Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson is a writer and vaper from the UK. He started vaping in 2012, and since then has contributed to E-Cigarette Reviewed, E-Cigarette Direct’s Ashtray Blog and Vaping360. He strongly believes smokers need accurate information about vaping and other reduced-harm alternatives to smoking. He has a degree in physics from the Open University and a passion for all forms of science.

Black Note Hand Sanitizer

Save One Soul: Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 With Black Note’s New Hand Sanitizer

Together, we will beat this virus. The continued coronavirus pandemic has claimed too many lives and despite a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, it would be a mistake to think the problem has gone away. Now, it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant and for all of us to do what we can to …

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PMTA Deadline pushed back

Judge Announces PMTA Deadline Extension Until September 9th 2020

In the midst of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge in Maryland has agreed to grant a 120 day extension to the deadline for pre-market tobacco applications.  This gives the vaping industry a tiny bit of breathing room, but ultimately there is good reason for the delay and many vaping companies would have struggled …

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What is a PMTA

What is a PMTA? A Simple Explanation of How It Will Affect Vapers

Even though you might not have to personally deal with it, most vapers have at least heard of a PMTA. But what actually is it? Even if you don’t run a vaping business, the question will become increasingly important in the next few months as the deadline for submission approaches. In a nutshell, a PMTA …

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California to ban flavored tobacco flavors

California Moves a Step Closer to Banning Flavored E-Liquids

Yesterday, the Senate Health Committee passed bill SB-38 – essentially a flavor ban – and the related bill SB-39, much to the dismay of vaping and harm reduction advocates across the country. Specifically, these aim to prevent retail stores from selling e-liquids containing a “characterizing flavor,” i.e. a distinguishing taste other than tobacco, and to …

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Nicotine Salt E-juice

Nicotine Salt E-Liquids Explained: What They Are and How They’re Made

Most of the evolution in vaping technology has come in the form of new mods and tanks, but the world of e-liquid isn’t static either. The release of the Juul accompanied the development of nicotine salt e-liquid, and with it came promises of a more satisfying vaping experience. With juices available in huge strengths but …

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Vape coil how to prime it

Why You Need to Prime Your Vape Coils and How to Do It

Looking after your coils not only helps you enjoy your vaping experience, it also helps you get the most out of every coil. One often-mentioned tip for looking after your coils, especially for new vapers just getting to grips with sub ohm tanks, is to “prime” your coils before starting to vape. But what does …

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Types of ecig mods

Types of E-Cig Mods: How to Choose the Right Device

When websites list the different types of e-cigarettes, mods are generally grouped together as if they’re one homogenous bunch. But if you’ve been vaping for a while or even shopping around for different devices, you’ll know that it’s not quite so simple. It’s hard to look at a mechanical tube mod, a VV/VW box mod, …

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FDA to ban all flavors except tobacco and monthol

FDA Considers To Ban All Flavors Except Tobacco And Menthol… Now What ?

On Wednesday, the FDA announced a major crack-down on the vaping industry to tackle what they frequently described as an “epidemic” of youth vaping. The move represents a strong step towards the sort of hard-line attitude preferred by groups such as the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, using concerns about “the children” to drive a stake …

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COPD patients and Vaping

Study: COPD Patients Improve After Switching to Vaping

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is intricately linked to smoking. It’s estimated around 80% of cases of COPD are caused by smoking, and it’s one of the most important ways smoking causes death and disease. It might not be the first smoking-related condition you think of, but it’s right up there with lung cancer and …

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Lowering your nicotine consumption

Study: Does Switching to a Lower-Nicotine Liquid Really Make a Difference?

Many vapers start with an intention to gradually switch to no-nicotine vaping. E-liquids are perfectly-designed for it, with a progressive reduction in nicotine strengths from 18 mg/ml (or higher) down through 12 mg/ml, 6 mg/ml, 3 mg/ml and then finally zero nicotine. The good news is that many vapers have made this journey, and have …

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Smoking vs heat not burn tobacco

Study: E-Cigarettes vs. Cigarettes vs. Heat Not Burn

Vaping really revolutionized the way people use nicotine, but the changes are really only just beginning. Heat-not-burn devices, which use actual tobacco but just heat it rather than “smoking” it through combustion, offer a bit of a middle-ground between vaping and smoking. But with the middle-ground in function, you might assume a middle-ground in risk …

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Types of Coils For Vaping

Everything You Need to Know About Coils for Vaping

Coils are central to your vaping experience. They turn your e-liquid into vapor and are one of the main running costs for any vaper. But if you’re new to vaping, it can feel like there’s a lot to learn about coils, including the different types available, what different materials are used in making coils, and …

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The Dos and Don’ts of Storing Your E-Liquid

If you’re looking to get the most out of every juice purchase, it’s important to think carefully about e-liquid storage. The rules of storing your e-liquid safely and without reducing the shelf-life of the juice are thankfully really straightforward. In a nutshell, you need to avoid heat and light as much as possible, use glass …

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