Big Tobacco Feeling the Steam of E-Cigs, We Are Vaping to Complete Filming

We Are Vapers to complete filming by end of April 2013

Tshirt2We Are Vapers: An Exploration into the World of Harm Reduction is a documentary chronicling the stories of e-cigarette users that have switched from tobacco use and its effect on their lives.

The film will cover the history of E-Cigarettes, personal stories, the concept of harm reduction, personalities and health implications. Filming is expecting to end in April 2013. You can expect to see the film at various film festival in the near future.

For more information, check out the We Are Vapers website.

Big Tobacco Feeling the Steam of E-Cigs

65343-down-graph[1] – Big Tobacco is seeing a dent in their sales numbers and are expecting that electronic cigarettes are the reason. Analog cigarettes saw more than $80 billion is sales for 2013 but have noticed the recent interest by consumers of electronic cigarettes and are taking action. Lorillard captured Blu, an e-cig manufacturer with around 25 percent of the market share while Reynolds American has been testing Vuse, another e-cig. Electronic cigarettes are expected to have sales close to $1 billion by the end of 2013.

Indiana Votes on E-Cig Use by Minors

sic-indiana[1] – The Indiana House decided in late January that electronic cigarettes should be treated the same as analog cigarettes and users younger than 18 should be prohibited from buying or possessing them. Lawmakers voted 96-0 to send the Senate House Bill 1225 making it a Class C infraction. It is an offense for a minor to have or use an electronic cigarette, e-liquid, or electronic cigarette accessories and is punishable by a $500 fine.

My Vapor Record 1.2

mvr_mac[1] – Joyetech released MVR 1.2, a software update for Windows and Mac.  Joyetech’s My Vapor Record is used to update the firmware and view the usage of the eVic variable wattage electronic cigarette. The update offers the ability to gather more usage information from the eVic. Also included in this software update is a firmware update for the eVic, which allows the user to customize this or her home screen by adding the ability to view the puff counter, time, voltage/wattage or ohm resistance on the screen.

eCigs HQ Publishes New Report: “The FDA’s War on E-cigarettes”

the-fdas-war-on-e-cigarettes[1]As an ever-increasing number of studies conclude that e-cigarettes are no more dangerous than their FDA-approved, big-pharma product counterparts, physicians are beginning to recognize that electronic cigarettes represent our best hope against the scourge of tobacco-related disease. Despite all this, the FDA has failed to alter its outdated and misguided stance against electronic smoking products, further jeopardizing the lives of millions of US smokers.

eCigs HQ ( , a user-centric website featuring e-cigarette reviews, industry news, coupon codes, special offers and exclusive discounts, has published a new report on the FDA’s ongoing war on e-cigarettes.

The report reviews the most recent scientific findings related to the health effects of electronic cigarettes; the relative safety of these products when compared to tobacco cigarettes; their efficacy as a nicotine replacement therapy; their role in tobacco harm reduction efforts; as well as the differences between e-cigarettes and their tobacco counterparts.

“FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapies, such as the patch, inhalers and nicotine gum, have proven largely ineffective, as they fail to address the psychological and tactile aspects of the smoking habit,” said eCigs HQ editor, Laura Conzo Brady. “Electronic smoking products offer a far more convincing ‘smoking’ experience, making them our best hope against the myriad of the often-lethal diseases associated with tobacco use.”

The report goes on to question why the FDA has failed to embrace the technology as a way to save the lives of millions of addicted US smokers, while it continues to plead ignorance—relying on the same “we just don’t know enough about them” excuse.

It has been more than three years since the FDA’s produced a single study of two electronic cigarette brands. Limited in scope, the study raised as many questions as it answered. The nascent electronic smoking industry has changed much during the ensuing three years. As the lives of millions of Americans hang in the balance, the report concludes that it is time for the FDA took a long, hard second look at e-cigarettes.

To read the complete report, “The FDA’a War on E-cigarettes,” visit: Photo courtesy

US Consumers Warned Off E-Cigarettes, Steered Toward Pharma Products

ecigs-large[1]—The US Department of Health and Human Services has launched a website aimed at offering the ‘best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies.’ is said to provide information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit.

‘The site’s social media dashboard, “Say it—Share it,” provides real-time updates from HHS’ tobacco-related social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Infographics, podcasts, and Tumblr,’ the website’s announcement said.

One section of the website seems aimed at discouraging people from using e-cigarettes and promoting the use of nicotine gum, nicotine skin patches, nicotine lozenges, nicotine oral inhaled products, nicotine nasal spray, Zyban and Chantix.

New Best Electronic Cigarette Review Website Offers Electronic Cigarette CouponsgI_101485_rjrossecigreviews

PRWEB—There is a brand new best electronic cigarette review website that is offering readers electronic cigarette coupons to accompany their reviews. The website is RJ Ross Best Electronic Cigarette Review. RJ Ross is a former Connecticut computer parts salesman who decided he was bored of the computer parts biz and became an electronic cigarette reviewer instead. His most famous review is his V2 Cigs review, which he calls the best electronic cigarette in the industry. Readers will be able find reviews and deals out there for brands like V2 Cigs, Smokeless Image and SmokeStik. Visit his website at:

Smokers Utopia E-Cigarette Reviews Features Green Smoke Electronic Cigarettes

greenPRNewswire—The most brutal electronic cigarette review website in the industry is now featuring Green Smoke so that smokers can take a full disclosure look into the company, its products and the pros and cons that go along with choosing this company as your e-cigarette supplier.

Green smoke has been around since the beginning of the smokeless cigarette movement in the U.S. and has been a major player since the start and continues to reign in the top in sales volume of online sales.

Although the company has a great history there are still facts and practices that consumers need to be aware of before investing their hard earned money into their products and company.

“We just believe that people should have all of the information available before spending their money,” states Teresa Peach of Smokers Utopia. “We completed the Green Smoke Review so that smokers know what they are getting into before they make the switch, without sugar coated sales jargon that is the norm with most e-cig reviews sites.”

Unlike other review sites in the industry, Smokers Utopia is known for pointing out shortfalls of smokeless cigarette companies that could change minds on their buying decision with brutal facts that no others dare point out.

Smokers Utopia covers the top brands like their South Beach Smoke review, news and openly explains how they review products so that customers can make an informed decision.

For more information, visit

E-cigarettes now commonplace – You've seen them, and you've seen a couple of different versions of them. There's the electronic cigarette that looks like an actual cigarette, complete with a battery-powered orange glow coming from the end of it. Then there's the giant nicotine vaporizer that looks like it's actually a duck call, even more so when people wear them on lanyards around their necks.

"Those are modified electronic cigarettes," said Thomas Kiklas, director of the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA). "They have a bigger tank in them and hold a little more power. And they generate a little bit more vapor. But the average user uses the smaller one."

Whichever one people choose, there are all manner of choices for them when they use them, a process sometimes referred to as "vaping." There are flavors that people can use when they reload their units -- from run-of-the-mill things like menthol and regular old tobacco to Cuban cigar and more baffling choices like banana cream pie, peanut butter, and blueberry -- and it seems that as e-cigarettes grow in popularity, the more options are coming open to the consumer -- and prices are dropping, too.

That's not to say that there are no controversies surrounding e-cigarettes and their larger, more powerful counterparts.


Belgium Legalizing E-Cigarettes

urlBelgium has had some pretty strict laws when it comes to vaping, but King Filip has signed a royal decree that will legalize electronic cigarettes in the country. reports that e-cigarettes “inhabited a gray zone of Belgian legislation.” Belgium’s Health Council said that e-cigarettes “can form part of the government’s drive to discourage tobacco as e-cigarettes may contain nicotine, but no tar,” said.

So far no additional taxes will be levied, despite some of the governing bodies wanting this to happen. E-cigarettes must comply with the same warnings and advertising that tobacco cigarettes have, and online sales are banned. You must be 16 to purchase vaping products in Belgium.

For the full story, visit


Tobacco Control Expert Shares Why E-Cigs Are ‘Breakthrough’ in Public Health

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 11.24.22 AMTobacco control expert David Sweanor recently spoke with RegWatch about why he thinks e-cigarettes “could be one of the biggest breakthroughs ever in public health. reports that Sweanor has spent the last 30 years on the front lines in the battle against smoking, and the site asked him why so many of his anti-smoking colleagues disagree with his public health stance.

To watch the video, click here.

Essex E-Liquid Founder Talks ‘Premium’ E-Liquid, Being in Business Since 2012 and Upcoming Regulations

February 11, 2016



By Alyssa Stahr
Photos courtesy of Essex E-Liquid

The vaping industry may not be in its infancy, but it’s still young. It’s for that reason Essex E Liquid’s 2012 origins make it seem like a veteran company in the industry. In 2011, CEO Dennis Weddle was a bachelor living paycheck to paycheck, working for a sign company. He was in a motorcycle club and was staying at a friend’s house when a woman gave him the movie The Secret. He said that, as corny as it sounds, he watched the movie. He thought it was BS, but he watched it again.

“This lady was nice enough to give it to me, and I needed to watch it with an open mind,” Weddle said. “I watched it again, and what happened was, my boss couldn’t pay me, and it was right before Christmas. I did one of these little visualization things, and it kind of worked.”

Weddle ended up with the money he was visualizing right before Christmas, but he thought it was just a coincidence. He tried visualizing again, and it worked. Hoping for the trifecta, he tried to visualize what he really wanted.

“I needed to quit going just for money and going for what I really wanted. I always wanted to get paid to draw and own my own company, so I started visualizing owning a sign company,” he said.

And then, he got laid off.

That didn’t deter Weddle, and about eight years ago, after some coaxing, he started his first business. He hired a salesman, with whom he traded work at a pizzeria. He did the signs for the pizzeria, and the salesman introduced him to vaping.

“This was back with the little cartomizers and the end of the cigarette lit up; it was a long time ago,” said Weddle, who had been smoking for around 30 years, since he was 14. “I could never get enough vapor to get off cigarettes; I just couldn’t do it. I spent hundreds of dollars.”

But in 2011, Weddle knew that there had to be a better way. He started making his own e -liquid, and in 2012, one of his good friends started Vape Zombies, based in Olympia, Wash. Weddle struggled with the sign company during the “mini -depression,” and money was tight. The Vape Zombies launch prompted him to start researching vaping as a business. He was buying e liquids from other companies, and he realized that he could do better, and soon opened his first vape shop—the first one in his town in Washington State. He came up with several initial lines, along with His first “home run hit” was a flavor called Ahola, which was his version of fruit punch.

“Of course, when you have your own vape shop, you have a testing ground to see what people like and buy,” Weddle said. “I was with my kid at Taco Bell, and he goes, ‘Dad, they have this drink called Blueberry Mountain Dew,’ and I said, ‘Let me taste this.’ And, oh, my God, I was going to make this into a flavor. That was my second home run hit; we called it Blue Dew.”

The next step in Weddle’s career happened when someone walked into his shop with a well known e- liquid brand in hand. Weddle tried it, and he thought, “This is good, but, no offense to anybody, mine was just as good as theirs was.” But, he was struck by the packaging and the branding. The lightbulb went off, and he realized that the real deal for him was to have an e-liquid company and sell wholesale.

It took Weddle a year to decide on the first six flavors for Essex.

“I drove my guys crazy,” he said. “It’s the funniest thing, because the simplest flavor out of all of them was called Girl’s Best Friend. It was just a coconut banana; I tried 37 different combinations, and once I got it, I tweaked the final five times.”

At the time, everything in the industry was racy, so Weddle based his packaging on a stripper girl with a silhouette. He moved on to hiring a CEO—someone he was working with in the sign industry. After a one -year deal was made, things really started to take off at Essex.

“With his knowledge on retail and wholesale, that really excelled my company. Once he came on board, we really started to get big. Through that we went through some pretty big changes,” Weddle said.

The changes included toning down the sexual content of his e -liquid marketing. Dealing with European markets, he had to get up to speed with warning labels. He took a look at the entire vaping industry, which was, and still is, under a lot of scrutiny, and he didn’t want anything negative. Even though some customers were used to, and even liked, the sexy names of the first line, Weddle decided to make some changes.

“We are so passionate about the industry, and we didn’t want to be negative in any way to the industry as a whole. When I had the vape shop, my average age client was, like, 40. I had 60 year- old customers who were quitting smoking and starting vaping. We really took a hard look; it was a big change for us—basically, just to be proactive with the industry,” he said. Weddle has seen some major changes in the industry since 2012. The one thing that stood out was that, back then, his No. 1 nicotine level seller was 24.

“I would not go over that. We had people wanting 36, and I held at 24 because I thought that was plenty enough,” Weddle said. “We sold more 24 than probably zero. We didn’t even have three back then—that was unheard of. When I was making e-liquid in the early days I was using a lot of nicotine.”

Times have changed, and now the No. 1 seller is 3 mg. The other change, according to Weddle, is that the industry is “inundated with juice makers.”

“When we first started, just the fact that we had a really premium, thought -out, complex e-liquid was huge. Now, you have so many of them to where there’s a real competition; there’s a lot more standup e -liquid manufacturers today,” he said.

The final big change, according to Weddle, has been with labs. His first lab was built in the back of the vape shop. It wasn’t really a “lab,” Weddle said. “It looked kind of like a lab, but it was out in the open. We made it real easy to clean everything.” Weddle said that he keeps saying “we” because of all of the people who have helped him along the way, including his employees, are like family to him. With a motto of “Live to Vape,” Essex’s new off -site lab was built by Custom Builders Innovations, and it includes a storage facility on the outside of the lab. There’s never an open container outside of the lab, and it includes an epoxy floor, fiberglass sheeting walls, a filtration system, and stainless steel shelves and tables. On a large bottling day, the facility will produce about 1,000 to 2,000 bottles.

Now, almost four years later, Essex’s most popular e- liquid is one of the original six flavors, called Pink Lips—a combination of passion fruit, strawberry and kiwi. Weddle calls Pink Lips the first home -run hit. As far as the Tasty Tunes line goes, a flavor called Rock, a decadent white chocolate, strawberry and cheesecake flavor, is also very popular. The first Essex flavors had no creams or butters, because Weddle was “afraid” of diacetyl in the beginning, so he avoided those flavors altogether. But, Weddle said that his company “did just fine.” Now, he has flavors that are cheesecakes, custards and creams. Then, the company came up with a single shot of e- liquid.


Spaces Remain for Vapor Expo 2016

unnamedOrganizers invite you, if you haven’t already, to exhibit at The Vaper Expo UK. With more than 120 exhibitors and near 200 brands being represented so far, this year’s event is set to be a huge success and is currently three times bigger than The Vaper Expo UK 2015.

Spaces are selling fast and the majority of the larger spaces have already been taken. Organizers have, however, been given additional expansion floor space into the adjoining hall by the venue to comfortably accommodate anyone’s requirements or requests.

Current floor plan showing available spaces can be found at

More Exhibition Participants Announced for Vape Expo Poland

More companies have joined Vape Expo Poland and Vapouriz as a Diamond Sponsor.

Located in the UK, Vapouriz is one of the leading retailers of vape kits, e-liquid and vaping accessories in Europe.

As one of the leading vape brands, Vapouriz offers a range of innovative and high quality vaping devices and a range of high quality premium e-liquids and high VG liquids suitable for sub-Ohm vaping.

Titanide was born in 2011 to reconcile efficiency and elegance in high-end hardware.
The company’s mods and accessories are entirely designed and manufactured in France.
The choice of noble materials like titanium and gold allows for a unique vaping experience.
The quality of manufacturing by French craftsmen allows Titanide to provide a lifetime warranty on mechanical mods.


DeOro Liquid is a company that strives for excellence by producing entirely in Italy. Although nicotine is used, exclusively, of origin and European production.

In addition to strict control by the authorities in charge and by the constraints of the law, the DeOro supports more productive internal procedures to ensure the quality of its products micro filtering.

To apply to be an exhibitor, CLICK HERE.


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