Purity Tribeca E-Liquid is a Spinfuel Choice award winner. Smooth tobacco notes blend with just a touch of vanilla and caramel to produce a very satisfying E-liquid with a sweet finish. Good throat hit and vapour make this a must for tobacco lovers. This is one of Halo / Purity’s best selling e-liquids.
It’s time to come out of hibernation. Spring is here and our Purity e-liquids are blooming with flavour.
Check out our top five Purity picks for spring:
Whether you’re sunbathing poolside or at the beach, you’ll want to keep Purity Malibu e-liquid close to you like you would a frozen Piña Colada – because they’re practically the same thing. The smooth flavour gives a light throat hit and a pleasantly sweet aftertaste. This refreshing springtime vape is one that can be vaped well into summer.
This earthy, sweet e-liquid sets the mood for spring. Purity Prime15 is a premium tobacco blend with nuances of an authentic cigarette experience. Some have even found hints of cocoa and caramel – the perfect mixture for a warm spring day.
Doughnuts are always in season. But there’s something about springtime that makes us crave that sugary sweetness every doughnut offers, which is why Purity Sugar Twist is a spring favourite. With an oven-fresh, old-fashioned doughnut blend, Sugar Twist delivers the mouth-watering flavours of an artisan bakery. You’ll want to pack this e-liquid wherever your destination is this spring.
The perfect vape for those late spring evenings! Purity Midnight Apple blends the savoury taste of a Granny Smith apple and tobacco, creating the ultimate vaping experience. As a winner of the 2013 Spinfuel Choice Award, Midnight Apple delivers on taste and quality.
If CoolMist were a season, it would definitely be spring. It’s crisp, it’s cool, it’s the perfect all-day vape! Purity CoolMist hits the throat with a clean menthol taste that keeps you coming back for more. Start your days off with CoolMist – you won’t regret it.
Purity Tribeca High VG E-Liquid – this Spinfuel Choice award winner’s smooth tobacco notes blend with just a touch of vanilla and caramel to produce a satisfying E-liquid with a sweet finish. Good throat hit and vapour make this a must for tobacco lovers. This is one of Halo / Purity’s best selling e-liquids.
New study comes the closest yet to proving that e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking
e-cigarettes aren’t as dangerous as smoking: It’s just over a decade since e-cigarettes first hit the shelves. And since then there’s been an explosion in their popularity, with almost 3 million adults using them in Great Britain today.
But this rapid popularity, and the potential these devices hold to help people stop smoking, has left some challenges. The biggest being that research looking at their safety has struggled to keep up.
Many studies have shown that e-cigarettes appear to be far safer than smoking. But there’s still a big misconception that e-cigarettes are as harmful as smoking, and that could be stopping smokers who might benefit from switching to them.
Now a new study from a team of our scientists at UCL helps put to rest these fears. And depending on how you define ‘long-term’, the findings are the most convincing evidence to date that e-cigarettes are far safer than smoking.
E-cigarettes should be far safer than smoking
Tobacco is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, accounting for around 6 million deaths each year. That’s thanks to the cocktail of over 5,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke, of which at least 70 may cause cancer.
E-cigarettes, on the other hand, do not contain tobacco. Instead, they carry a nicotine-containing liquid which is heated into a vapour and breathed in. The nicotine satisfies the cravings associated with a smoking addiction, but doesn’t cause cancer.
The fact that e-cigarettes don’t produce tobacco smoke and the countless chemicals found within it has always suggested that these devices should be safer than smoking. But when they first came to the market, there wasn’t enough research to be sure of this. This is why scientists around the world have sought to understand what’s in e-cigarettes and what the impact of these products might be.
Early studies looking into this showed that e-cigarette liquids, and the vapour they produce, don’t contain the same level of most toxic chemicals as tobacco cigarettes. In fact, these levels have been found to be so low that Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians estimate that e-cigarettes are ‘around 95% safer than smoking’. But, until now, nobody had looked at what everyday users are actually exposed to in the real-world.
So the study out today, led by Dr Lion Shahab, is the first to look at the effects of e-cigarettes in what they define as ‘long-term users’.
Just how safe are they?
The study included a group of e-cigarette users, who had been using them for an average of around 17 months, and measured the levels of nicotine and 26 potentially harmful chemicals in their body, by looking at samples of their urine and saliva.
The team compared the results to cigarette smokers, and people who both smoked and used e-cigarettes. They also looked at people who used nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which is commonly used to help people stop smoking or as a long-term alternative.
“We looked at NRT users because we know these products are safe to use,” says Shahab. “We thought they would be a good comparison,” he adds, because long-term users get their nicotine hit from a smoke-free source, much like e-cigarette users.
Interestingly, the nicotine levels found in the samples from e-cigarette users were very similar to those who used NRT and to smokers. This suggests that people are able to satisfy their nicotine cravings through using either of these products.
The full benefit of using e-cigarettes is from completely stopping smoking – Dr Lion Shahab, UCL
“Part of the reason why people use e-cigarettes is to stop smoking, and we have shown that they provide effective delivery of nicotine,” says Shahab.
But the key finding came when the team looked in the samples at the levels of potentially toxic chemicals. They found that there was a remarkable difference in the levels of these substances between the different groups. In fact one chemical, called NNAL (known to cause lung cancer), was 97% lower in e-cigarette users compared to smokers.
Not only did e-cigarette users have lower levels of these substances compared to smokers, but they were also found to have very similar levels to people using NRT – something that Shahab is quick to point out is known to be relatively safe. “We have 3 decades of research into the safety of NRT, and we’ve not picked up any significant long-term health issues,” he says.
So if e-cigarettes have the same effect on the body as an established stop smoking treatment, then surely we can assume that these products are relatively ‘safe’ too? While nothing can ever be considered completely safe, we can compare it to the other things we experience in our day to day lives.
We still need to be cautious about e-cigarettes
Unfortunately, we’re not 100% convinced yet. There are a number of points left to uncover that this study hasn’t yet answered.
The first is that people who used e-cigarettes while still smoking didn’t reduce the levels of toxic chemicals they were exposed to. And a large number of e-cigarette users do still smoke.
“The full benefit of using e-cigarettes is from completely stopping smoking,” says Shahab. “Any health benefits come from dramatic reductions in these chemicals, and we’re not seeing this in people that use both e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes.”
And although this study found significantly lower levels of these substances in vapers than smokers, the chemicals are still there.
The study didn’t compare the levels of chemicals in people who don’t smoke or use e-cigarettes with those who do, so it’s not known what the differences are likely to be. If these chemicals are found to be at higher levels in people who use the devices there’s still a chance that some harm is being done.
According to Shahab the next step is to look for signs of damage in these different groups of people, instead of looking at levels of chemicals that cause harm. But it can take decades to see these differences.
We also know that different users use different devices and liquids. So it could be that some are safer or more harmful than others. And people also use the devices in different ways. So further work needs to be done to understand these differences, so that each vaper is using their device as safely as possible.
We intend on playing a key part in finding these answers. And that’s why we set up the UK E-Cigarette Research Forum, made up of the country’s top tobacco and e-cigarette researchers, to do exactly that.
What does this mean right now?
This study confirms that e-cigarettes are far safer than smoking. If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do for your health is to stop. And the most effective way to do so is through free Stop Smoking Services.
And as we’ve written about previously, a number of successful quitters have managed to ditch the cigs through using both an e-cigarette and specialist support.
But this doesn’t mean that e-cigarettes are entirely without harm. If you’re a non-smoker, it’s not advisable to start vaping. We can’t yet be certain of all the long-term effects across all devices and liquids, so it’s best not to pick up the habit.
So although it’s unlikely e-cigarettes will be shown to be completely harmless (nothing ever is), today’s results are a landmark moment in showing just how much safer they are than smoking.
Limitless Pulse Pod System – Discreet & Stylish MTL Vaping Device
The Limitless Pulse Pod System has finally landed in the UK. These are our initial thoughts.
If you’re looking for a small, stylish and discreet MTL vaping device – the Limitless Pulse Pod System might just be the answer to your prayers.
We’ve been waiting for this mod to be available in the UK for over a month. We received it the day before yesterday and put it through a lot of vaping since. We think it vapes pretty well for a Pod System. The Pulse is aesthetically the best looking “cigalike” available in our opinion. The pods work great, though there is a small learning curve to take the rubber plug out to refill without tearing it.
Being a MTL device, it’s going to make some experienced vapers feel like they’re sucking through a straw. The selling point is the convenience of travelling light. This device will make it through an 8 hour day on one charge. The lights on it are attractive, especially at night.
The battery recharges in 45 minute from completely dead. In our opinion, the Pulse is the best pod system in the world right now for people that want to use their own juice instead of relying on prefilled pods and want to travel light.
We’re pretty impressed with the Pulse and hope it catches on. We found it worked best with lower VG juices such as Purity Standard PG.
UK Vaping Laws 2017 (TPD) – On the 20th May 2017 the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) will come into force. As this was enacted into UK law early last year, the Brexit vote to leave the EU will not effect this current legislation. Only a repeal of the law in UK parliament could change the new regulations.
UK Vaping Laws 2017 (TPD) – What does it mean for our customers?
Maximum refill containers can not exceed 10ml
From May we can only supply E-Liquid in 10ml bottles. As a business we only ever sold 30ml bottles so for us the change is significant and it has a major impact on our customers. Most buy 30ml bottles in quatities of six or more. It means our average customer now has to deal with three times the amount of bottles and packaging. The knock on price increase for Purity and eVo is £1.98 per 30ml of e-liquid. We’re introducing bulk discount vouchers on 10ml bottles to try and ensure our customers pay no more that they did before TPD. However, those customers just buying a few odd bottles will lose out. That said, introducing 10ml bottles will allow individuals to try a new e-liquid without paying for a full 30ml bottle.
The major reason for limiting e-liquid bottle size to 10ml in Europe is to reduce the risks associated with a poisonous substance. A 30ml bottle of e-liquid with 12mg strength could potentially kill a child. TPD will also mean all 10ml bottles have child proof lids – something that we welcome. That said, Purity and eVo have always had child proof lids on their 30ml bottles.
Maximum tank capacity of 2ml
All refillable tanks with a tank capacity exceeding 2ml will have to be withdrawn from sale on the 19th May 2017. This will be a major annoyance to our customers who generally use tanks with an e-liquid capacity of between 3ml and 4ml. The impact will be that customers have to refill twice as many times throughout the day. Combine that with the reduced e-liquid bottle size and you’ve got a law that in our opinion increases the risks to children – the exact opposite of what it’s designed to do. Parents will need to police three times as many bottles and the need to refill more frequently will increase the risk of bottles being left in child accessible places, ie. coat pockets, car glove boxes, handbags etc.
Maximum nicotine strength of 20mg
This won’t really impact on our customers as we’ve never offered e-liquids in strengths greater than 18mg.
Product Certification, Packaging Requirements, Customer Notifications and Data Reporting
We welcome most of this change for the industry as a whole but our customers will see no real difference. We’ve only ever sold the highest quality e-liquids and manufacturers such as Purity and eVo have always used the highest quality ingredients, had third part product testing, use child & tamper proof bottles and batch / date coding.
UK Vaping Laws 2017 (TPD) – Vaping in 2017
So 2017 will be the year of change for electronic cigarettes in the UK. The industry needed regulating but as with so many EU laws, you have to question the wisdom of parts of the new regulations. You will see slight price increases and a reduction in choice but things will settle down.
At Puffin Clouds we have been preparing for compliance for the last 8 months and are well positioned to adapt to the changes. We now offer all our e-liquids in 10ml variants. We will be introducing new TPD compliant tanks over the next two months and we will continue selling our 30ml e-liquids, whilst stocks last, until the 19th of May 2017.
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