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Thank You to the Champions of Vaping

Special shout out to Stefan Didak, Kari Hess, Greg Conley, SFATA, NOTBlowingSmoke and all of you who called, emailed and wrote letters. You are true supporters of the vape community! THANK YOU!!! Apologize for the bad audio. This was shot on a phone and the video was taken from the live stream on Periscope. Watch […]
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SB-140: What You Might Have Missed

The vape community was victorious against SB 140. Here is some behind the scenes info to give you an idea what you might have missed if you weren't there. This might also help out vapers in other states figure out what to do to fight bills in their state. Behind the scenes video is included as well.

California Vapers Oppose SB140

California Vapers Still Need to Fight SB140 on Wednesday, July 8th

The last we heard about Mark Leno’s SB140 was in April when it passed the Senate Appropriations board. Since then it has moved all the way to the Senate Floor for its third reading. It was then referred to the Committee on Governmental Organization in June. SB140 is scheduled for a committee hearing on Wednesday, […]

Clearing the Air: PDF About the Vaping Industry

The Northern California SFATA Chapter and the Vaping Education Council are leading the way for advocacy. Here is their latest publication. Original Article: http://norcal.sfata.org/2015/06/clearing-the-air/ “We would like to bring the following custom publication, that has just come hot off the presses, to your attention. I’m very pleased to see the results of what once started out as […]

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Vaping DO’s & DON’Ts

Vaping is a new phenomenon. There are no set cultural norms or rules of etiquette. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try. Here are our list of recommended DO's and DON'Ts of Vaping.
Dr. Richard Le on Vaping

Pulmonologist, Dr. Richard Le on Vaping

Interview with a lung specialist regarding vaping. Dr. Richard Le, M.D., F.C.C.P. is a pulmonologist. He specializes in treating lung conditions. Many of his patients are smokers suffering from COPD and other smoking related illnesses.

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Poll: Are the StillBlowingSmoke Ads Deterring Smokers From Trying Vaping?

Several owners of local SoCal vape shops are saying that TV ads for StillBlowingSmoke are affecting their business. They are claiming that fewer smokers are seeking to try vaping to quit smoking. They’ve noted that starter kit sales are much lower than normal. Often, starter kits are purchased by new vapers looking to become former smokers. Is the StillBlowingSmoke campaign related to […]

California Vapers Gearing Up to Take Down Leno’s SB140 and Other Bills

SB140 Call To Action 2 From NorCal SFATA It’s already been quite the legislative year and we’re only barely reaching the end of the first half of 2015. On the positive side, vapor products were removed from AB 768 and SB 24 has met an unfortunate end after coming out of the Senate Appropriations Committee […]

Nicotine-Tolerance-Poll

Poll: Have You Decreased Your Nicotine Strength Over Time?

The CDC, FDA and California Department of Public Health claim that nicotine is addictive. A 1988 Surgeon General report on nicotine addiction states 3 properties of nicotine addiction. The first of those properties is tolerance. From the Surgeon General report: “Tolerance” is another aspect of drug addiction whereby a given dose of a drug produces […]
Kaiser Propaganda

In Response to Kaiser E-Cig Email

Kaiser Permanente, a US based health care company and managed care provider, sent out an email of health tips to its members with false information discouraging e-cigarette use. The Kaiser email cites three outdated reports. The three points are akin to mainstream media fear mongering. In response to Kaiser’s vaping propaganda: Experts have found that the […]

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Funded: NotBlowingSmoke 2.0 Reaches $25,000 Goal!

NotBlowingSmoke has raised $25,000 in one month thanks to contributions from 144+ individuals. Many of the donations were $5, $10, $20.  The GoFundMe campaign was setup by Stefan Didak, the creator of the notblowingsmoke.org website. Didak created the first notblowingsmoke.org website. He did this on a $0 budget as a direct response to the #StillBlowingSmoke campaign by […]
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The CADPH Marketing to Kids?

I stand by my position; the vape industry does not target kids. Maybe the California Department of Public Health (CADPH) does. Even if it is not their intention, it’s almost impossible to prove one way or the other. How can anyone target a specific demographic and exclude another with 100 percent confidence? Is it even possible? Check out this […]

The Real Dangers of Teens Inhaling Vapor

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Bruce Nye Link to Original Article Electronic cigarette use is becoming more prevalent in society as more smokers choose this alternative to eliminate the harms of tobacco use. Teenagers are experimenting with electronic cigarettes as part of their normal growth and development. Risks of harm from electronic cigarettes are orders […]

The First Truth About Vaping TV Ad Will Air In Pennsylvania

Watch it here. Thank you to Attainable Advocacy for showing this first. Thank you to Danielle Bloss for taking the time to create the ad.

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Danielle Bloss – The Person Behind The Truth About Vaping Videos

It was revealed today on theohmpage.com that Danielle Bloss is the person behind The Truth About Vaping Videos. She is a graphic designer by trade. If you want someone to thank, make sure to show her some love on her Instagram account @rubberduckyurthe1. The plan now is to air a shorter version of her videos […]
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No One is Marketing to Kids

“Marketing to kids.” That is the battle cry from the anti-vaping folks. The Still Blowing Smoke TV ads rely on this message. Now we are seeing the same message repeated by people within the vape community. When we begin to believe what the opponents are saying, then we lose. The truth is that I have never once […]

How to Argue FOR Vaping

How to Argue FOR Vaping

Excerpt from SteamPoweredHuman.com How to Argue FOR Vaping Posted on June 11, 2015 by SteamPoweredHuman.com One of the most difficult things about this disruptive technology is how to defend it against the naysayers who are, like the Luddites of old, trying to destroy what they do not understand. It is frustrating beyond tolerance at times, to […]
Truth About Vaping Reveal

Unveiling the Person Behind The Truth About Vaping Videos

If you’ve ever seen the Truth About Vaping series of videos, you’ll notice that behind the catchy illustrations, slick transitions and easy to understand explanations is a soothing female voice. Up until now, she has remained unknown to most everyone in the vape community. Considering that the first video that was released has currently over […]

Truth About Vaping Episode 2

“The Nicotine Misconception” – Truth About Vaping Episode 2

The Truth About Vaping on YouTube wants you to: “Forget everything you think you know about nicotine…” In this video, they discuss how nicotine may not be the major contributing factor to tobacco addiction. Instead the video cites studies showing that it may be the MAOI’s (anti-depressant) that act in conjunction with nicotine that cause the […]
The Truth About Vaping Episode 1

“Why They Hate Us” – Truth About Vaping – Episode 1

These videos seek to explain the complex relationship between big tobacco companies, the master settlement agreement (MSA), the states and the vape industry. From The Truth About Vaping on YouTube Revealing the real motivation behind the California Department of Public Health’s attack campaign on vaping called Still Blowing Smoke. The view more of the TRUTH visit […]

Vape Life Documentary Episode 1

Episode 1 of a multi-part documentary about vaping; the technology behind it, the vaping industry, the culture and community and the movement.. Episode 1 is about the causes of tobacco addiction, the possibility that nicotine is not the main cause of addiction, (that MAOI’s in combination with the thousands of other chemicals in combustible tobacco […]

Dimitris Agrafiotis at The Vape Summit 2014

Dimitris Agrafiotis aka The Vaping Greek speaking at The Vape Summit 2014 Speaker Series sponsored by Capella Flavors

Phil Busardo Speaking at The Vape Summit 2014

Phil Busardo at The Vape Summit 2014 Speaker Series sponsored by Capella Flavors

Santa Monica City Council Meeting on eCigs and Vapor Products

The City Attorney proposed to treat vapor products as tobacco products and restrict their use wherever tobacco is restricted. Unlike Los Angeles, he recommended that there NOT be an exception for vape shops. The city council voted in favor of the treating vapor as a tobacco product, but DID give exceptions to vape shops.