Cigarette Butts Could be Used to Coat Steel Pipes

Tan Ee Lyn of Reuters reports in “China Scientists Find use for Cigarette Butts,” that a study conducted by Chinese researchers, appears to show that nine chemicals identified from cigarette butts, including nicotine, protected steel from rusting. The article posted on NewsDaily, states that the corrosion of steel pipes in the oil industry, costs oil companies millions of dollars per year in replacement or repair. Newsdaily.com.

Researchers used a specific type of steel called N80 that is chiefly used for oil well casing and tubing. The N80 type of steel resisted corrosion – even under harsh conditions, after it was smeared with a nine chemical compound that scientists had extracted from cigarette butts soaked in water. The research is published in the journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research.

Guy D. Davis, a materials consultant based in Baltimore, Maryland told Gillian Wong of the Associated Press that “Tobacco seems to be one of the best plant-based inhibitors” but it has limitations. Over a period of time, tobacco feeds mold and “Develops an obnoxious odor,” added Davis.

Cuban cigar the way it is meant to be lit

Cuban cigar the way it is meant to be lit

You may think that lighting a Cuban cigar could be as easy as it sounds, but you would be thinking wrong. It is true that anybody can light a Cuban cigar, but to light it in a way that preserves its flavor is a tricky business and may require knowing a thing or two about the process. Smokers who enjoy every Cuban cigar that they smoke should follow these tips to better enjoy their experience.

Before you light your Cuban cigar, you should heat its “foot” or end for sometimes. As you keep heating it slowly on a fire, you will see that a black ring is forming on the foot. You must make sure that the Cuban cigar does not contact the fire at any point of time; the fire should just be close enough to warm the Cuban cigar until the black ring formation on the end is complete.

Wooden matches should be used to light a Cuban cigar and cedar matches are ideal for lighting the Cuban cigar as they do not meddle with the aroma when you use them. Although cedar matches would be perfect, you can also use a lighter if you must, to light your smoke. If you must use a lighter, make sure that it is butane lighter at least, because butane lighters do not leave any strong smell when you light your Cuban cigar with it. This makes sure that you do not lose out on the unadulterated flavor of the Cuban cigar.

 

Cigar rotation is key

Cigar rotation is key

Now that you have prepared your Cuban cigar well enough to be lit, you must actually light it and this is a tricky business as well. The Cuban cigar must be in your mouth as you light the wooden match or the butane lighter, but it should not touch the actual fire at any time. When the Cuban cigar is at an inch or less from the fire, start to draw in calmly. With you drawing in from so close to the flame, the Cuban cigar should light up soon, but now you must rotate it. The rotation is necessary to make sure that the Cuban cigar catches the fire equally throughout.

Although you will rotate the Cuban cigar to make sure the burn is even, there is a chance that the burn may not still be even. After you have lit your Cuban cigar, take a look at it to ensure this. If you find the Cuban cigar to have unlit portions, blow on the lit part of the Cuban cigar a few times to evenly distribute the fire. Take a few puffs from the Cuban cigar now to complete the lighting procedure evenly and adequately.

These instructions are simple to follow and apply, but once applied and followed carefully, you will find your Cuban cigar smoking experience to be quite different from the other days cigar smoking and the difference will be in all likeliness will be a better one if not memorable.

Gary Cigaros is an author writing about cigar related topics, and you are invited to visit his website covering number of aspects about Cuban cigars & cigar lighters.

Cigar Cutters

Cigar Cutters

The cigar smoking culture has been embedded in the American culture for over hundreds of years. If smoking a cigar is such an important event, then the accessories that help achieve it should be held with the same reverence. Cigar smoking accessories are important in the cigar smoking experience as they can affect the quality of the cigars and, as an aftereffect, the flavor and aroma of each cigar. One of the most important cigar accessories that one should always have is the cigar cutter.

A cigar cutter provides you a good, clean and smooth cigar cap each and every time; this is important because, if your cigar cut is not clean nor is it neat, then the flavor and the aroma of your cigar will be affected and your experience will be ruined. Not properly cutting a cigar with a quality cigar cutter and having a bad experience can have you missing out on one of the best and most relaxing hobbies in life.

Cigar cutters are available on the internet and local cigar shops. Cigar cutters are available in different designs and colors and, in some cases, they can be also be personalized to fit you. There are also cigar cutters that are multifunctional; some of them are key-chains and some of them come with cigar lighters too. There is a huge selection of brands and types of cigar cutters which can have the novice cigar smoker a bit confused as to which one to pick.

Whatever kind of cigar cutter you end up buying, what is important is that they perform well. Your cigar cutter needs to be able to cleanly cut your cigars. There are three types of cuts these different kinds of cigar cutters provide. They are the V Cut, the Hole Punch and the Straight Cut. This is where your personal choice lies, as the kind of cigar cutter you choose will depend on the kind of cut you want to have on your cigars. Keep in mind that the most common kind of cigar cutter available is the straight cutter.

Straight cuts come from guillotines which can have either a single or double blades. The double bladed guillotines are much more efficient as they provide cleaner and smoother cuts on the cigar. These are also the most convenient to carry around and it is also the cheapest kind of cigar cutters.

Tobacco Chemicals

Tobacco Chemicals

As you know, smoking tobacco is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Did you know that 1 tobacco cigarette has over 4,000 different types of chemicals? Maybe that is the reason why there is a rumor that says every time you smoke a cigarette you lose 7 years of your life, who knows? The electronic cigarette is smoke free and helps cure your nicotine cravings without having to inhale all the carcinogens, tar and carbon monoxide.

Then there are the electronic cigarette cost-saving benefits too. Since the packs of tobacco cigarettes taxes have been on the rise you do now paying from $5.00 to $6.00 and sometimes more per pack of cigarettes. Cartons of cigarettes cost in the range of $40.00 to $50.00.

But a pack of electronic cigarette cartridges/refills come in packs of 5 and last as long as a carton of regular cigarettes do.  You can choose nicotine levels from high, medium, low, and NO nicotine for your cartridges.  And a pack of cartridges/refills only cost about $12-15 for the pack of five.

Basically, switching to electronic cigarettes can save you over 50% of what you currently spend on tobacco cigarettes.

There are many more benefits to ecigarettes than we can discus within the scope of this article.  But if you are a smoker and want a less stressful, far more successful way to quit smoking, you may want to get yourself an electronic cigarette and give it a go.  Ecigarette starter kits are quite affordable – starting at around $40 up to around $150 for a kit for two people.

Electronic cigarette use sweeps the US

Electronic cigarette use sweeps the US

Hardly ever does a product came along that has caused such a stir of excitement especially among tobacco smokers. Even among non smokers there has been a lot of interest in the product because so many of them are married to smokers or have other loved ones that smoke. They are just as excited about a product that could take away some of the more deadly aspects of smoking simply by switching to inhaling a solution that is not lit with fire and has no tobacco.

Most people realize by now that the device is a nicotine delivery device and it does not cure a nicotine addiction or the habit of inhaling something, but it does offer a cleaner and better way of doing it.

Even though the FDA is dragging its feet on publishing it’s own findings on this nicotine delivery device, many smokers already believe that electronic cigarettes should be approved and the sooner the better.

They love the fact that it does not have to be burned and that no carcinogenic smoke or tar is produced to annoy themselves or others. They like the fact that it is odorless and does not leave a lingering stinky smell or residue like burning tobacco. They love the fact that there are not four thousand chemicals involved in producing the nicotine solution that is used in the device.

Electronic Cigarette That Fits Your Style

Electronic Cigarette That Fits Your Style

If you are not a flashy person in any way, then the electric cigarette that you choose to buy will most likely be the one that most resembles a traditional cigarette. It will have a white body with perhaps a brown or white filter portion that will not attract very much attention at all unless of course you are using it somewhere smoking is prohibited and then you might likely have to explain that you are vaping and not really smoking.

If you are a little more flashy sort of person, then you might be tempted to purchase a sleek black electric cigarette that sports a greater look of sophistication and style. This type of e cigarette will certainly make you more noticeable at parties or other places. These e cigarettes have the more elegant look of something that might have been seen in the twenties or thirties when smoking was all the rage and smokers used those long cigarette holders and fancy holding cases. Fancy storage cases are available for electric cigarettes as well and are the perfect accessory to complete you spiffy electric cigarette.

Then you have an electric cigarette that comes in a pen style. This is for the more discreet users that do not wish to display their electric cigarette use at all. It can be carried in your pocket and look completely innocent or it can be kept in a neat little case on your desk at your home or office and no one would ever know what it is. These days there is a terrible stigma attached to smoking and the electric cigarette might not yet be accepted by some people. So, if you are worried about having a reputation that could be misconstrued as being a smoker, then the pen style might be just the device for you.

Enjoy a healthier life now

Enjoy a healthier life now

Many consumers in the United States still do not know what the electronic cigarette is or even ways it works. More importantly, there do a lot of folks out there that are smoking a lot of packs of cigarettes per month that should really consider switching over from regular tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes.  Start reading and learn the true benefits that you can get using the electronic cigarette.

Just the thought of trying to quit smoking gets most smokers upset. Why do these folks get upset? Because most of the time people can quit smoking for a couple of weeks or a couple of months and then they take one puff on a cigarette and they go back to smoking a pack a day if not more. This is where the electronic cigarette comes into play.

Electronic cigarettes look and feel just like smoking a regular tobacco cigarette but there are many differences. One of the main differences is that there is no combustion associated with the electronic cigarette – so there’s no need for a match or a lighter to light it up. It uses an electronic cigarette battery. The battery is then connected to an atomizer. The atomizer is attached to a nicotine cartridge containing pure nicotine suspended in water.  When you puff on the electronic cigarette, the battery triggers the atomizer to heat slightly, which then vaporizes the water and nicotine in the cartridge. The atomizer gives off nicotine vapor (steam) when you inhale. When you exhale there is no smoke but water vapor that dissipates within 5 seconds.

The electronic cigarette has so many benefits you can hardly imagine. One of the benefits is that you can use these electronic cigarettes anywhere, inside, outside, at a fancy restaurant. It doesn’t matter where you are you can smoke them because there is no smell or second-hand smoke. But the fact that electronic cigarettes are not subject to smoking bans is the least of their benefit.  The health benefits of switching to electronic cigarettes is the biggie.  And one that has the immediate impact.

Satisfaction at your fingertips

Satisfaction at your fingertips

Whatever your choice of electric cigarette style might be, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have put tobacco use behind you and are getting your nicotine in a way that many researchers believe to be much better than smoking tobacco. When you order your electric cigarette starter kit, no matter the style, just make sure that replacing your nicotine cartridges and any parts you might need later will be easy. You should check the availability of replacement parts such as the battery sticks and atomizers before making your final decision. Choose an electric cigarette company that will have these parts in stock for you when you might need them.

If you are not a flashy person in any way, then the electric cigarette that you choose to buy will most likely be the one that most resembles a traditional cigarette. It will have a white body with perhaps a brown or white filter portion that will not attract very much attention at all unless of course you are using it somewhere smoking is prohibited and then you might likely have to explain that you are vaping and not really smoking.

If you are a little more flashy sort of person, then you might be tempted to purchase a sleek black electric cigarette that sports a greater look of sophistication and style. This type of e cigarette will certainly make you more noticeable at parties or other places. These e cigarettes have the more elegant look of something that might have been seen in the twenties or thirties when smoking was all the rage and smokers used those long cigarette holders and fancy holding cases. Fancy storage cases are available for electric cigarettes as well and are the perfect accessory to complete you spiffy electric cigarette.

Then you have an electric cigarette that comes in a pen style. This is for the more discreet users that do not wish to display their electric cigarette use at all. It can be carried in your pocket and look completely innocent or it can be kept in a neat little case on your desk at your home or office and no one would ever know what it is. These days there is a terrible stigma attached to smoking and the electric cigarette might not yet be accepted by some people. So, if you are worried about having a reputation that could be misconstrued as being a smoker, then the pen style might be just the device for you.

Whatever your choice of electric cigarette style might be, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you have put tobacco use behind you and are getting your nicotine in a way that many researchers believe to be much better than smoking tobacco. When you order your electric cigarette starter kit, no matter the style, just make sure that replacing your nicotine cartridges and any parts you might need later will be easy. You should check the availability of replacement parts such as the battery sticks and atomizers before making your final decision. Choose an electric cigarette company that will have these parts in stock for you when you might need them.

Lack of FDA approval

Lack of FDA approval

Besides those very real, very appealing facts, they are also very happy about the cost. Smoking ecigarettes costs about half as much as it does to smoke regular tobacco cigarettes. eCigarette smokers enjoy the convenience of the product as well. One battery stick and one filter in the morning and their vaping apparatus is set for use all day for most average smokers.

Many smokers and even those that do not smoke themselves are having a hard time understanding why exactly it is that the FDA is dragging their feet so much about approving this product.

The chemicals that are used in the nicotine solution are not some unknown, untested elements. All of the ingredients used in the nicotine solution are things that are already used in a variety of different products that have FDA approval for use. So, what is the hold up?

There are going to be a lot of annoyed and even angry people if they are denied the right to use a product that they believe is much safer by their own determinations and the determinations of many researchers that have studied the products and its effects. The way they look at it is like this. If tobacco, as deadly as it has been proven to be time and time again, is still legal and is openly sold everywhere to anyone of legal age, why can they not have the right to buy this product that could be proven to a much better alternative for smokers?