Every individual has requirements for what they would call the “perfect vape.” For some it’s all about flavor and it just has to taste good. For others it’s juice heated to a precise wattage in a fresh cartomizer and the resulting plume. For some it’s being able to blow massive clouds on a mechanical mod after toiling over sub ohm coils, repetitiously working with wire and cotton until they get the math right. These are the cloud chasers.
Cloud chasing, as the practice has been coined, is the art of using sub ohm coiled atomizers on mechanical mods. The coils can be single, dual or multi configurations. Some cloud chasers are using ribbon wire and others are configuring their setups with nifty micro-coils. They spend their time talking on message boards and subreddits about their .8 ohm coils, showing pictures of his or her builds, coils aglow resembling the color of the sun, gloating about the lack of hot spots. On YouTube you can find the cloud chasers recording themselves expelling clouds so voluminous that if you watch long enough you’ll eventually think you see an animal form. There is no wispiness in the world of the cloud chaser. I am in awe and I am jealous.
What is utterly remarkable about the cloud chasers is how, in each posting or thread, they explain that safety cannot be overemphasized. There is an inherent risk of having a mod blow up in your face and your body covered in scarring battery acid if you are not careful, do not have your math correct, or are not aware of the amp limit or discharge rate of your battery. If you do not understand Ohm’s Law and how that correlates to the drain of your battery, then cloud chasing is likely not for you. It is dangerous if not done correctly and can cause serious bodily harm or burn your house down.
There are a lot of subcultures that make up the vape community. There are folks perfectly content with their streamlined eGo setups, the juice heads that have every flavor imaginable and the mod collectors that can tell you every spec of each device they own. The cloud chasers are the builders or Pecos Bill of vapor, wrangling their equipment to tame the perfect cloud.
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After the success of its second edition, (6,431 visitors from 57 countries), organizers invite you to join them at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris on Sept. 20 (general public day) and on Sept. 21 and 22 (professional days). More than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries will be distributed over an area of more than 8000m². See exhibitors list, which is updated daily.
Afinia Label to Exhibit at This Weekend’s Vape Blast
August 27, 2015
Are you attending Vape Blast 2015? Stop by Vivid Data’s booth No. 163 at Vape Blast from August 28-30 in San Antonio to see the Afinia Label L801 Color Label Printer in action.
The L801, powered by Memjet technology, features industry-leading cost of ownership and high-impact, full-color output at up to 60 feet per minute.
Celebrities who vape are becoming more prominent in the public eye, as evidenced by this story on The Upcoming.
From Kate Moss to Lindsay Lohan, and whether they were once smokers or not, a number of celebrities have picked up vaping. In addition, many celebs are starting e-liquid lines, including VAPE Magazine interviees Saliva and Kyjuan and Murphy Lee.
Second China Vapor Expo, CECMOL, to be Held in October
August 25, 2015
PRNewswire.com reports that CECMOL is back, this time expected to be even bigger and better than the first. The first China International Vapor Expo attracted more than 300 exhibitors and 100,000 buyers and visitors.
China is the top tobacco consuming country in the world, and the birthplace of the e-cigarette. The second CECMOL will be held Oct. 20-23 at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center.
CECMOL, according to PRNewswire, will bring the top brands and leaders of the global vapor industry together to further develop the market. Many products will be making their international debuts on the 100,000 square-meter floor space. Attendees can look forward to a New Product Release Conference, an Investment Promotion Conference and a Vape Cloud Competition.
Show promoters expect more than 200,000 attendees this year.
Another day, another ban. Snohomish County, Wash.’s Health District is threatening a ban that could put smaller vape shops out of business.
MyNorthwest.com reports that Heather Thomas, spokeswoman for the Snohomish Health District, said that “she’s not saying you can’t vape, rather, you can do so in private.”
Matt Bradley, a Washington small vape business owner and one of the stars of the Deadliest Catch, was profiled in VAPE Magazine this year, and he spoke out regarding the potential ban. He said that a ban like this could put his shop out of business.
ECC had no shortage of cool products, and C4Precision brought its laser engraving services to the show for all to enjoy.
Owner Charlie Colson hooked VAPE Magazine’s Mike Schramel up with this awesome engraving of VAPE’s logo.
For engraving services for your mod, visit http://www.c4precision.com/.
Elixa Health Associates Hosts Clinical Vaping Webinar
August 21, 2015
Ready to know the facts? This online webinar hosted by Elixa Health takes place 1 p.m. (PST) on Sept. 1. Featuring the most important clinical studies done on vapor products, according to a flyer handed out at ECC, this study is giving those who attended ECC a special webinar rate.
Topics include but are not limited to:
electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation
potential carcinogens in e-liquid products
second-hand vape exposure
usage and trends in high school and middle school students, as well as adults
For more information, visit elixahealth.com/clinicalstudies or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up-And-Coming Filmmaker Videos ECC Highlights
August 20, 2015
Aaron Murphree, and up-and-coming filmmaker, attended ECC last week, and he sent Agent VAPE a video he made of show highlights.
Entitled, “ECC 2015 Pomona – The Best One Yet!!,” the two-and-a-half minute film is housed on YouTube.
“I want nothing more in life than to make videos about the things I love,” Murphree said.
Breaking News: E-Cigarette Officially Dedicated in U.K.
August 19, 2015
FIVAPE, France’s Interprofessional Federation of Vape, just sent Agent VAPE this exciting press release:
The Fivape Interprofessional Federation of Vape welcomes the publication today the report on the electronic cigarette of Public Health England(PHE), dependent agency of the UK Department of Health (Department of Health). This publication marks a turning point in the perception of vape in the U.K. and around the world.
“95% less dangerous than smoking ‘
Commissioned by the British Government, the report says, down countless attempts at manipulation, the e-cigarette is 95% less harmful than tobacco. A return to the wholesome and health reality, while many smokers were misled by the idea that vape could be equally or more dangerous than tobacco products.
Absence gateway to smoking
The UK is a pioneer in the fight against smoking: the rate of smokers is 20% in Britain, 34% against and 78 000 deaths in France. This report highlights, evidence and scientific studies to support that the vape is the best way to drastically reduce the number of victims of tobacco. Yes allows the electronic cigarette to quit smoking, it should be encouraged and can not be compared to tobacco products, it is not a gateway to tobacco but the reverse.
In France, the ostrich policy: until when?
Recognizing “one of the greatest public health debates of recent years” and the need for further research, the Public Health England conducted its work according to a methodology faithful to its motto: “Protecting and Improving the nation’s health.” Or the inverse of the guidelines adopted in France to date, where the vape is still considered a threat, despite the accumulation of tobacco deaths. How much time and lives lost before the French government go to the obvious?
The Fivape, especially the report of Public Health England, challenge the government of Manuel Valls, the Ministry of Health and health authorities and all organizations and policies against smoking in our country. While anti-vape measures contained in the Law of Health are in the Senate agenda in September, the French parliamentarians must urgently enter the UK report.
Fivape, Interprofessional Federation of Vape, brings together independent professionals of the e-cigarette and e-liquid in France. Organized in four Secretariats: Manufacturers, Distributors Relations with users, Europe and International, Fivape acts in favor of business and expertise of vaping. The missions of the federation is to unite, represent, form, standardize and defend free vape. The federation and its members sign a declaration of independence from the tobacco multinationals.
Connecticut Congresswomen Propose 18 and Over Bill
Those 18 and over would have to prove their age when trying to buy e-cigarettes, according to a new proposed bill in Connecticut.
CTPost.com reports that Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty want minors to stop using e-cigs. The story says that The Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth Act of 2015 states that “current use of e-cigarettes among high schoolers tripled from 2013 to 2014. Approximately 2 million high school and 450,000 middle school students nationwide use the products.”
Under the bill, verification of age would be required upon order and delivery of products. It would prohibit shipment through mail.