Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Are Electronic Cigarettes Better Than Tobacco Cigarettes

Electronic Cigarettes are a major success story.

They have become the method of choice to quit smoking. With all the attention being given to Electronic Cigarettes, people are beginning to wonder if they are really better than all the other quit smoking products on the market.

The simple answer to the question is yes. Electronic Cigarettes are easily the most effective way to quit smoking tobacco and they are providing smokers with better results than they have previously been able to achieve. Smokers who have tired to quit many times, only to fail over and over, are now tobacco free thanks to the Electronic Cigarette.

When a smoker tries to quit using a nicotine patch or a pill, they may be getting the nicotine their body craves but they are missing all the other activities that are part of the deeply imprinted smoking ritual. This is the key to why Electronic Cigarettes are better and more effective. When you use an Electronic Cigarette, you are able to duplicate all the various functions of smoking a cigarette but without actually burning any tobacco.

The Electronic Cigarette looks like a real cigarette, you hold it like a real cigarette, you drag on it like a real cigarette and you inhale a nicotine vapor that mimics the smoke from a real cigarette. This allows you feel as if you are actually smoking but without burning tobacco and filling your lungs with 59 known carcinogens and over 5000 other chemicals. Not only does the Electronic Cigarette help you quit smoking but it is significantly better for you lungs and your health.

If you are looking for a way to quit smoking that really works, try the Electronic Cigarette. It is better for your health, better for your lungs and better than any other method of quitting smoking. Your lungs will thank you, your friends will thank you and your family will thank you for finally giving up tobacco with the Electronic Cigarette.

 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Are E Cigarettes Are The Wave Of The Future!

I recently found this very interesting, concise, and serious analysis of the fascinating topic of E cigarettes.

E cigarettes are an inherently fascinating product, because they are something new and electronic that the human mind has created for an ancient, famous product that has been around for thousands of years in different forms.  When the Ccavemen first began chewing tobacco, and then the Indians and other tribes began smoking it, who would ever have believed that w would some day see an electronic machine used to mimic the traditional product known as tobacco?  Ecigarettes have now been on the market for some time; they have reached the point at which it is necessary to examine their success in that market, to see how they are doing and what their prospects are.  This article does exactly that: it reviews the latest surveys and statistics to see how likely it is that E cigarettes will survive and prosper.  Every retailer must have this information.  

This little article concisely provides facts and figures in a way that anyone who reads it can use them.

E-Cigarettes Important New Niche Category: Survey

Wells Fargo reports retailer confidence in e-cigs, concern that regs, taxes will slow down growth

NEW YORK -- "I believe that e-cigarettes are a viable category and will continue to grow with the major brands rising to the top … with Lorillard purchasing blu, some validity has been added to the category." This was the response of just one of the tobacco retailers and wholesalers interviewed for Wells Fargo Securities' "Tobacco Talk" survey, according to analyst Bonnie Herzog, but the sentiment was shared by many.

While previous "Tobacco Talk" surveys had also included positive attitudes towards the growing category, Lorillard's acquisition of blu ecigs has further convinced many that e-cigarettes are here to stay.

The May 17, 2012, survey results had 73.1% of the respondents believing that e-cigarettes are not simply a fad, but a lasting "trend," similar to the energy drink phenomenon.

There's good reason for such enthusiasm: one retailer described an impressive 193% increase in sales from the first week to the second week of offering NJoy e-cigarettes at its stores.

Not all retailers have seen such success, but the category is continuing to prove its worth with 2.5 million e-cigarette users, according to industry group Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association, and an estimated $300 million in revenue currently at retail, and the possibility of increasing that number to $1 billion in the future, according to Lorillard's CEO Murray Kessler.

We must of course know what those people think who are a bit less positive about it all - it is so early in the E cigarette game that they might turn out to be right after all.

 

Other respondents were more cautious about the ability of the e-cigarette industry to continue such impressive growth, citing new product boom, the possibility of further U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and the addition of state and federal excise taxes as obstacles to the category.

One respondent went so far as to describe e-cigarettes as an "extreme liability risk," noting the lack of regulation in both the United States and in China, where most of the products are manufactured.

Besides regulation and taxation, just how much space e-cigarettes will take from cigarettes and OTP has yet to be determined; 65% of survey respondents said e-cigarettes are not currently encroaching on traditional tobacco products, as most e-cig companies encourage self-service counter displays. As the category grows, however, many believe e-cigarettes will be required to move elsewhere. While some respondents predicted "other tobacco products" (OTP) as the ultimate landing spot for e-cigarettes, others see cigars as the natural victims of e-cigs moving off the counter, as cigar shelving can typically be adjusted to accommodate a variety of sizes.

Ultimately, the Wells Fargo analysts agreed with the majority of respondents that e-cigarettes are more than just a fad, but are also expecting increased regulation and taxation to slow down enthusiasm.

Or, as one respondent put it, e-cigarettes "are a real opportunity, but not quite up to the hype." Read the full story on E Cigarettes Important New Niche...

How will it turn out for retailers who stock E cigaretes?  My own experience has been neither as good as the most enthusiastic, nor as bad as the unhappiest.  I look forward to reading respnses from other readers,and I shall most certainly share mine with you.  We can all help each other out with this new product, in terms of finding ways to display e cigarettes and sell them.

 

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Final Shareholder Meeting For Altria Tobacco


It is not that common to find an article that so perfectly expresses what I feel and need to read, but this one does perfectly! Here is a company that is competing with itself, and winning, which is to say, it is losing.  Marlboro, like any cigarette manufacturing giant, is painfully aware of the cultural shift away from smoking, and how that which was once looked up to is now frowned

upon.  And so, what does this compay do?  The only logical thing!  They go into the kind of tobacco business to which people turn when they are trying NOT to smoke!  They make chewing tobacco, cigars, and other things that are known to help folks break the habit.

Altria CEO conducts his final shareholder meeting


By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMRICHMOND, VA.
Outgoing Altria Group Inc. CEO Michael E. Szymanczyk finished his final shareholder meeting on Thursday much the same way as his first -- fielding attacks against the nation's largest tobacco company.The owner of top-selling Marlboro cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, held its annual meeting Thursday in its headquarters city of Richmond. It marked the last day for Szymanczyk, who has served as chairman and CEO since March 2008 and in the same capacity for Philip Morris USA from August 2002 through July 2008 before the company spun off Philip Morris International Inc.  "It has been an honor to lead the reshaping of Altria," said
 Szymanczyk, who got choked up during his closing remarks about his 23-year career. "Altria and its companies have experienced significant change since I first joined the company. Change is not new for our companies. They have been successful for more than a century because they have demonstrated the ability to adapt in dynamic industries and to the world around them."
Martin J. Barrington will replace Szymanczyk as CEO and chairman, and David R. Beran will serve as president and chief operating officer.
During his presentation to shareholders, Szymanczyk touted Altria's premium brands like Marlboro and said the company is well-positioned for future growth in a changing industry. In addition to Philip Morris USA, Altria owns U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., maker of brands such as Copenhagen and Skoal, and Black & Mild cigar maker John Middleton Co. The company also owns a wine business and holds a voting stake in brewer SABMiller.
In 2011, the company saw its net income fall 13 percent to $3.39 billion on lease, legal and restructuring charges. Its net revenue excluding excise taxes fell nearly 2 percent to $16.62 billion. Shipments fell 4 percent to 135.1 billion cigarettes, largely on declines from its premium brands.
However its 2012 first-quarter profit rose almost 4 percent as higher prices and cost-cutting helped offset declines in cigarette volumes. Shipments fell 2.6 percent to 31.1 billion cigarettes, but the Marlboro brand gained market share and ended the period with a 42.3 percent of the U.S. retail market.
"For nearly 60 years, Marlboro has been the cigarette that men smoke for flavor, and adult smokers have been invited to `Come to where the flavor is. Come to Marlboro Country,'" Szymanczyk said, adding that the company is evolving the brand to try to keep it growing and steal smokers from its competitors.
Like other tobacco companies, Altria is focusing on cigarette alternatives -- such as cigars, snuff and chewing tobacco -- for future sales growth because the decline in cigarette smoking is expected to continue.
Altria also has been forced to cut costs as tax hikes, smoking bans, health concerns and social stigma make the cigarette business tougher. After completing a $1.5 billion multiyear cost savings program last year, the company rolled out a plan to cut $400 million in "cigarette-related infrastructure costs" by the end of 2013 in advance of anticipated cigarette volume declines.
Szymanczyk said cost-cutting "continues to be a priority."
Over the years, the question-and-answer sessions of tobacco company annual meetings typically feature various groups attacking them for selling products that are responsible for about 443,000 deaths a year in the U.S. Szymanczyk's final shareholder gathering was no exception.
"With your retirement, I'm sure you look at your legacy. Certainly you and the company have a passion for success. I'm not sure about satisfying your customers and their preferences unless they all have a death wish," Anne Morrow Donley, co-founder of the Virginia Group to Alleviate Smoking in Public, told Szymanczyk. "At some point in the future, you and the company may indeed be charged with crimes against humanity -- I look forward to that."

But did the CEO break down in tears?  Were his feelings hurt?  Did he feel shame and remorse?  Of course not!  Mr. Szymanczyk is a professional, solid, experienced, heavy-duty businessman, and not some kind of namby-pamby who gets sad when business gets rough.  This man does the most logical thing: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!  He leads a cigarette company whose subsidiaries make anti-cigarettes, like snuff and chewing tobacco!  An example to us all.
The 63-year-old Szymanczyk did not respond to those remarks. He also has declined numerous requests for an interview with The Associated Press.Shareholders on Thursday elected 11 directors to the company's board and rejected a shareholder proposal to have the company disclose its lobbying policies and practices.
Altria on Thursday also reaffirmed its full-year adjusted earnings guidance of between $2.17 and $2.23 per share. It also announced that its board declared a regular quarterly dividend of 41 cents per share. The dividend is payable July 10 to shareholders of record on June 15. More about the Altria CEO conducts his final shareholder meeting...
And so, for moral as well as practical reasons, live likt Szymanovskki  Fight back in the business world, and build your own competition.  That way, you win either way.  If your customers are addicted to your product and cannot quit smoking, you win, but if they are trying to get off by chewing tobacco or putting snuff up their noses, you still win!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wall Street Up In Smoke


Everyone In Wall Street Taking To Smoking?

As the market continues to sink more and more smokers are taking to the streets of Wall St to have a cigarette smoke.
Shame they didnt hear about the electronic cigarette!!

As Wall Street Burns, Smokers Light Up

bussiness-man-smokingOn the day the Dow plunged almost 800 points, Erick Giliberti was doubling down on his smoking habit.
Before the turmoil, says Giliberti, a manager at Deloitte who works with mortgage-backed securities, “I was maybe a pack a week.” Now? “Probably double that…I can’t stare at my computer screen anymore and watch the market collapse in front of me—I just want to get away from it.”
Giliberti was standing outside the Deloitte offices at the World Financial Center in Lower Manhattan, furiously thumbing his BlackBerry with one hand and holding a Marlboro Light with the other. He is, he says, “32 going on 55.”
From the Financial Center to Wall Street itself to the shell-shocked (former) Lehman Brothers building in midtown Manhattan, it’s easy to find stressed-out financial workers sucking on cigarettes, and most will tell you they’re lighting up more often. Nobody is thinking of quitting. Read the full story on how wall street is buring with cigarettes
I wouldnt want to be them, anyway Im sure there are enough people that would rather not have to take to the streets for a smoke, try an electronic cigarette and see if that help..
What would you do?

Electronic Cigarettes In Peterborough

Electronic Cigarettes are really taking the public by storm popping up in all parts of the word.

Here is an article i found talking about another electronic cigarette supplier opeing up -  and with HUGE success and take up from the public. It seems that the electronic cigarette is gaining even more popularity allowing smokers to beat the smoking ban while saving money and quitting smoking! its a win win situation and I hope it grows from strength to strength.

 

Boom for Peterborough firm selling new electronic cigarette device

MD Aaron Taylor is pictured with his team of staff at the Electronic Cigarettes Ltd HQ as they prepare for the move. Photo: Rowland Hobson/Peterborough ETMD Aaron Taylor is pictured with his team of staff at the Electronic Cigarettes Ltd HQ as they prepare for the move. Photo: Rowland Hobson/Peterborough ET

By DAVID SEYMOUR
Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012 17:00

A booming Peterborough business specialising in electronic cigarettes is looking to expand after proving to be a recession-beating success.

 

Electronic Cigarettes Ltd is set to leave its current home in Culley Court, Orton Southgate, where it occupies four units totalling about 2,500 sq ft, for a new 10,000 sq ft premises in Fengate this weekend.

The business began life as little more than a side project for its founders, who at that time had full-time jobs elsewhere.

It operated out of a small unit in Culley Court, based on an initial £1,000 investment, and employed just one person.

A little over a year later, however, it has spread to four units at the same complex, which it has long since outgrown, employs 13 people and is forecasting an annual turnover of an incredible £2.5 million.

Aaron Taylor (28), from Yaxley, who together with Oliver Warburton (30), also from Yaxley, and Ben Potter (21), from Hampton, is a director at the firm, said: “It’s unbelievable, really. You have to pinch yourself from time-to-time.”

Electronic cigarettes are a battery-powered alternative to tobacco-based products.

The gadgets vapourise a liquid in an atomiser, which is then inhaled and exhaled as a water vapour.

Nicotene levels can be varied, with some liquids containing no nicotene at all.

Electronic Cigarettes Ltd imports the hardware, assembles the components, mixes the liquids and sells a range of products across Europe.

Read the full story on electronic cigarette supplier opening in Peterborough...

 

I think its great that theres a demand for the electronic cigarette - it means people really want to try and kick the habit and trying and wanting is the most important element. 

Please comment below and let me know what you think..

The Electric Cigarette - Replacing Traditional Cigarettes

The electric cigarette is a cheaper alternative for you if you have been smoking for a long period. The nicotine cartridges that come with this device can last longer than 50 cigarettes. This means that a single cartridge can be smoked for a number of days.

This way you get to spend less on your smoking habit and use the money for other useful purposes. This may seem like a frivolous reason to adopt the new technology, given its high initial cost, but when you look at how much you stand to save over a protracted period, then the idea begins to make real financial sense.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Allen Car Stop Smoking Tips Video

This really is a great video by the late and great Allen Carr - he helped many people around the world stop smoking with his methods and hopefully people will continue to benefits for many years to come from his proven and tested stop smoking techniques. 

 

I wonder what he would have thought about the electronic cigarette!!!

 

The Concept Of The Electric Cigarette

You may be new to the concept of the electric cigarette and wonder how it works. This cigarette feels like the real deal. It even has a glowing LED bulb that glows bright orange when you inhale at the end of the cigarette. The nicotine is contained in replaceable nicotine cartridges. The nicotine and water contained therein are vaporised by a battery powered atomizer.

The resultant vapor is what you will inhale into your lungs. The electric cigarette delivers pure nicotine into your bloodstream ensuring that you use very little of the mixture. This is the reason why a single cartridge can last for days.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The New And Effective Way To Quit Smoking

Ask any doctor why it is so hard to quit smoking and the answer may surprise you.

 They will tell you that there is much more involved in the smoking habit than just being addicted to nicotine. Over the years, smokers become deeply imprinted on the entire smoking ritual. They become psychologically dependent on holding a cigarette, lighting it and putting it to their lips. Even the feeling of filling the lungs with smoke becomes part of the process.

This explains to a good degree why pills and patches have not been as effective as they should be to help smokers quit.

Thankfully, there is a new device on the market that is showing great promise to help smokers kick the their tobacco addiction.

This effective new device is called the Electronic Cigarette and it is quickly becoming the most talked about quit smoking device ever invented. This wonderful product simulates the entire smoking process without actually burning any tobacco. This allows smokers to satisfy their craving for nicotine without inhaling any cancer causing chemicals. The Electronic Cigarette looks like a real cigarette, produces a harmless vapor to simulate smoke and fulfills all the smoking rituals without damaging the users health. If you want to quit smoking, you really should try it for yourself and kick the habit.