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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Know Your Vape: Batteries Debunked Featuring @uymods Good lord...



Know Your Vape: Batteries Debunked Featuring @uymods

Good lord this is a fantastic video.  Squidoode and Justin Uy drop some serious battery information on everyone here.  Great stuff for sure.  Well worth a watch Timestamps after the jump 

Time Stamp Index:
0:14 - Introduction to Episode
1:18 - General Overview - Types, Dimensions, etc.
3:00 - Inside a 18650 - Diagrams
4:29 - Battery Manufacturers & Manufacturing
6:52 - Ohm’s Law & The Power Equation
7:50 - Charging your Batteries
9:04 - Voltage Drop & Battery Sag - Demonstration
14:39 - Multiple Batteries - Parallel
16:52 - Multiple Batteries - Series
19:21 - Battery Safety w/ Multiple Batteries
20:50 - Closing Remarks

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Zephyrus RTA Tank I received this product at no charge...



The Zephyrus RTA Tank

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video,  Therefore it has no monetary value to me.  This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

TLDW: I dig it.  I dig it a lot.
good airflow, simple build deck ( you
gotta build small and close to
the posts )

With a bit of practice it’s easy to wick
and YouDE packs in everything you need
including spare o-rings and different
colored silicone tank gaskets.

No real vape budget hands needed as
the Zephyrus only costs around $25 - $30

Feel free to check it out here
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http://ift.tt/1GKsWOq

Feel free to follow me on Instagram
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Also please remember that unless you make it so I can reply to you. I will be un-able to reply to  your comments.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

The FMJ Mod ~ By MadIndustries I received this product at no...



The FMJ Mod ~ By MadIndustries 

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video,  Therefore it has no monetary value to me.  This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

The FMJ Mod

TLDW: I just hate copper mods.  One day they are
shiny, the next they are brown. I know it’s easy to
clean, but i’m lazy and stainless steel just fits
my life so much better.

It’s a pricey mod so vape budget hands are needed.
It does work as advertised. The custom top cap
should fit over the majority of atomizers out there

The Button is nice and smooth and rounded and an
overall joy to use.

Feel free to check it out below

http://ift.tt/1BtDSEa industries-fmj-mod

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Feel free to follow me on Instagram
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Congress Moves to Protect the Vapor Industry From the...



Congress Moves to Protect the Vapor Industry From the FDA’s Deeming Ban

Spending bill would not stop regulations, but would stop unprecedented product bans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, praised the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Related Agencies for itsapproval of a spending bill that would prevent the FDA from regulating the vast majority of vapor products out of existence.

If enacted, the bill would make clear that the FDA Center for Tobacco products cannot require vapor products already on the market to go through a lengthy and potentially multimillion dollar Premarket Tobacco Review application process. This bill would not impact the FDA’s ability to regulate these products, including setting rigorous product and manufacturing standards.

Since the FDA regulation was proposed last April, industry and public health advocates have warned that the FDA’s insistence on retroactively applying the Premarket Tobacco Review requirements to already existing products would lead to over 99% of vapor products being banned. This would happen for no reason other than the inability of nearly all product manufacturers – other than those associated with large tobacco companies – to bear the associated costs.  

In November, House leadership signaled that Congress could act on this issue if the FDA failed to do so. Speaker Rep. John Boehner, Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, and House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Fred Upton sent a joint letter to the Secretary of Health & Human Services requesting that this change be implemented in the regulation.

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, issued the following statement:

“Without action by Congress, the FDA’s proposed regulations threaten to ban 99%-plus of vapor products currently available on the market. This would be a disaster not only for thousands of small businesses, but also public health.

"This proposal does not remove the FDA’s ability to regulate vapor products. The FDA will retain the authority to immediately move forward with science-based product standards, disclosure requirements, and many other measures. Anyone who claims that this bill would somehow render the FDA toothless is either not familiar with the law or not being forthright.

"We are thrilled to see movement on this issue. Clear evidence is emerging from around the world that vapor products are helping smokers quit. It is unconscionable to effectively ban the sale of tens of thousands of vapor products while leaving combustible cigarettes freely available.”

You can learn more about AVA and vaping by visiting the AVA website. You can also find us onFacebook and Twitter.  

About the American Vaping Association:

The American Vaping Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates for small- and medium-sized businesses in the rapidly growing vaping and electronic cigarette industry. We are dedicated to educating the public and government officials about financial and public health benefits offered by vapor products, which are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine or nicotine-free solution and create an inhalable vapor.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

6-18-15 VLOG video Hello everyone! welcome to the VLOG video for...



6-18-15 VLOG video

Hello everyone! welcome to the VLOG video for Thursday june 18th 2015.   Considering I was not very prepared for this VLOG it still ended up being over an hour.  Go figure.  No matter,  got some beer, got some shoutouts, got some first impressions including the Qiangba mod and the Mad Hatter RDA.   We also talk a little bit about the recent VCCPA event.

So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the program!

Timestamps, Soundcloud link and other crucial links are below

—–Soundcloud link—–

http://ift.tt/1Ssyh5q

—–TIMESTAMPS—–

Top of the program are Announcements / Advocacy

Truth about vaping commercial is at 6:40

VCCPA talk is at 11:47

Beer is at 18:55

Shoutouts are at 25:27

First impressions are at 37:40

Retro Vaping is at 01:01:38

Viewer Mail is at 01:09:28

Crucial links are below

—–The Advocacy—–

CASAA FDA Call To action (3rd workshop)
http://ift.tt/1KXjyNJ

Truth About Vaping Commercial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cG9K9koPoU

—–The Beer—–

Modern Times Mega Black House
http://ift.tt/1SsyeXg

—–The Vapor—–

Mini Deck V2 ( Viewer Mail )
http://ift.tt/1L3l3Kj

Kanger Sub Box Mini
http://ift.tt/1KS5LZy

Qiangba Mod (wooden Box)
http://ift.tt/1L3l40x

Mad Hatter RDA
http://ift.tt/1SsyeXl

http://ift.tt/1L3l5BF

LavaTube V3
http://ift.tt/TbDqRQ

—–The Other—–

IPV 4 black version issue
http://ift.tt/1L3l40z

SilverBullet (Retro vaping)
http://ift.tt/1SsyfdF

IMRBatteries.com
http://ift.tt/1L3l5BH

http://ift.tt/1SsyhlO

http://ift.tt/1L3l5BJ

Vape Hooligans Instagram
http://ift.tt/1SsyfdH

Lord Nimbus Instagram
http://ift.tt/1L3l5BL

—–Weekly Review Series—–

NiteCore Charger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeIE4Pv_9w4

CloudChamp RDA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sYgnUb_icA

FMJ Mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMmALty_vdA

—–My Social Media—–

Instagram
http://ift.tt/1f1OnTO

Twitter
https://twitter.com/grimmgreen

Facebook
http://ift.tt/16w1464

Namberjuice
http://namberjuice.com/

Also please remember that unless you make it so I can reply to you. I will be un-able to reply to  your comments.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

6-4-15 VLOGHey everyone! welcome to the VLOG for Thursday June...



6-4-15 VLOG

Hey everyone! welcome to the VLOG for Thursday June 4th 2015!

One quick correction from the video. The tank in the first impressions is actually the SilverPlay V2. There is also a pretty big rant at the beginning regarding certain marketing tactics being used by certain vendors.

As of today i’ve already seen some changes being made in the Industry, so big shoutout to both SNAP and BLOW eliquid companies for leading by example and changing their logos and labels.

As always there is plenty of beer, shoutouts and first impressions, as well as an interesting RetroVape segment.

So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the program.

Soundcloud link, Timestamps  and other crucial links are below

—–Soundcloud link—–

http://ift.tt/1KHUU11

—–TIMESTAMPS—–

Top of the program are Announcements / Advocacy

Cartoon Label rant is at 12:16

Beer is at 22:23

Shoutouts are at 30:00

First impressions are at 36:47

RetroVaping is at 58:20

Crucial links are below

—–The Advocacy—–

NotBlowingSmoke Fundraiser
http://ift.tt/1BrwIe8

Russ’s Cartoon Juice Label Post
http://ift.tt/1KHUU14

Vapers Opposed to Underage Vaping
http://ift.tt/1GnHE3T

Eu Vaping Petition
http://ift.tt/1z5aEI4

Casaa Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/user/MyCasaa/videos

General Mills eliquid trademarks
http://ift.tt/1KHUVST

One Last Interesting Thing
http://ift.tt/1GnHE3X

—–The Beer—–

FireStone 18 Aniversary
http://ift.tt/1KHUU1a

—–The Vapor—–

TugBoat TopCaps ( Viewer Mail )

Mat Hatter - Double Helix Designs
http://ift.tt/1Ff354T

District Five Caps
http://ift.tt/1KHUU1c

Ego One Mega
http://ift.tt/1GnHBVR

SilverPlay V2
http://ift.tt/1KHUW99

TouchWood Mech Mod
http://ift.tt/1GnHE43

A gooseneck if you want it
http://ift.tt/1KHUW9b

—–The Other—–

My Original TouchWood Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7K4TPF0I8

GooseKneck Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvpf6CPa0ac

Vapercon / Notblowing Smoke t-shirt
http://ift.tt/1GnHE46

—–My Social Media—–

Instagram
http://ift.tt/1f1OnTO

Twitter
https://twitter.com/grimmgreen

Facebook
http://ift.tt/16w1464

Namberjuice
http://namberjuice.com/

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Grimm Green: Regulation and the Future of Vaping - GetVape Blog

Grimm Green: Regulation and the Future of Vaping - GetVape Blog:

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

6-4-15 VLOGHey everyone! welcome to the VLOG for Thursday June...



6-4-15 VLOG

Hey everyone! welcome to the VLOG for Thursday June 4th 2015!

One quick correction from the video. The tank in the first impressions is actually the SilverPlay V2. There is also a pretty big rant at the beginning regarding certain marketing tactics being used by certain vendors.

As of today i’ve already seen some changes being made in the Industry, so big shoutout to both SNAP and BLOW eliquid companies for leading by example and changing their logos and labels.

As always there is plenty of beer, shoutouts and first impressions, as well as an interesting RetroVape segment.

So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the program.

Soundcloud link, Timestamps  and other crucial links are below

—–Soundcloud link—–

http://ift.tt/1KHUU11

—–TIMESTAMPS—–

Top of the program are Announcements / Advocacy

Cartoon Label rant is at 12:16

Beer is at 22:23

Shoutouts are at 30:00

First impressions are at 36:47

RetroVaping is at 58:20

Crucial links are below

—–The Advocacy—–

NotBlowingSmoke Fundraiser
http://ift.tt/1BrwIe8

Russ’s Cartoon Juice Label Post
http://ift.tt/1KHUU14

Vapers Opposed to Underage Vaping
http://ift.tt/1GnHE3T

Eu Vaping Petition
http://ift.tt/1z5aEI4

Casaa Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/user/MyCasaa/videos

General Mills eliquid trademarks
http://ift.tt/1KHUVST

One Last Interesting Thing
http://ift.tt/1GnHE3X

—–The Beer—–

FireStone 18 Aniversary
http://ift.tt/1KHUU1a

—–The Vapor—–

TugBoat TopCaps ( Viewer Mail )

Mat Hatter - Double Helix Designs
http://ift.tt/1Ff354T

District Five Caps
http://ift.tt/1KHUU1c

Ego One Mega
http://ift.tt/1GnHBVR

SilverPlay V2
http://ift.tt/1KHUW99

TouchWood Mech Mod
http://ift.tt/1GnHE43

A gooseneck if you want it
http://ift.tt/1KHUW9b

—–The Other—–

My Original TouchWood Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv7K4TPF0I8

GooseKneck Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fvpf6CPa0ac

Vapercon / Notblowing Smoke t-shirt
http://ift.tt/1GnHE46

—–My Social Media—–

Instagram
http://ift.tt/1f1OnTO

Twitter
https://twitter.com/grimmgreen

Facebook
http://ift.tt/16w1464

Namberjuice
http://namberjuice.com/

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Due to Legislative Pressure, Mt Baker Vapor is Relocating from...



Due to Legislative Pressure, Mt Baker Vapor is Relocating from Washington state to sunny Arizona 

It is with some sadness but also great excitement that we would like to announce the relocation of Mt. Baker Vapor from our birthplace of Bellingham, WA to a new home in Mesa, AZ. We are hoping to be fully operational at this new facility by Fall 2015. During this process we will strive to have zero downtime or interruptions to the normal ordering process at mtbakervapor.com.

While we love Washington and are thankful for the opportunity it has afforded us to grow this wonderful business, legislative pressure from Washington State  has made it clear that they no longer offer a suitable environment for a growing business in the vaping industry. The Governor is currently sponsoring two bills (HB 1645 and HB 2211) that look to, among other things, ban online sales and impose enormous taxes on the sale of vapor products. You can find our previous coverage of the proposed vaping laws here.

- See more at: http://ift.tt/1KLvdzV

Well there ya go.  I hope you’re proud of your self Washington state law makers, You are successfully pushing away thriving small business away to other states.  Kudos on that. (End sarcasm) 

-Grimm

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Monday, June 1, 2015

General Mills, Girl Scouts Go After Makers Of Liquid Nicotine...



General Mills, Girl Scouts Go After Makers Of Liquid Nicotine Over Trademarked Names

Though the makers of e-cigarettes say their devices aren’t marketed to children, some companies that make liquid nicotine are not only using candy and fruit flavors that are forbidden from regular tobacco, but they’re using trademarked names of well-known snacks, sweets, and cereals. This isn’t sitting well with the companies that hold those trademarks.

For example, there’s apparently a liquid nicotine flavor called “Cinnamon Toast Crunch,” which just happens to be the name of a popular General Mills brand of cereal. And it’s not exactly an adult-target cereal (though I know way too many adults who eat it on a regular basis).That’s why General Mills is issuing cease-and-desist orders to nicotine makers that use Cinnamon Toast Crunch or any of its other brands.“Any use is unauthorized and would constitute an illegal misuse of our marks,” the company said in a statement to the Star Tribune. “General Mills has already sent a cease and desist letter to remove our branding and trademarks from these products – and we will take further action if necessary.”And the cereal biggie isn’t the only one trying to keep its trademarks off of liquid nicotine. 

The Girl Scouts are none-too-thrilled about seeing “Thin Mint” being tossed around as a nicotine flavor, especially because of the youngster-friendly image of the Scouts.“Using the Thin Mint name — which is synonymous with Girl Scouts and everything we do to enrich the lives of girls — to market e-cigarettes to youth is deceitful and shameless,” a rep for the organization told the Tribune.Tootsie Roll Industries, the makers of cold-rolled steel Tootsie Rolls are also asking nicotine companies to please stop trying to cash in on its candy brand that has been getting stuck in kids’ teeth for over a century.

“We’re family oriented. A lot of kids eat our products, we have many adults also, but our big concern is we have to protect the trademark,” said Ellen Gordon, president and chief operating officer of Tootsie, who is not Dustin Hoffman in a wig. 

“When you have well-known trademarks, one of your responsibilities is to protect (them) because it’s been such a big investment over the years.”Lawyers for these companies could be busy for quite some time, with around 1,500 businesses putting out liquid nicotine in the U.S.“It’s the age-old problem with an emerging market,” explains a board member of the American E-liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (which is an actual thing and not something from a 1957 sci-fi novella).

 “As companies goes through their maturity process of going from being a wild entrepreneur to starting to establish real corporate ethics and product stewardship, it’s something that we’re going to continue to see.”And he should know, as his company was slapped on the wrist for selling a “Junior Mint” branded nicotine. General Mills, Girl Scouts Go After Makers Of Liquid Nicotine Over Trademarked Names

Via http://consumerist.com/

Full article here

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Miss GoreGore Britnee reviews the IMP atomizer made by...



Miss GoreGore Britnee reviews the IMP atomizer made by Youdue

Thanks for the video Britnee! i’ve had my IMP for about a month now And I must say that I agree with most everything said in this video.  I’m still not even sure what the “cyclone airflow” does, if anything. 

-Grimm

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Vape VLOG / What’s in the news Robin? for May 28th 2015Hey...



Vape VLOG / What’s in the news Robin? for May 28th 2015

Hey everyone! welcome to the VLOG for May 28th 2015. As per usual we have a whole mess of stuff to talk about including some recent quotes from the head of the FDA: Mitch Zeller.  There are some first impressions of some mech mods and atomizers including the new incredibly frustrating GOLIATH RDA from Vicious Ant.

And we will have some beer and shoutouts peppered in.  Oh.. also Retro Vaping :)  So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the program

Soundcloud link and other crucial links are below

—–Soundcloud link—–

http://ift.tt/1FjN4Hf

—–TIMESTAMPS—–

Top of the program are YouTube rant / Advocacy

Beer is at 15:13

Shoutouts are at 21:30

First impressions are at 32:29

RetroVaping is at 49:40

Viewer Mail is at 60:03

Crucial links are below

—–The Advocacy—–

CASAA FDA Support HR 2058
http://ift.tt/1FaNgLl

Mitch Zeller’s recent nicotine comments
http://ift.tt/1FjN4Hj

—–The Beer—–

Gulden Draak
http://ift.tt/1FjN4Hl

—–The Vapor—–

The Aria / Ritual machine “Z”
http://ift.tt/1eB1yfA

FooToon Aqua SE
http://ift.tt/1ysDiyr

The Chillum Tantra
http://ift.tt/1eB1yfE

Unique Vapor “BAM BAM”
http://uniquevapor.ca/

Vicious Ant GOLIATH
http://ift.tt/1FjN4Hm

The Vantra
http://ift.tt/1eB1xbs

Hooligan Box Modz
http://ift.tt/1eB1xbu

—–The Other—–

The xHaler mod (Retro Vaping)
http://ift.tt/1FjN4Ho

My Original xHaler mini video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRnyRNrTyIc

Juice Junkies Facebook Group
http://ift.tt/1eB1xby

—–The Music—–

None this week, thanks YouTube

—–My Social Media—–

Instagram
http://ift.tt/1f1OnTO

Twitter
https://twitter.com/grimmgreen

Facebook
http://ift.tt/16w1464

Namberjuice
http://namberjuice.com/

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Experts shocked to learn that the Center for disease Control has...



Experts shocked to learn that the Center for disease Control has been taking MILLIONS of dollars from Big Pharma. 

Why should you care?  well apart from big tobacco, Big pharma is the other huge threat to the future of vaping and e-cigs.  

The following is from http://ift.tt/1cpoKt8 

The US government’s Centers for Disease Control have been taking millions of dollars in drug company money in recent years, according to a news report in The British Medical Journal. Researchers in America and around the world expressed shock, and asked how the funding has been influencing CDC actions and decisions.

Maybe the actions like the recent report where the CDC was claiming a “Dramatic increase in e-cig related calls to the poison control center?”

Or when the CDC reported that “E-cigarette use triples among middle and high school students in just one year” 

Now i’m certainly not calling those reports bogus, Factually inaccurate? possibly.  Funded by one of vaping’s biggest opponents? strong possibility. 

The article goes on to say 

Jerome R Hoffman, a methodologist and emeritus professor of medicine at UCLA, told The BMJ, “Most of us were shocked to learn the CDC takes funding from industry. Of course it is outrageous that industry apparently is allowed to punish the CDC if the agency conducts research that has the potential to cut into profits. But it was our government that made this very bad arrangement, so the way to fix it is not to ask the CDC to ‘pretty please be more ethical, and avoid conflicts of interest’; rather, as a society, we have to get the government to reject this devil’s bargain, by changing the rules so this can no longer happen.” 

That industry apparently is allowed to punish the CDC if the agency conducts research that has the potential to cut into profits?!? wow, just wow.  I’m somewhat floored ( yet not surprised ) at that statement.  Certainly a PRO vaping report could certainly cut into the profits of pharmaceutical companies. 

Interesting information no?

-Grimm

Read the full article on madinamerica.com HERE

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Please forgive me if i’m reading this incorrectly.  But from...



Please forgive me if i’m reading this incorrectly.  But from what this article says, it seems that Mitch Zeller is being a bit more reasonable regarding nicotine and e-cigarettes?

This New York Times article starts off with a quote from Mr Zeller saying 
“We need a national debate on nicotine,” said Mitch Zeller.

The Article talks about the “tobacco wars” of the 90′s and Zeller’s insanely successful TRUTH campaign.  The article also goes over the whole “we just don’t know what’s in them” talk that were all used to. 

Then at the end there is this other quote from Zeller

“When nicotine is attached to smoke particles, it will kill,” said Zeller. “But if you take that same drug and put it in a patch, it is such a safe medicine that it doesn’t even require a doctor’s prescription.” That paradox helps explain why he believes “there needs to be a rethink within society on nicotine.”

And the article ends with this 

It’s not that Zeller believes nicotine is perfectly safe (he doesn’t) or that we should shrug our shoulders if teenagers take up vaping. He believes strongly that kids should be discouraged from using e-cigarettes.

Rather, he thinks there should be a recognition that different ways of delivering nicotine also come with different risks. To acknowledge that, and to grapple with its implications, would be a step forward.

“This issue isn’t e-cigarettes,” said Mitch Zeller. “It’s nicotine.”

To me,  (Nick) this is an incredibly powerful statement.  All we had heard from Zeller and the FDA previously was “BAN BAN BAN KIDS KIDS KIDS FLAVORS FLAVORS FLAVORS”  

Now it seems as though they are saying “Ok, before we rush into anything, lets have an actual open discussion of vaping and nicotine, and see what is REALLY going on” 

Now I know we are trained to STAND UP against the FDA and Mitch Zeller, but I also think we need to be open to the idea that it is possible for the FDA and Mitch Zeller to change their mind on the subject. 

Full article HERE

-Grimm 

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The 6 “most effective” ways to quit smoking.  From what I can...



The 6 “most effective” ways to quit smoking.  From what I can only assume are non smokers

For 50 yeas we have known that smoking can kill you.  It is still the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. and yet 42.1 million people light up and new smokers start every day.“Smoking is my best friend,” Atlantan Barry Blackwell said. “It’s always with me long after friends have left and people have gone, they are always here”

To help people who do want to quit, scientists have looked with great interest into what works. Especially since studies have shown that 90 percent of those who try to quit, will start smoking again despite their best efforts.Here are some options that have been scientifically proven to work, at least some of the time.

I’m not going to copy / Paste this whole article here,  But you can read the whole thing using the link at the bottom.  The main bullet points of the article are

Financial incentives

Financial benefit from quitting, may be your best bet – literally – particularly if you risk losing your own money.

Cold turkey

Only the most disciplined among us can quit without any help. Studies show only about 4-7% can do it without any additional help.

Find company

Love can help you through, according to a recent study that ran in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Inhalers, nasal sprays, lozenges, gum and skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly are designed to help smokers get over the initial cravings and symptoms of withdrawal. And they do seem to help.

Prescription drugs

Talk to your doctor if you want to take the prescription route, but there are some drugs that seem to have some success, especially if used with an NRT

And last but not least they touch on e-cigs 

E-cigarettes

The jury is still out on this method. (WHAT?! pumping you full of prescription drugs is just fine though)

In 2014, a study that ran in the British journal the Lancetfound of the 657 people trying to quit over a period of six months, e-cigarettes did help about 7.3% to quit. That was more than the 5.8% of the people in the study who used a patch. What stood out most to the study’s authors was that so few the people were successful quitting using any method. They concluded more research is urgently needed.

Another group that presented their research at the American Thoracic Society Conference this month found that while some people did quit using e-cigarettes rather than regular cigarettes, they didn’t necessarily quit for good. Looking at more than a thousand people who wanted to quit, the authors found those who had more success quitting in the short term used e-cigarettes, but this effect was no longer observed at three- or six-month followups.

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The Aspire Atlantis V2 ~ By GrimmGreenTLDW: The Atlantis V2 is...



The Aspire Atlantis V2 ~ By GrimmGreen

TLDW: The Atlantis V2 is great.  Part of what makes
it great is the new cotton coil heads, which will also
work in your Atlantis V1 tank and base.

The V2 has more airflow in both the top and bottom.
as well as a bigger capacity tank (3ml)

Overall not leaps and bounds better, but certainly
a step in the right direction

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Todd reviews the Innokin Cool Fire V4I’ve got one of these...



Todd reviews the Innokin Cool Fire V4

I’ve got one of these myself.  And it seems to have turned itself of permanantly. The on / off button on the bottom doesn’t seem to do much of anything.  Regardless it’s a pretty cool device.  Thanks for the video Todd!

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The NAMI RDA from BayCityVapor.com Starting today i’m going to...



The NAMI RDA from BayCityVapor.com 

Starting today i’m going to be posting my new review videos on GrimmGreen.com. For a long time I had an “archived videos” link. That literally no one seems to use.  After all, when you come to GrimmGreen.com , I feel like you should see GrimmGreen videos.  Done and Done…

Now then..

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video,  Therefore it has no monetary value to me.  This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

The NAMI atomizer from BayCityVapor

TLDW: Without knowing a price, it’s going to be
a tough call on this.

It has a unique deck, not wonky, just unique.
it has a bit of a learning curve involved.
it’s got tons of airflow options, and the overall
fit and finish is very well done.

I’m just not a fan of the way it looks.  I know
WHY it has to look the way it does, I just wish
it was a bit more appealing.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

An Estimated Half A Million Brits Have Switched From Real Cigarettes To E-Cigarettes In The Last Year

An Estimated Half A Million Brits Have Switched From Real Cigarettes To E-Cigarettes In The Last Year:

In the last year alone, an estimated half a million people in Britain have switched from smoking real cigarettes to vaping e-cigarettes. Many consider this to be a much healthier and cleaner alternative to smoking.

At the beginning of 2014, the Action on Smoking and Health organization, known as ASH, reported that there were 2.1 million vapers in Britain. Now there are more than 2.6 million, according to reports.

While ASH sees e-cigs as a good thing to help people give up tobacco, they also warned of a “worrying” increase in people falsely believing they are as harmful as or even more dangerous than regular cigarettes.

Research carried out at King’s College London found that electronic cigarette use increased among ex-smokers from 4.5 percent in 2014 to 6.7 percent in 2015.

These days, it’s all about smoking different flavors of e-juice from tank model e-cigarettes, as opposed to the old style “cigalikes,” which were more primitive and reportedly less satisfying.

It’s not all good news either for vapers; researchers have found some of the flavorings in e-juice contain potentially harmful levels of chemicals.

Deborah Arnott, the chief executive of ASH, said, ‘The number of ex-smokers who are staying off tobacco by using electronic cigarettes is growing, showing just what value they can have. But the number of people who wrongly believe that vaping is as harmful as smoking is worrying.”

She added, “The growth of this false perception risks discouraging many smokers from using electronic cigarettes to quit and keep them smoking instead which would be bad for their health and the health of those around them.”

At the same time, Dr. Leonie Brose, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King’s College London, told reporters that smokers need to be educated about the relatively healthier option of vaping over smoking, saying, “We must clearly communicate the relative safety of electronic cigarettes to smokers.”

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