• The Vaping Bandwagon: The Ins and Outs Part I

    Even though, in theory, the electronic cigarette is a relatively simple little piece of machinery, there are a plethora of different components that all come together to make up the complete vaporizer. There are numerous different types of electronic cigarettes on the market and even more options for accessories to go along with them. The type of electronic cigarette we are going to be looking at today are going to be vaporizer models that are similar to the Kanger EMOW Vape Pen. These pens are generally a favorite for being used by beginners because of their ease of use and straightforward design. Let’s get to know the ins and outs of your vape pens.

    The best way to learn about the ins and outs of vape pens is to start from the bottom up! That being said, I’ll start by explaining the battery or tube part of the vaporizer pen. The tube is the housing to the battery for the electronic cigarette. There are various tubes come in a multitude of shapes and sizes to accommodate certain battery sizes and internal electronics. This part of the device will typically be found at the bottom part of the electronic cigarette. When learning about this part with any different type of vape pen it is important to be conscious of battery safety. The battery is obviously going to be the component of the pen that gives it the power to vaporize the eLiquid.

    Working our way up from the tube of the vape pen, we will move onto the next part which is the power button. The power button is what activates the battery, which will then deliver its power to the heating element of the pen known as the ‘atomizer’ or ‘cartomizer’. There are some buttons have multiple use functions for the vape pen. The physical button is referred to as a ‘manual’ electronic cigarette. The other form is known as an ‘automatic’ electronic cigarette and has no button. This type of vaporizer is activated by a sensor that detects when you’re pulling vapor from the device. So in other words, the sensor acts as the button of the eCigarette. Many vapers have shown to tend to lean in favor more towards the manual eCigarette design because an automatic electronic cigarette can be triggered to activate at times when it is not actually in use, which will deplete the battery life and sometimes ruin the battery altogether.

    The third and last part of the vape pen that I will be explaining in this post is called the connector. The connector is the part of the vape pen that sits at the top of the electronic cigarette and is used to attach the atomizer to the battery tube. The connector typically will have female threading to make the connection the male threading on the atomizer. The connector can range in various styles such as 510, 801 and 901. The 510 threading is the most common and easy to come across as opposed to the 801 and 901. Making sure you have the same threading connections for you battery tube and atomizer is a key component to properly setting up your vape pen.

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  • The Vaping Bandwagon: Basics Of Vaping

    It seems that with every day that comes around more people are hopping on the vaping bandwagon and with the many newcomers comes a lot of uneducated and inexperienced vapers. Now do not get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with people who are new to the vaping world and do not know quite as much information as they would like to at first. Everybody does has to start from somewhere, which is completely understandable. However, what is not understandable is the refusal for people to actually learn about the vaping products they are using. So I thought it would be most beneficial to break down vaping and vaporizers in a very “user-friendly” manner so that nobody has an excuse to not learn about their vaporizers.

    The best place to start when breaking down the basics of vaping is by giving a basic definition of vape pens. An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered mechanism that is designed to provide an inhaled dose of nicotine by means of a vaporized solution (eLiquid).  The usually rechargeable battery gives power the heating element inside of the vape pen called the coil. In turn, when the eLiquid makes contact with the coils, it is heated up and the eLiquid is vaporized and ready to be inhaled. Essentially, the battery works as a power switch for the coils to heat up in order to vaporize the eLiquid.

    Now that that is out of the way, the next question seems to be, how exactly is the eLiquid vaporized? Luckily there is a fairly simple explanation. There is a wicking material that is placed in the coils, usually organic cotton. When the wicking material makes contact with the eLiquid it is absorbed thoroughly and will slowly reach the heating coil. The act of taking a hit from the vaporizer will pull the eLiquid through the wicking material to the coil so it can be vaporized. Once the eLiquid reaches a certain temperature (temperatures vary) it will vaporize fully and travel directly from the coil to your mouth so you can finally inhale the product.

    So when it comes down to it, the actual process of vaping is not that hard to comprehend when it is nicely broken down for you. A lot of the time this type of information can usually just be guessed correctly, but it is still nice to have the information laid out simply before you so that there are no looming questions in the air. It makes sense that vaping is rapidly growing in popularity with its easy access and its many health benefits as opposed to smoking traditional cigarettes. However, just as fast as the vaping industry is growing it is also changing. You can never be too up to date on what is happening in the vaping world. If you are new to vaping the best place to start when it comes to keeping up to date with products and fads is to start with the basics, get that down, and then grow from there. Informed vaping is safe vaping.

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  • The FDA’s Unhealthy Regulations for eCigs

    It seems to be more and more common that all over the country many lawmakers and public officials are forcefully pushing to enforce a plethora of unhealthy regulations onto the electronic cigarette industry and its numerous products. The FDA and various other health organizations are working hard to make the usage of electronic cigarettes illegal in public and private spaces. There have been certain states that have already gone and decided to make vaping in restaurants illegal, as well as other privately owned establishments. Even after thousands of voices from the vaping world cry out ‘injustice’, lawmakers still intend on moving onward with their unhealthy regulations and detrimental plans for the electronic cigarette industry.

    Already in Washington D.C., legislative administrators have imposed a 67% excise sin tax on eCigarettes. Initially, this tax would have never been imposed until electronic cigarettes were redefined as a tobacco product even though there is no tobacco involved with vaping. These lawmakers have been standing behind the false pretense of insinuating the newly established laws are more beneficial and in the best interest for the overall health of everybody in the country. However, these laws are proving to actually decrease public health as well as reduce people’s freedoms.

    Laws and regulations treating two completely different products as if they were the same is not only illogical but dangerous. In his 1914 acceptance speech, U.S. President Calvin Coolidge said, “Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing. The one cannot be preserved if the other be violated.” By the government enacting regulations to ban electronic cigarette use in privately owned places, such as patio spaces at restaurants, governments infringe on business owners’ property rights. The fact that these “one-size-fits-all” policies are not based on science only proves the point that these laws were not well thought out in the first place. Nor were they interested in benefiting anybody but themselves in imposing these new regulations.

    It is very obvious to just about everybody who vapes and/or smokes, that these two activities are nowhere near the same despite from some physical appearance similarities. One of the biggest differences between the two products is what is emitted after taking a puff. Traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products produce burnt particulate matter and gasses such as carbon monoxide, amongst thousands upon thousands of other toxins. Whereas eCigarettes produce a water-like vapor when a hit is being taken. Knowing that, many doctors and physicians state that there is no solid scientific evidence to document that vaping poses any substantial public health risk for bystanders. Therefore, with that information and the knowledge that electronic cigarettes are not actually a tobacco product, there is no real basis for why these unhealthy regulations are being imposed on the vaping industry.

    Vaping is proving to be a far more effective way to go about quitting smoking. Studies have proven that vaping is almost twice as effective as government-sanctioned products such as the nicotine patch or nicotine gum. By making electronic cigarettes more expensive, less obtainable, and restricting where they can and cannot be used, lawmakers, using public health rationales that are not actually based on any sort of scientific finding, are discouraging self-improvement and inadvertently promoting the unhealthy side effects of the tobacco industry.

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  • Five Must Try E-Juice Flavors!

    Hey there guys! So, we are are looking for that perfect e-juice flavor pretty much all of the time. I know I am, at least, so I’m probably sure I am not alone. In that pursuit we here at Vapor Puffs have found some pretty amazing flavors and have brought them together for you to try! Below I’ll be listing my top five current flavors that I think are absolute must tries for any vaper around. So let’s get to it!

    1. Spice Trader E-Juice By The Pale Whale

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    This flavor is an absolute must try for anyone dying to taste some tasty cinnamon appley goodness. And I, for one, am always up to taste some tasty cinnamon appley goodness. The Pale Whale also have only released a grand total of 3 e-juice flavors over the years. They take the pain staking time to get every flavor just perfectly right, no matter how long it takes! Now that, is something to get your paws on!

    2. Slevin E-Juice By Carpe Diem Vapor

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    Now, I know, I just started with another apple cinnamon flavor but honestly, you’ve got to try both of these! These apple cinnamon flavors are usually not the best around when it comes to most e-juice brands. Both Spice Trader and Slevin break this rule though. Carpe Diem Vapor’s Slevin is not only award winning it’s also one of the most unique and tasty juices around. Slevin walks that fine line between deliciously sweet and obnoxiously sweet, teetering right on the fence giving you the most insane blast of sweet goodness. Trust me, you’ve just got to try it.

    3. War Pig E-Juice By Keystone Vapor

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    Keystone Vapor is known for some great all natural american made and sourced e-juices that pack some serious flavor! War Pig is no exception. It’s like sucking up a delicious taste of island life through your vape at any time you’d like. You get real fruit flavor, berries mixed with coconut and just a hint of delightful watermelon. I know I say it a lot, but this e-juice really is something you just have to have, and have to have a lot of. I vape this baby all day long!

    Happy vaping!