How to Get Started with Electronic Cigarettes

eversmoke_starter_kitIf electronic cigarettes are on the mind, and you are thinking about making the switch to the electronic side, you should really do your homework ahead of time to have the best possible experience. You need to know where to find the best products and services, and you’ll need to explore the different products to see what will fit your needs.

Where to Start?

The internet, of course! The amount of research that can be done, and the amount of information awaiting you is limitless. If you want to know about something, chances are you’ll be able to find out. Finding trustworthy e-cigarette reviews will really be helpful, as it will give insight as to what customers are saying about specific products. You’ll get a lot of info, and learn a lot based just on what others have experienced.

When choosing a brand, go for one with a good reputation and a well rounded selection of products. Look for things like a 30-day money back guarantee, warranty options, and good customer service.

Once you’ve figured out the brand you want, and the kind of products you are interested in, it’s time to invest in an electronic cigarette starter kit. They aren’t called “starter kits” just for kicks!

While all the accessory and flavor options may throw you off a bit, remember that these are there to be useful and enjoyable. You may not be ready for everything all at once, but it is suggested you try a “flavor sampler” when you order cartridges so that you can experience all the flavors you have at your disposal.

How Expensive is it?

Vaping does not have to be costly, in fact most of the time, electronic cigarettes save money. You have the option of many different starter kits, from budget to fully loaded with accessories, cartridges, and all the bells and whistles, and the majority of them are priced appropriately. Another aspect to keep in mind is that cartridges cost considerably less expensive than traditional cigarettes, with one cartridge being equal to approximately 1.5 cigarette packs, or 30 cigarettes.

Millions of people have switched to electronic cigarettes, and there are many reasons why they’ve turned out to be so successful. The digital aspect really resonates with today’s lifestyle, and having an alternative to tobacco has given smokers exactly what they’ve wanted. Making the switch does not have to be difficult or costly, and if you do your homework, it can go over extremely well!

All You Need to Know About Starter Kits

img_left_couples_kitStarter kits are the main introduction to the world of vaping for many. They are handy, convenient, and offer users the simplicity of having all of their products available together and ready for use.

Thinking about getting an e-cigarette starter kit? Start here.

Are you aiming for just the necessities with your starter kit?

The EverSmoke Basic Starter Kit ($49.99) is well rounded enough to keep you satisfied, and keep things convenient. It comes with 2 batteries, a couple of chargers, and 5 nicotine cartridges.

Are you looking to try e-cigarettes for the first time and do not want to spend much?

Go With: The Reusable Express Kit ($29.99) because it is a cost effective way to sample the experience without going broke.

Are you looking to invest in a larger kit with many accessories to use for the long term?

Go With: The EverSmoke Ultimate Starter Kit ($149.99) because it has just about everything imaginable including all of our best accessories, 3 batteries, and 15 cartridges.

Are you wanting a starter kit that runs somewhere in the middle, offering more accessories than a basic kit?

The EverSmoke Pro Kit ($79.99) will work great for you! It offers 2 batteries plus a PowerCig, 10 nicotine cartridges, and 3 chargers.

Need e-smoking gear for two?

EverSmoke’s Couple’s 2 Kit Combo ($99.99) is ideal for taking care of both of you, affordably! It comes with 2 of everything; both battery sizes, 3 different chargers, and 10 cartridges, making this kit perfect for couples who want in on the vaping action together!

Choosing an electronic cigarette starter kit may present some challenges, however a little thought and consideration in advance can help make it go over really easily. They are basically the best way to get into vaping, and enjoy it without much confusion. If you’re looking for the very best smoking alternatives available, or are looking to experience the art of vaping, EverSmoke has you covered!

 

E-Cigarettes Hitting the Mainstream

20130928_WBP001_0E-cigarettes have really become a mainstream occurrence as their popularity has exploded. In public places all over the country, on TV, in advertisements, in movies, their visibility has tremendously increased, and their reception is certainly prevalent as millions of people have accepted them as alternatives to traditional tobacco.

Countless celebrities are e-smoking, have been seen out and about using e-cigarettes, and certain electronic cigarette companies have even tapped celebs, such as Courtney Love and Jenny McCarthy for advertising. Stars have totally embraced the vapor cigarette as a trendy alternative to harmful tobacco, and many have been exceedingly proud to tout theirs around town. Reflecting on popular culture, it shows that not only are these products getting plenty of use in Hollywood, but people all over the world have replaced their tobacco cigarettes with them, and with exceptionally good results.

However, the popularity of electronic smoking goes far beyond the who’s-who of Hollywood. In a survey done by Wells Fargo Tobacco Talk in 2012, approximately 30,000 tobacco wholesalers, retailers and trade professionals believe that the hype around e-cigarettes is here to stay, and these alternatives are having a much greater impact than simply a current trend. As the numbers in sales have piled in, in 2013, electronic cigarettes have proven to be an industry raking in over $1 billion in sales, with more than 2.5 million users – which is not an easy feat for a fledgling industry! Suffice it to say, sales and usage of these products are expanding at a voracious rate.

As of 2011, 1 out of 5 tobacco smokers had at least tried an e-cigarette, and this figure is expected to be lower than actual 2013 numbers because many more smokers have switched to e-smoking since that time.

As expected though, with the popularity comes scrutiny, and this has led to immense discussion on whether e-cigarettes should be taxed the same as traditional cigarettes, and whether they should be regulated by government agencies. Currently, most regulation of e-cigarettes is done at the local and federal levels, and it allows for a great amount of leniency

As the industry expands in size and customers, it is expected that the FDA will begin to have more formal involvement. Expecting this, many e-cigarette companies have already begun measures to prepare themselves

As the popularity of e-cigarettes increases, right now is a great time to be an e-smoker or switching to tobacco. No matter where this industry is headed in terms of regulations, more and more people are turning to these electric alternatives and experiencing only positives.

It’s safe to say, e-cigarettes are not going anywhere! For more information on how to get started, to learn more about electronic smoking, and to check out our product offerings, visit us at www.eversmoke.com!

Made in the USA: All About E-Liquid

MadeInTheUSAE-liquid is one of those essentials when it comes to vaping. Whether you go for 0 nicotine, a moderate level, or the highest you can get, electronic cigarettes run on e-liquids; after all, they are what that luscious vapor is created from!

While you can’t vape without e-liquid, there is a great amount of variety available on the subject of quality, and it goes farther than just the differences between VG and PG e-liquids. One additional defining factor is “American-Made.”

It’s not just a status thing however; there are many benefits to American-made e-juice. There are many discerning e-smokers who will vape with nothing less because they know it can drastically improve the quality, consistency, and contributes to better performance. Flavor and vapor are some of the most important aspects to satisfaction, and recreating a cigarette in an electronic model is not easy!

USA-made e-liquids are considered the best because they are not made overseas where standards can be somewhat more lax than here in America. Manufacturing is done with extreme caution, and there are many levels of quality assurance. It is simply more responsible and one additional guarantee to the safety, purity, and potency of the nicotine liquid.

An additional advantage to not having nicotine e-liquids produced offshore is that there is less travel distance, and no cause for these shipments to end up waiting for weeks in customs. Quicker production and travel time gets the products to the customers much faster, resulting in much fresher, more potent e-liquids for better vaping. E-smokers can be sticklers for details such as strong nicotine, fresh and intense flavors, and high levels of vapor production, so our cartridges with American-made e-liquid are making that happen!

Nicotine liquid is a huge factor in vaping, especially when using pre-filled cartridges. American-made simply comes out to a better, fresher product that allows users to enjoy their vaping at a higher degree. Better flavors, better vapor, and all around, better performance.

Breast Cancer Awareness

header_breast_cancer_awarenessDuring the month of October, seemingly everything turns pink, and EverSmoke is no different. Breast cancer awareness is an enormously big deal, with millions of people worldwide tipping their hats to survivors, those who have lost the battle, and raising awareness for the cause itself. Athletes don pink athletic shoes, races and marathons happen throughout the nation in honor, events are being held in nearly every city, and everywhere you go, you can show your unity buy purchasing items in “pink” to support the efforts.

One of the biggest reasons people are so proactive when it comes to breast cancer awareness is that it savagely kills and disfigures. A huge amount of prevention comes from awareness. Nearly everyone knows someone who has fought the good fight against this disease, and it’s well documented how difficult it is!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EverSmoke is selling beautiful, limited edition e-cigarette batteries in a delicious shade of pink. 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen fund, and you can sport your pink e-cigarette battery as a way to show your support in the cause against breast cancer. These fantastic batteries are stylish, extremely well made, and contribute to a monumental cause. They are basically a pink version of our perennially popular rechargeable High Capacity battery, with automatic switching, known and loved for having exceptionally long life. All year long you can celebrate the fact that not only does having a pink battery rock, but it has a great meaning behind it.

So this year, while you are busy supporting the fight against breast cancer, get yourself an amazingly cool, limited edition pink EverSmoke e-cigarette battery. The meaning is awesome, the battery is awesome, and it’s just another great reason to keep your e-cig stash supplied well! Act fast, though, because quantities are limited, when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Smoke Vapor and Save Money

af647a6054-cf716cca5fIf you’ve been considering making the switch to vaping with electronic cigarettes, here is all the more reason to give them a go. Enjoy saving money? We thought so!

Tobacco cigarettes are an expensive habit, and most smokers are disgruntled by the price tag. The many costs associated with smoking add up in huge proportions.

With the average US price for cigarettes at $6 per pack, and some smokers spending more than $10 a pack in certain cities, it’s quite outrageous. When you factor in all of the additional expenses, it gets even more extreme; would you ever be up for spending $35? According to the American Cancer Society, that’s how much you spend when all the additional (health-related) expenses get included. In other terms, it equates to an extra $12,775 out of your pocket if you’re smoking a pack a day.

Smoking has the ability to throw in costs like higher premiums for health and life insurance policies. Smoking also requires you to spend more money on extra accessories like lighters, ash trays, fragrances, gum, teeth whiteners, and whatever you use to mask your habit. Cigarettes are highly disposable, and you go through them quickly. They can burn anything they come into contact with, including clothing, furniture, and the inside of your car. These may seem like little expenses, but they add up.

Aside from the convenience and other amazing reasons to switch to electronic cigs, money is a really big one. No one wants to spend any more than necessary, and the cost of smoking can really be cut back when you use these as an alternative. With so many less additional costs, and drastically lower costs of cartridges compared to cigarette packs, electronic cigarettes are exceptionally affordable.

Looking to save money? E-Cigarettes can save you lots of money. Reconsider all the ways traditional cigarettes are sabotaging your ability to save money. It’s way more than a single charge every time you swipe your card for a pack of smokes; if it’s a long term habit, it’s a really high long term expense that only gets pricier over time. An additional $12,775 in your bank account at the end of the year sounds enticing, doesn’t it?

E-Cigarettes: More Reason to Smile!

Your smile is among the first things people will notice about, and if you smoke tobacco cigarettes, it will be evident.

One of the most significant reasons to switch to electric cigarettes smile-and-dental-mirror1is that tobacco is simply atrocious to your oral health. Every smoker knows how difficult it is to maintain great looking teeth when they’re continuously bombarded with smoke and tar. No matter how excessive you go with teeth whiteners plus daily brushing and flossing, you make little headway against the harm cigarette smoke and tar lay down.

Here is a look at why smoking tobacco is not in your best interest when protecting your pearly whites, and how e-cigarettes make a better, smoke-free option.

Smoking and oral hygiene are two things that do not coincide well. Smoking can do a number to your teeth, wreak havoc on your gums,

Smoking also leaves you with bad breath, plaque buildup, yellowed teeth, gum issues, and possibly even tooth loss. Tar and ash are absolutely awful for your mouth and teeth as well. They cause residue and tartar to buildup rather quickly throughout your mouth as well as on the surface of your teeth.

Smoking has a tendency to restrict blood flow to the gums, and this can create a very unhealthy situation in the mouth. It hinders the healing of wounds in the gums, and can be very negative in relation to gum disease.

Yellow teeth are not attractive on any level, and people wouldn’t be spending millions upon millions of dollars on expensive teeth whitening treatments to keep theirs white if it wasn’t a major influence on their overall attractiveness!

Bad breath is another issue your mouth has with cigarettes. Smoker’s breath is highly unattractive, and e-cigarettes help you avoid it entirely. Having no smell at all, vaping never leaves your breath stinking like smoke, nor will you have to be self-conscious about it!

So how can a smoker avoid the negatives of smoke and tar on their teeth, mouth, and gums? Go with vapor. E-cigarettes burn nothing when smoked, use no tobacco, create no tar, so therefore they leave nothing behind to accumulate on your teeth. They allow you to escape the problems of tobacco when it comes to saving your smile, and oral health.

E-cigarettes and your teeth: while they are not a guarantee effort to avoid tooth and mouth problems, they definitely offer a great alternative to tobacco. If you’re interested in making the switch, and experiencing the many benefits of going using EverSmoke, check out our awesome selection of e-cigarette starter kits today!

E-Smoking and the Workplace

smokeless-cigarettes-in-the-workplaceCigarettes in the workplace are not exactly tolerated. While back in the day they were pretty common in every public place imaginable, it’s a totally different story these days. Lighting up cigarettes anywhere indoors is beyond a social faux pas; it’s completely not acceptable!

To employers, smoking is a liability on more than one level. Smoking employees cost employers more for a variety of reasons, with the main ones being healthcare and money lost on the excessive smoke breaks smokers are prone to taking.

Let’s talk about smoke breaks for a minute. Seemingly small increments of time used, they add up big-time. According to an article on The New York Times blog, an estimated $3,077 are spent by employers on smoke breaks, per employee. The average nonsmoking worker takes approximately 3 breaks a day, while smokers about 5. It’s a lot of money being wasted on what is deemed an unnecessary habit.

The next cost employers see in large numbers are the health costs of smokers, which come out to about $2,056 per smoking employee. Between the health care cost and absenteeism, businesses are much more inclined to hire nonsmokers if they have a choice. Healthier people equate to more productive people.

The one compromise that employers and smoking employees can agree on, however, are electronic cigarettes. They offer a viable alternative to tobacco, and still enable users to have the nicotine they are looking for; in contrast to the unfairness and discrimination of an outright smoking ban.

While e-cigarettes are gaining great acceptance as great alternatives to tobacco for employees, they have not yet won everyone over. There are still many employers who remain doubtful and opt to include electronic cigarettes in their smoking bans.

So how does a business begin to implement electronic cigarette tolerance in the workplace? While there is no getting around the fact that electronic cigarettes can do wonders to improve employee productivity, before it becomes an outright policy, employers should consider a few things.

-Awareness. It’s important to know what electronic cigarettes look like so they are not confused with traditional cigarettes; some versions look exactly like traditional cigarettes.

-Get feedback from all employees, including nonsmokers to see where they stand and how they feel about electronic cigarettes being implemented into the workplace. Awareness involves everyone.

-Understand what the local and state government laws are regarding smoking in the workplace. Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have smoking bans and restrictions in the workplace, and although these do not explicitly apply to electronic cigarettes, all regions are different, and some may have more strict, or less lenient views on electronic cigarettes as a whole.

Strategy is the name of the game when it comes to electronic cigarettes in the workplace. Their acceptance continues to grow, and e-cigarettes are proving to be very beneficial in the business sense. Cigarette smoking is becoming less tolerable, and eliminating smokers from the workforce is really not an option. Alternatives give smokers more ability to be productive and still comfortable, and they give nonsmokers the ability to steer clear of the tobacco. Employers want smoke-free employees who are more productive; e-cigarettes offer compromises in all of these circumstances!

New Study: E-Cigarettes and the Lungs

Chemical Magazine 2008Positive results from a new study on the effect of electronic cigarettes on the lungs have emerged. The study was done by researchers in Greece, and sheds light on the effects of smoke compared to the effects of e-cigarette nicotine on lung function. It was the first study of its kind, offering new standardized research on the acute impact of tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes, both passively and actively.

Since electronic cigarettes began gaining popularity, critics have questioned their safety and whether or not they are worth using due to the lack of scientific studies. However, as time has passed, their popularity has only increased. Studies are happening rather regularly and they are proving some benefits of electronic cigarettes, as well as exposing their lack of negative effects on the body.

In this latest research, a controlled study was conducted. 15 smokers and 15 nonsmokers (as in, never have used cigarettes for any period of time) underwent a series of different tests. The main focus of the study was to test the serum cotinine, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, and lung function. The smokers went through an active tobacco smoking session, and then an active e-cigarette smoking session. The nonsmokers underwent a similar series of tests, where they did a passive tobacco smoking session, and then a passive e-cigarette session.

The results comparing e-cigarette use to tobacco cigarette use were certainly of interest. The active and passive smoking sessions, with both e-cigarette and tobacco, yielded similar results on the effects of serum cotinine. However, neither a brief active e-cigarette smoking session, nor a passive 1 hour e-cigarette smoking session affected the lungs in any significant manner; a contrast to tobacco.

The outcome of the study leaned favorably towards electronic cigarette usage, in terms of changes in lung function. However, they do have similar effects in regards to how nicotine impacts the lungs. The study did say that in the future, studies should focus on examining nicotine dosage and its effect, in addition to the long-term effects of e-cigarette usage.

What this study means for users is that it is one step in the right direction for e-smokers everywhere. Considering the controversy surrounding their use, and users being told to avoid using them due to a lack of research, studies exposing the positive effects and lack of negative effects are greatly contributing to the industry as a whole.

We, at International Vapor Group, have always embraced all research, as we think it makes us a stronger company and industry. In such a new industry, long term studies and conclusive research take time, but we aim to continuously learn more and share with you.

E-Cigarettes Aim to Please

images-1There’s a lot to be said about taste, as we already know, with e-cigarettes that you really begin to experience once you’ve cut the tobacco out of your life.

Here is a look how e-cigarettes can help you really savor a flavor with far more satisfaction, especially when you’re first starting out.

It’s pretty well documented that traditional cigarettes really affect the taste buds. Many smokers gradually lose a substantial amount of their ability to taste, and it can come as a huge surprise after switching to alternative cigarettes that their ability to fully taste begins to reemerge. Smoke has the tendency to cause taste buds to literally physically change, becoming flat, and less receptive over time. If a smoker has smoked for an extended period of time, it’s entirely commonplace to have lost a tremendous amount of taste ability.

With e-cigarettes, there is no smoke. Water vapor does not affect the taste buds whatsoever, so those who vape get to keep their sense of taste! It won’t cause one to lose taste, and by eliminating the smoke, vapers regain the ability to experience flavors again.

If you are switching to e-cigarettes, considering doing so, or have recently made the switch, here are a few pointers to keep in mind about adjusting and becoming acclimated with the differences in taste.

-If you started with an e-cigarette flavor and it seems to be less flavorful over time, relax. It’s part of the adjusting process. We suggest you alternate flavors to keep your taste buds experiencing different varieties, allowing you to experience them as fresh.

-Drink ample amounts of water. Isn’t this the fix for everything? The reason it works is because good old h2o keeps your palate clean, and allows your taste buds to taste things fully.

-Understand what your specific reactions to flavors are like. If you’re not a menthol  person, you can’t force yourself to somehow get into it. The same goes if you are staunchly a tobacco person who doesn’t care for sweet flavors, don’t expect to be crazy about pina colada or vanilla. Customize your cartridge options to really be able to enjoy the flavors. If you are stuck and don’t know what you want, opt for a sampler pack of cartridges to experience them all.

Getting your taste buds back in proper working order is one of the many benefits of switching to e-cigarettes, and it’s just one of the amazing aspects of vapor. Having the ability to taste completely, and really savor the pleasures of this dynamic sense is really amazing! Don’t let smoke deprive you any longer!