Alexander Shaw

  1. Vaptio Super Cape Starter Kit Review

    The Super Cape is a standard dual 18650 starter kit, topped off with the Paragon Sub-Ohm Tank. Let’s find out if Vaptio can win me over, despite my skepticism regarding a superhero themed vape.
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  2. Smoant Naboo Starter Kit Review

    With the Naboo, it looks like they’re clearly vying for that high-tech, advanced vaping market. They’ve got the gigantic touch screen and the futuristic looks going on, let’s take a look and see how it vapes.
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  3. Innokin Kroma-A Zenith Starter Kit Review

    Innokin finally brought two of their most popular devices together in one starter kit. The Kroma-A Mod is an integrated battery mod and the Zenith Tank is Innokin’s answer to Aspire’s MTL domination over the past several years.
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  4. Innokin Adept Zlide Starter Kit Review

    Teaming up with P. Busardo and the Vaping Greek, Innokin have set out to create the ultimate MTL kit – but have they succeeded?
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  5. FAQ: What is CBD? What are the CBD Oil Benefits?

    So, what is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is a relatively new compound which is found in the cannabis plant alongside THC, the drug which first brought marijuana into the spotlight of human attention.
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  6. Michigan Vape Ban Hits Wednesday

    Michigan’s vape ban is set to take effect this Wednesday, October 2nd, making it the first American state to fully ban flavored nicotine products within its borders. As a result, a lot of eyes will be watching as they roll out their sweeping legislation.
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  7. Uwell Blocks Squonker Kit Review

    This starter kit is certainly unlike anything you’ve ever used before, even if you’ve been squonking for a while. The only question left, then, is whether or not all this innovation is worthwhile. Let’s find out.
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  8. Innokin Jem AIO Pen Kit Review

    Innokin have established themselves over the years as an excellent manufacturer for beginner devices. With a vast experience in creating MTL AIO devices, the Jem AIO Pen Kit has quite the legacy to live up to.
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  9. FAQ: Is CBD a Drug?

    CBD is a useful substance with some extremely promising medical applications. While we wait for federal lawmakers to catch up with modern science, it’s essential that you use CBD with extreme caution.
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  10. Sigelei Sobra Starter Kit Review

    Nobody has ever said they needed a vape with red, glowing snake eyes built into it? Well… they made this thing anyway, so we’re going to review it and you’re going to like it.
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  11. An Outlaw’s Guide to DIY Vaping

    In light of this increased scrutiny, there’s been a lot of hushed whispers and water cooler talk in the vape community. Regardless, we've created a guide to survive by creating your own --
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  12. All Vapers Go To Hell?

    Every religion under the sun has an opinion on vaping. In this article, we take a closer look into how vaping is perceived --
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  13. Aspire K Lite Review

    Alright, folks, here we are with another MTL device designed for easy, portable use and targeted at beginners. If you’ll remember, Aspire has a long history of producing high-quality MTL devices.
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  14. Purge Ally Pod Kit Review

    As one of the most anticipated vape devices of the year, the Purge Ally Pod Kit has finally arrived in stores. Does this little device live up to all the hype?
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  15. Vaptio Capt’n Starter Kit Review

    After their spider and bat themed vapes, it’s now time for a Captain America vape. While not officially licensed by Marvel, one look at this kit and you’ll immediately understand the aesthetic they were going for.
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  16. Vandy Vape Pulse X BF 90W Starter Kit Review

    The Pulse series of squonk mods have included some really nice devices in the past. In the past, however, they’ve almost all been capped at 80W. Now, with 90 watts of power to play with, can Vandy Vape really open up the field and run with it? Let’s see!
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  17. Joyetech Exceed Edge Review

    If you’ve ever wanted an all-in-one system that kind of looks like a beard trimmer, Joyetech has got you covered. The Exceed Edge is a super slender, all-in-one design with a stripped-down approach to vaping.
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  18. Asvape Touch Pod System Review

    The Asvape Touch Pod System is an interesting new innovation in the world of pod systems. While most companies are busy trying to figure out how to create a walkie-talkie style device which somehow isn’t exactly like the 230 other systems, Asvape decided to go a different route.
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  19. Rincoe Manto 228W TC Starter Kit Review

    Today, we’re gonna look at a very powerful starter kit. The amount of wattage output on this bad boy can instantaneously deliver an avalanche of vapor with the press of a button. There's a lot more where that came from --
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  20. Rincoe Tix Review

    The beloved Tix by Rincoe brings several features you've come to expect (and more!). There are some caveats, though...
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  21. Ban, Gavin, Ban

    The tides may yet turn, and if they don’t, there’s a booming community of vapers forming in the wake of this crackdown. If the Big Nationwide Ban happens, find other survivors, get to high ground, and learn to carry on.
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  22. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Strikes Back

    In the wake of Trump’s sudden anti-vaping conversion last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo decided to steal the spotlight for himself by issuing a ban on e-cigarettes in the State of New York.
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  23. The Sick Irony of the Anti-Vaping Crusade

    While the ban won’t stop teenagers from vaping, it will stop them from vaping substances which are safely manufactured and reputably distributed. Instead, many teenagers will turn to black market vape dealers.
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  24. The New #Resistance

    People outside vaping don’t understand much about vaping. Likewise, many vaping enthusiasts don’t entirely understand what’s going on politically either. As the community resists, an attempt to breach the gap is considered futile. But, is it?
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  25. VooPoo X217 Box Mod Review

    Contention is a gentle word for what the reviews allude to with this little guy. We place this under the microscope for a closer look to analyze if the battle of the subjective is worth the while. Let's find out --
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  26. Artery Pal Stick Kit Review

    If you’ve had enough of those walkie-talkie style pod systems, this is going to surprise you. Plenty of similar features which made the Pal Pod Systems so popular have found their way into this device. Who is this device for? Let's find out.
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  27. Geek Vape Bident Pod System Review

    With a good history of magnificent products (such as the Aegis series or their newer MTL systems like the Flint), Geek Vape is back with another pod system. Does it live up to the hype? We place the Bident under the bare sun for merciless scrutiny...
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  28. iJoy Shogun Univ Starter Kit Review

    The Shogun boasts attractive resin panels and an ergonomic design. But how does it truly fare under scrutiny? We placed it under the microscope and revealed a few things we'd like to discuss.
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  29. JUUL Labs — A Company Under Siege

    Anti-vaping hysteria sweeps the American news cycle. Vaping giant Juul Labs continues to roll over, seeking only to avoid the worst of the fallout from recent attacks.
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  30. SMOK X-Priv Starter Kit Review

    SMOK truly gives an attractive setup. You’ve got a smooth, cell phone-like appearance with a massive touch screen right up front. If that doesn’t make an impression, then maybe you must take a peek at the other stuff we discovered...
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  31. CoilART Lux 200W Starter Kit Review

    CoilART has created a truly magnificent-looking product with some exciting color schemes available for purchase. In today's review, we take it for a spin and give you all our pros and cons. You'll be surprised...
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  32. OBS Cube 80W Starter Kit Review

    With 80 watts of power, a basic menu screen, and a conveniently built-in battery, there’s actually quite a lot in this box without being overwhelming. So let’s open this thing up, find out what’s going on inside, and kick it over to the reviews for a final judgement.
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  33. Don't Vape Your Vitamins

    While vaping has already been categorized as a Level 5 Pandemic, authorities have finally narrowed down the cause of all these “mysterious vaping illnesses”. Surprise, surprise: it’s not “vaping” that’s causing this – it’s Vitamin E in THC cartridges.
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  34. Vandy Vape Kylin Mini RTA Review

    Vandy Vape returns with another amazing rebuildable tank. This time, we take a look at the miniature version of the best-selling Kylin RTA.
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  35. The Misery of Small Vape Shops

    Waging a needless war against the vaping industry is leaving many casualties in its path. Many of these are small vape shops. In this article, we take a look into the repercussions and the aftermath of recent developments and regressions.
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  36. The Great American Crackdown

    The United States of America continues with a series of regressive and outdated prohibition tactics. Despite all the misery laid upon its path, there is a solution - a light at the end of the tunnel, after all.
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  37. Vaping... Worse than Cheeseburgers?

    Vaping reportedly hardens your blood vessels. Or do they? Compared to eating fast food, vaping supposedly carries similar side effects - journalistic integrity be damned.
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  38. Geek Vape Alpha Sub-Ohm Tank Review

    Geek Vape throws their hat in the ring aiming for total sub-ohm tank supremacy. Does the Alpha hold up against the HorizonTech Falcon and the FreeMax Mesh Pro?
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  39. Big Tobacco, Big Cannabis

    According to the fat cats of industry, cannabis is on the rise and tobacco is dead. We delve deep into these claims and take a look at a potential future outcome for the cannabis industry.
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  40. Aspire Cleito Tank Review

    Another high-quality tank by one of the leading brands in the field: Aspire. They're responsible for flagship tanks such as the Nautilus, Triton, and Atlantis. The Cleito is an impressive addition to that list.
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  41. Spinning Death – The Latest in Media Misinformation Tactics

    Bears repeating, time and again, how the onslaught of targeted attacks against the vaping community will create deadly repercussions. And there's an even darker side...
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  42. Here We Go Again: Secondhand Vaping

    WebMD, a formerly reputable website where people self-diagnose with ebola and leprosy at the first sign of a cough, is now posting articles regarding second-hand vaping. Hypochondriacs rejoice!
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  43. Michigan Looks to Become First State to Ban Vaping

    The first domino has fallen. After the recent ill-informed news blitz regarding the vaping related illnesses, Michigan Governor establishes a statewide ban against vaping.
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  44. Portrait of a Crusader: The Derangement of Josh Stein

    Attorney General Josh Stein extends his attack now adding eight other companies to a new lawsuit that began solely against vaping giant Juul.
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  45. SnowWolf Wocket AIO Review

    Today, we will review a brand new vape from the folks at SnowWolf. Similar to the Orion in shape and size, the Wocket AIO brings its own uniqueness and strengths to the table.
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  46. Discriminatory Hiring Policies Now Targeting Vapers and Smokers in Ohio

    The City of Dayton has decided that they will no longer hire people who vape or smoke. The city's cynical take against its own employees is an appalling tactic now affecting Ohio residents.
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  47. A Potential Stay of Execution for the Vaping Industry

    After yet another attack by the Food and Drug Administration, the Vapor Technology Association has taken the responsibility to save small businesses from the 2020 deadline.
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  48. Uwell Valyrian II Starter Kit Review

    If you love UWELL products, you may want to take a closer look at this flavor-chasing starter kit. For a company known to consistently deliver high-quality flavor, this is an epic new development.
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  49. Eleaf iStick Mix Review

    Eleaf brings some of their classic, legacy features with the iStick Mix Starter Kit. An interesting-looking system boasting unique mismatched panels. It's an eye-catcher, no doubt.
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  50. The First Casualty of Vaping?

    In this article we look at the first reported death linked to vaping and the circumstances the media is failing to mention.
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  51. The Real Cost

    It's not always sunshine and rainbows when it comes to the FDA's relationship with the vaping community. To every action and reaction, there's a real cost and a real price. Guess who are the ones paying it?
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  52. Thanks for the memories

    David vs. Goliath came to mind when we saw JUUL fighting the good fight against opposing titans of industry. But lately, things have changed as new developments come into the light.
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  53. Synthetic Cannabinoids: The Next Frontier or Just a False Start?

    How the Cannabidiol (CBD) market has been rising fast as the vaping economy collapses thanks to opposing forces providing an non-stop onslaught against anything vape related.
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  54. Watching the Watchmen: Who Will Replace Gottlieb at the FDA

    The FDA watches and judges the vaping community without compunction, but the question is: who watches them? With Gottlieb's departure, who will be the next executioner for hire?
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  55. A Summary of Actual Studies On Vaping

    Staying up-to-date in all news vape-related is a tough task. We're attacked by so much anti-vaping misinformation, we begin to doubt what we already know. Here are some actual studies.
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  56. Aspire Breeze NXT AIO Pod System Review

    The latest and greatest of the Breeze Family: The NXT AIO Pod System by Aspire. In this review, you will discover what makes this the absolute best in the Breeze series and why Aspire continues its legacy of excellence.
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  57. UWELL Amulet Review

    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Or just another gimmick device? This watch / pod system is a unique take on the pod system experience. In this review, we'll discover how it compares to other products by UWELL.
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  58. White Parents, Black Market

    How does a ban on vaping create a black market? In this article, we'll discuss how the misinformation pushed by anti-vaping organizations may have unintentionally propelled clandestine operations.
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  59. Mysterious Vape Maladies

    The oft-argued point that the vaping epidemic attacking the youth of America is brought into the light. The media apparatus delivers messages of explosions, lung disease, and other shockers.
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  60. As Anti-Vape Legislation Ramps Up, FDA Unleashes Latest Weapon: “Magic” Ads

    The FDA uses magic tricks to push their message. The magician's punchline: "It's not magic, it's statistics."
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  61. “Smart” Vaping – A Glimpse Into the Dystopian Future of Vaping

    In an effort to appease its naysayers, JUUL created the Juul C-1: the first "smart" vape that monitors your vaping usage. How is this supposed to combat the fictional teen vaping epidemic?
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  62. Livermore Vape Ban

    Another city follows suit after San Francisco's ban on all vaping related products. Livermore City follows in their footsteps with an anti-vaping bill.
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  63. SnowWolf Mfeng UX Kit Review

    The most recognizable flagship device by MFENG: The SnowWolf. A powerful kit that lives up to the word of mouth in terms of performance and aesthetics. Could it be your cup of tea?
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  64. The Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation – The Latest in the Vape War

    Juul Labs sponsors the Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation in an effort to fight back against San Francisco's ban on all vaping related products.
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  65. The Showdown – Juul vs. The World

    Juul seems to fight on its lonesome, and they're now facing a two-day hearing analyzing their marketing practices and other claims. Let's see how it turns out.
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  66. Yet Another Study Confirms Vaping Helps Adults Quit Smoking

    More evidence that vaping is an effective method of smoking cessation. This study expands upon the claim that a heavy smoker can quit by switching to vaping.
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  67. Innokin Gala Pod System Review

    An interesting pod system that features a "cigalike" experience with a hefty 2mL e-liquid reservoir and rechargeable 500mAh battery.
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  68. iJoy Captain Resin Kit Review

    The Captain says "all aboard the ship!" The Captain Resin Kit by iJoy boasts a 6mL e-liquid reservoir and terrific mesh coils to tease your taste buds with.
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  69. Vandy Vape Bonza Mechanical Kit Review

    The highly-anticipated collaboration between Vandy Vape and Vaping Bogan is finally here: The Bonza Mechanical Kit.
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  70. Smok Nord Pod System Review

    The good ol' classic: The Novo. This is the one that started it all, boasting a 1100mAh battery and a hefty 3mL e-Liquid Reservoir.
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  71. Joyetech Magic Atopack Review

    A pod system that differentiates itself from the competition both in terms of aesthetics and performance. In this review, we discuss how it fares under scrutiny.
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  72. Geek Vape Aegis Mini Starter Kit Review

    If you loved Geek Vape's Aegis Legend and you're looking for something more compact, then you will love this. It's a smaller version of the best-selling Legend Mod.
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  73. Ohio Representative Joyce Beatty Calls Attention to “My Life, My Quit” in Bizarre Tweet

    Ohio Representative sends cringe-worthy tweet. You won't be able to wrap your head around this.
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  74. Smoant Pasito AIO Kit Review

    To all of you praying to the vaping Gods for a rebuildable option, guess what? Prayer answered.
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  75. Big Tobacco Funds Anti-Vape Bill in Sacramento

    Purchased politicians, snarky bipartisanship, and more, in today's episode of "Another Regular Day in the Life of a Vaping Enthusiast."
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  76. Zeltu X Pod Review

    In a world where pod systems are incredibly mediocre, it takes more than the usual specs to tickle your fancy. This one may achieve the impossible.
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  77. Geek Vape Flint MTL Starter Kit Review

    The Flint may just be the perfect kit for bridging the gap between your tiny little pod system and a larger starter kit. The Flint isn't the biggest vape, but it offers replaceable coils, adjustable airflow, and variable settings.
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  78. Dr. Scott’s Latest Ethics-Defying Stunt

    Former FDA head honcho has left the building. At least the FDA's building because he's now making himself at home at pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's board of directors.
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  79. Nebraska Nicotine Testing

    A small county in Nebraska seeks to implement nicotine testing in its school district. In a town with less than 4,000 people, officials are questioning this decision.
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  80. Gottlieb: Friend or Foe?

    FDA's head honcho Scott Gottlieb has published an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal addressing the current hysteria surrounding the discussion against vaping.
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  81. England Takes Progressive Approach to Vaping

    The American Media is demonizing vaping at every turn, but our British counterparts are taking strides towards educating the public first.
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  82. Beginner Series – Batteries

    Looking to graduate from AIO systems into the big leagues of replaceable battery mods? This is the ultimate guide to understanding batteries. Take a look.
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  83. San Francisco, Home of Juul, Turns Its Back on Vaping

    San Francisco succeeds in banning all e-cigarette related products. The first city in the United States to achieve the unanimous decision for a full city-wide ban.
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  84. iJoy Shogun JR Starter Kit Review

    There's more to the Shogun JR other than attractive resin panels showcasing swirly colors of glorious beauty. In this review, we consult the pros for advice.
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  85. iPHA Zing Pod System Review

    Another cigalike to add to the repertoire. This is an ideal vape for discreet, stealthy, and quiet vaping. It's also considered an ideal device for swapping vices.
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  86. From Pods to AIOs

    There's a progression every seasoned vaper must pass in order to reach the apex of vaping excellence. Switching from cigarettes into cigalikes, then into pod systems, etc. Here we will discuss each step of the way.
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  87. VooPoo Drag Nano Kit Review

    If you ever thought the Drag by VooPoo was amazing but considered it a bit too "burly", then this is something you may want to check out. It's a miniature sized Drag. Does it hold up to the hype?
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  88. Eleaf iJust 3 w/ Ello Duro Starter Kit Review

    Another member of the iJust family. Colorful, powerful, and boasting a hefty 6.5mL tank, this kit could keep you going for hours. Is it worth the price point?
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  89. Aspire Tigon Starter Kit Review

    Aspire brings a decent stick-style vape providing a middle ground between mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping preferences. Boasting versatility and power, we analyze each feature in depth.
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  90. Innokin EQs Review

    The EQs brings back what made its predecessor great, but in this iteration, a smaller chassis is provided with a bigger battery, and a more aerodynamic design your hands will prefer to hold.
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  91. Sense Sidekik Review

    Considered the NOVO's nemesis, the Sidekik arrives with a similar build to attempt a coup d'etat on SMOK's throne. Does it succeed?
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  92. Uwell Nunchaku Review

    UWELL brings greatness yet again with this stick-style device. Boasting not only terrific flavor, but also an incredibly attractive form-factor. They did it again.
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  93. Orchid IQS Pod System Review

    Before you think, "ah, there's another pod system! Get it out of my face!" think again. This bad boy features a box mod style LED screen, and full-featured chipset unlike most pod systems out there today.
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  94. Atman Lucky Bear CBD Kit Review

    The Lucky Bear isn't your cuddly expectation. It's a powerful CBD kit that commits to innovation and simplicity while delivering what you expect from your CBD device.
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  95. Vaporesso Aurora Play Review

    Featuring the appearance of a Zippo lighter, this pod style device offers a highly convenient and portable device you'll love to take anywhere.
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  96. Eleaf iStick Rim Kit Review

    The Eleaf family has a wide variety of family members, each unique to their personality traits and convictions. Is the iStick Rim Kit an innovative addition or does it fall short?
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  97. Artery PAL II Review

    This sequel to the original PAL system, Tony B. from Vapor Trail joins the fray with an attempt at innovation.
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  98. SMOK Morph 219 Starter Kit Review

    The powerful Morph features up to 219 Watts of incredible vaping power. Paired wth the TF2019 sub-ohm tank, your vaping expectations will be met with a rude awakening (a pleasant one).
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  99. Vaporesso Luxe & SKRR Starter Kit Review

    Class, sophistication, pizzazz. All the words that describe the Vaporesso Luxe. Another word could be "luxurious," but does it fare well under the microscope? Uh-oh.
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  100. Vandy Vape Berserker MTL Starter Kit Review

    Vandy Vape enters the MTL tube-style scene with an innovative product. But will it survive under the magnifying glass?
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