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Provape presents general descriptions regarding news, trending items, and changes affecting vapers in the world. In the general category, you will find product reviews, state vaping information, interviews, and worldwide vaping descriptions on the black market. With consistent information always being produced, Provape strives to maintain accuracy to keep viewers informed on everything happening in the world today.

  1. How to Choose Vape Juice / E-Liquid Strength?

    Day by day, vaping is gaining more and more popularity. With the popularity, many brands are making a variety of vape juices. Water, nicotine, and food flavors are all components in e-liquids made with vegetable glycerin (VG) or propylene glycol (PG). Hence, there are two major types of vapes juices, the VG based juice and the PG based juice. Larger vapor clouds are typically associated with VG-based e-liquids, but a throat hit

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  2. How Popular are E-Cigarettes Among Youth?

    Vaping has grown increasingly popular in the past couple of years because it is a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. A 2018 vital signs report published by the CDC (center for disease control and prevention) indicates that 4.9 million high school and middle school students used tobacco in the last 30 days. This report shows how vaping has jumped from 3.6 million to 2017. The study declares that E-Cigarettes were the most popular among teens.
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  3. E-cigarettes for quitting Smoking: Is it Helpful?

    An e-cigarette is an electronic device that works by heating a liquid. That liquid then produces vapor to be inhaled. The liquid is known as “E-liquid”, it burns at a lower temperature than a traditional cigarette. E-cigarettes are mainly referred to as vape pens, they typically come in a wide variety of flavors, ranging vastly from fruit to traditional flavors. Traditional flavors offered include tobacco and menthol. The appeal of e-cigarettes is the interchangeable flavors and convenient disposables.
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  4. Guide to Disposable Vape Kits

    Disposable vapes are the best option for newbies looking for an alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. Disposables allow you to try vaping without the commitment of a full-time kit. Disposable vape kits are convenient for many reasons, they are less expensive than a starter kit, and there are many flavors that you can try. Let’s examine the pros and cons of disposable vapes and take a look at the best options to consider.
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  5. Vaping Myths vs. Facts: Things All Vapers Must Know

    Even though vaping does not contain tar and tobacco, the e-juice in your vape may contain nicotine chemicals that can cause cancer. It can lead to health problems which include wheezing, coughing, sinus infections, nose bleeds, shortness of breath, and asthma.
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  6. Medicinal Cannabis May Play a Significant Role During COVID-19

    The medical name for coronavirus is called a SARS-COV-2 virion meaning a single virus particle. It's in the same family as the SARS and MERS infections. COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease which means it is transferred from another species to a human body. Experts pinpoint the origin of COVID-19 to Wuhan, China. It’s believed that bats are the carriers of SARS-COV-2’S and since bats are eaten in China this could have been the transference of coronavirus into the human body.
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  7. European Nicotine Consumers Launch Urgent Survey

    Nicotine users will be probed with a series of questions regarding their tobacco and nicotine history. The tobacco products directive (TPD) contemplates banning flavors and placing restrictions such as the 20mg/ml nicotine cap including nicotine cap, tank size, and bottle restraints. The survey is offered in 10 languages and it's only applicable to adults. It was created by ETHRA and scientific advisories and offers a unique IP address to ensure only one response and will be available until December 31, 2020.
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  8. “EVALI” Ravages Vape Shops Sales More than COVID-19

    However, a recent survey conducted by the market research company ECigIntelligence, proved that news coverage about EVALI was the real reason behind the decline of vape shop sales. It was proven that most of the EVALI cases were a result of black market THC oil cartridges watered down with vitamin E acetate and not by vape shops selling commercial nicotine vaping products.
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  9. Will the Biden Administration Wage War on Vaping?

    Although the Dems detest the tobacco industry, they don’t fully understand vaping issues enough to make a well-informed stance. So instead of choosing a side, they rely on anti-smoking groups like Tobacco-free kids and the American Academy of pediatrics as saviors against the sinister tobacco industry.
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  10. California Flavor Ban Paused for 2 Years

    The ban doesn’t include online sales, but it covers products sold in retail stores. The original bill banned all tobacco and vaping flavors except tobacco, advocates were successful in gaining exemptions in the final version for hookah products, pipe tobacco, and premium cigars. California Governor Gavin Newsom signed it into law on August 28th.
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  11. Some Advices for Beginner Vapers

    The transition from smoking to vaping can feel daunting to newbies, it can get overwhelming with so many questions, which device should you buy? How much nicotine should you use? There’s a lot to consider. Fortunately, the most common mistakes are easy to avoid. Here's a rundown of  the Top 9 vaping mistakes for beginners to avoid. Hopefully these tips were helpful. You may not remember everything luckily you can always reread this article. Happy vaping!
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  12. New Zealand sees first Medical Cannabis Conference

    The county is still oblivious to the full benefits of cannabis. Medical cannabis can be beneficial to patients, it will also boost the country's economy by creating exporting opportunities aiding in the country's GDP. New Zealand will operate its medical cannabis via GMP (Good manufacturing practice). This will preserve the quality of cannabinoid-based medicine. This extra safety precaution will ensure that medical staff are prescribing safe products.
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  13. Disposables seized by customs in Pennsylvania

    The products were not on the market before August 8th, 2016, so it violated the rule. Also, there were no premarket tobacco applications receiving approval before going on the market. The disposables are closely related to black market products because they aren’t fully legal. The Alphaa One plus would have made an estimated profit of 1.5 million divided between the distributor and retail had it been purchased by consumers.
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  14. Comments Grab State Legislators Attention

    Alex suggests that when commenting on the flavor ban it’s better to add a distinctive comment to a pre-existing comment or you can simply create an original comment altogether. The goal of the comments is to grab state legislators attention. He drives his point by stating that duplicate comments won’t garner much attention.
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  15. The Dangers of Banning JUUL Pods

    This ban has been placed since an overwhelming amount of underage users have been at serious health risks. However, pulling Juul off the market might not have been the smartest move to make. Juul pods might have been the most popular during the outbreak, but more and more cases are being confirmed even with Juul off the market. This ban could cause more damage by limiting the access of cigarette alternatives.
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  16. Deeming Rule Challenge

    In the vaping world, they have extremely strong plaintiffs that will come in handy to successfully prove their points. This particular case has the possibility of opening floodgates for other challenges ruled by the federal government. Last week, an online federal appeals court held in the appeal of Moose Jooce, et al v. Food and Drug Administration. This appeal is challenging the FDA Deeming Rule for violating the First Amendment of the Constitution and the Appointments Clause. Back in February, the case was broken down into three complaint groups that specified small vaping businesses issues. The lawsuit ended up being in favor of the FDA by Judge Christopher Cooper.
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  17. Michigan’s Governor's Eagerness Could Cost Vapers

    The attack on vaping comes twofold as an unrelated bill from the state legislature includes a tax and law ordering the formulation of a list of illegally available products. Both the bill and the attempted ban on flavors jeopardize the availability and affordability of vaping products however, the governor's pressing flavor ban trumps the pending bill.
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  18. Physicians Must Understand the Actual Risk of Nicotine

    After a recent study in the Internal Journal of Medicine, specialists believe that after lifelong smoking habits adapt, your body can begin to fail causing heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Over 80 percent of doctors believe nicotine contributes these human body malfunctions causing cancer or even death. 
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  19. All Products Must Have A PreMarket Tobacco Application Authorization

    According to recent postings, “To this effect, on March 30th the agency filed a request for a 120-day extension on the deadline, and on April 3rd, Judge Paul Grimm of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland agreed to the request, moving the deadline to September 9th, 2020.” As of last week, all applications must have been turned in to the FDA to become approved, or else all their items not registered will be withdrawn from the United States market.
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  20. No final decisions have been made

    As of last week, Juul Labs announced they will be letting go of more than half of their employees. Juul spokesman said in a statement, “No final decisions have been made and we will continue to go through our evaluation process.” These cuts are aimed to let go of nearly 1,200 staff members causing more Americans to become unemployed.

    Due to not yielding enough returns, Juul Labs are also contemplating holding its sales in Europe and Asia. Sou

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  21. Vaping Companies May Continue Selling For Now

    US sellers of vape products are obligated to submit an FDA premarket PTMA application if they plan on selling hardware, flavors or, nicotine-based products to consumers. Lawmakers encouraged the FDA to ban flavors unless there was proven evidence that flavors helped adults quit smoking and didn't encourage youth to use flavors.
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  22. Stanton Glantz Retires after 45 years against Anti-Tobacco

    Glantz is a dedicated anti-tobacco and anti-vaping activist that has extended most of his research towards advocating for public smoking bans and nonsmokers' rights. In January 2018 Glantz retired as the principal investigator at UCSF’s center for tobacco research and education control.
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  23. Youth Vaping Drops for the First Time in Three Years

    For the first time in three years, youth vaping has dropped significantly. Since the pandemic occurred, vaping flavored nicotine became a trend that affected the health of many. Many high school and middle schoolers were the main target in the rise of flavored nicotine sales, and government officials began to take action by banning all flavored nicotine e-cigarettes in select states.
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  24. Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson sues JUUL

    JUUL has continuously been a vaping target for all government officials. More and more lawsuits are being filed as Juul intentionally aimed their products to underage consumers. Most recently, Washington State Attorney General, Bob Ferguson, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Juul claiming that they are the biggest vaping company that targets underage users
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  25. JUUL Ads target teens through Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network

    JUUL Labs have been under fire for targeting underage children for e-cigarette advertisements. It turns out that the big-name tobacco brand purchased online advertisements on specific networks watched by teens such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and even teen magazines.  To entice children to purchase the now banned flavors, JUUL scoured through online ads and found what websites that children frequent and adverse their products there. In a lawsuit by the Massachusetts attorney general office, claims also state that JUUL also sent their advertisements through educational websites that children use daily in school to complete work such as coolmathgames.com.
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  26. TV Imagery Persuading Teens

    Marketing companies understand that most of their viewers are young adults, making them target the youth to gain more business. According to Preventive Medicine, “Young Viewers with the highest exposure to TV tobacco depictions can be three times as likely to start vaping as those who don't.” Access to these products are very easy for these minors, and it starts with promotional advertising.
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  27. Montana Health Dept. Backs Down, Drops Flavor Ban

    Finally, some good news for the vapers in Montana. The state health department is dropping their proposed rule that would have banned face to face sales of flavored vaping products. This ban has made a huge impact on many states including California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
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  28. California Flavor Ban Passes

    The California Assembly passed SB 793, a bill that bans the sale of flavored vaping products in brick and mortar stores. If the bill becomes a law, the sales of flavored smokeless tobacco, menthol cigarettes, and small cigars will also be banned.
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  29. Targeted Teens

    With the new school year starting, it gives teens all the more reasons to pick up vaping. A recent study has shown that e-cigarette companies persuade teens to start vaping by targeted ads and joining a “popular” trend. Officials concerns have been raised, especially in the youth community as some minors are in vulnerable populations.
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  30. California Flavor Ban Final Hearing is August 18th

    On August 18th the Health Committee of the California Assembly will hold their final hearing about SB 793. This bill is intended to ban all tobacco products including e-liquids and other flavored vaping products.
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  31. Top 5 Vaping Apps

    Thanks to the growth process of the vaping industry, the amount of vaping apps that are now available for Androids and iPhones has risen tremendously over the past couple of years. There over 100 apps available, even an app for the most discerning vaper.
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  32. Is It Safe To Vape During COVID-19?

    Unless you’ve been living under a literal rock you're familiar with the infamous Coronavirus that has turned the world on it’s back in less than a 5 month span. Everything is shut down, people are out of jobs, losing homes, some even lose their lives; in a nutshell, life as we know it is a hot blistering mess.
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  33. Top 5 Hottest Disposable Vape Brands of 2020

    It’s no secret that vaping is the wave of the future. With millions of people trying to escape the harmful effects of cigarettes, vaping disposables or E-cigarettes is almost seen as a safe haven for nicotine cravers, providing a healthier alternative.
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  34. E-Cig Expo On August 20-22, 2020, Shenzhen

    The Shenzhen IECIE eCig Expo is one of the largest e-cigarettes exhibition in Asia, bringing all vapors together with upstream industries, battery and power management Chips and Solutions.
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  35. Five Must-Have 4th of July E-juice Flavors

    Light up the grill, break out your best swimwear and fire up your vape with these sensational and festive e-juices that are sure to spark up fireworks of exuberant flavor within your vape.
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  36. House to vote on Nationwide Flavor Ban. Why is House bill HR 2339 so Important

    House bill HR 2339 – The Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic ACT was sponsored by Rep. Frank Pallone of the New Jersey and Donna Shalala of Florida. The bill was introduced a year ago, and now the house representatives will decide whether to ban flavored vaping sales in all 50 states. 
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  37. 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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  38. E-Juice: Choosing Your Ideal Nicotine Strength

    A quick guide for beginner vapers that explains nicotine strength in a nutshell. If you’re making the switch from cigarettes and using vaping as a method of cessation, this will help.
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  39. Should You Vape Around Your Pets?

    Should we vape around our pets? Strangely, that's a question with some contention. The simple solution is to avoid the following things:
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  40. Vaping Memes #1 – Preparing for the Apocalypse

    Chuckle at some vaping memes to cope with the impending doom of living without flavored e-cigarettes. As you’ve probably heard, Governors are banning vaping in their states and it will soon be a national problem --
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  41. 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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  42. The Neuropsychology of Addiction

    What is addiction? It's a condition with many different facets that we, as vapers, may have to navigate as we utilize e-cigarettes to cease traditional cigarette consumption. We explore symptoms, myths, rituals, recovery methods, and more.
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  43. 7 Best Fall Vape Flavors

    Summer is gone and this colder climate allows for warmer, delicious flavors. We list the 7 best fall vape flavors of 2019 (so far!)
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  44. Where to Buy Vape Juice: Shop the Best Vape Deals Online

    If you're looking for the best place to buy vape juice online, here we offer a few options (including our very own storefront). Take a look and scour these reputable vaping shops to buy e-liquid from.
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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. MORE Cringe-Worthy Anti-Vaping Ads

    This is part II of the anti-vaping cringe series. In our second installment we laugh at a new series of adverts from out of touch opposing forces.
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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. Study claims vaping harms blood vessels

    Another study claims to understand harmful side effects of vaping while ignoring other causal factors. Vaping as a non-effective method of cigarette cessation comes into question by popular scientific journal "Radiology."
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  53. Heuristics & Biases [Part 2]: How The Media Takes Advantage of Your Mind’s Self-Sabotage

    The media utilizes our own biases to manipulate our perception of facts. In this article, we will review the tools and tricks the media uses to control the argument against vaping.
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  54. Want Severe Lung Damage? Buy Counterfeit

    The rise of counterfeit vaping products plagues consumers and the vaping industry is paying dearly for it as health officials scramble to investigate 94 sudden lung disease cases.
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  55. 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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  56. Cloud Chasing on a Budget

    The ultimate guide to affordable cloud chasing. We discuss cheap pod systems, starter kits, and other devices that won't break the bank and will keep you chucking clouds like there's no tomorrow.
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  57. 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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  58. Tobacco 21: How Old Do You Have To Be To Vape?

    Does raising the minimum age of purchase to 21 help? What are nicotine prohibitionists achieving with these recent changes?
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  59. How to Lie Using Statistics

    How we're lied to with statistical narratives and how the media exploits glitches in our thinking with graphs, numbers, and data.
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  60. “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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  61. 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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  62. Does Vaping Cause Seizures? Health Officials Investigate Risks

    An increasing number of seizure cases (arguably linked to vaping) are raising alarms everywhere with an anti-vaping agenda. Here we will interrogate the facts and define what a seizure is.
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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. Heuristics & Biases: How The Media Manipulates The Argument

    Our wonderful brains have faults of their own. We take mental shortcuts to spare ourselves from constantly carrying a cognitive load. Here's how the media takes advantage of this to push their argument.
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  66. Can I Vape Around My Pets?

    Vaping around your pets poses a few dangers. Here's what to look out for when vaping near your best furry friend.
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  67. Vaping Can Help You Quit Sm Says Harvard Medical School

    Smoking is responsible for 7 million deaths per year worldwide. In a recent study, Harvard Medical School claims vaping is 99% less harmful than smoking. Here's why you should transition:
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  68. A $1 Tax Increase on Traditional Cigarettes Boosts Vaping by 9.7%

    People who used vaping to steer clear of cigarettes go back to them if the chance of vaping is excluded out of the equation. As cigarettes get taxed higher, more smokers are making the transition.
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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. The Victims of San Francisco’s Vape Ban

    An anti-vaping bill will take effect in January 2020. In this article, we explore the cause and consequence of such an attack against an entire industry.
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  73. Vaping in the Military

    Guns, camouflage, and a square red pack of unfiltered cigarettes. Here's why there's a mounting number of deployed soldiers switching to vaping.
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  74. So Vaping Causes Heart Attacks Now?

    Recent study adds another "side effect" of vaping: heart attacks. New information claims to find a link between e-cigarette usage and heart attacks.
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  75. Vaping Down Under

    In this article, we will discuss Australia's nationwide ban on vaping and how it could affect us in the long-run.
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  76. 127 Seizures

    The FDA begins an investigation after dozens of seizures (allegedly stemmed from vaping) sprout all over the United States. Are they following a pattern of deduction or simply pointing the finger at the vaping industry?
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  77. HandCheck 1, 2... Is This Thing On?

    We’ve decided to create this blog as a way to keep our finger on the pulse of the vape scene. More importantly, we’re looking to use this space as a means of bringing the online vaping community together and creating a place for news, reader interaction, trends, and spotlight features.
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