Black Note has recently published two posts looking at the issue of diacetyl in e-cigarettes, with one covering the science behind the debate and the other focusing more on the disagreement on the issue within the vaping community. The posts are both well-worth reading – so go take a look if you want the full story – but we’ve condensed some of the key take-away points here. Read More
One of the main motivations for switching to vaping is to save money in comparison to smoking. But do you really save money? And if so, how much will you save? What’s the cheapest type of device to use? We’ve taken a look at the numbers to put together this cost comparison for vaping vs. smoking. Read More
E-Cig Researchers' Knowledge of E-Cigs
If there was one rule for conducting scientific studies on a topic, it would be to make sure you understand it first. But with e-cigarettes, that is not what happens. All too frequently, vaping researchers know almost nothing about vaping, and the result is invariably a study that ends up discouraging smokers from making the switch. Here are some of the worst offenders. Read More
New Vaping Devices 2016
2016 has gotten off to a good start when it comes to new vaping products, with a range of excellent box mods hitting the market in January, and the constant influx of new sub-ohm tanks showing no sign of letting up. So, what awesome new gear can you pick up this month? Here’s a quick run-down of some of the best options to hit the market so far this year. Read More
December saw a lot of awesome new devices hit the market, with the selection of temperature control capable, high-power box mods growing at its typically meteoric pace and an excellent range of sub ohm tanks and rebuildable atomizers vying for your post-Christmas purchases. So, let’s dive right in and see what vape-Santa brought for us last month. Read More
Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl Vaping Risks
Will vaping give you popcorn lung? Should you be worried about diacetyl? Does your favorite e-juice contain diacetyl? Is acetyl propionyl any better? Here’s a straightforward, objective guide to the issue of diacetyl in e-cigarettes. The aim is simple: to give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about what you vape. Read More
Kbox 200 W and 120 W Price
Kangertech’s new 200 W and 120 W temperature control versions of the Kbox are now available to pre-order, pushing the power output well beyond that offered by the original or the Kbox Mini while still keeping the price pretty low – with a recommended retail price of just $64.90 for the 200 W version. Read More
Countries around the world are still grappling with what to do about e-cigarettes. Most are content with regulation – usually disproportionate to the likely risks of vaping – but some take things a lot further, even going so far as to completely ban the sale or even the use of e-cigs. So where is vaping banned? Where should you avoid taking your e-cigarette if you’re going on vacation? Read More
E-Cigarette Etiquette Guide
Don’t be a vapehole. You know: the guy who blows humongous clouds in a movie theatre and then acts like he’s being ostracized when people tell him to knock it off. Nobody likes that guy. So, what should considerate vapers avoid doing at all costs? Here are 10 annoying habits of the vapehole. Read More
October has seen the release of some great mods, including one from legendary manufacturer ProVape, and some notable dripping atomizers, RTAs and sub-ohm tanks, with plenty of innovative design decisions thrown into the mix along the way. So let’s look at what October had to bring. Read More
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? Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More