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FOR MY FRIENDS IN TEXAS…

Texas Call to Action: 9 Bills Introduced!

SB 97 should be amended to remove unnecessary hurdles to adult access to vapor products online

9 Bills are have been introduced in Texas, SB97 is just one that would ban sales of vapor product to minors (which we support), but would also severely restrict internet sales (which we oppose). which received a hearing last week before the Senate Health & Human Services Committee. SB 97 would impose unnecessarily harsh restrictions on Internet sales, including requiring every single order to a Texas resident to be sent using an ID check service that costs $6.

Please Help Texas Take Action For This and All Other Bills Being Introduced By Donating For Lobbyists to Help Address These Issues And Fight.

DONATE TODAY!

To help, you can donate at the SFATA (Smoke Free Alternative Trade Association) Local Chapters webpage by scrolling down and selecting SFATA TEXAS or just click HERE.

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A GOOD LOL…

Ok, I got a good chuckle out of this one. Thanks for the laugh Graham Smith! :-)

Dear Phil, Every time you give a good review I ultimately end up buying the product. My wife says can you please review some kitchens and bathrooms?

Yours Sincerely, Graham

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MORE INFORMATION ON THE DELTA II WICKING MATERIALS

Ok, I have some additional information on the Joyetech Delta II wicking materials. Let me reiterate…

First, let me clarify why I did this. You asked. :-)

I’m not a materials scientist. I’m not making any claims as to whether these materials are good or bad, safe or not. That I have to leave up to you to decide for yourself.

I’m just providing the information many of you requested, as I’ve received it from them.

According to Joyetech…

For the inner material that you were able to break apart. It is a High Temperature Non-Woven Fabric. The material is Man Made Mineral Fiber (MMMF). MMMF is classified into 3 types. We are using the Continuous filament glass fibers.

Material Testing Reports – PDF Files:

Intertek 1

Intertek 2

Size of the fibers… click the thumbnails for the full size images…

Size of fibers

For the outer material, the long strip, it is a Non-woven wick (Organic Man-made Cotton). Composition molecular formula = (C6H10O5)n. Application = Cosmetic Grade.

SGS Certification Image 1

SGS 1

SGS Certification Image 2

SGS 2

SGS Certification Image 3

SGS 3

SGS Certification Image 4

SGS 4

SGS Certification Image 5

SGS 5

 

I asked a few follow-up questions…

Q) So the non-woven fabric is the material that sits next to the coil and the non-woven cotton is the material that wraps that correct?

A) Yes you are correct, since the High Temperature Non-Woven Fabric has a higher temperature resistance than Non-woven wick (Organic Man-made Cotton). We wrapped our coils with a thin piece of High Temperature Non-Woven Fabric to protect the Non-woven Organic Man-made Cotton wick from being damage from dry burns.

Please note: I believe that it is important for the public to know that the High Temperature Non-Woven Fabric is a very small piece that is placed there for dry burn protection. We did not add a extra piece of material for no reason. The primary wicking material is the Non-woven wick (Organic Man-made Cotton).

 

Q) Although I see the test reports on that fabric, you’re not telling me what it is.  Is it a ceramic fiber material?

A) No, the High Temperature Non-Woven Fabric is made of Man Made Mineral Fiber (MMMF). MMMF is classified into 3 types. We are using the Continuous filament glass fibers. FDA currently doesn’t have any standard for ecig wicking material. Thus the Intertek 2.PDF report had to use the FDA policy guideline for Ceramic Ware to test for Leachable Lead and Cadmium Content.

 

Q) It appears to have the same properties and the same material as the original Aspire Atlantis coils.  Do you know if that’s the case?

A) No, I assure you that is not the case. Please refer to the attachment “Size of fibers” JPEG. You can see the test results that the fibers are well above 5 microns, 9+ microns, nearly twice the established safety threshold. Also the older Atlantis Coils were using the ceramic fiber as their primary material. The LVC is only using a very small piece of MMMF to protect against dry burn protection.

 

Q) I’ve heard many comments about people being concerned with the material flaking/breaking off and getting into their lungs.  Can you comment on that?

A) In your Delta 2 Review video you even mentioned that “If you keep the coil head really wet. I don’t think you will have problem with this material flaking off“. I completely agree with you. I personally feel very safe to use my Delta 2. I can understand your concern when viewing your video where you showed the fibers crumbling in your fingers, but now that it has been shown that the fibers are nearly twice the size of the established safety limits of 5 microns or less there should be no reason to fear using the LVC Atomizer Head.

Pretty much this is the same material as the silica wick that is still being used by all the manufactures. The only difference is that it is not braided into a wire form, instead it was made into a fabric form. Please take a look at the attachment “Size of Fiber.jpg”. The smallest particles are nearly twice the size of the established safety limits, more than 9 microns in size.

Q) Why was the community told the coil heads were Japanese Organic cotton in the first place?

A) The organic cotton information on the website was changed prior to launch of the Delta 2.  The main reason why the Japanese Organic Cotton were not used on the final production model is because natural organic cotton is not easily formed for mass production. It is very easy to use for an individual to make a single build at prototyping stages.

 

So there it is folks.  That’s what I currently have for you.

 

 

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A QUICK LOOK AT THE JELLYFISH

A PBusardo Review/Video – The Lotus Jellyfish

In this video we take a rather quick look at the Jellyfish.

The perception on this device may be that it’s a better device because of how “hard” it hits. I’ve seen comments that at 50 watts it feel like 100 watts. Usually when that happens a device is either tuned incorrectly or is horribly inaccurate.

For those of you who own one, this video is not meant to offend, but rather offer the truth about what’s happening and how it’s happening.

Note that if tuning was the only issue, it would have received a full review as the iStick did.

What concerns me most about the device is it’s limiting your settings to it’s recommendations and considering that it’s tuned for mean, it’s potentially forcing people to vape at a much higher setting than they want or are used to.

The Links:
Lotus Ecigs
The House Of Vapor

The Video:

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THE G&G LAB PROMEC & THE MARK BUGS CHALICE III + LAST CONTEST WINNER

A PBusardo Review – The Promec & The Chalice III

In this video we take a look at the Promec, an interesting little squonker tube and the Chalice III, a gorgeous bottom fed atomizer. We also announce the winner of the last contest.

The Links:
G&G Lab
Giant Vapes
Mark Bugs

The Video:

The Photos – The Promec:

ProMec

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The Photos – The Chalice III:

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NEW IN THE QUEUE – 2/15/15 – THE TAIFUN GT II

THE TAIFUN GT II

YAY!  It’s kinda like being reacquainted with an old girlfriend, and one that it far sexier than Dimitris… the Taifun GT II.  This is the atty that had my heart before the Kayfun and I’m looking forward to trying her out.

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NEW IN THE QUEUE – 2/15/15 – THE KANGER KBOX

THE KANGER KBOX

An interesting little box that moves away from the norm.  No screen on this one, and not fully adjustable.  Simplistic operation is the goal here.

  • 0.4 ohm minimum
  • Wattage settings: 8W, 13W, 20W, 25W, 30W, 35W and 40W
  • Spring loaded 510 pin
  • Uses an 18650 (not included)

 

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