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Chinese customs seizes smuggled American e-liquid – Vaping360


Chinese language customs seizes smuggled American e-liquid

Customs brokers in China have confiscated 600 metric tons (1.three million kilos) of e-liquid being smuggled into the nation from america.

The Chinese language information company Xinhua is reporting that the product has a price of about $44 million (300 million yuan). Twenty individuals have been positioned beneath “prison detention” after the seizure.

The story has little or no element about what was seized, describing it solely as “digital cigarette oil,” which may imply that it’s PG or VG or completed e-liquid. However the $44 million determine would appear to point one thing greater than PG or VG within the containers.

The customs seizure was an enormous operation, with 320 police raiding 4 separate firms, described as being based mostly in Shenzhen and Xiamen, and supplying “the vast majority of the e-cigarette oil within the Chinese language market.”

That data got here from Zhou Bin, head of Gongbei Customs Workplace, in keeping with Xinhua. Zhou instructed the information company that Chinese language e-cigarette gross sales have grown 300 p.c yearly ”lately.”

He additionally stated that many of the e-liquid offered in China is imported. That itself is attention-grabbing, contemplating that each e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturing originated in China, and there are nonetheless main e-liquid producers like Hangsen and Dekang working within the nation.

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UK health body: Don’t treat vaping like smoking | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers

UK health body: Don’t treat vaping like smoking

Public Health England supports vaping as a healthier alternative to smoking.


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Australian Psychiatrists Urge Government To Lift Nicotine Ban | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Australian Psychiatrists Urge Government To Lift Nicotine Ban
BY CHRIS MELLIDES

There’s been a shift in the debate over access to e-cigarettes containing nicotine in Australia.

Many psychiatrists operating within the country are urging the government to lift the ban on nicotine, because the mentally ill who are documented as being heavy smokers could stand to benefit from using vapor products instead of continuing to smoke cigarettes.

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) states that the mentally ill are more likely to smoke heavily with life expectancy cut by 20 years compared to the general population, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

It is currently legal to purchase vapor products in Australia, but it’s illegal to sell, possess or use nicotine with them.

The move by the RANZCP is the first instance of a specialist medical college or major health group to go against Australia’s medical community, which is largely in favor of banning e-cigarettes, The Herald reports.

To read more click here for The Sydney Morning Herald article.

Chris Mellides is the Managing Editor of VAPE Magazine. A seasoned journalist, he has worked in all areas of the media industry since first getting his start in newspaper reporting. Contact him at chris@vapemz.com.

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New! Concrete River Flavor Notes:Selected excerpts from some european flavor tests. First tests on FlavourArt UK Blend VaPimms, Sasami Sweet Blackberry, and Sasami Gooseberry. Starts with cl…


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Taste Your Juice | E-cigarettes do not promote cancer growth in lab tests


E-cigarettes do not promote cancer growth in lab tests

A new study found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells. In contrast, smoke from a reference cigarette was positive for cancer-promoting activity at very low concentrations.

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Taste Your Juice | E-cigarettes do not promote cancer growth in lab tests

 


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Capella Creamy Yogurt has been discontinued


Capella Creamy Yogurt has been discontinued


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E-cigarettes as harmful as their analog counterparts? Not so fast


E-cigarettes as harmful as their analog counterparts? Not so fast

The e-cigarette business is booming. As smokers ditch the habit in record numbers, many look to the digital world to find a replacement for their favorite analog vice. And e-cigarettes are, for better or worse, what’s next.

With the rise in popularity comes increased scrutiny. And with the scrutiny comes a gold rush of sorts to prove these are just as dangerous as their analog counterparts. “E-cigarettes ‘Potentially as Harmful as Tobacco Cigarettes” reads the headline on UCONN’s website touting the latest of these controversial studies. But is it true?

That’s the billion dollar question for for the e-cig industry.

With heavy financial incentive it’s imperative to question everything. And with all things in journalism, the easiest way to answer a complicated question is to follow the money.

You can start with the study itself. It’s paywalled. This benefits the researchers publishing the study or, more often, the non-profits hosting it — like JSTOR. Inflammatory headlines drive traffic; it’s journalism 101. In a world where smokers are ditching the habit en masse, the easiest way to get their attention is by playing on fear and the primary motive of quitting tobacco: death. Few are going to fork over the money to read the study, and instead they’ll share the headline as fact.

That’s a mistake, and one the shady world of scientific research relies on to drive interest. In a universe revolving around research funding and accolades, it’s easy to see how shoddy science slips through the cracks. Paywall aside, these controversial studies are huge for universities even if no one ponies up to read the text.

Before diving into the findings, the study touts its “novel, automated, low-cost, dimensional (3-D) printed microfluidic array” developed to “detect DNA damage from metabolites in environmental samples.”

All good studies start with a sales pitch

Odds are the University of Connecticut (UCONN), or the researchers behind this “novel” piece of machinery plan to sell or license it at some point. It’s hard to believe UCONN’s motives are completely altruistic, but even if it doesn’t intend to profit from the machine there’s still a heavy financial incentive. There’s incentive in the attention it draws to the university, an increase in research funding from government grants and private backers, and the potential to capture young minds who’ve yet to decide which institution they’d like make loan payments to for the next decade-plus. No to mention it reads like a sales pitch.

For the University of Connecticut, it’s probably a good thing most won’t read the text, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

Staying on the financial track, there’s also a heavy incentive for lawmakers to shed doubt on digital smoking products. Big tobacco, after all, has long been one of the largest financiers of the GOP campaign trail, and even Donald Trump’s health secretary (yes, you read that right) has ties to the tobacco industry. It’s toned down its lobbying efforts in recent years, but millions found its way from tobacco farms in the Southeast directly into the pockets of Sen. Richard Burr, Rep. Paul Ryan, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Sen. Marco Rubio, and others.

In fact, nine of the industry’s top 10 congressional recipients in 2016 were republicans.

The Vice President himself, Mike Pence, once tried to convince us that “despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn’t kill.” Pence, it should be noted, has pocketed more than $100,000 from the tobacco industry during his career.

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As for the science, it’s mostly sound. Mostly.

UCONN’s study used an “artificial inhalation technique” that has been scrutinized before. In essence, a machine pulls on the device to simulate inhaling. The team set the test where 20 puffs of an e-cigarette was the rough equivalent to one tobacco cigarette — a figure in line with mosts tests.

They then gathered samples at 20, 60, and 100 puffs before determining e-cigs were just as dangerous on a DNA-level — damaging DNA and leading to cancer-causing mutations — as the real thing.

Without a proper methodology documentation, we can’t know whether these puffs were of actual liquid, or so-called dry burn. Dry burn is when the e-cig liquid is gone, and you’re instead burning the wicking device within, leading you to inhale actual smoke, not the vapor produced by the e-cig liquid. 20 puffs could easily drain a device, and UCONN makes no mention as to whether it was refilled or if the remainder of the 20 — or 60, or 100 — puffs were of the dry burn variety.

We already know inhaling the byproducts of dry combustion is cancer-causing, but that’s not typically what e-cig smokers are pulling into their lungs.

The debate on whether e-cigs are harmful is one worth having. Scientifically, though, this study contradicts nearly everything we’ve learned so far about e-cigarettes — 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 — and leading people away from a safer tobacco alternative by touting your own testing product instead of more accurate alternatives is just irresponsible.

Science aside, if you’re measuring an item with a dozen (or fewer) food-grade chemicals against one with thousands (many of which are known carcinogens), you’d be naive to believe the former could possibly be as dangerous as the latter.

You’d be equally naive to assume it was completely safe.

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MixLife App is a Global thing…. #thetakeover


MixLife App is a Global thing….
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Daily Mix Tip: Florals don’t have to be perfumy. You can add rose to strawberry …


Daily Mix Tip: Florals don’t have to be perfumy. You can add rose to strawberry or raspberry to boost some of the top notes. You can add jasmine to tropical flavors to bring out some of the richer creamier undertones. You can add honeysuckle to melon flavors to add a fragrant top note green feel to them that makes them come out as fresh crisp melon. Lavender can add a slight purple tone to some flavors and create some unique tasting profiles. So don’t be afraid of the florals because you’re afraid of vaping perfume, use them sparingly and they can be some of the greatest tools in your mixing kit for making your own unique profile recipes. http://ow.ly/dSpn30cJohp


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