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UK Government Plan Targets Smoking, Embraces Vaping | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


UK Government Plan Targets Smoking, Embraces Vaping
BY CHRIS MELLIDES

The UK government has outlined a plan regarding vaping that may well have office employees rushing to vape at their desks.

The Tobacco Control Plan calls for greater access to safer alternatives to smoking with politicians aiming to cut smoking rates by one quarter in adults and eliminate tobacco use among young people, according to The Telegraph.

The plan reminds employers that vapor products are not included in the country’s smoke free legislation, and that adopted policies that ban smoking should not be applied to vaping.

The government is pushing forward and looks to set a “bold ambition for a smoke-free generation,” The Telegraph also reports.

To read more click here for The Telegraph 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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UK Government Plan Targets Smoking, Embraces Vaping – VAPE Magazine

 


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Daily Mix Tip: Storing DIY E-Liquid & Vape Juice


Daily Mix Tip: It is best to store your mixed e-liquid in glass or PET plastic bottles. LDPE and HDPE are fine bottles to use for daily use, but for making large batches of your flavorite recipes store the large quantity in glass or PET and transfer into your smaller bottles as you need it. Storing in LDPE can leave your juice vulnerable to air exposure as these bottles do breath and allow for flavors to soak into the plastic and absorb aromas from the environment as well which can cause off flavors.

If you are looking to pick up some PET bottles or Glass check out Wizard Labs http://ow.ly/5RAR30dFlgZ

For more great mixing information please visit Flavor-Pro: http://ow.ly/EtIE30dFlis


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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
15% Off
July 1st – July 4th

Essential Depot:
50% Off VG/PG
Valid till July 5th Midnight

ECIGX: CELEBRATEFREEDOM
20% OFF AT ECX!
ALL DIY or DIE and Mixer Showcase One Shots Included In Deal!

Wizard Labs:
Get 20% off Wonder Flavours, Flavor West, PG, VG, and Nicotine Solutions with the coupon code: JULY417

OSDIY: 4TH
20% Off
Valid till end of July 4th

STIXX MIXX: 15off
15% off


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EJM One Shots Now Available in UK & US Each one shot makes about 250 mls for un…


EJM One Shots Now Available in UK & US
Each one shot makes about 250 mls for under $10

UK
https://www.chefsflavours.co.uk/180-e-juice-makers

US
http://www.ecigexpress.com/shop/diy-e-liquid/one-shot-concentrates/diy-mixer-s-showcase.html




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10 ways to avoid the dreaded spitback – Vaping360


10 ways to avoid the dreaded spitback

Not many things can totally ruin an otherwise enjoyable vape like spitback. One minute, you’re happily puffing out clouds of strawberry-scented vapor and the next you’re approaching your mouthpiece like it’s about to bite you. It’s no surprise that having a hot droplet of vapor spit up from the coil into your mouth isn’t pleasant, but if it happens a lot, it can make a tank or atomizer completely unusable.

The good news is that vapers can stop spitback pretty easily, and even if you can’t, there are ways to work around it.

What is spitback and what causes it?

Spitback is the name for the occasional super-hot droplets of e-liquid that occasionally shoot up at you when you’re vaping. If you watch an RDA coil firing, you can sometimes see this happening, usually accompanied by popping sounds. The droplets spit in all directions, but if you’re unlucky when you’re vaping, one will shoot up into the mouthpiece.

Spitback has a simple cause: e-liquid gets pooled up on the coil itself and gets “cooked” instead of being vaporized. This bubbles and spits in the same way a pot of boiling water does, and with you inhaling from the tip, you can easily suck up a droplet or two. The problem is closely linked to flooded coils, but in some cases it can happen even without flooding.

10 ways to get rid of spitback

Vapers have devised a lot of different ways to prevent or at least reduce spitback over the years. It’s worth trying a few different approaches, but every one of them can help to control spitback, depending on the cause. You might not be able to completely stop it, though, especially if you’re using complicated coils.

1. Turn up the power

If your wattage is too low, you might not be vaporizing e-liquid as quickly as your wick is supplying it. Try increasing your wattage by 5 to 10 W if you have a variable wattage mod.

2. Don’t over-prime your coil

“Priming” your coil is manually dripping e-juice onto the wicks before you first use a coil. If you put too much e-juice in the chamber, you can easily cause flooding issues and spitback. Similarly, if you’re using an RDA and you drip too much, you can also end up with spitback.

The solution is simple: don’t overdo your priming or dripping. You should thoroughly soak the wicks, but not so much that the juice starts to pool on your coils. It might take a few attempts until you get a feel for how much you can add to the wick without causing issues, but if you look closely at the wick you can see when it’s getting saturated.

3. Fire before inhaling

For a simpler solution – especially if you’ve primed or dripped too much – just hit the fire button for a couple of seconds before you start to inhale. The popping sounds should fade, leaving the ordinary, white noise-like hum of vaporization. At this point, you can puff away without fear of spitback.

4. Fix your wicks

If you’re getting spitback and you’re using a rebuildable tank atomizer (RTA), your wick might be the problem. Unlike with sub ohm tanks and dripping atomizers, your wicks sometimes work too well with RTAs. If you don’t block the gap between the coils and the tank with enough wick, too much juice makes its way into the chamber and you get flooding and spitback.

So if spitback is a regular problem for you and you’re using an RTA, you may need to re-wick your coils. It might take some trial and error, but the aim is to cover the channels leading from the tank to the chamber without completely blocking them with densely-packed wick. If you’re having issues with flooding and spitting, you’ll need to use more wick than you usually do, but not so much that you have trouble inserting it through the coil.

5. Soak up e-juice from your tank’s chimney

Although flooding is the most common cause of spitback, the problem can also be made worse by e-juice collecting in the chimney and finding its way back down to your coil. This can be fixed easily: get some rolled up tissue paper, remove your drip tip and insert it down into the chimney of your tank. This soaks up the excess e-liquid and reduces the chance of spitback.

6. Avoid twisted or Clapton coils

Multi-strand coil types often pop and spit due to their design. Twisted coils in particular have a bad reputation for this, but Clapton coils have the same issue. Their design makes it easier for e-liquid to pool on the coil, and so sometimes it’s hard to entirely avoid spitback on these coil types. The easiest advice if you absolutely want to avoid spitback is using a simpler coil instead.

7. Reduce your airflow (or inhale more gently)

Inhaling too forcefully when you vape encourages flooding by literally pulling more e-juice into the chamber. This is easy to solve: inhale more softly, letting the coil and wicking do the work for you. If you’re still having issues, try reducing your airflow setting by turning the airflow adjustment ring usually found around the base of the tank. However, if you reduce the airflow, be careful not to inhale more strongly to compensate – this could just make the issue worse.

8. Switch to a higher-VG e-juice

PG is thinner in consistency than VG, and this means that high-PG e-juices are more likely to flood an atomizer than high-VG ones. If you’re having spitback issues, changing to a higher-VG e-juice can solve the problem by slowing down your wicking.

9. Cover your drip tip

Trident Vengeance Driptip

If everything else fails, there is still a pretty foolproof step you can take to avoid spitback: cover your drip so juice can’t possibly spit back up there. You could cover the tip with a paper towel for a low-tech solution, but many vapers cut down pipe screens (like VLS did in the Vecotr RDA) so they fit into the drip tip. Using either approach, this can physically prevent spitback from reaching your mouth. Many tank and atomizer manufacturers are now incorporating anti-spitback measures like this into their designs like in the original Royal Hunter RDA, because they’re one of the simplest and most reliable solutions to the issue.

10. Get a new drip tip

If you have a 510 drip tip, an alternative to covering your drip tip is getting a drip tip specifically designed to prevent spitback. Angled drip tips make it harder for e-juice to spit all the way up into your mouth. In particular, drip tips with a spherical, ball-and-socket like joint (called “rotatable” drip tips) allow you to put the tip at any angle and will prevent spitback (though too much spitback can pool on the inside). Longer drip tips – especially if they’re curved or have a bend in them – solve the issue in the same way.

You could also try to give yourself distance from the spit. Use a longer tip, something like the Cherryvapes Universal Friction Fit tip. This tip allows you to elongate the airflow path, thus getting further away from the possibility of hot pops reaching your mouth. These tips can really come in handy.

The end of spitback?

If you’re consistently having problems with spitback, the important thing to remember is that you can fix it. Even if the first eight suggestions don’t work, the last two certainly will. You might not be too happy about having to cut down a pipe screen or buy a new drip tip just to solve the issue, but the good news is that manufacturers are waking up to the problem. As anti-spitback measures become more common, we may be entering the post-spitback age of vaping. And – speaking as someone who’s given up on spitback-prone tanks in the past – that time can’t come soon enough.

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Taste Your Juice | A BATTERY MOOCH POST: No longer accepting “IMR” on a battery unless correct


A BATTERY MOOCH POST: No longer accepting “IMR” on a battery unless correct

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: No longer accepting “IMR” on a battery unless correct

This has gone on long enough. These companies should know better.

I will no longer be accepting a battery with “IMR” on the wrap as being accurately labeled unless it actually uses the battery chemistry that “IMR” is used for (by the big manufacturers).

The use of “IMR” on the batteries marketed to vapers is a big problem. The chemistry for that model number prefix is one of the safest available in Li-Ion batteries. There are a lot of older online articles for vapers saying that only IMR batteries should be used for vaping. This makes batteries with “IMR” on the wrap seem to be a safe choice.

One big problem though…I don’t think we use any batteries with that chemistry anymore.

Almost all the cylindrical batteries we use are “hybrid” chemistry batteries, i.e., the batteries that are using the “INR” model number prefix (or its equivalent) by the big manufacturers.

That makes me wonder if…

1 These Chinese battery manufacturers and rewrappers just use “IMR” as a way to make us think the battery is a safe chemistry to get us to buy the battery.

2 It’s just become a generic tag that means “non-LiPo”.

3 These Chinese battery manufacturers and rewrappers don’t know the difference between the different chemistries and actually think they are selling batteries that use the same chemistry as in batteries using the “IMR” model number prefix.

Whichever might be true, all of these scenarios are completely unacceptable. Especially in this environment of increased regulations and government scrutiny.

The use of “IMR” by the Chinese battery manufacturers and rewrappers is confusing and unnecessary. There is absolutely no reason to have “IMR” on any battery unless it uses the correct matching chemistry. I will be calling out the batteries from these Chinese companies that do not use “IMR” correctly. There was no good reason to ever use it and it’s time to stop.

My test reports from now on will reflect this.

Our community deserves accurate ratings and labeling. These companies have had years to get it right. Lets speak with our wallets and see what we can do.

Examples of “IMR” being used: https://imgur.com/a/d9dgZ

Taste Your Juice | A BATTERY MOOCH POST: No longer accepting “IMR” on a battery unless correct

 


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Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T


ID10-T

https://diyordievaping.com/2017/05/26/mixers-spotlight-the-wonderful-world-of-the-id10-t/

Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T

ID10-T is a mixer that has grown to critical acclaim among many in the DIY


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E-Juice Makers Mixer Profiles:Kopel:Ckemist:Jennifer Jarvis:Cl…


E-Juice Makers Mixer Profiles:

Kopel:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/HocusKrokus
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=17677

Ckemist:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/Ckemist
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/?filter=60890

Jennifer Jarvis:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/JenniferJarvis
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=73969

Clayton “Steamroom” Moneymaker:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/steamroom
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=68301

Concrete River:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/ConcreteRiver

Six Strings:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/SixStrings952

ID10-T
https://alltheflavors.com/users/ID10-T

Cheeba Steeba
https://alltheflavors.com/users/CheebaSteeba
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=35875

Sejouced
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=25702
https://alltheflavors.com/users/Sejouced

Too Tall
https://alltheflavors.com/users/Tootall
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=73763


E-Juice Makers Mixer Profiles:

Kopel:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/HocusKrokus
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=17677

Ckemist:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/Ckemist
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/?filter=60890

Jennifer Jarvis:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/JenniferJarvis
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=73969

Clayton “Steamroom” Moneymaker:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/steamroom
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=68301

Concrete River:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/ConcreteRiver

Six Strings:
https://alltheflavors.com/users/SixStrings952

ID10-T
https://alltheflavors.com/users/ID10-T

Cheeba Steeba
https://alltheflavors.com/users/CheebaSteeba
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=35875

Sejouced
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=25702
https://alltheflavors.com/users/Sejouced

Too Tall
https://alltheflavors.com/users/Tootall
http://e-liquid-recipes.com/list?filter=73763


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