Indiana Vape Shop All Day Vapes Robbed By Two Suspects

Police in Franklin, Indiana are looking for two suspects who were caught on security camera rummaging through the All Day Vapes store located at 33 U.S. 31 South and they’re asking the public to assist.

Anyone who knows anything about the crime is asked to call the Franklin Police Department at 317-346-1100.

The Daily Journal reports that the suspects are believed by investigators to have been in the store before, as it appears as if they were targeting specific brands and flavors of the store’s merchandise to make off with, according to Detective Sergeant Scott Carter with the Franklin PD.

According to the police report, the thieves made away with multiple items, including e-juices and vaporizers.

Based on their appearance, investigators believe both suspects in the case to be female.

Sean Hannity Spotted Vaping An E-Cig In New Viral Video

Spinal Tap member Harry Shearer–who is also many other things including a comedian, actor, and producer–shared a video on Twitter of American talk show host Sean Hannity puffing on what appears to be an electronic cigarette just after he says, “Watch this.”

In response to the video, Hannity tweeted from his confirmed Twitter account that the e-cig is “not real” and that he doesn’t even “smoke cigars anymore.” He added that the NJoy e-cigarette brand “has advertised” on his radio show.

As Newsweek’s Janice Williams noted in a report, Hannity’s stance on healthcare is that Obamacare and its rising premiums are a direct attack on the freedoms of Americans, which is in part why he’s in favor of what has been championed by its advocates as “repeal and replace,” which is the repealing and replacing of Obama’s signature healthcare legislation nicknamed “Obamacare.” While we have no comment on any of this, the title of Williams report published in the U.S. section of the Newsweek website was titled, “Sean Hannity vapes cigarettes working because he is a total hypocrite.”

GQ’s Jack Moore, a self-described “big, angry, Irish potato head-haver,” covered the video’s existence in a piece on GQ’s website in which he refers to the video as a video of the talk show host “that won’t make you want to break your phone in anger.”

Is it time for a Sean Hannity vaporizer? Perhaps a collaboration with KandyPens or Grenco Science? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Dreamcore Enterprise Sued By Wrigley Over Juicy Fruit E-Juice

Dreamcore Enterprise, a vape company selling e-liquids, is being sued by Wrigley for infringing upon its Juicy Fruit trademark, or so Wrigley claims in court filings.

According to Wrigley’s complaint, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Dreamcore has infringed upon its Juicy Fruit trademark with its e-Liquid. Subsequently, the company is suing the e-liquid seller for federal trademark dilution, infringement, unfair competition, and for violating the deceptive trade practices act in the state of Illinois. Oh, and did we add they’re also suing them for common law trademark infringement? Yeah, there’s that too. And all of this comes after, according to Wrigley, they sent not one, but two cease-and-desist letters to Dreamcore, who is listed as the defendant in the lawsuit.

Speaking to Inside Counsel, Sherman & Howard law firm partner Jessica Stone Levy, who has extensive experience in intellectual property law, said that she’s “not at all surprised” to find that Wrigley has sued Dreamcore. She noted that Juicy Fruit “is undoubtedly a core asset of Wrigley’s trademark portfolio” as at least partial justification for their claim against Dreamcore.

“I am not at all surprised that Wrigley has brought this action (…) The Juicy Fruit mark is undoubtedly a core asset of Wrigley’s trademark portfolio, and Wrigley has to do whatever is necessary to prevent not only confusion as to its association or connection with e-cigarettes, but also to prevent harm to the public insofar as the use of its Juicy Fruit trademark on e-cigarettes communicates to the public that e-cigarettes are as harmless as chewing gum.”

How do you think this case will play out in court? Will a judge rule in favor of Wrigley or will Dreamcore somehow make their case and have the whole thing dismissed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

UK Government Admits Vaping Is Healthier Than Smoking Cigarettes

The U.K. government has somewhat inadvertently admitted that vaping is healthier than smoking as their annual Stoptober campaign, which is run by Public Health England, offered a new alternative to smoking this year in its range of options it provides smokers and guess what it is? You guessed it, vaping – or to be more specific, electronic cigarettes.

This is good news for those who have long believed vaping to be a safer alternative. Not that it’s safe, just that it’s safer than smoking, or at least that’s what various studies have already concluded and now, what the U.K. government has finally admitted to the public.

While tobacco is the leading cause of preventable deaths around the world, e-cigs don’t actually contain tobacco. Instead, they contain a nicotine-laced liquid substance known as e-Liquid or e-Juice. While it doesn’t contain tobacco, the nicotine itself is not completely safe. However, as The Sun noted in a report, nicotine is not known to cause serious diseases such as cancer, which is something that one cannot say for the tobacco it’s derived from.

A relatively recent study found that most vapers in the United Kingdom who previously smoked have quit smoking. With that in mind and everything else we’ve noted in this vape news report here at VaporizerWire.com, Public Health England’s decision to include e-cigs in their list of healthier alternatives to smoking appears to be nothing short of logical.

In light of all of this and a growing body of scientific evidence to support this conclusion, it seems as if it’s finally time to put the debate to rest and answer the question of whether or not vaping is healthier than smoking. What do you think, is it time to put the debate to rest and answer the question? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Rolling Stone Weighs In On How To Find The Best Vape Pen For Oil

Amanda Chicago Lewis, writing for Rolling Stone, penned a piece on choosing the right vape pen and not surprisingly, it’s quite informative. Here’s somewhat of an overview of what she had to say on the matter.

Right off the bat, Lewis notes that it’s a “buyer beware” world out there when it comes to buying vapes, be it a pen vape, desktop, or what have you. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of dedicated vaporizer reviewers like The Vape Critic and Vaporizer Shark. But for Lewis, she looked instead to a different resource, Chief Scientific Officer at Americans for Safe Access Jahan Marcu, who helped fill in some of the blanks while offering a great deal of insight into the world of vaping.

When it comes to vaporizers, not all vapes are made equal. That much is clear. But did you know that some vaporizers are no vaporizers at all? But rather, they’re devices that are sold under the guise of being vaporizers when in reality, they’re combustion devices. As it turns out, some of the “vapes” out there are actually burning their blends instead of vaporizing them, basically defeating the purpose of the vaporizer. In regards to this reality, which is a difficult one to swallow and a good reason to consult the vape experts before buying, Marcu was quoted by Rolling Stone as having said that true vaporizers are “a great thing” when it comes to reducing one’s exposure to smoke, however, “a lot of these devices are just burning oil, not vaporizing.”

“If you have a true vaporizer, it’s a great thing to reduce your exposure to smoke. But a lot of these devices are just burning oil, not vaporizing.”

So right off the bat, there’s on area of concern that should be taken into account when buying a new vape: the temperature at which it operates. According to Marcu, if it’s running hotter than 400 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s exiting the range at which vaporization occurs and descending into the realm of combustion, which occurs at higher temperatures. Subsequently, vapes that “vaporize” at higher temperatures should be questioned as they may not be what Marcu refers to as “true” vaporizers.

Another notable variable here, which relies on the findings of a new study, found that popular additives some oils are cut with such as propylene glycol release more formaldehyde at higher temperatures. Subsequently, lower voltage vape batteries are significantly safer, Lewis noted in her vape selection guide. As a general rule of thumb here, if it tastes bad, it’s probably best that you do not vape it as something could be wrong and that something could be formaldehyde.

While Lewis doesn’t provide too much more information beyond this, really setting the stage for you, the reader, to go out there and experiment to find what works. We’re more inclined to suggest you take a look a some quality vaporizer reviews. While you can find them all over the place, there are some reputable vape reviewers out there dedicated to their craft who may very well be able to cut out a lot of the experimentation and guess work in finding the right vape for you, which is why we suggest taking a look at their reviews. That way, you’ll at least have a rough idea of what’s worthwhile and what’s not and from there, you can decide which type (portable, plugin, liquid, dry, etc) is right for you. Ultimately, the advice contained within reviews can help you narrow down the field to the vape that’s right for you. And as a general note, it’s not always what’s new that’s best. In this case, one of the most highly rated and widely recognized vaporizers is the Volcano and it is by no means new.

Not sure where to find some reviews? We suggest taking a look at the vape reviews on VaporizerShark.com. They’re packed full of information and seemingly every time we check back on them to see what they’re up to, they have some new reviews for us. While there are obviously others, some of which we’re quite fond of, Vaporizer Shark appears to be one of the most insightful and thorough. They don’t take their trade of reviewing vaporizers lightly and it shows in the methodical nature in which their reviews are laid out. They are, to put it one way, exhaustively long. However, they don’t require that you read through their entirety as they include a “speed summary” section near the top of each vaporizer review that summarizes their consensus on the vape’s adequacy, letting you know whether or not it’s worth buying and why without forcing you to read through what is otherwise an “exhaustively long” (we wanted to say it again) review. When we say that they’re long, exhaustively so, we mean that they’re extremely comprehensive, almost to the point of ridiculous. But this is apparently their nature, as it has become somewhat of a trademark of Vaporizer Shark’s when it comes to their vaporizer reviews. Also, while the Rolling Stone piece by Lewis that we cited in this vape news report is geared pretty specifically towards finding the best vape pen for oil, Vaporizer Shark’s reviews are intended for a wider audience, which includes those who are interested in vaporizers that vaporize dried blends as well as concentrates. This includes vape pens designed for oil, but also plugin vapes intended for home use like the Volcano Digit, water filtered portables designed for dry blend like the Hydrology 9, and so on. So if you want our advice, take some of the guess work out of the equation and look to the knowledgeable reviewers out there to help steer you in the right direction, towards that vape you’re really after and not that human test subject scenario in which you’re otherwise testing what’s out there to find what works through a potentially painful process of trial and error – at least not when there are dedicated reviewers out there who are already out there doing the job for you.

Vaporizer Technology Gets More Hi-Tech As Industry Grows

As the vapor industry grows, some vape companies are making increasingly sophisticated products as they adopt business models reminiscent of the tech giants of the world. Why the change? As CNBC reports, they’re looking to grow sales and what better way than to mimic the best and biggest tech companies out there?

How big is the market exactly? One estimate made by the Winston-Salem Journal put last year’s vape sales at potentially $2.5 billion. And this doesn’t even include e-cigs.

According to Dr. Dabber president Pantelis Ataliotis, one of the reasons why the vapes are getting more advanced is due to the increase in competition from manufacturers, both established and startup. Ataliotis was quoted by CNBC as having said that it is simply “getting tougher to stand out in the crowd” with anything shy of a premium vape. No longer will a standard cut it, not with all of the competition that has flooded the lucrative market once filled with low-cost products that are increasingly being replaced by high-end products that do more and not surprisingly – cost more.

“I think the reason you’re seeing more premium vaporizers on the market is because it’s getting more competitive. It’s getting tougher to stand out in the crowd…”

Then you take KandyPens and its founder and CEO Graham Gibson for example. The company has used aggressive marketing that has landed them full-page advertisements in such publications as Rolling Stone. And then there are their various endorsements from celebrities and the like. So it is perhaps no surprise that their sales last year, according to Gibson, reached a whopping $6.5 million.

What do you think of the increasingly sophisticated vaporizers we’re seeing hit the market each year, is all of the competition that’s driving it a good thing? We sure think so- but we want to know what you think. Chime in with your own thoughts in the comments section below.

Portable Vaporizer With An Ice Catcher? Meet The Zeus Smite Plus And Iceborn Vapor Cooler By TVape

TVape, a company which seems to have spawned from the Toronto Vaporizer company, have created a concoction that will blow some of your minds: a portable vaporizer with an ice catch accessory. When you combine the two, both of which are sold independently of one another, you have a portable vape that passes its vapor through an ice chamber for ultra cool vaping.

Forbes contributor Curtis Silver compared vaping out of a Zeus Smite Plus with the Zeus Iceborn attached to vaping through a glacier, or at least that’s how we interpreted Silver’s words.

Zeus Smite Plus Information

The Zeus Smite Plus by TVape has an anodized aluminum exterior shell (body) and is available in one color: black. Its temperature range starts at approximately 104 degrees Fahrenheit and stretches all the way up to roughly 431 degrees Fahrenheit.

It uses a 2nd generation 18650 lithium-ion 2600 mAh battery, well, two of them, to power its ceramic heating, LED display, and the rest of its electronic components.

Does it have digital temperature controls? Of course. It has a small display hat shows the set and current temperatures, as well as the battery status.

Here’s a video tutorial for the Zeus Smite Vaporizer put together by TVape and shared on their YouTube channel:

Iceborn Information

The Zeus Iceborn is a vaporizer accessory unlike any we’ve ever seen before. It connects to a long list of different vapes from different manufacturers, cooling the vapor that they produce and thus improving the overall quality of the vapor. While vaporizers like the Hydrology 9 aim to incorporate water filtration, TVape claims that water is inferior to ice filtration for the following reasons:

  1. Lower cloud density
  2. Water saps essential oils from the vapor
  3. Messier, more maintenance

In other words, TVape claims ice filtration results in high density clouds, more efficient filtration of essential oil vapor, and less maintenance.

Big Bonus

We wanted to dedicated a separate segment to this claim because it is quite outstanding if true. According to TVape, vapor cooled through their Zeus Iceborn is virtually odorless. Meaning, if you have an issue with the smell of the vapor coming out of your vaporizer being too strong, you can reduce how pungent it is by simply attaching a Zeus Iceborn to it, assuming it’s compatible.

Compatibility

The Zeus Iceborn vaporizer accessory is compatible with the DaVinci Vaporizer, DaVinci Ascent, DaVinci IQ, Arizer Solo, Arizer Solo 2, Arizer Air, MFLB, Zeus Smite, Zeus Smite+, Zeus Thunder 2, VapirRise, Da Buddha, Silver Surfer, Plenty, Mighty, Crafty, V Tower, Extreme Q, Utillian 420/721/651, KandyPens Galaxy/Gravity/Elite, Boundless CFV, Haze Dual V3, Pulsar APX, Source Orb 4, and any other vaporizer with a mouthpiece diameter between 6.5 and 11 millimeters.

What do you think, is the Zeus Iceborn and Zeus Smite+ (or any other compatible portable) a match made in heaven or what?

Prohibited 5th Degree Vaporizer Receives Rave Reviews From Forbes And Inverse

While Forbes contributor Curtis Silver called it the “black light poster of vapes” in this title for his review of the new 5th Degree by Prohibited, Inverse’s Corey Plante reported that it’s “a product that stands apart from its competition.”

While we could discuss Plante’s report in more detail right now, we are instead going to point out the fact that Silver took a hilarious approach to constructing his own review of the 5th Degree vaporizer, which you can see in his opening sentence: “Bro, do you like vapes bro?” Or perhaps more so in his followup sentence: “Do you like sugar skulls and dragons and Ed Hardy hats bro?” We couldn’t help but laugh when we read his opener. This guy, Silver, certainly has a way with words. But he also has a keen eye for business and branding, quickly cutting through the 5th Degree’s facade and striking at its core as he notes that it’s basically the V2 Pro Series 7 with “some hip branding” that results in a $50 price increase. But it’s more than that and that’s not a point missed on Silver as he notes that it also has a cartridge designed for concentrates instead of a cartridge designed for liquids. Or more specifically, it has a wax cartridge instead of a liquid cartridge, which is one of the reasons why it is in reality its own vape even though it is essentially a modified V2 Pro Series 7 with new graphics.

While Silver starts his review published on the Forbes website with a loud claim, he ends on a more sober note as he calls it “pretty solid” while noting that it could be a little less expensive.

The Prohibited 5th Degree vape, like all of the Prohibited vaporizers, has a titanium wrapped dual quartz rod encased in ceramic, which, according to Prohibited, makes the vapor taste better than vapes which use lower quality materials for their heating coils – a claim reportedly confirmed by Inverse’s test subject.

One of the vape’s big selling points, beyond its obviously relatively compact design offering a high level of portability, is the ease at which its users are able to transition from one type of blend to another using its cartridge system. The system employs magnetic connectors to seal the cartridges in place, which eliminates the need to thread pipe cleaners through it in order to clean it. Subsequently, this is supposedly one of the easier vapes to clean and maintain, or at least that’s what we’ve gathered from analyzing various reviews of it.

Prohibited put together a video showcasing their new vape, which they shared on Vimeo. Here it is:

What do you think, is the Prohibited Fifth Degree all that or just another portable that you won’t be spending your hard-earned dollars on?

Daily Dot Bazaar Publishes Kind Words For Pax 3

News publisher the Daily Dot, which covers the internet as its primary beat, has an online store, the Daily Dot Bazaar. Did you know that? Well, if you didn’t – you do now. And on that store they sell a whole lot of stuff, including the latest Pax vaporizer, Pax 3. Given that they’re selling it, it’s probably no surprise to find that they had some nice words to share about it, which is what this little vape news update here on VaporizerWire.com is about.

Pax 3 Portable Vapes
This is what the Daily Dot was raving about on their website. It’s the Pax 3 portable vaporizer, which you can see in four of its different color options in this photo.

They noticed, similar to how we noticed, that the new Pax has received some seriously kind reviews from users scattered across the web. As they put it, this is one vaporizer that you “need to know about” now.

Of the various features that it boasts, the latest in the Pax line of portable vapes heats up quickly – in a matter of mere seconds. And it has a feature that you won’t find in many portable vapes that aren’t e-cigs. What feature is that? The ability to sense that it’s in use and heat up quickly to provide vapor when your lips touch the mouthpiece and cool down quickly when your lips come off it. How does it do it? Haptic feedback, a technology that allows it to sense that its mouthpiece is being touched by the user’s lips and act accordingly. This allows it to do some really interesting stuff with the heating and cooling of the device, which it provides its user access to via its various preset heating “modes.” But this isn’t all the Daily Dot had to comment on, as they seemed to have no shortage of friendly commentary for the Pax. Take for instance this line in which they equated its extended battery life, which is longer than its predecessor’s, to “uninhibited vaping bliss” for its user.

“It rocks a far longer battery life, equating to uninhibited vaping bliss for you, plus heats up in just a matter of seconds.”

As if that wasn’t enough of an endorsement, they take their pro-Pax rhetoric that much further in stating that it’s not only “deserving of its reputation as one of the most sophisticated vapes on the market today,” but also the new “gold standard” in vapes, “hand down.”

“This is the gold standard of vapes, hands down.”

What do you think, is the Daily Dot correct in their assessment? Is the Pax 3 really all that and a bag of chips? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Pennsylvania House Finance Committee Votes To Repeal Hefty Vape Shop Tax

In a move which could save as many as 1,500 jobs, full-time jobs at that, Pennsylvania’s House Finance Committee voted in favor (19-4) of repealing a hefty retroactively imposed tax that was so high, it was almost sure to cost jobs.

Fox43 reported the vote to have been 19-4 while ABC27 contradicted these figures as they reported that the vote was 18-4.

Squeezing Wallet Picture
Pennsylvania vape shop owners are feeling the vise tighten as the state squeezes them for cash through heavy taxation.

The tax that they repealed, assuming the new legislation gets signed off on by Governor Tom Wolf, was a 40% retroactive tax on the inventory of all vape shops across the state, effectively levying a massive tax on the inventories of Pennsylvania vape stores to be burdened by their owners. However, the House Finance Committee passed legislation HB 2342, effectively replacing the 40% tax with an alternative tax in which the state’s vape shops are taxed just $0.05 per milliliter of e-Liquid.

Senior policy analyst Bob Dick with the Commonwealth Foundation was quoted by Fox43 as having said that the 40% tax that HB 2342 replaced “unfairly targeted one industry (vapor) to the point of near extinction.”

“This tax unfairly targeted one industry to the point of near extinction. We’ve already seen approximately 50 vape shops close their doors because of this tax, and more will follow unless it is repealed.”

He added that he believes it to be “unconscionable” for Harrisburg to jeopardize local businesses and the jobs they provide to their communities for the sake of $13 million in revenue created by the tax when companies worth billions such as Netflix and Amazon (he noted the two specifically) are receiving millions in subsidies from the state.

The new legislation that the House voted in favor of was authored by Republican Representative Jeff C. Wheeland of Lycoming who said in a statement that his legislation “would still generate tax revenue” but not that the expense of jobs and businesses, ABC27 reported.

“My legislation is modeled after laws implemented in Louisiana and North Carolina. It would still generate tax revenue but not cause these small businesses to close, resulting in a loss of jobs.”

What do you think of the 40% vape store tax? A bit hefty? And what of Wheeland’s bill that aims to replace the tax with something a bit more reasonable – good idea or bad idea? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.