Celebs and Their E-Cigs: Who’s Vaping Now?

75f7e9a20b5daa6066126a523e081c26Electronic cigarettes and celebrities go hand in hand, or shall we say like an e-cig in hand? Vaping has enabled celebrities, in the age of smoking being uncool, to retain their hip status and still have their nicotine fix. Since electronic cigarettes hit the American market, celebrities were among the first to grab them. Known for being ahead of the trends, it was a good move on their part because not only did it bring them attention for hyping up a new product, it gave e-cigs instant credibility because trendsetters were on to them. Here’s a look at why e-cigarettes are so popular.

Fast forward to the present, and the number of stars who vape in the spotlight are countless. Now, with the e-cigarette movement hotter than ever, and more and more users happy to have made the switch to vapor smoking, celebrities have only contributed to their rise.

As of late, the celebs who have been proudly vaping in public, and getting photographed doing so have been many. We love that they are setting a great example for those who take inspiration in them by vaping proudly, and for choosing not to smoke tobacco cigarettes. Considering the bad reputation cigarettes have acquired, and the fact that no one really looks cool smoking traditional smokes anymore, it’s no wonder the Hollywood set has switched to vapor.

Some of the stars who are flaunting their e-cigarettes include Katherine Heigl, Kate Moss, Leonardo DiCaprio, Simon Cowell, Alexa Chung, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Katy Perry, John Cusack, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Lindsay Lohan, Robert Pattinson, Kevin Connolly, Dennis Quaid, Britney Spears, Christina Milian, Bruno Mars, Charlie Sheen, and Johnny Depp throughout his role in the film “The Tourist.”

Quite an A-list full of star power, making great smoking choices right? With all of these celebs getting headlines for their e-smoking, and proudly showing off their alternative cigarettes on camera, it only goes to show how big this movement is, and how Hollywood is leading the pack!

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!

 

 

 

Top 10 Reasons Your Life Will be Better for Switching to E-Cigarettes

Still deliberating on getting that e-cigarette starter kit? Still wondering if they’re worth the hype? Still not sure you’re ready to drop the cigarettes for good in favor of the more modern way to smoke? Here are the top 10 reasons you need to give e-cigs a try!

  1. Vapor is Cleaner. Cigarettes have the nasty tendency to stain anything they come into contact with, and this can mean your fingers, teeth, lips, and gums. Cigarette butts also create a trash issue, and as you smoke you will have to deal with ash. With e-cigs, you smoke them, and never have to worry about smoke, ash, or butts!
  2. Electronic cigarettes cost less. A lot less. If you were to compare the equivalent of cartridges to traditional packs of cigarettes, it would come out to less than $3 per pack, versus a minimum of $7-$10 per pack of cigarettes. The proof is in the numbers, and e-cigs are much more economical.
  3. They are way more convenient. So convenient in fact, we could do a whole post on that subject alone… There is no second hand smoke when you vape, and “second hand vapor” is not a threat to anyone.
  4. You have more options of flavor. Our e-cigs come in five different flavors, so you aren’t limited to just the boring basics of menthol and tobacco.
  5. You have the option to sign up for the Cartridge Replenishment Program, which saves you 20% on your cartridge refills, gets your e-cigs to you when you want them, and you are rewarded with the bonus of a lifetime warranty by being a member. Oh, and you set the number of cartridges you want and the recurrence of your choice. Did we mention it’s free?
  6. You may feel a lot better breathing in clean water vapor instead of all those chemicals.
  7. E-cigarettes don’t leave behind tar, or anything carcinogenic. It’s always nice knowing that when you smoke and get your nicotine you aren’t filling your lungs with tar, isn’t it?
  8. You can use them nearly anywhere. Totally different than tobacco, e-cigs are the best way to beat the smoking ban!
  9. No smoke means no second hand smoke. Vapor dissipates to nothing, and most public places have no problem with vapers.
  10. 10. You will have so much more control of your nicotine usage instead of being controlled by your habit. It’s all up to you, and not up to the length of your cigarette when you smoke e-cigarettes!

What to Know Before Choosing Your E-Cigarette

For beginners, the choices of different electronic cigarette brands can be really astounding. There are a lot of products out there, and a lot of different styles of e-cigs. How do you know which will be right for you? The benefits of going smoke-free with your smoking are huge, but finding the right path can be tricky. Here is what you need to know about choosing your e-cig.

Know the different products. There are plenty of things to consider, and you have to really look into them to get an idea of what you want. When it comes to batteries, opt for lithium ions, because these are the most durable, and they have the longest running life. The battery is the most important part of the e-cigarette, so make sure yours is up to par.

Some electronic cigarette styles are simpler than others, so you should have an idea of what you’re getting into when you settle on a brand. 2-piece e-cigarettes are the industry standard for quality, performance, and convenience. Other e-cigarette styles will require that you fill the e-liquid yourself, and these are really not appropriate for beginners. Sticking to simpler models will probably be wiser. E-juice can be messy, it can stain, and it’s better not to have your skin come into contact with it. A 2-piece e-cig consists of the battery and the disposable cartridge, and they are easy and enjoyable to use. Cartridges come pre-filled, and take no effort to use.

Accessories and Options: Make sure if you want choices in how and when you charge your batteries, the company you choose supports this. Having additional chargers and other vapor cig accessories, like cases, are wonderful additions to any smoker’s assortment of e-cig products. It’s better to let the vaping be convenient and enjoyable – not a chore!

Above all, make sure the brand you choose has decent customer service. You should be able to contact the company through more than one channel, and they should be ready and willing to help you out. You can definitely judge an e-cig brand by the customer service, so if you want to give vaping a go, give the company (Optima Cigs, haha!) a call and see what they have got to offer!

E-Cigarettes VS Tobacco Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are not cessation devices, but that does not stop smokers from using them in such a way, or switching to them outright entirely. If a smoker were to be torn between the two, knowing they could have the same end result, the same pleasurable feeling while smoking, and afterwards have none of the negative effects, or longterm ills, what do you think they would choose? As e-cigs become more popular, and their presence is solidified as a serious option, smokers are choosing vapor over smoke in really high numbers. Such high numbers in fact that cigarette companies are bracing. Never before have they been faced with such dramatic anti-smoking campaigns in addition to having competition from alternatives that smokers actually embraced. They are holding on for dear life!

So with the recent bills being proposed across the country, attempting to have electronic cigarettes taxed in the same way that traditional cigarettes are, e-cig users are pretty upset. These bills run under the premise of regulating the industry, ensuring that minors are not able to purchase any nicotine products, but that is the least of the concerns to users of vapor cigarettes. It is generally difficult for those under 18 to purchase e-cigarettes, and they are certainly not marketed towards that age group. Advocates for e-cigs feel that their rights are being imposed upon, and that these products are not tobacco, they should not be considered the same. Traditional cigarettes are greatly dangerous, and e-cigarettes, despite not having FDA approval, are much safer. How electronic cigarettes work is with liquid nicotine, produce a clean vapor, and cause no combustion. They produce no smoke, and leave no tar behind. In those instances alone they are automatically healthier than traditional cigarettes.

Bills like these aim to have retailers of electronic cigarettes licensed as  Grouping e-cigarettes in the same category as cigarettes, and forcing vapor shops to purchase exclusively from tobacco companies selling e-cigarettes is simply wrong and just another way to give the business back to the failings of the tobacco industry. It also takes control away from users as well as shop owners, who have to rely on which brands they are permitted to carry. The tobacco industry has lost millions of dependent people, and therefore millions (if not billions) of dollars in sales, both to death as well as e-cigarettes; they are obviously willing to do what it takes to stay in the market. Several large e-cigarette companies have been bought out by large tobacco magnates, but that should not be a factor interfering with e-smokers’ options and rights to choose the brand of their choice.

Tobacco Over the Years: How Things Are Different Today

The times have certainly changed on the subject of tobacco. What was once a cool and glamorous pastime evolved into a dangerous, deadly, disease-causing nuisance that put out youth at risk. How did traditional cigarettes go from being the epitome of fashionable to being just more disgusting trash polluting up the environment? E-cigarettes are giving smokers choices never before possible with tobacco, and the tobacco industry is surely feeling the heat!

Tobacco has been used for centuries. The Native Americans used various types of tobacco for smoking and rituals long before settlement from Europeans happened. It was introduced to the Europeans smoked in peace pipes, and they in turn, introduced it to Europe, whose fascination with it took off from then! The far-reaching demand for cigarettes and tobacco only increased, and as a trade item, tobacco literally helped develop the United States into a nation of prosperity, before being surpassed by the cotton industry. After the Civil War, things changed even further once James Bonsack invented a machine that created automatic cigarette production.

In the last decade of the 20th century, the vendetta against cigarettes was going full force. The age of smoking teenagers and young people had reached its hilt, and the advocacy groups had had enough. While musicians, actors, and models were still being seen in gossip pages with lit cigarettes, the social changes were happening. Less teens began picking up the habit, and more adults started quitting. In the 1980′s, legislation changed the way cigarettes were marketed. Prior, they had been featured prominently on television, in magazines, and in billboards for all the world to see. Instead, they were replaced by anti-smoking campaigns, encouraging the youth to not pick up the habit and start smoking.

In the 20th century, more than 100 million people lost their lives due to tobacco use. This figure is a worldwide estimate from the WHO, and it is too large to ignore. Surely you know someone, perhaps someone close to you who has died because of the effects of smoking cigarettes. E-cigarettes are changing the game in drastic ways because smokers are realizing they do have options, and very good reasons to switch to e-cigs. While they can still have nicotine, they are no longer exposed to tar and smoke, as well as all the other cancer causing chemicals cigarettes are laden with. And while you can argue against nicotine, having the control to change your level whenever you wish is far more than cigarettes ever offered.

If you are in this boat, and looking for a serious alternative to tobacco cigarettes, try an electronic cigarette starter kit! You’ve got nothing to lose but the smoke!

Why Companies Are Less Likely to Hire Smokers

Smokers can be a costly population, and hiring companies have definitely taken notice. If you are looking for a new job, it may really be in your best interest to drop the cigarettes for good! Electronic cigarettes are here to stay, and here to help!

There is a long list of reasons why companies are avoiding cigarette smokers, and with more and more people quitting, if they’d prefer to hire nonsmokers the odds are in their favor. Smokers are high maintenance, and they often need more breaks, which comes out to more wasted time. They tend to miss more work due to illness, because smoking can exacerbate the symptoms of ordinary colds and flus, as well as further agitate things like allergies and asthma. Getting sick more often than nonsmokers can also mean they cost more to insure with health insurance and life insurance, and most companies are looking to cut costs, not increase them unnecessarily.

They can be a social nuisance to nonsmokers; just another area where nonsmokers get the upper hand. Smokers have a habit of smelling bad, even if they frequently use perfume, and those who don’t smoke usually want nothing to do with it. Most companies have strict hygiene policies, so it’s about courtesy.

Cigarette smoking can give a company a bad reputation. Most people and companies are going the more health-conscious route these days, and smokers do not add to that image; they do the opposite. You can make your company look bad by being an ambassador for smoking, and it may not be a risk they want to take. It is not unusual for companies to have guidelines for where and when smokers can smoke cigarettes, but many want to avoid it all together.

Don’t fret though, because e-cigs can really make a big difference with this transition, and allow you to still have some satisfaction and comfort while you switch. If you have your eyes set on a company who has a zero tolerance level for employees even having nicotine in their systems, you may want to give 0 nicotine cartridges a try! There is better time than the present to improve your life, get an e-cigarette starter kit today!

Addressing E-Cigarette Rumors

E-cigarettes have lots of things being said about them. Rumors get spoken about everything and everyone, and it’s always a sign of popularity. There are lots of myths floating around about electric cigarettes, and new users and those who are skeptical often don’t know what to believe!

So how do you know when something is true or not? Well, you have yo be able to look deeper into the situation. What isn’t being said? Was the information spoken by a truthful resource? Does it seem more than a little “off?” One way to decipher the truth from the fiction is to do some research. While the internet is filled with more than a few odd stories, you can also find a great deal of useful info too. So hopefully, by ending up on this page, this info will do you some good to be able to have the truth behind some of the most common e-cigarette myths.

1- Electronic cigarettes are bad for you.

Truth- E-cigs are not bad at all for you. While there hasn’t been the level of testing done to appease the FDA, there has been nothing that has come out to prove this. With millions of users, and nothing but positive and great experiences, it goes without saying that they are better than tobacco cigarettes. Definitely not bad for you.

2- E-Cigs are just as dangerous as traditional cigs.

Truth- No way! They are made without tobacco or any of the many chemicals found in traditional cigarettes. They give off no smoke, so you won’t be breathing that in, and those around you will not be affected by second hand smoke. No tar is left behind, and you breath in only water vapor and nicotine. Neither of which are dangerous.

3- E-cigarettes are known to explode when they are used.

Truth- Only when things are used incorrectly. Don’t mix different products from different companies and use in ways they do not suggest in the manuals. ALWAYS follow the instructions in the manuals you get from each company. Keep your e-cigarette accessories, cartridges, and related products separate brand by brand if you use more than one. Don’t mix liquids, other batteries, and parts where not recommended. It could get dangerous.

4- E-cigs are illegal in many places in the US.

Truth- No, they aren’t. As much as the FDA has tried to restrict and control their distribution, e-cigs are entirely legal for people of the legal smoking age, which is 18 in most states, and 19 in others.

5- You can’t use e-cigs in public.

Truth- Most of the time you can. While cigarettes are banned in most public places, e0cigs are not the same and do not cause the same hazards and unwanted effects.

6- E-cigarettes don’t have nicotine in them.

7- Truth- There are e-cigs available with and without nicotine. Your choice.

7- Most brands of e-cigarettes are not good.

Truth- Can’t speak for anyone else, but Optima Cigs are excellent!

8- All e-cigs taste bad.

Truth- Not all, and definitely not our’s.

9- Electronic cigs are made to be sold to teenagers and children.

Truth- Never. And totally illegal here in the States.

10- E-cigs contain anti-freeze.

Truth- Come on! Anti-freeze kills, and if any company wants to exist, prosper, sell and promote their product without a boat-load of lawsuits, they definitely will not be infusing their e-cigs with anti-freeze!

E-Cigarette Sales Are Soaring

E-cig sales are soaring. Those e-cigarette starter kits  are working their magic on the masses! They have been for years, but they just keep on getting bigger. Why? Because, simply, they are everything most smokers have wanted for years. They’ve been an outlet for many looking for a way out of their tobacco habits but are not ready to quit the nicotine outright. They have been great for smokers who want more control of their nicotine usage, and want to be able to decrease their intake slowly, without sending their systems into shock like suddenly quitting cigarettes is known to do. And, simply, they offer freedom, convenience, and tremendous savings, where tobacco cigarettes are expensive, unhealthy, inconvenient, and generally just a pain to use in public.

Tobacco companies have surely taken notice, as they have seen considerable sales declines as e-cigs continue to draw in those who want more from their cigarettes, as well as those who just want something that is healthier and safer to use. Cigarette sales have been on the decline for the past decade regardless, dropping 27% from 2000 to 2011, due to a change in health trends and the widespread limitations that plague smokers who want to enjoy cigarettes in public.

Electronic cigarette sales, on the contrary, are way up. 2012 saw sales of $300 million, and are on course to hit $1 billion in the coming years, according to estimates from Goldman Sachs. So great are the sales of e-cigs, Wells Fargo’s tobacco analyst has projected them to surpass the sales of tobacco cigarettes in only a small matter of time. The rapid growth and having been so embraced by the masses, the sales category is being likend to those such as Greek yogurt and energy drinks.

Electronic cigs are the future of smoking, to be blunt. Tobacco has no place any more with smokers who know they have the option to have the same feeling, with the same nicotine, at a lesser cost with e-cigarettes. Tobacco companies would not be acquiring electronic cigarette companies and getting on the movement themselves if they couldn’t see it just as well. The allure of smokeless cigarettes is simple: all the positives, none of the negatives, and overall just a simpler way to smoke.

Why Do Celebrities Love E-Cigs?

Lots of celebrities have been choosing to smoke vapor cigarettes in the past few years. Many are really proud to flaunt their e-cigs publicly, and it’s not uncommon to find Robert Pattinson, Nikki Greene, Leonardo DiCaprio, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Jeremy Piven, and Katherine Heigl getting randomly photographed with their electronic cigarettes in use. This is proof that celebs are just like ordinary people, who want to overcome their use of tobacco cigarettes in favor of vapor. Here is a list of the reasons why stars have been quick to embrace using cigarette alternatives, and why they are working out to be so much better!

-They are the better way to smoke. Better for the health, better for their bodies, better for the planet. Have you noticed how many celebrities have been in support of the green movement? E-cigarettes are a total extension of that.

-Better for their looks. Tobacco smoke is very well known to negatively affect the skin and add years to one’s appearance, increasing wrinkles, dull the complexion, and stain the teeth unattractive shades of yellow. No one wants any of those things happening to them, especially people who are getting photographed at any given moment of every given day! While there are cosmetic remedies for everything, it’s always better to avoid them if you can. E-cigs are like preventative measures!

-Healthier, and since everyone in Hollywood is pretty obsessed with image, it’s just better to promote a healthier one. More energy and feeling better all around are some of the things users of electronic cigs have reported. The Hollywood lifestyle is all about being fit, tobacco just doesn’t fit in.

-More convenient to use everywhere. Movie sets, restaurants, clubs, socializing… e-cigarettes work in any of these situations. When you use them, you also need not be worried about what you smell like i addition to being self conscious about those around you not liking smoke. E-cigarette accessories let you enjoy far better mobility and enjoyment also! No lighters and no dropping ash are very nice indeed!

-They’re trendy, so using e-cigarettes automatically makes you cooler! Yes, vapor is the better way to go, and you will automatically be a cooler, more conscious person just by using them. While the stars are looking great with them, you can too!