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  • Why Sour E-Juice? Mystery Solved...

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    Vaping, dripping or e-juicers, no matter what you call it, the new vapor trends have created a novel market place. New flavor profiles are popping up everywhere to keep up with the growing demand. Consumers are jumping on board to try the unique, creative and original e-juice blends. Surprisingly, sour flavored e-juices are gaining popularity over options of sweet, salty, fruity, boozy or umami flavors. Although most users enjoy a good blended flavor profile the sickly sweet e-juices that have flooded the market-place leave many users wanting.

    Sour vapes have consumers reminiscing over the nostalgic sweet and tart candies from their childhoods. A good pucker is just what some want from their e-juice. The powerful sour flavors of kiwi, lemon, lime, cranberry and grapefruit, among others, packs a unique throat punch for thrill seeking vapor hobbyists.

    Many sour fans are sickened by the sticky syrupy aftertaste of sweet e-juices. Sour e-juices stimulate the taste buds while offering a fresh powerful flavor. Don’t misunderstand, the old hard candies, sour coated treats and lemon sweets are not the only motivators; nor do sour e-juice fans look for the most face puckering blends out there. A nice combination, a perfected blend, of sour flavors with natural ingredients are stimulating to the taste buds to just the right degree.

    Most vapor users were former cigarette smokers. The harsh throat burn is something that they have become accustomed to. The other flavor profiles simply fail to produce the desired throaty effect that smokers are familiar with. Vaping is not the same as smoking. The harsh smoke, sometimes mentholated, is hard to walk away from. Sure, nicotine additives help with the cravings for the addictive substances but, the sensation from smoking is a powerful pull for quitters to re-light. Sour e-juices help satisfy that missing feeling.

  • Cloud Chasers

    Cloud Chasing

    The up-rise of vaping competitions has begun. Here in the U.S., there are approximately 8,500 e-cigarette locations that have popped up within that last few years. The competitors are called "cloud chasers" and their fans are called "cloud gazers.” These cloud chasers have developed technique and spent time working on their vaporizers.

    Along with e-cigs has grown a love for upgrading and tinkering with their device and blowing the biggest and most dense cloud of smoke. Those who believe they can blow the biggest and most dense cloud have come together and started competing. Vaping competitions have started small but have taken off quickly with the first International Cloud Competition in 2014. The New York Journal calls it an "extreme sport" which is drawing in bigger attention to e-cigs.

    With competitions going on across the United States the first official competition was held in 2014. The International Cloud Competition had over 50 contestants who all brought their own fans. At ICC the competitors are expected to complete their winning build in 10 minutes, given a new battery and full vamping liquid to optimize their competition. Each contestant proceeded to the board individually and tries their best. The competition has three winners and a grand prize of $500 along with a custom King Mod donated by Surefire Vapor and other goodies, however some competitions have had prizes up to $2,000.

    Before the ICC cloud chasing started out with smaller competitions where competitors face back to back in a reverse duel; when the clock starts both competitors attempt to blow the biggest and most dense cloud of smoke with different techniques. One contestant talks about his technique: he breaths everything out while bending over to collapse his diaphragm and ensuring he is able to fully expand his lungs and successfully blow out the biggest and most dense cloud of smoke.

    Growing with the love of vaping competition is the concern brought by critics who believe promotes the "smoking culture" and encourages kids to smoke. However cloud chasers state that vaping competitions don’t encourage smoking or the use of e-cigs. Almost all chasers are ex-smokers and are not encouraging "smoking culture" like so many believe. He states that he used to smoke two packs-a-day before he started competing. Once he was competing his hands were kept busy by modifying his device instead of reaching for his Marlboro Lights and states that by being a cloud chaser they are celebrating regaining their lung capacity back. “It’s basically an antismoking rally,” said Erik Hutchinson, founder of AmeraVape Technologies, a device manufacturer.

  • Best Summertime E-Juices from Lizard Juice

    Summer Time

    Walks in the park, pool parties, the sunshine, and lots of fun are all great ways to enjoy the summertime. They're also great reasons to enjoy your vaping experience. When it comes to the summer season, not all e-juice flavors will do the trick of being the perfect flavor. In fact, not even all fruity flavors are great for the summer. Have no fear though, at Lizard Juice we supply all the best flavors you could possibly need in the quest for the perfect summertime vaping experience.

    One e-flavor that just shouts summer is Berry Blast. Growing up, many people likely had summertime smoothies made from all the same flavors that are also in the flavor berry blast. It provides the perfect combination of blueberry, strawberry and raspberry into one great flavor. Like explosions in your mouth of berries warmed in the sunshine, it is sure to please any vaper.

    Watermelon is the perfect summertime fruit. When thinking of summer, no other fruit comes to mind as much as this watermelon. Which means it also makes the perfect summertime e-flavor. A hot summer’s day at a family barbecue was and still remains best enjoyed with a slice or two of watermelon. Now you can relive those times of biting into a fresh piece of watermelon while sitting in the sun with the Watermelon E-Liquid.

    Oranges have always evoked images of the summertime. With the long groves and the warm sun overhead, you cannot help but think of the flavor orange as anything other than the go-to flavor for a good summertime vaping. Orange Blast E-Liquid offers up to the feeling one had during a summertime’s past. When orange popsicles were enjoyed after a hot day of play and the smell of citrus filled the air when a slice of orange was cut into. Orange Blast is a great way to enjoy the flavor of summer no matter what you are doing.

    Rum Punch is perhaps the best e-flavor when it comes to conjuring up the feeling of summer. A hint of lime, and sugar, mixed with some Jamaican rum and you have yourself the perfect e-flavor to lounge around the pool with. It is reminiscent of the Planter’s Punch recipe from summers that are now long past.

    Blue skies, warm temperatures, swimming pools and all the fun that summertime has to offer has been made even greater thanks to these e-flavors.

  • 4 Basic Steps to Making the Vaping Switch

    Making The Switch

    Making an extreme, abiding difference in your ways isn't effortless. When making the switch from traditional cigarettes to vaping, it doesn't just happen overnight as most of us know. Depending upon how powerful the addiction is can be one of the factors for how long it'll take for you to adjust to vaping.

    With those things in mind, today’s 4 tips can help make your transition a bit easier.

    Step#1: First Try the Product

    There are an array of options from Lizard Juice you can try. We make the process easy, as we understand that as a new vaper, finding the right electronic cigarette can be a challenge. The same goes for e-juice flavors. That’s why you need to be sure that you’ve the right combination that fits your vaping needs.

    Step #2: Keep Enough E-Juice On-Hand

    Depending on the type of electronic cigarette or MOD you choose for example, along with the e-juice formula and your smoking habits, one vaping device with the right size e-liquid bottle is usually the equivalent of 2.5 packs of cigarettes. Still, depending upon your frequency of usage, you want to make sure you have enough on hand. You can never have too much e-liquid when you’re starting out.

    Step #3: Maintaining Fully Charged Batteries

    Most of our Premium Kits have multiple batteries, so there’s no pause while you wait for the device to recharge. Take advantage of this! Also, USB and car chargers are particularly helpful when vaping on the go.

    Final Step: Know How to Maintain Your Vaping Device

    Knowing proper battery and device upkeep extends the life of your unit, allowing you to obtain the most from your e-cigarette investment.

    While there are certainly other factors and tips to take into account, such as the amount for money you can be saving in the long run, these are the basics to keep in mind to start.

  • Deforestation, Paper Waste, and Air Pollution from Traditional Cigarettes

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    The title alone is the most straightforward facet of the ecological influence of traditional cigarettes. Materials such as papers, filters (wood pulp by-product), and even the packaging all require tree products.

    Even though a large sum of the world’s paper consumption is derived from renewable resources, a notable amount of the paper supply, especially mass-produced products gravitated on sustaining the lowest prices possible, comes from the non-renewable rain forest. This is impeding the global ecological stability as well as creating ecological disasters. While all nicotine is procured from plants, the use of different vaping devices such as electronic cigarettes or MODS still necessitates fewer paper products.

    After each puff of a traditional cigarette, more than 4,000 harmful chemicals are released into the air. A controlled experiment back in 2004 suggested that tobacco cigarettes produced more unhealthy air pollutants than a diesel engine. The study tracked particulate matter levels in the air over a course of time from both sources, and after a few hours the tobacco-affected air was seen to have 10x as many harmful particles as the air around the diesel engine.

    (Read more about this particular issue here)

    On the other side of the coin, electronic cigarettes produce exponentially fewer chemicals on exhalation. Report findings from a team at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY found that traditional cigarettes produced 9,450 times the number of chemicals that were present in e-cigarette vapor. That means the vapor from them was better for your lungs, for the lungs of those around you, and for the atmosphere.

    So as you can see from these studies and facts, traditional cigarettes can cause more harm to the environment and even those around you.

  • Vaping on Campus Grounds

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    Colleges and universities nationwide have begun banning the use of traditional cigarettes on campus. Over 1,400 campuses are entirely smoke free. There are even more which have certain restrictions on where you can and cannot smoke. With all the bans occurring today, a lot of vaping users scratching their heads wondering, “Where can I vape at on campus and is it even possible to do so at all?”

    Well… It’s up to the Campus

    All institutions have the right to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on their campus grounds. This is why airlines are able to ban the use of e-cigarettes, even though there’s no law against their use on planes. In the end, it’s entirely up to the individual college or university to make this type of decision.

    That being said, today, the overwhelming majority of these schools haven’t placed any restrictions on the use of electronic cigarettes. In fact, of the over 4,500 higher education institutions in the US, only 176 regulate the use of vaping devices. Translation: Freedom to vape anywhere you want on a good amount college campuses.

    Use Vaping Etiquette

    While you should feel free to vape anywhere you want outside, you need to not forget your vaping etiquette before using your e-cigarette indoors. While these vaping devices have been around for years, the art of it is still a relatively new phenomenon. Many people don’t fully comprehend how e-cigarettes, vaporizers or MODS function or what they even are. So it’s not uncommon for people to mistake them for real cigarettes. If someone confronts you about you using one, keep your cool and politely explain how they work. Once you show them what it is, they’re generally more trusting of your vaping.

    When it comes to indoor vaping, use best judgment and be respectful of those around you. For example, talk with your roommate first before pulling out your vaporizer in your dorm room, so that way you can make sure they’re cool with your vape use. Also, think twice before vaping in class. A good way to go about this is by e-mailing your professor first and asking their permission. And remember, even if you receive the “okay” to vape in class, other students might find it distracting. Vape with wariness indoors and do not blow vapor in someone’s face.

  • Should We Rename E-Cigarette Vapor?

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    There have been several debates over the renaming of e-cigarettes. These are a few of the names people have used when asked about their E-Cigs, E-NI (Electronic Nicotine Inhaler), PV (Personal Vaporizer), Nicotine Sticks, and E-Vaporizers or Vapes. However, the very word vapor also has collected bad reputation. People are able to use the e-cigarettes to turn several types of illegal drugs, (such as Marijuana, methamphetamine, and powered cocaine), into a so called “vapor”. This in turn has led to the popular usage of the word “vapor” as “vaping”.

    Vaping being related to the same as smoking, has brought up feelings of frustration for users that legally use e-cigs only for nicotine fixes. Because as the product describes, when the device is in use it produces a small, cloud of mist not smoke. When the liquid is inserted into the cartridge, an atomizer in the e-cig heats the liquid creating a mist for the inhaler. But now, users of this product face concerns of it being discontinued because of illegal drug use, especially present in today's society by teenagers.

    So, people that are using e-cigarettes for their intended purpose now have to deal with more conflict of discerning themselves from the illegal drug users of e-cigs who are continuously tarnishing the word vapor/vaping.

    As it appears, the origin of the word vapor does not help give e-cigarettes a good review any more than the brand name itself. Words such as smoke, smog, fog, gas, and miasma are associated with odorous toxins and cloud chasing; neither of which promote a good image towards vaping. After extensive research going over synonyms for the term vapor and looking for a connection to the process, (vaporization). The best substitute that has not been given a bad reputation and would clarify the act of using e-cigs would be the word “wisp/wisping”.

    Although we relate the word wisp more to air, its origin also relates back to a light mist. This usage of the word wisp would give e-cigarette users a chance to remove the bad image associated with vaping and instead help promote a positive outlook on the correct usage of e-cigarettes; it would also reduce the negative outlook of cloud chasing.

  • Top 3 May E-Liquids from Lizard Juice

    Vaping Outdoors

    E-Liquids come in a variety of flavors and May is when the sun starts shining again, it’s starting to get warm outside, flowers are blooming, and Spring is in the air. There are 3 flavors in particular that fit this spring/almost summer season perfectly. While you're out and about, give these flavors below a try.

    May Flavor #3: Mint Chocolate Chip
    The first flavor for May would be Mint Chocolate Chip E-Liquid. It has three flavors combined: mint, chocolate and vanilla. Each flavor helps enhance the other two and its very smooth with a creamy effect. This flavor has been said to be a good one for after a meal, or on a hot day to give you that extra perk to keep going. During the month of May, a lot of time's  spent on the go because typically, you can spend more time outside. So, this flavored e-juice can give you that extra pick me up needed to finish off the night.

    May Flavor #2: Strawberry Mojito
    The second flavor for May would be Strawberry Mojito E-Liquid. This time of year fruit is essential and in season. Many people crave a fruity delight as the temperatures start to warm. With two flavors combined, both strawberry and mojito, it gives a refreshing treat. Mojito is a mixture of the delicious drink which contains rum, mint, and lime. It's that almost summer time feeling and this combination of flavor really hits the spot.

    May Flavor #1: Love Potion #9
    Last but not least, who doesn't want a delicious mixture of coconut, kiwi and pear in the month of May. This fruity E-Liquid is called Love Potion #9. Like all other e-liquids it comes in a variety of strengths and really hits the spot when you're out on the town or enjoying the nice temperatures.

    Other May E-Liquids

    The e-liquids mentioned above are only 3 flavors out of many that will fulfill a gorgeous day in May for anyone. Depending on your mood or desire for that day, one of the three will go well with your surroundings and cravings. You can't go wrong with the mixture of flavors and the strength that meet your needs.

  • Storing & Protecting Your E-Liquid and Rechargeable Battery

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    A properly functioning battery and quality e-juice are two of the most important aspects to an enjoyable vaping experience. While a messed up power supply’s sure to frustrate and annoy upon subsequent uses, nothing’s worse than the taste of nasty stale e-liquid perforating your taste buds and nasal passages. The good news is there are a few simple things that the friendly vaporizer consumers like you and I can do to avoid the aforementioned pitfalls.

    Protect Your Flavor…with Science!

    If science has taught us anything it’s that there’s a proper way to do everything. If science taught us another thing it’d be the behavior of the molecules that make up different substances. E-juice is a composition of nicotine, water, flavorings and either PG or VG, all of which degrade, evaporate and separate if left for long periods and/or exposed to unfavorable conditions.

    If stored properly, your juice will stay impeccable for approximately 2 years. While the quality degrades significantly thereafter, your e-liquid will still be usable…just disgusting. In order to get the most shelf life, ensure your liquid’s stored in a cool, dark place. Room temperature’s usually okay as long as it doesn’t fluctuate frequently, but if you’ve the space in your refrigerator, that would be the ideal situation. Otherwise, a cabinet or small box should work just fine.

    Protect Your Battery…uh…also with Science!

    As it turns out, science can help us extend the lives of our batteries too!

    While the performance of your battery’s largely dependent on the quality of the manufacturing, there are a few consumer habits that can kill its ability to hold a charge. One of the most common’s leaving the battery in a full state for too long. Using your battery on a regular basis will help avoid this but if you’re planning on storing them for some time, then this won’t be an option. If the battery’s fully charged use it for a while before storing it for a long period.

    Just like your lithium ion batteries are sensitive to heat, you need to keep them stored in a cool, dark place as well. While 0 degrees Celsius has been shown as the best temperature for long term storage of Li+ batteries a cool room temp will be suitable.

  • Should I Vape Here: Vaping Etiquette

    Vaping Etiquette

    Many people understand the basic etiquette when it comes to smoking cigarettes, cigars, and using a tobacco pipe. With the introduction of e-cigarettes, new etiquette hasn't been clearly developed for those who choose to vape. As bans on smoking increase across more varieties of public places, and more people turning to vaping as an alternative to cigarettes, certain basic practices should be followed to ensure that people are able to enjoy their vaping without crossing lines with other members of the general public.

    When it’s Okay to Vape
    Anywhere that it’s acceptable to smoke cigarettes is also a safe place to vape. This includes where you’re located at on your property, as well as anywhere marked as a smoking area. Any place where smoking in public isn't specifically banned is also an option, though private establishments may request that you not vape on their property at their discretion.

    Be Kind to Those Around You
    Even when vaping’s allowed, it’s always best to be courteous to others. Avoid blowing vaper directly at someone who just happens to be near you. Do not block public walkways, when avoidable, forcing someone to walk through the expelled vapor. Be aware that it may not be wise to vape in an area where children are congregating, such as a school bus stop.

    When it’s Not Okay to Vape
    In most cases, if you aren’t allowed to smoke in a location, you shouldn’t vape there either. Most workplaces won’t allow their employees to vape at their workstations. Generally, indoor shopping and entertainment venues (aside from some bars, casinos, or similar) will request that you refrain. Any establishment that has a smoke-free policy, such as hospital campuses, likely see this to include vaping. These bans often have less to do with whether inhaling vaper second-hand is dangerous, and more involves respecting those with certain allergies.

    When in doubt, either ask permission, or refrain from vaping. If you’re in someone else's home, a business or restaurant, or other business, never assume it’s okay to vape. When in doubt, find a designated smoking area, or follow local laws that direct smoking behavior.

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