Vapor Visuals Abroad: Nottingham, England

Today we will be heading to the mid-lands of England and exploring Nottingham. Well known to the western world for its association Robin Hood and his merry men, this city is full of history and legends.

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The Old Japanese Proverb

“THE NAIL THAT STICKS OUT FARTHEST GETS HAMMERED THE HARDEST”

People often use this saying to make a point about Japan, how it’s hard to be different, and that any deviance is met with resistance.

I am fully convinced that vaping is akin to this nail, sticking up from the rest only to be hammered down due to its deviation from the norm. And due to this relentless pounding (no pun intended) on the part of governmental bodies and big tobacco lobbyist to stifle an industry on the rise, it is our duty as fellow vapors to make sure we continue to disseminate good science concerning vaping.

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Sacré Bleu!

“The sultry smoker lighting up on a Parisian café terrace, a staple image for countless French films could soon be a thing of the past if Agnès Buzyn, the country’s health minister goes ahead with plans to ban smoking in movies,” says Rory Mulholland of the Telegraph.

As an avid writer, screenwriter and overall fan of a tantalizing story, there’s a part of me that is at odds with the idea of banning smoking, a very real aspect of life, from French films.

(If only you could see the bemused expression creased across my face.)

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Patience is a Virtue. It’s Also Hard to Come by…

Here we are vapers. It’s the week of Thanksgiving and I have a tidbit of bad news. Hopefully, this doesn’t impact many of you, but just in case it does, we wanted to make sure everyone was aware that the USPS Arizona office is having shipping delays… again.

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Change

“Don’t Vape Your Health Away”
“The fading vape culture”
“Smoke Screen”
“E-cigarettes with more nicotine may make teens vape more”
“Vaping controversy still hazy”
“School closes bathrooms to combat vaping”

The aforementioned were just some of the headlines trending online today. Article after article of the same stagnant rhetoric disseminated to the masses in order to maintain fear and abate change. While reading, I realized that each author wrote in a way that highlighted the perceived ills of vaping, while completely ignoring the scientific facts.

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To Combat Vaping— California School Closes Bathrooms; Classrooms Get Prettay Shittay!

To all those who took offense to my usage of profanity, my sincerest apologies. Frankly speaking, I couldn’t hold it in. It just came out so effortlessly… no wipe needed.

It comes as no surprise that California, a state which maintains some of the strictest regulations with regard to vaping is making headlines with an El Dorado high school’s decision to shut down school bathrooms in an effort to combat a perceived “vaping issue”.

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Stoptober. Should The Effort be Year-Long?

Ever since 2012, the U.K. has held a smoking cessation crusade during the month of October. Appropriately, they refer to it as, “Stoptober.” This year, the organizers of the campaign included electronic cigarettes as part of their advertisements and promotions, for the very first time. This comes with what we had written about a couple months back – the U.K. has released official statements recommending vaping as an alternative to smoking. More about that here.

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Weekend Vape Quiz #7

Have a good weekend vapers!

Welcome to your Weekend Vaping Quiz 7

Which company(ies) does Altria not control management of?
In February of 2014, Nu Mark LLC acquired the E-Vapor business of Green Smoke for how much in cash?
In 1998, 46 states and the 4 largest United States tobacco companies entered in an agreement to settle medical lawsuits against the tobacco industry for the recovery of tobacco-related health- care cost. What was the name of this agreement?
Based on rough data provided by Tobacco Atlas, a subset of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Body, how many cigarettes were smoked worldwide in 2014?
How many Popes of the Catholic Church have come before Pope Francis?
What nation consumes more cigarettes than all other low and middle— income nations combined?
Where does the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church hail from?

The ARMAGEDDON could very well be upon us!

The last great battle between vape shops and big tobacco, or what I like to refer to as the battle of “good versus evil” may not have begun outright just yet, but a very subtle disturbance in the water tells us that there is some major churning happening beneath the surface… a lot more on this later.

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