The Latest Vaping News – The VapePassion Show Episode 66

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • E-Juice Review: Creme De La Creme Vanilla Creme
  • Anti-Vaping U.S Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy Has Been Fired
  • First impressions: Wismec Predator 228
  • Kanger’s New Five6 Kit Has Five Batteries
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter Proposes Bill to Differentiate Vaping From Smoking
  • CDC Study Shows Vaping Is The Most Popular Product To Quit Smoking

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The Latest Vaping News – The VapePassion Show Episode 65

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • E-Juice Review: No. 8 Nilla Custard from CedarVape.com
  • First Impressions of The Icon RDA from Mike Vapes
  • Vaping 360 Republishes Old Oudated Content And Got Called Out By The Author
  • The Navy Bans Vaping on Ships, Submarines, and Aircraft
  • The Most Popular Vape Tricker on Instagram
  • New Mexico’s Governor Stops Bill From Banning Vaping
  • Proposed Indoor Vape Ban Removed From New York Budget
  • Study Finds No Concerning Amounts of Trace Metals in E-Cig Vapor

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E-Juice Review: Vanval’s Father’s Load – Bakery Hazelnut, Tobacco, Custard

VanValVapor.com sent this to me for free for the purpose of this review.

Father’s Load comes in various bottle sizes, but they sent me a 17.5ml bottle and in 6mg nicotine. This is a max VG e-juice.

The description of this says:

“A playful pun on another big name e-liquid. A sweet bakery blend with hints of hazelnut, a dash of tobacco, and a concoction of creams enveloped in vanilla custard to make this a legendary blend.”

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E-Juice Review: Vanval’s Flux Deluxe – Frozen Lemonade

VanValVapor.com sent this e-juice to me for the purpose of this review. It’s a 17.5ml bottle, 6mg of nicotine, and max VG.

Van Val describes Flux Deluxe as:

“A refreshing frozen lemonade on the inhale and tart lemon candy on the exhale. Flux Deluxe is sure to satisfy that lemon craving on any hot sunny day.”

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E-Juice Review: Vanval’s How Many Puffs – Raspberry Tootsie Pop

VanValVapor.com sent me “How Many Puffs” for the purpose of this review.

I reviewed this in 6mg nicotine. It comes in a 17.5ml bottle and is max VG.

VanVal’s description of “How Many Puffs” says:

“Reminiscent of your favorite sucker back as a child. A chocolaty center completely engulfed in a delightful raspberry candy. How Many Puffs will it take you to finish the bottle?”

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The Latest Vaping News – The VapePassion Show Episode 64

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • E-Juice Review: Jazmner Boba from Marina Vapes
  • Vapingwithtwisted420 on American Grit Season 2
  • Why Vape Shops Selling to Non-Smokers Is a Non-Issue
  • Scott Gottlieb As The Head of FDA Looks Good For Vaping
  • Anti-Vaping Messages on The Good Mythical Morning Channel on YouTube

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Prop 56: New California Vape Taxes Starting in April

If you’re a vaper in California, you’ll notice that prices in your local vape shops have gone up as of April 1st.

You might recall that Prop 56 passed in California during the elections last November. This proposition is also known as the Tobacco Tax Increase Initiative. It passed with an overwhelming 64.43% of voters in favor of the tax increase.

This new tax increase raises the taxes on cigarettes to $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increases on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes.

According to HaloCigs.com, this new tax will increase the cost of vaping products by up to 67%, resulting in a $20 bottle of e-juice costing $30 to $35. I believe this 67% number that Halo is reporting is what the rumor was when the bill originally passed. It’s not accurate anymore as far as I can tell, although I don’t know if it’s still possible for the taxes to reach that point, which might be why they’re still reporting it.

According to Tasty Vapor, a California-based e-liquid manufacturer, all liquids containing nicotine will have a 27.3% excise tax for California residents, but this excludes 0mg nicotine e-liquids. Orders from California businesses that go out-of-state are also not affected.

The California State Board of Equalization’s special notice states that vaping products are exempt from the tax as long as they are sold independently of liquids containing nicotine.

Retailers and wholesalers must also pay a “floor stock tax,” meaning additional tax on anything in their possession and inventory.

Due to pressure on increasing the taxes even further, it’s expected that the excise tax will increase more on July 1st. The final percentage hasn’t been figured out yet, and this might be where Halo’s 67% number comes from.

This is an excise tax, which means that the consumer is not responsible for it – the vendor is. The first business to sell the product within the state of California is responsible for the taxes.

For example, if a vape shop in California gets e-juice from a manufacturer located in Florida, the California shop is responsible for paying the taxes to the state. This is going to result in higher costs for the vape shop, which will be passed on to the consumer.

And like the ridiculous Pennsylvania vape tax, if you order vape products from out of state, you are responsible for paying those taxes. There’s no circumventing these taxes if you are a California resident.

It’s estimated that this new tax will result in more than 1,000 vape shops closing within the state, as fewer customers will be able to afford these tax increases. Some manufacturers are likely to move out of the state as well.

It looks like DIY might be the best option for California residents at this point. Zero-nicotine e-juice is exempt from these taxes, which mean you can still buy affordable e-juice, but you’ll have to add your own nicotine. Liquid nicotine is included in this new tax law, so you will need to pay higher taxes on it, but it’s still cheaper to pay the tax on a bottle of nicotine occasionally, rather than on every bottle of e-liquid you buy.

E-Juice Review: Vanval’s I’m Not Crazy – Strawberries, Maple, Cream

VanVal’s description for this e-juice says “strawberries and maple fuse together to perfection with a dollop of cream to bring balance to such an exquisite recipe.”

VanValVapor.com sent me “I’m Not Crazy” for the purpose of this review.

It’s a 17.5ml bottle, has 6mg nicotine, and is max VG.

It has a nice professional label. No inappropriate cartoons here, which is nice to see.

The e-juice I’m reviewing has 6mg nicotine and all of VanVal’s e-liquids are max VG.

The smell I get out of it is most definitely maple. It’s clear as day. I don’t get any strawberry notes out of the flavor though.

For the review I used the iStick 100w TC with the Freakshow Mini RDA on top. The RDA was built at 1.10 ohms and I fired it at 25 watts.

This e-liquid has a very rich maple flavor. The maple flavor is a little strange though. I can taste maple, but I can also taste a little of everyday pancake syrup. It’s not terrible, but I’d prefer the flavor to be just a straight up maple.

As for the strawberry flavor, it’s very light. I would have really liked for the strawberry flavor to come out more.

Final verdict: “I’m Not Crazy” is just okay.

VanVal’s e-liquids are really affordable. You can get 65ml bottles for $8.99, 125ml bottles for $15.99, 210ml bottles for $24.99, and sample packs of seven 15ml bottles for $15.99.

E-Juice Review: Vanval’s It’s Just Nice to Have – Milk Tea, Honey, Chai

This e-liquid is described as “one of those flavors that is refreshingly delicious with every puff you take. “It’s Just Nice to Have” is a very delicate milk tea with subtle hints of honey and chai. This e-liquid has just enough sweet combined with the revitalizing taste of crisp chai tea that you will truly understand the term all day vape.”

VanValVapor.com sent me “It’s Just Nice to Have” for the purpose of this review.

This is a 17.5 ml bottle, 6mg nicotine, and max VG.

VanVal’s bottles have nice professional label. The e-liquid itself is a clean looking yellowish color.

For this review I used the Kbox 200 with the Veritas RDA on top. The Veritas is more of a tight-draw, mouth-to-lung RDA, so I vaped it a fairly low wattage – 35 watts.

The smell is very unique and actually smells like chai tea. I can even get some creaminess from it.

The flavor is also extremely unique. I’ve never tried anything like this one. It tastes like chai tea and has a little bit of a spiciness to it. It actually reminds me a little bit like Indian food. It has a sort of sweet and savory taste at the same time.

The flavor of this is hard to explain. It’s so difficult to explain that I’m still unsure if I like this flavor myself, even after having vaped quite a bit of it.

It’s so unique!

It tastes like chai tea and it has that milkiness they are going for, but the other flavor notes in here are confusing.

If you’re really big fan of milk tea with chai and honey flavors, you might like this one.

I’m still on the fence on this one.

VanVal’s e-liquids are really affordable. You can get 65ml bottles for $8.99, 125ml bottles for $15.99, 210ml bottles for $24.99, and sample packs of seven 15ml bottles for $15.99.

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