Socialites e-cig are they safe?

Socialites e-cig

Are socialites e-cig safe? Well that depends on what you deem as safe I guess. There has only been a few years research into the health impact of electronic smoking. Illnesses such as cancer can take years develop. So short term research is not enough to confirm the safety of socialites e-cigs and other brands.

Socialites e-liquid

The e-liquid produced by socialites contains 3 main ingredients: Nicotine, Propylene glycol and glycerol. Nicotine is very toxic and a small amount can be fatal, Glycerol is safer – a simple sugar alcohol compound so no real worries here. There is some controversy surrounding Propylene Glycol with arguments for and against the level of its safety. It is used in many products from soaps and shampoo to foods and drugs. It is deemed safe for use by global regulatory bodies such as the MHRA and FDA.

Really wasn’t that long ago that we were told that tobacco was good for our health, with some doctors prescribed it as treatment for ailments – including sore throats! So should we be concerned about socialites e-cig? With any new technology there is an element of skepticism into its safety and feeling like we are guinea pigs for this new industry can be quite distressing.

Problems with socialites e-cigs

After using socialites now for over 6 months I have noticed a wide range of problems. I have used both the two part e-cig and the two vaporizers and encountered similar problems with both. The problems have caused me to get e-liquid in my mouth, on my skin and on my clothes. Which is extremely alarming as the safety info on the e-liquid bottles is clearly marked as toxic.

danger of e-liquid in mouth

warning e-liquid in the mouth

 

Problems I have encountered with socialites e-cig

  1. Battery over heating and causing very hot vapor entering my mouth and throat.
  2. E-liquid shooting out of the cartomiser into my mouth.
  3. Battery life drastically effected by the temperature (too cold and life is shortened)
  4. Faulty cartomiser, I screwed on a brand new cartomiser nothing came out. No vapor was produced.
  5. Too many empty cartomiser that you can’t recycle, surely any new industry should be producing goods that are 100% recyclable.

Problems that I have experienced with the socialite vaporizer

  1. Cracked inhalator, it seems every time I drop the socialites vaporizer onto a hard surface the clear plastic cracks causing juice leakage.
  2. When you take the mouth piece out to refill with e-liquid some of the juice doesn’t always go down into the chamber. So when you re-attach the mouth piece liquid comes out.
  3. E-liquid going into your mouth when you inhale; this happens way more frequently with the socialites vaporizer compared to the socialites e-cig.
  4. Sitting on the vaporizer and breaking it, often I keep the socialites vaporizer in my pocket and forget it’s there. It will break and sometimes leak if you sit on it.
  5. Unscrewing the battery, sometimes the wrong piece will become detached and if the chamber is full with juice, the contents will spill out all over my hands and clothes.

 

It is fair to say some of the problems that occur are my own fault and with more care and attention they may not happen. Nevertheless, should products that contain potentially fatal ingredients be allowed to be sold? People that smoke are often busy people like myself and whilst working I keep the e-cig or vaporizer in my pocket. If I forget that it is there and sit down it breaks and sometimes leaks. So better products should be sold that are stronger and pose no risk of leaking toxic e-juice.

Socilites e-cig and vaporizer positives.

After listing the bad points that I have found with socialites e-cigs it is only fair that I list the good points as well, so here goes.

  1. They have a range of great flavors which make the vaping experience really pleasant.
  2. The socialites e-cig is small and compact which allows for discreet vaping.
  3. The e-cig is very easy to use, this makes the transition from smoking tobacco cigarettes really easy.
  4. Health! I feel so much better now I have quit tobacco. My skin looks better, healthier and I am more vibrant. My fitness is improving I can exercise for longer without getting out of breath.
  5. The smell, I don’t stink like an old dirty ashtray any more! Which has pleased all my non smoking friends and I am happy as I am still getting all the nicotine I require. Smoking socialites has made me a lot happier in general.

 Socialites e-cig overview

All in all socialites e-cig and socialites vaporizers offer a very pleasant vaping experience. There are a variety of e-liquid/juice flavors to choose from and both vaping devices are pretty good and reliable. There are a few problems with the socilaites e-cig and the socialites vaporizer that I have outlined. This should be taken into account when choosing what brand to vape; although these problems occur among other brands as well.

Socialites e-cig is small and compact and they provide a smooth vape shot, that gives you the nicotine you need instantly, with juicy flavors and a range of traditional tobacco flavors as well. The socialites e-cig is a much better alternative to smoking tobacco, I have noticed a vast improvement in my fitness levels as I can breath a lot better. I don’t get that horrible phlegm that I would cough up every morning that is associated with tobacco smoking and I don’t stink like dirty stale smoke which my girlfriend (a non-smoker) really appreciates. So overall I would say that socialites e-cig has really improved my general well being and health as well as making my girlfriend very happy.

E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes: a revolutionary evolution in nicotine delivery. E-cigs are used to vaporize e-nicotine which has far lower associated health risks than that of tobacco. The self-contained e-cig comprises of two parts: the battery and the atomizer. The atomizer contains the e-liquid which in turn contains the nicotine and is generally screwed onto the battery.

When the e-cigarette is puffed a censor activates the hot plate, heating a shot of liquid to vaporizing temperature. The exact temperature that e-liquid vaporizes at varies depending on the specific brand and recipe. Once the vaporized e-liquid is inhaled, the nicotine mostly enters the bloodstream via the cheeks and mouth and less through the lungs like the nicotine in tobacco smoke.

E-cigarettes are becoming more widely used and commonplace in society, particularly amongst younger generations. As the industry develops, so does the language coined to describe it. Cig-a-like or cigalike, e-cig, and e-cigarette are all terms used to describe an electronic cigarette.

Rechargeable E-cigarette

Most e-cigs are rechargeable, they have a limited battery life. The length of time that a battery will last depends on how much it is used as well as the make of e-cigarette components. Some e-cig batteries do not work well in cold temperatures, with a fully charged lithium battery only lasting a few minutes in freezing conditions. Rechargeable e-cigarettes have their advantages and disadvantages both of which need to be thought through.

Portable e-cigarette charger

Charge your e-cig on the go with portable cigarette charger and e-cig docking stations. These devices enable multiple battery charges away from mains electricity supply. Some portable chargers also double as a cigarette packet, giving it that authentic look and making it easy to switch away from tobacco.

Solar E-cigarette charger

Even if you are miles from any source of main grid electricity, solar e-cigarette chargers allow you to carry on vaping. With a small amount of solar energy you can charge e-cigs anywhere. All you need is a relatively sunny day to make the most of a solar charger, and depending on the brand of charger you have, you will be able to charge enough batteries to last you through the night.

Disposing of E-cigarette batteries

Used e-cigarette batteries are a danger and should be disposed of correctly. So when disposing of e-cigarette batteries always be careful not to put them where they can be crushed, if they are crushed they can leak and cause a fire.

Pay attention to the damage that batteries can have on our environment both to humans and wildlife, batteries are very toxic to our environment and lithium ion batteries are no exception. If too many of these chemicals get into the ground and water systems it will have a major effect on both our health and the environment.

Dispose of batteries properly by using battery recycling points or sending the used batteries back to the supplier for them to dispose of on your behalf.

E-cigarettes and Water

E-cigarettes and water do not go! They do not like each other and are best kept apart. If your e-cig becomes wet do not continue to use it. Disconnect the atomiser from the battery and dry them both out. If you continue to use the battery when wet then it is likely to short which would damage your e-cig and likely break the battery. Worst case scenario is that it could explode, potentially resulting in injury..

E-cigarettes and Heat

Like most things, lithium ion batteries have optimum working parameters; if the conditions are too extreme one way or the other then the battery could break, seize, explode or drastically decrease in performance.

When e-cigarette batteries get too cold the length of battery life decreases, the battery becomes less active and releases far less energy. On the other hand, if the battery gets too warm it becomes more volatile and likely to explode. Manufacture warning labels instruct to keep out of direct sunlight and to store below 40c.There have been cases of batteries exploding, causing fire and injuries where they have malfunctioned through overheating.

E-cigarettes world order

E-cigarettes are not freely available for everyone, some countries have completely banned e-cig sales and advertising. To give you an idea of the current e-cigarette world order, you would firstly have to understand who, and what is behind the tobacco industry and then look at their links with the regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical companies.

Undoubtedly the corporation that will emerge on top will be the one with the best connections and have the strongest ties within the industry. Combine this with the most valuable assets in all three fields: tobacco industry, pharmaceutical industry and the regulation industry, then that corporation will hold a vast amount of power and control.

5 reasons why vaping alcohol is dumb

5. Alcoholism

Vaping alcohol can be done quickly and discretely, people that have an alcohol addiction could use this to aid their habit. Plus the fact that it is quite easy to give yourself alcohol poisoning as vaping alcohol bypasses the bodies natural filtration system i.e. the stomach and liver which can result in poisoning, if too much alcohol is vaped. If too much is vaped the bodies natural defence to alcohol poisoning “puking up” does not occur as the alcohol is not enter the stomach.

4. Not the same sensation

When alcohol is vaped you get very little of the depth of flavour and nowhere near the same sensations on the lips or mouth; I would much prefer to sip a nice malt whiskey.

3. Driving

People could use the alcohol vaporizer whilst driving a vehicle and any onlookers would assume they were smoking an e-shisha or e-cigarette vaporizer.

2. No nostalgia

The nostalgia attached to drinking alcohol is deep-rooted in many cultures, from the solitary drowning of one’s sorrows to the collective wetting of a baby’s head. Can you imagine a toast with vaped champagne?

1. Weakened effect

In many vaporizing forums people who have tried vaporized alcohol (myself included), have noticed that it did not have the same effect as drinking alcohol. You got a little drunk but not the same as a shot of vodka, with none of the glass chinking and spilled liquid associated with a good drinking session.

If vaping alcohol still seems like a good idea and you want to give it a try check out these easy to follow home made alcohol vaporizers, D.I.Y. alcohol vaporizer or the easiest method the beer can vaporizer. These are two quick and easy methods that allow you to vape alcohol using common household equipment. Pay attention to the warnings given in this post as vaping alcohol can be quite dangerous if to much is consumed as well as the risk of fire and or burns.

Vaporizers: five reasons why they beat e-cigs

E-cigs better

Vaporizers are here and it looks like they are here to stay. We are entering a time that could see the old fashioned cigarette go extinct. Battery powered vaporizers in their place and less and less people are turning to tobacco. There are a lot of e-cig brands to choose from, Vype, V2, VIP and E-lites are all emerging e-cig brands. The new companies offer a lot of product choice. This gives you options of how you can vape. So what should you choose?

Here as a list of reasons why vaporizers are better than e-cigs. This should give some idea of what to chose when purchasing you first vaping device. It will give you an insight into vaping tools before you buy. You may like to not listen and find out on your own. But what ever.

5. Stealthy vaporizers

Vaporizers come in a range of forms, shaped to look like almost anything.

Vaporizers better

(stealthy vape)

This helps with discreet smoking. It means you sneak a quick vape in places you could not smoke tobacco. As long as there are no cameras to catch you! It will be fine and you won’t get caught. Well I hope you don’t get caught anyway.

 

4. Better and bigger batteries for vaporizers

Vaporizer batteries last a lot longer than standard e-cig batteries, in some cases up to 5x longer. Some of the bigger batteries can last for days. Bigger vaporizer batteries are not as discreet but they hold a lot of power.

vaporizers better

(Big vaping battery)

You also get a better hit from bigger vaporizer batteries. This gives you more nicotine per puff, so you wont have to smoke it constantly. Smoking an e-cig you have to puff all the time, then the battery over heats. So they are not as good. The batteries also have adjustable voltage, this allows you to play with the amount of smoke inhaled.

 

It Also means you burn more e-juice per puff but hey it is not expensive if you make your own e-liquid. With more smoke comes more nicotine, the strength of juice you smoke will also go down with a bigger more                                                                  powerful battery. If the juice is too strong you will cough                                                                                      your guts up! You have been warned.

3. More e-juice in vaporizer tanks

Vaporizers can hold much more e-juice than e-cigarettes, so less need to fill up or change the cartridge. Some vaping tanks hold loads of e-liquid up to 20 ml. This is enough to last you a good few days. Must standard vaping tanks hold around 2 ml.

vaporizers better

(Large vaping tank)

A big vaporizer battery can burn this amount in a few hours. The standard batteries make 2 ml last a good few hours and that is constantly puffing. E-cigarettes can last 300-400 puffs, depending on brand. They will only last an hour or to sometimes. This especially when you have just quit tobacco and can’t put your vape down.

2. L.E.D displays on vaping batteries

Some vaporizers come with a built in LED displays which analyses your puffing data and maximises your vaping experience. The tech going into vaporizers now is pretty cool. There are a lot of gadgets on batteries and tanks now that add to the vaping experience.

vaporizers better

(LED display for vaporizer)

Some batteries have temperature gauges and switches that allow you to adjust battery power. This can lengthen the battery life and regulate the amount of nicotine you vape.

1. £ Price £ of vaporizers

Vaporizing and refilling atomizers with e-liquid is cheaper than buying cartridges all the time. My monthly spend on e-juice is a third of what it was when smoking e-cigs. A bit of extra money in your pocket is always a bonus. People have saved up enough to buy a new car with the money thy have saved vaping.

Vaporizer compared to e-cigs are a lot cheaper. E-cigs have to buy expensive refill cartridges, these can cost up to 20.00 for a pack of 5. You can refill e-cig cartridges but that is not advised by the manufacturers, HA I wonder why.

 

Has tobacco finally met its match?

tobacco lighter

Well, trending figures would suggest not really – not yet anyway. Demand for tobacco is still high, despite recent legislation in many countries to ban smoking in public places. It seems they are trying to ostracise those who smoke by pushing them outside on to cold rainy doorsteps.

Recent studies show that in some parts of the world smoking tobacco is becoming less popular. If you look at global statistics the number of tobacco smokers is actually rising.

Tobacco vs Electronic smoking

Online sales of e-cigs are flourishing. New specialist high street vaporizing shops are opening. As well as existing tobacco retailers selling electronic paraphernalia alongside tobacco products.

Research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that between 1990 and 2010 the price of a packet of cigarettes in the UK more than doubled from around £2.80 to £6.  Therefore e-cigs not only offer the possibility of a healthier alternative to puffing on tobacco, but also present a less costly way of obtaining nicotine – the only listed addictive component of cigarettes.

E-cig users are on the rise in many countries; sales in the UK increased by 340% in 2013. The industry is expected to be worth £340 million per annum by 2015. At present ‘old school’ cigarette smokers are still by far the majority of the smoking population,  though it is predicted that e-cigarette revenue will overtake tobacco within the next decade.

It is estimated that around 42.1 million Americans over the age of 18, around 20% of the adult population, smoke on a regular basis. The percentage of male smokers is slightly higher than female smokers. In Europe the figures are similar but with a higher total percentage of smokers at around 29% of the adult population regularly smoking tobacco products.

The number of of people with a nicotine addiction has dropped quite rapidly in the last few years. Addiction is down around 7% in Europe since 2005. Still it’s not far off 1 in 3 of us that smoke.

So why should we quit smoking tobacco?

We have been warned for quite some time of the adverse health effects that tobacco addiction causes. Lung disease, heart disease, bad breath and stained teeth to name a few. The social implications are causing smokers to be evermore ostracised and cast out from a new healthier less nicotine-dependant society. One that is adopting a more intolerant view towards smokers in an attempt to change peoples habits; this pressure is working to an extent with smoking numbers declining and less new smokers starting up.

Non-smokers are adopting a hard lined defense towards electronic smokers. This despite the fact that electronic smoking poses a very low health risk if passively inhaled. The FDA is proposing a complete ban on e-smoking in public places. Even though research shows the effect to a person’s health is improved compared to smoking tobacco.

The health impact and anti-social aspect of smoking has always been the main spearhead in non-smoking advertisements. So if electronic smoking offers a “healthier” almost odourless alternative what is the problem?

Conclusion

The tobacco industry’s roots lie way back in 1492 after Columbus arrived home from the Americas. Tobacco is now being reinvented with innovative technology. Although maintaining the same morals, driven by money and greed. E-smoking devices are new products in an almost virgin market. Corporations are trying to get as many addicted to a new brand of nicotine double time. This form can be flavored, advertised on TV and endorsed by celebrities. In a free market it’s open to entrepreneurs all aiming to make as much money as possible. It’s hard to say if this new technology has taken us backwards or forwards in terms of ethical thinking. Backwards or forwards in terms of health. Long-term data will have to be analysed in due course and only time will tell.