Vaping 101

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What is Vaping?

By definition, 'vaping' is the act of inhaling water vapor through a personal vaporizer or electronic cigarette. Vaping eliminates 4000 chemicals and carcinogenic compounds that come from real cigarettes, without compromising the act of 'smoking' itself. Vaping can also contain nicotine as an option for maximized effect of cigarette smoking.

Is it Safe?

Obviously, the safest thing to do is to quit smoking altogether. There are many questions left to be answered about e-cigarettes, since "vaping" is a rather new practice. but there are now more promising studies that show that "vaping" is a much safer practice than smoking tobacco. One thing is certain, e-cigarettes do not contain the 4000 toxic chemical that come from smoking the traditional cigarette.

Benefits of Vaping

• Better health

• No tobacco, No smoke

• Exempt from public smoking ban

• Cheaper than cigarettes

• No second hand smoke

• Completely odorless


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Anatomy of a Vaporizer

The vaporizer is a device consisting of a battery and a heating element. When activated, the heating element boils a small amount of liquid in the device, creating a vapor, which is then inhaled by the user.

TUBE – the main console of the vaporizer.

BATTERY – housed power source usually charged through a USB.

CARTRIDGE – component that houses the e-juice.

ATOMIZER – heats up the e-juice and creates the vapor that's inhaled and exhaled. 

CARTOMIZER – combination of the atomizer and cartridge in one. 

E-JUICE / E-LIQUID – water-based liquid that contains the nicotine. Comes in a variety of flavors or just plain. Four main ingredients: Nicotine, Propylene glycol, Vegetable glycerine, Flavoring - all of which show no evidence of being a carcinogen.

TIP – end where the vaporizer is inhaled.


Can I Vape Indoors?

As of 2012 there are only 2 places where vaping is NOT permitted indoors: Suffolk County, New York and New Jersey. Obviously, it would only be proper to ask before you vape indoors so you don't alarm store owners unaware of what it is. 

  

 

Nicotine Density

0mg  =  NO nicotine

6mg  =  Ultra Light (Low Density)

12mg  =  Medium (Med. Density)

18mg  =  Regular (High Density)

24mg  =  Strong (X-High Density)

Anything more is Super Strong. Good luck with that! 

 

Maintenance

We suggest is that you clean the excess juice out of the reservoir and clean the metal contacts down inside the atomizer adapter once a week. You can use a Q-tip or paper towel to clean off the parts. Check out this video below for comprehensive maintenance instructions.

The FDA

The FDA halted shipments of electronic cigarettes into the United States from abroad at one point. A federal judge ruled on January 14, 2010, that they have no jurisdiction over these devices as they do not fall under the FDCA, and the FDA was ordered to release the shipments they had seized. The FDA filed for an appeal, and the order to release shipments was held aside pending further decison. The appeal is ongoing.


Getting Started for the First Time

Check out this video for tips and tricks using your personal vaporizer for the first time. Video based on the ProVape Vaporizer.

The Doctors TV Show

The Doctors TV Show demonstration potential health benefits of 'vaping' compared to smoking actual cigarettes.  



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