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
There are a million situations in which spontaneity and surprise are fun things. A survival situation is not one of them! The next time you find yourself in a wilderness setting and things go sideways, always remember the tiniest things can provide the biggest benefits! Possibly life-saving benefits, even. That mod in your pocket may just get you by in a wilderness-survivial situation!
A common hang-up in the public perception of vaping is a lack of data. This industry is very new, in the scheme of things, so this should come as no surprise. The solution: research! Take part in the Moffitt Cancer Center’s Nationwide E-Cigarette Study to contribute to vaping research, and a more scientific public view of vaping!
When it comes to vaping, there are a lot of things that every vaper should know. Unfortunately, a lot of these things aren’t implemented in our day-to-day vaping rituals. Recently, we conducted a giveaway asking vapers from Reddit to provide us with their golden rules of vaping. We got a lot more rules than expected, and decided that we should let all of you know what those rules are! Without further ado, here are the Golden Rules of Vaping! Continue reading
At Mt. Baker Vapor we work hard to provide each and every vaper with a pleasant vaping experience. As much as we love providing you with your favorite flavors and great content, we are always striving to be a leader in vaping advocacy as well. As many of you may know, the FDA has finalized their Deeming Regulations dealing with the vaping industry. If their rules are successfully put in place, consumer choice is decreased and mom and pop shops will be going out of business. That is why we have HR 2058, a bill that could save all vaping companies! Continue reading
With the deeming regulations recently revealed, you may have noticed a few changes in the industry. You may be seeing a bigger push for advocacy, or perhaps an influx of new and exciting hardware. Your friends may be stocking up on juice by the pound, or you yourself may be dipping into the savings account to load up before the vapocalypse hits. You may even (sadly) see some beloved small businesses close their doors, either unwilling or unable to stand up to the impending fiscal pressure pushed by the Freedom Destroying Agency, otherwise known as the FDA (really, though, the Food and Drug Administration). Amidst the backdrop of chaos surrounding our industry, it may be unclear to some on how to proceed going forward. Today, I’d like to bring a few things to your attention, to make sure you’re ready to face the regulations, and the changes they entail. Here’s how to prepare for FDA Regulations:
The wild world of vaping can be a bit overwhelming to the uninitiated. With all sorts of different hardware, blend options, and jargon, it’s easy to get lost. Today, we are going to tackle one of the most confusing areas of vaping. What is the difference between an Atomizer, Cartomizer, and Clearomizer? By the end of this blog-post, we are hoping that you will have a better understanding of the three, so that you will be able to make an informed decision when it comes time to buy! So let’s get started: Continue reading