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How to spot a fake e-cigarette
When any product becomes popular or something new disrupts an established market, fakes and counterfeiters are quick to swoop in. Unscrupulous people steal ideas, copy products, slap fake labels on, and try to make a quick buck. Unfortunately, this type of behaviour is rife in the e-cigarette industry. According to this Vaping Daily article, while some of the best e-cigarettes in the world are manufactured out of Shenzhen, China, in that one tiny industrial area there are 600 e-cigarette factories. The vast majority of these are thought to be fake or counterfeit operations. These fakes a..
Rediscovering taste and smell after you quit smoking
One of the best things about quitting smoking is being able to taste food properly again. I love to eat, and I had no idea when I used to smoke just what I was missing out on, until I quit. Inhaling smoke from cigarettes exposes your nasal passage and taste buds to a range of harmful chemicals. These chemicals dull your taste buds – building up over time to further inhibit your taste abilities. Because smell and taste are linked in your mind when eating, the effects of smoking on your sense of smell also contribute to a dulled sense of taste. Because this happens slowly, it’s not somethi..
What to do if you fall off the quit smoking wagon?
You’ve been taking all the steps, reading the books, using the substitutes, and you’re feeling pretty damn good about your efforts to give up smoking. That is, until you head out to a party and your friends are all lighting up. The temptation is too much, and you end up having a smoke. One can’t hurt, right? Only one turns into two, and two turns into half a packet, and now you’re shaking and you feel awful and wondering if you’ve just undone all your good work. Don’t beat yourself up. Cigarettes are one of the most addictive things in the world. It’s incredibly hard and takes a lot of w..
Why choose mouth-to-lung vaping?
There are two main methods for vaping: mouth-to-lung or direct-to-lung. We’ve already discussed the differences in a previous article. Today, we’re going to take a look at mouth-to-lung vaping and why many vapers still love it. Mouth-to-lung vaping was the primary method for vaping, before the proliferation of sub-ohm tours. During mouth-to-lung vaping, you inhale the vapor into your mouth, enjoying the flavour of your chosen e-juice on your tongue, before drawing the vapor into your lungs. With mouth-to-lung vaping, you get that mean throat hit that you’ll be familiar with from smoking..
More US teens are vaping than smoking, according to recent study
A recent study across the US has found that more teenagers are trying vaping than cigarettes. While this is great news for those of us who are passionate about keeping kids and teens away from the addictive and damaging qualities of cigarettes, the media in the US is – of course – painting this as a huge concern. The new nationally representative Monitoring the Future study showed that 35.8% of students in their final year of high school had tried vaping, versus 26.6% who had ever smoked a cigarette. This has surprised researchers and demonstrated how mainstream vaping has become. The M..
Is your vape making popping or crackling sounds? This could be why
We get lots of troubleshootings questions from vapers, and a common one from beginners is that their vape is making a popping sound. Many people are worried this means their vape pen is somehow broken or malfunctioning. I can understand why that would be a worry! But you can relax, because most of the time, this sound is nothing to worry about. However, by paying attention to the tics and changes in your vape, you can catch issues before they become a big deal. So here are some reasons why your e-cigarette is making popping or crackling noises, and what to do about them. A totally normal..
A short history of vaping
Although vaping in the modern sense has really only been around since 2002, vaping actually has a very ancient history. The Ancient Egyptians used hot stones to vape concoctions of herbs in order to cleanse the mind, cure disease and induce a religious state. People in the Middle East and India have vaped shisha for thousands of years, and there are many parallels in traditional medicine across the world. Understanding these ancient techniques inspired modern thinkers to consider the idea of vaping instead of smoking. The first e-cigarette was actually conceived back in 1927, by a man na..
Tips to help you quit smoking
Congratulations on deciding to quit smoking! You’ve taken the first step in a long process that will hopefully see you on a healthier, happier path. We’ve written extensively on our blog about the research around the best ways to quit smoking, but read all the material yourself and make up your mind. We’re not doctors, so we can’t tell you what techniques are best for you, but what we can do is give you a few simple tips that will help you to resist the pull of taking another puff. 1. Get rid of your smokes It may sound simple, but too many people try to quit smoking while they still ha..
What is a dry hit, and how can you avoid it?
Ever get a gross, burnt taste in your mouth when you vape? That’s called a Dry Hit, and we vapers hate them. One dry hit can ruin a vape you were looking forward to all day. For beginners, it’s a bit confusing trying to understand what causes a dry hit, and how to be avoid it. Some of you don’t even know if you’re experiencing this problem. Trust me, if you get a dry hit, you’ll know about it! Your eyes will be watering and your throat thickens up. It’s no fun. What’s more, dry hits are also bad for you. This is because two things are going wrong when you experience a dry hit: The c..
Got a burnt taste when you vape? Here’s how to solve it
You’re hanging out for a vape, so you raise your pen to your lips and …. ewwww. A horrible burnt taste reaches your taste buds. No thank you. That gross taste is a burnt coil, and when it happens, you’ll definitely know it. If you’re getting these burnt coils too often for comfort, then we’ve got some tips to help minimise it. What causes burnt coils, and how to solve it? Bad coil: Sometimes you buy a brand new coil, and it’s just a dud. You can’t do much to fix this except throw the coil out and get a new one. You might be able to return it to the manufacturer and get a new one, but ..
5 Ideal Christmas Gifts for the Vaper in Your Life
Christmas is just around the corner. If you have a vaper in your life, we’ve got the perfect Christmas gift for them! Check these out: For newbie vapers: Fizzberry e-juiceFizzberry is one of our most popular e-juice flavours. Get a hit of fizzy, sherbetty, raspberry happiness. Remember, our vape juices are some of the best in New Zealand, and we’re the ONLY manufacturer in Australasia with a Grade 5 ISO accreditation. Each bottle of e-juice is equivalent to 10-15 packets of cigarettes, so you could be helping a friend or family member lower their dependence on cigarettes in the New Year. ..
Tips for cleaning your vape pen
If you want to get a consistently delicious flavour, then you need to maintain and clean your vape pen. After each vape, e-juice builds up in the tank or chamber. Over time this juice can burn and give off a gross flavour and it can also cause issues with your pen that might make it malfunction. The best way to avoid this happening is to keep your pen clean. Here’s how we recommend cleaning your vape pen: Step one: If your vape pen can be disassembled, do this. (Some pens use an integrated tank that can’t be removed.) Unscrew the tank from the battery, and remove the coil.Step two: Wipe ..
Vaping while travelling: how to bring your vape with you wherever you go.
Travelling is one of the great joys in life. Being able to take off to explore ancient ruins, navigate bustling cities, meander through unique natural landscapes and have crazy adventures help us all to learn more about the world around us. While you’re travelling, you may want to vape. This means you’ll need to carry your vape gear with you, but it brings up all sorts of questions about what gear to bring, what’s allowed on the airplane and in your destination, and the best ways to store your gear. Luckily, we have some great travelling while vaping tips: 1. Read up on the laws on vap..
What the FDA’s new regulations mean for vaping
We all know that research suggests vaping is a great tool to help people quit smoking. Despite this, both media and regulatory bodies frequently use scaremongering tactics that paint vaping as a dangerous and harmful industry. In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration in the US made a ruling that vaping products were to be considered “tobacco products” under the Tobacco Control Act. Not only does this mean that labelling and package restrictions now apply to US vape products, but manufacturers have to submit a Pre-Market Tobacco Application (PMTA) for every product that’s made after Feb 15t..
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