Monthly Archives: May 2016

Motley Brew: No Ordinary Brew

Motley-Brew-EJuiceThis is a little spotlight on one of our most exciting brands: Motley Brew, one of the premier lines of vape liquids available on the market. Here is an overview of what this brand is all about, and why every vape retailer needs to be carrying these juices!

Artisan Crafted

Small batches and using top-secret aging methods, these are much different from most mass-produced liquids out there.

Top Quality

Because bad quality sucks, and the very highest standards are what every e-liquid maker should aspire to! These liquids are formulated in an FDA-registered lab, diacetyl-free, and made with only the finest ingredients.

Gourmet Taste

And in addition to the exceptional quality, the attention to detail implemented into these juices has created the most interesting, unique, and deliciously exquisite e-liquids! With flavors like

Grateful Red, Froot Fighters, and Old Fashioned, these are so far beyond the majority of other offerings in the e-juice market.

Here’s a briefing on each flavor:

  • Grateful Red: The finest apple tart made with a mix of apple varieties, complemented by notes of fine vanilla and rich caramel.
  • Old Fashioned: complex but never complicated! Perfectly aged bourbon whiskey, a dash of spiced bitters, a splash of citrus, all topped with the sweetness of raw sugarcane! Yes, it is as delectable as it sounds!  
  • Brews Brothers: Evocative of the requisite coffee and a smoke, this flavor enhances the experience as it is comprised of fine espresso, vanilla cream, a mellow tobacco, and the slightest hint of butterscotch!
  • Pearadise City: The juiciest pears, coupled with sweet lychee and finished off with vanilla bean cream, this flavor is a gourmet sensation!
  • Almost Famous: Sweet cake with fresh, wild blueberries and praline pecans make this flavor an incredibly rich flavor with delicious depth!
  • Froot Fighters: A triple shot of melon, this fruity taste is comprised of watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe!

That about sums it up the amazingness of Motley Brew e-liquids, and for retailers looking to amp up their selection, it doesn’t get better than this! These are some pretty incredible juices, and the quality totally speaks for itself when they’ve been experienced!

VaporFi is Fighting For Your Right to Vape!

Team VaporFi MMA Fight For Your Right to VapeVaporFi is a brand that is all about the vape community, and one of their most interesting endeavors has been in sponsoring select MMA fighters who represent what this culture, and this brand do best: exist with total passion and determination. As this brand has made it their mission to make vaping as easy, enjoyable, stylish and as exciting as possible, teaming up with the best fighters has enabled them to make an even stronger impact. VaporFi-sponsored MMA athletes exemplify the brand’s mission, and partnering in such a way has been an incredible way to expand their reach, further captivate their customer base, and support another growing industry in the process.

Some of the highly skilled and immensely driven MMA athletes VaporFi has sponsored during previous events have included Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Zak “Crash” Bucia, Kelvin “The Mama’s Boy” Tiller, Jake “The Librarian” Lindsey, Brian “The Foster Boy” Foster, Brandon Girtz, Lena Ovchynnikova, Andy “Stunner” Uhrich, Vinny Magalhaes, Paul “The Gentleman” Bradley, Doug “The Rhino” Marshall, and Joshua Dean Appelt. In the near future, expect to see names like Douglas Lima, and Maki Maleko-Pitolo, and many others as #TeamVaporFi continues to fight for your right to vape!

With their latest campaign, FIGHTING FOR OUR RIGHT TO VAPE, VaporFi has made it clear, that their customers come first. So why sponsor MMA fighters? Because this brand is on a quest to lead this industry, and partnering with fighters who have been deemed worthy, matching their level of determination and drive has helped them to push the message that much further. Not just any MMA athlete can get the chance to wear VaporFi colors. This brand is extremely discerning when it comes to those representing them, and they make a concerted effort to work with those who demonstrate an infinite desire for success in their field, unquestionable character, and total commitment; just as VaporFi does when it comes to ensuring you have the freedom to vape as you please.

Smoking VS Vaping

 

Vaping VS SmokingWith the Tobacco Deeming Regulations’ announcement last week, it has come to light that many people, especially those who are not entirely familiar with vaping, may not know exactly what the difference between the two methods may be. Here is a run down detailing the distinctions, offering a perspective on how especially contrasting the two products are from one another. If you are wondering how vaping differs from smoking, these are the main things you need to know.

Smoke & Vapor: What’s the Difference

Smoke is smoke, the byproduct of burning matter, such as tobacco leaves, or wood, or paper, or any other substance that can be burned.

Vapor is vapor, it is condensation, evaporation in action. The vapor from e-cigarettes is the product of e-liquid, which typically is comprised of just a few ingredients, such as Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, water, nicotine (which is optional) and flavorings. Nothing is burned, there is no smoke produced, and vapor dissipates to basically nothing in minutes after exhalation.

Analog VS Digital

Analog cigarettes are traditional cigarettes. They are tubes of paper filled with chemical-laden, dried tobacco leaves. Pretty basic. Digital cigarettes, AKA electronic cigarettes, are the modern, digitized version in which technology has recreated the original method, replaced the tobacco with clean e-liquid, and allows the user to control every aspect of the device.

Smelly VS Not Smelly

Tobacco has an awful, putrid odor to it. Vapor does not. Sometimes light, aromatic scents waft through the air as a result of e-liquids, but even these fragrant scents dissipate quickly.

On the Subject of Chemicals

Tobacco cigarettes (in addition to the foul substances contained within the tobacco itself, and that come as a result of the burning, such as the lingering tar) are full of thousands of toxic chemicals. These end up inside the body when smoked.

Vapor cigarettes, which use e-liquids, are a different story altogether. Sure, there are some shady liquids out there, but that does not constitute the whole industry on any level. Many e-liquid brands, including all IVG brands for example, are stringent on self-regulating, and maintaining the highest standards in e-juices possible. You can read about it HERE, if you’d like, but to put it simply, chemicals are not part of the product whatsoever.

So, these are just some of the basic differences between smoking and vaping. The FDA’s stance on regulating the two items as the same is clearly an irresponsible move, because simply, they are not at all alike. In the meantime, we are urging everyone to write to your legislators in favor of HR 2058, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 201. We also encourage you to sign the Petition asking the White House to have more consideration towards the many millions of people who will be negatively affected by this biased and unfair legislation. And last, but not least, it would not hurt to send a message to your state’s Attorney General urging them for support. Clearly tobacco and vapor cigs are very different products, and we must, as an industry make this evident to those who construct such legislation.

FDA Announces E-Cigarette Regulations

FDA E-Cig RegulationsThe tobacco deeming regulations were announced this week by the federal government, after years of speculation as to how they would impact the electronic cigarettes industry. As the industry has long been unregulated, it was a continuous discussion that everyone knew wasn’t about if; it was about when. Well, that when is now, and if Congress doesn’t act to overturn these rules, there is the potential for the industry to be quite negatively as a result.

The most confounding aspect of these regulations is that the FDA is categorizing an entire industry’s worth of products that contain no tobacco, as tobacco products. This is done simply to adhere to the February 2007 “grandfather date” and does not account for the thousands of products that simply did not exist at that time. For companies that manufacture vapor products, being able to keep their products on the market will require lengthy paperwork for every product sold, with application costs that can reach as high as $1 million per application. Not many companies, outside of the massive few, and those owned by cigarette companies will be able to front this. And simply, this type of regulation, which targets a growing market is blatantly wrong.

These initial regulations are still being examined, and some rules are less concrete than others, at the moment. Some of the regulations that will go into effect 90 days from now include:

  • No free samples of vapor products can be distributed
  • No sales via vending machines
  • Age verification will be required for purchase, as no sales will be permitted to those under 18, whether online or in retail locations

However, other areas of the nearly 500 page text detailing the deeming regulations are less set in stone, and subject to Congress overturning them. It certainly goes without say, the entire vapor products industry as well as all the researchers involved in examining the benefits of e-cigarettes have been up in arms. There is an overwhelming amount of support for these products, and many feel the positives they possess far outweigh the few negatives.

Currently there is a lot going on as the vape Industry prepares to fight for our rights of equality and by no means is this the end. We have long been ready for these regulations, and we are urging our customers to sign this petition to make it clear to the White House, and to Congress how beneficial vapor products are, and how destructive this type of legislation can be.

To all of our customers, we are here to support you throughout it all, and we look forward to continuing to serve you with the finest in vapor for years to come.

Study on Indoor Vaping: Unlikely to Pose a Risk

Indoor Vaping StudyAccording to the latest research, indoor vaping is unlikely to be a health threat to those within the vicinity. The ongoing debate regarding vaping indoors has recently been tested by a study that examines indoor air quality before and after usage, conducted by three educational research institutions from Europe, ETH Zurich the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, and the EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.

The findings have been remarkable, and they offer an exceptional range of data that has never before been available on the subject. The study was recently presented at a conference focused on research dedicated to indoor air quality in Barcelona Spain, and it is groundbreaking because this type of data was nonexistent prior.

The research specifically tested air quality risk to bystanders and non-vapors when exposed to vapor that has just been exhaled. The most groundbreaking aspect of the study found that the particulates of the e-liquid vapor dissipated in mere seconds after exhalation, which results in an extraordinarily low level of risk to those who are exposed to the vapor once it has been exhaled. Additionally this research throws a major monkey wrench into the argument of comparing e-cigarette vapor and tobacco smoke, likening the two as the same byproduct. For vapers, this is a major win because it adds evidence to the equation, where there was nothing more than educated speculation before.

Different scenarios were tested, involving rooms with and without ventilation systems, to see if the effect of the vapor’s dissipation was varying between them, however the researchers discovered the same results from both environments.

Tobacco smoke, is obviously the results of burnt plant matter, tobacco. It is laced with thousands of chemicals, and leaves behind a toxic tar. These particulates are extremely dangerous, and they accumulate over time once exhaled, lingering in the air. In contrast to vapor, in which the aerosol particles exist only for a few seconds afterwards, renders any such comparison between vapor and smoke, especially in regards to the secondhand affect, are completely void.

So, another positive study on the effects of vaping in the books. We are elated that such research is coming to light, and further adding to the credibility of this exciting, emerging industry!