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E-Cigarettes & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Vaping When Pregnant: NOElectronic cigarette smoking and pregnancy is a really touchy subject, like basically anything that goes against the grain regarding one’s health while pregnant. While smoking used to be pretty commonplace while women were carrying, those rules have changed in the past 50 years, and it’s absolutely advised not to smoke while pregnant. Over the past 25 years the rate of prenatal cigarette usage has dropped incredibly, from approximately 18% to 12%, and this amazing statistic is a testament to the effectiveness of education, awareness, and stricter laws.

However, for smokers who are wondering whether they can switch to electronic if they’re pregnant, the answer is no.

For non-smokers, e-cigarettes offer a wide array of great benefits ranging from convenience, to having more control of one’s lifestyle, to saving money. For pregnant women, however, nicotine is a substance that should be completely abstained from, regardless of the method of intake.

Pregnant women typically have no options other than cold turkey when quitting upon finding out they’re pregnant. Nicotine is so vastly cautioned against that any kind of nicotine replacement therapy is not advised.

Nicotine constricts blood vessels, and for pregnant women this can directly cause harm to the placenta, which will in turn affect the level of oxygen being delivered to the fetus. While tobacco cigarettes may seem like a much more dangerous method, due to the 4000 toxic chemicals they contain, nicotine is still blacklisted due to it’s ability to cause birth defects.

But what about zero nicotine e-liquid? That is still up for debate. Due to the relative newness of the vapor industry, and there being no FDA governance over e-liquids and vapor products, the American Vaping Association recommends women to avoid e-cigarette use entirely during pregnancy. So basically, e-cigs, like tobacco cigs, are off limits if you’re preggo.

If you are pregnant, and are searching for options, we totally understand the position you’re in. While going cold turkey from cigarettes or e-cigs may seem beyond annoying and not the most comfortable path to walk, just remember it’s all about protecting that lil bundle of joy right now!

Vaping for Beginners

How to Start VapingWondering what you need to know before starting to vape? Well, we’ve got all the info, right here! Starting may be a little daunting, but we promise, the hardest part is getting out of your comfort zone and making the leap to change. Once you get past that hurdle, and adjust your mindset accordingly, it’s all good, clean, delicious vapor on the way up! Here’s the basics of getting into vaping.

Vaping 101: What You Need

First things first: you will need gear. The simplest and best thing to start with will be a starter kit; hence the name. You can go after a super basic setup, or go after one with a lot of accessories. Our suggestion is to go for a kit somewhere in the middle; this way you can have some versatility with accessories, without getting overwhelmed by how many products you’ve got. A good e-cig starter kit will contain at least one battery/ e-cig, one charger, and some cartridges.


You can opt for cartridges you refill yourself, or you can go for prefilled. When just starting out, prefilled cartridges are the best to use because they are simpler. Simple pop one in, use it, and then discard it when it’s done.

Things to Keep in Mind

Don’t expect the switch to happen easily, overnight. Be patient as you transition, as there will be some adjusting to a new format if you’re trying to stop using tobacco cigarettes. Drink a lot of water to both process the chemicals from the cigarettes and tobacco out of your system, and to keep yourself hydrated. If you are not satisfied with the hit of your vapor, you may want to change flavors, or try a different nicotine level.

So, that sums up the basics on how to get started vaping. Pretty simple, right? It’s really not terribly difficult, and it can offer a whole of benefits to your daily life. Just remember to give yourself time to adjust, and if you have any questions, feel free to check out our Knowledge Center, loaded with info that could prove helpful and informative if you’re wanting to learn more. Most of all, we wish absolute success on your smoke-free journey!

What You Need to Know About Charging

Eversmoke-Charger-TipsCharging batteries. Sounds pretty self-explanatory and simple, right? Insert charger into device, plug it into an outlet, and let it charge is the basic how-to, is it not? Well, in actuality, yes, however it can get a bit more complicated than that.

Here are the basics about charging e-cig batteries, because there is some additional info you may or may not know about, and it will serve you to have an awareness of it.

Use Only the Charger Your E-Cigarette Battery is Meant For.

In other words, do not swap products and chargers, or use any charger not specified specifically for your device. Even if similar items may seem to fit perfectly, they most likely will not charge at the proper levels, with the proper voltage, etc. In fact, using random chargers can result in damage, or worse.

Overnight Charging is a No-No.

Charging should be up to 100% and then promptly discontinued to ensure the e-cigarette battery life. Leaving a battery on the charger extensively after reaching full capacity can wear it down, making it less effective, can cause technical problems, and/ or reduce overall battery life.

Keep Away From Children and Pets

Like e-liquids, your devices and chargers should be kept out the reach of children and pets at all times. Their safety should be your primary concern, and this is not something you should get too comfortable with. Storing your devices and chargers at a level children and/ or pets will not be able to access is your best bet.

Modify at Your Own Risk, And This Includes Chargers

MODS are mods, and not all e-cig devices and items are meant to be modified with DIY type efforts. Do not use your charger in any way that it is not designated to be used in; it could result in injury as you may be messing with electricity. If you are looking to use MODS, please use only products designed for this kind of use. Standard EverSmoke e-cigarettes, and all of their additional accessories and parts should never be used in such ways.

Commonly Asked Questions

EverSmoke FAQWe get a lot of questions, so here are some answers! Especially for beginners, the world of vaping can seem to be a vast mystery of alternative smoking excitement: The products! The cartridges! That elusive vapor! Those gorgeous sleek batteries! The ability to use them everywhere! But with all of that allure, there’s the reality of using them, and therefore the questions. So here is a quickie FAQ covering the basics and some of our most commonly asked questions.

Q: What’s this e-cigarette thing everyone is using these days?

A: It’s an electronic cigarette, an alternative to the traditional tobacco kind, but requires no fire, and has no tobacco inside. Instead, it is powered by a battery and uses a liquid nicotine solution to deliver vaporized hits. Recreating the feeling of smoking all the way.

Q: Are e-cigs safe?

A: Yes, completely. As long as you follow the directions from the manufacturer, and don’t do anything foolish that shouldn’t be done with an electronic device, all will be good.

Q: My e-cig isn’t producing vapor anymore; why is this?

A: It’s probably old and needs to be replaced.

Q: It’s not old; I just put it on. What do I do?

A: It may be screwed on too tight. Cartridges should be screwed on firmly, but not too tightly. That will stop the vapor from being produced.

Q: How long do cartridges last?

A: They last based on volume, and they are about equivalent to a pack of traditional cigarettes depending on how you use them.

Q: Will my battery let me know when it needs to be charged?

A: Why of course! It will stop producing vapor, the end light will flash to indicate low battery, and it may have no power left.

Q: Can I really use it anywhere I want?

A: Generally yes. Sometimes in some public places you may run into issues, but for the most part you’ll be fine. If in doubt, ask.

Q: Can I return it if I don’t like it?

A: Yes! We offer a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you don’t like it, you’ve got that option. However, before you decide you don’t like it, give it an honest try, and explore all the different learning resources we offer! If our Learning Center does not offer the info you’re looking for, give us a call or shoot an email; we’re here to help you enjoy your EverSmoke e-cigs!

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!