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Scientific Research Suggests Smokeless Cigarettes Less Harmful than Conventional

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With all the hoopla and controversy surrounding smokeless cigarettes, new scientific research is suggesting that they are likely to be much less harmful than the conventional cigarettes.  We know for a fact the statistics prove that conventional cigarettes can attribute to cancer, lung problems and overall general health issues.

Recently, an international team examined 81 studies where they focused on various issues surrounding smokeless cigarettes.  Some of the areas that were studied included:

  • Safety concerns
  • Amount and types of chemicals in the liquids and vapors
  • Use among both smokers and non-smokers

After reviewing much of the information, scientists agree that risks to passive bystanders and users are far less than the risks of conventional cigarettes.  However, they do caution that the risks for people with respiratory issues are unknown at this time.

They also concluded from the studies that there are fewer toxins in smokeless cigarettes than conventional.  Although, they contain some of the toxins from traditional cigarettes, it is at a much lower quantity.

Due to e-cigarette users breathing in vaporized liquid nicotine as opposed to tobacco smoke, scientists believe this is a healthier option.

They also conclude there is no concrete evidence suggesting teens and young adults who use smokeless cigarettes are likely to switch to traditional, and they conclude that the products do not encourage youth to begin conventional smoking habits.

Although, there is much research left to be done, this is good news for the e-cigarette smoker. There still remains much controversy as how to regulate smokeless cigarettes in the U.S. Many scientists conclude that based on their studies, smokeless cigarettes are indeed a healthier option.

For more information regarding e-cigs, please review our blog and knowledge center, or download our smokeless cigarette buying guide for everything you need to know to make an informed choice.  We at Eversmoke want to help you with the best vaping experience that you can have!

Cigarette Advertising: Marlboro Man

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From 1954 through 1999, Philip Morris & Co. used a cowboy coined “The Marlboro Man” as their spokesman in  advertising campaign. This campaign originated in part to try to popularize filtered cigarettes amongst men, as they were first considered a feminine product when they came out in the 1940s and 50s.

In fact, from 1924 until 1954, Marlboro was marketed as a woman’s cigarette using the slogan “Mild as May”; however, within a matter of months, the brand was given a masculine makeover.

During this span of time, most cigarette companies tried to falsely market filtered cigarettes as a safer alternative by using complex terminology and scientific claims. Philip Morris & Co., however, took a different method and the Marlboro man was born.

When the campaign was proposed, the company planned to use a variety of “manly” figures, including sea captains, weightlifters, war correspondents, construction workers, etc.  The cowboy was the first in the new advertising and marketing campaign.

Within a year, Marlboro’s market share rose from less than one percent to becoming the fourth best-selling brand. This led Philip Morris to drop the other manly figures and stick with the cowboy alone.

The Marlboro man campaign depicts a rugged, masculine cowboy figure (usually shown riding a horse through a barren landscape) with nothing but his cigarette. The actor who popularized the cowboy image in the mid-fifties was Paul Birch—he was featured in 3 page magazine ads and TV ads.

In the early 1960s, Marlboro reinvented their ad campaign again. They replaced the actors and began using real working cowboys, rodeo riders or stuntmen. One such cowboy was Carl “Big-un” Bradley from Guthrie, Texas. By 1972, the popularity of the Marlboro man campaign was so popular that Marlboro cigarettes captured the top of the tobacco industry.

The popularity of the Marlboro Man peaked during the 1960s and 1970s. However, the increasing evidence linking cigarette smoking to disease led to a decline in smoking and changed the way cigarettes were be advertised. At least three of the men who portrayed the Marlboro man have died of smoking related illnesses—lung cancer and COPD specifically.

Eversmoke is one of the most popular disposable green cigarette brands on the market. Please visit our blog and knowledge center to learn more about these revolutionary alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

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-cigarettes a 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.