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Shocking Place for Electronic Cigarettes to Sell Like Hotcakes

Shasta County Jail

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.

 

How to Get Started with Electronic Cigarettes

eversmoke_starter_kitIf electronic cigarettes are on the mind, and you are thinking about making the switch to the electronic side, you should really do your homework ahead of time to have the best possible experience. You need to know where to find the best products and services, and you’ll need to explore the different products to see what will fit your needs.

Where to Start?

The internet, of course! The amount of research that can be done, and the amount of information awaiting you is limitless. If you want to know about something, chances are you’ll be able to find out. Finding trustworthy e-cigarette reviews will really be helpful, as it will give insight as to what customers are saying about specific products. You’ll get a lot of info, and learn a lot based just on what others have experienced.

When choosing a brand, go for one with a good reputation and a well rounded selection of products. Look for things like a 30-day money back guarantee, warranty options, and good customer service.

Once you’ve figured out the brand you want, and the kind of products you are interested in, it’s time to invest in an electronic cigarette starter kit. They aren’t called “starter kits” just for kicks!

While all the accessory and flavor options may throw you off a bit, remember that these are there to be useful and enjoyable. You may not be ready for everything all at once, but it is suggested you try a “flavor sampler” when you order cartridges so that you can experience all the flavors you have at your disposal.

How Expensive is it?

Vaping does not have to be costly, in fact most of the time, electronic cigarettes save money. You have the option of many different starter kits, from budget to fully loaded with accessories, cartridges, and all the bells and whistles, and the majority of them are priced appropriately. Another aspect to keep in mind is that cartridges cost considerably less expensive than traditional cigarettes, with one cartridge being equal to approximately 1.5 cigarette packs, or 30 cigarettes.

Millions of people have switched to electronic cigarettes, and there are many reasons why they’ve turned out to be so successful. The digital aspect really resonates with today’s lifestyle, and having an alternative to tobacco has given smokers exactly what they’ve wanted. Making the switch does not have to be difficult or costly, and if you do your homework, it can go over extremely well!

All You Need to Know About Starter Kits

img_left_couples_kitStarter kits are the main introduction to the world of vaping for many. They are handy, convenient, and offer users the simplicity of having all of their products available together and ready for use.

Thinking about getting an e-cigarette starter kit? Start here.

Are you aiming for just the necessities with your starter kit?

The EverSmoke Basic Starter Kit ($49.99) is well rounded enough to keep you satisfied, and keep things convenient. It comes with 2 batteries, a couple of chargers, and 5 nicotine cartridges.

Are you looking to try e-cigarettes for the first time and do not want to spend much?

Go With: The Reusable Express Kit ($29.99) because it is a cost effective way to sample the experience without going broke.

Are you looking to invest in a larger kit with many accessories to use for the long term?

Go With: The EverSmoke Ultimate Starter Kit ($149.99) because it has just about everything imaginable including all of our best accessories, 3 batteries, and 15 cartridges.

Are you wanting a starter kit that runs somewhere in the middle, offering more accessories than a basic kit?

The EverSmoke Pro Kit ($79.99) will work great for you! It offers 2 batteries plus a PowerCig, 10 nicotine cartridges, and 3 chargers.

Need e-smoking gear for two?

EverSmoke’s Couple’s 2 Kit Combo ($99.99) is ideal for taking care of both of you, affordably! It comes with 2 of everything; both battery sizes, 3 different chargers, and 10 cartridges, making this kit perfect for couples who want in on the vaping action together!

Choosing an electronic cigarette starter kit may present some challenges, however a little thought and consideration in advance can help make it go over really easily. They are basically the best way to get into vaping, and enjoy it without much confusion. If you’re looking for the very best smoking alternatives available, or are looking to experience the art of vaping, EverSmoke has you covered!

 

Smoke Vapor and Save Money

af647a6054-cf716cca5fIf you’ve been considering making the switch to vaping with electronic cigarettes, here is all the more reason to give them a go. Enjoy saving money? We thought so!

Tobacco cigarettes are an expensive habit, and most smokers are disgruntled by the price tag. The many costs associated with smoking add up in huge proportions.

With the average US price for cigarettes at $6 per pack, and some smokers spending more than $10 a pack in certain cities, it’s quite outrageous. When you factor in all of the additional expenses, it gets even more extreme; would you ever be up for spending $35? According to the American Cancer Society, that’s how much you spend when all the additional (health-related) expenses get included. In other terms, it equates to an extra $12,775 out of your pocket if you’re smoking a pack a day.

Smoking has the ability to throw in costs like higher premiums for health and life insurance policies. Smoking also requires you to spend more money on extra accessories like lighters, ash trays, fragrances, gum, teeth whiteners, and whatever you use to mask your habit. Cigarettes are highly disposable, and you go through them quickly. They can burn anything they come into contact with, including clothing, furniture, and the inside of your car. These may seem like little expenses, but they add up.

Aside from the convenience and other amazing reasons to switch to electronic cigs, money is a really big one. No one wants to spend any more than necessary, and the cost of smoking can really be cut back when you use these as an alternative. With so many less additional costs, and drastically lower costs of cartridges compared to cigarette packs, electronic cigarettes are exceptionally affordable.

Looking to save money? E-Cigarettes can save you lots of money. Reconsider all the ways traditional cigarettes are sabotaging your ability to save money. It’s way more than a single charge every time you swipe your card for a pack of smokes; if it’s a long term habit, it’s a really high long term expense that only gets pricier over time. An additional $12,775 in your bank account at the end of the year sounds enticing, doesn’t it?