Thursday, October 8, 2015

10-8-15 VAPE VLOG! Hey everyone! welcome to the VLOG video for...

10-8-15 VAPE VLOG! 

Hey everyone! welcome to the VLOG video for Thursday October 8th 2015.  As usual we have a whole mess of stuff to talk about. Just as a heads up, I am a little cranky toward the end of this video :)  But it’s all good.  

There will be Shoutouts,  Beer, Retro Vaping,  A response to a thread over on Reddit as well as some first impressions.  Including the new Ego One CT device,  the new DotMod CLOUDCAP and the Wotofo LUSH RDA.

And yes… there is a big ol giveaway included somewhere in there as well.  So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the program.  Timestamps, Soundcloud link, and other crucial links are all below.



Top of the program is some updates / announcements

What I have been vaping is at 3:26

Reddit Thread reading is at 16:08

Beer is at 30:28

Shoutouts are at 39:32

First impressions are at 49:39

RetroVaping is at 01:16:00

Favorite Comment of the week is at the end

Crucial links are below

Giveaway is at the very very very very end :) :)  

—–The Advocacy—–

Not blowing smoke

—–The Beer—–

Alesmith Evil Dead Red Ale

—–The Vapor—–

Ego One CT

DotMod CloudCap

Constant Velocity Mod

Lush RDA

Pink Chill Juice

Sherbet In The Dark Juice

Adam Bomb Strawbery Lemonade

Elf Wick

—–The Other—–

That reddit Thread

My Original Phoenix Atomizer Review

Phonenix V3

Namberjuice in the EU

—–The Double Feature—–

The RIG V2

The Sauce Code Tank

—–My Social Media—–





Also please remember that unless you make it so I can reply to you. I will be un-able to reply to  your comments. October 08, 2015 at 09:56PM

Vaping regulations: Close to Home

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

10 Vape Experts Share Their Opinions on FDA E-Juice Regulation |

10 Vape Experts Share Their Opinions on FDA E-Juice Regulation |

Great article published by the folks over there at ,  I’ll just copy paste my blurb below.  But absolutely feel free to go over and read the full article.  Lots of interesting perspectives on things for sure. 

Nick ( GrimmGreen ) 

The FDA is going to regulate us weather we want them to or not. If their regulations are sensible and reasonable then a lot of currently responsible companies will be able to comply with them. Unfortunately I don’t think that will be the case. My background is in food manufacturing. So I understand the need for things like HACCP, and GMP rules. It truly makes products safer. Namberjuice operates out of an ISO9 AEMSA Certified lab. We have taken every possible precaution from flavorings and raw ingredients, to a sanitary food grade mixing facility.

I think more worrisome than the Federal regulations are….

 the state and local regulations. Indiana just passed a HUGE tax on liquids, Washington state has done the same, California is about to make vaping completely illegal in public places including your own apartment and vape shops. So even if the FDA comes in and hands out some strict but reasonable regulations. The states still have the ability to regulate, tax and ban vaping, which in my eyes is much scarier.

Summary: The FDA has to be smart with regulation or the majority of companies won’t be able to meet the guidelines. Aside from the FDA’s rules, we need to be looking at the laws passing in each individual state, too. October 07, 2015 at 07:47PM

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Who Reviews the Reviewers?

U.S. Government Task Force to Smokers: Quit or Die

Via Press release 

While U.K. health authorities embrace vaping, a U.S. health panel uses same old reasons to dismiss it    

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, reacted today to a new report by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) on smoking cessation tools.  The report by the USPSTF, a government-backed independent organization that has a Congressional directive to review the evidence on cessation practices, advises doctors to only recommend FDA-approved therapies and counseling for smokers looking to quit.

Even though vaping is now almost certainly the most frequently used cessation tool in the United States, the task force kicked the can down the road on articulating a clear position on the disruptive technology products. Dr. Francisco Garcia, a task force member and a researcher at the University of Arizona, told Reuters , “There is not enough evidence to evaluate the effectiveness, safety or benefits and harms of using e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking.”

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, expressed disappointment in the task force’s decision to dismiss the evidence of the effectiveness and relative risk of vapor products.

“In effect, the task force is sending an irresponsible message to smokers and their doctors – quit or die,” says Conley.

Conley continued: “Every year, far less than 5% of those trying to quit smoking do so successfully. The task force should have at least had the integrity to advise doctors that vapor products may be a positive intervention for hardcore smokers who have tried and failed to quit with products like the nicotine gum, patch, and medications. In the United Kingdom, Public Health England and over a dozen

respected public health authorities have endorsed the use of vapor products by smokers looking to quit.  Their rigorous assessment is based on a totality of the evidence, both from clinical trials and the real world,” says Conley.  "In contrast, the task force only made a cursory attempt to review the data, and as a result they end with the same old conclusion – more evidence is needed.“

"The clock is ticking. Smoking still kills hundreds of thousands of Americans each year,” adds Conley. “Every time groups like the USPSTF dismiss the benefits of vapor products, there are smokers that take their advice seriously and continue to smoke. The policy is unconscionable and needs to change.” ####

You can learn more about AVA and vaping by visiting the AVA website. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter. September 24, 2015 at 03:26PM

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Sub-Box ( Vape Like They’re Watching ) I received this...

The Sub-Box ( Vape Like They’re Watching ) 

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: Solid box, if not just a touch “cheap” feeling.  I REALLY dig the button and I really dig the voltage display but I just cant stand that STRIPE running down the mod. For me, it makes it 100% less comfortable to handle and use.

Hits well and hits hard due to the dual parallel 19650 batteries on the inside.  Non spring loaded, but  fully adjustable 510 connection is on top.

Once again, no idea where to buy this, or the cost.  So i’ll link below to their Instagram, as well as the e-mail given for wholesale

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Juice ► September 21, 2015 at 04:21PM

New Regulations on E-Cigarette Sales Kick In This Week Via...

New Regulations on E-Cigarette Sales Kick In This Week


New regulations governing the sale of electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts take effect this coming week.

As of Friday, anyone under 18 years old will be barred from buying e-cigarettes.

The regulations also ban the promotional giveaway or free distribution of e-cigarettes and require that they be kept out of the reach of customers.

Attorney General Maura Healey said the regulations also ban most sales of e-cigarettes except through face-to-face purchases and not through vending machines except in adults-only establishments.

Other regulations requiring that the liquids and gels used in the devices be sold in child-resistant packaging won’t take effect until March 15, 2016.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that turn nicotine-containing liquid into vapor that is inhaled. Though nicotine can be addictive, e-cigarettes lack the chemicals and tars of burning tobacco. September 21, 2015 at 04:19PM

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Are Children being poisoned by e-liquid? Unfortunately yes... but the numbers will surprise you

Originally written by  Reid Mukai from (Cascadia Vape Blog)

As much as we want all teenagers to to be completely nicotine-free, there will always be some who experiment (especially those with backgrounds of physical or emotional abuse). Because e-cigs have been proven to contain less harmful toxins than tobacco cigarettes and e-cig users can choose to downgrade the level of nicotine contained in the e-liquids used (or switch to e-liquids containing zero nicotine or substances less harmful than nicotine), perhaps e-cigs could more accurately be viewed as “anti-gateway” Harm Reduction devices?

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), there were 1,543 e-cig and e-liquid exposures reported to Poison Centers in 2013. While unfortunate and preventable if more people took precautions with the handling and storage of e-cigs and e-liquids, the number of cases weren’t even close to the top exposures called in to Poison Centers. To put them in context, in the 2013 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System, the following were the top 10 substance categories most frequently involved in human exposures:

  1. Analgesics 298,633
  2. Cosmetics 199,838
  3. Cleaning substances 196,183
  4. Sedatives/Hypnotics/Antipsychotics 153,398
  5. Antidepressants 109,110
  6. Foreign bodies/Toys/Misc. 103,737
  7. Cardiovascular Drugs 101,544
  8. Antihistamines 99,176
  9. Topical preparations 89,287
  10. Pesticides 85,033

The report also included the top 10 substance categories most frequently involved in pediatric (≤5 years) exposures:

  1. Cosmetics 151,154
  2. Cleaning substances 113,872
  3. Analgesics 106,639
  4. Foreign bodies/Toys/Misc. 75,184
  5. Topical preparations 66,893
  6. Vitamins 47,816
  7. Antihistamines 45,250
  8. Pesticides 35,254
  9. Plants 29,346
  10. Gastrointestinal preparations 28,481

Of course these figures do not diminish the seriousness and danger of children being exposed to e-liquids, but it does highlight the often selective nature of news reportage, the inability of regulatory measures to completely prevent such incidents, and the overall importance of personal responsibility and vigilant parenting. While news media does have an important role to play in educating the public about health issues, it’s important to understand that what is reported and the way it is reported is never completely without bias.

As members of the e-cig industry, it should be clear we have an interest in defending the e-cig industry. Often less clear is the interest of corporate news media in releasing particular scare stories to increase viewership. Higher ratings and “correct” messaging ensure support from corporate sponsors who may  also influence which stories are covered and/or how they’re reported. For example, would it not be in the interest of news networks to discourage the use of products which directly compete with smoking cessation products such as nicotine patches and gum produced by large pharmaceutical companies which spend large sums of money to advertise on the networks (and/or produces PR material which attacks the competition)? In other words, keep in mind that corporate media has more self-interested motives besides public safety. Now more than ever we need to question what is reported and think critically about how facts are presented. September 19, 2015 at 10:47PM

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Quick First Look at the Efest LUC...

Nicotine & Tobacco Research: From Oxford University


Now, There’s a lot going on int his article.  Basically Jennifer B. Unger, Ph.D wrote an editorial on “The  current era of scientific uncertainty” regarding ecigs and vaping.  

The full editorial can be found here

But these are the highlights below

  • Many state and local smoke-free laws predate the development of electronic cigarettes. Currently, only three states include the restriction of electronic cigarettes in their comprehensive smoke-free policies.
  • The young people in this study’s focus groups perceived that e-cigarettes are marketed for smoking cessation, but they did not perceive that e-cigarettes are effective for cessation, indicating that they may be distrustful of the marketing.
  • The interest of nonsmoking teens in flavored e-cigarettes is very low - in fact, flavor descriptors had no significant influence on nonsmoking teens’ interest in using e-cigarettes.
  • Between 2012 and 2013, e-cigarette sales in the tracked channels of this study more than doubled, increasing by 132.5% across all markets. Convenience store sales drove most of this, accounting for 81.9% of e-cigarette sales in 2013.
  • Among current cigarette smokers, reported reasons for e-cigarette use included: quit smoking (58.4%), reduce smoking (57.9%), and reduce health risks (51.9%). Prior quit attempts were reported more frequently among e-cigarette users (82.8%) than nonusers (74.0%).
  • This study analyzed and evaluated the chemical composition including nicotine, tobacco alkaloids, pH, and flavors in 36 e-liquids brands from 4 manufacturers. Three-quarters of the products contained lower measured nicotine levels than the stated label values.

It’s that 3rd one that i’ve put in BOLD text that I find the most fascinating personally.  This is pretty much what every law maker and assembly person are basing their bans and taxes on.  Thoughts? 

-Grimm September 17, 2015 at 02:06PM

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Truly simple Fused Clapton coils ~ RDA Atomizers For those...

Truly simple Fused Clapton coils ~ RDA Atomizers

For those wondering.  This is the OHM reader i’m using.  It’s from CoilMaster

I am by no means a “builder guy"but after realizing that all my fused clapton and cool staple coil builds I was using were done by other people.  I decided that I needed to learn how to do this myself.  

Again, believe me when I say that if I can do this, you can do this. Huge shoutouts to OhmboyOC, M.Terk and Squidoode for all their help / tip and tricks for this.

I do realize that these coils are not for everyone, but I hope this is helpful for some people out there who are wanting to try out coils like this.

For this build I was using Anarchist 26g wire and  38g NI80 from Kidney puncher.  

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Juice ► September 15, 2015 at 07:15PM

Name that JuiceWith all of the disturbing allegations being...