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Atomic Coffee Cup Car Ashtray To Go

Car manufacturers in days, now long gone, took a certain amount of pride in designing ashtrays for their cars, sometimes these were in the doors in differing positions, but in the front of the car they could be placed centrally on the dashboard so both the front seat passengers could access them, or in the back seat of the car on the tunnel between the passengers if they were not in the doors.

Today as we smokers’ know we are discouraged from enjoying our pleasure in most places and this includes our cars. Many of us do enjoy a cigarette when driving but, particularly in colder weather do not like the window of the car open, and the result is ash being dropped onto the floor coverings.

No problem; there is a cool answer brought to us by Atomic who have designed a clever Coffee Cup Ashtray, To Go which will fit easily into the coffee cup holders that the car makers have provided, the perfect solution! The Atomic Coffee Cup Ashtray is strong made with a durable plastic material, and features a screw locking lid. This enables us to remove it and the cup and keep the Coffee Cup Ashtray clean a fresh smelling, the material also allows the smoker to extinguish the cigarette for peace of mind that the cigarette is not still smouldering.

The Atomic Coffee Cup Car Ashtray To Go is available in six vibrant colours, but we would point out that the colours and styling do vary, but why not grab one today whilst they are still very hot!

A Japanese company is granting its non-smoking staff an additional six days of holiday a year

We can imagine what a British Trade Union might have to say, or action that they would recommend, if one group of workers was granted an extra week of holiday because they were non-smokers, but a Tokyo Japanese marketing firm has done just that.

The company, Piala Inc. took this action because those employees who did not smoke complained that they were working more hours than smokers who had smoking breaks in the basement level of the building. The protesting message was put into the company suggestion box and was read by the company’s CEO Takao Asuka who decided to take action. The resentment grew because the smoker had to travel down to the basement area have a smoke and return to the offices on the 29th floor, this meant that they were out of office for  minimum of fifteen minutes.

Mr Asuka hopes that by taking this action, it will encourage more people to give up the habit and already four have given up. Hirotaka Matsushima, a spokesman for the company is a non-smoker and has already taken advantage of the extra holiday time by taking his family to a hot spring resort for a couple of days.

The percentage of smokers in Japan is quite high, although efforts are being made to discourage younger people from taking up the habit, Japan Tobacco International is amongst the top five tobacco companies in the world with iconic names such as Benson and Hedges, Winston, Camel, and Silk Cut are just a few, with rolling tobacco Old Holborn one of the top brands in the UK and a market leader in Greece, is renowned for its distinctive Virginia tobacco taste, being amongst them.

Here in the UK with the numbers of smokers continuing to decline, the figure given in a short survey of 3,500 people who were asked to comment about the extra holiday given by this company, it was no surprise to see that 89% agreed with the decision, it is very unlike to happen here in the UK though.

True Utility Clip Tool

There cannot be many young schoolboys or youths who have not craved to have the famous red painted Swiss army officers knife with all the gadgets that it boasted. We had had a tool to sharpen our pencils and of course a screwdriver when we needed one! Whenever as a small boy did we need one of those?

There are of course many others that have many more functions and we have to say at a far lower cost than the Victorinox products, we are referring to one in particular, the True Utility Clip Tool, which we believe is practical and portable. This is a multi-tool which can be clipped onto just about anything that you wish to choose.

This will be great for campers and caravan users to take away with them, on the tool you will find just about everything that you may need, powerful needle nose pliers, a knife, a bottle opener, a Phillips Screwdriver and features a quick release clip. It is not bulky either and it is lightweight, just 84mm long very practical and versatile!

Made from high grade durable stainless steel; this is a useful tool that should be kept handy and if you do not want it on your key set, why not keep it in the house, car or office as a handy mobile tool kit, you are sure to find a use for it every day!

This is a great little multi-tool so if you are looking for a gift for Christmas for the outdoorsman, caravan user camper or hiker, this would make a nice little addition to their supply set.

CheekyOne – Bud Buddy 2

Very much the essential to any well run kitchen is a supply of freshly ground herbs and spices, this is when a good grinder becomes an essential tool.  You don’t just have to use grinders in the kitchen, with herbs, they are also useful for grinding tobacco, for thick and woody rolling tobacco, and they do a great job.

We offer a huge selection of grinders at our website, but we like the look of the Bud Buddy2 from CheekyOne and we have to proclaim that this is a neat and very effective grinder, thanks to the super sharp teeth and a thoughtful textured grip. We found that the original Bud Buddy design was good, but with this latest version the steel pins of the Bud Buddy Original have been replaced with sharp edged teeth, to make grinding your culinary herbs and spices even easier. The BudBuddy2 is easily portable and compact, but do not be fooled by the size; these super sharp teeth will literally shred any herb or spice placed between them. The result, your ground mixture will fall down and the extra steel mesh will only allow the tiniest and most important part of the herb to fall through.

This grinder is suitable for most culinary herbs and spices, pepper corns and cinnamon for example, also tobacco and herbal mixtures, with the central magnets, the lid will not come “flying” off and sit safely on the top, completely functional and super stylish – the Bud Buddy 2 will be the best buddy you can buy.

Use a little vegetable oil to keep the sealing ring lubricated and we recommend that it is kept pristine and untainted by using our Number 1 Grinder Cleaner.

Chongz Miniature 20cm Acrylic Bong

Bongs have been popular smoking aids for centuries, but along with most things, with advances in technology you can now get bongs made from a variety of different materials, but acrylic has a lot to offer, it resembles glass, but has properties that make it superior to glass in many ways. We are seeing an increasing number of bongs which are made from acrylic, because it is lighter, it is increasingly being chosen over glass.

We are happy to introduce a really great little bong from Chongz which is small but very durable, a great way to be able to have a smoke when travelling. Throw it in your back pack, no fear of it breaking and when you feel like it, bring it out whenever the fancy takes you.

The Chongz Miniature Bong is easy to keep clean, simply remove the rubber base and stem, we suggest that for maximum enjoyment from your bong, use bong cleaners and bong brushes regularly. This clears up any debris and tar that gets stuck and builds up over time, leaving you a better tasting smoke and easier inhalation.

At just £9.99, this colourful acrylic bong is a steal, the colours vary, but whatever the colour, it will not detract from that quality of your tobacco or herb.

Keep all your smoking accessories together with the Wolf Rolling Kit

We have all had the experience of searching around pockets, or handbag to find the one item of smoking apparatus needed to have a cool smoke, only to find that you have left it at home! We have to face it; the pockets in the skinny jeans that we favour will do no more than hold our credit card, the same with a clutch bag, which is big enough for daily essentials and not a whole lot more!

Help is at hand though with a bag that has within it the self-contained Wolf Rolling Kit, which you will discover is a great rolling accessory for every serious smoker. The kit has two large storage pouches, together with a neat holder for your rolling paper, ample space for your lighter as well as plenty of roach tabs. It does not stop there either, if you want to roll up, pull out the fold down rolling aid and whenever you need to, no matter where you may be it is simple, you can always make a roll up! What could be better than that?

The kit is great for everyday use, but particularly when you are on travels, it is secure with a zip, is offered in a choice of two colours, black or grey, both priced by us at £18.99. It is made from the highest quality material and it is stylish and is sure to last a lifetime, this Wolf Rolling Kit just oozes quality and is an accessory that you will be sure not to leave at home.

Dark Star Jet Lighter

Lighting up your favourite Sherlock Holmes briar, or beautifully polished rich, dark wood Brahma Pipe, in the teeth of a gale can be a challenge. This can often involve trying to shelter beneath your coat or crouched furtively in the corner of a doorway, but help is at hand with the Dark Star Jet Lighter, which we have recently introduced to our collection.

The flame is fully adjustable and features a security lock above the handle and it is supplied with a removable stand. Capable of reaching very high temperatures the Dark Star is the perfect lighter for not only lighting up your smoke, but for a host of other tasks such as firing up the barbecue, or wood burning stove, amongst many other household tasks, even your gas cooker if the piezo electric igniter has decided to give up!

The lighter is fuelled with butane and we supply these unfilled, so it will be necessary to fill it before use. The lighter will work at any angle, this makes it particularly useful for lighting bong bowls with the lighter aimed downwards, similarly lighting candles or home aromatherapy burners is a breeze and very easy to light. The Dark Star Jet lighter will also allow you to perfect your culinary skills; getting that crispy top to your crème brûlée will be the envy of your friends.

Because this lighter provides a very high flame and temperature, care should always be taken when igniting, which should be done away from clothing and should always be kept well away from children.

New study suggests that e-cigarettes increase risk of cardiac arrest

The great debate regarding the safety or otherwise of e-cigarettes continues to rumble on with each side claiming the virtues, or otherwise concerning the health risk associated with smoking the very popular, electronic cigarettes.

Earlier studies suggest that using e- cigarettes is safer than cigarettes and as recently February this year, a study funded by Cancer research UK by the University of London concluded in a report that that smokers who switched from real to e-cigarettes had far fewer toxins and cancer-causing substances in their bodies than continual smokers.

However, contradicting this, a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, stated that using e-cigarettes is not safe, the nicotine which is delivered by the e-cigarette can lead to an increased risk in cardiac arrest and possibly cardiac death. The reasons cited are that as nicotine enters the body, the brain releases adrenaline and this is known to be an important hormone that controls the heart rate and blood pressure. In turn when released, it causes the heart to beat faster in order to provide more energy.

It is believed that continued exposure to nicotine can mean that the heart can be in a state of an increased rate; this according to the researchers can lead to abnormal heart rate variability, which is detrimental putting extra stress on the heart and in turn leading to the possibility of a heart attack.

The research was carried out by Holly Middlekauff and fellow researchers at David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Using 33 healthy non-vapers and non-smokers, the participants were asked to use three different e-cigarettes on three separate days, nicotine on one day, and then they used an e-cigarette which was nicotine free, finally on the last day an empty e-cigarette.

What the results showed was that there was a 10% increase in heart rate in the participants who puffed on a nicotine-delivering e-cigarette.  Holly Middlekauf did concede however, that in spite of her conclusions, the e-cigarette is better than smoking tobacco cigarettes because it contains fewer carcinogens.

Whatever the studies for and against show, the general consensus from the medical profession is that using e-cigarettes is safer than real ones and they are also one of the best ways to quit smoking completely.

Raw Tips in a Tin

These Raw tips are an important part of creating a great smoke, they are firm and perform two very important functions when you pre roll a smoke. They prevent the end of the roll becoming wet and soggy and also stop your precious tobacco or herbal mixture getting into your mouth instead of staying in the cigarette!

The tips are supplied by us in a reusable metal tin, just the thing when you are out and about in town, with enough space to keep one or two pre rolls ready and waiting along with a supply of paper as well. The new refillable tin from Raw is a slide tin, neatly decorated with the Raw insignia and colours and it is filled with 100 pre-rolled tips, all chlorine free and made from natural fibres, which will ensure that your smoke has a perfectly round tip, the slide top tin will also keep your tips and pre-rolls dry, and damage free.

The pre rolled tips are natural and unrefined, perfect for giving you the most convenient way to quickly roll up on the go and constructed for perfect airflow and great filtration, nothing to spoil your smoking pleasure. When the time comes and you are down to the last few Raw tips, click onto our web pages and choose from the selection of Raw tips, including natural fibre chlorine free tips.

Bio Hazard 12 Arm Percolator Bong

If you are searching for a top end percolator bong, you have come to the right page, this is where you will find the bong that is manufactured in Sothern California made from high-grade borosilicate glass, which are engineered to perfection for those who want the quality and durability of a high-end piece at an affordable price.

The Bio Hazard 12 Arm Percolator bong is a huge seller both here and “over the pond” truly a smokers dream, for a very good reason. With the two percolators, smokers are guaranteed that this will deliver the smoke to perfection, thanks to the clever way that it cools and filters the smoke

With you the smoker in mind, Bio has designed a bong with some novel and great features. With the two turbines, the first turbine percolator creates a whirlpool of water which slowly rises as you inhale, which in turn means that the surface area of the water which is in contact with the smoke is increased as you inhale, before it then travels into a beefy 12 arm tree percolator which will bubble and filter your smoke to perfection. Bliss, your perfect hits of cool smoke delivered every time.

Complete with a with a two handle 18.8mm bowl, with a neatly designed built in glass gauze, this beauty measures up at 125mm (w) x 300mm (h) x 115mm (d) and offered by us £80.99.