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Starter Kits: How’s a Beginner to Choose?

eversmoke_starter_kitIf you are a smoker who is interested in switching to alternative cigarettes, you are probably aware of the vast number of choices before you. We won’t disagree; we know that for many, the most difficult thing about switching to vapor is actually starting because there are just that many options when it comes to choosing an e-cigarette starter kit. Here is a guide for the beginner e-smoker, because we know how valuable having some direction can be, and how valuable switching to an amazing alternative like vapor can be!

When you are just beginning ask yourself these questions:

What is my budget for starting?

How often do I smoke cigarettes?

Am I interested in using a variety of accessories?

What is my day to day lifestyle like; will I be vaping mostly at home or am I always on the go?

With so many starter kits available, these questions can help you narrow it down. There are kits for the busiest people who know they will want a little of everything, as well as extras, and there are kits for those who want nothing but the basics.

The EverSmoke Basic Kit: Basic is it! However you do get 2 batteries, a wall charger, a USB charger and 5 cartridges; which is a really awesome way to start up without getting overwhelmed, by either the cost or number of products.

The EverSmoke Pro Kit: A step up from the Basic Kit, the Pro Kit comes with all the same products with the inclusion of a Power Cig, which gives you the benefit of extended vaping without needing charging, as it connects to an outlet.

The EverSmoke Ultimate Kit: this one covers all ground, and comes with all of our accessories. You get 3 batteries, a Personal Charging Case, a protective case, a Power Cig, a wall charger, USB charger, and a car adapter, as well as 15 nicotine cartridges. If you want it all, this kit has it all.

The Couples Combo Kit: If you and your partner are looking to make the switch together, this kit helps you do it together. It comes with 4 batteries; 2 of each size, 2 wall chargers, 2 USB chargers, 2 car adapters, and 10 cartridges so you each start out with 5. Sweet deal, isn’t it?

The Express Kit: This is our most budget-friendly basic option, and it allows new users to have the experience without a big commitment. It has the most necessary parts needed to vape, including a battery, a USB charger, and 2 cartridges.

Vaping is amazing, and for many it becomes a big part of their lifestyle because it avails so much more convenience and options than cigarettes do, however the biggest step to switching is making that first leap. We hope this beginner’s guide to starter kits has proved helpful, here’s to the freedom and bliss of vaping!

Powering the Vaping World

Information about lithium-ion batteries and their usage in today’s techy world

In 1997, developers released a new battery that rather than using a liquid solvent to conduct a charge (like the nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH), they used a solid polymer composite instead.

The Workings of Lithium-ion Batteries

In addition to using solid polymer composite, the electrodes and separators that generate the charge in a lithium-ion battery are laminated to each other. This allows for a flexible wrapping casing rather than a typical metal casing.

For this reason, shaping lithium-ion batteries to specific devices is easy, which eliminates the need for one size-fits all battery.

What Lithium-ion Batteries Power

Pretty much all of the devices we use today use lithium-ion batteries for a power source—including (but not limited to):

  • Portable devices
    • For example: mobile and smartphones, laptops and tablets, digital cameras and camcorders, handheld game consoles and flashlights and most e-cigarettes on the market (including EverSmoke)
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Electronic Cigarette Etiquette

While vaping isn’t exactly new, many people still don’t know much about them. And most of the time, we are afraid of what we don’t know.

There is an amount of responsibility that comes with vaping outside of your home. At the very least, you will likely be introducing many spectators to their first live electronic cigarette. What they take away from the event is largely based on your actions.

We hate stereotyping, but it doesn’t stop us from naturally forming overall opinions based on a single interaction. Veteran vapers are well-versed in using their devices in public without causing a commotion or imposing on others’ rights.

If you are new to the world of vaping, here are some basic rules of etiquette of where you should NOT vape:

  • In any type of health care facility
  • In banks, grocery stores, or retail locations
  • Near children at family events
  • Where people can see you on planes, trains, or subways

Use Discretion

Vaping can require some covertness. You don’t need to walk down the aisles of Wal-Mart showing off and advertising the use of your device.  It’s called stealth vaping.

It’s quick and easy to make a pit stop at the restroom or corner of the room for a few puffs.  Some vapers are so slick they can position their device in the palm of their hand such that it isn’t noticeable when they use it.

Educate Yourself

Since you are somewhat of an ambassador for electronic cigarettes when you use them in public, it is highly advisable to learn as much as you can about these devices.

First, you want to be able to call someone on their erroneous statements and set the record straight. Once you know a bit about them, it is your job to nicely educate others who know nothing of what they speak.

Respect Others

Don’t get on a soap-box about e-cigs with everyone you meet; just keep people straight with honest responses and accurate information. Others have a right to disagree.

Show consideration for others by asking before you begin vaping. Chances are most people won’t object, but they will definitely appreciate being asked. It’s also a great way to start a conversation about e-cigs since many people are curious and want to know more about these amazing devices.

Set Good Examples

It all comes down to setting a good example. Remember, people unfamiliar with electronic cigarettes (http://www.eversmoke.com/electronic-cigarettes.html) will use you as their example of a typical vaper, so be mindful of other and polite. For example, if someone asks you politely to put your e-cig out, politely do so. It’s the right thing to do when you’re in public.

We invite you to check out our latest knowledge center article, E-Cig Etiquette: Tips for Vapor Smokers, to better understand the proper places and ways to enjoy your electronic cigarette.

Ways the Body Improves Post Tobacco

cigarettes_17r90ns-17r90ouThere are a lot of ways the body begins to recover when tobacco is no longer being funneled in on a regular basis. If you are thinking about making the switch to electronic cigarettes, here are some of the ways you can expect your body to react when no longer having the toxins of smoke and tar building up in your system. The following is a timeline of how the body repairs over time, showing how amazing the human body is, after all!

20 Minutes: Yes, your body’s chemistry changes in just 20 minutes after smoking a cigarette, with heart rate and blood pressure levels returning to their normal settings.

12 Hours: In 12 hours after your last tobacco cigarette, carbon monoxide levels in the blood stream return to normal.

2 Weeks: In just two weeks, lung function and circulation begin to improve.

1-9 Weeks: In this time period, the body begins to recover from typical symptoms of smoking like the infamous smoker’s cough and having shortness of breath. The cilia lining the lungs begin to function normally again, and they get to work cleaning the lungs, lessening the risk of infection.

1 Year: Your risk of coronary heart disease drops by 50%, making it half as high as a smoker’s risk.

5 Years: Your risk of certain cancers is now at a dramatically lower rate than that of a smoker’s. The risk of mouth cancer, throat cancer, esophagus cancer, and bladder cancer is now 50% less than that of smokers’. The risk of stroke and cervical cancer have also lowered  as well.

10 Years: The risk of pancreatic and larynx cancer has now decreased, and the risk of fatal lung cancer is now cut in half compared to smokers’ risks.

15 Years: The risk of heart disease is now the same as what nonsmokers face.

We all know tobacco is harmful, but being able to see exactly how the body takes care of itself over time is rather impressive. The human body is an amazing vessel, and taking care of it over the long run is so worth the while. If you are interested in switching to smoke-free, tobacco-free alternatives, please have a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Starter Kits, which has been designed to assist anyone in making the switch to vapor!

10 Best Ever Electric Cigarette Quotes

For such a small and simple device, electric cigarettes get a great deal of attention. Unfortunately, much of the attention is negative.

News about e-cigs, whether positive or negative, seems to pop-up daily. Some of the news explores different legislative and regulatory activity (…some good, some bad), while other news discusses research and social studies.

With such an interconnected world, it’s easy to see how different opinions about a given topic can get out there.

Here’s a taste of some of the top e-cig quotes found in the article Quotes from the Experts: a selection of quotes from the world’s most renowned experts in public health and tobacco issues.

  1.  “E-cigarettes deliver the same nicotine found in the pharmaceutical products, with no more contamination by toxic substances than the pharmaceutical products already approved by FDA.” By Dr. Joel Nitzkin, Chair, Tobacco Control Task Force, American Association of Public Health Physicians.
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5 Reasons Why Electric Cigarettes Make a Great Valentine’s Day Gift

valentine's day gift

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!

Surgeon General Adds to the Ills of Tobacco Smoke

Quit-Smoking-CigarettesWe all know how negative tobacco cigarettes are, however 50 years into the war against tobacco, scientists are still finding new links between smoking and disease. In the most recent report to be released from the surgeon general, various factors were examined, revealing the current state of smoking in America, and new diseases to be attributed to tobacco.

While this probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone who knows how toxic cigarettes are, it sure does give good reason for smokers to stay as far away from tobacco as possible, and make the switch to electronic smoking as an alternative. While the number of smokers is down drastically since 1964, when the surgeon general declared smoking to increase death 42% of adults were smoking, today the number steadies around 18%.

The newest report of diseases cigarette smoking contributes to include rheumatoid arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, macular degeneration, and erectile dysfunction, as well as two more types of cancer; liver and colorectal, and for mothers who smoke during pregnancy, infants can be born with cleft palate defects as a result.

The number of people who die each year from smoking-related causes is approximately half a million worldwide, with lung cancer still being the largest cause. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female; the death rate among smokers equally affects men and women. Interestingly, as smoking rates have decreased, so have the number of lung cancer diagnoses at a rate of 3% among men, and 1% among women.

Also covered in the report were not only the medical statistics on tobacco and disease, but the financial effects of smoking related illnesses, which are costing the nation $130 billion, and an additional $150 billion annually due to lost productivity.

So what is the nation doing about the smoking problem? The one measure that has always seemed to work is raising the price of cigarettes. It has been found that for every 10% price increase, the rate of smoking drops 4%.

As an alternative, if you are a smoker, consider switching to electronic cigarettes. With no tobacco and no chance for smoke, you can steer clear of the stigma. And just to add to their many benefits, the cost is considerably lower! Millions have made the switch and have not looked back; check out our selection of e-cigarette starter kits today!

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!

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.

 

Great Reasons to Make the Switch to E-Cigs

girl_smoking_electronic_cigarette10-198x300Traditional cigarettes are beginning to look increasingly old fashioned compared to e-cigs. If you’re still smoking tobacco, there are some pretty poignant reasons why vaping has become so popular. Here is a look at some of the top reasons making the switch makes life better.

Designed with Similar Appeal

E-cigs look, taste, and feel really similar. They were in fact, made to recreate the experience, and much attention was implemented to come as close as possible. While most smokers tend to stick to what they know, many are realizing the immense pleasure that lies in electronic smoking. The feeling is remarkably close, with a draw that has great resistance, a throat hit that packs a punch, and intense flavor that taste like cigarettes (or ventures off into new territory). The body of the e-cigs are made to look and feel like the real thing, only they last a whole lot longer, offer amazing technology, and are much easier to handle.

Vape Wherever You Want

So imagine, by vaping you don’t have to give up any of the aspects you love, and you have the ability to truly enjoy all the sensations without the tobacco, smoke, horrendous smell, and lingering odor. You can use them nearly anywhere, and you ultimately gain a great amount of freedom. Without any second hand smoke, the options are endless. Most public places have no bans of them, and many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs openly welcome e-cig use!

E-Cigs Save Money

Cigarette smoking is an unbearably expensive habit. Not only are the prices high per pack, the toll they exhaust on your health and the additional costs necessary just to maintain the habit are mind numbing. When you can drop less than $100 on an e-cig starter kit that includes a hefty assortment of cartridges, each of which lasts between 1-2 packs of cigarettes, the costs more than even out. In fact, they go way down when you switch!