The Dangers of Trivializing Vaping

The Dangers of Trivializing Vaping

By Lisa Marie Farver of

The United States has a problem with vaping, but the real problem with vaping has nothing to do with public health. It has everything to do with public perception. I recently read a brief piece in Esquire, and it perfectly demonstrated how the media had distorted the culture surrounding e-cigarettes. The proliferation of self-publication and social media has made it easy for writers to find a trending news topic, briefly research it, and churn out a three-paragraph piece that’s almost guaranteed to get some clicks.

Even more valuable for the author is the inevitable shares that come when you title a piece “Bro, the Government Is Coming for Your Vape Pen.” These shares may be valuable for the author and the publication, but they’re detrimental to vaping and to society as a whole because they do what all of …

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FDA Regs on Ecigs

A Deeming Rule 101

You’ve probably read or heard something about recent FDA regulation applicable to the vaping industry — also known as the Deeming Rule. If you’re not aware how you’ll be affected as a vaper, you should know the full story. It starts with an overview of the implications of the FDA’s Deeming Rule.

To be sure, the rule includes some common sense provisions that most people can agree on, e.g., keeping vaping products out of the hands of minors by setting a minimum age for purchase, and registering manufacturing facilities with the FDA.

But what’s also included in the Deeming Rule may surprise you, and will ultimately impact your choices and your lasting enjoyment of the vaping experience.

What the Deeming Rule Does

The Tobacco Control Act (TCA) of 2009 retroactively established February 15, 2007 as the market date after which all “new tobacco products” (quotes added) must be put …

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Sub-Ohm Vaping

The Basics of Sub-Ohm Vaping

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Once you get into vaping more, you realize there are some highly technical things at work that go beyond just pushing a button. It might even seem a little overwhelming at first but the idea of sub-ohm vaping is not as highly technical as it sounds.

Every vape has an atomizer, and every atomizer has an electrical resistance that is measured using the scientific unit, “ohm.” Regular vaporizers usually have an ohm resistance between 1 and 3 ohms, however, vapers that are searching for bigger and better clouds have ventured into the world of sub-ohm vaping.

Sub-ohm vaping refers to atomizers with a lower resistance level, below 1 ohm, between 0.1 and 1 ohms. In layman’s terms, this basically means you are allowing the battery to deliver more power (because there is less resistance) to the coils. What this enables are larger clouds and stronger …

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E-Cig as Cessation Method & Harm Reducers

cigarette and e-cigaretteAnother groundbreaking report coming out of England is confirming, once again, that e-cigarettes are not only safer than cigarettes, but that they can be used as an effective path to smoking cessation. The Royal College of Physicians published a nearly 200-page long report entitled, “Nicotine Without the Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction.” The report includes information that not only confirms e-cigarettes are leaps and bounds safer than combustible tobacco products, but it also debunks several popular e-cigarette myths in the process.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), located in the United Kingdom, investigates everything from e-cigarette harm reduction to regulatory strategies in the industry. Overall they conclude that, “in the interests of public health it is important to promote the use of e-cigarettes, NRT and other non-tobacco nicotine products as widely as possible as a substitute for smoking in the UK.”

Their report also cites another recently released study from …

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Vaping Indoors Does Not Affect Air Quality

A new study is bringing to light the truth about indoor air quality and how it truly is affected by e-cigarette vapor. The recent research is suggesting that e-cigarette vapor after exhaled by the user will completely dissipate in a matter of seconds, finally putting to rest the concerns critics have voiced over the effect of “second-hand vapor,” and vaping indoors.

The recent study was presented at the Workplace & Indoor Aerosols conference held annually in Barcelona, Spain.  The research team consisted of three separate independent research organizations designed to produce fair and honest results.The study had regular vapers use commercially available e-cigarettes in a controlled set of environments to measure the particle concentration that would result in the air surrounding the exhaled vapor. In all controlled environments, even in a non-ventilated room, the scientists observed an almost immediate evaporation of the e-liquid vapor. Within seconds they …

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