A new law passed and will go into effect on October first in Washington DC. The law mandates that ALL electronic cigarettes and ALL items associated with will be subject to a 67% tax. In turn this new law and the associated tax will likely drive the brick and mortar vape shops out of the
A few weeks ago Public Health England released a document announcing that their studies showed that electronic cigarettes are 95% safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes. Of course it didn’t take long for the study to come under fire. Electronic cigarettes are a hotly debated topic in many countries. Recently the British Medical Journal and the
Despite divided opinions on the issue in the USA a new report from Public Health England, a division of the UK Department of Health, concludes that electronic cigarettes are drastically safer than traditional analog cigarettes. The report weighs in with a huge 95%. That is 95% less harmful to your health than normal cigarettes. The
Before I get into this I want to preface this article a bit. First I am NOT a lawyer nor am I a politician. Second I am an American and I love my country. Third those who do not stand up for their rights do not deserve them. Having covered that let’s get right to
What makes a good mod? This question came up over Skype and it was surprising how many different facets to consider when answering that particular question. The size, the shape, the materials and build, whether or not the mod has a sealed battery, the wattage range, the resistance range, floating 510 connection, nice buttons, a
So now that the prince of the sea has arrived it seems he can be a petulant little child when it comes to his royal hygiene. So how do we deal with such a bratty prince? When my Triton is naughty I shove him under hot water. This works to flush out his insides nicely.
Function over form? Can you remember your first ecig? What did it look like? Or maybe you know someone who has or uses a mod that looks like something out of an episode of Dr. Who or Star Wars. You know exactly what I mean too. The big unwieldy futuristic devices that seem more concerned
Triton is here and so am I to tell you a bit about it. It’s been a few weeks since the prototype crossed my desk and now that I have the production model I am ecstatic to discuss it with everyone here today. So let’s get right down to it… The main thing I love about the Triton is the top filling design. As you can imagine, living in this part of China and working for this company, I get to try almost every product in this industry that comes out. So I can say with some measure of reliability that the Triton’s top filling design is a game changer compared to all the leaky top filling tanks I have had pass through my hands. Just a simple twist and the Triton will click from vaping mode to top filling mode. No rubber grommets to drop and lose and best of all truly leakless. Perfect for on the go refills. Another great feature that I really like is the adjustable airflow control. Unlike it’s predecessors the Triton has what I would call “truly adjustable airflow control”. What do I mean by this you may ask? With the Atlantis and Nautilus series of tank systems the airflow control would click into place. The Triton has no such limitations. You can really fine tune and dial in your preferred airflow setting. This allows the Triton to match a wide range of vaping styles. The same clickless design is used on the base as well as the drip tip. The airflow at the drip tip is really nice when I run higher wattage settings. Personally anything above 70 watts feels too hot and the drip tip’s airflow fixes that right up by carbureting the vapor as it passes through the drip tip. Most impressively I find the flavor isn’t impacted much, if at all by the introduction of more air. The coils are also a bit different from the Atlantis coil, though they’re still compatible. In the two subohm coils we are using a surgical grade stainless steel (316l) tube. The tube design allows for more surface area of the filament to contact the juice which means greater vapor production and more intense flavor. I have found these coils to last a bit longer than the kanthal variants I use normally. Though I should state that everyone vapes differently and due to that your mileage may vary. Last, but definitely not least, we have an optional RBA system for the Triton. The design is unique and simple. So simple that even I could build on it and I am pretty lousy when it comes to building. I did it for a while but when the Atlantis first came out last year my life was changed. (I did not work here at that time btw.) So for all of you who have been clamoring for an RBA your wait is over. In closing I really do love the Triton. It has AND does it all. Happy vaping
Should electronic cigarettes be treated with the same harshness as traditional combustible tobacco? Who are any of us to decide for the group? I do think that those who vape disrespectfully or rudely do not help things. As with any new technology it will not be widely accepted immediately, if ever by some. It comes as no surprise that so many places have enacted laws to treat vaping the same as smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes. Considering the subjective nature of the topic I want to first reiterate that this is merely a personal opinion. Furthermore it’s only the opinion of an American living and vaping abroad. Iam of the mindset that I should not vape in a place or situation where I would not normally be able to smoke a cigarette back home in America. I choose to treat it the same as I would have treated a cigarette in the past. It’s my opinion that nobody would want me to blow cigarette smoke in their face so why should I blow a cloud of Kentucky Bourbon, Madagascar Vanilla, Coconut, and Almond at them? Generally being aware of others and concerned with their comfort is one thing that can easily separate the vapers from the smokers. Beyond that we, as vapers, have some incredible social hurdles and misconceptions to clear. Making it more difficult makes no sense. It’s not as bad as it was before since vaping has been in the media’s eye for the past year at least. However vapers still get a lot of attention, especially due to the fact that most devices look more like a beta max video cassette or lightsaber. With electronic cigarettes looking more and more unlike traditional cigarettes we can expect a certain amount of curiosity or derision. For me, being in China, I can expect to receive googley eyes and stares whether I vape or not. When I first started vaping my device resembled a lightsaber or a sonic screwdriver, so the attention it caused me to receive was almost unbearable. The key difference is that I live behind a language barrier so offering any sort of articulate explanation is impossible. I still try my best to explain what I am doing and what it is in the most friendly way possible, despite my terrible Mandarin. My point is that when we encounter the curious we, as vapers, get the chance to put our best foot forward and educate someone about electronic cigarettes which could lead to the conversion of one more smoker. This person might be someone’s mother or father, or maybe someone’s sister or brother. To me it’s a beautiful thing to educate another about the benefits of this technology. I can sum this up with a single word, “respect”. With so much controversy surrounding vaping as an alternative to cigarettes and as an industry I can understand wholeheartedly how people do not want to have vaping classified as a tobacco product and regulated accordingly. I also understand how some may think that following the regulations in place for smoking in public may lead the greater public to come to view vaping as the same thing as smoking. The caveat to this is that the damage even one rude or irresponsible vaper could do to vaping and the electronic cigarette industry is immeasurable. So I implore all of my fellow vapers all over the world to vape respectfully and responsibley. The future is ours to make!
When is the next Aspire product going to be released? If I had a nickel for every time I heard that question I would be well on my way to retirement. Our engineers keep their doors shut tight like Fort Knox. Not even we know ourselves. Just like you out there I always wonder when the next innovation will turn up and what kind of device it might be. So we thought it might be fun to get all of you involved in our office guessing game. Some here in our office think it will be a temperature controlled mod, another said a new coil, a new tank was suspected as well, and a new battery. Nobody has any idea. We all agree that a new product will be released soon though, but we have no specific date for that either. So join the fun and tell us what you think the next product will be. A tank? A mod, if so what kind? (temperature control, high wattage, small handheld) A new coil design? An improvement on sliced bread? Its anyone’s guess what our mad scientists are cooking up behind the closed doors to their secret lair. To get in on the fun all you need to do is take a guess at what we will release next. Please be specific though. We will not accept vague answers. (Eg. “tank”, “mod”…etc) We want to know exactly what you think it will be. A new temperature control mini box mod? A new subohm tank? The day we release our next product we will choose five of you who have guessed correctly and these five lucky individuals will receive a prize from Aspire.