How To Choose The Best E-Cig For You

choosing the best e-cigNo matter if you have smoked for countless years or you’re simply intrigued by the new phenom of e-cigs, you need to know that not all are the same. So, as you choose an electronic cigarette, you want to choose the one that is best for you. Here we offer a few tips that will help you do just that:

The Elements To Seek

There are many different styles of electronic cigarettes available on the market. You should look at all of them before making your decision on the electronic cigarette that will be the best for you based on your circumstances, reason, and situation. Two of the most common styles are the mini and the pen styles.

You will want to consider how each electronic cigarette recharges and how long it takes them to recharge. If you’re on the go most of the time, consider one that has a USB charger. And when it comes to the atomizer, the part of the electronic cigarette that heats up and creates the vapor you’ll inhale, choose one that has a long lifespan without overheating the liquid. This part of the electronic cigarette will last you from two to four years before needing replacing.

The e-liquids of electronic cigarettes are another area you want to consider before buying one. There isn’t a “best” one, as it is all subjective to individual preference. With a variety of flavors and taste, which one proves to be the best for you may not be for the next person. Consider the different flavors and different levels of nicotine in your decision making.

Another consideration for you should be the cost of course.  The initial purchase and the use of the electronic cigarette. There are various levels of quality and as you should expect, the better the quality level, the more expensive they can be. If you have a budget you’re trying to stay within, that of course can be a determining factor for you, so choose the e-cig that fits within that budget.

What Will Make Your Decision For You?

Make your choice considering the construction of the different e-cigarettes too. What kind of materials are they made from? How well is the unit put together? How complicated or easy are they to refill? What kind of warranty do they come with and will the reseller back up the manufacturer’s warranty?

Other elements that you’ll want to consider in choosing the right electronic cigarette are the different features and different styles. Your personal choice will reflect your different needs and wants for sure and that will make the decision for you. Ideally, if possible, try out a few different ones before making your purchase. But you should also be prepared to purchase more than one as you try out the different elements and features offered on the market today.

As family and friends that have switched over to electronic cigarettes. Like politics, you’ll find that this is a vocal subject and everyone, even non-smokers, will have an opinion. At the end of the day, at the point of purchase, you’ll basically be jumping in to make your purchase.

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Vaping – a Better and Healthy Alternative to Smoking?

alternative to smoking - vapingVaping is the latest trend these days for smokers. A lot of people prefer vaping over smoking normal cigarettes. Vaping is distinct from smoking as the e-liquid or concentrates is heated rather than burned. There are numerous advantages to vaping that can turn out to be a piece of your way of life to improve things.

If you are a major smoker and experience a few packs a month, week, or even consistently, you realize that it can be amazingly lavish to bolster your propensity. Vaping is much less expensive than obtaining packs of cigarettes constantly. This can help you spare cash over the long haul and have the capacity to allay some money related anxieties. Since it is simply water vapor, you won’t experience the ill effects of terrible smoker’s breath or yellow teeth any longer.

One of the greatest negative parts of smoking is the flame or devastating fire that can bring about last issues. You don’t need to stress over any recognizable warmth source with vaping. In spite of the fact that the item warms up, flares and flame will never be in your direction. You’re additionally not tossing the butts on the floor outside or out your car window. Everything appears to stay spotless and under control with vaping.

Smoking may make you have a day by day stress or trepidation over your lungs, skin, and relaxing. Be that as it may, vaping will dispose of your stresses, and you can feel better about where your health is heading.
You will feel as though you are smoking and it will fulfil your nicotine longing for. At the point when attempting to stop, different gadgets and ways make you feel as though you have ceased immediately, yet now you will feel like you are still during the time spent smoking.

One other advantage of vaping is that you can vape in the solace you could call your own home or at work and not need to head outside. If you are smoking, you must be mindful of where you are at when you go after a cigarette. Your family may need you to smoke outside, and obviously, places of occupation and eateries won’t permit you to light anything by any stretch of the imagination.

This new procedure of vaping in Florida and somewhere else will allow you to smoke wherever you please without the majority of the impacts that can be troublesome to people around you and there are many vape shops like Island Vape where you can sit and enjoy your vaping. This is an extraordinary item to attempt, particularly if you are searching for a healthier distinct option for cigarettes.

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The Love. Run. Marathon 2014 Winners

2014’s Love. Run. Marathon took place in Huntsville, Texas, with the grueling trail run returning to the grounds of the Huntsville State Park. The weather conditions were favorable, with mild temperatures and sunny skies, which led to an upbeat feel amongst the competitors.

The benefit run was in aid of the Emmanuel Home in Nicaragua, and there was a choice of a 10k run, a half marathon and a full mary gallop in the beautiful pine woods that surround Lake Raven.

The Marathon Results

In the marathon event, the women’s top three contenders were as follows:

First Place – Tatyana Strickland – 4:21:35

Second Place – Karen Thibodeaux – 4:33:00

Third Place – Teri Anderson – 4:53:37

First place winner, Tatyana Strickland, maintained an impressive sub-ten minute pace in order to take the gold in just 4:21:35.

The men’s top three contenders ranked as follows:

First Place – Jacob Gautreaux – 3:36:30

Second Place – Wes Volberding – 3:40:11

Third Place – Hollis Harvey – 3:49:24

There was over a three minute gap between first place winner Jacob Gautreaux and his nearest rival, Wes Volberding, seeing the leader cross the finishing line in just 3:36:30.

Half Marathon Results

In the half marathon event, the men’s top three contenders are as follows:

First Place – Jose Torres – 1:34:28

Second Place – Patrick McLendon – 1:37:53

Third Place – Robert Fowler – 1:38:59

With an average effort of 7:13, Jose Torres managed to cross the line for the male contenders in just 1:34:28.

When it comes to the female competitors, the results are as follows:

First Place – Ruthie Tate – 1:48:03

Second Place – Nicole Myers – 1:49:40

Third Place – Marianna Carlson – 1:52:00

Coming in 9th overall in the event, Ruthie Tate achieved an impressive win for the ladies, crossing the line in just 1:48:03. Not far behind was runner up Nicole Myers, who came in just shy of 1:50 to take 2nd place.

10 km Race Results

The women’s results for the 10km race are as follows:

First Place – Madeleine Kopp – 50:52

Second Place – Amanda Holzhauden – 52:05

Third Place – Sherrie Martin – 53:28

Madeleine Kopp, a local from Houston, finished 8th overall at 50:52, taking her position as the first female to cross the finishing line.

The men’s results for the 10km race were especially exciting, with a hard fought battle between the two leading competitors:

First Place – Evan Wilson – 47:17

Second Place – Kegan McNeil – 47:24

Third Place – Moteza Plushtrourn – 49:33

As can be seen from the times above, there were only a few seconds of separation between the first and second place competitors as they crossed the line. Although there was very little in it, Evan Wilson’s shoe lace was deemed to be the first over the mat, bringing the event to a nail biting and exhilarating conclusion.

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Munich Whisky Festival- A Report From Gary Nelson

From 4th thru 6th of February the first “Munich Whisky Festival” took place at the Praterinsel, a historic location on a small island in the river Isar in Munich downtown. Well, Munich has the audience for such an event and for that we were looking forward. I took my bar-chef with me and we arrived at lunchtime (by train) in Munich. The location is predestined for a whisky festival due to the fact, that in former times schnaps and liquers have been produced here. The main area has been installed in the Old Filling Hall, well ‘ nomen est omen’.

The area equipped with booths from the different import companies or the distilleries is about half as big as the “InterWhisky Fair” in Frankfurt. This time Ireland was represented very strong with three booths. After tasting the Clontarf, a much too sweet blend from the green island, we’ve found the revelation from Ireland: Bushmill has bottled a special fair Single Malt richly peated and with some components which has reminiscence of Islay. I am awaiting the delivery of two bottles for our Whisky Bar in the hotel, Dehner Blumen. Most of the other exhibitors didn’t pour out anything, which was surprising and disappointing.

The booths of Talisker, Glenfiddich and Balvenie have been extremely overcrowded and is was hard to get a drop of the Balvenie Islay Cask. At the Talisker booth I had the luck the meet the secretary of the Germany chapter of the “Keepers of the Quaich”. He took us behind the booth to taste the new 20yo with a bit more silence.

At the booth of a well-known trader from Nürnberg, who only sells Chieftain’s, we tasted a 30yo Brora Pedro Ximenez Cask. A wonderfull strong sherry character without water; put some water in it and you’ll have a typical northern highlander with loads of pepper and salt.

Joining another trader we’ve been provided with a sample of the new Edradour 1994 Bordeuax Finish Cask coming out later this year; what a nose and what a taste, hints of cognac and strong oak, really great, I’ve ordered two bottles.

Passing by at Laphroaig and meeting again Robin Shields, we had to realize, that there wasn’t any drop of the new quarter cask at the booth. We had a nice small talk with the promise to meet again in June on Islay.

The best experience, of the day, was at the overcrowded booth of Ardbeg. First we had a dream of the Kildalton, which you surely know, lightly peated but still an Ardbeg. But the highlight for me was tasting the 21yo Committee whisky in cask strength. The drams were very expensive but we took two; wonderful! Now I am desperately searching for such a bottle. The Kildalton is not a problem, but the 21yo, well.

We finished the day with a dinner in a restaurant close by and took a late train back home.

I am looking forward to the next whisky festival in Limburg in April, but first Scotland also in April.

All the best from Bavaria


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Islay Festival of Malt & Music

On Saturday the 29th May 2004 The Islay Festival of Malt and Music kicked of again. This is the third year the Islay Whisky Club will be enjoying this fantastic event with Club Members and Islay Malt enthusiast’s from all over the world.

As in previous years, each distillery has a special programme of events for the one day. Each Distillery has their own Open Day with special tours and whisky events. In the evenings there is Music and Dance at different locations on the Island. Some of the Distilleries produce a limited edition of their best malt to celebrate the Festival. These Special Editions are only sold at the distillery during festival week and on the basis of one bottle per person.

The Islay Festival of Malt and Music 2004 was again a great success with visitors as far away as Australia and Iceland.

The Open Distillery Days were well organised and attended.

This was my third Islay Festival as President of the Islay Whisky Club and by speaking to many members and none members, who are regular visitors of the festival, many among them fear that the festival is going to be taken over by the’ Marketing Boys’ who seem to be trying to turn the festival into a commercial circus, I agree with them.

The Islay Festival of Malt and Music is for the people of Islay who have worked hard to make the festival a success and the visitors, who have gone to great length and expense to come to Islay; we want to talk and learn from the people who make our beloved product.

We do not want to be lectured by these’ Marketing Boys’ about how good the sales figures are and how many rewards they have won, this should be kept for the retailers etc. The majority of us come to Islay, during festival week, because we have a passion for Scottish Malts and particular Islay. We want to enjoy a nice dram with either the locals or the people who make it and meet fellow Malt Lovers from all over the world and listen to the beautiful Ceilidh’s in the evenings.

For many years The Feis Ile Committee ( who are local volunteers) have organised this event and have worked very hard and successfully, but are now in danger of being pushed aside by the professional marketer’s.

The Islay Festival of Malt and Music is unique in the world and that is how it should stay.

Ardbeg Distillery Manager, Stuart Tomson, summed it up when he said “We at Ardbeg Distillery have a passion for our product. People come to Islay because they have a passion for the Islay malts. Here at Ardbeg we will do everything in our power to make their visit unforgettable “.

The Islay Whisky Club organized this year activities in the Club House in the Ballygrant Inn.

On Wednesday we had The Howff Band playing in the function room and in one word they were outstanding. We started of at around 9.30 pm and they played nonstop till 2.30 am. Some local ladies joined in and taught us how to dance the Scottish Dances. Apart from some young male club members (who did not want to leave their ‘amber nectar’) everybody joined in and had a fantastic time.A special mention of Kim (our member from Japan) who surprised us all by moving over the dance floor like he was made of rubber, though he did not have a clue where he was meant to be, he got a big round of applause, which was well deserved.

Thursday, around 6 pm, club members gathered together for a chat and a dram followed by a fantastic buffet prepared by David, our Vice President and his lovely wife Ruby, then followed the Whisky Quiz.

Friday should have been a musical evening with a band from Jura but they cancelled at the very last minute. Needless to say we will not be inviting them back to play at the club.

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