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Everyone loves December, because of the holiday spirit and November because of the turkey.  Candy and treats greet us in October, but what about September?  We want to celebrate September by sharing a few of things we love about it with you and fill you in on some of the lesser-known holidays that you should be enjoying.

Ah, nice and cool

September is the end of summer and the beginning of fall, ushering in refreshingly lower temperatures and beautiful scenery change. The beginning of fall is the best time to go on long intimate walks with a loved one or contemplative strolls on your own (before winter takes over and doesn’t let up until next summer). Relaxing as you vape on your porch will never feel quite as comfortable any other time of the year as you read a book and sip on some coffee, wrapped in your favorite quilt.

Happy self-improvement month!

It is fitting to acknowledge vaping during self-improvement month! Congratulate yourself on taking a step in the right direction and spread the word. You can go out or entertain, confident that you and your belongings don’t reek of cigarette smoke, but smell of your favorite e-liquid instead!

Also, many users have commented that due to the variety of sweet dessert flavors, they find themselves vaping instead of gorging when their sweet tooth has a hankering. Who said you couldn’t have the best of both worlds?

Chocolate milkshake day

We know you don’t need an excuse to try anything chocolate, but September 12th has been designated to celebrate chocolate milkshakes! Take it a step further and try some premium chocolate flavors of vaping liquid, such as: Highbrow chocolate cake, standard delicious chocolate, and dark chocolate mint.

Kids are back in school

No doubt we’ll miss them, but isn’t it nice to be back to routine and a little bit of peace and quiet? Take a minute for yourself and enjoy a peaceful moment of vaping before school lets out and you get picked up by the tornado that is life.

Enjoy the outdoors

We like to go hiking and frequent some of the beautiful parks in our area, and it’s great to be able to do that while enjoying some of our favorite flavors without worrying about offending anyone or getting nasty looks.

Family Time

It is quite nice to finally have some time alone at home with your family after all of the summer activities. Boating, swimming, baseball, and all the weddings and birthday parties have worn you out. Now it is time to relax with some movie nights and board game nights at home with the family.

It’s also nice to treat yourself and your family to a nice dinner or night out bowling. Even better, now that you’re vaping instead of smoking, you can enjoy yourself without having to step out every 45 minutes, making the most out of your family time. Now, that's a great reason to love September, and you should too!

 

There is a lot of talk about e-cigs these days and with good reason. E-cigarettes offer a smokeless way to enjoy the taste of cigarettes with bothering others around you, or putting out harmful smoke which can put others at risk. This makes them more desirable in general than traditional cigarettes and cigars and many have chosen this option in  order to enjoy  nicotine without the issues involved with regular cigarette use. 

APPLICATIONS TO THE WORKPLACE


 

Many employers welcome this alternative, as it allows their employees to have a smoke break without worries about second-hand smoke among  other workers.  If your boss is considering allowing e-cigarettes in the workplace but isn't sure what to do, here are 7 facts about vaping they might want to know:

  1. Smokeless e-cigarettes are less intrusive. Unlike regular cigarettes, e-cigs are not tobacco products. They contain no tobacco, so they do not require having to be smoked to use them. Users simply inhale the liquid nicotine housed inside a cartridge and exhale the vapor from them. It gives them the feeling of smoking and the nicotine they want without the problems involved with  normal cigarettes in the workplace.
  2. It lowers the risk to others.  Since they are not a tobacco product, you don't have to worry about putting employees at risk or about second-hand smoke to others. This is a growing concern in the workplace for employers who have smokers and non-smoking employees. In the past it has become necessary to ask smokers to smoke outside. But e-cigs offer an alternative so that they can "smoke" in the building without these concerns.
  3. E-cigs are actually not cigarettes. They are vaporizers. The vapor process that occurs with this smokeless alternative eliminates the need for workers to smoke cigarettes from normal methods and still enables you to have a "smoke-free workplace."
  4. There is no output of carbon monixide. One of the dangers of regular cigarette-smoking is the output of carbon monoxide to others and the environment. With smokeless e-cigs, this doesn't happen. There is no smoke, so there is no carbon monoxide output.
  5. They are odorless. Again, since e-cigs lack the smoke and output of chemicals into the air that cigarettes have, there is no odor to leave behind, leaving the air as fresh as before they inhaled an e-cig.
  6. They leave no mess behind or ashes. There is no clean-up necessary when employees smoke an e-cig. It is simply an individual experience and they leave no mess behind that normal tobacco products do. So there's  no need for ashtrays or cleaning up afterwards.
  7. They are not yet regulated by the federal government. The FDA has not yet made an official statement on the dangers of e-cigs, nor have they regulated them at this time. The use of e-cigs is still too new to make a valid assumption on their safety or benefits, but this is expected to happen in the near future.

A GOOD SOLUTION

E-cigs offer a valid alternative to traditional cigarettes in the workplace, and allow the smoker to have a truly individual nicotine experience without putting out harmful chemicals or annoying second-hand smoke to others. It keeps the workplace clean and doesn't violate the rights of others. And while the jury is still out regarding their overall safety, right now it is a great alternative for the workplace for employees who smoke.

When you head to the bakery, what dessert do you choose? What kind of flavoring tempts your taste buds? Is it the chocolate brownies or the sticky cinnamon rolls? How about the caramel cake? Yes, caramel cake... a fluffy delicacy with a drizzle of sweet, sugary caramel. For those seeking more information about this new vapor flavor, keep reading to find out more about baked goods, specifically caramel cake.

What is Caramel Cake Made Of?

A classic caramel cake consists of solid vanilla cake base. This vanilla cake is made of all of the traditional cake ingredients, such as flour, sugar, and eggs. When finished, the vanilla cake is glazed with caramel - fresh, homemade caramel makes for a quality cake cake that leaves you licking the plate.

What are the Types of Caramel Cakes that are Available?

  • Caramel cakes can be homemade, like your mother or grandmother would have done when you were growing up, or they can be picked up at the bakery or grocery store.
  • You can find caramel cakes that are frosted, caramel cakes that are simply glazed, or caramel cakes that are both frosted and glazed.
  • Caramel cakes can be made in a traditional cake pan, in a loaf pan, or in a bundt cake pan.

Finding the Perfect Caramel Cake:

When you are seeking a great caramel cake, you need to find the right bakery. The perfect bakery will give you a cake that is fluffy and fresh. The perfect bakery will top their cake with a caramel sauce or glaze that is homemade and full of flavor.

You want a cake that is the right size for you or the group of people who you are eating with, as a fresh cake is absolutely the best.

Ways You May Choose to Enjoy Caramel Cake:

A great dessert, caramel cake can be enjoyed in a group or when you are all alone, and there are a variety of ways in which you can eat it, including the following.

  • With vanilla ice cream on top
  • With caramel ice cream on top
  • With a steaming mug of caramel cappuccino
  • With a glaze of hot fudge topping
  • With a glass of warm milk
  • All on its own in all of its glory

Now you know all about delicious caramel cake and the many ways in which it can be devoured. You can enjoy all of that sweet flavor with our new Caramel Cake flavored vapor, and you can customize it to fit your tastes.

 

It is a chilly autumn evening, and you're making your way across a designated no-smoking area. Out of the corner of your eye, you notice a woman leaning against a wall with what, at first glance, appears to be a cigarette wedged between her fingers. "Did she not see all of the 'Smoke-Free Zone' signs? Does she just not care?" you wonder. As you get closer to her, you notice the distinct lack of tobacco smell. It turns out, the woman is actually using her e-cig that she replaced her cigarettes with months ago.

More and more smokers are trading in their cigarettes in favor of e-cigs, which begs the question: What is it about the e-cigarette trend that allows it to attract so many followers?

More Money in Your Pocket

It is no secret that smoking cigarettes is one of the most expensive habits one can have, but are e-cigarettes the answer to the crippling cost of smoking? It turns out they are, and in more than one way. The obvious area where e-cigs save you money is in the cost of cigarettes themselves. While a pack of traditional cigarettes costs an average of $7 to $19, you can expect to pay around $3 for an e-cig cartridge, which is about the equivalent of a cigarette pack. Just think about the long-term saving potential when you are saving as much as $16 per pack.

Another major area where e-cigs save you money is the cost of insurance. Medical insurance companies charge smokers higher premiums than they charge non-smokers. Since e-cigs do not contain tobacco, you are no longer a smoker in the eyes of your insurance company when you switch to e-cigs. Imagine all of the new things you can afford with lower monthly insurance payments.

Reclaim Your Personal Freedom

More and more indoor and outdoor businesses are switching to smoke-free zones, which greatly limits the number of places you can travel with a cigarette in your hand. While many college campuses, bars, and restaurants require you to refrain from smoking tobacco, most of these places do not have the same ban on e-cigs. Switching to e-cigs means you no longer have to choose between smoking and your freedom to go wherever you want.

Lose Your Reputation as the Smelly One

Ever walk into a room and have to pretend you don't hear the disapproving voices uttering things like, "Gross! Who smells like an ashtray?" No matter what efforts you make to mask the smell, as long as you smoke cigarettes, your house, your clothes, your hair, and even your pets will reek of tobacco. E-cigs, on the other hand have little to no scent. The slight smell they emit is a pleasant aroma reminiscent of cotton candy, so you can stop offending noses everywhere.

Given the many profound benefits of e-cigs over tobacco cigarettes, it is really no wonder that they have achieved such a large fan base. Who doesn't want to be richer and liberated while smelling nice?

 

 

 

When you think of summertime, what comes to mind? Warm weather, longer days, pies cooking, and your favorite fruits such as watermelon, peaches, and raspberries, ripe and for the picking. As we introduce our latest fruit vapor flavor, Raspberry, we invite you to read this article and learn about its origins, the various types, healthy facts, and various ways to enjoy this fruit.

Does this mean you’re going to get the health benefits from smoking a natural flavor raspberry e-cig? Absolutely not! However, there are a few interesting facts to know about the Raspberry.

The Origins of Raspberries

Believe it or not, raspberries did not originate in the United States. From what is known, scientists have traced raspberry roots back a bit over 2000 years in Europe. They figured it migrated as one of the traded natural fruits to the US from the eastern world.

As of today, raspberries are grown worldwide with approximately 598,000 metric tons produced each year. 101,000 metric tons are produced here in the United States. There are over 200 species of raspberries, of which red raspberries, black raspberries, and purple raspberries are the three major groups. Here in the US, raspberries are the third most popular berry, behind strawberries and blueberries.

Types of Raspberries

There are many other colors associated with this sweet and tangy fruit besides red, black, and purple.

  • The purple raspberry can be found in nature; however, it originally started as a crossbreed of the red and black raspberry. It’s not produced commercially though.
  • The yellow or golden raspberry actually is a genetic mutation of a red or black raspberry. It’s considered an albino raspberry as the pigments aren’t fully developed. It still tastes of the red or black raspberry though!
  • The blue raspberry is a hybrid of the purpose raspberry.

Selecting the Perfect Raspberry

So, what makes the perfect raspberry? Well, raspberries freeze and can well. However, that depends upon how they are picked and prepared. So you want to make sure to purchase them a day or two before you cook or package them. They should be fully ripe, plump, firm, and have a deep color.

You don’t want to pick any that are molded or soft. If they are in a container, check for moisture, as that would tell you if they are close to spoiling. Your best time to select raspberries is during the midsummer through early fall months.

Health Benefits of the Raspberry

Raspberries are packed with plenty of rich vitamins and minerals.

  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Dietary Fiber

Ways to Enjoy Raspberries

This amazing fruit has many ways you can enjoy it. Raspberries can be frozen, pureed, juiced, eaten fresh, or as dried fruit. A few great ways to enjoy raspberries in your favorite foods include:

  • Add it to yogurt
  • Add to your muffin or cupcake mix
  • Make granola bars
  • Turn it into a sauce to top of cheesecake
  • Add to your favorite cold or hot cereals
  • Top off your pancakes or waffles
  • Top off a parfait
  • Pour chocolate sauce all over them

So, now you know a bit more about the tiny fruit, raspberries. Enjoy the sweet and tangy flavor of our new Raspberry flavored vapor and customize it to your specific tastes. 

For decades, smoking has been an effortless sort of awesome, a coolness that transcends time and trends. Besides the notable health risks, however, one of the most frustrating aspects of smoking cigarettes is the lack of customizable features. Even though some brands boast subtle differences, most cigarettes taste the same. For cultured smokers, this uniformity is a downside, leading to an unpleasant experience for those craving personalization.

As a vaper, you know that e-cigarettes go above and beyond what a traditional cigarette can offer. At Highbrow, we want to take your experience one step further with customizations you can tailor to your preferences. Whether you're feeling fruity or bold, it's our mission to intensify your experience.

Throat Hit

Conventional smokers are very familiar with a great throat hit, or the sensation that occurs on the first drag of a smoke. This sensation isn't limited to traditional cigarettes, however; e-cigarettes can offer great throat hits to mimic and amplify the experience for those craving a deep, creative experience. Some vapers might be trying to reduce the throat hit in order to pull away from a normative smoking experience, but many crave the power of smoke, flavor, and intensity hitting the throat. No matter your preference, Highbrow can help you choose your perfect hit.

Double Flavoring

Bottom line: vaping tastes good. Many smokers switch to e-cigarettes to reduce the cost of smoking or to refine their experience, but most switch for the exemplary flavor that traditional cigarettes just can't match. Most people enjoy the taste of tobacco, but Highbrow likes to embrace the finer things in life. When standard flavor isn't enough to meet your vape cravings, we're pleased to offer you the ability to double flavor your liquids. Sometimes, less is more but with vaping, more can be more.

Flavor Percentage

Creativity is all about mixing and matching. There's no artistry to a standard cigarette but vaping is all about customization. Craving caramel apple? Our flavor masters can mix the perfect percentage of caramel to the ideal proportion of green apple. We believe in custom; no e-cigarette fan should have to settle for premade flavors when professional mixing is available. Choose your own flavor percentage and get the tastes you want to satisfy your cravings. We'll even help you sample to make sure your flavors tantalize your taste buds.

PG/VG

There's more the e-cigs than convenient liquids and great flavors. No two vaping blends are the same, which is why Highbrow offers you the choices between PG, or propylene glycol, and VG, or vegetable glycerin. Just like different flavors offer different advantages, so does the base of the liquid. PG is a thinner liquid that provides a deeper, more enjoyable throat hit that can offer a higher level of sensitivity. VG, on the other hand, is a thicker oil that provides a better puff and a sweeter taste, catering to new vapers and those who enjoy the sensation of exhaling. 

No matter your reasons for vaping, Highbrow is on a mission to make your experience unique. What's your favorite way to make your e-cigarette one of a kind?

With August just days away, comes the last enjoyable half of summer before it all comes to a sad end. Right about now, you’re more than likely already noticing “back to school” supplies in your favorite shopping centers and a depletion of summer supplies like pool gear, grill gear, and lawn gear, etc.

As we get ready to wind down another great summer full of fantastic hot summer night memories to gear up for the eventual arrival of fall, now’s the time to enjoy those last hot summer nights of vaping while you can before cold crisp air moves in.

Yup, fall and winter will be here again before you know it. Although, by now you may be looking forward to that cold winter air that you couldn’t wait to be done with in March. In the winter we dread the cold and long for the summer heat, but by August we grow weary of the heat (many of us) and begin to long for cooler air.

It’s just human nature… Let’s draw the summer of 2014 to a close with some of the best summertime e-juice liquid flavors to enjoy in the month of August.

The Top 5 Sweet and Juicy E-Juice Flavors for August

Say goodbye to summer while enjoying our top 5 e-juice flavors for August:

# 1 - Limoncello

Let’s face it…summertime is really the main time of year that many of us enjoy the sweet taste of lemonade. There’s just something about a cold glass of lemonade on a warm summer day. And with August being the last “real” month of summer, it’s the perfect month to enjoy the refreshing and great taste of lemon in anything. With summer almost over, if you have yet to try our specialty lemon variation, limoncello, now’s the time to start enjoying this refreshing e-juice flavor.

# 2 – Peach Thymbra

The sweet peach thymbra e-juice flavor captures the very essence of the delicious and juicy sweet peach, one of the world’s favorite fruits. When vaping with the flavors of sweet peach e-juice, you’ll enjoy the same juicy taste of a sweet peach for an enjoyable tasty vaping experience. This is a flavor that’s wonderful to enjoy after any meal or anytime you want a sweet treat. Vaping with peach thymbra is like enjoying a fresh juicy peach on a warm summer day.

# 3 – Coffee – Bavarian Hazelnut Cream
The 
Coffee – Bavarian Hazelnut Cream e-juice offers three tasty e-juice flavors to coffee lovers, Bavarian cream lovers and vaping lovers. This heavenly tasting e-juice features the same savory tastes of morning coffee with a blend of roasted hazelnut and a hint of sweet vanilla cream. Vaping with the Coffee – Bavarian Hazelnut Cream is like enjoying your favorite morning cup of premium coffee with all of your favorite flavors. This delectable e-juice flavor is perfect to enjoy on warm summer mornings.

# 4 – Amaretto Amore

With summer comes passionate summer romances and summer love, so summer would not be complete without the premium amaretto liqueur e-juice flavor of Amaretto Amore. One taste of this almond/apricot liquor flavored e-juice will leave you feeling relaxed, content, craving more and falling in love.

 

# 5 – Crème Brulee
Our top five list of e-juice flavors wouldn’t be complete without a tasty decadent treat.
Crème brulee, a popular French dessert offers vaping users the sweet savory tastes and flavors of warm creamy vanilla custard flavored crème brulee in the form of a vaping liquid. This tasty treat features a hint of caramelized sugar making it packed with sweet savory flavors you can enjoy anytime.

While these delicious, tasty and refreshing sweet e-juice flavors were specifically chosen for the hot summer month of August, they can be enjoyed anytime all year long.

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