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Thank you to our friends at the American Vaping Association for the following article.
New Poll Finds Americans’ Risk Perception of Vaping is All Wrong
Will ‘Public Health’ Groups Lift a Finger to Change This? Of Course Not.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new poll from the Boston Globe and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds that most Americans are uninformed or hold outright wrong beliefs about the risks of vapor products and electronic cigarettes. This has the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of reduced harm nicotine and non-nicotine products, calling on the purported ‘public health’ groups responsible for creating these warped risk perceptions to begin undoing the damage.
Of the 1,014 respondents, just 44% accurately reported that they believed vapor products to be less harmful than tobacco smoking. Meanwhile, 32% and 6% inaccurately believe they are just as harmful or more harmful, respectively, and 14% could not answer the question. The poll also found that 64% believe that taxing vapor products the same as tobacco cigarettes is good public policy, while 32% oppose such measures. Additionally, 48% of respondents oppose banning flavors in vapor products, while 46% indicated support.
“Let’s be clear — there is no doubt in the scientific community that vaping is far less hazardous than inhaling burning tobacco smoke. The fact that more than half of the American population can’t answer this question accurately is a scandal,” says Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association.
“The immense level of spending of public dollars we see going towards creating unethical propaganda campaigns naturally results in a confused populace,” continued Conley. “This poll is not measuring public opinion, but the effectiveness of a well-funded corporate strategy to destroy a category that is eroding a cash cow for Big Pharma. Executives at GSK and Pfizer are surely smiling at the results of this poll, as it shows that their multi-million dollar donations to purported ‘public health’ groups are not going to waste.”
Not surprisingly, the anti-tobacco movement does not seem concerned about the inaccurate risk perceptions that they’ve helped create. When contacted for comment by the Boston Globe, a spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids did not lament that erroneous perceptions of risk are bad for public health. Instead, he pivoted and pretended that this poll shows that Americans support the FDA’s proposal to ‘regulate’ vapor products.
“The FDA’s proposal would decimate the industry and lead to over 99.9% of vapor products being banned. That is prohibition, not reasonable regulation. If these groups cared about health, they’d be exposing the truth about the FDA’s regulation.”
On the non-controversial side, overwhelming numbers of Americans believe in common sense regulations, with 90% believing only adults should be able to purchase e-cigarettes and 94% believing that products containing nicotine should be labeled as such.
“A recent CDC poll found that over 20% of Americans who have quit smoking in the last year are using vapor products. The number of recent quitters could be much larger if it wasn’t for dishonest and unethical campaign tactics that seek to paint these smoke-free and tobacco-free products as being just as dangerous as cigarettes,” said Conley. “The public health establishment should be called to task for their role in misinforming Americans about these reduced harm technology products.”
Again, CRAFT VAPERY would like to thank AVA for this article.
About the American Vaping Association:
The American Vaping Association is a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that encourage the growth and sustainability of small- and medium-sized businesses in the rapidly growing vaping and electronic cigarette industry. The AVA was founded by Gregory Conley, a consumer and industry advocate with a long track record of advocating for vapor products dating back to 2010.
We are dedicated to educating the public and government officials about public health benefits offered by vapor products, which are battery-powered devices that heat a liquid nicotine or nicotine-free solution and create an inhalable vapor. The AVA is not a trade group and does not speak for any particular businesses, including our industry sponsors.
In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh gets political. His very special guest Cynthia Cabrera, Executive Director & President of SFATA, is here to help set the facts straight about the deeming FDA regulations, HR 2058 (otherwise known as the “Cole Bill”), and what you can do as a consumer, as a business, and as an influencer in vaping. If you have any questions about the recent regulations and proposals concerning vaping (and what you can do to help change it), this is a must-watch episode.
Cynthia begins by explaining what SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association) is, and talks about the history of the organization. Josh asks what SFATA has accomplished thus far, and Cynthia lays out the areas we still need to organize and fight to help preserve the vaping industry. Josh and Cynthia discuss the upcoming SFATA elections (Josh has decided to run for the national board of SFATA), and what SFATA needs to be successful.
In the end, Josh tries to get a real-world view from Cynthia on where all of this will end up and where the vaping industry will be when the dust settles. If this episode doesn’t wake you up, we don’t know what will.
Giveaway: Approach your local vape businesses about activism and joining SFATA and tell us what they had to say in the comments. ONE winner will get SIX FREE MONTHS of CRAFT VAPERY, and THREE winners will get the FULL LINE of CRAFT VAPERY Certifiably Capable Liquids in 30mls in the nic strength of their choice.
Thank you to our friends at CASAA: The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association, for the following content:
We need you to tell the White House to urge the FDA to re-work the deeming regulations so that life-saving vapor products can remain on the market!
Today, Tuesday, October 27th, longtime vaping opponent the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) has organized a call-in action to urge President Obama to put pressure on the FDA to finalize their Tobacco Deeming Regulations. What CTFK and others are failing to mention is that if the deeming regulations are enacted as written, 99.9% of the vapor products currently on the market will be gone within two to four years. Make no mistake, the current proposed regulations will have a devastating impact on consumers and businesses alike; not to mention the obvious damage to public health.
- First, if you have not already done so, it is critical that you send an email to your Congressional representative and Senators asking them to support and co-sponsor HR 2058, a bill that would stop the FDA from banning 99%-plus of vapor products.
- Second, please take a moment on Wednesday, October 28th to Call the White House at 202-456-1111. We have provided talking points below.
- Third, please share this post with your friends.
- I am calling to urge President Obama to protect consumer choice and demand that the FDA re-work its Tobacco Deeming Regulations so that the existing wide variety of e-cigarette and vapor products can remain on the market.
- As written, the FDA’s proposed e-cigarette regulations will remove 99.9% of vapor products from the market.
- Please briefly share your personal story about switching to vapor products. Make sure to include any improvements in health you have experienced or, perhaps, that your doctor has observed. If the variety of flavors are important to you, be sure to mention that too.
- Thank you. I hope we can count on the President to protect adult access to these life-saving products.
Again, we would like to thank CASAA for this content and their continued advocacy for the rights of vapers everywhere.
(Please note: At the time of this writing, changes to the FDA deeming regulations have not been published. CASAA’s assessment of the FDA’s proposed regulations is based on the version that was published in 2014. That having been said, it will take nothing short of a complete overhaul of the proposed deeming rule in order to allow nearly even 10% of vapor products currently on the market to remain on the market.)
In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by Ruby Roo, one of the most influential YouTube reviewers in vaping!
Ruby Roo and Josh dive straight in to discuss the world of vaping from her perspective as a reviewer, as a woman, and as a trained and certified Master Cicerone (someone who can deconstruct and pair the flavors in beer). Ruby Roo’s extensive training and discerning palate make her reviews distinct, memorable, and always spot on.
Ruby and Josh discuss what it’s like to be an online reviewer, and ultimately what it’s like to be a woman in public on the internet. This is a really fun interview with Ruby Roo and an amazing way to see inside her process and how she thinks about liquids. Ruby also discusses her new line of liquids that she is mixing, and takes us through the flavors, their inspirations, and their origins.
Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win Ruby Roo’s entire line of liquids, Lane Cove Vapor. Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win. Details of what to say in your post to win are in the episode!
CRAFT VAPERY Announces The Vape Summit IV Best In Show Award Winners
October 14, 2015
Los Angeles, CA – CRAFT VAPERY, the world’s first curated vaping subscription service and one-stop online shop, is pleased to announce The Vape Summit IV’s 2015 Best In Show award winners. CRAFT VAPERY’s reputation for curating only the finest, most premium e-liquids has both solidified its place as an industry leading tastemaker and earned CRAFT an invitation to help judge the show’s 300+ liquid vendors and their wide array of flavors.
Seventeen e-liquids received a CRAFT VAPERY Best In Show Award, one for each of CRAFT’s 16 flavor categories and one for the overall Best In Show winner.
This year, CRAFT introduced a panel of judges with a variety of experience and flavor palates to help judge the entries. This year’s panel of judges included:
Joshua Krane, Co-Founder and COO: CRAFT VAPERY
Meriwether Morris, Director of Procurement & Curation: CRAFT VAPERY; @shittywether
Roy Mananquil, Founder: Vaping ROYbot, ROYbot Sauce, Vaperazzi
Peter Nguyen, Founder: The Vape Snob; Co-Owner: The Vapor Lair
After grueling trials and much deliberation amongst its team of expert judges, CRAFT VAPERY is very excited to celebrate these 17 outstanding and unique liquids.
“We are thrilled to be able to award these incredible artisans with these Best In Show awards,” said Krane. “These are the innovators and creators we should all be looking to as industry leaders of the future, and the flavors we should all be filling our tanks with.”
The winners of The Vape Summit IV Best In Show Awards are, by category:
Florals & Spices
Warm and boldly toasted almonds pair naturally with toasted coconut, Spanish Saffron infused VG, and generous notes of cream to provide a comforting, rich, and creamy honey-like flavor.
A sweet and succulent Earl Grey sweet peach tea.
CATCH YA LATTE
VaporFi Grand Reserve
Freshly brewed espresso combines with crushed hazelnuts, brown-butter caramel, and a drizzle of syrup to create this authentic latte vape.
Drinks & Cocktails
OLD FASHIONED R&R
The finest premium whiskey, a dash of spicy bitters, aromatic notes of citrus, and a touch of raw sugarcane highlight this remixed rendition of the classic Old Fashioned. It’s old school soul, remastered for absolute pleasure.
Mints & Menthols
An extraordinary blend of juicy guava, perfectly ripe peach, and a hint of cooling menthol.
Tobaccos & Cigarettes
Cafe Racer Craft E-Liquid
A take on the classic RY4 style featuring creamy vanilla, toasted almond, and caramel topped off with just the right amount of smooth tobacco finish.
This quintessential lightly roasted almond is a staple in the vaping world.
Powerline Premium E-Liquid
A perfectly baked waffle cone dipped in smooth, rich white chocolate.
Creams, Custards & Vanillas
The same milky tres leches vape that won Best In Show at The Vape Summit II, now dipped in butterscotch candies and melted marshmallow.
Notes of fresh citrus and vanilla on the inhale are followed by hints of warm pound cake and lemon zest on the exhale.
Prepare to embark on a fantastic voyage with this warm crunch berry rice crispy treat covered in gooey marshmallow.
Just like the candy itself, GR8APE will make you think you’re sinking your choppers into a massive slab of grape taffy.
Tropical & Exotic Fruits
Popbars E Liquid
Cocodew combines the sweetness of honeydew melon with toasted coconut and almonds to create a truly amazing flavor that is as sweet as it is delicious.
Vapewell Supply Co.
Ripe strawberry is mixed with a subtle hint of coconut for an unexpected creamy flavor.
A sweet and tangy citrus blend of refreshing clementines, ripe oranges, and juicy tangerines.
Best In Show Overall
Sacred Enlightened E-Liquids
After just one vape of Metatron’s divine blend of fresh berries, sweet oats, and milk, you’ll feel like you have been touched by THE angel that is Sacred Enlightened E-Liquid.
Purchase Metatron in the CRAFT Shop.
CRAFT VAPERY would like to thank everyone who submitted flavors for consideration and the panel of judges for their hard work and dedication.
Congratulations winners, CRAFT VAPERY is excited to share you with the world!
About The Vape Summit:
The Vape Summit is a trade show for the vaping/e-cigarette industry. Whether it is a small business operation or an established conglomerate, The Vape Summit caters to the multi-faceted vaping culture with an emphasis on diversity, value, and progress. The Vape Summit experience is about exploring the peak of one’s craft, as well as the journey itself. For more information please visit The Vape Summit website.
About CRAFT VAPERY:
CRAFT VAPERY was founded by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs with an unrelenting passion for vaping. It was this passion, however, that also led to frustration with what appeared to be the typical vaping experience: a daunting, confusing, time consuming, and costly process that required far too much education, research, trial, error, and waste.
There had to be a better way. Armed with highly complementary skills and perspectives, a wealth of vaping industry expertise, and a fierce commitment to quality, CRAFT VAPERY’s founders set out to build a company they wished had existed when they started vaping. Thus CRAFT VAPERY was born, fulfilling its flagship mission to continuously innovate and improve the vaping experience. For more information please visit the CRAFT VAPERY website.
Josh and Anne-Claire talk about the wide array of Vaponaute’s unique flavors, Anne-Claire’s background in perfumes, the French market, and how the appetite for flavor in France differs from that in the United States. The two also discuss Vaponaute’s very popular mods, including Le Petit Gros, Le Jumbo Jet, and their newest atomizer, Le Magister. Josh raves about the amazing Vaponaute drip tips, and in the end, Anne-Claire reveals that they have a new atomizer on the way.
Giveaway: One lucky winner will receive the entire line of both Vaponaute e-liquid lines! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.
Felipe and Kyle are old friends of CRAFT VAPERY, so Josh welcomes them to the show and the three fall into the same casual conversation they tend to have every time they see each other. Kyle and Felipe tell the story of how Native Wicks got started, why their wicking materials are truly superior, and Kyle even gives Josh some essential pointers for wicking his RDAs and tanks. The three also discuss high-end mods, mod collecting, and Kyle calls Josh out for being kicked out of one of the most exclusive mod collecting groups on Facebook.
Giveaway: Three lucky winners are going to win a massive supply of Native Wicks premium cotton! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.
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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined in the studio by Drew Fortman and Manny Echeverria from Kings Crest and Brian Nashick from Jazzy Boba! Between them, they are two-time Vape Summit Best of Show award winners, and have recently all come together on a new project called Bodega. Josh wastes no time jumping in to get the full story.
Brian “Grandpa” Nashick is the brainchild behind the hit sensation Jazzy Boba and recently released his second flavor, Dewwy Boba, at ECC 2015. Drew and Manny also have some tricks up their sleeves with the mention of Duchess Reserve from the Kings Crest line. After Grandpa Brian tells us the long drawn out history of vaping (parts 1, 2, and 3, unabridged), Josh demands a payoff and wants to know what to expect next. The answer is Bodega, a new collaborative project from the trio.
Giveaway: Three lucky winners will win the full line of Kings Crest and Jazzy Boba in 120ml bottles and a Snail RDA! That’s a ton of juice and a fancy new RDA to drip them on! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.
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In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh is joined via Skype by Jennifer and Kim Hubby from BRV Liquids! BRV (Bottle Ready to Vape) is tied to the Vape A Vet project, so Josh digs right in to get the full story.
Jen and Kim describe the BRV brand and mission, as well as the amazing cause that Vape A Vet represents: helping veterans and active duty service men and women get started vaping and off tobacco cigarettes. Jen takes Josh through both lines from BRV Liquids, their standard line and the black ops line. Josh asks about smoking in the military, as well as military life in general. Josh and Jen talk about pending regulations in Arkansas, and the three discuss Vapin The Sun, an upcoming BRV Liquids event in Arizona raising awareness and money for the Vape A Vet project.
Giveaway: Three winners will receive the entire line of BRV Liquids – that’s right, all 15 flavors! Make sure to watch or listen to the episode for details on how to enter and win. One lucky listener will also win a free three-bottle box from CRAFT VAPERY! Make sure to comment on this post to be eligible to win.
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