Vapes Every Vaper Should Know
What are the different types of vapes you can buy? When vaping first became popular a few years ago, companies rushed to release many types of equipment. Consumers were left wondering the differences. These days, if you walk into a smoke or vape shop to inquire about ecigarettes or vapes, you’ll be inundated with a lot of terms that may not make sense to you.
To help understand what are the different types of vapes available; we’ve sorted vape hardware into couple of categories. Although many may argue there are more sub-categories within these – this is just a general overview of what is out there.
Disposable eCigarettes – Disposable ecigarettes are also known as cigalikes, vape pens, and simply ecigarettes. These devices are similar in shape to regular cigarettes and are most commonly found in convenience stores and retailers like Walmart.
Blu (Imperial), Vuse (RJ Reynolds), and Mark Ten (Altria) are among the most popular ecigarettes, and each are manufactured by major tobacco companies. Disposable ecigarettes are prefered by smokers who want the feel of a cigarette in their hands. Many vapers dislike these devices because of the high nicotine content, limited flavor availability, and cost – you’ll spend upwards of $10 for only a few ml of vape juice.
Rebuildable Atomizer – Rebuildable atomizers are also known as RBAs and personal vaporizers. These devices are and are commonly found in vape shops. They are usually used by people who like to have control over how their vape is going to hit. Although not as extensive as an RDA the RBAs are a good choice for someone looking to take their vaping to the next level.
RBA vaporizers have two pieces – a battery and tank. The tank holds ejuice and can hold much more than a standard disposable ecigarette. These tanks are easily refillable and each individual piece can be replaced if it fails. Rebuildable atomizers are prefered by those seeking to make their own ejuice or refill with flavors of their choice. They cost from $20-$200+
Rebuildable Drip Atomizer – Rebuildable drip atomizers are also known as RDAs and advanced personal vaporizers (APV). These devices are highly customizable tank systems that are commonly found in vape shops.
RDA vaporizers require the user to rebuild the coils and replace the wick, which can take some getting used to. They are customizable and often have a variety of features. There are mainly two things people go for when choosing an RDA; good flavor vs big clouds. Instead of a tank, these mods require you to drip ejuice onto them in order to vape. Drip atomizers are prefered by cloud chasers for their ability to adjust and personalize and can cost from $100-$1000.
Closed loop ecigs – These type of vapes are starting to make their way into the market much faster than any others. Closed loop ecigs are non-refillable. And usually they are similar to cigalikes.
A good example of a closed loop ecig is the JUUL by Pax labs. Based in San Francisco this company has innovated the way people interact with the ecigs. Their product the JUUL has a closed loop system that is probably the easiest to use among all other types of vapes. instead of having to refill, build coils, change wicks and so on – All you need to do is vape. The best part is that you get all of this convenience for $50. I believe that the closed loop ecigs will be one of the few types of devices to survive the battle with the FDA.
Which type of vaporizer you choose is up to you, though many people have a variety of hardware to cater to every occasion.
The war on vaping products is still raging and vapers and industry supporters are still doing their best to fight back. A new e-cig study revealed that vaping does not attract non-smokers as previously claimed. Take a look at the results of the study.
E-cig study in EU finds little use by non-smokers
An e-cig study that took a look at the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in the European Union revealed that non-smokers rarely use them and that 67 percent of smokers who do use them either quit or smoked fewer traditional cigarettes. The study was led by researcher Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos of the University of Patras in Greece. The study involved 27,460 EU residents at least 16 years of age. The participants were representatives from all 28 member states. The e-cig study was published in the journal Addiction, which has a focus on the potential harm-reduction elements of e-cigs and vaporizers.
E-cigarette use in the European Union appears to be largely confined to current or former smokers, while current use and nicotine use by people who have never smoked is rare.
The researchers said in their conclusion.
The number of non-smokers who said that they vaped was 2.3 percent of the study participants.The study found that 35.1 percent of current e-cigarette users had stopped smoking regular cigarettes because of the devices, while another 32.2 percent reported smoking less.
Check out more details on Winston-Salem Journal.
The FDA’s Deeming Rule On Vapor Products Must Be Challenged
There’s an increase in the number of lawsuits against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final deeming rule on vapor products. The lawsuits are focusing on various aspects of the regulations such as violations of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Administrative Procedure Act, infringement of freedom of speech under the First Amendment and encroachment of the Fifth Amendment’s due process clause.
A number of associations in support of vaping and vape products have come out in support of the lawsuits. The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) supports the Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition (RSF) who have filed a suit of their own challenging the FDA’s industry-crushing rule. One of the fundamental objections to the deeming rule is that the FDA lacks the authority to regulate vapor products in the absence of therapeutic claims. Many legal experts agree that the Tobacco Control Act was never intended to apply to vapor products.
Read more on this issue on Forbes.
Hello vapers! It’s that time again to analyse what made headlines in the world of vaping.
Study: E-cigarettes As Addictive As Regular Smokes, But Vapers Shouldn’t Be Worried
An recent study has revealed that even though electronic cigarettes eliminate a lot of the health risks associated with traditional tobacco, they are just as addictive as regular cigarettes.
The e-cig study 2015 released by the American Chemical Society’s journal Chemical Research in Toxicology, examined 17 commercially available e-cigs and found nine of them contained the most addictive type of nicotine.
But is the addictiveness of electronic cigarettes a particular cause for concern in the context of reducing harm from tobacco overall?
The whole point of tobacco harm reduction is to give people a substitute for the thing they are addicted to. Opiates are also addictive, which is why we give people methadone instead of heroin. It is not about addiction, it is about health, and nicotine is not damaging to health.
Chris Snowdon, director of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs explains.
Read the rest of the story on The Libertarian Republic.
New Statistics Hint That E-Cigs Could Pave the Way to Quitting for Good
According to the Accelerated Nursing infographic, there are currently 45 million smokers in the United States and there are an estimated 2.5 million vapers. Out of the 2.5 million vapers, 62 percent of them admitted that they’ve stopped smoking regular cigarettes (or cut back) since they started smoking e-cigarettes. Of those, 34.3 percent revealed that they had also managed to stop using e-cigs.
Going by these results, there’s a trend of e-cigarettes having a positive effect on users who make the switch from regular to electronic cigarettes.
See more on Clapway.
Hello fam! As always we bring you a round up of what is making headlines in the vaping world.
As the vaping culture takes hold, many turn from smoking and many critics worry
Vaping has continued to become popular and according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention those who vape see e-cigs as a godsend for people trying to reduce or quit smoking. This trend has however, not pleased everyone. Critics argue that vaping is trading one form of addiction for another and the safer-than-cigarettes claims are convincing teens to adopt a nicotine habit they might not otherwise.
It is a way to get kids addicted to nicotine. I’m concerned about the possibility of renormalizing behavior that we have spent a long time getting away from.
Said Sue Matson, substance abuse prevention coordinator at the Johnson County Mental Health Department.
Read more about this on the Kansas City News
Smokers-rights group loses lawsuit over e-cigarette ban
A smokers-rights group that had moved to court asking that the city of New York overturns a ban on e-cigarettes lost the case after a Manhattan judge extinguished their request. New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, or NYC CLASH, moved to court last year claiming the ban was unconstitutional. However, Supreme Court Justice Frank Nervo said the city ban did not break the rule because the two “components of the law are naturally connected.”
Read more on the story on The New York Post.
Hello world, welcome to another week. Here are the updates from the vaping world.
Cigarette tax hike would hurt poor Ohioans, study says
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has proposed to increase cigarette taxes from $1.25 to $2.25 per pack and increase taxes on cigars and other tobacco processes from 17 percent of wholesale cost to 60 percent. The plan would also introduce an ecigarette tax for the first time. If this proposal is approved this cigarette tax would become the highest in the region. This proposal has been critised with critics saying it would increase smuggling across state lines instead of encouraging smokers to quit.
Read more on Cleveland.com.
Anti-Smoking Group Fuming Over Proposed Tax On E-Cigs
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a 40 percent ecigarette tax on the wholesale price of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes as well as on cigars and smokeless tobacco. However, people are not happy with this bill and have termed the proposal as useless. Bill Godshall, founder and executive director of Smokefree Pennsylvania said the move was wrong and uncalled for.
I think we need to look beyond that and say ‘hey, if something ‘s that much less hazardous than cigarettes, we should support it’ instead of saying ‘unless we know it’s 100 percent we can’t allow people to use it;’ or we should tax the hell out of it and demonize it.
See more on 90.5 WESA.
Hello fam, here are this weeks updates from our vaping world.
E-Cigarettes Poised to Save Medicaid Billions
Electronic cigarettes have garnered significant attention due to their potential to dramatically reduce the damaging health impacts of traditional cigarettes. Medicaid has been spending billions of dollars dealing with smoking related health issues. A recent study revealed that if smokers were to switch to electronic cigarettes, Medicaid would save billions of dollars because the majority of Medicaid recipients are smokers (51% smokers versus 21% non-smokers).
Based on the findings of the study on the impact of cigarette smoking on Medicaid spending, the potential savings of e-cig adoption, and the resulting tobacco smoking cessation and harm reduction, could have been up to $48 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012.
Read more on the report on State Budget Solutions.
CDC released first anti-smoking ad mentioning e-cigarettes; vaping advocate calls it dishonest
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its first anti-smoking ad citing electronic cigarettes on Monday. The that features a real life former smoker, is intended to warn against dual usage of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes. According to CDC, the ad was inspired by a study that showed 75 percent of adults using e-cigarettes also used regular cigarettes. However, e-cigarette advocates called the ad dishonest because it gives the idea that electronic cigarettes cause lung cancer, which is misleading.
Check out more on this on ABC15.