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 to meet the deadline in the wake of the pandemic otherwise. Extending the Deadline The decision was made by US District Judge Paul W. Grimm, who issued a one-page ruling that
When you’re vaping out of the house, you’re at the mercy of your battery life. If your battery runs out of charge, you’re left with nothing to vape and in need of nicotine, increasing the temptation to buy a pack of cigarettes or at very least encouraging you to take a spare device or two everywhere you go. But what can you do to maximize the battery life of your vape mod so it’s more likely to see you through a day of vaping?
Dear Black Note Community, We think the FDA has been spying on us. That’s because regulatory changes currently being discussed in the industry just so happen to match the same standards Black Note has been upholding since our inception. These standards include lots of little things that fit into Black Note’s bigger picture of only appealing to adult former smokers and no one else. The vaping crowd is a huge one, but not all people who vape do so for the same reasons. Black Note was
The terms vape pen and e-cigarette are often used interchangeably, especially by the media, but they are two distinctly different things. E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are devices that look similar to traditional cigarettes. They generally consist of a one-piece unit that you use until it runs out and then throw it away. Vape pen, on the other hand, are the hugely popular devices that consist of a rechargeable battery and refillable tank. You can use them again and again, mix and match different parts
An amendment to a government funding bill that could have saved the vaping industry from it’s imminent destruction was shot down by democrat leaders last week. The Cole-Bishop amendment would have changed the all-important “predicate date” on the FDA e-cig regulations, and in the process, would have meant all vaping devices on the market as of August 8th 2016 would have been “grandfathered” in and allowed to remain on the market. The death of the amendment is bad news for the industry, but there
Smoke rings are a staple for cigarette, pipe and cigar smokers. While most are happy to simply puff out bursts of smoke without showboating, there has always been a subset of smokers who can barely light up without pushing out a ring or two. The vaping community has taken this further – a lot further. The catalogue of vaping tricks for you to try out is growing rapidly, from the basic rings and multi-ring tricks through to more complex, outlandish feats of vaping expertise.
One of the most contentious issues in the public debate about vaping is whether “second hand” or “passive” vaping is something to worry about. The risks of second-hand smoke has led to widespread bans on indoor smoking, but large parts of the U.S. and many countries around the world are currently in limbo when it comes to whether you’re allowed to vape indoors. Thanks to the huge difference in risk between vaping and smoking, many places technically permit vaping in “no smoking” areas, but
The world of vaping devices is diverse. This may give smokers tons of options for switching to the safer alternative, but at the same time the variety of devices on the market can be overwhelming to a new user. How do you go about finding the right e-cigarette for your needs? Do you want a mod or an eGo-style e-cigarette? Are there any advantages to cigalike e-cigarettes? This infographic presents the key characteristics of the three main types of e-cigarette on the market: “cigalikes,” eGo-style e-cigarettes and “mods.” But
Those opposed to vaping like to concoct doomsday scenarios. When you have limited evidence on which to base your pre-determined opposition to the technology, grasping at straws is part of the game. One of the key rallying calls of the opposition to vaping is that “there’s no evidence they’re effective for quitting!” This is a pretty insidious strategy, because – even though even most of those opposed to e-cigs will ultimately admit that vaping is much safer than smoking – it’s no good if vapers