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The VOOPOO ARGUS G pod is an outstanding device that offers a stable and consistent taste, adjustable power and airflow function, puff count recording, and manual lock/unlock features. With its advanced technology, lustrous finish, and built-in 1000mAh battery, it’s a versatile, easy-to-use vaping device that’s perfect for newbies and DIY enthusiasts alike.

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VOOPOO ARGUS G pod is an upgraded version of the ARGUS POD and ARGUS SE. With a 5-20W adjustable power and puff number recording function, this device offers greater flexibility and control. It’s also more durable than its predecessor, thanks to its larger 1000mAh battery. So, let’s dive into the review and explore the differences.

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VOOPOO ARGUS G pod features advanced atomization technology called VOOPOO ITO, which is perfect for mouth-to-lung vaping. This device provides a stable and consistent taste that will satisfy even the pickiest vapers.

ARGUS G is compatible with both FREE BASE and nicotine salt e-liquids, and one coil can support the full taste of about 14ml of e-liquid (which is equivalent to 7 tanks of oil). Nic salt e-liquids might be more suitable on this device. The power can be adjusted with the press of a button, ranging from 5W-25W. Lower wattage settings increase coil life, while higher wattage settings produce richer, more mellow vapor.

The author tested two versions of coils on this device, a 0.7 ohm coil with max power of 18w and a 1.2 ohm coil with max power of 12w. Each coil produces a different subtle taste, providing thousands of options in different power for vapers to choose from. It may be a little overwhelming for newbies but a feast for DIY enthusiasts.

ARGUS G’s rectangular shape features smooth, rounded edges that make it comfortable to hold. Although larger than both the original and SE editions, it’s still portable and easy to carry. The device’s mirror-like look and smooth texture come from nanometer-scale polishing processes and an aluminum alloy integrated streamlined design that gives ARGUS G a lustrous finish.

The built-in 1000mAh battery lasts up to 3 days of regular vaping. This is quite impressive considering the device’s small size, demonstrating its advanced technology.

Additional features include a multi-function button with an OLED screen, adjustable power and airflow functions, puff count recording, and manual lock/unlock capabilities. By pressing the button multiple times or holding it down for different lengths of time, vapers can easily adjust the device’s power and clear puff counts, providing a more personalized vaping experience.

VOOPOO ARGUS G specifications/ paramtersMaterial: Zinc Alloy, PCOutput Power: 5-25WOutput Voltage: 3.2-4.2VResistance: 0.5-3.0ΩBattery Capacity: 1000mAh Built-In BatterySize: 110.9*25.7*13.5mmStandard Cartridge: ARGSUS POD Cartridge 0.7Ω / 1.2ΩCompatible Cartridge: ARGUS POD Cartridges (ARGUS POD Cartridge 0.7Ω and ARGUS POD Cartridge 1.2Ω),ARGUS POD Empty Cartridge (with VOOPOO ITO-M0 0.5Ω, VOOPOO ITO-M1 0.7Ω, VOOPOO ITO-M2 1.0Ω and VOOPOO ITO-M3 1.2ΩRecommended E-liquid: Nicotine≤50mgColor: Sand Drift Gold, Glow Pink, Satin Blue, Space Grey, Racing GreenVerdict

The VOOPOO ARGUS G pod is an outstanding device that offers a stable and consistent taste, adjustable power and airflow function, puff count recording, and manual lock/unlock features. With its advanced technology, lustrous finish, and built-in 1000mAh battery, it’s a versatile, easy-to-use vaping device that’s perfect for newbies and DIY enthusiasts alike.

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Do Tourist Destinations Allow Vaping

As many people are starting to book their next destination, we look at a few of the most popular global holiday hotspots to see if vapers can have a smoke-free holiday.

There’s enough to think about when you’re organising a holiday without having to worry with whether you’re legally able to vape or not. 

And with the summer holidays fast approaching us, we know many of you will be eager to get jet set as soon as possible. So, if you are wanting to enjoy your e-cigarette on the trip away then it’s a very important consideration in deciding where to travel. 

While the concept of enjoying a reduced risk alternative to cigarettes on holiday sounds brilliant in theory you should be warned that the reality is there’s a long list of places where bringing out a vaping device is far from welcome. 

Even if the destination you go to permits vaping, when you ‘buy local’, the nicotine strengths and flavours you are used to may not be as easy to come by when you are away from home. 

That is why Vapouround has put this list together, below we check out the rules and customs for some of the most popular travel destinations in the world. 


New York – United Stats Of America

NYC laws include all e-cigarettes, regardless of whether or not they contain nicotine and they prohibit:

  • The use of e-cigarettes in all places where smoking is prohibited, including residential common areas, restaurants, sports arenas and workplaces. 
  • The sale of e-cigarettes to anyone younger than 21. 
  • The sale of e-cigarettes without a valid e-cigarette retail dealer license and 
  • The sale of flavoured e-cigarette products.


Kingston – Jamacia

In Jamacia, the law allows both residents and tourists the retail sale of e-cigarettes and vaping products, as long as the consumer is over the age of 18. 

So as long as you are outside, you can hit your vaping device to your heart’s content, especially if you catch your craving kicking in on the beach when catching some rays.


Amsterdam – The Netherlands

Whilst the destination is famed for having a very relaxed view towards cannabis consumption, the same cannot be said for their outlook on vaping. 

Legally you can vape anywhere in the Netherlands as long as you are outdoors, even though at one stage the use and importing of e-cigarettes was close to being banned.

 So, in some places, especially Amsterdam you can enjoy vaping freely due to the cities relaxed attitude and atmosphere, just don’t try breaking it out in any restaurants or coffee shops.


Toyko – Japan

Japan is one of the few Asian countries that has not taken an overly restrictive avenue when it comes to vaping.

 Although when purchasing e-liquid in Japan only zero milligram bottles are available, holidaymakers will have no problem bringing in a small supply of nicotine, as personal import is permitted.

Surprisingly, there are no restrictions on vaping indoors as long as the individuals doing so are vaping a zero-nicotine e-juice


Bangkok – Thailand

Although nearly 23 million tourists flock to the Thai capital each year, vaping is completely banned in Thailand and has been since 2014. 

Many keen travellers who also vape must adapt or go cold turkey for the duration of their break as e-cigarettes are prohibited as are other products like mods and e-juice refills.

If you are caught vaping or even just have advice in your possession you could face a penalty of up to ten years in prison or a 30,000 Baht fine.


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The Australian Govt. is Reviewing Recommendations For Harsher Vape Laws

Australia has some of the lowest vaping rates and also one of the lowest rates of progress with regards to declining smoking rates.

As of October 2021, vapers in Australia are only able to purchase vaping products from pharmacies via prescription. Anyone caught violating these harsh measures faces steep fines, and in some cases even imprisonment. Tobacco harm reduction experts have long argued that this measure will just lead to a thriving black market of the products, and a recent report has confirmed just that.

Commissioned by Independent Economics in February 2023, the report revealed that vaping has actually tripled in the last three years. In fact, there are currently 1.3 million vaping adults in Australia, equating to 6.5% of the adult population. The survey that informed the report consisted of 3,056 adults, and it revealed that only a mere 8% of existing vapers have a prescription.

Moreover, the Head of Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration Associate Professor John Skerrit has recently contradicted himself when admitting that “the current regime doesn’t seem effective at all” yet refused to take responsibility for it: “we should be proud of what we have done on vaping”.

However, not only does the TGA not regret its tobacco control strategy, but it clearly wants to take it further. The Sydney Morning Herald has recently reported that the TGA has proposed new measures via a submission to a public consultation. Health Minister Mark Butler who received over 4000 submissions, said all health ministers were “determined to stamp out this public health menace.”

The Australian Govt. is considering the TGA’s recommendations

Meanwhile a few days later the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) updated its review of proposed reforms to vape regulations. It said that the federal government is now “actively considering” its suggestions.

The Conversation revealed that the TGA’s recommendations have not been released at this time, but a summary of the review has. “It restated the review’s scope, focused on changes to border controls for nicotine vaping products, minimum quality and safety standards – including the idea of categorizing nicotine vaping products as therapeutic goods.” Butler has been increasingly vocal about improving border controls in order to enforce existing laws. “Nothing is off the table.

Meanwhile, a recent study published in BMJ Open had confirmed that Australia’s harsh and outdated vape policy, has stalled the country’s smoking cessation efforts. Titled, “Impact of vaping introduction on cigarette smoking in six jurisdictions with varied regulatory approaches to vaping: an interrupted time series analysis,” the study analyzed smoking rates and cigarette consumption in 6 jurisdictions with different regulatory environments for vaping: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia (in Canada), UK and Australia.

Of these Australia has the harshest vape regulations and subsequently the lowest vaping rates. However it also has one of the lowest rates of progress with regards to declining smoking rates.

Australian GP Reiterates That Vaping is Effective For Smoking Cessation

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Beat Smoking Like The Swedes! Proof Tobacco Harm Reduction Works!

The WVA (World Vapers’ Alliance) are urging other countries to “Beat Smoking Like The Swedes“!

Members of the EU have a goal to become “Smoke-free” – meaning less than 5% of people still smoke.

So far the only country on track to meet that goal is Sweden which stands at a staggeringly good 5.6% smoking rate!

In the last decade the smoking rate in Sweden dropped by a whopping 55%! Also smoking related deaths are 22% lower than the EU average.

You can read more in the WVA factsheet here – all graph data below is from this document.

How Did They Do It?

Just as a contrast the graph below from the WVA shows the comparison of annual declines in smoking rates of different countries from 2012 to 2022.

As you can see Sweden comes out on top, closely followed by Japan, New Zealand, USA and the UK.

The smoking rate in Sweden declined 6 times faster than Australia which has very strong restrictions on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) products such as vaping.

Sweden embraces alternative nicotine systems – for instance Snus (an oral smokeless tobacco product) is legal and widely used.

Plus they have consumer friendly vape and nicotine product regulation. Heated tobacco and nicotine pouches are widely available too.

Another reason is that all these alternative nicotine products have significantly lower taxes than those applied to traditional cigarettes – which is a huge incentive.

The graph below shows Snus and Vaping have increased in Sweden and the smoking rates have dropped since 2004.

Surprisingly the use of nicotine is pretty much similar to the average in other EU countries! But because the majority of nicotine is obtained in a smokeless way the rates of cancer in Sweden are 41% lower than other EU averages.

You can find more information on the Smoke Free Sweden 2023 website.


The Sweden model of regulation is huge proof that THR is the way to reach smoke free goals.

In the UK our smoke free goal is 2030 – but Cancer Research UK produced a report which stated we may be 9 years behind with a 5% smoking rate not being predicted until 2039.

“If recent smoking prevalence trends continue, average adult smoking prevalence in England will reach 5% in 2039 (see Figure 1). To reach average adult smoking prevalence of 5% by 2030 in England the pace of change needs to be around 70% faster than is projected”

The UK have been praised for their current stance on vaping by the WVA. They examined the THR policies of the world and listed the best regulations in a document called “Learning from the best – a tobacco harm reduction primer“.

Michael Landl the Director of the WVA gave me the following response when I requested a comment…

“Sweden should be a role model for other countries. As the first country on track to achieve the smoke-free goal, it should be an inspiration for sensible harm reduction policies. Risked-based regulation works combined with a variety of less harmful products works. This campaign will highlight the Swedish miracle in Stockholm, Brussels, and other countries and push politicians to open their eyes. It is time to embrace harm reduction instead of fighting it.”

The WVA factsheet concludes with…

“Sweden has emerged as a leader in the fight against smoking, and if other countries follow their approach, millions of lives could be saved. Their focus on tobacco harm reduction products has proven successful, and replicating this approach on a global scale could have a significant impact on public health. The message is clear: if we want to beat smoking, we should look to the Swedes for inspiration and adopt their strategies.”


Just stop ignoring the Swedish success story! THR works, and Sweden is the only country to reach the EU smoke-free goal: https://t.co/JAg2yxO1LW
Embrace less harmful alternatives such as vaping, pouches & snus instead of fighting them! https://t.co/wi7hxjGUI4

— Michael Landl (@LandlMichael) March 30, 2023

Other countries are years behind #SmokeFreeSweden. How can they catch up?

👉Providing access to safer alternatives
👉Creating policies that support alternatives
👉Ensuring access to a variety of alternative products

Check out our FAQ to find out more:https://t.co/NceqhKiBtb pic.twitter.com/yf4cR46e2K

— Smoke Free Sweden 2023 (@SmokeFreeSweden) March 30, 2023

Sweden is set to become the first smoke-free country by the end of this year, 17 years ahead of the EU’s 2040 goal.

Adopting the “Swedish model” of tobacco harm reduction should be a priority in our countries too! #TobaccoHarmReduction pic.twitter.com/kSQXAxJXod

— Campaign for Safer Alternatives (@GoingSmokefree) March 27, 2023

See how low smoking rates are in Sweden! They’ll soon be first EU country to be declared ‘smoke-free’, ie <5% still smoke pic.twitter.com/ViJaXXhf1X

— Alex Wodak AM (@AlexWodak) March 22, 2023

The adult smoking rate in Sweden is now 5.6%
(3% in 16-29y)

The key “was embracing harm reduction strategies with easy access to #snus, nicotine pouches, #ecigs & #HTPs, with flavours and low taxes”#THR
Report from Smokefree Swedenhttps://t.co/UyuRiaipR0 pic.twitter.com/efLK1JRbwv

— Dr Colin Mendelsohn (@ColinMendelsohn) March 18, 2023

Snus is widely recognised to have played a key role in Sweden’s low smoking prevalence and tobacco-related mortality 🇸🇪

Heated tobacco appears to have accelerated the decline in cigarette sales in Japan 🇯🇵

— Adam Smith Institute (@ASI) March 8, 2023

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CAPHRA Members Urge COP10 Delegations to Include Consumers  

Sadly vapers and tobacco harm reduction experts have year after year been completely left out of a topic that concerns them more than anyone else.

In 2021, FCTC organizers had announced that there would be no discussions or decisions around Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) products at COP9. They had highlighted that any related documents should still be submitted for information to COP9. However, any substantive discussions related to ‘smokeless tobacco and heated tobacco products’ and ‘novel and emerging tobacco products’, would be postponed until 2023’s COP10.

To this effect, last year, the Executive Coordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates) Nancy Loucas, mentioned the importance of this year’s event. “Countries represented at COP10 need to fully understand that millions of lives depend on delegates’ substantive discussions and subsequent recommendations on safer nicotine products next year. The red light must turn green – it’s long overdue.”

Finally the time has come, the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control will be held this November in Panama. Sadly, vapers and tobacco harm reduction experts worldwide are aware that as in previous years, most likely nothing positive will come out of this meeting, as a several thousand unaccountable bureaucrats will be discussing a topic that they will be fully left out of.

“This exclusion of the consumer voice has been one of the main reasons for the misinformation, disinformation and failures of current tobacco control policy around nicotine – including vaping, snus and heated tobacco products,” says CAPHRA executive co-ordinator Nancy Loucas.

The FCTC is being undemocratic

In light of this, CAPHRA members are urging their respective country’s delegates attending the event to at least include one consumer. This is not the first time members of CAPHRA have written to governments sending delegates to 2023. “Consumers are an untapped experience and knowledgebase who are not represented inclusively in the FCTC process… Delegates to COP10 should be representing the rights and aspirations of the citizens,” the latest letter outlines.

The letter also reminds the FCTC that adults have the right to have access to safer nicotine products and also to make their own choices. “As you are undoubtedly aware, the FCTC has a mandate to pursue Harm Reduction. While everyone agrees on the desirability of getting all consumers to stop smoking, arguments concerning means to achieve this have been divisive and, in many cases, complicated, often with deliberate misinformation,” adds the letter.

Loucas highlighted that the FCTC is not only being undemocratic but it is also ignoring the science on the topic. “Not only does the FCTC choose to ignore growing international science, it bans from the table the very voice of those who utilise these products to switch away from the deadly forms of tobacco.”

Case Studies: Countries Applying WHO Guidelines Have Higher Smoking Rates

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More Proof That The “Gateway” Theory Is Not True

An often cited myth is that using vapes is a gateway to starting cigarette smoking.

This has been disproved many times but another article on the Jama Network gives more proof that the gateway theory is not true.

The document is titled “e-Cigarette and Cigarette use among youth: Gateway or common liability?

The article was authored by Cristine D Delnevo PhD, MPH of the Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.


The first line of the article cites the 2018 report from the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine which concluded that e-cigarette youth use is associated with increased risk of use of a cigarette.

This then provoked a swarm of public health interest assuming youth vaping would result in youth smoking.


Another study is cited in Cristine’s article, titled “Association of Electronic Cigarette Use by US Adolescents With Subsequent Persistent Cigarette Smoking“, by Ruoyan Sun PhD, David Mendez PhD and Kenneth E Warner PhD – March 27th 2023.

The above mentioned study used data from the PATH (population Assessment on Tobacco Use and Health) study.

Apparently 8,671 youngsters who were “Cigarette-Naive” were studied from waves 3-5 (October 2015 to November 2019) of the survey.

The findings indicated that on the earlier wave 3, those who used e-cigarettes had higher odds of continued cigarette smoking.

The number of those who had smoked in the last 12 months at wave 4 was 362 (4.1%)

However by wave 5 the number of frequent smokers (defined as 20 or more days in the past 30 days) was so low (0.2%) that the authors could not model this outcome due to its rarity.

But they did model the possible 3 year smoking outcomes for…

CSM (Cigarette Smoking Measure) band II (had smoked in past 12 months at wave 4 and had smoked in past 30 days at wave 5)
CSM band III (had smoked in past 12 months at wave 4 and current smokers at wave 5).

For those who had ever used e-cigarettes (but not current vapers) the CMS II risk of continuing smoking for 3 years was 2.07% and 1.14% for band III.

Those who were current vapers their risk of continuing smoking for 3 years was 3.18% for band II and 2.39% for band III.

As you can see we are talking very small percentage differences.

“Although the significantly higher odds of continued smoking among e-cigarette users suggest a potentially important problem, the small magnitude of absolute risks and the minor risk differences in continued smoking between baseline e-cigarette users and nonusers indicate a much less consequential problem: few adolescents are likely to report continued smoking after initiation regardless of baseline e-cigarette use.”

These charts really hurt my brain with all of the possibly variables!

Basically there was a risk of moving from vaping to smoking but they are unlikely to continue smoking.

“our results show that many adolescents who initiated smoking did not report continued smoking 2 years later”

Cristine points out how in 2009 when vapes first came to the US, the cigarette smoking rates were 23.2%. However the 2022 NYTS (National Youth Tobacco Survey) data shows that e-cigarette use was at 14.1% of school aged youth whilst smoking rates had dropped to 2%.

 “At the population level, e-cigarettes do not appear to be a gateway to cigarette smoking.”

“Collectively, concerns about a gateway effect and a potential increase in youth cigarette use following the introduction of e-cigarettes to the US market are not supported by the data. Moreover, future research and policy efforts should give more attention to the common liability theory and consider that in the context of a complex tobacco marketplace, increased diversity in the types of products, brands, and flavors fundamentally provides more opportunities for youths to experiment with tobacco and nicotine products.”

“While not explicitly explored in the study by Sun et al it is plausible that e-cigarettes were not the first tobacco product with which youths experimented.”


The SMC (Science Media Centre) website has published a response from Lion Shahab – Professor of Health Psychology and Co-Director of the UCL (University College London) Tobacco and Alcohol research group.

He points out how this study does not compare results with young people who had never used an e-cigarette to see how the risk differs.

“Importantly, this study cannot tell us what adolescents that started using e-cigarettes would have done in the absence of e-cigarettes. It is conceivable that these youth would have started using cigarettes instead anyway, and at possibly much higher rates, had they not opted to use e-cigarettes instead.”

Also the fact that smoking rates have actually declined with the increase of vaping rates proves that although the data may show a small risk, in real life this situation does not appear to be playing out.

“adolescent smoking rates have continued to decline at the same that e-cigarette use by youth increased dramatically in the US.”

“This means that even though e-cigarettes relatively speaking are associated with later smoking compared with not using them, because so few adolescents start smoking, irrespective of their e-cigarettes use, at population level e-cigarette use will not have had a noticeable impact on smoking rates in absolute terms.”


12–17-year-olds who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke cigarettes 2 years later than their non-vaping peers, but the absolute risk of adolescents continuing smoking is low. https://t.co/HwWMYzBc2Z

— JAMA Network Open (@JAMANetworkOpen) March 27, 2023

New study: Public health “has been preoccupied with e-cigarettes as a gateway to cigarette smoking among young people… [but subsequent] prevalence of frequent smoking …2 years later (wave 5) was so low (0.2%), the authors could not model it.”https://t.co/vVopYHNhj1

— Charles A. Gardner, PhD (@ChaunceyGardner) March 27, 2023

“The analysis…clearly points to very few youths reporting continued cigarette smoking regardless of baseline e-cigarette use. Collectively, concerns about a gateway effect and a potential increase in youth cigarette use…are not supported by the data.”https://t.co/xw3o0KpgrF pic.twitter.com/aXZBtDzBwk

— CASAA (@CASAAmedia) March 27, 2023

“At the population level, e-cigarettes do not appear to be a gateway to cigarette smoking.”


In HS-aged youth:

🔹2022 NYTS:
14.1% #eCig use, but also lowest rate of 🔥🚬 smoking (2.0%) ever recorded

🔹2009, when eCigs appear @🇺🇸:
🔥🚬 was 23.2%❗️https://t.co/hBLbOoSbA3

— Dr. Alexander K. Nussbaum (@NussbaumDr) March 27, 2023

And yet… The @WHO continues to say teens who vape nicotine are 2 times more likely to subsequently smoke. Other organizations continue to claim 3x, or 5x, or even 7x more likely to smoke.

And all of them are just, literally, making this up.

— Charles A. Gardner, PhD (@ChaunceyGardner) March 28, 2023

Expert reactions are coming in on the JAMA Network paper. This one shatters the fundamental premise that @FDATobacco and prohibition zealots have been using to deprive millions of adult Americans of their fundamental right to access vaping products.https://t.co/alCbH5oda2 pic.twitter.com/sP4HnEWhDJ

— American Vapor Manufacturers (@VaporAmerican) March 28, 2023

“At the population level, e-cigarettes don’t appear to be a gateway to cigarette smoking. […] Concerns about […] a potential increase in youth cigarette use following the introduction of e-cigarettes to the US market aren’t supported by the data.”https://t.co/jHkMkvHiDW

— The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction (@GlobalStateTHR) March 29, 2023

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