Friday, 22 November 2013

Kings of Leon: ‘But my cigs not on fire’ row

It seems that even rock superstars can't get away with using e-cigs in countries that have banned them.

Kings of Leon's star Jared Followill nearly got arrested this week after security staff at Dubai Airport caught him carrying an e-cig.  The bassist tweeted:

"Just had the life scared out of me at security in Dubai. Apparently it's not just my bros (brothers) who think e-cigs (sic) are uncool. Almost locked up abroad."

Poor old Jared. This brings an important message to us mere mortals - CHECK TO SEE IF THE COUNTRY YOU ARE FLYING TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES. These laws can change frequently along with regulations, so we can't really give you a comprehensive list, because it might be different by the time you go on holiday.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Marathon Vaper

We congratulate anyone capable of running a marathon. Well done you!

But we'd like to doubly congratulate one impressive man who has just completed the 26.2 miles of the New York Marathon whilst puffing on an electronic cigarette as he ran.

Jim Oliver was spotted using his e-cig throughout the race and discussing it with other runners. Before he started Oliver stated he was 'running for the vape' to bring awareness about the health impact switching from standard cigarettes could make. He finished in just five hours.

Feel free to share any of your own 'running-whilst-vaping' stories with us...

Friday, 15 November 2013

Enjoy a post-pizza vape

Planning next year's holiday? Italy is our top tip. And our ‘no go’s’ include: Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and Singapore.

A sweeping generalisation for us to make. And we realise we’re not travel agents. But we are kindly thinking of all you electronic cigarette smokers, as the latter countries we listed have banned their use entirely.

Why Italy? Why obviously it’s got amazing food, beautiful countryside and the latest draw is their health minister has just found a loophole in the law that will allow the use of e-cigs in public. This hadn’t been allowed previously, but this is now to be overruled. Read the full story here if you want to know the finer detail.

But this basically means you can vape in cafes, bars and train stations to your heart’s content. Don’t forget to send us a postcard!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

BBC poll says ‘yes’ to e-cigs

So it seems that the public 'seem to like' e-cigarettes. Not our words, but the words of the BBC after they conducted a poll of 1,000 people.

The report came from Westfield shopping centre in London and asked members of the public what they thought of a woman vaping in a public place. There was of course a few 'I don't like it', but there were more 'good on them' from shoppers happy for others trying to quit smoking.

It also pointed out the confusion of where and where you can't use them. For instance you can't vape in the open-air shopping centre's Starbucks. But you can when you cross over the line where it becomes Westfield again.
The results

When asked by BBC Breakfast: "Would you feel uncomfortable if someone used an e-cigarette near you are your family?" 75 % said no.

And asked if e-cigarettes should be banned in public places, 34% said yes - but 62% said no.

The debate continues!  Read the BBC’s full article about electronic cigarettes here>>

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Buy a pack – save a packet

Stoptober has finished and we're onto Movember now. A great excuse to stop shaving for the month!

So how did you do this October? We've heard lots of brilliant stories from our customers who didn't smoke a single ciggie. Someone even said that he felt guilty for 'cheating' by using OK instead as it wasn't really 'that difficult'!

We hope that everyone who quit last month will keep it up. And if you do, the cheapest way to make the switch is with one of our OK E-Cigarette Starter Packs rather than continuously buying disposables.  

What you get in a pack: A rechargeable cigarette, plus a refill - equivalent to 200 standard cigarettes - a car charger and a wall charger. Buying this way together will save you 30% than if you got them all separately.

You can use the savings towards that big event coming up in December. Begins with a capital ‘C’, yes we know it’s too early to mention the word yet, so we’re kindly staying quiet…