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KEEPING VAPERS INFORMED | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers



KEEPING VAPERS INFORMED: Stakeholder conference call with Mitch Zeller, J.D., Director, Center for Tobacco Products and Anna Abram, FDA’s Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis, THAT FOLLOWED THE JULY 28TH ANNOUNCEMENT BY FDA DIRECTOR SCOTT GOTTLIEB


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Sweeteners | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Sweetener?

Super Sweet not the same as TFA Sweetener
(Originally I suggested using 25% of cap ss vs tfa Sweetener in a recipe)

After learning more about super sweet I’d say don’t use it at all. And be aware that not all Sweetener is equal. Meaning using the wrong one can drastically change a recipe or even ruin it.
(Ckemist)

Jarvis and ID10-T go deeper in the comments


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The American Heart Association Says Vaping Is Safer | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


American Heart Association got something right finally.
Get ready for the studies to pour in. Vaping Saves Lives Daily.
#bigtobacco kills.

The American Heart Association Says Vaping Is Safer Than Smoking

It’s kind of a no-brainer at this point, but health groups are moving away from blind condemnation of vaping.


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England officially sides with vaping! | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


England officially sides with vaping!

England is the first country in the world to recommend vaping to smokers as part of its official tobacco control plan. The 32-page document was released Tuesday. It applies only to England, not the entire United Kingdom, which also includes Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

“This is probably the first significant government policy paper anywhere that recognises and pursues the opportunities of tobacco harm reduction, rather than defining these technologies as a threat to be suppressed,” wrote Clive Bates in his blog.

England has been a pioneer — the pioneer — in promoting vaping to smokers.

The plan is starkly different from American tobacco control efforts. The idea that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), or the California Department of Public Health, might actually recommend that smokers use reduced-risk products like e-cigarettes to improve their health is about as likely as Stanton Glantz tearing open a pack of Kools and lighting up at a UCSF fundraiser.

England has been a pioneer — the pioneer — in promoting vaping to smokers. It wasn’t that long ago — just two years, in fact, in 2015 — when Public Health England’s “E-cigarettes: an evidence update” shook the foundations of tobacco control, and defined the divide in public health between harm reduction and prohibition.

Vaping in the workplace? Yes, please!

Last year, PHE issued guidance to employers, reminding them, “Different approaches will be appropriate in different places, but policies should take account of the evidence and clearly distinguish vaping from smoking.”

The tobacco control plan makes that advice more official. “This recognises that decisions on vaping policy should rest with owners and managers of premises – and that the justification to override the preferences of property owners with blanket vape-free laws does not exist,” writes Clive Bates. “This is an ethically robust position to take.”

Will England dump the TPD after Brexit?

The hated Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) provoked many vapers to vote to leave the European Union last year. The tobacco control plan provides the first official hint that England could possibly abandon the TPD after the U.K. exits the E.U.

“We will look to identify where we can sensibly deregulate without harming public health or where EU regulations limit our ability to deal with tobacco,” says the Department of Health. “In particular, the government will assess recent legislation such as the Tobacco Products Directive, including as it applies to e-cigarettes, and consider where the UK’s exit provides opportunity to alter the legislative provisions to provide for improved health outcomes within the UK context.”

That would be a welcome development for vapers and vaping businesses. The disruption to the market caused by the pointless regulations of the TPD has caused some vape companies in the U.K. to close, and forced vapers to hack devices and DIY e-liquid to have workable gear.

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Exempt from FDA rules? | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Progress?

Should e-cigarettes be exempt from FDA rules? A House panel says yes

Legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. But most panel Democrats said the products are dangerous and are targeted at children.


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Hospitals Abandon Vaping Ban E-Cigarette Safety | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers

Hospitals Abandon Vaping Ban After Evidence On E-Cigarette Safety

Two UK hospitals abolished a ban on the use of e-cigarettes Thursday thanks to overwhelming evidence showing they’re vastly safer than tobacco cigarettes. A National Health Service Trust, which run


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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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Understanding Nicotine Strengths and Percentages – Vaping360


Understanding Nicotine Strengths and Percentages

Every new vaper knows the confusion. Shopping for your usual 12 mg/mL nicotine level, you don’t see the option there. Instead, the e-juice comes in either 0%, 0.3%, 0.6%, 1.2% and 1.8% nicotine. So what do you do? What’s the difference between nicotine strengths written as mg/mL and those written as percentages? How do you convert from one to the other?

Nicotine strength in mg/mL

Most of the time, e-liquid nicotine strengths are shown in mg/mL, which stands for milligrams per milliliter. This means that for every milliliter of e-liquid in the bottle, there is the specified amount of nicotine.

For a 6 mg/mL e-juice, this means every milliliter contains 6 mg of nicotine. If you need to work out the total amount of nicotine in a bottle or in a tank, just multiply the strength in mg/mL by the number of milliliters of it you have.

For example, if you fill up a 5 mL tank with 6 mg/mL e-liquid, you have 5 mL × 6 mg/mL = 30 mg of nicotine in your tank. In the same way, a 10 mL bottle of 6 mg/mL e-liquid contains 60 mg of nicotine in total.

Nicotine strengths as percentages

Nicotine strengths as percentages are very similar, but a little easier to understand. Instead of combining a mass (in mg) and a volume (in mL), percentages use the volumes of both. In simple terms, figures like 0.3% or 1.8% just tell you how much of the liquid in the bottle is nicotine.

This means that if you have some e-liquid containing 1.2% nicotine, any amount you measure out will be 1.2% nicotine and 98.8% PG, VG and flavorings.

Technically, this measurement is called “nicotine by volume,” in the same way the percentages on a bottle of liquor are “alcohol by volume” or ABV for short. “Nicotine by volume” is sometimes shortened to NBV too.

You could also work out the percentage by mass, if you wanted to, but e-liquid companies usually don’t do this. We work with e-juice in mL, so they do to.

Converting from mg/mL to percent and back

Converting from a nicotine strength in mg/mL to a percentage is really easy. Just divide the amount in mg/mL by 10. So if you have a 6 mg/mL e-juice, this is equal to a 0.6% e-juice. An 18 mg/mL e-juice is equal to a 1.8% e-juice. And if you had a high-strength nicotine base of 72 mg/mL, this would be 7.2%

The conversion couldn’t be any simpler. To convert back from percentages to mg/mL, just multiply it by 10.

More detail on combining weights and volumes

Practically, this is all you’ll need to know to switch between percentages and mg/mL values confidently. But if you’re interested in why exactly it works out like that, here’s a bit more information.

The issue is slightly complicated because values in mg/mL mix mass and volume. This convention originated in China, where the first e-cigarettes were made. It wouldn’t be a problem, but to work out a percentage, you need two volumes to use, not one volume and one mass.

To work it out for yourself, you need to know how much volume each mg of nicotine occupies in liquid form. Nicotine has a density of 1.01 grams per cubic centimeter, which means that 1,010 mg of pure nicotine takes up one milliliter. We can use this to convert mg of nicotine to mL of nicotine.

First, we need to find the total amount of nicotine we’re considering, in mg. As covered earlier, this just means multiplying the nicotine strength – say 6 mg/mL – by the size of the bottle – say 10 mL. So in this case we have 60 mg of nicotine. Using the density of nicotine, this works out to about 0.059 mL of pure nicotine.

So to work out the percentage, you divide the volume of the nicotine by the total volume of the e-liquid and then multiply the result by 100. This means that the 10 mL bottle of 6 mg/mL e-liquid has (0.59 mL / 10 mL ) × 100% = 0.59% nicotine. Since we don’t need to be this accurate, it would be listed on the bottle as 0.6%.

You won’t need to actually do this, but this explains why all you need to do to go from mg/mL to a percentage is divide by 10. Nicotine has a similar density to water, so it’s basically 1 g per mL, and this makes the math really easy.

Congratulations: You’ll never order the wrong e-juice again

If you aren’t too traumatized from the impromptu math, you can now confidently explain what mg/mL means, what the percentage values on e-liquids mean and convert between them easily. No matter where you’re ordering from, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting.

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