I am working from my sick bed today – the lurgy that has been circling our company, picking us off one by one, has finally struck me down, and I have been sent back home by Jean and to bed by my wife! But there’s far too much interesting stuff going on not to blog today, so I am quietly typing away in bed while my wife entertains friends downstairs!
World Vaping Day
Today is the first ever World Vaping Day!
It all started a few months ago when Sam Munro from ecig users and I discussed the idea of a National Vaping Day. I decided I didn’t have time to do it, but Sam took the idea to Rolygate from e-cigarette-forum, and it became World Vaping Day. Since then it has taken off virally, with over 60 vaping meetups being held in the UK, the US, Germany, Malaysia and elsewhere.
If you’d like to attend a meet-up, check out this map of events on the World Vaping Day website. We’re sponsoring two events, one in the Penines and one in the Anglers Rest, and you’ll be able to try our e-cigs in both of them.
World Vaping Day Discounts
To celebrate World Vaping Day, we’re releasing two discount codes, one for our refills and one for our non-UK e-liquid.
Use the code world-vaping-day to get ten percent off all refills on ecigarettedirect.co.uk, and the code world-vaping-day2 to get 15% of all e-liquid on this page. The coupons are valid for today only – click here to use!
Shocking Cigarette Price Rises
The price of a pack of cigarettes in the UK has risen by a shocking 37 pence a packet.
That’s £135.05 a year for a 20 a day smoker, or £270.01 for a 40 a day smoker.
You can calculate how much extra you will pay with our calculator:
Created by ECigarette Direct
(Also see our e-cigarette calculator.)
It benefits us (we’ve already had calls from smokers!) but I think it’s wrong:
- it penalises people who are doing something legal, and who are already paying more than their fair share of taxes
- it often penalises those who are least able to afford it
- it will lead to an increase in smuggling
As Spurgy Purvis said on our facebook page:
I dont know a single person that buys tobacco from a shop, its all smuggled in. It just means the cigarette smokers will now start buying the extreemly dodgy fake packs made in china etc and there will be more people clogging up the hospital wards with poisoning related illnesses.
We’re debating this on our facebook page – feel free to join in here.
Darren Johnson has also blogged about this here: The budget announced tobacco prices on the up again.
Don’t be The Only Vaper in the Village
I leave you with our World Vaping Day video – remember, don’t be the only vaper in your village! (Sorry, if you’re in the US this is a skit on The Only Gay in the Village, a UK comedy programme – yes, us Brits are weird!)
What will you be doing on World Vaping Day?