US CDC Survey Finds No Teen Vaping Epidemic


The study found that 9.4% of middle and high schoolers surveyed reported currently vaping. In 2019 this figure was at 20%, and in 2020, 13.1%.

“Alarm bells about a United States’ youth vaping epidemic have now been proven to be false,” said Loucas on discussing the findings. “CAPHRA has long been calling out Bloomberg’s anti-vaping and anti-nicotine activism. We now have government data that completely contradicts their claims of an exploding youth vaping epidemic,” she added.

Titled ‘Notes from the Field: E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2022’, the study found that 9.4% of middle and high schoolers surveyed reported currently vaping. In 2019 this figure was at 20%, and in 2020, 13.1%.

“When you look at just middle school students, just 3.3% are vaping. That’s not an epidemic! It’s no wonder the CDC continues to delay publishing results from its latest Youth Risk Behaviour Survey (YRBS). The falling trend would only prove to legislators that any talk of a youth vaping epidemic is purely imaginative,” said Loucas.

Vape flavours are not to blame

She added that claims that vape flavours are addicting kids to vapes has been proven inaccurate, as nearly half of the youth surveyed cited curiosity as the reason for trying vapes. In fact the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) showed that only 13.2% of current youth e-cigarette users cited using them because of flavours.

“Politicians around the world are under pressure to restrict access and flavours. They need to understand that the reason the CDC is increasingly hiding vaping data is because it doesn’t suit funders like Bloomberg and their anti-vaping activism,” said Loucas.

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Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review • VAPE HK


Now some fanatical vape players spread such a saying:
The value of something produced by Bp Mods is always greater than its price.
It may be just a saying, but it has become the real experience of Bp Mods fans
Bruce’s Bp Mods has released a new product Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit, let’s take a look.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

This time Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit come with two editions.
One is Model.L, the other is Model.S.
The two products are different in power output, built-in power and length.
The maximum output of L is 60W, the power is 2100mAh, and the size is 133mm*27mm*27mm.
The maximum output of S is 40W, the power is 1500mAh, and the size is 96mm*27mm*27mm.
In addition to the above, they keep consistent in functionality and atomization core adaptability.
Colors are gunmetal woodgrain and silver woodgrain

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Package content

1x Lightsaber Mod
1x Pod Tank
1x TMD Pro Series of 0.55Ohm and 1.05Ohm
1x TMD Mesh Series of 0.3Ohm and 0.8Ohm
1x MTL Drip Tip
1x DL Drip Tip
1x USB-C cable
1x Orings & Silicon Plug
1x User Manual

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Product details

In terms of operation, it maintains the usual operation mode of veteran vapers

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

The coil is paired with Tmd full series of coils, and the built-in mesh 0.3ohm and 0.55 ohm coils.
Compatible with Pnp VM/TM/TR/RBA coil and GTX BELOW 0.6ohm coil from other manufacturers.
Pnp’s R/M series and GTX’s above 0.6ohm are currently not supported

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

In fact, it is already obvious from the picture, and there are suggested notes for suitable vaping methods.
The one that gives me the best feeling is definitely TMD MESH 0.8ohm for MTL & RDL.
Because of the vaping performance in MTL&RDL are the best.
It has the delicacy of MTL and a rich taste experience of RDL,
Whether it is to experience dessert e-liquids, tobacco or compound fruits juices,
They all perform very well, the sweetness can be achieved, and the fragrance can be reflected, in short, it is very good.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Talking about DIY potentials, Bp Mods has always been loyal to serving DIY vapers.
Personal matching and practical expansion have always been the strengths of Bp Mods products.
If the 510 Adapter Set and pod Tank are common configurations of the brand side,
Then the accessories specially developed for Sleeves can be described as exclusive customization.
All kinds of materials you need or like are fully displayed in this Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

User experience

Let me talk about the advantages of this device first, in the following aspects
The first is excellent DIY potential.
Excellent for reorganizing or innovating various components to get the machine you want,
Including external connection experience of 510 interface.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

The second is the ultimate taste experience.
It brings the greatest satisfaction in the configuration of the atomizing core, and the performance is really good.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Excellent pod capacity for larger storage.
You don’t have to worry about the e-juice consumption when traveling, the actual measurement by Captain is at least 2 days.

Let’s talk about its obvious shortcomings.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

The device is a cylinder with no protective measures. It is really easy to slip away or even fall to the ground when placed on the platform, so be careful.
In the future, I hope that there will be some accessories that can play a role in fixed placement, or we can equip it with a protective bag by ourselves.
The stability and life of the built-in battery need to be studied for a longer time.
It is not practical to replace the 18650 or 18350 batteries. I heard that a Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit with an external battery will be released later. You can look forward to it.

Bp Mods Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit review

Well, the Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit is generally good-looking.
The taste is great for vaping, and the overall performance is very powerful.
It’s like a Jedi, wielding a lightsaber with the force to create a BP world in this market
VAPE HOW WE ROLL, ALL IN TRUETOY
I’m Captain Dirty, see you next time.

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Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit experience

Lightsaber Pod Mod Kit is generally good-looking.The taste is great for vaping, and the overall performance is very powerful. While it’s easy to slip away for its smooth cylinder shape.

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Study Claims That Secondhand Vapour Exposure Can Cause Serious Respiratory Issues


Titled, “Secondhand nicotine vaping at home and respiratory symptoms in young adults,” the study looked for any adverse health effects of exposure to secondhand vapour. Led by Prof. Talat Islam, the research team examined data from 2090 high-school students aged 17-18, over a six-year period between 2014-2019 looking specifically for the prevalence of bronchitis and shortness of breath.

Secondhand nicotine vape exposure was associated with increased risk of bronchitic symptoms and shortness of breath among young adults,” concluded the researchers.

While another recent study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society reported that EVALI lung injuries, which the authors inaccurately attribute to vaping, can lead to long-term respiratory problems, cognitive impairment and mental health issues.

The effects of EVALI on the lungs

Titled, “Prospectively Assessed Long-Term Outcomes of Patients with E-cigarette or Vaping-associated Lung Injury (EVALI),” the study said that the long-term impacts of e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI) can persist for a year or more. “Even at 12 months after an EVALI diagnosis, the majority of our patients still had serious residual effects,” said lead study author Dr. Denitza Blagev.

The study followed 73 EVALI patients who had an average age of 31 and were either treated at Intermountain Healthcare or University of Utah Health. The participants were followed up after 12-months between July 2020 and August 2021.

The research team found that at the 12-month follow-up appointment, 48% of the patients still had respiratory problems, about one-fourth reported significant shortness of breath. A total of 59% had mental issues, namely anxiety, depression, and 62% had experienced post-traumatic stress.

“These are not minor complications, and they are still happening even in patients whose injuries were not severe enough to require (intensive) care,” Blagev said. “These long-term issues are also happening in relatively young people who could face a long life of continuing complications.”

Sadly the authors failed to highlight that was not actually caused by regular lawful e-cigarettes but by illicit cartridges containing unregulated THC oil.

Study Looked Into Tobacco Product Use And Respiratory Symptoms in Youth



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KIWI PODS Review


SPECIFICATIONS:

  • E-liquid Capacity – 2ml
  • Nicotine Capacity – 10mg

 

These pods are compatible with the Kiwi Starter Kit that I reviewed in Issue 41 of Vapouround Magazine.

Each pack contained 2 x 2ml pre-filled pods and 2 x filter tip style mouthpieces; I got to try seven different flavours.

The design of the mouthpieces is an especially innovative way to make them more accessible to smokers, as they replicate the sensation and draw you would find on a standard cigarette…minus the tobacco.

Soft Tobacco

I have found that tobacco flavours are recently becoming more and more complex, with this one being absolutely no exception.

A mellow warmth gives this flavour a perfectly balanced and enjoyable taste and the tobacco is earthy and devoid of any smokey undertones.

To me, there was a strong element of sweetness, but never to the point of it becoming too excessive.

Personally, I don’t usually opt for tobacco flavours, not because I don’t find them enjoyable but perhaps down to the fact that nowadays the market seems to be saturated with fruity/ menthol/ice-based e-liquids.

In all honesty, I was really surprised and impressed by this particular flavour and the way it was conveyed in a carefully layered manner, offering vapers both a deep richness and a palpable amount of smooth sweetness.

Mint

Definitely one to reinvigorate, this remarkably simple flavour delivered a powerful and unequivocal wave of mintiness that cleared my sinuses instantly.

This flavour boasts a biting, sharp and easily recognisable hit of peppermint that was complemented by a fairly present level of menthol.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of mint/menthol/ ice flavours, but I can certainly appreciate that this one was concocted extremely well.

There’s no doubt in my mind this e-liquid will be an excellent choice for vapers who like that refreshing and palate-cleansing experience.

Blueberry

Spectacularly straightforward, this blueberry flavour is just about as simple as it gets in the vaping world – but let it be said that simple does not mean poorly executed or unenjoyable.

In fact, I would say that this flavour was probably my favourite in this specific line.

The blueberry has a certain candy-esque vibe to it and exudes a decent level of punchy sweetness.

For me, I felt that there was a subtle edge of bubblegum added on to the exhale, which made it even more enjoyable.

Due to the fact that I got on really well with this particular flavour, I managed to get through a whole pod in no time at all.

I feel like vapers who enjoy uncomplicated, fruity flavours with minimal cooling effect will simply fall in love with this one.

Vanilla Tobacco

Offering the same smooth and rich notes of tobacco as the ‘Soft Tobacco’ flavour I reviewed previously, this one had an intense and well balanced amount of creamy vanilla bean.

I would say that the vanilla element to this flavour was more pronounced when compared to the earthier tobacco, however, these proportions actually worked out really well.

I felt that the sweetness of the vanilla was offset by the almost savoury tobacco.

The depth of tobacco gave the overall flavour a soothing effect, whilst the notes of vanilla were a little heavy and clearly more prominent.

As a massive fan of creamy, dessert flavours, I enjoyed this one immensely and would gladly recommend it to fellow sweet tooths.

Mint Tobacco

Highly reminiscent of a menthol cigarette, I feel that many ex-menthol smokers will appreciate the similarities in taste here – minus many of the harmful substances found in combustible tobacco.

The split between the menthol and tobacco elements are in equal parts, so in that sense, I would say that it is rather basic in nature, but by no means in a negative manner.

You can expect a wide reaching and subtly smokey tobacco undertone, upon which a brighter note of chilling menthol can flourish.

Whilst vaping this e-liquid, I could taste both the main flavour constituents simultaneously, cementing this as an ideal choice for vapers looking for that familiar menthol and tobacco combination.

Mango

Another fantastically fruity flavour, the mango in this pod was mellow, sweet and very laid back.

With a ripe and whole tasting palate, I found it super easy and enjoyable to vape.

The fruity notes were well balanced and had a refreshing, exotic feel that came across as similar to mango juice.

To me, the mango flavouring seemed to be very consistent during my time vaping it, without the flavour diminishing over time.

Another thing I loved about this flavour would be the absolute lack of any mint or menthol elements, which allowed me to really taste the mango.

Strong Tobacco

One of the most accurate depictions of a cigarette flavour I have ever tried, I was truly taken aback by just how realistic this flavour was – especially alongside the innovative ‘filter tip’ mouthpiece.

Strong Tobacco is worlds away from the tones offered by the soft tobacco flavour I mentioned previously.

It has an intense smokiness that closely replicates the taste you get when smoking a cigarette, without the unpleasant smell often associated with burning tobacco.

I would say though, there was just the tiniest amount of sweetness added right at the end of the exhale, something that I felt gave the overall flavour a bit of a unique twist.

If you are a smoker and other flavours have just not cut it, I highly recommend this one in terms of realism.

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FDA bans Juul from selling its vaping products in the U.S.


The axe has fallen for e-cigarette maker Juul.

The FDA ordered the company to stop selling and distributing its ubiquitous vaping devices in the U.S. Thursday, a dramatic end for a company that dominated the e-cigarette market and was valued at $38 billion at the top of its game.

Juul will no longer be able to sell its vapes nor its 5% or 3% tobacco and menthol-flavored pods in the U.S. without “risk[ing] enforcement action” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retailers will also be prohibited from stocking Juul products in the U.S.

The FDA’s ban against Juul came after the company failed to provide consistent evidence about the safety of its vapes and tobacco pods.

“As with all manufacturers, JUUL had the opportunity to provide evidence demonstrating that the marketing of their products meets these standards,” Acting Director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products Michele Mital said. “However, the company did not provide that evidence and instead left us with significant questions.”

In a statement to TechCrunch, Juul’s Chief Regulatory Officer Joe Murillo said that the company would pursue a stay and is exploring its other options to counter the FDA’s ban on its products. The company pushed back against the FDA’s characterization of the information it provided to the regulatory agency.

“In our applications, which we submitted over two years ago, we believe that we appropriately characterized the toxicological profile of JUUL products, including comparisons to combustible cigarettes and other vapor products, and believe this data, along with the totality of the evidence, meets the statutory standard of being ‘appropriate for the protection of the public health,’” Murillo said.

The FDA clarifies that its actions don’t directly restrict individual possession or use of Juul products, though obtaining the company’s vapes and pods is about to be much more difficult for U.S.-based users.

Regulatory woes had already cut deeply into the company’s valuation, but the FDA’s actions spell outright doom for its U.S. operations. Juul competitors Reynolds American and NJOY Holdings previously received authorization and will be allowed to continue selling their own products, though the FDA maintains that tobacco is harmful and addictive even when vaped.



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Beco scales up the buying opportunities and presents a special Christmas offer! • VAPE HK


Beco Vape is an e-cigarette brand that specializes in premium-quality, healthy disposable vapes with an array of delicious, mouth-watering fruit flavors that will make you feel like you’re kicking it off with a cocktail at the tropics. 

 

Every day we develop and introduce new products to make your shopping experience more diverse. However, this time we decided to improve your shopping experience and update our website by adding new shopping options and now you can purchase goods per piece with “one click”!

 

The feature has been scaled for all buyers, including different countries and continents, and you can enjoy Beco products wherever you are. We can ship the goods anywhere in the world, unless prohibited by law.

 

Have you perhaps noticed that the changes have affected not only the purchase function, but also the Christmas design of our website? And there is a reason for that, because we have introduced a pre-Christmas offer especially for you, which will be valid from 2022.12.16 to 2023.01.10.

 

With a $10+ purchase, you will receive a free Mystery Gift (limited to the first 200 customers);

With a purchase of $40+ you will receive a free Beco Pro-0 mg (limited to the first 120 customers);

With a purchase of $80+ you will receive a free Christmas hat+ Beco Pro-0 mg + Mystery Gift (limited to the first 20 customers) ;

And finally, our grand prize: with a purchase of $200+ you will receive a free Beco Christmas Gift Box (limited to the first 4 customers)

 

*Please also note that shipping costs are not included in the purchase amount.

 

Besides, we also have some daily benefits for each of our friends that are not limited by time!

If you make a purchase for $120 or more, the delivery will be totally free for you.

And if you buy more, you could save more: Let us say that if you buy 2 products you will get a 3% discount, if you buy 5 products you will get a 10% discount and if you buy 10 products you will get a 20% discount on each product.

 

We wish all participants good luck and also invite you to our social networks, where you can find more contests and sweepstakes.

 

FB: https://www.facebook.com/beco.vape

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/becovape/

 

Sincere congratulations on the upcoming Christmas,

Beco Team

 





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Taiwan’s Vape Ban Will be Counterproductive to Public Health 


The amended Tobacco Hazards Prevention Act (菸害防制法), has been approved and bans the sale, manufacture, and supply of vaping products. Moreover, the measure raises the legal smoking age from 18 to 20, and the proportion of tobacco warnings would increase from 35% to 50% of cigarette packs.

Heated tobacco products (HTPs) would be subject to tighter regulations and advertising them would be banned. While manufacturers or importers of HTPs will have to submit a health risk evaluation report for review before they can receive a permit to sell them. Anyone caught violating this may be faced with a hefty penalty of NT$50 million.

This ban is a public health catastrophe

In a recent release, Director of the World Vapers’ Alliance, Michael Landl, said that this ban is a public health catastrophe in the making. “What we are seeing in Taiwan is the result of a terrible misinformation campaign on harm reduction. Vaping is way less harmful than smoking and has the potential to save thousands of lives in Taiwan. History has also shown that bans and prohibitions do not work. Bans on vaping will only push thousands of people back to smoking or to the black market. If we want to achieve a smoke-less society, we must support tobacco harm reduction, not destroy it. Today’s decision by the Taiwanese legislators is a catastrophic mistake for the country’s public health.”

He added that regulations should be relative to risk. “Instead of outright bans, regulation must be based on science and the experience of millions of consumers. Less harmful products must be treated differently than cigarettes. Taiwan should follow harm reduction leaders like the United Kingdom or Sweden, who are embracing vaping instead of fighting it,” he added.

Taiwan Ministry of Health Reported That Vaping Rates Have Doubled in Colleges 



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