Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Heavily Sweating After E-cigarettes Use? - Here are Some Things You Need to Know

It's been a while since I last posted on my blog so please bare with me. Personally been busy with other more important things like family and work. lol. Anyways, I've decided to post again just to answer one intriguing scenario that common vapers like you and me might have experienced. Here goes:

Are you sweating after using electronic cigarettes? Well, it's not actually surprising to find yourself in such a situation. There is nothing to worry about as it is normal to feel that way. In fact it is normal for anyone to find himself/herself heavily sweating when he/she is trying to quit smoking. And  it is one of the common mistakes to believe that the heavy sweating is due to the use of electronic cigarettes. In short, it is one of the symptoms or signs of nicotine and tobacco withdrawal. How severe and the length of your sweating simply shows how heavy a smoker you are so please observe it carefully.
Why is this Happening? - The Reasons behind the Sweating

Nicotine is a stimulant and does a lot of things to the body. Two of the things commonly known about nicotine is that it suppresses hunger and it stimulates pleasure. BUT it is also a very addictive substance that can drive it's users craving for it. In fact, some experts consider it a drug that with unregulated use could do more harm than good. And if you are sweating so much, it simply means that you're not getting the right amount of nicotine that your body is used to - heavy smokers experience this usually.

What Should You Do? 

When you're using electronic cigarettes and you find yourself in a situation where you are heavily sweating (in worse cases, people can't barely talk), it is best to adjust your nicotine intake. GET a HIGHER nicotine fix for the Mean Time! Then  later, slowly lower the nicotine strength of your e-cigs. Just like removing any addiction, it can't be done overnight - there is no shortcut and easy way to actually quit the smoking habit... It's best to gradually lower it down after you get used to e-cigarettes at a certain periods of time.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Call to Action! Updated New Mexico Tax on Electronic Cigarettes -- HB428

Did you know that there is a new tax law on tobacco products being proposed in New Mexico? This isn't actually a new ruling, but an updated bill redefining "other dissolvable tobacco" on its scopes. Read this blogpost on CASAA.org about the new update on the HB428. It's been said that the new Mexico Tax would also cover electronic cigarettes.

"New Mexico: 53% tax on e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and dissolvable tobacco (HB428)"

This updated bill(HB428) would greatly affect or would greatly increase state's taxes on "other tobacco products" from 25% to 53% of it's product value.Under this new law, "tobacco products" would be redefined -- thus including electronic cigarettes and other dissolvable tobacco into this updated ruling.

Sounds absurd right? Not only would it make electronic cigarettes more expensive, but it will also discourage or prevent alot of people(specially those who want to quit the habit) from switching to e-cigs - they would stay to smoking the more hazardous traditional cigar. We all know that the purpose of increasing cigarette taxes has been to cover governmental healthcare expenditure caused by smoking and to discourage smoking; but since electronic cigarettes and dissolvables are 98-99% less hazardous than cigarettes, there is no fiscal or public health justification for such a hefty tax..

Those who strongly disagree with this new bill should call or write to members of the House Taxation and Ruling Community. For more information on this matter or perhaps a guide on what to do, you may refer to blog.casaa.org.

Friday, February 15, 2013

EU Tobacco Products Directive

We all know that electronic cigarettes generate a lot of speculations (Specially for the Scientific and Health Communities) and not all of them are positive. The same goes for European countries by which news laws controlling tobacco and nicotine products such are electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes; are being proposed.

I know, I know...you might be asking why does this concern me or why would it bother me? Well, "the proposed legislation would ban, or effectively ban, nicotine products that people can (and do) use as much less dangerous alternatives to smoking cigarettes – for example, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, vapour devices, or other novel ways of taking nicotine that don’t involve burning tobacco. Although the risk is reduced by 95-99% if there is no smoke, Europe still thinks it is better to ban these products even though they are a potential life-saver for people who can’t or don’t want to give up nicotine.   If you use these products yourself, they are restricting your options and adding to your health risks.  Background information on ‘tobacco harm reduction’ here "

Still, doesn't concern you? 

Here's a summary of what they're trying to do...
1. Bans the safest tobacco products.
2. Treats e-cigarettes as though they are medicines – potentially banning or marginalizing them.
3. Prevents any claim that one tobacco product is less harmful than another.

Does It Even Matter?

Well, real people are at stake here. In case you didn't know, "smoking kills about 700,000 and costs €25 billion in health care costs in Europe annually (about 100,000 and £3.7 billion for the UK) [source]"

 If this new law is passed, safer alternatives or potentially safer options would then be banned and thus harm reduction for those people who finds it hard to quit would be perilous.

"The proposed directive contains measures that make it harder or impossible for smokers to switch from cigarettes to much less dangerous nicotine products – an approach that will cause much more death and disease than it prevents. If you smoke, use e-cigarettes, or if have friends or relatives that smoke, or if you are concerned about the health damage from smoking, then this directive matters to you." 
-taken from e-cigarette-forum.com post

What Can I do?
  •  Write to your MP and MEPs
Here's a short Guide on  Who to Write and What to Say about EU Tobacco Directives

Saturday, February 2, 2013

20% Apollo E-Cig Coupon Code

Whom here loves Apollo Ecigarettes? Though I personally haven't tried them myself, I simply made this post to simply share the coupon code I recently found. To be frank, I am in no way affiliated with them or working for them.


The Apollo Standard Kit costs about $69.95.  The price is very reasonable for what is included. With the Standard Kit, you get 5 cartomizers, a personal charging case (this is shaped like a pack of cigarettes), 2 batteries, a usb charger and a wall charger.  You have the option of getting the batteries in black or white, in automatic or manual, and blue or red led cap.

But simply use the coupon code and avail the 20% Off.
In case you're wondering, here's the source by which i found the coupon code: Apollo Ecigs Coupon Code.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Big Tobacco Now Joins The E Cigarette Industry

As we all know that electronic cigarettes were originally designed to be an alternative to smoking. But, what if these tobacco companies decided to manufacture/create their own  line of ecigarettes? I mean who else can better imitate the flavors that made smokers addicted for years than those from the well-known tobacco brands namely British American Tobacco(BAT), Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds.

In 2012 Lorillard Tobacco purchased the Blu brand of e-cigarettes and RJ Reynolds(RR) is said to be producing its own brand of e-cigarette. The strategy is simple; as tobacco companies lose cigarette smokers they gain new e-cigarette customers.

In an interview with CNBC, Wells Fargo analyst Bonnie Herzog said e-cigarettes produced as much as a half-billion dollars last year and is believed to double this year. Amazingly, big tobacco industries found a way to cash in on the anti-smoking campaign. What was thought to be a bad news for tobacco industry has now become another means of market. Another speculated reason is because e-cigarettes are untaxed and unregulated in most US States (except in Minnesota). We all know how cigarettes are heavily taxed.

One main question still remains once these big tobacco companies join the electronic cigarette industry, "Are electronic cigarettes a safe alternative to smoking?"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Join The Petition Preventing FDA from Regulating Or Banning E-cigs and Related Products

I just found out that FDA is again eying on one of its favorite subject that is electronic cigarettes. Apparently, the FDA has repeatedly stated its intent to propose a “deeming” regulation to apply Chapter IX of the FSPTCA to e-cigarettes. But Sections 905 and 910 would ban all e-cigarettes, and other provisions of Chapter IX would also decimate the e-cigarette industry, protect cigarette markets and otherwise threaten public health.

Are you gonna let FDA deny the right to vape or use electronic cigarettes? If no, then join us by signing the petition... Don't let FDA take away our right to vape!

As of today the SIGNATURES NEEDED BY FEBRUARY 13, 2013 TO REACH GOAL OF 25,000 is

Here's the link to the official Petition Page: Prevent FDA from Regulating or Banning Sale and Use of Electronic Cigarettes and Associate Products Petition

Monday, December 17, 2012

FDA Public Hearing on NRT & Innovative Products on December 17 - Monday

FDA will held a public hearing on Monday - December 17, 2012, regarding NRT &  Innovative Products. The topic goes:  

FDA Actions Related to Nicotine Replacement Therapies and Smoking-Cessation Products; Report to Congress on Innovative Products and Treatments for Tobacco Dependence; Public Hearing

- https://collaboration.fda.gov/Section918

We encourage e-cigarette advocates attend in person (if possible) or at least to watch the webcast of FDA's hearing on Monday (from 8AM - 5PM eastern US time), as it could be very influential in facilitating future FDA e-cigarette policies and potential regulations.

Seven e-cigarette consumers, three e-cigarette vendors and five other THR advocates are scheduled to testify, along with 8 folks who work for or are funded by drug companies (most of whom were/are e-cigarette prohibitionists)

A description of some of the folks testifying is at: 
FDA to hold public hearing Dec. 17 on NRT regulation