Vaping Blog

  • Vaping TPD discount sale

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    Current Vaping News is dominated by the impending Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) on the 20th May 2017 and what it means for vapers in the UK.

    We wrote a blog in January on what the vaping changes will means for you, our customers, which can be viewed here:

    https://www.vapingliquid.com/blogs/vaping-blog

    This week’s blog post is dedicated to telling you what will be happening here at Vapingliquid.com over the next 2 weeks….

    Clearance Sale of our 10ml bottles.

    Many of you have been purchasing our 10ml bottles of e liquid that went on sale a few weeks ago at £0.99p and we would like to thank you for this. There are still many flavours and strengths available of these e liquids that will stay for sale until 18/19th May 2017. They will then be discontinued products as we will not be allowed to sell them from 20th May 2017.

    Sales of our 30ml Original Liquid

    Many of you that have ordered our 30ml e liquid bottles in the past will have seen that we have already started the change over to the new box of 10 x 10ml bottles that are all fully TPD compliant.

    These boxes of e juice are made with exactly the same e liquid that was in our 30ml bottles, so it’s just the packaging that has changed. We have managed to get a UK supplier of this e liquid so we can order smaller quantities more frequently. This will ensure that all e liquids stay well within their BBE dates and if we do sell out of any product then it is only a wait of 24/48 hours before we have new stock available for sale.

    There will be new e juice flavours being added and rotated on the website. New flavours that sell well will stay as we know how you all love to stick to a preferred taste.

     

    There are still some flavours and strengths available in our 30ml bottles that will stay on the website until 18/19th May 2017. They will then be discontinued products as we will not be allowed to sell 30ml bottles from 20th May 2017.

    Clearance Sales of Witchcraft 20ml e juice.

    This sale has gone very well and we only have a very few bottles of this e juice left, please do note that they are very close to their BBE date now, this is one of the reasons why they are only £3.49

    Mini curve in silver and blue

    The TPD regulations require a specific form of packaging where 2/3rds of the box must contain warnings and other information. We have a few Mini Curve 20w that have non TPD compliant packaging and so we have put these on sale at only £19.99.

    Arc 3 kits and batteries of iStick 30w

    Just like the Mini Curve 20w our Eleaf iStick 40w (curve 2/Arc 3) box mod and Eleaf iStick 30w sub ohm vaping box mod batteries, the packaging requires that 2/3rds of the box must contain warnings and other information. We have a few of these products still for sale that have the old-style packaging and so we have put these on offer. Our Arc 3 kits are now at £29.99 and our Eleaf iStick 30w sub ohm vaping box mod batteries are for sale at £24.99.

     

    Finally, there is lots of back stage admin being completed on the website that won’t be obvious to our customers until the day of the TPD but we are very much looking forward to being able to add some great new products so we will still provide a varied array of liquids and hardware for you to choose from when browsing our website at www.vapingliquid.com

  • Does vaping effect your DNA

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    Many test and studies have been carried out on Vaping products by public health bodies or tobacco companies ever since they were invented and many of these have proved that Vaping is by far the ’less harmful’ alternative to smoking a regular cigarette.

    Tests measuring the build-up of deposits inside the lungs of smokers versus vapers or the ground-breaking review undertaken by Public Health England in 2015 concluding that electronic cigarettes are 95% less harmful than normal cigarettes prove that vaping can be classed as a healthier way to gain your nicotine hit.

    Now a new study undertaken by British American Tobacco, who recently landed a $50 billion deal to merge with Reynolds an American tobacco company, forming the world’s largest tobacco company to date, have just published finding showing that Vaping is not as damaging to your genes compared to smoking tobacco products.

    This new studies results show that your DNA is not as affected by the vapour you inhale from an electronic cigarette when compared to that of the smoke you inhale when taking a drag from a cigarette.

    British American Tobacco’s team of scientists used their Vype device in the experiments they carried out and compared the changes in DNA of a vaper to that of a smoker.

    When DNA is subjected to harmful products like smoke or alcohol then the DNA of an individual can change over time and potentially life damaging changes can take place causing fatal diseases such as heart disease or cancers to form.

    A 3D model of the human airway was used by British American scientists in their latest test, tissues where exposed to both the cigarette smoke and the vapours of an electronic cigarette for 1 hour in each test.

    One dose of vapour was tested which matched that of the nicotine levels in a cigarette, the second dose of vapour contained double the nicotine levels and reached cells in the airway.

    Genes where mapped to see which genes were switched on and off at 24 and 48 hour periods.

    After 24 and 48 hours of exposure to cigarette smoke the researchers found that 873 and 205 genes where affected but there were significantly fewer genes affected in the same period of time with just three and one genes seeming to be affected when exposed to electronic cigarette vapour of either strength.

    Cigarette smoke caused changes to genes involved in the development of lung inflammations, cancers and fibrosis compared to the Vapours in the Vype device with its minor changes to genes involved in cell metabolism and oxidative stress processes.

    Oxidative stress has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s and the aging process but the levels of changes recorded in this test where classed as ‘minor changes’ to genes and therefore significantly reduces the health implications that vaping would have on an individual compared to smoking.

    British American Tobacco’s head of reduced risk substantiation, Dr James Murphy said, “Our results clearly show that cigarette smoke has an adverse effect on cells, triggering a robust gene expression response.

    “However, even at equivalent or higher dose of nicotine, acute exposure to the test e-cigarette vapour has very limited impact on gene expression compared to cigarette smoke exposure – it’s a striking difference.”

    These new study findings will be added to the growing body of evidence that is in favour of vaping with its health benefits outweighing any negatives when compared to cigarettes and the affects they have on an individual.

  • Vaping statistics UK just how many people vape ?

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    Here in the UK we can report that over the last 5 year there has been a significant decline in the number of smokers and the number of cigarettes smoked daily has also hit a new low.

    This can be linked to the popularity of electronic cigarettes as they are used as a tool to help smokers quit the habit.

    The Office for National Statistics, latest data shows that 17.2% of adults in the UK smoked in 2015, down from 20.1% in 2010. This information is boosted by the fact that more than 1 million people say they are now using an electronic cigarette to keep them smoke free, with smoking records that first started in 1974 confirming this new data.

    Scotland leads the UK with the highest smoking levels recorded at 19.1%, Northern Ireland follows with 19%, Wales stats show they reach 18.1% and England trails with only 16.9% of people now smoking. The results show that within Local Authorities Blackpool has the heavier smoking adults who clock up 25.3% of smoking adults and who smoke the most number of cigarettes per day.

    The Office of National statistics data also revealed many more facts that compare the number of smokers to vapers. The age of the people who vape the most is between 35 to 49 and the age at which they smoke the most is 25 to 34.

    Their data shows that we have 2.3 million vapers across England, Scotland, and Wales, which equates to about 4% of the population. Half of these people agreed they were using vaping as an aid to quit cigarettes, a further percentage said they were using a vape device as they believed they were less harmful than smoking and another small percentage group said they were vaping because it was cheaper than purchasing cigarettes.

    All this positive data will only help the cause for electronic cigarettes to be shown as better than smoking for you and as a positive health benefit if you are comparing vaping to cigarettes.

    Vaping bans in the USA

    Vaping news continues to be one of highs and lows for electronic cigarettes this month with states in the USA continuing to ban the use of vaping devises while news in the UK is showing we now have an all-time low on smoking due to the increased use of electronic cigarettes.

    The latest state to give a vape ban is Pittsburgh.  Allegheny County council voted on Tuesday night by an 8-5 in favour majority to make vaping illegal in its restaurants and public places, the same as smoking. The ban includes handheld vaporizers and e-cigs.

    Many US states have now banned the use of all vaping devices, expanding on the USA’s smoking ban which also includes tobacco products. Many states now have a ban to include all enclosed workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

    Some go further to include hotels/motels, and within 20 feet (6.1 m) of entrances and exits and private clubs. Some parks and public areas have also been added to the vape bans.

    We have included a link to show all the information you may need in regards to vaping while away in the states so you don’t get caught out.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vaping_bans_in_the_United_States

  • Vaping juice far safer than smoking tobacco

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    A land mark study carried out by the University College London and funded by Cancer Research UK has found Vaping to be ‘far safer than smoking’

    The study undertaken by 181 smokers or ex-smokers looked at the changes that took place to each individual after they switched to vaping. Measurements of various toxins and cancer causing carcinogens where recorded after the volunteers started vaping and stopped smoking tobacco products.

    Once completed the study’s conclusion was that vaping is far safer than smoking.

    This is one of the first studies to be undertaken outside of a laboratory so the results are much more accurate in terms of what happens in the ‘real world’.

    Alison Cox, director of cancer prevention at Cancer Research UK, said: "Around a third of tobacco caused deaths are due to cancer, so we want to see many more of the UK's 10 million smokers break their addiction.

    "This study adds to growing evidence that e-cigarettes are a much safer alternative to tobacco, and suggests the long-term effects of these products will be minimal.

    "Understanding and communicating the benefits of nicotine replacements, such as e-cigarettes, is an important step towards reducing the number of tobacco-related deaths here in the UK."

    Each of the 181 volunteers undertook a detailed questionnaire and gave saliva, breath, and urine samples. The results showed significantly lower levels of cancer-causing substances and toxic chemicals in the samples of the volunteers who had already been using electronic cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

    An un expected result showed that for the people in the study called ‘combined users’ who had been trying to give up smoking by using both traditional cigarettes and a vaping device their toxic and carcinogen levels remained very high, and like that of a full smoker.

    One of the researchers Robert West said E-cigarettes are likely to be beneficial only if complete cessation of combustible cigarette smoking is achieved. Thus, dual users should be encouraged to cease using combustible products to reduce long-term health risks.”

    The test which took 6 months to complete aimed to assess the various effects on long term vaping or the use of NRT It compared

    • current smokers of cigarettes only
    • former smokers using e-cigarettes-only or NRT-only
    • combination smokers – cigarette smokers also using an e-cigarette or NRT

    Overall the results are very positive in the favour of vaping. They conclude that former smokers who have now switched to vaping have significantly lower levels, in fact 97% lower levels of cancer causing chemical NNAL than that of smokers.

    University College London’s lead author, Dr Lion Shahab said: “Our study adds to existing evidence showing that e-cigarettes and nicotine replacement therapy are far safer than smoking and suggests that there is a very low risk associated with their long-term use. We’ve shown that the levels of toxic chemicals in the body from e-cigarettes are considerably lower than suggested in previous studies using simulated experiments.”

    Dr Lion also added: “This means some doubts about the safety of e-cigarettes may be wrong. Our results also suggest that while e-cigarettes are not only safer the amount of nicotine they provide is not noticeably different to conventional cigarettes. This can help people to stop smoking altogether by dealing with their cravings in a safer way.”