Socialites e-cig are they safe?

Socialites e-cig

Are socialites e-cig safe? Well that depends on what you deem as safe I guess. There has only been a few years research into the health impact of electronic smoking. Illnesses such as cancer can take years develop. So short term research is not enough to confirm the safety of socialites e-cigs and other brands.

Socialites e-liquid

The e-liquid produced by socialites contains 3 main ingredients: Nicotine, Propylene glycol and glycerol. Nicotine is very toxic and a small amount can be fatal, Glycerol is safer – a simple sugar alcohol compound so no real worries here. There is some controversy surrounding Propylene Glycol with arguments for and against the level of its safety. It is used in many products from soaps and shampoo to foods and drugs. It is deemed safe for use by global regulatory bodies such as the MHRA and FDA.

Really wasn’t that long ago that we were told that tobacco was good for our health, with some doctors prescribed it as treatment for ailments – including sore throats! So should we be concerned about socialites e-cig? With any new technology there is an element of skepticism into its safety and feeling like we are guinea pigs for this new industry can be quite distressing.

Problems with socialites e-cigs

After using socialites now for over 6 months I have noticed a wide range of problems. I have used both the two part e-cig and the two vaporizers and encountered similar problems with both. The problems have caused me to get e-liquid in my mouth, on my skin and on my clothes. Which is extremely alarming as the safety info on the e-liquid bottles is clearly marked as toxic.

danger of e-liquid in mouth

warning e-liquid in the mouth

 

Problems I have encountered with socialites e-cig

  1. Battery over heating and causing very hot vapor entering my mouth and throat.
  2. E-liquid shooting out of the cartomiser into my mouth.
  3. Battery life drastically effected by the temperature (too cold and life is shortened)
  4. Faulty cartomiser, I screwed on a brand new cartomiser nothing came out. No vapor was produced.
  5. Too many empty cartomiser that you can’t recycle, surely any new industry should be producing goods that are 100% recyclable.

Problems that I have experienced with the socialite vaporizer

  1. Cracked inhalator, it seems every time I drop the socialites vaporizer onto a hard surface the clear plastic cracks causing juice leakage.
  2. When you take the mouth piece out to refill with e-liquid some of the juice doesn’t always go down into the chamber. So when you re-attach the mouth piece liquid comes out.
  3. E-liquid going into your mouth when you inhale; this happens way more frequently with the socialites vaporizer compared to the socialites e-cig.
  4. Sitting on the vaporizer and breaking it, often I keep the socialites vaporizer in my pocket and forget it’s there. It will break and sometimes leak if you sit on it.
  5. Unscrewing the battery, sometimes the wrong piece will become detached and if the chamber is full with juice, the contents will spill out all over my hands and clothes.

 

It is fair to say some of the problems that occur are my own fault and with more care and attention they may not happen. Nevertheless, should products that contain potentially fatal ingredients be allowed to be sold? People that smoke are often busy people like myself and whilst working I keep the e-cig or vaporizer in my pocket. If I forget that it is there and sit down it breaks and sometimes leaks. So better products should be sold that are stronger and pose no risk of leaking toxic e-juice.

Socilites e-cig and vaporizer positives.

After listing the bad points that I have found with socialites e-cigs it is only fair that I list the good points as well, so here goes.

  1. They have a range of great flavors which make the vaping experience really pleasant.
  2. The socialites e-cig is small and compact which allows for discreet vaping.
  3. The e-cig is very easy to use, this makes the transition from smoking tobacco cigarettes really easy.
  4. Health! I feel so much better now I have quit tobacco. My skin looks better, healthier and I am more vibrant. My fitness is improving I can exercise for longer without getting out of breath.
  5. The smell, I don’t stink like an old dirty ashtray any more! Which has pleased all my non smoking friends and I am happy as I am still getting all the nicotine I require. Smoking socialites has made me a lot happier in general.

 Socialites e-cig overview

All in all socialites e-cig and socialites vaporizers offer a very pleasant vaping experience. There are a variety of e-liquid/juice flavors to choose from and both vaping devices are pretty good and reliable. There are a few problems with the socilaites e-cig and the socialites vaporizer that I have outlined. This should be taken into account when choosing what brand to vape; although these problems occur among other brands as well.

Socialites e-cig is small and compact and they provide a smooth vape shot, that gives you the nicotine you need instantly, with juicy flavors and a range of traditional tobacco flavors as well. The socialites e-cig is a much better alternative to smoking tobacco, I have noticed a vast improvement in my fitness levels as I can breath a lot better. I don’t get that horrible phlegm that I would cough up every morning that is associated with tobacco smoking and I don’t stink like dirty stale smoke which my girlfriend (a non-smoker) really appreciates. So overall I would say that socialites e-cig has really improved my general well being and health as well as making my girlfriend very happy.

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E-cigs Safety information

E-cigs safety e-liquid in mouth

E-cigs safety info:

WARNINGS: May contain traces of nuts e-cigs safety. Toxic if swallowed. Very toxic if in contact with skin . Keep locked up and out of the way of children. In case of accident or if you feel unwell seek medical advice immediately.

Above is the standard warning label or allergy advice on one of the most popular electronic smoking brands VIP. I would like to point out several points after the obligatory may contain traces of nuts message. TOXIC if swallowed and VERY TOXIC if it comes in contact with skin! Other safety info instructs the user to wear gloves when re-filling the e-liquid. Also if any liquid spills on to your clothes take them off and wash immediately!

It’s clear that we are not supposed, under any circumstances, to get e-liquid on our skin or to ingest it. Unless it is vaporized by a vaporizer. The question is why are cheap non-recyclable products coming on to the market that are unregulated? The products are unreliable and often leak TOXIC liquid. The answer being quite obvious: profit driven corporations.

How much nicotine does it take to kill?

The amount of nicotine that it takes to kill a human varies between individuals; height, weight and age all play a factor, as does the way the nicotine enters the body. Through fatal incidents and human experimentation, the believed fatal dose is around 30-60 mg. Or roughly the amount contained in 2 cigarettes.

Which causes great concern as poorly manufactured “cheap” products often leak liquid on to the skin. I myself have experienced problems with e-cigs safety. Appollo e-cigs caused blisters on my lips. Sometimes the liquid would come through un-vaporized and go into my mouth. I experienced chest pains also maybe from over use, it is hard to quit tobacco. So ended up using the e-cig a lot.

When the level of nicotine in the blood stream rises to dangerous levels the body goes into toxic shock. This not to be confused with toxic shock syndrome. This can cause a number of symptoms and range from nausea to numb limbs. Nicotine poisoning can occur in a variety of ways. Over consumption of e-liquid is a growing concern. Nicotine poisoning incidents are likely to rise accordingly as the number of new electronic smokers increases.

Regulating e-liquid consumption

Over consumption of e-juice is something that is troubling the regulatory bodies and finding a way to limit an individuals consumption is something at the forefront of their discussions. The FDA and MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency). They are talking about regulating nicotine consumption and this may lead to product changes.

Vaping products are being changed and released before upcoming regulation in 2016. This in an attempt to stay strong in the market and prove they are worthy of a medical licence. They will need a medicinal licence post 2016 in order to produce e-smoking related products.

 

Nicotine and e-cigs

nicotine from tobacco

Nicotine is a drug and a highly addictive one – some people say one of the most toxic and hardest to quit. So for those who wish to stop smoking tobacco, but lack the will power to quit nicotine, vaping fills the gap and offers a healthier alternative to tobacco products.

Nicotine is used as a poison and a relatively small amount can kill a horse! It is used for this purpose by veterinarians all over the planet due to its low manufacture cost and effectiveness.

When injected in its raw form nicotine speeds up the heart to such a rate that the pressure builds and it essentially explodes the heart and surrounding arteries, resulting in a very quick death.

Nicotine history

Nicotine was first extracted from the Nicotiana tabacum plant way back in 1828. However it is thought to have been used as a stimulant for thousands of years. Some ancient civilizations produced carvings and art work depicting its use, the Mayan civilization being one of them.

Tobacco in Europe

It is widely known that Christopher Columbus sailed back from the Americas in 1492 with a precious cargo. One of which had never been seen in Europe before.

It did not take long for the powerful addictive qualities of the non-native weed to work its way through the classes of post medieval Europe. It wasn’t until the 1600’s that its true potential as a cash crop was harnessed.

By the 1700’s tobacco farms grew and high demand for tobacco required more man power; slaves were shipped from Africa to fill the labour gap. It wasn’t until around this time that tobacco was refined into the highly-addictive nicotine-laden device of control we know it to be today.

In the 1880’s there was a move from man-power to machines. This meant the speed at which cigarettes could be produced was drastically increased. Thus the cost of the end product significantly reduced. The reduced cost lead to higher demand, greater profits and more smokers.

Nicotine was first used in insecticide in 1793. It is a potent toxin that effects the nervous system. The insecticide had other effects though. Both human and animal life was effected as the potent drug was absorbed and diluted through the food chain. It has also been linked to the current plight of the honey bee population.

E-liquid

E-liquid bottles

Selling products that could potentially lead to death obviously poses many problems. There are few safety guidelines or regulation on the manufacture and sale of e-liquid. It is quite easy for one to purchase the raw ingredients for the vaporising liquid online. Then you can start to produce and sell your very own blend of vaping liquid. There are even online nicotine calculators to help figure out e-liquid potency.

E-liquid regulation

Lack of regulation and legislation is leading to a growing number of backyard brewers selling unregulated e-liquid. E-liquid strength is often unknown or at best estimated and non-specific quantities of chemicals inside including nicotine.

E-liquid ingredients

The content of e-liquid is as follows: Nicotine, Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerine and flavourings.

Propylene Glycol: is a synthetic liquid that absorbs water and is a common component of antifreeze. It is also used to make polyester compounds. The FDA deemed it safe and it is used in food products. Although listed as a toxic compound .
Glycerine: a simple alcohol sugar compound that has many uses including medical, medicinal and in the food industry. It is used as a lubricant and commonly in asthma inhalers, it is deemed safe by the FDA.

  •  These ingredients are freely available to purchase. They are relatively easy to mix into vaporizing liquid. So should we have to be careful about which products we buy?
  • Who are the companies behind the emerging e-smoking brands?
  • Is there need for regulation? Not only on the e-liquid but also on the component parts and manufacturers of vaporizers?

You would think that when you buy e-liquid it has been made by a professional in a lab. A place with strict quality control and that it poses no harm to your health. Well when you buy e-liquid online you really don’t know who has made it. Unless it is from a reputable maker but how do you know who is reputable and who is not? I guess if they have mainstream advertising on T.V and billboards right or if a celebrity endorses the product..right? It must be safe then you would think. But what about cheap enticing online deals that give great discount for bulk orders. How do we know who made it and how do we know how safe it is?

Selling e-liquid

Tracking all e-liquid providers will be a mammoth task. Stopping the sale from bedroom brewers will be tough. The raw ingredients for e-liquid are available for purchase online and there are tutorials on how to make e-liquid. So stopping home production will be a very hard. The prospect of being tried for manslaughter or murder for selling online e-juice is not deterring some people. The batches maybe faulty or labelled incorrectly which could lead to death or other side effects. It is always best to do some research before buying e-liquid online.

E-cigs: blessing for tobacco industry?

tobacco industry

Does the tobacco industry need to fear E-cigs?

Electronic smoking is a blessing in disguise for tobacco farmers. With time it may see many of the farmers who have moved away from tobacco farming make a return. It’s ironic to think that amid panic over the future of tobacco. This reflected on stock markets around the world. Could this new form of electronic smoking offer a potential revival for tobacco farmers?

How can e-cigs help tobacco farmers when electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco?

The reason of course is the nicotine, the addictive compound produced commercially. Nicotine is extracted from the Nicotinia tobacum and Nicotina rustica plants. Nicotine only accounts for about 5% of the tobacco leaves by weight. It is this 5% that is used by the electronic smoking industry to make e-liquids for vaporizers and E-cigs.

A farmer growing tobacco for the e-liquid market, so the nicotine can be extracted, bottled and sold. Throws away around 95% of their harvested crop. During the extraction process some of the nicotine will be lost resulting in a lower final yield.

Synthetic and natural nicotine

There are types of synthetic nicotine that have been made in labs for years. Alarms have been raised about the safety of synthetic nicotine. The synthetic has been linked to the plight of the honey bee population. Synthetic nicotine is manufactured for use in pesticides. With several chemicals in the manufacturing process are listed carcinogens.

The preferred method of obtaining nicotine is extraction from cultivated tobacco plants. This the firm favorite in terms of use by e-liquid manufacturers.

Tobacco industry growth

It is predicted that in 2021 the number of e-smokers will surpass that of traditional tobacco smokers; will the current nicotine extraction process be able to keep pace with the rise in nicotine consumption?

Will the rise in nicotine consumption result in more land being required to grow tobacco crops?  And will this effect the price of other types of produce in the future?

Early signs are showing possible rejuvenation and predicted re-growth in the tobacco industry. This aided by a device that many people thought would bring around its demise. Electronic smoking poses no threat to tobacco farmers, to the contrary – it offers them a future, a future that will be structured by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other governing bodies.

A healthier alternative?

The early research studies suggests vaporising offers a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, so is this all that is required for corporations to push out a semi-socially accepted, legal, addictive drug or should we be striving to ban the use of nicotine in its recreational form?

A ban on nicotine would certainly be bad news for tobacco farmers but is extremely unlikely to happen. Following more research and the planned regulation of e-cigarettes in the UK in 2016, health officials in the NHS are considering prescribing  e-cigs as an aid to quitting smoking.

This adds weight to the debate that electronic smoking has a positive health effect compared to tobacco smoking. If this is the case it will all but cement the well-established roots of the tobacco industry. Stock markets will reveal this information as the number of electronic smokers increase and the demand for e-liquid rises.

Has tobacco finally met its match?

tobacco lighter

Well, trending figures would suggest not really – not yet anyway. Demand for tobacco is still high, despite recent legislation in many countries to ban smoking in public places. It seems they are trying to ostracise those who smoke by pushing them outside on to cold rainy doorsteps.

Recent studies show that in some parts of the world smoking tobacco is becoming less popular. If you look at global statistics the number of tobacco smokers is actually rising.

Tobacco vs Electronic smoking

Online sales of e-cigs are flourishing. New specialist high street vaporizing shops are opening. As well as existing tobacco retailers selling electronic paraphernalia alongside tobacco products.

Research conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that between 1990 and 2010 the price of a packet of cigarettes in the UK more than doubled from around £2.80 to £6.  Therefore e-cigs not only offer the possibility of a healthier alternative to puffing on tobacco, but also present a less costly way of obtaining nicotine – the only listed addictive component of cigarettes.

E-cig users are on the rise in many countries; sales in the UK increased by 340% in 2013. The industry is expected to be worth £340 million per annum by 2015. At present ‘old school’ cigarette smokers are still by far the majority of the smoking population,  though it is predicted that e-cigarette revenue will overtake tobacco within the next decade.

It is estimated that around 42.1 million Americans over the age of 18, around 20% of the adult population, smoke on a regular basis. The percentage of male smokers is slightly higher than female smokers. In Europe the figures are similar but with a higher total percentage of smokers at around 29% of the adult population regularly smoking tobacco products.

The number of of people with a nicotine addiction has dropped quite rapidly in the last few years. Addiction is down around 7% in Europe since 2005. Still it’s not far off 1 in 3 of us that smoke.

So why should we quit smoking tobacco?

We have been warned for quite some time of the adverse health effects that tobacco addiction causes. Lung disease, heart disease, bad breath and stained teeth to name a few. The social implications are causing smokers to be evermore ostracised and cast out from a new healthier less nicotine-dependant society. One that is adopting a more intolerant view towards smokers in an attempt to change peoples habits; this pressure is working to an extent with smoking numbers declining and less new smokers starting up.

Non-smokers are adopting a hard lined defense towards electronic smokers. This despite the fact that electronic smoking poses a very low health risk if passively inhaled. The FDA is proposing a complete ban on e-smoking in public places. Even though research shows the effect to a person’s health is improved compared to smoking tobacco.

The health impact and anti-social aspect of smoking has always been the main spearhead in non-smoking advertisements. So if electronic smoking offers a “healthier” almost odourless alternative what is the problem?

Conclusion

The tobacco industry’s roots lie way back in 1492 after Columbus arrived home from the Americas. Tobacco is now being reinvented with innovative technology. Although maintaining the same morals, driven by money and greed. E-smoking devices are new products in an almost virgin market. Corporations are trying to get as many addicted to a new brand of nicotine double time. This form can be flavored, advertised on TV and endorsed by celebrities. In a free market it’s open to entrepreneurs all aiming to make as much money as possible. It’s hard to say if this new technology has taken us backwards or forwards in terms of ethical thinking. Backwards or forwards in terms of health. Long-term data will have to be analysed in due course and only time will tell.