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Vaping and the Holidays: E-Cigs Make it Merrier

throw-a-vaping-party-this-holiday-season_997_541248_0_14095915_500The holidays are fast approaching now that Halloween has passed, and what this means is plenty of parties, get togethers, long indulgent meals, and endless gatherings spent in the company of others, especially family. What this also means is that it’s time to get your most courteous behavior on, and one the of the best ways to do that is to make sure you’re vaping and not smoking.

Here are a few of the ways electronic cigarette smoking can benefit you and your loved ones during the holiday season, and help make them even more enjoyable. If you’ve never savored an e-cig after a long meal, you don’t know what you’re missing!

-Large gatherings and smoke don’t go well together. Most nonsmokers get majorly inconvenienced and annoyed by smoke, so they really don’t want to be forced to breathe it in. Smokers on the other hand, want to be able to enjoy their smoke at their pleasure. E-cigs bridge this gap, especially when you exercise vaping etiquette, enabling both parties to party together without anyone getting ticked off.

-Holiday feasts mean holiday calorie overloads. Skip dessert and opt for dessert flavored e-cigarette cartridges instead. With choices like vanilla, pina colada, peach, and cherry, who needs pie, cake, or pastries?

-It’s cold outside, and who wants to have to put on 5 layers for a 5 minute cigarette? Not a good use of time, people! Instead of the inconveniences tobacco cigs will deal out, choose electronic cigs, which will have you having your nicotine in the comfort of the warm indoors!

-Holidays are typically the happiest time of the year. Celebrations are in full swing, people are throwing parties, offices are having parties, cities are having parties; people get into the party spirit, and it brings up the question of your health. Don’t you want to be around another year to celebrate? Don’t you want to be in the best health possible to enjoy the celebrations to their fullest? Tobacco will definitely not be the road to take if you’re looking towards the future, and if you want to enjoy yourself to the fullest.

This holiday season, do yourself a favor and give e-cigs a try if you haven’t yet. They add so much to the daily lives of smokers everywhere, and offer so many reasons to ditch the tobacco altogether. They truly are a modern achievement, let your 2014 holiday season be all the more merrier because of them!

Where the E-Cig Industry is Headed

558750_475283232573762_170760175_nElectronic cigarettes are growing in use and popularity, and as the market begins to transition from a niche to a more mainstream sector, there are a variety of factors playing into where the industry is headed. As a whole, the success has been exceptional, with millions of smokers having tried the products, and many having switched outright to using them over traditional cigarettes. While we have a very good understanding of where the market is headed, these are the factors that are currently playing the largest role in the future of electronic cigarettes.

Vaping in Public: there are restrictions in some places regarding vaping in public. Many nonsmokers and many people in the general public are not aware of e-cigarettes, how they work, and the fact that they produce no odor or smoke. Many business owners are still on the fence on how to regard electronic cigarettes, so they (unfortunately) prefer to group them into the same category as traditional cigarettes, because even though they are alternatives, they would rather avoid confusion or confrontation. Where this goes in the future remains to be seen, however certain cities, such as New York, have banned e-cigarettes from public use, just like traditional cigarettes. Hopefully other major cities do not follow suit in such an unjust way.

Public Health: The subject of e-cigarettes and public health has garnered a lot of attention as of late. A group of international scientists recently wrote an open letter to the World Health Organization citing electronic cigarettes as a valid alternative to tobacco cigarettes, especially in regards to public health, and how they can potentially save lives, from a scientific viewpoint. The subject of health remains one of the most poignant issues surrounding e-cigarettes, and we can certainly expect regulations that approach this topic.

FDA Rulings: The FDA recently set forth e-cigarette regulations that will prohibit them from being sold to minors, a move most companies hoped for, giving further credibility to the industry, as well as keeping products intended for adults out of the hands of those who are underage. The FDA has also began regulating standards of production, which also benefits the industry in a positive way.

Industry Concerns: Before the recent FDA rulings, many feared that the products would be limited drastically, even banned, leaving customers unable to purchase them. Fortunately, it seems that this sort of action will not be taking place, as the FDA and the e-cigarette industry will be working together in a cooperative manner.

E-Cigarette Marketing: There are rules for everything, and the FDA does not take lightly to how e-cigarettes are marketed. Online and in the tangible world, marketing language for e-cigarettes is very specific. E-cigarettes are strictly intended for use as an alternative to other products, and companies are prohibited from calling them an aid to quit smoking. In order to be considered as such, a product needs strict regulation and guidelines from the FDA.

The road of success is rarely a simple or obstacle-free one, however despite these circumstances, we are confident the industry will continue to flourish. In the meantime for e-cigarette users, one of the most important factors to keep in mind for their own personal benefit is to stay up to date with current  e-cigarette laws, which will inherently affect them as the industry grows and evolves.

E-Cig Friendly Airports

EuropeAirportTraveling with e-cigarettes is great, and certainly better than trying to do so with traditional cigarettes. However things can get tricky if you think every location stands by the same rules and perspective on electronic cigarettes. Some airports are fine with electronic alternatives, and others have strict policies that regard them as no different than tobacco cigarettes.

State and local laws regarding e-cigarettes are one thing, and traveling with them is another. Currently, you cannot use them in the airplane during any commercial flight, but certain airports are more lenient.

If you aren’t aware before you go, you could be in for a surprise when you at the airport expecting to be able to vape as you please. Here is a look at the different airports that are e-cigarette friendly, and those that are not.

The following is a list of the American airports that currently ban e-cigarettes, and require all users to smoke them, along with traditional tobacco cigarettes, in areas designated for smoking:

• Boston Logan International Airport
• Chicago Midway International Airport
• Chicago O’Hare International Airport
• Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
• Denver International Airport
• Detroit Metropolitan Airport
• George Bush Intercontinental Airport
• Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
• Los Angeles International Airport
• Orlando International Airport
• Philadelphia International Airport
• San Francisco International Airport
• Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

And the following is a list of the airports that do allow e-cigarettes to be used in their terminals:

• Charlotte Douglas International Airport
• Dulles International Airport
• McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas)
• Miami International Airport
• Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
• Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport
• Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
• Tampa International Airport

As you may have noticed, none of the airports that serve the New York City area have been included on either list. They are, in any case, banned from use in any NYC airport terminal, and just to further this notion, with the Clean Air Act recently signed, using electronic cigarettes indoors in any public building in New York city is not allowed.

While traveling with electronic cigarettes is definitely the better option, especially compared to tobacco cigarettes, it’s quite important to know what you’re facing before you go! As with any trip, it’s always best to be as prepared as possible before you embark.

Be Proper: E-Cig Etiquette

1193561000Just because you vape instead of smoke doesn’t mean there isn’t some sort of social protocol you should follow. While manners are not essential to daily life, they certainly help when you’re around others. If you’re a vaper, you wouldn’t want a cigarette smoker sputtering smoke and dropping ash in your personal space, would you?

An issue to consider with e-cigarettes, as new as they are, is the strange reputation they have acquired with vapers using their alternative smoking devices as openly as possible. While that is awesome, and one of the best benefits to using e-cigarettes is that they can be used in many public places and amongst groups of people, it’s important for e-smokers to be responsible ambassadors for the products!

Here are some tips for vaping in public that will help you handle your e-cigarette etiquette and remain an excellent representative for the vaping community.

Be Respectful

Being loud ‘n proud is fine in some circumstances, however if you are vaping, you are an adult and that means you don’t need to be obnoxious or unnecessarily ruffle any feathers. In public, keep your vaping to a minimum in large crowds and do your best to avoid situations that are not well ventilated. Why annoy others if you don’t need to? While you know vapor is absolutely different than smoke, not everyone does and respecting their differences is the right thing to do.

Promote Education

Change comes with awareness, and one way to get those around you to be more open and understanding of electronic cigarettes is to educate them politely. E-cigarettes are still very much new products in the scope of smoking, and even with their many benefits, there is still room to be misunderstood. All e-smokers want them to gain mainstream acceptance, so do your best to explain their many benefits, dispel rumors, and give your own positive experiences so that others will have a firsthand account of the great aspects.

Ask if You Aren’t Sure

If you aren’t sure about vaping in a certain public environment, the best solution to the issue is to ask others around you. If you want to get technical, if there is no sign posted “No E-Cigarettes Allowed” (or similar semantics) then you are most likely free to vape, however it never hurts to make sure. It will help to avoid an awkward situation for yourself, and lessen the risk of offending others in your space.

E-cigarette etiquette doesn’t have to be complicated, however having some manners never hurt anyone! If you aren’t sure where to begin when educating others on the positives and truths regarding electronic cigarettes, feel free to use the EverSmoke Knowledge Center as a starting point. We look forward to the future of e-cigs, especially in regards to their public acceptance!

Enjoying E-cigs in the Company of Others

Smoking-e-cigarette_1Cigarettes are not people friendly. They create a lot of problems, and usually you have to use them outdoors to keep things safe, convenient, and nontoxic for others.

This is one of the many huge reasons electronic cigarettes are replacing them; they offer smokers a lot more options and a lot more versatility when using them. Quite importantly, they are able to be used around those who are not fond of traditional cigarette smoke without the same problems; think second hand smoke and smelly fumes.

E-cigs go anywhere, and they can be used quite discretely. I have seen people using them just about everywhere in public, and have never witnessed an issue. Having been exposed firsthand, I know personally there is no smell at all when those clouds of vapor are exhaled. While the looks and feeling imitate a traditional cigarette, for bystanders they are nothing alike.

When you are at a gathering, it can be annoying and difficult to always have to step outside to have a smoke. It can break up great conversations, and take you away from what you’d rather be doing, like enjoying the company of others, or relaxing wherever you happen to be. Being able to stay where you are, and vape without inconveniencing anyone makes enjoying your time that much better.

With the popularity of e-cigs growing, they are becoming more and more accepted in public places. Most nonsmokers don’t take issue with electronic cigarettes, however keep in mind that not everyone is completely familiar with them yet. If you happen to come across someone who is unsure about your e-cigarettes, and happens to be reluctant in being exposed, all you have to do is explain how very different they are from standard cigarettes.

When it comes to smoking, a good time can be a great time if you switch to e-cigarettes. You’ll enjoy yourself more, your nonsmoking friends will thank you, and you’ll be able to concentrate on what’s most important: having fun!

Celeb News! Olivia Munn & Joel Kinnaman Enjoy E-Cigarettes

quick-pics-116Celebrities and electronic cigarettes go hand in hand, and we’re always getting reports about who’s using our’s now. It makes total sense; ever since our products hit the market, stars have taken to them. They epitomize quality and style, while making very nice accessories when using them around town. Sleek looks, a crystal tip that glows orange, and amazingly smoke-like, voluminous vapor are what we’re known for, and just part of the reason celebs love them so!

We love celebrity sightings, and the latest one comes from a report in OK! Magazine, featuring the lovely Olivia Munn seen vaping with our e-cigarettes at Comic Con. Olivia, joined by her boyfriend Joel Kinnaman were hanging out at the Playboy and Universal Pictures Kick-Ass 2 party, smoking electronically and enjoying Patron tequila. It must have been an awesome party! This is not the first time the couple has been spotted with electronic cigarettes, as just a few months ago they were photographed while dining at a West Hollywood café vaping as well.

Joel, a Swedish-American actor, has been quite open about his struggle with tobacco. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, he talked about how he started originally with dipping tobacco, which he quit and then started smoking cigarettes. He later quit cigarettes for chewing gum, but ditched it because a constantly clenched jaw led to headaches. He states that quitting isn’t the issue for him; it’s actually more of a problem that he starts up again! Well, we have to say that we are very much proud of his efforts, especially for choosing wisely in his efforts of a tobacco-free smoking experience!

Olivia and Joel are certainly not the lone e-smokers in Hollywood by any means! They join a large list of intelligent smokers who are choosing EverSmoke as their preferred electronic cigarettes, and we applaud them for having good taste!

Celebrate the 4th, and Light that E-Cig Big and Bright!

july-4-fireworksFourth of July is a ferocious, exuberant celebration across the land, as millions get together to party it up, enjoy the warm summer temps, splash around, and light up the fireworks at the end of the night. If you’re going to be partying, let your electronic cigarettes help keep the festivities fun. Accessories were designed to keep your vaping convenient, and here is how they are perfect for any major gathering, July 4th and otherwise!

Batteries: Electronic cigarette batteries go anywhere, fit snugly in a pocket or carrying case, and can be whipped out whenever you need or want them. Batteries have long life, and are the perfect accompaniment to having a great time. Having extras prepares you for the unexpected, like losing one, or e-smoking so much you wear the battery out. Make sure you got ‘em!

Chargers: Without some sort of charging device, you’re not going to get any performance out of your battery, so a Car Charging Adapter is the right kind of mobile power hookup if you plan to be mobile on July 4th.

Personal Charging Case: If you aren’t going to be in a car, even better for charging and storing your batteries is the Personal Charging Case. It charges as it holds them, and keeps them ready to go for extended periods, all without an additional power source. Can we say it’s the accessory of your dreams?

Carrying Cases: If you keep your battery collection charged up to par on a regular basis, and most likely will not be needing extra charging when you’re out and about, a Carrying Case is always nice to hold your goods, organized and there when you need them.

Lanyard: The Lanyard gives you plenty of freedom, and is especially nice for those moments when you don’t want to keep your e-cigarettes in your pocket or purse; it lets you hold them around your neck. So when you are ready to vape, you just reach down and get busy!

Electronic cigarette accessories were made to make the experience of vaping more convenient and versatile. When it comes to parties and celebrations, they are even more useful. If you want an even simpler experience, go for e-cigarette disposables instead. This Fourth of July, don’t give in to tobacco because you want convenience, let your e-cigarettes work for you!