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New Indiana Regulation has E-Liquid Manufacturers and Vape Shop Owners Steaming

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Next July, Indiana will start enforcing a new law regarding e-cigarette sales. House Enrolled Act 1432 will require manufacturers in the state to have a permit from the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission in order to continue producing e-liquid.

In addition, to having to obtain a permit, companies that produce e-liquid will also have to hire 24/7 security on site where the e-liquid is produced and stored, as well as have their blueprints on file. As an unintended consequence, the new regulation could lead vape storeowners to lose part of their inventory if manufacturers fail to meet the requirements.

According to at least one local vape storeowner, Troy Leblanc, this could mean that upwards of “[f]ifty to 60 percent of the liquids that we sell would have to be taken off the shelf because they come from companies who use certified labs, who use clean rooms, but don’t have the money to take security measures the Indiana state is requiring.”

Vape storeowners like Leblanc probably won’t lose all of their e-liquid, as companies that produce e-liquid in sealed (filled) cartridges are exempt from these rules; however, this is a fairly dull silver lining.

Leblanc feels the new restrictions will prevent vape shops from opening in Indiana, saying instead they will cross the border into Kentucky and take their valuable tax dollars with them.

The attorney general will be in charge of the state’s defense. According to Greg Zoeller, Indiana Attorney General: “The Indiana Attorney General’s Office is fully prepared to defend state laws the Legislature passed from legal challenges that plaintiffs’ lawyers file.”

This is just one of the many challenges that e-cigarette producers, sellers and vapors smokers are facing right now all across the country. To keep abreast in the changes happening in the world of e-cigarettes, browse EverSmoke’s blog and learning center.

After you’ve studied up, don’t forget to check out our awesome vaping products, accessories and supplies in our online store.

Pennsylvania Governor Proposes a 40 Percent Tax Increase on E-Cigarettes

angry-man-shouting-at-chalk-income-taxGovernment taxation (on both the state and federal levels) continues to be one of the most discussed issues in the e-cigarette community.

Since his election last November, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has been adding budget proposals to the books – one of which involves a controversial tax increase on e-cigarettes. Wolf has proposed increasing this tax in his state by 40 percent, which has angered Pennsylvanian e-cigarette users, the local vaping industry and anti-smoking organizations.

The proposal aims to increase the taxes of wholesale vaping products, cigars, loose and smokeless tobacco.

According to a survey conducted by the National Tobacco Behavior Monitor (and released during the conference for the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco), roughly 3 million people in the United States have begun using e-cigarettes or other vapor smoking products.

Bill Godshall, executive director and founder of Smokefree Pennsylvania, feels that taxing e-cigarettes at 40 percent is ridiculous considering that no other product has a tax that high. Godshall is also confused by Wolf’s desire to tax e-cigarettes but not tax any other products that contain nicotine, like nicotine gum, lozenges and patches.

In addition to taxing e-cigarettes, Wolf also wants to levy a price increase on tobacco cigarettes of $1 per pack. Godshall, however, is in favor of this increase, stating, “Cigarettes cause 99 percent of call tobacco-attributable morbidity, mortality and health care costs.” If this increase passes, Pennsylvania smokers will be paying $2.60 in taxes alone on their cigarettes.

The American Vaping Association (AVA) is also against Pennsylvania’s proposed tax. AVA president Gregory Conley feels that given the state’s smoking population (more than 2 million), it is wrong to deny these smokers a safe nicotine alternative.

In addition to vapers suffering from the tax increase, the owners and workers of Pennsylvania’s vaping retail stores will suffer because Pennsylvanians will likely start shopping across the borders or online to avoid taxation.

Of course, in the event that Wolf’s taxation proposal passes and you’re unwilling to pay the exorbitant price that your e-cigarettes will cost you, you still have the option of purchasing affordable, high quality vaping devices right here.

We invite you to browse our selection of premium e-cigarette starter kits, as well as our blog and knowledge center for other e-cigarette topics, legislation and news.

Teens Buying E-Cigs Online

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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.

E-Cigarettes: The Only Way to Smoke Indoors

electronic-cigarettes-shopWhile there is endless discussion on why traditional cigarettes are entirely awful for one’s health, the fact that they are so unbelievably unhealthy for your home can often go overlooked. Many e-smokers know this very well, for having switched to e-cigarettes, they can clearly see through the smoke and appreciate the ways their home is much cleaner and more comfortable when vaping.

In the same ways that cigarettes wreak havoc on the insides of the body, they can really do a number on the interior of a home. In fact, just like in the body, there are times the damage from tobacco inside of a home can be irreparable, which is never good considering a home is typically an investment.

The following are four of the main ways traditional cigarettes can cause damage to your home, and why smokeless cigarettes can help lessen the burden.

Stained Surfaces In Your Home

Tobacco stains on walls and ceilings are obvious, but in addition to these, there are countless other surfaces in your home that can bear the damage of smoke. Floors, ceiling fans, furniture, curtains, and even wallpaper can be ruined, need repairs or replacing as a result. As electronic cigarettes contain no tobacco, produce no smoke, and release few substances, they do not leave lingering remnants that will stain or destroy.

The Air Conditioner

Not as obviously noticeable as the walls or furniture, however just as important is your A/C and heating system, especially if you reside in an extreme climate. As these systems run by filtering air through a filter, smoking creates an excess of particles to filter, and this can cause you’re A/C system to work that much harder and go through filters that much quicker, which if not done regularly, can cause the machine to break down. E-Cigarette vapor contains very little substance whatsoever, and it breaks down effortlessly, never posing a problem to air conditioners.

Electronic Items

Cigarette smoke can cause electronic components to corrode. Because it clings to every surface it comes into contact with, especially those that are emitting heat (like computers), smoke and tar will accumulate, and cause additional dust to stick to it. This causes build up over time, which can be potentially dangerous. If you can avoid adding to the problem, since dust occurs naturally, why not do so? E-cigarettes leave nothing behind, as vapor dissipates without a trace and will not encourage dust to stick and settle on your electronic devices.

Fire

Cigarettes are a fire hazard, and a single cigarette can be responsible for huge, deadly fires, smoke damage, and additional serious destruction. Estimates from the US Fire administration put deaths as a result of cigarette-caused fires at about 1000 per year. A great way to avoid this is to opt for the electronic alternative, as they work without fire, leaving no risk of flame or hot falling cherries.

E-Cigarettes take so many of the issues that accompany traditional cigarettes and render them obsolete. They are the obvious, more convenient choice if you plan on smoking indoors, and they do not leave behind consequences to deal with years afterwards. To give electronic cigarettes a try, please check our awesome selection here!

Introducing a BOLD New E-Cig Cartridge!

We are quite pleased to announce that we have just unveiled a new strength for our e-cigarette cartridges: BOLD 24mg! This new strength takes vaping to another level, and offers smokers an incredible choice when switching. For those who use unfiltered cigarettes, or the vert strongest of filtered cigarettes, these will be perfectly comparable when switching to vapor.

Our cartridges are some of the most advanced the e-cigarette industry has seen. They have been designed with the exclusive VaporMax technology, that ensures an generous amount of vapor, flavor, and a very smooth inhalation. With a unique silicon mouthpiece, that ensures a cigarette-like draw and prevents leakage, users are always astounded by how comfortable they are. Inside each cartridge is an atomizer, ensuring proper vaporization each time the user changes a cartridge.

We understand the needs of our many varied users, and having this stronger, more potent nicotine strength will be the perfect option for heavy smokers who need a little more than our previous full-flavored cartridges at 18mg. Always out to please, we now offer 5 different nicotine levels in our cartridges, so any smoker will feel right at home with our e-cigs. From 0mg nicotine, for those who just want the experience of the e-cig without nicotine, to Ultra Light cartridges at 6mg, Light cartridges at 12mg, Full Flavor cartridges at 18mg, and now 24mg to top it off very rich and strong.

Our newest strength will be available in all of our flavors: Cherry Crush, Very Vanilla, Peppermint Party, Coffee Creation, Cool Menthol, Classic Tobacco, Peach Passion, Pina Colada, Royal Tobacco, and Golden Tobacco. Imagine the same rush of powerful flavor you’d find in all of our cartridges, only with increased nicotine satisfaction. Our e-liquids are made without the use of propylene glycol, and all ingredients are disclosed.

We really are looking forward to now having this new strength available. While it may not be for every smoker out there, we know it is just the right thing to make e-smoking work for others!

 

The President’s Day Sale is ON!

Today is the last day of our President’s Day Sale, so if you’re looking to take advantage of the big, fat discount, you’d better get on it! President’s Day always halts bank, postal, and government workings, as we pay homage to our great elected leaders. So while you won’t be getting mail or hitting the bank, most retailers are open for business and most are offering up nice steals and deals!

In this light, we are having a very nice President’s Day sale ourselves! All of our e-cigarette starter kits are specially priced at 30% off today, and you know how it goes; it’s a great time to get a kit if you’ve been wanting one! Need an extra? Currently using e-cigs from another brand and want to try the amazing products from EverSmoke? Want to increase your personal assortment of accessories and options? Got a friend who smokes cigarettes and would benefit from switching to e-smokes?

Smokers who are new to vaping are often reluctant in trying out the whole e-smoking thing because they get intimidated by the prices of e-cig starter kits. People are often afraid of getting burned if they find out they don’t like something about it. It’s new, it can be scary, and EverSmoke understands this fully; which is why a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee is offered. So, getting a very high-quality starter kit at a nicely reduced price, and being able to return it if you aren’t satisfied is as good as it gets! No commitments, and great prices.

President’s Day: the perfect time to start vapor smoking!

 

Wintertime Travels Call for E-Cigarettes

While the holiday travel rush is long gone, January often sees many people hopping flights and jetting out of town. If it isn’t business travel, it’s usually pleasure travel, in which people are looking to escape the dreariness of winter by heading someplace warm, or looking to immerse themselves in the thick of it at ski resorts. And with all the recuperating most people do after the stress and chaos the holiday season brings, a soothing getaway is usually the perfect antidote. If you plan on jetting off to somewhere for a quick reset, do not hesitate to bring along your e-cigarettes! Just because you’ll be on the move doesn’t mean you have to switch back to tobacco for your trip. Here’s how vapor can take you much farther in the convenience department!

Electronic cigarettes are the perfect travel companion, and comparing them to traditional cigarettes, well when it comes to traveling let’s just say there is no comparison! E-cigs do everything tobacco cigs can’t, except be used on the actual plane when in flight. Otherwise, the minute you step onto the gate and step off the plane, you are free switch your e-cig on. Traveling is no doubt always exciting, being immersed in a setting other than the everyday familiar is definitely a great way to wake up your senses, but if you are a smoker it will also present you with challenges you may not be normally faced with. Airports, cruise ships, taxis, buses, trains, hotels and just about everywhere you go will have a new set of smoking protocol to follow. Why not play it safe and avoid smoking cigarettes when you have the ability to use e-cigs? There will be no fear about annoying anyone, breaking rules, or being paranoid about disapproving eyes.

Our standard line of e-cigarettes can be used with a variety of different chargers, and if you are traveling you’ll most likely have the ability to keep them charged. Since we are known for our long lasting SuperMax batteries, you can definitely depend on them being able to go long distances without needing constant babysitting. Unless of course, you will be traveling deep into the wilderness or such remote places that do avail electricity, in which case you still aren’t out of luck! If the situation calls for disposables, fear not as our e-cig disposables will take care of you just the same, only better. Same quality, flavor, and vapor, packaged into a one-piece disposable unit that lasts approximately as long as 2 packs of cigarettes.

So if you are going to be traveling soon, do you see how e-smokes are still the way to go? If you aren’t, don’t you just feel like booking a flight right now and jetting out to some fabulous place just to use your e-cigs in style?

How Are Those 2013 Resolutions Coming Along?

We are 12 days into 2013; how are you doing with keeping those resolutions? If your resolution for 2013 is/ was to quit smoking, how is it going? Easy? Hard? It’s definitely not a walk in the park for most people, but if you focus it can be done. If your resolution involves saving more money this year, we can help with that too! Can you imagine the value of spending less on electronic cigarettes and getting a much healthier alternative? There’s nothing like a new year’s resolution to kick you into gear, and a new year heralds so much promise. Make this the year you kick smoking to the curb for good!

If you’re using our e-cigs, I’m sure it’s going smoother than without, that’s for sure! What kinds of challenges or obstacles have you faced so far? What have you enjoyed the most, and how are you feeling?

If you thought going it cold turkey was the trick, but are finding it’s a little too difficult, we still got everything you need to make it happen, and keep it easy and stress free! Our electronic cigarette starter kits are on sale currently for 25% off, and they will give you everything you need to switch to vapor cigs. Our basic starter kit, for merely $59.99 comes with one standard size battery, 2 chargers, and five nicotine cartridges. That is a fantastic deal when you consider than each cartridge is about a pack and a half of cigarettes! The starter kits then go up in price based on the level of products and accessories they contain, all the while offering great prices because they are packaged accordingly. Hey, basic kits aren’t for everyone! When you’re e-smoking full time, having a few batteries and chargers is definitely key. Our Ultimate Plus starter kit comes with a Personal Charging Case, plus three additional chargers, a carrying case, two batteries, and 15 nicotine cartridges. At $154.99, you really get more than your money’s worth, and you’re getting the equivalent of 20+ packs of cigarettes!

So, we hope you’re doing great in sticking to your goals this year! We got what you need, so make sure you take advantage of all the great offerings!

NY Bans E-Cigs Sales to Minors

New York has just banned the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, as of January 1st. One of the nation’s most determined states when it comes to keeping cigarettes and nicotine products out of the hands of the youth, New York is known for being pretty tough on smokers. This new legislation however, is a great thing for e-cigs. It gives them further credibility, and quiets down the critics who claim they are made to target teenagers.

E-cigarettes, unlike traditional cigarettes are not marketed towards children. They have been made for smokers, as an alternative. They are not made to lure in potential smokers, regardless of age, and definitely not those underage! They are designed to be similar to cigarettes so that smokers can get used them, and to keep them familiar. Since the inception of electronic cigs, since they hit the market, people have tried to claim that they are attempting to appeal to children and teens with their many flavors. EverSmoke, and any responsible e-cigarette companies have already had in place measures to keep those under the age of 18 from purchasing their products. If you analyze the vast majority of advertisements for e-cigarettes you will find that they do not use marketing tactics to entice young people. It is a niche market that appeals to adults who are current smokers!

While it has not been illegal until now for minors to purchase e-cigarettes in New York, it would be interesting to actually see figures on how many young people beneath the legal age are using them. I am sure it isn’t many. They are not exactly the “hot new thing” for young people; they are more likely to be used by these very same kids’ parents to help them get away from cigarettes! E-cigs are not a gateway sort of product; they are usually used by people looking to stop smoking! When it comes to technology, kids aren’t interested in things like alternative cigarettes… they are more inclined to go after high-tech gaming systems and iPhones. Less and less teens are smoking now than ever anyway, because tobacco doesn’t have the same cool factor as it once did. The new laws regarding e-cigarettes are a great thing; underage kids shouldn’t be using nicotine products, and this gives the electronic cigarette industry further fuel as legitimate cigarette alternatives!

E-Cigs Give Us So Many Reasons to be Thankful

The season of gratitude is full on right now, especially as the year’s major holiday approach. With Thanksgiving just 2 weeks away, what are you really thankful for? Here at EverSmoke, we are incredibly grateful to our customers who really mean so much to us. Offering a product that serves so many, and truly has helped millions to break a really horrible habit is a really wonderful thing. We are so very thankful to be able to offer great electronic cigarettes, and to be able to make a difference in peoples’ lives with them. They are greatly beneficial and give people a kind of control over their own usage, in a safe, smoke-free way. Most people who use them, have expressed much gratitude for their many benefits; wouldn’t you if your life was changed for the better?

E-cigarettes entered the retail market at a time when smokers were so ready for a change, and so ready for something new that really would help them get beyond the difficulties that tobacco cigarettes ceaselessly presented. Many people jumped on the bandwagon fast, eager to try anything that could possibly provide an outlet. Others waited, wanted feedback from the brave who tried them first. And when the reviews started pouring in favorably, more and more people became willing to give them a go. The more time that passed, the more technologically developed the range of e-cigarette brands and products became. The trend was really taking hold, and smokers were really seeing the light at the end of the tunnel by using smokeless cigarettes.

Now, about 5 years since alternative cigarettes have been on the market, they are hotter than ever. I see them everywhere I go, in casual places like the coffee shop and the book store, to seeing people laying out on the beach with their e-cig in hand. Celebrities have been fans since the beginning, and whenever a star takes up using them it makes big headlines for weeks, constantly putting electronic cigarettes in the news.

E-cigarettes offer users freedom, cleanliness, a healthier alternative, and nicotine in a more cost effective way than tobacco. They allow users to gain better control of their habit, and the ability to customize how they use the products. And they do it in a format that is comfortable, familiar, and still more convenient. E-cigs are changing lives and helping people live better lives. They aren’t here as the ultimate cessation for smoking; it goes much further than that. What they essentially offer is choice, and allow smokers to decide whether they want nicotine in their lives or not without the smoke.