If you've been around the log for any amount of time, you're probably at least a little familiar with the world of electronic cigarettes - I was able to quit smoking a couple years ago with them and occasionally post stuff from that world because I'm part of that culture now.
Digital Trends takes a hard look at said culture at a recent vape meet, and has produced a good article on where vaping is headed and the community that has formed around it.
Five US senators have recently urged the FDA to regulate the sale and marketing of electronic cigarettes. Turns out 3 of those 5 senators have accepted lobbyist money from the tobacco industry in the past year. Not so coincidentally, the tobacco industry is starting to feel the hit from vaping - Morgan Stanley directly attributes the first-quarter decline in sales to e-cigs. Hmmm.
Andy Sutton has a Kickstarter campaign to fund his new documentary that will take a critical look at the future of vaping in the face of the EU and similar bans worldwide. Kick 'em 500 euro and they'll list you as an executive producer!
Monday, Apr 22nd 2013 (12:02am)
Stevevape has compiled a VERY informative list of studies and tests that back up what most vapers know already, that vaping is orders of magnitude safer than smoking. A handy reference indeed!
On Saturday, Volcano E-Cigs and The Surfrider Foundation put together a cigarette butt cleanup on Kakaako Beach Park near Honolulu. With 11,876 cigarette butts collected by volunteers, Volcano donated $5,588 to the Surfrider Foundation, which works to protect beaches and oceans everywhere.
Friday, Apr 5th 2013 (12:12am)
Courtney Love is in a Bon Duke-directed video for electronic cigarette brand NJOY where she gets the last laugh with her NJOY e-cig at a party. Watch a very glamorous-looking Love get confronted by an old sourpuss at a fancy party who's horrified that our favorite rock star is smoking inside... that is, until C-Love tells her it's a "fucking NJOY."
Tuesday, Apr 2nd 2013 (12:03pm)
People smoke because they value the pleasure they get from nicotine in tobacco over the long-term certainty that their health will be damaged. So it seems rational to welcome a device that separates the dangerous part of smoking (the tar, carbon monoxide and smoke released by the process of combustion) from the nicotine. And that is what an e-cigarette does.
Friday, Mar 22nd 2013 (12:05am)
Heads up - the Wyoming Vapor Company in Casper was robbed last night, everything they didn't steal they destroyed. If you spot any vaping stuff being sold suspiciously cheap privately and locally, please let the Casper cops know. Do not attempt to apprehend the criminals yourself, they're suspected of being incredible dickwads.
Thursday, Mar 14th 2013 (2:07pm) | Thanks: SnG
Vaping continues to become more and more visible, what with the NJOY Super Bowl ads and such, and now NASCAR will be opening a few more eyes as well - Madvapes is sponsoring Eddie Sharp Racing this season, with the company's logo prominently featured on Sharp's truck.
Russia's just passed a sweeping new anti-smoking law greatly reducing the places people can smoke and how cigarettes can be marketed and sold. Unfortunately electronic cigarettes are also being banned, because they are perceived as an advertisement for smoking tobacco, indirectly hurting public health. By this logic, they should also ban water, since it can be perceived as an advertisement for drinking vodka.
Friday, Feb 15th 2013 (4:47am)
Researchers at the Institute for Studies criticized the e-cigarette industry for promoting fags with batteries as being cool. Professor Henry Brubaker said: "We studied one of those things, it's got a blue light on the tip that comes on when you inhale, for Christ's sake."
One of the great things about vaping is meeting other vapers, and organized meets are popping up all over. Enter VapeMeetUp.com, a site featuring a google calendar with meets from all over the world... including our own Vaping In Phoenix socials.
Friday, Dec 7th 2012 (12:00am)
Dr. Gilbert Ross, M.D. - the executive and medical director of the American Council on Science and Health - points out that the e-cig's visual similarity to the real thing is a feature, not a bug - and that condemning them on a national scale will increase tobacco deaths instead of reducing them.
This week, two articles have been published which review the current state of treatment for smoking cessation. Both articles conclude that electronic cigarettes show promise and that these innovative products should be considered as strategies to promote smoking cessation or reduction.
Thursday, Oct 11th 2012 (4:53am)
The Indoor Vapor Air Quality Study, which finds vaping to be vastly safer than smoking for both vapers and the people around them, has passed muster and was printed up in the peer-reviewed Inhalation Toxicology journal this month.
Monday, Oct 8th 2012 (12:04am)
An e-cig vendor that I respect, Apollo E-Cigs, is launching a campaign to raise awareness of vaping and tobacco alternatives by giving away 1 million free disposable e-cigs. That's right, ONE MILLION. Free. No strings attached, just pay 2 bucks for shipping. Get yours here!
Thursday, Aug 30th 2012 (6:42am)
So yesterday I got in the mail a package from Romania that I've been waiting to open for about 3 months - my first rebuildable atomizer, the Chalice II by Mark Bugs. It has become custom around the davelog compound to take a series of photos of vape gear as it's being opened, and posting up to reddit for my vaping pals in /r/electronic_cigarette to see. Here, then, is the unboxing album for my Chalice.
Tuesday, Aug 14th 2012 (5:45am) | Thanks: mark bugs
When you first make the switch to e-cigarettes and move away from traditional cigarettes, you may notice something odd. After the first few days it might seem like using e-cigarettes somehow makes you feel worse than the cigarettes ever did. The truth is, these are all signs of smoking withdrawal in general, and typically not caused by vaping itself.
Tuesday, Jul 3rd 2012 (12:00am)
In December 2011, the Utah Vapers began working closely with FlavourArt from Milan Italy to research the current studies on electronic cigarettes. The results impressively confirmed a common belief in the vaping community - second hand vapor is less harmful/contaminated than urban outdoor air in vehicular high-trafficked areas.
Monday, Jul 2nd 2012 (12:00am)
Always good to see a bit of positive press: Mike Mangione of Fort Myers can name more reasons than he has non-nicotine-stained fingers for switching from regular cigarettes to an electronic alternative. He is among an estimated 2.5 million people now inhaling nicotine through a battery-operated device that heats liquid to make vapor, which takes the fire - and the tar and many other cancer-causing chemicals found in cigarettes - out of smoking.
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