• NET E-Liquids: Is the Flavor Worth the Added Risk?

    By Lindsay Fox Posted June 20, 2015

    Naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) e-liquid is widely-recommended by those searching for the most realistic tobacco e-liquids, but results from e-liquid chemical and toxicological studies would suggest that they carry slightly greater risks than your average e-liquid. But is the added risk worthwhile? We take a look at the pros and cons of NET e-liquids.

  • Top 10 Must-Vape Tobacco E-Liquids

    By Lindsay Fox Posted June 17, 2015
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    Vapers quickly learn that it’s hard to accurately replicate the true taste of tobacco: somehow, without the 4,000-plus chemicals and the pungent, burning smoky aroma they bring, the taste of tobacco juices just tends to be a little lacking. But some of the very best tobacco e-liquids still manage to beat the odds and produce something well-worth vaping, and here are 10 you’ve got to try.

  • Innokin Announces Disrupter Box Mod and InnoCell Battery Packs

    By Lindsay Fox Posted June 10, 2015
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    Six days after announcing their new temperature control technology, Innokin has revealed the new Disrupter box mod, along with some purpose-built “InnoCell” power cells. The new cells promise an improvement of around 30 percent on battery lifespan in comparison to standard 18650s, and the device and power cells are set for release around the end of July.

  • Why Wales’ Indoor Vaping Ban Makes No Sense Whatsoever

    By Lee Johnson Posted June 10, 2015
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    The Welsh government has announced that it will ban vaping in enclosed public places under a new public health law, igniting much debate about the pros and cons of such a decision. It’s argued that vaping could pose a health risk to bystanders and may re-normalize smoking, but are these concerns justified?

  • 10 Reasons Anti-Vaping Propaganda is Winning the PR War (and We’re Losing)

    By Lindsay Fox Posted June 1, 2015
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    The California Department of Public Health’s Still Blowing Smoke campaign and the CDC’s tips campaign are just two of the latest examples of why tobacco harm reduction is so widely misunderstood by the public. But why is the anti-science, chemo-phobic propaganda winning the PR war over e-cigarettes?

  • New UK Data Shows More Smokers Are Being Misled About E-Cigarettes

    By Lee Johnson Posted May 28, 2015
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    New data from ASH UK has shown that – much like in the US – the false belief that e-cigarettes are as dangerous as or more dangerous than smoking is becoming more common in both smokers and the general population. The implication is depressingly clear: frequent misleading statements about e-cigarettes are discouraging smokers from switching to the reduced harm alternative.

  • How Often Should You Replace Atomizer Coils?

    By Lindsay Fox Posted May 25, 2015
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    There are several factors that collectively shape the lifespan of your atomizer coil. The acidity level and the PG/VG consistency of your e-liquid both play an important role. Additionally, the amount you vape and the amount of power running to the coil are also contributing factors. Taking these factors into account, you can estimate how long a coil will last.

  • Study Confirms that the E-Cig Formaldehyde Scare was Due to Dry Puffs

    By Lindsay Fox Posted May 21, 2015
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    A new study from Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos has offered confirmation that previous formaldehyde scares were due to “dry puffs,” and that with more capable atomizers (even at high powers), the levels generated are vastly lower than from cigarettes. The study shows that vapers can easily identify dry puffs, and it’s only in these conditions that cigarette-like levels of aldehydes are created.

  • Study – Are Vapers at Risk from Exposure to Metals? Not Really

    By Lindsay Fox Posted May 15, 2015
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    A new study from Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos looking at existing evidence on the metal emissions from e-cigarettes has determined that vapers don’t need to be concerned about metal exposure. Vapers’ exposure to chromium, cadmium, copper, nickel, lead and cadmium was found to be between 2.6 and 37.4 times lower than the maximum allowable levels in inhalable medicines.

  • VV/VW Box Mod Buying Guide

    By Lindsay Fox Posted May 13, 2015
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    Little powerhouse variable voltage/variable wattage (VV/VW) box mods have been taking the vaping industry by storm recently, offering substantial power, sub-ohm capability and huge capacity batteries in portable, user-friendly packages. However, with iSticks, iPVs, XPros, Sigeleis, eGrips, MVPs and countless others to choose from, how do you go about deciding which mod to purchase?

  • Victor, NY Places 6-Month Ban on New Vape Stores – Cigarettes as Widely Available as Ever

    By Lindsay Fox Posted May 11, 2015
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    A recent decision by the Village of Victor, NY to ban the opening of vape stores for 180 days is a sign that steps to combat vaping are really getting extreme. The moratorium has also been placed on tattoo parlors and pawn shops – other “undesirable” presences in a community – and is a reminder that despite the legality of e-cigarettes, many communities see their presence as an unwelcome one.

  • Class Action Filed Against Blu eCigs

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 30, 2015
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    It was only a matter of time until this happened. A class action has been filed against Lorillard at the Orange County Superior Court for Blu eCigs’ “claims” that e-cigarettes are safer and healthier than tobacco cigarettes.

  • New CDC Data Shoots It’s Own Gateway Hypothesis in the Foot

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 20, 2015

    The CDC has released the next set of National Youth Tobacco Survey data, and despite spending the last few years continually harping on about the rising use of e-cigarette by youth and its potential as a gateway to smoking, the “concern” is growing less and less believable, as the data strongly suggests that e-cigarettes are actually causing dramatic declines in youth smoking.

  • Study – Should Vapers Worry About the Flavoring Chemicals in E-Liquid?

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 18, 2015
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    A new study has investigated the flavoring chemicals in e-liquids, and has generated some concern in the media about their risks, with Time using the headline “E-cigarette flavors may be dangerous, study says.” But is this another example of overstating a minor risk for the purpose of spreading mistrust of e-cigs, or is there actually something to it?

  • Study – E-Cigarettes are Less Toxic to Lung Cells than Tobacco Cigarettes

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 13, 2015
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    A new study has offered further evidence of the harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes, finding that e-cig vapor is less toxic to lung cells than cigarette smoke, and that it also produces less oxidative stress.

  • How to Write a Bullshit Anti-Vaping Article

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 9, 2015

    Need to write an innuendo-laden, scientific-sounding piece of scaremongering bullshit good enough to make an ex-smoking vaper decide to toss away the safer alternative and pick up a pack of comfortingly-deadly traditional cigarettes? Never fear: we have you covered.

  • Aspire Set to Release Atlantis 2 and Mega – Two New Sub-Ohm Tanks

    By Lindsay Fox Posted April 4, 2015

    The Aspire Atlantis has been a favorite sub-ohm tank with vapers for a while, but Aspire has now announced two new Atlantis tanks – the Atlantis 2 ($45) and the 5 ml capacity Atlantis Mega ($55) – due to be released on the 6th of April and at some point mid-month, respectively.

  • Real-World Study Finds that E-Cigs are Effective for Quitting Smoking

    By Lindsay Fox Posted March 30, 2015

    A new study looking at one-year quit-rates for smokers purchasing their first e-cigarette has found that around 41 percent quit smoking entirely and another 25 percent reduced their cigarette consumption by at least half. The finding contradicts claims that there is no evidence e-cigarettes help you quit smoking, and joins other research in suggesting that quit-rates with e-cigs dwarf those obtained with over-the-counter NRT.

  • Study – E-Cigs Are Vastly Safer than Cigs, but What About NET E-Liquid?

    By Lindsay Fox Posted March 26, 2015
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    A new study from Dr. Konstantinos Farslinos and colleagues has provided further confirmation that e-cigarettes are vastly safer than cigarettes, including naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) e-liquids that use flavor directly extracted from tobacco leaves. Among other findings, NET e-liquids were shown to have over 200 times less nitrosamines than cigarettes.

  • Mt. Baker Vapor Discontinues Almost 200 Flavors Due to Impending WA Regulations

    By Lindsay Fox Posted March 23, 2015
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    With harsh e-cig regulations in the pipeline in Washington state, Mt. Baker Vapor has opted to cull a large number of e-liquid flavors, in case each flavor will need to be individually certified for sale. With 190 flavors on the chopping block, it’s a firm reminder of the impact irrational legislation can have on vapers and the companies that supply us.