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The Future of Vaping: Why Do People Hate Vaping? Will Attitudes Ever Change?

It’s easy to get lost in the continuous stream of scare-stories about vaping and attempts to treat it in exactly the same way as smoking, but in many ways, it’s strange that vaping has such a fervent opposition in the first place.

As a product used almost entirely by smokers, which is likely many, many times safer for users than smoking, why should there be an opposition to vaping at all? What is it that makes people hate vaping? And will things change in the future, when the now-unavailable long-term evidence surfaces?


The Future of Vaping: Table of Contents

Home: The Future of Vaping 

Part 1: Why do people hate vaping? Will attitudes ever change? (you are here)

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?


We asked the advocates why vaping is having such a PR problem in the first place:

Steve K's Vaping WorldSteve K.:

In short, prohibitionists won the PR campaign. They are better funded, better organized and better experienced than the vaping community. It’s surprising we got as far as we did without vaping being crushed in its infancy.


Nick (Grimm Green):

Nick-Grimm-GreenPeople don’t hate vaping. People think they hate vaping because a lot of the mainstream media is using scare tactics and bad information to scare the public into hating it. If people hate it, it’s easier to tax and regulate the hell out of it. Because it looks like smoking, people think it’s the same as smoking. People think we’re trying to indoctrinate the next generation of ‘addicts.’ The media likes to use scary sounding works like ‘chemicals’ and ‘aerosol’ and ‘addiction.’ The truth is: it’s harm reduction – we’re trying to reduce the harm in our lives.


Meg (VapeMeStoopid):

Meg-VapemestoopidPeople hate vaping for a few reasons. For years as smokers, we have been demonized by our peers, our health experts, tobacco control, and even by our kids’ education. Propaganda, skewed research results and the inability to recognize vaping as a completely different action from smoking don’t really help either.

The propaganda is coming from sources that are well funded, mostly by tobacco taxes and other government funding. Even health bodies have their fingers in the tobacco tax piggy. Then you have the general population that believes what they are told by these organizations instead of finding out information for themselves. If they did that, they would be better informed and might change their minds about vaping altogether.


Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATAA lot of the time people hate what they don’t understand and what we’re facing is a combination of not understanding and a high degree of misleading propaganda in the media, put out by the very public health groups that should be all about public health and not the money generated by extra tobacco tax that sustains their jobs and programs. That creates the public perception that it’s not just something they don’t understand but that it’s something that’s bad and harmful and that leads to people ‘hating’ it, because they are being influenced in subtle and sometimes not so subtle ways to feel that way about vaping.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelSome people hate vaping for the same reason some people believe in God and some don’t, for the same reason some people are liberal and some are conservative: it all depends on what position you heard first. If someone told someone they trust that vaping was terrible, then that someone will believe vaping is terrible. Once a person stakes out a belief it is very hard to convince them otherwise. Only truly objective people can be swayed.

It’s the same reason that every four years we elect a president by attempting to persuade that 20% of the population that is capable of independent thought and reasoning. Sounds harsh, I know, but it is the truth. Maybe 1 in 5 people possess the ability of critical thinking, and everything that ever happens depends on those people and those people alone.


Will Things Change?

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In the future, misleading information of the type that’s led to the widespread mistrust of vaping we see today will be harder to reconcile with a growing body of facts. Far in the future – quite far in the future, admittedly – we will have long-term evidence on the safety of vaping, and although there are likely to be some risks, it’s almost certain that they will be vastly smaller than the risks of smoking. If vaping is still around, will this be enough to change attitudes?

Steve K.:

Steve K's Vaping WorldHow’d that work out for marijuana?

 


Stefan Didak:

Stefan-Didak-SFATAYes and no. The evidence is something that does never go well in the legislative field, because the sad reality is that politics trumps science, every time. The evidence of reduced harm, however, combined with good strategic public relations efforts and wider awareness campaigns, to help undo the damage done by misleading information put out there by our opponents, would go a long way in helping with that.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelDo I think there will be a change in attitude about vaping? Yes, it’s possible. All it needs is one sentence from this president or the next one; ‘It’s certainly better than smoking.’ If “a” president would say that there would be a massive change in the way people think they feel about vaping overnight. Non-vapers don’t really know what they believe; they simply follow. What they hear first is what they adopt. The whole thing is kind of sad, but typical of our species.


Meg (VapeMeStoopid):

Meg-VapemestoopidIf we have the evidence available then we have the best weapon to fight for this product. Look how far medical and legal marijuana have come in the last 5 years. It will take time, but we can always change things.


Can We Learn From What’s Happened With Snus?

swedish match snus

Swedish Match, one of the biggest snus manufacturers in the world, recently submitted an application to be acknowledged as a reduced harm tobacco product. Without putting too fine a point on it, this is without question, and the long term evidence actually is available. Despite this, it isn’t going too well. The refusal to acknowledge the evidence on this case doesn’t seem to bode well: does vaping even stand a chance of getting such approval?

Steve K.:

Steve K's Vaping WorldIt’s pretty clear from where I sit that the FDA has no intention of ever allowing something to be blessed as reduced harm. The case for snus is pretty cut and dry and was backed with a lot of data and cash, yet it fell on its face.


Nick (Grimm Green):

Nick-Grimm-GreenI do believe so yes. Vaping is very straight forward. Three ingredients getting inhaled.  Studies are currently being done, and the studies we do have only re-enforce what we have known all along, which is that vaping is a much safer alternative to combustible tobacco.


John Manzione:

John-Manzione-SpinfuelMaybe, but in order for that to happen there has to be someone capable of critical thinking in a position to make a difference. Of course it’s harm reduction, but the truth isn’t an issue here, it’s the ability of the powers that be to accept it. Are they capable? I have no idea.


Conclusion – “Politics trumps science, every time”

Vaping Ban Advocacy

There may be some disagreement among the advocates, but Stefan Didak’s statement “politics trumps science, every time” seems to stand out as the core issue. The reason vaping is struggling with a PR problem isn’t because the science isn’t there yet, it’s because the media, politicians and plain-old prohibitionists are successfully diverting the issue from being, “does the available evidence suggest that e-cigarettes will be good for smokers?” to “should we condone something that isn’t risk-free?”

Of course, the second question is more of a rhetorical trick than a legitimate point (would you say we “condone” drinking alcohol? What activity or substance actually is “risk-free?”), but the goal – shifting people’s thinking on the issue from a harm reduction perspective to an absolute risk one – is accomplished. The opponents of the technology have been successful in shifting the focus away from the almost-certain benefits to the intended market and towards hypothetical concerns about risks to non-smokers who start vaping.  

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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 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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