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Vaping: So much controversy, so little time.

I started to blog, created several posts, many of which didn’t get posted, and then I stopped.  I am starting again though and now you guys are stuck with me!!

The problem I have had has been not enough time.  Being a student, a work at home mom, and everything else, it seems like there have been so many things I have been trying to do, but with no time to do them.

My solution, an Erin Condren Life Planner.

Oh yes, I am a stationery junkie also.  I cold go on and on for days on that.  In all seriousness though, it helps me get my stuff together.  It is a girly planner though, and the colors are pretty.

You can get $10 off your first one here if you’re interested!

So, I’ve tried some new juices, still vaping some old juices.  Will be buying a new mod, or APV (Advanced Personal Vaporizer) and give some insight on the ones I have tried the last couple of months.

So sit back, I’ve got some stuff coming today!!

 

*Nikki

Friday!! The Chaos Box and My Vape Shop trip!

So Friday, had to make a juice run.  While I have started to DIY most of my juice, there is something about Unicorn Milk that just makes my taste buds go crazy.  I have been visiting my friends at West TN Vapors a lot lately since they carry that juice in the store.  Not to mention, they are super helpful whenever anyone has a question. So while I didn’t leave with exactly what I started with, I did buy a new Atlantis Mega tank and some Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake juice that just makes me want Autumn to hurry and arrive.

The experience Friday, was awesome!  So, not only did I get to help a newbie vaper, I also got to meet the one of the guys from Chaos Box Mods.  Anyone who has talked to me recently about vaping knows I am ready, willing and anticipating my next mod purchase; an unregulated device.  While recently I have been eyeballing the new HexOhm that is soon to be released, once I saw this Chaos box, I was instantly hooked.  This is going to be epic.  While I haven’t purchased one yet, my birthday is only a couple of months away, I will be purchasing one soon.  I am still working on the reviews portion of the blog, and I promise, this will make the list.

From a window shopper standpoint thus far, the box looks great.  It has a sturdy design and when opened, very well put together.  There have been some unregulated box mods I have looked at and shyed away from, because I just fear that will end badly for my face, and I like my face. This is certainly not the impression I have gotten with this mod.  While offering a variety of colors, they also offer a series run and a parallel run (depending on preference) and from what I understand they will also do a custom build.

So, if you haven’t heard of them yet, and you are in the West TN area and want to see it up close, go into the shop at West TN Vapors.  They have some on hand and can give you the full rundown (because I know they have played with it by now) .

Until then, sit back, relax and wait for it… I promise, so much more is to come!!!

Keep Calm and Vape On!!

So is Acetyl Propionyl in Five Pawns?

Ok.  So, let me first start by saying I really appreciate Five Pawns and Cloud9 for their swift responses.  To me, it shows that they care about customers and value opinions.  It is important to know what we are vaping; most of us have made the switch from analogs (regular cigarettes) to e-cigarettes and have done so because it IS a healthier alternative.  When I read that an e-liquid supplier that I use may include acetyl propionyl or diacetyl in their liquid, I became concerned.  My previous post  mentioned this some and I promised a follow-up.

 

So with that being said, here is what I received.  My first email went to Cloud9 and it read

There was a post at this link http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/Blog/Liquid-test-results that mentioned not so good results regarding the aforementioned e liquid supplier. Since the information on the link now is gone and I couldn’t really tell what that sentence was supposed to say, I was wondering if you could provide clarification as to why it was removed?

And here is the response I received:

Hi Nicole,

I am afraid our solicitor has advised we refrain from communicating any further on this matter.

I am really sorry – the information about our testing protocol is available on our site, but we’re unable to comment further at the moment.

Lisa

That’s it.  So basically, what I gathered is they didn’t have sufficient information to back up the claims in the original post.  Obviously they were made to take it down, possibly due to legal action, but hey I can totally see that scenario here.

Now on to Five Pawns.

Message: I read some information recently that states that your e-liquid contains diacetyl and acetyl propionyl. Could you please provide some insight on this?

Thanks
Nicole.

And their reply:

Hi Nicole,

Thank you for contacting us. You can find our statement in regards to the false claims here:
They also included some contact information, but not sure if that is web shareable so I am going to leave that out.
They requested a cease and desist and appears they went above and beyond proving their methods and they do not include harsh additives but seem to make a special note about acetyl propionyl, and stating that it is also found in analogs.  Seems kinda lame, but hey, I don’t make e-liquid, and these guys seem to be pretty awesome at it.  They go further in mentioning they are launching a new line that will be AP/diacetyl free and also for people with PG sensitivity.  While that is all well and good is AP safe to vape?  That remains to be seen but I do believe Five Pawns has done their research and wouldn’t knowingly put a dangerous additive in the E-Liquid, whether it acts as a flavor enhancer or not.
Cloud9 may have had misinformed information, but Five Pawns contridicted themselves right from the get go stating first :
There is currently no standardized or approved methodology for testing e-liquids.
Then in the very next paragraph:
It is reckless and liable to post test results on products using a non-validated method.
So which is it?  Just because it isn’t the Five Pawns testing method, doesn’t mean it is non-validated.  With this falling right at the beginning of the report, it does make me question the rest of the information they listed.  I would like to see a 3rd party complete a test and post the results.  At this point, I think that would be the most logical and provide the end user with a non-biased result.
I would really love to hear more thoughts on this.  Leave your information below and lets keep this going to find out the truth!!