|Posted by CAM-VIP on May 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM||comments (1)|
CAM-VIP has negotiated a 10% discount on products bought from four of our VIP Partners' websites. This enables supporters of the campaign to receive quality esmoking products at excellent prices. Currently these discounts are only available to smokers and esmokers who attend our 'Stay Inside VIP Nights' plus the customers of The Anglers Rest Ebacconist and Electric Vape's Market Stalls.
We would like to offer the discounts to customers of other pubs where 'vaping' is allowed. If you are a supporting member who knows of a pub whose customers would benefit from the discounts, please email us it's name and location along with the licensee's email address. We will then send them details of how their customers can gain access to the discounts.
|Posted by CAM-VIP on May 23, 2012 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
On Wednesday the 30th May, smokers will be encouraged to stay inside the Yellow Lion pub in Greasbrough for the night by trying electronic cigarettes.
A local market trader has organised this night under the CAM-VIP umbrella and he will set up stall inside the pub for the night with his selection of quality ecigs. He encourages smokers to 'try before they buy', to find the device and flavours that suit them and explains the benefits and pitfalls of the different brands.
For more information contact Andrew via email at [email protected] or visit him at Penistone Market on Thursday and Saturday or Denaby Market on Sunday.
The event starts at 8pm, please come along and support the pub;
|Posted by CAM-VIP on May 13, 2012 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Over the last two years, the Campaign for Vaping in Pubs has been spreading the word about the legal alternative to smoking in pubs. The aim has been to increase awareness to smokers that there is an alternative to standing outside your local with a pint and missing all the fun going off inside.
Traditional pubs and what they have to offer, are becoming a real rarity. A large section of society in 2012, does not understand the concept of a traditional community pub and what it can offer its locality. Many people under the age of 40, have not been exposed to a real pub. Instead, they associate pubs with either extortionately priced alcohol, somewhere to eat out or take the kids, as part of a binging pub crawl or a trendy 'pulling' place. Many of the younger generation have never spent the whole of a single night in one pub. This lost generation is possibly the main reason why traditional pubs are failing however, the 'smoking ban', along with the price differential between on and off sales, has contributed to the decline.
Despite the Government's attempts to stop people from smoking or discourage people from taking up the 'nasty' habit, many people (like myself) still enjoy smoking, especially with a pint or two. The same holds true for the younger generation of smokers who we wish to attract into our traditional pubs. One possible way of doing this is to encourage traditional pubs to become the local 21st century tobacconist or 'e-bacconist' - a place for smokers to buy their favourite brand of electronic cigarette (ecig) - as tobacco cigarettes seem to have no place in our future;
",,, both at home and internationally, we will continue to act against the vested and commercial interests of the tobacco industry.
As Secretary of State for Health, I haven’t met with those companies. Not now or when I was in Opposition as the Conservative’s health spokesman. Their interests are not my interests. My objective is to achieve smoke-free communities; theirs is to make a profit from selling intrinsically harmful products. We don’t have common ground. This is not like alcohol, where there is a level of responsible drinking and potential shared campaigns between Government and retailers. That’s why there is no place in the Responsibility Deal for tobacco companies. There is no responsible level of tobacco consumption."
"We’ll also be looking at the best ways to reduce the damage that tobacco does to smokers’ bodies, even if they can’t or won’t break their addiction to nicotine.
As you know, although nicotine is an addictive substance in cigarettes, the damage mostly comes from the inhalation of the smoke itself.
Anything we can do to reduce that damage is well worth doing, even if some smokers can’t kick the nicotine."
Smoking is becoming a very expensive and 'socially uncomfortable' pastime due to Government policies . The good old days when we could browse the different brands on offer at our local tobacconist or choose from a selection of 'goodies' on display at our local supermarket have gone for good. We now feel like druggies at a chemist queuing up for a methadone fix when we visit out local Tesco or Morrisons. Another alternative is to go abroad for our supplies or descend into the 'Black Market' by purchasing those imported on our behalf. As the policies on tobacco become harsher and harsher, smokers will have to look for an alternative to smoking tobacco.
Electronic cigarettes will become more and more popular as the Government's plans to erradicate 'tobacco consumption' and 'reduce the damage that tobacco does to smokers' bodies' take effect. Already tobacco companies are looking to market their own brands of ecigs to replace traditional cigarettes and there will also be 'medicinal' ecigs sold in chemists throughout the country in an attempt to wean people off nicotine (the latter is not something we are interested in).
Ecigs have been on the market for about 5 years in this country. Initially the majority of the brands available were a poor replacement for cigarettes and they were very expensive. In the last year or so, the technology has moved on and the costs have tumbled. Ecigs are now a true alternative to smoking where you cannot smoke, providing you buy the correct brand - a task which is much easier said than done!
CAM-VIP has been studying the ecig market for the last two years and one thing is clear. The brands which spend the most money on advertising in the press and other media, tend to be massively overpriced for what they are. Many of those brands give smokers unrealistic expectations of what the ecig can do and make false claims about how long they will last and what is actually in the vapour we inhale and exhale.
We have teamed up with six of the top UK online vendors of ecigs (VIP Partners) to ensure that traditional pubs wishing to be e-bacconists, will have access to the best brands at the best prices, along with all the real information and support that the smoker needs to help him/her choose the brand that is right for them. We will be trialling this initiative in my local from June and if it is successful, we hope to roll it out to other traditional pubs across the country.
Russell VR Ord
2012 - a new age of smoking,,, a new dawn for pubs? Let's hope so.
|Posted by CAM-VIP on April 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by CAM-VIP on March 29, 2012 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
The month of April brings us CAMRA's latest initiative to save The Great British Pub. It is called Community Pubs Month. Throughout April, local pubs are encouraged to put on a myriad of events and themed nights to attract further trade. This is backed up by a website which contains ideas to increase footfall as well as a page where the locals that have signed up can be seen.
If a community pub near you has signed up and is going to the expense of organising events and theme nights, please support them. Give them a call and ask what they are doing on which dates, change your drinking habits for one month to spend a few full nights in a traditional pub and see how much fun it can be.
Give JD Wetherspoons, kiddy pubs and cafe pubs a miss for a month. Forget your friday night pub crawl for a month. Don't buy supermarket beer for a month - just give your local a try, you may actually like it :).
Real community pubs will be extinct soon without your help. Let April be a month of nostalgia, a month of community spirit and if it doesn't work as intended by increasing trade after the 30 days, at least it would have been a good send off for a fatally ill part of British culture.
|Posted by CAM-VIP on March 15, 2012 at 3:10 AM||comments (1)|
Here is a map of all the World Vaping Day Events.
Now is time to 'Spread the Word' to local media - let us promote the only real alternative to smoking in pubs
UK Pub Events are;
Support the Great British Pub, Support World Vaping Day!
|Posted by CAM-VIP on March 7, 2012 at 3:25 AM||comments (2)|
Over the last 2 years-ish, CAM-VIP has been trying to promote ecigs to pub-going smokers with some success. It has made some progress in the vaping community and is widely seen as a success - however, the true story is that the campaign has been based around the hard work of myself and a handful of dedicated individuals.
We have got to the point where new initiatives and people are needed to take CAM-VIP to the next level. Could you be one of those people?
All you need is a few hours a month to help plan, discuss and implement new strategies to 'spread the word' about vaping to the smokers out there who appreciate what a traditional pub has to offer.
If anyone is interested in taking CAM-VIP through 2012 and the 'New Dawn for Pubs', please pm me here or email me at rvro at hotmail dot com.
Thank you for your time
Russell VR Ord
Founder of The Campaign for Vaping in Pubs
|Posted by CAM-VIP on February 16, 2012 at 2:00 AM||comments (0)|
In just over a week, there is a great opportunity for smokers to find out about electronic cigarettes and try one for free. Members of CAM-VIP have organised consecutive nights in two pubs situated at opposite sides of the Humber river.
Friday 24th February at The Loco - Haxey, NE Lincs
This pub has a steam theme, from the bar which has the front of an old steam locomotive embedded into a wall, to the accommodation, named after famous steam engines, to the authentic steaming hot curries that Landlord Ziggy provides. Haxey's smokers can come along and find out about the New Age of 'Steam' - the electronic cigarette
Friday 24th February from 7.00 until 11.30 at The Loco, 31-33 Church Street Haxey Nr Doncaster DN9 2HY.
Saturday 25th February at The Lamp - Hull
Situated right next to The Camponile and close to Hull's Travelodge, this pub will be hosting Hull's 2nd 'Stay Inside' VIP Night. This bustling pub will have live music on in the main bar, but the snug will be filled with smokers trying the legal alternative to standing outside with a cigarette - staying inside with an electronic cigarette
Saturday 25th February from 7.00 until late/early at The Lamp, 2 Norfolk Road, Beverley Road, Hull HU2 9AA.
CAM-VIP Nights are about making smokers and pubs aware of electronic cigarettes and the benefits they bring to both parties - come along and show your support.
2012 - a new age of smoking, a new dawn for pubs!
Russell VR Ord
|Posted by CAM-VIP on January 14, 2012 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
Chris Birks aka eciggyman has organised a VIP and Curry Night at the Loco in Haxey (NE Lincs). It would be great if we could have a late Winter meet up with a few ales and a warming curry. Please come along and support this event and support the pub.
This is from his facebook post;
"The Loco is a truly lovely old themed pub in the charming village of Haxey.
It is in the "Good Pub Guide" and always has two guest real ales on pump.
The landlord (Ziggy) cooks authentic Indian cuisine and I have secured a special deal of just £5 a head, but he needs a figure of how many to cook about a week before the event.
If you wish to stay the night he has seven absolutely gorgeous rooms
Tariff is £50 single room and £60 for a double, including breakfast.
If all goes to plan we should have a fabulous night in a really great,
unusual pub....Railway enthusiasts will love it!"
It will be on Friday 24th February from 7.00 until 11.30 at The Loco, 31-33 Church Street Haxey Nr Doncaster DN9 2HY.
We hope to see a few of you there. Here is a link to the pub's website.