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    JUUL Proposes a Solution for Underage Vaping.

    JUUL Proposes a Solution for Underage Vaping.

    JUUL Proposes a Solution for Underage Vaping

    Vaping has been the subject of many studies and surveys over the years, and one thing vapers have invariably reported in surveys is that the switch to vaping has improved their lives. You most likely feel the same about your decision to vape. We also bet, though, that you would prefer to have never started using nicotine in the first place. Nicotine addiction changes your life, drains your money and is incredibly difficult to break.

    The vaping industry began with a noble mission: to give the committed smokers of the world a better alternative and help them transition to that alternative. There’s just one problem: People who should not be buying e-cigarettes have begun vaping. Those people are children, and there are millions of them. Underage vaping has become such a problem that the FDA has threatened to step in and force the vaping industry’s hand if the industry can’t find a way to fix the problem itself.

    On November 13, 2018, JUUL Labs proposed its solution for underage vaping. Before we discuss that, though, let’s learn a bit more about how we got to where we are today.

    The Explosion of Underage Vaping

    2011-2017: Vaping Begins to Replace Tobacco

    E-Cigrette Use High School Students Yearly Graph

    The above graph shows the yearly results of the National Youth Tobacco Survey from 2011-2017. For the purpose of this survey, vaping is considered tobacco use. As you’ll see from the graph, overall tobacco use among high schoolers was on the decline and was under 20 percent as of 2017. As you’ll also see, though, e-cigarettes have become the most popular tobacco product among high schoolers by a fairly wide margin.


    This infographic further describes the results of the survey. Since 2011, there has been a marked decrease in underage tobacco use – from about 4.56 million in 2011 to 3.62 million in 2017. That’s a pretty big win for public health – until you get to the part about 2.1 million students using e-cigarettes. Clearly, tobacco cigarettes are no longer as attractive to kids as they once were. The problem is that e-cigarettes are attractive to kids.

    Why do students find e-cigarettes attractive? The information on the FDA Youth Tobacco Use page is very telling; 31 percent of survey respondents said that they vaped because they liked the availability of flavors such as mint, candy, fruit and chocolate – and if you think that’s bad, take a look at where we are today.

    2018: Youth Nicotine Use Increases for the First Time in Two Decades

    JUUL National Youth Survey Report Data

    The FDA released the results of the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey just a few days ago, and the results are not good. Use of any tobacco product among high school students has skyrocketed from under 20 percent to 27.1 percent – and the increase comes virtually entirely from e-cigarette use. Among all students, the number of e-cigarette users has increased from 2.1 million to 3.6 million.

    If you spend any time reading vaping industry news, you know that Big Tobacco and Big Pharma have a vested interest in seeing vaping go away. E-cigarettes, after all, cut into their profits. It’s easy to look at negative reports about vaping and dismiss them as scaremongering or trying to make the vaping industry look bad. You might have thought the same when reading the many news reports about underage vaping that have appeared over the past year or two. “Underage tobacco use has always existed, but at least it’s improving,” you might have thought. “The FDA just needs a way to justify the draconian regulations that might one day put a stop to almost all vaping in the United States.” The numbers, however, say otherwise.

    Underage vaping is a serious problem, and it’s getting worse. We’re seeing statistics on student tobacco use that we haven’t seen since the ‘70s. We can now say with confidence that, if e-cigarettes didn’t exist, millions of students who now use nicotine would have never started and potentially gotten themselves addicted for life – and what happens next year and the year after that? Will the number increase even further? E-cigarettes were never supposed to be the gateway drug for the next generation of nicotine addicts. If something doesn’t change now, though, that’s exactly what they’ll become – and that’s why the FDA has put its foot down.

    Why Is JUUL Getting So Much Attention?

    JUUL’s Unprecedented Vaping Industry Dominance

    As long as the vaping industry has existed, some products have been more popular than others. The amount of competition, though, has always prevented any one brand from achieving a position of clear dominance. When it first appeared on the market in 2015, JUUL simply looked like yet another of those products. Sure, it sported a number of important innovations, but innovative new vaping products appear all the time. It would only be a matter of time before the other manufacturers cloned JUUL’s technology and released a flood of imitators. Some of those imitators would become popular, and the vaping industry would retain its state of equilibrium – only that didn’t happen. The clones certainly came, but none of them achieved significant popularity.

    What JUUL has done has no precedent in the history of the vaping industry. At some point, the brand reached a critical mass. Suddenly, the fact that other e-cigarette brands exist became irrelevant to most e-cigarette buyers – and at that point, JUUL’s sales seemingly multiplied every quarter. Today, JUUL claims 75 percent of all e-cigarette sales that Nielsen can track.

    JUUL E-Cigarette Market Share 75%

    JUUL Is a Hit With Underage Vapers

    So, let’s do the math. JUUL claims 75 percent of all trackable e-cigarette sales, and 1.5 million kids started vaping over the past year. It stands to reason, then, that at least 1.15 million of those kids are using JUUL e-cigarettes – and anecdotal reports suggest the actual number may be far higher than that. In Tennessee, one student says that “almost everyone” in his school has a JUUL. Firsthand reports from students suggest that the actual number of underage JUUL users could be even higher than the Youth Tobacco Survey suggests.

    How popular is JUUL among kids compared to other e-cigarettes? For starters, “vaping” isn’t even a thing among students. They’re not vaping – they’re JUULing.

    JUULing Search Volume

    The FDA Demands Answers About Underage Vaping

    In 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb became increasingly vocal about the teenage vaping epidemic – and in particular, about the role that JUUL has played in the proliferation of underage vaping. The FDA has had the preliminary data from the 2018 Youth Tobacco Survey for a while, and they’ve also gathered their own information through independent surveys and undercover investigations of stores selling tobacco products. In April 2018, those investigations resulted in 40 citations for retailers illegally selling JUUL products to minors. The FDA went on to ask JUUL and a few other e-cigarette makers to outline their game plans for curbing underage use. In October, the FDA raided the JUUL Labs headquarters and seized more than 1,000 documents relating to the company’s marketing practices.

    On November 15, Commissioner Gottlieb released a statement outlining his proposed new steps for reducing youth access to vaping products and making those products less appealing to children. It’s worth reading the statement in its entirety because it outlines the FDA’s current thinking on vaping products and outlines the powers that the FDA intends to invoke if manufacturers and retailers can’t manage to show an immediate reduction in the proliferation of youth vaping.

    To summarize Commissioner Gottlieb’s statement:

    • The FDA recognizes that e-cigarettes are less harmful than combustible cigarettes and wants vaping products to be available to adult smokers.
    • Despite the potential public health benefits of e-cigarettes, the agency considers any youth initiation of nicotine unacceptable and will use all power at its disposal – including wiping out the vaping industry – to curb youth vaping.
    • Among underage e-cigarette users, more than two thirds use e-cigarettes with characteristic flavors other than tobacco, menthol or mint.
    • The FDA hasn’t ruled out banning the sale of flavored vaping products altogether. In the meantime, though, the agency is recommending that such products only be sold in age-restricted locations such as vape shops and on websites with strong age verification tools.
    • Commissioner Gottlieb would also like to see mint and menthol e-liquids go away but recognizes the impracticality of that as long as menthol cigarettes exist. The FDA strongly favors banning menthol cigarettes as well as flavored cigars.
    • The FDA intends to remove any e-liquid from the market with characteristics likely to appeal to children. Such characteristics might include cartoon mascots or resemblance to the packaging of products like soda and candy.

    JUUL’s Solution for Underage Vaping

    You now have a thorough understanding of why we are where we are today. For the first time since the beginning of the vaping industry, we’ve had a year in which youth nicotine use has increased. It hasn’t increased by a small amount; it’s increased by an amount that sets us back decades. In addition, the vaping industry has a clear leader for the first time. The FDA expects JUUL Labs to step up and be a leader by outlining the direction that the rest of the industry will have to follow. Two days ahead of Commissioner Gottlieb’s statement, JUUL did exactly that by announcing the voluntary steps they’re taking to curb underage nicotine use.

    To summarize JUUL’s announcement:

    • JUUL is immediately halting the distribution of flavored pods including Cucumber, Mango, Crème and Fruit to the 90,000 brick-and-mortar stores that sell JUUL products. Tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain available in stores. Flavored pods will be available only through the JUUL website.
    • JUUL will strengthen its website’s age verification system to prevent underage sales. The website will use public records to confirm buyers’ ages. When the system is unable to verify a buyer’s age, the buyer will need to provide a photo of his or her ID.
    • JUUL will add two-factor authentication to its website before the end of the year. New customers will be required to submit photos showing that they are the people depicted in their ID photographs.
    • JUUL will sell products only to customers aged 21 and older.
    • JUUL will limit order quantities to deter customers from operating as unauthorized resellers.
    • JUUL will visit up to 2,000 stores per month to confirm that JUUL retailers are refusing underage sales. JUUL will impose penalties on stores selling to minors, potentially including complete removal from the JUUL retail sale program.
    • JUUL is monitoring online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon and will pursue the removal of any listings offering JUUL products.
    • JUUL has shut down its own social media accounts and is monitoring all popular social media services for user content that depicts underage JUUL use.

    Eventually, JUUL intends to reintroduce its flavored pods to retail stores that can legally sell flavored e-liquid. Given the FDA’s intention to remove flavored vaping products from stores with no entry restrictions – such as gas stations – it seems likely that specialty vape shops will be the only brick-and-mortar stores that offer flavored JUUL pods. Before they can do that, though, they’ll need to implement point-of-sale systems that automatically restrict the sale of flavored JUUL pods to customers aged 21 and over. Brick-and-mortar stores will also need to limit order quantities to deter resale.

    What Do JUUL’s Changes Mean for You?

    Like all responsible companies in the vaping industry, we Mystical Vapes are committed to providing our adult customers with the products that they need to support their tobacco-free lifestyles. We are exploring all available options for ensuring your continued access to the products that make vaping satisfying and enjoyable for you. At the same time, we hope you’ll agree that these inconveniences are a small price to pay if the end result is that we put a halt to the potential creation of a new generation of nicotine addicts.

    Juul VS Suorin IShare, Which is Better?

    Juul VS Suorin IShare, Which is Better?

    JUUL vs. Suorin iShare

    The JUUL is America’s most popular e-cigarette, and there are plenty of valid reasons for its success – but the JUUL isn’t without its shortcomings. In the years that have passed since its release, other manufacturers have released their own pod vaping systems to challenge the JUUL’s dominance. Among the new pod vaping systems, the Suorin iShare has emerged as one of the most interesting upstarts. In the battle of the JUUL vs. Suorin iShare, which is the best pod vaping device? As with so many other things in vaping, there is no clear winner here; there is only what’s best for you. This comparison will help you make that decision for yourself.

    JUUL vs. iShare Starter Kits: What’s Included

    The JUUL comes in two flavors: a basic kit for $33.99 a full starter kit for $44.99. Both kits include one JUUL battery and one USB charging cradle. The full starter kit include four pre-filled pods. JUUL pods cost $15.99 per four-pack, although a quantity discount is available when you buy from Mystical Vapes.

    At a cheaper price of $39.99, than the Juul Starter Kit, the Suorin iShare starter kit comes out ahead from the JUUL kit. In keeping with the “Share” theme, though, the iShare includes two batteries and two pods rather than just one of each. It’s the perfect excuse to share the enjoyment of vaping with a loved one. In addition, the iShare includes a novel portable dock that charges your batteries on the go. If you don’t want the full starter kit, you can buy a single iShare unit and charging cable for $16.99. Replacement pods for the Suorin iShare cost $11.99 for 3 replacement pods or about $4 each.

    What Is the JUUL E-Cigarette?

    The JUUL e-cigarette is the device that launched the pod vaping trend. It is so popular that, for a while, JUUL Vapor had to limit the distribution of new JUUL starter kits because they couldn’t produce enough refill pods to satisfy the demands of existing JUUL owners. Since the JUUL is the originator of an entire genre of vaping, it’s impossible to discuss any pod vaping device without comparing it to the JUUL.

    The JUUL was one of the first small e-cigarettes that didn’t attempt to look like a tobacco cigarette. Its squared shape – somewhat resembling a thumb drive – continues to attract glances to this day even though so many imitators have appeared. The JUUL uses pre-filled pods that attach to the top of the battery. Puffing on the JUUL activates the device automatically.

    At the time of its release, the JUUL’s primary claim to fame – aside from its unique design – was the fact that it used nicotine salt e-liquid at a very high nicotine concentration of 50 mg per ml. JUUL Vapor patented the e-liquid formulation and produced charts showing that their e-liquid delivered nicotine to the body almost as efficiently as smoking. Today, nicotine salt e-liquids are available in many online and local vape shops. At the time of the JUUL’s release, though, its e-liquid formulation was entirely unique. The nicotine salt e-liquid made the JUUL the obvious choice for any smoker who wanted to switch to vaping.

    What Is the Suorin iShare?

    The Suorin iShare is a pod vaping system with pods that you fill and refill yourself. The starter kit comes with two full iShare e-cigarettes – one for yourself and another for a loved one, perhaps – and a portable charging dock that’s a bit like a cigarette pack. You charge the dock via a USB cable, and the dock charges both e-cigarettes. The iShare e-cigarettes have battery capacities of 130 mAh each, and the dock has an internal 1,400 mAh battery. Given the power capacities of the dock and e-cigarettes, you should have no trouble getting through the entire work day – perhaps multiple days – with this kit.

    Unlike with the JUUL e-cigarette, you won’t buy your e-liquid for the Suorin iShare in the form of pre-filled pods. Instead, you’ll buy bottled e-liquid and fill the empty pods yourself. Although an individual iShare pod costs more than a JUUL pod, you can use an iShare pod several times before you’ll need to replace it. Given that the kit includes two full iShare units – and it allows you to use bottled e-liquid rather than pre-filled pods – the Suorin iShare should cost most people less to own than the JUUL over the long term.

    JUUL vs. Suorin iShare: Technical Specifications

    Battery Life

    JUUL: 200 mAh

    Suorin iShare: 130 mAh x 2, plus 1,400 mAh portable charging dock

    Winner: The Suorin iShare is the clear winner here because it includes two batteries and a portable charging dock for the same price as that of the full JUUL starter kit. You can buy a JUUL portable charging case and an extra JUUL battery to get more usage time, but doing so increases your cost significantly.

    Coil Resistance and Operating Wattage

    JUUL: Approximately 1.6 ohm, 6-12 watts

    Suorin iShare: 2.0 ohm, 9 watts

    Winner: JUUL Vapor has been reluctant to state the exact coil resistance and wattage of its product, so the above figures are the best estimates of the vaping community. Based on those estimates, though, it would appear that the JUUL has slightly superior vapor production.

    E-Liquid Capacity

    JUUL: 0.7 ml

    Suorin iShare: 0.9 ml

    Winner: The Suorin iShare pods store a bit over 28 percent more e-liquid than the JUUL pods. With the iShare, you also have the added bonus of being able to fill your own pods from a bottle.

    E-Liquid Compatibility

    JUUL: Although it is technically possible to refill a JUUL pod by prying it open, most people won’t go to that length. The JUUL is therefore only compatible with a handful of different pre-filled pod flavors. At the time of writing, eight different JUUL flavors are available.

    Suorin iShare: The Suorin iShare works with any bottled e-liquid. Suorin recommends using e-liquid that contains no more than 70 percent vegetable glycerin.

    Winner: The ability to use any e-liquid makes the Suorin iShare the clear winner here. There are hundreds of different e-liquid flavors in the world. Limiting yourself to just eight of them – no matter how good those eight flavors may taste – hardly seems fair. In addition, you can buy a 120 ml bottle of e-liquid for the same price as a four-pack of JUUL pods containing just 2.8 ml of e-liquid.

    Build Quality

    JUUL: The JUUL e-cigarette has a zinc alloy outer case.

    Suorin iShare: The Suorin iShare has a plastic outer case.

    Winner: Although one JUUL unit costs as much as a pair of iShare e-cigarettes plus a portable battery charger, you do get a more durable device that’s a lot more likely to tolerate drops and bumps. The JUUL is the winner in terms of build quality.

    What Is It Like to Use the JUUL?

    The JUUL Excels in Convenience

    The JUUL is a mainstream e-cigarette, and mainstream e-cigarettes have always used pre-filled cartridges and pods. One benefit of that is convenience. Aside from charging the battery and replacing the pod when it runs out of e-liquid, the JUUL requires no maintenance. Many people need that level of convenience when they’re getting over the initial hump of switching from smoking to vaping. Smoking a cigarette is pretty convenient, after all, aside from the need to obey the laws governing where you can use them. Pull one out of a pack, light it up and you’re off. Using the JUUL is just as convenient.

    You Can Find JUUL Pods Everywhere

    Another benefit of the JUUL’s mainstream success is that you can find the batteries and cartridges at almost any store that sells e-cigarettes. JUUL Vapor resolved their supply chain problems long ago. Although you can get your JUUL pods at a better price by buying online, you’ll also have no trouble finding them locally in a pinch if you can’t wait for shipping.

    The JUUL Packs a Serious Nicotine Hit

    JUUL pods come in just one nicotine strength: 50 mg/ml. There is research to support the theory that 50 mg is the perfect e-liquid nicotine strength for smokers who want to switch to vaping. You can buy bottled e-liquids at the 50 mg nicotine strength now, putting other pod vaping systems such as the Suorin iShare on equal footing here – but at the time of the JUUL’s release, no commonly available e-cigarette packed as strong a nicotine punch. Some e-cigarettes topped out at just 18 mg. The higher nicotine strength helped propel the JUUL to success.

    The high nicotine strength of the JUUL might be perfect for smokers – especially those who can’t be satisfied unless they feel a noticeable nicotine rush every time they light up – but it might not be ideal for those who already vape. If you’ve already made the switch from smoking to vaping, the JUUL probably isn’t right for you because you’ve already adjusted to a lower e-liquid nicotine strength than you’d get with the JUUL.

    What Is It Like to Use the Suorin iShare?

    The Suorin iShare Is Always Ready When You Need It

    Battery life is one of the major downsides of the JUUL vaping system. No JUUL starter kit includes a second battery or a portable charging case. If you want to bring your e-cigarette to work, for example, you’ll probably need to buy an extra USB charger for your work computer if you want to avoid dealing with a dead battery during the afternoon. Between the extra battery and the portable charging case, the Suorin iShare starter kit gives you more than eight times the total battery life of the JUUL kit for the same price. Depending on how often you use it, you might be able to go multiple days without charging the iShare from a USB port.

    Freedom Makes Vaping Fun

    One of the things you’ll notice when you browse the selection at an online or local vape shop for the first time is that eight e-liquid flavors simply aren’t very many. Even the smallest vape shop typically carries dozens of different e-liquids, and part of the fun of vaping is sampling them all.

    Trying as many e-liquid flavors as possible isn’t just about experimentation and having fun, though – it’s also about finding the one flavor that truly satisfies you above all others. Just like the flavor is an important part of the experience of smoking your favorite cigarette, finding a favorite e-liquid flavor that you always return to is an important part of completing your transition from smoking to vaping. If one of the eight flavors available for the JUUL doesn’t become that flavor for you, you’ll never be completely happy as a nonsmoker. With the Suorin iShare, that’s not a problem because you’ll have the ability to use almost any e-liquid on the market.

    You’ll Enjoy Choosing Your Own Nicotine Strength

    With the JUUL e-cigarette, 50 mg is the only e-liquid nicotine strength available. That’s great when you’re in your initial transition to vaping, but you might eventually like to dial your nicotine intake back a bit – and if you already vape, 50 mg is likely far more nicotine than you want. With the Suorin iShare, you fill your own pods – and that means you can buy e-liquid with whatever nicotine strength you choose. Some of the nicotine strengths available include 25, 16, 12, 8, 6, 3 and even 0 mg. With the JUUL, the only way that you can control your nicotine intake is by using the device less. The Suorin iShare makes it possible to reduce your nicotine intake much more gradually by reducing the nicotine strength of your e-liquid. If you like, you can even use the iShare as a tool to eliminate your nicotine consumption completely.

    Trick Tips | Mystical Vapes

    Trick Tips | Mystical Vapes

    Basic smoke tricks such as blowing smoke rings have been seen in the smoking culture for decades.  It wasn't until recent years that activists have taken it a step further, coming up with a variety of breathtaking new tricks and even setting up global competitions to showcase their skills. Some see vaping as a sport and a way of expressing creativity.

    In this blog we will go over how to perform three basic vaping tricks.  Weather you are a beginner or a active vape trickster, there is always room for improvement.  For best results use juice that is high is VG in ether a Vaporesso Revenger X 220W Mod with NRG Tank, or a Revenger Go 220W TC Starter Kit with NRG Tank

     

    Trick Tip #1 How to do a Tornado 

    Description:

    This trick involves whipping a flat pool of vapor off of a flat surface so that is spins up into a tornado of smoke. Perfect for reenacting your favorite Wizard Of Oz scene.

    How to Perform:

    1. Make sure you are in a room with as little air flow as possible.
    2. Carefully exhale vapor onto a flat surface.
    3. Then in one swift movement use your hand to chop at the surface and flick your wrist up and lift your arm.
    4. This converts the vapor into a tight twisting spiral similar to a tornado.

    Trick Tip #2 How to French Inhale 

    Description: 

    You may have heard of this trick from the Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa song called French Inhale.  Vapor flows up from the mouth to be inhaled through the nostrils, similar to a waterfall in reverse.

    How to  Perform:

    1. Take a hit of your vape but don’t inhale, let the vapor settle.
    2. Then slowly open your mouth, push your bottom jaw out and let the vapor come out naturally.
    3. Inhale through your nose at the same time and it should look like an upside down waterfall 

    Trick Tip #3 How to Blow O's

    Description:

    This trick involves using your throat muscles to shoot out a vapor ring.  This trick  form the basis of many more advanced tricks.  They are relatively common, but perfection takes practice.

    How to Perform:

    1. Take a pull on your vape and inhale it into your throat.
    2. Keep your tongue at the bottom of your mouth and towards the back of your throat.
    3. Form your lips into a round ‘O’ shape then push a small amount of vapor out using your throat in a short pulsing motion, similar to a subtle cough.
    4. The size of the O you make with your lips correlates to the vapor ring produced.

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