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Review: Goblin Mini V3 by UD

Review: Goblin Mini V3 by UD | Vaping | Scoop.it
The Goblin Mini tanks by UD (or Youde) have been some of my favourite mini tanks. I have both the V1 and the V2, and I've loved them both. Have to admit that the V2 has been used a lot more than the V1, simply because it has top filling. In my opinion these are pretty much equal when it comes to building (takes some trial and error to get the right amount of cotton), flavour and of course capacity, but of course ... you don't need to bring a screwdriver to fill the V1. For me the filling mechanism on the V1 is the reason I haven't used it as much as the V2. Now, it's time to try out the V3.
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Review: Good RDA by 528 Custom Vapes

Review: Good RDA by 528 Custom Vapes | Vaping | Scoop.it
I don't usually use drippers much, not because I don't like it but rather because I'm not sitting down much I guess. I don't spend much time a home and when I go out I usually grab some device that I can use while I drive somewhere. I don't think it's particularly safe to drip and drive :) Although I am aware that there are solutions to this. I do own a few drippers though, they just don't get used that much. Nevertheless I still put drippers on my mental lists of vaping gear that I'd like to try out, and the Goon from 528 Customs have been one of those for a while. Mostly because it looks like a lot of fun to build on and try out some high wattage vaping.
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Review: Wraith by Council of Vapor

Review: Wraith by Council of Vapor | Vaping | Scoop.it
I'm kind of a vaping nerd... I admit it. I often find myself browsing through different webshops drooling over new equipment, creating lists in my head of stuff I want to try out next. Quite a few of Council of Vapors products have made it into those lists. Actually a lot of them have to be honest. I do like their style to put it that way, and they've come up with good ideas and designs and realised these in some good quality products. I still love my Mini-volts and my Defiant tank although I have to admit I've been out of atomizer heads for a while now, seems to happen with most sub-ohm tanks I have... when I'm out of heads there is so much other stuff to try out so I never get around to buy new heads. Got to get some for the Defiant though... great little tank to bring around when I'm travelling. This also goes for the device I'm reviewing here; the Wraith 80W Squonker Mod. At least in theory it sounds great: Dripper quality flavour and high juice capacity. This is an all in one kit, that includes both the mod and the dripper... everything you need to get squonking in other words.
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A Billion Lives ready for global lauch on October 26th

A Billion Lives ready for global lauch on October 26th | Vaping | Scoop.it
Aaron Biebert's documentary about vaping, A Billion Lives, has now been shown several times around the world, and not long ago the rumors that it is being considered for "Best Documentary Feature" at The Oscars were confirmed. Their success has not come easily, a lot of hard work has been done and a lot of strong forces have been working against Aaron and his team. Some days ago I got a newsletter from them (if you haven't signed up yet, please do it now) telling us about their struggles and how vapers all around the world have made this possible despite the efforts that have been made to stop the words about this documentary from spreading:
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Norwegian e-cigarette consultation - My answer

Norwegian e-cigarette consultation - My answer | Vaping | Scoop.it
In a couple of days, on monday 26th, we reach the deadline for submitting an answer to the Norwegian governments consultation on the proposed changes to the tobacco act, including a new section on e-cigarettes. I have written a couple of posts about the proposition earlier and what is wrong with it:

Norway status update: The Norwegian government don't understand the vaping market
New Norwegian Tobacco Act proposal based on lies and misinformation
Norway status update: Plain packaging and e-cigs regulated as tobacco

Below is an English translation of the answer I have submitted. I apologize for some weird English in the translation... I've only had time to let google translate most of it and just corrected the most incomprehensible parts :)


I strongly encourage Norwegian vapers to submit their own answers. It does not need to be a long thorough walk-through of everything that is wrong, your own vaping story will help a lot. The more answers the government gets on this, the better are our chances of them re-thinking the whole thing. This has already happened in Denmark so it is not hopeless to try.


For my Norwegian speaking readers: My original answer in Norwegian.
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The vaping giraffe: Review: iCare from Eleaf

The vaping giraffe: Review: iCare from Eleaf | Vaping | Scoop.it
I remember my first cig-alike... it had an "automatic switch", which meant that it did not have a button but draw activated. This was of course to imitate the smoking experience as much as possible. Some of the battery models back then came in two versions as well so you could choose between the automatic switch and a button to activate the device. I guess this was like 4-5 years ago, and a lot has happened since then. I for one have moved on to a lot more advanced devices, and I usually build my own coils, cause it gives my a much better vaping experience. More vapor and better flavour. Now to me, building coils and changing cotton is just a part of vaping. Sure there are build-decks that can be challenging, I can build more or less advanced coils and can use quite some time to experiment with different devices, but I can also do this pretty quickly if I need to. This all comes from experience and having gone through more and more advanced devices step by step. Different people stop at different points as well. Some move on all the way to making their own super-advanced wires, others stop at clearomizers, while others again think that changing coil-heads in sub-ohm tanks is advanced enough. As long as you're happy with your vaping experience, and thereby manage to quit or stay off the cigarettes, that's fine.
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The vaping giraffe: Review: Wismec Reuleaux 2/3

The vaping giraffe: Review: Wismec Reuleaux 2/3 | Vaping | Scoop.it
On April 1st this year JayBo announced that he was "retiring" from vaping... which of course was just an Aprils fool. If you watch the video I linked, right after he exposes the joke, he says "I'm not slowing down". And he certainly have not. I've got the feeling that he has been stepping it up quite a bit lately, and there is all kinds of crazy stuff coming out from Wismec. By crazy I actually mean innovative. Just looking at the stuff that has come out lately I'd say JayBo is going through some kind of "transformers period". The devices can be set up in different ways, combined and work in different modes. The Neutron RDA can be set up with coils in serial or parallel, the tank of the Cylin RTA can be used on some of the other drippers from JayBo and the new Noisy Cricket II-25 can switch from parallel battery mode to serial batteries with constant voltage or direct output. A single mode of operation just isn't enough for JayBo these days it seems :) That also goes for the subject of this review, the Reuleaux RX2/3. Based on the very popular Reuleaux RX200S this mod can be used with either two or three 18650 batteries capable of 150W or 200W respectively ... unless you upgrade it that is.
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The vaping giraffe: Review: SQuape X[dream] by Stattqualm

The vaping giraffe: Review: SQuape X[dream] by Stattqualm | Vaping | Scoop.it
"Swiss quality vape since 2012" - This is the slogan that greets you once you enter the Stattqualm website. I remember the first SQuapes hitting the market not long after I started getting into high end vaping back in 2012. Back then I was all about genesis style atties so I never got around to try these out. The first Kayfun I tried was Kayfun 4 (!). Since then the market has been flooded with loads of cheaper options and I guess my vaping style also have moved more towards direct lung hits using more airy atties and more power. I guess Stattqualm also have followed this trend a bit with the SQuape X[dream] being able to handle more power and can be adjusted to pull more air through than it's predecessors. Now I haven't really tried any of the other SQuape models but that's what I've read and heard anyway. Still, the SQuape X[dream] is considered one of the best flavour chasing atties and it can easily be set up for mouth to lung vaping. So let's see what all the fuzz is about.
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The vaping giraffe: Introducing the Vaping Giraffe Facebook page

The vaping giraffe: Introducing the Vaping Giraffe Facebook page | Vaping | Scoop.it
Today I'm launching the new Vaping Giraffe facebook page. Why haven't I done this before you say? I have no idea to be honest, but it's here now :) I'll be linking to all my post on this page from now on and in time maybe there will be more as well.
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The vaping giraffe: Norway status update: The Norwegian government don't understand the vaping market

The vaping giraffe: Norway status update: The Norwegian government don't understand the vaping market | Vaping | Scoop.it
About a month ago I wrote about the new Norwegian Tobacco Act proposal, which is basically the Norwegian implementation of the TPD. On July 1st the government published a request for comments and a some more details in the consultation document (in Norwegian only). The is not that much new information in the document, it's basically just repeating the flawed reasoning behind a lot of the proposed changes as I've discussed earlier. There are, however, some more information on the planned registration scheme, and they've suggested some numbers.
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The vaping giraffe: Review: Ijoy Limitless RDTA

The vaping giraffe: Review: Ijoy Limitless RDTA | Vaping | Scoop.it
The Ijoy Limitless RDTA is the result of some cross-border teamwork by Chinese Ijoy and California based Limitless Mod Co. A "genesis" style type of tank, like the Geekvape Avocado and Wismec Theorem, which I recently reviewed. Just by looking at pictures of this device you immediately recognise some of the design concepts from the Theorem, some from the Avocado and then some new stuff that might be an effort to solve issues with the other devices. Now I haven't had the pleasure of trying out the Avocado yet but I've read that filling it in dual-coil configuration have been something people have struggled with, and as I said in my Theorem review the filling could have been easier. So on the Ijoy Limitless RDTA they've done things a bit differently.
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The vaping giraffe: Review: Theorem by Wismec

The vaping giraffe: Review: Theorem by Wismec | Vaping | Scoop.it
Wismec is certainly one of the most innovative companies in the vaping industry. Many of their products, especially those designed by JayBo, have become immensely popular taking the vaping world by storm with a combination of new designs unlike anything we've seen before and very competitive pricing. People have praised the Indestructible atomizer, the Noisy Cricket mech mod and I don't think I can even get close to my local vapeshop without seeing someone using a Reuleux RX200. The subject of this review, the Theorem, is no exception to this. It's definitely an innovative product designed by JayBo and inspired by SuckMyMod and kind of a cross between a dripper and a genesis style tank atomizer ... or a Dripper Tank Hybrid as Wismec calls it.
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The vaping giraffe: New Norwegian Tobacco Act proposal based on lies and misinformation

The vaping giraffe: New Norwegian Tobacco Act proposal based on lies and misinformation | Vaping | Scoop.it
On Friday the Norwegian Government published their proposed changes to the Norwegian Tobacco Act. The proposal is available in Norwegian here and there are no big surprises here since Minister of Health, Bent Høie, presented the most important changes on a press conference the week before. I wrote about this last week here: Norway status update: Plain packaging and e-cigs regulated as tobacco
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Juice Review: Steepd Walter White Xtra & Pink Fizz by UFA Vape

Juice Review: Steepd Walter White Xtra & Pink Fizz by UFA Vape | Vaping | Scoop.it
Steepd is a new range of e-liquids from UK manufacturer UFA Vape. From what I've seen there are 4 juices in the range, available in 30ml glass bottles, and I was sent two of them for this review. You can get it in 3 or 6 mg/ml nicotine strength and they all come in 80/20 VG/PG ratio. I can't really find the Steepd range on the UFA web page so I guess this range is just sold through other vendors. I do appreciate that they've put up reports from analysis of their juices on their page though, shows that they're serious about making vaping as safe as possible. I was sent some of their original juices as well, and a review of those will follow as soon as I've tried them out.
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Review: Noisy Cricket II-25 by Wismec

Review: Noisy Cricket II-25 by Wismec | Vaping | Scoop.it
http://vapingiraffe.blogspot.no/2016/08/review-wismec-reuleaux-23.html
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Review: Freemax Starre Pure

Review: Freemax Starre Pure | Vaping | Scoop.it
Freemax sub-ohm tanks have been known for good performance and good flavour for quite a while. From my experience the different Starre tanks tend to come up as suggestions whenever someone asks for recommendations on great tasting sub-ohm tanks so they do have quite a fan-base. Ease of use is also something that is often mentioned when I see people recommend these. Personally, as you might have guessed by now, I haven't had the opportunity to try these out, so I'll just have to go by what I see other people say about them. The newest addition to the Starre line, the Starre Pure, of tanks however, just dumped down in my mailbox so now I finally get to try it myself. This tank comes with Freemax's new Ceramic Cover Coils (CCC) that, according to Freemax, is designed to improve the thermal insulation effect which leads to less heat transmission to the outside of the tank... something they claim will improve the flavour. Let's see if they're right abou
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Juice Review: Rush Rush Yayo by Cheap Thrills Juice Co.

Juice Review: Rush Rush Yayo by Cheap Thrills Juice Co. | Vaping | Scoop.it
UK based Cheap Thrills Juice Co. was another juice company I had not heard of until I was asked to do this review. Then again, I have been quite busy with other things lately as you might have noticed, with the public consultations going on here in Norway at the moment. Anyway, these guys have only three flavours in their range yet but there were only two when I was asked about this review so my guess is they're just getting started and I wouldn't be surprised if we see more from them soon. Since I've been vaping quite a lot of sweet desert vapes lately I went for the fruity option with Rush Rush Yayo this time.
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The vaping giraffe: The role of e-cigarettes in the tobacco endgame

The vaping giraffe: The role of e-cigarettes in the tobacco endgame | Vaping | Scoop.it
A lot of the provisions we see in both the FDA deeming regulations and the EU TPD that are currently starting to hit the vaping industry and community these days are all about protecting non-smokers from this horrible thing that is vaping. Be that never smokers or former smokers,. And the most important ones to protect are our kids and teenagers. Think about the children!


In July Karl Erik Lund, Research Director of the Tobacco Unit of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health published a commentary in Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (The Journal of Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues), from which I stole the title of this post. In his commentary he asks some very important questions, and gives us some thoughts on what he thinks is the most plausible answers.
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The vaping giraffe: Juice Review: Red Royal'z, Blue Cut'z No. 3 and Drummer'z Cut'z by Midaz N.E.A.T Cut'z

The vaping giraffe: Juice Review: Red Royal'z, Blue Cut'z No. 3 and Drummer'z Cut'z by Midaz N.E.A.T Cut'z | Vaping | Scoop.it
Tobacco seems to be one of the hardest flavours to imitate. I don't think I have come across anyone who have done it yet. Quite a few have tried, and there are quite a few that taste pretty good as well, but they still don't taste like real tobacco. This does not mean that it is impossible to create e-liquid that taste like real tobacco though, but it seems to me that you have to get your flavour from real tobacco. I've mentioned House of Liquid and their legendary El-Toro range and I've reviewed the Black Note range here on the blog. These are both fantastic tobacco ranges that I for one always recommend to people asking about tobacco juices.
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The vaping giraffe: Worth reading this weekend (August 19th 2016)

The vaping giraffe: Worth reading this weekend (August 19th 2016) | Vaping | Scoop.it
Quick and straight to the point this time, it's late already :) Here's some of the things I've enjoyed reading this week
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The vaping giraffe: Worth reading this weekend (August 12th 2016)

The vaping giraffe: Worth reading this weekend (August 12th 2016) | Vaping | Scoop.it
This week the FDA deeming regulations came into effect and you've probably read a lot about it already. The most immediate effects of this right now seems to be the following
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The vaping giraffe: Worth reading this weekend (August 5th 2016)

The vaping giraffe: Worth reading this weekend (August 5th 2016) | Vaping | Scoop.it
It's been a while now since my last post. I have been on vacation, visiting Denmark to see my kids play football (that's soccer for you Americans), but that's not the only reason I've been kind of silent. To be honest I've scratched my head a bit trying to figure out something interesting to write about without repeating myself over and over again. I mean, there are of course some interesting stuff going on in the world of vaping. The FDA is trying to destroy vaping and they're being sued by several parties for this. The development in the UK and New Zealand is quite interesting to follow as well, and not depressive as what is happening in the US. But here in Norway, and Scandinavia I guess, it's kind of quiet at the moment. Here in Norway we're currently waiting for answers to the request for comments on the new tobacco act proposal to start ticking in. The deadline is set to September 26th. Some answers have come in but the ones that will really matter is not there yet, like from NDS (Norwegian Union of Vapers), the Institute of Public Health and so on. I talked to the owner of a vapeshop I visited in Hjørring, Denmark, during my vacation and from what I could understand the situation in Denmark is pretty much the same. I'm not sure if they've passed the law yet (feel free to comment if you know) but it's a lot of the same as in Norway... TPD and horrible fees to register products to sum it up really quickly.
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The vaping giraffe: Review: Gold Rush Kit by Artery Vapor

The vaping giraffe: Review: Gold Rush Kit by Artery Vapor | Vaping | Scoop.it
The Gold Rush kit by Artery Vapor consists of the Nugget box mod and the 49er sub-ohm tank. I have to admit I was pretty exited when Niklas from esmokes.se suggested I'd do this review, cause I have to admit I've had my eyes at the tiny Nugget mod for a while, eager to see how it compares to the Mini Volt from Council of Vapor, which I really like. The Nugget have some pretty impressive specs considering it's size with 50W of power and Temperature control crammed into a box that is about the size of a zippo lighter.
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The vaping giraffe: Juice Review: Encore - An Isfahani Blend by Black Note

The vaping giraffe: Juice Review: Encore - An Isfahani Blend by Black Note | Vaping | Scoop.it
"And please don't hesitate to send me any new creation you come up with... so far they only keep getting better and better. Thanks :)" These were the final words in my review of Black Notes' Quartet a couple of months ago. I'm happy to say they did send me a sample of their new creation, Encore. As I said, I've been mighty impressed by the Black Note range of N.E.T e-liquids so the bar is raised pretty damn high already.
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The vaping giraffe: Juice Review: Juice Sauz, whole range

The vaping giraffe: Juice Review: Juice Sauz, whole range | Vaping | Scoop.it
Juice Sauz is a quite new UK juice manufacturer established in 2015. They're producing two different ranges; the Juice Sauz range which is all 30/70 PG/VG and the 888 Vapor Cloud range which is 20/80 and probably more aimed at the cloudchasers as the name also implies. Today I'll review three of the four juices in the Juice Sauz range. All the juices are available in 3 and 6 mg/ml nicotine.
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