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Vaping Enters the Literary World

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History has been made once again. If you thought you were going to be the first person to write a novel with a character who vapes, it’s too late.

A new book available through Amazon, Vape Mania: A Newbie’s Guide to the Evils of the Electronic Cigarette, claims to be “the first full-length literary work that has a narrative with a vaper as the main protagonist and vaping as the central theme.”

The 166-page book was published January 27, 2014, under the moniker “Melvin Provario.” The website marketing the book is cleverly titled Vaporacle. (The letter “o” is represented with an oval skull face.)

The front cover has pop-culture icons above a blaze of flames, and includes an endorsement from the “institute for preservation of the institution of cigarettes (IPIC).” The book sells for $9.99 plus a $2 shipping fee. PayPal buttons are included on the site as well as an Amazon link, which for some reason is slightly cheaper.

It should be noted that the back cover includes a parental advisory for “Explicit Vaping” and states the following: “WARNING: this memoir explicitly illustrates the possessive power of this devil drug in graphic detail and is therefore not intended for the faint of heart.”

“Enter the Seedy World of Chronic Vaping Addiction” is prominently proclaimed along with “Follow one man’s downward spiral into the seedy world of vaping addiction.”

Judging by the promo text on the website, Vape Mania hits the funny bone straight on. “Reader responses” posted on the site proclaim “I laughed so hard my tank cracked” (by ‘Professor Kanger, MVP’).

An Amazon reviewer wrote: “The main character is the perfect personification of the mass hysteria represented by the anti-vaping crowd. The commentary by “IPIC” is equally as funny, but also scary because there are really people who think that way.”

The author’s, Melvin Provario, self-description is ghoulishly haunting:  “As I write this only a few stubborn strands of hair cling to my scalp…. My eyeballs protrude like those of a lifeless doll from amidst the filthy flesh clinging to my chiseled skull. My ears have become pink and pointy like those of a pig…. Yet I have no one to blame but myself…. If only I had never put that first electronic cigarette to my mouth, I would still be the man that I once was.”

According to Vaporacle, Melvin is currently in hiding and is “hard at work documenting the instances that occurred after the tragic events depicted in Vape Mania, for a possible follow-up memoir.”

If you haven’t read an entertaining book recently, you may want to give Vape Mania a try. BEWARE! You may experience side-splitting laughter.

5 Reasons Why Electric Cigarettes Make a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

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Are you still looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day present?

For many people, February 14th is symbolic of love—a day for lovers to express their feelings in the form of gifts and attention. But the problem is that it isn’t always easy deciding what to get your Valentine to show that you are thinking about them.

Here are five reasons why electric cigarettes—along with a romantic dinner and a magical night out perhaps—can make the perfect Valentine’s gift for your special someone:

A Unique Surprise

Flowers and chocolate are nice, but they are also predictable and standard. If you want a truly unique Valentine’s gift, then give your loved one the gift of vapor smoking.

It may sound bizarre at first, but an electric cigarette is a much more surprising and unique gift than the typical flowers and chocolate.

A Gift that Lasts

Electric cigarettes truly are the gift that keeps on giving. Roses wilt, and chocolate gets eaten, but electric cigarettes are reusable, durable, and don’t disappear.

Plus, if your Valentine smokes, what could be more romantic than showing that you are so concerned about their health that you want to give them a healthier alternative and spend many more happy years together?

No Odor

Nothing kills the mood more than foul-smelling odor. While smokers may grow accustomed to cigarette stink, non-smokers are typically quite put off by it. Tobacco smoke clings to clothes, hair, skin, and can make a person’s breath intolerable and unattractive.

However, since electric cigarettes don’t burn tobacco, there is no smoke whatsoever—only odorless water vapor. This way, smokers and non-smokers can enjoy each other’s company without offending the nose, and your smoke break won’t cloud the romantic atmosphere.

Tasty Flavors

Electric cigarettes come in a variety of mouth-watering flavors. This allows you and your loved one to add some sweetness or spice (whatever you prefer) to your smoking experience.

Rather than taste the bitterness of tobacco, cuddle up with your Valentine and try out delicious flavors like Very Vanilla, Cherry Crush, and Peach Passion. Or you can stick with the tobacco taste you have learned to love without the bad odor.

Budget Friendly

Okay, we admit, this may not seem particularly romantic at first, but perhaps it will when you get to go on a romantic trip later in the year that is funded by all of the money you saved from switching to electric cigarettes.

Sure, jewelry makes a wonderful gift, but it can also put stress on your bank account, and in turn, your relationship. Not to mention, guys:  what do you think she will like more – some pretty earrings or a cruise to the Bahamas?

If you would like to show your love this Valentine’s Day by giving your special someone an electric cigarette, then browse through our variety of vapor smoking starter kits. We have four different options, from basic to expert kits, so you can delight your loved one with a gift that perfectly suits their taste.

Roses are red,

Violets are blue.

If you want a Valentine’s Day to remember,

Then EverSmoke can help you!

E-Cigs’ Second-hand Exposure 10 Times Safer Than Tobacco

There is good news for the vaping community: research shows second-hand vapor is 10 times safer than second-hand tobacco smoke.

The results of two studies of second-hand exposure to e-cigarette vapors were recently published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research.

Yes, while you are enjoying your e-cig, others near you are exposed to nicotine-rich vapor when you exhale. The 64-thousand-dollar question: How dangerous is second-hand nicotine vapor to non-vaping family, friends and the general public?

The 2 Studies

Goniewicz was one of the lead researchers and is a cancer researcher in the Department of Health Behavior at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY.

“E-cigarettes contain variable amounts of nicotine and some traces of toxicants. But very little is known to what extent non-users can be exposed to nicotine and other chemicals in situations when they are present in the same room with users of e-cigarettes,” Goniewicz told the NY Daily News.

He and his colleagues conducted two separate studies. In the first, vapor was generated from an e-cigarette smoking machine in a sterile room. Then, measurements were taken such as amount of nicotine, carbon monoxide and other harmful gases and particulates in the room.

The second study involved five men who were regular smokers of both tobacco cigarettes and e-cigs. Each of the men was asked to smoke his normal brand of e-cigarette for two five-minute intervals over a period of an hour.

During each man’s visit to the room, researchers diligently measured air quality. After each session, the room was sterilized and ventilated, and the experiment was repeated having the men smoke their regular brand of tobacco cigarettes.

The 2 Results

In the first study, nicotine levels measured 2.5 micrograms per cubic meter. In the second study, the number rose to 3.3 micrograms per cubic meter from e-cigarette.

When they compared these two readings to the tobacco cigarette, however, they found 32 micrograms per cubic meter—that’s 10 times the amount as from vaporized nicotine!

Basically, the results show that non-smokers are exposed to 10 times less nicotine from e-cigs than from tobacco cigarettes.

As for particulate matter, tobacco cigarettes have roughly seven times more than e-cigs. Levels of carbon monoxide and other gases in the air were unchanged.

Goniewicz said, “What we found is that non-users of e-cigarettes might be exposed to nicotine but not to many toxicants when they are in close proximity to e-cigarette users.”

Of course, more research is needed in such as what happens in a room with restricted ventilation, for example.

“It is currently very hard to predict what would be the health impact of such exposure,” he added.

What Next?

This study might bring good news for the e-cigarette community. We’ve been taught to hate the word cigarette for so long many people are reluctant to accept e-cigs in a positive light.

More studies will continue to shed light on the many advantages of e-cigarettes.

Shocking Place for Electronic Cigarettes to Sell Like Hotcakes

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The New York Times recently published an interesting article, “In Rural Jails, E-Cigarettes Are a Calming Vapor.”

The article juxtaposes government and school bans of these smokeless devices that are rapidly appearing from coast to coast, with one unusual place they are being highly welcomed… the rural county jail.

While most prisons and jails prohibit the use of traditional cigarettes due to fire hazards and secondhand smoke, more and more sheriffs are opting to sell electronic cigarettes to their inmates for practical reasons. The biggest of which is to help control the mood swings of inmates going through nicotine withdrawal.

Evidently, in at least seven states, county jails have allowed the sale of a few flavors of e-cigarettes to inmates. Not surprisingly, electronic cigarettes now top the list of the most coveted items in jail commissaries.

Even though e-cigarettes are banned in federal prisons, both Chinese and American manufacturers have started producing a “jail-safe” device using plastic instead of metal. Any why not? The inmate market is a captive audience (pun intended).

One Sheriff in Nebraska uses them as incentives—those inmates who are not a good boy or girl get theirs taken away. In December he bought 200 for the 32-prisoner jail, and sold out by mid-January.

A Tennessee Sheriff’s motive for introducing them was to create additional revenues after several years of budget cuts.

His main goal is to create a pay raise for his guards who are overworked and earn a top salary of $10.58 per hour. He hopes to collect profits of between $20 and $50,000 from the sale of electronic cigarettes this year.

The popularity of the device has earned some jails profits of more than 400 percent per e-cig. They are sold to inmates for $8 to $30 apiece depending on the number of puffs generated. Profits go either into the county’s general fund or directly into the jail’s budget.

Regardless of all the unanswered questions concerning electronic cigarettes, their popularity has increased considerably in the past three years. According to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, the number of varieties has now exceeded 350 and sales globally are almost $2 billion.

Many of the county sheriffs extol e-cigarettes for the reduction in tension and outright violence among their inmates. When nerves are on edge, minor disagreements can escalate quickly and get physical, which endangers the safety of both the guards and inmates.

It would appear that in jails where they sell electronic cigarettes—allowing inmates to get their nicotine fix—there are fewer altercations.

The Nebraska Sheriff believes e-cigarettes have been influential in keeping his inmates calm and orderly. “The thing I like about it is it controls the guy,” he said. “We had four or five fights last week. One guy who’d had a fight asked for an e-cigarette and it calmed him down. It’s not meant to help inmates, it’s meant to help my guys.”

A Macon County chief deputy sheriff pointed out that the reduction in inmate fights after making e-cigarettes available had led to a reduction in trips to the hospital.

He said, “The cost of fixing a broken nose is $2,000, so I figure we’re saving the county some money.”

Are You In One of the Top 5 E-Cig Groups?

E-cigs appeal to many types of people for different reasons. And their ages and professions vary as much as there are brands of smokeless cigarettes being hawked.

Interestingly though, certain groups are particularly well-suited to enjoy e-cigs. Here’s a review of the top five groups that find these smokeless gems to be their pot of gold.

Gamer Community

In the US, according to Wikipedia, the average video game player is 30 and has been playing video games for over 12 years. Gamers tend to spend a great deal of time indoors where tobacco smoking can be prohibited. But smoking tobacco in front of a computer can lead to a build-up of gunk inside the system and cause damage. Smokeless cigarettes don’t produce anything to build-up in the first place.

Many gamers play online with other opponents, and hate waiting for someone to return from a smoke break. But smokeless cigarettes are fast and easy, allowing gamers to return literally within moments.

Bartenders

The public cigarette ban has left many smokers out in the cold. Few bars allow smoking now, but most smokers want to enjoy a cigarette while drinking and socializing. These things just go together!

Patrons having to go outside for a cigarette pose several problems for the bartender (and the owner of the bar). The more time a customer spends outside, the less he drinks. Instead of making tips on drinks, bartenders polish glasses. Breaking up a customer’s steady purchase of alcohol, decreases the amount of drinks bought.

Bartenders make more money when customers are inside and comfortable, where a simple nod of the head communicates a sale.

Food Service Staff

Working in a restaurant can be a hectic job at times. Even if waiting on just a single table, there is certainly not enough time to go out back and smoke a complete cigarette—and still get a decent tip anyway.

Smokeless cigarettes, on the other hand, don’t require much time. Most of the time, two or three puffs off an e-cig is enough to satisfy any urge.

Landlords & Homeowners & Renters

Cigarette smoke leaves a film on windows and walls that can be difficult to remove. Falling asleep with a tobacco cigarette in your hand can have tragic consequences. Burn holes on tables and floors are common occurrences for those who smoke regular cigarettes.

Electronic vapor from smokeless cigarettes doesn’t have all the particulates that build up and cause damage and yellowing. E-cigs have no flame, so they can’t burn anything or anyone.

Why New York City is Banning E-Smoking in Public and Are They Alone?

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For over a decade, New York City has enforced a city-wide ban on smoking cigarettes in bars, restaurants, parks, beaches, plazas, and other public places. And as of last month, electronic cigarettes have been added to the list of publicly banned tobacco products.

New York’s City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg approved the measure to ban e-smoking in public almost unanimously (43-8). As one of his last acts as mayor, Bloomberg, who has advocated for a number of public health initiatives during his term —like the prohibition on sodas larger than 16 ounces—passed the proposal right on the heels of making New York the first major city to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21.

Vapor smokers in the Big Apple and around the country are outraged at the new restriction, which will take effect in about three months, saying that to categorize electronic cigarettes with tobacco products is misleading and harmful to the mission of creating a smoke-free New York.

However, New York City officials don’t see it that way. In an interview with the New York Times, Councilman James Gennaro, one of the leading supporters of the ban, along with Commissioner Thomas Farley, said that the loophole allowing vapers to “light up” where smokers could not was creating confusion.

“People are lighting up electronic cigarettes in restaurants, creating conflict with other patrons and waiters who have to mediate, they said. Mr. Gennaro said children who could not differentiate between regular and electronic smoking were getting the message that smoking is socially acceptable.”

Farley admitted that although more research is need to know the potential long-term affects of e-smoking, the council decided to act now in order to prevent jeopardizing the progress they’ve made on smoking in the last few years.

Obviously, local e-cig retailers and vapers are disappointed with the ruling.

Only a handful of places have instituted public e-smoking bans or similar measures —among them Arkansas, Utah, North Dakota, and neighboring New Jersey. However, other major cities, like L.A. and Chicago, are now considering similar proposals in light of New York’s example.

Find out what e-cig supporters had to say about the New York City ban by watching this news report. Then tweet us or go to our Facebook page and tell us what you think.

Celebrate the New Year with a New Lifestyle!

eversmokInHandElectronic cigarettes have become the “it” thing for smokers who’ve lost their taste for traditional cigarettes. Do you think this is the year you will be making the switch? It’s almost a cliché how many smokers make quitting their resolution, however why quit when you can switch? Here are a few good reasons to do it now, because e-cigs are hotter than ever, and we’re sure you won’t regret it!

-Won’t you feel better knowing you are not smoking tobacco anymore? Traditional cigarettes contain over 4,000 different toxic chemical additives, in addition to tobacco itself which leaves behind tar, smells awful, and makes a mess.

-You’ll smile more radiantly. Whether it’s from the happiness you get from no longer smoking traditional cigarettes, or because your teeth look nicer without the tobacco stains, we bet you’ll be more inclined to smile!

-You’ll save a lot of money. We all know cigarettes are crazy expensive, and with electronic cigarettes costing a fraction in comparison, we are sure you’ll love the savings.

-E-cigs give you more control of your smoking, and we know you’ll like having more of a say when it comes to when and where you smoke. You also get to choose what kind of e-cig model you use, what flavors you want, and what nicotine level you’d like.

-You can permanently say goodbye to ashtrays and cigarette butts. You will absolutely love how much cleaner e-cigarettes are, and how much less work they take.

-Your conscience will rest more easily knowing you are doing one less thing to harm the environment; yes just smoking cigarettes is bad for the planet. E-cigs are reusable, and they do not produce a fraction of the waste that cigarettes create.

-You’ll officially be done with tobacco cigarettes! Among all of the many positives of switching to electronic cigarettes, just being through with them, and able to live a cleaner, smoke-free lifestyle will be more than worth it!

Enjoying E-cigs in the Company of Others

Smoking-e-cigarette_1Cigarettes are not people friendly. They create a lot of problems, and usually you have to use them outdoors to keep things safe, convenient, and nontoxic for others.

This is one of the many huge reasons electronic cigarettes are replacing them; they offer smokers a lot more options and a lot more versatility when using them. Quite importantly, they are able to be used around those who are not fond of traditional cigarette smoke without the same problems; think second hand smoke and smelly fumes.

E-cigs go anywhere, and they can be used quite discretely. I have seen people using them just about everywhere in public, and have never witnessed an issue. Having been exposed firsthand, I know personally there is no smell at all when those clouds of vapor are exhaled. While the looks and feeling imitate a traditional cigarette, for bystanders they are nothing alike.

When you are at a gathering, it can be annoying and difficult to always have to step outside to have a smoke. It can break up great conversations, and take you away from what you’d rather be doing, like enjoying the company of others, or relaxing wherever you happen to be. Being able to stay where you are, and vape without inconveniencing anyone makes enjoying your time that much better.

With the popularity of e-cigs growing, they are becoming more and more accepted in public places. Most nonsmokers don’t take issue with electronic cigarettes, however keep in mind that not everyone is completely familiar with them yet. If you happen to come across someone who is unsure about your e-cigarettes, and happens to be reluctant in being exposed, all you have to do is explain how very different they are from standard cigarettes.

When it comes to smoking, a good time can be a great time if you switch to e-cigarettes. You’ll enjoy yourself more, your nonsmoking friends will thank you, and you’ll be able to concentrate on what’s most important: having fun!

Some Tips for Making the Switch

130023977__436746cIf you are a smoker, or a former smoker, you know that tobacco cigarettes are one of the hardest habits to ditch. So many smokers have embraced the possibilities of electronic cigarettes, and they have found an incredible compromise with them; similar feel, similar taste, and nicotine without the tobacco smoke. However, when starting out, there is a bit of a learning curve that users should be aware of, because understanding how these products work can give you a much better end result. Here are some tips to keep in mind of, just to make the switch to e-cigarettes go more successfully for you.

-Go with a reputable electronic cigarette brand. Quality varies, and some brands are better than others. Choose wisely.

-Don’t be dismayed by the cost of starter kits; these costs make themselves up in time, and cartridges are considerably less expensive than cigarette packs.

-Disposable e-cigarettes are a great way to try e-smoking at an affordable price. So are EverSmoke Express Kits.

-Learn about your e-cigarettes. You should soak up all the information you can; learn how to use them most effectively. Learn about different techniques to keep them in good shape. Learn about how to get the most powerful throat hit. It will all contribute to a better overall experience.

-Don’t expect your tobacco cigarette cravings to disappear immediately. Of course, it varies from one user to the next, but if you prepare yourself to deal with cravings you will be able to handle them better.

-Transitioning to e-cigarettes is easier for some more than others; for some it goes quickly and within a week they’ve made the switch completely. For others it can take a few months.

-If you think switching will be difficult for you, allow yourself time to slowly lessen your tobacco use while alternating with e-cigarettes until you’re comfortable.

-When you’ve been smoking traditional cigarettes for an extended amount of time, your body becomes used to carcinogens and loads of toxins. Your body needs time to adjust to not having them.

We know how difficult cigarettes are to leave behind, and we want to help you enjoy e-smoking. We want switching to vapor to be easy on you, and hopefully a step towards becoming totally smoke-free. Hopefully these tips for switching to e-cigs have been helpful!

How Much Nicotine is Enough?

IMAG0721When you’re choosing a nicotine level, you may get somewhat confused not knowing where to begin. How much is truly enough? Here is some insight to help guide you along if you’re stuck wondering where to begin without losing any satisfaction when your cartridges arrive!

EverSmoke cartridges are designed in 5 different nicotine strengths: 24mg, 18mg, 12mg, 6mg, and 0mg.

Some people find that starting from the strongest level, as they get a feel for it works well. However, in the same light, 24mg cartridges are very potent, and may even be too strong for some smokers. Other users prefer the method of starting at 0mg and working their way up to a heavier amount, to see how things work with less nicotine.

Another general rule of thumb for smokers is to compare their cigarettes to e-cigarettes. For example if you currently smoke unfiltered reds, or very strong cigarettes, go for the strongest nicotine. It’ll agree with you best. 18mg cartridges are very strong as well, but a tad lower than using 24mg’s. If you smoke lights, 12mg cartridges will do. Ultra lights, 6mg will be comparable. If you smoke nicotine-free cigarettes, then 0mg cartridges will obviously be what you want!

Because our cartridges are sold in packs of 15, 30, and 45, when you’re first starting out we highly encourage users to order smaller packs of different nicotine levels and flavors to find what agrees with them. We really see the benefit in trying a few different things to get to know our products for the best experience possible.

And, even after you figure it all out, find your favorite flavors and find the nicotine level of your dreams, every now and then, reevaluate where you stand. In time, you may find dropping your nicotine level is easy to do, and may even increase your satisfaction. Same goes for upping it. Transitioning to e-cigs can be easy, and very enjoyable! We offer really diverse products, and we really encourage open-mindedness for the most satisfaction.