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E-Hookahs: the New E-Cig Flavor Alternative

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

For those who find vaporizers complex and confusing, but who wish to experience the wonderful flavors that vaporizers can use, are finding tremendous success in electronic hookah pens, which may or may not contain nicotine. These devices are very similar to traditional cig-a-likes, though they produce thicker vapor (more like a modern vape) and taste of shisha or exotic fruits.

E-hookahs tend to be slightly longer than E-Cigs, and usually have a nice, sleek design. They are often created with more VG to produce denser and more quality vapor. Though there are many types available, most tout differences that the hookah shopper should consider; such as puff count, flavor and the nicotine ratio.

Instead of just vaping plain tobacco or menthol, users are finding the taste and ease of these devices to be a huge incentive, as regular e-cigs are pretty basic. As the hookah hobby continues to grow, these new vapor devices are a fun alternative that produces no smoke, tar or ash- as well as the needed assembly and maintenance of the old-school version. A single tobacco session can be almost 2 packs of cigarettes; far more smoke and chemicals than electronic hookahs.

E-hookahs work the same way as disposable e-cigs. They are usually a 1-piece design consisting of an e-liquid soaked cartridge, an atomizer (which turns the e-juice into vapor) and an internal battery. The E-Hookah is simply puffed on just as a cigarette, and instead of smoke, a fruity vapor is produced which dissipates within seconds. Huge clouds of vapor are produced without a harsh throat-kick.

The E-Liquid used is composed of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, water and flavors. Generally, going with a USA e-cigarette company will yield the best e-hookahs, as they make and bottle their liquids in the USA to ensure safety and flavor consistency. Because the technology began in China, new users feel more comfortable going with a USA brand to ease suspicions of bad ingredients.

E-Hookahs go through testing before issued to the public. There are LED tests and puff tests to ensure that they meet quality and standard. This is another added benefit, as there is no way of knowing this if purchasing from Asia. Companies in the United States stand by their products, which is why they generally will list all procedures in the creation process.

Electronic hookah pens have been renowned by social smokers as well. Because many contain no nicotine, a smoker can vape VG and flavoring while around other smokers and feel more at ease, lessening their nicotine cravings and keeping them from picking the death-sticks back up. In addition, they can be fun to pair with martinis and mixed drinks, as they complement each other.

When out on the town, many enthusiasts are finding these e-hookahs to be fulfilling while tasting amazing. Some are so meticulously designed that users have stated that they cannot tell the difference between a regular hookah and the similar vaping device. This makes them appealing to a myriad of people, as there are the basic e-cig users and the traditional enthusiasts. As more flavors emerge, these great devices only stand to gain in popularity.

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The Great Vape Debate and Its Propaganda

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

Though there are politics surrounding the safety of electronic cigarettes in relation to health, many argue that they are far more viable than traditional smoking, as e-cigs use 4 ingredients, all of which are individually approved by the FDA, while tobacco combustion creates 7000 byproducts which have historically proved to cause cancer and delineate a user’s lifespan. While the debate continues to flair, many media outlets chose propaganda and scare-tactics to detour potential users from trying the new VTM, vaporizer and e-cig technology.

Some sources cite that there has been an increase in nicotine poisoning in small animals and children. While this might be true, causation does not always equal correlation.shutterstock_193077356 Because the vapor industry has exponentially grown, more e-liquid have become available and more people are utilizing it. This would explain the increase, though it is important to note that there have been no deaths, and cigarettes and other house-hold items like alcohol (whether that be for drinking or injury), medications and even cleaning products far more commonly induce these same issues. The problem is not the e-liquid, but the responsibility of the purchaser to keep it away from pets and children just as they would their beverages and traditional smokes.

E-liquid, if consumed by drinking it, can be toxic- but that is not the way it is meant to be consumed. When vaporized, the nicotine is distilled and is very similar to caffeine, a stimulant which commonly kills dogs and cats. Caffeine is in chocolate, and most people know to keep chocolate away from their animals.

This type of sensational media is instituted to create shock-value. Many industries stand to lose money if e-cigs are to take over the smoking market, as Forbes has estimated. This means that society would take a drastic turn- which can be frightening to many, though seemingly opportune if considered. Though tobacco, the medical industry and pesticide companies may take a hit, overall societal prosperity could precede the drawbacks that the economy could face.

The VTM and e-cig market is expanding so rapidly, with so much success, that every big health and safety foundation/institution has glued their focus to either the positives or the negatives- many of which, as stated, have been greatly sensationalized.

By using common sense, it is hard to pen e-cigarettes as totally unsafe, as PG and VG are common in food, medicine and health-products like vitamins. Nicotine, however, is a substance which is addictive. Instead of using smoke to deliver the fix, vaporizers use water vapor. This vapor in inhaled by the user and then exhaled. After emitting the clouds into the air, the vapor dissipates and leaves no smell.

Some argue that if E-Cigs are to be legalized, that vapers will be rude and blow massive vapor clouds in places like movie theaters and restaurants. At the same time, vapers argue that perfume, the lingering odor of real cigarettes, crying babies etc. can also be annoying, and that just like with everything else, it is up to the individual to exercise consideration towards others.

At the end of the day, it all amounts to common sense: 4 ingredients vs 7000, as well as social consideration; something that we all must practice regardless of being a smoker, a vaper or a nonsmoker. When it comes to nicotine overdoses, those products should have been kept away. New users should read all of the facts about e-cigarettes, e-liquid and vaporizers before leaving it in range of young children and/or small animals.

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