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.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Has the vaping industry finally turned the corner?

There are so many rumours, untruths and speculation regarding the vaping industry that is difficult to know exactly what is going on and what we can expect in the future. This is a business sector which has risen from the ashes at the turn-of-the-century to become a multibillion dollar sector in 2015. Despite the fact that turnover in the US is expected to top $2 billion during the next 12 months there is still some concern as to whether the industry is here to stay and whether it has finally turned the corner.

That may sound a little bizarre when you bear in mind the money invested in the electronic cigarette industry but this is not a normal sector, it attracts more than its fair share of critics and politicians are still lobbying against the industry.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Is press coverage of electronic cigarettes fair?

Over the last few days we have seen a prominent medical professor talking in public about the difficulties of obtaining press coverage for positive research into electronic cigarette use. While this will surprise many people, there has been a suspicion for some time within the vaping community that the wider press are only interested in scare stories which grab the headlines. Is this a fair summary of the situation to date or are both parties being a little blinkered?

Scare stories sell!

The simple fact is that the more sensational the headline the more chance it will be noticed and the more sales of newspapers and more viewers of news related websites. That is the simple fact today, good news very rarely captures the headlines and even a glimpse at the television news seems to show everything with a doom and gloom slant. However, it will be interesting to see how the mass media react to accusations of unbalanced reporting of the electronic cigarette industry and indeed whether we see any changes in the short, medium and long term.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Is it fair to consider taxing electronic cigarettes?

The subject of taxation and electronic cigarettes will certainly become a hot topic in the months and years ahead as governments around the world look to replace lost tobacco tax income. When the industry was relatively obscure and governments around the world were raising enormous amounts of money through tobacco tax there seemed to be no concerns. However, with electronic cigarettes now eating into tobacco use right across the world it seems that the authorities are now looking to tax electronic cigarettes.

There are obviously a number of factors to take into consideration when looking at the potential taxing of electronic cigarettes which we will cover below.