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5 Common Sense Rules to Electronic Cigarettes

It seems everywhere you look, you can see more vapers who have made the decision to leave behind the stench of analogs while enjoying the benefits offered by e-cigs. However, it seems as though common sense can sometimes go out the window when people first discover a new and wonderful things. To make sure you have the best vaping experience possible, be sure to follow these five common sense rules of vaping that will make you look like the expert of electronic cigarettes.

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1. Select the Right Nicotine Strength

Knowing how to choose the right nicotine level is critical for getting the most out of your e-cigs. Cartridges are available with 18, 12, 6 or 0 mgs of nicotine which is quite different from traditional cigarettes. The best way to choose the right nicotine strength is by using your current smoking method as a guide. Smokers who prefer full-strength cigarettes will do best with an 18 mg cartridge, and you can taper down to the next level as needed.

2. Keep Cartridges and Accessories Away from Children

It seems like a no-brainer, but it still needs to be said. E-cigs and children are a dangerous combination. Although it is delivered differently, nicotine is a poison that can cause serious health problems in children. Remember to store your cartridges and accessories out of the reach of children, and choose childproof packaging for all of your e-juice.

3. Avoid a Negative Reaction

For most people, vaping is a better alternative to cigarettes with no adverse affects. However, it is possible to overdose on nicotine or have an allergic reaction to unnecessary additives. Pay attention to your body, and stop vaping if you experience signs of high levels of nicotine such as shakiness, headaches or nausea. Also, make sure you choose cartridges and e-juice from a dealer you can trust to only use natural ingredients.

4. Take Care of Your Battery

Most people would never leave their electronics batteries in a hot car or let them overcharge. Yet, many vapers charge their batteries too long or never give it a proper cleaning. Make sure to remove your battery from the charger once the light turns green and never leave it near a heat source, which could cause an explosion. Also, remove corrosion around the threads anytime you see build up by using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. This simple trick will extend the life of your battery while helping to achieve a full charge every time.

5. Practice Respectful Vaping

When e-cigs first hit the market, vapers enjoyed a freedom that they had never known as a smoker. While it was nice vaping in restaurants and on public transportation, many people reacted negatively to a practice that they did not understand. Be sure to check for signs in public spaces that may indicate no vaping indoors, and be prepared to explain what you are doing to others. Although vaping is becoming more common, there are still some people who may not be familiar with e-cigs. Always answer their questions and let them know your reasons for making the switch. By making sure that everyone sees vaping in a positive light, you will be contributing to a more vape-friendly community.

Practicing a little common sense is all it takes to make sure you represent vaping to others in a positive light while also ensuring your personal safety. From choosing the right level of nicotine to caring for your battery, you can immerse yourself in your new favorite activity while demonstrating the right way to enjoy your e-cigs.

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METRO E-Cig Products for August

For those who want to enjoy a healthier alternative to smoking without giving up the habit, e-cigs are increasing in popularity for a product that is safer and more convenient to use in public places. For the month of August, there are several Metro e-cig products available to enjoy poolside or when attending a summer barbeque. Between rechargeable packs to starter kits, there are few items that make for must-haves this season.

Metro Designer Pack Camo

This designer pack is available in a convenient carrying case that is easy to take on the go. The durable kit includes a rechargeable battery, a USB charger, and a camo designed case for an item that can hold a full sized e-cig with ease. It also has enough room for two extra cartridges for practical ways of keeping all of your accessories in one place. It makes for a trendy and modern product to place in your pocket or in a purse. The item can be purchased at http://www.metroecigs.com/product/camouflage-designer-pack.asp.
METRO camouflage e-cig starter kit

Metro ReCharge Pack

Every e-cig user has experienced the disappointment of their product running out of battery at one time or another. To keep your cool and continue enjoying your product, the Metro ReCharge Pack is a must-have when traveling. It’s an item that can be taken on the go with a USB input to use in the car or on a personal computer. The product is simple to use and even comes with a storage area to hold a full-size e-cigarette and three cartridges. The item is available for purchase at http://www.metroecigs.com/product/recharge-pack.asp.
E-cig recharge pack

Metro 1.2% Traditional Starter

For the beginner who is just getting into using e-cigarettes, the Metro 1.2% Traditional Starter kit comes with every item needed to make the transition from standard cigarettes. Between a USB charger, a rechargeable battery, two tobacco flavored cartridges, and a tin carrying case, it makes for an ideal product that can makes for a great gift. To learn more about the item or to purchase the kit, visit http://www.metroecigs.com/product/metro-traditional-light-starter-kit.asp.

E-cig starter kit by METRO

 

Nicotek Metro Replacement Battery

This replacement battery is an essential item to own for e-cig users when the product dies or runs out of life. It’s a must-have item when needing to smoke an e-cig and will even last for up to a year. The battery is easy to use and compatible with all METRO products, which will prevent having to wait for the recharge process to complete with this item on hand. The replacement battery is also small enough to slip into a coat pocket and is available to purchase at http://www.metroecigs.com/product/metro-electronic-cigarette-battery.asp.

E-cig battery spare

Nicotek 3pk Cartridge – 1.8% Menthol

For those who prefer the taste of menthol, this three-pack cartridge is of the highest quality and offers an average of 300 puffs with use with an excellent battery life. It includes a vaporizer that is built-in to the product for an enjoyable experience that is simple to use for those with a minimal amount of experience with e-cigs. The cartridges contain 1.8 percent of nicotine for a moderate amount of strength that doesn’t come with the smell of traditional cigarettes. To learn more or purchase the item, visit http://www.metroecigs.com/product/metro-menthol-cartridges.asp.

Menthol E-cig cartridges 30 pack

 

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Best E-Cigarette Memes

In 1963, inventor Herbert A. Gilbert secured a patent for a “smokeless non-tobacco cigarette” that Gilbert hoped would be a healthier alternative to traditional combustible cigarettes. While Gilbert never achieved commercial success with his electronic cigarette (some would argue due to tampering from Big Tobacco), his design built the foundation for modern e-cigs. With state governments taking aim at smokers in public places, the rise of e-cigs has allowed smokers to do what makes them feel good without worrying about harming the physical bodies or the sensibilities of those around them.

In honor of e-cigs and their liberating powers, we have compiled a list of the best e-cig memes that capture perfectly what it means to vape.

Insanity Wolf: Juicin’

 E-Juice Wolf Meme

Thousands of years ago, before Sigourney Weaver, there was the Courage Wolf who came down from the heavens of the Internet to inspire lowly humans to new heights of bravery. As a result of the “Courage Wolf” meme, some comedians created the “Insanity Wolf” who would instead encourage acts of insanity, resulting in this e-cig memes. This one is for all your hardcore vapers out there!

(originally posted on imgur.com)

 

Smells Delicious!

  Fry Futurama E-Cig meme

The confused look on Fry from Futurama‘s face has quickly become on of the more popular base images for memes, and this one of the e-cig memes captures one of vaping’s best upsides: the delicious smell. Once upon a time, cigarette smokers could be immediately identified by their foul smell, but today, they provide sweet and fruity vapors for everyone!
(originally posted on imgur.com) 

 

For the Uninitiated

 College Kid E-Hookah Meme

How many times have you had to tell someone that your e-cig wasn’t hookah? The rise in high school and college students smoking hookah has led to countless neophytes referring to e-cigarettes as “e-hookahs”, and so let’s just sit back and ridicule them with this image.
(originally posted on PufCigs.com)

 

Accidental Success

E-Juice Meme

Going along with the “e-cigs smell great” theme, here is something most mobile vapers can relate to. Of course, your car smelling delicious doesn’t replace the hard currency you just spent on your juice…
(originally posted on imgur.com)

 

For Builders Only

 E-Juice Rebuilt Dripper Meme

Not everyone builds their own e-cigarettes and only the most dedicated vapers can say that they do, but the few who assemble their cigs from scratch, this meme should give you a chuckle. You always forget how good your e-cig could be hitting until you replace that dripper, and this one of our e-cig memes captures that perfectly.
(originally posted on imgur.com)

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed our e-cig memes, and feel free to post your favorite memes in the comments below!

 

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Fourth of July Sale!!!

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We hope you enjoy your Independence Day Weekend!
From cookouts and camping to festivals and fireworks, celebrate your freedom and vape away this weekend.
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Four Places to Go with Your E-Cigs This Summer

As the temperatures steadily climb higher and higher and the sun makes its appearances for more hours each day, you’re spending more time outdoors. While smoking regular cigarettes in some outdoor places is accepted, you’re more likely to avoid negative feedback if you choose environments that are welcoming of e-cigarettes on your summer vacation.

Wineries and Breweries
Individuals who live local to wineries or breweries or vacation to them likely want to enjoy a glass of their favorite blend with an e-cig in their hand. While smoking inside of the establishment itself may be proscribed, you can relax at a picnic table or go for a stroll of the grounds with two of your favorites in hand. Checking to ensure that outdoor seating is available before heading to the particular location will save you aggravation in the long-run.

Beaches
While legislation on your favorite e-cig is changing, you should be able to find a spot on the sand that allows them this summer. Total relaxation is practically free-of-charge when you dig your toes into the sand and watch the gentle waves of the ocean rise and fall all while enjoying an e-cig and the company of your friends. Beaches are generally family-friendly establishments, so you likely want to find a spot away from children while you are indulging in one of your favorite habits.

Barbecues and Outdoor Parties
For years now, your family and friends have been begging you to stop smoking, and your e-cig acts as a symbol of your progress at the next summer gathering. Pulling out an e-cig will let them know that you are on your way to quitting and that you have given up your initial habit. Having e-cigs with you also allows you to enjoy grilled foods, an ice cold beer and a sense of peace and relaxation. Mingling with your friends means that you might be able to convince some of them that e-cigs are the way of the future.

Airports and Hotels
During the summer, you probably have at least a trip or two planned, and you likely want to know if your little companions are welcome at airports and hotels. Legislation is still in the works for some establishments, and others have definitely outlawed e-cigs in their parameters. However, you can smoke e-cigs in some of them, so you should find out the specific limitations of the airport through which you are traveling or the hotel to which you are traveling.

The summer presents opportunities that the rest of the year does not, and now, you can enjoy e-cigs and a healthier lifestyle in some of your favorite seasonal spots to explore.

 

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Father’s Day Weekend Sale!!!

Metro Father's Day Sale

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5 E-Cig Products to Get Your Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend. Do you know what you are getting your father for his special day? You may have a few things in mind, such as a watch, personalized calendar, or maybe a vehicle, but what about a few e-cigarette products?


E-cig products have taken over the market of tobacco cigarettes, and offer a healthier, more beneficial alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Purchasing e-cig products for Father’s Day is a great way to help your father kick the habit of smoking or help your father continue to remain tobacco smoke free. There are five e-cig products that you may want to acknowledge as great gifts for Father’s Day.

1. Platinum Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit
You could purchase a standard e-cig starter kit, but your dad deserves more! Give him more this Father’s Day by purchasing the Platinum Electronic Cigarette Starter kit. This starter kit is available with or without menthol. This electronic cigarette starter kit comes with two rechargeable batteries, one USB and one wall charger, ten cartridges, car charger, and a tin carrying case. Whether you decide to purchase the traditional or menthol e-cig platinum kit, both of these kits come available with two different cartridge types, such as five 1.8% nicotine cartridges and 1.2% nicotine cartridges.

2. Chargers
Since electronic cigarettes are powered by batteries, it may be in your best interest to purchase an e-cig charger. If you are looking for the best electronic cigarette charger there is, you want the Metro Recharge Pack. The Metro Recharge Pack includes two rechargeable batteries and one recharge case. The recharge pack can be plugged into the wall. The Metro Recharge Pack is the most convenient option because it includes a micro USB port that makes car charging easier, and a USB port for USB charging on a computer.

3. Batteries
Batteries are another item that will be perfect for a Father’s Day gift. You may want to consider the Nicotek Metro Replacement battery. This high-tech battery is the only battery that your father will need. The Nicotek battery is compatible with every Metro product, and it will last as long as one year with proper care.

4. Clothing
There’s no better way to say congratulations on your father’s change and accomplishments of kicking the habit on Father’s Day than with a t-shirt. Let your dad show the world he has the courage to quit smoking with a Metro Electronic Cigarette t-shirt. The world should know and acknowledge his great achievement! Kicking the habit of smoking is not easy.

5. Designer Packaging
When you want to get your dad an awesome Father’s Day gift that doesn’t cost an arm and leg, the designer packaging is a great item for this situation. If your dad is a hunter, purchase the camouflage designer pack. If your dad has style, but keeps it plain and simple, the midnight designer pack or the tin pack will suffice awesomely. If your dad is the ultimate father, on Father’s Day, give your dad the Metro Stealth designer pack. Your dad can walk around in style while enjoying his tobacco-free life.

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The Top 5 Reasons Why People Start Using E-Cigs

Whether you are an experienced smoker or a newcomer to the nicotine scene, using e-cigarettes is a perfect way to attain that nicotine rush you crave without all the associated chemicals in traditional cigarettes. There are many reasons why people choose an e-cig over a cigarette. Take a look at some of the top reasons people enjoy vaping as opposed to smoking. Some of the reasons may surprise you, making e-cigs an attractive alternative.

No Widespread Vaping Laws

Everywhere you go, there seems to be a sign noting non-smoking areas. It’s nearly impossible to find a designated smoking area when you’re in a rush. One of the main reasons why people use an e-cig is the freedom to vape. Because you exhale vapor, rather than smoke, you are technically free to vape almost anywhere. If that nicotine craving strikes you, there’s no concern about searching for a smoking area. You simply look for an open area that allows the vapor to dissipate quickly to be courteous to others. Please note – there are a few cities and states that have implemented bans on public vaping. Be sure to check your local government’s laws before vaping in public.

Controlling Nicotine Intake

Traditional cigarettes only offer a fixed nicotine amount that may vary between manufacturers. One of the other reasons why people choose an e-cig is the controlled nicotine level. With concentrations varying from 0mg to 24mg, you have the power to have as much or as little nicotine as you like. If you’re using e-cigs to quit smoking, you use the nicotine levels as a way to wean yourself off. Or you may just want a smaller nicotine amount for personal reasons. E-cigs give you freedom of selection unlike fixed nicotine amounts in traditional cigarettes.

Environmentally Friendly

One of the major reasons why people select an e-cig is for environmental concerns. Cigarette butts are found almost everywhere, contributing to landfill volumes and environmental harm. E-cigs are either disposable or reusable. Even if you select a disposable model, you can always recycle the internal battery to reduce waste. Reusable models lower environmental damage by reducing litter, along with saving you money. You simply need to buy the e-juice rather than buying a whole pack of traditional cigarettes that can add up in price.

Safer For Loved Ones

You may have a spouse or children at home that are bothered by traditional cigarette smoke. One of the other reasons why an e-cig is a smart choice is the exhaled vapor. When a smoker exhales, smoke full of chemicals and harmful substances fills a room. When you vape, you inhale the nicotine and exhale the water vapor. It evaporates in an instant, leaving no residual toxins in the air. You can vape at home without concern about second-hand smoke.

The Flavors

Although some traditional cigarettes have added flavoring, nothing compares to the flavor selections in e-juice. From chocolate to tropical fruits, you can conceivably have a new flavor every day to make vaping a unique pleasure. People who abhor smoking, but enjoy the nicotine rush, often choose e-cigs as a way to enjoy a flavorful taste, along with controlled nicotine intake.

Everyone has a personal reason for starting e-cigs, but most of them are concerned about their health, the environment and other people’s comfort level. Try an e-cig to see the difference it makes for your nicotine needs.

Faze Vapor E-Liquid

Faze Vapor E-Liquids

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How to Know what Strength E-Cig Cartridge to Buy

When buying an e-cig, you’ll have a choice of flavors, but also a choice of nicotine strengths. Nicotine strengths for e-cigs are stated in milligrams or percentages, and they can be confusing for smokers who are accustomed to the tar and nicotine measurements on cigarette packages. Tar isn’t a factor in e-cigs, but nicotine measurements can be compared to cigarettes so you can get a good idea of what level to start with.

It’s generally best to start with an e-cig cartridge that has similar nicotine content to the brand of cigarettes you smoke. If you smoke “light” cigarettes you may want a low medium nicotine e-cig cartridge; a “full” or “regular” cigarette is equivalent to a high nicotine e-cig cartridge. Common percentages you’ll see on e-cig packages include:

High – 1.8%

1.8% is approximately 18 mg. This is considered high, but e-cig cartridges can be even higher, at 2% or slightly more. Be wary of claims of very high nicotine content, as this could be dangerous. Comparable to “red” cigarettes.

Light – 1.2%

A nicotine content of 1.2% or approximately 12 mg is good for smokers of “light” cigarettes. Often such cigarettes come in a blue package, and likewise, many e-cigs in this range will be called a blue variety or compared to “blue” cigarettes.

Ultra-Light or Low – 0.6%

Comparable to ultra-light cigarettes, these contain very little nicotine. Gold-colored packages are often associated with this level of nicotine.

Tobacco flavored cartridges for e-cigs

Metro Traditional Tobacco Cartridges for Electronic Cigarettes

Another option in e-cigs that does not exist in tobacco cigarettes is zero nicotine. A zero nicotine e-cigarette cartridge is full flavored, but expect it to deliver less throat hit (the sensation in the back of the throat when inhaling) than e-cigarettes that contain nicotine. The higher the nicotine content in your e-cig, the more throat hit you’ll get.

Many e-cig users start out at a nicotine level that compares to their current brand of tobacco cigarettes, and then gradually switch to a lower level e-cig cartridge, ultimately kicking the nicotine habit and vaping zero nicotine cartridges.

If you’re interested in buying a disposable e-cig to start with, you’ll find that there are not as many options in nicotine content with disposables as there are with rechargeable e-cigs. Disposables are rarely available in a zero nicotine variety. Often they are limited to a high level or medium level only. Many disposables are one-piece devices that do not have a removable e-cig cartridge that can be refilled.

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April Product of the Month

Metro 36ct M100 Cartridges

Our METRO 1.8% Strength Traditional Tobacco Flavored E-Cig Cartridges, in bulk packages, are amongst the highest quality electronic cigarette cartridges in the industry. Each flavor cartridge includes a built-in vaporizer, so every time you need to change out a cartridge you are getting a new vaporizer!

Each Cartridge is equivalent to approximately 1.5 – 2 packs of traditional cigarettes or 300 puffs. This approximation depends on each vaper’s individual vaping habits and inhalation strength.

Now available in our convenient 36ct Bulk Packs – a 17% savings over buying our 3ct packages individually!

Each Cartridge contains 1.8% nicotine by volume.

Tobacco flavored cartridges for e-cigs

Metro Traditional Tobacco Cartridges for Electronic Cigarettes

To read about proper vaping techniques, read our: How to Vape an E-Cig web page.

 

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