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Can Vape clouds spread COVID-19?

Propylene glycol is an organic compound with the chemical formula CH₃CHCH₂OH.
It was first synthesized in the 60's specifically as an air born antibacterial. It has been pumped threw vents in hospitals, and used in asthma inhalers for the purpose of keeping bacteria from being able to spread as easily. Containing two alcohol groups, it is classed as a diols. It is considered to be one of the safest synthesized inhalants by the FDA.
It is a viscous, colorless liquid, which is nearly odorless but possesses a faintly sweet taste. With concentrations at or above 20%, both Ethylene and Propylene Glycol inhibit the growth and proliferation of most microbes.  

You can find all this information in a study done by UCLA medical center.

Vegetable Glycerin also has a great study that was ordered by the actors on Broadway when they became worried about the vapor they were constantly inhaling during "smoke" effects on stage. That smoke consisted of entirely  VG, and the study found no health effects.


Finally Nicotine

If you have ever studied any sort of chemistry, you will know that nicotine is an alcoloid very similar to caffine. It is not a carcinogen, nor has it ever actually been proven to be the truly addictive aspect of a cigarette. There are many other chemicals created in the combustion of a processed tobacco leaf that are substaintly more addictive and likely where cigarettes get their true hook. In tests, nicotine by its self has only been found to be slightly addictive, again similar to caffine's addictive nature.
Simply put, don't believe everything you hear. Just remember how deeply tobacco companies have their hands in the pockets of the politicians. Vaporizers are virtually harmless. I am not saying they are as good for you as just air, but let's be honest with ourselves, the air that everybody breathes, sitting in traffic or anywhere in a populated area is not great, Personal Vaporizers are not making it any worse.



Back in the 1940s, a young scientist by the name of Dr. Theodore Puck loved to study history in his spare time.  He was particularly fascinated by the stories of the Black Plague in fourteenth century London.
From a scientific perspective, Puck always wondered what caused the plague to stop spreading.  History says that it was only after the townspeople burned the city to the ground that the devastating event was finally over, but Puck always wanted to discover the true, underlying cause.
His theory was that there must have been some sort of chemical reaction occurring in the ashen air of the burning city of London that somehow killed the airborne bacteria spreading the disease.  So, Puck began experimenting with various chemicals when he eventually stumbled upon the miraculous health benefits of vaporized Propylene Glycol.  One of his most significant studies is entitled The Bactericidal action of propylene glycol vapor on microorganisms suspended in air (NLB-NIH).
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Dr. Puck discovered that when this compound is heated to only a mere 80 degrees Fahrenheit, it become vaporized.  And strangely coincidental, in the actual public research Puck even specifically references “patients with active respiratory disease.”

The action of propylene glycol on partially desiccated bacterial droplets such as one might expect to be present in the neighborhood of coughing or sneezing patients with active respiratory disease, was tested as follows. Several kinds of bacteria, pneumococcus, hemolytic streptococcus Group A and hemolytic streptococcus Group C were suspended in fresh unsterile saliva and sprayed into the experimental room. In each instance a period of time ranging from 35 to 40 minutes was allowed to elapse before introduction of the glycolvapor…

It was found that immediately after vaporization of the glycol, a sharp decrease in number or complete disappearance of these microorganisms which had been suspended in the air for 35 to 40 minutes occurred. One experiment in which the glycol was introduced 40 minutes following the bacterial spray is shown in Table VI. These experiments also revealed the fact that all the various forms of bacteria present in normal saliva were killed by the glycol.
Dr. Puck would eventually become a world-class scientist of the highest caliber.  Of course, he had no way of knowing at the time that his research would eventually lead to the invention of a new product that would literally save millions of people from smoking-related death and disease.  In 2015, his own country’s Royal College of Physicians would publish research together with Public Health England which indicates vaping is 95 percent less harmful than smoking!
A little-to-no scientific evidence proven a link between COVID-19 and vaping.
If a person had a preexisting condition related to respiratory health issue, obviously increases the chances to have complications with the virus.
Scientist are not hundred percent sure that vaping leads to lung disease or other chronic conditions. On the other hand, cigarette smokers are at higher risk to get infected with the virus.
Smoking has more related issues such as lung and hearth diseases, also inhibits the body's ability from healing from COVID-19.
Men are more susceptible to the virus than women, more men smoke in China than on average in high-HDI countries.
More than 723000 children between 10-14 years old 
273225000 adults 15 + years old continue to use tobacco each day, every year,  more than 1952200 people are killed by using tobacco.
China is spending 392591 million Yuan = 55,361,330,560.47 USD every year.
E-cigarette users without any lung disease or condition should stick with vaporizers, and not go back to the old harmful cigarettes, vape at low temperature to protect your lungs.
COVID-19 will not spread in vape clouds, only in user coughs.
Make sure to you wash your hands regularly at least for 20 seconds.
Cough in the crook of your arm.
make sure not to touch things, virus can adhere to surfaces.
Clean and sanitize your vape with alcohol - based disinfectants.
Stay home stay healthy :-)
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How to Take Care of Your Vape Pen: Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

How to Take Care of Your Vape Pen: Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Vaping is a cool alternative to smoking but vape pens are very delicate. If you do not take proper care of them, this can lead to mishaps to something as minor as leaks to something as major as explosions (yes, what you heard in the news can happen but it only happens because the vape owners were careless). Vaping is not just about looking cool and having a good time – it also comes with a responsibility to clean and maintain your device to make your vape pen last longer and give quality vapor all the time.

If you are one of those vapers who only think of doing it for show and have no idea how to clean and maintain a vape pen properly, there is no need to worry. This guide will teach you the proper ways to clean your vape pen for optimal performance and give you maintenance tips to help prolong your vape pen’s lifespan.

How to Clean Your Vape Pen

When your vape is not offering the same quality vapor or if the flavor is not as strong, it is a sign that you should clean out your vape pen. Residues from every session can get stuck and accumulate in the tank and this can compromise the flavor and performance of even the best vape pen in the market. Whether you have a vape that costs $50 or $500, regular cleaning is always a must. In fact, expert vapers advise you vape pen every time you need to refill it.

When it comes to cleaning your vape pen, the first step you should do is to read the user’s manual. Not all vape pens are designed the same way. There may be some specific cleaning instructions recommended by the manufacturer and you should not miss out on that. 

If your user’s manual does not come with any specific cleaning instructions, you can use the methods in this guide. You do not need to make any extra purchases for the purpose of cleaning your vape pen. Sometimes all you need is a microfiber towel or a clean cloth, Q-tips, and alcohol. Read on to know specific steps on cleaning your vape pen:

Cleaning the Tank

If your vape pen has a detachable tank, the first thing you should do is to take the coil out. Detach the tank from the pen and then pour out any residues. If there are still some left, put the tank back on and power up your pen for about two to three minutes to burn off or loosen the stubborn residue. Then, take the tank apart and clean the parts with warm water. Make sure you do not wet the battery section, buttons, and charging port. Use a dry microfiber towel to wipe the water off the components. Air dry them and only put the tank together when every part is completely dry.

If your vape pen is a one-piece design, cleaning can be a little challenging since you can not use water to clean your device. The safest way to clean units like this is to use a Q-tip. Soak the Q0tup in distilled water or propylene glycol and carefully wipe the insides of the tank. After, wipe off with a dry Q-tip. 

Cleaning the Vape Coil

Vape coils are very important when it comes to maintaining and delivering the flavor of your chosen vape concentrates. It is very important that they stay clean at all times. There are two types of vape coils: replaceable and rebuildable. Keep in mind that these two, although they perform the same function, are cleaned differently.

For replaceable coils, you can use the soak and rinse method. Let them soak in vinegar, vodka, or ethanol for a couple of hours then rinse it out with running water. Make sure that you blow air on the open side of the coil to force the water out from the wicking holes. Set it aside to air dry under the heat of the sun. This will take some time. But take note that these are replaceable so you cannot just keep cleaning them – they will wear out right away. It is better if you just keep stock and replace them with a new one instead of cleaning them out.

As for rebuildable coils, cleaning is definitely a requirement. Coils gunked up with residue will not only compromise the flavor but also the production of vapor. First, you have to remove the wick from the coils. If your coils do not look that dirty, you can do a quick burn off where you click on the fire button a couple of times to remove the remaining vape liquid. Once the coil has cooled down, you can return the wick. But if the coils still look dirty after the burnout, you should do some deeper cleaning. You can brush them off with a coil cleaning tool or an old toothbrush then rinse under rolling water. End the cleaning process by doing another burnout to remove any droplets of water remaining in the coil.

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A Guide to Purchasing Your First Vape Pen

So you decided to switch from smoking to vaping or you simply want to look like one of the cool kids. But you never had a vape before so you do not know what your personal preferences is. Never fear! This guide will help you limit your options when you buy vape pen online for the first time. Here is a list of factors that you should consider:


How much do you want to spend?

What is your budget? Considering that you are entirely new to vaping, it is best to start off with cheap vape pens (the portable ones) for you to explore your preferences first. Then, if you already know what you want in a vape, you can start investing in a high-quality vaporizer. Portables are definitely cheaper than desktop vaporizers.


Where will you be vaping?

When you buy vaporizer online, you will see vape devices of all sizes. Some are very portable, as small as an ordinary pen. While some are bulky with lots of tools and accessories. So the question is, where will you be vaping? If you want to be able to vape on the go, then you should get a portable vaping device. But if you want your vaping experience to be a discrete one – something that you only do in the comfort and privacy of your own home, then a desktop vaping device is the better choice. 


What do you want to vape?

You can vape different concentrates – you usually have to choose between oils, vape juice, dry herb, and wax. Some vape pens for sale are made for a specific concentration while there are some that can do two different kinds of concentrates. If you are vaping for medicinal purposes though, it is best to go with a desktop vaporizer for a stronger dose and better control. Do your research before settling on a unit – you may end up purchasing something that cannot accommodate your preferred concentrate.


What is your preferred power source?

Portable vaporizers have their batteries while desktop vaporizers have to be plugged in to function. A vape pen battery can lasts two to three days (depending on how much you use it) before you should charge it again. You also have the option of carrying spare batteries with you so you do not have to worry about running out of power while on the go. But if you prefer longer vaping sessions or want to do group vaping sessions, the desktop vaporizer is your best bet.


What flavor do you want?

The thing about vaping is that it smells and taste better than cigarettes. You get a wide array of flavors to choose from. E-juices have the best vape flavors and they emit a more aromatic smell that makes it okay for you to vape while you have company around since the smell will not be as bothersome as when you smoke.


Do you have design preferences?

Vape pens come in different styles, sizes, and materials. If you plan to use it all the time, you may want to pay attention to its design. High-quality vaporizers are made out of carbon fiber or stainless steel. You can also get a cheaper high-quality model made out of Pyrex glass or ceramics. Avoid materials like titanium alloys, silicon, or Teflon because they have a low melting point. Vape pens made out of these cheap materials can be dangerous if you do not always keep an eye on them or take good care of them.



Before you go through your options in online vape stores, go through these list of factors and find the answers. This will limit the options that you have and allow you to choose the best vape pen for your needs.


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Vaping Dry Herbs vs Smoking

Smoking dry herbs is not a new trend. This is something that has been done for centuries. It actually is practiced among different cultures across the world. In fact, cigarettes are rolled up dried herbs. With the vaping culture making a hit, the dry herb vaporizer makes it possible for this generation to practice dry herb smoking without its harmful effects.


Less Toxins Involved 

When you use an herbal vaporizer pen, you use indirect heat on the dry herbs and the temperature is controlled and specific. Because of this, the dry herbs do not turn into ash, making it a healthier alternative. Carbon monoxide levels are almost eliminated with vaping which means that other toxins related to dry herb combustion will be absent as well.


Easier on the Throat and Lungs

Because the heat involved in vaping is much lower, the vapor produced will be cooler compared to smoke produced by cigarettes. This makes your herbal vaping session a more pleasurable experience since it is easier on your throat.

Better Flavor

Everyone knows that nicotine does not have the best flavor. With vaping, you get a better flavor since it does not come with a burnt taste. You get to savor the flavor of dry herbs instead. 


No Lingering Smell

Another advantage of using an herbal vaporizer over cigarette is that they do not smell as much. Smoking is not so discrete since the smell lingers and stick to your clothes, hair, and other belongings.



The discretion that vaping gives is not just limited to smell – its appearance can be easily covered up as well. You can find that the best herbal vaporizers can easily be disguised off as a pen or a tube of cologne. They are quite portable and small in size that some units can easily fit on your shirt pocket.


Easy Dosage for Medicinal Herbs

The best dry herb vaporizer can heat your dry herbs at a very specific temperature. This will make things easier for you if you need dry herbs for medicinal purposes. Because vaping uses a more controlled and lower heart source, the herbal components are released not in one burst but in constant, steady amounts. This allows you to experience the medicinal benefits better. In fact, elderly patients prefer to vape their medicinal herbs or medical marijuana since it is an easier process and they get to feel relief instantly.


Looks cooler

Admit it – when you smoke a cigarette you get those criticizing looks by people passing by. When you use a vaporizer, it turns those judging looks into wonder. You can be surrounded by puffs of aromatic smoke and most people would not mind.


Saves Money

The initial purchase of getting your own vaping kit may seem like a huge investment at first glance. But if you compare how much you spend on cigarettes per month compared to vaporized dry herbs, you will realize how cheaper it is to vape in the long run. You consume more cigarettes in a day while with vaping, you can only take a few puffs and be satisfied. These vaping pens are also refillable so there is less waste involved in this recreational habit.


It is about time you start thinking about your health. Smoking is a habit that is not easy to stop but if you start switching your cigarette with a dry herb vape pen, you will be able to get rid of your need for nicotine in no time.

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How to Refill Your Vape Pen Properly

How to Refill Your Vape Pen Properly

Learning how to refill your own vape pen is an essential skill if you want to be good at vaping. Filling your vape pen may sound like an easy task but it is actually trickier than it looks depending on your device and what you are vaping. This guide will show you the proper way to refill your vape pen.



You can fill your vapor pen with liquids such as oil, e-juice, or vape juice. If you are using liquids, you will be relieved to know that this is one of the easiest things to fill your vape pen. All you have to do is pour the liquid directly into the tank. While this filling process is very simple, you still have to make sure that you do not spill. You have to keep in mind that vape pens are small in size and it is easy to spill your liquids. You can use a syringe to avoid making a mess.


Dry herbs

You can also use dry herbs on your pen vape. You have to make sure that the dry herbs are ground up. Then, you can place them in the chamber. Take note that you should not overfill the chamber or that the dry herbs are not packed tightly into the chamber. You will not be able to vape dry herbs properly if there is no space for air to pass through it. When refilling, ensure that you clean out the chamber since what is left over will be sticky from the heat and may stick to the chamber if you do not clean it out – this can affect the taste of your vapor drastically and can even restrict the airflow of your vape pen.



There is also a pen vaporizer for wax concentrates. For wax pens, you have to unscrew the mouthpiece off to expose the coil. You will need a dab tool (usually comes with the vape kit) to load the wax concentrates on the coil. Then, place the mouthpiece back in place. Take note that you should not place too much wax on your pen when refilling since wax concentrates are sticky. They may cause the airway of your vape to clog. 




General Advice for Filling Your Vape Pen

Here are some more tips to keep in mind that is applicable no matter what type of concentrate you are vaping on your cloud vape pen

  • Use tools. It helps to have tools that can guide the concentrate into your vape pen. Spillage means you are wasting your concentrates. Carry around a small kit where you can store your tools and concentrates for easy refilling anytime, anywhere.
  • Take your time. The chances of spillage is higher when you rush the whole process. 
  • Refill in a well-lit area. Refilling in a well-lit area does not only ensure that you do not spill but also that you do not place too much concentrates on your pen. Take note that over packing your pens with concentrates can overwork the device and cause it to clog or worse, burnout.
  • Seal tightly. The concentrates on your vape pens can leak out if you do not return the parts properly and seal them tightly after refilling.
  • Clean before refilling. The concentrate buildups after every use are sticky and can collect dirt and clog the airway. Even the best vape pen is not free from this reality. It is important that you clean your vape pen before refilling it with a new batch of concentrates. Take note that vape pens are electronic devices so you also have to learn the proper way to clean them to avoid any damages.


Although you can make your life easier by purchasing pre-filled cartridges, take note that this can be very expensive in the long run. You get to save more money when you learn how to refill your best pen vaporizer yourself.

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