Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Are you ready for StopTober 2014?

It is estimated that StopTober 2013 helped in excess of 160,000 people reduce their tobacco cigarette intake. This assistance took in an array of different products but one of the more prominent over the last few years has been electronic cigarettes. The fact that electronic cigarettes do not contain the 4000+ toxins which are present in the modern day tobacco cigarette obviously has health benefits which are being supported by an array of research into electronic cigarettes.

So, what is StopTober?

The StopTober campaign was created to encourage smokers to give up tobacco products for the month of October. Statistically if you're able to give up for a full month then you have a far greater chance of giving up tobacco cigarettes in the longer term. There are many websites covering the StopTober 2014 campaign giving you statistics and details of how tobacco smoke impacts your body and your health. Indeed it is estimated that electronic cigarettes could save up to 50,000 lives per year in the UK by reducing the tobacco cigarette intake of thousands of smokers.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Are politicians finally warming to electronic cigarettes?

Over the last couple of years the electronic cigarette industry and politicians have been at loggerheads with regards to the future potential for the industry. We have seen rumours, speculation and in some cases untruths circulated and published as "fact" without the necessary data to back these up. There has been speculation that governments around the world are priming the electronic cigarette industry as the next big tax income stream although to date no national government and no local government has been brave enough to do this.

Interestingly, the last few days have seen speculation that some politicians at least seem to be warming to electronic cigarettes. News that a legal challenge to the European Union Tobacco Products Directive was not challenged by the UK government, instead it was passed to the European Union Court of Justice, surprised many. So, what does this mean?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Legal challenge to EU Tobacco Products Directive

It is something which many in the electronic cigarette industry have been waiting some time for, a legal challenge to the ongoing EU Tobacco Products Directive. Those inside the industry have always believed it was just a matter of time before the European Union was taken to task over its heavy-handed and allegedly ill-advised Tobacco Products Directive. So where does this leave the European electronic cigarette industry and could this legal action really be successful?

Opening the floodgates

As we await further confirmation of the ongoing legal challenge the European Union will be running scared with a court of law likely to make public the facts, figures and professional advice used to create the EU Tobacco Products Directive. There have been rumours for some time that the original research note on which the advice was based was misconstrued with the author even stepping forward to suggest his words had been taken out of context and used to push forward with a predetermined policy.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Bulk-Buy Option on OK Eliquids

While many of you have already tried our award-winning OK Eliquid flavours we have had a number of requests for a bulk buy option for both traditional and fruit flavoured eliquids. We are pleased to announce that you are now able to buy the full range of OK Eliquid flavours in batches of five bottles at a discounted price and free of delivery charges. This will ensure that the next time you're OK Eliquid bottle runs dry you will have a replacement to hand!

We have also introduced a new pick and mix option whereby you can choose any five bottles from the full range of OK Eliquids. It seems that many of you would like to try different eliquid flavours and what better way than with the five bottle pick and mix option which is very simple to use. This option would also make a perfect gift for a friend or family member who uses eliquid or perhaps somebody who is looking to do so in the future.

Monday, 11 August 2014

When will the FDA confirm future electronic cigarette regulations?

Despite the fact that we are now more than six months over a two-year investigation into the electronic cigarette industry, there is still no definitive word when the FDA will introduce new regulations. Just a few weeks ago the administration announced a number of proposals which were very quickly put out to consultation (indeed the consultation period was extended) and we await further news of the future structure. At this moment in time it is unclear when the actual regulations themselves will be laid on the statute books but there could well be some hurdles to overcome.

It was interesting to see just last week that in excess of 20 US state attorney generals contacted the FDA demanding further restrictions and regulations on electronic cigarette sales. Indeed they also called for a ban on the 7000+ eliquid flavours now available despite the fact that these have proven to be very popular with former tobacco cigarette smokers who have switched to their electronic cigarette counterparts.

Monday, 21 July 2014

July Newsletter - OK Cigs: New flavours for summer + double reward points

Hello,

Enjoy our new tropical tastes this summer.

We have plenty of fresh e-liquid flavours to give you that cool shisha-effect. Try watermelon, blueberry, vanilla and even Pina Colada! There are 12 to choose from. And we've still got all our regular favourites - bold, gold, light, menthol, tobacco zero – to pick too. Check our flavours below:-

http://www.okcigs.co.uk/OK-E-Liquid-Flavours-s/1882.htm

Thursday, 17 July 2014

OK Cigs voted favourite in independent survey of UK’s top 5 e-cigarette brands

OK Cigs has just been voted the most preferred electronic cigarette for ‘taste and feel’ in an independent consumer survey.

Zero Six conducted the research to determine the product preferences of existing and potential electronic cigarette users. Participants tried the UK’s top five brands: E-Lites, Njoy, Vype, OK, and Nicolites and rated each for flavour and feel using similar nicotine strength disposable e-cigs for each. OK easily took first place as favourite with over 95% of participants classifying OK e-cigs as ‘Good’ or ‘Very Good’.