If you were one of the thousands who visited our site and took our “Banned or Restricted?” quiz, then you probably learned a thing or two about where vaping is banned and or restricted around the world. I have to admit, there were a few countries on the list that had me scratching my head. For example, Brunei, a tiny Asian nation on the island of Borneo, currently bans vaping. I had no idea Brunei had laws in place for vape. Nor did I know Brunei was even a country. I guess we learn something every day. Take part two of our Banned or Restricted quiz and test your vaping knowledge.
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According to a 2014 Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center study, piloted by Dr. Konstantinos E. Farsalinos a well-known heart doctor and advocate of vaping for an alternative lifestyle choice to smoking, vaping does not have any measurable effects on the myocardial tissue of the heart.
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Famously known as the “City of Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the vape scene in particular, could use a nice big bear hug… or better yet, a break from the levy of taxes imposed by the state legislature last year which has had a detrimental effect on the industry.
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Did you know – in 1942, Dr. Oswald Hope Robertson conducted a study to see how the inhalation of propylene glycol affected mice? Within this study, Dr. Robertson advised,
“The propylene glycol itself was a potent germicide. One part of glycol in 2,000,000 parts of air would – within a few seconds – kill concentrations of air-suspended pneumococci, streptococci, and other bacteria numbering millions to the cubic foot.”
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Now seems like a good time to make the switch…
The New York Minimum Wage Act (Article 19 of the New York State Labor Law) requires that all employees in the state of New York receive at least the applicable hourly Minimum wage rate. Per New York State Department of Labor General Minimum Wage Rate Schedule, minimum wage rates increase on an annual basis.
The last time New York City workers saw a minimum wage rate change was on December 31st, 2016, increasing what was once a $9.00 an hour base rate to $11.00 per hour (NYC – Large Employers of 11 or more). The next rate change is scheduled to take effect on December 31st of 2017, increasing the minimum wage rate to $13.00 an hour. Exactly the same amount of money cigarette users in New York City will have to dish out for a pack of smokes in the coming year.
That’s right. New York City is boosting the price of a pack of cigarettes from $10.50 to $13.00, in its ongoing crackdown on smoking. And while the hike is set to take effect June 1st of 2018, there is no better time than NOW to make the switch to vaping.
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A Cleaner, Friendlier, Less Invasive Age Verification System Has Arrived!
Before we ascend the highest mountaintop to announce the new and improved verification system to the masses; there are a few items we’d like to get off our chest.
It’s no surprise that for the longest time, any mention of the verification system infamously known as BlueCheck would spark instant outrage. Customers near and far felt that the verification system was too invasive, too tedious, too redundant and just an overall pain in the gluteus maximus.
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Could the FDA rule change push smokers to vaping?
If you are new to vaping, all you need to know is that e-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine, which then becomes vapor. They don’t contain carbon monoxide and tar, which are just some of the many chemicals in cigarettes that can severely compromise a person’s health.
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The Future Of Vaping: What Does It Look Like? What Could It Look Like?
As Forrest once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” He has a point. Oh wait. Wasn’t it mama Gump who told Forrest the quote?
Whatever the case may be, things change constantly and unless you’re a clairvoyant with the ability to predict the future, you won’t truly know what tomorrow will bring with 100% certainty.
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Have you heard of The Vape A Vet Project? Founded in 2013, this 501c3 organization has provided vaping materials to our service men and women across the world at little/no cost to these brave individuals. The founder of Vape A Vet was a smoker of 15 years who made the switch to e-cigarettes and wanted to help active duty/veteran military members pursue an alternative lifestyle change as well.
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Quite the month for the vaping industry as a whole, if I say so myself.
On July 18th, Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health in the United Kingdom, sided with vaping as an alternative to cigarettes with a 32-page document; today, the FDA announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a roadmap to better protect children and significantly decrease tobacco-related disease and death.
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