The Juice Judge: Clever Vape, Fluid, FanceeJuice, Avail, Vapor Shark

The Juice Judge

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

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

FanceeJuice’s Cloudarita

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

Poison Center Calls Regarding E-Cigs On the Rise

Infographic courtesy of the CDCWHBL.com, based out of Wisconsin, reports that the Centers for Disease Control claims the number of e-cigarette related calls to poison centers are on the rise. Specifically, those containing nicotine-infused liquids rose from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014. In short, that’s more than 51 percent of the poison center calls.

The CDC says that the demographic of calls varies, but more than half of them involved children under the age of 5.

“The CDC also says the number of young Americans who have tried electronic cigarettes but never used conventional tobacco tripled in 2013 from 2011,” the story reports. This now totals more than 250,000 people.

To read the full story, visit http://whbl.com/news/articles/2014/aug/28/health-groups-applaud-recent-challenges-to-e-cigarette-safety-claims/.

Vape Shop Owner Agrees with City Ban

EGP photo by Nancy Martinez

Vape Unit Owner Andy Han

While one would think most vaping shop owners would be against banning of e-cigarettes of any kind, Andy Han, owner of the Vape Unit in Monterey Park, Cali. agrees with the city’s recent ban, according to egpnews.com. However, he has his reasons.

Han is quoted in the story as saying “You shouldn’t vape where you’re not allowed to smoke.” However, he also said that “he disagrees with perceptions that electronic cigarettes contain the same health risks as traditional cigarettes.”

While Han says that he wants to promote vaping as an alternative to smoking, he does believe that vaping is a lifestyle, not a trend. Ultimately, Han wants to change where vaping takes place, change the vaping perception and make it a more “classy” alternative.

For the full story, visit http://egpnews.com/2014/08/monterey-park-adds-e-cigarettes-to-smoking-ban/.

Vapor Dynasty Expo Storms Phoenix Oct. 24-26

VaporDynasty2014The Phoenix Convention Center is going to be even hotter in late October when the Vapor Dynasty Expo comes to town. Oct. 24-26 will be filled with featured guest speakers, including Michael Guasch of Molecule Labs, Lou Ritter of AEMSA and Joe Barnett of The Vaping Militia. B2B and B2C sessions, a Modder Kombat tournament and a cash grab booth will be on hand for the public. More than 150 exhibitors will fill the expo floor, the first of its kind to come to Phoenix.

Since the expo is so close to Halloween, wear a costume and win a prize! All-day costume party participants will be entered to win juice, mods and more.

For more information, visit http://www.vapordynastyexpo.com/.

Utah Cracks Down on Online E-Cig Marketers, Claims False Advertising

UtahConsumerProtectionThe Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection has filed charges against Vapex LLC, Sinless Vapor LLC and OZN Web LLC  for violating the Sales Practices Act.

According to the entity, the companies made false claims and offered free product trials, “which in reality were not free as the online marketers racked up pricey automatic shipments to credit cards without consumers’ knowledge or their consent.” This consisted of 451 claimed violations.

The three companies face fines of more than $1.1 million.

For the full story, http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343358-79/utah-act-consumer-llc.html.csp.

Can You Name the Next Big Vaping Trend?

Photo by CityLab.comThe vaping industry is moving at lightning speed, and even though there are daily changes, everyone always wants to know what the next trend will be.

Cspnet.com and Tobacco E-News also took a closer look, stating that tanks and liquids were all the rage in 2014. But, what’s the new thing going to be?

Management Science Associates senior vice president Don Burke said during the annual CSP Tobacco Category Review Meeting that noncombustible actual tobacco products will be the “in” thing next year. Vaporizers will be used to heat tobacco, but not make it combust. Naturally, Phillip Morris and other Big Tobacco companies agree.

For the full story, visit http://www.cspnet.com/category-news/tobacco/articles/vape-update-heat-not-burn-tobacco.

VAPE Summit Houston Offers Early Bird Pricing

vapesummit_logo_mediumThe Vape Summit in Houston, Texas will be held Nov. 7 and 8 at The NRG Stadium. This just happens to be where the Houston Texans play!

The last Vape Summit, held in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock Hotel on June 13 and 14, was a success. More than 250 vendors exhibited to an attendance of more than 15,000 people. More than 1,000 of those were confirmed buyers and decision makers. Vendors have acquired numerous accounts, multiple pre-sale orders and valuable networking opportunities with manufacturers, distributors and retailers around the world due to Vegas’ Vape Summit.

In addition, the Las Vegas show served as a platform of information. Advocacy leaders in the vaping community were able to speak. Those speakers were Grey Conley, legal counsel for e-cig regulations; Oliver Kershaw, founder of www.e-cigarette-forum.com and a major proponent in combating Regulations in Europe; Doug, Brent, and Cynthia, President of SFATA; Dimitris, “The Vapingreek,” a reviewer and member of multiple advocacy groups; Phil Busardo, a pioneer in the vaping community; and Roy, of Vapelyfe, a profound enthusiast group.

Want more reach?  We are going to be partnering up with SFATA, which provides access to over 60 percent of the vaping industry’s market share.

For a booth space with the Early Bird Special Price, click here:

Sponsorship opportunities also are available.

Former Smokers Unite in E-Cig Solidarity

spikedLogo2013_for_facebookA recent opinion piece in the British publication www.spiked-online.com touts e-cigarettes as “one of the greatest inventions ever.”

The columnist smoked for 20 years before quitting, and he praises vaping as the result of giving up his smoking habit. He calls the campaign against e-cigs “ludicrous” and a symptom of a ban-happy culture that wants to hop too quickly. His argument goes on to say further that e-cigs do not glamorize smoking, in fact he calls them a “miracle cure.”

After a Twitter inquiry, the columnist received tons of feedback from smokers who have turned to vaping to kick the habit.

For the full story, visit http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/e-cigs-one-of-the-greatest-inventions-ever/15764#.VBiZrYUmXx1.

Wyoming City Teens Receiving E-Cig Citations

sheridan2Ecigadvanced.com has news coming out of Sheridan, Wyo. There is a new city bill in effect that makes possession of e-cigarettes by minors illegal.

This is a win for the industry that largely only wants to promote its products to those 18 and over. However, reasoning behind the citations, according to the article, include e-cigs looking like drug paraphernalia and an effort to curb traditional smoking.

So, this begs the question: Would these same teens be cited for smoking analog cigarettes?

E-Cigs Named As Last-Resort Smoking Cessation Product by AHA, But Still Recognized

american-heart-association_200x200If you’re not first, you’re last in many cases, however being last in this case may be better than nothing at all. The American Heart Association says that vaping is a last-resort method to quit smoking, however the AHA recognizes it as a method, nonetheless.

AssociationsNow.com reports that if nothing else works, the AHA has given its stamp of approval to vaping. While it still feels that vaping includes tobacco, therefore is recommending the FDA treat e-cigs in the same regard, the AHA says vaping is a less harmful means than cigarettes. This could mean a step in the right direction for the vaping world.

For the full story, visit http://associationsnow.com/2014/08/heart-association-cancer-society-see-e-cigarettes-last-resort/.

E-Cigs and Kids—How Do You Play Keep Away?

Photo by vvng.com.According to a recent USAToday.com article, more than 263,000 kids tried e-cigarettes in 2013.

While the industry may be doing its part to sway kids from being tempted to try vaping, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sees things a bit differently. Their newest study says that more than a quarter million adolescents and teens who have never smoked used an electronic cigarette in 2013.

The story goes on to say that “among non-smoking youth who had tried electronic cigarettes, 43.9 percent said they intended to smoke conventional cigarettes within the next year, compared with 21.5 percent of those who had never used e-cigarettes.”