According to the CDC, as of 2015 there were still more than 36 million people in the United States smoking cigarettes. While that number has declined from previous years, plenty of people are still lighting up and dealing with all the negative repercussions that come along with smoking, including the major toll it [...]
There’s no denying the fact that the internet has made our lives easier in a variety of ways. Shopping online saves us precious time, and you can basically find everything you need right at your fingertips. Back in the early days of e-cigarettes, the only way to get your vaping supplies [...]
When you’re new to vaping, it’s not uncommon to have a lot of questions as you’re getting started. While e-cigarettes mimic the look and feel of smoking in many ways, there are also distinct differences between them.
One of the biggest differences is the fact that the “smoke” from e-cigarettes isn’t actually smoke at [...]
When you’re trying to quit smoking, one of the first steps is to try to take on the mindset of a non-smoker. Think about it: Non-smokers generally can’t stand the smell or taste of cigarettes, plus they are often the first people to remind you how terrible smoking is for your health. If [...]
When you picture a long-time smoker’s face, it’s pretty common to visualize wrinkles around the mouth, bags under the eyes and yellowish teeth, right? Everyone knows smoking causes a variety of detrimental effects on the body, damaging virtually every organ, plus is responsible for one in five deaths in the United States. But, [...]
Let’s be honest. When you’re new to vaping, learning about all the various components of e-cigarettes can feel a little overwhelming. In fact, because you don’t know as much as you feel you should, you might even be dissuaded from making the switch altogether. However, don’t let your lack of knowledge [...]
Research shows that the average person who quits smoking is likely to gain about ten pounds after quitting. In fact, four out of five people who stop smoking gain at least some weight. While the health benefits of quitting smoking include both a stronger heart and lungs, many former smokers end up packing [...]
If you were previously a smoker, you’re probably somewhat used to being labeled as a certain “type”. Maybe you were a social smoker who only borrowed cigarettes off others during parties or a night out on the town. Or, maybe you couldn’t even start your day without lighting up, taking at least 10 [...]
It’s that time of year again, when we gather with friends and family to count our many blessings, share some laughs, and of course, enjoy a ton of delicious food and treats. If you’re getting to see loved ones you only see once a year, you want to make sure you [...]
According to the CDC, as of 2014 more than 9 million adults in the United States used e-cigarettes on a regular basis. The CDC survey found that not only did 3.7 percent of adults use e-cigarettes on a daily basis, but also that 12.6 percent of adults in the country have [...]
Regardless of whether you’re new to e-cigarettes or have been vaping for several years, everyone can use a little e-cigarette training, especially when it comes to e-cigarette safety and properly using your device. Although the media would have you think otherwise, incidents of exploding e-cigarettes and fires from vaping are actually [...]
There’s no denying that the e-cigarette industry is booming. In fact, these battery-powered nicotine delivery devices have evolved over the years into a billion-dollar global industry that won’t be going downhill any time soon. Today, more and more studies are being conducted regarding e-cigarette safety and the health benefits they can [...]
One of the biggest perks of switching to vaping from smoking is the fact that you can potentially save a lot of money. In fact, some who make the switch report that they’ve saved up to $2,000 in the first year! One way to make sure you’re not only saving as [...]
So, recently you decided it’s finally time to ditch cigarettes. If you’ve been a smoker for any length of time, you may have made this decision a few times, and found yourself turning back to your pack of smokes after quitting cold turkey didn’t work. Maybe you even tried the nicotine [...]
If you’re new to the vaping world, it might seem like all the different options available are overwhelming. Maybe you’ve been avoiding making the switch to e-cigarettes because you simply aren’t sure how to even get started. However, as e-cigarettes get more and more popular, you don’t want to miss out on any [...]
Some of the biggest concerns health officials seem to have when it comes to vaping is that e-cigarettes are not only tempting today’s youth into becoming nicotine addicts, but that they are a gateway for non-smokers to pick up the habit, too. It’s been stated that e-cigarettes being so “widely available” [...]
When you’re first making the switch to e-cigarettes, one of the biggest challenges you might find yourself presented with is choosing the right nicotine strength for your e-liquid. Depending on the manufacturer, e-liquid, or e-juice, can come in a variety of strengths, from 0 mg all the way up to 36 [...]
E-cigarettes utilize lithium-ion batteries that can last a long time between charging. According to some of our Facebook followers, their batteries can last anywhere from eight hours to a day and a half, depending on how much they are using their e-cigarette. Vapers have gotten fairly savvy in regards to making [...]
According to the CDC, cigarette smoking is the number one cause of death in the United States, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year. In fact, smoking kills more people annually than alcohol abuse, motor vehicle accidents, and firearms combined!
Smoking also causes an array of negative health effects on practically every organ and [...]
It’s common knowledge that tobacco use leads to a variety of health problems, including cancer, heart disease, reduced respiratory systems, and so much more. Quitting smoking can greatly reduce the risk for these health issues, and today, according to the CDC, there are actually more former smokers than current smokers.
However, one [...]
Secondhand smoke has a negative effect not only on people, but also on our four-legged friends. Our pets are our loyal companions, and when most pet owners are home, their pet is usually somewhere nearby. This means if their owner is a smoker, animals are easily subjected to secondhand smoke and [...]
Lately, it seems like the headlines about exploding e-cigarettes are everywhere. Vapers are suffering devastating burns, lost teeth, and even broken bones in these gruesome reports; e-cigarettes are now even being compared to hoverboards in that both are known to catch fire and cause safety hazards to their users. Is it [...]
When you’ve been a smoker for many years, there are just certain things you get used to. For example, coughing in the morning, not having enough stamina to walk up a few flights of stairs, stained fingers and teeth, etc. One thing you might not even be aware of is that [...]
Springtime means the days are getting longer and the air is warming up, and people everywhere are getting ready to tackle some of those annual spring cleaning tasks. Along with de-cluttering your home, knocking down cobwebs and scrubbing the grout in the bathroom, another chore to add to your spring cleaning [...]
It seems hard to believe that not too long ago, people used to openly smoke cigarettes while toiling away at their desks at work. Even those who didn’t smoke were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke whether they liked it or not. In more recent years, smoking bans began to get set [...]
It seems like you hear about distracted driving all the time these days. Distracted driving basically means that while you’re behind the wheel, you’re involved in another activity that takes your focus away from the road. You can get distracted while driving visually by taking your eyes off the road, manually [...]
Formaldehyde is a colorless, distinctive, somewhat pungent and strong-smelling chemical compound that can exist in various forms. It is commonly used in building materials like particleboard and plywood or glues and adhesives. It’s also used as an industrial germicide and disinfectant, and you most likely know it best as a preservative [...]
Although vaping is becoming more and more popular these days, some people might be hesitant to make the switch to e-cigarettes due to certain questions they may have about them. However, don’t let your inexperience with vaping hold you back from trying it out! You’ll feel better, look better, and can [...]
One of the most popular New Year’s resolution is to stay fit and get healthier; in fact, according to StatisticBrain.com, that was the fifth most popular resolution in 2015. Falling into that same category, the seventh most popular resolution is quitting smoking. However, it’s also fairly common for people to give [...]
At one time or another, many vapers have experienced a leaking e-cigarette. There’s not much worse than pulling your e-cig out of its case or your purse, only to find that the e-liquid has seeped out onto your belongings. However, this fairly common problem is pretty easy to troubleshoot once you [...]
If you’re new to vaping, it’s pretty common to feel overwhelmed by all the choices available to you. From starter kits, mods, batteries and accessories, not to mention all the different brands, you might feel like you have no idea how to even get started. But don’t let that dissuade you! [...]
More and more these days, it seems like we’re hearing news reports about how an e-cigarette blew up and caused major harm to someone or something. While vaping is generally considered a safe hobby and a great alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes, it’s important to remember that like any electronic device, [...]
If you’re like most vapers, there’s a good chance you have a variety of e-cigarette supplies in your collection. Everything from extra batteries, full, half full, and empty cartomizers, and various bottles and brands of e-liquids can take up a lot of space and easily become a disorganized mess in your [...]
The e-cigarette industry has been growing and growing, with sales jumping from $20 million in 2008 to $1.7 billion in 2014. As the e-cigarette industry grows, the concern for how the devices should be properly disposed of grows as well.
Approximately 4.5 trillion cigarette butts from traditional tobacco are disposed of each [...]
There’s no doubt that there are numerous negative repercussions that come along with smoking traditional cigarettes. They’ve long been proven as unhealthy and the cause of cancer and other chronic conditions like emphysema. Cigarettes are also an extremely costly habit, with a single pack costing upwards of $10 in some cities! Add to that the [...]
E-cigarettes have come a long way since they were first devised back in the 1960s by Herbert A. Gilbert. Even though his concept of an e-cig is very similar to the “cig-a-likes” of today, in that his patent had flavored cartridges, heating elements, and smokeless flavored air, his invention never really [...]
When meeting a person for the first time, one of the initial things people tend to notice about each other is their smile. It’s not that we’re being judgmental, it’s just hard not to notice when someone has either a brilliant white smile- or is trying to hide their yellow, stained teeth.
A nice [...]
Summer is here, bringing along lots of sunshine and soaring temperatures. Vapers everywhere are out enjoying some fun in the sun, whether on a beach on vacation or a patio party with friends. However, it’s important to remember that summer heat and e-cigarettes are not always the best combination. There are definitely a [...]
If you’re new to vaping, you might be curious about the differences between using e-liquids or refillable cartridges. Some starter kits will come with a refillable cartridge, also known as the cartomizer, which contains both the atomizer and the e-liquid. This cartridge is disposable, so you simply throw it away when [...]
It seems like it was just yesterday that a pack of cigarettes cost around $2 per pack, doesn’t it? These days, depending on where you live, you’ll be spending anywhere from $7 to upwards of $10 per pack. When you start doing the math, you’ll realize that your tobacco habit is [...]
Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day. This annual awareness day draws worldwide attention to the tobacco epidemic and highlights the need for effective policies to reduce tobacco use. The goal of the 2015 campaign is to have all countries [...]
Recently, we posed a question on our Facebook page, asking our fans to tell us why they think vaping is better than smoking. After all, the best place to get true information about what they like about e-cigarettes is from those actually using the product, right?
Just like with smoking, people start [...]
With all the controversy surrounding e-cigarettes and what they are comprised of, you might be curious about the ingredients in your e-liquid and how safe they truly are. There is so much misinformation swirling around the media today, and having knowledge on your side by doing a little research can help [...]
If you’re curious about making the transition to e-cigarettes, you just have to ask anyone who vapes what their opinion of it is. You’ll probably get a variety of answers, but the common theme is that those who’ve made the switch are very, very happy they did!
The positive aspects vaping offers over smoking [...]
While the dangers of cigarettes have been well known for many years now- cigarettes can cause health problems like cancer, heart attacks, strokes and a variety of autoimmune diseases- many people still find themselves reaching for a cigarette because of the pleasurable effects the nicotine delivers to their systems.
Nicotine has often [...]
Your e-cigarette is basically maintenance-free, however, since it is a mechanical device, every now and then it’s possible you’ll run into an issue or two. Keep it in proper working order and help prolong its life with a little special care and upkeep.
Towards the end of last year, Penn State University’s College of Medicine conducted a study regarding the addictiveness of e-cigarettes as compared to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers developed an online survey in which they asked questions to determine respondents’ previous dependency on cigarettes as compared to their dependence on e-cigarettes. Over 3,500 [...]
A fresh year looms ahead of us, and by now you’ve probably made some New Year’s resolutions. According to a 2014 survey, the top resolutions last year were things like losing weight, getting organized and spending less money. It should come to no surprise that another of the top New Year’s Resolutions- number [...]
The holidays are quickly approaching, and to keep this time of year as stress-free as possible you shouldn’t put off your shopping until the last minute. Don’t worry- Vapor Stop is here to help you choose the best vaping products for all the vapers in your life.
We recently posted a question on our Facebook page, asking our fans what some of the health benefits are that they noticed since making the switch to e-cigarettes. We received a wide range of responses, some of which we hadn’t even really considered since posting the question!
For instance, one fan says her stress [...]
A couple of months ago, the American Heart Association endorsed e-cigarettes as a viable means to quit tobacco cigarettes. Although the association states that more studies regarding the long term effects e-cigarettes have on the public health, they agree that e-cigarettes contain far less toxins than their tobacco counterparts. While the AHA still [...]
If you’re new to vaping, you might be confused about the differences between those disposable e-cigarettes you see being sold at convenience stores and gas stations, and the fancier-looking, rechargeable e-cigarettes offered at specialty vape shops like Vapor Stop or online stores. Both styles of e-cigarettes offer an effective way to enjoy nicotine [...]
If you’ve already made the transition from tobacco cigarettes to e-cigarettes, then you’re already well aware of all the advantages e-cigarettes offer, from your health to your wallet! Health-wise, they offer an alternate way to get your nicotine fix without the 4,000 known carcinogens in tobacco cigarettes. Money-wise, they can save a pack [...]
E-cigarettes are often touted as a helpful aid in smoking cessation. A couple weeks ago, even the American Heart Association backed e-cigarettes as a method to help smokers quit the habit.
But did you know that along with all the positive health advantages switching to e-cigarettes can offer, they’re also considered beneficial to the [...]
As e-cigarettes become more and more popular, the facts and myths surrounding them are getting more confusing. It seems like every day you hear or read new stories discussing e-cigarettes, but what information is correct? What should you believe and what should you ignore?
We’ve broken down some of the most common myths regarding [...]
So you’ve done a little research, are tired of tobacco cigarettes draining your wallet and destroying your social life, and are ready to make the switch to electronic cigarettes. How do you get started? What steps do you need to take to ensure a successful transition to e-cigarettes?
You can always visit your local [...]
When it comes to the e-liquid flavors for your e-cigarette, there truly is a flavor for everyone. A few weeks ago, we decided to take a poll on our Facebook page to see what flavors are most popular with our fans. We thought maybe there would be some repeat flavors, some that are more well-liked [...]
E-liquid, or e-juice, as it is commonly referred to, is the solution that is vaporized within the e-cigarette cartridge. It is comprised of four main components:
1) Propylene Glycol (PG): An organic compound that is mainly colorless, nearly odorless and has a faint sweet taste. It is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and [...]
With the ever-growing popularity of e-cigarettes, more and more people are joining the vaping community and learning about all the benefits electronic cigarettes offer. Once smokers quit traditional cigarettes and switch to e-cigs, it becomes important to have access to your e-cigarette at all times. Of course, this includes bringing it along with [...]
Back in April 2014, the FDA proposed a rule to extend their tobacco authority to include electronic cigarettes. They proposed several new regulations consistent with other tobacco products, such including health warnings on packaging and a minimum age restriction to purchase e-cigarettes, among many other regulations and restrictions.
Since these new regulations would classify [...]
As vaping becomes increasingly popular, more people are jumping on the e-cigarette bandwagon and starting to lead healthier, smoke-free lives. However, there are a few things you should know to avoid doing as you begin your vaping journey.
Here are five common mistakes those new to e-cigarettes tend to make:
1) You’re so excited to [...]
If you’ve made the switch to vaping, you’re already aware of the cost savings that e-cigarettes offer over traditional tobacco products. One of the main ways e-cigarettes help you save money is the fact that the batteries are rechargeable, so you can use them over and over again.
The lithium-ion [...]
These days, it seems like there’s a lot of news and controversy surrounding e-cigarettes. You may be looking to make the switch to vaping, but aren’t sure what to believe. Can they really help you quit tobacco products? You’re well aware of the dangers traditional cigarettes pose to your health, but what about [...]
It’s no doubt that one of the greatest perks of vaping is the fact that your e-cigarette is totally customizable. There are so many ways to customize your e-cig to make it your own- the possibilities are virtually endless! Not only can you tailor your e-liquid flavors to suit your taste buds, but [...]
Posted on: Monday, June 30th, 2014
This 4th of July marks the 238th birthday of our nation. Whether you choose to enjoy the 4th of July holiday relaxing at a barbecue with friends and family or taking in a fireworks display, Independence Day marks the official start of the summer season.
Independence Day is considered one of our most important national holidays and a symbol of patriotism. The tradition of celebrating the 4th of July dates all the way back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. However, Independence Day didn’t actually become a federal holiday until 1941. Read on for some interesting information about the 4th of July!
Fun Facts and History of 4th of July
From all of us here at Vapor Stop, we wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!
- The Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776. We celebrate on July 4th because it was the actual date shown on the final version of the Declaration of Independence.
- In July 1776, there was an estimated 2.5 million people living in our newly independent country. By 2013, that number had grown to 316.2 million people. (www.census.gov)
- It’s estimated that consumers will spend over $600 million dollars on fireworks for the 4th of July, with two-thirds of that going to backyard barbecues.
- Over 40 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the holiday.
- Two presidents died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826- John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, fifty years after signing the Declaration of Independence. Five years later, another president, James Monroe, died on July 4th, too- the third president in a row to die on Independence Day.
- There are six main varieties of aerial fireworks- the “peony” type being the most common.
- American will spend over $2 billion on cookouts – and eat around 150 billion hot dogs.
- Our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, was written by poet Francis Scott Key after the war of 1812. It wasn’t put to music and declared our national anthem until 1931.
- The biggest fireworks display takes place in New York City at the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular Event. Around 2 million people will show up for the 26 minute show, which uses over 70,000 pounds of fireworks.
This 4th of July marks the 238th birthday of our nation. Whether you choose to enjoy the 4th of July holiday relaxing at a barbecue with friends and family or taking in a fireworks display, Independence Day marks the official start of the summer season.
Independence Day is considered one of our [...]
If you’re a smoker (or former smoker), you’re already used to all the rules and restrictions surrounding smoking in public. It’s hard to believe hospitals!
Nowadays, vaping has risen in popularity, not only for the health benefits it brings, but because many of those restrictions applying to traditional tobacco cigarettes did not apply to [...]
Can you believe that the e-cigarette was invented over 50 years ago? Well, it’s true! The first “smokeless non-tobacco product” was patented by Herbert A. Gilbert back in 1963. However, because tobacco cigarettes were still so widely used and accepted in those days – can you imagine smoking in your office or on an airplane [...]
Some of the concerns that have recently arisen over e-cigarettes mostly deal with some of the unknown factors involved with their usage. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), since e-cigarettes haven’t been fully studied, consumers aren’t aware of the potential risks involved when using them, as well as whether is are any [...]
Is your mouth starting to water just from reading all the delicious flavors on that list (click the image for a better view)? There’s Chocolate Cheesecake – “sweet cheesecake layered in chocolate”, Gummi Bear – “a smooth and sweet flavor to remind you of candy land”, and Honeydew- “a sweet and sour melon flavor with [...]
Many people have found that smoking traditional cigarettes is a great way for them to reduce stress. It’s one of the main reasons people find it so difficult to quit. There’s just something calming about knowing your next smoke break is only a few minutes away that helps take the stress out of whatever current [...]
If you’re hesitant to make the switch from traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes simply because you’re overwhelmed by the all the choices, you aren’t alone. It might seem like there’s so much to know about e-cigarettes, like what exactly e-cigarettes are, along with where to get them and how they work.
But e-cigarettes are quickly becoming more [...]
Smoking cigarettes is generally one of the most difficult habits to break. There’s a quote that goes “Quitting smoking is easy- I’ve done it hundreds of times!” Many people try, and fail, countless times to kick the habit entirely. With some time, perseverance, and the help of e-cigarettes, you, too, can quit completely like millions [...]
How Much Can You Save by Switching to E-Cigarettes?
There’s no disputing the fact that smoking can be an expensive habit. The cost of traditional tobacco cigarettes alone can run you well over two thousand dollars per year if you’re a pack a day smoker, not to mention all the other “hidden” costs you might not [...]
Electronic cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, while still a relatively new industry, have been growing in popularity over the past few years in the United States. One of the main reasons people enjoy using them because they tend to be more socially acceptable than tobacco cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes can go by several different names – e-cigarettes, e-cigs, smokeless cigarettes, personal vaporizer, etc. They were introduced to the U.S. market back in 2007 and provide the nicotine-addicted with a tobacco-free alternative to smoking. Because e-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, a smoker can still get their needed nicotine fix without all the harmful [...]
If you’re a smoker, you’re probably used to hearing the complaints from your non-smoking friends and family about your “filthy” habit. They can give subtle hints, like the quiet cough or the discreet gesture of waving the smoke out of the air with their hands, to sending flat-out disapproving scowls or comments your way. You [...]
Electronic cigarettes have been on the market since they hit the shelves in Europe back in 2006. Many current smokers may be curious about electronic smoking and are wondering if e-cigarettes are a worthwhile alternative to traditional smoking. They may be interested and motivated to quit traditional smoking but aren’t sure about the benefits e-cigarettes [...]
PG vs VG. What are they? Is one better than the other? Which one should you use? Here’s our very simple breakdown of what they are, and how they differ.
PG stands for Propylene Glycol which is actually found in many common household items such as cosmetics, perfume, some food items, and medicine. It is clean [...]