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Rise of the Jacksonville Vaping Shop

The Rise of the Vapor Store in Jax

Only a year ago, you may have noticed new storefronts popping up in Jacksonville with names like “A-1 Vapor” or “Vapor 4 Life”. From Blanding to the Beach, one thing they all had in common was a word – vapor. The e-cig industry changes fast, and in the past year the term “vape” has eclipsed the fledgling term “vapor” Even the Oxford Dictionary company named “vape” the 2014 word of the year! E-cig sales are set to hit

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Why I love the Sigelei Zmax V3

The Sigelei Zmax V3

Sigelei-Zmax-V3 Kit

Sigelei-Zmax-V3 Kit

With less than a year of vaping under my belt, I’m still not entirely used to the looks I get while puffing on my e-cig when I’m out and about. And to be honest, when I had the standard eGo batteries

Blackhat eGo passthrouh batteries

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Rebuildable Coils for Beginners: Part 2

Building Your Own Coil

Building your own coil seems like a daunting task at first – requiring the careful touch of a surgeon, with the knowledge of a mathematician. Well fear not! This is definitely not the case. Sure, rebuildable coils need time and a little bit of practice to master, but once you

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The state of the Vape Union – sub ohm

The state of the vape union – sub ohm


Blackhat would like to address the state of the Vape Union, and the union is strong. More than 9 million adults vape in the U.S. alone! So where does that leave us today with the development of vaping technology, newcomers to the technology, and the people already using electronic cigarettes?

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Smokers Who Switch to Vaping Dramatically Improve Cardiovascular Health

It’s no secret that smoking is bad for your heart. In fact, smokers are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks and they face increased risks for strokes and coronary heart disease. Research shows that smoking can actually damage the lining of your arteries, reduce the amount of oxygen in your blood, and force your heart to work harder just to maintain normal function. So what happens if you switch from smoking to vaping? According to the latest research, it can dramatically improve your cardiovascular health.

cardiovascular_system2-www-imagesplitter-net-2-620x350In a new study pioneered by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, researchers recruited a group of smokers and offered them the chance to switch to vaping. Scientists monitored their progress for a full year. By the end of the study, some had completely quit smoking, others had reduced their cigarette use dramatically, and some had continued tobacco use with no major changes. Those who had completely switched to vaping or reduced their tobacco consumption by both smoking and vaping experienced major changes to their heart health.

Many of the smokers had worrisome hypertension at the beginning of the study. But after switching completely to vaping, there was an average decline in systolic blood pressure of 16.3 mm Hg. Those who were dual users (both vaping and smoking) also lowered their blood pressure by an average of 10.8 mm Hg.

Read More Here : http://www.churnmag.com/news/smokers-who-switch-to-vaping-dramatically-improve-cardiovascular-health/

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Is Vaping Worse Than Smoking?

So I suppose you heard about the latest e-cigarette study, the one that said that the vapors e-cigarette users inhale contain multiple forms of formaldehyde. It was much in the news last week, after its authors, five scientists from Portland State University, published a peer-reviewed letter outlining their findings in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

Vaping“Before You Vape: High Levels of Formaldehyde Hidden in E-Cigs,” said the headline at NBC.com. “Can You Guess What Cancer-Causing Agent Researchers Just Found in Electronic Cigarettes?” asked The Motley Fool. “E-Cigarettes Not Safer Than Ordinary Cigarettes,” claimed the online publication Tech Times. The New England Journal of Medicine chimed in with a tweet of its own: “Chemical analysis of e-cigs’ vapor show high levels of formaldehyde,” it read. “Authors project higher cancer risk than smoking.”

The study focused on a device known as a premium vaporizer that heats a flavored liquid containing nicotine. The heat causes the liquid to turn into vapor, which the user inhales. Most of these devices also allow the user to control the voltage. These devices have become increasingly popular as a way to ingest nicotine without smoking.

In the study, the Portland State scientists ran the device at both a low voltage and a high voltage. At the low voltage, they did not detect formaldehyde. But at the high voltage, they found some. Formaldehyde is, indeed, a known carcinogen, which also exists, among hundreds of other toxic chemicals and dozens of cancer-causing agents, in combustible cigarettes. The authors concluded that someone who was a heavy user of a vaporizer at the high voltage was five to 15 times more likely to get cancer than a longtime smoker. Or so they seemed to say.

There is not much doubt that studies like this have an impact on the public perception of e-cigarettes. Even though cigarettes result in 480,000 American deaths each year — and even though it is the tobacco, not the nicotine, that kills them — many in the public health community treat e-cigarettes as every bit as evil. Every dollop of news suggesting that vaping is bad for your health, much of which has been overblown, is irrationally embraced  by anti-tobacco activists. One result is that, whereas 84 percent of current smokers thought e-cigarettes were safer than ordinary cigarettes in 2010, that number had dropped to 65 percent by 2013.

Worse, close to a third of the people who had abandoned e-cigarettes and returned to smoking did so because they were worried about the health effects of vaping, according to a study published last year in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/27/opinion/joe-nocera-is-vaping-worse-than-smoking.html

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