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Why Black Note Discontinued Three N.E.T Vape Blends

As many of our fans and loyal customers know, Black Note has had to discontinue three of their vaping liquids. As of Oct. 25, the three blends of Adagio, Bravura and Cadenza shall be gone with the wind – no longer available on our website and no longer in production.

The reason behind the discontinuation was not because we were bored with the names or tired of the flavors. It was because we simply can’t continue to produce the full lineup of products we had been producing under the new FDA deeming regulations. It’s just too costly, too arduous, and too much of a total nightmare.

The new FDA deeming regulations, which were published in May and took effect in August, dictate all vaping liquids on the market adhere to strict guidelines. And we mean strict. The European Union pulled a similar stunt, passing rigorous vaping industry guidelines under its Tobacco Product Directive (TPD).

While existing products that are already on the market do have a grace period, giving manufacturers time to fill out and submit the tons of paperwork and fees that go with each application, we made the difficult decision to take these three blends off the market before the deadline.

The new regulations have the potential power to decimate the vaping industry as we know it, and we’ve already personally felt the impact with the discontinuation of Adagio, Bravura and Cadenza.

Too Costly

The cost of submitting a vaping liquid application to the FDA with all the required bells, whistles and studies is estimated at $300,000 to $1,300,000. Yikes is right. And an application has to be submitted for each and every vaping liquid flavor and nicotine level manufacturers intend to sell. That means the same flavor sold in two different nicotine levels would require two different applications, as each is considered a different product.

Fees and research costs are likewise associated with applications required to sell vaping liquid under the TPD, although a total overall cost estimate was not readily available.

Too Arduous

If the application’s cost alone doesn’t make vaping liquid manufacturers faint, the other application requirements just might. You can check out the gritty details of what the regulations demand in our FDA infographic and TPD infographic. As a brief example, FDA regulations demand each application include things like:

Reports on the health risks
Full ingredient listings
Description of how the product works
Descriptions of the manufacturing process and facilities
Evidence the product meets tobacco standards

As noted, the list goes on. And on. Then goes on some more.

Total Nightmare

Combine the massive cost with the massive application process for each product on the market, and you already have a nightmare in the works. But that’s not all. Additional requirements include things like:

Showing “permitting this product to be marketed would be appropriate for the protection of the public health”
Submitting reports that touch on health issues such as toxicology as well as the behavioral and physiological effects of the products and their ingredients
Undergoing annual registration with the FDA
Sending the FDA a product listing and samples
Complying with new labeling standards that require specific health warnings and other precise information

The Bottom Line

While Black Note will comply with regulations to continue to keep our other blends on the market, we did have to pare down our offerings out of sheer necessity. We needed to keep our sanity. The more products we have, the more applications we have to submit, the larger fees we have to pay and the bigger headaches we have to endure.

So it is with sadness we bid adieu to the three blends of Adagio, Bravura and Cadenza. We do hope you enjoyed them while they lasted. And we do hope we don’t eventually have to say the same about the entire vaping industry.

Michael Grey
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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
Michael Grey
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  • DKP

    What can we do to fight these regulations? Or is it a fait accompli?

    • Black Note

      Hi,

      I believe there are number of ways you can support the vaping community by following CASAA and SAFATA. They are advocating the right to vape.

  • Jason Hunter

    Well, it’s always like that with me; I remember the chocolate I ate as a kid; taken off the market. I remember the soda I used to drink; taken off the market; I also remember the yoghurt that I loved; taken, and now this. Well, I still love the other tastes, but I also love the variety; I hope you aim to put it back on the market in the future;) Thank you otherwise, for a perfect to the t brand.

    • Black Note

      Hi Jason,

      We are sad to see them go too. If there is a chance for them to come back in the future, we will absolutely make it happen.

      Thank you

  • Peter Stefan

    Sad that these 3 flavors have been discontinued. They were my favorite blend and I will be hard pressed to find a replacement to match the taste and quality of Adagio, Bravura and Cadenza. FDA should just back off and leave people make their own decisions. Its all about money and these Greedy tobacco companies wanting to make more and more. Stand up and fight for our rights.

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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.

WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets. For immediate advice, contact poison control center: (800) 222-1222