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The Deal with Diacetyl

Sensient-Flavors-says-it-is-addressing-worker-health-and-safety-issues_strict_xxlRecent discussions of e-cigarettes and what is contained in e-liquids has been centered on a substance known as diacetyl. Diacetyl is a chemical typically used to impart a buttery flavor, and though it is regarded as safe for ingestion, it is absolutely not when inhaled.

Because of the info regarding diacetyl as unsafe for inhalation, many anti-e-cig media outlets have been assumptively, and erroneously, reporting that all electronic cigarettes contain this substance, based on the World Health Organization’s findings, in an effort to continue the negative stereotype that surrounds e-cigarettes. What they fail to realize and report upon is, is  that not all brands use the chemical as a flavoring, EverSmoke being among them.

In fact, on a test of a variety of brands of e-liquid to see if they contain diacetyl, done on a TV program in the UK, only 1 of the 4 tested contained the substance! 1 in 4!

So, the big deal with diacetyl in e-liquid is that it is linked to a horrific lung disease known as “popcorn lung,” or bronchiolitis obliterans. It can occur after prolonged exposure to diacetyl that has been heated and inhaled. It affects the bronchioles, causing them to be obstructed and inflamed, restricting airflow, making breathing difficult, and coughing and wheezing prevalent.

Currently, researchers are studying the effects of diacetyl, and testing different brands’ liquids to determine whether they contain the substance, and what effect it is having. Dr. KE Farsalions, a prominent European physician who has done many studies on the effectiveness and benefit of electronic cigarettes, has lead the research on diacetyl. In a presentation he did at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw this year, Dr. Farsalions sampled approximately 160 different e-liquids, mostly manufactured in Europe, in an effort to show what the exposure to diacetyl is exactly for vapers, particularly on a daily basis.

The outcome if this study showed that 74% of the e-liquids he tested contained some diacetyl, most often found in sweet liquid flavors. Even more disconcerting, however, was that a great number of these sweeter liquids contained levels of diacetyl that were higher than the safety limits were supposed to be. Even still, however, the range is anywhere between 10 and 100 times less than the exposure from traditional cigarettes.

So that is the current situation with diacetyl and vaping. Pick and choose your products wisely, and ultimately opt for a brand like EverSmoke, that is committed to keeping the diacetyl fake butter flavor out of our products! And for those of you who are scientifically-inclined, you can check out Dr. Farsalion’s study here (PDF download).

What’s in Your E-Cig? Lets Discuss Liquid

EverSmoke-Pro-Kit1There has been a lot of discussion occurring as of late about e-liquids. Some reports claim it is dangerous, hazardous, and is not safe for exposure, however most e-smokers will disagree with that based on experience. Here is a look at e-liquid facts, and some info on safe use of it, just so you know truth from fiction.

PG or Vg e-liquid? The main ingredients in e-liquid are generally vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), water, flavoring and liquid nicotine. There can be additional ingredients, however the quantities are usually minute.

Our cartridges are available in varying amounts of e-liquid, ranging from 0mg to 24mg (Bold). Other amounts available include 18mg (Full Flavored), 12mg (Light) and 6mg (Ultra Light). The nicotine is diluted in the solution of water, PG, and/or VG, and in actuality, very little nicotine is contained within each cartridge; it takes so little to be adequate.

Our cartridges contain a combination of VG and PG, in a 30/70 mix, which we concluded was the ideal balance of these liquids to create a satisfying experience for the user, giving large, thick vapor hits. VG is a thick liquid derived from plant sources, and it has the ability to produce thick, heavy, smooth-hitting vapor with a sweet taste. PG is a rather thin liquid, and it contributes to a very powerful throat hit, which is why many people find it the right consistency for vaping.

While PG is considered a generally safe ingredient, it should be noted that some individuals have sensitivities to it, which can result in allergic reactions. It is an ingredient found quite commonly in skincare products and food products as a preservative. If you have an intolerance to propylene glycol, it is best to avoid e-liquids containing it.

Because our cartridges come pre-filled with e-liquid, you really have no way of physically coming into contact with the liquid, contrary to using actual e-liquids for filling your e-cigarettes yourself. However, if for some reason you do, it is best not to handle it with your bare hands or any exposed skin. It is meant only for inhalation, and not meant to touch skin.

Knowing the basics of e-liquids are one of the keys to understanding and feeling comfortable with electronic smoking, whether or not you are filling tanks or using pre-filled cartridges. Understanding what your liquid contains is essential, and can help you make the best decisions when choosing a brand. Hope this info shed some light on a much confused topic, and as always, if you want to know more about our particular e-liquids, fee free to contact us with any questions regarding them!

Introducing Our Sister Brand: VaporZone

454642333_640We would like to introduce to you our sister brand, VaporZone. VaporZone presents a new concept for our company, and adds further diversity to the electronic cigarette market with revolutionary new electronic cigarette devices. Read on to learn more about this exciting company, and feel free to check out their line of offerings at www.VaporZone.com.

VaporZone was created to expand the offerings in the market of e-cigarettes. As vaporizer type e-cigarettes have gotten exceedingly popular, many users have moved on from more basic models. Vaporizers offer powerful throat hits, and much larger vapor production levels than other types of e-cigarettes. While there are many different varieties of vaporizers and vaporizer type products, seeing a major lack of quality among them left a gaping void to fill. VaporZone sought to create a great selection of different vaporizer models, that each have different features, different battery strengths, and the ability to be used with a very wide selection of different accessories. Serious electronic cigarette users are big on quality; no one wants to be replacing products all the time. Dependability, expert technology and design, as well as top performance go a very far distance in this industry, and what VaporZone did was create products that do it all, and at a very good price.

Another aspect VaporZone looked to differentiate themselves amongst the crowd was to develop the highest level of e-liquids available. There are countless companies carrying e-liquids, especially on the internet, however there is a general lack of quality there too. Most companies choose to have their manufacturing done in China, compromising standards due to a lack of quality control over products meant for inhalation. VaporZone’s e-liquids are manufactured in the USA, of the highest quality, USP Kosher-grade ingredients available, specifically for inhalation.

VaporZone’s e-liquids come in more than 50 different flavors, and they can be custom blended however the customer wants. This gives further control to users, who will no longer feel limited by quantity or quality of selection. The number of flavor combinations is nearly limitless, resulting in approximately 30,000 different possibilities. Many customers are ecstatic about this, as they are able to have exactly what they want in their vaping experience, exactly how they want it.

So if you are looking for an upgrade on your current electronic cigarettes, or want the very best available to you before you begin vaping, have a look at what VaporZone has to offer. If you like EverSmoke, you will love our new sister!

Made in the USA: All About E-Liquid

MadeInTheUSAE-liquid is one of those essentials when it comes to vaping. Whether you go for 0 nicotine, a moderate level, or the highest you can get, electronic cigarettes run on e-liquids; after all, they are what that luscious vapor is created from!

While you can’t vape without e-liquid, there is a great amount of variety available on the subject of quality, and it goes farther than just the differences between VG and PG e-liquids. One additional defining factor is “American-Made.”

It’s not just a status thing however; there are many benefits to American-made e-juice. There are many discerning e-smokers who will vape with nothing less because they know it can drastically improve the quality, consistency, and contributes to better performance. Flavor and vapor are some of the most important aspects to satisfaction, and recreating a cigarette in an electronic model is not easy!

USA-made e-liquids are considered the best because they are not made overseas where standards can be somewhat more lax than here in America. Manufacturing is done with extreme caution, and there are many levels of quality assurance. It is simply more responsible and one additional guarantee to the safety, purity, and potency of the nicotine liquid.

An additional advantage to not having nicotine e-liquids produced offshore is that there is less travel distance, and no cause for these shipments to end up waiting for weeks in customs. Quicker production and travel time gets the products to the customers much faster, resulting in much fresher, more potent e-liquids for better vaping. E-smokers can be sticklers for details such as strong nicotine, fresh and intense flavors, and high levels of vapor production, so our cartridges with American-made e-liquid are making that happen!

Nicotine liquid is a huge factor in vaping, especially when using pre-filled cartridges. American-made simply comes out to a better, fresher product that allows users to enjoy their vaping at a higher degree. Better flavors, better vapor, and all around, better performance.

Why Do I Have a Sore Throat? Is it My E-Cig?

sore-throatThe electronic cigarette experience and the throat hit is a very common discussion with vaping, however sometimes e-smokers run into the occasional issue. One of the most common being sore throats.

Sore throats and smoking are quite common. For many users, when switching over to electronic cigarettes, a sore throat is sometimes experienced, and at first thought, one may wonder if it is the e-cigarette causing it. However, this is one of the telltale signs of withdrawal from traditional cigarettes. It often seems like a reaction to the e-cigarette, in actuality it is more likely a reaction to no longer smoking cigarettes.

However, this isn’t to say that your electronic cigarette may never cause a sore throat! Sometimes the problem can lie within the  common differences between PG and VG e-liquid. When using electronic cigarette cartridges and liquids that are PG- (propylene glycol) based, the result can be an overly dry mouth and throat, leading to a sore feeling. If you are using this type of product, and have just stopped smoking traditional cigarettes, the effect of both of these combined can be quite uncomfortable!

If using electronic cigarette has caused you to experience a sore throat under these circumstances, there are a few things you can do to remedy it.

First of all, if you suspect the culprit is the PG in your liquid, do yourself a favor and switch to a VG (vegetable glycerin) based product. As a natural, plant-derived substance, it is much more gentle on the system, and adverse reactions are not at all common, which is not the case with PG.

Check you nicotine level, it may be too high. Some smokers automatically go for the highest nicotine level available, and sometimes it’s more than your body can handle. If you are using a very strong cartridge, such as 24mg or 18mg, go down a level and see how it feels.

Drinking a generous amount of water can help sooth your throat, as can consuming beverages that have moisturizing properties to them, such as tea made with honey and lemon.

Above all, if your sore throat is truly due to no longer smoking cigarettes, keep in mind that this reaction should pass. If you are new to vaping, remember that there is a learning curve involved with really getting the hang of these products. Learn as much as you can, and find out what works for you. In a short amount of time, you (as well as your system) will be used to electronic cigarettes!

E-Liquid: VG, PG and What you Need to Know!

imagesElectronic cigarettes are different across the board. All brands do things a little differently from one another, putting their personal stamp on the products. One area of major discussion among users is e-liquid. Specifically what is in their e-liquid, regardless of nicotine strength.

The majority of brands use one of two substances as a base for their e-juice, and there is enormous debate from e-smokers as to which comes out on top.

Vegetable Glycerin, (VG) and Propylene Glycol, (VG) are the main bases, and people are quite vocal about what they prefer.

Vegetable Glycerin is an all-natural product derived from plant oils. It has been used as a sweetener, as well as in other foods as an additive. One aspect users enjoy about its use in e-cigarettes is the fantastically large quantities of vapor it produces.

There has been much controversy surrounding the use of Propylene Glycol. It has been used in trace amounts in certain foods and cosmetic products, however it is known to be an irritant, as it is a solvent. Many people have allergies and sensitivities to it, so even though it creates a great throat hit, it’s something that is better avoided.

EverSmoke exclusively uses Vegetable Glycerin as a base for our USA-made nicotine liquid.

Our cartridges are available in 10 flavors, and our customers have always raved about our flavors. We know a huge contributing factor is having great liquid, and vegetable glycerin is our signature.

Here is a list of the positive effects of VG in e-liquid, and why it’s the better choice for vaping.

-Creates thick, voluminous vapor.

-Has a very smooth hit.

-It is vegetable-based, making it nontoxic, not chemical-derived.

-Less likely to cause negative effects in users.

-Carries flavors excellently.

-Safe for consumption, as it is commonly found in cosmetics and is used as a sweetener.

While the choice remains yours – in regards to going with VG or PG –based nicotine juice, for our products we’re sticking with VG!