Get to Know Your Vape Vendor: VAPEREV

Welcome to the first installment of what I hope will be an ongoing series. In this series I will interview proprietors of various vape-related businesses with an eye toward being active to protect everyone’s right to vape. I had the opportunity to interview Celina Tompkins from a California-based vape shop and all around vaper’s resource […]


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Ola X Review – Kicked up Midrange eCig Kit

I received an interesting midrange eGo style e-Cigarette called the Ola X from the folks at MJTech (see my previous review of the Sunfire). This company is still trying to break into US vape shops, but they are putting out some interesting products.  The Ola X is certainly an eye catching device and has some […]

Half off Replacement Heads: MyFreedomSmokes

Check it out, MyFreedomSmokes has a coupon code good for half off replacement heads.  You heard right, there’s a discount code that will get you 50% off on heads.  They seem to have everything from Joyetech to the brand new Aspire BVC heads too.  There’s a limit of two packs per kind and the deal […]



Totally Wicked Launches Challenge Against EU’s TPD

Totally Wicked , the UK’s leading electronic cigarette manufacturer has launched a legal challenge to the European Union’s recently adopted Tobacco Products Directive on the grounds that Article 20 of the Directive breaches established EU law. Specifically, that Article 20 represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods and the free provision of services, places electronic cigarettes at an unjustified competitive disadvantage to tobacco products, fails to comply with the general EU [...]

More UK Smokers Quitting with eCigs, NHS Still wants Them to Call

The number of people turning to the NHS for help to stop smoking has fallen for the second year in a row, according to a new report. Anti-smoking campaigners have labelled the new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre “disappointing”, after they showed that the number of people who used the NHS to set a “quit date” to give up cigarettes fell by 19 per cent over the last year. According [...]


TVECA Speaks Out Against Banning eCigs from Airplane Baggage

Some point fingers at lithium-ion batteries in e-cigs as a fire hazard, but laptop computers contain the same batteries. By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor After the New York Times reported that airport officials were asking the Transportation Department to classify e-cigarettes as hazardous materials after an e-cig allegedly caused a bag to smolder and be removed from a JetBlue flight last week, CSD caught up with Thomas Kiklas, co-founder, TVECA (Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette [...]

Mastering the Vape Space: Attend a Vaping Event!

This Blog is supplied by Norm Bour and VapeMentorS, consultants to vape shops, online businesses and others in the Vape Space. This and other related reports can be viewed at As we are (almost) looking towards the end of the year we have over a dozen different events to choose from. I’ve broken down […]

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e-cigarette news roundup

You Won’t Find blu Cigs in Germany After Injunction

— Prevents sale of "blu" e-cigarettes in Germany — Legal victory is part of Zippo’s global campaign to protect its BLU ® trademarks The Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main agreed with ZMC that the "blu" e-cigarette brand creates a likelihood of confusion with the Company’s European Union Community trademark BLU®, used in connection with its line of high performance, precision butane lighters and fuel. The court found the confusion was due to the [...]

String of Robberies at Denver Area Vape Shops

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A business man in Aurora reached out to CBS4 Monday morning saying his vapor pen store and others in the metro area are being targeted by burglars. J.R. Robinson with Perfect Alternatives released surveillance video of the crime at his business. The store was open for business Monday but the door had been smashed in. Thieves Targeting Metro Area Vapor Pen Stores The burglars took cash registers but what they [...]

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Blu eCigs hires James Dodkin as marketing director following rebrand

blu Cigs UK Hires New Marketing Help

Blu eCigs hires James Dodkin as marketing director following rebrand Electronic cigarette brand blu eCigs has hired James Dodkin as marketing director, and Alistair Hall as commercial director following a recent rebrand. Dodkin, who joins following positions at L’Oreal and Fosters Wine Estates, will oversee the marketing department, encompassing digital, advertising, social media, events, experiential and PR, to advance the current marketing strategy and develop the blu eCigs brand in the UK. Hall, who [...]

Huge WHO Victory – India to Ban eCigs

New Delhi: E-cigarettes (electronic nicotine delivery systems-ENDS), the new fad among tobacco users, are all set to be banned in India. Recognising its adverse effects on health, the Union health ministry has decided to ban these “nicotine inhalers” through proper legislation soon. During a recent meeting attended by cientists, health experts, customs officials and the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), it was decided to put a restriction on these “battery operated products” that [...]

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Dovopo E-LVT makes a splash: a Review

If ever there were an advanced personal vaporizer for the rugged adventurer, the Dovopo E-LVT wants very hard to fit that bill.  This device features a rugged design, water resistance variable voltage and a flashlight.  The only thing missing is the compass in the stock.  While I’m not exactly outdoorsy I put the LVT through […]

V4l 60% off sale (8/16/14 only)

I just got an e-mail from Vapor4Life about their big blowout sale today.  Some stuff is 60% off, but don’t worry, things that aren’t part of the special are 30% off. Even the already discounted items gets another 15% off!  Just use the coupon code OFF60 when you check out at V4L. Click here to […]

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