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The Future of Vaping: How it Will Affect Smokers and the Vapers

One thing that it’s easy to forget is that the most important thing in the e-cigarette regulations debate isn’t the effect on the tiny fraction of non-smokers – adult or youth – who might take up vaping, it’s how it affects those who the product was designed to help: smokers and the ex-smoking vapers who’ve already made the switch.

If the industry is decimated and companies with big bankrolls but little interest in innovation are left to hold court, how will the future of vaping look for smokers? How will things go for existing vapers?

The Future of Vaping: Table of Contents

Home: The Future of Vaping 

Part 1: Why do people hate vaping? Will attitudes ever change? 

Part 2: How regulations will affect vaping? 

Part 3: The role of Big Pharma and Big Tobacco? 

Part 4: How it will affect smokers and vapers? (you are here)

Part 5: Can we change this, or is it too late?

Would You Have Switched With Only Cigalikes Available?

Easier or harder to quit?

With the future of vaping looking set to be a very cigalike-dominated environment, we asked the advocates whether they personally would have been able to quit if ciglikes were the only options available:

Meg (VapeMeStoopid):



Steve K.:  

Steve K's Vaping WorldIt’s hard to say for me now, but my first e-cigarette was just unreliable. If it were the same form factor but better quality, it’s possible I would’ve stuck with it.


Nick (Grimm Green):

Nick-Grimm-GreenI did stay off cigarettes when only cigalikes were available. I started back in 2009 when that’s all we had. But we made it work. The problem is now we have all this wonderful technology and have the best vaping experiences that are possible. Back then we didn’t know there was anything better because there wasn’t anything better.

John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelI stopped smoking in 1992. I began vaping in 2011 with zero-nicotine because I believed the product could save millions, but I needed to know what vaping was like. I loved it, and I continue to vape now, with 3 mg nicotine: it’s a nice pick-me-up. So yeah, it wouldn’t be an issue with me, it would just piss me off. I would stop vaping if the only choice was a cigalike.

Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATANo. I was a dual-user for a year, using cigalikes and smoking. They were a convenience product for me, and it wasn’t until I moved up to 2nd generation devices like the eGo batteries and CE4 tanks that I somehow, without effort, ended up ‘accidentally’ quitting. Cigalikes gave me the feeling that the technology had potential but it required me to make that extra step towards products that did not have the form factor that I was interested in at the time.

Will Smokers Still Be Able to Quit?

This is potentially the most important aspect of the whole issue. No matter what your view on vaping, one thing that cannot be denied is the fact that many smokers have successfully made the switch, and part of the reason for that is likely the fantastic array of different devices and liquids available. However, regulations look set to change all of that, so will smokers trying to make the switch in future enjoy the same success?

Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATAGiven that inappropriate and unfitting regulation would destroy most of the industry, it stands to reason that accessibility will be low and as a result current smokers will have a much harder time finding and using (or affording!) vapor products.

Lynda Abshear (“Lynda73” of r/electronic_cigarette)

Lynda Abshear Vaper Reddit ModeratorThe expense of pre-filled cigalikes, along with the ineffectiveness of these devices, will discourage current smokers from making the switch.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelThat depends on the regulations. It could be better, or it could get worse. I know several smokers that truly believe that vaping is more harmful. Smokers wanting to ‘make the switch’ will find a way to do it, if they care enough.

Meg (VapeMeStoopid):

Meg-VapemestoopidIt’s going to be a lot harder for smokers to make the switch. Limitations on product choice are probably going to be the main driving factor behind that.”


Steve K.:

Steve K's Vaping WorldPeople will still switch, and that will be a good thing. However, without a broader range of products to appeal to many different kinds of people, chances are good the uptake rate will drop as compared to today.

Will Regulation Create a Black/Grey Market?

How will it affect smokers

Those of us who’ve already switched to vaping will have a different set of issues if overly stringent regulations come into force. Speaking for myself, I honestly wouldn’t go back to smoking no matter what happened – I’ve vaped for long enough now that smoking has totally lost its appeal – but what would be more likely is that some underground trade in e-liquid and devices will develop. So, do the vapers and advocates think this will happen, and if it did, would they use it?

Steve K.:

Steve K's Vaping WorldYes and yes.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelAbsolutely, and yes I would, if I had to. Black markets are not always a bad thing. If the government winds up being heavy-handed about vaping then I would encourage a black market.

Meg (VapeMeStoopid):

Meg-VapemestoopidExcessive regulations will most certainly lead to a less safe market. People are already discussing ways to circumvent the proposed regulations in order to prevent a relapse into smoking.

Yes, I would use it.

Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATAInappropriate and over-reaching regulation will most definitely lead to black or grey markets. And yes, I would use it. […] [But] the idea of stocking up and saying ‘I’m going to be fine’ is one that I find a little offensive, because it’s not about us as vapers, it’s just as much about all the smokers still out there who need to be able to live improved lives and see their kids and grandkids grow up without dying prematurely due to smoking.

Conclusion: “It’s going to be a lot harder for smokers to make the switch.”

While the advocates disagree on many points overall, their views on this specific issue are consistent, and perfectly summed up by Meg’s comment: smokers trying to make the switch will not have as easy a time as us already-converted vapers did. With innovation crushed under the weight of bureaucracy and the tobacco companies left to pick apart the carcass of the vaping industry, the only people we can be pretty confident will be worse off are the ones we’re supposed to be helping: the smokers.

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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.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

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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