Teen Vaping


Better Than Teen Smoking
Better Than Teen Smoking

Back in my teens, I remember wanting to do adult things. To feel, look and act like an adult. Now I realize that being an adult is just overrated, lol.

This might be the case for teens who vape. Little boys who want to do big boy stuff. I know because I’m guilty of that. Call it cliche, but I used to smoke in my teens because I thought it looked cool. Forget that nasty tobacco taste in my mouth, I thought it made me look like a bad-ass.

If I had the choice to give a teen either a cigarette or a vape, 10 out of 10 I would hand him the vape. It is way less dangerous (although there is not enough medical research to back this, I think it is pretty much plain common sense) than smoking a cancer stick. That’s why they call them that kids, because it causes cancer!

However, teenage vaping doesn’t really sit well with me. I find teen vaping to be quite uncomfortable when I think about it. It might just be a morality issue for me, but I don’t think its necessary for kids to vape.

This article got me thinking about this. According to the story, a survey in Utah showed that 1 out of 20 “children” (I’m really confused if they meant actully children or young teens) have tried vaping.

According to the article, vaping could be a gateway for teens to try smoking later. Okay, if this happens, just wait till they compare the taste of a cigarette to a vape. They won’t want to touch another cig again.

It also states that the crazy flavors that e-juices have appeal to the young market. No, not the case at all. Adults love gummy bears and apple jacks just as much as kids do, that’s why we have these flavors.

The article does come off as anti-vaping, so it could be propaganda fronting as a legit news article for all I know. But the thought of kids vaping (I’ve seen some videos on Youtube of teens vaping) doesn’t go down too well with me.

I think most people vape to quit smoking, and the others just do it for the fun of it. I have no problems with the latter because they are adults and it’s their life. I just find it totally unnecessary for teens to vape.

I say kids, don’t do it; but if you have to choose between a cigarette and vaping, then by all means GO FOR THE VAPE! Props to this junior for volunteering to model for their school news site about students vaping.

Politically Correct Terms For Vaping


Not Smoking
It’s called “Vaping”

Here is something even I am guilty of. From this post on, I will no longer use the terms “smoking,” “electronic cigarettes,” “e-cigarettes,” or even “e-cigs” for that matter, when talking or blogging about vaping.

Since many of us are recovering smokers who have realized how idiotic cigarettes really are, there is a lot of animosity with people who vape towards cigarettes. There are those who really care about vaping and want to distance the culture away from the bad rep tobacco and cigarette companies have.

Due to the ignorance of some lawmakers, there are plans of regulating the sale of vaporizers, e-juice and accessories. I have even come across stories of vape shops being shut down. This is sad because these lawmakers have a notion that vaping is at the same level of smoking.

There have been discussions among people who vape to try and stop associating vaping with cigarettes, or even to stop claiming that vaping is an alternative smoking. There are a number of people who vape and have never smoked a cigarette in their life, vaping is just that awesome.

Some ways we can do this is by changing the terms we use in vaping. In my case, I will refrain from using the terms I mentoned above. This is my “vape” which I use to go “vaping” whenever I feel like it. Do you mind if I “vape?” We aren’t smoking, we are “vaping.”

My co-workers call it a hookah pen which is annoying to me, but I guess that’s better than them calling it an e-cigarette.

The Best Clearomizer You Should Put Your Money Into


We've all vaped on this once upon a time
We’ve all vaped on this once upon a time

Clearomizers: They were an amazing little device that fascinated me when I started vaping. As I most carefully would pour e-juice in my clearomizer tank not getting any juice in that little hole at the top, I would study how it worked. The wicks would capture the juice and absorb it to the top where a tiny atomizer would heat the saturated wick and then produce the precious vapor.

However, as I started investing in other vape products I noticed how the taste and vapor in dripping atomizers was much better. I realized how my clearomizer had a wick aftertaste (ewww).

I ditched my 5ml Vivi Nova for the Igo-L I had just gotten at the time. I ended up giving away my clearomizer and never used another one again.

Recently though, I have come across the newer models out in the market right now, and I have to say that clearomizers have come a long way from the first time I used them.

I guess the clearomizer manufacturers read my thoughts and upgraded heavy. The new clearomizers are bottom feed as opposed to the traditional top feed set-up. This gives a purer flavor since it gets rid of most of the wick. As for vapor production, they have that covered too. Airflow adjustment is a must feature for these new clearomizers.

Based on user reviews and interview buzz, I have paired off 2 clearomizer tanks you should look into if you are in the market for these types of tanks.

Aspire Nautilus BVC Tank System
Aspire Nautilus BVC Tank System

1. ASPIRE NAUTILUS BVC TANK SYSTEM

All I see is nothing but good reviews about this tank by people who have purchased the Nautilus. The reviews that were negative were about the delivery time and/or customer service of the website but never about this product.

FEATURES

It’s a 510 clearomizer tank that has a great quality build, durable Pyrex glass, adjustable airflow (an insane 4-airhole system);  most importantly though, the coils in these things are amazing! Flavor and vapor are amazing. Just YouTube the Aspire Nautilus tank and see for yourself.

The pre-installed atomizer is has a resistance of 1.6 ohms, meaning 18-20 watts would be the sweet spot for this tank. IndoorSmokers recommends users to pair the Nautilus with at least an E-Go Mega (variable voltage) or Vision Spinner for best results. The atomizer lasts a long time, and the package comes with an extra atomizer (1.8 ohms). It also has a generous capacity of 5ml for you to chain vape on your favorite e-juice all day.

The newest update to this tank is the BVC (bottom vertical coil) build, which is a big improvement to the previous BDC (bottom dual coil) set-up. I have read somewhere that this not only improves the taste and vapor production but it also enables the Aspire Nautilus tank to perform with higher wattage mods. Good news is the BVC atomizer is compatible with the original BDC tanks, another good move by Aspire.

Kanger Aerotank Mega
Kanger Aerotank Mega

2. KANGER AEROTANK MEGA

Much respect to KangerTech, they were in my previous list of best clearomizer tanks when they came out with the Kanger Protank. They have done it again with the Kanger Aerotank Mega, a high end looking tank at the same price as the Aspire Nautilus.

FEATURES

In my opinion, this looks way better than the Aspire Nautilus. It takes a page out of the Kayfun’s book with the stainless steel cover or the Pyrex glass tank which I think is great. The dial airflow system is also worth mentioning. 510 compatible drip tip so you can customize it even more.

However, I think it falls short when compared to the Nautilus because of two things, capacity and the airflow adjustment. It only holds 3.8ml of juice in its tank compared to the Nautilus’ 5. The airflow hole gets bigger as you turn the dial but completely closes when you turn the dial past the maximum air hole opening. I just wonder what would happen if you accidentally close the air hole in the middle of a drag.

It also uses the previous BDC system the Aspire Nautilus has scraped with their new and improved vertical coil. The stock and replacement coil has a resistance of 2 ohms.

But what’s this? The Aerotank Mega also sells sub-ohm coils? Yes! A 0.8 build is also for sale for all you cloud chasers out there. This is also compatible with other KangerTech tanks.

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