Meet Portavape, The Portable Vaporizer Accessory Designed By An InventHelp Inventor

InventHelp is a company that some of you may have seen advertisements for, we know we have. Have an invention? This company will help you turn it into reality. So it should come as little to no surprise to find that one vaporizer inventor submit his design for a portable vaporizer accessory to the InventHelp office in Los Angeles and with their help, there’s now a product called the PortaVape that’s available for licensing or sale to both marketers as well as manufacturers.

The product, originally designed by an inventor in Sherman Oaks, California, is designed to integrate with ordinary glassware used for smoking – transforming it into a vaporizer. Its inventor indicated in a statement that he didn’t want to smoke “because of the detrimental health effects” so he “came up with this idea” and the rest is history.

You can share your thoughts on the InventHelp Portavape portable vaporizer accessory in the comments section below. If you’ve tried it, feel free to leave a review because we’d love to hear more about it and we’re sure our readers would too!

Got Vape Stresses Quality When It Comes To Vaporizers And E-Juice

Got Vape, one of the most widely recognized players in the vaporizer space, issued a press release in which they touted the important of quality when it comes to not only vaporizers, but e-juices as well.

Straying away from their release for a moment, quality is undoubtedly an important variable when it comes to vaporizers, the e-liquids that some of them use, and just about everything else you can think of in life. Without assessing the quality, how can one possibly determine the value? With this in mind, Got Vape’s Joe Arellano had this to say: “Not all e-juice is of the highest quality, so it’s important to know the difference.” He added that at Got Vape, the quality of ingredients in the juices they sell “will continue to be” their “top priority.”

“Not all e-juice is of the highest quality, so it’s important to know the difference.”

Looking at some of the science to support their stance, it wasn’t all that long ago that researchers with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health released a study in which they found roughly 75% of the flavored e-juices contained within the e-cigs they examined to contain a chemical previously linked to multiple cases of severe respiratory disease in humans. Needless to say, not all vape juices are made equal.

Do you research your e-juice ingredients before you use them?

Vaporizer Regulations Imposed By FDA Impose Strain On Some Vape Startups

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations for the vapor industry late last year and the result, according to one vaporizer manufacturer’s analysis, is that many of the smaller vape companies will suffer from the new obligations imposed upon them by the FDA. These new obligations include the requirement of manufacturers to submit certifications and documentation to the FDA for review.

But on the other hand, while it may have a negative impact on some manufacturers, there are those who believe that such regulations do have their place in the industry. Take Haze Technologies for example, makers of the Haze vaporizers. According to Haze, they believe that the FDA’s new regulations are a necessity, as they wrote on their website that they “believe that the regulations are necessary to ensure good quality vape products are placed on the shelves.”

“Although we believe in business growth and equal opportunity for all manufacturers to take their place in the market, we also believe that the regulations are necessary to ensure good quality vape products are placed on the shelves. This is necessary not only from the public safety perspective but also for the future growth of the industry.”

As of present, the FDA requires vape manufacturers to submit their products for approval before they can be sold within the United States. For consumers, this is a double-edged sword. On one side, the FDA oversight has the potential to help reduce the number of unsafe vaporizers on the market. But on the other side, it also cuts down on the number new vapes hitting the market, or at the least, delays their release.

We can see how this could have a negative impact on smaller companies, especially underfunded startups that are still trying to establish themselves in the industry. For a smaller company, the legal resources and man hours necessary to submit the required documentation and certifications could prove to be a real hassle, whereas larger companies may hardly notice the costs incurred.

What do you think of these new regulations and the FDA’s decision to regulate the industry in general? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Johnny Vapors Employee Admits To Stealing Thousands In Merchandise From Vape Store

An employee at a Florida vape store, Johnny Vapors in St. Petersburg, reportedly admitted to stealing over $12,000 worth of merchandise from his employer, according to a police affidavit.

The man, who local law enforcement identified as 23-year-old Donovan Platt of Clearwater, Florida, reportedly confessed to stealing a combination of vaping supplies and ice tea (yes, the drink) from his employer, WFLA reported.

Platt was subsequently taken into custody and booked in the Pinellas County Jail where he was held on a $5,000 bond. He is now facing a charge of grand theft.

Johnny Vapors in St. Pete is located at 650 Central Avenue and is open seven days a week. They currently have a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Facebook and on Google, alleged visitors have left company reviews like: “Excellent selection of juices and equipment.”

Among the supplies that went missing from the shop, merchandise that may have been lifted by the man now in custody facing grand theft charges, were e-liquid, vape batteries, vaporizer pens, vape kits, coils, cases of ice tea, and other various supplies. How exactly the shop discovered the theft is unclear, WFLA reported.

New York City Politician Takes Aim At Teen Vaping With New Bill To Ban Flavored E-Juice

Linda Rosenthal, a Democrat lawmaker in the New York State Assembly, has proposed a bill to ban the sale of flavored e-juices, the tasty liquid concoctions that find their use in electronic cigarettes and vape mods alike. Mind you, this is the same state lawmaker who introduced a bill back in September that sought to ban the sale and distribution of e-liquids in general in the state of New York. But now, with her new bill, she’s taken aim at the flavored e-juices, using teen vaping as her justification.

According to Rosenthal, flavored e-liquids are “meant to appeal to kids,” not adults. As she noted that she doesn’t “know many adults who would like to inhale bubble gum or strawberry vapor,” the NY Daily News reported.

“That kind of product [flavored e-liquid] is meant to appeal to kids (…) I don’t know many adults who would like to inhale bubble gum or strawberry vapor”

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Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) claims she doesn’t know many adults who would enjoy vaping strawberry flavored e-liquid, do you?

If the legislation makes its way into law, it wouldn’t be the first law enacted by the state of New York aimed at reducing e-cig use, particularly amongst the state’s minors. Back in July, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a piece of legislation banning the use of e-cigs in schools across the state, both public as well as private. They also banned the use of e-cigs in bars, restaurants, and places of work as they extended the provisions of the state’s “Clean Indoor Air Act” to include electronic cigarettes.

What do you think of Rosenthal’s latest attempt to further regulate the e-cig industry in New York?

Could E-Cigs Be Bad For Your Heart Health?

While there is a growing body of evidence to support the theory that e-cigarettes are less harmful than the cigarettes they look to replace, could e-cigs themselves actually have a negative impact on the human heart? According to one new study, there’s a chance that that could very well be the case for nicotine infused e-cigarettes, but only those that dispense nicotine. The findings of this study, which was led by UCLA professor of medicine Dr. Holly Middlekauff, could pave the way for more research into the effects of nicotine on the heart.

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Could vaping be bad for your heart? If you’re vaping nicotine, there’s a chance that doing so could be, or so a new study’s findings seem to suggest.

In the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Heart Associated, Middlekauff and her fellow research scientists examined 33 healthy individuals that neither smoked nor vaped, at least not currently. The study’s participants were then asked to puff on either a placebo containing no active ingredients, an electronic cigarette filled with a nicotine solution, or an e-cig containing no nicotine. And what did they find? They found that the e-cigs containing nicotine caused the user’s adrenaline levels to rise, leading the researchers to believe that there could be a correlation between nicotine and heart health – and not a good one at that.

Still, even with this in mind, Middlekauff can’t help but suggest based on the results of her prior research that smokers give up smoking for vaping, adopting e-cigarettes in place of traditional cigarettes. But for those who neither smoke nor vape, it is perhaps best to keep it that way, at least that’s what her latest research seems to suggest. Or in her own words, Middlekauff, who was quoted by Time, said that for non-smokers, she “would strongly advise that you not start using e-cigarettes, because they are not harmless.”

“The way I think about it is that if you currently smoke tobacco cigarettes, switching to e-cigs may be a better choice, at least from the data we have (…) But if you don’t smoke at all, I would strongly advise that you not start using e-cigarettes, because they are not harmless.”

What are your thoughts on this e-cig study’s findings? You can share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Could Heat-Not-Burn Devices Overshadow E-Cigs In Popularity?

Heat-not-burn devices are rapidly rising in popularity in Japan where they were first introduced and according to one study’s findings, they could overshadow electronic cigarettes in popularity in the years to come.

The study, which was authored by Dr. John Ayers with San Diego State University and computer science professor Mark Dredze of Johns Hopkins University, found that when heat-not-burn devices were first introduced in Japan, they rose in popularity more quickly than e-cigarettes did when they were first introduced in the country, which leads them to believe that they could overtake e-cigs in popularity. If this is true in Japan, it could be true elsewhere as well, or at least that’s the line of thought that could very well rattle the cages of some vape industry investors. In the words of the study’s authors, their findings suggest that these new smokeless alternatives “may even eclipse e-cigarettes” in terms of popularity as they’re introduced into new markets.

“This suggests that as heat-not-burn tobacco is introduced in new markets, its popularity may even eclipse e-cigarettes.”

So how fast have they risen in popularity? According to the researchers, who analyzed data from Google Trends that pertain to search engine queries, virtually nobody was searching for them two years ago. But now, to quote study coauthor Professor Dredze, there are now “between 5.9 and 7.5 million each month.”

“Two years ago, there were essentially no queries in Japan for heat-not-burn tobacco, but now there are between 5.9 and 7.5 million each month.”

With how quickly e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers in general rose in popularity in recent years, taking regulators completely off guard, there are those who are calling for research into the safety of heat-not-burn devices to be conducted now so that public health professionals, regulators, and the public at large are not once again blindsided in a scenario in which these new devices surge in popularity reminiscent of the e-cigarette’s rise to international stardom.

In the meantime, there are those who believe that they should be regulated the same as other tobacco products, just to be on the safe side. What do you think? You can share your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.

Vapor Market Forecast Predicts Over $61 Billion In Growth By 2025

Research and Markets is forecasting that the global vapor industry, a combination of e-cig and vaporizer products, will exceed $60 billion by the year 2025.

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The vapor market is expected to see some dramatic growth in the year to come, according to a new forecast.

To be more specific, their estimate, which was published in their “Global E-Cigarette and Vaporizer Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2025” report, puts the industry at approximately $61.4 billion well within the next decade. Those are some impressive growth figures – that is, if Research and Markets is on the money with their forecast.

Innovation and advances in technology within the industry are just a couple of the positive trends that their analysis took into account while attempting to forecast the industry’s growth over the next some odd years (until 2025). Using the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) as a measure, their analysis estimates that the vapor market will grow by about 20.8 percent within this time frame.

Investors may be pleased to find that the report also contains information pertaining to potential investment opportunities as well as recommendations. Such opportunities having been identified through market trend analysis, both past and present.

In essence, it appears as if Research and Markets has poured a great deal of effort into thoroughly researching and analyzing the vapor industry, its players, its supply chains, advances, opportunities, and so forth to create a comprehensive analysis presented in the form of a report available for purchase through their website.

Source: PR Newswire press release via Markets Insider

Enovap Vaporizer Company Joins The Blinc Group’s Incubator

Enovap is both a vape company and the name of the company’s first vaporizer, which has yet to be released to the U.S. public – perhaps why you’ve never heard of them until now. Their new vaporizer, the Enovap vape, currently has a U.S. release date set for 2018. However, its initial public release will be, according to its maker, limited in the sense that there will only be a limited number of units released at first. This is not uncommon for new vape products hitting the market, especially when their makers want to make a point to get it as far as their manufacturing and quality control are concerned. But that’s not what this vape news report is about – no, not at all. What this is actually about is the fact that Enovap has joined The Blink Group’s incubator in order to quickly accelerate the delivery of their product within the United States.

Over in Europe, Enovap has already found itself the recipient of the French Minister of Research and Innovation’s Ilab prize and the European Commission’s Seal of Excellence. And now, as we mentioned, they’re looking to expand into the U.S. vape market and quickly expand with the assistance of The Blinc Group’s incubator.

Enovap CEO Alexandre Scheck explained in a statement that his company “is aiming for a fast commercial expansion of its vaping product in the U.S.” and joining forces with The Blinc Group provides “the perfect opportunity to introduce our technology to players and investors in the field and accelerate our launch in the US market.”

“Enovap is aiming for a fast commercial expansion of its vaping product in the U.S. Joining The Blinc Group is the perfect opportunity to introduce our technology to players and investors in the field and accelerate our launch in the US market.”

Enovap, which was founded in 2015, is currently developing the first truly intelligent personal vaporizer designed to address addictions to nicotine and tobacco through the regulation of nicotine doses dispersed through the device. Basically, their vape aims to gradually wane users away from nicotine dependence, which is what its patented nicotine dosage system is all about.

Why The Blinc Group?

The Blinc Group just so happens to foster the launch, expansion, and funding of vapor startups, among other things. Subsequently, they are, in a sense, the perfect match for a startup like Enovap that is looking to capitalize on their innovative effort to produce a smart vape by tapping into the lucrative U.S. vapor market.

Oklahoma Vape Shop Destroyed In Large Fire

The Main Vapor, a vape store in Purcell, Oklahoma, was destroyed after the building in which the business was based caught on fire.

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An Oklahoma vape shop burned down after a large blaze engulfed the building housing it. This photo is unrelated to the incident and is merely being used to illustrate the fire that took place.

According to employees of the store, the large fire was started by a heater inside of the store, KFOR-TV reported. The fire, which took place late last year, destroyed all of the business’s inventory as well as the store itself.

No injuries were sustained as a result of the blaze. However, it has left the business seeking a new storefront to rent, which was made clear by a Facebook post the company shared. In the meantime, the company has looked to launch a delivery service in the Purcell area with the intent of continuing to serve their customers while they look for a new location.

Update: The Main Vapor is now located at 528 S Green Avenue in Purcell, Oklahoma. Their hours of operation are listed online as 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day of the week except for Sunday when they’re listed as closed.

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