A Beginner's Guide to Vaping Using a Starter Kit

A Beginner’s Guide to Vaping Using a Starter Kit

A Beginner's Guide to Vaping Using a Starter Kit

Your friends have been enthusiastically raving about this fantastic device called the e-cigarette, which has not only helped them quit smoking but also happens to be socially enjoyable, and now, you are curious about vaping! With an abundance of information and choices out there, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start. So, we have put together a simple beginner’s guide to vaping using a convenient and economical starter kit.

We recommend starting out with an e-cigarette kit since it is uncomplicated and comes with all the components that you need to start your vaping experience. Let’s take a closer look at the top-selling two-piece model, the Logic Power Series Starter Kit, which consists of the battery and the detachable cartomizer, whose tank is prefilled with e-juice. The package also includes a handy USB charger.

The Battery

The 300 MAH battery, which comes pre-charged, powers the cartomizer that turns the e-liquid into vapor as the user inhales. You can assemble your e-cigarette and start smoking immediately upon receiving your order.

The Logic Power Series Starter Kit battery is the reusable component, so when your battery shows a blinking blue light or when you notice a significantly reduced smoke volume, you’ll know that it’s time to charge your e-cig. Just plug the USB charger provided into a computer or other device with a USB port for a few hours until the light changes from red to blue.

The charging frequency will, of course, depend on how much and how often you use the e-cigarette.

The Cartomizer

The cartomizer houses the tank containing the e-liquid or e-juice and a polyfill wrapped heating coil, which soaks the vape juice. When heated, the vape juice turns into a thick, yet smooth vapor.

One of the advantages of the Logic Power Series cartomizers is that they are made exclusively with premium, three-time distilled oils, delivering rich flavor while being free of the thousands of toxins present in combustible cigarettes. Each cartomizer delivers up to 400 thick vapor puffs and provides the equivalent of up to two packs of traditional tobacco cigarettes, which equals to approximately 40 cigarettes.

When you have used up your cartomizer, simply replace it with a new one. We offer a variety of delicious flavors and the choice of 1.8% or 2.4% nicotine levels to suit your preferences.

Do you have any other questions about e-cigarette starter kits? Join the conversation by tweeting us or commenting below.

Vape Meet

What Is a Vape Meet and Why Should You Attend One?

Vape Meet

Vaping is a popular and effective tool to stop smoking, but that’s not the only reason people vape. Many are drawn to vaping because of its vibrant culture. From vapers sharing their favorite tips and tricks on YouTube to vape lounges burgeoning all over the country, there is no denying that vaping culture is real, driven by a whole community of vaping enthusiasts. One of the lesser known aspects of the vaping culture is the Vape Meet. In this blog post, we will explain what it is and discuss why you should attend one.

What is a Vape Meet?

A vape meet is to vapers what Comic-Con is to cosplayers. Both events are an opportunity to meet other fans and share a common passion. A vape meet provides vaping enthusiasts a chance to explore their passion for vaping.

Why should you attend a Vape Meet?

1) To score free vape juice and vaping equipment:

At Vape Meets, it is common to have competitions, prizes, and giveaways, which means that you have the possibility of winning products such as vape juice and vaping equipment. Some Vape Meets even provide bountiful grab bags filled with e-liquid samples, cartridges, cartomizers, discount coupons, and much more provided by participating vendors, which often makes up for the price of the ticket.

2) To meet others in the vaping community:

Meet the people who are a part of this exciting culture and share your vaping stories, whether it’s about that amazing flavor you just can’t get enough of or whether it’s the story of how you were able to quit smoking combustible cigarettes with the help of e-cigarettes.

3) To learn about the latest trends and products:

Since the e-cigarette industry is new and evolving, whether you’re a seasoned vaper or a newbie, there is always something to learn at Vape Meets. You can discover the newest trends and technology from exhibitors and other attendees such as producing the ultimate vapor clouds. You can also learn about what’s happening in the industry and how new regulations will impact e-cigarettes in the future.

4) To sample new flavors and try new vaping equipment:

Vape Meets are an opportunity for vendors to showcase their proudest and most recent innovations. Exhibitors often provide free samples of new flavor combinations and encourage attendees to try out new equipment.

5) To have fun:

With excitement in the air, live music, inspiring speakers, intense competitions, and passionate crowds, Vape Meets are a guaranteed good time.

Would you consider attending a Vape Meet? Or if you’ve been, what did you like best about it? Tell us by commenting below, or tweet us @ILoveECigs.

 

Tips to Help You Transition from Combustible Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes

3 Tips to Help You Transition from Combustible Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes

Tips to Help You Transition from Combustible Cigarettes to E-Cigarettes

The reasons to transition from combustible cigarettes to e-cigarettes are numerous. E-cigs are a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, 95 percent safer to be exact, according to the Royal College of Physician’s report titled Nicotine Without Smoke. Not only is vaping a safer and more superior nicotine delivery method, it also allows ex-smokers to maintain the social and ritualistic aspects of smoking, all with no ash, no tar, no smoke, no smell, and no stained teeth. Regardless of your reason for switching to e-cigarettes, the three tips provided below will facilitate your transition.

Tip 1: Purchase the appropriate equipment

The number of options available to vapers can be overwhelming, and while impressive mods may be enticing, we recommend keeping it simple and starting out with one of our practical e-cigarettes, which are popular for their portability and ease of use.

An electronic cigarette works by vaporizing the e-liquid containing nicotine into an aerosol mist that the vaper inhales. It is sleek, inconspicuous, and excellent at mimicking the act of smoking a cigarette while providing you with a satisfying experience.

The disposable e-cigarettes that we carry come fully charged and ready to use. With up to 400 puffs, our e-cigarette delivers thick vapor and rich flavor and is equivalent to two packs of conventional cigarettes. If you are looking for the same advantages as the disposable e-cigarette but also want the ability to recharge the battery, we recommend purchasing one of our Logic Power Series Starter Kits, which comes with the convenient and eco-friendly universal USB charger.

Tip 2: Choose the correct nicotine concentration

One of the advantages of vaping is that you can control the level of nicotine in your e-liquid or vape juice. We recommend choosing a higher level to start and maintaining that level in order to combat any nicotine withdrawals that a lower dose may produce.

To decipher the nicotine levels in e-liquids, look at the milligrams (mg/mL) of nicotine indicated on the packaging. For example, if you want to know what 20 mg/mL means, it means that there is 20mg of nicotine per milliliter of e-liquid. Alternatively, the nicotine concentrations can also be expressed as a percentage. For instance, instead of 20mg/mL, you may see 2.0%.

While choosing the right level is partly mathematical, determining the correct nicotine choice will also involve trial and error.

Tip 3: Don’t wait until you’re out of e-liquid or vape juice to reorder

Don’t wait until you’re completely out of e-liquid to order new product. A delay between when you run out and when the product is delivered to you has the potential to create a situation where you may be tempted to revert to the combustible cigarette.

With that fact in mind, we have made it easy for our clients to place recurring orders. Shoppers have the option to deliver new e-liquid every week, every two weeks, every three weeks, or every 4 weeks. What’s more? You can save 4 to 8 percent by choosing our convenient automatic reordering option.

What has made switching to e-cigarettes easier for you? Share your tips with us by commenting below, or tweet us @ILoveECigs.

E-cigarette regulations

UK vs. US E-Cigarette Regulatory Approaches

E-cigarette regulations

From its humble beginnings as a prototype in 1963 to the first commercially successful device created by pharmacist and inventor, Hon Lik, in 2004, the electronic cigarette has since engendered major disruptions in the tobacco industry, with small start-ups as well as large corporations vying for a slice of this highly lucrative emerging market.

While in its infancy, the nascent e-cigarette industry enjoyed a rather laissez-faire approach, which enabled it to enjoy significant growth. However, governments are now attempting to regulate the industry, and we are witnessing vastly different approaches in the UK and the US.

Why Regulate the E-Cigarette Industry?

The need for regulation stems from the idea that although free-market forces provide a competitive marketplace where customers can exert influence on businesses, consumers still require government protection since a business’ primary concern is its profitability, as opposed to the safety of its clients.

The UK Approach

In the UK, the focus has been on the well-being of current or ex-smokers and on combating preventable diseases such as lung cancer and heart disease caused by smoking.

Following research conducted by Public Health England (PHE), the National Health Service (NHS) has taken the stance that e-cigarettes are a less harmful alternative to combustible tobacco and has endorsed their use as an effective smoking cessation method. With the customer’s best interest at heart, it has even gone so far as to encourage health officials to collaborate with vapers and vapor businesses to aid smokers to make the switch.

The US Approach

In the US, the war on nicotine has tobacco control lobbyists conflating the dangers of smoking tobacco and the use of e-cigarettes, giving rise to the vilification of vaping, despite the fact that evidence shows that e-cigs are 95 percent less damaging than conventional cigarettes. In addition, US legislators tend to view vaping as a gateway to smoking even though studies like the one quoted earlier found that the majority of the adults using e-cigs in the UK are current or ex-smokers.

With blatant fear and misinformation driving policy, it comes as no surprise that the Tobacco Control Act, passed in 2009 and supported by Philip Morris International (PMI), requires US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for vaping products, regardless of the fact that vapor juice contains no tobacco. This has added significant costs and longer approval delays for the e-cigarette industry while big tobacco companies such as PMI, offering an alternative device that uses heated tobacco leaf, benefits from a smoother and faster approval process. This raises the question of whether customer well-being is truly what’s driving e-cigarette regulation in the US.

What are your thoughts about the regulation of the e-cigarette industry? Tell us by commenting below, or tweet us @ILoveECigs.

Young pretty woman in red cap smoke an electronic cigarette at the vape shop.

House Panel Wants To Exempt E-Cigs From FDA Rules

 

 

A House panel is trying yet again to exempt e-cigs from the new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules.

The Trump Administration has delayed enforcement of the rules, which many hope will work in favor of e-cig companies.

Under the new FDA rules, small companies that produce e-cigs would likely go out of business as a way to avoid expensive regulatory reviews.

But the legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigs already on the market. Instead, it would be only e-cig products introduced in the future that would face the safety reviews.

However, there are several public health groups who say that the regulations may allow many newer tobacco products to also escape scrutiny. This is a cause for concern, particularly when young people are using traditional cigarettes.

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Here are some of the celebrities you never knew vaped

As we know, many people choose to use e-cigarettes in place of the actual thing because they serve as a nicer and healthier alternative to smoking. Vaping has become so popular that various celebrities are now paving the way for smokers who haven’t yet made the transition. Here are just five of the celebrities you never knew vaped.

Johnny Depp

Johnny-Depp

If there’s one person that’s going to persuade you to pack in smoking and switch to e-cigs, it’s Johnny Depp. The king of cool doesn’t just vape when he’s out and about, but on film sets too. And yep, he definitely looks cool while doing it.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo-DiCaprio

Everyone’s favorite Titanic superstar is also a fellow vaper, having been spotted various times with an e-cig in hand.

John Cusack

John Cusack

Actor, producer, screenwriter and, yep, celebrity vapor. Cusack can often be seen puffing away while on sets. He has even featured e-cigs in his movies!

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller

This gorgeous actress doesn’t get her good looks from puffing on cigarettes all day. She too has thrown in the real thing for e-cigs and has also been spotted on the sets of some of the films she shoots with an e-cig in hand.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

With a fan base as big as her wacky wardrobe, chances are Katy Perry has influenced a few of her fans to make the switch to e-cigarettes.

We want to hear about your favorite celebrities who vape! Share them with us in the comments below or tweet us @ILoveEcigs.

The California e-cigarette ban needs to be reconsidered

Why California Should Reconsider Its Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

The California e-cigarette ban needs to be reconsidered

California, especially the Bay Area, has historically been at the forefront of promoting harm-reduction strategies among residents who use drugs. However, when it comes to smokers, instead of making it easier for them to switch to safer alternatives to smoking cigarettes, California is doing just the opposite with a newly imposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes. The ban is detrimental to public health interests, and it is imperative that cities in California reconsider the ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

As recently as June 20th, San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance to amend the health code prohibiting tobacco retailers from selling flavored tobacco products, and despite the fact that e-cigarettes contain no tobacco, flavored nicotine e-cigs are included in the ban. Unlike combustible cigarettes, which produce tar and smoke, e-cigarettes release a vapor containing the nicotine in the liquid, which makes it a much safer nicotine-delivery alternative to regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, that hasn’t prevented legislators from classifying them as tobacco products and banning the sale of flavored vaping liquids containing nicotine.

Banning flavored e-cigarettes also implies removing an incentive for smokers to switch to e-cigarettes, which have been found to be 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Not only does the California e-cigarette ban on flavored products reduce the motivation to switch, but according to Gregory Conley, the President of America’s Vaping Association, it also blatantly disregards the evidence that flavors help smokers quit by disconnecting them from the taste of tobacco.

Another reason for the ban is the misconception that flavored vaping liquids could entice teens to smoke. This fear is unfounded as there is no evidence to suggest that there is any correlation between the two. According to Carrie Wade, the Harm Reduction Policy Director of nonprofit R Street Institute, “rates of teen smoking are at an all-time low and have steadily declined from 15.8 percent in 2011 to 9.3 percent in 2015.”It is also important to note that it is illegal to sell e-cigarettes and other vaping products to minors and that vape shops, which are often independently owned, have a lot to lose if they don’t comply.

Taking into consideration that e-cigarettes are a much safer nicotine-delivery alternative to smoking and that flavored vaping liquids provide an additional incentive to smokers to switch, the Golden State needs to reconsider the California e-cigarette ban on flavored liquids, especially when there is no evidence of a gateway effect on teens and other non-smokers. Instead, it should differentiate e-cigarettes from other tobacco products and promote them as a harm-reduction method to encourage smokers to make the switch and quit smoking cigarettes.

What do you think about the California e-cigarette ban? Join the conversation by commenting below or tweet us @ILoveEcigs.

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Big tobacco looking for new cigarette alternatives

Big tobacco companies are diversifying out of traditional cigarettes and into new alternatives in what critics are calling a ‘smokescreen’ to divert attention from the negative effects of tobacco.

Among the companies making the change is UK tobacco giant Imperial Brands, the company behind Winston, West and Gauloises, who are currently testing caffeine energy products.

Imperial’s Chief Development Officer, Matthew Phillips said: “We’ve been increasingly looking in other areas,” including focus on products that appeal to millennials.”

One of the industry’s largest players, British American Tobacco, have also invested $1 billion over the past five years in what it terms “next generation products”. They say e-cigarettes, including its brand Vype, are “potentially less risky alternatives” to tobacco.

“The key challenge for the tobacco industry is the terrible image of their products,” said Professor Steve Greenland, a marketing expert at Charles Darwin University who specializes in the tobacco industry.

“[Tobacco companies] may be distancing themselves from the traditional tobacco market, but the reality is not far off 99 per cent of their revenue comes from cigarettes and while we’re seeing this decline in smoking in Australia the company’s growth business is in emerging markets like Indonesia and East Timor.

“These new products are providing a bit of a smokescreen to what is going on with mainstream business.”

But critics say the most effective way to quit is to stub out the smokes, rather than moving to alternatives.

“By positioning themselves as ‘part of the solution’, rather than the essence of the problem, the tobacco industry is seeking to claw back from its pariah status and to re-engage in the policy process,” said Ross MacKenzie, a lecturer in Health Studies at Macquarie University.

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Why it’s important to keep e-liquid away from minors

A warning has been issued to keep minors away from e-cigarettes after a nine-year-old girl from Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada drank e-liquid she found in her school’s playground.

The e-liquid, which was labeled as ‘Unicorn Milk, was tasted by the girl and a few of her friends and was contained inside packaging decorated with a brightly colored unicorn.

The mother of the girl, Lea L’Hoir, said that her daughter started complaining about nausea, chest cramps, and dizziness shortly after tasting the e-liquid.

Shortly after, she took her daughter to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with nicotine poisoning and released later that night.

Although there was a small poison symbol on the side of the container, L’Hoir stressed that the packaging should have been clearer.

Anthony Knight, CEO of the New Brunswick Medical Society, said it’s troubling that e-vaping products might be designed and marketed to appeal to young people.

“That speaks to a need for tougher regulation and tougher oversight around how these products are marketed and that oversight rests with the government,” he said.

At Iloveecigs.com, we are proud to sell Logic products which are packaged for marketing to adults and contain a vitally important three-step unlocking system, to prevent child access to e-cig liquids.

Do you believe there is a need for greater packaging regulation within the vaping industryShare your thoughts with us below.

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Tobacconist hopes inquiry into e-cigs will align Australia with other countries

Should Australia follow other countries and legalize the sale of nicotine for e-cigarettes? One tobacconist thinks so.

Franchise owner of an e-cigarette stockist, Naeem Ismail is hoping an inquiry into the devices will align Australia with the rest of the world when it comes to legalizing the sale of nicotine products.

“People are looking for an alternative to smoking for health benefits and to save money,” he said.

“Not only are e-cigarettes a cheaper alternative, they are slightly healthier and help people eventually wean off smoking.”

The said inquiry was raised by the Australian Parliament’s Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee and will look into the use of e-cigarettes in Australia.

Currently e-cigarettes containing nicotine are not uniformly available for commercial sale in Australia, but the inquiry hopes to change this as it investigates the health impacts of e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers, as well as their marketing and use as an aid for people attempting to quit smoking.

Mr Ismail argues that one of the main reasons he is in favor of the inquiry is due to the number of customers who had successfully quit smoking by using e-cigarettes.

“It’s that habit of having a cigarette in hand that is hard to break but your brain is also telling you that you need nicotine. People are training their brains to do the action without getting the nicotine hit,” he said.

“As much as it is requested, e-juice with nicotine is unfortunately banned in Australia.

“If the government is serious about getting people to quit smoking there needs to be an alternative method.

“Overseas, people can cut down their nicotine from 12mg to 6mg to 4mg and wean themselves off. We don’t have that option here.”

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