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A Connection Between Vaping and Alcohol Consumption?

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A recent study is working to vilify e-cigarettes even further than the bans are currently. The study, found in Addictive Behaviors, seeks to link e-cigarette use with what they’re calling “problematic drinking.” From this study, the participating researchers—from Indiana University-Purdue University—have concluded that along with studying the immediate effects e-cigarettes can have on the human body, researchers should also study the “cause and effect” associated with vaping and drinking in the long haul.

There has long been a correlation between smoking tobacco cigarettes and drinking (i.e. the longstanding: “I only smoke when I drink”). This connection led researchers to study whether the same correlation existed with e-cigarettes.

In order to perform the study, researchers surveyed drinkers using the Nicotine and Other Substance Interaction Expectancy Questionnaire (NOSIE), which was modified for this test. In two groups, the participants were asked if they considered using e-cigarettes while they drank alcohol. A majority of participants in both groups (692 and 714 people for each) commented that after drinking they desired an e-cigarette and those who used e-cigarettes desired to drink.

The controversy with this study, however, is that participants were labeled as “two groups of people who drink alcohol,” sounding as though the participants may have already had “problematic drinking” issues prior to using e-cigarettes.

Furthermore, while studying the effects of e-cigarettes is both expected and important going forward, many may have concerns with a study like this as it sounds as if the researchers are explicitly trying to associate vaping with something they perceive as a negative activity. This is because they don’t simply state that people using e-cigarettes also drink, but that they participate in problematic drinking, which can be misconstrued as being an alcoholic.

Vaping is generally considered better for you than smoking; however, the decision to switch shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’re interested in the electronic alternative, come check out EverSmoke and see what we have to offer—including information about the world of vaping via our blog and knowledge center.

British Study Shows Even Temporary Switch to E-Cigarettes Beneficial

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A recent British study published by Cancer Prevention Research showed that tobacco cigarette smokers who switched to smoke-free e-cigarettes – even for a short time – can drastically decrease the number of pollutants (acrolein and carbon monoxide, specifically) they are exposed to.

The study focused on 40 tobacco cigarette smokers who had shown interest in quitting at least twice. As a part of the study, each participant was given the same type of e-cigarette and everyone was encouraged to quit their tobacco cigarettes.

After four weeks, the participants were reassessed. At this mark, only 16 of the participants were solely using e-cigarettes. In these participants, though, doctors saw an 80 percent reduction in their exposure to acrolein and carbon monoxide.

Another 17 participants had incorporated tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes into their routine. Even these participants experienced a decline in acrolein exposure by 60 percent and carbon monoxide by 52 percent. These results show that in order to reap the full benefits of reducing exposure to air pollutants, cigarette smokers will need to make the transfer completely; however, tobacco reduction can also be associated with a decrease in air pollutant levels.

Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Reducing the amount of carbon monoxide you inhale is beneficial because as the amount of carbon monoxide increases, the oxygen in your red blood cells is depleted. This depletion can result in arteries hardening, which is a factor in strokes and heart disease.

Researchers measured carbon monoxide in participants’ breath one week before switching to e-cigarettes, on the day they switched and again four weeks later. Urine tests for acrolein exposure followed the same testing schedule.

Doctors expected the drop in carbon monoxide; however, since acrolein is known to occur with VG e-liquid, the reduction in this chemical as well was a significant finding.

It can be a big decision to decide to make the switch from tobacco to e-cigarettes. If you’re considering switching, consider EverSmoke e-smoking products and supplies. Come check our site to stock up, plus find out even more information via our blog and knowledge center.

Popular UK E-Cig Site Introducing Research and Resource List to Keep Public Informed

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One of the biggest e-cigarette blogs in the United Kingdom, www.Ecigclick.co.uk, is debuting a new section of their website dedicated to international e-cigarette legislation. This resource will not only ensure that all known e-cig laws are located in one place on the web, but also help people traveling around the world know where they can and cannot use their e-cigarettes. The site strives to provide information not only to vapers (their obvious target audience), but to non-vapers as well.

Ecigclick.co.uk gathers information from respectable sources—such as the British Medical Journal, Health Policy Research Centers around the world and other reputable news sources—and posts them on the site’s Research and Resource List in order to keep their readers informed and engaged.

The caliber of information now being posted by Ecigclick.co.uk will not only be able to inform the public in general, but it can also be helpful to researchers, academics and journalists who are interested in the world of e-cigarettes.

Those who want additional resources or need to ensure the credibility of a given resource are even encouraged to contact the Research and Resource List’s editor, who vows to work to trace the source and then relay this information back to the public as a whole.

The owner of Ecigclick.co.uk, Jon Williams, feels that the sheer amount of information floating around the web about e-cigarettes can be both confusing and potentially harmful. This is because in one minute e-cigs are being praised as being an alternative for smoking tobacco cigarettes and the next minute they are being criticized as just another way to get people addicted to smoking. (We certainly know the truth but that doesn’t mean much to science, where objectivity reigns supreme.)

“By making available the latest public research on the subject we can try to clear up some of the confusion for people and, at the same time, encourage them to inform themselves and make their own minds up,” Williams said.

Making the decision to switch from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes can be a difficult decision. With tools like Ecigclick.co.uk and learning resources from reputable e-cigarette vendors like EverSmoke, your choice can be much more informed.

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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?


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.

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Help! My E-Cig is Leaking


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


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?

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


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

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.