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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Kentucky Health Issues Poll Says Six of 10 Want E-Cigs FDA Regulated
January 25, 2015
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A new poll is out according to WMKY.org and it says that six in 10 adults in the Commonwealth want the FDA to regulate the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes.
The site says that the rise of poison control center calls regarding e-cigarettes pertaining to children is one of the reasons for the call for more regulatory laws.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ Vice President Vince Willmore echoed the poll’s results, stating to the stie that there also needs to be a “crack down on companies’ marketing and flavors, such as ‘gummy bear’ and bubble gum.” He urged for childproof packaging and for adults to keep more watch over their products if children are in the home.
The toxicity and addiction factor of nicotine also weighed into those polled.
For data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers, visit http://aapcc.org.
Ozark Vape and Supply will open its third retail location in March in Springfield, Mo. The success and growth of the Ozark Vape and Supply brand has created an opportunity for owner Keaton Davis and his team to bring a stellar vaping experience to Southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas residents.
Current plans are to place a total of six retail outlets in the area. All stores feature modern decor, a relaxing atmosphere and full flavor bar for sampling. In addition, Ozark Vape and Supply stores will bring the industry a new line of vaping products including innovative new equipment like Atom and OVS.
Owner Keaton Davis said in a release that his mission is to be the most innovative and well-researched vendor in the field of vaping. Davis, working with manufacturers, has designed a new battery that will be coming to the market later this year under the OVS brand.
After trying many different ways to quit smoking himself, Keaton decided that vaping offered a viable alternative to smoking tobacco. His mission began by committing to change his life and the lives of others through vaping. Davis’ mission led to international research trips to Europe and Asia. Davis’ research evolved into a partnership with a long-time established company Yuan-yi, more commonly know as YY E-cig. Working with Yuan-Yi, Davis is crafting a new brand and company poised to bring an international line of innovative vaping products to the market.
Last year 15 states tried to enact bills that would add taxes onto e-cigarettes, according to a recent story on CSPNet.com. North Carolina was the only state to come through in some sense, adding a five cent per milliliter tax on liquid nicotine.
Legislative sessions for 2015 are under way, and 10 states are heavily considering tax legislation on e-cigarettes.
Here is the rundown of the list as reported by CSPNet.com:
Indiana: The Indiana Attorney General has proposed taxing e-cigarettes at the current state tobacco tax rate of 24 percent of the wholesale price.
Nevada: Senate Bill No. 79 provides for the taxation of liquid nicotine at 30 percent of the wholesale price.
New Hampshire: A legislative request has been made for a bill to increase the state’s tobacco tax and dedicate the increase to tobacco prevention and control programs. The bill has not yet been drafted and details on the actual proposed tax increase have not been made available.
New Jersey: Three carryover bills from the 2014 legislative session include Bill No. A 1308 that would tax little cigars at the same rate as cigarettes (13.5 cents per little cigar), Bill Nos. A 1944 and S 1213 that would raise the tobacco products tax rate to 90 percent of the wholesale price and tax moist snuff at $2.25 per ounce, and Bill No. A 2021 that would reduce the cigarette tax by 30 cents per pack.
New Mexico: Bill No. S 65 would impose an excise tax at the rate of four cents per milligram of liquid nicotine solution contained in alternative nicotine products.
New York: Bill No. A 296 would assess a tax on electronic cigarettes and electronic cigarette nicotine cartridges at a tax rate of 75 percent of the wholesale price.
North Dakota: Bill No. H 1133 would change the method of taxation on other tobacco products, not including moist snuff or chewing tobacco, to 28 percent of the wholesale price.
Oregon: Bill Nos. D 1037 and D 2268 expand the definition of tobacco products for purposes of taxation to include electronic cigarettes and nicotine solution. Bill No. D 2565 increases the tax on cigarettes from $1.31 per pack to $2.56 per pack while Bill No. D 317 increases the tax on cigarettes from $1.31 per pack to $3.15 per pack.
Virginia: Bill No. HB 1310 imposes a tax on electronic cigarettes and other vapor products at a rate of 40 cents per millimeter of nicotine liquid solution or other material containing nicotine and authorizes certain cities and certain counties to impose a tax on vapor products.
Wyoming: Bill No. D 316 raises the tax on cigarettes from 60 cents per pack to $1.00 per pack and increases the tax on other tobacco products from 20 percent to 33 percent of the wholesale price.
Vape On the Bay Event Announcement
Our friends to the Northeast, in Green Bay, Wis. in fact, are having a vape event! Vape On the Bay will take place on March 21 frm 2-7 p.m., and show organizers are expecting more than 1,000 attendees. As of the time the Agent received this information, 13 vendors were confirmed.
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Flavour Art Brings ‘Flavours’ to North America
For many years Flavour Art Italy has specialized in premium flavors specifically made for e-liquids for the vaping community. Flavour Art has been a leader in safety, the first to remove Diacetyl and AP from their vaping flavors in 2011 and clearly note where they are still present in our food flavors. Flavour Art has grown across Europe to become the leading e-cigarette e-liquid flavor manufacturer of choice.
Flavour Art has led the industry in the investment in research with professionals like Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos in its Clearstream e-cigarette research projects and continue today to further invest in more new vital evidence based research of vaping as a safer alternative to tobacco.
In 2015 Flavour Art will invest in North America and open in Q1 2015 its first offices and distribution center in North America. Specifically, the company aims to only sell its flavorings to a growing list of e-liquid manufacturers and DIY flavoring vendors wanting to have safe, trusted premium flavorings.
Shaun Casey (aka Niagara Kayaker) has been recruited and hired as the North American president for Flavour Art. Casey brings decades of successful senior business executive experience in chemical manufacturing and distribution working with retailers, along with his passion for vaping and dedication in advocacy to the community.
In addition, a North American Flavour Art website will soon launch, adding ordering, tier one professional marketing programs, support and logistics to clients in the United States and Canada. Flavour Art will continue to lead the market in support of research and advocacy for the industry’s future.
Vaping Industry Forecasted to Reach $3.5 Billion in 2015
January 20, 2015
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Way back in 2013, the vaping industry was forecasted to reach $1.7 billion by the year 2015. In fact, our industry is set to more than double that this year, according to Bonnie Herzog, Wells Fargo Securities’ senior tobacco and beverage analyst.
A story that ran on CNBC.com took a closer look at multiple smokers-turned-vapers stories from the past year. Reasons cited for turning to vaping included weaning oneself off of nicotine, saving money and turning vaping into a hobby.