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Cigarette Advertising: Marlboro Man

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From 1954 through 1999, Philip Morris & Co. used a cowboy coined “The Marlboro Man” as their spokesman in  advertising campaign. This campaign originated in part to try to popularize filtered cigarettes amongst men, as they were first considered a feminine product when they came out in the 1940s and 50s.

In fact, from 1924 until 1954, Marlboro was marketed as a woman’s cigarette using the slogan “Mild as May”; however, within a matter of months, the brand was given a masculine makeover.

During this span of time, most cigarette companies tried to falsely market filtered cigarettes as a safer alternative by using complex terminology and scientific claims. Philip Morris & Co., however, took a different method and the Marlboro man was born.

When the campaign was proposed, the company planned to use a variety of “manly” figures, including sea captains, weightlifters, war correspondents, construction workers, etc.  The cowboy was the first in the new advertising and marketing campaign.

Within a year, Marlboro’s market share rose from less than one percent to becoming the fourth best-selling brand. This led Philip Morris to drop the other manly figures and stick with the cowboy alone.

The Marlboro man campaign depicts a rugged, masculine cowboy figure (usually shown riding a horse through a barren landscape) with nothing but his cigarette. The actor who popularized the cowboy image in the mid-fifties was Paul Birch—he was featured in 3 page magazine ads and TV ads.

In the early 1960s, Marlboro reinvented their ad campaign again. They replaced the actors and began using real working cowboys, rodeo riders or stuntmen. One such cowboy was Carl “Big-un” Bradley from Guthrie, Texas. By 1972, the popularity of the Marlboro man campaign was so popular that Marlboro cigarettes captured the top of the tobacco industry.

The popularity of the Marlboro Man peaked during the 1960s and 1970s. However, the increasing evidence linking cigarette smoking to disease led to a decline in smoking and changed the way cigarettes were be advertised. At least three of the men who portrayed the Marlboro man have died of smoking related illnesses—lung cancer and COPD specifically.

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Treat Your Smile Right: Ditch the Tobacco

article-2380669-1B0C2186000005DC-893_634x395One of the most physically unattractive effects of tobacco is what it does to your face. In particular, your smile. While cigarettes are known to cause all varieties of damage to the insides of the body, laying the groundwork for a multitude of different life-altering and deadly diseases, it can also play a nasty part in turning a once beaming smile into one better off kept behind the facade of a closed-lip smirk.

What I’m talking about is dental damage, and how smoking tobacco cigarettes can damage your teeth and destroy your oral health. Read on to find out why vapor cigarettes are the better choice for protecting your teeth, and maintaining a healthy smile.

Tobacco is not good for any part of your body, but when it comes to your teeth, they are one of the most obvious places you will actually see the destruction. Regardless of how much brushing, flossing, and regular dental cleanings you undergo, what tobacco does to the teeth is awful. Cigarettes are known to cause garish yellow staining, plaque residue build up, tooth loss, gum infections, bad breath, and mouth and other oral cancers. Does any of this sound attractive to you?

Dental experts estimate that male smokers lose an average of 3 teeth every 10 years, and female smokers about 1-2, which is about double the average of the rate nonsmokers lose teeth due to the aging process.

Other foul contributions from cigarettes include filling your mouth with carcinogenic chemicals that stick to the mouth’s lining, causing chronic bad breath. Smoking can also restrict the blood flow to the gums, which inhibits the healing of wounds and the general health of the mouth.

When you consider all of these factors, vapor cigarettes sure seem enticing, don’t they? No smoke, tobacco, tar, or the thousands of chemicals, plus an entirely clean process make them a much smarter choice to be using as opposed to traditional cigarettes.

Your smile is one of the first things people will notice about you. It’s a key to your personality, and when your teeth are irreversibly damaged, you sure can get a ton of dental work done, but you won’t get your teeth back. Protect them right, and ditch the tobacco!

Can Vapor Cigarettes Damage the Lungs?

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Many media reports about a University of Athens study from 2012 give the impression that vapor cigarettes cause just as much lung damage as traditional cigarettes do.

These reports in the DailyMail, Bloomberg and Science Daily illustrate the power of headlines to shape perceptions about these revolutionary devices.

While we maintain that vapor cigarettes are likely a safer alternative to “lighting up,” we remain very cautious and understand that long-term research is needed to determine what, if any, effects e-smoking has on the user’s health.

The study these media reports are referring to came from the University of Athens in Greece. The goal according to researchers was to study the short term effects of using a vapor cigarette.

Participants were broken into group – non-smokers, smokers and people with chronic conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Each were asked to use a vapor cigarette for 10 minutes, after which several tests measuring airway resistance were administered, including a spirometry test.

The tests showed that both healthy smokers and non-smokers using the vapor e-cig showed a fairly significant, yet temporary, increase in airway resistance. The participants with asthma or COPD showed no discernable increase.

While some of the media reports and the study’s abstract make the claim that airway resistance translates into lung damage, Dr. Michael Siegel of the Boston University School of Public Health says not so fast.

For starters, an increase in airway resistance can happen in a variety of situations, including breathing hot, humid air. Now certainly, smoking a regular cigarette over a long period of time can increase airway inflammation and ultimately lead to lung damage. However, the study results showed a temporary increase, which Dr. Siegel believes is caused by the propylene glycol in the vapor.

Once the irritation is gone, the airways return to normal.

Dr. Siegel also takes issue with media claims that vapor cigarettes lower the level of oxygen in the blood, a condition known as hypoxemia. The study didn’t even measure oxygen levels in the blood. And according to Dr. Siegel, a mild increase in airway resistance doesn’t lead to hypoxemia. If increased airway resistance had this effect, millions of people in Florida and other humid climates would suffer from this condition.

While it is true that more study is needed to determine the long-term effects of vapor cigarettes, we can’t conclusively say that e-smoking harms the lungs, at least in the short-term.

Perhaps the media took the abstract’s title and ran with it since the findings clearly demonstrate a temporary increase in airway resistance. But as Dr. Siegel points out, this doesn’t necessarily translate into lung damage.

We invite you to continue browsing our e-smoking blog and knowledge center, or click on over to our main site to learn more about vapor cigarettes today!

Health Effects of Cigarettes: Serious Reasons to Switch

13552230-13552230-deadly-cigaretteSo you most likely already know at this point about all the ways traditional cigarettes are really bad for the body. In addition to being tremendously costly, they cause a massive amount of harm to every system and area of the body, internally and externally. If you value your body, pay close attention to the following; tobacco is one of those things better not used. Why allow tobacco to affect your body in all these different ways if you have an alternative?

Bones: Tobacco has been found to decrease the density of bones, leading to osteoporosis. Of course, it cannot be blamed entirely for this, as there are many things that cause the disease, however smoking tobacco can exacerbate the risk, especially for women. Along these lines, smoking is also known to reduce estrogen production, which can lead to the early onset of menopause.

Heart and Blood Vessels: The way tobacco affects the heart and blood vessels is exceptionally devastating, increasing the risk of a variety of different conditions, including:

Atherosclerosis, which causes plaque to build up in the arteries.

Aneurysms, which are deadly.

Coronary Heart Disease, which causes blood clots to form, and can in turn, get stuck to artery walls.

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) which can include heart attacks, high blood pressure, and chest pain directly related to the condition of the heart.

Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), an additional condition that causes the build up of plaque in the arteries.

Stroke, which is typically triggered by blood clots and bleeding.

Lungs and Respiratory System: The lungs are the most evident organs to be affected by tobacco smoke, for obvious reasons, as cigarette smoke is directly breathed into the lungs. Diseases of the lungs caused by cigarette smoke include:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a disease that causes wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath in addition to other symptoms.

Chronic Bronchitis, which causes less air to flow to and from the lungs, as it causes the lining of the bronchial tubes to swell.

Emphysema, which irreparably destroys the tissue of the lungs, restricting (or destroying entirely) the ability to breathe. It causes the walls between the sacs in the lungs to lose their ability to stretch and retract.

Additional diseases of the lungs tobacco can contribute to include Pneumonia, Asthma, and Tuberculosis.

Cancers: It’s not news that smoking and consuming tobacco can cause a wide variety of different cancers. A lot of this is due to the thousands of chemicals contained in tobacco, including 70 that are known carcinogens. Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of lung cancer, however here is a list of cancers that tobacco can contribute to causing:

Bladder, Bronchus, Colon, Esophagus, Kidney, Larynx, Lips, Liver, Nasal Cavity, Nasopharynx, Oral Cavity, Pancreas, Rectum, Stomach, Trachea, and Uterine Cervix.

When you remove the tobacco from your life, you begin to improve your chances of developing any of these conditions. While it’s not exactly easy, it is worth every speck of effort involved. If you are interested in alternatives, electric cigarettes are an enjoyable way to satisfy your cravings for nicotine in a smoke, and tobacco-free way. If you would like more information in regards to electronic alternatives, please browse through our e-cigarette knowledge center.

Ways Electronic Cigarettes Can Make You Look and Feel More Attractive

Girls_Magic_of_beauty_023831_Beauty is only skin deep, and we all know that what’s on the inside is what matters most, however this doesn’t stop most of us from wanting to look our very best at all times. One of the most significant ways traditional cigarettes can affect one’s health is by tarnishing your appearance in a wide variety of unattractive ways due to tobacco and tar.

Here are a look at the different ways you can reclaim some of your exterior beauty by switching to e-cigarettes and eliminating the tobacco-look from your style regimen!

Skin: You know how tobacco tar can accumulate on walls, curtains, furniture, and other surfaces? It does the same thing to the skin, in a very unappealing way. It can cause skin to lose its luster, take on a less than healthy complexion, and speed up the aging process. By dropping the tobacco in favor of electronic cigarettes, you leave your skin less available to the harm of tar. Vapor will not sit on your skin and recreate these effects because simply, there is no tobacco or tar in it!

Teeth: One of tobacco’s most famous negative affects is the staining of teeth. Everyone wants a gleaming, beaming, pearly-white smile, and tobacco smoke’s effect on teeth is entirely negative. Without the continuous influx of tar, the stains on your teeth can fade, making way for the true color of your teeth to be exposed.

Hair: Just like with your skin, tar can leave behind a musty look on your hair. It can rob it of it’s sheen, giving it a most dull appearance. No one wants that! If you’re smoking vapor, you can keep your locks looking healthy, shiny, and more attractive without the layer of smoke and tar.

Smell: Tobacco odor is a major turnoff, no matter how much fragrance you try to mask it with. In fact, overdoing the fragrance, and the strangely gross combination of smoke-and-perfume can be even worse! E-cigarettes allow you to have a clean slate scent-wise, so if you choose to use perfume or cologne, you’ll actually be able to smell it, as opposed to smelling smoke.

When it comes to looking and feeling attractive, smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes are a great way to ruin it! If you want to preserve your looks, and avoid the continuous stream of toxins that tobacco tar can leave behind, switch to e-cigarettes. Just another reason to go with smokeless cigarettes as opposed to smoke!

Dating Goes Better With E-Cigs

Dating can be so difficult, and when you smoke it’s even harder. Whether you are looking for longterm love and commitments, or just someone who gets you and wants to have fun, compatibility is a very hard balance to strike. When smokers and nonsmokers get together, the situation can be less than appealing for romance, and mixing the two can be like oil and water. It’s a cool idea, maybe a fun experiment, but ultimately just won’t work out. It’s more than just a slight preference; it comes down to major lifestyle differences, and oftentimes in dating, people do not have the patience to deal.

Nonsmokers can be really picky, and most do not care for smoke intruding into their lives. This rings especially true for nonsmokers who were once smokers; the last thing they want is to be tempted back to an old habit by a new love. Some people have aversions to smoke, and just can’t deal with the smell. Others can be allergic to it, and then there are those who suffer from respiratory issues where breathing in smoke is extremely unhealthy for them. Then there are those who look to the future, and see smokers as potential companions who may not live as long.

Smokers, you do have choices here! Life is too short to be limiting your options, and instead of hoping to make it work out going cold turkey for a new flame, invest in e-cigarettes. Get an electronic cigarette starter kit, and

Instead of hoping that smoking will sit will with potential dates, opt instead for electronic cigs because you’ll be able to still enjoy what nicotine does for you, and keep yourself smoke free. The smoke will never limit your love life again! Just think, when you are on dates, you’ll be able to concentrate more on your partner than on being self conscious. You won’t have to worry about whether you smell like smoke, if your breath is bad, or if they secretly have an issue with cigarettes. Hey, your e-cigs may even make for a cool conversation starter!

 

What Makes Electronic Cigarettes a Safer Alternative?

So you know how very unhealthy and unsafe tobacco cigarettes are. In fact, you’d have to live under a rock to really not understand the magnitude. And if you have heard that electronic cigarettes are “safer,” do you know why that is? In simple terms, they produce none of the dangerous components, no combustion occurs, no smoke is emitted, no tar remains, and no carcinogens get pumped into your body when you use them. Isn’t that reason enough to give them a try?

As for the history of the electronic cigarette, they were designed to challenge traditional cigarettes. The first known incarnation of an electronic cigarette model was patented in 1963, but the public interest and the technology was lacking, so the idea was shelved. The modern version was invented by a man who saw his father die of lung cancer, and wanted to change the fate of smokers. As a smoker himself, and also a pharmacist, Han Lik of China was able to turn this vision into a global phenomenon. From the time they hit the Chinese market, they took off to immediate success. In just a few short years, Europe and North America began to take notice.

What is so different and appealing about electronic cigarettes is that they let the user enjoy an experience that is so similar to smoking, yet has none of the negative side effects. And if you know anything about cigarettes, it’s that there are an awful lot of negatives. While with e-cigs, you get modern convenience and none of the unwanted things. They are simpler to use, and still let you enjoy all the little things about cigarettes you don’t want to miss. In terms of the habit of actually smoking, having the e-cigarette in hand, having the ability to use it exactly the same way, and even being able to exhale large amounts of vapor that look and feel like smoke, you miss out on nothing. As for flavors, you can still enjoy the robust richness of tobacco in plenty of varieties, as well as numerous others if you are up for experimenting adventurously! Imagine simpler, safer, and just as enjoyable… why wouldn’t you want to grab an e-cigarette starter kit and start vaping!?

Disturbing Facts About Tobacco

E-Cigarettes are the smarter choice for many reasons. They save money, are better for the environment because they are outstandingly eco friendly, and most importantly, they are better for you. It doesn’t take FDA approvals or the government to say it, either. They are healthier just for being smoke free, and not laced with hundreds of chemicals. In fact, any reputable e-cig company, such as EverSmoke, makes all ingredients available and you can bet deadly, dangerous, toxic chemicals are not part of the recipe.

Tobacco cigarettes and their filters read like a laundry list of disturbing chemicals. A vast majority of them are known to cause cancer. Only tobacco companies could explain and justify why things like arsenic, lead, menthanol, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide need to be included, but these are highly poisonous substances, lethal even, and should not be put into the body on a daily basis even in the smallest quantities! When these sorts of ingredients are found in other consumer products, warnings are issued and printed so that the customer is well aware of it.

Toxic ingredients are the only problems with tobacco cigarettes. There are also problems with the tobacco itself. The tobacco farming industry is not exactly applauded for it’s stellar  practices. Tobacco has lead to major deforestation, leaching of precious topsoil, infusing native soil with radioactive fertilizers and harmful pesticides, and therefore creates dangerously polluted run off water, that leads to larger bodies of water, pollution intact.

And then there is the pollution cigarettes, cigarette packs, and lighters create. Too many times smokers have gotten into the habit of littering with their cigarettes and cigarette waste. It’s a problem that plagues the entire earth, and it would seem easy to push anti-littering campaigns, but really? If they haven’t stopped discarding their butts like this by now, will they ever as long as they are smokers? Cigarette filters are not biodegradable, and all those lovely chemicals in those filters cause further havoc on the environment, as they slowly get buried beneath layers of soil.

So while chemicals, pollution, and deforestation are major issues, the problem lies with cigarettes. If less smokers are using them, and choosing electronic smokes instead, it means less people are buying cigarettes and not further supporting this industry. Less tobacco means less chemicals, pollution, and deforestation fo the world to contend with. All the more reason to get with the times, and get an e-cig starter kit!

 

Electronic Cigarette History

Electronic cigarettes may seem like a very new product, but they have indeed, been around long enough to have a legitimate history!

It all goes back to 1963, when a man named Herbert A. Gilbert patented the idea for a device that would allow users to smoke electronically. Great idea, at the wrong time however, because no action was taken beyond this patent. Fast forward to the future, 50 years later, at least Mr. Gilbert gets a nod for having come up with the idea! In the 1960′s, the world wasn’t really in tune with the idea of a smoke-free smoking device. Everyone smoked and there was no negative connotation. You could smoke almost anywhere and no one thought anything of it. There was no talk about health or diseases that stem back to cigarette smoking.

With smoking creating it’s own little epidemic, the general attitudes towards cigarettes, by comparison, today are nothing like the accepted norm of the ’60′s. Sensing the need for world wide change, a Chinese pharmacist and smoker by the name of Han Lik is credited as the modern inventor of the e-cigarette. In 2003, after Lik’s father passed away from lung cancer, he created the prototype for what has become a worldwide phenomenon: the e-cigarette. With backing from the company he worked for, it was only a short time before these products were available to te public, and China embraced them from the start. Hence, e-cigs were born.

Over the next few years, these e-cigs began to spread worldwide, with people in Europe and America quick to hop on this trend. Seriously, come on; nicotine from a device that mimics a cigarette, used in the same way, gives you the same feeling without the smoke and tar? What smoker wouldn’t jump on that? The benefits of e-cigarettes are so widespread and most smokers who use them are thrilled to have them. There is nothing like being able to smoke in public again, that’s for sure!

Anti-tobacco movements have been on the prowl for the past 25 years, and cigarette smoking has come to an all time low. While it hasn’t been a clear cut path for the entire e-cigarette industry, and there have certainly been obstacles presented by legalities and the FDA, one way or another, vapor cigarettes are here to stay.

Before You Order A Starter Kit

Before you order your first starter kit there are several things you should keep in mind. It’s a good idea to learn as much as possible about the products, and what you think will work for you.

Research; there are so many options out there when it comes to electronic cigarettes.

Understand quality. This is a huse variable in the e-cigarette market!

Know what you want: Do you want to go for an e-cigarette starter kit with lots of accessories, or would you prefer something more basic? You can go bare-bones basic, if you like, with our Reusable Express Kits, and even opt for E-Cigarette Disposables if you want no commitment at all.

Commit to giving up cigarettes, if you haven’t yet. If this is what you truly want, focus your intentions on that goal. For some it’s easy, and for others it takes some some effort.

Understand that quitting cigarettes may not happen immediately. It can take a while, weeks or even months to wean yourself entirely off cigarettes.

Refund Policy: Make sure the company you buy from has one.  There is always the possibility of not liking your kit. A good company will definitely offer a way for you to return it.

Warranty: Always important also because things can, and will inevitably happen. Sometimes you may get a product that does not work, and there can be times where things stop working. Don’t take chances with companies that don’t back up their products and help their customers out.

Embarking on the decision to use electronic cigarettes instead of tobacco is a really big one, and in order to have the most successful experience with it, you should plan accordingly. It’s always a good choice to go with your healthier option, so set yourself up right!