Thursday, 5 November 2015

Are there any viable alternatives to electronic cigarettes?

Despite the fact that authorities around the world have attempted to destabilise and disrupt the electronic cigarette industry it is now more popular today than it ever has been. The monumental growth of recent years is expected to be repeated in the short to medium term and this despite the threat of overly strict regulations and in some cases retrospective regulations. So, with politicians and regulators unable to agree whether electronic cigarettes are a help in the fight against tobacco addiction, are there really any viable alternatives?

Quit smoking aids

Those looking to reduce their tobacco intake in years gone by were pushed towards the quit smoking aid sector which is effectively controlled by the pharmaceutical companies. These companies work hand-in-hand with governments around the world to offer an opportunity to reduce an individual’s tobacco intake. There is a lively debate about the level of success of the likes of nicotine inhalers, nicotine patches and other similar products with much of the statistical data not exactly supportive!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

NHS smoke cessation services impacted by electronic cigarettes

Despite the fact that regulations do not allow electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices to be used as smoke cessation aids, there is evidence to suggest they are having a major impact upon NHS quit smoking services. A recent report confirmed that the number of products dispatched by the NHS to help people quit smoking fell by over 30% in the 2014/15 financial year compared to the previous period. This is the second consecutive year of reduced activity within the NHS quit smoking service. So, is this all down to electronic cigarettes?

Smoke cessation aids

While the number of people turning to the NHS smoke cessation service for assistance has fallen significantly the NHS still dispatched over 370,000 smoke cessation items last year. Even though this is still an impressive figure it was 170,000 less than the 2013/14 financial year. Indeed the value of these items fell to just over £8 million which was a drop of more than £4.1 million on the previous period. There is an argument to suggest that, as electronic cigarettes are not available on prescription, the £4.1 million reduced expenditure will release much-needed funds to reinvest elsewhere in the NHS.

Friday, 9 October 2015

StopTober 2015 is finally here!

The growing phenomenon which is StopTober is now in full swing with StopTober 2015 already impacting the lives of many tobacco smokers. Over the last couple of years we have introduced an array of new promotions and discounts for those looking to switch from tobacco products to their electronic cigarette counterpart. Demand has continued to grow year-on-year and the OK Cigs StopTober promotion is now live.

So, what can you expect from our StopTober campaign?

Disposable electronic cigarettes

While many people have moved on to vaping products and e liquid there is still significant demand for disposable electronic cigarettes. As a consequence we have reintroduced our buy 10 get 10 free offer which is activated with the StopTober2 discount code. Simply drop two batches of 10 disposable electronic cigarettes into your shopping basket and when you check out enter the StopTober2 discount code. We will discount the cost by 50% and your products will be with you as soon as possible.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Why do politicians speak for the vaping community?

As the vaping industry continues to grow there is increased tension between supporters and critics with politicians deciding to speak for the vaping community. The fact they have no authority to speak on behalf of the vaping community, especially bearing in mind that 99% of them are against electronic cigarettes, seems to pass them by. Now is the time for unbiased opinions, for balanced arguments and a regulatory structure which is both protective of the general public but also allows the industry to flourish. So, who should speak on behalf of electronic cigarette users?

Speak to them!

It is simple, if you're looking for feedback, both positive and negative, about vaping products then you speak to the people who use them. Even supporters and the industry itself readily acknowledge that electronic cigarettes are not for everybody and a wide ranging survey would create both positive and negative feedback. The simple fact is that you will never please all of the people all of the time and, at the end of the day, negative feedback is just as important as positive feedback.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

No Smoking Day deals at OK Electronic Cigarettes

Here at OK Electronic Cigarettes we are pleased to announce an array of special offers and promotions to celebrate No Smoking Day on Wednesday, 11 March 2015. So, whether you are a vaping enthusiast or perhaps you have been considering a switch for some time now, we have some excellent bargains available up until midnight on Thursday, 12 March 2015.

Disposable electronic cigarette offer

Buy one get one free when you buy a pack of 10 king-size or hyper king size electronic cigarettes. This takes in all of our tobacco flavours offering a massive saving and allowing you to ensure you always have your favourite flavoured disposable ecigs to hand.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

E Liquid UK Free Delivery

The UK e liquid market is proving to be extremely competitive with an array of offers and promotions announced on a daily basis. Perhaps one of the more popular Google search terms is "E Liquid UK Free Delivery" which can throw up an array of opportunities and options. When looking to buy e liquid UK it is imperative that you balance the quality of the product against the cost. The vast majority of websites will offer free delivery on e liquid orders in excess of £20 and indeed there may well be other offers on a regular basis.

Is competition pushing prices to low?

As we touched on above, you need to balance the quality of the product against the price as we all have different preferences and different budget. It is also becoming commonplace for e liquid websites in the UK to offer significant discounts on bulk buy purchasers offering the opportunity to stock up on your favourite e liquid flavours. This perhaps offers the best opportunity to get value for money as well as quality products and has not gone unnoticed by the vaping community.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Outrage as ecigs to be banned from NHS Scotland property

In a move which has caught many within the vaping community by surprise, it was this evening announced that NHS Scotland is to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on all NHS Scotland property. This despite the fact that electronic cigarettes are seen by many as a "healthier option" to their tobacco counterparts and indeed for many people this form the crux of their battle against tobacco addiction.

In what many see as state dictatorship yet again, this move comes despite the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes and evidence to suggest they are a useful element in the fight against tobacco addiction. While electronic cigarettes cannot be sold as medical devices, or indeed smoke cessation options, many people have already made their own minds up.