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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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Daily Mix Tip: The total flavoring | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


Daily Mix Tip: The total flavoring used in a recipe is less important that the amounts of each individual flavoring. If you have to use 10% of a weak flavoring, and you are using 3 weak flavorings, you may end up with a recipe that is 30% flavoring total. Is this bad? Not really. Since weaker flavors tend to be higher in their carrier base liquid than molecules, you are actually getting far less flavoring molecules with 30% “flavoring” of weaker flavors than you would of 5% of ultra concentrated flavoring. Focus more on how you use each individual flavoring in the recipe and less about how much total flavoring you are using. You want to get to know each flavoring well and at what percentages you like it. Because with DIY it is all about what YOU want.

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New Flavor Notes on FlavourArt’s Blenderize | DIY E-Liquid Blog – E-Juice Makers


New Flavor Notes on FlavourArt’s Blenderize — http://ow.ly/lZnM30dsWLk What exactly is this flavor and what might you be able to do with it? You can pick up a bottle to try out at http://wizardlabs.us


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


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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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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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Mixers Spotlight: The Wonderful World of the ID10-T


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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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Daily Mix Tip: Don’t toss flavors that you’ve mixed 1 time and had a bad experie…


Daily Mix Tip: Don’t toss flavors that you’ve mixed 1 time and had a bad experience with. Many flavors can be mixed at lesser percentages with other flavorings to create a blended flavor. Sometimes recommended amounts might not work for you, so experiment thoroughly enough with a flavor before giving up on it completely. And don’t worry most flavors will have 8 months to 2 years of a shelf life, so go back to it at a later date with a fresh perspective. http://ow.ly/4iLa30cJnoL


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