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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Hey everyone! Have some unexpected travel this week and then it’s Thanksgiving so back to the reviews after that.

I have the experience with the Merlin from Augvape, the numbers on theusing the Yihi SX500, and the new VooPoo Too came in so look for those next.

In the meantime I’m wishing you, your family and friends a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season!

Vape Happy My Friends!

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From Greg Conley/AVA – Landmark Long-Term Study on Vaping by Never-Smokers Finds No Negative Health Impacts

Contact: Gregory Conley
Tel: 609-947-8059
Email: [email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM

Landmark Long-Term Study on Vaping by Never-Smokers Finds No Negative Health Impacts

Despite fears of activists, no harm seen after three and a half years of vaping

LONDON, ENGLAND — In a first of its kind long-term study published in the journalNature, researchers have found no negative health impacts from the daily use of electronic cigarettes by young adult never-smokers.

Researchers from the University of Catania, led by Dr. Riccardo Polosa, tracked nine electronic cigarette users with no history of smoking, as well as twelve lifetime non-smokers and non-vapers, over the course of three and a half years. The researchers found no impact on a variety of health outcomes, including blood pressure, heart rate, lung function, exhaled breath nitric oxide, exhaled carbon monoxide, and CT scans of the lungs. 

“In spite of previous health scares, our study shows for the first time no risk in long-term vapers who have never smoked in their life,” said Polosa, who presented the study at the fifth annual E-Cigarette Summit in the United Kingdom on Friday, November 17th.

Polosa notes that while even longer-term research is needed to rule out any possible negative impacts, changes in spirometry and CT scans can be seen in young smokers after approximately two years of cigarette usage. With the vapers, no signs of lung damage, including COPD, lipoid pneumonia, and popcorn lung, were found in CT scans, even among the study participants with the highest consumption of e-liquid.

In the United States, far less than 1% of adult never-smokers are current vapers, with an even smaller proportion reporting vaping daily, according to the CDC’s 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Despite this, much of the concern in the media and scientific circles revolve around fears of the impact of vaping on nonsmokers. 

“Mouse and cell studies may generate salacious headlines about the supposed dangers of vaping, but they are no replacement for studies on actual humans,” said Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, a nonprofit that advocates for truthful information about vapor products. “If no negative health impacts can be seen from daily vaping among those who previously did not smoke, how is it ethical to continue warning smokers away from using these products?” 

In addition to this groundbreaking research, Polosa also recently published a review of the evidence on the impact of vapor products on COPD patients.

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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.

You can learn more about AVA and vaping by visiting the AVA website. You can also find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Vappower 35A 3000mAh 20700…a bit overrated, a Molicel 5-leg INR-20700A rewrap

This Vappower cell is identical in appearance in performance to the 5-leg top contact Molicel rewrapped by iJoy, Ampking, Efest, EBAT, EnerCig, and others.

Its 35A rating matches Molicel’s but I rate this cell and the Molicel at 30A since they run hotter than other cells at their claimed rating. The capacity of all the Molicel-rewrapped cells I’ve tested never reached their claimed 3000mAh rating as Molicel rates this cell at 2800mAh (minimum).

I am rating this Vappower at 30A and 2900mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 40A, limited by voltage sag.

Two cells were purchased by me for the purposes of testing.

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/cFoWY

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/gJ8Vw

Test results, discharge graph, photos: http://bit.ly/2zSN74D

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

 

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FROM TONY ABBOUD/VTA

YOU’RE INVITED!

VAPOR GAME PLAN 2018

VTA’S 2ND ANNUAL STATE STRATEGY 

& RETAILER CONFERENCE

On December 7, 2017, VTA is hosting its 2nd Annual State Strategy & Retailer Conference called Vapor Game Plan 2018 at the Donald E.  Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.  Back by popular demand, but this time in a central location, this VTA conference will focus on the strategies that state advocacy groups need to put in place to defend against the series of bills hostile to vapor that will be coming.

The full agenda is being finalized now, but you can expect another series of outstanding presentations on the core issues confronting our industry at the state level.  In addition, this year retailers will benefit from presentations on legal, compliance, and business related issues necessary to navigating difficult waters of conducting business in a shifting regulatory landscape.  Here are just some of the topics that will be covered:

Retail Vapeconomics 101

The Professional Face of State Advocacy

2018 State Strategies on Flavors & Taxes

Combatting Local Vapor Initiatives

VTA’s Local Defense Package

You NEED to be part of this conversation!

Download Vapor Game Plan 2018 Invite HERE!

– or –

Click Here to Sign Up Today!

Here’s what some last year’s Vapor Game Plan participants had to say:

“Vape Industry People.  Go to this!  I went to DC last year for it and it was hands down the
best advocacy / planning event that i have been to. Get real info from the top advocates,
lawyers, doctors and lobbyists in the nation.”
– Reid Nuttall, Cool Clouds Vapor Shop, Illinois

“VTA never disappoints- they set themselves apart in a professional, organized, experienced, & transparent fashion. We always walk away with hope inspiration and a mission to succeed with a team behind us to support current & future needs for our industry!”
– Amelia & Ismael Rivera, Sabor Vapors, Pennsylvania

“I want to commend all those involved in making VTA’s First Annual State Strategy Meeting a success.
I found the collaboration between the various organizations and individuals in attendance to be not only
beneficial, but also reinvigorating. A welcomed refueling as we enter what will certainly prove to be a
most interesting year for our industry. Thank you!”
– Vicki Vasconcellos, Smoke Free Alternatives Coalition of Illinois

“”I would like to say what a fantastic job the VTA is doing. This was one of the most informative conferences that I have been to and for once, the mood was optimistic. We discussed what we could do to save the industry and what is currently being done at both the state and federal level!”
– Nicole Crumley, Tennessee Smoke Free Association

To learn more about VTA, check us out at www.vaportechnology.organd www.SaveVapor.org.  And, don’t forget to follow us onFacebook and Twitter.

Thanks for all you do to save vapor!

Tony Abboud
Executive Director
Vapor Technology Association

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Eizfan 40A 4800mAh 21700…irresponsibly overrated, just a Samsung 48G rewrap, DO NOT BUY

This Eizfan cell is identical in appearance in performance to the 10A Samsung 48G.

Yi Fang Technology Co., you have lost your minds rating this cell at 40A. Vapers and vendors, there is no reason to support a company that has this little respect for our community or concern for our safety. Do not buy this cell.

I am rating this Eizfan at 10A and 4800mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 15A, limited by voltage sag.

Two cells were purchased by me for the purposes of testing.

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/Mz71Z

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/TjVw8

Test results, discharge graph, photos: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/threads/bench-test-results-eizfan-40a-4800mah-21700…irresponsibly-overrated-just-a-samsung-48g-do-not-buy.837985/

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Eizfan 30A 4300mAh 20700…obscenely overrated, just a Sanyo NCR20700B rewrap

This Eizfan cell is identical in appearance in performance to the 15A Sanyo NCR20700B (which I rate at 16A).

This cell has a truly ridiculous current rating of 30A and has an overrated capacity rating too. There is no reason to buy this cell if you have access to the Sanyo NCR20700B.

I am rating this Eizfan at 16A and 4000mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 25A, limited by voltage sag.

Two cells were purchased by me for the purposes of testing.

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/S63Wv

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/MFjVk

Test results, discharge graph, photos: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/threads/bench-test-results-eizfan-30a-4300mah-20700…obscenely-overrated-just-a-sanyo-ncr20700b.837877/

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Vapcell Purple 10A 5000mAh 21700…15A but overrated mAh, runs longer than Samsung 48G

This cell’s capacity down to 2.5V is quite a bit lower than the claimed 5000mAh. I measured it at 4775mAh and 4873mAh for the two cells I tested. It seems that there is some cell-to-cell variation. Since the rating should be a guaranteed minimum the rating should be lower than what any cell delivers.

But this Vapcell still runs for about 8% longer than the 4800mAh Samsung 48G when pulsed down to 3.2V at 20A. Their performance is very similar but the cell Vapcell uses holds its voltage up a bit better and that results in a bit more run time.

While similar in appearance and ratings to the Samsung 48G I think this is a different cell. I’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

It runs cool at 10A continuous though and is underrated. I am rating this Vapcell at 15A and 4750mAh. It does start to sag a lot more at 15A though. This is a cell for low power vaping so its very long run time can be effectively used without getting early low/weak battery alerts from the mod. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 20A, limited by voltage sag.

Unfortunately, this cell has Vapcell’s usual paper top insulating ring so juice spills could damage the ring. Be careful.

Two cells from Vapcell were donated for the purposes of testing. Thank you!

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/D8EQp

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/nalxk

Test results, discharge graph, photos: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/threads/bench-test-results-vapcell-purple-10a-5000mah-21700…15a-but-overrated-mah-runs-longer-than-samsung.837717/

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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THE INNOKIN/PLATFORM ARES RTA – INTRODUCTION

A PBusardo Review – The Innokin/Platform Ares RTA Introduction

In this video I’m joined by my BFF Dimitris to introduce our tank, the Ares RTA.
We talk about working with Innokin, do an unboxing, talk about the tank’s features and thoughts behind them, show you some builds, and have some fun along the way.

Thanks so much for the continued love and support and we truly hope you enjoy the tank!!

The Links:
Innokin
Ares at MyVaporStore
VaporDNA – Coming Soon
E-Cig Gallery for USA Wholesale

Post Video Follow-up:

  • 11/16/17 – Heard and read some comments about the whistle coming from the tank in the video.  We couldn’t hear it while filming.  Reviewing the video, when I screwed the tank back onto the device around the 44:00 mark, the air flow controller moved slightly blocking the air flow hole creating that effect which the mic amplified and made worse.  We recreated it here just now and once the hole was aligned it went away.    It is a quiet tank.

The Video:

*NOTE: Any use of these videos in part or in their entirety without Phil Busardo’s expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.

The Photos:

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Vapcell Purple 30A 3000mAh 20650…accurately rated, Sanyo NCR20650A

This Vapcell appears and performs identical to the great performing Sanyo NCR20650A.

The Sanyo NCR20650A has a “rated” capacity of 2900mAh, a “minimum” capacity of 2950mAh, and a “typical” rating of 3100mAh. So while I always try to use just the rated capacity for a rewrapped cell for my ratings, 2900mAh in this case, Vapcell’s rating of 3000mAh can still be considered accurate. It all depends on which rating you use.

I am rating this Vapcell at 30A and 2900mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 40A, limited by temperature.

Unfortunately, this cell has Vapcell’s usual paper top insulating ring so juice spills could damage the ring. Be careful.

Two cells from Vapcell were donated for the purposes of testing. Thank you!

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/RrVGn

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/dvqhe

Test results, discharge graph, photos: http://bit.ly/2ASxBUr

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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THE INNOKIN ENDURA T20-S

A PBusardo Review – The Innokin T20-S

In this video we take a full look at the Innokin Endura T20-S.
We also make some more additions to the stocking!

The Links:
Innokin T20-S
Endura T20-S at MyVaporStore
Endura T20-S 2000mAh Battery at Heaven Gifts

The Post Review Follow-up:

  • 11/14/17: Correction in the video – I said the LED will turn red when charging and then go out. It will actually go from red to green THEN turn out when charging.

The Video:

*NOTE: Any use of these videos in part or in their entirety without Phil Busardo’s expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.

The Photos:

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THE HCIGAR VT75D

A PBusardo Review – The HCIGAR VT75D

In this video we take a full look at the HCIGAR VT75D.
We also make some more additions to the stocking!

The Links:
HCIGAR
Vapor DNA
GeekVape
DigiFlavor

The Video:

*NOTE: Any use of these videos in part or in their entirety without Phil Busardo’s expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.

The Photos:

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Vapcell Purple 20A 4800mAh 21700…shamefully overrated, a Samsung 48G rewrap

This Vapcell is identical in performance and appearance to the great performing (for low power vapers) Samsung 48G cell. Samsung rates this cell at 9.6A continuous.

Vapcell, why rate it at 20A continuous? It becomes hot enough to boil water at that level and the voltage sag is huge. Simply inexcusable.

I am rating this Vapcell at 10A and 4800mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 15A, limited by voltage sag.

Unfortunately, this cell has Vapcell’s usual paper top insulating ring so juice spills could damage the ring. Be careful.

After seeing the first posts of these test results Vapcell informed me that they will be changing the continuous current rating to 10A and switching to a plastic top insulating ring. They said they will send me the updated cells for testing then. If this happens I will post the new test results.

I expressed my anger that this was only happening after being caught exaggerating the rating so badly. But, it is a positive step and one that many other companies would not take. In the end, what is important is that we have our cells accurately marked.

Two cells from Vapcell were donated for the purposes of testing. Thank you!

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/TRF2I

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/gmqkD

Test results, discharge graph, photos: http://bit.ly/2iRLRo6

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Vapcell Gold 30A 3200mAh 20700…accurately rated, a Sanyo NCR20700A rewrap!

This Vapcell is identical in performance and appearance to the incredible Sanyo NCR20700A cell. That Sanyo is the best performing 20700 I’ve tested so far (as of November 12, 2017).

I do not know how many of these cells Vapcell has or who is selling them right now. I have no doubt that several vendors will be trying to stock them as soon as possible though. Check with your favorite vendors or Vapcell via their web site (http://www.vapcelltech.com) or Facebook page.

The Sanyo NCR20700A has a “rated” capacity of 3100mAh, a “minimum” capacity of 3150mAh, and a “typical” rating of 3300mAh. So while I always try to use just the rated capacity for a rewrapped cell for my ratings, 3100mAh in this case, Vapcell’s rating of 3200mAh can still be considered accurate. It all depends on which rating you use.

I am rating this Vapcell at 30A and 3100mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 45A, limited by temperature.

Unfortunately, this cell has Vapcell’s usual paper top insulating ring so juice spills could damage the ring. Be careful.

Two cells from Vapcell were donated for the purposes of testing. Thank you! I know that some of you will think these are cherry-picked cells but they test identical to the Sanyo’s. No cherry- picking is possible here.

As with any rewrapped cell it can be changed in the future by the rewrapper. But all of the high performance rewrapped cells are retested by me using cells purchased from a vendor. If they are changed the community will be told about it.

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/CDcDQ

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/SlsPq

Test results, discharge graph, photos: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/threads/bench-test-results-vapcell-gold-30a-3200mah-20700…accurately-rated-a-sanyo-ncr20700a-rewrap.837069/

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: CoilArt 40A 4000mAh 21700…grotesquely overrated, a poor 20A performer

This is a poor performing 21700 cell with a preposterous 40A rating. It appears almost identical to the Basen 30A 4000mAh 21700 but performs a bit worse than the Basen.

Its 40A rating can’t even be considered a “pulse” or “max” rating as it drops to under 3.2V for the first pulse, freshly charged. This is clearly not a 40A cell.

It performs worse than the iJoy 40A 3750mAh 21700. The CoilArt’s greater voltage sag results in at least 30% less vaping time at moderate to high current levels.

Its capacity falls short of 4000mAh in my testing. Since I’m sure I don’t have the worst performing examples of this cell out there I have to assume that others will test even a bit lower.

I am rating this cell at 20A and 3850mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 25A, limited by temperature and voltage sag. I recommend staying below about 40W though to prevent excessive voltage sag and reduced vaping time.

This cell has a plastic top insulating ring so juice spills shouldn’t damage the ring.

Two cells from The Cloudy Vapor (www.thecloudyvaper.com) and two from CoilArt were donated for the purposes of testing. Thank you!

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/9e0dX

Ratings graphic: https://imgur.com/a/AW6SX

Test results, discharge graph, photos: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/threads/bench-test-results-coilart-40a-4000mah-21700…grotesquely-overrated-a-poor-20a-performer.837019/#post-20222177

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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THE CTHULHU HASTUR MTL RTA!

A PBusardo Review – The Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA

In this video we take a full look at the Cthulhu Hastur MTL RTA.
We also make some additions to the stocking!

The Links:
Cthulhu Mods
Cthulhu Store

The Video:

*NOTE: Any use of these videos in part or in their entirety without Phil Busardo’s expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.

The Photos:

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