Dear Valued Customers,
Due to the current environment of the vaping industry, we will be switching to synthetic nicotine effective immediately. We have tested our flavors using this product and believe there is no difference to the taste which will allow our customers the same great experience they are accustomed to. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.
As most of you know 2020 has been a strange and trying year for most businesses. Unfortunately a manufacturer who was responsible for several of our flavorings recently went out of business. This means that we were unable to keep our entire menu available on our website. As many of you have noticed, a few flavors have been taken off the website recently including Surly Gaucho, Guapple, Frozen Lemon Curd, Espresso Cheesecake, Blackberry Brulee, Sansa, Trillian and Lime Cookie.
Some of you may remember a similar incident previously which resulted in the loss of Bloody Mango and Shmecto Shmooler. Typically, we would be able to find subsequent flavor suppliers and be allowed and able to reformulate these flavors without too much hassle. But again, 2020 has been a strange and trying year and we find ourselves currently without those options.
Unicorn Poop was also at risk of losing its place on our website. We recognize however that this flavor has remained in our top three favorites for many years now and many of our regular customers would lose their all day vape if we were not able to come up with another solution.
This is why we are continuing to fine tune a reformulation of Unicorn Poop at this time. Unicorn Poop is one of our more complex flavor combinations, so recreating it to its original tones is proving exceptionally difficult. Due to current restrictions in place against the vape industry, we are also extremely limited in replacement ingredients as we attempt to recreate the original flavor. We have received inquiries and feedback from some who have recently purchased this flavor and wanted to make an announcement with full transparency for all of our customers.
We hope that the upcoming year is kinder and allows us to resurrect some of the flavors we have lost. Until then, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help finding a new favorite flavor or if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your continued support in our small business and family. We appreciate each and every one of you.
Dear Vape Family,
We wanted to release an update about the current effects we are experiencing due to the pandemic. We are continuing to process orders and are currently working on a part-time basis with our employees working rotating shifts. As you may have seen on some of our other recent posts, this may cause your order to take an extra few days to arrive to you, but we are working as safely and diligently as possible to ensure the safety of our staff and our customers. Unfortunately this also means that we are still not allowing local pick ups at our Bristol location.
We are very thankful to be working among such a remarkable crew and are fortunate enough to keep earning our full paychecks during these trying times. We know that there are many who aren’t as fortunate and have lost their jobs or have been otherwise affected by the current situation we all face.
Because of production delays caused by our necessary schedule changes, we won’t be running as many promotions as we typically would. We will do our best to keep offering discounts on a holiday schedule as we understand the difficulties so many in our community are struggling with now, but we also don’t want to encourage an extreme influx of orders we would not be able to fulfill as expeditiously as we have always felt our customers deserve. We can not thank you enough for your patience, understanding and support.
When the dust finally clears, we hope that with the help of this valued community we will together be able to find ways to help those who have been affected.
We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received through the years. It’s because of you that we are able to weather this storm at all.Make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram for updates on promotions, news and some much needed silliness. We love you all. Please stay safe and healthy.
The Vapor Chef Crew
These past several weeks there has been news circulating regarding the dangers of vaping. Unfortunately we have found that these sources have failed to include the complete truth regarding the recent cases of lung illnesses that are typically the focus of these reports. We believe that it is absolutely crucial to let both our customers and the general public know that nicotine vape e-liquid from reputable companies have had no direct causal link to these illnesses. As many of you know, the victims of these health issues had consumed THC via illegal, black market cartridges. The additives used as filler for these illicit THC products is still under investigation, but it has been highlighted that Vitamin E Acetate is among the toxins found in these black market products. Vitamin E acetate is not VG (vegetable glycerin) soluble and would be easily detectable in any genuine nicotine vape e-liquid due to the nature of it's separation. Vaping/e-liquid companies would never, under any circumstances, add this to the product intended for inhalation of any kind. Unfortunately these facts have been buried under clickbait headlines and seemingly intentional misinformation.
Separate from the lung disease issue, vaping has been continuously targeted and labeled a source for minors to purchase and take up the habit of nicotine intake. The Vapor Chef alongside countless other vape brands have vocalized their strong stance on keeping these products out of the hands of minors. Immediate efforts and protocols regarding the issue were implemented across vape shops everywhere, including online retailers. When caricatures became an issue for discussion, we were proud to show that our labels, while simple, were among the brands that did not depend on a variety of colors and characters to market our flavors. These preemptive efforts notably set The Vapor Chef and others apart from those who were not willing to bend to the pressures of deeming regulations and policy. While we never regarded our work as anything more than responsible, we also noted that our efforts had also been completely overlooked by those who continued to attack the vape community and industry as the gateway to youth nicotine addiction.
Unfortunately large corporations such as Juul did not find the same passion in proving their commitment to public health regarding many of these issues and did their best to distance themselves from small vape businesses in the states. Just recently it was announced that Kevin Burns, the CEO of Juul would be replaced by K.C. Crosthwaite, an executive at tobacco company Altria, which purchased 35% of Juul in December. Altria Group, Inc. (previously known as Philip Morris Companies, Inc.) is an American corporation and one of the world's largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes and related products including brands such as Marlboro. According to Nielson, Juul holds over 70% of nicotine vape related sales in the United States as of October 2018. This has proven incredibly problematic in that small businesses are continually associated with the increase in youth using products made and marketed by large manufacturers associated with the tobacco industry like Juul.
Due to the recent bans across multiple cities and states, we have witnessed the beginnings of what we believe to be a crucial detriment to public health and information as many of our local shops have already closed their doors and more are weighing their options in continuing business. In this, we allow large corporations to further engulf and monopolize the vape industry, leaving hundreds of small business owners and employees wading in uncertainty and investment loss.
We humbly ask that you continue to call and email your local and state representatives to let them know how vaping has affected your life for the better. Your stories have brought countless smiles and immeasurable commitment to our ideals. We hope that you will take the time to make your voice heard to those with the authority to distort and annihilate our beloved industry.
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Since the newest trend in vaping has become more popularized, we have been asked the question “So what is nic salt?” on more than a few occasions. So we’re here to give you a brief review of what nic salts are and perhaps answer if nic salts could be the right choice for you.
Covering the Basics
What makes nic salts any different from standard (free base) e-liquid?
- Nicotine is a base. In nic salts an acid, typically benzoic acid, is added to the solution to create a neutral PH value. The end result is a less irritating, smoother, less harsh hitting vape experience.
- Nicotine salts are vaped at a much lower wattage because of the high concentration of nicotine. Devices such as Pulse mods or Juuls are the industry standard for vaping nic salts.
- Because nic salts are created with higher concentrations of nicotine, vaping salt liquids results in vaping less liquid per puff, resulting in typically more cost efficient vaping.
- Freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine. Mixing free base nicotine with propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin results in the industry’s standard e-liquid, separate from nic salt products.
Reasons to try nic salt flavors:
As mentioned earlier, nic salts are created for use in low wattage devices. Vaping from these devices gives a similar draw of a cigarette versus the high wattage free base products that produce high heat and significantly larger clouds.
Although some may prefer to blow giant clouds with each puff, others may prefer to keep their vaping habits discreet. Nic salts allow the consumer to enjoy a vaping experience with very little cloud production.
Because a higher concentration of nicotine is inhaled with nic salt e-liquids, the consumer can take a few puffs from the salt nic device and feel satisfied with the nicotine intake. This is especially positive for those who have just begun to wean themselves off of cigarettes. Prices of salt nic devices are also typically less expensive than the 100+ watt devices used for free base nicotine e-liquids.
We highly recommend committing to some of your own research before making the switch or including nic salts into your routine. There is a healthy variety of helpful blog entries and websites that share further chemistry insights as well as explain the pros and cons of nic salt vaping depending on your current status as a smoker or vaper.
Maintaining Battery Safety
While there is no doubt that vaping has benefited the lives of those who struggled with tobacco addiction, the vaping industry has found itself under constant public scrutiny. “Exploding devices” has been a pretty consistent headline that typically forgoes any mention of user error. Most people outside of the vape community have become complacent to the risk involved with the use of various types of rechargeable batteries because of our constant daily use of them in our cell phones, laptops, tablets and even hybrid and electric cars. However, all of these batteries carry the risk of venting volatile chemicals or even exploding if subjected to misuse or extreme conditions.
Part of our job as a small business in the vape community is to ensure our customers and all those who are new to vaping have the knowledge necessary for safe and enjoyable vaping.
This means that while we advocate for our industry, we also should be conscious of the dangers involved with these devices so we may better educate and communicate.
Most vaping devices (mods) use 18650 batteries. These batteries are purchased with an already existing coating around them. This plastic coating exists to help ensure that the terminals are not exposed to any other metal objects or materials which could cause a short in the battery and potential harm to the user.
You will notice after a period of time that this plastic coating may get a bit worn and possibly crack, exposing the metal casing underneath.
It is extremely important to maintain proper battery upkeep.
If at any point, you notice a tear, snag or wear on the battery wrap, you should re-wrap your batteries as immediately as possible.
Re-wrapping can be achieved with a proper 18650 battery wrap and a plastic heat gun or blow dryer.
To Re-Wrap a Battery:
- Remove the original casing using your fingers. Do not use metal to remove the battery wrap. Using a knife or scissors is dangerous.
- Be sure to save the insulator from the positive terminal. The small white ring on (positive) end of the battery.
- After the original casing is removed, place the insulator back onto the positive end on the battery.
Place the new battery wrap around the naked battery. There should be a few millimeters of overlap on both ends of the battery.
Making sure that both ends are relatively even, rotate the battery under the heat gun device, using the lowest heat setting that will shrink the battery wrap. The shrink wrap will take effect quickly. Make sure to keep rotating the battery so the battery wrap lays evenly without wrinkles or snags.
Do not overheat the battery.
Once your battery looks as it did when it was originally purchased, you are all set!
When carrying your batteries outside of your device, make sure to transport the batteries in a protective case made of non-conductive material like plastic or silicone. Also remember that rechargeable batteries have a finite lifespan. Batteries will need to be replaced after a certain number of charges, depending on make and model. Generally it is best not to use 18650’s for longer than a one year period.
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Hello, Vape Family!
We have a very exciting announcement to make.
In less than one week, four employees will be traveling to Birmingham in the UK for our first ever convention. Not only will we be traversing through a foreign country for the first time, but we will also be launching our products at The Vape Expo! The convention will be held at the National Expo Centre from Oct. 27-Oct. 29.
At this particular event, we will be launching five of our favorite flavors including :
Honey Pearry, Hobbes’ Blood, Doughnut Panic, Coolcumber Melon and Black PomPom.
While all the fine details of distribution are still in the process of being settled, we are very much looking forward to several meetings with distributors while we are over there. So stay tuned for updates pertaining to availability of our delicious e-liquids in the UK.
We are so excited to be attending an event of such notoriety while featuring our products overseas for the first time. We know we could not have succeeded if it weren’t for all for our customers and supporters here who helped make this dream a reality.
We will be posting updates throughout our trip, so be sure to check in with us on our Facebook page, follow us @thevaporchef on Instagram and join us in one of the biggest events in Vapor Chef history!