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Bay Area politicians eye flavor ban

Anyone who’s been vaping for a while knows that while California is home to some of the world’s best juice mixers, and has a lively vape shop scene, the state’s legislators and public health officials are some of the most hostile people on the planet. There’s nowhere that’s more true than in San Francisco Bay, the former counterculture capital of the world that’s now slowly turning into a sort of Islamic State with chai latte. If it’s fun, and isn’t marijuana, the politicians don’t want to have it.

Vaping has been a regular target of Bay Area legislators and their obsessive control freakery. E-cigarettes have been added to the city’s existing smoking ban, so if you want to vape on a night out you’re forced to stand by the curb and inhale a nice lungful of exhaust fumes every time you take a puff. Steep taxes add 30% or more to the price of a bottle of liquid. And now there’s a move to ban all flavored e-liquids.

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors have recently proposed a new law that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the city. Sponsored by Supervisor Malia Cohen, the claimed objective of the law is to reduce smoking among young people and minorities. It’s an ambitious proposal, and unlike many other flavor bans it doesn’t exempt menthol cigarettes. In fact it doesn’t exempt anything at all. If it’s a tobacco product, and it’s flavored, Cohen’s law will ban it.

And, of course, e-liquid is classed as a tobacco product.

This law is a perfect example of why defining vapor products as tobacco just doesn’t work. The theory behind banning flavored tobacco is that the flavors – especially menthol – mask the harsh taste, making it more pleasant for young people to use the products. Some advocates say, “Tobacco should taste like tobacco.” It’s not exactly an unchallenged theory, but at least it does make sense.

It also doesn’t affect all that many people. Before the FDA banned non-menthol flavored cigarettes a few years ago they had a tiny share of the market, and children aren’t buying a lot of flavored wraps either. Despite the scaremongering from public health groups and politicians flavored tobacco, with the exception of menthol, really isn’t that big a thing.

Obviously, with e-liquid it’s totally different. If it isn’t flavored it doesn’t taste of tobacco, because there’s no tobacco in it. Even Black Note liquids use specially extracted natural tobacco flavors – there’s no whole tobacco in them. So what this means is that almost all e-liquid will be affected by the proposed ban. If it’s passed, all you’ll be able to buy in San Francisco is unflavored liquid. There are some people who vape that, but very few of them. The fact is, for most of us flavors are a huge part of the vaping experience.

Cohen’s law wouldn’t make it illegal to possess flavored liquid, but it would be a massive blow to the city’s vape shops. For most vendors, liquids make up the bulk of their business; if they aren’t allowed to sell anything flavored then sales are going to collapse, and it’s unlikely many of them would survive that.

Of course it will still be possible to buy flavored juice outside San Francisco, although if you do that you’re then responsible for paying the tobacco tax to the city (as a Brit I find this bizarre, but never mind). Most vapers probably won’t bother with that, and it’s unlikely to be enforced all that heavily anyway, but it’s another inconvenience.

Then there’s the annoying fact that if you want to get flavored liquid from a B&M store it could be a pretty long drive. Oakland, San Leandro, Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Contra Costa Counties are already talking about following San Francisco’s lead on this, and if they go ahead most of the Bay Area will become a flavor-free zone. Unfortunately it seems like local governments are competing to see who can pass the strictest laws. Especially in California, a lot of people seem very heavily invested in being “a leader in tobacco control” – and they don’t care if the laws they pass make any sense, as long as they’re strict.

If these laws are passed they’ll probably wipe out most vape shops in the Bay Area – and getting them through will just embolden the people behind them. If they get away with this, who knows what comes next? Actually we can guess. Even more tax, for one. More extensive bans, for another. Laguna Beach has already made it illegal to vape anywhere except in your car or your home. That’s a massive challenge to the rest of California’s hyper-competitive legislators, so expect them to throw a lot of resources at going even further.     

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A former soldier in the British Army, Fergus Mason is now a freelance writer with a special interest in e-cigarettes and travel. When he’s not writing Fergus enjoys sailing, archery and fishing. He’s been vaping since early 2013 and doesn’t ever plan to stop.
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What is E-Juice?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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