Exploding e-cigarettes are merely a statistical distraction

I know the title of this article is probably not going to score me popularity points with certain groups of people. After all, if you’ve been reading online newspapers and checking out news commentary on cable TV, it seems that America has a brand new boogie man. 

That’s right. It seems that a lot of people can’t stop talking about how dangerous electronic cigarettes are. It seems that every decade, mainstream media has to find some sort of product enemy. Maybe it’s a particular defective car, maybe it’s a defective hoverboard or some sort of trendy product that has gone horribly wrong.

It’s very easy to see why the media does this. It’s all too predictable. If you’re unsure as to why they’re so motivated to demonize a particular product category, it shouldn’t really be that hard to figure out. It’s all about money.

That’s right! It’s all about the Benjamins. You have to understand that the media is all about hype and whenever a topic gets hyped up, there are more news releases made. There’s a lot more attention paid to that trend and this translates to more eyeballs. 

More eyeballs, of course, translates to higher ad revenues. Again, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist or some sort of brain surgeon to figure this out. You don’t have to have an advanced degree in any of those fields. 

This is why when you look at the numbers, the cases of exploding electronic cigarettes are so pitifully low that you’re left scratching your head. The only question that you can ask yourself that would make sense is “Why is this even a thing?” 

Well, statistically, they’re a distraction. Please understand that according to the latest industry figures, the electronic cigarette industry is worth 1 billion dollars. And it’s slated to grow much faster soon enough.

That’s how big and how hot the market is. And I can see mainstream editors working themselves into a frenzy, trying to come up with some sort of angle on how to capitalize on this strength. Instead of doing the right thing and exploring the real health issues regarding electronic cigarettes, they focus on the quick, the cheap and the easy.

In other words, they’re lazy. They’d rather zero in on the one in a million case of somebody misusing their electronic cigarette to the point that the battery overheats and the whole device blow up. It’s easy to see why this is the case because when you focus on the one in a million case, it’s very spectacular and exaggerated and people can’t help but want to look.

I don’t know about you, but the last time I’ve passed a train wreck, I can’t help but look. There’s just something inherent to the human condition that makes us want to look at these grotesque over-exaggerated disasters.

But if you’re just going to look at the raw numbers, exploding e-cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, and other similar devices are a statistical blip on the radar. No joke! You’re more likely to die in a car accident. You’re more likely to die from other products than malfunctioning or badly used electronic cigarettes.

So give me a break about this explosion of e-cig explosion stories. This is a non-story. But unfortunately, in the age of fake news and viral social media news, the old ideas behind journalism still apply. 

One of the oldest ideas in journalism, of course, is if it bleeds, it leads. It’s all about eyeballs and, ultimately, it’s all about the money.

If the media were honest

If the media were really honest, they would not waste so much digital ink on exploding e-cigarettes. Those are so few and so far between, they’re not even worth talking about. Now, I don’t want to sound like I don’t care about the people who obviously got injured when these things do happen. But let’s focus on what’s more statistically likely.

I am, of course, talking about issues regarding e-juice. That’s the real hot button issue. Well, it should be. Unfortunately, too many people are happily stepping into one rabbit hole after another and they refuse to look at the real issue.

It really is too bad because there are actual legislators and bureaucratic functionaries who are hell bent on regulating the electronic cigarette industry into oblivion or into becoming a shadow of its former self. This is not a conspiracy theory. This is real.

The industry actually has its enemies. Unfortunately, when the conversation turns on non-issues like exploding e-cigarette’s malfunctioning battery, we are distracted from the real discussion we should be having. 

If you’re still unclear of what the real discussion should be, let me clue you in. It’s all about the e-juice. There are lots of scientific research going on regarding the specific health benefits of vaporizing or using electronic cigarettes. 

A lot of this has to do with the additives used in e-juice. When you look at these studies however, they assume that all e-liquid and e-juice manufacturers are operating from the same script. What they don’t understand is just like food, e-juice can have many different formulations.

If you’re baking a chocolate chip cookie, you can make so many substitutions. You don’t even have to make chocolate chip cookies with actual chocolate chips. You can use carob. You can use all sorts of chocolate substitutes and fillers. As far as sugar is concerned, there are many alternatives out there. There are even flour alternatives.

Well, if that works for cookies and baking in general, why wouldn’t it work in e-liquids and e-juice. Ultimately, it all boils down to the customer’s taste profile. If the customer is looking for a specific taste and is looking for a nice, all natural buzz, there are many ways to deliver those things.

You don’t have to use nicotine. You don’t have to use glycol or some other biochemical boogie man that the media keeps blowing up. That is the real issue.

Unfortunately, the more we talk about exploding e-cigarettes and other statistically insignificant events, the higher the chance that bureaucrats and regulators in the European Union and, soon enough, the United States, will crack down on electronic cigarettes. 

This would be an unprecedented disaster. No joke. I’m not exaggerating here. Why? If you’re trying to quit smoking, one of the most effective ways to do so is to pick up an electronic cigarette. You’re not burning stuff. You’re not pumping all sorts of cancer-causing tar into the sensitive inner linings of your lungs. You’re not doing any of that.

Instead, you are using water vapor in aerosol form and, get this, you can use e-liquid that does away with nicotine. While scientific studies have shown that nicotine can cause cancer, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the e-juice you use has to have that ingredient. 

You can choose a nicotine-free product. This is where the discussion should be. Unfortunately, a lot of regulators think that there’s really only one way to bake the “e-cig cookie”.

They think that nicotine has to always be in the picture. They think that nicotine and all its health baggage has to necessarily be part of the picture. What if I told you that the market can evolve away from that? 

What if I told you that there are other more natural and healthier alternatives to nicotine? What if I told you that consumers, in general, have a wide range of preferences and the ones who insist on nicotine all day, every day are actually a minority in the market?

If you put all these factors together, then instead of seeing a very dangerous future for the electronic cigarette industry, one can’t help but think of a golden future. I know that sounds a little bit too optimistic. But if you are able to look past the smoke and mirrors and focus on the actual consumer, this industry actually has a lot going for it.

So keep this in mind and try not to get too distracted by all the scary stories regarding exploding electronic cigarettes as well as the scary compounds that are supposedly being put in e-juice. 

An anti-China bias

I don’t want to overplay the anti-Asian card here. After all, it may seem that this is a bit manipulative or we’re being overly sensitive. But often times, you have to call things for what they are. A lot of this hysteria regarding electronic juice as well as electronic cigarettes, in general, can really be tied to a general uneasiness in certain quarters about things made in China. 

At some level or other, I really can’t blame them. I mean, after all, prior to these stories breaking, we have heard of toothpaste made in China being recalled because apparently, they were putting all sorts of nasty chemicals in those toothpaste products.

Similarly, canned or packaged milk coming from China were recalled because they contained plastic additives and other nasty stuff. But when it comes to any kind of product recall, it’s always a good idea to look at the total picture. When you look at the total amount of food imports from China and how big the industry is, it’s easy to see that the contaminated products or badly made products or even intentionally bad products are a drop in the bucket.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be concerned. I’m not saying that at all. What I’m saying is that our concern should be in context. Let’s face it. Bad manufacturers are everywhere. They’re not a uniquely Chinese phenomenon. 

In the United States, how many manufacturers have been caught adulterating their products? Well, the list is actually quite long. As robust as the US FDA may be in doing its job, some still manage to slip through. 

Keep in mind that this is domestically made materials. I’m not talking about stuff made in China or imported from Mexico. This is domestic stuff. So if we’re intellectually honest and we want to really look at the big electronic cigarette picture, then exploding cigarettes, e-cigarettes, electronic cigarette malfunctions, faulty electronic cigarette batteries and other hysteria are side shows. That’s the bottom line.

So focus on e-juice and e-liquid because this is where the real innovation and real industry evolution will come from. When handled properly and with the proper coordination between consumers, manufacturers, distributors and government regulators, the industry might end up in a much better place and consumers might have a lot more choice and end up much healthier as well.

How not to get ripped off by electronic cigarette coupon code sites

If you’ve been buying stuff on the internet, you know full well how helpful coupon codes can be. Maybe you have your eye on a particular brand or model. Maybe you’re excited about buying a particular product. 

Well, it really would be a good idea if you cooled your heels and searched for coupon codes before biting the bullet and buying whatever product you have your eye on from Amazon. This simple decision that takes all of maybe 10 minutes can mean the difference between you spending 50 additional dollars or saving that amount of money.

Now, a lot of people might think that $50 is not a big deal. But if you buy a lot of stuff online, 50 bucks here and there can add up to a nice pile of cash. Last time I checked, most Americans could use the savings. After all, according to a recent survey, most Americans are only $2,000 away from a serious financial emergency.

If you were to save systematically and methodically every time you shop online, you can go a long way in increasing your resistance to financial setbacks. It takes the worst shock for you to face financial ruin.

Sounds awesome? Well, the first place to start is electronic cigarettes coupon code sites. A lot of people are under the impression that if they’re on the market for e-cig or electronic cigarette product or related products like batteries, e-liquids or e-juice that they need to only go to certain websites. They think that as long as they go to those websites and use a code that they can recycle over and over, they will save a tremendous amount of money.

Well, that kind of thinking is precisely what these websites want you to have. The reality is a little bit of effort at comparison shopping can save you quite a bit of money. The truth is, the electronic cigarette market continues to grow by leaps and bounds almost every month.

Recent estimates peg the size of the market at $1,000,000. If you think that’s impressive, you should be impressed. After all, it only took a few years to reach that market size. Well, based on market growth trends, it’s only a matter of time until the market is worth $2,000,000 and maybe more. 

That’s how hot the market is. Well, with any kind of hot market, you can bet that there are more electronic cigarette manufacturers and distributors entering the game every single day. If you find yourself going to the same electronic cigarette website time and time again, you’re putting yourself at a serious financial disadvantage. 

Sure, on the surface, it seems that you’re saving money. But the problem is your saving may not really mean all that much because you could’ve been buying other completely different products. Let’s put it this way, if you keep going to the same electronic cigarette website and you keep getting the same discount, you are forgoing or ignoring greater potential savings had you gone to another site.

This really all boils down to opportunity costs. Since people can’t be at 2 places at once, they’re stuck having to make a decision regarding where they’re going to spend their dollars and regarding how much time they’re going to put into their search for a particular product.

It doesn’t really matter whether you’re looking for e-cig batteries, complete electronic cigarettes, e-liquid or e-juice or a wide range of e-cig accessories. You have to have your wits about you when it comes to the actual dollars and cents that you’re going to be spending. 

You may think that this is just a small case of a few dollars here and there. But let me tell you if you are a hardcore electronic cigarette user or you tend to buy electronic cigarettes that need to be replaced sooner rather than later, all these dollars add up to quite a bit of money.

This is why you have to be mindful of electronic cigarette discount coupon codes sites. There are many coupon code sites on the internet. It seems that many of these sites are actually tricking Google. When people type in the name of a product, these websites would automatically come up with pages that would try to target those searches.

Now, that would be awesome if they actually had something to offer. For example, if I am going to put up a website and I need a domain name for that site, I would go to a place like Namesilo. I would buy a new domain and since it costs anywhere from $6.99 to $8.99, I’d like to shave off a few bucks from my purchase price.

When I type in “Namesilo discount coupon code”, there are tons of websites claiming all sorts of things. Some would claim $1 off, which is actually real. Others pay fast and lose. Since they just want you to click through, they would say, “free registration” or “$5 off”. 

Of course, if you’re new to this kind of thing, you get excited and you click on the link offering the biggest savings. It then turns out that after you click through several pages that the discount coupon code simply doesn’t exist.

Some websites are even worse. At least I’d like to give credit to websites that just tell you to flat out that that discount code doesn’t exist or it’s unavailable. I can understand that. Basically what I did was I just entered my search term into Google and a page showed up. At least it’s believable that they had a discount code in the past.

Well, some websites take it to the next level. They would actually give you a discount code. So here you are, all excited about trying out the discount code of a product or service you’re trying to buy and then when you type it in, right at the check out page, nothing happens.

This happens to me quite a bit with Namesilo and other online services that I use. This also happens with electronic cigarette coupon code websites. Those e-cig coupon codes are simply fake. No joke! Real story. 

You type them in again and again and nothing happens. Well, nothing should happen because they don’t exist. They don’t refer to a real product. In many cases, a lot of the electronic cigarette online stores that you go to don’t even have a promo code or coupon code system.

Even if you were to tell them that they should have a coupon code, they would turn you down. They just don’t do that kind of thing. Yet, don’t be surprised when so many so-called “coupon directory” or “coupon reference sites” on the internet claim to have coupon codes from those businesses.

This is where the thin line between false hope and flat out fraud simply disappears. I can understand the false hope you get when you come up with a coupon code positive result on Google because you’re looking to save money.

You go to the site and they tell you, “Well, the code used to exist.” or “The code has expired.” By all appearances, it’s legit and they had something to offer at some point in the past. I can take that. To me, that’s believable.

But what most people can not accept is when websites just make stuff up. In other words, the coupon code never existed. The online store or service you’re trying to use the coupon code on will tell you to beat it because they don’t know where you’re coming from. They can’t even understand what you’re saying because they never offered that code in the first place.

Do you see how this works? Really messed up stuff! This is why it’s a good idea to make sure you are clear on the specific electronic cigarette or e-cig accessory website you want to use. Check it out. Take a look at their checkout page. Pay attention to their discount program if they have one.

Once you are clear as to what you can and can not expect from that site, then you should search online. If they don’t have discount codes, then it doesn’t make sense for you to search for one because, as I said, there are many unscrupulous websites that would try to trick you into thinking that these codes do exist.

The only thing that you are shaving off is your time. You’re definitely not going to be shaving dollars and cents off your next purchase from those electronic cigarette online stores. I hope this is clear. 

To recap, my advice for consumers so they don’t get ripped off by electronic cigarette coupon code scams is to make sure that the online store they’re thinking of doing business with actually honors promo codes, discount codes or coupon codes. 

This is the best way to go forward. Otherwise, you’re just taking shots in the dark and hoping for the best. It’s so easy to waste a tremendous amount of time. Believe me, a lot of these websites are very efficient in tricking people into wasting their time.

In fact, some websites are geared in such a way that when you’re looking for one type of coupon code, you get excited about another product that you’re thinking of buying. It turns out that that product has a big discount coupon on their website. 

So you check out product after product and you bounce from one website to the next only to end up with nothing in your hands. Talk about frustrating. Talk about infuriating. You could’ve been making money with the time that you’ve wasted. 

You could’ve spent that time with your loved ones. You have to understand that your most precious and most important asset are not those green pieces of paper in your wallet. Instead, your most important possession is your time. Guard it with your life.

Unfortunately, if you just bounce it from one coupon code to the next or from one scam website to another, you are simply just wasting your most important life asset. I know it’s sad. I know it’s pathetic. But people do this all the time because they really don’t have a clue regarding how fake coupon codes work.

Please understand that this whole coupon code scam doesn’t just apply to electronic cigarette coupon codes. These apply to a wide range of products. In fact, if there’s any kind of demand for a product or service, you can bet that there will be an unscrupulous website cranking out all sorts of fake coupon codes to draw eyeballs for those products.

The key here is to draw eyeballs because once they got your eyeballs, they can show you all sorts of ads and if you click those ads, maybe they’ll make money. Another common scam is for them to do bait and switch.

For example, you’re looking for Juul e-cigs. You’re looking for this specific brand because you’re a big believer in the brand. You think Juul is the best thing since sliced bread. Fair enough. So you go to this website and try out one fake coupon code after another.

You go to the online store of your e-cig source and none of these promo codes work. So you go back to the discount site and then you see an ad for a competing brand. Do you see how this works? They get you with the other brand that has a working coupon code.

It turns out that you actually spent more money on the competing brand than on the product you originally had your eye on. This is a very common trick. Don’t become a victim. Just because other people fell for it doesn’t necessarily mean you should too. 

This Is The First Thing You Should Look For In Herbal Vaporizers

Herbal vaporizers are all the rage. Herbal vaporizers, of course, are very different from e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes use an aerosol system, use an e-juice or e-liquid to create vapor. You plug in your cartridge with your preferred e-liquid flavor, and your electronic cigarette would create an aerosol or vapor from the solution using a heating coil. You draw the vapor into your lungs and then out comes this very beautiful human fog. It looks awesome, right? 

Herbal vaporizers do the same thing, but instead of liquids, you actually use herbal materials. But I’ll leave that to your imagination. Maybe you prefer green, nice-smelling herbal materials that contain nicotine, or you might prefer sticky and possibly even stinky green buds that contain a lot of THC. 

Whatever you’re into, herbal vaporizers should not be confused with electronic cigarettes. It’s really important to make sure that you have a clear focus when buying this type of product. You have to look for this first consideration if you’re in the market for herbal vaporizers. 

Otherwise, it’s too easy to end up with the wrong product. It’s too easy to focus on the looks. It’s too easy to focus on the portability and form factor of the product. I’m not saying that there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with these elements, but you have to remember that they are secondary in nature. 

While it’s great to have a nice-looking herbal vaporizer, at the end of the day, you have to make sure that it actually does the job that you bought it to do. That’s the bottom line, it’s all about use value, and unfortunately, a lot of people think of use value as secondary in nature. 

They’d rather look for something that has a nice brand. They’d rather buy something that people can’t seem to stop talking about. They’d rather use something that has a track record of attracting a following. While those are important factors to consider at some level or another, at the end of the day, you have to take care of your personal needs. 

At the end of the day, you’re the only person who can answer whether the products that you have bought have actually served your interests. This takes a lot of honesty. This also takes going against the grain and marching by the beat of your own drummer. You’re going to have to zero in on what makes sense to you. 

Just because other people don’t agree, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Just because it doesn’t make any sense, as far as other people are concerned, it doesn’t mean that you have to turn your back on that particular option. You have to make your decisions based on what works for you. 

With that in mind, here is the first thing you should look for when looking at any kind of model of the herbal vaporizer. It doesn’t matter what you’re going to load into the herbal vaporizer. It doesn’t matter how heavy your anticipated usage would be. It doesn’t matter what kind of circumstances you will find yourself using the vaporizer. 

You have to look at this factor. If you turn a blind eye to this factor, don’t be surprised if you become disappointed with whatever it is you bought. Believe me, I’ve had my fair share of this problem. When I just got into the herbal vaporizing thing, I got all excited about a particular brand because everybody, from my fitness instructor to my college friends, kept hyping up a brand and a model. 

So when I found that product online, I couldn’t wait to click the buy button and I was rubbing my palms in anticipation for its delivery. So when the UPS guy came in and dropped that brown package at my apartment, I was ecstatic. I was in seventh heaven and I tore the box apart, took out the herbal vaporizer, slapped on its batteries, took out my favorite herbal medicine, fed the beast, and guess what happened? I ended up with a mess, seriously. 

Now, of course, I was drawing from that thing like it contained the cure for cancer. To me, drawing my favorite vapor from this amazing herbal vaporizer, was the best thing since sliced bread. I was happier than a pig in mud. The problem is I used it so much that I got a front-seat lesson in the lesson that I should have learned in the first place. 

In other words, I learned right then and there the number 1 thing I should have been looking for when sizing up different herbal vaporizer designs. What is this factor? Look for something that doesn’t gum up easily. I bought something that had a nice brand. 

My friends just kept recommending it, so I bought it, and then I used it so heavily that night, that it gummed up. And I was so lazy I didn’t get around to cleaning it, used it heavily again for several days straight, and guess what happened? I basically had a nasty, sticky, hard mess on my hands. 

At that point, I had to decide, do I have the time, effort, and motivation to disassemble everything and dunk the stuff that can be cleaned in a cleaning solution. Can I do that? Do I have time for that? Do I have resources for that? Or should I just buy a new unit? 

It wasn’t a very easy decision to make. It’s not like I was made out of money. Of course, if I had only kept in mind this key factor, I would have avoided this headache. I would have saved my money and I would have spent that money on something more worthwhile. 

It also helps if the product was easy to disassemble and clean. Keep this in mind, because it can save you a tremendous amount of time, effort and hassle. Please understand that just because people recommend a product, it doesn’t mean that it’s the best product for you. You have to pay attention to your specific needs and your specific usage patterns. 

What to look for in an online vape store?

If you’ve ever looked for vaporizers online, I really can’t blame you for thinking that they are one and the same. Anybody who’s done any kind of shopping for vaping equipment can easily walk away with the impression that if you’ve seen one online vape store, you have pretty much seen them all.

This really is too bad because this means that people are just looking at the surface. If you were to look at these websites, a lot of them have the same parts. They have an about page and contact page. Everybody seems to employ the same graphic designer. A lot of the websites have the same layout. Many have blogs. What exactly separates them from each other?

Well, you have to look at the details because if you think that all online vape stores are one and the same, you are simply putting yourself in a bad position. To put it unkindly, you are setting yourself up for a rip-off.

And the worst part to all of this is that it’s all your fault because there are problematic online stores out there and if you did any kind of basic diligence, you would see them a mile away. You losing time on the phone and playing email ping pong with these people didn’t have to happen.

You didn’t have to waste your time going through all that unnecessary drama. All you needed to do was to pay attention to the following factors.

They carry well-known brands

The first thing that you need to look for when comparing different online vape stores is their brand selection. If you notice that a store is just trying to pass off generic vaporizers, that should raise a red flag for you.

If they call themselves vaping or vape product specialists, then they should present products that the market demands. A lot of the big brands out there are not exclusive. A lot of the big brands out there don’t sell their own products from their own exclusive online store. They have many different distributors.

There’s really no reason why an online vape store that claims to be a specialist shouldn’t carry really well-known brands. 

They must have a solid and clear return policy

Let’s get one thing clear. Even if you have made up your mind as to which brand and model to get, it’s still very easy to get disappointed. That’s just the way things are in the world of online commerce. You can only trust pictures to a certain extent. 

Great looking images can only take you so far. There will be information gaps based on pictures and it’s nobody’s fault. The online vape store might bend over backward to give the very best high definition high-resolution pictures to their customer base. 

Customers can do their best to check out the product from many different angles and view as many different pictures as possible. Still, at the end of the day, there’s a disconnect. People aren’t happy. Well, thankfully, the customer’s always right.

If you don’t get that impression from the return policy of the vape store you are thinking of doing business with, walk away. It’s that simple. Otherwise, you’re walking into a rabbit hole. It’s not like these companies will take your money and scram. They’re not going to do that. 

They’re not going to trade all the goodwill and brand equity that they have built up over the years for a few measly bucks. But you have to understand that when you start the return or refund process, you’re going to have to spend your most important asset.

I’m not talking about the money in your wallet. I’m talking about something far more precious. I’m talking about your time. Because for every minute you spend playing email ping pong, writing up an email regarding what went wrong, packing up the product to send back to the seller, you could’ve been doing something else that is more worthwhile or puts a lot more money in your pocket. 

Do you see how this works? This is called an opportunity cost. It’s a good idea to avoid opportunity costs from the get-go by looking at the return policy, paying close attention to the terms of sale and making your decision accordingly.

Otherwise, you’re just going to create headaches for both yourself and the seller. This problem did not need to happen.

Shipping transparency 

Another problematic area in online vaping e-commerce involves shipping. You have to understand that it’s a dog eat dog world out there. There are lots of vape stores coming online seemingly every month. It seems like everybody in this dog is getting on the online vape store bandwagon.

Given the competitive climate, you can bet that there will be some unscrupulous people bending the rules and hiding their agenda. One common trick is to get search engines to pull up their ridiculously low prices.

That’s how they get a competitive advantage. When people do a search for a certain type of product and certain brand and model, they pull up these stores and then they pull up the price. The searcher, of course, gets taken in by the low price. So they click buy and by the time they click other pages and they’re ready to check out, they get a nasty surprise.

It turns out that that website is charging pretty much the same amount of money as other sites. They feel cheated, they feel duped, they feel that they just wasted their time. Don’t be one of those people. Go straight to the shipping page or the shipping terms and conditions and see what’s up.

If it turns out that the website is basically just trying to bait people with low prices and then socking it to them with higher than normal shipping fees later on in the checkout process, you’re just wasting your time. You don’t want to play that game so get straight to the answer.

By keeping these tips in mind, you will avoid becoming a victim. Do yourself a big favor. You only have so much time to spend shopping online. Use that time wisely by comparing online vape stores the smart way. 

When should you use a vaporizer? 

Let’s get one thing clear: There are so many ways you can ingest the nicotine from tobacco or the THC from marijuana. In the case of pot, you can dab, you can use shatter, you can use a vaporizer, you can use a bong or a water pipe, you can use a straight wooden pipe, you can even use an apple core. There’s just so many ways to ingest plant compounds into your body.

You can even get stuff baked into cookies or drop essential oils onto fudge brownies. This ingestion diversity is part of what makes the whole process fun. But with all that said, what is it about vaporizing that has made it the most popular ingestion method for herbal fans in the United States and elsewhere? 

What am I talking about? Well, when you go to any outdoor concert, you really could be easily forgiven for thinking that you are looking into an early London morning fog scene. It just seems that a whole concert field packed tight with people is filled with this foggy mist.

Well, you’re not seeing London fog. You’re seeing water vapor produced en masse by happy vaporizer users. Get close enough and you can get a whiff of the exact biochemical compound of the stuff they’re vaping. A lot of it is herbal in nature. In other words, marijuana in all its glory. 

Why did vaping catch on so hard, so quick on all four corners of the globe? What is it about vaporizing besides the visual display of becoming your own personal fog machine that draws so many people to it? 

It all boils down to tar

If you were to ask smokers what they hate about smoking, I can guarantee you that a lot of their complaints can be traced to the fact that they’re burning stuff to enjoy the biochemical compound they’re trying to get from whatever plant stuff they’re smoking.

Whether you are smoking a bowl full of tobacco leaves, crushed or otherwise, or you’re smoking some good old stinky and sticky marijuana buds, it’s the same thing. You’re burning stuff. And let me tell you, burning is bad news.

Just how bad? Well, first of all, there are several hundred chemicals released by burning. A lot of these are cancer causing. A lot of these are highly toxic and irritate muscle tissue. I’m not just talking about the tissues in your skin or even in your muscles. I’m talking about the tissues in your lungs. Those sensitive tissues. 

Worse yet, when you burn any kind of plant material, you create tar. If you don’t know what tar is, go out on a highway, preferably a black top highway. If you live in the United States countryside, you can see blacktop highways as far as the eye could see. 

In fact, a lot of highways still use blacktop. Well, if you’ve seen that asphalt being laid on the road, you are looking at tar. That’s right! That is the sticky, nasty, stinky material that you are essentially painting into the sensitive, thin and vulnerable lining of your lungs. 

If you still don’t get it, take a look at Google images listings of smoker’s lungs. When you compare the healthy pink lungs of people who don’t smoke to the almost black lungs of smokers, you can see the long term impact of tar. 

Let me break it down for you: tar is bad news. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out. Lung cancer is one of the biggest killers of our modern time. Every single year, like clockwork, year after year, millions upon millions of people die unnecessary deaths because they chose to smoke.

Please understand I didn’t say they chose to ingest nicotine or they chose to enjoy marijuana. It’s because they chose to smoke. In other words, they chose to burn stuff and then ingest that smoke into their lungs complete with tar. 

This is why vaporizing is just going out of control. And that’s a good thing. The more people switch to vaping, the better. Sure, there have been recent reports regarding its health complications and overall safety. I’m sure you probably have heard of e-cigarettes exploding or vaporizers suffering all sorts of short circuits.

There have even been fires reported from time to time. But let me tell you, that is a very small risk to take compared to the almost guaranteed certainty that you’re going to run into some forms of health issues if you continue to ingest tar.

Even if you don’t come down with lung cancer, you still have to dodge the bullet of cardiopulmonary disease and emphysema. Not to mention hypertension and other heart issues connected with smoking. It’s bad news!

So do yourself a big favor. Switch to a vaporizer and eventually, you might want to switch to e-cigarettes. By ingesting e-liquids that don’t have nicotine, you get to enjoy everything about the smoking and vaping lifestyle with none of the health baggage. Yes! It’s possible! We definitely have the technology to pull this off.

Vaporizing is a lot of fun. It’s definitely a lot of fun to watch. But you now have a lot more choices than before. Best of all, people are now choosing to ingest water vapor instead of nasty tar containing smoke. 

 

Can You Really Trust Ecig Recommendations on Social Media?

As the old saying goes, “Birds of a feather flock together.” There’s a lot of wisdom to that saying because we tend to like people who have the same interest as us. We also tend to like people who are very similar to us. Maybe they have the same values. Perhaps they like doing the same things. Possibly, they have the same hobbies. Given the similarity, it shouldn’t be a surprise that they tend to be interested in the same things.

So, if you’re looking for a new hair salon, it’s a very normal thing to go with the recommendation of your friend because chances are your friend probably has the same hairstyle as you or looks somewhat similar to you.

Not surprisingly, a lot of us ask for fashion tips and other advice from our friends. Maybe they have a job lead. Perhaps they know of a good accountant. Possibly, they’re going to a good doctor. So, friends are always a great source of referrals.

Here’s the problem.

Friend Referrals and Recommendations Can Only Go So Far

If I’m excited about a product that I use, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it would be the best product for you. It may well be the best product for me because it fits my needs; it fits my budget; it plugs into my whole lifestyle. You may be looking for the same result but not necessarily the same product.

This is what gets lost in friend recommendations. People are all pump about the product they bought because it produced a certain result for them. However, that result may be specific to them. It may not fit with your situation. There might be a disconnect between your set of needs and the outcome that referred product or referred service providers bring to the table.

People don’t get this so it’s not unusual for people to ask on Facebook for referrals for accountants, doctors, lawyers, blenders, even cars and then before you know it, people flood their friends with a recommendation. This seems great and everything because at least it shows that your friends care.

The problem is if you’re going to be spending all that money on a product, it’s a good idea to make sure that it is the best product for you. It must fit your lifestyle and your expectations. At the very least, it must fit your needs.

This is where most products recommendations fall apart. Again, it goes back to this very simple observation. What’s best for somebody maybe all the best for somebody else because we’re all different. If that isn’t obvious enough, we all have different needs; we have different expectations; we have different experiences, and all these differences do add up.

While we get along well with our friends and we love our friends, there are differences. The mere reason we have friends in the first place is that they have these differences that they bring to the table. A bit of variety goes a long way.

However, unless you choose to become fully aware of these differences, they may get in the way of you getting your money’s worth because your friend might be convinced that the ecig brand he uses is the best thing since sliced bread. You try it out and the best reaction anybody can get from you is “meh.” What went wrong?

Well, it really all boils down to how you took your friend’s recommendations. You have to view it in context.

For example, if you have a friend who’s very big on vaping and this person basically just vapes all day every day and looks like a walking fog bank or fog machine, you know that the recommendation you get from that person is for a heavy-duty product. This is a person who has a heavy usage requirement and he is naturally going to pick out brands and models that can deliver that heavy-duty result.

What if you are a casual vaper? What if you rarely get ecig juices or an e-juice package lasts you a long time? Your heavy-duty friend‘s recommendation might be overkill. The brand and model they recommend might actually set you back quite a bit of money. You may be thinking that you’re paying for quality and durability, but you may want to think again. You may be overpaying for something that doesn’t really match your usage requirements.

The opposite is also true if your friend is a light user and gets you excited about a particular brand and model that specializes in moderate use, and you are a heavy ecig user, there’s a serious disconnect.

Pay Attention to Who Makes the Recommendation

The first thing that you need to do is to get out from under brand identity. I understand why people are excited about brands. After all, it isn’t easy to come up with a solid brand in a very competitive field like electronic cigarettes.

A manufacturer who is able to establish enough renown to be considered a brand must be doing something right. They must be producing products that withstand the test of time. They must be able to produce products that give people the experiences that they’re looking for. In other words, they are a solid operation.

However, just because this is true, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a specific brand is right for you. This is where a lot of consumers trip up.

I mean, Mercedes Benz is a solid brand. Nevertheless, it is also obvious that Mercedes is not the best car for everybody.

First, there’s the budget issue.

Then, there’s the personal values issue. Maybe you’re not really big on showing people that you have a Mercedes.

There’s also the upkeep or maintenance issue. If you think getting your oil and filter changed at your dealer sets you back quite a bit of money, wait until there’s a Mercedes, BMW, or Porsche logo on your car.

Just because a product has a solid brand doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the best for all people concerned. It definitely doesn’t mean that it’s the best option for all consumers. 

The same applies to electronic cigarettes. You have to look at who is recommending the product for you. Just judging from how much you know of their electronic usage habits, see if there is a fit between your situation and theirs. If there is, then chances are their recommendation probably makes sense.

Ask Questions about How They Made a Recommendation

Some people recommend things because they’ve actually used the product. A lot of people, on the other hand, make recommendations just because they want to help out a friend. This means that they may be recommending something that they haven’t personally used. You can tell immediately that this is going to be a problem.

It’s one thing to hear good things about a product and it’s another to actually experience it directly. Let me tell you, nothing beats the first-hand experience and this should be your standard when looking for recommendations.

You need to ask them politely and gently but you need to get straight to the point. Ask them, in so many words and in so many ways, “Do you have first-hand experience with this brand and model? Did you use it before? What kind of conditions do you use? How much of an electronic cigarette user are you?”

Once you have the answers to these questions, it makes your decisions so much easier. However, if you don’t even bother to ask these questions, then you’re basically going to have to settle for whatever you can get and, let me tell you, you should expect the worst. At the very least, you end up overpaying for a product. At worst, you end up with a product that you have to replace sooner rather than later.

None of these situations is good. It all hits your personal bottom line. Sure, you may be thinking that you’re just out $50 now but, let me tell you, that $50 can add up quickly if you find yourself switching electronic cigarette brands and modes on an almost monthly basis.

You could have spent that $200, $300, or $600 on something else. Do you see how this works? Opportunity costs are real so you have to be very careful when asking for product recommendations from social media or elsewhere.

Can You Buy Ecig E-Liquid on Brand Alone?

Let’s get one thing clear. There are lots of products on the market that people buy on brand power alone. If you don’t believe me, when was the last time that you came across a friend or relative who bought a car just because it was a BMW, a Porsche or a Mercedes Benz? I’ll bet you that you know at least one person who buys products based on brand alone.

In fact, if you tell people that you bought yourself or someone you know a Hermes bag, I’m sure that you’ll get their attention. Hermes, after all, is a powerhouse brand in the world of luxury handbags and leather goods. That’s how powerful brands can be.

It’s easy to think that since you’re looking for ecig or e-cigarette accessories or consumables like e-liquid cartridges, that brand isn’t all that important. It’s easy to think this way because you can easily dismiss these items a; commodities. After all, when you go through one e-liquid package and moved on to the next, you’re probably just looking at the price or you’re looking at a specific flavor blend that is “close enough.”

Well, let me tell you since you are going to be shopping for something that you are going to be ingesting into your body, it’s probably a good idea to be a bit more discriminating. Despite surface appearances, e-liquid packages are actually quite different from each other. A lot of this turns on which company manufactures that product.

Believe it or not, just because you are looking through several liquid packages that have the same color, the same smell, and the same general taste, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all of these products are one and the same.

You shouldn’t develop the mindset that if you’ve seen one e-liquid product, you have pretty much seen them all. If you were to think that way, you are probably going to waste a lot of money. You have to understand that e-liquid formulations are very different from each other.

It doesn’t matter if they are supposed to be the same flavor. It doesn’t matter if they look very similar to each other. Even the viscosity or texture and flow of the liquid may look very similar or even uniform but it all goes back to a core difference. What difference am I talking about? I’m talking about the experience you get when you use this product.

You have to be very careful because some brands do an amazing job of blending the right e-liquid the right way every single time. They’ve developed a trustworthy brand because you can rely on them for consistent quality.

Unfortunately, this can’t be said across the board. There’s a reason why e-liquids have certain brands. There’s a reason why people seek out these brands.

Let me tell you, they’re not looking to pay extra for these branded products because they have nothing else better to do with their money. They’re not doing that because they’re made out of money. They’re doing that because they know that they are going to get a certain value for their hard-earned money. So should you.

If you think that e-liquids are basically just commodities and there’s really not much difference between them, you haven’t really been enjoying the vapor that you’re drawing from your electronic cigarette. That’s really the bottom line because the e-liquid formulation that you get really differs from manufacturer to manufacture.

Nobody can say that there is a one-size-fits-all or some sort of cookie-cutter choice that is good for all people. Everybody is different. All e-cigarette or ecig users have their own personal preferences. This is why it’s really important for them to seek the very best product based on their personal preferences.

If, for example, you like strawberry flavor, doesn’t it make sense to find the very best strawberry-flavored e-liquid? The only person who can find that ultimate product is you. Two people may like strawberry. They might have that shared preference.

However, when it comes down to it, they will pay attention to different factors. Some people don’t want an aftertaste. Other people like nice, strong nicotine hit when they ingest that vapor. Others are looking for that nice flavor in their mouth right before they exhale.

There are different considerations here. The bottom line is by looking at these differences or looking for these differences, you are able to identify brands that would work for you. That’s the bottom line. You want to look for brands that would produce the kind of experience you’re looking for consistently.

This is very hard to do if you’re just basically going with other people’s recommendations or you’re buying your e-liquids based on what’s hot or what made it to the bestseller list of the online store you use.

You have to make sure that it fits your lifestyle. Everybody is different. Everybody is entitled to their own specific blend and specific flavor.

Unfortunately, when you ignore this, you’re basically selling yourself short. What you’re saying to people looking to sell you ecig-related products is “Just give me what you have.” Does that make any sense?

When you go to a grocery store, do you just say to the staff there, “Just give me whatever food you have available”? Of course not! Maybe you’re looking for bread. It doesn’t mean that they’re going to serve you crusty or moldy bread. Obviously, you’re looking for the very best or at least the best that you could afford.

That should be your mindset. When picking among these different brands, please understand that you’re not just looking at a difference in a logo. You’re not just looking at a difference in the name of the company. There’s a lot going on behind those surface differences.

What’s So Different among Ecig Liquid Brands

How different can these products be? It all boils down to the formulation. Different e-liquids have different fillers and combination compounds. These are added to nicotine. You may think that they’re just adding alcohol or some other basic everyday compound.

However, there are many ways you can come up with these formulations. Even small differences in the proportions or ratios of these ingredients can have a big impact on the overall flavor of the liquid that you are going to be inhaling.

Please understand that you’re going to be putting this in your mouth. You’re going to be savoring this. You’re looking for flavor. This is part of your lifestyle.

Doesn’t it make sense for you to invest a few hours of your time to find the very best brand that will deliver the flavor profile and aftertaste component that best fits your preferences? Once you have found that brand, then it’s time well spent because you can reliably order that brand over and over again and not have to suffer an unpleasant surprise.

Unfortunately, if you think that e-liquids or ecig liquid packages are basically commodities with no difference among them, you’re going to be playing Russian roulette with your electronic cigarette. That’s really the best way I can frame it. No other description can even come close.

Just like Russian roulette, you don’t know what you’re going to get. Sometimes, you’re going to have a good experience. Sometimes it’s going to be in an unpleasant experience. If you don’t like e-liquids that pack aftertaste, that’s exactly the kind of risk that you’re running if you don’t do advanced research regarding specific brands.

Understand that Brands Have Specific Audiences

You may be thinking that if you come across a brand behind an e-liquid that you don’t like, that brand sucks. Think again. Just because it tastes nasty or is not all that pleasant, it doesn’t mean that the product doesn’t have an audience. Obviously, the company behind it is producing it to make money. The fact that this product exists means that there’s enough people out there ordering it.

So, don’t be too quick to dismiss specific brands behind certain products. What’s important is you look for a product that makes sense to you. Once you are able to find that product with that specific flavor profile, look for its brand.

Ask around and do some test buys. See if the company behind the e-liquid or ecig liquid is consistent. If all the e-liquid packages you buy from them taste the same, look the same and vaporize the same, then you’ve got yourself a steady provider. You know that this brand is trustworthy, dependable, and can withstand the test of time.

It may seem that you took a lot of time looking for this brand but, believe me, given what could go wrong and given how random the market could be, that’s time well spent. You no longer have to chase down or take a risk with other brands. As long as you know the brand that you’re going to order and the place you’re going to buy it from, you no longer have to worry about the flavor and the experience your e-liquid brings to the table.

Brands are Important. It takes quite a bit of attention to detail and time and patience to find the right one. The search process is definitely a worthwhile investment of your time and effort.

How Do You Know if an Electronic Cigarette Brand is Legit?

How Do You Know if an Electronic Cigarette Brand is Legit?

Let’s get one thing clear. There are lots of electronic cigarette brands currently on the market. It seems that every single month, there are more and more brands entering the market. There seems to be no limit to this. This is due to the fact that places like China continue to crank out electronic cigarettes in volume.

Please understand that the typical electronic cigarette brand it doesn’t produce its units in the United States, Europe, or Canada. In most cases, these pieces of hardware are sourced from the world’s factory. I am, of course, talking about China.

It’s not a surprise to learn that a lot of the big brands out there from Maxx, Juul, Tesla, Jak, White Cloud, Smok, Halo, Volcano, Blu, Hoosier, and Logic are either completely made or partly made in China. Why should this concern you?

Common Concerns about Important Electronic Cigarettes

The bottom line regarding imported electronic cigarettes is that it has nothing to do with China per se. There are lots of high-quality products made in China. The typical iPhone, for example, is made by Foxconn in Southern China. Foxconn, of course, is a manufacturing subcontractor for Apple.

The issue is not so much whether the product ultimately comes from China but the manufacturing processes involved. This is a big deal because when you buy an Apple iPhone, you can bet that Apple engineers are guiding Foxconn manufacturing engineers every step of the way.

All the manufacturing details from the specifications of the products itself as well as the actual machines that are being used to produce iPhones have to be approved by Apple. Apple’s overall manufacturing DNA is all over the iPhone regardless of the fact that it was assembled and manufactured in China using Chinese parts and labor. That’s one way to manufacture a product.

On the other hand, Apple could have easily chosen a partner that basically designed and manufactured the iPhone under a Chinese in-house brand. The only value that Apple added is to put its logo on the final product. It could have easily gone that way.

What’s the big deal? What is the difference?

It All Boils Down to Control

When you outsource any kind of manufacturing to China, you can adopt either of the models described above.

You can either use a very intensive outcome-driven manufacturing philosophy that basically obsesses about the nitty-gritty of the manufacturing process. This means that everything that goes into the final product from its screws to its inner chassis all the way to the software involved has to have the blessing and approval of the company behind the brand that will ultimately be put on the final product.

On the other hand, you can buy a product that, for all intents and purposes, was produced by a Chinese company from the ground up. They made all the decisions regarding its design. They handled all the products and internal components. They have the final and ultimate voice on the operations of everything that went into the product.

The only difference is once this material is imported into the United States, a brand was imprinted on the product along with printed materials. In this context, you’re essentially getting a fully Chinese product made by a third party and the brand is an afterthought.

Again, I’m not dismissing the quality of the ultimate product. It may well turn on that the purely Chinese electronic cigarette, vape pen, or any other kind of ecig equipment or supplemental equipment or accessory may meet world standards. This electronic cigarette or vaping device that you bought might be the best things since sliced bread. That may well be the case. However, the problem is control.

Custom Manufacturing Maximizes Control

Why obsess about control in the first place. When you have full control over the way a product is designed, manufactured, and handled, chances are you can also control the output of that product. In other words, the experience of people using that product in a range of circumstances can be controlled.

If you care about your brand, you have to obsess about that. You have to make sure that in all sorts of circumstances, people using your contract manufactured product will have a happy result. This means that your brand will continue to be popular. This means that people will pay a premium for your brand. This means that your brand will continue to be successful.

Of course, none of this is guaranteed. Even Apple had a tough time because when they rolled out a version of the iPhone, it turned out that when people put it in their back pocket, that initial version of the Apple bent really easily. The chassis was very soft. 

However, outside of those initial design slip-ups, Apple’s highly intensive contract manufacturing arrangement with their supplier in China turned out well. The Apple iPhone is a cash cow to Apple Computers.

Electronic cigarette manufacturing can definitely take this form. The great thing about electronic cigarettes’ designed and manufactured with this high amount of attention to detail is that the brand behind the electronic cigarette or vape pen or any other kind of electronic cigarette device can pretty much guarantee a specific experience or outcome. As you can well imagine, these brands would want to command a premium.

The Gray Area

Unfortunately, everything else can be a gray area. It really all boils down to the kind of quality the ultimate manufacturer is capable. _____ consideration, there is no shortage of electronic cigarette brands as well as supplements like ecig tags and accessories where the quality is a question mark.

For every manufacturer who could produce high-quality electronic cigarettes that can withstand the test of time and can handle quite a bit of wear and tear as well as abuse, there are many others who are basically going through the motions. They come up with a product that looks like an electronic cigarette, handles like one, can be used like one but, ultimately, falls apart sooner rather than later.

This is going to be a problem if you spent top dollar on your device. This won’t be as much of a headache if you barely spent any money at all. The problem is how do you know which is which?

It all boils down to the Base Manufacturer

As the consumer reviewing all this information, how do you make sure that you buy the right product in the right circumstances to produce the right outcome? This is, by no means, transparent because there are many electronic cigarettes as well as ecig products and accessories out there that may have seemingly independent brands.

However, it turns out that they’re actually just buying from the same ultimate manufacturer. This manufacturer would come up with a base design and the brands would basically just slap on their branding logo or icon on the final product. If you were to take that out, the underlying electronic cigarette or device pretty much looks the same across the board.

This might seem pretty straightforward but you’d be surprised as to how much these products can vary in terms of pricing. It seems like some sort of rip-off. It seems like they’re trying to pull a fast one on you.

That may well be the case in certain situations but not exactly across the board. There may not be fraud involved. In many cases, brands do this because they’re just drop-shipping.

How to Avoid Drop-Shippers

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that all drop-shippers of electronic cigarette products, may they be ecig pipe suppliers or accessory sources like providers of ecig tanks and e-liquids, may be decent. They may really care about customer service. They may really be truly concerned about the actual experiences of people using their products.

But be that as it may, when you deal with any kind of drop-shipping arrangement, you’re basically at the mercy of the ultimate manufacturer. If they are just looking for a quick buck, then it’s too bad for you that your ecig purchase didn’t last all that long. I mean what should you expect? It’s not like you paid top dollar for it.

At least this is how a lot of these drop-shippers think. They think that since they’re charging such a low price that people shouldn’t really expect all that much from their purchase.

There’s a lot going for that type of thinking because, as the old saying goes, if you pay peanuts, expect to get monkeys. In other words, you get what you pay for. This was true yesterday; it’s definitely true today; and will probably continue to be the case long into the future.

Unfortunately, it sucks to figure this out on a firsthand basis. You don’t want to learn this lesson, as vital as it may be, the hard way. So, how do you know?

Look for Drop-Ship Indicators

The best way to know is to ask the ecig supplier if they’re actually manufacturing the product. Look for any indication of manufacture in the United States or elsewhere. If the website says that everything is made in the United States or assembled in the United States, you are in a good place.

If the website doesn’t say this, ask them directly, “Where are you getting these materials? Where are the parts coming from? Where is this stuff being assembled? Who will back up the quality of the ultimate product?” If they can’t give you a straight answer, don’t do business with that brand. It’s that plain and simple.

Also, be proactive. Ask the potential supplier if they’re actually getting this stuff manufactured for them or whether they’re just drop-shipping. Depending on the answer they give you, you should have follow-up questions ready.

If they are just drop-shipping, this may not necessarily be a deal killer. This just tells you that you should be more proactive regarding information about the ultimate manufacturer. Do they have a track record of producing high-quality materials? Do they have a lot of complaints filed against them? Are there currently lawsuits against that ultimate manufacturer?

If the company is drop-shipping, what about the product would they guarantee? Can they guarantee operations? Can they provide the normal warranties provided under US law? What is the extent of their liability?

Similarly, if the company said that they have their own designs and they had it contract-manufactured, look into that. Explore what kinds of design parameters were involved.

The Bottom Line

The bottom line is simple. You can’t be lazy. You can’t just assume that since somebody is selling you a product that there’s really not much you could do about it.

Believe it or not, there’s a lot you can do about it. You can choose not to do business with them once and for all. That’s the best way to send out a clear message. Alternatively, you can ask the right questions with the right operations so you can get in touch with the right source. There’s a lot you can do about the situation.

It is not something that you passively accept. It is not something that you can just lay down and take. If that does happen, please understand that it’s because you’ve chosen to handle things that way. Believe me, you’re probably going to have to live with the consequences of your decision.

So, do yourself a big favor. If you don’t want to regret your purchase and if you want to get the most value out of the things that you’re buying, ask the right questions. Be a bit more proactive. Take it to the next level. At the very least, look at online reviews and put it all together.

Please understand that bad news travels so much faster than good news. If for whatever reason the manufacturer screwed up, people will know. Most importantly, people will let other people know about it.

Armed with this information, do your best in doing due diligence. You may be saying that you’re not going to do all of this for something that costs less than $50 but, think about it, if you buy one e-cigarette after another because the product that you bought previously somehow some way isn’t up to the job, you can easily go through hundreds of dollars’ worth of faulty equipment.

That’s something that you don’t have to go through. You worked hard for your money. Isn’t it time that you gave your money the proper value it deserves? It’s your choice.

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Read Ecig Reviews

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Read Ecig Reviews

Make no mistake if you are looking for a new ecig or you are still unsure about using electronic cigarettes, it’s very easy to get a bum steer. You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet.

There are lots of reviews that supposedly clue you in on the best electronic cigarettes. They even talk a good game about the great brands out there like Halo ecig, Volcano ecig, Blue cig, and Hoosier ecig, and many others.

They seem to know what they’re talking about. After all, they keep dropping all these brand names to establish their legitimacy and credibility. It’s too easy to trust these reviews and end up buying the wrong product. Believe me, this happens quite a bit.

The problem with a lot of reviews online, and I’m not just talking about electronics cigarette reviews here, this can apply to pretty much any kind of product you find on the web is the issue of conflict of interest.

What is a Conflict of Interest?

A conflict of interest involves people reading a piece of information online and believing that whoever wrote that material has their best interest in mind. It’s very easy to figure out what your interest is. You’re interested in making sure that you pick the right ecig brand and model for your needs.

Maybe you’ve done a lot of reading and you know full well that electronic cigarettes are much healthier for you than traditional cigarettes. After all, when you smoke a cigarette, you’re essentially using a cancer stick.

I know that people use that term as a sarcastic putdown of cigarettes, but the term really applies. It’s really accurate. How come? When you burn anything to create smoke and you inhale that smoke, you produce tar.

Whenever tar is in the picture, all bets are off as far as your health goes. Tar contains hundreds of harmful compounds. Typical cigarette smoke contains hundreds of biochemical compounds and many of these have been proven to cause cancer. Nicotine is the least of your worries.

I know that a lot of critics of ecigs like to point out that these devices are used to consume nicotine and since nicotine has been tied to cancer in some studies that this means that ecigs automatically are bad news.

Not quite. You can choose not to load liquids into your ecigs that vaporize into nicotine-containing water vapor. You can just use flavored liquids. There are nicotine-free ecig liquids on the market, believe it or not. So, that argument doesn’t hold anymore.

Still, if you are convinced that you want to stay away from the carbon monoxide and the hundreds of harmful compounds contained in smoke, you’re probably very eager to find an electronic cigarette. At the back of your head, you’re sold so you’re basically just needing a gentle push in one direction or the other.

This is the point in time where a lot of people check the Internet for online reviews. They’re thinking that since these reviews are out there and a lot of these are targeted to a specific brand, that these reviews are necessarily telling the truth.

When you look at these reviews and you scan them and then you read them again, it’s very easy to get taken. It’s very easy to be convinced that these reviews actually aim to get you the very best product for your money.

Most of the time, that’s not happening. Most of the time, these reviews are actually pushing one particular brand and model over others. It doesn’t matter whether they line up these brands together. It doesn’t matter what kind of data they throw on a page or try to convince you into believing.

At the end of the day, these reviews are not really reviews at all. They are essentially ads. They want you to buy one product and one product alone.

This is a serious problem because remember why you looked up these product reviews in the first place? Remember your needs? Remember your interest? None of that it is part of the picture as far as the review writers are concerned.

This is a classic conflict of interest. The bottom line is you are interested in maximizing the amount of value you get for every hard-earned dollar you spend on an ecig device. That’s all you’re interested in. Period.

The producers of these reviews, on the other hand, are interested only in separating you from your hard-earned money. They don’t care if the product they are promoting to you is actually the very pest for your needs. They don’t care whether you waste money. They don’t care whether this product even works as advertised.

All they care about is getting you to buy the product they are promoting because you believed in their review. You have to understand how this dynamic plays out; otherwise, you will become a victim to it again and again and again.

How to Read Ecig Reviews Without Getting Scammed

The first thing you need to do is to look at the overall presentation of the information. Are they presenting all items in an equal light? Are they giving you the impression that regardless of which product you pick, you will be making the right choice?

If you get that impression, close that tab or window and do another research on Google. You found yourself on the wrong website. Please understand that there is no such thing as equality among products.

If we’re going to be intellectually honest, there will always be advantages and disadvantages among all products. You can line these up. You can quantify these. You can make informed decisions based on these disparities.

There’s no such thing as equality among products because they’re made by different companies. These companies have different aims. These companies have different research and development budgets. These companies are operating from different business plans. In other words, there are a lot of differences out there and these differences should be reflected in the overall quality as well as the feature sets of their products.

Unfortunately, if you don’t get this impression, this means that the person who wrote the review doesn’t really care about nuances. They don’t really care about going into the nitty-gritty of the features of these electronic cigarettes. They definitely don’t care about whether one particular design has an impact on the life of ecig batteries. They don’t explore the impact of different brands and models as far as ecig juice usage and ecig tanks’ durability go. These are not even part of the conversation or even part of the consideration you’re supposed to process.

Instead, they want you to look past the importance of electronic cigarette’s oils as well as the intrinsic value of the ecig pipe involved in the product. In many cases, they just want you to focus on one thing and one thing alone. I am, of course, talking about the price.

Price is a Lousy Indicator of Quality

What if I told you that something that’s very expensive doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a luxury item or that it’s a particularly good item? This flies in the face of a lot of conventional wisdom because the thinking is if a company is going to put out a product that it’s trying to charge a premium for, there’s going to be a good reason for why this product costs so much more than competing products.

It may well turn out that a product that is mass-produced and can look cheap actually delivers a far more solid value when it comes to your electronic cigarette needs. This is why it’s really important to focus on the right features. You also have to focus on what your actual needs are.

Begin and End with What’s Important for You

If you’re not asking yourself, “What’s in it for me?” you are just preparing yourself to get ripped off many times over. That’s the bottom line. I know it sounds harsh and I know it sounds uncharitable, but it’s also true. You’re leaving yourself vulnerable to all sorts of scams, misrepresentations, and bait-and-switch games.

If you are a responsible consumer and you truly value the amount of time, effort, and sacrifice you went through to earn your money, you would be more vigilant. You would not have any time for such sales shenanigans.

This is why you should always come back to one central question that will shine a light on the information that you will find on the Internet and help you make the right decision again and again.

What question should you always kick around in your head? “What’s in it for me?” When you ask this question, you remind yourself that your interests are the most important. You’re not interested in what other people are saying. You’re not interested whether this brand and model has a long track record of being highly acclaimed and respected in the industry.

While these are all important, at the end of the day, they only interest that matters is yours. You’re the one who worked for your money. You’re the one who’s going to be using this device. You’re the one who’s going to have to live with the consequences of your decisions. It’s high time that you give this question all the respect and importance it deserves.

Sadly, a lot of customers read online reviews of electronic cigarettes and they sidetracked by awards, how many bloggers prefer a particular product. They get taken in by all the “social proof.” Before you know it, they buy into a fantasy. That’s really what it boils down to.

A lot of brands out there are hyped up. I know this is not the kind of thing somebody should be saying, especially if they’re trying to sell something to you, but this is also the absolute truth.

Let’s take a look at the world of automotive products. There are a lot of cars out there that are very well made. In terms of experience, in terms of overall quality, durability, and service performance, these cars are indistinguishable from Mercedes Benz or BMW automobiles.

Unfortunately, they cost way less than these well-recognized brands. Do you see the difference? The reason BMW and Mercedes, as well as Porsche, can charge a lot more money for essentially the same product experience is because of social proof.

When you ask yourself, “What’s in it for me?” you go beyond social proof. You focus on one crucial thing: How to get the most value without paying any money. In other words, you’re looking to invest as little as possible into our purchase while walking away with the most value.

You may be thinking that this is too much to expect or it’s too good to be true. If you know what to look for and you know how to do proper online research for products like electronic cigarettes, you will come to this spot again and again.

It doesn’t matter what platform you check. Maybe you check EcigExpress. Perhaps you have gone shopping at Ecig Avenue or even spent some time at the Ecig Crib. Regardless of where you go, if you know what to look for and you’re intent on maximizing the value you want for yourself, you will never go wrong.

The Bottom Line about Reading Ecig Reviews

The bottom line is simple. If you have the right questions, then you will be able to filter the different answers online promoters and online publishers will throw your way. Believe me, they will throw a lot of content your way.

After all, on the Internet, over two million pieces of new content are published every day. That’s information overload. Sure, most of these are not ecig-related, but even if you segment the tiny portion that is related to ecigs and you project that over the course of a whole month, you’re still left with a significant amount of content.

It’s information overload and, unfortunately, if you don’t know what to look for in terms of electronic cigarettes and everything related to them, it’s too easy to find the wrong product, buy it, and regret your decision.

If you truly want to maximize the value of the money you worked so hard for when buying electronic cigarettes, follow the tips above. At the very least, always ask yourself, “What’s in it for me?” In the context of online product reviews, change this question to “How do I get the most value while spending the least amount of money possible?”

Guided by these questions, you will never end up with the wrong product. You will never end up with an electronic cigarette or a vape pen that you use only once or twice a month. Instead, you will end up with something that you can use over and over again with full confidence. You will get maximum enjoyment and relaxation each and every time you use it.

The choice, of course, is yours. Choose wisely.

What can buying the right weed vaporizer do for you?

There’s so many weed vape pen models out there that it’s very easy to think that they’re generic. It’s easy to fall into the mental trap of thinking that if you’ve seen on vape pen, you’ve pretty much seen it all. After all, how different can all these weed vape pen models be?

They all use the same basic Marijuana handling process. They don’t burn the weed. They heat it up just enough to unleash all the biochemical goodness that Marijuana brings to the table. Mother Nature packed a tremendous amount of mind-altering good times into the Marijuana plant.

The best way to unleash all of that while preserving your heath is through vaporization. You’re just basically unlocking and producing a gas out of the water vapor in the tissue of the dried Marijuana plant.

Since they all work the same way, it’s very tempting to think that they’re all the same. No they’re not. Weed vape is a specialized type of vaping device. You have to wrap your mind around this. Otherwise, it would be very easy for you to waste a lot of money because you’re operating under the false impression that regardless of the device that you get, as long as it involves vaporization, you are okay. No, it doesn’t work that way, nor is it that simple.

The best vaporizer for weed

You have to understand that you’re not just looking for a vaporizer. A lot of people screw this up. It’s easy to think that since you’re just basically unlocking the vapor inside what is essentially dried plant material, that any device that uses the same process and does it fairly well is good enough for you. This is especially true when they come with a very low price tag.

However, as attractive as that package may be, there is such a thing as a weed-specific vaporizer. In other words, you have to look for the best vaporizer for weed and weed alone. If you’ve been smoking Marijuana for quite some time, you know that there are different varieties out there.

When you smoke Girl Scout cookies, it’s very different from enjoying shake. These are totally different things. In many cases, they care to two totally different crowds. Also, if you are a Marijuana connoisseur and you really want the very best Marijuana as you would the very best champagne, you have to look for a vaporizer that can handle Kief.

Also, there are very powerful Marijuana varieties out there, but they tend to be very sticky. The best vaporizer for weed can handle sticky Marijuana varieties. All these consideration lead to the same place. They all lead to a device that can fully unlock all the goodness out of pot.

The worst thing that you can do with weed is to process it in a very inefficient way. You draw and draw, you spend a lot of time on it, and you don’t really get a high quality vapor. It kind of kills the buzz. Sure, you get high, your friends laugh, but something’s lost in translation.

You want the whole experience to be smooth and effortless. You don’t want to be worrying whether you’re getting the best use out of your vaporizer. You don’t want to hassle with that.

Most weed pen models are generic vapes rebranded or repacked for weed

I’ve got some bad news for you. A lot of the weed vaporizer or vape pen models out there are really just generic vaporizers. In other words, they can process tobacco as they would weed. They’re not really specifically designed for weed. They’re designed for vaping any kind of dry organic material.

For a lot of people, this is fine and dandy. However, if you’re a connoisseur, you’re looking for the best. The best vaporizers for weed bring out the best out of weed. In other words, from the ground up, these vaporizers are intended to deliver the right temperature to the widest variety of Marijuana to bring out the very best biochemical experience that weed brings to the table.

It is no surprise that the best weed vaporizer is not easy to find. You have to insist on portable weed vaporizer and you also have to factor in CBD. That’s right. As CBD gains more popularity, you have to factor in CBD weed vaping. In other words, this is hemp with CBD oil infused in it. This is not a typical Marijuana that gets you high. Keep these factors in mind when you’re out there trying to figure out the right vaporizer for your personal needs.