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’
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)
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
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)
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
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Figuring out e-cigarettes can be difficult for a new user. When you are so used to smoking a paper wrapped tobacco cigarette with a filter, you can often get frustrated when trying your first e-cigarette. Many people actually get discouraged to the point that they go back to traditional cigarettes. We have asked around and done some research and have some tips for those that are new to e-cigs and just can’t understand why vaping an e-cig is different than smoking a cigarette.
So you pickup your cig-a-like e-cigarette and it sure looks like a cigarette so why wouldn’t you smoke it like one? Right? Well, no, wrong. They are made to look like cigarettes for the mental comfort of “having a cigarette in your hand” but the components are different so therefore they need to be smoked/vaped differently. One is paper with a filter, tobacco and a flame; the other is a lithium-ion battery that heats liquid nicotine and forms a vapor. If you find yourself smoking your e-cigarette the way you smoke a traditional cigarette, you are doing something wrong. As a matter of fact, if you vape your e-cig as you smoke your cigarette you will find yourself with a sore throat, sore lungs, an incessant cough and irritation in your mouth and throat.
So how do you actually inhale an e-cigarette then? Follow some basic steps and you will be well on your way to a happy vaping experience:
1. Do not draw the vapor directly into your lungs as you would a cigarette. Instead, draw it into your mouth (use your cheeks as a vacuum) and then inhale into your lungs if desired. If you’ve ever smoked a cigar, the concept is similar. The vapor does not have to be inhaled and probably won’t have the desired effect if inhaled.
2. After drawing the vapor into your mouth, hold it there for about 4-5 seconds before either inhaling into the lungs or exhaling through your mouth or nose.
3. When drawing the vapor into your mouth, make sure you do so slow and steady. Pulling hard as you would on a cigarette actually causes the heater coil to malfunction. The heater coil works when air is gently drawn across it. Pulling hard will also cause the liquid to be drawn directly into your mouth – a very unpleasant experience indeed.
4. Nicotine can only penetrate by inhalation into the lungs on a traditional cigarette. However, with an e-cigarette, it absorbs through mucous membranes in the mouth, lungs and nose. If you do not inhale into the mouth first, then into the lungs and then out the nose, the nicotine absorption is much less and you will not have a satisfying experience.
5. The “effects” that a smoker is looking for is typically delivered in under 8 seconds with a traditional cigarette. Due to the mucous membrane absorption, e-cigarettes can take up to 30 seconds to take effect. This is often a frustration for new vapers, but when understood, can be adapted to.
Using this longer, but slower and less deep, inhalation method should cause your e-cig to last you between 1.5-2 packs of cigarettes. The longer your inhale, the shorter the lifespan of the cartridge.
All electronic cigarettes require a little maintenance and cleaning here and there. Remnants of flavor liquid can sometimes collect in the body. The battery could slowly stain the inside. The mouthpiece can even become partially blocked. All of these factors can potentially affect the taste of the vapor and the operation of the atomizer in the cartridge. As the time for spring-cleaning draws near, think about giving your electronic cigarette a thorough, much-needed cleanse.
Disassemble the Electronic Cigarette
The first step for a spring-cleaning is to completely disassemble the device and any accessories. Every part of the e-cig should be removed including the battery. It helps to lay them out on a dry towel so they do not roll away. Accessories like chargers or cases should be disassembled or opened as well, if possible.
Clean the Mouthpiece and Housing
The first thing to do during a good spring-cleaning is to clean the mouthpiece. This should be done with a paper towel or napkin that will not leave behind particles. The paper towel can be folded and twisted so it fits inside the mouthpiece. It can be dampened with some warm water and mild dish soap. Some people prefer to use isopropyl alcohol although this is not usually necessary. It is important to clean any liquid or buildup inside the mouthpiece since this can actually affect the taste and production of vapor. The outer housing of the e-cig should also be wiped down with a damp cloth.
Clean the Battery and Contacts
An important part of spring-cleaning is taking care of the battery. The battery should be wiped down with a dry cloth and examined closely. If there is white staining around the battery, then it is should be replaced immediately. The inside of the housing where the battery sits should be cleaned and examined as well. White staining or debris means the battery is corroding. The white substance can be removed with isopropyl alcohol on a stiff cotton swab. The battery contacts should also be cleaned so they are clear of any stray fluid or corrosion. This will keep the e-cig working efficiently.
Wipe Down or Replace the Cartridge
If there is a cartridge in the e-cig, then it should be wiped down. This should include the threads on the bottom that are screwed into the cigarette. Cartridges that seem to be leaking should be replaced to protect the battery. Fluid left inside can accumulate over time and alter the taste of new liquids, so be sure it is dried completely.
Check and Clean the Charger
Part of your in-depth spring-cleaning should include making sure the charger is in good shape. The charger should be wiped down like the other components of the e-cig. The cord and connections should be cleaned carefully with a dry or barely damp paper towel. Chargers with frayed or damaged cords should be replaced for safety.
Be Careful When Using Cotton Swabs
Always be careful when using cotton swabs to clean an e-cig. Some swabs will tear and leave strips of cotton behind inside the body. This can cause problems with the vapor and could even affect the battery. The cigarette should be checked for stray pieces of cotton or paper towel after cleaning.