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personal opinion blog by 350ZMO
I have tried to organize and pack a lot of information I have learned over the years on these pages so sit back, relax and enjoy.
eCigarettes don't "blow-up"
Li-Ion batteries do
NO ADS - EVER!
I do not sell anything.
I do not profit from vaping or e-cigarettes in any manner shape or form. The only benefit I gain is from extending my own personal life expectancy, feeling better, enjoying tasting and smelling again, and being considerate to others as I have switched completely to vaping E-cigarettes since 2012.
AND ALL STATE HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
DUE TO MASS MEDIA RIP & PRINT AND OUTRIGHT LYING
THERE IS NO E-CIGARETTE EPIDEMIC, TEEN NOR ADULT
THERE IS NO "VAPING LUNG DISEASE" FROM E-CIGARETTES
THERE IS NO "POPCORN LUNG" FROM E-CIGARETTES
FINALLY THE FDA & CDC HAVE UPDATED THEIR STATEMENTS TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL CAUSE BEING ILLEGAL AND ILLICIT TOCOPHERYL ACETATE TAINTED THC PRODUCT NOT AN E-CIGARETTE
1.) TOO LATE, THE DAMAGE IS DONE, THEY ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS THAT HAVE RETURNED TO SMOKING DUE TO THEIR LIES
2.) THEY ARE STILL LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE AND ARE RECALCITRANT, CORRUPT SHILLS
3.) THOUSANDS OF HARD WORKING AMERICANS TRYING TO SAVE LIVES ARE NOW UNEMPLOYED
I have been vaping since 2012, dozens of flavors, over 100 atomizers and 2 dozen mods and have had ZERO negative health affects. In fact, much of my health has improved.
These people who have been hospitalized and died, not just teens, vaped black market, ILLEGAL THC OIL laced with
Tocopheryl Acetate Vitamin E,
NOT legitimate E-Liquid.
This is akin to Marijuana being tainted with "Angel Dust" of old.
It is irresponsible of Media and ALL health agencies to advocate stopping vaping legitimate E-Liquid.
That does NOT protect the public health.
This is akin to "throwing the baby out with the bath water" or "nuking the whole lawn for a few weeds".
Vaping LEGITIMATE E-Liquid is orders of magnitude safer than smoking with zero second hand issues proven by long term evidenced based clinical studies and scientific technical testing.
Some Mass Media are using pictures of legitimate store bought E-Liquid which serves as a deception.
The authorities, including the FDA have NOT identified the criminal source.
The devices used is IRRELEVANT, as any will work including simple DIY mech mods made from romex and PVC pipe.
Some of these unfortunate people are of course lying, DUH! They don't wan't to admit they did something they were not supposed to do and in some cases, illegal. But so are the adults in media, our Government and politics. The ones who fell ill and some that have unfortunately died due to the dastardly and cowardly actions of criminal scum in the black market, ALL vaped THC oil laced with Tocopheryl Acetate Vitamin E. Additionally, some pesticides, apparently from the Marijuana used to make the THC, have also been identified. But the major health problem identified is the Tocopheryl Acetate.
DO NOT believe the lies and deception.
DO NOT stop vaping and return to smoking.
DO NOT buy black market.
DO BUY LEGITIMATE E-LIQUID FROM LEGITIMATE VENDORS.
Legitimate E-Liquid for E-Cigarettes DO NOT contain THC, Vitamin E, nor pesticides, they may or may not contain nicotine.
In the wake of all this corruption and deception dishonorably and despicably using the deaths of kids (and adults) caused by Acetate tainted illegal black market THC oil, RIGHT NOW is the best opportunity to purchase really good vaping kit at the lowest prices I have ever seen. Many online vendors have sales and a lot of really good kit is going at clearance prices from 50-90% off. I find this interesting to contemplate, but regardless, DO NOT MISS this opportunity. Go for atomizers that are rebuildable or have RBA sections. Go for mods that use replaceable batteries. While pods are cheap, they are not what I recommend for the long haul especially when ANY of this proposed regulation or banning hits. DIY will always be available to us but if you are not good with hardware DIY or know someone that is, then now is your chance like never before. Wick, wire, straight VG and PG will always be available, but while at least flavors are being banned, do not make assumptions like concentrated 100mg/ml nicotine base will always be available. By 2022 everything is banned as it stands now and it is not likely the FDA will wait until then given all the successful deception. And while we can DIY concentrated nic base, even grow our own tobacco to do so or use pouches of loose tobacco (which of course has casing in it), DIY base takes effort and a lot of time. So I urge all to stock up now on what you can wrt concentrated nic base and simple reliable kit. Just about every online vape store is offering great deals, look to EightVape, 101Vape, KanVape, HoosierEcigs, ElementVape, hell even VaporDNA. Be sure to look for their CLEARANCE pages. DO NOT stock up on finished e-liquid, it doesn't last long. Follow the link below to learn how because if done properly, concentrated nic base can be stored for 20 years. You may also want to stock up on e-liquid specific flavorings, like tobacco flavorings. Dessert flavors will always be available as they are used in baking, milk shakes, water etc. But with flavorings, the simpler the better for storage, and other reasons.
Look to places like WizardLabs for your nic base!
The probability is HIGH that VAPORGEDDON or the Vaporpocalypse is IMMINENT, take action to support CASAA, call and write health agencies, your representatives and senators and the president,
AS OF 8 AUGUST 2016 ALL E-CIGARETTES CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET ARE ILLEGAL BY FEDERAL LAW
!!!!!Ground breaking news! [Actually this is old news but I am leaving it here as a reminder to all that while rare, some people in Government actually get it and are not corrupt.] According to the Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller, at the 2016 e-cigarette summit "In the tobacco control community we don't celebrate good news as often as we should...Combustible use in terms of adults last year was 15%, kids smoking is 7% and daily use is 3.3% the lowest on record and the biggest drop...the youngest age always has the highest percentage of smokers...but not true anymore...the youngest age group of smokers does not have the greatest percentage of smokers anymore...when you are starting to win, that's the time to push even harder and that's the role I see for e-cigarettes."!!!!!!
Last updated 9 Oct 2019
ON MY PAGES YOU WILL FIND ONLY MY OPINIONS ON VAPING/E-CIGARETTES
You will see a lot of sites claiming the "truth" about E-cigarettes or "the real truth" or "facts" or all kinds of USDA PRIME, GRADE AAA BUNK.
If they have advertisements on their website or youtube videos, make money from services (e.g. testing labs) or products of Media, Public Relations, Pharmaceuticals, Tobacco or Vaping/E-Cigarettes/E-Liquid in any way shape or form, then understand they are BIASED because of where their paycheck comes from. They do not have my best interests at heart, they only have theirs to get their next paycheck.
DO NOT take any of my opinions as fact or truth, my opinions are mine and do not apply to anyone else.
Everything you find on this site or in my youtube videos are admittedly nothing more or less than my own personal opinions, and I am
NOT AN EXPERT
at anything. That is why I provide the links, explanation and logical reasoning behind my opinions and why
I recommend everyone look up everything for themselves, use their own thinking and form their own opinions for their own truth.
Use any information or devices described herein at your own risk.
Professor Michael Russel 1976 "People smoke for the nicotine but they die from the tar".
NICOTINE IS AS ADDICTIVE AS CAFFEINE
NICOTINE & CAFFEINE MAY HARM CHILDREN AND FETUS
WHILE THE EXISTANT RISK IS MINIMAL, E-CIGARETTES ARE NOT RISK FREE
THERE ARE WAYS TO MITIGATE THE MINUTE REMAINING RISKS
*Tips* If you are new to eCigarettes start with 101 Basic and work your way down then over to 201, down, then over to 301 and down.
(or anyone else)
As of 25 January 2019 I have removed much information. As of 22 September 2019 I have restored much the information I had removed and added some new content.
The best e-cigarette is the one that keeps
you from smoking. Because of the U.S. FDA deeming regulation, all
e-Cigarettes currently on the market are currently illegal by federal law and the U.S. FDA has
promised to enforce this prohibition starting in
2018, now delayed until
2022. The only miracle that
will resurrect the e-Cigarette is moving the predicate i.e. grandfather
date from 2.15.2007. Because none of the e-Cigarettes on the market back
then are even remotely similar to the ones available today. The only piece of legislation currently viable would move the predicate
date to 8 August 2016, the date the law went into effect, and currently is not scheduled for a vote in the
Senate. So what that means is that e-Cigarette products
released after 2.15.2007 will never be available past 2022. However, that
doesn't stop the industry from moving forward. In most cases my "best of's" are
relative to 2016 for this purpose. It is a reminder that no e-cigarette
available today will be available post 2022 and even if the predicate date
does get changed, then these are the only ones if resurrected, would be
available for sale. And yes, much has changed in the past 3 years as I sit
here and type this it is 9.25.2019. Though I keep my eye out for new gear that is particularly
evolutionary such as the mods that use 20700/21700 batteries and especially
those that squonk. So the Best Squonker is ONE page that is
updated and relevant
as of 2018.
RTA RDTA RDA SQUONKER MOD E-CIGAR E-PIPE CIG-A-LIKE CHARGER E-LIQUID BATTERIES
There are many products that have been released post 8.8.2016 and there is no end in sight of new releases. Until there is a success in legislation to move the predicate date, these will not be available for sale in the U.S. and customs will start seizing shipments from overseas in 2022 as part of the "2022 enforcement". So right now you have an opportunity to stock up but be smart about it. E-Cigarettes that are disposable or require regular consumable parts like coil/wick cartridges in a clearomizer/glassomizer aka subohm tank may not be the best investment unless it has an RBA or rebuildable atomizer cartridge. I would suggest you get into rebuildable atomizers as soon as possible because the consumable wire and wick they use is not specific to e-Cigarettes and will still be available post 2018-22.
You will notice I have not listed a Best Sub-Ohm or Best Clearomizer or Best Glassomizer. That is because they all take disposable coil/wick cartridges on a regular basis and come 8.9.2022 as things stand now, you won't be able to get any and not a single one has entered PMTA nor has plans to. Many come with a rebuildable RBA section. Some you can purchase the RBA section independently. And yes, I have successfully rebuilt the disposable coil/wick cartridges myself. However, none of them actually compare in performance to a true Rebuildable Atomizer of any type. With that said, it's hard to go wrong with products from UWell, Kanger and Aspire. I personally recommend Innokin and I have several Joyetech and Smok as well.
Note, the best is what works for you to keep you from smoking because even the worst e-Cigarette is better than the best cigarette. All my best picks are ones that I bought and have used as a vaper. And I have bought many that I do not currently use, I was going to give them away including dozens of sub-ohm clearos/glassos but given the deeming reg, I think I'll hang on to them because well, you never know...
The following list is a set of links to briefing files. They are provided in .pdf format. They cover many topics. Feel free to use them. If you modify them, then please remove my name, put yours in and update the date.
Entire Combined Briefing
A Method to pay off
the National Debt
Don’t Blame the Vape Shop
Truth About E-cigarettes
Vaping Is Dead
Arbitrary & Capricious
MYTH'S & FACTS
DON'T BLAME THE VAPE SHOP
E-CIGARETTES ARE SAFE
Some may think the future of the e-Cigarette and vaping is uncertain. But it is not. It is in fact certain. Open systems will not pass PMTA. Closed systems will be available for a while after the prohibition date is enforced IF either the old Ruyan is resurrected or somebody passes PMTA. As it stands now, neither is confirmed by anyone. Further, as it stands now, there will be a total prohibition of e-Cigarettes come 2022 but not cigarettes.
This means in no uncertain terms that
VAPING IS DEAD
HOPE IS NOT A METHOD
ACTION IS A METHOD
THERE ARE TWO ACTIONS TO TAKE
SUPPORT AND PREPARE
What we are witnessing now is nothing more than the autonomous twitching of a corpse. We need a miracle to occur. We need a resurrection. We need the predicate date change to pass this year.
THE TIME IS NOW TO ACTIVELY SUPPORT
Visit/Call/email/write your Representatives and Senators and urge them to support vaping.
We all need to tell our elected officials to save trillions of tax dollars by unwinding the deeming regulation.
THE TIME IS NOW TO PREPARE
Hopefully we will have adequate success through legislation and/or litigation but hope is not a method. Actions are methods. So take action and prepare by getting into DIY e-liquid now.
Litigation success, if any, is likely to be too late or insufficient resulting in a HOLLOW VICTORY. Most vape shops, both local brick & mortar and online shops, will be gone by the time anything meaningful is accomplished through the legal system.
VAPING THE E-CIGARETTE WORKS AS A MORE SUCCESSFUL METHOD THAN ANY OTHER TO COMPLETELY QUIT SMOKING BECAUSE VAPING THE E-CIGARETTE SATISFIES BOTH THE HAND TO MOUTH INHALE - EXHALE HABIT, THE NICOTINE ADDICTION AND SIMULATES THE OPERATION AND CONVENIENCE OF SMOKING PRODUCTS
THE AMOUNT OF NICOTINE DELIVERED BY VAPING THE OPEN SYSTEM E-ECIGARETTE CAN BE INFINITELY ADJUSTED BY THE USER BETWEEN CHEWING CONCENTRATION (HIGHEST) TO ZERO NICOTINE
NO OTHER NICOTINE REDUCTION THERAPY PRODUCT DOES THIS AND IS WHY THEY DON'T WORK WELL - PATCHES, GUM, LOZENGES, INHALERS, PILLS ARE LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THEY ARE SO DISSIMILAR THAT NOT EVEN THE BEHAVIOR OF USE IS THE SAME AND THEY DO NOT PROVIDE SATISFACTION
THE E-CIGARETTE PROVIDES SATISFACTION
Intended Responses of 9,040 Current E-Cigarette Users to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Deeming Regulations of E-Cigarettes Christopher Russell (B.A., M.Res., Ph.D.) and Neil McKeganey (B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.) Centre for Substance Use Research, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow, G11 6QQ, United Kingdom. Correspondence concerning this document should be addressed to Christopher Russell, Centre for Substance Use Research, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow, G11 6QQ. Email:email@example.com 23rd July, 2016.
Method: An online survey was conducted to ask adult current e-cigarette users in the United States what actions they believe they will take in regard to their use of nicotine and tobacco products if, as a result of the FDA’s Deeming Rule coming into effect on August 8th 2022, they are no longer able to legally buy their preferred e-cigarette products.
Results: The majority (> 60%) of 9,040 current e-cigarette users surveyed expressed intentions to respond in four ways to the Deeming Rule coming into effect that would increase their risk for adverse health effects and fuel a ‘black market’ in e-cigarette products:
(i) buy in bulk/stock up on e-cigarettes, liquids and other supplies prior to the regulations coming into effect;
(ii) continue to use e-cigarettes by buying products and supplies from a local non-authorized vendor (i.e. buy from the ‘black market’);
(iii) continue to use e-cigarettes by importing products and supplies from an overseas vendor; and
(iv) continue to use e-cigarettes by making their own liquids.
***[This is an excellent method to prepare for vaporgeddon, this is illegal and you don't know what you are getting and this should be avoided as customs will confiscate and you don't know what you are getting, and concentrated base won't be available after 8.8.2018 so do (i) above or prepare to make your own from purchased or self grown loose leaf tobacco]***
With regard to tobacco smoking, an intention to restart smoking was expressed by 15% of 8,451 former smokers; an intention to start smoking was expressed by 9% of 307 never smokers; and an intention to smoke more tobacco than at present was expressed 33% of 282 current smokers.
282 OUT OF 8,451 FORMER SMOKING AND CURRENT E-CIGARETTE USERS ALSO SMOKE - 3.3%
Also 8451 former smokers to 9040 current vapers represents 93% of current vapers were previously smokers.
THIS STUDY PROVES >95% SUCCESS RATE OF CURRENT E-CIGARETTE USERS QUIT SMOKING ALTOGETHER
WHICH IS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVE THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME, ALL OF WHICH HAVE AN ABYSMAL SUCCESS RATE OF <15%, MOST <10%
(pills-14%, patches-8.2%, gum-8.4%, etc)
This study looked at current vapers. It did not poll those that tried e-Cigarettes and went back to smoking. Those studies show 60% and others 33%. You can use the CDC data that says there are 40million smokers and 10million vapers and get 20% from that if we ASS U ME every smoker tried vaping and no one started vaping that wasnt already smoking. But whatever study and numbers you use, the e-Cigarette is at least twice as effective of smokers quitting. And as time goes on, the number of smokers switching to vapers continues to grow. This study from the UK actually proves the e-cigarette is twice as affective as any other NRT (Nicotine Reduction Therapy).
E-CIGARETTES ARE ALREADY MORE EFFECTIVE
THAN ANY OTHER NICOTINE DELIVERY METHOD
TO QUIT SMOKING
ANYTHING ELSE IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE
Vaping Alert Level
In this day we are used to "alert levels". I call the vaping alert level the "Threat to Life, Liberty and Happiness" because well...that's exactly what it is. There is no doubt e-cigarettes are saving lives; no doubt the FDA deeming regulation like all regulation takes choices away from me (making our own choices is the only true freedom or "liberty" anyone really has), and there is no doubt that I along with 10million other vapers enjoy e-cigarettes and what they have done to improve our lives and that is the definition of happiness. Therefore, Over-burdensome Government regulation, in this case the "Deeming Regulation", is by definition a threat to Life, Liberty and Happiness.
Even if the predicate date were to change, that would still be an infringement on life, liberty and happiness. So if that were to occur then I would have to have a yellow rating. The only green rating would be if the Deeming Regulation insofar as e-cigarettes were concerned was repealed or replaced. And I personally assess the probability of the tobacco control act or deeming regulation getting repealed as extremely low. There is probably a better chance of winning the lottery. As it is, no predicate date change, no repeal, the rating stays red. The threat to vaping, and therefore life, liberty and happiness, remains HIGH.
The FDA announced on 28 July 2017 that it will delay enforcement from 2018 to 2022. They also announced focusing on flavor bans and battery regulation which they are not only ill prepared to do but I would argue not allowed to do by law.
All the information contained in these pages are only the opinions of the author and the author is not an expert at anything.