Boissevain, VA Vape Shop
Boissevain, VA Vape Shop
When most people think of an electronic cigarette, they think of the product pictured above on the far left. They look like regular (“analog”) cigarettes, you buy them at a gas station, and (if you buy Vuze or Blu, the two most popular brands) they are made by tobacco companies— Imperial Tobacco and RJ Reynolds, respectively. The cartridges in these come pre-filled, and must be replaced with new cartridges. They have very limited flavor selections, and are ostensibly a simple—perhaps healthier—replacement for cigarettes.
Vape Shops In Boissevain, VA With a cigarette, you just need some hands, your mouth, and a flame. E cigs also require some hands and a mouth, but no flame is required – it’s like magic! Okay, it’s not like magic, it’s just electricity (although, electricity does remind me a lot of magic). So instead of a fire, you need to figure out how to operate your e cig – here’s how.
But while there are regulations on diacetyl to keep workers safe, there are currently no regulations at all on e-cigarettes in the US, and that means DA and AP can be added to vaping liquids in the same levels as are allowed in food products. There hasn’t been any research that shows the effects of smoking e-cigarette liquids that contain DA or AP, but many manufacturers and consumers are concerned that it could have similarly dangerous risks.
Vape culture is having the same growing pains as gaming culture. In both cases, there’s a hardcore community of early adopters who have become intrinsically associated with the technology: For gaming, it’s the basement-dwelling white male nerds; for vaping, it’s the metal-heads with gauged ears and box mods. The hardcore crowd tends to scare away the potential new fans.
“Diacetyl is a respiratory toxin, so when you breath it in, it irritates the lungs,” said Jessica Barrington-Trimis, a researcher at the University of Southern California and the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science. “That’s not a problem if you’re eating it because it doesn’t get into the lungs at all.”
Yet despite their impressive sales numbers, the vast majority of those who permanently quit smoking in favor of vaping do not use them. My store doesn’t even carry them. In fact, no vape shops do—just gas stations and convenience stores.
Most, but not all, e cigs can be turned on and off. Your e cig will not produce vapor if your e cig is off. Feel free to call me captain obvious if you must, but it’s important to figure out how to turn the darn thing on, so do it!
But the difference is that the ultimate crusade of many vaping evangelists is personal health. If vaping is on the right side of history, it’s about time the electronic cigarette business looks beyond the conventions both literal and figurative, beyond VAPE Magazine and the brick and mortar stores. And that starts with making vaping more accessible.