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!

VapeFest 2013: E-Cig Users Unite!

NYCVapefestVapeFest 2013 has officially been announced!

On September 20 and 21, (Friday and Saturday) the annual e-cigarette convention will descend upon Las Vegas’ Flamingo Hotel. Expected to be a part of the endeavor will be more than 50 electronic cigarette companies and vaping media tables.

Adults over the age of 18 are welcome; so expect plenty of free samples, giveaways, unveiling of new products and product demos!

VapeFest began in 2010, and has gotten bigger each year since, with thousands of e-smokers attending. This year’s convention is expected to have an equally exuberant turnout, with exciting events like a raffle with high-ticket prizes, scientific workshops, and many information sessions.

Aside from the excitement and fun of mingling with other vapers, the true purpose behind this event is to raise funds towards research and offer a greater presence of wide scale electronic cigarette education. Promoting research and education is huge to the industry, and will help further knowledge to keep users and legislators informed accurately. Events such as VapeFest focus on the positivity, and they enable many to come together for the movement.

Electronic cigarettes are very much beyond the fad-phase. They have solidified their presence in mainstream culture, attained a vast celebrity following, and have become such a lifestyle icon that users are happy to get together, in mass quantities to hang out and vape collectively. These very same vapers are also passionate about the movement and spreading the word about how much these products can benefit the lives of smokers.

Electronic cigarette users are thrilled to use them, and using them often becomes a hobby for many. They are unlike any other products in the tobacco category, as you’d never see cigarette, or even nicotine patch users meeting up to discuss the future of the industry and check out new products together! This is just a sliver of the reasoning as to why this industry is expanding and booming as it does so.

So all vapers, take note: get to Vegas on September 20, hit up the Flamingo Hotel, and see what’s shaking in the in smokeless cigarette industry!

All About the Flavor

url-11One of the most pleasing aspects of vaping as opposed to smoking are the many flavors you are able to use on a daily basis.

Flavored e-cigarette cartridges make life for vapers just a little more interesting. Sure there are those who enjoy strictly tobacco or menthol flavors, but having more flavors to choose from can enhance your experience in ways you may not be used to with regular cigarettes.

Flavored e-cigarettes are also really enjoyable because one of the benefits of no longer smoking traditional tobacco is that taste buds tend to recover some of their ability to truly taste again. Smoke can dull them, and smokers are often quite amazed by their renewed ability to enjoy the satisfaction of flavor. E-cigarettes come in quite useful here, upping the intensity of the experience for the user.

EverSmoke offers a wide selection of flavors that have been designed to appeal to many different users. With three different versions of tobacco: Golden Tobacco, Royal Tobacco, and Classic Tobacco cover the basics of tobacco cigarette flavors. Golden is superbly rich, similar to European and Turkish blends. Royal is like smooth, clean American blends. Classic Tobacco, however, offers a full-bodied flavor similar to the majority of tobacco blends available on the market.

EverSmoke’s other varieties of flavor include coffee, menthol, peppermint, cherry, vanilla, peach, and pina colada.  Each flavor offers something different for all palates: sweet, fruity, traditional and minty. This variety and detail to taste sets EverSmoke apart from the rest. We work with our flavorists to ensure that you have the best tasting and the best, USA made, quality e-juices.

When smoking cigarettes, most smokers tend to stick to the same brand exclusively and they don’t really consider the option of switching around with flavors. Vaping is different, and offers users the ability to get as creative as they like with flavors, allowing them to change them as often as they like. Just like so many other aspects, electronic cigarettes offer users so much to choose from, so many more ways to enjoy them, and the ability to have a more personalized and enjoyable smoking experience.

E-Cigs: Commuting and Car Travel

uk-electronic-cigarettesYou know how it goes when smoking in your car. If you’ve got nonsmokers traveling or commuting with you, and you opt to smoke, it may create some conflict.

Even if you don’t have passengers and you smoke in the car, you probably know all too well all the negatives that come along with it. Annoying things like burning your seats or upholstery, dropping your ash all over the place, the smell that never seems to go away, and the most detrimental possibility being the distraction they can cause.

While you may not consider the many benefits of e-cigs in their other contexts, when it comes to smoking in the car they are so much more convenient than smoking tobacco.

E-cigs in the car can save you the trouble and stress of the mess, as well as possibly downgrading your car’s value due to cigarette damage. You won’t be dropping ash, burning anything, or permeating your seats with the tobacco odor. Your passengers; whether they’re friends or carpoolers, won’t be disgruntled over the offensive toxic smoke and odor. Plus, none of these negatives will be distracting you!

Having the right accessories is one of the best features of using e-cigs in any situation.

In the car, they allow you so much freedom and can ensure you’re always set to vape. The car adapter charger allows you to charge your batteries from your car’s outlet.

Whether you are commuting or traveling long distances, you have the ability to make the most of your time by charging up. Another option that works really well when you know you’re going to be in the car for a long period of time is using the Personal Charging Case. This case charges batteries as it holds them, without an additional power source, giving you the freedom of wireless, mobile charging!

When it comes to enjoying nicotine in the car, the only way to do it right is with e-cigs. They are simply better for you, the people carpooling with you, your car, and having all around convenience!

Check our excellent selection of accessories to make it all work for you! Smoking in your car just got very interesting!

How to Choose a Nicotine Strength

how-to-choose-a-good-scientific-problem-300x168When starting out with electronic cigarettes, it can seem confusing when choosing your nicotine strength. It’s totally different than when you were smoking cigarettes, so it’s kind of a new topic to work with.

Choosing flavors and battery styles can present some decision making, but when it comes to your overall satisfaction, especially when dealing with nicotine cravings, nothing has a greater effect than what nicotine level you are using.

In case you are wondering, we offer 5 different nicotine strengths: 24mg, 18mg, 12mg, 6mg, and 0mg.

Here is a look at each individual level, for an idea which level may fit your style best.

24mg is considered Bold, and offers the strongest nicotine you will find in a cartridge. This level is perfect for those smokers who are accustomed to smoking heavily. It’s also great for users who want to vape less but still have a high nicotine level.

18mg is Full Flavored, and this nicotine strength is equivalent to “reds” or general full strength cigarettes. It provides a very adequate amount of nicotine, and is highly satisfying.

12mg is Light, and it’s like smoking a traditional light cigarette. It is balanced perfectly for those who want a moderate nicotine level.

6mg is Ultra Light, and these offer our lowest nicotine level. If you are actively decreasing your nicotine strength or just want to use a very low amount, this is your strength!

0mg Non Nicotine, just like the name and number state, this is our nicotine-free level. Loaded with flavor minus the nicotine, this level allows you to vape purely for the experience of vaping.

If you still aren’t sure which level will suit your needs, may we suggest trying several different levels. Some users find that alternating levels works best for them, as they want more or less nicotine at different times.

Nicotine can be a personal choice, and the further you get into vapor smoking, you may find your needs change and you may want more or less nicotine as time goes on. Vape and adjust accordingly!