What You Need to Know About E-Cigarette Bans

It’s pretty obvious that electronic cigarettes are faced with a lot of controversy. Between the proponents and the adversaries, there is a lot of mixed information going on right now. Many people are claiming electronic cigarettes are unhealthy, unsafe, and dangerous, all the while there is plenty of information to say otherwise. Currently, Canada does not permit the sales of e-cigs, however traditional tobacco cigarettes are perfectly legal. Does this make sense to anyone? E-Cigarette use is not illegal there, but sales are.

Even still, many people are fighting for bans and restrictions, and it is kind of hard to decipher the truth when personal interests really get in the way here in the States. In the quaint Bay Area city of San Rafael, many are pushing for restrictions on e-cigs to match the strict ordinances on tobacco cigarettes. This is the same case scenario in many other parts of the country as well.

Such is the case with Dr. Ellen Hahn, from the Kentucky Center for Smoke Free Policy recently went on record during a television interview, unleashing a diatribe filled with holes and inaccurate information about e-cigarettes. She is connected to the Rx powerhouse Pfizer, the notorious maker of numerous cigarette-cessation drugs. The basis of her argument was that smokers should not use vapor alternative cigarettes as a cessation device because of their abundance of carcinogenic compounds as well as the fact that no one is entirely sure what is contained within them. Perhaps she needs to actually investigate what e-cigs are really all about, and perhaps she needs to look into the more legitimate, more responsible brands that exist. Because if she were to do some research into EverSmoke, as well as many of the other well-known brands, she would find that we disclose our ingredients. Even more importantly, we do not promote or consider our products and electronic cigarette starter kits to be “cessation devices.” They are an alternative option, and our cartridges do contain nicotine, with the exemption of our 0mg nicotine cartridges. Without any uncertainty, our e-cigarette products produce no smoke, tobacco or otherwise. Nothing gets burned during the vaping process, and while vapor bears an uncanny resemblance to smoke, it is simply water vapor.

Millions of people are switching from tobacco to electronic, and the vast majority of them are well-informed about the positives. Some claim e-cigs are bad because they are tempting to teens and others who are at risk, however they are much less easily accessible than cigarettes are. Doubters also cite that e-cigarette brands are not looking towards the betterment of their users, claiming they will get hooked on vapor cigs and never quit. This is also untrue, because even though e-smokes are not meant for cessation, users gain a much greater sense of control when using them, and often can wean themselves off at their own comfort level. And in the process, they aren’t immersing themselves in toxic, carcinogenic smoke. So bans or no bans, if smokers are determined to quit using vapor, they are going to. When there’s a will, there’s a way, as the old saying goes!

 

 

5 Reasons to Ditch the Cigs for E-Cigs for Halloween

It’s always a good time to choose vapor over smoke, and hey, Halloween is barely a week away, and it’s as good a time as any! We are still currently running our Breast Cancer Awareness sale, and it’s technically still October, so a percentage of all sales go towards the Susan G. Komen Fund, so make those purchases count towards something bigger! In the meantime, while Halloween is on the brain, here are 5 pretty good reasons why the scariest night of the year should not involve tobacco smoke!

1. Halloween is especially fun for the kids, and it’s never appropriate to smoke cigarettes around them. Exposing them to smoke can be totally avoided, whether you just stop yourself from smoking in their presence, or you do the intelligent thing and use electronic cigarettes. This way, when you’re trick or treating, or handing out candy to the hordes of revelers, you don’t put anyone in uncomfortable situations, and you can have your cake and it too!

2. If you are to imbibe on some forbidden vice, on Halloween let it be candy, and not smoke, if you are to choose between them. Vapor cigarettes are much gentler on the system, no matter what time of year anyway.

3. Halloween parties are fun, but smokers in large social gatherings usually get sent out to pasture. Stay indoors and vape, don’t miss any of the party, and infuriate no one with smoke.

4. Some places in the US already have had snowfall this year, and October is usually pretty chilly in a lot of the country. Getting bundled up to smoke outside is such a drag. Again, e-cigs are perfectly fine indoors, and even if Halloween is just another night of the week for you and don’t even intend on handing out treats, you won’t have to brave cold temps.

5. Did you know that Halloween’s original roots can be traced back to the Pagan and Druid times of the Celtic world? It was technically their “New Year” so in that vain, start your year right, with a purposeful resolution to quit smoking, and use e-cigarettes so you can still have the pleasure, none of the pain, and be free from the smoke!

E-Cigs, Celebs, and SNL!

We love celebs, and we love it even more when they smoke e-cigarettes instead of tobacco cigs for sure! It’s always fun when electronic cigarettes pop up in pop culture, and we get pretty giddy when they do! One of the latest sightings happened recently on an episode of Saturday Night Live featuring a skit with Fred Armisen and none other the modern-day James Bond, aka Daniel Craig! Fred’ character was the one handling the e-cig, as he and Craig canoodled on the couch!

Electronic smokes and celebs are nothing new, and a good deal of their popularity can definitely be attributed to celebrities who have really helped usher in the age of vapor. As more and more stars take to the movement, millions of ordinary folks are doing the same. E-cigs have been shown on Two Broke Girls, The Doctors, Alcatraz, Late Night With David Lettermen, the Today Show, among others. The SNL cameo could be looked at just a little scene, just a little reference, but to appear on a show is a really big deal. It shows that alternative cigarettes are not just a passing trend; they would have diminished from sight several years ago if that were the case. It really proves that this is a mass acceptance, and is proof that more people are embracing them in favor of traditional cigarettes. It shows they have solidified their place in American culture at this time.

Celebrities or not, electronic cigarettes are the smarter way to go. Cigarettes will cost you a whole lot more, both in terms of your health and money. They aren’t the “cooler” alternative just because trendy stars are using them; they are the better alternative because they offer you benefits where cigarettes offer only failure. So, hooray to the folks at SNL for recognizing the impact e-cigarettes are making, both in Hollywood and real life pop culture! If your curiosity has gotten the better of you now, and you can’t handle holding off trying e-smokes any longer, check out our amazingly excellent selection of starter kits!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cigarettes cause cancer, we know that good and well, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EverSmoke is happily doing our part to support this cause of extreme importance! While cigarettes are not proven to contribute to breast cancer, now more than ever we encourage all smokers to give using electronic cigarettes a try. It could be a decision that changes your life in the future. Besides, you really don’t need the carcinogens when you have vapor that feels as tastes the same.

Tobacco cigarettes may not be direct contributors to breast cancer, but they are highly carcinogenic and DO cause cancer in the lungs, throat, and mouth areas. Studies have shown there may be a link between breast cancer and tobacco, as its harmful components are carried to breast tissue, and it has caused breast cancer in rodents. Even still, the main goal of awareness is to instill knowledge for the betterment of people’s lives. Breast cancer is no joke, and every woman should do all within her means to protect herself as best as she can. If you are a woman who smokes, really think about opting for e-cigs. They aren’t carcinogenic, and they will let you still enjoy the pleasantness of nicotine.

For the month of October, EverSmoke will be donating a portion of all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We feel so strongly for this organization and all that they do to promote women’s wellness, prevention, and early detection of a very deadly, very frightening cancer. We are committed to doing our part to help the fight against breast cancer! In addition, we are also offering 25% off all of our e-cigarette starter kits, so now is a really awesome time to be getting one for yourself, or a friend who could use a little smoke free loving. If it’s something you’ve been thinking about, make that purchase count towards something greater! This October, want you to go with vapor to “save a life, save a lung, and save a boob!” Vapor cigarettes are the way of the future, let’s all end breast cancer together!

Consume Less, Use E-Cigarettes

One of most wonderful things about electronic cigarettes is that they are reusable, and are a very environmentally conscious way to enjoy nicotine. They are definitely the less consuming option. Unlike cigarettes, which cause harm to those who use them, those exposed to the second hand smoke, and the environment in numerous ways, EverSmoke’s e-cigs go above and beyond to remain safe for humans and the planet. While our new electronic cigarette disposablesare essentially made to be tossed after use, they are still more responsible of a product. Just one of our disposable units is equivalent to about 2 packs of cigarettes, making them vastly less wasteful. So even if you are a pack a day smoker, you are going to take that down to one e-cig every two days, pretty impressive. Also to consider, they are much less likely to be discarded as irresponsibly as typical cigarettes by users just tossing them on the floor after use as is often the case with expired butts.

Electronic cigs are definitely better for the health, the environment, and in terms of consumption because they are not a continuously tossed product, and therefore a lesser purchased product. Each of our electronic cigarette cartridges is equal to around one pack of cigarettes; that’s a ratio 20 cigarettes to 1 cartridge. Then figure in all the other ways that e-cigs cut down consumption: there is no constant replacing of lighters, and then all the cosmetic things that are needed to stay hygienic, such as fragrances, air refreshers, air filters, gum, teeth whiteners, and even additional cleaning just to keep up with all the mess that cigarettes create. Not to say you won’t use any of those things once you trade the tobacco cigs for e-cigs, but I can highly predict you won’t be using them as often.

People are getting more and more conscious of the products they use in all realms of their lives. If you have a choice, are you more likely to choose the more responsible route? People are more in tune with their health, the environment, and their consumption than ever before, and when choosing a way to smoke, e-cigarettes are just the better way to go.

Study Reveals E-Cig Vapor is Safe Indoors

Even with electronic cigarettes being on the market, and their popularity expanding by the minute, there are still many people and many advocacy groups who warn that there may be dangers we don’t know about. How do we really know they are safe if there hasn’t been government testing? How do we know that they are not as dangerous as cigarettes are? How do we know if the vapor is okay to breathe in, especially in the second hand sense? While it is perfectly normal and rightful for these precautions to arise, testing is being done, and more and more research is being conducted. If e-cigarettes were inherently dangerous, they would not be allowed to be sold! And if you weigh the options, considering how drastically unhealthy tobacco cigarettes are, electronic cigarettes are a world apart. Just in terms of basics, they contain no tobacco, smoke, and they leave behind no tar; the three worst constituents of conventional cigarettes.

For anyone who second guesses the “harmless” vapor that is produced by electronic cigarettes, a study was just released showing that there is no risk in it. Unlike smoke from cigarettes, which is produced by burning tobacco and the other chemicals contained within the cigarette, the tobacco, and the filter, e-cig vapor is entirely different. When they are smoked indoors they present no dangers to those breathing in the same space.

The study was done at Clarkson University, in Potsdam New York, at the University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science department, and it was published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology. It examined the compounds of several byproducts that are found in tobacco smoke, and compared the vapor of several well known electronic cigarette brands to determine whether the same compounds were found in the vapor. As they are completely different products, and how e-cigarettes work is vastly different from traditional cigarettes, it is kind of strange to compare them back to back. Regardless of that however, from what the study determined, the level of toxic chemicals in e-cig vapor when released into the air is so minute, that they have been declared to present no environmental danger for breathing indoors and do not compromise the air quality. While this was not the first study of this kind, it was the largest, looking at the broadest range of toxins. All have revealed similar findings.

This is pretty awesome news for the electronic cigarette community! What this means is that there is confirmation now on something we have been saying all along! While cigarettes are a major problem, especially when smoked indoors, this is not a similarity shared with electronic cigarettes. While there are groups advocating e-cigarette bans, most notably regarding indoor use, it is no longer a relavent argument.

Let’s do Without the Dangers of Tobacco

The level of consciousness in people seems to grow by the day. We are eschewing all the negatives we’ve grown used to, and questioning everything about what we consume. Whether it’s the things we buy, eat, use. Same goes for tobacco use- why use cigarettes anymore when we have the option of electronic?

It’s not like cigarettes and tobacco are responsible for just a small level of problems. The issues they cause stretch far and wide, while massively and negatively effecting people, the environment, and wildlife. They start out harming the individuals smoking them, and then the damage slowly begins spreading. The amount of diseases smokers are at risk for is a mile long, and the damage to the body they impose is just crazy. Second hand smoke is then a problem, carrying the same tar and carcinogens, affecting those in the same breathing space. Lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, heart problems are all common in people who have had prolonged exposure to second hand smoke, without ever having smoked a cigarette themselves. And even scarier to think about, is that for children of smokers, these risks remain the same. Why put your health, and the health of those around you at risk when you have the choice not to? Electronic cigarettes are so much better! No carcinogens, no smoke, no tar residue, no chemicals… They are safer and healthier method of smoking and having nicotine, without these kinds of compromises.

As for the dangerous impact on the environment, cigarette pollution is a major issue world wide. It kills wildlife, especially wetland birds, fish, and aquatic mammals who ingest discarded butts. And the dangers extend not just to the living creatures, but all those chemicals that are used in the creation of filters remain after the cigarette has been smoked. The butts left on the ground as little begin to degrade, and as they do, those harmful chemicals begin to make their way into the ground, into the ocean, into the streams, and throughout the environment. With e-cigs, these issues are not even a thought because disposing cartridges on the ground is much more difficult. Of course any irresponsible user can do that, they are less likely to however because they are not as easily flicked and forgotten.

Considering your health, the health of the people around you, and the health of the environment, don’t you think tobacco is better off being replaced by e-smokes? These are avoidable dangers, and a better quality of life is awaiting. Get yourself an e-cigarette starter kit today!

 

What Flavor Are You?

One thing EverSmoke is really well known and loved for by our customers are our flavors. We have perfected the tricky balance it requires to come up with distinctive yet delicious flavors that carry well in vapor, and our fans have been entirely pleased!

When we started out, we carried a mere 6 cartridge flavors, offering e-cig smokers a nice variety to choose from, but nothing that ventured too far out of the ordinary. Our Classic Tobacco and Cool Menthol flavors were crowd pleasers from the beginning, making ground because they actually taste like tobacco and menthol should. Then to keep things interesting, we had Coffee Creation, Very Vanilla, Cherry Crush, and Peppermint Party, all of which are loved for having authentic flavor that comes off really clean when vaped.

After quite some time, we incorporated four exciting new additions to our roster, expanding  our offerings to our customers as well as making the choices more appealing to future customers. The newest flavors include Golden Tobacco, Royal Tobacco, Pina Colada, and   Peach Passion. Golden Tobacco is a rich, robust tobacco flavor, meant to appeal to people who favor exotic tobacco from the Middle East and Europe. Royal Tobacco is another tobacco variety, however this one is great for people who enjoy the clean, smooth taste and finish of lighter, American blends. Pina Colada and Peach Passion were added to expand on our more festive fruit flavors, and Peach has become an instant classive and favorite among users of EverSmoke in a really short amount of time!

E-cigarette flavors are a tricky, complicated thing. Many brands have become known for actually having bad flavors, and issues with their flavors and cartridges. If you browse through electronic cigarette reviews, you will find numerous e-cig customers talking about how certain brands have really awful flavors, either too sweet or too dry. Some complain of  many cartridge flavors having burnt flavors, and cartridges that just don’t taste right. Some customers go through brand after brand after band looking for the perfect flavor, and often times they land here with us! So tell us, what flavor are you?

Celebrity Smokers: Who Needs to Get with E-Cigs

The ever-growing list of stars who are smoking e-cigarettes is always on our minds. We are happy every time a smoker quits in favor of e-cigs, whether it’s a celeb or an everyday Joe, doing something better for themselves. While we don’t have the details on all of the millions of people across the planet who’ve had success, whenever a famous person makes headlines for choosing the healthier option it’s definitely on our radar.

So, as much as we love knowing who is vaping, there are still a number of celebrities who are still smoking cigarettes. Why they smoke is kind of beyond me, considering that their youthful looks happen to be their bread and butter. Of course they have access to the world’s best cosmetic surgeons, but preserving their looks is always priority number one, and cigarettes do so much to destroy cells, dull the complexion and hair, yellow and rot the teeth, stain the hands and lips with tobacco tar, yellow the whites of the eyes, and of course all of the scary things that happen below the surface that lead to major health ills. No matter how cool you think you look with a cigarette in your hand, is it really worth all of those dangers? Some of Hollywood’s most famous smokers include Jennifer Anniston, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, Simon Cowell, Eva Mendes, Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt, the Olsen twins, Daniel Radcliffe, Ivanka Trump, Katy Perry, and of course, our President Barack Obama, in addition to dozens more.

We understand the pressures and the stresses of the Hollywood lifestyle, and we totally get how a little pop of nicotine can take all the agitation off. We give enormous props to the stars who have gotten enlightened enough to go with vapor cigarettes instead. For those who haven’t gotten into e-cigs, they really should give them a try. EverSmoke electronic cigarettes are a great alternative and are known across the board for being as close to a real cigarette as you will find with any brand. Our award-winning design is renowned for having the ability to produce a great vapor and a very realistic feel. Our nicotine gives exactly the same rush and relaxation, and our flavors are consistently raved about. It goes to show why all of Hollywood’s e-smokers are fans of our e-cigarettes, we really look forward to more stars opting for the best!

Get Your E-Cigs with Your Football Fix!

It’s that time of year again, people, football season! America’s favorite sport, making every weekend, thursday, and monday night prime time for getting locked into a game at your favorite sports bar, at a stadium, or right in your own living room. And unlike stinky tobacco cigarettes, if you’re using e-cigs, you won’t have to miss a minute of the game while you step outside to puff. Nor will you have to wait for commercials, half time, or if your team is losing to have a few stress relieving drags. You can puff where you like!

America’s favorite sport should be duly celebrated with fun, passion, good beer, great food, and a healthy dose of the competitive spirit. Football is always more fun when you watch with others, and most nonsmokers are never thrilled to have tobacco smoke wafting their way. Why should cigarettes be included when you can do it all smoke free? Then, should the game get you riled up enough to want to hit the backyard and do some throwing around of the football yourself, you surely won’t be so winded without the smoke!

Here’s how to make sure you and your love for nicotine are prepared for football season:

1: Get a starter kit. Go for the basics or go all out fancy, just make sure you get one. They are the best way to start if you aren’t already vaping. Hey, right now our “Fall Into a Better Lifestyle” autumn sale is going on, and e-cigarette starter kits are specially priced at 25% off!

2: Make sure you have extra cartridges. You never know when a game is going to have you on the edge of your seats, and have you puffing a little more than you expected. Go for festive flavors like Pina Colada, Peppermint, or Peach, or stick to the time tested favorites like Golden Tobacco, Classic Tobacco, Blue Tobacco, or Menthol!

3. Accessorize: make sure batteries are charged up, make sure your PCC is charged up and ready to go, and having back up, like a car adapter are totally essential.

4. Don’t forget about our new disposables! They are great for times like hitting a game when you want to carry as little with you as possible, or when you won’t have access to a charger.

So if you are chillin and tailgating with friends, watching games at the stadium, or at home, lighting up during a game is much nicer when you do it with vapor. The best thing about using electronic cigarettes is that no matter what you do for fun, no matter how you do things, everything is just better without the smoke. So happy football season, and may the best team come out on the winning end!