Tim Mechling

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Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.


Environmentalism and Vaping: The Overlooked Devastation of Cigarettes

There is no question that cigarettes are unhealthy. The health effects of inhaling combusted smoke are well-documented and horrific; it is the number one preventable cause of death globally. An overlooked aspect of smoking’s devastation is the environmental impact. Cultivation of the plant, production of the paper cigarettes, chemical processes, and mind-blowing torrents of pollution add to smoking’s long list of offenses. Environmentalism and vaping are not typically paired, but let us investigate the environmental effects of vaping versus combustion.

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Tongue Tired? A Fellow Vaper’s Guide to Vaper’s Tongue

If you’ve been vaping for a while, you’ve probably heard of “Vaper’s Tongue.” If you haven’t, I can almost guarantee you’ve experienced it. It’s not a condition that only affects vapers. It applies to everything you’ve ever smelled or tasted. The first thing to know about it is that it’s completely normal.

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Dripping vs Tanks | Which method is better?

I started vaping about two and a half years ago. Like many, I started with store-bought cigalikes. Primarily, the use of Cartomizers (although I didn’t know that term at the time) was my only exposure to the industry. After I was hired at Mt. Baker Vapor, my knowledge rapidly grew, and I moved on to clearomizers. When I first made the switch to a tank, my mind was blown. It was a ‘Holy Crap! This is what vaping can be like?’ moment for me. As I learned more and more about the various forms and functions of different styles of tanks, I quickly became an enthusiast.

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Famous Quotes Against Smoking

With the controversy surrounding the Great Vape Debate, it’s easy to lose sight of the bottom line: Vaping is about getting people away from cigarettes. Vaping is a smoking alternative, which has helped a huge number of our customers give up cigarettes. Tobacco has hooked some larger-than-life people, and some of history’s most colorful characters have been smokers. Some quit, and some died of smoking-related illness.

We’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes against smoking, with some context around the characters to add depth to their statements.

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Beer Pairing with E Liquid

There are those that say civilization is only as old as fermentation. Scholars claim the production of beer was responsible for some of mankind’s greatest developments: agriculture, math, the Great Pyramids, pasteurization, penicillin, refrigeration, and the complete works of Charles Bukowski. With that legacy behind it, we’ve decided to find the best beer pairing with Mt Baker Vapor e-liquid!

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Dangers of Vaping? Separating Fact from Fiction

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health started a new public relations campaign focused on discouraging the use of electronic cigarettes and vapor products. While we’ve all seen the media frenzy and state legislators proclaiming the so-called dangers of vaping, California is taking a more extreme approach. A government funded five year campaign with an estimated $75 million dollar price tag to the taxpayers.

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All About Vape Juice | What’s Inside

Welcome to week 4 of the Knowledge is Power blog series. This week we will be going over the basic ingredients included in e-liquid, also known as e-juice or just vape juice. It’s always a good idea to know what you’re putting into your body, whether it be ingestion, injection, or inhalation. An ironic statement considering no one really knows everything that’s used in cigarettes, yet I’m sure the majority of us went right on inhaling that, even though we knew it was incredibly unhealthy.

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Dry Hits | In Bad Taste

Dry hits are the bane of a vaper’s existence. One minute you’re enjoying some tasty vapor, and the next minute you have a disgusting tire fire in your mouth. Yuck. Nobody wants that. The majority of vapers, both new and old, have experienced dry hits. It’s never pleasant to have that tasty e-juice suddenly take a turn for the gross. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prevent this experience from occurring.

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