• The Vaping Bandwagon: Take A Look At eLiquid

    E- Liquid Facts

    One of the most important components of vaping, aside from the vaporizer pen itself, is, of course, the e-Liquid. Without it vaping would be considered pretty pointless.

    Now, as if finding the perfect flavor was not hard enough. You also have to worry about a healthfully produced eLiquid to reduce the many unknown health risks that come along with vaping.

    It is commonly known that there have been more and more eLiquid producers that are getting caught with the incorrect and hazardous labeling of their products.

    So let’s take a look into what eLiquid is. The use of nicotine, and the ingredients that are incorporated into the eLiquid to give you your favorite flavors.

    What is it?

    e-Liquid, also known as e-Juice, is quite obviously the liquid that is used in the act vaporizing. To put it very simply, eLiquid is the fluid that fuels the electronic cigarette.

    Consider the relationship of eLiquid and a vape pen to that of gas and a car. It is also what provides the nicotine solution and the preferred flavoring to your electronic cigarette. When the coils of the vape pen heat up the eLiquid it creates the vapor, in which you, in turn, exhale. That mimics the traditional smoke from a traditional tobacco cigarette.

    It seems to come up very often that people are increasingly wary about the contents of the e-Liquid.

    E-Liquid has been widely known to typically contain vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, nicotine and some sort of flavoring.

    There are many vapor companies where the vaper can generally custom order e-liquid by requesting a certain VG (vegetable glycerin) percentage and PG (propylene glycol) percentage.

    However, as the industry has progressed and grown, many eLiquid manufacturers are distributing e-liquid with a set VG/PG percentage. The most common percentages to see from manufacturers is, 50 VG/50 PG, 65 VG/35 PG, and 70 VG/30 PG.

    “No-Nic”  Vapers

    Along with the flavor, vegetable glycerine, and propylene glycol the vaper can also request a certain nicotine strength due to there personal preferences.

    However, for those of you that are not huge fans of nicotine. It is not required to be in e-Liquid ingredients in order for it to be vaporized.

    There are many users who in fact do not use nicotine, and just enjoy the act of vaporizing on its own. These type of vapers have been nicknamed “No-Nic” vapers.

    For those of you that do enjoy your dose of nicotine. The most common nicotine strengths are from 0mg to 24mg. In fact, most electronic cigarette vendors will not even offer more than that amount either.

    The most common nicotine strength used is 18mg on the high side and 12mg on the low side. What is most important with the nicotine levels is to find one that suits you.

    Something that will not be too harsh but still gives you the head rush most vapers are searching for. As new products continue to emerge and evolve, more advanced electronic cigarettes have enabled vapers to be able to drop their nicotine strengths. Due to the fact that these more advance devices deliver nicotine more efficiently.

    Now that you know the basics of eLiquid, get out there and find the perfect eLquid for you!

    Happy Vaping!

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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!

     

  • Sonoma Sonoma, CA Bans Flavored E-Liquid

    Talk of banning flavored electronic cigarette refills has been around since around the beginning of the vaping boom, despite the fact that it makes absolutely no sense to ask that “flavored e-liquid” be banned given that e-liquid has no innate taste, so any e-liquid flavor, including tobacco, is some sort of additive. The thought underlying opposition to flavored e-liquid is that flavors are primarily aimed at youth, and in order to curb teen smoking we’ll have to ban all these candy flavors teens love so much. I’ve seen countless journalists at every level talk about how the fact that e-liquid flavors are called “Pink Bunny” or “Strawberry Milk” makes it clear that they’re intended for teenage use, since no adult in their right mind would ever even consider vaping something with such a juvenile name. Well, I suppose all of these people are much more adult than I, so kudos to them, I guess. That, or they’re stupidly hung up on not appearing to be childish and hate fun; or maybe they just feel like failures for having failed to prevent their own children from vaping and would prefer to shift the blame onto someone else.

    In any case, for the most part, flavors have survived most restrictions on vaping, even as these restrictions have popped up everywhere around the US and worldwide. In Sonoma, California, however, a new measure that would ban the sale of flavored liquids among a number of new measures intended to further restrict vaping and smoking in the city of Sonoma itself recently passed its first vote. While the bill will need to go through a second vote in order to become law, prospects that it will fail are slim.

    This new measure would make it such that new businesses opening in Sonoma would be altogether prohibited from selling tobacco products, with only existing tobacco retailers permitted to operate. Even more egregiously, the city’s ordinance would completely ban the sale of “flavored tobacco products,” which, by the city’s definition, would include flavored e-liquids. But that’s not even the end of it. The Sonoma measure also contains a provision requiring that “chewing tobacco be sold in packs of five or more tins,” according to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, as well as a provision prohibiting the sale of individual cigars priced at less than $5. I can’t really think of a more arbitrary law than this.

    As usual, the cited motivations for this measure revolve around the mythical public health costs surrounding smoking, protecting the children, and all the other trite justifications we’ve seen before. “Adults can do what they want. The purpose of this is to make some of these products less attractive for kids,” claimed a Sonoma councilwoman who supported the measure, seemingly unaware that adults might sometimes want to do things she would never consider doing, like vaping strawberry milk flavored e-liquid. But, of course, as usual, these justifications make absolutely no sense, and we shouldn’t really expect them to. They are based on nothing but people’s imposition of their own moral standards on the rest of the population, and that’s that.

    If you’re in Sonoma, this measure kind of sucks, but hey, you’ve still got the internet!

    Happy vaping!

  • Free samples and e-liquid safety The Deal with E-liquid Safety

    No discussion about the benefits and risks of vaping is ever complete without a long, lingering discussion of how we cannot conclusively determine that vaping is better than smoking, and how we should thus probably obliterate all vaping until a later time when these conclusive determinations can be made. That line of reasoning totally fails to take into account that, while vaping itself is new, no individual part of the process is actually new. Vapes are basically fog machines and e-liquids are made entirely from food-grade ingredients. Disambiguating vaping into its constituent elements makes it fairly easy to figure out that vaping itself is not particularly new, nor is it particularly dangerous. Fog machine and e-liquid safety are fairly well-established. Why should vaping be thought of as a different animal?

    We’ve already talked about fog machines and the fact that they are generally recognized as safe, even in terms of occupational exposure. But how about e-liquids? Is there any reason why we should have any doubts about e-liquid safety? The answer is mostly no. US e-liquid manufacturers, include those VaporPuffs buys from, have shown great concern for e-liquid safety from the very beginning. The industry standard has been to limit e-liquid ingredients and flavorings to those approved by the FDA for human food-grade consumption. There are some questions about the applicability of food safety standards to inhalation safety standards, but those questions also seem misplaced to me. For one thing, e-liquid is primarily made out of VG or PG, both of which have been shown to be safe even at occupational exposure levels. For another, the food-grade flavorings used in e-liquids are highly volatile to begin with; for them to be safe in foods means that they will likely be safe when inhaled.

    The only reason to believe that vaping might be dangerous is its connection to smoking, but that connection is limited to the fact that both involve the inhalation of nicotine. There is absolutely no reason to believe that any of the long-term risks associated with smoking stem from the impact of nicotine on lung tissue, though, and yet the claims that vaping might be dangerous in ways yet unknown keep popping up in the public discourse. E-liquid safety keeps being called into question regardless.

    You might think that there’s a chance that the combination of the different elements we’ve looked at might result in unexpected consequences. Sure, e-liquid safety and fog machine safety are relatively well established, but how about the combination thereof? Could that be the source of problems in vaping? Certainly that’s a possibility, but it’s also quite unlikely. Take, for example, smoking. Yes, smoking tobacco is probably worse than chewing it, but the effects of smoking on the human body are already on display to some extent even in the use of smokeless tobacco. For instance, people who chew tobacco are more likely to develop oral cancer than people who don’t use tobacco at all. Smoking the tobacco doesn’t create all that many new complications. It just makes easier for these complications to occur in, say, the lungs, which would be safe from the effects of tobacco if the tobacco were only chewed.

    In the same way, if there were any significant risks associated with e-liquid safety, they would likely already be in evidence in some way. The reasoning displayed by those who believe that vaping might pose endless associated risks that we have just not seen yet could be applied to literally anything that doesn’t appear to be at all harmful but seems like it might be. That reasoning is clearly not grounded in facts, but rather in a failure to consider vaping as separate from smoking.

    Happy vaping!