The Growth of Ecigs: Bigger is Better

This is a guest blog post by Kevin Cass.

When I started vaping, my goal was to find something so similar to cigarettes that my habit would transfer easily from analogs to e-cigs. I wanted a cigarette that wasn’t a cigarette. So my first e-cigs were the same size and shape as analogs and even lit up at the end when I inhaled.

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Steve Milin talks about ecigs on WGN Radio

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This weekend, Vapor4Life CEO and founder, Steve Milin was on a radio show called “WGN Weekend with Bill Moller”, on WGN 720. Steve shared his personal story about electronic cigarettes. He talked about how he used to smoke five packs of cigarettes every day, how both of his parents died due to smoking, and how Steve discovered vaping.

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Ecig-friendly and ecig bans list

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If you haven’t noticed, e-cigarettes are quickly gaining popularity! That’s great news for us vapers. However, now that more people are becoming aware of these awesome devices there are more people opposed to them as well. We need your help! We are keeping two lists – one has places that have banned ecigs, the other has places that are vape-friendly. We will keep this list updated with your comments, so please tell us the places in your neighborhood that either ban or welcome ecigs. You can post in the comment section below. Let’s see how extensive we can get!

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Vaping ECigs on Airplanes

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Imagine you are not a vaper, and haven’t the slightest idea what an ecig is. You are on a plane. You see puffs of smoke several rows away. Is someone smoking on this plane? Surely no one would do that these days. But what could it be? What is burning? You begin to worry. You look around, but don’t see any flight attendants to notify. You don’t know what to do, so you alert the people around you. They get upset, and before you know it everyone on the plane is talking, shouting, getting up in their seats and wondering what is the matter. Babies are crying and cannot be calmed down. The entire plane is in a state of panic.

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Celebrate World No Tobacco Day!

If you didn’t know, today is “World No Tobacco Day”. This holiday is sponsored in part by the World Health Organization. The day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship”. If you’re on Twitter, follow #worldnotobaccoday to see what others are saying about it.

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Amethyst purple ecigs for February birthdays

February is quickly approaching and most likely you have some people in your life that have birthdays next month. Amethyst is February’s birthstone.

This gem is a violet variety of quartz. Amethyst used to be as valuable as diamonds, but an extensive deposit was discovered in Brazil. Purple is traditionally the color of royalty and since the dawn of history amethyst has been used to adorn the rich and powerful monarchs and rulers.

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What the upcoming FDA hearing means for vapers

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This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum.

For the past few months there’s been a lot of talk on ECF, Facebook, and the V4L Forum on the future plans of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about ecigs. There is only speculation at this point, but there are only a few real possible outcomes:

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Switch to electronic cigarettes in 2013

It’s no news that quitting smoking is always in the top 10 list of new year’s resolutions. Quitting smoking is great, but what if instead of quitting, you smoke differently? Electronic cigarettes allow you to do just that. Rather than stopping that hand-to-mouth simulation that you have made a habit of, e-cigs offer a better alternative.

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Changes in the ecig industry

 This is a guest post written by Morandir835, an e-cig enthusiast, admin on the Vapor4Life forum, and a regular on their ECF sub forum.

As I approach the two-year mark of my switch from analogs to vaping, I can’t help but notice how different the ecig world is now from what it was then. This isn’t a bad thing by any means, just somewhat shocking when you think about how far it’s progressed.

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Abbreviations in the ECig World

Most industries have their own special language and this jargon can take some time getting

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used to. The electronic cigarette industry makes no exceptions. We have a lot of interesting terms that we use to describe products, methods, and other e-cig related information. When a person is new to vaping it can be difficult to understand all the terms. Not only that, but many of these words have abbreviations to learn as well!

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