Vaping Facts & Research

Vaping Evolutions For Safety

As technology continues to evolve at the fastest pace it ever has in history, evolutions in every industry, for every product and every service are a natural occurrence. Vaping is a relatively new fad that has come into the forefront of popular culture in creating a new social norm, as well as being a target for media criticism. Health concerns were one of the arguments against vaping by many forms of media wishing to create another villain in the nicotine industry, though more and more research is being conducted as to whether these claims are true. Claims that vaping is just as bad as smoking, or that they are a gateway to cigarettes have been found disproven, as studies have found that vaping is generally a much cleaner and safer option for people. One of the areas of concern in the advent of these electronic devices is the safety of the batteries that fuel the E-cigarettes.  As there have been instances in the past of overheating and in some cases, exploding, technology advancements have been made in the newer models for more secure battery systems for these devices.


The lithium-ion battery was one that has experienced difficulties in the past, though recently it has been reinvented to create a cell that lasts longer, charges faster and is without the risk of explosion or overheating. Energy density is also improved, which means that they will last longer and allow for more charging cycles to avoid less waste in not having to use multiple batteries for one device. The most vital evolution is perhaps the fact that the new batteries prevent overheating. As the battery cells operate at lower temperatures, they are said to be more stable than the previous models. Basically, this is all great news for the vaping industry as they continue to update their devices for improved efficiency and overall safety for users.


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Vaping Facts & Research

Vaping To Reduce Post-Smoking Weight Gain

High blood pressure and other heart complications are just some of the adverse health risks that smokers experience. There’s no denying that smoking cigarettes greatly decreases longevity in creating illness and disease such as cardiovascular problems and cancers. As an alternative solution to smoking, vaping is considered an effective option for smokeless tobacco consumption for peopling wishing to taper, and eventually quit smoking (as well as generally being a healthier social habit to cultivate over smoking).


An issue that many people who are trying to quit smoking experience is weight gain, leading to more cardiovascular complications in addition to those created by the addition itself. Vaping may just be the solution to this problem. One study in particular examined blood pressure in those who smoked compared with those vaped whilst tapering down on smoking. Results revealed that smokers who tapered or completely quit cigarette consumption by vaping had great reductions in blood pressure, compared with those who quit cold turkey (with no assistance). This is due to the effect that vaping may have on the process of post-smoking weight gain. Those who take up vaping to replace the act of smoking can expect to experience less weight gain. This may be due to the fact that the habit has been replaced, therefore reducing the instances of quitting smokers replacing smoking with overconsumption of food. Also, as nicotine is still affecting the body in vaping, the relaxation effect on the nervous system in vaping can also be why people experience less weight gain due to stress. These findings point to the fact that vaping may just be the way to quit smoking while avoiding some of the problems associated such as weight gain. This may also reduce the instance of adverse effects on the cardiovascular system as a result.


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Vaping Facts & Research

Vaping Length: How Long Is Best?

For any vaping enthusiast, both seasoned and new to the technique, it can be a complex process to find your rhythm and flow in how you utilize this experience. With so many different devices, styles, functions and strengths, choosing the right vaping device for yourself is just the first step. The actual process of inhalation and how long you vape for can be varied according to your preferences and ultimately, the desired effect you wish to achieve.


Research has been conducted to examine the effects of varying length of vaping on different as opposed to cigarettes. Results showed that those using cigarette style devices vaped for over an hour, without achieving the same results as a smoker did in just 5 mins. Conversely, for those using the bigger, stronger vaping device, it took 3 min to reach the same nicotine blood levels as the 5 min smokers. This reveals that for those looking to mimic the effect of smoking in their vaping experience, then it is necessary to do so on a larger device for over 30 mins. It is important for those making the switch from smoking not to expect that a 5 min vaping session will give you your fix to beat your cravings. For those who are vaping for the leisure and social aspect, then it perhaps may even be encouraging to know that their 5-10 mins of vaping is a much lighter alternative to smoking. For whatever reason you have taken to vaping, it is useful to know the effects of this technique and the comparison to smoking.


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The FDA’s Ruling Is Said To Be A “Two-Year Countdown” On Vapor Products

Vapor StoreAugust 8, 2016 marked a historic day for vapers and vape shops everywhere as the FDA cracked down on the sale of new and old vaping products. Under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act the FDA (US Food and Drug Association) will now refer to all vaping products as “tobacco products.”


So what exactly does this mean for vaping and vape shops?


The ruling is being described by George Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, as a “two-year countdown to FDA prohibition of 99.9% of vapor products on the market.” That seems to be a strong claim to back, but he he stands by it and goes further to say that if the ruling is not reversed, the vaping industry will be minimal after two years.


To grasp this statement, let’s analyze what exactly is addressed under the ruling and how that will affect vaping shops everywhere:


Virtually Everything Is A Tobacco Product


This means that vaping products are now subject to regulation by the FDA, including nicotine-free and synthetic nicotine products. This bestows a limit on what products can and cannot be sold. Thus vape shops may not be able to sell your favorite product to you, now or in the near future.


Furthermore, if the product wasn’t commercially marketed on August 8 it cannot be legally introduced into the market. Modifications to current products can neither occur.


Changes For Vape Shop Owners/Employees


There are manifold new storeowner regulations concerning age confirmation, free samples, labeling, and even aiding customers with setup. You’ll want to learn more and update yourself on all the present regulations in effect as there will be surely more to come. The next big date is December 31, 2016 when manufacturers (including importers) must register their establishment(s) and distinct products in order to continue selling in the US.


You can visit the American Vaping Association’s website for further news on the FDA ruling and how you will be affected.


European Study-Vaping Popular Way to Quit Smoking

vape shop camp wisdomIn a recent European study vaping products were found beneficial in the use of quitting tobacco cigarettes in place of traditional marketed Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRT).


A press release from the American Vaping Association , dated June 27, 2016, stated a study was recently concluded by researchers at the University of Patras-Greece, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre-Greece and the French National Research Institute for Health and Medical Research. The findings of the research concluded that often tobacco smokers are sourcing vaping products as a means to quit or reduce their need for tobacco cigarettes. Information for the study was compiled from a 2014 Eurobarometer survey. The Eurobarometer survey gauges, among other subjects, configurations in the use of tobacco cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Data from the survey was compiled from a questionnaire filled out by 27, 460 European participants from 28 countries in the European Union.


The information gathered from the research found that 48.5 million Europeans have tried e-cigarettes, and 7.5 million participants consider themselves to still be current users. Among those who are still vape users 35.1% stated they quit smoking tobacco cigarettes, while another 32.2% stated they haven’t quit but have cut-back on their use of tobacco cigarettes. Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, principal investigator and co-author of the research explained in the press release, “These are probably the highest rates of smoking cessation and reduction ever observed in such a large population study.”


The scientists concluded two specific findings about vaping from their research. First overall fact was that vaping appeared to be a feasible way for smokers to completely quit smoking, or at least reduce their need for tobacco cigarettes. The second fact was that vaping use tended to be only among current and former tobacco smokers. The research concluded only 1.3% of non-smokers conveyed they used e-cigarettes containing nicotine, and a small 0.09% of non-smokers stated they smoked electronic cigarettes on a daily basis. There was no apparent continued use of e-cigarettes by non-smokers. This confirms other studies that concluded vaping is not a gateway to tobacco cigarettes.


In another study the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) concluded the same findings that vaping can be used to successfully quit smoking. The RCP recently finished their own study regarding e-cigarette use in the UK, “Nicotine without Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction.” From their research the RCP concluded that E-cigarettes are being sold as a consumer product, but are becoming popular as a way for smokers to quit or reduce their tobacco cigarette instead of using traditional Nicotine replacement therapies. The RCP stated although there may future findings of health risks associated with vaping products, but in today’s products the long-term health risks associated with e-cigarette use is unlikely to exceed 5% of the harm from tobacco cigarettes. They stated for overall public health, e-cigarettes, NRT’s and other non-tobacco products should be promoted as an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes.


The research strongly suggest vaping is valuable alternative for smokers to be able quit or lower their dependence on traditional tobacco cigarettes. Make the change today. Come to your local Camp Wisdom Vape Shop and see how much of a healthy difference vaping can make for your life.


Wiley Online Library. Addiction-“Electronic Cigarette Use in the European Union: Analysis of a Representative Sample of 27, 460 Europeans from 28 Countries.”
28 June 2016;jsessionid=B5F05BAAEDEBFFD76E6412BDA1BE50E1.f03t01

Royal College of Physicians. “Nicotine Without Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction”
28 June 2016