• Vote for the Best Clearomizers for 2015

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 21, 2015

    Clearomizers also boast a fill-up-and-vape simplicity that makes them absolutely perfect for beginners, and this has made them the dominant type of atomizer in use by vapers for many years. But which is the best of the bunch? We’re collecting votes from the community, and putting the results together in a definitive list of the best clearomizers on the market this year.

  • Vote for the Best E-Juice Flavors for 2015

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 21, 2015
    Best e-liquids for 2015

    Out of the mind-bogglingly massive selection of e-liquids available to vapers, we all have a few personal favorites. We could choose a selection of the best e-liquid flavors based on our own preferences, but to get a more representative final list of the best juices on the market, we’re opening the choice up to you! Vote here for the best e-juice flavors for 2015.

  • Vote for the Best E-Liquid Vendors for 2015

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 21, 2015
    Best e-liquid brand 2015

    For our upcoming best e-liquid vendors of 2015 post, we’re going to turn it over to the community: who do you think is the best e-liquid vendor for this year? Who puts out the most consistently awesome juice?

  • The Week in Vaping – Sunday September 20th

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 20, 2015

    Another week, and more legislation, arguments about the risks and benefits of vaping, media stories about explosions and potential poisonings, new vaping gear and great blog posts from the community. So what’s been going on in the world of vaping?

  • Sigelei Announces 75 W Plus TC Box Mod

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 17, 2015
    Sigelei 75 Plus TC mod

    Sigelei has announced that it will be adding a new device to their growing range of box mods: the 75 Plus, an updated version of the 75 W TC. The details on the specs and features are currently pretty limited, but given their history of putting out dependable and reasonably affordable box mods, the device is destined to be a hit with vapers.

  • Study Finds Teens Are Using E-Cigs For Pot: A Gateway, or Harm Reduction?

    By Lee Johnson Posted September 11, 2015
    Teens using e-cigs for pot

    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a recent study found that teenagers are using e-cigarettes to vape pot. The headline finding is that almost one in five teens who’d tried vaping e-liquid had also tried vaping marijuana, but – as always – such an opportunity couldn’t be allowed to pass by without attempting to blame e-cigarettes for what happened. So, are e-cigarettes a gateway to marijuana now?

  • The Week in Vaping – Friday 4th of September

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 4, 2015
    Vaping industry news

    Keeping up with all of the new studies, devices, blog posts and legislation in the world of vaping isn’t easy, so we’re happy to present the first of our weekly roundups of what’s been going on in the industry: the week in vaping.

  • Center for Environmental Health’s E-Cig Formaldehyde Findings Likely Due to Dry Puffs

    By Lindsay Fox Posted September 4, 2015
    E-cigarettes formaldehyde report

    Just when you thought the whole formaldehyde issue had been abused enough, utterly debunked by subsequent research and relegated to the slush-pile of over-stated risks of e-cigarettes, it turns out there’s more. The Center for Environmental Health has announced that they’ve found “high levels” of cancer-causing chemicals in the majority of almost 100 e-cigarettes tested.

  • New Vaping Product Releases Roundup – August 2015

    By Lindsay Fox Posted August 31, 2015
    New Sigelei box mod

    This is the first installment of our new monthly roundup of new vaping product releases, covering August, with a couple of devices from late July and some that are coming up in the near future

  • New Study: How to “Show” E-Cigarettes Are a Gateway to Anything You Like

    By Lindsay Fox Posted August 25, 2015
    Vaping gateway effect evidence

    A new study being touted as evidence that vaping is a gateway to smoking really only shows that “teens who experiment continue to experiment,” and actually provides a pretty solid blueprint for showing vaping is a gateway to anything you want. Here’s how to design a study to “support” whatever gateway claim you like.

  • Public Health England: E-Cigarettes Are 95 % Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

    By Lee Johnson Posted August 20, 2015
    Vaping 95 percent safer than smoking

    With widespread claims that e-cigarettes are a threat to public health, evidence-based assessments of the risks are desperately needed. Public Health England has just released such an assessment – updating their previous report in line with new evidence – and is strongly pushing the conclusion that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than smoking.

  • Vaping Caffeine: Limited Benefits, Unknown Risks

    By Lindsay Fox Posted August 12, 2015

    So, people are vaping caffeine now. It was only a matter of time before the occasional caffeine-spiked e-liquid turned into a full-blown purpose-built caffeine vaporizer, but the question remains as to whether there’s any point in using one. Sadly, vaping caffeine appears to offer no concrete benefits and poses unknown risks.

  • Is Nicotine Really All That Addictive?

    By Lindsay Fox Posted August 2, 2015
    Nicotine addiction vaping

    The picture frequently painted for the public is that nicotine alone creates the addiction to smoking, and that nicotine in itself – whether consumed by smoking or vaping – is hugely addictive. But is this really true? Here’s everything you need to know about e-cigarettes and nicotine addiction.

  • Study Finds That Some DIY Juice Flavorings Contain Nicotine

    By Lindsay Fox Posted July 29, 2015

    A new study takes aim at flavoring mixtures used for DIY e-liquid mixing, finding that some concentrated flavors contain nicotine. However, with only an uninformative extract available, the details about what they found are fuzzy. We take a look at the full paper, which shows that only two flavor concentrates out of 30 contained quantifiable levels of nicotine.

  • Five Pawns Releases New E-Liquid Test Results: AP Levels Conspicuously Lower

    By Lindsay Fox Posted July 23, 2015
    Five Pawns Absolute Pin AP level

    After a great deal of controversy over the last time Five Pawns’ juices were tested, the company has now released new test results. The findings – which in the previous test showed up to 2,500 ppm (or 2,500 μg/ml) of acetyl propionyl (AP) in Absolute Pin – now show vastly lower levels of the chemical. So what’s going on?

  • The Smoker’s Mentality: Why We Need E-Cigarettes

    By Lee Johnson Posted July 19, 2015
    Switching to Vaping

    An underlying distrust of anything resembling smoking leads some of those in tobacco control to claim that we don’t even need e-cigarettes, and to look for any reason to cast doubt on the value of vaping. But the reason we really do need vaping becomes obvious as soon as you consider things from the perspective of a smoker.

  • Study Shows E-Cig Vapor Isn’t Toxic to Airways, But it (Obviously) Isn’t as Safe as Air

    By Lindsay Fox Posted July 16, 2015
    E-cigarette inhalation toxicity study

    A new study looking at the effect of e-cigarette vapor on human airway cells has found no sign of toxicity, with the vapor-exposed cells faring about as well as the air-exposed ones. The new finding adds further evidence that the risks associated with vaping are likely to be very small, and almost certainly much less than the risks of smoking.

  • Study Says E-Cig Ads Are “Persuading” Teens to Vape… Finds No Convincing Evidence At All

    By Lindsay Fox Posted July 9, 2015
    E-Cig Ads Targeting Youth

    A new study aims to further the anti-vaping agenda by combining two of the sources of the most indignation about the technology: advertising and the children. Stanton Glantz called the study “direct evidence that e-cig TV ads are recruiting kids to nicotine addiction,” but, as with most things that come out of his mouth, this is pretty much complete nonsense.

  • DA and AP in E-Liquid: Five Pawns, the Reliability of Results and the Worst Offenders to Date

    By Lindsay Fox Posted July 2, 2015
    Five Pawns E-Liquid Lab Test

    The recent revelation that Five Pawns’ extremely expensive e-liquid may be riddled with diacetyl (DA) and acetyl propionyl (AP) brings an important issue to the light once again: the flavorings we inhale might not be good for us. So, what’s the deal with DA and AP in e-liquid? Which are the worst offenders based on the tests available? And can we even trust the results?

  • 5 Common Anti-Vaping Arguments Applied to Other Forms of Harm Reduction

    By Lindsay Fox Posted June 28, 2015
    Vaping is harm reduction

    The worst thing about the continuous spread of misleading information and the manufacturing of misguided panics about vaping is the fact that e-cigarettes are really about harm reduction. Arguments like “e-cigarettes aren’t absolutely safe” are ridiculous in the context of harm reduction, and this becomes pretty clear when you apply common anti-vaping arguments to other forms of harm reduction.