Vaping at Work: What you need to know

vapers-collageThere’s been a lot of buzz about electronic cigarettes in the workplace. It can be a topic as controversial as smoking itself, as some employers allow them to be used freely, and others deem them no different than traditional cigarettes; citing more research is needed before they can be allowed. As e-cigarettes gain popularity, many employers are seeing them as an ideal compromise to traditional cigarettes, which have long been an issue in the workplace. Here’s what you need to know about e-smoking at work, and how to handle the situation if your work environment is new to the whole electronic cigarette thing.

In many circumstances, employers see e-cigarettes as a great alternative to tobacco. They are fine with employees using them at their discretion, knowing they carry no smell, no second smoke, and the vapor basically dissipates into the air without a trace. In many places, it allows smokers to enjoy their e-cigs as they work, without the constant interruption of cigarette breaks, or coming back into the workplace smelling foul and creating an additional disturbance for others.

However, not all places of work are as tolerant, seeing e-cigs as too new to be allowed casually. In these cases, employees typically have to use them under the same rules that apply to traditional cigarettes: outdoors, in a designated location.

If your workplace is on the fence about e-smoking, here are some tips to provide your boss with to help them understand more about electronic cigarettes.

-Everyone involved should be educated on what e-cigarettes are, what they look like, and how to distinguish their appearance from traditional cigarettes. Awareness is key.

-Employers as well as e-smoking employees should be knowledgeable and understanding that these products require proper disposal in regards to electronic cigarette batteries, as they are considered to be electronic waste. Batteries do last a long time, so there would not be a heavy influx of batteries getting disposed of, however.

-Some areas have restrictions regarding smoking in the workplace, including some local governments, 29 states and the District of Columbia. While these laws do not apply to e-cigs, some places are stricter than others in regards to it.

Above all, if your employer is interested in allowing e-cigarettes in the workplace, just a minimal amount of research will be necessary. The most important step towards tolerance is awareness, and for employers, boosting productivity can be a very big motivator!

Why 2-Piece Electronic Cigarettes Are Awesome

imagesElectronic cigarettes come in all kinds of different varieties. There are tons of different styles, and so many different options. Every brand offers their own take on the alternative cigarette, and what we specialize in is the 2-piece e-cig.

Some types require you to measure, mix, and fill your own liquids. Not everyone wants these additional steps, which can be messy, dangerous, and an absolute hassle if you are pressed for time. Being able to order pre-filled cartridges and whip out a new one every time the old one has expired is extremely simple, and it’s very convenient to do no matter where you are.

Another great feature of 2-piece e-cigarettes is that they look like traditional cigarettes, and many users, especially beginners, really appreciate that familiarity. They feel like traditional cigarettes, both when you hold them and use them. If you are smoking in the company of a crowd, they will allow you to blend in a little more easily, and not draw too much attention to the electronic device you are using; if that’s what you’re going for.

2 piece e-cigarettes are exactly that; two pieces. The battery is the main part, and the nicotine flavor cartridge connects to it. Within each part are other essential parts, but it is in these two main parts that they come together to create the magic that is e-smoking.

Inside of every battery is a computerized smart chip, a sensor, and the LED light that works as a signal for the user. Inside of every cartridge is pre-filled, flavored nicotine liquid and the atomizer, which is responsible for heating and vaporizing the liquid. Atomizers are known to have a very short performance life, and having them built into the cartridges allows for a new one with every cartridge change; resulting in optimal performance, and less frustration for the user.

With so many different electronic cigarettes available out there, it can be tricky choosing the perfect style. If in doubt, go with the 2-piece. Options, convenience, and having a similar body to a traditional cigarette will do you good!

How E-Cig Parts Work Together

header_img_banner_how_it_worksE-cigarette parts are very interesting. Through technology, a little bit of power and e-liquid, traditional cigarettes are simulated and the result is a feeling extraordinarily similar. So how do e-cig parts work together to make the magic happen? Here’s a look at each crucial part, and what it does to make this experience possible!

The Battery

This is the main part of the e-cigarette. It is the body, as well as the main source of power. Within the sleek aluminum shell is a powerful lithium ion battery cell. The battery can come in different sizes, with different features such as the crystal end tip, and vary in looks from one brand to another, but you simply cannot vape without one. The battery gets charged with different chargers and adapters, and the cartridges connect to it to make it work.

The Cartridge

The cartridges are disposable; when they exhaust all their liquid and no longer produce vapor, they get thrown away. Cartridges are fitted with built-in atomizers, which are known to have short life-spans. A fresh atomizer in each cartridge ensures excellent performance.

The Atomizer

The Atomizer, located within the cartridge, is responsible for heating the e-liquid and vaporizing it into vapor.

The Operating Mode Sensor

When the user takes a puff, the sensor automatically detects it, and sends a signal to the smart chip, which then signals the battery to send a charge of power to the atomizer to activate and do it’s job.

The Microcomputer Smart Chip

The Microcomputer Smart Chip is in control of the heat and the light of the e-cig.

Crystal LED Tip

More than just an attractive touch, the light at the end of the battery indicates when the e-cigarette is in use, lighting up when the user drags on the mouthpiece. It also flashes to alert you to when charging is needed.

Pretty interesting stuff, right? As you puff on yours, it’s amazing to consider the amount of technology behind all that flavor and pleasure! Just another reason electronic cigarettes are the new way to smoke!

Get the Most Out of Your E-Cigs When You’re On the Go

rushingLife is super hectic for most people, and in this digital age, we are all looking to multitask at the highest level possible. If you’re a smoker, electronic cigarettes take the cake over the performance of traditional cigarettes. Want to up your productivity and savor your nicotine at the same time? Vapor smoking is the answer.

Think about cigarettes and how you use them. You have to carry an assortment of items with you to be able to smoke and keep it clean. Having your cigarettes and a lighter is the bare minimum. You have to prepare for after the fact; i.e. with fragrance to cover the smell on your clothes, and with gum or mints to make sure your breath is not offensive. You also need to dispose of them properly because littering is never cool, even if it’s something so small and seemingly harmless as a highly toxic cigarette butt.

E-cig batteries get charged beforehand, so lighters are not necessary. If you’re vaping a lot, prepare ahead of time with a couple batteries that you keep charged as needed. They create no smell, so your breath and overall aroma won’t get affected. You simply take them out, turn them on, vape, and put them away. Sometimes you may even have to exert the effort of changing a cartridge.

Smoking also requires you to maneuver a bit. You have to smoke at designated times, in designated areas, and quite possibly not as often as you’d like if you’re busy and all over the place. Most people who do not smoke don’t want to come into contact with your tobacco fumes, and most rules generally rule in their favor.

E-cigarettes are simple; no maneuvering involved most of the time. No smoke and no smell give them the ability to be used as covertly or openly as you like. You won’t be offending anyone, and you won’t have to stick to “designated only” places to enjoy.

And then there are the additional benefits of accessories. These up the options you have, and enable you to keep your vaping as convenient as you want. They are leaps beyond traditional cigarettes, which offer little in the way of flexibility. Got a busy life and still want to have nicotine enjoyable? Electronic cigarettes are the answer.

Cigarettes Are All the Same; E-Cigs Are Totally Different

Cigarettes and electronic cigarettes share only a handful of similarities. E-cigarettes are after all, alternatives to the conventional. They offer nicotine, a feeling of smoking, similar flavors as well as starkly different ones, and the ability to breathe in something that feels and looks like smoke (vapor). That’s about where the similarities end, though. Cigarettes are cut and dry; they contain chemical-laden filters and dried tobacco, also chemical-enriched, rolled into papers, and across all brands you get a similar format despite differences in strengths and taste. They are always the same, with no variation.

With e-cigs, you have the option of choosing so many different varieties, all to achieve that same smoke-like experience. You have the option to choose disposables, 2-piece models like our own that simulate the traditional cigarette in looks, you can purchase the sort that require you to fill liquids yourself, and you can even purchase styles you build yourself if you’re into that kind of thing. E-cigarette batteries come in so many shapes and sizes, you have the ability to use so many different chargers and accessories. The thing with e-cigs is that you have so much more ability to choose, rather than just settling for what a single company, or industry for that matter, hands you.

Optima Cigs e-cigarettes are known as 2-piece e-cigarettes, comprised of two basic parts. The reusable battery is the main component, and the cartridges are used and then disposed of. You are able to choose your nicotine strength, flavor, and which accessories you want to use to enhance your convenience.

If variety is the spice of life, e-cigarettes really let you live adventurously! They sure keep the smoking experience interesting, and they let you do it without tobacco. With e-cigs, “one size fits all” is completely, utterly irrelevant, because when you vape, it’s all about getting what you want!

How to Use Your Optima Cigs

If you are just starting to use e-cigarettes, or are interested in beginning, you may be wondering about how it’s done. Sure you are probably aware that it is quite similar to smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes, but exactly how they work, and exactly how you use them may be more of a mystery to you. Well, don’t fret, as we are going to let you know how these innovative electronic cigarettes work as they let you enjoy nicotine without tobacco! Above all, they really are so much more convenient than their combustible alternatives and if you are still smoking tobacco, you’ve got to give them a try!

How They Work

It’s all about technology in how they work. The parts come together to create a smoke-like experience. OPTIMA e-cigarettes are 2-piece e-cigarettes. This means they consist of a battery, which is the actual e-cigarette, and a cartridge that is filled with liquid and gets replaced when it has been used through. Inside of both the battery and the cartridge, are additional parts that contribute to the overall performance, and result in the excellent ability to get your smoke-free nicotine.

Setting up is simple. When you receive your starter kit, it’s advisable to charge your batteries to full capacity before the first use. After they have been charged, get your cartridges attached by simply screwing them on. Even though we offer two different battery sizes, High Capacity and Mini, they both work the same way, and use the same cartridges. To actually use your electronic cigarette, simply put your mouth to the mouthpiece and begin puffing, enjoy the nicotine, and repeat; that’s it!

Using electronic cigarettes is simple and easy, and if it doesn’t go over easily the first time, keep working at it. You can always give us a call, should you need anything in addition. We’re always here to help you enjoy our products to the fullest!

 

Best Places to Vape!

Vaping is fun, and sometimes it can transform any dull, mundane activity to a much more enjoyable one. Here are some of the best places to vape, and why!

The Park

Hanging with the kids, looking for a reason to have some fun while you burn some energy, or just strolling for the pure pleasure of taking a walk, bring your e-cig! You’d do the same with your regular cigs, only now you won’t be littering, or exhaling second hand smoke in a place where it’s totally unwanted!

The Mall

You know you’ve always wanted to smoke as you amble down the walkways of your favorite indoor shopping arena, and now you can! Smoking conveniently, as you get your shopping fix has never been so nice!

In the Car

Road tripping, running errands, commuting, all the places you go in your car are much more enjoyable now that you can smoke without creating a biohazard with fumes, annoying those traveling with you, dropping ash everywhere, or possibly burning your lux leather seats or snazzy interior. Best bonus for road trips, because stopping the car every time you want to smoke gets really annoying and time consuming for everyone, smokers or nonsmokers. These are times when a car charger really comes in handy! Vapor, please!

Parties

Big groups of people are much better when smokers are vaping. It’s much more courteous, and just better all around because you never know what kind of action you’ll miss when you’re smoking outside, and things are getting fun inside.

Work

8-hour work days can get really mundane, seem really long (at times endless), and can offer more boredom than you’re wanting to ingest. Let yours go better with e-cigarettes. Sitting at your desk, doing the same thing over and over again as an ode to productivity can be so much more tolerable if you’re vaping. Chances are, your boss or company policy doesn’t permit nonstop smoke breaks, so vaping really lets you get it done pleasantly. Just make sure there isn’t a no-vapor policy!

 

Getting Down in Public with Your E-Cigs

Using your electronic cigarettes in public can be really fun! For some, being able to smoke again, after dealing with smoking bans, can be thrilling and almost even like breaking a taboo! Forget about shying away, trying not to get noticed, or having to smoke in a “designated” area, rock that e-cig, and enjoy it to the fullest!

Shopping: I’ve seen people vaping away in the supermarket, like it was no big deal! Take them to the mall, markets, or anyplace you may be shopping, and you will have no problems!

Dining: Smoking and eating and drinking go hand in hand. When they’re out, many smokers are even more inclined to puff, and electronic cigarettes makes this oh so nice! The freedom of using them any place you want is certainly one of the best perks that come with switching to vapor!

Sporting Events & Concerts: You know that one chain-smoking guy or gal, sitting in front of a whole bunch of nonsmokers at an event like a ballgame or a concert, who consistently gets asked to stop smoking because no one cares for their smoke? Don’t be that guy! With e-cigs, you enjoy them as much as you want without bothering anyone! It’s way more courteous to socialize without tobacco, and even in huge social settings, electronic cigs are the perfect thing to have with you… for your enjoyment and everyone else’s!

Parks: Getting outdoors is so enjoyable, and being inside too much can give anyone cabin fever. When you hit a park, you won’t have to be self-conscious using your vapor cigs. If you get any questions, explaining that their electronic is sure to soothe the fears of nonsmokers who think you may be up to no good littering!

Wherever you’re at, and whatever you’re doing, don’t forget about your e-cigs! And just to make things even more convenient for you, be sure to check out all of our e-cigarette accessories, which can make vaping on the fly and vaping around town much easier!

 

 

 

Summer is Approaching, Do You Know Where Your E-Cigs Are?

Summertime is an amazing excuse to simply enjoy the weather. Things tend to slow down and get busy all at once, with vacations, hanging out with friends, going to shows, and enjoying the seasonal offerings from Mother Nature can really pack a schedule full of relaxation! However, you know how it goes when you smoke; even when it is tolerated in outdoor public places, it can still feel inappropriate. And even if you are doing things of a leisurely nature, smoking cigarettes can still be a major deterrent. No one likes being an inconvenience or an annoyance to others, especially when you know they are there to enjoy the same pleasures you are. E-cigarettes allow you to be kind and still savor the enjoyment of your nicotine, wherever you go.

Hanging out with your favorite people, sipping cocktails, watching the sunset, and appreciating that the temperatures are warm are some of the best things about the year’s most fun season. Depending on where you live, events like outdoor festivals, art markets, farmers markets, concerts, and straight up hanging out under the stars are some of the finest things to do during the summer, and when you have the ability to enjoy things even further with your e-cigarettes, things go even nicer. Make sure you have extra batteries, extra e-cig cartridges, and extra chargers like a car adapter and/or USB charger to keep your batteries ready for use when you’re not at home. As a bonus, make sure you are stocked with summertime flavors like cherry, vanilla, and the extra-cool menthol!

There’s just something about the summer that makes people crave getting outdoors. Even if it’s hot and steamy, and you end up getting a little sweaty, the freedom and ease of movement are incomparable simple pleasures! Hiking, camping, biking in the park, hitting up your favorite watering hole or beach to cool off, feeling the warm air on your skin is one of summer’s greatest perks! Make sure you have a carrying case, and an e-cig lanyard to stay organized and ready at a moment’s notice! A lanyard is perfect for hands-free, pocket-free vaping!

Summertime is almost here, and for many it has arrived already! Long days, balmy nights, partying with good people, and lots of time spent outdoors make summer the ultimate season for fun! And what goes better with fun than electronic cigarettes? This summer, make it the best one yet. Live it up, have a blast, make memories to last forever, and enjoy it all with your e-cig in hand!

E-Cigarettes and Sporting Events

The NBA Post Season has gotten off to a pumping start, and the action is on! Between the Miami Heat and the San Antonia Spurs, we don’t know who is going to be bringing home the ring, but we sure are keeping up with the action. And while we do, you know we’ve got our Optima Cigs out and ready! Did you know that electronic cigarettes are so much more fun to use while enjoying a game? Here are all the ways they make sports more fun, and just another reason why you should be switching to vapor if you’re still lighting up with tobacco!

Getting together with others, and enjoying sporting events is awesome, but if you’re a smoker, you’re probably all too familiar with the limitations presented by your habit. If you’re open to vaping, it can make enjoying sports events, and being around others a pleasure, instead of a burden. Plus, with smoking bans happening left and right, using e-cigs can make it much more pleasurable. Add in the convenience of e-cigarette accessories, your enjoyment is pretty much guaranteed.

Factor in how pleasurable alternative cigarettes are to use, there is no reason to bother yourself, or your love of sports over nicotine again! When vaping, you never have to deal with lighters or ash trays; there is nothing to get rid of as you use them, and there is no smoke you need to be self conscious about.

Sports are really popular, and they tend to draw large crowds. Whether you enjoy the game at the arena, or gather with people at a bar or restaurant, or perhaps a viewing party in a friend’s place, people love getting together to cheer on their team. That’s one of the beautiful things about sports; they really bring people together. People may not have anything in common whatsoever in their daily lives, but gathered at a bar to celebrate their team being in the finals can be a meeting of the minds!  May the best team win during the 2013 NBA Post Season!