Life Span and Cost: Are E-Cigs Worth It?

smoking-electronic-e-cigarettes-500x500There is much debate about e-cigarettes, their cost, and whether or not smokers should switch due to the cost. Are alternative cigarettes really worth it?

In this piece, we will look at the different costs involved, and why e-cigarettes are the better choice for the money spent.

Cigarettes are expensive, that is a fact well known. They are a really pricey habit for most because the majority of smokers are not sticking to just a few a smokes day; it’s usually a habit that stretches to a pack a day, or more. Cigarette packs, involving typically 20 cigarettes per pack, start around $7 a pack, and are known to go up to around $12 a pack in certain metropolitan areas. Doing the math, it can be anywhere between $49 and $84 weekly, or $200-$335 monthly. Ouch!

The thing with electronic alternatives is that there is an upfront cost. You pay for your initial products, however this does not need to be a high cost. You may want to splurge on every accessory you see, but they are not necessities.

How Long do E-Cigarette Batteries Last?

With 2 sizes of batteries, they have different life spans. Generally speaking, with average use, and basic good care, a single e-cigarette battery lasts around 250 charges. We always recommend that customers have at least 2 batteries at a bare minimum. High Capacity batteries go for about 350 puffs between charges, and how often you charge them is based on how frequent you are vaping. Constant use will mean your battery will probably need recharging after about 2 hours, while a less frequent user will be able to make their battery last about 8 hours.

How Long do Cartridges Last?

It all depends on how individual users vape. A single cartridge lasts about 1-2 packs of traditional cigarettes, making them largely cost effective. Even heavy users find that one cartridge lasts about the same as 1 pack of cigarettes, equating one cartridge to a minimum of 20 cigarettes! Cartridge packs are sold in sets of 15, 30, and 45, so this is one instance where you really see how far your money goes with e-cigarettes compared to traditional.

Yearly Costs

For smokers who smoke one pack a day, the cost comes out to at least $2,000 yearly, while using the equivalent in cartridges is about $800, so the difference in price is more than 50%.

In the end, e-cigarettes save smokers a lot of money. Sure the cost if a starter kit stings compared to a $7 pack of cigarettes, but it gets made up in no time. Want save money while you smoke? Choose electronic and feel free to browse our great selection of products!

Nicotine Strength: How to Choose

Eversmoke-Starter-Kit1-e1336265414846There is much to be said about nicotine strength. It’s one of those fascinating, wonderful options about using electronic cigarettes that makes vaping really one-up the alternative.

For new users, knowing how to choose can be confusing and one of those questions that comes up a few times. To say it’s easy would not really be accurate, because in actuality, it all depends on the individual user.

One misconception is actual use. Heavy users may not prefer the strongest nicotine strength because part of smoking for them may be all about the act of vaping. Lesser levels may work out better. In other instances, lighter smokers may want heavier levels of nicotine because even though they choose to smoke less, they still want the same nicotine satisfaction without cravings, and vice versa.

With five different choices in electronic cigarette nicotine strength, having the ability to choose may seem rather daunting. Which will be the right one for your needs all depends on what you’re used to and what you want. As is the case with flavor, most people don’t just use one. When you have so many options, and no reason to always stick to the same old path, get creative and get experimental. How else are you going to find the best way to do it?

Don’t overlook the benefits of trying a few before settling on one!

The simplest guide to understanding nicotine strength is to compare. Nicotine is measured by the amount of nicotine per milliliter, and we offer five options. Here is a look at how each milligram level compares to traditional cigarettes:

Bold: 24mg, similar to the strongest cigarettes, and non-filtered cigarettes available.

Full-Flavored: 18mg, equivalent to most traditional types of cigarettes.

Light: 12mg, right along the lines of standard “lights.”

Ultra Light: 6mg, comparable to the strength of “ultra lights.”

No Nicotine: 0mg, just as the name states, these contain no nicotine, and they are available in all of our flavors.

While there are so many vast differences between electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes, we do our best to keep things similar and comfortable for smokers. Modern innovation is great, however we tailor our products to meet the needs of smokers, not inundate them with new concepts. So try some of our different nicotine cartridges, and see what it’s all about!

 

Environmental Impact of E-cigs

images-2Cigarettes are a major negative force on the environment, and according to data found on Earth911.com, they are the most littered item on earth. This statistic should not surprise anyone, as they are commonly found everywhere, constituting 38% of all the world’s litter.

Cigarette butts are not biodegradable, and they have the ill consequences of usually reaching water supplies. When this happens, because of water saturation, all the chemicals that have been locked inside the filter unfortunately get released. These chemicals do not belong in water supplies, as they are a threat to the animals that come into contact with them. Birds and other aquatic animals that mistake the butts for food continuously end up poisoned, or with these foreign objects stuck in their systems.

One rather overwhelming thought is that one pound of cigarette butts comes out to around 2,000 of them, and throughout the world, more than 2 billion butts get discarded, a large number of which end up in the environment, not in proper disposal areas.

Where electronic cigarettes play a vital role in this phenomenon, as they dramatically reduce the number of cigarette butts to none. They are very reusable products, and encourage recycling in many ways. Cartridges are changed, yes discarded when through, but a single cartridge lasts about the length of about 2 cigarette packs, or 40 cigarettes. They are also recyclable, and customers are much less inclined to be flinging used cartridges to the ground when finished with them.

As the “green” debate wages on, there are those who say that electronic cigarettes still own their share of environmental shame, because they are still manufactured items, therefore they still do contribute to factory pollution. But factory space is factory space, and one way or another, plenty of “green” items are still being manufactured. Meanwhile, there is no argument that can negate the fact that vapor smoking does not cause the same amount of pollution as traditional cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are reducing, encouraging reusing, and entirely all about recycling. There is a footprint, no doubt, but it is much lesser than that which is caused by smoking traditional cigarettes. Try them today, to see how they can help you to live a little greener.

EverSmoke Disposables: Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

header_home_disposableEverSmoke Disposable E-Cigarettes are so great no e-smoker should be without them. They are easy, fun, go everywhere, and right now we’ve got one killer sale happening on them!

Today is the last day to get ‘em while they’re hot -5 packs are BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!

Disposable electronic cigarettes are a little pricier than our reusable line, so getting a great deal is really worth it. Each disposable lasts a while, about the same as 2 packs of traditional cigarettes, or 500 puffs. They come in 2 flavors: Menthol and Classic Tobacco, and they’re pre-filled so you never have to mess with the liquid yourself. Even if you don’t plan on using them all the time, or if you don’t have a specific time in mind, just having them available is great.

Keep extras in your bag, suitcase, your desk at work, in your home, or wherever you may need them.

They are great should you need them in a moment’s notice, and they are really awesome if you plan on being away from home or an outlet (for charging) for a while.

Electronic cigarette disposables offer a whole lot to users. They give you even more convenience and freedom than regular e-cigs, and they make the very best travel partners. They are used straight from the package, with no setting up or battery charging necessary.

For those who are beginners to e-smoking, they are excellent introductory e-cigarettes because they give a taste of what it’s all about. They let you experience the gist of how it all works, feels, and fits in with your life. Above all, they can be a great example of how much nicer it is to vape than it is to smoke cigarettes, without losing any of the pleasure.

For experienced e-smokers, the more options the better. We’ll never advise you to ditch to reusables in favor of disposables, but we really suggest adding them to your rotation! You’ll never know how useful they are till you try them!

E-Liquid: VG, PG and What you Need to Know!

imagesElectronic cigarettes are different across the board. All brands do things a little differently from one another, putting their personal stamp on the products. One area of major discussion among users is e-liquid. Specifically what is in their e-liquid, regardless of nicotine strength.

The majority of brands use one of two substances as a base for their e-juice, and there is enormous debate from e-smokers as to which comes out on top.

Vegetable Glycerin, (VG) and Propylene Glycol, (VG) are the main bases, and people are quite vocal about what they prefer. Our take on this is, is that a balance of the two, with a ratio of PG 70% to VG 30%.

Vegetable Glycerin is an all-natural product derived from plant oils. It has been used as a sweetener, as well as in other foods as an additive. One aspect users enjoy about its use in e-cigarettes is the fantastically large quantities of vapor it produces.

There has been much controversy surrounding the use of Propylene Glycol. It has been used in trace amounts in certain foods and cosmetic products, therefore it is very safe for consumption, however it is known to be an irritant, as it is a solvent. Many people have allergies and sensitivities to it, so even though it creates a great throat hit, if you have an problem with it, please avoid it!

Our cartridges are available in 10 flavors, and our customers have always raved about our flavors. We know a huge contributing factor is having great liquid, and our proprietary formula is our signature.

Here is a list of the positive effects of VG in e-liquid, and why it’s the better choice for vaping.

-Creates thick, voluminous vapor.

-Has a very smooth hit.

-It is vegetable-based, making it nontoxic, not chemical-derived.

-Less likely to cause negative effects in users.

-Carries flavors excellently.

-Safe for consumption, as it is commonly found in cosmetics and is used as a sweetener.

While the choice remains yours – in regards to going with VG or PG –based nicotine juice, for our products we’re sticking with this perfect blend of VG and PG!

Celebrate the 4th, and Light that E-Cig Big and Bright!

july-4-fireworksFourth of July is a ferocious, exuberant celebration across the land, as millions get together to party it up, enjoy the warm summer temps, splash around, and light up the fireworks at the end of the night. If you’re going to be partying, let your electronic cigarettes help keep the festivities fun. Accessories were designed to keep your vaping convenient, and here is how they are perfect for any major gathering, July 4th and otherwise!

Batteries: Electronic cigarette batteries go anywhere, fit snugly in a pocket or carrying case, and can be whipped out whenever you need or want them. Batteries have long life, and are the perfect accompaniment to having a great time. Having extras prepares you for the unexpected, like losing one, or e-smoking so much you wear the battery out. Make sure you got ‘em!

Chargers: Without some sort of charging device, you’re not going to get any performance out of your battery, so a Car Charging Adapter is the right kind of mobile power hookup if you plan to be mobile on July 4th.

Personal Charging Case: If you aren’t going to be in a car, even better for charging and storing your batteries is the Personal Charging Case. It charges as it holds them, and keeps them ready to go for extended periods, all without an additional power source. Can we say it’s the accessory of your dreams?

Carrying Cases: If you keep your battery collection charged up to par on a regular basis, and most likely will not be needing extra charging when you’re out and about, a Carrying Case is always nice to hold your goods, organized and there when you need them.

Lanyard: The Lanyard gives you plenty of freedom, and is especially nice for those moments when you don’t want to keep your e-cigarettes in your pocket or purse; it lets you hold them around your neck. So when you are ready to vape, you just reach down and get busy!

Electronic cigarette accessories were made to make the experience of vaping more convenient and versatile. When it comes to parties and celebrations, they are even more useful. If you want an even simpler experience, go for e-cigarette disposables instead. This Fourth of July, don’t give in to tobacco because you want convenience, let your e-cigarettes work for you!

Electronic cigarettes and Research: Where We Stand

imagesOne of the biggest topics when it comes to electronic cigarette debates is research. The FDA says enough research has not been done, and consumers are always curious about advancements.

Because we are still in the early stages of electronic cigarettes, there is nothing that can negate the fact that large amounts of extensive research have yet to be done.

As it progresses, we are sure further testing will get more and more in depth, both in respect to the effects of e-cigarettes medically and environmentally. Here is a look at what currently know in regards to medical research.

Medical Research

Thus far, the majority of the research on electronic cigarettes has been focusing on their effects on health, especially in regards to their risks and benefits. These have been done by a number of institutions, including government, universities, and those sponsored by the industry itself.

Toxicology and Carcinogens

Another major area of focus when it comes to e-cigarettes is the subject of carcinogens. Enormous amounts of research have been done on cigarettes and their carcinogenic properties, and people want to know where e-cigarettes lie in the matter. Studies have been done to test the chemical composition of electronic cigarettes, and one of these, done by the Roswell Parker Cancer Institute surveyed the chemical output of 12 electronic cigarette brands. They screened for toxins and potentially cancer-causing substances, including volatile organic compounds, nitrosamines, carbonyls, and heavy metals. All 12 brands were compared to the production of a medical nicotine inhaler, and the results of toxic findings ranged from 9 to 450 times less than those from cigarette smoke, and with some toxic levels that were comparable to the trace amounts that were produced by the inhaler.

Lungs and Heart

The effects of e-cigarettes on the heart and lungs have had a decent amount of scientific research coverage, as traditional tobacco cigarettes do the most damage to the these areas. In a study done in Greece, by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, the heart’s reaction to electronic cigarette use was measured and compared to how it reacted after cigarette use. Interestingly, when using vapor, users experienced just a slight increase in blood pressure, and very little increase in heart rate. By comparison, however, after smoking a tobacco cigarette, the smoker’s heart rate and blood pressure would soar. The conclusion of this study did not promote the use of electronic cigarettes, however the physician, Dr. Farsalinos did validate them as suitable alternatives to tobacco.

Other studies looking at the effect of vapor smoking on the heart and lungs have been performed, however most lack research and data.

Electronic cigarettes have gotten big, so big in fact that people want more thorough research, and it will most certainly be needed to aid in legislative efforts. Research is essentially a great thing, as the more we know, the better products we can develop.

 

E-Cigarette Parts & How They Work

eversmoke-cigaretteDo you ever wonder about how e-cigarettes work, and how their parts come together to get the job done? It’s really amazing when you think about how these parts work in conjunction to create an experience that is so much like actually smoking a cigarette.

State of the art technology has allowed us to create a product whose end result is giving users more satisfaction than ever!

The main components are the e-cigarette battery, cartridge, and charging device, but there really is so much more to each of these basics. Here is a look at e-cigarette parts and how they work, creating an incredible alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Battery: Essentially the body of the e-cigarette, and the most important part of vaping. When the user begins inhaling, or activates the battery by pressing a button if it’s a manual battery, the sensor gets activated. The sensor, also known as the “smart chip microprocessor” signals the battery to turn on, and sends a charge to the atomizer, located in the cartridge, to begin producing the vapor.

One important tip to remember is that batteries perform best when they are charged to 100% before the first use.

Lithium Ion Cell: The actual battery, and power source of the e-cigarette. It is rechargeable, and is regarded as the most powerful, and durable type of e-cigarette battery.

Aluminum Shell: The e-cigarette’s exterior. Lightweight yet quite durable, it is protective and still comfortable in the hand.

Sensor: Also called the Operating Mode Sensor, this mechanism triggers the smart chip, which signals the battery to activate the atomizer.

Smart Chip Microprocessor: Also known as the Microcomputer Smart Chip, this component is responsible for the actual technology that happens within the e-cigarette. It communicates to the battery, signaling the atomizer to vaporize the liquid nicotine.

Cartridges: These are the reusable “filters” that connect to the batteries. They come with a built-in atomizer, and are pre-filled with USA-Made nicotine juice. They screw onto the batteries, and the opposite end holds a silicon mouthpiece, which is very comfortable for the user to puff on.

Atomizer: The atomizer vaporizes the nicotine liquid, creating the vapor that is inhaled. Atomizers react to a charge sent by the battery. They are built into the cartridges because they do not have the capacity to last long.

Chargers: Three e-cigarette chargers are available for use when charging your batteries: the Portable Wall Charger, the USB Charger, and the Vehicle Charging Adapter. Also available is the Personal Charging Case, which allows for all the mobility an e-cigarette smoker could want because it charges batteries without a separate power source.

E-cigarettes utilize state of the art technology as well as impeccable engineering to create a satisfying, enjoyable smoking experience, minus the actual tobacco and smoke. Each part plays a crucial role in how it all comes together, allowing for the ultimate in modern innovation, as well as pleasure and convenience.

To learn more about our products, and how our e-cigarettes work, check our main site to see how they can benefit you!

 

NBA, Sports Events, and E-Cigs: Game On!

Electronic cigarettes and sporting events: they go together quite well. There is no better time to indulge in vapor than when you are having a great time, getting really into a game, and sometimes they are perfectly suited to take the edge off that happens when your team is performing at a level less than expected. Sure, cigarettes kinda do the same, but they come with all sorts of hang-ups and annoyances, plus they are not exactly tolerated well in public places.

If you are hitting a game, or will be getting really into them via the televised version, enjoy the viewing and the action better with e-cigs.

These days, you see people lighting up with electronic cigarettes just about everywhere. One of the coolest things about using them at sporting events is that they are really easy to use, and since it’s not really acceptable to smoke actual cigarettes in most arenas and stadiums, they allow you to have the same experience in a more people-friendly format.

Even if you happen to be taking in games at your local pub or bar, it’s pretty standard to have to exit the building to have a smoke. No one wants to do that as the game is getting good, and you may not be keen on waiting for commercials or halftime. Electronic cigarettes make it easy to kick back with your smoke-free nicotine, beer, and chill as you watch! When you are a smoker, it can be difficult to have convenience and comfort; when you’re smoking e-cigs, you don’t have to take “no” for an answer!

Right now, the 2013 NBA Finals are happening, and the series has been full-throttle in the excitement department. While we don’t know what will determine the ultimate outcome, we sure know it’s going to be entertaining in the meantime! And you know, one way or another, we will be enjoying it with our e-cigs lit!

EverSmoke Starter Kits Make the Perfect Father’s Day Gifts!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so it’s time to really start thinking about getting Dad the right gift. And don’t start thinking about the usual suspects; he’s already got enough socks, silk ties, polo shirts, screwdrivers, hammers, and big box store gift certificates!

If you’re dad is smoker, give the gift of vapor smoking this year with an electronic cigarette starter kit!

If you really want to blow some minds this year, do it with e-cigarettes. They make awesome additions to any smoker’s life, and are the best way to introduce this awesome new lifestyle. If your dad (or grandpa, uncle, brother, or brother-in-law) happens to be one of those old-school stubborn types, and wouldn’t really look into smokeless alternatives on their own, do it for them!

Whether if it’s for your dad, or one of the father figures in your life, giving a gift that has this kind of meaning shows how much you care. It shows that you want them to be around for as long as possible, and that you want them living life to its fullest. While it may not be the kind of gift at the top of their wish-list, chances are, they will thank you boatloads when they see the world of possibilities that lie ahead in being able to vape freely.

Being able to use them indoors, around others in public, pretty much anyplace in public, and in the car really add to their usefulness and convenience.

Statistically speaking, more men smoke cigarettes than women. While in recent years, there have been more people quitting, and women have slowly gotten closer in numbers to male smokers, men still top it out.

Unfortunately, there are still countless dads, uncles, grandfathers, husbands, and brothers who happen to be fathers and continue to smoke cigarettes.

Our electronic cigarette starter kits are specially priced at 25% right now, so grab them at a discount while you can! Make their Father’s Day really special this year; let them know how much you really care, and that you want the best for them!