There’s more to brewing and cooking than simply combining ingredients. Whether it’s a cup of tea, a hearty stew, a bottle of wine, or a pot of soup, it takes time for the finished product to be ready. In vaping, that process is known as steeping. Continue reading “Steeping E-juice: Give It Time”
It’s a long time since smokers could smoke in the workplace, and in general that rule has been applied to vaping as well – more by association than because of any research showing second-hand vapor may be hazardous to anyone’s health. Because they do not contain or burn tobacco, vaping cannot technically be considered smoking, which doesn’t mean that it isn’t frequently treated as if it were smoking. Continue reading “Vaping at Work”
Earlier this month, the FDA released its plan for the year ahead in a document entitled Healthy Innovation, Safer Families: FDA’s 2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap (link). It specifically addresses vaping and already has some in the industry running scared.
Let’s look at what it actually says. Continue reading “How the FDA’s 2018 Roadmap May Impact Vaping”
Washington state is perhaps the most vape-hostile place in the nation. In addition to the usual business licenses, vapor retailers and distributors must obtain a special license from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB). Continue reading “Washington State Vaping Tax: A Call to Action”
The FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review the evidence regarding the health impact of vaping, and the committee of experts concluded: “There is conclusive evidence that completely substituting e-cigarettes for combustible tobacco cigarettes reduces users’ exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in combustible tobacco cigarettes.” Continue reading “Report: Vaping Creates a Net Public Health Benefit”
This list is subject to change and is up-to-date as of January 30, 2018. For the latest updates, check the Wikipedia page List of Vaping Bans in the United States (link below), which is much more comprehensive. This article only lists states with vaping bans. Continue reading “States That Restrict Vaping”
A lot of people wonder if the vapor from their e-cigarettes might negatively impact their electronics. Is your computer, iPhone, PlayStation, Xbox, stereo, TV, or Blu-ray player at risk? Regular PCs and powerful gaming systems tend to have a lot of airflow through their cases to keep the hot, powerful CPU and graphics processors from frying the system, so it’s a reasonable question. Continue reading “Is Vaping Bad for Your Electronics?”
Our elected officials don’t just make laws about vaping, some of them do it. This past Monday, Colorado state senator Daniel Kagan was spotted vaping while working as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Continue reading “Colorado Senator Vapes in State Capitol and It’s OK”
Consumer advocates CASAA are standing up to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its anti-vaping ads in the “Tips from Smokers” campaign, which CASAA claims are misleading. CASAA has filed a formal protest with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which determines funding for the CDC. Continue reading “CASAA Stands Up to CDC’s Anti-Vaping Ads”
According to a peer-reviewed clinical trial involving 209 healthy smokers who took up vaping, “regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers.” The study will be published in the February issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, the scientific journal of The International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. Continue reading “2 Year Study of Vaping Finds No Adverse Health Impact”
If you want big vapor clouds, warmer vapor, or more intense flavor, look into sub-Ohm vaping. The name comes from the coils used, which have a resistance of less than 1Ω (the symbol for Ohm). Sub-Ohm coils heat your e-liquid more quickly, creating a warmer vapor with richer flavor and bigger clouds. Continue reading “What Is Sub-Ohm Vaping?”
When your government agency oversees health care for an entire nation, you don’t want to promote anything that might have a negative impact on health, so it is remarkable that Public Health England is officially promoting vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. Continue reading “Public Health England Promotes Vaping”
Okay, time to brush off your memories of high school physics and chemistry – assuming you took those classes. Ohm’s law is something you should understand when buying or building your own coils. Continue reading “Ohm’s Law and Vaping”
Say what? Philip Morris International (PMI), the company that owns the Marlboro brand, says it wants to get out of the cigarette business, and it took out ads (above) in major British newspapers to make the announcement. PMI sees a safer future in vaping and using “heated tobacco products”. Continue reading “Philip Morris Wants to Give Up Cigarettes”
I don’t understand how it happened, but governments around the world are lumping vaping together with smoking so they can tax it. In most instances they officially label e-cigarettes as tobacco products, even though there is no tobacco in them. Sounds like a sleight of hand magic trick, but people tend to assume that government has a good reason for what it does. Continue reading “Should Vaping Be Taxed Like Cigarettes?”
Tobacco was introduced to western Europe by Spaniards somewhere around 1528, but the peoples indigenous to the Americas had been using tobacco for thousands of years before that. They used tobacco both socially and ceremonially, and it was widely used in trade. Continue reading “A Brief History of Smoking and Vaping”
- Prolonged exposure to high levels of heated diacetyl in microwave popcorn factories has been linked to the irreversible lung damage known as “popcorn lung”.
- Diacetyl has been found to be present in some vaping liquids, at levels ranging from unmeasurable to as high of 239 µg (micrograms) per e-cigarette, with almost all measuring below 30 µg.
- There is no known link between e-cigarettes and popcorn lung.
In recent years the vaping industry has begun using nicotine salts instead of “freebase” nicotine in some of its products. What is the difference? Continue reading “What Are Nicotine Salts?”
Nicotine is a naturally occurring, somewhat addictive stimulant found in tobacco leaves, among other sources. An average cigarette provides smokers with 2 mg of nicotine. In high doses, it can be toxic, and it is commonly added to e-cigarettes, although its inclusion is optional. The question remains: Is nicotine itself a danger to consumers? Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Nicotine”