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Can Electronic Cigarettes Give You a Six-Pack?

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According to recent statistics, the United States has over 45 million people that use electronic cigarettes. With over $3 billion dollars in sales, it seems to be a popular concept that many are trying.

Could some people possibly be making the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigs because they feel they are able to stay physically fit using this alternative?

According to a detailed study of 1000 electronic cigarette smokers, many suggested they had increased their lung capacity after making the switch from traditional to e-cigs.  Three fourths of the people surveyed claimed that they are able to handle strenuous tasks, including exercise, much better.

Below are more results from the study

  • 98% of all participants claimed their tobacco usage decreased after taking up electronic smoking.
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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!

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!

E-Cigarette Sales Are on the Rise!

Smokers keep switching to the vapor side! Studies are showing that sales are going up in very big numbers, and year by year, more smokers become intrigued with what awaits them with alternative cigarettes. More than 50% of smokers in the US are aware of e-cigs, and that number is growing too. The more people that learn there is an alternative to the poison that is tobacco is, that gives the same results and without the negative attributes, the more of those who will give them a try.

With awareness comes sales, because smokers have never really had legit options that allowed them to quit easily. Whether you are a smoker or not, surely you know someone who has tried to quit. The reason so many people smoke for so long is because cigarettes are an extremely difficult habit to kick. Unlike illegal drugs, they are very easy to acquire, do not mess you up while you enjoy them, and most importantly, they aren’t illegal. Unlike legal substances such as alcohol, you aren’t really limited in the same ways. No, you cannot use cigarettes in many public places the way you can when consuming alcohol, but you most certainly should not be driving when you drink. And it’s definitely a major faux pas to be drinking in the middle of your work day. When is it ever appropriate to head out for a quick “alcohol break” and get back to work shortly, and slightly tanked? Never! Cigarettes are a really quick, easy fix, but their negatives mount quickly, and often not in plain sight. Smokers eventually get to the point where they realize that smoking cigarettes is not what they want, and the effects on their health have already begun. And quitting is a very steep uphill battle.

This is where e-cigarettes come in. For just the price of an e-cigarette starter kit, smokers are able to embark on a path to health that allows them to control all aspects of the smoking process, without the smoke and tar. They have tremendous freedom, and the same satisfaction in enjoying the nicotine and the actual act of smoking the e-cig. Electronic cigarettes are here to stay, smokers get ready for the future!

Disturbing Facts About Tobacco

E-Cigarettes are the smarter choice for many reasons. They save money, are better for the environment because they are outstandingly eco friendly, and most importantly, they are better for you. It doesn’t take FDA approvals or the government to say it, either. They are healthier just for being smoke free, and not laced with hundreds of chemicals. In fact, any reputable e-cig company, such as EverSmoke, makes all ingredients available and you can bet deadly, dangerous, toxic chemicals are not part of the recipe.

Tobacco cigarettes and their filters read like a laundry list of disturbing chemicals. A vast majority of them are known to cause cancer. Only tobacco companies could explain and justify why things like arsenic, lead, menthanol, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide need to be included, but these are highly poisonous substances, lethal even, and should not be put into the body on a daily basis even in the smallest quantities! When these sorts of ingredients are found in other consumer products, warnings are issued and printed so that the customer is well aware of it.

Toxic ingredients are the only problems with tobacco cigarettes. There are also problems with the tobacco itself. The tobacco farming industry is not exactly applauded for it’s stellar  practices. Tobacco has lead to major deforestation, leaching of precious topsoil, infusing native soil with radioactive fertilizers and harmful pesticides, and therefore creates dangerously polluted run off water, that leads to larger bodies of water, pollution intact.

And then there is the pollution cigarettes, cigarette packs, and lighters create. Too many times smokers have gotten into the habit of littering with their cigarettes and cigarette waste. It’s a problem that plagues the entire earth, and it would seem easy to push anti-littering campaigns, but really? If they haven’t stopped discarding their butts like this by now, will they ever as long as they are smokers? Cigarette filters are not biodegradable, and all those lovely chemicals in those filters cause further havoc on the environment, as they slowly get buried beneath layers of soil.

So while chemicals, pollution, and deforestation are major issues, the problem lies with cigarettes. If less smokers are using them, and choosing electronic smokes instead, it means less people are buying cigarettes and not further supporting this industry. Less tobacco means less chemicals, pollution, and deforestation fo the world to contend with. All the more reason to get with the times, and get an e-cig starter kit!

 

Quit Smoking For Good This Time: Opt for E-Cigarettes!

Most smokers have a love – hate relationship with cigarettes. They are so bad, but oh so good! They make you feel great and later like trash. They are convenient but lead to plenty of mess and waste. Quitting seems like the only way to stop the problems, the only way to end the stream of toxins, and the high cost, but it’s just so hard. And even after most people quit, the allure is still so strong. Cravings can be monumental, and sometimes too easy not to give in to. In other words, cigarettes can be really hard to give up for good!

A recent study done by the University of South Florida sheds new light on this well known phenomena, and adds some statistics to what we already know. According to the data found, 90% of people who quit smoking will, or have relapsed at one point or another. Not surprising is it? Therefore, the vast majority of smokers have quit at some point or another, only to return to the nasty habit. The grip these things have is unquestionable, and truly hard to break!

It really leaves one to ponder, what if these smokers were using an alternative like electronic cigarettes? Would it be so hard for all of them? According to our users and many who have left us e-cig testimonials and written us letters telling about their experiences, e-cigarettes work. In fact, it’s pretty well known how e-cigarettes are putting the tobacco industry in a bind. They can ease the tension and really put a halt to those pesky cravings in a safe and familiar format. If you think about it, its only slightly different and the relief is all there. Without the smoke and tobacco.

If 90% of smokers have a relapse at one time or another, whether its momentary and they just need a random cigarette, or full blown getting right back to business with a 3 pack a day addiction, they really ought to give e-cigarettesa go. Hey, you’ll never know until you try!

 

E-Cigs VS Tobacco Cigs

If you stack the stats of electronic cigarettes vs tobacco cigarettes, who comes out on top? Here is a comparison, showing how the two compare in categories such as price, convenience, expenses, chemical exposure, environmental danger, and popularity.

Hollywood’s Impact: If judging by Hollywood, e-cigarettes are definitely the hotter option. Cigarettes have always been popular, but these days being healthy is much cooler than being ill, or dying an untimely death because of a cigarette habit. This list of stars who use e-cigs is always on the increase, while those who have died as a result of tobacco is extremely unfortunate.

Cost: What smoker does not bemoan the high cost of tobacco? Cigarettes are really expensive, and the average smoker spends between $150 and $300 every month on them. Yowza! Vapor smokers on the other hand, are known to spend somewhere in the vicinity of $30-$70 monthly, coming out to really great savings!

Smell: Cigarettes have quite a distinctive odor, and most people (smokers included) are not fond of it. Tobacco tar is a pretty disgusting substance, and in addition to smelling putrid, it also causes problems to nearly anything it sticks to. Anyone up for carcinogenic build on your lungs? Most likely not, and that’s why e-cigs are the smarter choice here also. No smell at all! The vapor that is released from them has no smell whatsoever, and it leaves behind no tar or anything else for that matter.

Medical and Dental Expenses: Cigarettes can make you pretty sick, and the costs can add up really quickly. A simple cold can become pretty exacerbated, leading to bronchitis and respiratory infections for smokers, and this equates to more hospital and doctor’s office visits, and a higher health care cost. People who are smokers are known to have more cases of tooth decay and stained teeth; cosmetic dental care can be quite pricey! E-smokers aren’t in the same risk category in either medical or dental needs, so another score for savings there too!

Fire Hazard: Tragically, lots of fires have been caused of the last century on account of cigarettes and falling ash, or butts not put out entirely. If something deals with fire, and burning paper and other material, it is a fire hazard. 10% of all fire-related deaths in the world are attributed to cigarettes, and that is a pretty scary statistic! Electronic cigarettes have NO fire hazard, and have no fire involved in their workings whatsoever. Much safer.

Chemical Exposure: Over 4,000 chemicals are found cigarettes, while EverSmoke’s e-cigs contain none.

Pollution: A massive amount of the world’s pollution comes from tobacco cigarettes, while e-cigs produce a very small amount of trash. Being a reusable product alone makes them better for the environment. A single e-cigarette cartridge lasts 15-20 times longer than a single ordinary cigarette, and it is the same size.

So there you have, back to back facts, and as you can see, electronic cigarettes come out on top every time, hands down. Are you ready to switch?

Study Reveals E-Cig Vapor is Safe Indoors

Even with electronic cigarettes being on the market, and their popularity expanding by the minute, there are still many people and many advocacy groups who warn that there may be dangers we don’t know about. How do we really know they are safe if there hasn’t been government testing? How do we know that they are not as dangerous as cigarettes are? How do we know if the vapor is okay to breathe in, especially in the second hand sense? While it is perfectly normal and rightful for these precautions to arise, testing is being done, and more and more research is being conducted. If e-cigarettes were inherently dangerous, they would not be allowed to be sold! And if you weigh the options, considering how drastically unhealthy tobacco cigarettes are, electronic cigarettes are a world apart. Just in terms of basics, they contain no tobacco, smoke, and they leave behind no tar; the three worst constituents of conventional cigarettes.

For anyone who second guesses the “harmless” vapor that is produced by electronic cigarettes, a study was just released showing that there is no risk in it. Unlike smoke from cigarettes, which is produced by burning tobacco and the other chemicals contained within the cigarette, the tobacco, and the filter, e-cig vapor is entirely different. When they are smoked indoors they present no dangers to those breathing in the same space.

The study was done at Clarkson University, in Potsdam New York, at the University’s Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science department, and it was published in the journal Inhalation Toxicology. It examined the compounds of several byproducts that are found in tobacco smoke, and compared the vapor of several well known electronic cigarette brands to determine whether the same compounds were found in the vapor. As they are completely different products, and how e-cigarettes work is vastly different from traditional cigarettes, it is kind of strange to compare them back to back. Regardless of that however, from what the study determined, the level of toxic chemicals in e-cig vapor when released into the air is so minute, that they have been declared to present no environmental danger for breathing indoors and do not compromise the air quality. While this was not the first study of this kind, it was the largest, looking at the broadest range of toxins. All have revealed similar findings.

This is pretty awesome news for the electronic cigarette community! What this means is that there is confirmation now on something we have been saying all along! While cigarettes are a major problem, especially when smoked indoors, this is not a similarity shared with electronic cigarettes. While there are groups advocating e-cigarette bans, most notably regarding indoor use, it is no longer a relavent argument.

Let’s do Without the Dangers of Tobacco

The level of consciousness in people seems to grow by the day. We are eschewing all the negatives we’ve grown used to, and questioning everything about what we consume. Whether it’s the things we buy, eat, use. Same goes for tobacco use- why use cigarettes anymore when we have the option of electronic?

It’s not like cigarettes and tobacco are responsible for just a small level of problems. The issues they cause stretch far and wide, while massively and negatively effecting people, the environment, and wildlife. They start out harming the individuals smoking them, and then the damage slowly begins spreading. The amount of diseases smokers are at risk for is a mile long, and the damage to the body they impose is just crazy. Second hand smoke is then a problem, carrying the same tar and carcinogens, affecting those in the same breathing space. Lung cancer, emphysema, asthma, heart problems are all common in people who have had prolonged exposure to second hand smoke, without ever having smoked a cigarette themselves. And even scarier to think about, is that for children of smokers, these risks remain the same. Why put your health, and the health of those around you at risk when you have the choice not to? Electronic cigarettes are so much better! No carcinogens, no smoke, no tar residue, no chemicals… They are safer and healthier method of smoking and having nicotine, without these kinds of compromises.

As for the dangerous impact on the environment, cigarette pollution is a major issue world wide. It kills wildlife, especially wetland birds, fish, and aquatic mammals who ingest discarded butts. And the dangers extend not just to the living creatures, but all those chemicals that are used in the creation of filters remain after the cigarette has been smoked. The butts left on the ground as little begin to degrade, and as they do, those harmful chemicals begin to make their way into the ground, into the ocean, into the streams, and throughout the environment. With e-cigs, these issues are not even a thought because disposing cartridges on the ground is much more difficult. Of course any irresponsible user can do that, they are less likely to however because they are not as easily flicked and forgotten.

Considering your health, the health of the people around you, and the health of the environment, don’t you think tobacco is better off being replaced by e-smokes? These are avoidable dangers, and a better quality of life is awaiting. Get yourself an e-cigarette starter kittoday!

 

Celebrity Smokers: Who Needs to Get with E-Cigs

The ever-growing list of stars who are smoking e-cigarettes is always on our minds. We are happy every time a smoker quits in favor of e-cigs, whether it’s a celeb or an everyday Joe, doing something better for themselves. While we don’t have the details on all of the millions of people across the planet who’ve had success, whenever a famous person makes headlines for choosing the healthier option it’s definitely on our radar.

So, as much as we love knowing who is vaping, there are still a number of celebrities who are still smoking cigarettes. Why they smoke is kind of beyond me, considering that their youthful looks happen to be their bread and butter. Of course they have access to the world’s best cosmetic surgeons, but preserving their looks is always priority number one, and cigarettes do so much to destroy cells, dull the complexion and hair, yellow and rot the teeth, stain the hands and lips with tobacco tar, yellow the whites of the eyes, and of course all of the scary things that happen below the surface that lead to major health ills. No matter how cool you think you look with a cigarette in your hand, is it really worth all of those dangers? Some of Hollywood’s most famous smokers include Jennifer Anniston, Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, Simon Cowell, Eva Mendes, Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt, the Olsen twins, Daniel Radcliffe, Ivanka Trump, Katy Perry, and of course, our President Barack Obama, in addition to dozens more.

We understand the pressures and the stresses of the Hollywood lifestyle, and we totally get how a little pop of nicotine can take all the agitation off. We give enormous props to the stars who have gotten enlightened enough to go with vapor cigarettes instead. For those who haven’t gotten into e-cigs, they really should give them a try. EverSmoke electronic cigarettes are a great alternative and are known across the board for being as close to a real cigarette as you will find with any brand. Our award-winning design is renowned for having the ability to produce a great vapor and a very realistic feel. Our nicotine gives exactly the same rush and relaxation, and our flavors are consistently raved about. It goes to show why all of Hollywood’s e-smokers are fans of our e-cigarettes, we really look forward to more stars opting for the best!