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Cookies Odor Free Storage Bags

We are all very careful to buy exactly the product that we are happy with and in the case of our herbal tobacco or culinary herbs and spices, and the last thing that we want is for them to become tainted in any way.

Manufacturers take great care to ensure that the product reaches us in perfect condition, so why not store it so that it remains just the same? This is now easily achievable with the aid of these great Cookies Odor Free Storage bags, offered by us in three handy sizes, Extra Large: 215mm x 255mm   in packs of 6, Large: 190mm x 178mm, again in a 6 pack and Medium: 102mm x 152mm which we supply in 12 pack size.

The bags are very strong; they are also perfectly water tight so accidental spillage will not affect the product, added to which the material is puncture resistant. You will find that the edges are extreme sealed and have a triple pressed thick seal, plus the great durable locking zipper is three times thicker and softer than a regular bag and will definitely  block out odours every time, preventing the product becoming tainted.

These bags are on offer now from as low as £7.99, and can be re-used if needed.

Real Leaf Organic Herbal Tobacco

If what you want is a 100% tobacco substitute that is an organic natural blend, nicotine free, easy to roll thanks to the finely chopped leaf, guaranteed not to leave any aftertaste, and certified by an independent laboratory to contain no formaldehyde or DDT, that lights every time easily, as well as uniformly, we have just the product for you, Real Leaf Organic Herbal Tobacco.

Real Leaf was established in 2012, and has become a global leader in the tobacco substitute industry, since when they have successfully delivered some of the best handcrafted tobacco-free herbal blends to people around the world.

It is known that throughout history, people have used a mixture of different plants for medicinal purposes and we still do, but now we find that smoking herbs, which has been common in many cultures, has recently gained attention from scientific research, because it is known that herbal mixtures do not emit some of the harmful compounds found in normal cigarette smoke.

This particular blend of herbal tobacco includes 100% red raspberry leaves, marshmallow root, and mulleins, designed to ensure that your smoking experience is going to be cleaner and far more enjoyable.

Real Leaf Organic Herbal Tobacco works really well combined with any other smoking blends and its nicotine free blend includes 100% red raspberry leaves, marshmallow root, and mullein, sure to provide you with a delicate texture and aroma.

Real Leaf Organic Herbal Tobacco is the perfect tobacco substitute for you!

Vape shops may help smokers quit

A recent study carried out by the University of East Anglia, in conjunction with the university’s medical school, based in Norwich, has suggested that with the evidence of the increasing number of vape shops, these could provide and help reduce the number of smokers. In the study, it was found that vape shops can provide effective behavioural support to help smokers quit.

It has also been revealed that officials at Public Health England (PHE) urged smokers to try e-cigarettes to help them quit and they went on to suggest that hospitals should sell the devices and that it hoped that they would soon be available as prescription items on the NHS.

Publication in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health revealed that researchers worked in six vape shops in a number of different locations, to observe and note the interactions that took place between staff and customers. Commenting, lead researcher Dr Emma Ward, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School was reported as saying: “At present there are no e-cigarettes licensed for medicinal use and vape shops are often the ‘frontline’ for cessation support! We found that vape shops provided effective behavioural support to help quitters stay smoke free.” She went on to say: “Shop assistants were really keen to understand customers’ smoking preferences and give tailored advice about the most appropriate products, and they were an ongoing point of contact for practical help.”

This sounds excellent news for those people who want to quit normal smoking, as it is estimated that currently there are 2.9 million vapers in Britain, with around 2,000 vape shops; PHE lead Martin Dockrell is enthusiastic suggesting that vape shops can provide valuable expertise and product knowledge for smokers who are anxious to quit.

LimPuro Air Fresh Orange Odour Eliminator

Even though we may smoke, there comes a time when curtains and furniture fabric becomes tainted with odour from not only cigarettes and pipes, but also from cooking smells, and pets too. Previously curtains had to be washed or taken to the dry cleaners, but today, with the help of LimPuro Air Fresh Orange Odour Eliminator, unpleasant smells can be easily and quickly eliminated.

The active ingredients in LimPuro Air Fresh bind the odour molecules and neutralise them quickly and very effectively. The product is a natural and completely non-toxic odour neutraliser that works by simply spraying into the air, or for problem areas, directly onto fabrics.

LimPuro Air Fresh Orange Odour Eliminator is a non-toxic odour neutraliser that will give a clean and smooth fragrance to your fabrics, as well as the air to the room. Using the product is easy; simply spray 5 to 7 times into the air at a recommended 20cm distance from any fabric. If working with a problematic area, apply a second layer to it.

Buying this product will ensure that you are using a product which is made of water, denaturised alcohol, vegetable oils and natural scents;  absolutely guaranteed to eliminate the toughest smells in a very eco-friendly way; no problem when Great Aunt Matilda, who strongly disapproves of your smoking pleasure, drops in to see you!

This is just one of the LimPuro products available at our website to ensure that our smoking accessories are kept in first class condition.

Kingpin Tobacco Free Wraps

The original blunt, of course, was made with the tobacco leaf from cheap cigars, if there was ever such a thing as a cheap cigar of course, but not then it was not the big Havana Orson Welles type, no it was likely to be the cigarillo style; today it is normally found pre- made for users to roll their own cigarettes using papers or wraps. With the increasing popularity of herbal tobacco free products, many look for a wrap not made from tobacco instead and increasingly we find that many prefer one which is tobacco free in order that their herbal mixture is not contaminated.

We offer a really cool alternative to the normal regular wraps and these can be supplied in four flavours, choose from Mango Tango, Goomba Grape, Blueberry Bomb, or  Spanish Fly. Each pack contains four wraps, made from 100% natural hemp fibres, these are a real must have, they offer a very desirable smoke, which we believe you will quickly find so much better than tobacco made papers or wraps; they also give you a deliciously mellow taste!

With four flavourful wraps offered at just £1.50 a pack, Kingpin Tobacco Free Wraps are a must have smoking accessory for the connoisseur smoker who knows.

The END of smoking: Marlboro and Benson & Hedges will no longer be on sale in the UK from 2030

The announcement has been made by US tobacco giant Philip Morris International (PMI) which sells its products in more than 180 countries, the company is making a conscious move toward selling smoke-free products and away from cigarettes and that sales of their cigarette brand in the UK will stop in 2030. They have recently been advertising a product aimed at smokers urging them to switch from cigarettes, and to use safer products such as e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products.

We have seen the change that is taking place with more people turning to vaping products and Philip Morris is trying to gradually persuade traditional cigarette smoker to turn to their product which is referred to as iqos, which translates to I quit ordinary smoking. The company claims to have spent £2.5 billion on research and development into new products that have helped millions in “many countries” give up cigarettes.

The Philip Morris system works by using a charger around the size of a mobile phone and a holder that looks like a pen. A usable tobacco stick is inserted into the device which heats up the stick to a high temperature, claimed to be 350C. Smoke is released which contains the nicotine, which some light cigarette smokers have found to be very strong.

The decision by PMI may be considered to be very strange when it is considered that the company had net revenues in the UK of £39.7 billion, in total PMI earned £52.9 billion selling a massive812.9 billion units of cigarettes in 2016, but they claim to be very serious about “designing a smoke-free future”. In a comment, Mark MacGregor, PMI’s director of corporate affairs for the UK and Ireland, is reported to have said that PMI is “looking to a future when cigarettes will no longer be on the market”. He did say though, that they would not stop immediately because if they did someone else would sell them! “It wouldn’t produce any benefit for those smokers.

PMI claims iQOS produces up to 95% fewer potentially harmful chemicals than regular cigarettes, but, as you might expect, not everyone agrees with PMI. On Thursday 25th January, FDA health experts suggested PMI should not be allowed to claim its iQOS electronic tobacco product is less risky than cigarettes.

Rolling Accessories – RAW Gold Poker

This is a great new addition to the range of RAW products that we hold and we are sure that, just like us, you will love it too. Made from metal and plated gold coloured, the poker has substantial weight and is ideal for packing cones or when you roll up you RAW paper cigarette.

We have found that it is also great for cleaning pipes and glassware in pristine condition, engraved with the RAW logo, your friends will be recommended, if they need to be, just how sophisticated you are, as they see you using the poker, worn around your neck secured by the hemp weaved cord. No feat of ever losing you poker or being unprepared when you need it.

The RAW Gold Poker is supplied in a luxury quality presentation box measuring up at 150mm (w) x 45mm (h) x 60mm (d) and it would make a perfect gift for someone, particularly if they like RAW products and who doesn’t.

The Raw Gold Poker will allow you to pack your hand rolls in the most elegant and sophisticated way possible; it’s the ultimate in luxury and will be the envy of your smoking buddies!

Silicon Covered Aluminium 63mm Sifter Grinder

These colourful silicone covered sifter grinders, work wonders on dried herbs, tobacco products and other dried plant materials, if you are feeling generous, and they would also make a fantastic gift. The silicone covered aluminium sifter grinders, will are not just stylish and colourful, they make light work of shredding and fluffing herbs to a perfect fine consistency, also the precise holes ensure only herbs ground to the correct size pass through.

Thanks to their razor sharp teeth grinding your kitchen herbs or tobacco products is effortless, and the silicone cover ensures that nothing escapes avoiding waste. Herbs gather in the middle chamber while fine pollen filters through a mesh screen and collects in the bottom compartment.

Experience tells us that with some grinders you lose some of your tobacco or herbal blend if it becomes too finely ground, with the Silicon Covered Aluminium 63mm Sifter Grinder you can be certain that the herbs will be just as you like them.

We are offering these sifter grinders in five attractive colours; Black, Green, Blue, Yellow or Pink, all priced at just £19.99.

Jaxx USA ‘John Gotti’ 16cm Oil Rig

Serious smokers’ are united as one in the desire to have a nice smooth cool dab every time and the Jaxx John Gotti Oil Rig is sure to give them that. There is more than that of course; the John Gotti is made by Jaxx USA, one of America’s leading bong brands, from 2.5mm premium glass, ensuring that you get just what you pay for.

The design itself is absolutely stunning, you could almost think that you have been transported back to the school laboratory, but perhaps this one will give you even more fun that those experiments we tried to conduct. This oil rig is not a monster at only 160mm to the top, but this is a real killer and is built to allow perfect oil recycling, also combining this with the legendary Jaxx performance, we can say that you will definitely get exactly what you have paid for when you decide to buy one of these.

The Jaxx USA ‘John Gotti’ 16cm Oil Rig is named after one of New York’s notorious Italian-American gangsters who became the boss of the powerful Gambino crime family in the City. He grew up in poverty and like many others turned to a life of crime. Soon his illegal lifestyle made him become one of the crime family’s biggest earners, working out of the Ozone Park neighbourhood of Queens.

Gotti died in 2002 aged 62 years and we feel sure that he would be simply loving the fact that he’s had such an awesome little oil recycler named after him.

Help to quit smoking is victim of health squeeze

There are many smokers who would like to quit but find it difficult; there have been many aids available, some through the NHS and others at clinics or online pharmacies. The success rate for these stop smoking aids is very high and there are many that believe that the decision, by councils in in many areas, that smokers are no longer being given medication to help them quit by GPs, is short sighted. Health professionals are quick to point out that the health of smokers who quit is improved and places less burden on the overstretched NHS budgets.

In recent reports by charities Cancer Research UK and Action on Smoking and Health (Ash), they claim that disadvantaged smokers are being hit hardest. The figures quoted show that only three in five local authorities are offering support to smokers in line with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; this hits the poor and disadvantaged the most, as many people argue that wealthier smokers could afford to buy the medication. But this is countered by others who point out that with a packet of cigarettes costing up to £10.00, even those who smoked only 10 cigarettes per day, they would be spending in excess of £1800 per year, this is an expense that they would no longer incur if they quit.

Where do the tobacco companies stand in all of this is a question asked by many; Ash, Cancer Research UK and other health organisations have long argued that it is the responsibility of the tobacco industry, which they point out makes around £1 billion a year in the UK, they should be responsible for paying for the necessary medication, but this of course is the same as turkeys voting for Christmas!

It is known that thousands of people die from smoking related diseases each year, and it is argued that the government should place a levy on the industry to fund the support smokers need, but the industry would be quick to point to the massive tax and duties already imposed on tobacco products.

Governments do not have their own money of course; it is raised through taxes in many forms and to fund the reducing numbers of people that still smoke, which is now down to slightly under 17% in England, by having to raise tax or reduce funds to other areas would not be very welcome. Saving as much as £60 or £70 per week by going “Cold Turkey” is the choice of an increasing number of smokers.