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How to Explain Vaping

45343065_zps311b5865-1If you sometimes get tongue-tied, or want to know the best ways to explain your e-cig or vaporizer, here is how to handle the many questions and misconceptions that come your way, and how to explain your device to those less experienced.

Q: What is that thing you’re smoking?

A: It’s an electronic cigarette/ e-cig/ tobacco-free cigarette/ personal vaporizer/ [insert your preferred name for your device]. It works with a nicotine liquid solution, has a battery for power, and creates a vaporized hit.

Q: So what does it do?

A:  It’s a way to smoke and still get nicotine without tobacco, smoke, and traditional cigarettes.

Q: Why do you use that thing? It looks pricey, is it?

A: It creates a very satisfying experience, allows me to smoke in public without sharing my second hand smoke with you, and no, it’ isn’t pricey. In fact, it’s less expensive than cigarettes are by a long shot.

Q: How does it feel? Do you really like it, or are you just desperate to quit smoking?

A: It feels really, really good! And yes, I like it very much and would not use it if it didn’t. It’s not a means to “quit smoking,” so much as an alternative to have nicotine in a different manner, without the smell, and problems of smoke.

Q: Does it taste nice?

A: Yes, and there are so many different flavor options so it’s more enjoyable than regular cigarettes.

Q: Your e-cig looks different than others I have seen; it’s so big and fancy looking! Why is that?

A: Vaporizers and basic e-cigs do similar things, but in a different format; like the difference between wearing flip flops or running shoes. Vaporizers offer more power, more performance, and a more advanced experience. E-cigs give you the basics, a slim body, and a similar design to a traditional cigarette.

So how do you handle it when people start interrogating you about your e-cig? Do you ever get odd questions from your non-vaping friends? Do you ever come across people, both in your personal life as well as acquaintances, passersby, and random people anywhere who are both curious and totally in the dark about your e-cigarettes? Do you ever feel like a walking vapor spokesperson? If you’ve answered YES to any of the questions, we want to let you know that you’re not alone. In fact, quite the opposite! Anyone who vapes publicly and openly knows this feeling and will agree that they feel the same, and have to deal with much of the same!

 

True or False: Biggest E-Cigs Myths Busted

imgresWhile much debate exists around electronic cigarettes and why you should, or should not use them, two of the most powerful tools to have on your side is the ability to understand common sense and being able to research. Don’t just take a company’s word for something; learn as much as possible. One of the best places to start on is the EverSmoke Knowledge Center, where you can find fact-based, propaganda-free informational articles on all things related to e-smoking. Here is a look at some of the most common e-cigarettes myths, and the truth behind them.

-Electronic cigarettes are not a safe alternative. False! This is completely untrue, as they contain none of the tobacco or chemicals as tobacco. They do contain nicotine, at varying levels the user can choose from, making them a viable alternative.

-E-Cigarettes are not a real method for quitting smoking. True. E-cig users all have personal preferences on how they choose to use them, and fit them into their lives and daily usage, however per the FDA, electronic cigarettes are not a means by which smokers can quit smoking. Countless smokers have switched to vaping successfully, however, and aren’t looking back to their days of smoke.

-Electronic cigarettes are not regulated. Not quite true, as they are in the beginning stages of regulation by the FDA. The products are treated just like tobacco products and are prohibited for sale to minors.

-E-Cigarettes cause cancer too. False. There is no proof to back up this statement. The long term effects of e-cigarettes are not known yet, and they just haven’t been around long enough for studies to prove it.

-There’s no disclosure as to what is in the e-liquid. False. Depends on the brand, because this sort of generalization does not apply to brands that choose to let their users know what they are purchasing and using. Many brands do not, however, so investigate before investing in a brand. A good company will give you all the details.

Questions to Ask Before Choosing an E-Cig

5-Movie-Geek-Questions-2012Before you invest in, and choose an  e-cigarette starter kit, consider the brand and its products. Here are some things to consider when choosing a particular product.

How powerful and long lasting is the battery?

The battery is the main part of an e-cigarette, and there are some things to think about before choosing one. Those of the lithium-ion variety are known and loved for their long life and ability to perform well, plus last a while. They charge quickly and offer a solid experience.

How does the e-cigarette work?

There are so many types of e-cigarettes, and obviously they all do the same thing when it’s all said and done. For example, some types require you to fill liquids yourself and others use pre-filled cartridges. Some are 2-piece units, some have a variety of different parts that can changed. You should research the different offerings before choosing, and find a brand known for it’s quality products.

How versatile are the accessories?

Accessories are a vital part of using e-cigarettes, and they make life wonderful. Choose a starter kit that comes with the accessories you want, such as different chargers, perhaps a carrying case, maybe a Personal Charging Case.

What are the cartridge flavor options?

Flavor is a huge part of the enjoyment of electronic cigarettes, and you definitely want to be able to enjoy what you use. Try different cartridges, and go after a brand with a decent selection to avoid limited options. You may get bored with even a single favorite flavor, so being able to try new ones and having a few that you like on rotation is great.

What is the cost; both in the short-term for the kit, and the long run for the cartridges and additional accessories?

This is a big thing to consider and very much a personal decision, but typically the cost of electronic cigarettes is much less than traditional. Brands all vary in price. Sometimes you have to pay more for good quality, but that will usually lead to more savings in the long term because you won’t be chucking out money all the time.

What are the policies in terms of warranties, money back, and refunds?

Protect yourself when making purchases; not all companies genuinely take care of their customers. EverSmoke does, however. With a 30-day money back guarantee and lifetime warranties available through their Home Delivery Program, when you purchase e-cigarettes from them, you can be sure you are dealing with a great brand.

What about customer service; how does this company value customers?

We’re talking about a long term relationship here, so you don’t want to give your money to a brand that doesn’t value you. Make sure the brand you choose has a variety of ways you can contact them, and that they treat their customers well. Social media can be a great inclination as to how well their customers are satisfied and how likely the company communicates with them.

In essence, you will be investing in the e-cigarette company you choose and should it be for the long-term, you will want a satisfying experience throughout the duration. Choose wisely, consider your options, and go for a brand that has your best interests in mind!

How E-Cigs Work: The Technology Inside

what-is-e-cigaretteE-cigs are simple in looks and design, however within that sleek cigarette-like body is a great deal of technology that comes together to recreate the smoking experience minus the smoke.

Understanding the technology is about understanding what each of the parts do, and how they work in unison to get the job done so fluently. Regardless of the style of electronic cigarette, the majority of these parts will be the same, with variances in power, performance, and capabilities. However, essentially it all comes down to liquid nicotine, a vaporizing mechanism, a battery or power source, and something to puff on.

Continue reading to learn more about the technology behind   electronic cigarette parts, what they are, what they do, and how they work.

Battery: The battery is the most important part of the vaping equation. It is the power source, and it is the main body of the e-cigarette. Inside of it are all the other parts, including the mouthpiece on which the user will inhale upon. E-Cigarette batteries come in a wide range of sizes, styles, and power levels, however they basically do the same job. It’s rather amazing that they can hold so much power, and contain so many other components while remaining so compact.

Atomizer: The atomizer is built into the e-cigarette cartridge the majority of the time, especially regarding two-piece e-cigs. This is the part of the unit that is responsible for vaporizing the nicotine e-liquid into the vapor. It receives a surge of power from the battery, kicking into gear when the user begins puffing.

Cartridge: The cartridge is the disposable part of the e-cigarette that comes pre-filled with flavored e-liquid, and is created with the atomizer inside. Atomizers tend to not have a long life, and replacing them with each new cartridge allows for better performance. The cartridge also contains the silicon mouthpiece.

E-Liquid: E-liquid is what the vapor hits are created from, and where the nicotine and flavor are held.

Crystal Tip: The end of the e-cigarette is fitted with a crystal tip, that glows when in use. It alerts the user when the battery is getting low, and allows others to know when you are puffing on it, in a very realistic manner.

Silicon Mouthpiece: The silicon mouthpiece is created for comfort, and resembles in look and feel a traditional cigarette filter. Created with a hole designed for smooth hitting and the right amount of resistance, a silicon mouthpiece is very comfortable for smokers.

The whole process of how these parts are used to simulate the experience of smoking, without the use of tobacco, or smoke is truly remarkable, and this modern usage of technology is allowing millions of people to enjoy the process in a much more enjoyable manner. Technology is amazing, isn’t it?

How to Take Care of Your E-Cig Cartridges

eversmoke-cartridgesE-Cigarette cartridges are an essential component to vaping. They hold the flavored nicotine e-liquid, are built to hold the atomizers, which are necessary for vaporizing the liquid, and they contain the mouthpiece for which the user puffs on. For all that they do, and all that they bring to the table, it’s important to know how to take care of your cartridges. Here are some tips to make sure you treat them right, and ensure that they will be lasting as long as possible, and performing to their fullest ability.

-Learn to use them properly. Obvious, right? Well, it’s really important that you know what you’re doing right off the bat if you want every cartridge to go as far as possible.

-Screw your cartridge onto the battery till it fits perfectly, and do not over tighten. That can cause it to function incorrectly, and not produce an adequate amount of vapor.

-E-cig cartridges do have a freshness lifespan. After opening, use within one week because after that period they begin to lose potency.

-Don’t do odd things like blow or exhale into the cartridge; they were not meant for any type of action other than puffing and inhaling on.

-Cartridges are disposable, unless stated otherwise, so do not attempt to fill them with liquids.

-They are meant to be stored at temperatures ideally below 75F, in dry conditions, so don’t expose them to water.

-If your cartridge gets hot while in use, discontinue using it until it cools off.

-When vaping, you should puff on your cartridge as you would if you were smoking a cigarette. 10 to 15 puffs, with around 5 seconds between each puff is about the equivalent of one traditional tobacco cigarette.

-When vaping, long, slow drags are the ideal way to do it; shorter, quicker puffing equates to less vapor production; no one wants that!

-It’s a smart idea to keep track of your usage, so you can have a better idea of how long your cartridges will last you. Track how many puffs you take during a session, because vaping is so enjoyable it can be easy to forget and get lost in the pleasure.

-Taste something burnt? That means the cartridge has come to an end, and it’s time for a new one.

E-cig cartridge maintenance can seem unnecessary because they are disposable and have a short lifespan, but they are a major part of the experience. Treat them right, and you will get a ton of enjoyment out of them, as well as making them last as long as possible!

How to be Satisfied with E-Cigarettes

e-cigarettes-vs-tobacco-cigarettesElectronic cigarettes can be a tricky thing. Countless e-smokers experienced vaping for the first time with a low quality device they picked up from a questionable brand. This can be a rather unfortunate circumstance, as low-end e-cigarettes, with less than spectacular nicotine levels and quality can cause users to write them off altogether, assuming all brands will result in the same experience. And on the same note, many smokers are reluctant in trying e-cigarettes because they fear they will not enjoy them, thinking there is no way something electronic is going to produce the same feeling as burning tobacco.

Satisfaction with electronic cigarettes can be yours, however, even if you’ve been been burned by a bad experience. It just comes down to knowing the products, and knowing how to choose e-cigarette products that are compatible with your usage.

How Do E-Cigs Compare to Tobacco Cigarettes?

E-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes obviously have their differences. They do not feel exactly the same, however with any better brand of e-cigs, you’ll find that a great amount of care was spent creating quality products that satisfy the smokers’ desires. E-cigarettes compare very well to traditional cigarettes, and many users become very used to their many modern conveniences and attributes that completely outdo traditional cigarettes. Having the freedom to use them nearly anywhere because they release no smell or smoke offers a new sense of freedom. Being able to charge them as opposed to using lighters and burning tobacco is much cleaner, and much simpler.

What About Nicotine?

Nicotine strength is one of the magical little components that really makes a difference when enjoying your e-smoking. Not choosing the right level can really make for a very unsatisfying experience, and can be one of the key factors that determines your particular success rate with e-cigarettes. A general rule of thumb is to match your cigarette type with nicotine level. For example, if you are used to reds, 18mg cartridges will probably be a good fit. If you use a lower level, you may not be as satisfied with a stronger level. Here is a look at how nicotine levels compare to cigarette strengths:

24mg = unfiltered cigarettes and the strongest filtered cigarettes available.

18mg = reds, standard strength cigarettes

12mg = lights

6mg = ultra lights

0mg = non-nicotine/ nicotine-free

Electronic smoking reproduces the essence of smoking traditional cigarettes, in a cleaner, more efficient manner. They may be confusing at first, but with the right products, knowledge and understanding, you can enjoy vaping with total satisfaction!

Online Vaping E-Cigarette Communities – Connecting Vapers Worldwide

The highly digital nature of our society allows us to be connected to people all around the world. One such way that people connect is through joining a message board—the more frequently used message boards end up forming a type of virtual community or family online.

Online communities dedicated to vaping allow newcomers to get insider information, and for veteran vapers and enthusiasts to exchange ideas.

Components of Vaping Message Boards

Most all message boards work in the same way. They are hierarchical, tree-like and divided by a given subtopic under an umbrella heading. There are three basic and common aspects to e-cigarette message boards:

  • Discussion of e-smoking vaping basics
  • Encouraging other members to switch
  • News about e-cigarettes

The basics section(s) typically include discussions of different e-cigarettes. This discussion includes favorite brands, favorite flavors, basic functionality and much more. Having a community of members providing suggestions for products can help new vapers save money in the long run by helping them to not purchase products that are inferior.

And despite their dramatic rise in popularity, e-cigarettes are still foreign to many people. They can be confusing, even frustrating, to operate, especially for someone who has used traditional cigarettes for many years. However, with a dedicated community of vapers offering invaluable insights and encouragement, adopting this alternative can be much easier.

The other big value of online vaping and e-cigarette communities is news, including new research studies or any regulations being considered by federal, state and local governmental authorities. Some of these regulations like sales to minors make sense, but others attempt to treat vaping and e-cigarettes like traditional cigarettes.

Being a part of an online community can help vapers join forces to fight to keep electronic cigarettes favorable in the public eye.

Vaping Communities

There are several different message boards that cater to the vaping community. The top three message boards  are The Vaping Forum, E-cigarette Forum, Vapers Place. The first two being traditional message boards with multiple forums on various topics. Vapers Place broadens out to include a podcast.

Along with message boards, our knowledge center at learn.eversmoke.com and blog are also great resources to learn more about this exciting alternative way to enjoy smoking. Not only can you discover news in the world of e-cigarettes, but you can also browse our starter kits to find the right one for you.

Dealing with the Snow: Enjoying e-cigs no matter what the weather

Winter Snow Storm Hammers Northeastern USThis year’s nonstop onslaught of inclement weather throughout the US has seen unprecedented amounts of snow and crazy conditions, attributed to the lovely polar vortex. Who ever heard of winter storms getting names? Wasn’t that a luxury once reserved only for hurricanes? It seems as though no sooner than areas recover from one storm, it’s time to prepare for the next blizzard and subsequent days of freezing temperatures.

While it can be a wonderful thing to be an e-smoker rather than a tobacco smoker during the winter, especially when you don’t have to bundle up just for a 5 minute smoke break, there are things to keep in mind if you will be vaping during this particularly brutal winter!

So if you are a vaper, how do you deal? Here are some tips for handling the weather and still enjoying your e-cigarettes in the process.

When Losing Power is of Concern:

How will you charge your e-cigarette batteries if you have no power? Obviously that is a big deal, however you do have options. Having a Portable Charging Case would be really ideal in this situation, as it can charge your batteries 4 times before it needs to be recharged. Another option would be to have a nice supply of disposable e-cigarettes, which do not require charging and they can be used right out of the package.

If You Leave Town:

Traveling with e-cigarettes can be done easily. Make sure to pack enough extra batteries, cartridges, a couple of versatile chargers, and whatever accessories you use to keep things simple. Even though you may have to leave quickly, it’s always important to have a supply of extra cartridges just in case of emergencies, you’re covered. Disposable e-cigarettes are also a great example of what to have on hand in case of an emergency.

If you’re Sticking it Out, Trying Not to Go Stir-Crazy:

Make sure your e-cigs are handy and make sure you’ve got plenty of gear to keep you warm. If you’ve got power, turn the heat up to a comfortable temperature; if you’ve got a fireplace take full advantage of it and get burning bright. Huddle close in to your loved ones and/or animals, and vape on dreaming of summer!

Enjoying E-Cigarette Flavor to the Max

EverSmoke-cartridges-e1336266299663Flavor is one of those personal choices when vaping that matters a great deal. You have many options, and it may be rather intimidating when choosing a single flavor, but relax, it can be done successfully!

Choosing a flavor:

With EverSmoke, you have 10 flavors to choose from:

Classic Tobacco

Royal Tobacco

Golden Tobacco

Cool Menthol

Peach Passion

Pina Colada

Peppermint Party

Cherry Crush

Coffee Creation

Very Vanilla

If going with just one flavor doesn’t seem easy enough, you do have the option of purchasing our Flavor Sampler, which comes with one cartridge in each of our 10 flavors. This is perfect for beginners, and also for those who have been using just one e-cig flavor and are curious about switching things up.

When it comes to enjoying flavor:

When switching to e-cigarettes from traditional cigarettes, one aspect that may surprise some smokers is that the longer they stay away from cigarette smoke, the more of their taste and smell capacities they can recover.

It has long been known that tobacco cigarettes harmfully impact the senses of taste and smell, and upon quitting, many former smokers find that they are able to truly taste things they had not in years. For many, as you can imagine, it’s quite pleasant!

For Beginners:

When you switch to e-cigarettes from tobacco, understand that your taste buds are  undergoing a serious transition and can take some time to get used to things being smoke-free. Switching between a few flavors from the beginning is a good idea because it helps prevent burnout from using only one, and it can help ease away from the smoke and keep your taste buds fresh.

Drink lots of water. This may seem a little (or a lot) odd, but many e-cigarette users report that it helps keep the taste buds fresher, and it can help cleanse your palate so you continue to enjoy the full, rich flavor.

One of the best aspects of e-smoking is the ability to enjoy the flavor, and especially when switching over from conventional smoking, as having more options can be so exciting. Don’t let fear or a lack of understanding get in your way when it comes to enjoying the flavor of your e-cigarettes!

Celebrate the New Year with a New Lifestyle!

eversmokInHandElectronic cigarettes have become the “it” thing for smokers who’ve lost their taste for traditional cigarettes. Do you think this is the year you will be making the switch? It’s almost a cliché how many smokers make quitting their resolution, however why quit when you can switch? Here are a few good reasons to do it now, because e-cigs are hotter than ever, and we’re sure you won’t regret it!

-Won’t you feel better knowing you are not smoking tobacco anymore? Traditional cigarettes contain over 4,000 different toxic chemical additives, in addition to tobacco itself which leaves behind tar, smells awful, and makes a mess.

-You’ll smile more radiantly. Whether it’s from the happiness you get from no longer smoking traditional cigarettes, or because your teeth look nicer without the tobacco stains, we bet you’ll be more inclined to smile!

-You’ll save a lot of money. We all know cigarettes are crazy expensive, and with electronic cigarettes costing a fraction in comparison, we are sure you’ll love the savings.

-E-cigs give you more control of your smoking, and we know you’ll like having more of a say when it comes to when and where you smoke. You also get to choose what kind of e-cig model you use, what flavors you want, and what nicotine level you’d like.

-You can permanently say goodbye to ashtrays and cigarette butts. You will absolutely love how much cleaner e-cigarettes are, and how much less work they take.

-Your conscience will rest more easily knowing you are doing one less thing to harm the environment; yes just smoking cigarettes is bad for the planet. E-cigs are reusable, and they do not produce a fraction of the waste that cigarettes create.

-You’ll officially be done with tobacco cigarettes! Among all of the many positives of switching to electronic cigarettes, just being through with them, and able to live a cleaner, smoke-free lifestyle will be more than worth it!