Vapor Visuals Abroad – St Andrews, Scotland

Welcome back vape fans! Today we will be exploring St Andrews, located on the east coast of Scotland. Previously known as Muckross, the earliest records of the area show that it was founded as a religious settlement in 370 ACE. After changing names several times, the town became known as it is today due to its claim as the burial site for several of the bones of the apostle Andrew. Today, St. Andrews is less known as a religious site and more well known for its historical contributions to the game of golf.

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It’s What The Doctor Ordered

For several months now your body has been behaving outside of its norm, so you decide to schedule an appointment with your doctor. Weeks pass and finally you are able to sit down to explain all of your symptoms, which immediately prompts a health screening. After undergoing several tests, your doctor reveals that you are in fact, an alien. Cue X-Files theme music. No, just kidding. After several tests, you come to find out that you have severely high levels of bad cholesterol— shocker! Your doctor recommends a low-fat diet by avoiding saturated fats, particularly eggs, dairy and red meat. You follow the doctor’s orders, adhere to his/her recommendations and voilà, you lower your bad cholesterol and restore the vitality you once enjoyed. You even manage to knock a few outstanding projects off that long list of yours.

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Flavor Sensitivity

“I’M OLD. I LIKE SWEETS AND I LIKE TO POOP IN MY PANTS!”

Perhaps there is no state more embroiled in vaping advocacy and suppression than the great state of New York. On the one hand, you have New York City mayor Bill De Blasio signing a bill to hike cigarette prices to a minimum of $13 per pack in an effort to get the city’s estimated 900,000 smokers to let go of the deadly habit. And on the other hand, you have those like Manhattan Assemblywoman, Linda Rosenthal, who wants to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarette liquids to curb teen vaping. Again, with supposedly “little research” there are those who still associate the assumed dangers of vaping with the well-known dangers of smoking.

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The Mighty Regulators and Their High-Handed Ways

Compliance, compliance… compliance. Y’know what, let’s go ahead and toss on one more “compliance” just for good measure.

Sheesh. Whoever said changing lives was easy, sure had it all wrong.

For all those who don’t know, or didn’t know, the FDA regulations came into effect on August 8th, 2016. From the 8th on, only vaping products that are already on sale will be allowed to be sold for the next six years; a deadline that previously was two years until a recent FDA change. After these six years, only FDA compliant products will be allowed to be sold in the US, at an astronomical cost. These regulations differ vastly with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which is a directive of the European Union which places limits on the sale and merchandising of tobacco and tobacco related products in the EU. Within all member states of the European Union, e-cigarettes now have to adhere to certain standards. Nicotine levels have an upper limit of 20mg/ml, e-liquid tanks are to be no large than 2ml, advertising has been severely reduced and there is a 6 month wait to market for new products. In May of 2017, the Tobacco Products Directive came into force.

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The Weekend Vape Quiz – Part III

All in good fun, take our quiz to set off your weekend!

Welcome to The Weekend Vape Quiz #3!

What is the world’s leading cause of preventable death?
Someone smoking one pack of cigarettes per day spends roughly how much per week?
What celebrity recently snuck vape hits between segments on their show?
The Tobacco Products Directive or (TPD) is a directive of what union of member states?
A recent study conducted revealed that vaping can help with what issue?
The FDA’S Premarket Review of New Tobacco Product or PMTA deadline was recently extended until?
On this date in 1982, Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with what deadly substance claimed the first seven victims in the Chicago area?

Vaping Abroad – Part Three

Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust Foundation is giving mental health patients free e-cigarettes as part of a plan to provide their patients with a healthier alternative to smoking. The Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust Foundation is handing out E-Burn (a low security risk e-cigarette) as part of their intake process. This is part of a national movement in the UK to further the use of e-cigarettes to reduce the number of smokers and to create more smoke free facilities.

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Smoking Could Cost You More Than Your Life

Wondering why that lifelong goal of becoming a millionaire feels so unattainable?

If you are a smoker then you may want to take a step back and examine your cigarette expenditure. Because it just so happens that you may have already reached your goal of attaining millionaire baller, Mayweather status. Cha-ching!

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Vapor Visuals Abroad: Downtown Glasgow

Welcome vape fans! This is the first installment of my twenty-part tour of the United Kingdom. Join me in exploring what these cities have to offer and find out where you can buy your favorite MBV E Juice along the way. My first stop of the tour is Scotland’s largest town, Glasgow. Originally founded during the 6th century by Saint Mungo, Glasgow has grown from a small church village into a sprawling metropolis. Over 615,000 people currently live in the city and over 1.8 million populate the surrounding metro. In 2015, it was estimated that over 7% of Scottish people vape and with Glasgow accounting for 1/3 of the country’s population this seems like the perfect place to start our journey.

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