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USA’s Friendliest Public Vaping Cities!

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As a vaper, many of you are at least a little concerned about some of the laws that may affect the future of e-smoking.  Certain places in this country welcome vapers with open arms, while other places practically enforce e-cigs prohibition.  It is becoming clear that some cities and states are friendlier than others when it comes to e-smoking.

If you plan on relocating to a particular city or vacationing there, you should know their restrictions regarding your vaping enjoyment in public.

E Cigarette News recently came up with a list of the friendliest states for public vaping.  Although these laws are ever-changing, this recap list is based on the latest information available.

  1. Denver, Colorado – If you’re looking to enjoy the beauty of Colorado while enjoying your e-cig, you are in luck in Denver – a very trendy town indeed that currently has over 100 vape shops.  Each restaurant and business owner is able to decide if they will allow e-smoking but fortunately most welcome vapers.

  2. Seattle, Washington – Currently, this city hosts 50 vape shops, as well as 17 bars and 21 restaurants that allow e-cig use indoors.  You also can enjoy e-smoking freely in parks and on sidewalks.  Seattle is considered a very vaper friendly town.

  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia – If you’re looking for a nice seaside local that is vaper friendly and has no bans on e-cigs, then you might consider paying a visit to Virginia Beach.  You can enjoy touring this town and relaxing without worrying about your e-smoking enjoyment.  So far, 15 restaurants and bars are available for you to vape “worry-free.”

  4. Las Vegas, Nevada – Although vaping has been banned in any restaurant or bar in Las Vegas that serves food, the casinos are still very vape friendly!

  5. Austin, Texas – Many of the clubs, bars and coffee shops are welcome the e-smoking crowd even though the city includes e-cigs in its no smoking ordinance.

  6. Tuscon, Arizona – There is a public smoking ban in Arizona but it does not include e-cigs.  Currently, the city has over 160 vape shops and lounges with the hopes of more to come.

E Cigarette News also provided a list of the top 25 most friendly vaping states.

At EverSmoke, we are proud to provide e-smokers everywhere with excellent, high quality vaping products for their enjoyment.  Please browse our site to see what type of e-cig would be best for you.  You can also continue perusing our blog and knowledge center to find out if e-smoking is the right choice for you.

Are Harvard Researchers Biased Against E-Cigarettes?

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If you keep up with the news and research, you may have heard about the Harvard study claiming that one third of all e-cigarette users are nonsmokers. This data, if true, would of course detract from the many supposed benefits of switching to electronic cigarettes.

Well E Cigarette News believes that the conclusion of the Harvard study was unfairly biased against e-cigarettes.  They say the researchers chose to report their findings in a negative way against electronic cigarettes that was not consistent with their own findings.

The statement that E Cigarette News believes is inconsistent is as follows:

“In conclusion, there has been rapid growth in ever and current electronic cigarette use over the past five years, although growth in current use slowed down from 2013 to 2014. Although smokers are most likely to use these products, almost a third of current users are nonsmokers, undermining potential public health benefits of cigarette smokers possibly switching to electronic cigarettes.”

A key finding in the study was that 20.7% of current electronic cigarette users used to be cigarette smokers.  What was important in this study was how they divided the study groups.  The two groups consisted of those who had quit smoking more than six years ago and those who had quit less than six years ago.

E Cigarette News makes the assumption that an individual who had quit smoking more than six years prior to using e-cigarettes would be a “negative outcome” (in the eyes of researchers), meaning they were drawn back to nicotine through electronic cigarettes; whereas those who had quit less than six years ago would represent smokers who had used e-cigs to transition from traditional smoking, which would be considered a positive outcome.

However, the Harvard study started on the assumption that all who began smoking electronic cigarettes were ex-smokers who were drawn back into nicotine use because of e-cigs.  As the study itself shows, only 2.8% were distant smokers and 17.9% were smokers of less than six years.

Could this data not otherwise suggest that almost 18% of these individuals used e-cigs as a smoking alternative to their traditional cigarette habit?  Instead, the conclusion of the study states that all 20.7% of these smokers were enticed back into nicotine due to e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarette News and other industry advocates are concerned that the anti-tobacco groups are using biased studies and research for form new legislation and public opinion.  Their hopes are for people to put aside opinions and examine the real science behind e-cigarettes.

Brose our learning center and blog for more information about the e-cig industry, as well as our premium electronic cigarette products.

Are you looking for a revolutionary smoking alternative?  At Eversmoke, we offer a variety of delicious e-liquids and vaping devices for your enjoyment!

Help! My E-Cig is Leaking

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Few things are more annoying than when you are enjoying a nice vaping experience when suddenly your e-cig begins leaking (or in some cases pouring) nicotine liquid! What are the causes of some of these leaks and how can you fix them?

In order to stop your e-cig from leaking, first you need to understand WHY it is leaking.  Below are some common reasons behind this annoying issue:

  • You filled it too high – The atomizers and cartomizers are designed to hold only a small amount of e-liquid. Perhaps some people get overly excited about all the great flavors available so they go a little overboard!  If you accidentally do this, your device will leak. One solution is purchasing pre-filled flavor cartridges.
  • You inhaled too hard – E-cigs are not designed for hard drags.  If you inhale too vigorously on the device then the liquid will probably overflow.  E-liquid can get on the battery and destroy it, or it can seep into your mouth for an unpleasant surprise.
  • You inhaled too quickly – Remember that e-cigs are not the same as traditional cigarettes. If inhale too quickly, you won’t give the atomizer enough time to heat up and vape the liquid, thus causing a back-up of fluid and potential leakage.
  • The atomizer coil is too old – If your atty is ancient, it may not work properly. You should look into replacing your device.
  • The plastic tank melted – Some people prefer glass tanks because there are some strong e-liquid flavors such as cinnamon or menthol that can actually melt the plastic and cause leaks.

What to do if it does leak?

Got a leaky e-cig? No worries. Here’s what you should do:

  • Disassemble your e-cig, then use paper towels to thoroughly clean your e-cig.
  • If the leaking is due to cracks, you must replace the device.
  • If you have constant trouble overfilling, consider switching to an e-cig with a clear tank so that you can see how much e-liquid is left in the tank.
  • Hold the e-cig horizontally while you vape.
  • Store your e-cig with the mouthpiece elevated. 

You will most likely experience a leak at one time or another in your vaping days.  Once you have fixed the immediate problem of sticky liquid all over your hands, you should take steps to prevent the same issue from happening in the future.

Whether you are a veteran of e-cigs looking for troubleshooting tips, or new to vaping and interested in learning more, we encourage you to browse our knowledge center and blog. You can also contact us toll-free with any questions about our superior e-cigs and vaping gear.

Teens Buying E-Cigs Online

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One of the latest controversies in the vaping community is over the accessibility that teens have to e-cigs by ordering the smokeless devices online.  According to USA Today, a recent study has shown that teens were able to purchase e-cigs online 94% of the time.

After obtaining permission (and credit cards) from parents and law enforcement, researchers followed 11 teenagers age 14 to 17 who were told to buy e-cigs online.  Out of 98 attempts to make a purchase, online vendors only blocked five teens.  In a majority of the cases, the teens were able to order e-cigs and have them delivered to their doorstep with no questions or signatures requested.

This study was conducted specifically to see how North Carolina was able to enforce a law enacted in 2013 which states that a retailer must verify a customer’s age against a government database before allowing the purchase. Shipping e-cigs to minors is considered a class 2 misdemeanor in this state.

Dr. Rebecca Williams, a research associate at the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill, was the lead author.  She remarked that “…it is easier for many teens to buy e-cigarettes online than in a corner store, where they might be faced with a request for an ID.”

Here’s what the authors of the study concluded:

In the absence of federal regulation, youth e-cigarette use has increased and e-cigarette sellers online operate in a regulatory vacuum, using few, if any, efforts to prevent sales to minors. Even in the face of state laws like North Carolina’s requiring age verification, most vendors continue to fail to even attempt to verify age in accordance with the law, underscoring the need for careful enforcement.

The EverSmoke team would like everyone to know that we are vigilant in refusing to sell our products to minors, nor do we market them to this age group. We believe our e-cigs are fantastically flavorful smoking alternatives—and for adults only.

For more information regarding local and national e-cig regulation and laws, visit our knowledge center.

Is There Formaldehyde in Your E-Cigarette?

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Findings from a recent study conducted at Portland State University by David Peyton, a chemistry professor, contest that e-cigarette vapor may contain formaldehyde. Formaldehyde, as many know, is a known carcinogen and the main component in embalming fluid. It is also one of the known ingredients in traditional tobacco cigarettes.

In response to these formaldehyde claims, e-cigarette manufacturers fired back that the study was conducted poorly and that the measurements used were not produced using realistic conditions.

According to Gregory Conley, a representative from the American Vaping Association, Peyton and the others conducting the study did not talk to people who use e-cigarettes before conducting the study.

In an interview with NPR, Conley told listeners: “[The researchers] think, ‘Oh well. If we hit the button for so many seconds and that produces formaldehyde, then we have a new public health crisis to report’.”

Since formaldehyde is known to cause cancer, of course finding an e-cigarette—which is supposed to be better than tobacco cigarettes—producing formaldehyde would be discouraging news. However, conducting a study using inadequate research methods is not the correct way to show evidence.

According to Peyton, the hypothesis was tested by simulating vaping. This was done by “drawing the vapor…into a syringe, sort of simulating the lungs.” During this process, a sample of the aerosol contained formaldehyde. More than just finding evidence of formaldehyde, Peyton concludes that the amount formaldehyde found was much higher than that in tobacco cigarettes—as much as 5-15 times higher.

Critics point out that the study was performed as if a vaper had turned up the power of their e-cigarette to its highest setting, heating the e-liquid to levels that would be much too hot for use. While formaldehyde was reportedly discovered at higher than normal outputs levels, it was not detected at a normal usage level.

Conley conceded that no vaper would actually vape under such a condition because it would make their lungs uncomfortable.

What does this all mean? E-cigarettes are relatively new and still being studied. Therefore, we will be discovering things out about them for years to come. While it is important to take this research seriously, it would be a mistake to jump to false conclusions at every study’s results. We’ve got to remember to look at the bigger picture.

If you’re into vaping, you will definitely want to stay up-to-date on the latest information and research about e-cigarettes. To do this, be sure to visit the EverSmoke blog and knowledge center.

Update on the Debate Over Taxing Tobacco Products

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Over the last 15 years, states have been increasing taxes on the tobacco industry. In fact, the taxes on tobacco products have been raised five times more often than taxes on alcohol. According to the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), between 2000 and the beginning of 2015, taxes on tobacco products have risen 111 times and cut four times. By comparison, taxes on alcohol were raised 23 times and cut 8 times.

Clear inequality exists between the two taxes at a state level as well. Over this 15-year period, a total of 45 states have increased their tobacco taxes at least once; however, only 16 have raised taxes on alcohol.

The sheer number of tax increases may have less to do with tobacco than most would think, though. Brian Sigritz of NASBO says most of these increases are correlated with the recessions that the U.S. has experienced in recent years. In 2003, tobacco products saw tax increases across 19 states. Another fifteen states raised tobacco taxes in 2004, and 16 states jacked up rates in 2010. The largest increases came in 2003 and 2010, during the country’s worst economic troubles.

Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont are the most frequent tax increasers; each has 6 since 2000.

While the large number of tax increases means that tobacco prices have been on a steady rise, a significant portion of the taxes have gone to worthwhile causes. An 80-cent increase in Arizona in 2008 has raised $130 million for early childhood education. In addition, President Obama proposed a tax increase in 2013 to fund a universal pre-kindergarten education program.

And proposals for tax increases continue to mount. There are plans to increase Missouri’s current tax of 17 cents (the current lowest in the nation) to around 67 cents per pack. New Jersey is looking to add a tax on e-cigarettes to increase its state revenue. Tobacco taxes have gotten so high in New York that it’s estimated over half of all cigarettes smoked in the state have been illegally brought in from other states.

What does this mean for e-cigarettes?

Many government officials (at both the state and federal level) are aiming to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products and tax them accordingly. However, until policymakers and voters reach a firm decision about whether to tax e-cigarettes, those who make the switch from tobacco cigarettes can stand to save some money.

More information can be found by reading our article Taxing Smokeless Cigarettes. You can also learn more about the world of vaping by checking out our blog and knowledge center.

Rise of Vapor Cigarettes on American School Campuses

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Since 1975, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has conducted an annual study monitoring the usage of drugs among teens. Fortunately in 2014, a decrease was seen in prescription drugs, opiod and alcohol use. There was also a decrease in traditional cigarette smoking and a rise in vapor cigarette usage, or e-smoking.

This was actually the first year that vapor cigarettes were included in the study and many believe the decrease in other drugs is due to the rise of e-cig usage. The survey included 41,000 students at 377 different public and private middle and high schools.

There continues to be disagreements as to whether or not vapor cigarettes are safer than traditional smoking. However, it has been proven that traditional smoking is no doubt bad for your health. You can read more on this in our knowledge center article titled 5 Ways Smoking Damages Your Body.

Many believe that teens have quit traditional smoking to switch to the better alternative of vaporcigarettes. Some argue however, teens that never would have smoked have taken up vaping and would not have otherwise.

The NIDA Deputy Director, Wilson Compton, states that “About 8% overall of 8th graders report use of these electronic cigarettes over the past month. About half of those had never used another kind of cigarette before. So this is perhaps a concerning exposure to nicotine at quite a young age.”

As far as the high school, 16% of 10th graders and 17% of 12th graders have used vapor cigarettes within the past month. Those percentages are higher than the rate of traditional smoking in the past years.

At Eversmoke, we do not promote e-smoking among teens and only sell our products to adults. We do believe our product is a better alternative over traditional smoking. E-smoking is on the rise all around and so much so that it was selected as the word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.

We invite you to continue browsing our e-smoking blog and knowledge center to learn more about vapor cigarettes, or check out our e-smoking and traditional smoking comparison for some other interesting facts.

The Future of Smokeless Cigarettes will depend on These 5 Factors

businessman-running-to-the-future-city-with-his-shadow The past five years have seen rapid growth in not only the popularity of smokeless cigarettes but in new products as well. This growth is only expected to continue and by 2017 is expected to reach upwards of $10 billion in annual sales. With growth and popularity comes factors that can seriously affect the future of smokeless cigarettes. Here are 5 such factors.

1. Marketing

Marketing will have a huge impact on smokeless cigarette sales. Manufacturers need to proceed with caution when creating their marketing plans and their web content because certain words and phrases should be avoided.

2. FDA rulings

The FDA and other governmental agencies are working to make decisions on how e-cigarettes should be regulated. FDA regulations began with classifying the devices like tobacco cigarettes. This led to regulating who can purchase smokeless cigarettes; as well as, regulating the production standards.

3. Industry concerns

If the FDA gets their wish and place restrictions on the sale of e-liquids, many vapers can find it hard to find their favorite e-liquid flavors on store shelves—this, however, looks unlikely to happen.

4. Public opinion

One of the largest hurdles to overcome is that of public opinion. As long as people still associate smokeless cigarettes with tobacco cigarettes—and the carcinogens that come from burning tobacco—there will continue to be people who fear e-cigarettes.

5. Restricting public use

Along with public concerns over their own safety while using smokeless cigarettes, the public still worries about any second-hand exposure to vapor. This is because many people do not understand how e-cigarettes work; thus, they don’t understand the extreme low risk of any second-hand exposure.

As people become more aware of how smokeless cigarettes work, they will begin to fear them less. This will only happen through time and education. For more information about what will influence the future of e-cigarettes, please visit our article at learn.eversmoke.com

E-Cig Buying Guide

eversmokeWhen it comes to buying e-cigarettes, especially for the first time, there’s a lot you need to know. We know it’s not all going to sink in automatically, so here is a buying guide to help you along. Buying the right gear can be essential to your success with using e-cigarettes, so hopefully this adds some insight and makes it a little easier!

Know the Devices

There are a lot of different products in this market, and it’s a really wise idea to start off by researching. Learn as much as you can. Don’t skip this step! Learn different brands, how different items work, the differences between vape pens and e-cigs, cartridges and e-liquids, etc. The more you know, the better choices you’ll make; both in life and with vaping!

Know What You Want: E-Cig or Vape Pen?

After you learn about the differences you can decide what you want. E-cigs and vape pens deliver the same result in different vehicle. What do you want to drive?

Stick with Top Brands

“Free E-Cig Trials” and “Free E-Cigs” are scams; typically anything that sounds too good to be true is! When searching for a good brand, go after one that has been around for a while and has established a strong reputation. Quality and customer satisfaction are big!

Get a Starter Kit

It’s the easiest way to start vaping! It’ll get you familiar with everything with little brainwork necessary! Electronic cigarette starter kits come in so many variations, plus they are almost always affordable and they give you the convenience of laying everything you need right in front of you.

You Need to Experiment

While everyone has something to say about vaping, you’re only going to develop your own sense of taste by experiencing things for yourself.

Don’t Sacrifice Quality to Save a Penny

Quality is one of those things you should never put off. E-cigarettes are more cost effective than traditional cigarettes, so saving a few dollars on lesser quality products is really not worth the effort. Go with a good brand that has a reputation for quality; your experience will be better as a result, and your products will function better. Trust us!

There’s Something For Everyone

When you hear this in regards to electronic cigarettes, it couldn’t be more truthful! There are so many styles and types of products on this market, you are sure to find a model or device that fits your method and budget! This is one of the best things about vaping; you really can have everything you want! Follow this guide, and discover the world that awaits you without smoke!

What to Expect When Making the Transition to Vapor Cigarettes

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If you have made the switch from traditional smoking to vapor cigarettes, congratulations!  Perhaps you are considering it or have just done so and need a little more understanding about what to expect.  There can be an adjustment period, but as long as you are aware of how you may feel and issues that may arise, then the transition should be much smoother.

If you have tried to quit smoking in the past, it is quite possible that it has been extremely difficult and possibly never happened for you.  With vapor cigarettes, they can help support the switch and hopefully assist in you breaking the habit of traditional smoking.  Please understand that anything worth the change, can take somewhat of an adjustment period.  Below are some things to keep in mind.

  • The first few weeks can be very difficult as you are experiencing nicotine withdrawal.  You can start off with a larger amount of nicotine in your e-cig and gradually scale it down so that it is not such a shock to your system.  Just remember, the beginning is the worst!  Your body will get used to it.
  • Not only is the nicotine withdrawal an issue but just the habit itself.  You have to get used to the feel of a vapor cigarette being different from a traditional.  The way you drag on the cigarette is different.  Again, you will get used to it.
  • You will probably get your taste buds back!  Smoking can affect how we taste but vapor cigarettes do not.  In time, you should notice a change for the better in how food tastes!
  • Great news is that you will now not have the odor from cigarette smoking or ashes that make a mess!

At EverSmoke we want to say congrats again on making the switch or even considering doing so.  We truly hope you are enjoying your vaping experience and hope to be the provider for all of your e-cig needs and wishes.  For more detailed information on what to expect when making the transition, check out our article in our knowledge center. Give yourself a gift this holiday season and make the switch!