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END OF YEAR STOCKING CONTEST!

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THIS JUST IN – STOCKING CONTEST UPDATE…

After posting the video with the Stocking Contest, I was contacted by Justin of JJ Vapes.  In addition to the generous additions to the stocking, he has also offered to pay for international shipping should someone out of the US win.  In his own words…

Perhaps someone will enter who otherwise wouldn’t, knowing they couldn’t afford the shipping.

That is the kind of guy Justin is and his generosity is very much appreciated.

He also offered to send my wife another set of AirPods!  LOLOL!!

Thank you JUSTIN JONES!!

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THE GREECE TRIP, END OF YEAR VIDEO & HOW TO WIN THE STOCKING (AND SACK :-) )

A PBusardo Video – Greece, End Of Year Hopes & How to win the STOCKING!!

In this video we…

  • Do some quick Show & Tell
  • Talk about the Greece trip and Liquid Puff opening
  • We see the new E-Smoke Guru Skyline Drop Kit
  • I give you some of my thoughts and hopes coming out of 2017 and moving into 2018
  • We make some final and very special additions to the stocking
  • I let you know how to enter to win the stocking!

The Links:

Vapeshear
LiquidPuff
CravingVapor/HexOhm
E-Smoke Guru
ModAtty
JJ Vapes

The Video:

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

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FROM THE AVA…

AVA Announces the Start of VapesGiving™

Welcome to the 1st Annual #VapesGiving!™

The American Vaping Association is proud to host the first annual #VapesGiving™. This campaign provides a unique opportunity give thanks and appreciation for the countless hours and hard work that vaping advocates put in to protect our community and industry.

We have undertaken this campaign because so many organizations — primarily those defending vaping at the state level — have expressed a need for assistance in fundraising to allow them to continue doing their important work.

#VapesGiving™ offers the opportunity not only for you to donate to a spectrum of organizations, but to see your donation doubled thanks to the support of Naked 100 (up to $190,000!).

Many of our country’s leading advocacy organizations will benefit from your participation in this campaign.

Want more information on how the campaign works? Check out the #VapesGiving™ FAQ.

Want to donate? Check out the campaign page.

To all who donate to the campaign or just help spread the word — thank you! We could not do this work without you.

Happy holidays and an even happier #VapesGiving™!

Sincerely,

Gregory Conley 
President — American Vaping Association

Donate Now or Spread the Word!

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: The MVA limits in my ratings tables are not a number to use for vaping!

They are meant only to give you an idea of the risk if a battery is accidentally discharged at beyond its continuous current rating when vaping. You should not consider them as a rating for the battery that you can vape at!

If properly used the MVA limit can help increase our safety. But it has been misused by too many.

Safety is important and must guide us in the recommendations we make. I have decided to remove the MVA limit numbers from my tables and ask that everyone delete any tables they have now and download the new ones that are available. See the links below.

Please do not post or distribute any earlier version of these tables.
Please delete any earlier version of these tables you might have posted.
Please do not recommend the MVA limit as an acceptable vaping level.

I ask this with all the sincerity and urgency that I can muster…please.

Our community is under increased scrutiny and battery and vaping hardware (atomizer and device) regulations/standards are now being discussed and written…very severe ones. I am not allowed to discuss some of what I’ve learned but it could be bad. We must set a good example and self-regulate our community as best as we can. I cannot emphasize too strongly the importance of this.

I realize that many are vaping at discharge levels considerably above the continuous discharge rating (CDR) of their batteries and have done so without incident. But that doesn’t mean it’s done without risk.

Giving the community the tools and data we need to pick the best battery is very important to me though. I have a way to replace the pulse testing I do now. These new tests can be used to directly compare how hard one battery hits versus another and which is the better performer. It will simplify my testing too.

Many battery wrapping companies sell batteries with ratings that are considerably higher than the battery’s true ratings. This is an issue I will continue to devote a lot of my time to.

I realize that many of you will be upset at these changes. I’m not doing this to piss off the high power vapers. 🙂 You will still have the tools you need to pick the best performing battery. I will post about this soon.

But I can only recommend to our community that we never exceed the continuous current rating (CDR) of any battery. These batteries were never meant to be used outside of a battery pack with suitable protection electronics.

Each of us can decide the level of risk we wish to take ourselves but we should recommend safe battery use to others.

Thank you for your time.
Sorry for the long read and the inconvenience of having to replace your tables!

18350/18500 table:
https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/18350-18500-safety-grades-and-pulse-performance-data.7566/

18650 table:
https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/18650-battery-ratings-picking-a-safe-battery-to-vape-with.7447/

20650/20700/21700 table:
https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/20650-20700-21700-battery-safety-ratings-table.7827/

26650 table:
https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/26650-safety-grades-and-pulse-performance-data.7554/

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A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Samsung 40T 21700…a great 30A 3900mAh battery, better than NCR20700A

These tests were done only as a preview of a cell that should be available by the middle of 2018. It is just a guide so vapers and mod manufacturers know what’s coming and can make more informed purchasing or manufacturing decisions.

This is a fantastic performing true 30A cell that easily beats the Sanyo NCR20700A at both high and low discharge current levels. At moderate power levels this Samsung 40T even beats the incredible Samsung 30T, hitting harder for almost the entire discharge down to 3.2V and for a lot longer too.

At high power levels though the lower internal resistance of the Samsung 30T allows it to hit harder than the Samsung 40T for most of the discharge down to 3.2V (about 3.6V resting voltage). The 40T still runs for longer though.

This is a classic tradeoff, the 30T’s higher performance and current rating versus the 40T’s higher capacity. The 40T still performs better than the Sanyo NCR20700A and would be an amazing cell for high power regulated vaping. Even for mech’s if the 30T wasn’t available.

This cell delivered 3962mAh and 3985mAh in my capacity tests. Judging by Samsung’s “40T” designation for it I am sure its nominal/typical capacity rating will be 4000mAh. However, its guaranteed/minimum rating is always lower than the typical/nominal rating and will probably be 3800mAh or 3900mAh.

I am rating this Samsung at 30A and 3900mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) limit is 45A, limited by voltage sag.

Two cells were donated for the purposes of testing by Enercig (www.enercig.com). Thank you!

Cell photos: https://imgur.com/a/YSq2m

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

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

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 CASAA – UNIFIED FRONT

December 11, 2017

We write you today as a united front because the vapor industry is under attack and the future remains uncertain. We are all focused on the critical mission of making sure that Americans will continue to have access to the full range of vapor products that millions are using to quit smoking and improve our lives. We need your help to achieve this mission.

We all agree that there are short term and long term policy changes that must be made to ensure a robust vapor product industry in this country, but we are focused today on a near-term step – Changing the “Predicate Date” in Congress – which will allow all products on the market before 8/8/2016 to stay on the market and remain available to consumers.

The US House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill which contains language that would modernize the 2007 predicate date for products newly deemed to be tobacco. But the Senate has not included similar language in its version of the bill. These two conflicting pieces of legislation will be negotiated in Congress in the near future, and we are going to need EVERYONE to weigh in!

In the coming days and weeks, we will be reaching out to our respective members with additional opportunities and guidance on how you can engage with your two Senators and your Representative and urge them to modernize the predicate date for vapor products. We hope that when we call on you, you will take a few minutes to ACT to save the vapor industry.

Thank you!

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FROM THE VTA – UNIFIED FRONT

UNITED FRONT

Today, leaders of the vapor community came together to present a unified front on the next steps for moving our agenda forward in Washington, D.C.  The Unity Letter, signed by the leaders of the American Vaping Association, the Consumers for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association and the Vapor Technology Association asks every member of the vapor industry and broader community to get ready to act!

“December 11, 2017

Dear Members of the Vapor Community:

We write you today as a united front because the vapor industry is under attack and the future remains uncertain. We are all focused on the critical mission of making sure that Americans will continue to have access to the full range of vapor products that millions are using to quit smoking and improve our lives. We need your help to achieve this mission. 

We all agree that there are short term and long term policy changes that must be made to ensure a robust vapor product industry in this country, but we are focused today on a near term step – Changing the “Predicate Date” in Congress – which will allow all products on the market before 8/8/2016 to stay on the market and remain available to consumers. 

The US House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill which contains language that would modernize the 2007 predicate date for products newly deemed to be tobacco. But the Senate has not included similar language in its version of the bill. These two conflicting pieces of legislation will be negotiated in Congress in the near future, and we are going to need EVERYONE to weigh in!

In the coming days and weeks, we will be reaching out to our respective members with additional opportunities and guidance on how you can engage with your two Senators and your Representative and urge them to modernize the predicate date for vapor products. We hope that when we call on you, you will take a few minutes to ACT to save the vapor industry.

Thank you!”

DOWNLOAD THE UNITY LETTER HERE!

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NEW FROM REGULATOR WATCH – Heart Surgeon Says Vaping Is Safer | Unpacking Public Health

Here’s the latest from Brent Stafford at Regulator Watch:

Forget about the morality and look only at the science and you come to the conclusion that vaping is categorically safer than combustible cigarettes. This is the medical opinion of Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar, Head of Cardiovascular Surgery at Trillium Health Center and one of the leading practitioners of ‘beating heart’ surgery in North America.

In this extended edition of RegWatch we sit down with ‘Dr. Gopal’—just minutes after he finished surgery and as we rushed to the airport to head back west.

We do a deep-dive into the complexities and contradictions of the public health war against vaping; how public health lobbies such as Heart, Cancer, Lung misinterpret or misuse data in an effort to mislead the public about the potential health risks of vaping; And, much more—only on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com.

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released December 7, 2017

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NEW FROM REGULATOR WATCH – Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar Speaks | Battle Over Bill 174

Here’s the latest from Brent Stafford at Regulator Watch:

Leading heart surgeon Dr. Gopal Bhatnagar is too often the last line of defense in the battle between life and death for patients ravaged by combustible tobacco-related heart disease.

In his quest to save lives he researched the contentious issues regarding the science of vaping and concluded that it’s “categorically safer” than smoking. His certitude led him to cofound 180° Smoke a high-end vapour products retail chain in the province of Ontario.

Hear his unique perspective on Bill 174—only on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com.

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released December 7, 2017

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THE VOOPOO TOO REVIEW

A PBusardo Review – The Voo Poo Too

In this video we take a look at the Voo Poo Too and add one to the stocking!

The Links:

Voo Poo
Element Vape

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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NEW FROM REGULATOR WATCH – CVA Presentation to Justice Policy Cmte. | Battle Over Bill 174

Here’s the latest from Brent Stafford at Regulator Watch:

Vaping is the singular best harm reduction tool to replace smoking. This clear and concise message was the anchor to the Canadian Vaping Association’s presentation on Bill 174—delivered to the Ontario Legislature Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

The presentation was delivered by CVA government affairs rep Marc Kealey from Kealey and Associates. Catch the presentation and Q&A on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released November 29, 2017

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NEW FROM REGULATOR WATCH – ‘Tobacco Survivor’ Presents to Justice Policy Cmte. | Battle Over Bill 174

Here’s the latest from Brent Stafford at Regulator Watch:

“We are not a tobacco product and we truly believe we are helping someone not die from a tobacco related illness, because those deaths are heartbreaking.”

This is the poignant message delivered by ‘tobacco survivor’ and vaping advocate, Maria Papaioannoy at the Ontario Legislature Standing Committee on Justice Policy considering Bill 174.

Hear Maria’s full presentation and Q&A afterwards on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released November 29, 2017

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SOME SHOW & TELL + THE SUORIN DROP!

A PBusardo Review – Some Show & Tell + The Suorin Drop

In this video we take a quick look at a couple previous stocking additions… the Vandy Vape Pulse BF Box Mod & the Geek Vape Mini Tool kit. We talk quick about Paul’s Kanga Case project, which I’ll talk about and show you more once I have additional information. Then we take a look at the Suorin Drop! We also make some more additions to the stocking!

The Links:

Vandy Vape
Mojo Vapor
Geek Vape
Kanga Case
Suorin
Vapor DNA
TeslaCigs
Efest
JJ Vapes

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 AUGVAPE MERLIN MTL RTA

A PBusardo Review – The Augvape Merlin MTL RTA

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

The Links:
Augvape
Eciggity
VaporDNA
MyVaporStore
E-Cig Gallery Wholesale
Pacific Smoke
Face Of Vape Distro
Sigelei
Wismec
GeekVape
Aspire
HCigar
Innokin

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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NEW FROM REGULATOR WATCH – I’ll Never Vote Liberal Again | Battle Over Bill 174 | #1

Here’s the latest from Brent Stafford at Regulator Watch:

On this Saturday in late November, it was a day for Ontario vapers to gather and rally strength for a battle with the Ontario Liberal government many thought was behind them.

In this special edition of RegWatch, hear from Shaundra Sewell and how she feels betrayed by the Ontario Liberals and vows to never vote red again.

Only on RegWatch by RegulatorWatch.com.

Produced by: Brent Stafford
Released November 28, 2017

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