That ATOL X Mech mod

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/08/10/that-atol-x-mech-mod/

Nothing revolutionary or groundbreaking. It’s a constant contact mech mod. Naval brass, copper contacts, hybrid 510. We have all heard this song before. The style and the machining are really top notch IMO but I would have loved to have seen a delrin sleeve on the inside.

Vape budged hands needed IMO as these go for anywhere from $185 to $300+ depending on what you are looking for. At the end of the day, I think i’ll just keep my Kennedy and Dreamer mechs and call it good.

VaporPride.com

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/08/10/that-atol-x-mech-mod/

Nothing revolutionary or groundbreaking. It’s a constant contact mech mod. Naval brass, copper contacts, hybrid 510. We have all heard this song before. The style and the machining are really top notch IMO but I would have loved to have seen a delrin sleeve on the inside.

Vape budged hands needed IMO as these go for anywhere from $185 to $300+ depending on what you are looking for. At the end of the day, I think i’ll just keep my Kennedy and Dreamer mechs and call it good.

VaporPride.com

Had to drive to Connecticut from NYC because of the flavor ban but I’m very happy with my haul.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Vaping/comments/i6e12b/had_to_drive_to_connecticut_from_nyc_because_of/

Had to drive to Connecticut from NYC because of the flavor ban but I’m very happy with my haul. submitted by /u/discipline_daddy
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Vaping/comments/i6e12b/had_to_drive_to_connecticut_from_nyc_because_of/

Had to drive to Connecticut from NYC because of the flavor ban but I’m very happy with my haul. submitted by /u/discipline_daddy
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Tuesday Bro Tuesday – Let’s Really Follow The Money – Vapers Cost The State BILLIONS

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/08/05/tuesday-bro-tuesday-lets-really-follow-the-money-vapers-cost-the-state-billions/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. We always talk about how intrusive and disruptive vaping is, but just HOW intrusive is it? well today were going to do some math ( not my strong suit, but don’t worry i’ve had Siri double check all my work ). How much to states really loose if their citizens switch to vaping? the answers might surprise you. Spoilers IT IS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS!

Also Cuomo in NY just passed legislation to allow ice cream manufacturers in the state to spike their products with alcohol! despite alcohol contributing to roughly 6,000 underage deaths every year. As Cuomo himself would say.. SO WHAT?

Timestamps and links are below

[TIMESTAMPS] Vlog Starts – 04:52 CASAA Vape Mail Call to Action – 08:51 Combating Underage E-Cigarette Sales – 10:26 You Don’t Know Nicotine Update – 27:30 Liquor-Infused Ice Cream – 38:02 Rage News from India – 48:22 Nebraska Indoor Vape Ban – 52:05 Follow the Money – 57:55Show less

Courtesy of Jeremy V

Some GrimmGreen Merch if ya want

Protect Vape Mail Call To Action

California Call To Action

West Virginia Call To Action

Marijuana Vaping to Over-hype Harms of E-Cigarettes

You Don’t Know Nicotine Trailer

Cuomo approves manufacture and sale of liquor-infused ice cream, frozen desserts

Feinstein: Combatting Underage E-Cigarette Sales

Rising popularity of vaping blamed for drop in WV’s tobacco settlement payment

Podcast is also available on iTunes

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/08/05/tuesday-bro-tuesday-lets-really-follow-the-money-vapers-cost-the-state-billions/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. We always talk about how intrusive and disruptive vaping is, but just HOW intrusive is it? well today were going to do some math ( not my strong suit, but don’t worry i’ve had Siri double check all my work ). How much to states really loose if their citizens switch to vaping? the answers might surprise you. Spoilers IT IS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS!

Also Cuomo in NY just passed legislation to allow ice cream manufacturers in the state to spike their products with alcohol! despite alcohol contributing to roughly 6,000 underage deaths every year. As Cuomo himself would say.. SO WHAT?

Timestamps and links are below

[TIMESTAMPS] Vlog Starts – 04:52 CASAA Vape Mail Call to Action – 08:51 Combating Underage E-Cigarette Sales – 10:26 You Don’t Know Nicotine Update – 27:30 Liquor-Infused Ice Cream – 38:02 Rage News from India – 48:22 Nebraska Indoor Vape Ban – 52:05 Follow the Money – 57:55Show less

Courtesy of Jeremy V

Some GrimmGreen Merch if ya want

Protect Vape Mail Call To Action

California Call To Action

West Virginia Call To Action

Marijuana Vaping to Over-hype Harms of E-Cigarettes

You Don’t Know Nicotine Trailer

Cuomo approves manufacture and sale of liquor-infused ice cream, frozen desserts

Feinstein: Combatting Underage E-Cigarette Sales

Rising popularity of vaping blamed for drop in WV’s tobacco settlement payment

Podcast is also available on iTunes

Don't Toss That E-Cig: Vaping Waste Is A Whole New Headache For Schools and Cities

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/29/780865248/dont-toss-that-e-cig-vaping-waste-is-a-whole-new-headache-for-schools-and-cities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

E-cigarettes may look sleek, but they create a lot of ugly and toxic trash. Disposable nicotine pods can be poisonous, and vape pens contain batteries and metals. How can we safely dispose of them?

(Image credit: John Daley/Colorado Public Radio)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/11/29/780865248/dont-toss-that-e-cig-vaping-waste-is-a-whole-new-headache-for-schools-and-cities?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

E-cigarettes may look sleek, but they create a lot of ugly and toxic trash. Disposable nicotine pods can be poisonous, and vape pens contain batteries and metals. How can we safely dispose of them?

(Image credit: John Daley/Colorado Public Radio)

Yale Study Finds That Vaping Flavors Help Adults Quit

https://vaping.org/yale-study-finds-that-vaping-flavors-help-adults-quit/

File:E-liquid Bottles (9832492693).jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Evidence collected over the last decade indicates that flavors are essential for adults looking to use vaping products to quit smoking. Indeed, a new study published finds flavored vapor products to be more effective than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes in helping adults remain smoke-free.

A new study published by JAMA Network Open examines the role of flavors in electronic cigarettes and vapor products and their influence on subsequent smoking initiation and cessation by both youth and adults. The use of flavored e-cigarettes was associated with more than twice the odds of smoking cessation among adult users compared to those using tobacco flavors. And despite a decade of hype about a supposed ‘gateway’ effect from vaping to cigarettes for young people, the researchers found no evidence to support the claim that flavors increase the chances of youth beginning to smoke.

The authors identified 17,929 respondents aged 12 to 54 years old, with data collected between 2013 and 2018. The study examined “differences in smoking initiation and cessation subsequent to vaping uptake among those who used flavored vs unflavored e-cigarettes, separately by age group.”

The study concluded that flavored e-cigarette use “was no more associated with youth smoking initiation than vaping tobacco-flavors.” Further, adults that used flavored vapor products “were more likely to subsequently quit smoking than those who used unflavored e-cigarettes.”

The findings are significant as the results indicate that flavors in e-cigarettes have no association with subsequent youth smoking initiation.

Co-author Abigail S. Friedman, PhD., of the Yale School of Public Health, told United Press International, “Our findings are consistent with the claim that non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes are more strongly associated with adult smoking cessation than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.”

The new study adds to the growing literature that flavors are essential for adult e-cigarette users. At this time four states – Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island – ban the sale of flavored vapor products. Other states including California, Florida and Montana are have introduced and/or are introducing similar bans.

Although lawmakers have pushed forward with flavor bans to stem youth e-cigarette use, this study adds to growing literature that youth are not using vapor products solely due to flavors. In analyses of youth vaping surveys, youth are overwhelmingly using e-cigarettes out of curiosity and because friends and/or family members use them.

Moreover, studies on youth vapor product use indicate that many youth e-cigarette users are using such products once or twice a month, often in social settings.

Removing flavors from vapor products is unlikely to reduce youth e-cigarette use, but such bans will greatly harm both current adult e-cigarette users and current combustible cigarettes users by eliminating tobacco harm reduction options.

The American Vaping Association continues to fight against flavor bans and draconian prohibitions that threaten adult access to vapor products.

The post Yale Study Finds That Vaping Flavors Help Adults Quit appeared first on American Vaping Association.

https://vaping.org/yale-study-finds-that-vaping-flavors-help-adults-quit/

File:E-liquid Bottles (9832492693).jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Evidence collected over the last decade indicates that flavors are essential for adults looking to use vaping products to quit smoking. Indeed, a new study published finds flavored vapor products to be more effective than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes in helping adults remain smoke-free.

A new study published by JAMA Network Open examines the role of flavors in electronic cigarettes and vapor products and their influence on subsequent smoking initiation and cessation by both youth and adults. The use of flavored e-cigarettes was associated with more than twice the odds of smoking cessation among adult users compared to those using tobacco flavors. And despite a decade of hype about a supposed ‘gateway’ effect from vaping to cigarettes for young people, the researchers found no evidence to support the claim that flavors increase the chances of youth beginning to smoke.

The authors identified 17,929 respondents aged 12 to 54 years old, with data collected between 2013 and 2018. The study examined “differences in smoking initiation and cessation subsequent to vaping uptake among those who used flavored vs unflavored e-cigarettes, separately by age group.”

The study concluded that flavored e-cigarette use “was no more associated with youth smoking initiation than vaping tobacco-flavors.” Further, adults that used flavored vapor products “were more likely to subsequently quit smoking than those who used unflavored e-cigarettes.”

The findings are significant as the results indicate that flavors in e-cigarettes have no association with subsequent youth smoking initiation.

Co-author Abigail S. Friedman, PhD., of the Yale School of Public Health, told United Press International, “Our findings are consistent with the claim that non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes are more strongly associated with adult smoking cessation than tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes.”

The new study adds to the growing literature that flavors are essential for adult e-cigarette users. At this time four states – Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island – ban the sale of flavored vapor products. Other states including California, Florida and Montana are have introduced and/or are introducing similar bans.

Although lawmakers have pushed forward with flavor bans to stem youth e-cigarette use, this study adds to growing literature that youth are not using vapor products solely due to flavors. In analyses of youth vaping surveys, youth are overwhelmingly using e-cigarettes out of curiosity and because friends and/or family members use them.

Moreover, studies on youth vapor product use indicate that many youth e-cigarette users are using such products once or twice a month, often in social settings.

Removing flavors from vapor products is unlikely to reduce youth e-cigarette use, but such bans will greatly harm both current adult e-cigarette users and current combustible cigarettes users by eliminating tobacco harm reduction options.

The American Vaping Association continues to fight against flavor bans and draconian prohibitions that threaten adult access to vapor products.

The post Yale Study Finds That Vaping Flavors Help Adults Quit appeared first on American Vaping Association.

S.1253 Will Harm Adult Vapers and Will Not Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use

https://vaping.org/s-1253-will-harm-adult-vapers-and-will-not-reduce-youth-e-cigarette-use/

Last Thursday, the United States Senate passed S.1253, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which has been pitched to the public as a way of requiring online e-cigarette retailers to verify ages of customers, including requiring a signature and ID upon delivery.

As is often the case, the words of politicians often conflict with the language in the bills they support. This legislation would also ban the USPS from shipping vaping products — forcing consumers and businesses to use more expensive and less reliable options offered by FedEx and UPS — and require even the smallest of vaping product companies to comply with a byzantine set of rules laws and rules set by both the federal and state governments.

The United States is in the middle of an epidemic that has effectively transformed the way that products are delivered. COVID-19 has directed many companies to offer contactless delivery and this Act would require drivers and the public to interact – undoubtedly ignoring social distancing practice. Moreover, this Act comes at a time when more and more American adults are relying on mail delivery for household goods and will simply add more burden to an already-burdened mail system.

Although seeking to reduce youth e-cigarette use is laudable, this Act ignores data that indicate most youth utilize “social sources” to obtain tobacco products, including legal-age friends and family. Indeed, a study by the United States Food and Drug Administration found 89 percent of 15 to 17 years, relied on giving money to someone else to purchase e-cigarettes. These social sources mentioned included “older siblings, friends, parents and even strangers.”

Simply, S.1253 would burden the US mailing system and is unlikely to reduce youth usage. It would also unnecessarily put delivery drivers and the public at a greater risk of COVID-19. 

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association’s Call to Action for S.1253 remains open for vapers and harm reduction advocates to take action.

The post S.1253 Will Harm Adult Vapers and Will Not Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use appeared first on American Vaping Association.

https://vaping.org/s-1253-will-harm-adult-vapers-and-will-not-reduce-youth-e-cigarette-use/

Last Thursday, the United States Senate passed S.1253, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which has been pitched to the public as a way of requiring online e-cigarette retailers to verify ages of customers, including requiring a signature and ID upon delivery.

As is often the case, the words of politicians often conflict with the language in the bills they support. This legislation would also ban the USPS from shipping vaping products — forcing consumers and businesses to use more expensive and less reliable options offered by FedEx and UPS — and require even the smallest of vaping product companies to comply with a byzantine set of rules laws and rules set by both the federal and state governments.

The United States is in the middle of an epidemic that has effectively transformed the way that products are delivered. COVID-19 has directed many companies to offer contactless delivery and this Act would require drivers and the public to interact – undoubtedly ignoring social distancing practice. Moreover, this Act comes at a time when more and more American adults are relying on mail delivery for household goods and will simply add more burden to an already-burdened mail system.

Although seeking to reduce youth e-cigarette use is laudable, this Act ignores data that indicate most youth utilize “social sources” to obtain tobacco products, including legal-age friends and family. Indeed, a study by the United States Food and Drug Administration found 89 percent of 15 to 17 years, relied on giving money to someone else to purchase e-cigarettes. These social sources mentioned included “older siblings, friends, parents and even strangers.”

Simply, S.1253 would burden the US mailing system and is unlikely to reduce youth usage. It would also unnecessarily put delivery drivers and the public at a greater risk of COVID-19. 

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association’s Call to Action for S.1253 remains open for vapers and harm reduction advocates to take action.

The post S.1253 Will Harm Adult Vapers and Will Not Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use appeared first on American Vaping Association.

Tuesday Bro Tuesday – Alex Clark CEO of CASAA is here

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/07/08/tuesday-bro-tuesday-alex-clark-ceo-of-casaa-is-here/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.

My Apologies for the sometimes choppy video and audio, in spite of that I think there is some great information in this stream.

Actual stream starts at 4:52

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. The CEO of CASAA ( Consumer advocates for smoke free alternatives ) is here to discuss what CASAA does and what we can do to help them help US. Casaa has been around since the very very early days of vaping. As I said in 2009, this is going to be an UPHILL BATTLE for years and years to come, and CASAA exists to defend OUR consumer rights.

DONATE TO CASAA
http://www.casaa.org/donate/

BUY CASAA MERCH
https://casaa.threadless.com/collections

JOIN CASAA – JOIN THE FIGHT!
http://www.casaa.org/join-casaa/

Henry Martin OpEd
http://missourismokefree.org/2020/07/06/freedom-matters-in-missouri-by-henry-martin/?fbclid=IwAR1asL_4ed9JUJaHQBZfP2bfDiZPHSD6UkMgrNHDqDytuupuJdeRfEIqlbk

You don’t have to do everything, but you do have to do something. Lets get involved

-Grimm

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/07/08/tuesday-bro-tuesday-alex-clark-ceo-of-casaa-is-here/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.

My Apologies for the sometimes choppy video and audio, in spite of that I think there is some great information in this stream.

Actual stream starts at 4:52

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. The CEO of CASAA ( Consumer advocates for smoke free alternatives ) is here to discuss what CASAA does and what we can do to help them help US. Casaa has been around since the very very early days of vaping. As I said in 2009, this is going to be an UPHILL BATTLE for years and years to come, and CASAA exists to defend OUR consumer rights.

DONATE TO CASAA
http://www.casaa.org/donate/

BUY CASAA MERCH
https://casaa.threadless.com/collections

JOIN CASAA – JOIN THE FIGHT!
http://www.casaa.org/join-casaa/

Henry Martin OpEd
http://missourismokefree.org/2020/07/06/freedom-matters-in-missouri-by-henry-martin/?fbclid=IwAR1asL_4ed9JUJaHQBZfP2bfDiZPHSD6UkMgrNHDqDytuupuJdeRfEIqlbk

You don’t have to do everything, but you do have to do something. Lets get involved

-Grimm

Vaping Nicotine Linked To Increased Risk Of Chronic Lung Disease

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/16/788540191/vaping-nicotine-linked-to-increased-risk-of-chronic-lung-disease?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

A new study suggests the use of e-cigarettes can increase smokers’ and nonsmokers’ risk of developing chronic lung disease, including conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/16/788540191/vaping-nicotine-linked-to-increased-risk-of-chronic-lung-disease?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

A new study suggests the use of e-cigarettes can increase smokers’ and nonsmokers’ risk of developing chronic lung disease, including conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

Register now for the Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 (FREE!)

https://vaping.org/register-now-for-the-global-forum-on-nicotine-2020-free/

The countdown to the Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 has begun!

Every year since 2014, the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) has taken place in Warsaw, Poland, with the event bringing together hundreds of academics, consumer advocates, public health professionals, and industry stakeholders to meet and discuss the past, present, and future of nicotine and harm reduction.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the GFN will not be held live in Poland this year. Instead, conference organizers have decided to make GFN 2020 an online event and open up free registration to anyone interested in the subject of nicotine. The event will take place on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12.

REGISTER NOW!

GFN 2020 will be bringing you a fantastic line up of 30 expert speakers who will be focusing on the theme Nicotine: science, ethics and human rights. In six sessions over two days, you can hear from Clive Bates, Marewa Glover, Ethan Nadelmann, Fiona Patten, David Sweanor Alex Wodak, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Riccardo Polosa, Louise Ross, and others (including AVA President Gregory Conley). There will be also live Q&As (see website for more information)

Be sure to check out the Global Forum on Nicotine on Facebook and Twitter. If posting about the event, please use the hashtag #GFN20.

The post Register now for the Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 (FREE!) appeared first on American Vaping Association.

https://vaping.org/register-now-for-the-global-forum-on-nicotine-2020-free/

The countdown to the Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 has begun!

Every year since 2014, the Global Forum on Nicotine (GFN) has taken place in Warsaw, Poland, with the event bringing together hundreds of academics, consumer advocates, public health professionals, and industry stakeholders to meet and discuss the past, present, and future of nicotine and harm reduction.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the GFN will not be held live in Poland this year. Instead, conference organizers have decided to make GFN 2020 an online event and open up free registration to anyone interested in the subject of nicotine. The event will take place on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12.

REGISTER NOW!

GFN 2020 will be bringing you a fantastic line up of 30 expert speakers who will be focusing on the theme Nicotine: science, ethics and human rights. In six sessions over two days, you can hear from Clive Bates, Marewa Glover, Ethan Nadelmann, Fiona Patten, David Sweanor Alex Wodak, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Riccardo Polosa, Louise Ross, and others (including AVA President Gregory Conley). There will be also live Q&As (see website for more information)

Be sure to check out the Global Forum on Nicotine on Facebook and Twitter. If posting about the event, please use the hashtag #GFN20.

The post Register now for the Global Forum on Nicotine 2020 (FREE!) appeared first on American Vaping Association.

CDC Confirms A THC Additive, Vitamin E Acetate, Is The Culprit In Most Vaping Deaths

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/20/790154919/cdc-confirms-a-thc-contaminant-vitamin-e-acetate-the-culprit-in-most-vaping-deat?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

The CDC is still trying to understand the mechanism by which Vitamin E acetate, an additive in some vapes, injures lung tissue. It may interfere with a natural fluid in the lung called surfactant, which helps make lung tissue stretchy. Or a byproduct may be a toxic chemical.

The spate of more than 2,500 acute vaping-related lung injuries tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the decline, epidemiologists say, and the number of deaths has slowed.

(Image credit: Jelacic Valentina/EyeEm/Getty Images)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/20/790154919/cdc-confirms-a-thc-contaminant-vitamin-e-acetate-the-culprit-in-most-vaping-deat?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

The CDC is still trying to understand the mechanism by which Vitamin E acetate, an additive in some vapes, injures lung tissue. It may interfere with a natural fluid in the lung called surfactant, which helps make lung tissue stretchy. Or a byproduct may be a toxic chemical.

The spate of more than 2,500 acute vaping-related lung injuries tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is on the decline, epidemiologists say, and the number of deaths has slowed.

(Image credit: Jelacic Valentina/EyeEm/Getty Images)