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Vape Talk

cloudchasersVaping culture has it’s own lingo, and if you’re new to this scene, you may need a few of these slang terms interpreted! If you spend any amount of time online in the typical haunts for vaping folks, you’ve probably come across more than a few acronyms and/or abbreviations you weren’t sure of, so here’s your e-cig terminology cheat sheet!

Acronyms

APV: Advanced Personal Vaporizer. Larger, advanced vape pens that have serious batteries, LED screens, and offer a huge amount of control options.

DCC: Dual Coil Cartomizer. Cartomizers that are designed with 2 heating components. They produce incredible amounts of vapor.

DCT: Dual Coil Tank. Tanks are what hold e-liquid in vaporizers, and dual coil means they have two heating elements.

PCC: Personal Charging Case. A type of case that charges batteries without an outlet.

PG: Propylene Glycol. Used as a carrier substance in e-liquid.

RDA: Rebuildable Atomizer: One of the more popular types of atomizers at the moment, these require you to build them yourself.

VG: Vegetable Glycerin. Used as a carrier substance in e-liquid.

Vape-Specific Terms

Analog: Traditional cigarettes; basically they are considered “analog” because they are not digital, like electronic cigarettes.

Atomizer: The part included in electronic cigarettes that heats the liquid and vaporizers it.

Carto: Short for cartomizer or e-cigarette cartridge.

Cartomizer: The element of the e-cigarette that holds the liquid and vaporizes the liquid; with e-cigs cartridges can also be called cartomizers.

Cart(s): Short for cartridge.

Digital Cigarette: Another name for electronic cigarettes.

E-Juice: A term for e-liquid, which is what carries the nicotine.

Throat Hit: The feeling of the force of vapor hitting the throat when vaping.

Vape: The act of vaping.

Vaping: Similar to smoking, it is literally the act of using an e-cigarette.

When you’re just starting out with e-cigarettes, a vaper’s dictionary comes in so handy, and we know you want to know what people are talking about! You will now officially be able to participate in conversations and not sound like a cigarette smoker.

E-Smoking on the High Seas

The US Navy has embraced smokeless cigarettes and is now permitting their use onboard aircraft carriers

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Gone are the days when those serving in the military were given cigarettes when they were overseas fighting wars (cigarettes used to be included in a soldier’s daily rations). Now due to rising health costs that stem from consuming tobacco products, there have been efforts to curb smoking in the military. Until recently, however, the military has not taken a stance one way or the other about smokeless cigarettes.

While the Air Force is including the devices in their no smoking policy, the U.S. Navy is beginning to allow sailors to use smokeless cigarettes onboard ships. Recently, the USS George Washington became one of the first aircraft carriers to permit sailors to vape on deck. Sailors have been offered a ‘smoke deck’ that is solely for e-smoking—they still are not permitted to vape anywhere they’d like.

Before making the decision to allow sailors to use smokeless cigarettes on board aircraft carriers, researchers made sure that there was enough demand and desire for an e-smoking deck before unveiling it.

Having a separate vaping deck will give sailors who enjoy e-smoking a social atmosphere with like-minded, vaping sailors. The creation of a designated e-smoking deck however does not mean that sailors would not be permitted to use their smokeless cigarettes on the traditional smoking deck.

When leaders decided to add an e-smoking deck to the USS George Washington, it was not their goal to promote or prohibit smoking; rather, they wanted to provide sailors with the tools they need to perform their work.

The changes made onboard the George Washington seem to be having a positive effect on those onboard. If these results continue, it is only logical that some of the Navy’s other aircraft carriers will begin providing separate vaping spaces for their sailors as well.

Smoking’s Effect on Skin and Eyes

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Smoking can have an effect on your skin and eyes. Effects can range from minor to major. For those wishing to lower their risk of smoking-related health problems (including those that effect the skin and eyes), switching to electronic cigarettes can be a smoke-free alternative nicotine delivery system.

Eye problems

Over time, smoking cigarettes can put strain on your eyes. In fact, smoking can make you four times more likely to feel unrested after sleeping. This is probably due to a low level of withdrawal from nicotine while sleeping. Smoking can also raise your risk of developing cataracts due to more oxidative stress. Continued smoking increases the risk of developing cataracts by 22 percent.

Skin ailments

Carbon monoxide, one of the chemicals produced when tobacco burns, displaces oxygen in your skin. This can leave your face wrinkled and gaunt. Smoking also robs the body of essential nutrients that help protect and repair your skin.

Certain ailments that involve skin can also be more prominent amongst smokers. Smokers suffering from psoriasis (an autoimmune skin condition) can aggravate their condition by exposing their systems to the chemicals in tobacco smoke. Furthermore, the longer you smoke, the higher the chance you could develop psoriasis.

Another way smoking can affect your skin is increasing your risk of skin cancer. While most people associate skin cancer with sun exposure, smokers are actually three times as likely to develop skin cancer as nonsmokers are.

Eversmoke is one of the most popular electronic cigarette brands on the market. You can browse our blog and knowledge center to learn more about vapor smoking.

Questions to Ask Before Choosing an E-Cig

5-Movie-Geek-Questions-2012Before you invest in, and choose an  e-cigarette starter kit, consider the brand and its products. Here are some things to consider when choosing a particular product.

How powerful and long lasting is the battery?

The battery is the main part of an e-cigarette, and there are some things to think about before choosing one. Those of the lithium-ion variety are known and loved for their long life and ability to perform well, plus last a while. They charge quickly and offer a solid experience.

How does the e-cigarette work?

There are so many types of e-cigarettes, and obviously they all do the same thing when it’s all said and done. For example, some types require you to fill liquids yourself and others use pre-filled cartridges. Some are 2-piece units, some have a variety of different parts that can changed. You should research the different offerings before choosing, and find a brand known for it’s quality products.

How versatile are the accessories?

Accessories are a vital part of using e-cigarettes, and they make life wonderful. Choose a starter kit that comes with the accessories you want, such as different chargers, perhaps a carrying case, maybe a Personal Charging Case.

What are the cartridge flavor options?

Flavor is a huge part of the enjoyment of electronic cigarettes, and you definitely want to be able to enjoy what you use. Try different cartridges, and go after a brand with a decent selection to avoid limited options. You may get bored with even a single favorite flavor, so being able to try new ones and having a few that you like on rotation is great.

What is the cost; both in the short-term for the kit, and the long run for the cartridges and additional accessories?

This is a big thing to consider and very much a personal decision, but typically the cost of electronic cigarettes is much less than traditional. Brands all vary in price. Sometimes you have to pay more for good quality, but that will usually lead to more savings in the long term because you won’t be chucking out money all the time.

What are the policies in terms of warranties, money back, and refunds?

Protect yourself when making purchases; not all companies genuinely take care of their customers. EverSmoke does, however. With a 30-day money back guarantee and lifetime warranties available through their Home Delivery Program, when you purchase e-cigarettes from them, you can be sure you are dealing with a great brand.

What about customer service; how does this company value customers?

We’re talking about a long term relationship here, so you don’t want to give your money to a brand that doesn’t value you. Make sure the brand you choose has a variety of ways you can contact them, and that they treat their customers well. Social media can be a great inclination as to how well their customers are satisfied and how likely the company communicates with them.

In essence, you will be investing in the e-cigarette company you choose and should it be for the long-term, you will want a satisfying experience throughout the duration. Choose wisely, consider your options, and go for a brand that has your best interests in mind!

Electronic Cigarettes Extending into the Mainstream

MN--E-Cigarette-BoomThe popularity of electronic cigarettes has exploded in the last few years, considering how popular they have been since they first emerged. Smokers have taken to these alternatives wholeheartedly, and their presence in the mainstream has become quite solidified. So why are smokers switching like there’s no tomorrow? Here is a look at some of the reasons!

E-Cigarettes are alternative cigarettes. They combine the latest technology to recreate and simulate the experience of smoking. They are comprised of a battery, an atomizer, a vessel that holds e-liquid (such as a cartridge, tank, or cartomizer), and a part to puff on. They contain no tobacco, burn nothing, produce no smoke, leave behind no tar, have no odor, and are not made with thousands of added chemicals. In fact, they contain very few ingredients, and truly simplify the whole concept of smoking. They are pretty straight forward devices, and the only things they have in common with traditional cigarettes are that they offer a similar experience and give you the option of having nicotine if you want it.

One of the most obvious reasons smokers switch to vaping is that they have the option to smoke as they please, without many of the negative aspects that come with smoking traditional cigarettes. For instance, they can achieve the same sensations, feeling, and process as smoking cigarettes without any smoke. The burning of tobacco is replaced with vaporizing the e-liquid, and the entire experience of vaping is cleaner, simpler, and actually more convenient than smoking traditional cigarettes. They don’t leave any odor, can be used nearly anywhere, and they create no trail of mess behind them.

The current exodus of smokers switching to vapor is not expected to slow anytime soon. Rather, the growth is predicted to expand immensely, with experts considering the present time to be merely the beginning. They are predicting an unprecedented number of smokers to become vapers this year, numbers are expected somewhere in the range of 10 million!

Why vaping has become so popular and is becoming a part of mainstream American culture is obvious. The logic is simple; they provide something people love and enjoy in a more convenient package, without the major negatives. Why wouldn’t smokers switch if they have the option?

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!

Keeping Things Green with E-Cigarettes

Cigarette_ButtsElectronic cigarettes are considered better than traditional cigarettes for plenty of different reasons: they are more convenient, e-cigs cost a lot less than tobacco, they are able to be used in many places traditional cigs aren’t, and they are better for the environment and the planet.

While many smokers are not aware of the plight cigarettes contribute to, they are among the most littered items in the world. They are environmental hazards, and they pose a tremendous danger to wildlife. If you are interested in living more eco-consciously, consider switching your tobacco cigs for electronic cigs. Among all of their many improvements on the original analog design, being better for the earth is one of their best assets.

To understand why cigarettes are such a problem, you have to consider what they are made of: tobacco that is grown in pesticide-laden conditions and then laced with countless other harmful chemicals, and set with filters that include thousands of toxic chemicals. The filters do not biodegrade, and when they get strewn into the environment, they begin to release these chemicals, creating very unsavory conditions. They find their way into the mouths and digestive tracts of wildlife such as fish and birds, as well as polluting water systems and the ground.

Cigarettes also place a problem environmentally because they are a non-reusable item. Cigarette packs continuously get purchased, and waste gets tossed. It is a constant stream of use and discard, adding to landfill waste, and in more unfortunate circumstances, adding to the world’s pollution problem.

By using electronic cigarettes you can cut down drastically on these negatives. A single e-cigarette cartridge is equivalent to anywhere from one to two packs of cigarettes, and cartridges are among the only parts that get replaced with any sense of frequency. Other e-cigarette parts, such as batteries and chargers go a very long distance, especially with proper care, enabling users to significantly reduce the amount of waste they generate due to their nicotine habit.

E-cigarettes and the environment are a much batter match than tobacco. For all of their many benefits, being gentler on the earth is among their very best. If you are considering the more eco-friendly nicotine option, have a look at the entire range of EverSmoke products to enlighten your smoking in a positive direction!

(Now) Made in the U.S of A: Manufacturing Changes for Smokeless Cigarettes

made-in-united-statesLeading US e-cigarette companies moving production back to the USA from China

Due to concerns over quality control and chances of even tighter federal regulations, many prominent U.S. producers of smokeless cigarettes are moving their manufacturing processes out of China (where most e-cigarettes are made) and bringing them to the United States.

These production lines will be in new, highly automated U.S. factories, thus allowing ingredients and quality to be closely monitored and tracked. Producers even expect costs to be lower than those now produced in China.

While the shift to U.S. production has been in the works, real momentum gained since the FDA proposed stricter regulations in April. The FDA proposal includes requiring manufacturers to register and list all of the ingredients in their product. As the FDA proposal would require more control over the manufacturing process, moving production to the U.S. would make compliance to the regulations easier on most e-cigarette companies.

Before thoughts of shifting the manufacturing process, many smokeless cigarette companies already produced their e-liquids in the U.S., shipped the liquid to China and the devices were assembled there. Although a majority of production will take place in the United States, most batteries will most likely continue to be made in China.

Since the U.S. sales of e-cigarettes is expected to out-gross that of tobacco cigarettes by 2020, it is crucial for the major U.S. tobacco companies to begin developing their own brands of smokeless cigarettes to offset the shrinking sales. Furthermore, since production of e-cigarettes is rising, complying with the new U.S. regulations will become top priority.

Reynolds American Inc. is the only major U.S. tobacco company that produces its e-cigarettes (Vuse brand) in the U.S. In addition, Reynolds is in discussions to acquire Lorillard Inc’s. Blu brand, which has its brand of smokeless cigarettes assembled in China but produces the e-liquid in the U.S. As of now, the producers of Mistic and White Cloud are the two biggest companies planning to shift production from China to the U.S.

While many companies plan to make the shift to U.S. production, many companies will continue to produce e-cigarettes in China.

Eversmoke already proudly produces their products in the United States. However, having other companies join them in U.S. production can help to change people’s perception of smokeless cigarettes. In addition to being able to browse our selection of starter kits, you can also browse our blog and knowledge center for more information regarding e-cigarette laws and regulations.

Fathers Day with EverSmoke

es_img_father_son2Father’s Day is happens this weekend, and we’re hoping you are doing the responsible thing and getting the dads in your life what they really want: e-cigarette starter kits. Sure you can go for the usual gifts, and you can throw a wild barbeque shindig to really show him how much you care, but when it comes to presents, if he is an e-smoker, or considering making the switch to electronic cigarettes, there is one gift that will really rock his world: an e-cigarette starter kit from EverSmoke.

Right now, we are running one fantastic sale to celebrate all the dads out there, and whether you are purchasing a kit for your dad, father-in-law, husband, brother, or whomever, all EverSmoker e-cigarette starter kits are priced at 35% off their already reduced prices! Talk about a sale!

If the dad you want to purchase a starter kit for has never experienced vaping, he is in for quite a treat! Whether you go for a kit that has all the accessories available or a kit that is more about the basics, giving one made with the EverSmoke seal of quality will surely please and impress him.

If you’re purchasing a starter kit for a dad who is already into vaping, he will certainly be pleased with the effort you spent on a top quality, well-designed starter kit package; it’s much different than grabbing some low-end, convenience store product, and he will know the quality upon laying his eyes on the kit!

E-cigarettes make an amazing gift, regardless of the occasion. When you give a gift that has so much meaning, encouraging the receiver to live a healthier and more enjoyable daily life it really says a lot. Electronic cigarettes are the kind of gift that go a lot further than a single day, or a single use. They can be used to substitute traditional cigarettes, and help the user completely switch to tobacco-free nicotine smoking. They offer the user so many additional benefits, such as being able to use them indoors and in public, around groups of people, in the car, and just about anywhere that traditional cigarettes typically pose a problem.

This Father’s Day, get your dad something he can really make use of, and appreciate. Chances are, he probably already has everything he already needs; give him something he wants!

What to Know Before you Switch

If you’ve decided you’re ready to give e-cigarettes a try, we think that’s great! Vaping is an amazing addition to any smoker’s lifestyle because having an alternative that satisfies your needs and cravings, while saving you money and making life easier is beyond convenient and beneficial. So now that you’re on the path to smoking electronically, here is a guide to help you along with choosing a brand, a type of starter kit, and what you can expect from switching. While it seems like a whole new world, we promise it’s not difficult, nor confusing once you get an idea of what our products entail!

E-Cigarette Brands

As you’re most likely aware, there are a lot of different brands out there. Choosing should be based on quality, reviews given by other users, product range, options, price, money back policies, warranties, and your personal preference. If you aren’t sure, go with a brand that has been around for some time, and you see positive feedback being offered.

Choosing a Starter Kit

If you aren’t sure how to choose an e-cigarette starter kit, it’s always a good idea to go slow, and try a more basic setup. You can always upgrade to a larger kit, and it will allow you to save some money right off the bat if you are concerned about spending too much. If you are sure you want to try all of the various accessories available from the start, by all means, indulge in a larger starter kit!

What to Expect When You Switch

The many benefits of going smoke-free when switching to e-cigarettes are plenty. You can expect that foul odor that incessantly follows you to diminish. You can expect to save a great deal of money; some people save thousands of dollars every year. You can expect a simpler, more modern setup being able to charge your batteries as opposed to using lighters, which you constantly have to replace. You get many different flavor options, and you can expect to enjoy the refreshment of flavors like pina colada and cherry crush. You can also expect to enjoy the freedom of being able to smoke around large groups of people, without offending anyone with cigarette smoke.

Switching to electronic cigarettes does not need to be complicated, expensive, or confusing. The benefits you will reap as a smoker who has switched to vapor are so worth the effort of experiencing vapor smoking, and we hope it works for you, as it has for millions of others! If you are in need of more info, please check out our e-cigarette buying guide for details on how to get the most satisfaction from choosing electronic cigarettes.