New LeCig store opens

E-Cigarette provider LeCig today announced the opening of its latest electronic cigarette store in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The Broken Bow store located in the South Park Plaza Shopping center next door to the busiest Wal Mart in the area at 617 South Park Drive, Broken Bow, OK 74728 (Google Map), the Broken Bow LeCig store carries LeCig’s full line of electronic cigarettes, starter kits, e juice, batteries and accessories.

“We’re really happy with the reception we’ve had here in Broken Bow and are excited about expanding in to neighboring Oklahoma. Our customers appreciate the selection of vaping solutions and our wide range of e juice flavors,” said Mike Elias, CEO of LeCig.

LeCig Broken Bow is open Monday through Friday 9AM – 6 PM and Saturdays 10AM – 4PM and Sundays 1 PM – 5 PM.

The Broken Bow store is the fourth retail location opened by Arkansas based LeCig complementing its DeQueen, Glenwood and Hot Springs Arkasas locations.

LeCig offers electronic cigarette products and tobacco alternatives to both the novice and experienced e-cigarette enthusiast along with a 7 day money back guarantee. The benefits of LeCig’s e cigarettes include:

- No tobacco — which means no tar, carbon monoxide, or ash.
- Savings for the average smoker of over $1,000 per year
- No more second hand smoke or having to go outside
- E Cig users can get the same amount of nicotine as a regular cigarette, and reduce that amount if they are trying to cut down
- A cartridge costs less than $2 and is about the same as an entire pack of cigarettes.
- No more “You Smell Like a Dirty Ashtray”
- Le Cig has a variety of different e liquid and cartridge flavors
- FREE SHIPPING in the United States

The electronic cigarette industry is expected to grow to over $10 Billion by 2017 as tens of millions of tobacco smokers make the switch to electronic cigarettes.

“Our customers find that our e cigarettes provide them a smokeless alternative to tobacco when they are out and about, as well as help them reduce the cost of smoking over the long term”, commented Dee Sanders, LeCig Operations Manager.

LeCig offers e cigarette starter kits, disposable electronic cigarettes, e cig batteries and chargers and e liquids and refills in a variety of flavors, both as e liquid refills and as electronic cigarette cartomizers. Check out LeCig’s e cig blog at for electronic cigarette news, how to, videos and more.

LeCig products are available on the web and at retailers across the country and is rapidly expanding its retail base nationwide.

Learn more about LeCig by visiting or by calling 870-525-1440870-525-1440.

Regulating E-Cigarettes Could Have Unintended Consequences

John Hartigan, proprietor of Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic cigarettes and related items, takes a puff of an electronic cigarette at his store in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2013.

In the absence of federal regulation of e-cigarettes, states have started to make their own rules, but not without controversy

Regulations of electronic cigarettes are expected to be a top priority for states and cities in 2014. But some of the new laws being considered — bans on use in public places like restaurants and bars, and high sin taxes — are based on the assumption that electronic cigarettes, battery powered devices that produce a nicotine vapor, are exactly like the real thing. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, the thinking goes, it must be a duck.

But it isn’t that simple, say e-cigarette makers, and if policy makers overreach, they’ll face a fight with e-cigarette smokers and manufacturers who say it’s irrational to treat electronic cigarettes like regular cigarettes, and that the laws, which might dissuade smokers from switching to a safer product, may even be bad for public health.

“I’m looking forward to federal regulation. But each state doing its own thing in absence of a federal framework, I think is a mistake,” says Miguel Martin, the president of LOGIC Technology, an electronic cigarette maker in New Jersey.

It seems like every week another city or state has a new electronic cigarette rule under consideration. Utah, North Dakota and New Jersey ban using electronic cigarettes in public places like bars and restaurants. New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles are considering similar bans. Maryland’s Prince George’s county, a suburb of Washington, has agreed to hold off on a ban pending the results of a study on the risks. Proponents of such bans say second-hand vapor might be harmful and that electronic cigarettes glamorize smoking at a time when anti-smoking advocates have largely succeeded in stigmatizing it.

Minnesota is the only state that taxes electronic cigarettes (at 95% of their wholesale price), but industry insiders say they expect electronic cigarette taxes to proliferate in 2014. Utah, Oklahoma, and Hawaii have tried and failed to impose taxes on electronic cigarettes. Lawmakers in South Carolina and Oregon have also considered electronic cigarette taxes, making them likely candidates to continue the debate next year.

The flurry of state regulation has started without any guidance from the federal government — the FDA, which missed a deadline to start the regulatory process in October, says it will announce its intention to regulate electronic cigarettes as a tobacco product in December, kicking off a regulatory process that will take months.

E-cigarette makers say the patchwork of state laws without a federal framework will result in an unintelligent approach to electronic cigarettes that could lead to unintended consequences.

LOGIC’s Martin, a former executive for tobacco giant Phillip Morris, says that absent federal regulation, state taxes would punish retailers who check ID and create incentives for people to buy electronic cigarettes over the Internet, where ID isn’t as easily verified. LOGIC prohibits sales to customers under 18. “There’s a knee jerk reaction to tax. It has cigarette in the name, ‘I don’t know what the thing is, let’s treat it like a cigarette.’ What if science turns out to show that there’s a health benefit to using e-cigarettes over cigarettes and you have a financial disincentive to use them?” he says.

Craig Weiss, the CEO of the Arizona-based manufacturer NJOY, agrees. “If you make it just as inconvenient and expensive to smoke an electronic cigarette as a Marlboro, people are going to keep smoking Marlboros. Is that really the unintended consequence they want? To keep them smoking? Because that is what they are doing and we know the consequence of that is people are going to die a painful and early death.”

In response, some advocates of regulation in the public health community say it doesn’t make sense to subject non-smokers to any kind of fine particle pollution, even though there is wide agreement that e-cigarettes are much less toxic than traditional cigarettes.

Stanton Glantz, a professor at the University of California San Francisco medical school and a leading expert on the effects of secondhand tobacco smoke, says electronic cigarette vapor still emits harmful fine particles in the air. “If you look at absolute levels of risk [of electronic cigarettes], they are pretty bad, because a cigarette is just ridiculously toxic and ridiculously polluting,” he said in a September TIME story. “If you go into a bar or casino where there is a lot of smoking, the only way to get the air that polluted outdoors is to be downwind from a large forest fire. If you say an electronic cigarette is only 10% to 20% less polluting than a massive forest fire, that’s not so good.”

State and city regulations are likely to see major push-back from the electronic cigarette industry and e-cigarette smokers, many of whom believe that electronic cigarettes have helped them quit smoking. “If states get this wrong, if they [incorrectly] tax electronic cigarettes, you are going to see a lot of litigation” from e-cigarette companies, says Christian Berkey, CEO and founder of Johnson Creek in Wisconsin, the largest producer of the liquid used in electronic cigarettes. Berkey says that electronic cigarettes have not produced any proven public health costs that justify taxing them the way regular cigarettes are taxed.

States are also likely to face challenges from grassroots protesters and some members of the public health community who’ve become excited about the prospect that electronic cigarettes could provide safer alternative to smoking that is actually popular with smokers. Roughly 1,000 people protested at the Hawaii legislature when it considered a tax on electronic cigarettes in 2012, a measure that eventually failed. And electronic cigarette smokers — many of whom call themselves “vapers”— puffed on their electronic cigarettes at a New York City council hearing to protest a public use ban in December. In a recent op-ed in the New York Times cautioning against over-regulation of electronic cigarettes, professors Amy Fairchild and James Colgrove of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public health wrote: “If e-cigarettes can reduce, even slightly, the blight of six million tobacco-related deaths a year, trying to force them out of sight is counterproductive.”

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E-Cigarettes May Dig Big into Tobacco’s Profits

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Not too long ago, the electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, was viewed as a novelty item sold in smoke shops and convenience stores. Yet according to a 2011 survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 percent of adults who smoke traditional cigarettes have tried the electronic ones, and that was up from 10 percent the year before.

“E-cigarette use is growing rapidly,” said CDC director Tom Frieden in a February 2013 release that announced the results of the survey.

The reason so many people giving these alternatives are a try is simple: to help them quit the real things. One survey in Britain found that 27 percent of smokers who said they were trying to quit had used electronic cigarettes for that purpose.

In a clinical study to measure the e-cigarette’s effectiveness against other nicotine replacement methods, like the patch, showed that it yielded some positive results.

The study involved 292 subjects who relied on electronic cigarettes containing a nicotine cartridge, 73 who used the device without a nicotine cartridge, and 292 who were given nicotine patches. The subjects were all adult smokers who smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day for the previous year and expressed a desire to quit.

Six months after the test started, 7.3 percent of those with the nicotine-filled electronic cigarettes were able to refrain from smoking, 5.8 percent of those with nicotine patches were able to quit, and 4.1 percent of the subjects who were given the nicotine-less e-cigarettes had successfully quit. Additionally, 57 percent of the volunteers who received electronic cigarettes with nicotine but did not quit were able to cut their regular cigarette use in half.

How E-Cigarettes Work

The electronic cigarette is a tube-shaped device, sometimes designed to look like a real cigarette.The device heats up nicotine liquids using a battery, and the liquids inside the device then turn to vapor that is inhaled to deliver nicotine to the body, giving the feeling and sensation of smoking a real cigarette; only without the smoke. For this reason, it is believed by many to be much healthier than the alternative of inhaling the smoke from a regular tobacco cigarette (usually laced with hundreds of toxic chemicals).

The product’s lack of smoke also produces no odor so the user’s clothing and hair do not smell like cigarette smoke, nor does the air surrounding the person using the electronic cigarette.

Booming Business

It is estimated that revenue from electronic cigarettes will be between $1 billion and $1.7 billion this year and according to Bloomberg, sales of these devices could surpass traditional cigarettes by the year 2047. Much of this growth is expected to come from suppliers’ ability to advertise the e-cigarette, something that tobacco companies cannot do. Cost also plays a big role. “Our products are usually about a third of the cost [of traditional cigarettes],” said Andries Verleur, CEO and co-founder of electronic cigarette manufacturer V2 Cigs. But that might change he said, as future taxes may cause prices to increase. However, he said, in 90 percent of all markets that has not yet happened.

Further studies on how much electronic cigarettes can benefit someone looking to quit smoking will likely determine how much tax, and government regulation, this newest craze will receive in the future.


Stop Smoking Products – What Are the Best?

stop smoking250A whole new industry has been born, providing stop smoking products to those of us who want to quit. These products come in a range of pills, patches, gums, inhalers, sprays, herbal medications, books, CDs etc. You name it and there is probably a version of that product on the market. But do they work?

For some people reading a book on how to stop smoking will be enough for them to quit. In fairness, they could have probably have gone cold turkey without the book but it was probably the extra incentive they needed. For others a book isn’t sufficient but listening to some mind programming CDs may prove effective.

A lot of people have tried the prescription medications to stop smoking. Zyban is very common and despite some unpleasant side effects, seems to work very well for a lot of people who haven’t been able to quit using other measures. St Johns Wort is an herbal remedy that some have found to be very effective in dealing with the cravings associated with giving up smoking.

Nicotine replacement therapy opens up a whole range of stop smoking products. There are nasal sprays, patches or lozenges, gums and inhalers. The sprays and the lozenges work very quickly as they target the areas of your body where the lining is very thin thus releasing the nicotine into your system quicker. The problem with these products is, not only can they themselves become addictive, but they don’t always cure the physiological addiction people have to cigarettes. It is not purely the nicotine which makes people fail when quitting, it actually only takes about two weeks for the nicotine to completely leave your system. It is the fact that we associate smoking with various activities e.g. having a drink, a meal or after sex. If we do not change our behavior we will continue to crave the cigarette long after the nicotine has left us.

One of the newer stop smoking products on the market is the electronic cigarette. This gives smokers something to keep their hands occupied which can be another problem for those trying to give up. This is a great alternative for the habitual smoker.

Acupuncture, hypnotherapy and Yoga are three other methods that could help when you try to quit. While not really anti smoking products, various therapists have sold their services under the quit cigarettes banner.

In fairness to all above, the most efficient stop smoking product is your own brain and will power. If you really do not want to quit, none of the above products are going to help you.

Everyone knows the death causing effects of smoking. But trying to give up seems too hard sometimes. What product do I use to quit smoking? Probably the best product on the market is SmokeDeter. SmokeDeter was developed in 2002 and has an amazing reputation of getting people to quit smoking. Each ingredient in SmokeDeter is fully documented and known to help smokers quit. Each ingredient is 100% natural and is no harm to your health. And with a money guarantee how can you not use SmokeDeter to quit smoking today.

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Unlock the Chains of Tobacco Addiction

stop smokingPeople have been using tobacco product for many years now and those same people have been appropriately informed that using the product is a very bad habit and it should cease. There are people out there who have been smoking and chewing tobacco for ten, twenty and thirty plus years, and are still living. People have also been trying to get tobacco products off the market for many years, but have been unsuccessful. People also lead us to believe that smoking causes lung cancer. Though, people who smoke tobacco are more susceptible to lung cancer because they are doing something that directly impacts the lungs, but smokers aren’t the only one’s that get lung cancer. So, no one has been able to definitively conclude that tobacco use causes cancer. Smoking does have, obvious minor and perhaps long-term, negative effects on the human body, but nothing proven to be, detrimental, or else tobacco products would not be available and on the open market. People are very aware of this and it takes away the need to quit utilizing tobacco for health concerns.

The truth is that most people haven’t found a good enough reason to quit smoking, because despite all the negative media, everything is alright and they feel fine. In order for a person to break the nicotine addiction, they have to want to quit for their own reason(s) and nothing else. Influence from loved ones may help, but ultimately people do what they want to do. The myth that smoking is bad, is constantly being challenged, because it’s all over the place, everywhere we go someone is smoking, our favorite actors are smoking on TV, seemingly healthy neighbors and co-workers are smoking, so smoking can’t be that bad, right! And, it’s not like people are dropping like flies from smoking. So, there is plenty of doubt, publicly displayed, that smoking is bad for their health.

I started smoking at the early age of 16, but I didn’t become addicted until around 19, and at the age of 31, I gave up smoking cigarettes. I finally convinced myself that I wanted to quit smoking for me, not to satisfy anybody else, or for any other reason. People don’t start using tobacco products because it’s bad for them, it’s a new and very relaxing effect on the body, and soon it becomes a habit. A habit of relaxing the body and putting the mind at ease. After a short period of time, the body becomes unnoticeably addicted to the nicotine rush. Then the body has to have a certain amount of nicotine. If not, the mouth watering cravings take over that drive us crazy until the necessary amount of nicotine is attained. It is really easy not to ignore the cravings, with tobacco products being so readily available, just about anywhere and anytime of the day, and they are not really cost effective at all. The key is to convince oneself to slowly eliminate the need and desire to stop using tobacco products. There are many different programs to help break the nicotine addiction, but none of them will work if the need and the desire to stop using tobacco products hasn’t been satisfied.

What if I told you that using tobacco products is not really that bad for us? The problem is that most people abuse the products or get in the bad habit of over-using the products, like a mental hobby when there is nothing else to do, which makes it harder to stop. The more nicotine that is put into the body, the more nicotine it takes to satisfy the body, hence the more time it will take to eliminate the need and desire to use tobacco products. With that in mind, make it a slow less needy and less desirable process. Find opportunities to not smoke or dip when normally used. Cut out one or even two opportunities per day or week, and maintain that routine, set daily goals. There is no need to invest in any of the expensive programs, patches or electronic cigarettes to help break the nicotine addiction. It is within oneself to use the product less and less and less, until there is no need and no desire to use tobacco products, at all. This process could take months, but as long as a progressing amount of using the product less is achieved, then it’s working. So take in some really deep breathes and be patient with yourself and you will not only stop using tobacco products, but you will eliminate the need and desire to use tobacco for the future.

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