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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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Youth Vaping Epidemic

Youth Vaping Epidemic And The Proposed Flavor Ban

Dear Black Note Community, We agree with the need for a category-wide action on e-juice flavors that Sound Just Like Kids’ Favorite Treats ONLY. Such flavors have fueled the youth e-cigarette epidemic. When it comes to tobacco products, particularly e-cigarettes, certain flavors attract kids and puts them at risk of a lifetime of nicotine dependence. We …

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THC and The New Lung Illness

THC, Vaping, and the New “Mystery” Lung Illness

Six people have died from a “mystery illness” that authorities like the CDC are linking to e-cigarette use. Understandably, this has made many vapers concerned about their own health. Most people switch to vaping under the assumption that it’s a safer form of nicotine use than smoking combustible cigarettes, and if the over 450 cases …

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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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6ways Battery Life

Six More Ways to Make Your E-Cigarette Battery Last Longer

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 …

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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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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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Vape mod

Just Got Your First Vape Mod? Here Are 7 Things You Need to Know

If you’re just making the switch to vaping, feeling overwhelmed with the range of devices available and the settings on your existing device is normal. Whether you’ve been vaping for a while with a simpler device or you’re switching directly to a more complex device, at first sight, VW vape mods can be a little …

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