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Why are people ditching cigarettes for e-cigs?

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Have you ever considered vaping instead of smoking? If you’ve been trying to quit and are finding it hard to resist the urge to take a puff, e-cigarettes might be a safer, healthier solution to get you started. With their rising popularity, this nicotine-based smoking alternative is encouraging people to put down their cigarettes.

What is an e-cigarette?

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For all you beginners out there an electronic cigarette is a handheld, battery-operated device that emits a certain percentage of nicotine, or non-nicotine solutions for the user to inhale. The e-cig is composed of a battery, a clearomizer, a USB charger and AC adaptor and your vape juice of choice.  

The device does not contain or burn tobacco, which studies suggests are a much healthier alternative to the traditional cigarettes. When you suck on the mouthpiece of the gadget, a sensor lights up and activates a heating element (this is what the battery powers) that vaporizes a liquid solution to then be inhaled by the user. Since the nicotine level vary based on the percentage in each individual e-juice, users have complete control over how much is going into their body.   

The e-cig benefits are endless

  • They can help you control your nicotine intake: Prime Vapor e-juice’s come in 0%, 1.2%, 2.4% and 3.6%.
  • You have more freedom to vape where you choose: There are more restrictions on smoking publically currently than there are on vaping.
  • They are more discreet than the traditional cigarette
  • On the daily vaping is much cheaper than smoking: Cigarette taxes vary upon which state you live.
  • They are more eco-friendly: The batteries are recyclable as well as bottle of e-juice if they are cleaned out properly.  

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Looking back, it is hard to believe there was a time when you could smoke cigarettes in restaurants, parks and other public places. Although research has shown time and time again the harm cigarettes can do to the human body, science has proved it by showing how they can cause lung cancer and increase your chances of having a stroke.

When convincing yourself if switching to e-cigs is the right choice to help you quit, it is important to remember that there are no studies that prove e-cigs cause cancer. That should be enough incentive to consider vaping instead of smoking.   

 

What do you think? Be sure to tell us why you think people are choosing e-cigarettes in the comment section below.

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Do doctors recommend trying e-cigs as an alternative to smoking?

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An increasing number of people are turning to e-cigarettes as a tobacco-free alternative. Whether they are trying to kick their smoking habits to the curb, or simply just cutting down on their nicotine intake, e-cigarettes have been increasing in popularity on the market.

Although vaping has amplified into a hip, societal trend, the real question is do doctors suggest that their patients try e-cigs as a nicotine substitute?

Some key points to consider

  • Studies suggest that using an e-cigarette is still substantially safer than smoking tobacco products, especially the non-nicotine products on the market.
  • Although the ingredients of e-cigarettes may vary, they typically present a much lower level of toxins than a combustible cigarette.
  • Currently e-cigarettes are consumer-regulated products making them easier to balance your nicotine intake.

Are e-cigarettes effective in helping people quit smoking?

  • E-cigs are a tobacco-free alternative and the most popular aid that people are using when they attempt to quit smoking (aside from nicotine patches and gum).
  • Although evidence in this area remains weak, some studies demonstrate a positive relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and the discontinuance of smoking.
  • The combination of behavioural supports and vaping is likely to increase the chance of successfully quitting tobacco use altogether.

What are doctors saying?

Electronic cigarettes are continuing to help smokers quit around the world and at this time there are no serious side effects that can attributed to their use, research suggests.

While the long-term side effects and health risks are still unknown, there is a growing consensus that e-cigarettes are still much safer than smoking.

Although regardless of any evidence, general practitioners (GP) should be offering more in-depth advice to patients that are looking to this smoking alternative.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), alongside doctors in England and Wales, believe that smokers should be told that smoking e-cigarettes AIDS in smoking cessation.

Needless to say vaping is an alternative worth trying with studies showing that, “one cigarette per day carries a risk of developing coronary heart disease” and therefore quitting combustible smoking altogether can significantly reduce risks of this disorder.

Tell us what you think? Do you know anyone that has used e-cigs to cut back their nicotine cravings? Drop a comment in the section below.

 

New to Vaping? Get Your Starter Kit and Cartridges from PrimeVapor.Com

So you’ve done the research and have decided to start vaping. Whether you’ve chosen to switch from combustible cigarettes for health reasons, or are looking forward to experiencing the more extensive range of flavor options that vaping offers, you probably have two questions:

1) What vaping gear do I need to get started?

To start vaping, you’ll need an electronic device that heats up e-juice to release flavors and/or nicotine. The main choices that you have on the market today are e-cigarettes that utilize flavor cartridges and vapor juice kits that use vapor juice. For more information about the difference, check out this handy blog post we wrote on the topic.

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Depending on your choice, you will need to purchase the e-juice, which comes in pre-filled e-cigarette cartridges, or bottles of vapor juice that you can use to fill your vapor juice kit’s tank.

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2) Where do I buy my e-cigarette and e-juice?

Now when it comes to where to buy your starter kits, we strongly recommend getting your equipment and juice online rather than from a local vape store.

Sure, the bricks and mortar experience may allow you to touch and feel the product before you make the purchase, but it also means that you will be paying more for your starter kit. Not only do online stores provide you with lower prices, but they also offer discounts to customers on devices and e-juice in the form of limited-time coupon codes or quantity discounts when you place larger orders. How’s that for an added perk of buying online, in the comfort of your own home, without having a high-pressure salesperson behind you?

If you are apprehensive about buying a product without having the ability to inspect it, you’ll be glad to know that PrimeVapor’s website features many unbiased reviews from customers who have purchased and used the product. Their experiences can help you determine whether there are any issues that you should be aware of and if the device or e-juice is right for you.

PrimeVapor also offers an excellent return policy on your vaping gear. Customers enjoy a 30-day no hassle return policy on hardware. And we even sweeten the deal with free shipping on orders of $75 or more!

Where do you buy your vaping gear from? Tell us in the comments below.

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Vaping Misconceptions We’re Tired of Hearing

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E-cigarette users who like to vape in public are all too aware of the pesky stares of some passersby, but nothing is more vexatious than a seemingly well-intentioned but misinformed stranger (or friend) lecturing you on the perceived dangers of vaping. It’s time to clear the air and put those myths to rest once and for all. Here are three common misconceptions we’re tired of hearing.

Vaping is as dangerous as smoking.

This is probably the most common thing we hear, and unfortunately, this myth often deters smokers from making the switch. While the long-term effects of e-cigarette use are still being examined, the consensus is that “nicotine – while highly addictive – is delivered through products that represent a continuum of risk and is most harmful when delivered through smoke particles in combustible cigarettes.” Continuing to perpetuate the idea that e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes cause an equal amount of harm is quite frankly irresponsible and dangerous in that it prevents smokers from adopting a nicotine delivery method that contains fewer toxins than traditional cigarettes, further damaging their health.

You don’t know what’s in e-juice.

Many non-vapers have this absurd idea that flavor cartridges and vapor juice ingredients are a mystery. While a typical cigarette contains approximately 600 additives (yes, you read that right), many of which are toxic and carcinogenic, the average e-liquid is composed of mainly a base, which is often a combination of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) and flavorings. In the case of nicotine-containing e-juices, the substance is present in varying concentrations: low, medium, and high. Some e-liquid manufacturers, such as PrimeVapor, even go a step further and only use VG as a base since it is an all-natural substance derived from plant oils. To ensure a high level of quality and consistency customers can count on, PrimeVapor uses its own labs right here in the United States to produce its liquid under strictly controlled conditions. So next time someone tells you that e-juice ingredients are unknown, please enlighten them on our behalf.

Secondhand vapor is as harmful as secondhand smoke.

Most vapers are considerate when vaping in public. They respect that most people don’t want to have vapor blown in their faces as they go about their daily lives. However, the notion that vapor and smoke are equally harmful is inaccurate. Smoke is produced as a result of a burning process, which creates “more than 7,000 chemicals” while vapor is the result of a heating process, meaning it doesn’t contain any combustion toxicants. In addition, secondhand vapor remains airborne for only a fraction of the time that smoke does, so involuntary exposure is significantly shorter with e-cigarettes.

What vaping misconceptions are you tired of hearing? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

How Do E-Cigarettes Work?

An electronic cigarette, or e-cig, is a battery-powered device that delivers nicotine to the user without any combustion or smoke. But what about those thick plumes of clouds that you see vapers exhale while enjoying a puff on their e-cig, you ask? In this blog post, in addition to explaining how e-cigarettes work, we will answer many of the questions that non-vapers or newbies have.

E-Cig Starter Kits

Since many vapers are ex-smokers looking for a less harmful way to consume nicotine, e-cigs are designed to resemble traditional cigarettes to make the experience as similar as possible.

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Our popular Deluxe E-Cigarette Starter Kit, for instance, comes equipped with rechargeable cigarette-like batteries, a USB charger and AC Adapter, and one pack of pre-filled, hassle-free flavor cartridges of your choice. All you have to do to start vaping with two-part devices like the Deluxe E-Cigarette Starter Kit is to screw the cartridge onto the battery!

So, how do e-cigarettes work?

It’s simple. If your e-cig is an automatic one, when you inhale, the microprocessor-controlled battery automatically heats the liquid in the flavor cartridge to release the flavors and nicotine. If you use a manual battery, just press the activation button to begin.

Since the vaping process doesn’t involve any combustion, no smoke is produced by the device. Instead, vapers can enjoy dense, delicious vapor that doesn’t contain the multitude of toxins in smoke. With all PrimeVapor products, you can even feel that satisfying throat hit!

Do all e-cigarettes contain nicotine?

Most e-cigarette cartridges are available in both nicotine-containing and zero-nicotine options. Heavy smokers often start out with the strongest nicotine level available to satisfy their nicotine cravings, but light smokers may start with a medium level while occasional or social smokers may go for the lowest concentration or none at all.

Do all e-cigarettes taste like combustible cigarettes?

The beauty of e-cigarettes is the abundance of choices available to vapers. Not only can you pick the level of nicotine when you vape, but you can also choose from a range of exciting gourmet flavors, in addition to the classic tobacco and refreshing menthol options.

What surprised you about e-cigarettes? Tell us in the comments section below!

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3 Reasons Smokers are Making the Switch to E-Cigs

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The tide is gradually changing in favor of electronic cigarettes. While articles condemning e-cigarettes still abound on the internet, studies that show their potential benefit are helping counter misinformation and myths, which are often disguised as facts and propagated by ardent fearmongers. If you’re currently a smoker and are considering vaping, here are three excellent reasons to switch to e-cigs.

Vaping is less harmful than smoking.

While it is still early to ascertain all the risks involved with e-cigarettes, what we do know so far is that they are significantly less harmful than traditional cigarettes. E-cigs deliver nicotine by heating a liquid to release the substance while combustible products produce smoke to do the same. According to the Royal College of Physicians’ report, Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction, “the available data suggest that they are unlikely to exceed 5% of those associated with smoked tobacco products, and may well be substantially lower than this figure.”

E-Cigarettes satisfy more than just nicotine withdrawal.

The principal concern for smokers looking to quit is the painful reality of nicotine withdrawal. One of the most compelling reasons to switch to e-cigs is that not only do these electronic devices provide ex-smokers with the nicotine level that they need to satisfy their physical dependency, but they also help maintain a sense of normalcy in their lives. Change is difficult, so having to quit your daily habits can severely compromise your ability to refrain from lighting up. E-cigs, especially cigalike devices, allow you to mimic an experience that is as close as possible to smoking, without the smoke that contains thousands of harmful chemicals, at least 70 of which are carcinogenic.

With e-cigs, you can say goodbye to unpleasant odors following you.

While those who love you may tolerate the smell of smoke that is a constant in your life, others may not be so subtle about their dislike of the infamous cigarette stench. As a smoker, you are most likely all too aware of the judging, disapproving looks, and whether you like it or not, it can affect the way you feel about yourself. With e-cigs, you don’t have to worry about any offensive odors following you. On the contrary, vaping produces some delightful aromas that both vapers and non-vapers can appreciate. And if you still get “the look,” you can rest assured that vapor will dissipate much faster than smoke.

Have you recently made the switch? Tell us your reasons to switch to e-cigs in the comments section below.

Flavor Cartridges vs. Vape Juice

Flavor Cartridges vs. Vape Juice (Vapor Juice)

Flavor Cartridges vs. Vape Juice

If you’re new to vaping and are wondering what the difference between flavor cartridges and vape juice is, fret not; this blog post will provide you with the necessary information you need to decide which one to start with.

The Similarities Between Flavor Cartridges and Vape Juice

Before we delve into the flavor cartridges vs. vape juice debate, let’s explore what these two options have in common. Both, when used in their corresponding electronic devices, will deliver flavor and nicotine to the user as the e-cig heats the liquid to release vapor.

The two provide you with a plethora of flavor choices. You can continue to indulge in the earthy tobacco flavors or relish the minty freshness of menthol e-juices, and you can even explore a whole realm of exciting concoctions, such as Caramel Macchiato, Melon Berry, and Tahitian Punch, just to name a few.

You can also choose from nicotine concentrations ranging from zero to high, so ex-smokers can rest assured that they can find a level that will satisfy their nicotine cravings.

The Differences Between Flavor Cartridges and Vape Juice

Flavor cartridges offer a simple and hassle-free way to begin your vaping experience. Used with devices that look similar to regular combustible cigarettes, they can be easily screwed onto the e-cig battery and enjoyed right away. Since they come conveniently pre-filled with the flavor of your choice, there is no mess to clean up. This delivery method is ideal for ex-smokers looking for an alternative and less harmful nicotine delivery system that mimics smoking as closely as possible so that they are not tempted to pick up a combustible cigarette.

Vape juice, also known as vapor juice, offers vapers a greater degree of control over their vaping experience as well as the ability to customize and experiment with flavors. Used specifically with vapor juice kits with a refillable tank, they allow vaping aficionados to get creative and explore the various possibilities and combinations that they want to try. Since vape juice delivers more robust flavors and thicker clouds of vapor, they are perfect for vaping connoisseurs.

Flavor cartridges vs. vape juice: which do you prefer and why? Tell us in the comments section below.

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What is the Difference Between Tobacco and Nicotine?

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Tobacco and nicotine are often used interchangeably in the media, which causes confusion, especially as smokers are searching for less harmful alternatives to combustible cigarettes. Understanding the differences between tobacco and nicotine is crucial in the fight against the vilification of e-cigarettes.

What is tobacco?

In its purest form, tobacco refers to the cured leaves of the tobacco plant. Traditionally grown and used both socially and ceremonially since time immemorial in the Americas, tobacco increased in popularity with the colonization of those regions.

Today, tobacco is consumed in various forms, most of which contain a myriad of chemicals that are added to increase their palatability, shelf-life, and appeal. Cigarettes, both pre-rolled and roll-your-own, cigars, and loose pipe tobacco are popular combustible choices. There also exist smokeless tobacco options such as chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, and snuff.

Are you surprised that e-cigarettes don’t feature on the list of options above? That’s because even if they are categorized as tobacco products by the FDA, e-cigs do not contain any tobacco.

What is nicotine?

Nicotine is a stimulant and an alkaloid, or nitrogenous organic compound, that can be found primarily in the leaves of the tobacco plant and also in trace amounts in “edible plants, such as those in the Solanaceae family, which include eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes.”

Since nicotine is naturally-present in the leaves of the plant, tobacco products, including combustible cigarettes, contain the substance. Manufacturers of nicotine gums, dermal patches, lozenges, as well as e-cigarette flavor cartridges and vapor juice also add controlled-levels of extracted nicotine to provide users with a less harmful method of consuming nicotine when compared to smoking, chewing, or snorting tobacco.

Why is it important to understand the differences between tobacco and nicotine?

There is no doubt that nicotine is an addictive substance. However, the risks associated with its consumption is often conflated with the dangers of tobacco use, such as lung and mouth cancer. The World Health Organization, in 2008, named tobacco, not nicotine, the world’s leading cause of preventable death and The Oxford Medical Companion went as far as to say that “tobacco is the only legally available consumer product which kills people when it is used entirely as intended.”

Failure to understand the differences between tobacco and nicotine can lead to misconceptions regarding the relative harms of nicotine delivery alternatives that could help smokers quit their deadly habit.

Are you a smoker who has quit combustible cigarettes? Tell us what nicotine replacement alternative you switched to.

 

Choosing an E-Cig Starter Kit That is Right for You

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Although vaping is a relatively new industry, since it is driven by passion and innovation, vapers can already enjoy a plethora of options when it comes to e-cig and e-juice choices. While aficionados appreciate the extensive array of electronic devices and flavors available to them, the same abundance of possibilities can often leave newbies confused and overwhelmed. If you’re new to the vaping world and need help choosing an e-cig starter kit, this blog post will help you pick a suitable one.

Best E-Cig Starter Kit Choices for Smokers

If you are currently a smoker and are looking for the best e-cig starter kit to make the switch, you need you consider options that will provide you with not only an adequate level of nicotine but also a comparable experience to smoking. The best e-cigarette starter kit for you is one that is as easy as taking a cigarette out of the pack, lighting it up, and taking a puff.

The incredibly portable and practical Tobacco E-Cigarette Starter Kit, for instance, is an excellent choice since the cigalike device is as uncomplicated as it gets. Simply screw on the flavor cartridge to the battery, inhale, and you’re vaping! What’s more? Not only do the Rawhide Red Flavor Cartridges provide you with the nicotine strength that you need, but they also produce the robust tobacco aromas that you’ve become accustomed to, making the experience feel as close as possible to smoking while being much less harmful for you.

If you smoke menthol cigarettes and want to continue to relish the refreshingly minty flavors while satisfying your nicotine cravings, we recommend the Menthol E-Cigarette Starter Kit. The Freeport Flavor Cartridges beautifully reproduce both the flavor and throat hit of a real menthol cigarette, making them perfect for menthol lovers.

Best E-Cig Starter Kit for Ex-Smokers or Non-Smokers

If you are an ex-smoker who has conquered their addiction to nicotine or are a non-smoker looking to experience vaping, the ideal e-cig starter kit is one that will enable you to take advantage of the various flavor options available without the nicotine.

If you like the idea of holding a cigarette-like device, the Non-Nicotine E-Cigarette Starter Kit is an excellent choice for you. You can choose from a variety of exciting flavors. Love coffee? Then try our Caramel Macchiato for a gourmet experience that’ll soon become your go-to treat. Have a sweet tooth? Tantalize your taste buds with our fruity Melonberry option or indulge in the delectable Tiramisu flavors.

Are you a new vaper? Tell us what e-cigarette starter kit you chose to start your vaping experience in the comments section below.

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What You Need to Know about Vaping and Pet Safety

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Many of us who vape do so partly because using e-cigs is considerably less harmful to our health when compared to smoking combustible cigarettes. But what about the impact of vaping on our furry companions? How can we keep them safe while we transition to e-cigarettes?

What makes e-cigarettes dangerous to pets?

We all know that pets are incredibly curious creatures. Since they love to follow their scent, e-liquids can be especially alluring to them. Unfortunately, even the lowest concentration of nicotine, 1.2% or 12mg can pose serious health risks to a cat or a dog if ingested, and higher doses can be lethal. The toxic dose for animals vary according to their weight, but for a dog, it is estimated to be 9.2 mg/kg, so if a larger dog swallows nicotine-containing e-juice, it may show signs of nicotine poisoning while a smaller dog risks losing its life.

How to detect pet nicotine poisoning?

Since our beloved pets cannot vocally communicate their symptoms to us, it is crucial to recognize the signs of nicotine poisoning. Other than the telltale chewed cartridges or broken-into e-juice bottles, watch for vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, accelerated breathing, agitation, weakness, lethargy, and seizures. If you notice your pets exhibiting any of these symptoms, you need to take action immediately since nicotine poisoning manifests itself within 15 to 60 minutes of ingestion, and its effects can result in the rapid deterioration of your pet’s health.

Other health concerns

Oral Injuries: While it’s the nicotine in the e-juice that makes e-cigarettes dangerous to animals, they can also injure themselves while chewing on the cartridges and bottles and can even risk choking.

PG Sensitivity: Since cats are especially sensitive to PG, exposure to the chemical may result in allergic reactions. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has deemed it unsafe for use in or on cat food.

What can you do to protect your pets?

Keep your e-juice and vaping equipment out of their reach: Get into the habit of storing all your vaping gear in a safe place your pets cannot access. While the e-juice cartridges and bottles are the most dangerous, you also don’t want your pets licking any remnants of the liquid off your devices. When vaping, be cognizant of your pet’s presence, and make sure to keep any cartridges or open bottles on you, rather than on a table where they can sneakily reach them.

Use VG only e-juice for extra precaution around your cat: If you’re especially concerned about PG sensitivity, exercise caution when vaping e-juice that contains the substance around your cat. If you want to take it a step further, opt for our specialty, VG-only e-juices.

Don’t blow vapor in your pet’s face: Ensure that the room you’re vaping in is properly ventilated, and refrain from blowing vapor in your pet’s face. In general, it’s good practice to vape away from your furry companions.

How do you keep your pets safe when vaping? Tell us in the comments section below.