The Juice Judge: Clever Vape, Fluid, FanceeJuice, Avail, Vapor Shark
August 30th, 2013
The Juice Judge: Clever Vape, Fluid, FanceeJuice, Avail, Vapor Shark
August 30, 2013
Juices are rated on a scale of 1-5 based on flavor, vapor production and throat-hit.
Clever Vape’s Brooklyn Pop
Clever Vape’s Brooklyn Pop, presented in a glass eye dropper bottle with an eye-catching label, won me over before I even tasted the juice. I am a sucker for unique labeling and packaging and Clever Juice has provided a strong case in this area. Brooklyn Pop, true to its description, is a refreshing cola juice with a subtle black cherry tone. It tastes fresh and light and may become a staple in my juice rotation.Vapor clouds were gorgeous and satisfying on this 50/50 mix while throat hit was above average. You can grab a 30ml bottle for $14.99 or flavor boost it for an additional $4 at clevervape.com.
VAPE VERDICT = 4.6
Flavor=5, Vapor=5, Throat Hit=4
Fluid’s Tangsicle is a tasty orange dreamsicle juice that is more reminiscent of Hi-C than Tang with a cream accent on the backend, most noticeably on the exhale.If you like orange this juice is pretty tasty. Some folks at the table found the orange a little overpowering while others found it spot on in terms of its name and description. Our tester bottle was a 50/50 mix of PG/VG and vapor clouds were large and chewy. Throat hit was average. A 30ml bottle costs $15.99 and vapers can select PG/VG mix or add menthol at no additional cost at fluidvaper.com.
VAPE VERDICT = 4.0
Flavor=4, Vapor=5, Throat Hit=3
It took a little bit of vaping and some at the table never got it, but this juice does taste exactly like a lime margarita. The flavor is there, but at first it was a little faint. Toward the end we could nearly taste the salt on the end of the drip tip. This was an overall very tasty juice and receives high marks in the flavor category. Vapor production was stellar with voluminous clouds pouring from a fresh cartomizer. The only area it was average in was throat hit. On their website vaper scan select cloudiness, (PG/VG mix) and they also offer a margarita box where you can get a big juice of Cloudarita and blueberry, lime, watermelon, strawberry and mango mixers to mix a perfect margarita in the atomizer.FanceeJuicetouts their juice as premium e-liquid, and it costs $20.99 for a 30ml bottle. fanceejuice.com.
VAPE VERDICT = 4.3
Flavor=5, Vapor=5, Throat Hit=3
Avail’s Piña Colada
If you like Piña Colada and getting caught in the rain … I can’t recommend getting it from Avail. This juice tastes like it’s large batch created, rebranded and resold. In a word, it’s gross. It only tasted marginally like coconut to one person at the table while others mentioned that it was unvapeable. Vapor production is average and we cannot say why as the bottle did not represent the mix of PG and VG. Throat hit was nonexistent. Their site currently is in launch status and has no pricing information.But, you can view their other juices, which are hopefully better, at availvapor.com
VAPE VERDICT = 1.6
Flavor=1, Vapor=3, Throat Hit=1
Vapor Shark’s Ice Tart
Vapor Shark’s Ice Tart is a mentholated Pixie Stix juice. The jury is out on this one as the menthol is not very fresh or crisp and fades very quickly while the Pixie Stix flavor is very muted. Vapor production is average and the bottle did not represent the mix of PG and VG. Throathit was average for a mentholated juice. While vapers can choose the level of nicotine on the site it does not appear you can select the mix of PG/VG. A 30ml bottle is approximately $14.99 and is sold at vaporshark.com.
VAPE VERDICT = 3.0
Flavor=3, Vapor=3, Throat Hit=3
Major Review Shows E-Cigs Likely Less Harmful Than Cigarettes
July 31, 2014
(dailyRx News) Electronic cigarettes are a newer nicotine product, and the medical community is working to understand their effect on users’ health.
In a review of existing research, a British team found that e-cigs were a good option for people trying to quit smoking and that secondhand smoke from them was less harmful than from regular cigarettes.
The authors noted that no long-term research into the effects of e-cig use over time had been conducted.
The review was written by Peter Hajek, PhD, director of the Tobacco Dependence Research Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventative Medicine in the UK, and colleagues.
The authors used available research to study the potential effects of electronic cigarette use.
So-called e-cigs were invented in 2003 in Hong Kong and, since 2009, have grown in popularity. The devices work by using a heating element to vaporize a nicotine solution that is often flavored.
Part of the appeal is that the nicotine level can be gradually reduced to help users stop smoking. Nicotine is the addictive chemical in tobacco.
Dr. Hajek and his team used nine research databases to review 286 records on e-cigs, including 99 scientific papers, opinion pieces and other documents.
E-cig use in the United States grew from 0.6 percent of the total population in 2009 to 6.2 percent in 2011, according to the review. In the UK, use went from 2.7 percent of the population in 2010 to 11 percent in 2013.
The reviewers found that 12 to 14 percent of smokers who tried an e-cig became daily users. That low number suggested that e-cigs “in their current form are less satisfactory than cigarettes to most users,” the study authors noted.
The reviewers compared the vapor an e-cig user exhaled with secondhand cigarette smoke. They found that, with an e-cig, “pollutant levels are much lower than from cigarettes and are likely to pose a much lower risk (if any) compared to cigarettes.”
They found that, because e-cigs are a newer product, there hasn’t been a long-term study of effects on the user over time.
The reviewers found that an e-cig delivered 4 to 5 nanograms per milliliter of nicotine, similar to using a nicotine replacement like gum or the patch.
A regular cigarette delivered 10 to 20 nanograms per milliliter of nicotine. The authors noted that more experienced e-cig users got more nicotine during use.
As for using an e-cig to quit smoking, the reviewers found that, generally, e-cigs worked better than gum or the patch in quitting smoking.
The authors cited one paper that found 46 percent of participants using nicotine replacement together with an e-cig successfully quit smoking.
“The evidence we currently have is clear: e-cigarettes should be allowed to compete against conventional cigarettes in the marketplace, ” Dr. Hajek said in a prepared statement. “Health care professionals may advise smokers who are unwilling to cease nicotine use to switch to e-cigarettes. Smokers who have not managed to stop with current treatments may also benefit from switching to e-cigarettes.”
The review was published July 30 in the peer-reviewed journal Addiction.
The authors received funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Center for Tobacco Products, National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Cancer Institute.
One author reported travel funding from an e-liquid manufacturer, and another author reported taking part in a study in which the manufacturer provided e-cigs at no cost. Read more here.
Europe’s Biggest Vaping Festival, UK Vapefest, Saturday August 2nd 2014
Paris VAPEXPO will host over 120 exhibitors from 12 countries. The event will include innovations, products launches, conferences, guests, and more. Don’t miss out one of the biggest international e-cig event. Plus it’s a great excuse to visit Paris!
New federal rules around electronic cigarettes that ban sales to minors and require disclosure of ingredients are practical and necessary for the increasingly popular smokeless devices.
But local laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in every place where smoking is prohibited, such as restaurants, bars or within 20 feet of entrances, are a premature overreaction.
Recently, Lakewood and Fort Collins applied their public smoking restrictions to e-cigarettes. Golden, Louisville, Commerce City and Durango are planning on doing the same.
There is no dispute around the harmful effects of smoking tobacco or the problems associated with secondhand smoke.
Battery-powered e-cigarettes that turn liquid nicotine into vapor emit no smoke. Research has yet to conclude secondhand inhalation from vape equipment has ill effects that should be the basis of public vaping bans.
A German study that looked at whether e-cigarettes cause “passive vaping” found virtually no quantifiable levels of the 20 volatile organic compounds present in cigarette smoke.
The German Cancer Research Center, however, did detect the minute presence of metals and carcinogenic chemicals in the vapors. So further study is warranted
Part of the problem for e-cigarettes is that the user may appear to be smoking, which is why cities are enacting regulations similar to tobacco.
Colorado already bans e-cig sales to anyone 18 or younger. And the federal government would be wise to ban marketing to teens, including flavors and colorful packaging aimed at youngsters.
Private businesses should be allowed to prohibit vaping and the practice should be banned from government facilities. The U.S. Department of Transportation banned vaping in 2011. Amtrak also has prohibited it.
But bars, restaurants, bingo halls, concert venues and bowling alleys should be allowed, for the time being, to permit the practice if they want, unless further research proves the activity dangerous to the non-vaping public.
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eCig Global Series, Las Vegas, September 24-25
July 24, 2014
Hot off the back of the sell out London and France editions, the eCig Global Series is now crossing the ocean and arrives to Vegas this September 24th & 25th!
The eCig Vegas: Industry Conference brings together retailers and influential policymakers to discuss the impacts of the proposed regulations, and also take a in-depth look at the core functions of the e-cig retail business including M&A, IP, product marketing and supply chain management.
Three days brimming with exclusive case studies, workshops, interactive sessions, debates and more will deliver the vision, strategy and contacts to drive the electronic cigarette community to a higher level in 2015!
The Vape Summit will take place in Houston, Texas at the NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium) on November 7 & 8, 2014.
The Vape Summit, Las Vegas at The Hard Rock Hotel on June 13 & 14, 2014 was a huge success. They had over 210 vendors exhibited to an attendance of over 10,000 people, over 1,000 of which were confirmed industry personnel. Vendors have clamored-acquiring numerous accounts, multiple pre-sale orders, and valuable networking opportunities around the world.