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    #STOPTOBER Fight the fags - and the media!

    #STOPTOBER Fight the fags - and the media!

    Teenagers using e-cigarettes is not something anyone wants to see but the situation, particularly in the US, is laughable. Huge amounts of media pieces demonising vape flavours and packaging drown out all the public health news: Smoking rates are massively down, they’re dropping fastest among younger people - and they seem to have a better take on vaping vs. smoking.

    So... how come a Gallup report found that almost half of older people believe that vaping is “very harmful to health,” in contrast to only 22 percent of adults under 30.  Another poll in the US found that almost half of adults think that vaping is as bad as smoking.

    It's because of rubbish like this from Tonic (Vice) which manages to pick all of the reports in the US that did stuff like burn coils at 400w to get metal in the vapour and so on. Not one of the above reports were mentioned at all. The guy (and that site overall) have a huge anti-vaping agenda and should be called to account.

    As the evidence that vaping isn't really that harmful - and is definitely a lot better than smoking, people have started with the "Think of the children!" approach. It's working to the extent that, in the US, they are trying to ban flavours. Just search for "vaping flavours appeal to kids". What is ridiculous about this is that if the same approach was taken to alcohol then there would be no flavoured vodkas, beers, ciders etc. Just because kids like stuff that adults like doesn't mean you should ban them. Advertising, on the other hand, that is designed to target kids specifically should be regulated.

    Rant over! And try to stop smoking this October!

    The Top Ten Vaping Myths

    The Top Ten Vaping Myths

    Vaping gets a lot of bad press, with the majority of sensationalist stories being ill-informed and inaccurate. VapersWAREHOUSE would like to set the story straight! Here are the most common misconceptions about vaping that often re-occur in mainstream media: 

    1) Passive vaping

    There’s plenty of misinformation that says second-hand vapor is dangerous. With second-hand smoke being so dangerous, it’s understandable that people would be wary. The fact is, e-cigarettes have been designed so users can inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking – they don’t produce tar or carbon monoxide. Public Health England have declared vaping at around 95% safer than smoking, making the risk of harm to bystanders extremely low.

    2) Vapes explode

    Scare stories of ‘vape explosions’ are well circulated but the truth is there have been very few fires from vapor products and most of these are caused by the mishandling of batteries. In reality, e-cigarettes are no more explosive than smartphones – when used properly and safely, they don’t explode in your pocket or hand. Vapers need to make ohms law and battery safety their top priority. Batteries explode for a reason – usually if they’re stored loose and in contact with metal object, or they’ve been damaged due to poor maintenance. Read more here on how to avoid exploding vapes.

    3) Vaping is a gateway to smoking

    The claim that vaping will tempt non-smokers into smoking has not been validated. In fact, data suggests that the vaping gateway is much more an ‘exit’ from smoking than an ‘entrance’ to it. E-cigarettes are a smoking cessation tool and are marketed to people who are looking to quit smoking. ‘Action on Smoking and Health’ produced a study on how many people who have never smoked now vape – the results were around 0.1%. 

    4) Sweet-flavoured e-liquids target children

    Those opposed to the vaping industry often denounce it as trying to ‘addict a new generation’ with its sweet flavours such as bubblegum and jelly. This is nonsense – vaping companies cannot advertise to children because vaping is an age-restricted product and it is illegal to supply vapes to anyone under the age of 18. The sweet, fruity and dessert-flavoured e-liquids are aimed at adults wanting to wean themselves off combustible tobacco. If flavoured alcohol is seen to be catering to adults why not flavoured vapes?

    5) Vapes gives you ‘popcorn lung’

    ‘Popcorn lung’ is a slang name used for a condition called bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), a serious and irreversible lung disease. It’s caused by the inhalation of a chemical called ‘diacetyl’, which has a buttery flavour and used to be common as a microwave popcorn additive. In the nineties, factory workers in a microwave popcorn plant contracted BO by inhaling powdered diacetyl in high concentration.

    Now, while some e-liquids contain diacetyl (but not in the EU), there has never been a diagnosed case of BO in a vaper. Furthermore, there has never been any cases of BO in cigarette smokers either – even though cigarettes contain up to 750 times more diacetyl than vapes. Though e-liquids should be diacetyl free to err on the side of caution, the risks are negligible compared to smoking.

    6) Vaping causes the same harm as smoking

    This myth is the worst lie of all. Numerous studies have proven that vaping products have saved the lives of ex-smokers. To undermine the severity of the dangers of smoking by comparing real cigarettes to fake ones is doing the public a huge disservice. It is a sad fact that nearly half the population of Britain don’t realise that e-cigarettes are much less dangerous than smoking. There is no legitimate scientific dispute over the fact that vaping is much safer than smoking – around 95% less harmful to be precise. Read more on why vaping is better for your health than smoking here

    7) E-liquids contain dangerous chemicals

    False rumours that say e-liquids contain scary chemicals including formaldehyde and anti-freeze are often quoted by non-vapers. Actually, there are only 3 or 4 non-harmful ingredients in e-liquids depending on what you vape, including: vegetable glycerine, propylene glycol, natural food grade flavouring and nicotine (optional). Each of these products can also be found in many everyday products we use such as food, drink and cosmetics.

    8) Nicotine causes cancer

    This myth points the finger at nicotine as the main cause of concern whereas in fact nicotine is about as harmful for your body as caffeine. Nicotine is not a carcinogen and there is no link between nicotine and cancer. It is, in fact, the thousands of chemicals in cigarettes that cause cancer. For more on the effects of nicotine read here.

    9) Vaping products not regulated

    Anti-vaping groups might try to peddle the idea that vaping manufacturers are brewing e-liquids in their bathtubs without any regard for what they’re producing. In reality, the majority of vape shops go out of their way to do extensive testing to ensure they’re putting out high-spec products that won’t harm the market or their customers. Recent regulations have also created a list of regulations for vape shops and manufacturers to follow, meaning everyone has had to step up their game to produce pure products. Read more on the new regulations here.

    10) The tobacco industry owns vaping

    One anti-vaping narrative that is particularly damaging is the idea that e-cigarettes are just the latest ploy from Big Tobacco to hook a new generation onto their products. In fact, this creates a misleading picture which overestimates Big Tobacco’s role in the e-cigarette industry.

    Modern e-cigarettes were invented by a Chinese pharmacist in 2003 yet weren’t purchased by a tobacco company until 2012. The vaping industry had been growing for years and tobacco companies originally dismissed it as a fad but rising sales made them rethink that conclusion. In contrast to independent e-cigarette companies, Big Tobacco companies are almost laughably behind the times and hold a firm minority in the industry.


    All You Need To Know About Vaping, Coughing And Inhaling!

    All You Need To Know About Vaping, Coughing And Inhaling!

    If you’re new to vaping, figuring out how to actually vape e-liquid can be quite daunting, especially if you find you cough when you first inhale.

    Firstly, a few tips on what equipment you need:

    Start out with a simple device, then work your way up. Cigalikes look and feel like cigarettes, vape pens are bigger and have a longer battery life, pod mods are lightweight vaporizers and all-in-one starter kits are perfect for beginners. You will also need some e-liquid if your device is not already pre-filled – you can get e-liquid in an endless variety of flavours and they also come in a variety of nicotine strengths.


    Most refillable vaping devices will need a new coil head roughly every week, you simply screw them into your tank. These coil heads contain a heating element (coil) surrounded by wicking material (cotton), which atomize the e-juice and turn it into vapor.

    When you first take your vape out of the box it will have a fresh coil installed and won’t have e-liquid in the tank – do not press the fire button as it will instantly destroy the coil head. You need to first fill the tank to its appropriate level and wait around 20 minutes to let the cotton soak up the juice – if you rush this, it will taste like burnt cotton!

    How to inhale

    Turn on your device to its lowest recommended setting then place your lips on the mouthpiece and take a drag whilst simultaneously pressing the fire button. Inhale then quickly let the vapor out.

    If you’re not used to this feeling, you may cough or sneeze – this is very normal. Just take smaller puffs to start with. There are two ways to inhale; ‘mouth to lung’ and ‘direct lung’ inhalations.

    Mouth to lung mimics smoking a traditional cigarette – it’s a two-step process in which you inhale vapor into the mouth first, as if sucking on a straw, and then draw down into the lungs. It is usually done with lower airflow settings. The vapor remains in the mouth for longer and there is a reduced throat hit.

    Direct lung inhaling is a one-step process in which vapor is inhaled directly into the lung, much like sucking the air from a balloon, this is similar to the technique used for smoking a shisha pipe or bong. It is usually done with wider airflow settings. This draw method is usually used with sub-ohm vaping and the throat hit is more intense.

    Coughing and vaping

    The most common side effect experienced by first time vapers is a cough and sore throat. This could be because some people are sensitive to the propylene glycol in e-liquids but, for most, this is a temporary effect and the body soon gets used to this chemical.

    In contrast, tobacco smoke contains ingredients which are specifically designed to stop smokers coughing – the absence of anaesthetics and antitussives in vapes could explain why you cough when you first try vaping.

    Ex-smokers should also understand that when you stop smoking, the tiny hair-like cells on your respiratory tract called cilia start growing back and this can often mean you cough more.

    Here are some suggestions on how to stop coughing when vaping:


    • Experiment with different inhaling and exhaling techniques and speeds.


    • Change the PG/VG ratio in your e-liquid – VG is smoother.


    • Reduce nicotine levels to see if affects the throat hit.


    • Drink water to stay hydrated.


    • Add a drop of menthol to your e-liquid.