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World Health Organization Attempts More Regulations on Electronic Cigarettes

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Over the past 9 years, the electronic cigarette industry has produced over 400 different brands of choice and has become a 3 billion dollar industry.  Despite the success of the ever popular vaping experience, it has not come without controversy and serious attempts of regulation.

On August 26th, WHO (World Health Organization) released a new report which contained the following regulation attempts.

  • Impede promotion to non-smokers and young people;
  • Minimize potential health risks to e-cig users and nonusers;
  • Prohibit unproven health claims about e-cig; and
  • Protect existing tobacco control efforts from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry

The report states that these regulations are needed because electronic cigarettes represent an “evolving frontier filled with promise and threat for tobacco control.”

The report does state that more research is needed in various areas of electronic cigarette usage but that they are highly concerned about the advertising of many fruity and candy like flavors and believe they are a serious appeal to young users.  They believe this could attract a young person to begin e-cig usage that has never even tried traditional smoking. The report also states that from the years 2008 to 2012 electronic cigarette usage has doubled among this age group.

Some other conclusions in the findings are that WHO believes there is insufficient evidence that electronic cigarettes can actually help a traditional cigarette smoker quit smoking and make the switch.  WHO recommends that analog smokers be encouraged to quit through other methods of already approved treatments.

The report also states that the vapor produced by electronic cigarettes can’t be proven to be merely water vapor.  The WHO also believes there can still be chemicals that could potentially harm pregnant women and adolescents.

Only time will tell what will become of these regulation attempts.  There will be a meeting in October in Moscow to discuss the findings in the WHO’s report.

Whatever becomes of the regulation attempts, at Eversmoke we believe to never sell to anyone under the age of 18.

To learn more about our assortment of electronic cigarette products, continue to browse our blog and knowledge center.  We look forward to you becoming a very happy vaping customer!

Smokeless cigarettes: Better for Both Your Lifestyle and Wallet

Switching to vapor cigarettes could help you save money especially in high-tax-states

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Not only does vaping with smokeless cigarettes allow you the freedom to get the nicotine your body craves in the comfort of the indoors (rather than being forced to brave the elements), they can also help to save you some money.

The cost of a pack of tobacco cigarettes (along with the taxes on them) continues to rise. However, governments at the state and federal level are increasingly looking to raise the taxes on vapor cigarettes and their accessories.

Nevertheless, you can save money over time since most smokeless cigarette cartridges equal roughly 1.5-2 packs of traditional cigarettes. This means that everyone’s individual savings will be different depending on which state you live in, the taxes that they place on tobacco cigarettes and of course how much you end up using the vapor cig device..

Electronic Vs. Tobacco Cost Breakdown

According to the Federation of Tax Administrators, a pack of cigarettes costs around $6.15 on average. Therefore, a pack-a-day smoker is likely to spend around $1,500/year in a low-tax-state—and as much as $5,000 in a high-tax-state like New York where a pack can average $13. This makes price tag for the average smoker around $2,250/year.

Most brands of disposable vapor cigarette cartridges are equivalent of roughly 1.5 to 2 packs of tobacco cigarettes and cost between $6 and $10 apiece. This means that yearly, smokeless ceigarettes will set you back roughly $1,100 to 1,800. Depending on whether you like in a low-or high-tax state, you could stand to save several hundred dollars a year.

The first consideration for someone looking to switch is whether to buy a disposable smokeless cig, or to buy a starter kit. Although starter kits have a bigger up-front investment, they offer the biggest savings in the long run.

Most disposable vapor cigarettes say they’re equivalent to about 2 packs of cigarettes and cost $6 to $10 apiece, meaning they’d cost about $1,100 to $1,800 a year, for savings of several hundred dollars a year. Savings for using a starter kit are much higher.

States Getting in the Way

Unfortunately, these savings may not last forever. While most vapers pay some sort of sales taxes, states like Minnesota and North Carolina are now placing additional taxes vapor cigarettes and liquid nicotine and other states are considering such taxes. In addition, restrictions proposed by the FDA in April may also push these costs even higher.

For more information on e-cigarette taxing, please continue reading on our blog.

However, there is always a chance that heavy competition amongst smokeless cigarette sellers could push prices lower. The prices could be driven down even further as big tobacco makers try to get into the vapor cigarette business.

Eversmoke is one of the most popular smokeless cigarette brands on the market. Besides visit our main site for the best selection, you can also browse our blog and knowledge center to learn more general information about vapor smoking and cigarettes.

E-Cigs May Spell the End for Tobacco Bonds

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For years now, economists have been seeing signs that traditional tobacco cigarettes are gradually going the way of the dinosaurs—a.k.a. extinct. This downward trend is likely due to the fact that many Americans are discovering that the many harmful side effects of smoking simply aren’t worth the risk.

To solidify this fact, recent data indicates that traditional cigs may actually be in trouble much sooner than anticipated thanks to the fast rising tide of demand for smoking alternatives—the most popular of which is electronic cigs.

Already Endangered

Last month, Reuters published a report saying the first tobacco bond defaults could be right around the corner.

In 1998, Big Tobacco made an agreement between 46 U.S. states essentially stating they would pay compensation each year for additional healthcare costs incurred through smoking. These payments are based on annual cigarette sales and run into the billions of dollars. As a result, the states sold bonds that would keep paying out as long as Big Tobacco made a profit. Up till now, tobacco has been a safe investment.

However, forecasters are warning investors that some tobacco bonds may start defaulting as soon as 2020 since Americans are giving up smoking at a faster rate than previously estimated.

Most bonds were only structured to withstand a 2 to 3 percent annual decline. Yet since 2000, cigarette sales have dropped an annual average of 3.4 percent.

“If the decline goes to 6 or 7 percent, it will be very quick,” said Tom Metzold, portfolio manager at Eaton Vance Investment Managers. “I think that the first [defaults] are probably five years away,” he said.

The Rise of the E-Cig

Meanwhile, as tobacco sales plummet, the e-cig industry is thriving due to a growing number of Americans switching to a less risky and more enjoyable smoking experience.

Currently, electronic cigs only make up a fraction of the market compared to Big Tobacco, but the industry is still so young. Four years ago, e-cigs were a niche subculture for just a handful of hobbyists. But in only a few years, sales of e-cigs have grown to more than $2.2 billion annually and the number of e-cigs sold has skyrocketed from 50,000 units to over 3.5 million by 2012, according to some estimates.

If this trend continues, it won’t be long before electronic cigs take control over a majority share of the market.

“We believe consumption of e-vapor will eclipse consumption of combustible cigs over the next decade as technology improves,” wrote Bonnie Herzog, an analyst at Wells Fargo who has tracked the tobacco industry for years, in a recent report.

In other words, it is an exciting time to be an e-smoker! Learn more about how e-cigs are becoming the new normal and where they might be headed by reading our related article in the Eversmoke Knowledge Center.

If you would like to try out e-cigs for yourself, take a look at our popular electronic cig starter kits today!

The Best and Worst Hiding Places for Your E-Cigs

hiding an e-cigIs this really a topic we need to discuss?  Absolutely!  Maybe you have been enjoying your e-cig or are thinking of investing in one and other people may have a real curiosity about your purchase as well.

Therefore, we suggest you keep this most valued possession under lock and key.

Once you begin to enjoy vaping, we believe you will feel it is of extreme value as well.  It is priority for you to know where it is at all times but for others to not know!  This “others” can include adults, kids and even pets.

Best Places for Hiding

  • In a pillow case!  Why not?  It keeps dust and other particles off of your device.
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Taking Care of Your E-Cigarettes

While e-cigarettes are generally low maintenance products, there is good reason to take good care of them, and sometimes go a little out of your way to show them some love. After all, they do offer so many benefits, and they work exceptionally hard to satisfy your nicotine cravings. Fortunately, taking care of your e-cigarettes does not have to be a science, or take a dramatic amount of energy.

EverSmoke e-cigarettes are technological marvels, and they are designed to be exceptionally durable. However, knowing how to take care of them from day one will help make them last as long as possible and sure to give you the great performance and exquisite vapor you’ve come to expect.

Start from the Beginning

Good care should start as soon as you get your e-cigarettes. When you first receive your starter kit, while you may be tempted to start vaping right away, don’t. Instead, charge your batteries up to 100% before you start, as this ensures your batteries’ performance over the long run.

When it comes to charging after the first time, the best way to know it’s time to charge up is when the indicator light shows that it’s needed. This will be before your battery gets down to 0%, which is the ideal time to charge for long lasting battery strength.

Concerning Cartridges

Do not try to open cartridges; it will most likely damage them!

Cartridges are going to be continuously changed out. When attaching them, make sure not to tighten them too tightly, because this will cause them to be difficult to remove, and they will not function up to par.

When it comes to storing your cartridges, cool, dry places are ideal. It’s best to keep them away from direct sunlight, high temperatures, and moisture for the best functioning and performance.

So there you have it! A few tips to prolong your e-cigarettes and ensure they offer you plenty of vapor, great performance, excellent flavor, and a very cigarette-like experience! Hopefully these tips will come in handy, and give you the kind of satisfaction you’re deserving!

Made in the USA: All About E-Liquid

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcing World Vaping Day!

page20-world-vaping-day-red-bigElectronic cigarettes are getting huge, and this September we will be celebrating World Vaping Day.

What is World Vaping Day?

It’s a day where e-smokers all throughout the world can connect over the amazing concept of tobacco-free nicotine pleasure, also known as vaping!

World Vaping Day will be held on Thursday, Sept 19, and highlights a week of vaping events, starting Monday, September 16th through Sunday the 22nd. The first World Vaping Day happened in March, 2012, it was the first of its kind, and it was successful worldwide.

Electronic cigarettes have helped change the lives of millions, and people all over the world will be celebrating again this year.

From small events organized by friends getting together, to large events hosted by companies, it’s a great day to share what we all love about e-cigs. In some places last year, there were events that happened country-wide in honor of World Vaping Day! This year’s events are expected to be even greater than last year’s, so stay informed by knowing where events will be happening locally.

Electronic cigarette users are a pretty proud community, no matter where they live. Vaping adds convenience, freedom and pleasure to their lives, and it’s reason enough to celebrate. With all of the good that has come from using electronic cigarettes, for many people they have become not just a product that works out, they become part of their lifestyle.

So what can you do to get involved? Plenty!

You can purchase some new products to celebrate in style. EverSmoke electronic cigarettes are perfect for the occasion, and they are always incredibly enjoyable products. You can connect with other e-smokers, look for forums online as well as Facebook groups to see what local events are going on, and perhaps even organize a get together yourself!

The more e-smokers who are informed about events happening, the more who will want to join in the celebration, and use their e-cigs proudly. Users have done many different, creative things to promote the day in the past, so reach out to others!

So get ready for World Vaping Day 2013! Vape proudly, spread the word, get your e-smoking friends together for a vapemeet and see what local organizations have got going on!

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.

EverSmoke Disposables: Get ‘Em While They’re Hot!

header_home_disposableEverSmoke Disposable E-Cigarettes are so great no e-smoker should be without them. They are easy, fun, go everywhere, and right now we’ve got one killer sale happening on them!

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Disposable electronic cigarettes are a little pricier than our reusable line, so getting a great deal is really worth it. Each disposable lasts a while, about the same as 2 packs of traditional cigarettes, or 500 puffs. They come in 2 flavors: Menthol and Classic Tobacco, and they’re pre-filled so you never have to mess with the liquid yourself. Even if you don’t plan on using them all the time, or if you don’t have a specific time in mind, just having them available is great.

Keep extras in your bag, suitcase, your desk at work, in your home, or wherever you may need them.

They are great should you need them in a moment’s notice, and they are really awesome if you plan on being away from home or an outlet (for charging) for a while.

Electronic cigarette disposables offer a whole lot to users. They give you even more convenience and freedom than regular e-cigs, and they make the very best travel partners. They are used straight from the package, with no setting up or battery charging necessary.

For those who are beginners to e-smoking, they are excellent introductory e-cigarettes because they give a taste of what it’s all about. They let you experience the gist of how it all works, feels, and fits in with your life. Above all, they can be a great example of how much nicer it is to vape than it is to smoke cigarettes, without losing any of the pleasure.

For experienced e-smokers, the more options the better. We’ll never advise you to ditch to reusables in favor of disposables, but we really suggest adding them to your rotation! You’ll never know how useful they are till you try them!

Electronic cigarettes and Research: Where We Stand

imagesOne of the biggest topics when it comes to electronic cigarette debates is research. The FDA says enough research has not been done, and consumers are always curious about advancements.

Because we are still in the early stages of electronic cigarettes, there is nothing that can negate the fact that large amounts of extensive research have yet to be done.

As it progresses, we are sure further testing will get more and more in depth, both in respect to the effects of e-cigarettes medically and environmentally. Here is a look at what currently know in regards to medical research.

Medical Research

Thus far, the majority of the research on electronic cigarettes has been focusing on their effects on health, especially in regards to their risks and benefits. These have been done by a number of institutions, including government, universities, and those sponsored by the industry itself.

Toxicology and Carcinogens

Another major area of focus when it comes to e-cigarettes is the subject of carcinogens. Enormous amounts of research have been done on cigarettes and their carcinogenic properties, and people want to know where e-cigarettes lie in the matter. Studies have been done to test the chemical composition of electronic cigarettes, and one of these, done by the Roswell Parker Cancer Institute surveyed the chemical output of 12 electronic cigarette brands. They screened for toxins and potentially cancer-causing substances, including volatile organic compounds, nitrosamines, carbonyls, and heavy metals. All 12 brands were compared to the production of a medical nicotine inhaler, and the results of toxic findings ranged from 9 to 450 times less than those from cigarette smoke, and with some toxic levels that were comparable to the trace amounts that were produced by the inhaler.

Lungs and Heart

The effects of e-cigarettes on the heart and lungs have had a decent amount of scientific research coverage, as traditional tobacco cigarettes do the most damage to the these areas. In a study done in Greece, by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, the heart’s reaction to electronic cigarette use was measured and compared to how it reacted after cigarette use. Interestingly, when using vapor, users experienced just a slight increase in blood pressure, and very little increase in heart rate. By comparison, however, after smoking a tobacco cigarette, the smoker’s heart rate and blood pressure would soar. The conclusion of this study did not promote the use of electronic cigarettes, however the physician, Dr. Farsalinos did validate them as suitable alternatives to tobacco.

Other studies looking at the effect of vapor smoking on the heart and lungs have been performed, however most lack research and data.

Electronic cigarettes have gotten big, so big in fact that people want more thorough research, and it will most certainly be needed to aid in legislative efforts. Research is essentially a great thing, as the more we know, the better products we can develop.