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The Future of Vaping: Can We Change Things, or is it Too Late?

So the future for vaping looks very bleak. Evidence carries depressingly little weight when pitted against a pre-existing mistrust of anything resembling smoking, and regulators seem more eager to appease special-interest groups than look out for the well-being of smokers.

The currently proposed regulations are morally disastrous, disproportionate and unjust, but is it too late to stop them? Can we bring the steam-train of heavy-handed regulation to a stand-still before it obliterates the hope for a future without combusted tobacco? Can we save vaping?


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?

Part 5: Can we change this, or is it too late? (you are here)


What Can Ordinary Vapers do to Save Vaping?

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The most relevant question for most vapers is what we can actually do, as individuals. Do our voices really count? Can we stop the rising tide of burdensome regulation before it’s too late?

Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATAIf it wasn’t for ordinary vapers we’d already have been overrun by our opponents. Some ordinary vapers turn into industry stakeholders as their direct experience allows them to go into business. Others become strong advocates and champions for the product category and join in on either industry interests and/or consumer interests. Vaping is a consumer created solution to the problem of smoking and it’s ordinary vapers that are making all the difference everywhere it is needed. Of course, boosting the number of active ones that will put in a bit of extra effort and time would be nice to see, and I think we are seeing that happen more than in the past few years.


Lynda Abshear (“Lynda73” of r/electronic_cigarette)

Lynda Abshear Vaper Reddit ModeratorFor the average consumer, the best way to help is to donate money to groups like CAASA or find local groups like the Kentucky Smoke Free Associations and the Tennessee Smoke Free Association. State law moves much quicker than Federal law, so we really need to focus on these state advocates.


Meg (VapeMeStoopid):

Meg-VapemestoopidIt is only too late to save vaping if you don’t do anything to save it. We have a voice and we vote. We need to use them both.

 


Steve K:

Steve K's Vaping WorldWe as a community have made great strides as far as activism goes. But, still more can be done. More people need to be educated about the importance of lobbying. It’s sort of weird for people to become politically active over what’s basically a consumer technology. I mean, there weren’t any letters to congressmen about Beta being superior to VHS.

As more people enter the vaping fold, they need to learn not only how to use their equipment, but the importance of working within the political system to keep things as open as possible.

Will that be enough? I don’t know. It’s been my opinion for years that the vendors in the early days should have done more from a lobbying standpoint. The industry barely defeated the FDA in court by sort of banding together. After that it was back to minding their own stores and not thinking long term. That opportunity is gone and we’ll never get it back.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelVapers could never really do anything to improve the future of vaping, or influence the right people. The vaping community (the majority anyway) are from very different backgrounds. The only thing we have in common – truly have in common – is vaping.

Even the so-called organizations can’t really do anything except alert the disparate community about some hearing somewhere. None of these organizations have any real power. They give vapers a false sense that there are people who can actually help them keep their rights, but in truth, they are all simply town criers, calling attention to a new hearing or a proposed regulation. I know a lot of people will be angry with me, but these organizations are useless.

One question you didn’t ask that I would like to ask your readers: where are the leaders in our community? Who is really standing up and fighting the good fight?

The answer is there isn’t anyone. And that’s a shame because we need someone. We need someone the public respects, someone with a very large audience of non-vapers, to stand up for vaping and to quell the alarmists out there. Until that happens, we are at the mercy of those who make the loudest noise, and unfortunately the people with the most common sense have better things to concern themselves with than the act of vaping. In the grand scheme of things vaping is pretty low on the ladder, don’t you think?


How Should Vaping be Regulated?

Can we do something or is it too late?

So, putting aside what is happening, what should happen when it comes to regulations on vaping.

Steve K.

Steve K's Vaping WorldSafe manufacturing standards should be a priority in a perfect world.

 


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelThe government does have a job to do; it is the same job it’s had since the beginning of this country: to do what it can to keep its citizens safe, without abridging their rights and freedoms. The job of the government in relation to vaping is to make sure e-liquids are safely produced, and that vape gear is subject to the same safety regulations as a lamp, or flashlight, or any other household item. Then get out of the way and let the industry grow. So the priority should be safety of the products, not removing them.


Lynda Abshear (“Lynda73”)

Lynda Abshear Vaper Reddit ModeratorAlmost all vapers have no problem with certain regulations such as child-proof caps, tamper-proof seals, clean rooms for manufacturing, and – of course – no sales to minors, but the current proposed regulations go too far.


Lynn Lutz (“Baditude” of ECF)

Lynn Lutz Baditude ECFI believe e-liquid manufacturers should openly reveal what specific ingredients are used in their products, specifically what flavoring agents are used, as some have evidence of potentially causing respiratory issues to vapers.


Meg (VapeMeStoopid):

Meg-VapemestoopidThe priority would be to introduce THR type products across the board with quality controls in place: standards that could be met by the majority of manufacturers and companies, and an abundance of choices. Let adults choose for themselves. Eventually smoking would become obsolete through our own actions.


Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATA[The focus should be on] fostering innovation to create products that appeal more to current smokers than they do to current vapers. Getting the current generation(s) and the next one off of combustible tobacco needs to be the main priority when it comes to that. The better the products, the easier it is for smokers to make the switch.


Would Sensible Regulation End Smoking? 

Tobacco control fantasies of an “endgame” – the plan to wipe smoking off the face of the earth – appear to be just that: fantasies. However, if we embraced vaping, building a future without combusted tobacco might just be possible. With sensible regulation, would we be able to end smoking, for good?

Meg (VapeMeStoopid): 

Meg-VapemestoopidI fully believe this. If vaping were to be left alone aside from light touch standards and quality control for product safety, I would like to think by the time I pass away, my grandchildren wouldn’t even know smoking used to be a ‘thing.’


Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATAPossibly, yes. It would still take a long time before the combustible tobacco cigarette is obsolete, because there are so many smokers out there. But eventually, that is what would be likely to happen.


Steve K:

Steve K's Vaping WorldSome people will never quit smoking, no matter what. But with the right kind of sensible regulations ensuring stuff is manufactured as safely as possible, vaping would continue to grow until smoking was a weird thing that hipsters did.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelWhether vaping exists or not, we are headed to a future without tobacco products […] If the government passed light-handed regulations that just made sure no one is selling products that could blow up or poison you and removed itself from the equation, then the vaping industry would grow, innovation would continue and the hobby of vaping would become acceptable. But smoking is on the way out regardless.


Conclusion – “The priority should be safety of the products, not removing them”

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We vapers have accomplished a lot so far, but it’s clear that there is a lot of fighting still to do, and the coming years will undoubtedly have a profound influence on the industry. Whether we’ll end up with what John Manzione and the other advocates see as a priority – regulations that ensure product safety without compromising innovation – or with what we seem to be getting: all the costs of bureaucracy with none of the potential benefits. Unless ordinary vapers step up and do something to make a difference, the future of vaping could end up being as grim as many are predicting.

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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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    I so agree with John Manzione! I just started vaping – mostly out of curiosity – and I’m amazed we still don’t have a strong voice to advocate for this cause. The tobacco industry will do anything to reclaim its popularity so this will be one tough nut to crack. My father had a lot to suffer after a lifetime of smoking so I’ll be more than happy to live in a tobacco-free world, one day. Who knows, perhaps if vaping is banned people will seem more interested in trying it out…

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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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