Archive for October, 2015

airplaneDo you have a trip coming up? You are going to have to re-think how you pack your e-cigarette if you plan on flying within the United States.

As part of U.S. federal authority’s crackdown on dangerous items on flights, e-cigarettes are now banned from your checked baggage. This is the latest in a string of rule changes involving e-cigarettes on flights as a result of the potential fire risk. Dating back to June, airlines around the world have begun to ban the packing of e-cigarettes in checked luggage.

“The International Civil Aviation Organization says it has amended rules governing the transportation of dangerous goods to prohibit both passengers and crew from putting e-cigarettes and other battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in checked bags. The change also bars recharging the devices in aircraft cabins,” according to the Canadian Press.

The ban is expected to go into effect in early November.

Why the Ban on E-Cigs?

There have been a number of issues with e-cigarettes and vaporizers causing fires on flights, enough for airlines to impose the ban. “There have been at least 26 incidents since 2009 in which e-cigarettes have caused explosions or fires, including several in which the devices were packed in luggage, according to the Department of Transportation. Usually, they have been accidentally left on or the battery short-circuits,” says Jessica Plautz on Mashable.

What causes the fires?

  • People forgetting to turn off their e-cig
  • Luggage shifting, causing e-cigs to turn on during flights
  • Batteries shorting out

“We know from recent incidents that e-cigarettes in checked bags can catch fire during transport,” said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx in a statement. “Fire hazards in flight are particularly dangerous. Banning e-cigarettes from checked bags is a prudent safety measure.”

Rules for Flying with E-Cigs in Canada

According to the Government of Canada, here are the rules for travelling with e-cigarettes on flights:

“You can bring e-cigarettes for your personal use in your carry-on baggage or on your person. Spare batteries must be protected so they won’t short-circuit. You are not allowed to recharge the e-cigarettes and/or batteries while you are on board the aircraft.”

Air Canada and WestJet have banned e-cigarettes in checked bags for some time, so the changes in the U.S. is nothing new to Canadian travellers. However, it is a good reminder to be extra diligent and make sure your e-cig batteries are disconnected and your device is turned off, even when in your carry-on luggage. Bags can shift in overhead compartments, and your e-cig could turn on accidentally.

It’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, your e-cig will only be an arm’s length away and easily accessible once you get off the flight.

Read More About Travelling with E-Cigs

To Vape or Not to Vape (on a plane)

You Can Vape on the Trip, But Not on the Ship

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vaping side effects

We asked some of our blog readers to let us know if they’ve observed any side effects from e-cig usage. We also told them not to hold back – to tell us what they really think!

Vaping Side Effects

Before we get to some of their responses, here are some of the most commonly reported side effects of e-cigarettes.

  1. Coughing is common, especially for newbies who are using a powerful device.
  2. Sore throat has also been reported and is likely due to the e-juice ingredient propylene glycol.
  3. Vape fatigue or vaper’s tongue refers to losing your liking of a certain e-juice flavour, or worse, losing your taste for almost all food and drink. There are a couple of possible causes for this affliction including vaping the same flavour for too long or injured taste buds due to illness, smoking cigarettes, burns or a head cold. Some medications cause it, as well as a dirty atomizer or stale e-juice.

Now on to our readers – here’s what they had to report about e-cigarette side effects.

  1. “I LOVE vaping! My side effects are all positive. I can smell flowers and fresh cut grass, my food tastes better, and I smell better too.”
  2. “E-cigarettes can still make me cough if I’m not careful enough and if I don’t remember to do a long slow inhale instead of a quick cigarette gulp. I still love the real thing (sigh), but vaping gets me through the times I can’t.”
  3. “I had headaches when I first started vaping, but then I realized they were probably due to  quitting tobacco cigarettes cold turkey. The headaches went away after about a week and I haven’t looked back. I’ve been tobacco cigarette-free for almost three years!”
  4. “Sometimes when I vape I get a dry mouth, but it’s never bad enough to stop me.  A nice cold drink does the fix trick, and if it’s a beer, its even better!”

Overall, tobacco smokers who switch to vaping have suggested they enjoy an abundance of positive side effects, including health benefits, a better sense of taste and smell, improved lung function, and most importantly, cutting their risk of dying of tobacco-induced cancers to near zero.

How about you? What vaping side effects have you experienced? Tell us in the comments below!

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anything made of chocolate is good for you

National Chocolate Day is celebrated on October 28 every year. Most people love this delicious food made from “the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree.”

Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of using cacao seeds is from around 1100 BC. The cacao tree seeds have a very intense, bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor.

It seems that eating dark chocolate has many health benefits, including better blood circulation, growth of good bacteria in the gut, introduction of antioxidants that fight inflammation, and the positive effect of lowering one’s blood pressure.

If you’re a vaping enthusiast and a lover of all things made with chocolate, why not celebrate National Chocolate Day with these six mouth-watering e-juice flavors?

chocolate mint ejuice flavor by Vapor Jedi

Vapor Jedi’s Chocolate Mint

This proprietary chocolate-inspired recipe for ejuice offers the deep dark delights of cocoa with a refreshing hint of mint. It’s the perfect all-day-vape aphrodisiac for all chocolate lovers.

It comes in 10 ml, 30 ml, and 140 ml bottles with a full range of nicotine strengths from zero to eighteen. Rest assured each bottle carries pharmaceutical-grade ingredients.

Malt Shoppe Mayhem

This top-rated ejuice flavor brings the classic creamy taste of chocolate malted milkshake to vapers everywhere in standard bottles of 10 ml, 30 ml, and 120 ml with varying nicotine strengths. Choose the amount of nicotine you want to vape from among a zero-nicotine version of this e-liquid, a very mild option that offers 3 mg or 6 mg in every milliliter, and a stimulating choice of either 12 mg or 18 mg per ml in a bottle.

Sir Monkey by Snoogy Ejuice Flavor

Sir Monkey by Snoogy

This best-selling ejuice recipe carries the distinctive flavor of ripe bananas along with a strong hint of dark chocolate that’s absolutely perfect for someone who has a huge sweet tooth and who loves to vape e-liquids in dessert-inspired flavors. Each standard-size bottle of e-liquid is offered in three nicotine strengths – namely, 0 mg, 3 mg and 6 mg per milliliter – for a light and smooth vaping experience.

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Vapor Jedi’s Late Night Snack

This e-juice recipe by Vapor Jedi blends the luscious flavors of ripe bananas with the creamy nuttiness of peanut butter and the rich, smooth taste of melted chocolate. Every vape you take of this e-liquid brings back memories of you making those late-night trips to the kitchen to finish drinking a mug of hot cocoa or warm milk and to quickly fill your belly with a light midnight snack either before going to bed or after waking up suddenly and feeling hungry or thirsty in the middle of the night.

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Zoomby Woof by Vapor Jedi

Aside from being one of the most Halloween-centric e-liquids to enjoy this weekend, this all-day-vape ejuice flavor also packs a punch for lovers of chocolates and cigars everywhere! Enjoy the full-bodied aroma and robust flavor of real tobacco leaves in every vape – along with hints of chocolate and vanilla, and a light nuttiness, in the after-taste.

This e-juice recipe from Vapor Jedi comes in standard-size bottles of 10 ml, 30 ml and 140 ml made of tinted glass or any opaque material and tightly secured with child-proof dripping caps. Choose your preferred nicotine level, which ranges from the very light or mild (0 to 6 mg per ml) to the slightly harsh (12 to 18 mg per ml) in flavor and strength.

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Black Cigar by Vapor Jedi

Enjoy the rich flavor of tobacco mixed with the smooth taste of dark chocolate in this special ejuice flavor from Vapor Jedi’s in-house collection! A zero-nicotine version of this cigar-flavored e-juice is available for those who’d completely sworn off exposure to nicotine in whatever form, but would like to take a nostalgic trip to the past.

Select a high-nicotine level of 12 mg or 18 mg per ml for this particular flavor, and make sure you have a proportionate ratio of 70% of VG to 30% of PG in the e-liquid, to make your vaping experience as closely similar to smoking a hand-rolled cigar or cigarette in real life as possible. For a very mild tobacco taste in every vape, choose an e-juice with either 3 mg or 6 mg of nicotine per ml in a bottle.

Upgrade your supply of your favorite e-juice from a standard size of 10 ml or 30 ml to a large 140 ml bottle that will probably last you anywhere from two to four weeks.

Don’t Limit Your Choices to These Six

Among the six chocolate-inspired flavors of e-liquids featured in this article, four of these e-juice recipes were created by Vapor Jedi, which is one of North America’s most trusted retailers of quality brands of electronic cigarettes, vape pens and mods, atomizers, drip tips, rebuilding tools, coiling materials, and other related merchandise.

Browse Vapor Jedi’s collection of all kinds of e-juice products, which customers can find and filter the search results based on their flavor profiles and brand names.

Big Cigarette BoxWe’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again … Britain gets it!

According to a recent article in Fortune magazine, Public Health England has publicly endorsed e-cigarettes as “an efficient and desirable way to reduce the health risks from smoking tobacco and to encourage tobacco users to kick the habit entirely.” It went on to say that a study by impartial health experts found e-cigarettes to be about 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, and that current popular misconceptions that e-cigs are as harmful as, or are an introduction to tobacco smoking amongst youth are just plain wrong.

Wow … why can’t Canada and the USA  get it too?

On the other side of the coin, the World Health Organization recently stated that the safety of e-cigarettes ‘has not been scientifically demonstrated.’ Say what? Is the WHO actually implying that even though we have scientific proof that tobacco is a killing machine, it’s not sure if e-cigs might be a safer bet?

WHO – have you read the evidence written by Peter Hajek, a professor at Queen Mary University, London? If not, let us enlighten you. He said, and we quote, “Tobacco smokers who switch to vaping remove almost all the risks tobacco smoking poses to their health.” Without a doubt this is one of the most important official endorsements yet for vaping, and judging by the rate at which UK tobacco smokers are ditching tobacco cigarettes for e-cigs, they get it. The tobacco giants most definitely get it too, as they continue to snatch up e-cigarette manufacturers as an insurance policy to the inevitable decline of their traditional products.

But wait … there’s more!

Public Health England didn’t stop there. They are now proposing the provision of free e-cigarettes to those who sign up for the National Health’s Stop Smoking services, realizing that the cost of this program would be more than offset by the return on investment, as tobacco-related diseases are still the #1 killer in the UK.

The Brits are so civilized.

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ecigarette case While it’s obvious to most people why the popularity of the e-cigarette has soared in the past few years, there are a few other reasons vapers, both young and old, love their e-cigs. Not only are e-cigarettes less harmful to your health than tobacco cigarettes (more about that later), they can be downright fun!

Vaping is creative

Let’s start with the flavours! Fruit, candy, bakery and dessert, soda pop and liquor – name your fave and there’s a flave for you. Strawberry Banana Crème or Watermelon, Black Licorice or Chocolate Mint, Apple Pie or Vanilla Sugar Cookie, Mountain Dew, Absinthe or Buttered Rum – there are literally thousands of flavours you can create by mixing e-juices yourself.

Vaping is fashionable

We can’t tell you how many customers tell us that next to the health aspect of vaping versus tobacco smoking, they love the ability to switch up their casings at a moment’s notice. Most choose solid colours for daytime, particularly black if they want to be discreet. But more and more are choosing colours to match their work attire, and fun and fabulous cartridges for a night out at the bar, or sleekly sophisticated clearomizers for a more formal occasion.  Choose fish or florals, stripes or dots – the possibilities are limitless. And … wait for it … we have a client who bedazzled hers for her daughter’s wedding!

Vaping is a healthier choice

Let’s go back to the health issue.  Why the powers that be refuse to recognize the positive health benefits of vaping versus tobacco smoking doesn’t really baffle us. Government and Big Pharma are in it together throwing shade on the e-cig industry. And it’s obvious electronic cigarettes are safer and cleaner for the environment.

Can you imagine winter streets not lined with cigarette smokers huddled in doorways (to say nothing of the tobacco cloud you’re forced to walk through to enter the building), or summer parks and roads not littered with empty cigarette packs and butts? We can!

Do you have a fun ecig accessory? Tell us about it!

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Did you know National Nut Day is celebrated on October 22? And, did you also know that peanuts are legumes? Although peanuts aren’t considered nuts, they’re too important in our national diet that we can’t easily dismiss them. So, to celebrate National Nut Day let’s try these five best-selling nutty e-juice flavors for fun.

Mr Crunch by Snoogy E-juice Flavor

Mr. Crunch By Snoogy

This e-juice flavor leaves a satisfying feeling of fullness. It’s made from good fresh peanuts and leaves behind a super aftertaste of creamy butterscotch. Yum-yum!

It’s available in zero-nicotine bottles as well as 3 mg and 6 mg per milliliter bottles.

Kaptain Krunch Peanut Butter Ejuice Flavor by Lost Art Liquids

Kaptain Peanut Butter Crunch by Lost Art Liquids (30 ml)

The product description for this e-juice flavor says it all:

The Kaptain Peanut Butter Crunch by Lost Art is not just another peanut butter e-liquid. It brings out the flavours of creamy milk and peanut at the same time. From your childhood memory of the captain crunch to a perfect cereal bowl, this is the flavor for you.

Kaptain Peanut Butter Crunch is a perfect blend of peanut butter and your favorite cereal. This is an excellent choice for your new all day vape!

It’s only available in 30 ml bottles, and customers have a choice between 3 mg and 6 mg nicotine strengths.

Nutz Ejuice Flavor by Cosmic Fog

Nutz by Cosmic Fog

Go nuts over this e-juice flavor made of sweet and juicy strawberry preserve that’s spread evenly over fresh ground almond butter. Everything is infused with the most subtle notes of whipped honey crème.

They’re stocked in 30 ml bottles only. Customers have a choice between 3 mg and 6 mg nicotine strengths.

Parallel Ejuice Flavor by Coil Oil

Parallel by Coil Oil

This e-juice flavor mimics the experience of eating a decadent almond and blueberry oat bar. Nicotine strengths vary from zero-nic to 3 mg and 6 mg per milliliter in each standard bottle.

Apollo Greek Yogurt Granola

Apollo by Yogen Fog

This e-juice flavor is a lovely blend of Greek yogurt and healthy granola. If you don’t already know what a granola is, it’s described as “a breakfast food and snack food consisting of rolled oats, nuts, honey, and sometimes puffed rice.” Enjoy this breakfast-inspired e-liquid in zero-nicotine bottles or in low-level nicotine strengths of 3 mg and 6 mg per milliliter.

There are more e-juice flavors out there that use a variety of nuts as their main flavoring ingredients. Be wary of vaping e-juice flavors with ingredients that may cause allergic reactions in you or someone you know. Most e-juice bottles have warning labels regarding the presence of allergens in the flavored liquid.

Pretty soon October will end, but before that happens, everybody will be celebrating Halloween with lots of candies and desserts, pumpkin pies, spiced beverages, and many more. Here are ten ejuice flavors that will make your All Hallow’s Eve celebration a memorable event.

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VaporJedi Ejuice Flavors

Dark Secret: A blend of the darker sides of raspberry and other fruits.

Dragula: The prominent flavors of this ejuice are nuts and chocolates with a hint of vanilla and a collection of sweet spices.

Goblin Girl: A refreshing raspberry pistachio combination that will have everyone dancing and singing.

Zomby Woof: This is a very complex, very tasty, bold, full-bodied, and robust tobacco-ish type of eliquid. It’s nutty and smooth with hints of vanilla and chocolate that are evident, but not overpowering. There’s something sweet, like marshmallow, almond or hazelnut. This ejuice has a multitude of undertones in its flavor profile.

Leprechaun’s Lunch: The fullest, puffiest, fluffiest, tastiest Irish cream coffee with an alcoholic tinge to it.

Ginger Alien: Experience this cranberry ginger ale that seems to have been brewed outside of the Milky Way Galaxy.

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Fairies Fart: The combined taste of blueberry, strawberries, and bubblegum reminds you of happy fairies dancing in a circle during Samhain.

Other Brands of Ejuice

Devil’s Cake by SLSTCE: A decadent pound cake with a soft fluffy center followed by crisp lemon. Cake batter screams creamy goodness from inhale to exhale.

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Freakshow by Boardwalk Vapor: A perfect blend of watermelon and mint, this flavor sets itself apart from the rest with its unique taste.

Devil’s Pudding by Temptations: It’s been said that the Dark Lord himself made this ejuice from fresh raspberries stirred into a bowl of custard.

Ejuice flavors are available in 10ml, 30ml and 140ml bottles. Nicotine strengths vary from 0 to 3 mg/ml to 6mg, 12mg and 18mg per milliliter. Most of the ejuice brands sell each bottle at only eight dollars, but the special flavors are sold more than twice the cost of ordinary ones. But, rest assured they’re worth every dollar you paid for them.