The FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-juice in C-Stores and Gas Stations

There has been a lot of talk about this in recent weeks and now we know it’s almost a certainty. The FDA is expected to ban the sales of flavored e-juice throughout the country as soon as this week (maybe even today!).

For now, this is only going to happen in convenience stores and gas stations. The ban will only apply to pods or cartridges, so basically, this is targeting Juul products. They do not plan to ban open tank system products.

The FDA also said they will allow mint and menthol flavors since cigarettes also come in menthol and the FDA doesn’t want to give cigarettes an advantage over vaping.

To many of you, this news probably won’t be a problem since you likely buy online or in vape shops, but this is a pretty big deal for the majority of vapers in the country. Hobbyists and hardcore vapers like us are only a small segment of vapers as a whole, but the majority of vapers are non-hobbyists who are vaping to quit smoking. They don’t care about new products on the market. They just want to stop smoking. And now these people will be left without any flavor options.

This could have serious ramifications for people trying to quit. Another important consideration is that there are many towns throughout the country that don’t even have access to vape shops. If they can’t get flavors from vape shops, convenience stores, or gas stations, many of these people might simply go right back to smoking.

My guess is that the FDA is starting with convenience stores and gas stations because that’s where most underage sales happen, either by a sales clerk or an of-age person buying it for a younger person. Even if that’s true, this sets a dangerous precedent for further increasing bans later.

I’m personally against this ban, but what do you think?

South Park Makes Fun of Vaping

I’m sure by now that you’ve heard that South Park has tackled the issue of vaping recently in episode four of season 22, which aired a couple of weeks ago. If you want to watch it, it’s titled “Tegridy Farms” and you can watch it for free on the official website.

If you haven’t watched it yet, you might want to do that first because I’m probably gonna ruin it for you.

So it goes like this.

Randy Marsh finds out that kids at the school are vaping and he gets so upset about the direction society is moving that he decides to uproot the family and build a farm out in the country. Being that they live in Colorado, of course, it’s a weed farm, which he names “Tegridy Farms”, which is country-talk for Integrity.

So vaping continues to grow back at the school. Everyone from the kindergartners and older is doing it and it turns out that Cartman and Butters are the suppliers. And their supplier is your stereotypical vape douche bag – now get this, and this is pretty funny and it might be a crazy coincidence, but I don’t think it is. So this stereotypical vape douche bag looks exactly like Vapor Joe, complete with black clothes, do-rag, tattoos, and a mech mod hanging from a chain necklace.

I don’t mean to say that people with these characteristics are vape douchebags, that’s just what Vapor Joe is wearing in one of his most popular images. It’s also the first image that shows up in Google when you search for “vape douche” so I’m betting that’s what the writers searched for when putting this episode together.

If you don’t know who Vapor Joe is, he runs a popular deal site; VaporJoes.com and he created the popular vape forum VapingUnderground.com. He’s been around for a long time and does live shows every week. He’s basically the vape industries biggest affiliate marketer.

Now back to “Tegridy Farms”. Randy’s farm is doing so well that in just four days, Big Vape wants to buy him out. Randy is interested in the deal until he sees this Big Vape executive using a vape, which Randy calls a “pussy stick” and continues to call it that for the rest of the show. This starts a war and Big Vape buys out Randy’s farming neighbors. Randy retaliates by heading to the vape shop in the city on his tractor where he kicks everyone’s ass and blows it up.

They mixed in a little bit of vape culture and weed culture into this one. There were some parts in there too where Cartman would look at the camera and say things like “Did you know that vaping is much safer than smoking” – taking a dig at vape advocates I think. I’ve already seen that some vapers are upset at the show for the way that vaping was portrayed, but I actually thought it was pretty funny.

Have any of you seen it? And if you have, what do you think?

The Latest Vape News – The VapePassion Show Episode 102

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • How to Make DIY 420 / Ganja / Weed-Flavored E-Juice
  • Vaping Convention Circuit Shuts Down
  • South Park Makes Fun of Vaping
  • Vaping Residue Can Transfer Between Rooms
  • Vaping Becoming More Common Among Lower-Income Groups
  • Florida Bundles Oil Drilling Ban With Indoor Vaping Ban
  • The FDA Plans to Ban Flavored E-juice in C-Stores and Gas Stations

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Huge Singles Day Sales – The Double 11 Shopping Festival in China Begins!

I’ve been getting TONS of promotional emails vape companies out of China letting me know about a big upcoming shopping holiday called “Double 11”, also known as “Singles Day”. This is a shopping festival created in 2009 by the well-known shopping site, Alibaba. This is like the Black Friday of China!

So let’s get into the deals!

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