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Posted by Vapor Bang on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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An electronic cigarette, also known as an e-cigarette, personal vaporiser or PV, is an electronic inhaler that vaporizes a liquid solution into an aerosol mist, simulating the act of tobacco smoking.

The History of E-Cigs

They were first created to be a safer alternative to cigarettes. The advantage to e-cigs as compared to other tobacco replacement therapy like nicotine gum or nicotine patches is that e-cigarettes solve the other half of the problem, which is the physical habit of smoking. A smoker can use an e-cig in the same way they smoked a traditional cigarette and actual will be able to vaporize in more places without offending people.

In 1963 Herbert A. Gilbert created a primitive design for an ecigarette that used steam to deliver a nicotine solution. Some companies showed interest in producing the product but all public records of it mysteriously disappear after 1967.

In 2000 Hon Lik who is a Chinese pharmacist came up with the idea for the modern e-cigarette and is credited with its invention. It did not hit the market until 2004 and then was only marketed to China as a smoking cessation product. In 2006 it started to be exported and in 2007 it received a full patent.

In America you could say electronic cigarettes have had a rough go. The FDA studied them in 2009 and reported that they contained chemicals that were carcinogens and could be detrimental to health. Even though some of those ingredients were FDA approved and can be found in products like asthma inhalers.

Many medical journals have reported that the FDA findings were very skewed and many of the chemicals the FDA cited to be dangerous were only found in amounts about one million times less then would be considered detrimental to health.

On the other hand the American Association of Public Health Physicians have supported the sale of e-cigarettes stating that they feel millions of lives could be saved over the next twenty years. This was considered by looking at the number of deaths projected to occur due to tobacco smoking alone. Read More.

In 2010 the Boston University of School of Public Health Study found that e-cigarettes were better for your health than regular cigarettes. Read More.

They also said further tests were needed but the health concerns of e-cigs resembled that of other nicotine replacements like gum. The study also showed that e-cigarettes contained carcinogens 1000 times lower than tobacco cigarettes.

In 2009 and 2010 the FDA fought to place severe restrictions on electronic cigarettes which would not allow importation from China. This was fought in court and overruled, allowing e-cigarettes to be imported and regulated as tobacco products. Read More.

Electronic cigarettes have had a tough go so far to reach the market in the United States. One can only speculate as to why that might be but the imagination does not need to be too expansive to figure out the economic repercussions that may be holding it back. I find it astounding the FDA fights against such a product while cigarettes continue to be the leading cause of COPD which costs the citizens of the US 43 billion dollars a year.

Although there are many anti-smoking groups trying to target electronic cigarettes for “being harmful”, the research is proving otherwise. Many doctors and healthcare professionals agree that electronic cigarettes are a much healthier alternative to traditional cigarettes; both for those looking for a alternative, and those looking to quit completely. If there is no harmful second hand smoke and it’s assisting people in quitting smoking and getting healthy, then what’s the issue? The FDA and other research groups are still funding research on the full effects and benefits of electronic cigarettes, and so far the results look positive.

E-Juice / E-Liquid & Vape / Vaping FAQ's

What is E-Juice?

E-Liquid, also known as E-Juice is the fluid that fuels the Electronic Cigarette. It is what provides the nicotine solution and the flavoring to your Electronic Cigarette. It is the vapor in which you exhale that mimics the traditional tobacco smoke.

Is there nicotine in E-Juice?

We have an array of different flavors, some contain nicotine and some are nicotine free.

What different strengths does E-Juice come in?

Paradise Vape E-Juice is offered in 4 different strengths.

  • None – 0
  • Ultra Light - 3
  • Extra Light – 6
  • Light – 12
  • Regular – 18

Depending on how many traditional cigarettes you consume daily, will depend on how much E-Juice you will consume. Smokers who indulge in a pack and a half a day will generally use around 15 ml. a week.

What is in E-Juice?

E-Juice uses base ingredients to create a smooth flavor. This base can consist of PG, VG or both. PG (Propylene Glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin) are combined with natural or artificial flavors such as cherry or espresso which creates unique and satisfying recipes.

What is PG or Propylene Glycol?

Propylene Glycol is used as a flavoring carrier in food products, as an ingredient in food coloring and also used as an additive in various medicines. A combined base of PG/VG blend is much more smooth then 100% PG base. Propylene Glycol is non toxic.

What is VG or Vegetable Glycerin?

Vegetable Glycerin is a sweet, thick, vegetable based liquid. 100% VG base is very thick and hard to smoke effectively. A combined PG/VG blend is recommended. Vegetable Glycerin is non toxic.

What are the key components to the E-Juice?

Taste is the first sense heightened when smoking an Electronic Cigarette. Some enjoy menthol; some enjoy traditional flavors, while others enjoy fruity or sweet flavors. For some smokers the most important factor is the sensation you get when the nicotine hits the back of your throat while inhaling. E-Liquid, depending on the strength and flavor you decide to buy will leave you with this sensation.

What is the vapor from the E-Juice like?

The vapor produced is the smoke-like substance that is exhaled when smoking a Electronic Cigarette. E-Juice provides a consistently thick vapor giving you the same feeling and look you would get when exhaling a traditional cigarette.