The Best Christmas Gift ideas for Vapers

Soulblu Christmas present ideas

We are just few weeks away from Christmas and many would be wondering what would be the ideal Christmas present for their loved ones. Whether you are gifting it for yourself or for a friend who likes or wants to switch to vaping, Soulblu is a great place to gather your gifts. Electronic cigarette and eliquid are among the top Christmas gifts this year.

 

Here are some Christmas vaping gift recommendations for fellow vapers from Soulblu:

Electronic Cigarette Starter Kit:

Mod Box Mini 25w

Maybe you know someone who is wanting to quit smoking and finding it difficult to do so. Gift them an e-cig starter kit and help them out to seek a healthy direction starting this New Year. Each kit comes with the instruction for vaping and don’t forget to get the ejuice along with the kit. Do this and they will owe you a big time.

Eliquid:

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Another ideal gift for your friend or family is to purchase different flavours of eliquid. Check out our summer collections or our eliquid specials for some recommendations. Find out their favourite vaping flavour and stock them up to surprise them. Browse our eliquid doublers and if you are looking for nicotine content check out our New Zealand store.

Cartomiser and other accessories:

Nautilus Mini Clearomiser

If you have a friend who is vaping for a while then gift them with ecigarette accessories such as a car charger, a spare battery or coil. You can also gift prefilled or empty cartomisers for an existing kit.

 

 

Look out for Soulblu Christmas specials starting early next week.  Grab the best offer this Christmas and help your loved ones to switch from smoking.

Five Flavours to Freeze the Heat this summer

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Summer has just started and it is going to be a draining December, sweaty January and fired up February. Are you looking for ways to stay cool and refreshed?

Here are five great flavour summer collections from Soulblu.

Icy Menthol:

Made out of food grade ingredients Icy Menthol e-liquid is the strongest of all menthol which will give you a strong throat hit and will be loved by menthol lovers. You can also mix it with other flavours such as tobacco, fruit flavours or unflavoured PG/VG if too strong.

Fruit Concentrates:

Ideal for experienced vapers who loves to make their own e liquids.  Available in 10ml and 30ml the fruit concentrates has different flavours such as apple, strawberry, blueberry, mango, banana, peach and pineapple flavours. Each flavours are refreshingly different and contain 0mg nicotine.

Grape Haba:

A juicy melting and authentic gum flavour eliquid grape haba can be vaped all day without being too sweet. So delicious to vape on its own and can still be a creative mixture with other fruit flavours giving you a cool sensation.

Lovely flavour, great vapour production and excellent after-taste.

Raging Bull:

Energy you can vape all day.

With legitimate and strong sweet flavour raging bull has been tested not to be overpowering and can be smoked as it is or diluted to your taste. Keep your energy level up this summer and enjoy watching your game of sport with raging bull.

Alpine Ice:

Made of half tobacco and half menthol flavour, alpine ice is neither mild nor too strong, but still most popular as it gives a good strong throat hit. Sit down, relax and enjoy the sun set with alpine Ice.

With many flavours to choose from, you are sure to find your favourite ones.

 What are your favourite eliquid flavours for this summer?

Share your thoughts with fellow vapers and enjoy vaping.

Is Vaping Dangerous?

Are we being lied about e-cigarettes by Big Pharmaceutical Companies

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Many Pharmaceutical Companies and other health activists consider e-cigarette as a health hazard. Is this really true? Or are we being lied to?

A film by “A Billion Lives” is set to be released in 2016 exposing the reasons behind the support to ban electronic cigarettes. The trailer which was recently released has the caption saying “The Truth is coming” which projects a billion people will die this century due to smoking. The trailer also says vaping nicotine is not a perfect solution, but will at least reduce the harmful effect of smoking when switched.

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The big players with vested interests are keeping this technology away from the masses and their real motive seems to be cold hard cash than health the people.

Source: A Billion Lives

PHE Report- Electronic Cigarette less harmful than Smoking

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A recent report commissioned by Public Health England (PHE) has found that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco and also, the report shows that e-cigarettes are helping smokers who cannot or do not want to stop smoking to change to e-cigarettes could help to reduce smoking related disease , death and health inequalities.

The report indicate the emerging evidence that e- cigarettes can be effective cessation and reduction aids and also e-cigarettes help people quit smoking and it was determined that there is “no evidence” that they offer young people a gateway into smoking, Unlike of this, trends in England explained that since e –cigarettes were introduced to the market, cigarette smoking among adults and youth has declined.

One of the problems that e-cigarettes has faced is the continuing negative media campaigns against them, and it is the probable explanation for the change in the perception of e- cigarettes safety, many people think the risk of e-cigarettes are the same as smoking tobacco and this report clearly shows that e- cigarettes are 95% less harmful to the health than normal cigarettes, and help most smokers to quit tobacco.

“E-cigarettes are not completely risk free but when compared to smoking, evidence shows they carry just a fraction of the harm,” explained Professor Kevin Fenton, Director of Health and Wellbeing at PHE. “The problem is people increasingly think they are at least as harmful and this may be keeping millions of smokers from quitting. Local stop smoking services should look to support e-cigarette users in their journey to quitting completely.”

The report also explain that e-cigarettes are not a danger for a young population and also for non-smokers, according to the study realized by smoking toolkit study (STS, England) which showed that some of people who use e-cigarettes for the first time do not still using them, and all of these studies have showed that they has helped a lot of people who want to quit to stop this.

“Fears that e-cigarettes have made smoking seem normal again or even led to people taking up tobacco smoking are not so far being realised based on the evidence assessed by this important independent review,” said Professor Linda Bauld from Cancer Research UK. “In fact, the overall evidence points to e-cigarettes actually helping people to give up smoking tobacco.”

It’s estimated that currently 80,000 people in England die each year as a result of smoking, but if everybody who does smoke were to switch to e-cigarettes, then this figure is predicted to drop to just 4,000. The evidence, according to the report, is clear: Smoking e-cigarettes is much less harmful than smoking tobacco cigarettes. And if used in conjunction with stop smoking support services, they offer a much better chance at quitting altogether.

The report of the public health of England suggest “Encouraging smokers who cannot stop smoking to switch to e-cigarettes could be adopted as one of the key strategies to reduce smoking related disease and death”

Download the complete report below.

PHE Ecigarette Report

Vaping Technique – Is there a right way to Inhale?

There are many different ways to inhale when vaping. The opinions over the best vaping technique, differs from one vaper to other. Is there actually a right way to Inhale? Or is it just a Myth? Let’s look at different types of Vaping Techniques.

Vaping Techniques

The Mouth Inhale Technique:

Few vapers don’t like to inhale vapour. Instead, they pull the vape through their mouth and exhale it slowly, unlike the way a smoker draws a cigar. Some critics suggest that this method is an utter waste of e-liquid, since the nicotine is not absorbed completely. While others support stating that nicotine is readily absorbed through the mucous membrane of the mouse and nose.

On a positive note this method is the least harsh way to enjoy a vape. A good way to savour the flavour of eliquid. On a negative note considering the “clouds” that you produce depends on the capacity of your mouth.

The Mouth to Lung Technique:

Some vapers prefer to draw the vapour into the mouth, hold it for a second or two, inhale it further to the desired level into the lungs, and then exhale through mouth or nose. This method is ideal for beginners or someone looking to switch from smoking to electronic cigarette. Some vapers consider this method is better as they do not have to inhale directly. This might result in low cloud discharge due to the length of time the vapour is in your mouth.

The Lung-hit Technique:

In this technique you directly inhale straight into your lungs as you draw on the ecig equipment, similar to how you normally smoke cigarettes. Many vapers find this method to be difficult as they seal their lips around the tip of the device which restricts the airflow. This is an ideal method which gives you a sensation similar to that of smoking a tobacco cigarette. On the negative side this method can sometime be harsh with liquids that have a throat hit due to high nicotine or high PG levels. Just be cautious not to draw too hard, sometimes it might give you a straw like effect with e-liquid in your mouth.

The French Inhale Technique:

This is a cool technique. Simply take a nice deep hit and then slowly open your mouth letting the smoke flow gently. Slightly inhale the smoke through your nose. If this goes well then the smoke will gradually flow out of your mouth and directly into your nose.

These are some of the commonly used technique for vaping. What is your favourite technique? Share your thoughts on your favourite technique.

Benefits of Switching to Vaping

You would have heard many benefits of switching to vaping and turning down on traditional smoking. Ever wondered how quickly you can experience the benefits and feel the real effects of turning down those stinky smoking sticks? Check out the below Vaping Timeline which details how e-cigarette can swiftly make a huge difference in your life within hours.

Vaping Timeline

Tobacco smoke contains around 5,000 chemical compounds and at least 250 of them are harmful and dangerous to your health. Over 43 of those compounds are carcinogenic. Elimination of Smoking will see your body experience an instant reaction which will be clearly evident. The carbon monoxide level in your blood will drop by half and oxygen level in your blood returns to normal within just 8 hrs of refraining from lighting up.  You will notice significant improvement in breathing after three to five days as your lungs will relax giving you a surge of energy and increase in general activity levels. If you continue to vape for years, you drastically reduce the risk of heart attack and lung cancer.

With Soulblu, making a safer option is easier than you think. You have over 100+ flavours to choose from. Enjoy the top quality and best tasting e-liquid in the market. Shop Online today!

 

 

Vaper’s Tongue: Is it something real? Learn why this happens and how you can fix it.

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Ever wondered vaping your favourite eliquid flavour and suddenly noticed you don’t like it anymore? Or perhaps there is a gradual decrease in e-liquid flavour intensity?

Don’t worry, you are not alone. Like many vapers out there, you are experiencing a common phenomenon known as olfactory fatigue.

This article will discuss about the cause and remedy that can guide you to overcome tasteless vaping and enjoy electronic cigarette.

What is Vaper’s Tongue?

Although it is referred to as Vaper’s Tongue, it has got nothing to do with tongue or the taste buds. Your tongue can identify five different taste: sourness, bitterness, sweetness, saltiness and umami (a savoury taste). Your tongue cannot distinguish flavours. That is done by the olfactory sensor located at the top of your nasal passage. This sensor is responsible for different perception of flavours.

When your olfactory sensor is exposed to same smell over and over again, it becomes fatigue and stop responding to that particular smell. When you vape the same flavoured eliquid every day, at one point you may find it tasteless. This is just not confined to vaping, but to other senses too and that’s the psychology of taste and smell.

How to Fix this Problem?

 This is pretty simple, reset your olfactory sensor. See below:

The most commonly used method when we try to smell different perfumes, before settling down to one that we like from a store. Smelling Coffee Beans to reset the sense of smell is a way to keep a check on your olfactory sensor, though some experts consider this as mythical.

e-liquid flavours

Try switching your flavours once in a while to avoid any decrease in sense of smell. Secondly, you have 100+ flavours to vape around, so why not give it a go.

Some suggest, brushing your teeth and tongue is a good idea to alleviate any build upon your tongue.

Some vapers also suggest that gargling or rinsing your mouth with minty mouthwash or saltwater can help restore the taste.

Drinking water and staying hydrated can help prevent olfactory fatigue.

 

So next time when you feel your flavour is tasteless, try the above solutions.

If you like this post useful, please share it with fellow vapers.

E – Cigarette Smokers Less Exposed to Carbon Monoxide

Even if it is only for a small period of time, according to British study, smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes can experience a dramatic reduction in exposing themselves to toxic air pollutants such as acrolein and carbon monoxide.

Researchers suggested e-cigarettes to 40 smokers who wanted to quit smoking. After a month, about sixteen participants using only electronic cigarettes had about 80% drop in exposure to Carbon monoxide and acrolein, a harmful products also found in few e-cig vapor. Acrolein can cause irritation to exposed tissues and can even destroy cilia.

The remaining participants who swapped some regular smoking to electronic version experienced 52% and 60% decline in exposure to carbon monoxide and acrolein respectively.

To get the most benefit, smokers will have to give up traditional smoking completely and switch to e-cigarettes says Dr. Hayden McRobbie of Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine At Queen Mary University of London.

While tobacco control fears that e-cig may pave way to a new generation of nicotine addict who will eventually transit to conventional smoking, current studies indicate that this device might benefit the health of people who already smoke.

Soulblu supports this view on electronic cigarette where the individual can reduce their exposure to harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide and acrolein which causes damage to the person smoking as well as people in their surroundings.

To read the complete story click here: http://www.the-hospitalist.org/article/e-cigarette-smokers-less-exposed-to-carbon-monoxide/

E-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco: UK study

According to a recent study by Britain’s Department of Health, electronic cigarettes are almost 95% less harmful than tobacco and must be promoted to smokers to quit smoking. E-cigs are not completely risk free but the level of damage caused in terms of active and passive smoking is predominantly less when compared to Conventional smoking. E-cigarettes is already popular and is considered as a cheap way to reduce smoking in developed Countries like US, UK and Australia.

The chemicals that cause smoking related diseases are not present in e-cigarettes and the study suggests that electronic cigarette is 95% less harmful to health than smoking. The public health England study criticises media for projecting e-cigarette more harmful than tobacco smoking which could lead as a gateway to teenagers.

There is no evidence to suggest that electronic cigarette results in decline of smoking rates, though they are found to be an alternative to quit smoking. Many experts suggests that “smokers should try vaping, and vapers should stop smoking entirely”.

Soulblu join hands with UK study and considers that electronic cigarettes are less unsafe when compared to tobacco smoking. Vaping is the best alternative for chain smokers as it reduces the harmful effect and gives way to quit smoking.

Check out the complete story by clicking the link here: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/18/us-health-britain-ecigarettes-idUSKCN0QN2AC20150818

Stronger NZ Nicotine Vaping Restrictions?

New Zealand is now under fire from the health department and has been urged to consider restricting the sales of nicotine e-vaporisers (electronic cigarettes) exclusively to pharmacies.

Both the CDC and the  health promotion agency have claimed that the number of adolescence vaping nicotine e liquid has almost tripled in the past two years and that they fear that electric  cigarettes are becoming a gateway to being addicted to nicotine or to smoking.

There are many options that the health department are suggesting such as banning the use of vaping in all areas that are cigarette free, even the need to require a doctors certificate to purchase any vaporiser with nicotine. However what the health department is not telling the public is that the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Study, as it is officially known, reveals that 13.4 percent of high school students reported using an e-cigarette at least once within the past month. That’s up from 4.5 percent the previous year, and at the same time, there was a historic drop in the smoking of traditional cigarettes: from 12.7 percent of high schoolers saying they had smoked in the last 30 days in 2013, to just 9.2 percent in 2014.

We at Soulblu do not support or encourage the use of e-cigarettes in individuals younger than 18 however, If the health department is truly concerned for the health of this generations youth then placing stronger restrictions will only worsen the situation.

For more information please visit the link below where The New Zealand

Check out this story from the NZ Herald iPhone App
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/evaporisersarticle