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.
We’re seeing it all over the U.S. right now. Local and State governments are turning to taxing vaping as a way to raise revenue and close budget gaps. Politicians are trying to make up for shortsighted spending overreaches from the past by slapping taxes on a new technology. The threat of this sort of policy is driving us from Washington and it’s already been implemented in Kansas.
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.
There are many wonderful things to love about the vast world of vaping: sweets without the calories, learning basic principles of electricity, interacting with a wonderful community of like minded people… the list goes on and on. But there are a few things that can turn your happy vaping into a bad time. That is why we have compiled this list of things to avoid when vaping. Continue reading
Oban, Scotland is located in a remote area of the western coastline on the Firth of Lorn, which is protected by Kerrera Island. After a visit to the city in 1814, Sir Walter Scott was inspired to write his famous poem, ‘The Lord of the Isles’. The poem stirred up interest in the area and brought many new visitors to the town. Today the town is supported mainly by tourism, though the area has been populated since the Mesolithic era.
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Known as the “gateway to the Highlands”, Perth is located in central Scotland along the River Tay. A truly ancient land, the surrounding area is known to have been occupied some 8,000 years ago by Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. In more recent history, Perth came to prominence when it was once regarded as the capital of Scotland, due to being the frequent residence of the Scottish royal court and the home of the “stone of destiny,” on which the Scottish kings were crowned. Even after the Scottish royalty were long gone, Perth’s trade relationships with mainland Europe helped it become one of the richest burghs in the country. Today it is home to over 47,000 residents.
Known as the capital of the Highlands, Inverness was established no later than the 6th century and has been the site of many important events in Scottish history. The area was once ruled by the Gaelic king Mac Bethad Mac Findláich (MacBeth) and has been occupied by the Celts, Picts, Gaels, Romans, and Vikings throughout history.
Over 8,000 years old, Aberdeen is currently the third largest city in Scotland. Historically an important trading hub, the city’s economy boomed with the discovery of oil in the North Sea during the 1970’s. Aberdeen became home to the North Sea oil operations and as a result, the city has become top earner for the country.
Though December in London is considered the off-peak tourist season, there is still much to see and do. The London Underground Tube and Riverboat routes allow for easy travel in and around the city, while the winter air and smaller crowds make the city far more comfortable to tour around in.