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Trump Announces Flavored E-Liquid Ban – Here’s What We Need To Do

On September 11th, 2019, President Trump announced that his administration would be taking action against flavored vape products.

Following this, the Health and Human Services secretary, Alex M. Azar II said that the FDA is now outlining a plan in the coming weeks to completely remove flavored vape products from the market, including mint and menthol, but with the exception of tobacco flavors.

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The First Week of Vaping

Green Smoke Battery and Charger

I quit smoking way back in 2010 by using an old-school “cigalike” vape made by Green Smoke (see the image above). This was a top-of-the-line device in those days and I paid a lot of money for it – something like $120 for a single-battery kit! Today, you can get a similar type of cigalike for less than $20. It’s crazy how far we’ve come 🙂

I still remember thinking back then that the price I paid was outrageous, but now I remind myself that I wouldn’t be where I am today if I would have never invested in it. I quit smoking thanks to that little e-cig and I’ve probably added decades to my life. $120 has been more than worth it.

But I want to talk about some of the early observations I made in my first week, which are probably questions that you might have too.

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Vaping to Quit Smoking in 2019 – An In-Depth Beginners Guide

A new year is about to begin and lots of smokers are making their New Year’s resolution to quit smoking. I put together this in-depth guide for those of you out there who are new to vaping. My hope is that this info isn’t so advanced that you feel overwhelmed or confused, but that I provide enough information to make you comfortable with getting started.

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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; and he created the popular vape forum 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?

Switching from Smoking to Vaping with the Help of Stoptober

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Smoking is clearly harmful to health, and smokers will agree that quitting is easier said than done. Luckily, there are now lots of ways to quit smoking; two of the best ones being Stoptober and vaping, combining these two as the vaping industry has done, into Vapetober.

Read on to learn more about Stoptober, Vapetober, and how it might help you to in your smoking cessation efforts.

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