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

So Cal Vapers Creating Their Own “June Gloom”

Posted June 20, 2013
Southern California Vapers

So Cal, and more specifically Orange County, has been hit by another phenomenon in recent months. As an OC resident, it seems as though the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes is especially strong in the area, where the market has absolutely exploded. There are currently over 30 brick & mortar shops in the county alone and a ever-growing number of “vapers” that will soon outnumber smokers.

Pure Cigs Elite Kit Review

Posted April 11, 2013
Pure Cigs Elite Kit Review

Last year we brought you a review of the Pure Cigs Starter Kit G4, one of the more affordable packages available to new vapers. Established back in 2010, it’s safe to say the brand has earned veteran status among a plethora of new start-ups. As such, they are now delving into the market of mods and variable voltage with starter kits like the XL and Elite, presumably to compete with the likes of the eGo. So today we will review their latest and most advanced e-cigarette, the Elite Kit, currently selling for a cool $71.99 on Pure Cigs’ website.

Call to Action: Help Stop Electronic Cigarette Bans

Posted March 20, 2013

Imagine that after 20 years of smoking, 5 of which were spent trying to quit using patches, nicotine gum, inhalers and pills, you finally found a solution. Through a combination of will power and an electronic cigarette, you haven’t lit up a real smoke in almost 2 months. Your health has drastically improved and your significant other no longer despises the smell of your clothes. However, despite being tobacco free, the government suddenly decides to label you as a smoker yet again. The sense of freedom acquired from avoiding tobacco is gone, as you are restricted to only using your healthy alternative in designated smoking areas.

An Introduction to eGos, Mods and APVs

Posted March 18, 2013

You’re probably noticing more and more of these as their popularity increases. They are the luxury and sports car versions of electronic cigarettes with names like Provari, Tesla and Vamo. Resembling something closer to a light saber than an e-cigarette, advanced personal vaporizers, or APVs, are turning vaping into an intricate hobby for heavy users. With all due respect for 510 “mini” e-cigs, there’s a vast world of customization beyond the standard starter kits so we thought we’d offer some insight for those of you interested in stepping up your vape game.

Our Friends at Ecig Advanced Need Your Support

Posted March 13, 2013

Most of us make the switch to electronic cigarettes for a variety of reasons. Whether it be to live longer, smoke indoors, or avoid smelling like an ash tray, there are several benefits to puffing on an ecig vs. a traditional cigarette. One of the biggest and most undeniable gains we all see is in our bank accounts and pocket books. E-cigs are far cheaper in the long run than those highly taxed carcinogenic smokes. But what if I told you there was even a way to puff on e-cigarettes free of charge?

International Vapor Group Encourages Smokers To Quit on No Smoking Day

Posted March 12, 2013

International Vapor Group (IVG), manufacturer of South Beach Smoke and EverSmoke, is using this as an opportunity to introduce participants to e-cigarettes. This year’s No Smoking Day is all about showcasing the benefits smokers attain from quitting their expensive and unhealthy habit. For those not willing to completely abstain from nicotine, e-cigarettes are a still highly beneficial option. IVG has made it clear that smokers switching to their e-cigarette brands will still save a nice chunk of change as well as reap the health benefits associated from quitting smoking.