Thoughts on electronic cigarette regulation from vapers, advocates, researchers and bloggers. The vaping community speaks! How should the FDA regulate e-cigs?
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.
Learning the best electronic cigarette tips helps you get the most out of your vaping experience. Although it’s superficially similar to smoking, you get the most out of an e-cig if you use some different inhalation techniques and ensure you use the technology correctly. If you’re finding that you’re not getting enough vapor from your e-cig, if your battery life seems too low or if you’re having trouble with leaking cartridges, some basic tips can rectify the issue. There are also a couple of important tips for those new to the world of e-cigarettes which will help you save money and keep everything in working order.
Organizations do a whole heap of good work in the e-cigarette industry, but plenty of individual people manage to effectively stand their ground against the crusade of lies propagated by anti-smoking groups, the tobacco industry and regulatory bodies such as the FDA. Ultimately, the lobbying power of individuals will always pale in comparison to that of organizations, but the continued work of numerous people helps to disseminate much-needed accurate information about e-cigs. These are five of the most influential individuals in the electronic cigarette industry around today.
They may be designed as a safer method of getting the nicotine you crave, but there are nicotine free electronic cigarettes on offer from many manufacturers. The reasons for this are simple, although it may seem confusing and counter-productive at first. Offering different levels of nicotine in the cartridges is commonplace, and the majority of manufacturers do have a nicotine-free option. The companies don’t claim that electronic cigarettes can help users quit, but research into the area does suggest that they can. As a result, many people use e-cigs for that reason, and a nicotine free e-cigarette is a useful tool for those trying to quit.
It’s hard to see why anybody who was aware of e-cigarettes and has done some basic research on them could possibly conclude that they should be banned, but several countries have made that exact decision. You might be wondering why anybody would move to ban something with so much potential to reduce the harm associated with smoking, but the reasons don’t really stand up to much scrutiny. Here’s a list of the countries where e-cigarettes are banned, and a look at the most common reasons.
February saw the release of several excellent new mods and a ton of ceramic-coil sporting sub ohm tanks, using the unique wicking material to produce atomizer heads that last for much, much longer without needing replacement than anything we’ve been using so far. Check out the full post to see what February brought us!
The e-cigarette industry is expected to generate annual sales of one billion dollars in the next few years. It’s still in its infancy as an industry, and there are several important organizations that will likely shape how electronic cigarettes come to develop. Prominent regulatory bodies and industry organizations will determine how the innovative technology will integrate into society, and these are our top five influential organizations in the industry. Much of the important work goes on behind closed doors, but these voices consistently pop up in the public domain.
The American Legacy Foundation has released a statement which makes the bold claims that “consumers are taking unknown risks by using e-cigarettes,” contributing another misinformed, scaremongering piece of pseudo-scientific nonsense to a debate where lives literally hang in the balance. They advocate the use of traditional nicotine replacement therapies, which will generally only successfully help 17 out of 100 people. Let’s think for a second about what they’re proposing that those other 83 people do… Yep, if the current NRT products have failed you, you should be “wary” of using e-cigarettes, so assumedly the only option left from Legacy’s perspective is good old, carcinogenic tobacco.
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California Deputy Attorney General Jeanne Finberg has taken it upon herself to impose a non-existent ban on the sale of flavored cartridges, igniting the anger of the e-cigarette community with a move that flies in the face of logic and reason. According to Ms. Finberg, the flavors available in e-cigarette cartridges attract minors to e-cigarettes. Not only is this unsupported by state or federal law, it’s also a completely redundant move because the sale of e-cigarettes to minors has been specifically outlawed in the state since 2010. Regardless, she pursues any company who supplies flavored e-liquids or cartridges with threatening letters and orders to cease selling anything other than tobacco and menthol flavors in the state.
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.
Most people who use tobacco, and there are plenty of them, have no idea that this plant is a relative of potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant, just to name a few. This plant, Nicotiana tabacam, is originally from America but is now cultivated in different parts of the world because of the immense demand for it.
If you do a lot of shopping through the same vape store, you can take advantage of reward programs, auto-ship deals and membership-based arrangements to save some extra cash. But how good are the deals, and what are the pros and cons of each type?
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