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Vaping and TV's

Posted on January 31, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Attacking Vapers and their interests is the latest trend to do.  We have all experienced it in our life for something.  BUT, what many attackers hate, is when you bring up comparisons and facts.  Intellegence is never really their forte, they will probably end up rather confused and angered, but that's ok.  You have knowledge, they have hate. You tell us who's winning then..  Don't worry, we'll wait...  :)


Lets use something extremely simple here, Television!  That's right!  You're more likely to be killed by your TV, hurt by your TV, or to run into someone who was hurt by a TV than vaping.  The Decepticons don't play any games, and they're here to do what they do best, erradicate US!

Example 1:
Attacker:  Vaping is BAD for you!!!  You shouldn't do it!
Educator:  So are TV's, yet you probably own more than one and watch it/them every day.

Example 2:
Attacker:  They can explode and hurt you!
Educator:  So can your TV if you don't know what you're doing!

Example 3: 
Attacker:  You can get sick from vaping!
Educator:  You can get a "sick mind" watching bad TV, and Vaping doesn't make you sick.

Example 4:
Attacker:  People die from cancer and vaping!
Educator:  18,000+ people die a year from TV's, and you can get tumors from watching TV.

Example 5: 
Attacker:  You can burn yourself!
Educator:  Electricity hurts when it grabs you from a bad TV.  Tumors in your eyes hurt from watching too much TV.  Falling TV's are deadly.  Hitting the corner or cutting yourself on a TV sucks.  Losing your hearing from having the TV too loud.  All about how you use it and what you know.

Example 6:  
Attacker:  Long term studies haven't found anything yet because it's too new, why trust it?
Educator:  New TV's come out all the time, 4K TV's suggest sitting at a 3ft distance or less for optimle use. They're too new too know ALL the negative side effects from it.

Example 7:
Attacker:  You just want attention, that's why you talk about it!
Educator:  So why do you talk about your favorite shows?

Example 8:
Attacker: You don't know what's in it!
Educator:  Yes, educated vapers do.  YOU don't know what your TV emits or whats in it, do you?

The list is ENDLESS, and this works with just about anything people HAVE but don't absolutely NEED.  Remember, it's just a trend for small minded, uneducated indivduals.  So don't be upset that someone is attacking you because you vape.  Be happy that you are now being offered a chance to educate someone!

Vape on my friends!

#CRo2 #ControllerRejects #CRo2Vape


Diacetyl

Posted on January 17, 2016 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Diacetyl has actually been in Cigarettes for over 50 years. People relate it to lung disease because workers at a Microwave Pop-Corn factory inhaled a powdered form of Diacetyl and ended up with Bronchiolitis. After plenty of investigating, they never found if Diacetyl was a REAL result of causing the Bronchiolitis disease (pop-corn lung).

 

After testing, it was found that roughly 74% of E-Juice tested, Diacetyl was found within the ejuice to sweeten it up and provide a buttery taste. However, it is still far lower than the regulated amount marked as GRAS by the FDA. It is also 110 times lower than the amount received from smoking Cigarettes.  Diacetyl is still used in Cigarettes, E-Cigs from Big Tobacco, AND out food's that we eat to this day!!!  Why? Because it has been deemed "Generaly Regarded as Safe" by the FDA. There are STRICT regulations and qualifications on the use of Diacetyl though.


CDC Statement on Diacetyl:
Diacetyl is a chemical that was found to be a prominent volatile constituent in butter flavoring and air at the microwave popcorn plant initially investigated. Workers in microwave popcorn manufacturing are exposed to many materials besides diacetyl. Thus, initial studies in a total of 6 microwave popcorn plants were not able to definitely determine if diacetyl exposure contributed to lung disease or was a marker for other hazardous substances that contributed to disease. Current evidence, however, points to diacetyl as one agent that can cause flavorings-related lung disease. While other flavoring ingredients may also play a role.


FDA Statement on Diacetyl:

Diacetyl is added to some foods for flavoring purposes. It is metabolized in mammals, is of low acute toxicity, and the no-adverse-effect level is estimated to be less than .3mg. There is no evidence on the available information on diacetyl that demonstrates or suggests reasonable grounds to suspect a hazard to the public when they are used at levels that are now current or that may reasonably be expected in the future.


Our Question is....
Are they testing ALL E-Juice, or are they targeting the two they feel will benefit them the best?  Try testing more than just E-Cigs from Big Tobacco and LOW grade corner store E-Cigs that no one has heard of.

FDA:  http://www.fda.gov/Food/IngredientsPackagingLabeling/GRAS/SCOGS/ucm261273.htm

CDC:  http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/flavorings/exposure.html

Article By EHP:  http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10185./

TFO:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10408444.2014.882292


Updates May Come.

To Clear Things Up

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

More and more we are hearing about the dangers of E-Cigs. Having the same chemical compounds as anti-freeze, or that the artificial sweetener/sugar turns into formaldehyde in your stomach, don't forget that the batteries can explode! So what we are going to do is take a step back, and review just a few things to keep this nice and short.

 

 

1. Exploding Batteries

Much like ANY and ALL batteries, they can explode. Over working the battery, leaving it sitting directly in the sun for too long, leaving it on the charger over night in your hot vehicle, and many other ways. Reports have shown that these batteries have exploded. Much like your cell phone, your TV Remote, your vehicle, your razor, your game controller, your laptop, your wireless mouse and keyboard, and so on. Here is something fun, your laptop uses the SAME batteries as a Mech-Mod, Dripper, Box Mod, and so on does (18650)! Crazy isn't it! Yet, you had no idea. Be responsible and use your devices like you're supposed to, and you shouldn't have anything to worry about.

 

 

2. Propylene Glycol

The deadly chemical found in Anti-Freeze! Wrong, it is an organic chemical compound that is used in some Anti-Freeze brands. Much like it's used in; Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey, Flavored Iced Teas, Ice Cream, Packaged Frosting, Boxed Cake Mix, Commercial Food Coloring, Salad Dressings, Beer, Package Baked Goods, Margarine, Soda, Icing, Sauces, Whipped Dairy Products, Coffee, and so on. So, please do tell us, where is the difference. You have been ingesting this organic chemical compound for so long now, you can't even imagine it. But why? Because the FDA has ruled PG to be safe within regulated control. Why? Because it is completely safe.

 

 

3. Vegetable Glycerin

A simple plant oil extract. What has VG in it? Well, here's a list of a few things; Chocolate Milk, yogurt drinks, cocoa and eggnog, sports drinks, alcoholic beverages like beer, wine, and distilled spirits. Condensed milk, clotted cream, milk powder, cheeses, puddings, yogurts, and dairy spreads. Marshmallows and even soft candies such as candy bars, taffy, gum, and many sugar free candies. Mustard, vinegar, and processed foods such as processed meats, poultry, and game products. Even dried fruits, cereals, pastas, batters, and starch based desserts. Even your safest of natural foods like soups and broths, soybean-based products, fat based desserts, dried vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed, sausage casings, yeast and yeast products, and diabetic foods. The list is ENDLESS, so please, pay attention to what you are eating and drinking, before claiming these E-Cigs are the hype of a new end to man kind.

 

 

4. Formaldehyde Ingestion

Another GREAT attack people are using is the fact that many artificial sweeteners turn into formaldehyde when INGESTED. The only issue with this is that more than 90% of your vapor is actually inhaled, not swallowed like your propylene based candy bar that's made with that wonderful Vegetable Glycerin and Artificial Sweetener. It goes into your lungs and leaves your lungs. If you are swallowing the vapor, please stop vaping and see a doctor as soon as possible. Did you know you can find companies that do NOT use these artificial sweeteners that do turn into Formaldehyde. Crazy isn't it! But it is true, you don't have to settle with after death preparations, nor deal with real sugar, you can vape the way you want!

 

 

5. Pneumonia

Lately we have been reading people saying that people are getting pneumonia from vaping. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can affect one lobe, one lung, or both lungs. All depending on the severity of the infection. The infection can be caused by germs of many types. The inflammation is usually by a bacterial infection, but can also be caused by a parasite, virus, or fungus. Cigarette smokers, the elderly, alcoholics, those with compromised immune systems, and those who have the flew are more likely to get the infection than non-smokers. There are currently more than 3 million cases per year! Spread by airborne respiratory droplets (a sneeze or a cough).

 

"Many different kinds of germs infect the lungs and cause pneumonia. Infected lungs leak fluids and shed dead cells. This material clogs up air sacs and makes it hard for the lungs to do their job of getting oxygen into the blood. Without enough oxygen, none of the cells in your body work as they should." <<< Directly from WebMD

 

 

6. Fluid in Lungs

We have also been hearing loads about people supposedly drowning while vaping. Or that the moisture is causing massive illnesses and weakness. It's causing people to get sick. Much like when you walk through a thick foggy night, or sit in the sauna, what about when you take a really hot shower? PLEASE, think before you speak. Research, research, research. Don't trust ONE source and that source only. Facebook is not the BEST for answer, and neither is wikipedia. YES, we are on facebook too, that is where most of our information is located. But we also provide you links to loads of other locations that have a strong reputation and great credibility!

 

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It's too easy in this day and age to find the proper information. So why are you still following the lies and tricks so blindly? Research, ask a around, speak with professionals, do anything other than believing what may sound scary to you.

 

We hope this has helped you!


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History and Information

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Notice:

You're *NOT* obligated to believe anything you have read here, although we do tell you that you *CAN* get all this information yourself with a little research, which you *SHOULD SERIOUSLY* do. If something's missing, comment it, if something's debatable, comment on it, if you just absolutely disagree with anything or everything, comme... leave.

Just pulling your leg, comment it!!!

 

The more coverage, the more media, the society sees of the topic, the more it seems to grow, like weeds in a poorly kept garden. They're flourishing, growing, changing, and advancing faster than any other form of nicotine. E-Cigs.

 

Now many disagree, there are "E-Cigs" then there is your "Vaporizer" but you can't forget your "Mechanical Mods", then again, there are many other forms of categorization. But to keep this simple, we will call them ALL "E-Cigs."

 

By now, we all should have done our research, and we all know of Herbert A. Gilbert who came out with the first Smokeless Non-Tobacco Cigarette on August 17, 1965. YES, you read that right!!! 1965 with the Patent "US3200819". Disposable E-Cigs in the shape of a cigarette hit the markets hard. They were easy to use, light to carry, and you didn't have to worry about that horrible smell or any messes. No sooner did different flavors, rechargeable batteries, and cartridges in packs of 3 or more come out. The horrible taste was well worth the fad and "safer" status. The "official" first marketed e-cig was in 2007 (In the United States), in 2013, Vaporizers started becoming popular at a higher rate. Growing fast, and spreading far, they had to be BETTER!!! Along came rebuild-able tanks, different tips (mouth piece), variable voltage batteries, thousands of flavors, different colors, and many many more features and accessories. 2014 brought a HUGE jump when Mechanical Mods took their leap into the Vape-Age Boom. Providing you opportunities to choose the style, watts, ohms, amps, wiring (wicks and cotton), batteries, tips, atomizers (comparable to tanks), airflow, and more.


The most common wire is Kanthal A1, Kanthal is the trademark for a family of iron-chromium-aluminium (FeCrAl) alloys used in a wide range of resistance and high-temperature applications. Kanthal FeCrAl alloys consist of mainly iron, chromium (20–30%) and aluminium (4–7.5 %). The first Kanthal FeCrAl alloy was developed by Hans von Kantzow in Hallstahammar, Sweden in 1931. The alloys are known for their ability to withstand high temperatures and having intermediate electric resistance. As such, it is frequently used in heating elements. The trademark Kanthal is owned by Sandvik Intellectual.
Kanthal Alloy.


Now that the boring information is out of the way, lets take into consideration the hazards involved. Place a battery in wrong, you could possibly lose your hand and face, no biggie. Vape too much, that's ok, you'll only dehydrate your lungs. What if you hit an E-Liquid with a nicotine level too high? Funny you should ask! You could possible get sick, have a nose bleed, vomit, or even pass out (sound safe while driving?) Press one button and you're good to go to experience all of this! Ohhhh but wait, there's so much more! There are 3 elements you'll be happy to hear, THREE. Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), and Nicotine (Nic), these three "chemicals" are what makes up your "E-Liquid" that after being heated will turn into the vapor you inhale. Eliminating 99% of the dangers you take in with just ONE single hit of a cigarette. Yet many want to debate by saying they are NOT safer? You could be killed by eating bad food, drowning from your drink, getting in a car accident, it's endless. SO, why is the Vape Community attacked so much more than anything else? Because people are too quick to jump on something to try and bring it down.

 

Cigarettes, what MILLIONS of people smoke every day. The dispute? Are E-Cigs any safer? I guess that's for you to decide. With one cigarette, just one, you ingest more than 600+ Chemicals, exhale over 7,500+ chemicals, take the chance of fire, take the chance of a lighter exploding, take the chance of having throat surgery, taking the chance of cancer(s), taking the chance of death. No big deal, its worth it, its worth that crave right? Totally...

 

Are E-Cigs Safe? Are they a healthy choice? Are they good? No, No, anddddddd, NO. They are SAFER than cigarettes, they are a HEALTHIER choice over cigarettes, they are a BETTER choice when compared to cigarettes. The dispute between the two is so close, yet so far. Many who bash, criticize, and down the popular new form of nicotine latch onto the statement "they're not healthy to smoke!" all the while Cigarette Manufacturers are making BILLIONS and more doing the same thing while killing MILLIONS like a viral disease. Yet many are more worried attacking a better choice. OH, but wait, the FDA hasn't been involved in this post yet! Let me exacerbate on that.

 

Currently the FDA CDER only regulates E-Cigs marketed for "therapeutic purposes." the FDA CTP regulates Cigarettes, Cigarette Tobacco, Roll-Your-Own Tobacco, and Smokeless Tobacco. E-Cigs have *NOT* been fully studied, keeping consumers from knowing the potential risks, if other harmful chemicals are being inhaled, or whether there are any benefits associated with using these products.

 

The FDA has submitted a "Combined Response" to three petitions (most recent in August 2010) submitted, bringing many common issues. The response granted and denied the various requests made by four Non-Profit Public Health Organizations: The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Lung Association, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and the American Legacy Foundation. The FDA issues a citizen petition response and a Notice of Findings related to OTC NRT products, which are currently approved, only as an aid to smoking cessations. Why is any of this of ANY importance? Well, due to all the "FDA said this!" statements, I've decided to research their findings and statements. The FDA has not, I repeat, has *NOT* made any official statements on whether E-Cigs are Healthy, Healthier, Safe, or Safer than Cigarettes. So please stop even bringing them up in responses, it's bad for your statement in general, whether it's offence, defense, or neutral opinion. ***Please go read all of this yourself at www.fda.gov***

 

 

DAMAGES:

There's certainly one thing that has ALWAYS caught the eye of many. What amount of damage has been caused? Lets take on the Cigarette first...

 

CIGARETTES:

Each Year, an estimated 443,000 people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke, and another 8.6 million live with a serious illness caused by smoking. 88 million nonsmoking Americans, including 54% of children aged 3-11 years, are exposed to second hand smoke. Each year, primarily because of exposure to secondhand smoke, an estimated 3,000 nonsmoking Americans die of lung cancer, more than 46,000 die of heart disease, and about 150,000-300,000 children younger than 18 months have lower respiratory infections. Coupled with this enormous health toll is significant economic burden of tobacco use-more than $96 BILLION ($96,000,000,000) a year in medical costs and another $97 BILLION a year from lost productivity. As quoted DIRECTLY from the CDC. (CDC Page last updated: November 16, 2012).

 

VAPORS:

Fortunately, the CDC E-Cig has *NOT* officially reported as many deaths as cigarettes yearly. however PCs have seen a significant increase in calls related to E-Cig Exposures. Reaching 41.7% (Last updated in 2007). Given the rapid increase in e-cigarette-related exposures, of which 51.1% were among young children... Apparently people like to leave their e-juice and mods in reach of their children. Because, you know, they're parents of the year...

 

REALITY:

60 milligrams of nicotine is enough to take the life of a 150 lbs. adult. Now that that's said, take note that businesses typically do *NOT* sell any e-liquids, ready to vape, above 24 mg nicotine. Yes, anyone can buy more and endanger themselves, and yes kids and pets can get a hold of it and it be a more than lethal dose. But does that mean you would leave a bottle of bleach ready for your child or pet to drain? What about Rat Poison, would you leave it out for them to snack on? Be a RESPONSIBLE adult and these issues won't be of any concern to you. As theHuffington Post stated "the AAPCC reported 10,356 Exposures to highly concentrated packets of LAUNDRY DETERGENT in children 5 and under in 2013. The convenience of clean laundry is a bigger threat than accidental exposure to the liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes."

 

NOTICE:

Please remember smoking ANYTHING is NOT safe. Nicotine is an addictive chemical. If you need any assistance in dropping the habit, don't feel ashamed. Call "1-800-QUIT-NOW" or visit www.smokefree.gov for your free assistance.


Extra Info:

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/ucm345928.htm

http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm172906.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/osh.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm?s_cid=mm6313a4_w

Are they Dangerous?

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

CDC

Being that the CDC has absolutely NOTHING against E-Cigs should be your first sign. "Oh, but they haven't been out long enough"... WRONG, Ecigs first came out as in idea in the early 1960's (1963 to be EXACT) by Herbert A. Gilbert, who patented the idea, but went no where with it due to cigarettes being so accepted at that time. In 2003 by a 52 year old PHARMACIST that smoked. Hon Lik of Beijing China, created the Electronic Cigarette after his father died due to lung cancer, his father was a heavy cigarette smoker. E-Cigs hit the United States the SAME YEAR. Being it is now 2015 (excluding months), it has been over a DECADE, that's right, 12 years of vaping within the United States. The ONLY reports shown by the CDC is that Nicotine Poison calls have gone up from 1 call per month in September of 2010 to 215 calls per month in February of 2014. So all they show is that the users, themselves, are not being responsible and acting as adults. YES, more research and results will be done, and we will update once they are completed.

 

 

Exploding Batteries

Much like ANY and ALL batteries, they can explode. Over working the battery, leaving it sitting directly in the sun for too long, leaving it on the charger over night in your hot vehicle, and many other ways. Reports have shown that these batteries have exploded. Much like your cell phone, your TV Remote, your vehicle, your razor, your game controller, your laptop, your wireless mouse and keyboard, and so on. Here is something fun, your laptop uses the SAME batteries as a "Mech-Mod or Box Mod" and many others. Crazy isn't it! Yet, you had no idea. Be responsible and use your devices like you're supposed to, and you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Hence why they are ONLY sold to ADULTS!

 

Children

"But my child could get the liquid and drink it!" I'm sorry, where is your Windex, Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Pinesol, Dish Soap, Toilet Cleaner, Stove Cleaner, Disinfectant Spray, Cologne, Perfume, Lotion, After Shave, Wall Sockets, Sharp Corners of Furniture, unbalanced TV's, Silverware, Glass Dishes, Knives, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Nicotine Patches, shall I continue? YES, your child could get their hands on it (Which is why they are to be sold with CHILD PROOF TOPS). But instead of being a lazy parent and blaming others, why not WATCH your kids and take care of them? Kids can get their hands on ANYTHING. So PUT IT AWAY! Ever see this before??  "KEEP OUT OF REACH!"

 

Pneumonia

Lately we have been reading people saying that people are getting pneumonia from vaping. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. It can affect one lobe, one lung, or both lungs. All depending on the severity of the infection. The infection can be caused by germs of many types. The inflammation is usually by a bacterial infection, but can also be caused by a parasite, virus, or fungus. Cigarette smokers, the elderly, alcoholics, those with compromised immune systems, and those who have the flew are more likely to get the infection than non-smokers. There are currently more than 3 million cases per year! Spread by airborne respiratory droplets (a sneeze or a cough).

 

"Many different kinds of germs infect the lungs and cause pneumonia. Infected lungs leak fluids and shed dead cells. This material clogs up air sacs and makes it hard for the lungs to do their job of getting oxygen into the blood. Without enough oxygen, none of the cells in your body work as they should."

 

 

Extra Info:

 

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0403-e-cigarette-poison.html

 

http://www.webmd.com/lung/understanding-pneumonia-basics

 

http://www.cdc.gov/pneumonia/

How to help PREVENT Bans!

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

(EXAMPLE PROVIDING IN FORMAT FOR KENTUCKY)

 

A BRIEF GUIDE TO STOPPING THESE BILLS

(Updated 2/21/2014)

 

(1) Kentucky citizens, please call the Kentucky Legislature message line at 1-800-372-7181 (open for calls Monday - Thursday from 7am - 11pm and Friday from 7am to 6pm), and ask that this message be delivered to all the Kentucky State Representatives and Senators:

 

"Please oppose Governor **Whoever it may be at the time's** plan to **Action against E-Cigs** because **Reason why you feel it is a negative impact on the people, health, economy, and businesses** in Kentucky. Also, please support **our/your stance on the positive factual side of E-Cigs** are not included in Kentucky's **Bill in Question**."

 

These phone calls may make more of an impact on Kentucky legislators than e-mails. These messages really are delivered on a daily basis and Kentucky legislators take these phone messages seriously.

 

(2) Contact your State Representative and Senator to ask them to oppose Governor **Person Applicable** **Act/Bill against E-Cigs and vaping**. **Provide reason, facts, knowledge, and positivity only.** Phone calls and in-person meetings are strongly encouraged.

 

(3) Call or e-mail the members of the Kentucky House Appropriations and Revenue Committee and ask them to OPPOSE any new damaging bills on electronic cigarettes or smokeless tobacco in question. Tell them your story and let them know that the bill will negatively impact many, how, and why, include the economy, health, and businesses. Phone calls and in-person meetings are strongly encouraged (see below or phone numbers and extended talking points).

 

Kentucky residents should know that while e-mails can have an impact, phone calls (even short ones where you only leave a message) will have a much larger impact.

 

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