Sunday, July 30, 2017

3 Quick Ways to Identify A Damaged Vape Tank

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Regardless, if you just bought your first electronic cigarette (non-disposable) or have been vaping for years, everyone experiences the occasional leaky or gurgling vape tank. In this article, we will discuss 3 quick ways to identify a damaged vape tank and what you can do to try and fix the problem.

The first problem that many vapers encounter after buying a new tank is leaking. The tank can leak from the bottom or the top but they are both easy to fix. If the tank is leaking from the bottom, first try adjusting your air flow holes to the lowest setting when you aren't using the tank. This will prevent juice from leaking out of the tank's air flow holes. If the tank continues to leak after the airflow has been restricted, this indicates that the rubber O-rings on the inside of the tank have been installed incorrectly or are damaged. To change the O-rings, remove the Pyrex glass from your tank and locate the rubber seals on the top and bottom base of the tank, these are the O-rings. Check to make sure they are properly installed and do not have any rips or tears in them. If they are damaged, they must be replaced to stop the leaking. If your tank is leaking from the top, make sure that you have been storing it in an upright position.

The second problem that seems to happen quite frequently is spitting. "Spitting" is when hot vape juice is shot through the chimney and into the mouth of the user. It can be quite unpleasant and sometimes painful. If your tank is spitting, the juice is being wicked faster than it can be vaporized. What this means is that the wick inside of the coil is soaking up juice faster than the coil is vaporizing it and hot juice is being sucked up the chimney through the mouthpiece. Typically, this problem can be fixed by increasing the wattage on your device. If the wattage on your device can't be adjusted then it is recommended that you use a thicker juice to eliminate spitting.

Have you ever heard a gurgling noise coming from inside of your tank? Have no fear as this problem is quite normal and is easily fixed. If your tank is gurgling, it means that you've added too much e-liquid and flooded the atomizer! Don't worry though, this can quickly be fixed by taking the atomizer off, wrapping a towel around the opening, and giving it a few firm shakes. If done correctly, the excess juice will come out of the atomizer and be absorbed by the towel. You can then reassemble your tank and continue vaping.


Hopefully, with this information, you are now able to recognize a broken or damaged vape tank and troubleshoot the problems. Whether the problem is spitting, gurgling, or leaking, all vapes do require a small amount of upkeep to keep them in a good working condition. The enjoyment that you will receive from the hobby of vaping is well worth the small amount of time that you put into maintaining your vaping device.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Empire Turkish RY4 Tobacco


A complex blend of Turkish and Eastern Tobaccos that come together for a rich smooth blend. We've also introduced some RY4 elements into this e-liquid to make it unique!
Slightly sweet Turkish Tobacco with a warm smooth body and aromatic high notes, complimented by a blend of creamy Caramels for just the right amount of Sweetness.
Exhaling thru your mouth gives you a sweeter Tobacco flavor while exhaling thru your nose provides a richer, bolder experience. This vape is sure to be the golden treasure of any Empire!

Flavor profile: Turkish, Tobacco, Caramel, RY4, Semi Sweet

Choose your options

60, 30 and 15 ml bottles are glass and come with a glass dropper. 5ml bottles are plastic.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Get It Right: Cartridges and E-Liquids Are Different!


One of the most common things that new vapers get confused about is the difference between cartridges and e-liquids. Yes, there is a difference! It is very easy to get the two mixed up if you are not familiar with vaping and the different materials that go into the process. Continue reading to find out more about cartridges and e-liquids, and which one is right for you. 

Cartridges are easier to understand because they usually go with basic electronic cigarettes. If you chose a vaping device targeted toward newcomers, chances are that you are using cartridges. Cartridges are easy to use because you buy them and they are already filled with e-liquid. When you are done vaping, you simply dispose of the container. Cartridges are a great choice if you are going to be vaping on the go. They can easily be inserted, vaped, and disposed of with no mess. This is a great option because you do not need to worry about dripping or spilling your e-juices. This is the best choice if you are relatively new to the vaping world because it is easier to deal with. Once you get more involved and knowledgeable about vaping, you might want to switch over to e-juices. The main reason that someone people prefer e-juices is because you cannot change cartridge brands. It has to be compatible with the device you are using. This makes your choices somewhat limited. But for most people, it is the perfect starting point.

E-liquids are used with devices that contain atomizers. You pour the liquid in yourself so that you have more control over you are vaping. E-liquids are also less expensive than cartridges to use. Unlike cartridges which need to be disposed of, e-liquids can last a long time when taken care of properly. E-liquid vials usually only need to be changed two or three times a month. That is a big difference from the 30 cartridges you would be using. In addition, you have more options with e-juices because you can use any brand that you want. You also have more customization opportunities in terms of flavor, base, and nicotine levels. E-liquids are a great choice for someone who is a little more experienced or prefers more control over their vaping experience. E-liquids are used in e-cigarettes that contain cartomizers and atomizers. The e-liquid is poured into the cartomizer which is located on the top of the device. Using e-liquids as opposed to cartridges requires a little more care because you are handling the e-juice directly. If you are careful to avoid any sorts of spills, this is a great choice if you want a little more customization. You can even mix flavors together to get one that you really enjoy.

Cartridges are typically used with slim e-cigarettes and e-juice is used with devices that have an opening at the top. Cartridges are disposed of and replaced when they run out. E-juices are refilled into the cartomizer and last longer. The flavors can also be mixed so it is perfect if you are interested in trying new things. Now that you understand the difference between e-liquids and cartridges, you are probably wondering which option is best for you. Cartridges might be good if you are new to the vaping world and want a one-piece system. They are easy to use but can be a little expensive if you vape frequently. E-liquids are a good choice if you prefer more options because there are many more flavors and nicotine contents available in e-juice. The flavors can also be mixed to create the perfect vape.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Don't Sleep on Steeping


Most people think of steeping as relating to making tea or infusing flavors into foods. A lesser known use for steeping is to both enhance the quality of e-liquid for vapes and remove any residual flavor of the bottle and traces of alcohol. By taking a closer look at steeping your e-liquid, you'll quickly see that it isn't just for tea anymore. 

What it is:

Steeping in its simplest form is soaking something in a liquid to either draw out a flavor or infuse the flavor of the liquid into any food similar to marinating a piece of meat. This same process can be utilized to maximize the flavor of typical e-liquid and elevate it to a much higher quality. The underlying science behind steeping is oxidation. Oxidation occurs when the e-liquid reacts with the oxygen in the air to remove any alcohol present. Oxidation also gives your e-liquid a much darker and aesthetically pleasing look than juice that hasn't been steeped. 

How it is done:

The process of steeping is actually quite simple if you're willing to wait. First, you need to find a cool and dark place to store your e-liquid for anywhere from six days to two weeks. Simply remove all labels from your e-liquid bottles place in the previously identified cool and dark place and wait. Once a day you should take the bottle out of hiding, give them a good shake, and briefly open them and expose them to the air to induce oxidation within the e-liquid. While performing this daily ritual, be sure not to expose the bottles to light for too long or else this can decrease the overall quality of your e-liquid. For those of you who don't want to wait quite as long but still want to reap the benefits of steeping, there is a process for you as well. Simply place your unlabeled bottles of e-liquid into a sealed bag and place this bag into a warm bath. The bath should be hot but not too hot that you are unable to place your hand into it. Once the warm bath cools, simply take the bottles back out of the bag and open each one to expel the unwanted gases. 

Why you should be doing it to your e-liquid bottles before vaping them:


Most people begin vaping as a way to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes. Whether it was because a doctor told you to, for a family member or just for yourself, health concerns or health goals are one of the main driving forces in the transition away from cigarettes. Not only will steeping your e-liquid before vaping it make your juice taste great, but it will give you even more health returns than previously thought. By removing alcohol and harsh chemicals associated with the bottling process, steeping your e-liquid is a simple process that is well worth the wait.

Vaping has offered freedom for thousands of people who wanted to transition away from traditional cigarettes. Not only does vaping offer a healthier alternative to cigarettes but it can also offer a plethora of enjoyable flavors for every individualized taste. Steeping your e-liquid before vaping it only enhances the already pleasurable flavors that are offered on the market today. Remember, don't sleep on steeping.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ways for Keeping Your Drags Shorter


Let us face it, vaping is cool, not to mention that it is a better alternative to smoking. However, in bid to keep enjoying your favorite e-juice with your favorite unit that you got from Crystal Canyon Vapes, you must incur cost in constantly replacing parts and the e-liquid. However, if you are taking good care of your vaping supplies and handling them right, you should be able to save some bucks. And, taming the duration of your drags is one way of lengthening the lifespan of your unit.
Aside from ruining your electronic cigarette or MOD, taking longer drags could be harmful to your health, especially the lungs. Yes, we cannot deny the fact that vaping is a better option. However, if we are always taking short drags, we run the risk of ruining our lungs by decreasing the lung capacity. Also, it could lead to pneumonia. Besides, vaping involves the inhalation of vapor and nicotine.
With that said, here are some tips to help you take shorter drags and how it will help in improving the lifespan of your atomizer and to help preserve your health.
Before we can begin solving the problem, it is important to understand why vapers take long drags in the first place. The answer is simple. They take long drags because they think of it as the only way to get massive clouds. However, what most vapers don't understand is that you can take shorter drags and still reach the lung capacity. Taking short drags in quick successions will ensure that you get the desired lung capacity, but without putting stress on your device.
To be able to take shorter drags and still get a decent amount of vapor, it is important that you invest in the right atomizer. If you get a 510 atomizer or a low resistance atomizer then you will not have to take long draws to produce large clouds. These atties can produce awesome amounts of vapor even when you are taking shorter draws. Therefore, by investing in a high-power atomizer, you don't have to necessarily strain your device with long draws
Having adequate amounts of e-juice in your vape tank, always, will ensure that you are satisfied with taking shorter draws. As the e-liquid begins to deplete, the flavor starts to diminish and the clouds of vapor appear to be thinner. It is at this point that many vapers decide to start taking longer draws, not knowing that they are only making things worse and running the risk of getting burnt hits. Instead of opting for longer draws, first check the level of your e-liquid. If running low, refill your tank and you will not have to take longer draws to get you satisfactory cloud quality. Also, by taking shorter draws, you can go slow on the vape juice. Therefore, it will reduce your total costs of the liquid.

Shorter draws are the best way to inhale. This is because they help you to lengthen the lifespan of your atomizer and e-liquids, thereby reducing the cost of replacement for these vaping supplies. Other than being cost-efficient, shorter draws are advised to anyone who cares about their health. Therefore, we advocate for every vaper to try and take shorter draws. Besides, shorter draws do not have to mean that you are compromising on the vapor production. The quick successions techniques should be able to help you take shorter draws and still maintain a worthy vapor. And, investing in a low resistance atomizer will also help you achieve the same, only that you do not have to take long draws.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Can Too Cool of a Storage Place Damage The E-Liquid's Flavor or Contents?


While it's widely known that e-liquid comes in a multitude of flavors and thus plenty of ingredient variations to choose from, those who partake in the past time may not be 100% informed on the proper ways of maintaining their liquids as far as temperature control goes. There are questions surrounding what the proper temperatures to store an e-liquid might be and there is always going to be speculation that differs should you choose to get your information from a forum. While you can find some experts on the subject from such a source, this guide is meant to break down the details behind the proper care and maintenance of e-liquid for storing in cold and hot temperatures.

Heat Plus E-Liquid Equals Degradation
While you may be so concerned over whether or not to store your e-liquid in a fridge or freezer or perhaps another cold area, such as your car during the winter months, you may need to be more concerned with the heat when it comes to preserving the quality of your e-liquid. No matter what your liquid is made from, the heat and direct sunlight are the main causes behind aging anything to do with your liquid. This will also affect the overall flavor, so be sure not to forget your liquid in your car for too long in the summer.

Is Perspiration an Issue?
If you're worried that water might be added to your e-liquid if it's exposed to the cold for too long, that shouldn't be too much of a worry. Unless you are exposing your juice to a warm environment and then a cold one repeatedly, there is no possibility of water being created in your e-liquid container. This is especially true if you are storing your e-liquid in the fridge unopened or if it is in a tightly sealed container. Should you clean out a container and move the e-liquid from its original packaging to a new container, make sure it is thoroughly dried out before making that switch. Otherwise, you will be more likely to introduce water to the e-liquid.

Can Leaving E-Liquid in a Cold Environment Degrade the Nicotine?
There's a chance that you will be preserving the nicotine better by having it in a cold environment, such as a fridge, rather than storing it at room temperature. Since e-liquid is more finicky when it comes to hot environments and light exposure, leaving it in a cold and dark environment would be more ideal. This is the case if you live in a home or apartment that has poor cold airflow, such as during the hot summer months.

You are more likely to degrade the quality of your nicotine and age the ingredients in your nicotine much faster if you have it sitting on your windowsill or on a counter that receives a lot of direct sunlight, than if you were to leave it in your fridge for a few weeks. Plenty of DIYers will leave their nicotine in their freezer long-term. This can minimize the breakdown of your e-liquid's ingredients and will lessen oxidation over time.

Proper Use After Freezing or Cooling
Once you take your nicotine out of the fridge or freezer, allow it time to warm up before using it. This is more a choice of personal quality, since while it is cold, the liquid will be less viscous so it will not wick as well while cold.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Timber Frost at CCVAPES



Timber Frost is the perfect blend of fresh Wintergreen and sweet mints. Its blended with the right amount of Menthol for that cool, frosty sensation!
The sweetness of our Wintergreen contrasts nicely against the Menthol and is not over powering. Easily an all day vape that is refreshing any time.
Special thanks to Vapor Ree from our Facebook Group for naming this flavor!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mutation X Style RDA



The Mutation X Style RDA Stainless Steel finish rebuildable dripping atomizer. This RDA comes with pre-made wick and wire and is ready to build and vape!
This RDA has 3 posts with extra large diameter holes. Adjustable air flow with 2 to 18 air holes (9 on each side).
A deep juice well with a good amount of room for various coil builds and configurations. Finned top cap for better heat dissipation.
Includes
  • 1 Mutation RDA
  • 2 Pre-made Wick and wire
  • 1 Chrome Drip Tip
  • 1 Screwdriver & Replacement Screws
  • 3 Replacement O-Rings
  • Compatible with most devices that use 510 threading
  • Replacement Pre-made Wick and Wire Coils are available here

Specifications: Diameter 22mm, Length 34.5mm (without drip tip), Threading 510

Monday, June 12, 2017

Vaping and The Throat Hit Effect


One significant factor that for those who love to engage in the practice, is the quality of the throat hit that one gains in the process of vaping. It has even affected the type of vaping devices that are designed. A great throat hit can make a person to cough while a gentle throat punch smoothly moves down the throat.

The E-Liquid
The most important source of the throat hit is the PG/VG (Propylene Glycol / Vegetable Glycerin) proportion associated with the particular e-juice in thevaping device. PG is suitable for persons who are in search of a powerful throat hit, while for those who are only interested in a smoother throat hit are encouraged to use the VG type of e-juice. On the other hand, the throat hit obtained from PG is less satisfying unlike that which is gained from the use of nicotine. However, the throat hit associated with PG is powerful and it can be felt like a sharp biting sensation at the rear of the throat. For a PG/VG ratio of about 40/60 and 60/40, the throat hit is typically considered to be tough and very powerful consecutively. PG provides a punchier throat hit while that of nicotine which is more robust.

The Type of Vape Tank
For the best result in the process of vaping, it is important not undermine the importance of the vaping tank that is selected. The vaping tank is designed to match a vaping device, and it is imperative since this helps to meet different personal preferences. When this important fact is not considered in the process of acquiring a tank or the vaping device, one can easily miss out on the great throat punch that is delivered through the course of vaping, and therefore, will not be satisfied. The set up plays a huge role in affecting the quality of vapor that will be released. If the tank and the mod don’t match well, then the gas that will be obtained in the process is entirely unsatisfactory for both the tongue and the lungs. The best tanks are the ones which have been designed using glass material.

The Types of Coils and Wicks
The quality of the throat hit depends on the wick or coil that is used in vaping. Most people will tend to ignore the importance of the wick material, due to the massive dominance of cotton in the vaping devices. Using other materials for the wick provides a much better throat hit.
The use of cotton is extensive because most people consider it to provide a cleaner flavor. However, it does not provide a stronger throat hit as most people would expect. For a mild throat hit, cotton is the best. However, for a much greater punch in the throat, rebuildable atomizer would be the most suitable option. The use of hemp wicks also avails a very powerful throat hit.

Type of Vaping Device
It has never been entirely clear how the vaping device affects the throat punch and overall satisfaction that one gets unlike for the different PG/VG ratios, flavors, and nicotine. When vaping began, tank systems were most commonly used in the process. To get a great throat punch, one would have to use an e-juice containing a lot of nicotine and higher PG. However, in the advent of mods, there was less need of using concentrated nicotine, flavor, and PG. Therefore, high-power devices help people to get a stronger throat hit regardless of the e-juice being used.

Options are usually unlimited when one selects a mod that has different wattage levels since adjustments can easily be made to ensure that the best throat hit is obtained.

As much as vaping tends to be a new, it is a tradition that is being adopted rapidly. Additionally, it tends to embrace technology. Regarding price, the use of vaporizers and E-cigarettes helps to cut down on the cost. For E-Cigarettes, there are no recurrent costs like in the use of cigarettes. Finally, vaping leads to a complete cessation of smoking, which is very important for the health of individuals.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Do Ratios Really Matter?


There are a few characteristics of PG and VG that people need to know about because it can affect the experience that they have with vaping.

The first characteristic is that Propylene Glycol is a thin liquid that has no natural flavor. Therefore, it is going to work great with the e-juice that needs flavors added to it. Vegetable Glycerin is a thicker liquid that has a sweet flavor.

The second characteristic is that PG has a longer shelf life because all its ingredients are all natural. VG has a shorter shelf because of all its organic ingredients.

The third characteristic is that PG has a stronger hit to the throat. Therefore, a lot of people are going to suffer from throat irritation when they use it to vape. VG does not hit the throat as strong because it can get more vapor.

The fourth characteristic is that PG has a higher voltage requirement because it has a higher temperature resistance.


The last characteristic is that PG is going to produce fewer vapors when a person inhales and thinner clouds when they exhale. This means that a person is probably going to experience a burnt taste if the voltage is not regulated correctly. The VG has a smoother inhale and can produce huge clouds when a person exhales. Therefore, a lot of people love to do tricks with the vapor clouds of the vegetable glycerin.

The Ratios of VG and PG

When a person chooses the 100 percent VG it is because of two different reasons. The first reason is that they might have an allergy to PG. The second reason is that like to cloud chase competitively. People are not going to get a throat hit and because it is sweet, it is going to alter some of the flavors of the e-juice. This can also create an issue with the maintenance of the equipment.

If a person wants the best of both worlds, then they need to choose the 70 percent VG and 30 percent PG. This is because they are going to get a lot of vapor and a little bit of a hit to the throat. It is very smooth so it is not going to overpower the person when they are inhaling and they will still get the big clouds when they are exhaling.

When a person is experimenting with vapors for the first time, they will want to use the 50 percent VG and 50 percent PG. This is because they are going to get a small bite on the inhale and high-quality exhales. If though this is not a common ratio, a person can get a 20 percent VG and 80 percent PG if they want more vapors and a slight decrease for the hit in the throat.

Even though it is not as popular, it is common for people to get the 100 percent PG. This is because it has the strongest hit to the throat and you are going to be able to taste all the flavors of the e-juice. A person is going to get fewer vapors produced compared to the vegetable glycerin.

At first, numerous vast e-juice makers made their items with PG bases, and some offered VG e-fluids as a possibility for those hypersensitive to propylene glycol. In any case, they immediately found that making a base by blending PG and VG enabled them to join the best components of every substance, to give a scope of decision to vapers searching for various attributes in their e-juice.

On the off chance that you blend your own e-liquid, obviously, you have a definitive control. You will probably find that specific PG/VG proportions work best with your vaporizer and that distinctive proportions are ideal for various groups of flavors; you'll likewise locate that high-VG juice blended with a few flavors can take more time to soak, and that most high nicotine focuses and "fascinating" flavors aren't accessible in a VG suspension.

These are just some of the reasons why some people might want to choose the different ratios for the vegetable glycerin and the propylene glycol. It is all based on your preferences.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How Can The PG/VG Ratio in Your E-Liquid Affect Your Vape Tank?


At one time crafting e-juice from scratch was a hobby I enjoyed that taught me a lot about what goes into the juices we vape. From the flavorings to the nicotine to the PG/VG ratio, composing a good juice was about understanding the role these substances played and balancing them according to personal preference and purpose. Whether it's clouds or flavor, pen or sub ohm tank, the ratio of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG) form the basis of the effectiveness juice can have on the user's experience. With this knowledge, I would like to help you understand the difference in PG and VG, and how the ratio of the two can affect flavor and clouds depending on what type of device is being used.

Propylene glycol is a man-made chemical developed for use in everything from soaps and deodorant to inhalers and nebulizers. Very few people suffer a mild allergy to the substance and for this reason look to juices that have more VG. However, the FDA has labeled the substance to be "generally recognized as safe" for use in food, having anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties that help to balance the organic nature of vegetable glycerin. Its solubility makes it the ideal base for the flavorings used in e-juices, and nearly all the most popular flavorings that companies use come pre-mixed into a solution of PG. For this reason, PG is known as the flavor carrying agent in e-juices, as it has a smaller molecular structure that allows the molecules in the flavoring itself to be more easily integrated. The amount of PG you want in your juice depends on what type of tank used and the desired experience. Flavor chasers will look for a juice that contains an equal balance of the two. In tanks that produce less vapor such as the smaller skinnier vape pen tanks, a thinner more flavor-heavy juice is needed to offset the lack of cloud production and wicking capability. Propylene glycol itself does not adversely affect Pyrex or plastic tanks, but it should be noted that acidic juices with higher amounts of PG will contain a stronger concentration of flavor and could potentially crack the tank. The thinness of PG allows these tanks to properly wick the juice.

Vegetable glycerin is naturally derived from plants and is the substance that works to produce clouds. While it does have flavor carrying capabilities, it is less effective to this end. For those of us who chase clouds, less of the flavoring agent is required as the amount of vapor big sub-ohm tanks produce have the volume necessary for flavorful hits. On setups designed for cloud production, a mix with too much PG will be so thin that spit back may occur as the wick becomes over-saturated too quickly. Generally, those looking for cloud production go for a juice with the highest amount of VG possible. MODs equipped with bigger tanks have the power and wicking ability to handle juices heavy with vg, and these larger tanks provide enough room for the thicker liquid to disperse. Most large tanks are made with Pyrex or glass, neither of which will be adversely affected by VG. However, some of these are being coated with cheap paint that can chip off, so avoid using these altogether. Beware of juices claiming to be 100% VG as the flavorings themselves are based in PG, so achieving a pure vg mix is nearly impossible. But depending on the amount of flavoring used some juices can have as much as 90 percent vegetable glycerin in their mix.

Understanding these properties should help you to more accurately choose the ratio of PG/VG you need depending on the type of tank and your preference of cloud vs. flavor production. Remember that not all juices and tanks are the same so your personal satisfaction relies on properly balancing the two to achieve the desired experience.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Key Largo E-Liquid At Crystal Canyon Vapes



The pie filling is smooth and creamy lending sweetness to contrast with the tart citrus. Generously layered on top of a rich Graham Cracker pie crust.
Born in the Florida Keys and delivered to your door, this classic dessert can be enjoyed year round. So sit down, relax and enjoy this southern treat!

Flavor profile: Tart, Lime, Citrus, Graham Cracker, Slightly Sweet, Creamy

Friday, May 12, 2017

International Vaping Laws to Be Aware Of


In addition to its proven and possible health benefits, vaping allows many options that smoking does not. You can decide how much or how little nicotine you want or leave it out completely. There is an endless amount of flavor combinations to suit your mood and taste. And the vaping devices can be customized to suit your style. One of the main benefits that vaping offers that traditional cigarettes do not is more choices of where you can use them. However, when looking at vaping around the world, there may be a few places on the different continents where you must leave your device in its case. In some places, it is not that you can't vape, but there may not be regulations, so the hardware, e-liquids, and/or accessories are not sold in the local stores.

Vaping in South America

Here in the United States, vape products are allowed, but there are laws put into place to prevent selling to minors, even if the e-juice doesn't contain tobacco. Selling from vending machines is forbidden as are free samples. An ID must be supplied by anyone buying a vape product who claims to be between 18 and 27 years of age. Also, in many places the same rules apply for vaping as smoking. So, you will often find that you can't smoke in enclosed public areas, especially restaurants and bars or in open public areas where smoking is banned.

The case in Rio, Brazil is that it is illegal to sell vapes and accessories there. So, if you are there with your vaping device and you want to replace or buy liquid or accessories for it, then you might have to try to get it online.

In Argentina, it’s been illegal to import, sell, or advertise vaping products since 2011. This may be because it would interfere with the country's huge cigarette market. The official statement is that they don't believe there is enough scientific evidence proving that it is safe. Using an e-cigarette however seems to be OK, but it is just not a guarantee that you will be able to find one there.

In Bolivia, it is unclear whether vaping is not allowed or if it just can't be marketed, so bring your own supply if you cannot go without it, and hope for the best.

Vaping in Africa

In Africa, it is largely unclear whether vaping is legal in some countries. In Kenya, they are legal, and in Zimbabwe it is legal.

In South Africa, vaping is all the rage with more people quitting smoking and turning to vaping. Non-nicotine vaping is encouraged over using an e-cig containing nicotine, which is officially not allowed. You can still buy them, but at your own risk of course. In Egypt, e-cigs are banned, but vaping is not.

Vaping in Australia

Australia allows vaping as well as the buying and selling of the products and accessories, so long as no nicotine is involved. However, you can still order e-liquids online and have them delivered to you there. Officially, it has been announced that the ban on e-cigs will continue in 2017. The opinions of health experts are divided on this, however. Some say that vaping could lead to cigarette smoking, and others think it is a good way to quit smoking. This has been proven by the thousands of ex-smokers who turned to vaping to help them quit.

Vaping in Europe

In Europe it is legal to vape, but there are clear guidelines in place. These laws came into effect or began being more heavily upheld as of May 2017. Nicotine liquids over 20mg or L in strength will be banned unless you get it by prescription as will refill bottles containing more than 10ml. The prices on vaping products have gone up or will go up in cost, and this could lead to more people being reluctant to switch to vaping and saving their health.

Oddly, in Finland, the only e-liquids allowed are the tobacco flavors, and it is illegal to order over the internet.

In Russia, it is either allowed or unclear. In some areas, the sale and use of vapes containing nicotine are not allowed.

Vaping in Asia

In Asia, the laws vary. It is officially banned in Indonesia, but there are vape cafes, and they are sold publicly. You probably don't have to worry if you pack a supply in your luggage that's going under the plane, but do this at your own risk because some people have had their supply confiscated.

In Afghanistan, vaping is legal. In Iraq, it is unclear, and in Iran it is unclear but seems to be banned. In India, vaping is legal.

In China, even though this is the main country that produces e-liquid, it is illegal, and you could be fined. E-cigs are legal though just without the nicotine.

In Hong Kong, it is illegal to sell, use, or possess e-cigs containing nicotine.

In Japan, there is a ban on the sale of nicotine refills for e-cigs. Everything else is allowed.

In Malaysia, e-cigs will become legal after a complete ban previously. The entire industry will be monitored closely to ensure the quality and lower the risk of products that are hazardous to health. What this means though is that buying and selling vape products over the internet may be put to an end. Also, e-liquids containing nicotine will only be accessible through a doctor's prescription. In Singapore, it is completely illegal to sell, import, or even use vaping devices personally. So, if you want to pack a personal supply in your luggage that is not likely to be searched, do so at your own risk because these laws are heavily enforced.

US Vape Companies That Export

Vape companies in the United States that ship to other countries may notice restrictions in some countries, and their shipments to customers will have to meet the laws of that country, but there is still a place in the market for them. In some cases, they may only be able to sell certain size refills or restricted levels of nicotine. Also, by 2018, a label will be required on the outside of the package stating the contents of the package. The recipient will have to show age verification when signing for the package. Products exported overseas cannot be the same products sold in the U.S..

From the evidence gathered, it seems clear that where vaping is not allowed, it is because:
1) No one has put enough thought into looking deeper into it and creating regulations.
2) It is a threat to the country's tobacco deals.
3) It could be hazardous to your health or dangerous. There have been some reports of explosions, though this is rare and is usually due to poorly assembled devices or cheap products.
4) Only brands are allowed that have setup a business deal with the country as is the case in South Korea where only certain brands of e-cigarettes are banned while others can be purchased and used there.


References:

Australia 2017 vape laws: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-02/e-cigarette-ban-to-continue-in-australia:-tga/8236808

USA 2017 vaping laws: http://fdaregs.info/fda-deeming-regulations/timeline/

http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/klbk-news/new-fda-regulations-for-smoke-vape-shops-take-effect-monday/524203890

Rio, Brazil 2017 vaping laws: https://www.mappingmegan.com/vaping-and-airports/

South Africa 2017 vape laws: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/is-south-africas-strong-stance-on-smoking-set-to-cover-e-cigarettes-too-20160811

Europe vape laws: https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3364643/what-the-new-vaping-laws-really-mean-and-how-they-could-impact-on-a-smokers-health/

Malaysia 2017 vape laws: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/e-cigarette-regulation-good-news-for-vapers

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Tips for Increasing Vapor Production from Your MOD


Having an increased amount of vapor is the sure way to get the most out of your vaping experience. To achieve this, your battery must be able to put out the required power safely and the only way it can do that is by using sub-ohms. Batteries also can only provide a safe amount of current. This is referred to as the amp limit. So, make sure that you are aware that if you intend to utilize a MOD that requires its own battery, ensure that its battery's amp limit is continuous.

For those of you who have a more regulated and modern MOD that comes with a battery built-in, then you can enjoy all the vape you want without worrying. With that said, here are a few tips for increasing vapor production from your MOD.

Higher Power = Higher Vapor Amount

When using a basic device, the user must be aware that the only type of atomizer they can use is one with higher resistance that sends a fixed voltage. Although this will allow an increased amount of vapor through your technique of pulling, there is nothing else that you will be able to do to improve it. On the other hand, there are many other devices that do have the capabilities to increase the amount of vapor.

Besides that, the minimum you should pay for a VV/VW MOD is $50 to achieve maximum vapor. But if you want to spend a little more, you will experience a vaping session like no other.

Purchase the Best Atomizer Possible

We cannot stress enough of how important your atomizer has to be for the production of vapor. Therefore, most vapers stick to the sub-ohm atomizer tanks because of their coils being low resistance; so, they can tolerate the increased power that the coil requires. The use of sub-ohm tanks will be your best bet.

The type of atomizer that you want to stay away from is the clearomizer. This is because you won't receive the desired amount of vapor that you are looking for. What it all boils down to is the fact that having an atomizer that is higher than CE5 is ideal for blowing the most clouds.

Keep Your Wattage High

Keeping your wattage high will produce a higher amount of vapor. This is because if you have a higher amount of electricity flowing through the coil, you will have a higher amount of liquid that gets vaporized, causing a higher amount of vapor to be produced.

You must be careful though or you will easily destroy the coils. To prevent any damage to your coils, start out on a low setting and increase it gradually until you reach a comfortable setting.

The reasoning behind the use of wattage versus voltage is because wattage is more widely used. Wattage also considers the amount of coil resistance and makes proper adjustments. This is good to know because if your voltage is the same for two coils, the performance will be different if the resistance is also different, but your wattage will give the same performance though.

Airflow Is Key

It is guaranteed that the more airflow you have, the more vapor you will create. If you have very low airflow, but are still able to obtain a lot of vapor, then you are likely running hot with a high amount of concentrate. This could create a very unpleasant experience. If you simply increase the airflow, you will instantly get more vapor as well as cool vapor, too. More importantly, you want your vape to be cool if you intend to use a higher wattage.

The point is to create a balance and finding your comfort zone. To find the balance you might want, to begin with, a warmer vapor created with a completely open airflow may not be a good choice. This could cause your cloud to appear weak. It could also cause the flavor to be reduced tremendously, but if you are not in it for the taste, then keeping your airflow wide open won't matter to you.

If anything else, while vaping it is important that you at least have an adjustable airflow setting for your atomizer. Today, many of the atomizers available have these settings, so being able to create a lot of vapor will no longer be a problem.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Build the Best Dominant E-Cig Kit to Fit Your Tastes Without A Big Waste


Newbie vapers with serious desire to extract full benefit from e-cigarettes must have a basic grasp of various tasks required to build the best starter kit from scratch. Below is an overview of how to create a customized, high-quality e-cig kit that lasts a long while but won't break your budget. But before we get into that, realize that it is an investment at first, but in the long-run, it is well worth the money. To really put it into perspective, you will never realize such savings from $5.99 disposable e-cigs. For the best deal on a custom-built starter kit, heed the helpful hints below: 
Begin with The Battery - Variously called "chambers," batteries are the most vital components of e-cig kits. Shaped like long cylinders to resemble conventional cigarettes, e-cig battery designs represent a large range of sizes, colors and capacities. The single most important spec is battery life. Look for at least 280 mAh to get roughly 300 puffs from a full charge. Anything less is likely to yield more frustration from time wasted on frequent recharges than savoring your favorite nicotine taste sensation.
Chargers - A close second runner up to the battery is the e-cig charger. Most starter kits include a USB charger but some come with a plug-in wall or car adapter. Electrical wall outlets recharge much faster than USB or car chargers. Whichever charging device(s) you decide best will suit your lifestyle, verify that the cord that leads to the battery's bottom is long enough to let you vape while recharging.
Cartomizers vs. Cartridges - Most beginner kits include several disposable cartridges, each prefilled with 1 ml of e-liquid. A better pick is a starter kit with two refillable cartomizers and a complementary bottle of e-liquid. This affords a much wider variety of flavors that come in a higher quantity of controllable quality.
E-Liquid that sits inside a cartomizer is partially vaporized with every puff, thus gradually losing freshness and flavor. Thanks to transparent Pyrex tanks, remaining e-liquid level is visible. This gives you the ability to pour in just enough and let the unused portion "steep" in a refrigerated bottle to keep it fresh and strong each time you vape. Besides that, simple math will quickly reveal great savings gained from every refill.
We hope these tips help you on your joureny to building the best vape starter kit possible from Crystal Canyon Vapes.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stop Buying E-Liquids Made in China!


The flavored e-liquids for e-cigarettes are no longer made just in China. They are now produced in the United States and other countries around the world. The e-liquids made in China have real problems and the potential for serious issues in the future. There are several reasons why you should stop buying e-liquids made in China.

No Monitoring or Regulation
One of the first reasons to stop is that the Chinese made e-liquids are not subject to the same monitoring and regulations as flavors made in other countries. Some manufacturers claim to have high standards. Others list ingredients on the side of the packaging. The reality is that there is no monitoring or tight regulation. These Chinese companies could be filling the e-liquids with chemicals that are harmful to humans. This should be reason enough to avoid Chinese e-liquids.

Poor Quality and Flavor
Another reason many people and e-cigarette retailers are already avoiding liquids made in China is quality. Many of the e-liquids coming out of China simply have a very bad taste. Some have a strong chemical aftertaste. Others just taste strange no matter what flavor is listed on the packaging. This makes vaping far less enjoyable. Part of this is likely because quality control is sometimes sacrificed in China in order to lower costs and improve production times.

Inconsistency
E-Liquids made in China suffer from consistency problems. Flavor liquids from one imported batch might have different properties than the next batch. This means you cannot rely on these e-liquids since the next one you buy might be completely different from what you were expecting. This is no way to vape. It is far better to simply rely on e-liquids that have not been imported from China.

Potential Damage to Electronic Cigarettes
You have no way of knowing what is contained in the e-liquids produced in China. The manufacturers could be using a range of ingredients or chemicals intended to lower costs without regard to how they react with atomizers and tanks. This means the wrong combination of chemicals could damage an e-cigarette or degrade performance. There is no reason to risk damaging a favorite e-cigarette with these liquids when so many other options are available.

Support the Local Economy
A final reason to stop buying e-liquids made in China is to support your local economy. Buying e-liquids from the country where you live will help to create jobs and keep those companies in business. Patronizing brands outside of China makes it possible for those companies to grow and offer a wider range of e-liquids in the future.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Populairty of On-Campus Vaping


Across the world, increasing numbers of people are looking to make the switch from traditional tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes in a bid to lower the antisocial aspects of smoking and to live a better lifestyle. As students around the world look to embark on a new life at college, a growing number are switching to vaping as their chosen form of smoking as they look for the best options for a better alternative on campus. Stricter controls are being implemented on many campuses, but vaping can still provide many with a good option for smoking in areas where traditional cigarettes are not permitted.

For students, the chance to vape can provide many benefits over traditional cigarettes, which can include the chance to inhale less nicotine and to do so in a cleaner way than the use of a traditional cigarette. An e-cigarette uses a cartridge containing liquid nicotine that does not contain the many harmful ingredients that are commonly found in traditional cigarettes and lead to many of the antisocial aspects of smoking. Because an e-cigarette does not need to be smoked to the end of the cartridge the individual smoker can often lower the amount of nicotine they take in during an average day on a college campus.

Life on campus is often busy and filled with fun and a little stress, which leads many students to take up smoking. Finding a cleaner way that does not include the strong smells created by burning the wrapper and ingredients of a cigarette can make it easier for a student to make friends on campus. An e-cigarette emits water vapor, which does not produce a strong odor or cover clothes and the surroundings area with the smells associated with traditional smoking. Vaping is another option for those who are living the busy life of a college student as a few puffs on a vaporizer can satisfy the need for nicotine and be flavored with different options.

Some college campuses still allow students to vape on campus in areas where traditional smoking is forbidden. Following the rules is an important thing to do and vaping in class may not be the correct thing to do on most campuses. As vaping is seen as less controversial than other smoking options the chance to vape in public should not be missed for students at colleges across the country.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Double Barrel Legend


Legend has it, an old prospector traveled west during the gold rush, bringing along his favorite, smooth rich tobacco blend. He stored it in two empty barrels of butterscotch.
Along the journey, his tobacco took on the sweet creamy flavor of the butterscotch and created a smooth, slightly sweet flavor.

Later after not having struck gold, the prospector began barreling tobacco with a blend of butterscotch and unsweetened caramel. This flavored tobacco quickly became popular in the local towns and saloons.


Till this day, no one knows exactly how the old prospector created his smooth, slightly sweet blend known as "Double Barrel No 5". But we have managed to recreate that same smooth rich tobacco with a decadent butterscotch and hints of caramel! Easily an all-day vape, you will not have to go prospecting to enjoy the legendary blend No 5!

Monday, April 10, 2017

A Brief Overview of Variable and Standard Voltages


For those new or in the beginning stages of vaping, you might be asking yourself, “what’s the difference between variable and standard voltages?” The direct, real short answer: It is all in the vape! For instance, were you a heavy or frequent smoker? How much vape can you handle? Let those questions help guide you in your decision-making process when it comes to choosing the right vaping device.

Are you looking to control or want to adjust the amount of vapor you create, then the variable voltage is an option to consider. With that said, you need to know about the types of voltages, because if you adjust your device too high for instance, it will become too strong and can give your e-liquid burnt taste. To avoid this, the coil, when encountering this voltage, must stay wet and clean at all times, no exceptions. If you don't have a real idea for what you are doing, it may taste like burnt liquid. Variable voltages use a 6-volt battery. A variable voltage has 6 volts and with an average of 3-ohms, it can create 12 watts of vaping power. The best part is you can control it, and it is compatible with any cartomizer that has identical threading. Those that need more vapor, flavor, or a stronger throat hit, especially if you were once again former heavy smokers, you may prefer variable voltages. Most MODs out there today are the go-to-devices when it comes to these features.

Standard voltages have a quick recharge, are less expensive, and are simplistic to understand. With a standard voltage device, you produce less vapor. Most devices use 3.7 volt batteries and 2.5-ohm cartomizers, producing a little under 5.5 watts of vaping power. Again, standard voltages are simple to use, but the downside is you are unable to adjust the levels. For those new to the vaping world or prefer less vapor, then going standard may be the best option for you. The vaping devices, such as your basic e-cigarettes, areless expensive and easy to use. They make for awesome starter kits, and, youcan always upgrade if you do feel that it is not strong enough for your taste.

Your choice really depends on the amount of vapor you want to produce! Want more, go for variable voltage devices such as using most types of MODs. If want less, stick with the standard voltages such as using e-cigarettes. In the end, it’s all about your vaping preferences. For either option, check out our vaping hardware today.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

GENERATION V FOR VAPERS


There are several reasons that today’s generation has chosen to vape rather than continue to smoke harmful tobacco cigarettes. The question on a lot people’s minds is why is it so widely popular among the 18-35 audience? Could it be that growing up, with an array of ads on television and on billboards that condemned smoking cigarettes, pushed this generation to find a better alternative to smoking? No matter how you view it, “Generation V” is here to stay with vast knowledge, creativity, and unique ideals.

With a ton of options out there,especially here at Crystal Canyon Vapes, from starter kit e-cigarettes to MODsand RDAs, this generation has built-up the vaping world. For instance, when it comes to MODs and RDAs, this generation seems to have a better understanding for how certain principles apply to producing a unique vaping experience. Coil building and even dripping have become the norm amongst today’s vapers. You see, these vapers have delved deeper into the specifics of how a unit works and the principles behind each device.

These standards behind how exactly an e-cigarette, portable vaporizer, or MOD works is now taught and understood with basic principles taught in science classes across the world. Comprehension of Ohm’s Law, Amps, and how the resistance of coils can vary, gives today's vapers options that far exceed that of just turning the device on. Single coil versus duel coils, the gauge and wraps of each coil, and how Amps and Ohm's correlate in not only generating that cloud of vapor that is so sought after, but the maximum flavor production one desires. Every vaping device simply put, is unique when it comes to these things.

When it comes to e-liquids, today's vapers enjoy juices with a nice throat hit, have dynamic flavors, and the ability to create large clouds of vapor. When you look at the cloud chasing tournaments for instance, these vapers have the most up-to-date MODs and the e-juices to vape with that contain high amounts of VG for their cloud chasing needs.

Now, the plethora of information that is at our fingertips is a huge factor. We are in the technological age of research, and this generation has the power to simply type a couple of words relating to their interests and find a wealth of knowledge relating to their search. They can find written directions, blogs, videos, and ways to spark ones imagination on how they can make their experience the most pleasurable one.


Finally, the world of vaping has opened the door for a social aspect that allows vapers to be able to connect. Online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Physical locations: vape expos, vapor lounges, etc. These social aspects of the vaping community are a huge contributing factor to how this generation of vapers has grown in such a short amount of time.

The only question (with an easy solution) now that this Generation V faces, is to build or not to build!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Abiding By The International Vaping Rules: Australia


With some of the strictest laws in the world when it comes to nicotine, Australia can be quite confusing when it comes to the rules of vaping. Even though vaping is not a tobacco product, some parts of Australia still throw e-cigarettes and other vaping devices in with cigarettes as illegal products.

Nicotine: A Poison?
In Australia, the substance nicotine is classified as a highly dangerous poison. This classification can make it very difficult to know where you stand as a vaper per Australian law. As vaping is a new technology, Australian law is still a bit ambiguous when it comes to its feelings toward nicotine in vape juices. Currently, Australia leaves laws specific to vaping up to each state.

State by State: Vaping Regulations
As of now, each state within Australia has its own laws when it comes to vaping. As it stands, vaping is completely illegal in Queensland. In Victoria, vaping products that contain nicotine are only legal when the person has a medical certificate. In the rest of Australia, vaping with or without a juice containing nicotine is legal although some states require the person to be above the age of 18.

Purchasing Vaping Products in Australia
Even though many states do allow vaping with nicotine, that doesn't mean that you can find a vape shop nearby that will sell you e-liquid with nicotine in it. In fact, in Australia, it is illegal to sell e-liquid products that contain nicotine. If you vape without nicotine, that is no problem as vape shops once again can sell nicotine-free juices. What is legal, luckily, is to purchase e-liquid products that contain nicotine from overseas retailers. Because the selling of nicotine products is legal in most other countries, you are legally allowed to purchase your juice from an international seller and have it shipped directly to your door.

Choosing the Right International Juice Retailer
Of course, having to purchase your juice products from an international online source poses its own challenges. Anyone can create a website that sells e-juice, whether they create quality products and have good shipping practices is another thing. Therefore, you should find an online international retailer that you can trust.

Crystal Canyon Vapes
Based in the United States, Crystal Canyon Vapes has become the premier international source for e-liquid products. Thanks to our incredibly high standards of manufacturing and shipping, Australians can rest assured that they are receiving a quality product that will be delivered safely and in a timely manner. Plus, we provide generous shipping discounts for bulk orders. Crystal Canyon Vapes creates exceptional e-juice products with high quality ingredients. Because our e-liquids are manufactured in a professional and sterile environment, you can trust that we'll deliver on quality as well as flavor. Plus, we offer sample packs at an affordable cost, allowing you to try a variety of e-juices for a fraction of the price. As for shipping, Crystal Canyon Vapes offers a guarantee on packages that are delivered to Australia. Because the packages are dispatched within 24 hours, and because we work closely with customs laws, Australian customers receive their orders in less than two weeks. In fact, many Australian customers receive their orders in as little as nine days.

Despite the somewhat confusing Australian laws regarding vaping, you can still purchase quality products and receive them in a timely manner thanks to reputable international retailers such as Crystal Canyon Vapes.