“IN THE INTEREST OF VAPING ADVOCACY”
SUPPLIED COURTESY OF THE “VAPING INSIDER”
“IN THE INTEREST OF VAPING ADVOCACY”
SUPPLIED COURTESY OF THE “VAPING INSIDER”
General Etiquette is definitely important and the cornerstones of modern society and can only be positively driven through the thought for others:
Each vaper is expected to be aware of these facts regarding their preffered daily past time….
This being said, as Vapers we all feel that we should be able to vape anywhere. By focusing on being considerate of others you positively drive and promote the basic and expected Vaping etiquette.
Vaping socially is becoming more common and when it comes to vaping with or near other people a few pointers should be taken into consideration.
When you go into someone elses car or home, you always need to ask for permission for a number of reasons especially if you are in close proximity to them and are occupying their space.
“A persistent and focused positive vaping etiquette will go a long way to countering the stigma and negative bias being experienced against Vaping as a whole.”
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Nicotiana tabacum, the type of nicotine found in tobacco plants, comes from the nightshade family. Red peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and potatoes are examples of the nightshade family.
While not cancer-causing or excessively harmful on its own, nicotine is heavily addictive and exposes people to the extremely harmful effects of tobacco dependency.
Smoking is the most common preventable cause of death in the United States.
Fast facts on nicotineHere are some key points about nicotine. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
Nicotiana tabacum, the type of nicotine found in tobacco plants, comes from the nightshade family
The tobacco plant is indigenous to the Americas and has been used as a medicine and stimulant for at least 2,000 years.
It is not known how tobacco first reached Europe. However, Christopher Columbus is often thought to have discovered tobacco while exploring the Americas for the first time.
The smoking of pipes and cigars spread quickly throughout the 1600s. The plant divided opinion when it was introduced to Europe. Some saw tobacco as medicinal, while others saw it as toxic and habit-forming.
The tobacco industry grew throughout the 1700s, and exploded in 1880 when a machine was first patented to mass-produce paper cigarettes. From then on, cigarettes became much easier to produce, and this saw in the dawn of the major tobacco corporations.
Tobacco was first used as an insecticide in 1763.
In 1828, Wilhelm Heinrich Posselt, a doctor, and Karl Ludwig Reinmann, a chemist, both from Germany, first isolated nicotine from the tobacco plant and identified it as a poison.
By the end of the 19th century, lawmakers had begun to realize the harmful effects of nicotine. Laws were passed banning stores from selling nicotine to minors in 26 states by the year 1890.
It was not until 1964 that the Surgeon General of the U.S. published a study linking smoking with heart disease and lung cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took until 1994 to officially recognize nicotine as a drug that produced dependency.
Even after this landmark recognition, the FDA was not granted control over nicotine regulations by the Supreme Court until June 22nd, 2009. On this day, the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave the FDA the power to regulate the production and advertisement of tobacco products.
Nicotine has a range of effects on the body.
Nicotine is both a sedative and a stimulant.
When a body is exposed to nicotine, the individual experiences a “kick.” This is partly caused by nicotine stimulating the adrenal glands, which results in the release of adrenaline.
This surge of adrenaline stimulates the body. There is an immediate release of glucose, as well as an increase in heart rate, breathing activity, and blood pressure.
Nicotine also makes the pancreas produce less insulin, causing a slight increase in blood sugar or glucose.
Indirectly, nicotine causes the release of dopamine in the pleasure and motivation areas of the brain. A similar effect occurs when people take heroin or cocaine. The drug user experiences a pleasurable sensation.
As users become more tolerant to nicotine, they require higher doses to enjoy the same effects.
Dopamine is a brain chemical that affects emotions, movements, and sensations of pleasure and pain. If your brain dopamine levels rise, the feeling of contentment is higher.
Depending on the dose of nicotine taken and the individual’s nervous system arousal, nicotine can also act as a sedative.
When humans, mammals, and most other types of animals are exposed to nicotine, it increases their heart rate, heart muscle oxygen consumption rate, and heart stroke volume. These are known as pharmacologic effects.
Consuming nicotine is also linked to raised alertness, euphoria, and a sensation of being relaxed.
Concentration and memory
Studies have shown that nicotine appears to improve memory and concentration. It is thought that this is due to an increase in acetylcholine and norepinephrine. Norepinephrine also increases the sensation of wakefulness, or arousal.
Nicotine results in increased levels of beta-endorphin, which reduces anxiety.
After inhaling tobacco smoke, nicotine rapidly enters the bloodstream, crosses the blood-brain barrier, and reaches the brain within 8 to 20 seconds. Within approximately 2 hours after entering the body, half of the nicotine has gone.
How much nicotine may enter a smoker’s body depends on:
Tobacco products that are chewed, placed inside the mouth, or snorted tend to release considerably larger amounts of nicotine into the body than smoking.
Nicotine is broken down in the liver.
Tolerance increases with the amount of nicotine consumed and people require higher doses to enjoy the same initial effects. As most of the nicotine in the body leaves the body during sleep, tolerance may have virtually disappeared first thing in the morning.
Nicotine has less of an effect as the day progresses because of the buildup of tolerance.
Nicotine is one of the most difficult substances to quit once addicted.
Nicotine is highly addictive.
People who regularly consume nicotine and then suddenly stop experience withdrawal symptoms, which may include:
The American Heart Association says that nicotine consumed from smoking tobacco is one of the hardest substances to quit. It is considered to be at least as hard as quitting heroin.
A 2013 study showed that reducing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes also brings down their level of addictiveness.
A study carried out at the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that nicotine consumption makes cocaine more addictive.
Nicotine causes a wide range of side effects in most organs and systems.
The circulation of the blood can be affected in the following ways:
Side effects in the brain include:
In the gastrointestinal system, nicotine can have the following effects:
The heart can experience the following after taking in nicotine:
If a woman smokes while pregnant, the following risks are likely in the development of the child:
Other effects include:
Humans get their nicotine “fix” primarily through smoking tobacco, but can also obtain it by snorting snuff, chewing tobacco, or taking nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs), such as nicotine gum, lozenges, patches, and inhalators.
By far, the most popular way of consuming nicotine is by smoking cigarettes. Worldwide, over one billion people are regular tobacco smokers, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Approximately 16.7 percent of adult males and 13.6 percent of adult females in the U.S. are smokers. Smoking leads to over 480,000 deaths in the country per year, and over 16 million people in the U.S. are currently living with a disease caused by smoking.
More people die as a result of smoking than all deaths due to HIV, vehicle accidents, murder, suicide, alcohol abuse, and drug abuse combined.
In recent years, liquid nicotine has been touted as a less risky replacement for smoking cigarettes. This can be delivered to the system in an electronic cigarette or vaporizer. These are known as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
These battery-operated ‘e-cigs’ and ‘vapes’ atomize the liquid nicotine by applying heat but without the harmful, oxidative effects of burning. Liquids are available in a range of strengths and flavors.
Current evidence suggests that using liquid nicotine is a safer alternative to inhaling tobacco smoke, as nicotine in itself is not classified as carcinogenic, or cancer-causing, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
It may also help people that are trying to quit smoking mimic some of the addictive behaviors of cigarette use, such as raising the hand to the mouth or seeing smoke inhaled, that other types of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) cannot imitate. Liquid nicotine can help replicate these behaviors without the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Any form of nicotine is highly addictive, so e-cigarettes and vaporizers remain unsuitable for young people and those who do not already smoke. Liquid nicotine can act as a gateway to cigarettes for those not already regularly taking in nicotine.
The use of e-cigarettes rose from 1.5 percent to 16 percent among high-school students and from 0.6 percent to 5.3 percent in middle-school students between 2011 and 2015, with 81 percent of young e-cigarette users putting their use of the products down to the wide availability of flavors.
There are also other chemicals present in e-cigarette and vaporizer liquid that could be harmful, and these chemicals will be different in various brands, products, devices, and uses. Some products that are available online may also contain dangerous concentrations of nicotine.
While nicotine does not itself cause cancer, some of the other substances in liquid nicotine may well contribute to it. For example, a flavoring called diacetyl, used in some e-liquids, is also associated with severe respiratory problems seen in workers at a factory that produces microwaveable popcorn, known as “popcorn lung.”
These products have been regulated by the FDA since 2016 and, as of 2018, must bear the nicotine addictiveness warning on packaging and marketing materials. However, as a relatively new technology, the full effects of liquid nicotine are not known, and caution is advised.
The treatment of nicotine dependency is known as smoking cessation therapy. It aims to reduce the urges to consume nicotine as well as the associated risks and health problems.
Drug treatment options for nicotine dependency include:
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT): This is available in skin patches, nasal sprays, inhalers, and solutions that can be rubbed into the gums. These replace part of the nicotine normally supplemented by smoking cigarettes and reduce the severity of urges and cravings.
While NRT does not completely prevent withdrawal symptoms, a 2008 review advises that it can double the chances of quitting smoking long-term.
No single NRT product has been demonstrated as more effective than another.
Bupropion: This was used in the first instance as anti-depressant medication. However, it was then found to be useful in reducing nicotine cravings. It has a similar rate of effectiveness to NRT.
The way it works is not yet understood. It can cause insomnia as a side effect in 30 to 40 percent of patients. Bupropion carries an FDA “black-box” warning, as some anti-depressant drugs have been linked to suicidal thoughts and behavior.
Varenicline, sold as Chantix: This medication partially triggers a certain receptor in the brain that usually responds only to nicotine. It then blocks the receptor, preventing nicotine from doing the same. This reduces the urges a person experiences while quitting smoking. It may also reduce the satisfaction an individual gets from smoking, which in turn decreases the risk of a relapse.
It can cause mostly mild nausea in around 30 percent of people who pursue this course of treatment, but varenicline is normally well tolerated. It has also demonstrated a stronger effect on nicotine dependency than bupropion.
Treatments that are used when these first-line treatments are not successful, as they are more likely to cause severe side effects, include:
Reviews have indicated that NRT and other medications are most effective when supported by counselling and psychiatric care.
This can range from counseling as simple as advice from a primary care physician to stop smoking to individual, telephone, and group therapy.
These interventions can help people with nicotine dependency overcome the psychological aspects of withdrawal, such as low mood and irritability, while the medications help tackle the chemical side of dependency.
Research is ongoing into the best ways to manage nicotine dependency, and news regularly comes to light about treatments and tobacco industry regulations.
A new study into varenicline, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, has shown that it may increase the risk of a cardiac event, including stroke, heart attack, angina, or an irregular heartbeat.
Meanwhile, recent research on mice demonstrated that exercise may help with smoking cessation. Mice who were exercising on a wheel after 14 days of being treated with nicotine showed significantly fewer withdrawal symptoms than those who were not.
Researchers writing in the European Respiratory Journalfound that tomatoes could help repair lung damage caused by smoking and slow the decline in respiratory health that normally follows a long period of inhaling cigarette smoke
VooPoo Drag Mini versus the VooPoo Drag 2 – Starter Kit Comparison
In late 2018 VooPoo released two new versions of its existing extremely popular VooPoo Drag Box Mod that had its successful release in 2017. Now……
VooPoo Drag Mini on the left with the VooPoo Drag 2 on the Right
The new VooPoo Drag Mini and the VooPoo Drag 2 come standard in starter kit packages both with a 5ml capacity VooPoo Uforce T2 tank with a N1 and a P2 single mesh type coil that tends to produce the most flavour out of your preferred vape juice.
An exotic appearance and exquisite structure adorns the UFORCE T2 that looks almost similar mechanical design of a TRANSFORMER. Equipped with P2 (U2 instead for TPD) and N1 coils, the DRAG mini kit is remarkable for its acceleration power and the rich flavors it produces.
|VooPoo Mini||VooPoo Drag 2|
|Materials||Zinc Alloy, Resin|
|Size (mm)||81.5 x 48.5 x 25.5||88.3 x 51 x 26.5|
|Range (W)||5 – 117||5 – 177|
|Battery||Factory Fitted Non-Removable Li-Ion 4400mAh||2x 18650|
|Display Type||OLED 128 x 32Pixels; 4:1 ratio with ~145 ppi density|
|Modes||VW, TCR, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TC, Bypass||VW, TCR, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TC, Bypass|
The devices, as you can see in the images below, they look kind of similar.
The Drag Mini is completely sealed while the VooPoo Drag 2 comes with a DRAG branded magnetized removable cover for ease of access to the batteries.
VooPoo’s design on both mod’s has kept them looking almost identical on the outside with the VooPoo Mini reassembling a scaled down version of the VooPoo 2, a concept that seems to favour and possibly create and avail itself to a perfect “his and hers” option.
Both VooPoo variants are available in a variety of resin options with 8 colour pallets each for the respective Drag 2 and Mini variants having Uniquely Visual Resin Accents that adorning the VooPoo Drag 2……
And the VooPoo Drag Mini……..
The DRAG 2 Battery panel Cover and
Installing batteries into the VooPoo Drag 2
VooPoo have really produced two exceptional premium devices, they are well put together, and both look and feel great. VooPoo’s typical design on both mod’s has them looking almost identical from the outside with the VooPoo Mini reassembling a scaled down version of the VooPoo 2, this similar dual box mod concept actually produces an almost positive “his and hers” appeal.
The VooPoo Drag 2 is now the new flagship device.
The VooPoo Drag 2 can be classified as a decent when used with the original supplied tank fitted with P2 mesh coil, I am still using the original installed first coil for just over two weeks of testing now.
I really like the feel of and the way they look. I have mainly been using the VooPoo Drag 2 over the last couple of weeks. I have found the performance to be consistent and perfect as can be expect with the use of the “GENE.FIT” chipset.
The previous VooPoo Drag design has definitely been aesthetically improved on with the smoothed down refined finish.
The new VooPoo Mods is around 30% lighter, less angular and smoother than the original VooPoo DRAG.
Functional OLED display Panel above looks better and also uses less power to operate.
The VooPoo Drag 2 operates exceptionally well with all the RTA’s, sub ohm tanks, RDA’s and RDTA’s, delivering kick ass performance throughout the varying wattage ranges that were tried.
The original VooPoo Drag Box Mod actually performed just as well if not better than the VooPoo Drag 2, in the authors view anyone considering purchasing the new VooPoo Drag 2 is basically paying a lot more for the new design accents and a better refinement.
The current price of the VooPoo Drag 2 puts it out of the reach of entry level vapers, because of this I would rather recommend the original VooPoo Drag as it is available at about 50% of the current VooPoo Drag 2 price.
It’s a smaller device that can perform at up to 117Watts. Unfortunately running the device at 117Watts will definitely greatly reduce the expected battery life. I found that when using the VooPoo Drag Mini between 40 to 50Watts the battery life was comparable to the VooPoo Drag 2 that operates with two 18650 battery cells.
With the VooPoo Drag Mini I found that it worked best with MTL and also single coil RTA atomizer. Using these types of tanks on the VooPoo Drag Mini will definitely conserve at keep battery life at an acceptable level.
Thanks to the GENE chipset the VooPoo Drag Mini can also perform well at higher wattages at the expense of battery life, unfortunately this becomes a part of life when choosing to buy and use any mod with a non-removable battery.
My only concern with the VooPoo Mini is that It is not fitted with the most recent USB Type C technology, has no Quick Charge facility available and uses standard USB charging that can normally take anything between 90 to 100 minutes. If a quick charge facility was fitted to the VooPoo Drag Mini it would have been able to charge from flat to full in just over 35 to 45 minutes.)
Tanks that can operate at lower wattages as well as any single coil RTA’s or low powered MTL atomizer were found to be suitable alternatives.
You will have no problems with battery life when running the lower wattage single coil RTA or a low powered MTL atomizer’s on the VooPoo Drag Mini.
I have also been using the Vapefly Galaxies MTL RTA on mine, running this set up at around 16Watts the VooPoo Mini gets an average of two days of battery life.
Vapers that prefer to vape between the 80 to 100W range will definitely find the VooPoo Drag 2 their go to VooPoo Box Mod of choice.
The new VooPoo derivatives are equally good and have been supplied to suit the varying and respective styles of vaping.
If you prefer to do high-powered vaping then the VooPoo Drag 2 is the choice that will satisfy you more with its longer battery life (Drag 2 Runs on 2x 18650 Batteries) and is better suited for performance type vape tanks.
The slightly smaller VooPoo Drag Mini is less powerful, and is designed for use with certain types of atomizer’s that can run at lower wattage ranges the VooPoo Mini is specifically suited too single coil RTAs and suitable MTL atomizer’s.
Both of the new VooPoo derivatives are great options depending on the type of vaper you prefer to experience.
Researched, tested, drafted and Post by: Reaversadmin
Content and images supplied courtesy of VooPoo
Re-Post Courtesy of CNN and By Rob Picheta, Updated 1548 GMT (2348 HKT) October 22, 2018
(CNN)The world’s biggest international tobacco company has come under fire for a “hypocritical” campaign encouraging people to give up cigarettes.
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NIOSH tested the air in a busy vape shop and found…
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By Jim McDonald
September 20, 2017
Re posted by: Reaversadmin
A new report by a U.S. government agency says that their tests showed that levels of “vaping-related chemicals” in the air of a vape shop were all below workplace safety limits.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) issued the report — titled “Evaluation of Chemical Exposures at a Vape Shop” — in July, but the testing took place in January of 2016. The shop isn’t named in the report.
NIOSH is a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Its stated mission is, “To develop new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice.” NIOSH says it has a mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”
According to the report, NIOSH was asked to evaluate the shop by its owners. The agency’s “primary objective was to evaluate employees’ potential exposures to chemicals associated with
vaping in the shop.”
“Our work involved (1) sampling air for specific flavoring chemicals associated with respiratory disease; (2)sampling air for nicotine, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, and other VOCs [volatile organic compounds]; (3)sampling work surfaces for metals and nicotine; and (4) observing work practices.”
Oddly enough, we haven’t seen any CDC publicity about this report.
The shop sold both pre-packaged e-liquid brands, and their own juice made on site. The custom e-liquid was mixed at a juice bar by employees. The shop was about 1,000 square feet in size, had 10 employees, and was open during typical retail hours.
NIOSH took air samples at several locations within the shop, testing for the presence of diacetyl, acetyl propionyl (2,3-pentanedione), acetyl butyryl (2,3-hexanedione), acetaldehyde, acetoin, and formaldehyde. They also tested for nicotine, propylene glycol (PG), and volatile organic compunds (VOC’s) in the air, and collected samples from surfaces to measure metals.
The first thing they found was ridiculous: the employees kept nicotine base (100 mg/mL) in the refrigerator that also was home to food they ate. That should just never happen. And it really shouldn’t happen when a government agency is observing your routines. Employees also rarely wore gloves (which were present and available) when handling 100 mg/mL nic. Again, not wise.
As far as air samples…well, none of them even remotely approached the various exposure limits NIOSH compared to. Results varied, but overall there just wasn’t much to be said.
“The results for the area air samples taken over the entire work day in the juice bar and
lounge areas using silica gel tubes are presented in Table 3,” says the report. “Diacetyl, 2,3-pentanedione, 2,3-hexanedione, and acetoin were not detected in the lounge area. For the full-shift area air samples taken behind the juice bar using silica gel tubes, we found detectable, but not quantifiable, concentrations of 2,3-pentanedione on day 1.
We did not find detectable
concentrations of any of the other flavoring chemicals in the other juice bar samples.”
Formaldehyde was found in two of the eight samples at about half of the NIOSH recommended exposure level (REL). The rest of the samples were lower or not detectable. “Low concentrations of formaldehyde exist in many indoor environments because of off gassing from furnishings, clothing, and other materials,” they noted.
Nicotine measures came with an asterisk. “Estimated concentration; this concentration was between the minimum detectable and minimum quantifiable concentrations,” they said. In other words, the amount measured was too low to provide an accurate number.
Volatile organic compounds: “Employees exposures to all of the compounds quantified were well below OELs [occupational exposure limits].”
Metals: “Quantifiable concentrations of calcium (15–94 micrograms per 100 squared centimeters [µg/100 cm2 ]), copper (ND–0.49 µg/100 cm2 ), iron (ND–1.8 µg/100 cm2), and potassium (ND–17 µg/100 cm2) were identified in the wipe samples. Detectable, but not quantifiable, concentrations of chromium, lead, magnesium, nickel, phosphorus, strontium, and tellurium were also identified in some samples.”
“Some of the other elements that we detected on surfaces are found in human sweat (calcium, potassium, magnesium, and phosphorous),” they noted. “It is unknown if their presence on surfaces was from e-cigarettes, people touching surfaces, or both.”
NIOSH’s conclusions were pretty bland.
“Employees were exposed to detectable levels of diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione in the air
while working in the vape shop,” they wrote. “Although the measured concentrations were below all applicable OELs, to better protect the health of employees we recommend that the employer implement a policy prohibiting vaping in the workplace with e-liquids that contain diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione.
“The concentration of other vaping-related chemicals that we measured were also below their relevant OELs. Employees should be trained on proper chemical handling procedures and the need for consistent use of chemical protective nitrile gloves when handling liquids containing nicotine.”
Oddly enough, we haven’t seen any CDC publicity about this report. You’d think the CDC would want to share the good news that vapers and employees in vape shops aren’t endangering their health by breathing the vapor-laden air. No press releases or news conferences, no amending of the scare-mongering Surgeon General’s report from last year.
This adds to the evidence from earlier studies. There has never been any indication that breathing e-cig vapor poses risks for vapers — let alone bystanders — but it’s nice to have confirmation from the usually anti-vaping CDC.
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“A Billion Lives” is the kind of documentary that seeks to get you all worked up about an injustice but leaves you feeling as if there were nothing you could do about it. It’s also the kind of documentary that asks you to accept one set of experts’ version of things and reject another’s, when you suspect that disinterested parties are probably rare on either side.
A preview of the film.
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The film, by Aaron Biebert, promotes vaping and e-cigarettes as tools for helping smokers who want to quit. Its title is said to refer to one projection of how many lives will be lost in this century because of smoking.
Mr. Biebert employs the standard documentary format — talking-head experts mixed with personal stories — to explain why vaping is safer than cigarettes and to sketch a vast conspiracy that keeps these products inaccessible and, in some places, illegal. The tobacco industry, of course, is his conspirator in chief, since it doesn’t want its profits cut, but the players also include governments, medical professionals with a vested interest in smoking-cessation prescription products, even anti-cancer charities.
It’s a net broadly cast and woven of implications rather than of indisputable evidence, but — especially given the tobacco industry’s credibility problems — you’ll probably be inclined to think there’s some truth to the film’s allegations. And certainly you’ll feel for the smokers who testify movingly of being eager to try anything that might help them shake their habit. The film, though, doesn’t have any suggestions as to what the average viewer might do to help break the supposed conspirators’ blockade.
” There’s definitely a Conspiracy Against Vaping”
A MUST SEE:
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