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Keeping Things Green with E-Cigarettes

Cigarette_ButtsElectronic cigarettes are considered better than traditional cigarettes for plenty of different reasons: they are more convenient, e-cigs cost a lot less than tobacco, they are able to be used in many places traditional cigs aren’t, and they are better for the environment and the planet.

While many smokers are not aware of the plight cigarettes contribute to, they are among the most littered items in the world. They are environmental hazards, and they pose a tremendous danger to wildlife. If you are interested in living more eco-consciously, consider switching your tobacco cigs for electronic cigs. Among all of their many improvements on the original analog design, being better for the earth is one of their best assets.

To understand why cigarettes are such a problem, you have to consider what they are made of: tobacco that is grown in pesticide-laden conditions and then laced with countless other harmful chemicals, and set with filters that include thousands of toxic chemicals. The filters do not biodegrade, and when they get strewn into the environment, they begin to release these chemicals, creating very unsavory conditions. They find their way into the mouths and digestive tracts of wildlife such as fish and birds, as well as polluting water systems and the ground.

Cigarettes also place a problem environmentally because they are a non-reusable item. Cigarette packs continuously get purchased, and waste gets tossed. It is a constant stream of use and discard, adding to landfill waste, and in more unfortunate circumstances, adding to the world’s pollution problem.

By using electronic cigarettes you can cut down drastically on these negatives. A single e-cigarette cartridge is equivalent to anywhere from one to two packs of cigarettes, and cartridges are among the only parts that get replaced with any sense of frequency. Other e-cigarette parts, such as batteries and chargers go a very long distance, especially with proper care, enabling users to significantly reduce the amount of waste they generate due to their nicotine habit.

E-cigarettes and the environment are a much batter match than tobacco. For all of their many benefits, being gentler on the earth is among their very best. If you are considering the more eco-friendly nicotine option, have a look at the entire range of EverSmoke products to enlighten your smoking in a positive direction!

E-Cigarettes are the Eco-Conscious Choice

Everyone these days has gotten into  the habit of choosing healthier and greener options in their daily lives. Smoking is no different, as so many smokers have embraced the idea of using healthier, cleaner, and more environmentally friendly e-cigarettes. What sense would it make if you were to spend double the price for organic produce, drive a low emission vehicle, and chose all natural products yet still were tossing your cigarette butts on the ground? None!

Electronic cigarettes are a greener choice because they are better for the environment in so many ways. They are reusable; only e-cigarette cartridges get replaced, cost less (perhaps you can spend those extra bucks you are saving towards a fabulous eco-vacation), they don’t encourage polluting, they don’t support a farming industry (tobacco) that is big on using dangerous fertilizers and chemicals to control the production of their crop, they do not kill millions of people by destroying their bodies, and they are simply much healthier. They do not pollute the air in any way, and produce no second hand smoke which is harmful to those around you as well as bothersome to those who wish not to breathe it. Most importantly, they do not contribute to the vast, global problem that has been created by cigarette waste. Imagine, just a little cigarette is part of such a massive chain of effects!

Using green e-cigs is pretty nice for your conscience too. Because when you do, you don’t have to feel guilty for all of the above. You can enjoy your nicotine fix, enjoy the essence of smoking, without feeling the least bit un-green! Most people are aware of the many ways we can all lessen our impact on the environment, and smokers can really go the extra mile when choosing e-cigs. Cigarettes are quite outdated in today’s technologically, environmentally conscious world, and why smoke tobacco when you can cleaner, greener vapor?

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.