Vaping Is Revolutionizing The Tobacco Industry

Ecigs are taking the world by storm! Those that are old enough to remember will know that traditional cigarettes have had a colorful history. In the early 1900s cigarettes were reserved for the very wealthy… essentially the upper class.  When the World Wars occurred, cigarettes were more common place among the general population and were used widely by the armed forces. Post war, cigarettes gained a kind of coolness as celebrities were seen smoking them. One could smoke in the work place and there was no reason to think there was anything wrong.

Changing Perceptions

In the ’80s, perceptions began to change. Medical academics began to see correlations between people who smoke and lung cancer. This was of course refuted by the now large, rich, and influential cigarette producers. For many years, it was debated if there was a connection between smoking and cancers until the late 80s, the connection was officially recognized.

Since then, sentiment has changed towards cigarettes. In the UK, for example, tax on cigarettes has continued to rise over recent years, as the UK government attempts to stem cigarette sales due to related illnesses costing state-funding medical care too much. In sport and many, if not all other media outlets, cigarette advertisements are banned.

Vaping Revolution

In the last ten years, there has been a revolution in the industry in the form of ecigs or vaping. These products are touted to be the ultimate replacement for traditional cigarettes. They vaporize e-liquid instead of burning tobacco leaves, which is believed to have significantly less toxins. While smoking will never be healthy for the human body, vaping is the closest we’re going to get to a healthy way to inhale chemicals.

Another benefit of vaping is the variety and flexibility of these devices. Never before have you been able to have such a selection of flavors or vaporizers. You can customize your vape mod, making it match your outfit, more rectangular, cylindrical, an all-in-one, a two piece, or make it pink, yellow, or green. You name it, you can probably do it. Customization doesn’t stop there. There are a myriad of batteries to choose from too. The larger batteries offer more vaping time between charges and the smaller ones offer amazing portability. There are different mouth pieces or drip tips you can use too. One can also customize how it feels to draw vapor through the mouth piece. Different e-liquids have different levels of nicotine and give off different feelings. Some of them are smooth while others give a throat hit similar to cigarettes.

Think of ecigs like the iPods of their industry — they’re truly amazing and revolutionized the tobacco industry. In fact, many who try them don’t go back to smoking regular cigarettes. It’s become one of the most popular ways to quit smoking. With most places enforcing public smoking bans… ecigs are not banned. While I think it’s likely regulation and legislation is yet to catch up to the industry and the use of its products… it’s safe to say you can smoke these things pretty much where you like.

Top 3 Places To Buy Vape Gear

If you’re really into vaping, you probably shop online and in stores. Hopefully you still support the shops since they’re doing the good work of the Lord. Everyone who’s under the age of 60 shops online a little bit. Most people shop online for the majority of their vape gear. You see smaller vape shops go in and out of business all the time. This is because the online market is dominating the brick and mortar market. When you shop in a store, sometimes you’ll pay double the price that you’d pay online.

It’s not common to pay double the price, but it does happen. More commonly you’ll pay and extra 20% – 40%. That’s still a lot, which is why most people buy from their favorite internet retailer. I have my favorite local vape shops, but you probably don’t care since chances are we don’t live in the same city. I’d love to share it with you because I live in walking distance to 4 shops, one of which I hate and the other 3 are good. Enough about that since it’s irrelevant to you. Let’s talk about buying online. My favorite e-commerce shop is pretty wicked and you probably shop there too.

I shop exclusively at Ecig.com, so I had to look up some other shops to make a list. Ecig.com is an awesome shop. They have the lowest prices out of any other place I’ve looked. They make my local shops look like con men. I know local owners have more overhead, so I understand. It’s an uphill battle for them. I shop at ecig.com exclusively because they have treated me like a VIP customer and have the best prices. I love chatting it up with their customer service team. It’s fun! Whenever I have an issue with an order, they do their best to fix it right away. They stop everything and tend to needs. That’s what it feels like at least. If you have never shopped there, you should give them a try.

According to the internet, the next best shop is MyFreedomSmokes.com. They seem like a cool shop but they’re not really my style. Their website is so hard to use and the graphics are really a lot to take in. Maybe one day I’ll give them a try, but not for my next device. I already know what I’m getting and ecig.com has a good deal on it. When my next paycheck comes, I’m heading straight for the buy button. I found out about this site and the next shop from this article http://www.vapepenstarterkit.com/best-vape-sites/

I had never heard of a lot of these shops before today. After looking through and testing out sites for hours, I found one more site to add to my list. It’s my style, boutique. I like to chat it up with the customer service and get to know the reps. If I can reach the owner for a conversation, I do that too. Knowing who’s getting my money is important to me. So without further ado, let me introduce the third best shop.

Lastly, there’s a vape site called CentralVapors.com that looks promising. I don’t know if I would buy a device from there, but I might try their e-juice. Their devices look pretty basic and run of the mill. I could buy better mods at ecig.com or My Freedom Smokes. Something about their juice is drawing me in to try it. It doesn’t make sense because their site is ugly but for some reason, I feel drawn to it. My gut has steered me wrong before, so let’s hope this is different. With my next paycheck, I might buy a bottle or two.

Ridiculous EU Vaping Laws

What the heck is going on over there in the EU? They have some of the most ridiculous vaping laws of all time. Restricting the size of tanks to 2 ml accomplishes what exactly? Making vapers carry three 10 ml bottles instead of one 30 ml bottle accomplishes what?

Now we have to refill more often and become more annoyed. We’re already pissed that we can relax and have to be on our toes all the time, now this. If the regulatory bodies would just leave us alone or better yet, actually help us secure our future that would be great. But no…they want to make our lives a living horror suspense movie.

Year after year we fight and fight for our rights. Something that shouldn’t have to be fought for. If we want to vape, let us vape! Why should anyone be able to tell us what we can and can’t vape? I fail to see how this protects anyone.

There has been a strict age limit on vaping for years, I get it. Protect the young kids from getting hooked on nicotine. That’s great! Beyond that, all these regulations seem to be aimed at hurting people who need vaporizers the most. If someone wants to quit smoking, forcing them to refill their tank over and over is a huge drawback. It’s just another reason they may stay on cigs. The whole reason vaping exists in the first place is because these regulatory bodies that are supposed to be protecting us, let tobacco companies destroy us for many many decades.

In response to the bludgeoning of our health by big tobacco, we created a way to recover. it’s called vaping. And now all of the sudden they want to jump in and save us from the dangers of not smoking. This would be comical if it wasn’t so serious, with millions of people;s lives on the line. There’s actually nothing funny about it but I may force a chuckle to prevent myself from crying at the thought of everyone staying on cigarettes as the regulators slowly tear down the best option smokers have at freedom.

Resources:

https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/news/vaping-news/2015-12-20_tpd-proposals-for-uk-law-confirmed.html

http://cigelectric.co.uk/tpd-vaping-laws-uk-2017-regulations/

https://breazy.com/blogs/education/the-eu-tpd-vaping-laws-explained

The Not So Great Debate Over Vaping

There’s a debate going on right now, and it’s not all that great of a debate. To two contestants are Team Common Sense and Team Play Dirty, better known as Vaping vs Big Tobacco.

The debate is over the efficacy of vaping as a legitimate smoke cessation method. It’s not that simple though. Big brother is playing dirty. Through their clout and massive financial resources, they’ve succeeded in getting vaping casts in the same shadow as tobacco, even though it’s the furthest thing from it. All kinds of regulations are constantly being thrown at the vapor industry for no good reason. New bills are threatening the very existence of the vape marketplace, and could be the beginning of the end for the industry.

Could you imagine vaping with only tobacco flavors? Or not being able to use a device powerful enough to satisfy your cravings? That would create the result that the tobacco industry wants, rendering vaping useless.

This is one of those battles that only come around every few decades, maybe even once in a lifetime. The result will alter the future for millions of people directly and indirectly. This battle is all too important to get caught sitting on the sidelines. Even if you don’t smoke, you definitely have a friend or family member who does. Get involved now so your family and friends will have a less unhealthy alternative available when they are ready to make the switch. Visit CASAA.org to learn how you can help us win the war on vaping.