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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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4 Ways the Vaping Industry Helps the Economy

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.

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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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Top 15 Things to Avoid When Vaping

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

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Vapor Visuals Abroad: Oban, Scotland

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.

The George Street Vaporized – Oban, Scotland

In the center of Oban, you’ll find our partners, Vaporized, on George Street. Be sure to drop in and stock up on your favorite Mt Baker Vapor e-juice.

McCraig’s Tower overlooks the town of Oban from Battery Hill and was commissioned in 1897 by a local banker, John Stuart McCaig. McCaig was his own architect and designed the tower to look like the Roman Colosseum. He intended for the tower to become a monument to his family. The tower has a museum, art gallery, and statues of his family members inside. Unfortunately, McCaig died of cardiac arrest in 1902 and the tower was never completed. Today the outer walls enclose a small city park that is open to the community.

The Oban Distillery was established in 1794. It is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. The whiskey produced is a cross between the dry, smoky flavor of the Scottish Islands and the lighter, sweet style of the Highland malts.

A small walk-on ferry takes people from Oban to Kerrera Island. The island is known to have been the death place of Alexander the II. The island is also home to the ruined Gylen Castle. Visitors are free to hike around the island and visit the ruins.

Dunstaffnage Castle is a partially ruined castle located at the south-west entrance of Loch Etive. It was built during the 13th century by the MacDougall clan and guards a strategic location on the western border of Scotland. The castle is surrounded by ocean on three sides and is built into a large rock bed.

North of Oban, Scotland

A short drive north of Oban is The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary where visitors can meet Lewis the otter. Over 95 percent of the otters in the United Kingdom are located in Scotland. The sanctuary provides rehabilitation services to otters and seals while also educating the public.

In the past year, the center has been used to successfully rehabilitate over 20 seals. If the seals or otters are unable to be reintroduced into the wild the sanctuary becomes their permanent home.

The Castle Stalker

Just a few miles away from the sea life sanctuary is the Castle Stalker located on a tidal islet on Loch Laich. The name “Stalker” comes from the Gaelic word Stalcaire, which means “falconer” or “hunter”. Castle Stalker is recognizable as the Castle of Aaaargh from the final scene of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

South of Oban, Scotland

To the south of Oban is an area of Scotland that contains over 800 ancient monuments within a six-mile radius. One of these monuments is the Nether Largie Standing Stones. It is thought to have been constructed as a lunar observatory over 5,000 years ago.

Just a short walk away is the Nether Largie South Cairn. Nether Largie South Cairn is considered one of the oldest monuments in the area. Archaeological digs have uncovered pottery and arrowheads from the Neolithic period.

Next up, I’ll be exploring the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, Linlithgow. Don’t forget to follow us on all your favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Stay up to date on everything vape related!

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Vapor Visuals Abroad: Perth, Scotland

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.

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Vapor Visuals Abroad: Inverness, Scotland

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.

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