John Madden

John has been using e-cigarettes for almost 2 years, although he admits he wasn't completely satisfied with his experience with them in the beginning. Since then he has been on a quest to find the "perfect vape" while trying out hundreds of combinations of e-cigarettes, mods and atomizers with countless local and online vendors at his disposal. Because he feels e-cigs have the potential to be a public health miracle, John is also active in their research and promotion as a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

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Latest Posts

Contaminants in E-Cig Vapor Also Found in Human Breath and Outdoor Air

Posted February 20, 2014

Passive vapor may be no more harmful (and probably way better smelling) than smoke and vapor-free human breath and even outdoor air.

Blaze E-Cigarette Review

Posted February 5, 2014
Blaze electronic cigarette review and comparison

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Blaze Electronic Cigarettes has been in business since 2012 and has some of the lowest pricing e-cigs on the market. No single item sold by the brand costs more than $12.95 (at the time of writing) with many items sold at wholesale prices so it’s hard to wonder how the company is turning a profit. Surprisingly, quality is not sacrificed either as Blaze has turned out some of the better e-cigs I’ve tested.

E-Commerce Communities: The Future of Vaping

Posted January 10, 2014

Group buys essentially bypass the vendor, or middle man, allowing the consumer to purchase directly from the manufacturer. Massdrop and Congrevape are seeking to standardize vaping group buys to what can be expected with more traditional products.

Zenesis Twenty-Four Hybrid Review

Posted January 6, 2014
Zenesis Mod Review

The Zenesis Twenty-Four is one of only 24 ever made by the modder Zen. It’s a 24 karat gold nano-plated titanium hybrid APV that includes his popular Z-Atty.

NYC Votes To Ban Vaping Wherever Smoking is Prohibited

Posted December 19, 2013

A bill that will add electronic cigarettes to New York City’s Smoke-Free Air Act was passed by NY City Council Thursday afternoon. The legislation would go into effect in four months and would ban use of e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited.

Los Angeles Regulates E-Cigarette Sales, Considers Banning Use in Public

Posted December 17, 2013
Los Angeles Electronic Cigarette Ban

Last week, while the city of New York debated adding e-cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act, Los Angeles voted on a motion to draft an ordinance regulating usage of the devices wherever smoking is prohibited.

Henley E-Cig Review

Posted December 10, 2013
Henley electronic cigarette Review

Many of the cig-alike producing brands we review follow a similar marketing strategy: set up shop in south Florida and ship out devices made in China filled with American-made e-liquid. Henley took a different approach and is not only based in NYC, but also opened up their very own “vaporium” in Manhattan. And that shop has garnered the brand a lot of media coverage.

The Dangers of Overregulating E-Cigarette Usage

Posted December 6, 2013
E-Cig Ban Hearing New York City

This past Wednesday the most populous city in the United States held a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the New York Clean Indoor Air Act. The bill, sponsored by NYC Councilman James F. Gennaro, seeks to regulate usage of electronic cigarettes the same way smoking is prohibited in public places like restaurants, bars, workplaces and parks.

Interview with RunnerX: Promoting Vaping Awareness 26.2 Miles At A Time

Posted December 2, 2013
Interview with RunnerX Oliver NYC Marathon

An interview with RunnerX (Jim Oliver), the man who ran the entire New York City Marathon while vaping.

Ikarus Hybrid Review

Posted November 14, 2013
Ikarus Hybrid E-Cigarette Mod Review

Portugal has already produced the most sought after unicorn of a mod around in the Caravela. Now it has the Ikarus Hybrid v2.1 mod from Dropmods, quite possibly the best looking hybrid mechanical mod you can find.