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Electronic Cigarettes: Everyday Environmental Choices

Cigarette PollutionWant to be more environmentally conscious? Drop the tobacco and use e-cigarettes.

Well e-cigarettes are not typically considered a typical eco-friendly item, there are many benefits to using them that go easy on the environment. Especially when compared to traditional cigarettes, if you’re going to make a choice based on personal responsibility and the desire to opt for the smoking method with the least impact, vaping is the way to go.

As a smoker one of the best things you can do to do your part in making wiser choices is to stop using tobacco and switch to e-cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are better for the environment, and a fantastic alternative because they are reusable, they don’t contain tobacco, they do not produce a fraction of the trash that traditional cigarettes produce, and they do not pose same threat as being so easily littered like traditional cigarettes.

Tobacco cigarettes pollute a massive amount throughout the world, ending up in rivers, lakes, streams, as well as plenty of other wildlife habitats. They are considered the most polluted items in the world and unfortunately the pollution does not end when the cigarette is strewn on the floor after a smoker is finished with the butt. Cigarette butts do not decompose efficiently, and as they slowly break down, they begin to release all of their toxic compounds, polluting on a smaller, yet still toxic, scale. They constantly end up  in the digestive systems of wild animals, and contribute to countless deaths in the natural world.

While e-cigarettes do contain some disposable components, such as cartridges, these are used and changed less frequently, they are harder to ignorantly toss on the ground, and just for perspective, one e-cigarette cartridge is equal to about 20 traditional cigarettes.

Being more eco-conscious is about making wise decisions and improving your daily choices. And with all of the other other many benefits of electronic smoking compared to the countless negatives of traditional smoking, being able to use the method that offers similar experience with so many more benefits as well as being better for the environment makes vaping the smart way to smoke.

Electronic Cigarettes and the Environment

cigarettes-on-beach-sizedJust by switching to electronic cigarettes, smokers can do the environment a great service. Traditional cigarettes, by and large, are the single most polluted item on earth. Imagine, of all the trash that can be found in the global environment, the majority can be traced to a single source. That’s a lot of trash and a lot of cigarettes smoked. Whether smokers just choose to be ignorant when carelessly flicking their butts, or they assume that because they feel like paper they will easily biodegrade, cigarette butts are a nuisance anywhere they are discarded outside of a trash bin. Here’s a look at the ways e-cigarettes help the earth, because if there’s one place cigarette butts do not belong, it’s the environment.

-They are reusable. Having a reusable product means overall less gets consumed. You put a device into rotation, and you don’t produce much trash. And that includes trash that so often ends up not in a receptacle.

-Being reusable also means that there is a break in the endless cycle of traditional cigarettes and the constant stream of trash. A pack a day contributes 20 cigarette butts a day. Or 140 weekly, per person, whichever way they get discarded. It’s a ton of trash!

-E-Liquid bottles, made of plastic or glass, can easily be recycled. E-liquid is a very economic option for smokers, and it also has the benefit of being better on the environment than traditional cigarettes.

-E-cigarette cartridges last the equivalent of 20 cigarettes, and they are not so (thoughtlessly) easy to toss on the ground after use. When users change them, they are typically tossed in the trash due to their size and weight, unlike traditional cigarettes.

-Because they are less likely to be irresponsibly discarded, e-cigarettes and cartridges run less of a risk ending up a problem to wildlife. Unlike traditional cigarettes, which too often get consumed by birds and fish, e-cigarettes are less likely to get tossed into their environments and mistaken for food.

While the concept of perfectly “green” e-cigarette technology has yet to be developed, when it comes to smoking, electronic cigarettes are clearly the more responsible option. Traditional cigarettes are problematic on so many levels, and when you have the availability and option of vaping, with cleaner, more earth-friendly devices, there is no reason to use tobacco any longer!

Responsible E-Cig Disposal: Help Us Keep E-Smoking Green, People!

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E-smoking is clearly becoming more and more mainstream. This is not only evident by the amount of media coverage green cigarettes receive and the number of vapor clouds you can spot while walking around town, but perhaps also by the amount of e-cig litter found on the ground.

A recent news story says that as the e-cig industry evolves and expands, the evidence for this growth is witnessed by the increasing amount of litter making it onto our city streets, sidewalks and public parks. And while the only source the article cites references cigarette butt litter (so who knows if their claim about e-cigs is accurate or not), nevertheless it provides us with great opportunity to talk about the important—yet often neglected—topic of proper e-cig disposal.

One of the great things about green cigarettes is their reusability. The simple fact that e-cigs can recharged over and over again drastically cuts back on waste production compared to traditional smoking, where a few puffs is all you get out of a cigarette. Even disposable e-cigs, which allow people to try e-smoking before they invest in a reusable device, is good for about 500 puffs—much longer than your average cigarette.

Proper E-Cig Disposal & Recycling

While there’s no doubt that e-cigs are a “greener” alternative to traditional cigarettes, it is up to each individual to do their part in minimizing their impact on the environment. One way e-smokers can do this is by making sure they dispose of their e-cig properly and responsibly.

The battery that powers your e-cig should be treated as electronic waste and discarded accordingly. Check with your city regarding its guidelines for electronic waste disposal, or contact a nearby Best Buy and find out if they do e-waste recycling at that particular store.

As far as the rest of the device, Dr. Ranee Kaur Banerjee of Brighthub recommends disposing of your e-cig by following these steps:

  1. Carefully remove the filler material out of the cartridge.
  2. Wash it in running water to rinse of nicotine residue.
  3. Wrap filler in biodegradable material before throwing it in the trash.
  4. Rinse cartridge under running water.
  5. Cap it with the original plug.
  6. Dispose of it as you would any other plastic waste.

Following these steps will help ensure that nicotine won’t contaminate our water sources and is discarded safely.

You can learn more about electronic cigarettes and their environmental footprint by visiting our E-cigarette Library. Also, be sure to check out green cigarettes from Eversmoke today to make your life a little greener and cleaner.

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!

Enjoying E-Cigarette Flavor to the Max

EverSmoke-cartridges-e1336266299663Flavor is one of those personal choices when vaping that matters a great deal. You have many options, and it may be rather intimidating when choosing a single flavor, but relax, it can be done successfully!

Choosing a flavor:

With EverSmoke, you have 10 flavors to choose from:

Classic Tobacco

Royal Tobacco

Golden Tobacco

Cool Menthol

Peach Passion

Pina Colada

Peppermint Party

Cherry Crush

Coffee Creation

Very Vanilla

If going with just one flavor doesn’t seem easy enough, you do have the option of purchasing our Flavor Sampler, which comes with one cartridge in each of our 10 flavors. This is perfect for beginners, and also for those who have been using just one e-cig flavor and are curious about switching things up.

When it comes to enjoying flavor:

When switching to e-cigarettes from traditional cigarettes, one aspect that may surprise some smokers is that the longer they stay away from cigarette smoke, the more of their taste and smell capacities they can recover.

It has long been known that tobacco cigarettes harmfully impact the senses of taste and smell, and upon quitting, many former smokers find that they are able to truly taste things they had not in years. For many, as you can imagine, it’s quite pleasant!

For Beginners:

When you switch to e-cigarettes from tobacco, understand that your taste buds are  undergoing a serious transition and can take some time to get used to things being smoke-free. Switching between a few flavors from the beginning is a good idea because it helps prevent burnout from using only one, and it can help ease away from the smoke and keep your taste buds fresh.

Drink lots of water. This may seem a little (or a lot) odd, but many e-cigarette users report that it helps keep the taste buds fresher, and it can help cleanse your palate so you continue to enjoy the full, rich flavor.

One of the best aspects of e-smoking is the ability to enjoy the flavor, and especially when switching over from conventional smoking, as having more options can be so exciting. Don’t let fear or a lack of understanding get in your way when it comes to enjoying the flavor of your e-cigarettes!

Environmental Impact of E-cigs

images-2Cigarettes are a major negative force on the environment, and according to data found on Earth911.com, they are the most littered item on earth. This statistic should not surprise anyone, as they are commonly found everywhere, constituting 38% of all the world’s litter.

Cigarette butts are not biodegradable, and they have the ill consequences of usually reaching water supplies. When this happens, because of water saturation, all the chemicals that have been locked inside the filter unfortunately get released. These chemicals do not belong in water supplies, as they are a threat to the animals that come into contact with them. Birds and other aquatic animals that mistake the butts for food continuously end up poisoned, or with these foreign objects stuck in their systems.

One rather overwhelming thought is that one pound of cigarette butts comes out to around 2,000 of them, and throughout the world, more than 2 billion butts get discarded, a large number of which end up in the environment, not in proper disposal areas.

Where electronic cigarettes play a vital role in this phenomenon, as they dramatically reduce the number of cigarette butts to none. They are very reusable products, and encourage recycling in many ways. Cartridges are changed, yes discarded when through, but a single cartridge lasts about the length of about 2 cigarette packs, or 40 cigarettes. They are also recyclable, and customers are much less inclined to be flinging used cartridges to the ground when finished with them.

As the “green” debate wages on, there are those who say that electronic cigarettes still own their share of environmental shame, because they are still manufactured items, therefore they still do contribute to factory pollution. But factory space is factory space, and one way or another, plenty of “green” items are still being manufactured. Meanwhile, there is no argument that can negate the fact that vapor smoking does not cause the same amount of pollution as traditional cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are reducing, encouraging reusing, and entirely all about recycling. There is a footprint, no doubt, but it is much lesser than that which is caused by smoking traditional cigarettes. Try them today, to see how they can help you to live a little greener.

Let’s Talk About E-Cigarette Options

Options are great; not everyone likes the same things, and what works for some won’t work for others; and this certainly applies to e-smoking. Having choices in things like battery workings, accessories, and prices keeps things comfortable and able to work for lots of different people, and our products give e-cig users; novice or experienced; all the choices they could want. Want to know how our products can fit into your life? Keep reading!

Starter Kits: Lots of choices here! E-cigarette starter kits come in all shapes and sizes, and there really is an option for every smoker out there. Reusable Express Starter Kits are amazing options for smokers who want to be able to try out EverSmoke’s award-winning quality, while still being extremely budget-friendly. They come with the basic necessities, and are just enough for you to get a feel for what electronic smoking is all about. Full fledged starter kits offer more, and are an excellent way to save money while you get all the accessories you could want.

Batteries: Two sizes, two colors, two different switches; all to get the same amazing vapor! Different switches allow you to have more or less control over how your batteries work while you use them. Manual switches have a button to be pressed during use, and these batteries produce more vapor than Automatic batteries. These batteries have no switch, and while there is slightly less vapor, the batteries do last longer.

Accessories: Accessories offer so many options for how you use e-cigarettes. We offer a great selection of chargers, especially the Personal Charging Case, organizing cases, and things to help you maximize your electronic cigarette experience. They make it even easier, and they give you additional freedom to keep e-cigs working right for your personal habits.

Cartridges:  You can’t vape without a cartridge, and they come in a very wide range of nicotine levels and flavors. 10 flavors, and 5 nicotine strengths that go from 0mg to 24mg, any type of smoker can find their comfort zone.

 

10 Reasons E-Cigarettes Make the Best Valentine’s Gift!

With less than a week away from Valentine’s Day, it’s time to get all prepared! An extra day out of the year to show your love to those, or that special someone in your life should be spent well. While some people scoff at the holiday as not valid or really holding meaning, it;s meaning is great. Show your love this year by giving your love an e-cigarette starter kit, we’re giving you 10 reasons to do so, plus the fact that they are 30% OFF right now!

1. Vapor cigarettes are far superior. Smoke is old news, and old fashioned!

2. Starter kit packages are very classy, well done, and make an exciting presentation.

3. You’ll save the recipient a great deal of money. Every penny counts, right?

4. Meaningful gifts are better than superficial ones. Better in every way, and there will always be great memories associated with them.

5. Not everyday can you surprise your significant other with a gift that will truly benefit their lives and existence.

6. They make a great “couples” gift. Share a well-equipped starter kit, or get 2 of them, switching to e-cigs is more fun when you do it together!

7. It may be exactly what your lover wants. Hint or no hint, if your partner is a smoker, they have to be at least curious about e-cigarettes!

8. They may not be something your sweetie ever even considered, and can make an incredible surprise!

9. They are a gift of convenience; by giving them, you are giving the recipient a much cleaner method of nicotine. You’d be amazed how gross cigarette butts, smoke, and ash really are once they’re gone!

10. They last so much longer than typical gifts. After the magic and instant gratification wears off of the heart shaped box of candy, you really begin to feel the dull ache of all that sugar. E-cigs, in great flavors like cherry, vanilla, peach, and the ever-so-tantalizing pina colada go much longer than February 14th! And who knows, the flavor could always be a pleasant reminder of a Valentine’s Day well spent!

 

 

Disturbing Facts About Tobacco

E-Cigarettes are the smarter choice for many reasons. They save money, are better for the environment because they are outstandingly eco friendly, and most importantly, they are better for you. It doesn’t take FDA approvals or the government to say it, either. They are healthier just for being smoke free, and not laced with hundreds of chemicals. In fact, any reputable e-cig company, such as EverSmoke, makes all ingredients available and you can bet deadly, dangerous, toxic chemicals are not part of the recipe.

Tobacco cigarettes and their filters read like a laundry list of disturbing chemicals. A vast majority of them are known to cause cancer. Only tobacco companies could explain and justify why things like arsenic, lead, menthanol, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide need to be included, but these are highly poisonous substances, lethal even, and should not be put into the body on a daily basis even in the smallest quantities! When these sorts of ingredients are found in other consumer products, warnings are issued and printed so that the customer is well aware of it.

Toxic ingredients are the only problems with tobacco cigarettes. There are also problems with the tobacco itself. The tobacco farming industry is not exactly applauded for it’s stellar  practices. Tobacco has lead to major deforestation, leaching of precious topsoil, infusing native soil with radioactive fertilizers and harmful pesticides, and therefore creates dangerously polluted run off water, that leads to larger bodies of water, pollution intact.

And then there is the pollution cigarettes, cigarette packs, and lighters create. Too many times smokers have gotten into the habit of littering with their cigarettes and cigarette waste. It’s a problem that plagues the entire earth, and it would seem easy to push anti-littering campaigns, but really? If they haven’t stopped discarding their butts like this by now, will they ever as long as they are smokers? Cigarette filters are not biodegradable, and all those lovely chemicals in those filters cause further havoc on the environment, as they slowly get buried beneath layers of soil.

So while chemicals, pollution, and deforestation are major issues, the problem lies with cigarettes. If less smokers are using them, and choosing electronic smokes instead, it means less people are buying cigarettes and not further supporting this industry. Less tobacco means less chemicals, pollution, and deforestation fo the world to contend with. All the more reason to get with the times, and get an e-cig starter kit!

 

Before You Order A Starter Kit

Before you order your first starter kit there are several things you should keep in mind. It’s a good idea to learn as much as possible about the products, and what you think will work for you.

Research; there are so many options out there when it comes to electronic cigarettes.

Understand quality. This is a huse variable in the e-cigarette market!

Know what you want: Do you want to go for an e-cigarette starter kit with lots of accessories, or would you prefer something more basic? You can go bare-bones basic, if you like, with our Reusable Express Kits, and even opt for E-Cigarette Disposables if you want no commitment at all.

Commit to giving up cigarettes, if you haven’t yet. If this is what you truly want, focus your intentions on that goal. For some it’s easy, and for others it takes some some effort.

Understand that quitting cigarettes may not happen immediately. It can take a while, weeks or even months to wean yourself entirely off cigarettes.

Refund Policy: Make sure the company you buy from has one.  There is always the possibility of not liking your kit. A good company will definitely offer a way for you to return it.

Warranty: Always important also because things can, and will inevitably happen. Sometimes you may get a product that does not work, and there can be times where things stop working. Don’t take chances with companies that don’t back up their products and help their customers out.

Embarking on the decision to use electronic cigarettes instead of tobacco is a really big one, and in order to have the most successful experience with it, you should plan accordingly. It’s always a good choice to go with your healthier option, so set yourself up right!