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Fast facts on nicotineHere are some key points about nicotine. More detail and supporting information is in the main article.
Chewing or snorting tobacco products usually releases more nicotine into the body than smoking.
Nicotine is at least as difficult to give up as heroin.
The side effects of nicotine can affect the heart, hormones, and gastrointestinal system.
Some studies suggest that nicotine may improve memory and concentration.
There are more than one billion tobacco smokers worldwide.
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.
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.
The ‘nicotine effect’
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.
How the body processes nicotine
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:
the type of tobacco being used
whether or not the smoker inhales the smoke
whether a filter is used, and what type of filter it is
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:
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.
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.
Are e-cigarettes and vaporizers safe?
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.
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:
clonidine, an anti-hypertensive drug that has also shown to reduce symptoms of nicotine withdrawal but can also cause low blood pressure, dry mouth, constipation, and a slow heartbeat
nortryptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant whose effects can replace those of nicotine but has many of the major side effects of antidepressants and has not been given a full safety profile
Counseling and psychological support
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.
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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.
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……
Let’s compare the Box Mod Devices…
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.
The VooPoo Drag Mini
The VooPoo Drag 2
VooPoo Drag 2
Zinc Alloy, Resin
81.5 x 48.5 x 25.5
88.3 x 51 x 26.5
5 – 117
5 – 177
Factory Fitted Non-Removable Li-Ion 4400mAh
OLED 128 x 32Pixels; 4:1 ratio with ~145 ppi density
VW, TCR, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TC, Bypass
VW, TCR, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TC, Bypass
VooPoo Drag Mini vs. VooPoo Drag 2
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.
A quick visual comparison?
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.)
Best Atomizer’s To Use on the VooPoo Drag Mini?
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.
When all is said and done!
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
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.”
What were they looking for?
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.
What did they find?
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.”
No news is good news
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.
A box mod that will definitely attract plenty of attention from other vapers?
“The SMOANT RABOX is both functional and an amazing looking piece of vaping kit.”
The SMOANT RABOX is one of the most unique and amazing looking mods that you may ever have the pleasure of owning and looks even better in real life. Unique having a mod housed inside a hand-made stainless steel frame?
The SMOANT RABOX resembles a high-end gaming consul crossed with a mechanical mod?
The SMOANT RABOX is waterproof and has many features, including a microswitch that moves the power from soft to hard mode and is ideal when you’re using any RDA, it also has built-in LED lights and is powered by a large 3300 mAh battery and the device features modes for every conceivable style of vaping you can imagine.
The SMOANT RABOX comes standard with a custom PCB “nano-coating technology” that currently isn’t available anywhere else.
Steel frame manufactured using 304 Stainless
Dimensions: 70 mm x 31 mm x 90 mm
Dry Weight: 288 g
510 threaded connection
custom transparent chassis
Nano waterproof PCB coating
available in Black or Red
comes standard with a powerful 3300 mAh battery
Micro USB charging
uses up to 100 watts of power
3.2 v to 5 v voltage range
minimum atty resistance of 0.1 Ohms
The unique, sophisticated and interesting design will make this the mod to show off to other vapers
The solid built stainless steel frame coupled to the use of acrylic panels make this a very tough mod
The mod has a build that exhumes quality of workmanship
The mods LED’s lights up whenever you fire it up
The Mod fires up instantaneously
Large and Bulky
Switch protrudes out of side mod
The open design looks potentially dangerous
Open design is prone to liquid contamination
No specific information available on the battery
Very pricey for a mechanical mod
Atomizer Gap, some atomizers may not fit or work on this mod
Should you get a Smoant Rabox?
The design of the Smoant Rabox is super cool, unfortunately it is more of a novelty than being practical
The toy like design may attract unwanted attention of children and some of the features make it hard to take it seriously
The open design potentially makes the mod dangerous as liquid could easily get into the open devise, which is a major safety concern
The Smoant Rabox is definitely a novelty if you want too show off to friends and other vapers.
SMOK introduces the SMOK GX350 which can supply and handle between 6 Watts to 350 Watts of power.
The SMOK GX350 350W is a relatively beautifully styled compact mod which is a little smaller than the Reuleaux RX300, it looks similar to the Alien, but is slightly more squat.
The SMOK GX350 350W runs on four 18650 cells, typically supplying an ALL DAY battery life. However if you intend running the SMOK GX350 at higher temperatures/watts this will definitely reduce the expected battery life.
the SMOK GX350 is definitely recommended for all SERIOUS cloud chasers and is available and reasonably priced at Vape Club.
Specification and associated write up below is supplied courtesy of Vape Club:
The SMOK GX350 slots in as the most powerful and capable system in SMOK’s current line-up, offering a quad battery device capable of a staggering maximum output of 350W. Despite being able to accommodate four 18650 high amperage batteries (sold separately), the GX350 is designed to be as compact as possible, measuring only 84.5mm by 59.3mm by 40.4mm. The GX350 is capable of a staggering 350W, easily powering any atomizer platform with ease. The chassis design has been designed in a tridimensional polygon shape, ensuring as comfortable a fit as possible. The screen of the GX350 is positioned adjacent to the 510 connector, with a lean three row, two column display and the rocker adjustment switch positioned directly adjacent.
Pictures and technical detail supplied courtesy of Vape Club
Sigelei SnowWolf 365 TC Box Mod
The Sigelei SnowWolf 365 TC Box Mod is the latest powerhouse workhorse technology in the industry, entering the high-performance output segment in spectacular fashion featuring a maximum output of 365W powered by four 18650 batteries for unmatched battery range. Emulating Sigelei’s dedication towards advancement in creative design elements and catering to modern’s output demands, the SnowWolf 365W measures 87.5mm by 60mm by 40.7mm within a striking and futuristic chassis primed with industrialized machining for a highly ergonomic four 18650 based structure. The 0.96 Inch Inch TFT Color Screen is highly informative, offering organized information in full-color setting for a modernized feel. The Snowwolf 365 allows for the utilization of quad 18650 batteries, providing users with industry-leading battery capacity, with the capability to be run with only two batteries, powering the device down to a maximum wattage output of 220W. When equipped with four batteries, the device can throttle up to a maximum of 365W, a new and unprecedented output benchmark in the industry. Furthermore, it is equipped with comprehensive temperature control suite with support for Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel heating elements with TCR Adjustments. The result of Sigelei’s continued advancement in performance technology, the SnowWolf 365 TC Box Mod is a showstopping system capable of overpowering every other devices in the market.
Note: We highly recommend using external battery charger for quad 18650 devices.
Sigelei SnowWolf 365W TC Box Mod Features:
Dimensions: 86mm by 58mm by 39.5mm
Quad High-Amp 18650 Platform – Sold Separately
Optional Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery
Wattage Ouput Range: 10-365W
Max Power – Dual 18650: 220W
Maximum Output Current: 40A
Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
Temperature Control Range: 212-572F
Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Compatibility
Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Adjustments
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PG VG E-LIQUID INGREDIENTS AND CARCINOGENS
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“James Anderson and thevapegeneration”
About 13% of American adults have tried an e cigarette at some point in their lives. This is according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A typical e cigarette contains ingredients such as nicotine, e liquid flavoring agents, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) also commonly known as PG VG . Additionally, some ecigs also contain distilled water, which is largely used to dilute the eliquid. Below is some more information about PG and VG eliquid ingredients..
At room temperature, propylene glycol is a hygroscopic, odorless, colorless, and syrupy substance. It is widely used in the manufacture of food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic products. It is also used to generate artificial smoke. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PG is “generally recognized as safe,” meaning it is safe for human consumption or use. After ingestion, it breaks down in the body within 48 hours. Nevertheless, continuous exposure to PG can cause skin, eye, oral, and nasal irritation, states the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Vegetable glycerin is a naturally occurring polyol compound found in many lipids. Similar to PG, VG is colorless, odorless, non-toxic and a viscous substance at room temperature. Furthermore, it has a sweet taste and it is widely used in the food and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries as a sweetener and humectant. VG is obtained from plants in the form of triglycerides that are further processed to produce glycerin. Food grade vegetable glycerin is usually 99.7% pure.
PG VG use in E-Liquids
Propylene glycol is used in e-liquids for various reasons. Firstly, it is used to produce the distinctive “throat hit” that many smokers desire. Moreover, since it is less viscous than VG, it is easier to handle in terms of refilling e cigarettes. On the other hand, vegetable glycerin is mostly used to flavor e-liquids because of its sweet taste. However, VG is more viscous than PG, meaning it could generate gunk and clog e cigarette parts. For instance, wicks in e cigarette devices absorb PG much faster than VG (due to its low density). This translates to easier cleaning and maintenance of e cig parts such as atomizers. It also extends the lifetime of e cigarette devices. Finally, it is worth noting that e liquid may be based on VG, PG, or both ingredients.
PG VG E-Liquid Mixtures
Many e-liquid mixtures available on the market today contain varying amounts of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerol. However, e-liquids with both ingredients generally have better flavor intensity, throat hit, and vapor density depending on the formulation ratio. Common formulation ratios include 50/50, 70/30, and 60/40. Additionally, some manufacturers allow consumers to customize their e-liquids. For instance, to attain a sweeter flavor, manufacturers use a ratio that contains more vegetable glycerol than propylene glycerol. If you crave a product that can deliver a stronger “throat hit,” go for one that has more PG than VG. However, varying PG and VG formulations affect e-liquid pH levels substantially. This is because both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are alkaline. For this reason, products that contain both ingredients are likely to be alkaline. All in all, it advisable to keep pH levels within the 6 to 8 range in order to maintain product flavor and improve its lifetime as well.
Carcinogens Found In Cigarettes
Cigarette smoke contains more than 7,000 chemical compounds, including more than 70 carcinogenic compounds, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reports. Known carcinogens found in regular cigarettes include arsenic, cadmium, benzene, ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, furan, lead, beryllium, hydrazine, isoprene, and vinyl chloride.In addition, regular cigarettes contain nicotine at far higher levels than electronic cigarettes. The nicotine level in e cigs ranges from 0 mg/ml (none) to 25 mg/ml (high), meaning you can purchase e-liquid with no or minimal amounts of nicotine. In comparison, a study published in the journal Addiction & Health found that the amount of nicotine in traditional cigarettes ranges from a low of 6.17 mg/ml to a high of 50.89 mg/ml.
Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are major ingredients in e-liquid. The latter is mostly used for flavoring e cigarettes while the former is used to generate throat hit. The FDA has designated both ingredients safe for human consumption. These aspects make e-liquid safer than traditional cigarettes which contain tens of carcinogenic compounds including arsenic, vinyl chloride and lead.
Product related description courtesy of Vape Club:
VGOD Tricktank – VapeClub
The VGOD TRICKTANK Sub-Ohm Tank is VGOD’s flagship platform that showcases a true performance structure, integrating a 3mL juice reservoir, convenient threaded top-fill design, massive quad adjustable airflow, heat-resistant Delrin widebore drip tip, and intricate TRICKTANK Coil System.
The TRICKTANK measures 24mm in diameter and packs in a 3mL juice capacity within its 47mm frame, utilizing a threaded top-fill system for effective and convenient filling.
The powerful quad adjustable bottom airflow measures a staggering 11mm by 2.5mm in each airslot, and is adjusted by an independently spinning airflow control ring.
The TRICK Tank Coil System features a unique parallel Kanthal A1 build that reduces ramp up time for an instant vapor production, while retaining smooth flavor recreation due to a compact chamber design. An included heat-resistant drip tip synergizes the entire system, enabling potential right out of the box. With an ergonomic and effective approach to chuck thick clouds within a simple apparatus, the TRICKTANK by VGOD makes for a perfect platform for cloud-chasing enthusiasts.
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Overview of Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice
Many beginners and even some of more experienced vapers still confuse and are unsure about the differences between Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) e-juice. To help you understand better and learn some background information, pros and cons, and differences we created this tutorial. First things first, lets start with some background and terminology. The term PG is an abbreviation for Propylene Glycol, and the term VG comes from Vegetable Glycerin. Typical e-juice or e-liquid contains four ingredients. These ingredients are Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerin (VG), water, flavoring, and nicotine. In many cases manufacturers of e-juice mix PG and VG to get benefits of both ingredients. To better understand the differences between the properties of PG and VG juices, we will compare 100% Propylene Glycol e-juice to 100% Vegetable Glycerin. At the end of the tutorial we will touch on mixtures of both types of ingredients, but for now lets focus on pure Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice.
Propylene Glycol is an organic compound produced from Propylene Oxide. It is colorless, nearly odorless, and retains low viscosity. Food grade Propylene Glycol is recognized safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The main applications for Propylene Glycol are solvents, humectants, preservatives in food, tobacco products, pharmaceutical products, and of course e-juice.
Background on Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Vegetable Glycerin is an all natural liquid generally extracted from plant oils, in particular, soy, coconut oil, and palm oil. It is typically clear with little hint of color, odorless, in some cases sweet, and relatively viscous. Like Propylene Glycol it is considered safe by he U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The main applications of Vegetable Glycerin are cosmetics products, food production, and e-juice.
Overview of Propylene Glycol (PG) E-juice
Propylene Glycol (PG) is the more popular e-liquid base, for many reasons. To start, it is less viscous than Vegetable Glycerin and easier to handle when (re)filling your atomizer, cartomizer, or clearomizer. If you are unfamiliar with different types of e-liquid delivery devices be sure to check out our the up coming Tutorial on: Atomizer vs Cartomizer vs Clearomizer. Another benefit of low viscosity is coil build up or gunk which accumulates over time. Propylene Glycol (PG) has low density which means you will get less gunk when compared to Vegetable Glycerin (VG). Furthermore, it is absorbed much faster by wick material and polyfill fabric, which means that you can start vaping faster. Since Propylene Glycol is tasteless and odorless there is little or no flavor distortion. In fact PG-based e-juices produce highest flavor intensity and throat hit of the two substances. Also vapor feels warmer since it takes less time and power for Propylene Glycol to reach the level of vaporization. The negative aspects of PG-based are rare cases of allergic reaction, but we will go in more details about safety and health issues further down in the tutorial. Also, Propylene Glycol (PG) e-juices produce less denser vapor, which is considered by many a con.
Overview of Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is less popular when compared to Propylene Glycol (PG) base. It has much higher viscosity, which makes it a perfect base for vapers who love a thicker and higher density vapor cloud. It is easier on your throat which means it delivers less throat hit. Unlike PG base, Vegetable Glycerin contains preexisting flavor and sweetness. This means that in many cases the added flavoring will be diluted and final product (e-liquid) will be sweeter. When comparing Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juices in terms of flavor intensity, Vegetable Glycerin (VG) tends to deliver duller flavors. Another negative aspect of VG base is gunk residue, because of high density and consistency of VG you will notice faster build up around your coil and inside walls of your e-juice delivery device. Furthermore, higher viscosity of Vegetable Glycerin (VG) typically requires more power and longer time to achieve optimal vaping temperature. When using in devices that employ polyfill and wick materials, allow for additional time after refilling for e-juice to be absorbed before starting to vape.
Mixing Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Most of the manufactures of e-juices today mix both PG and VG together to retain positive properties of both substances. Different manufacturers have different proportions but typically you would see 50/50, 60/40 or 70/30 ratios of Propylene Glycol (PG) to Vegetable Glycerin (VG). By combining the two substances you achieve a balance in terms of flavor intensity, throat hit, and vapor density. If you still unsure about Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice, different ratios of mixed PG and VG is the best way to understand which is more preferable and enjoyable for you.
Safety and Health Issues for Propylene Glycol (PG) vs. Vegetable Glycerin (VG) E-juice
Both Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG) are considered safe and acceptable substance to be ingested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In fact both substances are part of many types of food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. That said, there are rare cases of minor allergic reaction to Propylene Glycol (PG). Typical allergic reaction consists of skin irritation or rash, and/or minor throat inflammation. In most cases people who are allergic to Propylene Glycol (PG) already know that since it is used in many foods and day-to-day products.
However, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms when vaping PG-based e-juice, stop immediately, allow for sufficient time for your body to recover, and switch to VG-based e-juice.