-cigs.  Recently, since the November landslide election of Republicans, many have been trying to help the e-cig industry when it comes to upcoming possible FDA bans.

Many Republicans including House Speaker John Boehner have written a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell requesting a change on upcoming impending regulations that include a premarket approval from e-cig manufacturers on any devices produced after 2007.

The Republicans are trying to get the date changed from 2007 because they argue that many of the newer products also would have to go through the rigorous  approval process which is believed would cost a significant amount of time and money for the e-cig companies and could force some out of business.

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association industry group, believes that if the 2007 date is not changed, then all e-cig companies would be burdened with each device needing its own application and each e-liquid flavor option would have to go through the approval process one by one.  The FDA, Conley believes, would use its’ authority to ban certain devices and flavor options.  He believes the 2007 date is vital and needs to change.

Conley also believes if the date is not changed it will be difficult to introduce new e-liquids and products. However, if the date is moved forward, all existing e-liquids would be allowed.  Click here to read further and more detailed information regarding the Republicans push to help the smokeless cigarettes industry.

There is always new information regarding the ever changing policies and regulations for the smokeless cigarette industry.  Continue to read our blog and knowledge center for a variety of updated articles regarding any changes.

The Deal with Diacetyl

Sensient-Flavors-says-it-is-addressing-worker-health-and-safety-issues_strict_xxlRecent discussions of e-cigarettes and what is contained in e-liquids has been centered on a substance known as diacetyl. Diacetyl is a chemical typically used to impart a buttery flavor, and though it is regarded as safe for ingestion, it is absolutely not when inhaled.

Because of the info regarding diacetyl as unsafe for inhalation, many anti-e-cig media outlets have been assumptively, and erroneously, reporting that all electronic cigarettes contain this substance, based on the World Health Organization’s findings, in an effort to continue the negative stereotype that surrounds e-cigarettes. What they fail to realize and report upon is, is  that not all brands use the chemical as a flavoring, EverSmoke being among them.

In fact, on a test of a variety of brands of e-liquid to see if they contain diacetyl, done on a TV program in the UK, only 1 of the 4 tested contained the substance! 1 in 4!

So, the big deal with diacetyl in e-liquid is that it is linked to a horrific lung disease known as “popcorn lung,” or bronchiolitis obliterans. It can occur after prolonged exposure to diacetyl that has been heated and inhaled. It affects the bronchioles, causing them to be obstructed and inflamed, restricting airflow, making breathing difficult, and coughing and wheezing prevalent.

Currently, researchers are studying the effects of diacetyl, and testing different brands’ liquids to determine whether they contain the substance, and what effect it is having. Dr. KE Farsalions, a prominent European physician who has done many studies on the effectiveness and benefit of electronic cigarettes, has lead the research on diacetyl. In a presentation he did at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw this year, Dr. Farsalions sampled approximately 160 different e-liquids, mostly manufactured in Europe, in an effort to show what the exposure to diacetyl is exactly for vapers, particularly on a daily basis.

The outcome if this study showed that 74% of the e-liquids he tested contained some diacetyl, most often found in sweet liquid flavors. Even more disconcerting, however, was that a great number of these sweeter liquids contained levels of diacetyl that were higher than the safety limits were supposed to be. Even still, however, the range is anywhere between 10 and 100 times less than the exposure from traditional cigarettes.

So that is the current situation with diacetyl and vaping. Pick and choose your products wisely, and ultimately opt for a brand like EverSmoke, that is committed to keeping the diacetyl fake butter flavor out of our products! And for those of you who are scientifically-inclined, you can check out Dr. Farsalion’s study here (PDF download).

Love Your Pets? Don’t Expose Them to Smoke!

e2fd420ce98c185c73e5a3cadd2995a5If you are a smoker, have you ever considered the ways your tobacco smoke can affect your pets? After all, second hand smoke is not just an occurrence that negatively harms people! If you are into smoking at home, in the company of your furry friends, consider making the switch to vapor cigarettes to keep them free from the effects of smoke, as well as to keep them happier in their day to day lives. Keep reading to learn about the ways smoke can be your worst enemy when it comes to protecting your pets!

Tobacco smoke affects the human body in the most negative ways, and just about any other body exposed to its assault. Among the most vulnerable are your pets however, since they can’t make decisions for themselves to avoid breathing in the smoke, nor can they make the necessary changes needed to assure their safety regarding smoke exposure, it is our responsibility to do it for them. And one of the best and easiest ways to do this is by swapping your traditional cigarettes for smoke-free, tar-free, tobacco-free e-cigs.

Some of the ways cats and dogs can be affected by continuous subjection to smoke are allergies, breathing issues, (just like people) and a variety of different types of cancers, the chance of which increases depending on how often they are exposed to cigarette smoke. In addition, dogs can experience allergic dermatitis as a result of cigarette smoke exposure, which causes severe inflammation of the skin.

Another aspect of concern is that cats who are exposed to cigarette smoke can be victims of third-hand smoke, caused by the particles of smoke and tar clinging to their fur, which they ingest from grooming themselves.

Cigarette smoke exposure can also have deadly consequences to pet birds, who are unable to tolerate the smoke. Pneumonia, lung cancer, skin problems, infertility, heart problems, as well as skin and eye problems are all common occurrences for birds who are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke.

Pretty scary, right? All creatures, human and otherwise deserve clean, smoke-free air to breathe, and when it comes to your pets, make the smart choice with vapor cigs, knowing you will no longer be subjecting your fur babies to unwanted smoke, tar, carcinogens and countless chemicals they can’t avoid. Clean air is better for all parties involved.

What is the Deal with Teens and Vaping?

Teen Use of E-CigsOne of the areas that concerns legislators and lawmakers most, on the subject of electronic cigarette products is that which regards usage by those who are underage, most often teens. The FDA recently ruled in favor of laws that prohibit minors from purchasing the alternative products, among the first e-cigarette regulations to come into effect nationally.

So what is the deal with e-cigarettes in the mainstream? Are teenagers even interested in them? Are they using them more voraciously than cigarettes? Do e-cigs really pose a problem that causes concern about teens becoming hooked on nicotine?

Teenagers have long been drawn to experimentation, and the majority of adult smokers picked up the habit during their teen years. Whether a result of rebellion or pleasurable escape, teens always have and always will be looking to test limits – be it their parents’, schoolteachers’, or those in place by society; cigarette usage among youth has always been a hot button topic. Even though tobacco companies marketed their products to impressionable young people in decades past, this practice has long been halted. Over the past 20 years, cigarette usage among minors has been on dramatic decline, especially when it is considered how unfashionable smoking has become. Less teens are looking at smoking as a cool way to rebel and create an image.

As recently reported by Forbes, the most recent statistics on high school students smoking, shows numbers that have fallen from 15.8% to 12.7%, which are the lowest numbers ever. While the usage of e-cigarette use by high schoolers has rose, from 1.5% to 4.5%, which includes those teens who have used a vapor cigarette at least once within a 30-day period, it is being looked at as less negative and rather encouraging. It is a suggestion that high school smokers are interested in alternatives, and are using electronic cigarettes instead of traditional cigarettes as a means to stop using tobacco.

If teen tobacco smoking is declining at great numbers, and teens in general are not interested in smoking, yet are turning to electronic cigarettes as alternatives, it is clear that vapor smoking is not serving as a gateway to traditional smoking for impressionable youth as anti-smoking groups claim.

To put it bluntly, the electronic cigarette industry aims to market and sell their products exclusively to adults over the age limit, and as teens will inevitably get their hands on things they have no business with (traditional and electronic cigarettes alike), vapor cigs are not luring teens into lifelong smoking habits.

How to Choose a Battery

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

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

EverSmoke Mini E-Cigarette Battery

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

Standard E-Cigarette Battery

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

High-Capacity

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

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