The Latest E-Cigarette Industry News

News-clipart

Vapor Tanks Are Moving In On E-Cigarette Sales

Vapor tanks are typically chunkier and allow smokers and would-be quitters to customize nicotine levels, as well as to puff thousands of blissful flavors. A cult following is likely to grow as “vaping” becomes more fashionable and more stores, such as Walmart, carry the battery-powered metal tubes in a wide range of colors. Discover more about vape tanks here.

Attorneys General Ask FDA To Ban Flavors & More

More than two dozen state attorneys general urged the Food and Drug Administration on Friday to impose restrictions on electronic cigarettes, including prohibiting television advertising and banning the wide variety of candy and fruit flavors that have helped make e-cigarettes popular. Read the reason for the attorneys general’s request for tougher restrictions on E-Cigarettes here.

The E-Cigarette Gateway Myth

The gateway hypothesis is a myth. The evidence shows that very few nonsmokers “vape.” The primary reason people use e-cigarettes is to quit or cut back on smoking conventional cigarettes. Click here to learn the truth.

Reynolds sponsors study of e-cig vapor smoke

A subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. is sponsoring a federal study to determine what potential risks there are in the vapor smoke emitted from an electronic cigarette.

The goal of the study “is to increase understanding of the composition of second-hand vapor smoke.” The trial will compare four different brands of e-cig with each other, and against two leading menthol and non-menthol brands of combustible cigarettes. Here are more details on this study.

Posted in e cigarettes, resources | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

5 Common ECig Problems Solved Here!

Here are the Top 5 Ecig Problems & Our Solutions!

Jonny-Blog-5-Image-1

1. I am experiencing a short cartridge life. Why is that and how can I fix it?

Normally, one cartridge lasts for about 150-200 puffs. Following are some tips that could help you achieve a longer cartridge life.

Don’t leave cartridges open after removing them from their sealed package or assembled e-cigarette. If you are not using the cartridge, make sure to put rubber caps on the cartridges.
Avoid extreme temperatures. Temperatures <60F and >80F could result in the liquid evaporating and shorter cartridge life.
If you travel frequently with your e-cigarette, it is important to use a portable carry case. Transporting the assembled e-cigarette without a case can cause it to be engaged unintentionally with airflow being moved through the unit, such as in a shirt or pants pocket.
If you don’t plan to use the unit for more than a day, unscrew the cartridge from the battery and seal with the rubber cap. Then store both the battery and cartridge inside a portable case.

  • Number of puffs from each eCig cartridge varies based on individual smoking habits. A regular cigarette has about 10-12 puffs. Depending on your smoking style, shorter or greater life could be experienced than expected from a e-cigarette cartridge.
  • Cartridges should be used within 5 days after opening.
  • Cartridge shelf life is 12 – 18 months from their production date. Our cartridges are normally less than 2 months old when we ship them.
  • After opening, store the cartridges in or close to horizontal direction with rubber-caps on.

2. Why does my cartridge heat up?

Electronic cigarettes are more like electric cigarettes: they operate on a simple yet fairly strong electric current to generate vapor. The reason for this is two-fold:

E-cig companies aiming for more vapor: In an effort to increase vapor production electric cigarettes also emit more heat than ever before. The problem can be improved by using better heat insulation on the body of the cartridge but most manufacturers using metal casing.

Heavy smokers: Most smokers – especially those who try ecigs for the first time – tend to draw longer, harder puffs. The same heat that generates vapor also heats up the cartridge. This is the main reason why ecig smokers face this warming up of the cartridge. This problem is made worse by users trying to draw too many puffs in rapid succession. The heat is often worse when the cartridge does not have much liquid left.

Manufacturers are still a little behind as they try to balance the heating problem with the demand for vapor. A majority of the vaping customers do not have a major problem though with heating and vapor production is considered as being more desirable.

3. What should I do if some of my cartridges are leaking?

The first thing we strongly recommend is to immediately throw away those cartridges. We have had very few cases of leakage in our cartridges but if that happens, we recommend that you first immediately wash your mouth many times with water.

One other thing we would recommend. After you have opened a cartridge pack, we recommend that you store these carts on a horizontal (flat surface). Don’t keep these cartridges vertically – this could lead to a liquid coming down due to gravity (if by chance there is a little extra liquid in the cart). Also, we recommend that when smoking, keep the cigarette horizontal or close to horizontal. Smoking vertically sometimes may result in possible leakage. Again it should not happen but it is just a recommendation to avoid any potential issues like this.

4. What should I do if my cartridges don’t produce enough vapor?

Sometimes the brand new cartridges have a blocked air passage. We suggest to our customers to try the following:
With the cartridge screwed on to the battery, keep the LED side of the battery in your mouth (about half to one inch) and then blow hard onto it a couple of times. You should see smoke coming out of the other side of the cartridge. Now just try inhaling your cigarette normally and you should see the vapor coming out. Please try this a couple of times and if it still does not create vapor, please contact us so that we could send you an appropriate number of replacement packs.

5. How do I clean my electronic cigarette battery?

 
It is important to clean and maintain your electronic cigarette to ensure maximum performance and a longer life. The battery should be cleaned periodically depending on how often you use it. We recommend to clean it once a week.

Below is the method that we recommend:
1. Inspect the battery – Look for residue which may be caught and stuck in the threads of the battery
2. Soak Cotton Swab in Rubbing Alcohol – Pour a tiny amount of the rubbing alcohol into a small container, then soak the head of the cotton swab
3. Clean the Threads: Using a circular motion, gently use the cotton swab to clean the threads of the battery.
4. Allow it to dry: Let the battery dry for a few seconds.

Posted in e cigarettes, TMM products | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Here’s Your Roundup of News & Deals!

smokerHoward Stern’s Opinion on ECigarettes!

40% OFF Magic Mist Starter Kit!

Things You Need To Know About ECigarettes

60% OFF Magic Mist EGO Premium Starter Kit!

Tougher ecigarette regulation will damage public health on a big scale, say experts

 

 

Posted in e cigarettes, resources, Smoking/nicotine addiction, TMM products | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Howard Stern’s opinion on eCigarettes

On the Howard Stern show the famous radio host made his position against eCigarettes (http://www.howardstern.com/news/howards-anti-smoking-and-e-cigarette-views-and-this-day-in-howard-history-ronnie-becomes-a-bodyguard)

On the show and in previous episodes Sal, a writer on the show, has admitted to quit smoking by using electronic cigarettes(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvSWtMW3nzg). On these previous occasions as well Howard and Robin have repeatedly told him to quit cigarettes entirely and not to use eCigarettes. Sal has insisted that quitting cigarettes is a gradual process and that eCigarettes have helped him.

In this particular airing Sal’s doctors claimed that his health has improved due to using eCigarettes (as opposed to regular cigarettes). Howard clearly states that in his opinion eCigarettes have chemicals and hence should be avoided at all costs. In his usual flamboyant style he completely disses the opinion of Sal’s doctors. Though Howard is entertaining as usual his opinion is not entirely accurate due to two reasons:

(a) Sal’s health improved as told by his doctors. This is attributed to the fact that eCigarettes do not have carcinogens or other thousands of other toxic materials found in regular cigarettes. Hence it is a fact that cigarettes are (far) more harmful than eCigarettes

(b) Howard talks about eCigarettes containing chemicals. This is superficially true but these are the same as contained in kids’ candy, ice creams, and many foods. The two ingredients are PG(Propylene Glycol) which is an FDA approved food additive (see http://eciglounge.themagicmist.com/all-posts/what-is-propylene-glycol-2) and Vegetable Glycerin which is naturally found in vegetables. By that measure we should avoid all supermarket foods and vegetables?

In summary non-smokers should not start using eCigarettes but these are definitely a safer alternative to regular cigarettes.

Posted in e cigarettes, Smoking/nicotine addiction | Comments Off on Howard Stern’s opinion on eCigarettes

It’s Here! Your Weekend Roundup & Deals!

cc leopard50% off our Starter Deluxe Kit!

Technology Is Changing The E-Cigarette Game!

5 Myths About E-Cigarettes

E-Cigarette Makers Are in an Arms Race for Exotic Vapor Flavors

40% off our Starter Kit!

Posted in e cigarettes, TMM products | Tagged | Leave a comment

Technology Is Changing The E-Cigarette Game

abcThe landscape for e-cigarettes is quickly becoming populated with high tech gadgets designed to make the vaping experience so much more advanced than regular analog cigarettes.

Many people start using e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to smoking, but end up with a nagging feeling that they’re vaporizing more than they ever smoked in the past. To take control of your life, you need the hard data and an elegant system that can make controlling your urges a source of enjoyment.

One such innovation is a smart vaporizer (or e-cigarette) that allows you to track and control how often you smoke via your smartphone. It’s one of the first e-cigarettes designed for the connected, social web. An example is the Kosmo, a connected e-cigarette with an associated coaching app. You can create a custom reduction program with a daily cap that decreases gradually, and social features allowing friends to hold each other accountable.

Some e-cigarette manufacturers now sell an e-cig complete with bluetooth connectivity and an app for your phone. The ecig itself monitors the number of eliquid puffs you are taking from your ecig, the amount of nicotine your taking, how much money you have saved not smoking cigarettes, how many cigarettes you would have smoked, the health benefits you should expect. This technology will allow you to set goals for yourself as you quit smoking, advise on usage, give you reminders and messages and you can even share your progress across social media to let your friends know how you well are succeeding in quitting smoking. All the information about your vaping is shown on the phone app in easy to read menus and graphs to track how you’re doing easily.

Here are a few other tech-optimized e-cigarette examples:

iHenley Smart E-cigarette

The iHenley can track vaping and nicotine intake real time, set targets and goals, receive on-going alerts and status reports. They can even track your friends progress as well. It’s easy to use, stylish and a great way to monitor eliquid and nicotine use.

 

SMOKIO wireless e-cigarette

The Smokio allows users to change voltage settings via the phone app instead of a fiddly button on the ecig itself, it also synchronizes your phone to your ecig automatically, even when you do not have your phone on you. The battery also lasts 7 hours in use, days in standby mode.

 

In addition, the app promises to grant users the ability to monitor data such as where they have used the e-cig, how often they’re smoking, and even how many real cigarettes they would have smoked based on the number of puffs taken from the vaporizer.

 

While there is much competition out there to have the latest and greatest tech for e-cigarette users, there are still many untapped technologies that can be applied to e-cigarettes. An example is a recent innovative patent that was awarded to SS Choice LLC which will help vapers to determine how much eliquid is still left in the tank system of their e-cigarette. Right now, it is a guessing game and having a gauge that can quickly tell an e-cigarette user when to refill their tank will certainly solve a simple yet pervasive issue.

What else does the future hold for e-cigarette fans and aficionados?

 

Posted in e cigarettes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

5 Sins of New E-Cig Users

7-7-2014 3-42-13 PMMany vapers regularly make some basic mistakes when enjoying their e-cigs. Are these high crimes? No. But they do work against the greater good of our community as a whole, and should be stopped as soon as possible.

Also, avoiding these no-nos may even improve your image among friends and coworkers.

Here are the 5 sins of new e-cig users:

Disregarding Personal Space

We’re psyched that you enjoy e-cigs. We couldn’t be happier that you no longer smell like exhaust. We encourage you to try new flavors and devices and nicotine strengths and battery designs.

But, for the love of all that’s holy, stop blowing vapor in people’s faces!

Just because you are completely comfortable with your new sense of freedom, it doesn’t mean other people feel the same. Please don’t blow plumes of vapor in small offices, elevators, clown cars or other confined spaces, unless everyone has consented.

 

Talking Down to Tobacco Users

Though it’s tempting to approach friends and colleagues who smoke tobacco, and condemn their habits, remember that you were there not too long ago.

If you are approached about your e-cigs, tell them what they need to get started, along with a reassuring affirmation. But do not criticize, lambast, shun or humiliate your friends who smoke.

You might think you’re doing them a favor, but in reality, it’s simply a great way to find yourself sitting alone at the bar, or wondering why you didn’t get invited over to watch the game.

Vaping In Appropriate Places

We’ve been fighting for our rights to use e-cigs in places that cigarettes aren’t allowed. And we will continue to do so. We feel e-cigs are perfect for well-ventilated offices, warehouses, outdoor spaces, among others.

But, let’s be real – there are some places where you just shouldn’t vape. Here are some examples of places you shouldn’t feel free to puff your e-cig:

Schools
Churches
Hospitals
PTA meetings
Quarterly reviews
Grand jury hearings
Gymboree
This is just a small sample, so if the list above doesn’t already give you a good idea, err on the side of caution and keep your e-cig safely in your pocket.

Sneaking A Vape in the Bathroom

New e-cig users sometimes feel uneasy about vaping in front of others. So when the need arises, they fake the urge to visit the bathroom and go puff near a window or vent fan.

This is bad practice. For starters, in most cases, this is not something you should hide. If you were a cigarette smoker and made the switch, celebrate it! Your friends and loved ones will be thrilled you made a better choice, and will likely encourage you to keep it up.

That seems a lot more uncomfortable in social settings than just telling people you enjoy e-cigarettes. If you don’t actually need to use the bathroom, stay out.

Leaving a trail behind

And finally, let’s close with something a little more serious. E-cigs are adult products, and should never be handled by children or pets. While our cartridges are safely contained when used properly, nicotine-based e-liquid is dangerous if consumed.

So, it goes without saying that you should stop leaving your e-cig cartridges around the house where others can get them. Even old, seemingly empty cartridges can pose a threat to curious hands.

For those who live in adult-only households, this is simply a courtesy issue. A trail of old e-cig cartridges, rubber caps, wrappers, etc. are just as annoying as cigarette butts. And isn’t that what we’re trying to avoid now that we’re e-cig enthusiasts?

 

Posted in All posts | Leave a comment

Here’s Your Vaper’s Weekend Roundup!

imagesYour Basics on Mods & E-Liquids!

Vape Your Vitamins! Vitamin Infusions in E-Juice!

Ecigarettes Are Not a Gateway to Smoking -Study

WE’VE GOT ALL YOUR E-CIG REPLACEMENT PARTS AT LOW, LOW PRICES!

 

Posted in All posts | Leave a comment

Your Basics On Mods & E-Liquids

You hear the word “mod” often associated with ecigarettes, but what are they really?  It’s essentially a modified ecigarette that you modify to your own specifications.

 

Sometimes, they will be referred to as APV or Advanced Personal Vaporizers and they allow the user to adjust the voltage, flavors, and allow users to replace the battery.  Some products even allow the users to measure and manage their vaping history.

 

How It Works:

...........Mods can come in all shapes and sizes. You can build them up with extenders so you can stack your batteries or you can shorten them. Most mods come a dial of some sort to control either, variable voltage, variable wattage, airflow, or a combination of all three. It’s very important to understand and follow the limitations of your unit. Selecting a mod that cannot handle your battery output or an atomizer that is not compatible with your variable voltage or wattage is a recipe for malfunction or worse… combustion.

Voltage/Wattage

You’re reading up on the perfect mod for you and it says “variable voltage” and then “variable wattage” – what does that even mean?  When a mod has variable voltage, it means that the power output is specified to a certain level,meaning that is it very important to have the correct atomizer/ohms.  And when there is variable wattage, it means that your mod will automatically change the voltage based on the atomizer. Voltage is definitely for vapers who are interested in knowing the minute ins-and-outs of their device. Wattage is a little easier to use because their less math involved. Or you can be one of those advanced vapers whose device can manipulate both.

So, you have your e-cigarette mod and are now ready to test out some new flavors, and boy, are there a lot of options out there.

But, what really is e-liquid?

There are 4 main components that are put together for your vaping experience. Nicotine:  You choose the level of nicotine you want for your e-liquid.  You can even choose 0  mg and have absolutely no nicotine present in your vape.

Flavoring!

6-19-2014 1-02-24 PMRanging from fruity, to savory to sweet, the options are endless of what flavor you would like to vape on. Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin: This dilutes the liquid, and helps create the proper “vapor” when you take a drag of your mod (FDA approved substances). Water: Another diluting component. There you have it, those are the basics.   There is a lot to learn about mods, and e-liquids and it can get much more complicated, but we wanted to give you the quick basics to sound like a vaping pro!

Get our delicious e-liquids at up 50% off here!

 

Posted in e cigarettes, resources, TMM products | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Here’s Your E-Cig Weekend Roundup!

ac661b9b599b1d1ff43b7b67f1a72cc3

 

Check out our E-Cigs vs Traditional Cigarettes Infographic

Need compatible cartridges & batteries for your ecigarette? Get them here!

Vaporizers or E-Cigarettes: Which One Should You Use?

Here’s How To Fill An E-Cig Tank Tube

CLICK TO GET 50% OFF OUR POPULAR E-CIG EXPRESS KIT!

 

Posted in e cigarettes, resources, Smoking/nicotine addiction, TMM products | Tagged , , | Leave a comment