The Most Littered Item in the World: Cigarettes

cigarette-butts-2As if you needed another reason to drop the cigarettes for good, recent news tells us that cigarettes are the world’s most polluted item. And there’s a lot of pollution in this big wide world of ours! Electronic cigarettes are the more environmental choice for tons of reasons, and when you consider that it’s the responsibility of every person to keep this planet clean, it’s one more (really good) reason to make the switch to alternative smoking options.

Perhaps the problem with cigarettes is, is that they are just too easy to drop on the ground when they’re finished being smoked. Maybe the smokers who drop them just assume because they are so small, it doesn’t really matter. Sure, they’re tiny, insignificant, finished, seemingly made of paper that may biodegrade, but in reality they are anything but!

Cigarette butts are loaded with toxins, the filters are made of additional chemicals that do not actually biodegrade, and when they hit the ground, they unleash all of these chemicals into the environment where they are tossed. Lovely, isn’t it?

When cigarette butts are left laying around, floating in bodies of water, and piled into the ground, they are a constant target of wildlife. Fish, marine mammals and birds typically mistake them for food and eat them, with often ill consequences.

While it may seem like pollution isn’t that big of a problem, it is on a global scale. Cigarettes belong trash bins when they are done; nowhere else, no exceptions. As casually acceptable as some smokers find discarding their cigarettes this way to be, it isn’t.

If you’re looking for a better way to smoke, and to avoid being a part of this massive environmental problem, consider electric cigarettes. They are very much reusable for a long period of time. The cartridges and liquids used in them usually go a long distance, much farther than a single pack of cigarettes. Because cartridges are made of plastic or metal of some sort, they are much easier to toss in a receptacle, as opposed to on the ground somewhere; most people will not be changing their cartridges in such casual settings anyway. They accumulate less waste overall, promote recycling for disposal, and they encourage users to use a single product for a longer period of time instead of constant (often irresponsible) disposal.

Looking to make the switch to electronic cigarettes now? Check out our e-cigarette starter kits; there’s no better place to start!

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!

 

 

 

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day with Electronic Cigarettes

St. Patrick’s Day always seems to bring out the Irish in us all! There are always great parties for it, and wearing green to get into the festivities  makes it all the more merrier! Like any celebration, it’s always better when you are an e-smoker. Heck, you can even be vaping with menthol e-cig cartridges for an authentic, “green” feel! Here are all the ways e-cigs can make the party go even better, however you celebrate St. Patty’s!

-St. Patrick’s Day Parades: large groups of people, hanging out together in public, being wary of people of all ages, including children an elderly, why bring cigarettes into the mix? You won’t have to worry about burning anyone with a lit cigarette, or have to be conscious of smoke bothering those around you when you’re using e-cigarettes. The vapor has no smell to it whatsoever, and there is nothing harmful at all in it. Enjoy your parade in peace!

-Bar Parties: Everyone loves to hit their local Irish pub, or bar throwing a St. Patty’s Day fiasco, and electronic cigarettes will lessen your limitations. Socializing in general is way better with e-cigs, and you never have to deal with getting out of the building to enjoy your cigarette. What smoker does not love having a cig while they throw back a few cold ones? During a party, when your adrenaline is in full throttle, and you are enjoying the moment, having your nicotine (electronic cigarette) with you, wherever you are with total convenience is the way to go!

-House Parties: If you are at a house party, same goes as if you were at a public party in a bar. The only difference is, if you are at a friend or family member’s home, the last thing you want to do is offend others around you, or be a nuisance littering your cigarette butts in their yard, or roosting out front with a cigarette all night.

Whatever you got going on, when it comes to getting down and having fun, it’s done better with e-cigarettes instead of traditionals. St Patrick’s Day is no different, so we hope your’s is happy, and full of delicious vapor!

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!

10 Ways Your Life Will Change When You Switch to E-Cigs

E-cigarettes are amazing. When users switch, the amount of beneficial occurrences that happen always astonish and delight them. We’ve heard so many positive stories, and have seen it first hand how e-cigs are seriously changing people’s lives. Here are 10 of the most common positive side effects of switching to vapor, in case you are wondering what you can expect if you take the plunge and try them out! All you have to lose is the smoke!

1. You’ll feel cleaner. In fact, everything will be cleaner because you will never have to deal with cigarette ash or cigarette smoke getting on everything, stinking it all up. You won’t smell like smoke, and you won’t have to be conscious of it.

2. You’ll look better. Seriously, though! Cigarettes wreak havoc on the appearance, dulling the skin and hair, staining teeth unattractively, and darkening the lips and gums. Tobacco stains big time, and your body will totally appreciate its absence!

3. You’ll save much more time. Who doesn’t need more time in the day? Cigarette breaks are much easier with vapor, plus you don’t have to smoke whole cigarettes anymore. Vape, inhale, exhale, put it away.

4. Your life will be more convenient, in so many ways! You can smoke practically anywhere now, with no mess to clean up after, and no smoke to limit your smoking location.

5. You’ll enjoy how much easier they are to smoke. Charging and changing out your e-cigarette cartridges is way easier and simpler than dealing with lighters and burning material!

6. You’ll be doing a little more for the planet by being greener. No pollution, no chemicals, and they’re reusable.

7. You’ll make those around you happy by not smoking. Family members, friends, neighbors; anyone in your daily life who is not a smoker will be very happy to not smell your smoke! Plus, those who love you will be thrilled you aren’t smoking any longer!

8. Traveling as an e-smoker will be way more enjoyable. Traveling when you’re a smoker can really be annoying, and sometimes make you an unwelcome tourist!

9. Running our of cigarettes at the least opportune time will be a thing of the past. The Cartridge Replenishment Program takes care of all that, making life even more convenient by keeping you stocked up properly.

10. Most importantly, you’ll be doing something amazingly positive for your health, and you’ll feel it! Many people, after switching to electronic cigarettes report feeling better overall, with more energy and better breathing after a while.

Looking to Be a Little Greener? Choose E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are the smarter choice when smoking, and they are the greener choice. Everyone is getting a little more conscious of their impact on the environment these days, and even when choosing your cigarettes the choice comes in to play. Why are e-cigs the healthier choice? Well, here is a list of reasons they are better on the environment than going for their tobacco counterparts!

-They are reusable. Cigarettes get used and tossed, used and tossed, used and tossed. It’s an endless cycle, and it is not good for the earth.

_E-cigs produce minimal waste, and they have a much longer life than cigarettes. For instance, a single e-cig cartridge goes for about the length of 2 packs of cigarettes.

-They do not encourage littering. Are you aware of just how much pollution cigarettes cause? They are one of the planet’s leading littler problems!

-They do not pollute the air. This means you aren’t adding to the smog, and you are not polluting the air for the people around you. Smoke is not good for the body, and tobacco smoke is especially awful to breath in. Tar is sticky, and it sticks around for a long, long time. It’s also carcinogenic, and full of toxins that will rest in your body, in your lungs, wherever it can settle.

-They are made of healthier, more natural ingredients. Better for your body, and better for the planet.

-Cigarette butts are not just a pollution problem in cities and the natural environment, they are a major threat to native animals, birds, and fish especially.

-Electronic cigarettes are much more sustainable, and they have no involvement in the mess that is tobacco farming.

E-Cig Cartridges VS Cigarettes

Electric cigarette cartridges come out on top every time, and in every way you can compare them to tobacco cigarettes. Why pay more for something that doesn’t last nearly as long, costs much more, and can potentially leave you with a chronic disease, lead to a fatal one, and shorten your lifespan? It’s amazing what a little cartridge can do!

1 e-cigarette cartridge comes out to 30 cigarettes, with average use. For some customers, that number can be more or less depending on their particular style of vaping. But either way, cartridges go much farther, reducing the carbon footprint, saving time, and saving you money.

Options: you have way more with Optima Cigs than possible with tobacco. You get to choose your flavor and nicotine strength, which is not the way cigarettes are sold. The majority of brands offer very limited choices when it comes to flavors and nicotine strengths, and even still, you are not getting pure nicotine. The tobacco in cigarettes obviously contains nicotine, but it also comes with thousands of other unwanted, unnecessary chemicals. Formaldehyde, arsenic, and cyanide a just a few of the common toxins found in cigarettes, among many others!

The savings are enormously evident, and worthy of even further discussion! Each cartridge individually comes out to less than a pack of cigarettes, and purchasing in bulk drops the prices even further. Sign up for the Cartridge Replenishment Program and your savings can include an additional 20%. For example, a 10-pack of cartridges costs $39.99, and is equal to 15 packs of cigarettes, and that comes out to spending $2.66 per pack. Far cheaper than you will spend for cigarettes anywhere!

So as you can see, e-cigs are the sensible choice in this competition! Traditional cigarettes can’t hang at all, and cartridges win in every category. More flavors, more options, more savings, and more convenience!

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!

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!

 

 

Live Healthier in 2013; Make it Your Resolution!

Today is the last day of the year, and most people are looking back on 2012. How was it for you? Did you accomplish what you set out to do? Did your goals get put ont he back burner for more important things at hand? Was it the best year ever? Well, while we reflect on 2012, on New Year’s Eve it’s also pretty cool to start thinking about the new year ahead. What have you got planned for yourself? Where do you want to improve and prosper? Are you going to make it the year you quit smoking for good? Part of the allure of electronic cigarettes is that they promise a healthier, smoke free lifestyle. When you get a an e-cigarette starter kit delivered to your door, it’s not just a box full of things to use instead of smoking tobacco. It’s a key to living a more fulfilling life! They will help you get healthier by eliminating the toxic smoke, help you save a huge amount of money, and they will essentially let you live a cleaner life. Awesome, right? Here is a little list to help you along with your goals for 2013, whether or not they include finally quitting smoking. Hey, even if you are a current vapor-smoker, goals are goals, and we all want to accomplish them!

-Stop smoking and start using electronic cigarettes. If you are currently using e-cigs, perhaps your goal is to drop your nicotine level, perhaps even go nicotine-free. Whatever it is you want to achieve, you know you can do it!

-Make it a top priority to take better care of yourself. You’ve got only one body, treat it right! This is a big one for most people, and it goes beyond the usual “lose weight” or “get fit.” Health encompasses all parts of your body; internally, externally, mentally, and emotionally.

-Don’t let people or situations interfere with your goals. Try to make it a habit to surround yourself with people and experiences that support your desires.

-Live simpler.

-Live greener.

-Live it to the fullest! Happy New Year, everyone!

-Enjoy all the benefits e-smokes have to offer you!