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The final ingredient is pharmaceutical-grade nicotine, and all juice manufacturers make their product available in varying nicotine strengths. They range from ridiculous (up to 36 milligrams per milliliter—basically a Lucky Strike with the filter ripped off) all the way down to nothing at all. That’s right, zero. So what’s the point of selling a “tobacco product” with no nicotine, you ask?
Clio, AL vape shopThis is the moment you’ve been waiting for. You did your research, you read this guide, and you picked out, purchased, and assembled your first e cig setup – but now what? This thing feels nothing like a traditional cigarette (even most cig-a-likes feel different than regular cigarettes), and you might be intimidated by its sheer awesomeness – or by the fact that you don’t want to look like an idiot vaping your e cig in public. We’ve all been there. Even though vapor looks a heck of a lot like smoke, using an e cig is quite a bit different than actually smoking – but that’s part of what makes vaping a-freaking-mazing!
Five Pawns is a high-end e-liquid manufacturer based in California. The company commissioned a lab to test its liquids as early as May of 2014. But the company didn’t release any results publicly until June of this year, after a UK-based e-cigarette retailer published its own lab results on Five Pawns products. Five Pawns ordered those results taken down via a cease and desist order, and wrote on its website that those tests were “fraudulent,” publishing its own lab results instead.
PAX wants to do for vaping what the Apple II did for the home computer: provide a simple, elegant product that anyone can use conspicuously and easily. PAX vaporizers are discreet, effective and expensive; one stoner Mic spoke to called the first PAX vaporizer “the iPhone of vapes.” The JUUL, PAX’s vape to replicate cigarette, has a mint flavor that’s the closest thing to smoking a Newport this writer’s ever tasted. PAX has shown up in a number of tech blogs and men’s magazines with critical acclaim. The company is interested in getting PAX in front of chefs, designers and fashion influencers.
But even Five Pawns’ own tests showed alarmingly high rates of AP in some liquids. In Farsalinos’s study, the researchers converted National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health limits on diacetyl inhalation to determine an estimated safe amount to inhale through vaping. For AP, that limit was 137 micrograms per day. One of Five Pawns’ flavors had AP levels of 627.7 micrograms per millilitre. I couldn’t find any formal studies on the volume of e-liquid vapers smoke per day, but an online survey of users by E-Cigarette Forum found the plurality of respondents (22.6 percent) smoke four to five millilitres per day. A majority of respondents (59.8 percent) said they smoke between two and six millilitres per day.
“In a large, international survey (emphasis mine) of current, former, or never users of e-cigarettes, 72 percent of users reported that e-cigarettes helped them to deal with cravings and withdrawal symptoms, 92 percent reported reductions in their smoking when using e-cigarettes, and only 10 percent reported that they experienced the urge to smoke tobacco cigarettes when using the e-cigarette. Moreover, of more than 2000 former smokers in this survey, 96 percent reported that the e-cigarette helped them to stop smoking.”
Believe it or not, but that fact that using an e cig is DIFFERENT than smoking a cigarette helps you disassociate the ritual of smoking with satiating your nicotine cravings. However, there’s no doubt that there is a little bit of a learning curve when you first start vaping, but we’ve got you covered.
If vaping wants to go mainstream, it needs to include women. A handful of surveys and research papers show that women are anywhere from 1.27 to 2.05 times more likely than men to try vaping. But in terms of advertising? The disconnect should be obvious by now: Men are 1.25 times as likely to see a vaping-related advertisement.