As the year draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on the vaping trends that have come and gone. The changes in the industry and how vaping has evolved, both for retailers and consumers. We've had more research from the likes Public Health England and the Scottish NHS that suggest vaping is far less harmful than smoking tobacco laced cigarettes. On the other hand, places like New York State have decided to ban vaping in public spaces altogether, indicating that we still much to do in order to break down the vaping stigma that pervades. Whether you've been vaping for years or have just unwrapped your first vape kit for Christmas, there's a great deal to look forward to in 2018. Here are some vaping predictions based on how things are going so far...
Vaping is perhaps more popular in the UK than anywhere else at the moment, with over 3 million active vapers. When you consider the research published by Public Health England which claims vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking, it's little surprise that vaping is skyrocketing in Britain. NHS Scotland even went as far as to officially recommend e-cigarettes to those trying to quit smoking tobacco laced cigarettes. So why this sudden move to launch a new inquiry into the safety of vaping? Is it necessary and will it make a difference?
Thanks to the hard work of many public health activitists, most Americans are now aware that smoking cigarettes is bad for them. Despite that, over half a million Americans still die each year from smoking related illnesses, so there's clearly more work to be done. Smoking has decreased in popularity sharply throughout the past decade, in no small part to the introduction of newer, tobacco-free devices we call vape kits or e-cigarettes. So why have New York state now banned them from being them being used in indoor public spaces? Will it actually improve public health?
Okay. So you've been vaping for a while. You've found some juices that you like and you know how to look after your vape kit and keep it clean. You've probably seen or heard about other vapers experimenting with mod kits, tailoring their vaping experience to perfection. But where do you start? If you've heard about vape mods or want to get more involved in harnessing the technology around vaping, this article may help. It's time to throw away your e-cigarettes and vape pens and get serious about vaping...
This year has been a challenging year for the vape industry, almost certainly its most challenging yet. With regulations coming into effect in various parts of the world that could prove to have significant consequences on the growth of the global industry, and a ceaseless war between differing schools of thought over the health implications of vaping, there has been enough controversy in the vape world to shroud the whole thing in smoke.
In the current vaping times, the digital world seems to be ablaze with campaigns that are driving specific vaping agendas. On the surface, these agendas can be broken down as having simple ‘for’ or ‘against’ motives - but the more one gets into them the more one gets the feeling that these agendas carry larger influence, perhaps aimed at swaying the market in a particular direction.
In one of our previous blogs, we highlighted some telling points on how the war between vaping and big tobacco is playing out right now. In California, there are two opposing campaigns that are working hard at driving their particular agenda to their target audience: stillblowingmoke.org and notblowingsmoke.org.
Here, we’ll take a look at the overarching messages of both - what they’re trying to achieve, how they’re going about it, and how successful they are at it. We’ll also take a look at just what this means for the vaping industry in the US as a whole.
If you’re an entrepreneur wanting to grow a business in the vape industry, there are a few things you should know about the business that can help better prepare you for the road ahead.
Luckily, the vape market is full of like-minded entrepreneurs who have walked that same road and can provide some valuable insights into this incredibly dynamic and fast-growing industry.
So, with this in mind, here's some advice on how you, the vape entrepreneur, can make your entry into the vape market a smoother ride.
We are very excited to present our latest products at CECMOL, the 4th Vape Expo in China. The expo will be held in Beijing from 17th - 19th October 2016.
After having enjoyed the vaping 101 journey, many vapers seek ways to make their vape experience that little bit more fun and exciting. After all, experimenting with different styles of vaping and trying new things is really what the vape world is all about.
Let's explore how to vape like a pro and watch some examples of awesome vaping tricks that you can learn to do in this post...
'Tricking' is a style of vaping that involves incorporating tricks - and generally involves big clouds of vapour too. Fun! Anyone can start adding tricks to their e-cig game, whether just to have fun and impress a few friends or to start vaping like a pro.
The first thing you’ll need before getting into tricking is the right equipment. Generally speaking, you’ll need some slightly more advanced equipment than a simple e-cigarette - like a mechanical mod with an RDA - to get the right sized vapour cloud to start performing tricks.
Below you can see the Attitude vape mod, and ideal option for vapers who're interested in performing tricks!
Once you’ve got that, you can start with some simple tricks and gradually push your limits as you start to have more fun and get better!
The most basic and standard of tricks, blowing a smoke ring is something you probably would have seen amongst smokers or tried yourself if you used to be a smoker. Vaping makes blowing o-rings cool with large amounts of vapour to make big rings, as well as multiple rings in the same puff. Definitely one of the most common, but coolest beginner party tricks out there!
Also known as the ghost inhale, this trick involves a little bit more mastery of vapour inhalation and exhalation than simply blowing o-rings, but it still easily achievable with a little bit of practice. You’ll want to be in a fairly contained indoor environment without too much air movement - like air conditioning or a fan - for this one.
This trick is the ultimate ‘kick back and be cool trick’, characterising much of what happens in vape lounges and the reason for their popularity. It doesn’t take a huge amount of effort or practice, and it doesn’t take long for groups of vapers to learn it together either.
If you see someone lying low in lazy chair blowing vapour out of the sides of their mouth and their nostrils at the same time, they’re doing the dragon! And it’s probably not because they’re angry, but most likely just because they’re trying to teach ready learners new tricks.
This is a really fun and easy trick, and one of the coolest spectacles for spectators too! If your dinner-table company allows it, show them a waterfall while they’re all gathered around. They’ll leave thanking you with a wowed look on their faces, guaranteed!
Probably one of the more technically challenging tricks around, this is one that you’re more likely to see in a vaping competition. Still, if your vaping heart desires, there are no limits as to what you can add to your trick arsenal with enough experimentation and practice.
Whether you’re new to tricking or you simply want to improve your skills, we hope you learn how to vape like the pros here and have enough fun to keep enjoying your vaping experience. And if you're in need of some more inspiration, check out some of the coolest and most amazing tricks being done here:
Keep learning and discovering new tricks!
For the last few years, in the surging height of vaping’s flurry into the market, vape shops have enjoyed what could easily be termed ‘golden years’. The industry itself has come into its own in the last decade with multitudes of retailer benefits over the ‘gas station’ tobacco industry - the most profound of which has probably been the comfort of a space for unchallenged innovation in the industry, with independent vape retailers and distributors running the show as a result.