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College Humor Recognizes E-Cig Douchebag
This fantastic, yet humorous display comes from social media site, *College
*It is amongst, “7 other “new” breeds of douchebag,” is what they are
If you find this offensive, then perhaps you are exactly the person they
are talking about.
ALL of us in the vaping community understand the different realities that
come with this new technology, but WE respect the people around us (I hope).
I am posting this as a reminder to NOT be this “douchebag” and to respect
your friends, family, co-workers, and community.
As Mr. Wil Wheaton says, “Don’t Be A Dick!”
Remember people, be smart and vape safely for yourself and people around
Summer Vaping PSA
I know that most of us are smart enough not to leave anything charging in
the car, let alone our e-cigarette. I live in the Valley of the Sun (aka
Phoenix) and an e-cigarette story made front page news (x2), so I wanted to
share it with you as a PSA for summer and warmer weather arriving across
“Plenty of people charge cell phones at night when they’re sleeping or
leave a charger plugged in when they’re not there. But that inattention
proved devastating for a Peoria couple when an e-cigarette left in a car
charger sparked a fire.
Unlike a regular cigarette, electronic cigarettes don’t use smoke to
deliver the nicotine, only vapor. There’s a battery inside that heats up a
magnetic coil to create the vapor. Still, this couple thought nothing of it
when they left it in their car to charge.
“I put it into the cigarette lighter and this red light comes on to let you
know it’s charging,” said Jennie Burton.
She and her husband, Lee, headed to the hospital for an appointment and
left their electronic cigarette to charge while they were inside. The
appointment lasted a couple of hours, longer than expected.
“We get a call over the loud speaker of the hospital: ‘Lee Burton, go to
your car,’” Jennie Burton said.
Jennie Burton went outside and realized that the electronic cigarette was
not as harmless as she thought.
“All of a sudden, I see the hood of the car that’s raised, it’s orange, you
can’t miss it, and two or three fire trucks and about 20 guys,” Jennie
The car had caught fire, and though it was out by the time Jennie Burton
got outside, the damage was already done.
“This just shot out into the back seat and created the fire,” Jennie Burton
said, pointing to the tip of the electronic cigarette. “It started
smoldering like a hot cigarette and created the fire.”
The fire was caused by “a small lithium battery that is commonly found in
cameras, camcorders, things of that nature,” said Michael Young with the
Glendale Fire Department.
He said they believe the lithium battery inside the electronic cigarette
exploded. He said this is the first case he’s seen, but as more people
start to use electronic cigarettes - and as the weather heats up - he said
you should never leave them unattended.
“The fact that this was contained to just the back seat, she’s extremely
lucky,” Young said.
While the Burtons are happy everyone’s safe, they want to warn other people.
“If someone was in the back seat and that projected to the back, we have
grandchildren, I mean, how many other people that are using these could
that happen to?” Jennie Burton asked.
CBS 5 News emailed the manufacturer of the e-cigarette, Ego-T, Wednesday
afternoon and has yet to hear back.”
*Via CBS 5 AZ
This article actually has a video associated with it and pretty
“graphic” pictures of what the e-cig did to the back of the car
Here is the other article:
“An electronic cigarette charger exploded inside a car Wednesday afternoon
that caught the backseat on fire.
The owner of the vehicle left the electronic cigarette charger plugged in
and unattended when the lithium battery appears to have exploded, according
to the Glendale Fire Department.
When the electronic cigarette charger exploded hot fragments flew into the
back seat causing it to catch fire.
The fire was put out quickly, but significant damage was done to the car.
The Glendale Fire Department encourages you to never leave any electronics
unattended in the vehicles while they are charging.”
Via CBS 5 AZ
As always people, be smart and vape safely for yourself and people (and
personal possessions) around you.
*Concerns growing around seized pharmaceutical nicotine *
“Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot of information to go on. However, the
following if likely something the electronic cigarette community would be
interested in learning about. Sounds like the FDA has been seizing
shipments of pharmaceutical nicotine for undetermined reasons.
Tasty Vapor owner Geoff Braithwaite has confirmed that a shipment of 12
kilograms of pharmaceutical nicotine was seized. That’s about 3 one-gallon
jugs by our calculations. According to Braithwaite, the seizure may
have occurred because the content was mislabeled as multi-purpose cleaner.
But his company isn’t the only victim.
There are unconfirmed reports that many bigger companies have lost
shipments to the FDA. Among them possibly, pharmaceutical company
Glaxosmithkline (makers of Nicorette gum), tobacco company R.J. Reynolds,
and electronic cigarette vaporizing liquid supplier Johnson Creek. A
recent shipment to Johnson Creek that was seized is believed to have been
around 240 kilograms (that about 550 pounds).
Initial rumors seemed to suggest that the FDA was targeting electronic
cigarette company shipments as a way to slow down and impede growth of the
industry. However, it now appears that the FDA is targeting any
pharmaceutical nicotine shipment and has been doing so since about
November. Some industry leaders in the e-cig world have yet to have this
problem. Others did not respond by the time of this post.
We’re continuing to dig for information. Has the FDA decided all
pharmaceutical nicotine is to be tested and checked out? Or is there
something more concerning at play (like, say, contamination) that the FDA
isn’t talking about yet? This is all conjecture right now. Hopefully we’ll
have more for you soon.”
Rob, of BlueMist Vaping commented on this article further down the page and
said, “Unfortunately, this isn’t new. I own BlueMist Vaping, and we had a
total of 15kg of pure nicotine seized over a few shipments. Customs
officials in one case sent no notice to either me or the shipping company,
and in the rest the notices arrived too late to do anything (30 days to
appeal, letter with case number and location postmarked a day before the
deadline and sent first class). The FDA is leaning on customs to make life
It really is speculation at this point. I will be continuing to follow this
story on my own and post an update as soon as I receive one.
If you live near a major city or in the suburbs of a major city, chances are there is a hookah bar somewhere near your dwelling. Hookah bars are great for the cigarette, cigar, and hookah smoking people, but what about the vapors of the world that don’t like smoking tobacco products anymore? Our time has come! At VaporCon 2011, Grimm showed us a fine example of an E-Hookah made by Jollyriffic Mods. Now, iVape.net has a two hose E-Hookah for sale at $84.95, but only in red. I have not tried an E-Hookah of this nature, but would love to in the future.
If you are not a fan of the larger hookahs like previously shown, then Starbuzz (the company that produces a wide variety of amazing tasting hookah tobaccos) has the product for you! They have turned five of their most popular flavors into an E-Hookah that looks similar to some of the classic looking e-cigs. Each hookah is priced at $9.99 and gets you between 300-500 vapes depending on how hard you “toot” on it. I personally have tried the Sex-on-the-Beach and Simply Mint flavors and loved them. I got them back in December and have put some time into smoking on them and they are still going strong for me.
The flavors could be a daily vape if you like them a lot, but could get expensive over time. E-Hookahs are not for everyone and are used more as a once in a while thing like their analog counter part. They are both used for parties and relaxing time with friends and loved ones. Sending Vape Love your way!