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New California study proves vaping helps smokers quit | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


New California study proves vaping helps smokers quit

After a couple weeks of bad news and worse news for vaping, along comes exciting good news from the least likely place imaginable: the University of California.

A new study from the University of California-San Diego says that vaping helps smokers try to quit, and of those who try, more smokers who use e-cigarettes succeed. The study appeared in the British Medical Journal.

The research team used data collected by the U.S. Census CPS-TUS, a survey of adults to collect information about changes in tobacco product use. According to lead author Shu-Hong Zhu, a UC-San Diego professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, the CPS-TUS data is based on the largest sample of smokers and vapers available.

“These data suggest that e-cigarettes play the role of a cessation tool.”

The researchers looked at the connections between e-cigarette use and smoking cessation. They found that 65 percent of smokers who vaped during the previous year had tried to quit smoking, while just 40 percent of the non-vaping smokers tried.

Even more exciting, 8.2 percent of the smokers who vaped were able to quit smoking, while just 4.8 percent of those who didn’t vape were successful at quitting. “The cessation rate among those who did not use e-cigarettes remained the same compared to previous years,” said Zhu. “These data suggest that e-cigarettes play the role of a cessation tool.”

“Our analysis of the population survey data indicated that smokers who also used e-cigarettes were more likely to attempt to quit smoking, and more likely to succeed,” said Zhu. “Use of e-cigarettes was associated both with a higher quit rate for individuals as well as at the population level; driving an increase in the overall number of people quitting.”

Great news, but will it stick?

The findings of this careful study are in direct conflict with Prof. Stanton Glantz’s famously sloppy 2016 meta-review, which in the words of scientists at the Truth Initiative, “simply lumps together the errors of inference” from the individual studies that were combined in the review. (If you’re not familiar with the Glantz paper, I suggest starting with Clive Bates’ brutal takedown.)

An accompanying editorial in the BMJ — titled “New evidence supports a liberal approach to e-cigarette regulation” — by Chris Bullen, a public health professor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, emphasized the good news for public health.

“The research by Zhu and colleagues suggests that where such permissive approaches to e-cigarettes exist—ones that enable smokers to have ready access to products that deliver nicotine effectively, at a price lower than that of tobacco cigarettes—then substantial numbers of smokers will make the transition away from smoking, and a substantial population benefit can result,” writes Bullen. “In light of this evidence, policy makers in countries contemplating a more restrictive approach to the regulation of e-cigarettes should pause to consider if pursuing such a course of action is the right thing to do for population health.”

Study finds e-cigarette use associated with an increased smoking cessation rate https://t.co/qwsIepTDyo + commentary https://t.co/qrsnxXsAVH pic.twitter.com/Ioilk1MnnY

— The BMJ (@bmj_latest) July 26, 2017

The question now is whether this study will get the publicity it deserves in the United States. The influence on the news media of nine years of relentless vaping negativity and outright attacks from American public health officials and tobacco control ideologues has prevented other academic efforts from breaking through to the general public.

By Wednesday evening, the story was already being reported widely, including by the Associated Press and Reuters, whose stories will be picked up by many newspapers. Will this good news tip the scales back toward something resembling fair discourse? Or will it be quickly forgotten? Cross your fingers.

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Chef’s Launch with Free E-Juice Makers One Shot Giveaways

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[Infographic] The Psychology of Vaping | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


[Infographic] The Psychology of Vaping & Why It Succeeds

Much has been written about vaping and its role in helping people to quit smoking. This infographic from purplebox analyses why vaping is far more effective than other quitting techniques. It analyses how vaping lets ex-smokers keep enjoying some of the behavioral nuances of smoking, without all the bad stuff. For example, many smokers will have developed familiar routines that can be hard to break. They might like to have a cigarette after a long day at work and will miss this when it’s gone. Vaping lets you keep this element and reduces the chances that you’ll break.

Another big issue people trying to quit have is when they’re out socialising. Many smokers associate having a drink with having a cigarette and many miss this element on a night out. Again, vaping lets you keep this element so you can stay focussed on quitting cigarettes for good. Find out more in the infographic.

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Daily Mix Tip: Forget about speed steeping. | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Daily Mix Tip: Forget about speed steeping. In an endless pursuit to figure out how to make e-liquid mixed and immediately vapeable like it would taste 3 weeks to 2 months from now, not one single method I’ve tested resulted in a liquid that was adequately steeped. There may be methods that the commercial big boys are using that create an almost steeped version to finish steeping on the shelves and remains stable enough for long enough to be sold and vaped, but most of those methods are well outside the financial reach or space of most at home mixers. Magnetic stirrers, ultrasonic water baths with/out heat, vortex mixers, microwaving, seed steeping, or any of the supposed advanced methods do vary little to reduce the amount of time steeping that most recipes will need. Create a few recipes with flavors you enjoy vaping fresh and as they steep so that you have a few shake and vape recipes to use while your other recipes get a good hand-shaking and are stored away in a dark cool place for 1-6 weeks. Save your money, buy more flavors! http://ow.ly/CQU530cJp3C


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Daily Mix Tip: Want to make an authentic vaping ice cream flavor? | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Daily Mix Tip: Want to make an authentic vaping ice cream flavor? Try adding in 0.5% up to 1% FlavourArt Polar Blast! This will give you a tasteless cold effect that will turn your ice creams into something that seems like the real deal. You can pick up FA Polar Blast at http://ow.ly/aMEW30cJpam (Wizard Labs — link shortened for analytic purposes.)


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Tony’s Revenge | Frosted Flakes On Steroids


Cereal Fans should check out SteamRoom’s epic recipe

You can pick up the flavor pack at a discount from BCV too!
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Tony’s Revenge | Frosted Flakes On Steroids

Tony’s future was bright. Spending years perfecting his talent and product, He had climbed the ladder of the cereal kingdom. He had established himself as the “face”. Ad revenue and screen castings were rolling in. Tony was on top of the world. That was until the birth of those little ADHD assho……


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Daily Mix Tip: Bored with the flavors you vape every day? Next time you order so…


Daily Mix Tip: Bored with the flavors you vape every day? Next time you order some flavors try picking up a few flavors far outside your normal profile that you vape to death. If you go bakeries, try some sweeter tobaccos or a fruit that maybe you’ve never even eaten. If you vape tobaccos like I do all day, try a cinnamon roll, or a cake, or a custard. If you’re a candy vaper go for a bakery or a sweet tobacco. Or if you’re really brave, go for cucumber or a stout tobacco mixed with a sweet fruit. Just picking up 3 or 4 extra flavors outside of your normal flavor profile can add some seriously needed variety in your vaping routine and will help you keep from getting bored with mixing and vaping. Check out flavor notes or recipes for some ideas on Flavor-Pro http://ow.ly/wb0u30cKsAY


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4th of July Coupon Codes | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


4th of July Coupon Codes (updated as the appear)

Bull City Flavors: 4JULY2017
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VON ERL. makes distribution deal with big tobacco company – Vaping360


VON ERL. makes distribution deal with big tobacco company

Austrian vaping company VON ERL. has partnered with Fontem Ventures to boost its distribution strength. Fontem is a subsidiary of Imperial Brands, which is the parent company of Imperial Tobacco, the fourth largest international tobacco company.

VON ERL. is the maker of the well-known My. VON ERL., a popular pod system, sold primarily online and through vape shops. According to the company, they’re now available in more than 3,000 outlets in 12 countries.

An alliance with Fontem will give VON ERL. the distribution power of a tobacco company, and allow their products to be seen by substantially more smokers in many more points of sale. This is likely to become a common strategy for mid- and large-sized e-cigarette companies. Vapor Beast was acquired last year by “little tobacco” company Turning Point Brands.

Fontem owns many e-cigarette patents, including Hon Lik’s original Ruyan patent.

Fontem Ventures makes Imperial’s non-tobacco nicotine products, and is best known for the Blu e-cig brand, which it acquired when Reynolds American International (RAI — better known as RJ Reynolds) bought rival Lorillard. Reynolds and Lorillard were forced to divest themselves of some brands (which also included Winston, Kool and Salem cigarettes) by the Federal Trade Commission.

One of Fontem’s purposes when the subsidiary was created was “to acquire, manage, operate, encumber and dispose of property, including patents and other intellectual property rights.” Fontem owns many e-cigarette patents, including Hon Lik’s original Ruyan patent. In fact, along with their 2013 purchase of the Hon Lik/Dragonite patents, Hon himself came to work for Fontem. He still does.

Fontem Ventures has been responsible for good science on vapor products, including funding some studies that were done by independent researchers. The company also created an astroturf advocacy site that recruited vapers through social media to contribute their stories, while hiding its origin. That site shut down quickly after being exposed as a non-grassroots effort.

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The Not-So-Discontinued Series: Commodore Pearry


Charlie Noble strikes again!

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The Not-So-Discontinued Series: Commodore Pearry

Welcome back to the latest installment of our occasional series, featuring some of the Charlie Noble flavors that have been discontinued, but never forgotten! I


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