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Santa is Officially a Nonsmoker Now!

You just know smoking isn’t cool anymore when someone as iconic as Santa Claus is dropping his pipe! It is 2012 after all, and most celebrities these days are not really into tobacco. In fact, they are way more interested in vapor cigarettes.

Recently international headlines were made when the story of good old Saint Nick was retold by the author Pamela McColl. She made it her mission to rewrite the classic “T’was the Night Before Christmas” omitting it entirely of every line referencing Santa smoking. Considering how many millions of children look up to him, it makes very good sense to make him more appropriate for children and more in tune with modern culture. She self-published her book, and while hard copies have been for sale for the past few months, she has also been donating copies to hospitals and charities. For her cause, she even went so far as to include a “letter from Santa himself,” where the wise bearded one denounces smoking altogether as being passe.

Being in the electronic cigarette business, can’t say I disagree with him! With so many children admiring him, it’s much better to set a good example. Considering Santa Claus is quite the avid traveler, it would also make sense for him to be using vapor cigarettes anyway. Flying through the wintery sky, across the planet in a sleigh, there is just no way he would be able to keep a pipe or a cigarette lit during that journey. It’s a guarantee he would not be dropping ash, or leaving any lingering tobacco smoke smell in the homes he visits. While that is all speculation and hypothetical talk, electronic cigarettes and especially e-cigarette disposables are the smarter way to enjoy your vapor when traveling!

This retelling has definitely not gone without controversy. The American Literary Association was less than pleased with her efforts. Some Santa Claus purists have even gone so far as to wish death up Ms. McColl for her censoring. While that is a tad bit too extreme, as she is just exercising her personal literary creativity, while promoting a sound message of anti-smoking, she has happened to garner a great deal of positive acclaim as well! While we most likely will not know if Santa has chosen to use the smarter option in e-cigarettes, we sure hope he has. If Santa can quit smoking cigarettes, anyone can!


Socializing is Friendlier with Electronic Cigarettes!

People and smoke don’t mix. There are far less people who smoke now more than ever, and the vast majority of nonsmokers are anything but interested in breathing in tobacco smoke. Since it kills, and is really bad for you, and smells bad, and stains your pearly teeth, and makes you cough, and is a major issue if you are hanging with large groups of people, it really makes a problem of itself! People can be pretty sensitive, and if you happen to be parting with a bunch of people you don’t know, why risk annoying them with your smoke?

Right now, it’s the holiday season, and more people are getting their mingling on like they do at no other point in the year. This is is the season for merriment, and hanging with friends and making new ones. If you are on the dating trail, you know how tricky it can be to land that “special someone” and if you are a smoker, it can be even harder. Plenty of nonsmokers would never even consider dating someone who smokes, no getting around. I know several people who adhere to this rule because not only do they dislike the health effects of smoke, the smell can be a massive turnoff. When you’re hanging with people, e-smokes are a much better idea, dating or not!

You can’t please everyone with traditional cigarettes, and they can be such a burden when you are out doing your thing. Your range of options multiplies enormously when you are vaping, and should you be out at a concert, restaurant, club, the movies, or just taking a stroll down a busy avenue, electronic smokes won’t offend anyone, and they will enable you to still have your nicotine. E-cigarette accessories, like the Personal Charging Case, are also really great for staying organized when you go out. You keep your options open, and keep the the possibilities open, and a fun time is sure to be had!

The world is difficult enough, why complicate things more with tobacco cigarettes? When you are using vapor cigarettes, you will offend no one. Electronic will have you happier, and freer than ever. For less of a price and healthier too!

Don’t Quit Cold Turkey!

What smoker has not tried quitting cold turkey style? It just seems so smart, so dramatic, a real way to kick cigarettes to the curb for real this time! Done, final, over, for good, but it just never really works out that way. Sure, people have successfully quit using this method, but it is certainly not easy and it definitely has a reputation for being really difficult and more likely to have you smoking rather than quitting.

When you quit cold turkey, you body kind of goes into shock. Think about it: regardless of how long you have been a smoker, your body is accustomed to that nicotine. You suddenly stop, once your body recognizes that it isn’t getting the substance it has been used to, it’s going to react. The mood swings, the anxiety, the cravings, the uncontrollable feeling of needing to have a smoke are not exaggerated by people who smoke!

So why put yourself through this? When you switch to e-cigarettes you can allow yourself a much gentler, much more sensible way to quit smoking. You won’t have to stop enjoying nicotine, while eliminating the negatives that come from smoke and tobacco. If you choose to eventually reduce your e-cigs cartridges to nicotine free, you can do that as well, as gradually as you wish.

Cold turkey is a nice idea, but it’s not fun. I guess that’s where the name came from. Who really enjoys “cold turkey?” Thanksgiving is right around the corner – it’s less than a week away! We are running our biggest electronic cigarette sale ever, and inviting you to take full advantage! It’s kinda like a “Black Friday” sale before Thanksgiving, and without all of the stress and chaos. With our phenomenal e-cigarette starter kits going for 65% off, you will be able to afford to stock up like never before, and purchase kits for every smoker you know! Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and remember, no quitting cold turkey!





E-Cigs VS Tobacco Cigs

If you stack the stats of electronic cigarettes vs tobacco cigarettes, who comes out on top? Here is a comparison, showing how the two compare in categories such as price, convenience, expenses, chemical exposure, environmental danger, and popularity.

Hollywood’s Impact: If judging by Hollywood, e-cigarettes are definitely the hotter option. Cigarettes have always been popular, but these days being healthy is much cooler than being ill, or dying an untimely death because of a cigarette habit. This list of stars who use e-cigs is always on the increase, while those who have died as a result of tobacco is extremely unfortunate.

Cost: What smoker does not bemoan the high cost of tobacco? Cigarettes are really expensive, and the average smoker spends between $150 and $300 every month on them. Yowza! Vapor smokers on the other hand, are known to spend somewhere in the vicinity of $30-$70 monthly, coming out to really great savings!

Smell: Cigarettes have quite a distinctive odor, and most people (smokers included) are not fond of it. Tobacco tar is a pretty disgusting substance, and in addition to smelling putrid, it also causes problems to nearly anything it sticks to. Anyone up for carcinogenic build on your lungs? Most likely not, and that’s why e-cigs are the smarter choice here also. No smell at all! The vapor that is released from them has no smell whatsoever, and it leaves behind no tar or anything else for that matter.

Medical and Dental Expenses: Cigarettes can make you pretty sick, and the costs can add up really quickly. A simple cold can become pretty exacerbated, leading to bronchitis and respiratory infections for smokers, and this equates to more hospital and doctor’s office visits, and a higher health care cost. People who are smokers are known to have more cases of tooth decay and stained teeth; cosmetic dental care can be quite pricey! E-smokers aren’t in the same risk category in either medical or dental needs, so another score for savings there too!

Fire Hazard: Tragically, lots of fires have been caused of the last century on account of cigarettes and falling ash, or butts not put out entirely. If something deals with fire, and burning paper and other material, it is a fire hazard. 10% of all fire-related deaths in the world are attributed to cigarettes, and that is a pretty scary statistic! Electronic cigarettes have NO fire hazard, and have no fire involved in their workings whatsoever. Much safer.

Chemical Exposure: Over 4,000 chemicals are found cigarettes, while EverSmoke’s e-cigs contain none.

Pollution: A massive amount of the world’s pollution comes from tobacco cigarettes, while e-cigs produce a very small amount of trash. Being a reusable product alone makes them better for the environment. A single e-cigarette cartridge lasts 15-20 times longer than a single ordinary cigarette, and it is the same size.

So there you have, back to back facts, and as you can see, electronic cigarettes come out on top every time, hands down. Are you ready to switch?

Electronic Cigarettes and Athletes

Smoking cigarettes hinders so many different parts of the body and can cause you to just not perform up to par. With a huge impact on heart and lung function, vigorous exercise can really be negatively affected. With their strict lifestyles of extreme discipline and dedication, professional athletes are the last people you would expect to be smoking. It may seem kind of crazy, but there are a good many who are smokers, and this is why they are turning to electronic cigs. While they do their very best to keep their love affairs with nicotine out of the spotlight and headlines, behind closed doors its another story. Having the ability to buy e-cigarettes online certainly doesn’t hurt! Let’s face it: nicotine feels good. Besides, what pro athlete does not occasionally (or frequently) indulge in having a few cocktails or throwing down a few beers, or glass of wine? Alcohol definitely has it’s share of associated negatives, but it is pretty widely accepted that everyone will be consuming it at some point. Cigarettes have a much more stigmatized cache about them, and because of how unhealthy they are, it is very much looked down upon when any famous person, and especially an athlete uses them. A double edged sword however, because when you live with a high level of stress and need to find ways to unwind quickly and pleasurably, few things can really match up to what nicotine does. The one detriment is the smoke.

It makes perfect sense why athletes are getting into smokeless cigarettes. They offer them the ability to have what they crave in a safer, more convenient device. Breathing in vapor, they do not have to worry about the affects on their lungs, and they can obviously feel the difference. Not having smoke in their systems, they are able to perform harder and at a more intense level. Jose Conseco and Anna Kornikova are both professional athletes who have had their fair share of tobacco in the past, and that is why both have fully embraced the e-cigarette trend. They love that they are free to vape as they wish, without putting their bodies in potential harm. They can enjoy the nicotine and be free of the smoke.

Whether you are a professional athlete, or just an everyday Joe who does their best to stay fit, e-cigarettes are the better option. Performance is everything!


5 Reasons to Ditch the Cigs for E-Cigs for Halloween

It’s always a good time to choose vapor over smoke, and hey, Halloween is barely a week away, and it’s as good a time as any! We are still currently running our Breast Cancer Awareness sale, and it’s technically still October, so a percentage of all sales go towards the Susan G. Komen Fund, so make those purchases count towards something bigger! In the meantime, while Halloween is on the brain, here are 5 pretty good reasons why the scariest night of the year should not involve tobacco smoke!

1. Halloween is especially fun for the kids, and it’s never appropriate to smoke cigarettes around them. Exposing them to smoke can be totally avoided, whether you just stop yourself from smoking in their presence, or you do the intelligent thing and use electronic cigarettes. This way, when you’re trick or treating, or handing out candy to the hordes of revelers, you don’t put anyone in uncomfortable situations, and you can have your cake and it too!

2. If you are to imbibe on some forbidden vice, on Halloween let it be candy, and not smoke, if you are to choose between them. Vapor cigarettes are much gentler on the system, no matter what time of year anyway.

3. Halloween parties are fun, but smokers in large social gatherings usually get sent out to pasture. Stay indoors and vape, don’t miss any of the party, and infuriate no one with smoke.

4. Some places in the US already have had snowfall this year, and October is usually pretty chilly in a lot of the country. Getting bundled up to smoke outside is such a drag. Again, e-cigs are perfectly fine indoors, and even if Halloween is just another night of the week for you and don’t even intend on handing out treats, you won’t have to brave cold temps.

5. Did you know that Halloween’s original roots can be traced back to the Pagan and Druid times of the Celtic world? It was technically their “New Year” so in that vain, start your year right, with a purposeful resolution to quit smoking, and use e-cigarettes so you can still have the pleasure, none of the pain, and be free from the smoke!

E-Cigs, Celebs, and SNL!

We love celebs, and we love it even more when they smoke e-cigarettes instead of tobacco cigs for sure! It’s always fun when electronic cigarettes pop up in pop culture, and we get pretty giddy when they do! One of the latest sightings happened recently on an episode of Saturday Night Live featuring a skit with Fred Armisen and none other the modern-day James Bond, aka Daniel Craig! Fred’ character was the one handling the e-cig, as he and Craig canoodled on the couch!

Electronic smokes and celebs are nothing new, and a good deal of their popularity can definitely be attributed to celebrities who have really helped usher in the age of vapor. As more and more stars take to the movement, millions of ordinary folks are doing the same. E-cigs have been shown on Two Broke Girls, The Doctors, Alcatraz, Late Night With David Lettermen, the Today Show, among others. The SNL cameo could be looked at just a little scene, just a little reference, but to appear on a show is a really big deal. It shows that alternative cigarettes are not just a passing trend; they would have diminished from sight several years ago if that were the case. It really proves that this is a mass acceptance, and is proof that more people are embracing them in favor of traditional cigarettes. It shows they have solidified their place in American culture at this time.

Celebrities or not, electronic cigarettes are the smarter way to go. Cigarettes will cost you a whole lot more, both in terms of your health and money. They aren’t the “cooler” alternative just because trendy stars are using them; they are the better alternative because they offer you benefits where cigarettes offer only failure. So, hooray to the folks at SNL for recognizing the impact e-cigarettes are making, both in Hollywood and real life pop culture! If your curiosity has gotten the better of you now, and you can’t handle holding off trying e-smokes any longer, check out our amazingly excellent selection of starter kits!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Cigarettes cause cancer, we know that good and well, and since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, EverSmoke is happily doing our part to support this cause of extreme importance! While cigarettes are not proven to contribute to breast cancer, now more than ever we encourage all smokers to give using electronic cigarettes a try. It could be a decision that changes your life in the future. Besides, you really don’t need the carcinogens when you have vapor that feels as tastes the same.

Tobacco cigarettes may not be direct contributors to breast cancer, but they are highly carcinogenic and DO cause cancer in the lungs, throat, and mouth areas. Studies have shown there may be a link between breast cancer and tobacco, as its harmful components are carried to breast tissue, and it has caused breast cancer in rodents. Even still, the main goal of awareness is to instill knowledge for the betterment of people’s lives. Breast cancer is no joke, and every woman should do all within her means to protect herself as best as she can. If you are a woman who smokes, really think about opting for e-cigs. They aren’t carcinogenic, and they will let you still enjoy the pleasantness of nicotine.

For the month of October, EverSmoke will be donating a portion of all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. We feel so strongly for this organization and all that they do to promote women’s wellness, prevention, and early detection of a very deadly, very frightening cancer. We are committed to doing our part to help the fight against breast cancer! In addition, we are also offering 25% off all of our e-cigarette starter kits, so now is a really awesome time to be getting one for yourself, or a friend who could use a little smoke free loving. If it’s something you’ve been thinking about, make that purchase count towards something greater! This October, want you to go with vapor to “save a life, save a lung, and save a boob!” Vapor cigarettes are the way of the future, let’s all end breast cancer together!

Consume Less, Use E-Cigarettes

One of most wonderful things about electronic cigarettes is that they are reusable, and are a very environmentally conscious way to enjoy nicotine. They are definitely the less consuming option. Unlike cigarettes, which cause harm to those who use them, those exposed to the second hand smoke, and the environment in numerous ways, EverSmoke’s e-cigs go above and beyond to remain safe for humans and the planet. While our new electronic cigarette disposablesare essentially made to be tossed after use, they are still more responsible of a product. Just one of our disposable units is equivalent to about 2 packs of cigarettes, making them vastly less wasteful. So even if you are a pack a day smoker, you are going to take that down to one e-cig every two days, pretty impressive. Also to consider, they are much less likely to be discarded as irresponsibly as typical cigarettes by users just tossing them on the floor after use as is often the case with expired butts.

Electronic cigs are definitely better for the health, the environment, and in terms of consumption because they are not a continuously tossed product, and therefore a lesser purchased product. Each of our electronic cigarette cartridges is equal to around one pack of cigarettes; that’s a ratio 20 cigarettes to 1 cartridge. Then figure in all the other ways that e-cigs cut down consumption: there is no constant replacing of lighters, and then all the cosmetic things that are needed to stay hygienic, such as fragrances, air refreshers, air filters, gum, teeth whiteners, and even additional cleaning just to keep up with all the mess that cigarettes create. Not to say you won’t use any of those things once you trade the tobacco cigs for e-cigs, but I can highly predict you won’t be using them as often.

People are getting more and more conscious of the products they use in all realms of their lives. If you have a choice, are you more likely to choose the more responsible route? People are more in tune with their health, the environment, and their consumption than ever before, and when choosing a way to smoke, e-cigarettes are just the better way to go.

Study Reveals E-Cig Vapor is Safe Indoors

Even with electronic cigarettes being on the market, and their popularity expanding by the minute, there are still many people and many advocacy groups who warn that there may be dangers we don’t know about. How do we really know they are safe if there hasn’t been government testing? How do we know that they are not as dangerous as cigarettes are? How do we know if the vapor is okay to breathe in, especially in the second hand sense? While it is perfectly normal and rightful for these precautions to arise, testing is being done, and more and more research is being conducted. If e-cigarettes were inherently dangerous, they would not be allowed to be sold! And if you weigh the options, considering how drastically unhealthy tobacco cigarettes are, electronic cigarettes are a world apart. Just in terms of basics, they contain no tobacco, smoke, and they leave behind no tar; the three worst constituents of conventional cigarettes.

For anyone who second guesses the “harmless” vapor that is produced by electronic cigarettes, a study was just released showing that there is no risk in it. Unlike smoke from cigarettes, which is produced by burning tobacco and the other chemicals contained within the cigarette, the tobacco, and the filter, e-cig vapor is entirely different. When they are smoked indoors they present no dangers to those breathing in the same space.

The study was done at Clarkson University, in Potsdam New York, at the University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science department, and it was published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology. It examined the compounds of several byproducts that are found in tobacco smoke, and compared the vapor of several well known electronic cigarette brands to determine whether the same compounds were found in the vapor. As they are completely different products, and how e-cigarettes work is vastly different from traditional cigarettes, it is kind of strange to compare them back to back. Regardless of that however, from what the study determined, the level of toxic chemicals in e-cig vapor when released into the air is so minute, that they have been declared to present no environmental danger for breathing indoors and do not compromise the air quality. While this was not the first study of this kind, it was the largest, looking at the broadest range of toxins. All have revealed similar findings.

This is pretty awesome news for the electronic cigarette community! What this means is that there is confirmation now on something we have been saying all along! While cigarettes are a major problem, especially when smoked indoors, this is not a similarity shared with electronic cigarettes. While there are groups advocating e-cigarette bans, most notably regarding indoor use, it is no longer a relavent argument.