APPG For Vaping: Report Into Vaping In The Workplace

Whilst the general consensus on vaping is fairly accepted and liberal, the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace or in public areas is somewhat murky.

With regards to this, the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) has released a new report, ‘Vaping In The Workplace and Public Places’, outlining a set of guidelines and recommendations designed to challenge the common misconception that vaping, particularly second hand vaping, is not only damaging to bystanders but also socially unacceptable.

Many workplaces regard vaping as the same as smoking, which ultimately can be detrimental for those looking to quit smoking entirely. Over 96% of vapers are smokers or ex-smokers, trying to kick the habit.

What This Means For Vapers

The new report, chaired by Mark Pawsey MP (also chairman of the APPG for Vaping) has brought forward some key recommendations in relation to employees vaping in the workplace. These include:

  • Permitting the use of vaping in all outside areas (terraces, courtyards and gardens) as well as leisure areas (restaurants, cafeterias and lounges) pending reasonable permission from colleagues or occupants.
  • Vaping not permitted during client or staff meetings, as well as operating machinery or equipment wherein vapour could be a distraction during the performance of the required role.
  • Vapers should respect the wishes of colleagues who do not wish vaping to take place around them or who dislike certain stronger smelling flavours or large-scale cloud production.
  • Vapers must ensure that all vaping paraphernalia is securely stored and is inaccessible to those under the age of 18.

The Research

Comprehensive studies have suggested that the misconception of second-hand vapour being harmful is false.

Both Public Health England and The British Medical Association found that “there is a lack of evidence that exposure to the constituents of e-cigarette vapour poses specific health risks to bystanders”.

Whilst it’s determined to be respectful to ask to vape when in the vicinity of non-vapers, this notion suggests that compared to smoking, the effects of inhaling second-hand vapour are largely non-existent.

Over 96% of vapers are forced to use shelters and smoking areas, shared by smokers, to vape. Andrew Alisson of the Freedom Association goes on to state, “a non-vaper may not like the smell of vapour when they encounter it but this is much more tolerable than the harm caused by requiring vapers to share space with smokers”.

This reiterates the fact that placing vapers in a designated area with smokers, has a detrimental effect in stopping smoking altogether. Something which needs to change in order to fulfil the government’s ambition to reduce smoking rates down to 12%.

Check out this infographic our friends over at Purplebox Vapours have created on vaping etiquette in the workplace:

Digby’s Juices: 2017 eLiquid Range

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Deep in the depths of Dorset, among the birds and the trees; there lives a lot of eLiquid people, and they’re called Digby’s! Sadly, Digby’s aren’t the Poddington Peas, and they haven’t yet got their own theme tune (yet).

Digby’s have been hard at work extending their eLiquid range for 2017, having culled numerous flavours from their line-up; even some of the fan favourites! Bold moves on Digby’s part there. Sadly there’s no longer Mum’s Custard or Apple Cinnamon, Hooligan or The King; with the only two flavours making their way through the TRPR shakedown being Dr Jekyll and Moriya’s Mix.

Nevertheless, Digby’s have been hunkering down in their mixing bunker of vapeness, concocting some additional flavours to add to their range.

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Dr Jekyll

Dr Jekyll harks back to those days in Victorian London; Horse-drawn carriages, top hats & tails, patchwork humans of the dead … Ok, maybe let’s skip past that one. Dr Jekyll features a strong aniseed taste as its basis, along with notes of Wormwood; a plant with a distinctive aroma that’s well known as an ingredient in Absinthe.

When used within a refillable tank system, Dr Jekyll features a blend of these two main flavours, but when used with an RDA or dripper, Mr Hyde shows his true form; evolving Dr Jekyll into a monstrous mix of the aforementioned Anise and Wormwood, along with a bitter mint undertone and Citrus zing! A unique flavour blend for those who may be searching for something a little different.
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Moriya’s Mix

The other flavour returning for Digby’s 2.0 Redux range is their Moriya’s Mix; a fervent blend of Menthol and Eucalyptus.

It’s said to be a great nose-clearer on a stuffy day, with the strong flavours of both the Eucalyptus and the Menthol providing a powerful taste sensation on the tastebuds.Digby’s themselves recommend that users who would usually vape 18mg should try moving down a strength with this eLiquid as Moriya’s Mix can have quite a strong taste, even for high nicotine users. Digby’s themselves recommend that users who would usually vape 18mg should try moving down a strength with this eLiquid as Moriya’s Mix can have quite a strong taste, even for high nicotine users.

We’re still not entirely sure who Moriya is why this is their mix, but knowing Digby’s its origins and meaning are just as cryptic and mysterious as some of the other names of their flavours!

 

 

 

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Ayen

Not only a small commune in the Novelle-Aquitaine region of Central France, made famous by Richard the Lionheart and the Siege of 1416, Ayen is also a Tobacco blend from our Digby’s in Dorset!

Ayen (the Digby’s version) is one of their newest flavours for 2017.

Taking the the familiar and basic Tobacco flavour that eCigs are known for, Digby’s have blended this with prominent notes of both Chocolate and Caramel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bramble

Widely known for being sharp, pointy, and something thorny that you’d rather not fall into, Bramble bushes also are known for producing the incredibly tart and sweet Blackberry fruit, as well as a number of ornamental species that can be grown for their flowering petals.

This Bramble, on the other hand, is a Juniper & Gin-based blend that also features Cane Sugar and Blackcurrants; adding both sweet and fruit layers to this vape.

Finally Bramble is finished with a cooling layer of mentol, adding a fresh tingle to this blend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stalker

Probably harbouring the least appealing sounding name of Digby’s 2017 range, Stalker conjures up thoughts of a foggy Victorian night with the Ripper lurking around the next corner; ready to strike!

Instead, Stalker by Digby’s is quite reminiscent of their earlier Gunpowder eLiquid.Stalker could probably be considered a sort of Gunpowder V2, as it contains quite a similar

Stalker could probably be considered a sort of Gunpowder V2, as it contains quite a similar flavour profile.

Definitely for those fans of Liquorice and Anise, Stalker contains a sweet Aniseed blend that’s also mixed with notes of citrus giving it a tart bite.

It’s definitely a juice to be following around…
 

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Jester

Less of a joke and more of a complex blend of flavour notes, Jester eLiquid by Digby’s is new for 2017, and it’s certainly no laughing matter.

It features a blend of a variety of exotic tropical fruits, bringing their natural sweetness to the forefront of the flavour.

These citrus notes are then blended with Menthol for a cooling after note.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rheum

Definitely not the sleep crust that we wake up most days (although it is spelt exactly the same), Digby’s have chosen the alternative name for Rhubarb for this eLiquid flavour blend.

Rheum is characterised by its blend of both Vanilla and tart Rhubarb, along with a pie crust element to add that bit of crumble in there.

We just wish they called it something different!

 


If you have any questions about the Digby’s eLiquid range, or any of the other vaping products on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team.

Smok TFV8 Baby Beast: Vape Tank Overview

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Having recently pushed the boundaries to Rolls-Royce proportions with their TFV8 Cloud Beast, Smok have miniaturised their supercharged V8 Tank with the TFV8 Baby Beast; a smaller and compacted version that still retains the capabilities of ludicrous cloud production, as well as great flavours of course.

While the full size TFV8 has an eJuice capacity of 6ml, The Baby Beast has only half the volume, and can hold only a maximum of 3ml of eLiquid. It’s also a third smaller than its bigger brother, and instead features Smok’s smaller ‘V8 Baby’ coils. The tank comes as standard with a V8-Baby-Q2 0.45ohm (Ω) Dual Core pre-installed, along with a V8-Baby-Q2 0.45ohm (Ω) Dual Core (eight mini coils) in the box.

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There’s also optional V8 Baby-X4 Quad Core coils, as well as a Rebuildable RBA deck that are available seperately, and Smok do have plans to release a range of coils for their Baby Beast in the near future. Also included in the box is a spare replacement glass tube for those with butter fingers, and familiar spare parts and bits and pieces, such as vape bands.

Like other tanks in the Taste Furious family, the Baby Beast has a top filling system with an upgraded leak-resistant slot at the top to solve potential leaking issues. Smok have also given the TFV8 Baby a wide bore Delrin drip tip for heat resistance, and large airflow slots, as well as increasing the size of the central chimney allowing for a much cooler and airier vape.

Similar to the TFV8, Smok’s Baby Beast is designed for the flavour and cloud chasers in mind, looking to push their vape experience to the limit. Some vapers may be put off by the 3ml volume, and look to the larger TFV8 for better eLiquid capacity, especially as the both V8’s are confirmed eJuice guzzlers.

They do race through juice like there’s no tomorrow, so those who don’t like to refill often may be put off by the high level of drain. However, it’s compact design allows it to be a mini-powerhouse for the cloud chasers, while still retaining the high performance abilities of its 6ml counterpart, but in a pocket-friendly size.

Disappointingly the RBA section is not included with the Baby Beast like it was with the full size TFV8, but is available as an additional option for those wanting to install prebuilt coils in their tank. It’s an impressive piece of kit, and ideal for those looking for the next stage in clouds and flavours, but users will find that their eJuice will likely disappear a lot faster than with previous Smok tanks.

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If you have any queries about the TFV8 Baby Beast, or any of our other products, please get in contact with our team.

Vape Crazes & Tricks: Dragon Breath

This Dragon Breath vapour exhalation trick has nothing to do with bad breath and everything to do with looking like a fire-breathing dragon in human form. It looks so authentic they should have provided Benedict Cumberbatch with an e-cigarette to help him portray the motion-captured dragon Smaug in the latest Hobbit film.

It’s a simple vaping trick that doesn’t require any props or any external jiggery-pokery, just the gentle manipulation of your lips and the way you exhale the vapour. When performed correctly, you will exhale four separate plumes of vapour in different directions, reminiscent of a dragon blowing the smoke out of its nostrils and mouth (apologies if you were expecting to breathe actual fire).

How to Create Dragon Breath

Begin by inhaling as large an amount of vapour as your lung capacity comfortably allows, then exhale consistently out of both your nose and mouth at the same time. Your two nostrils and your mouth will create three separate plumes, but you then split the mouth-exiting plume in two by pinching your lips together at their centre, allowing just the smallest of gaps in both corners of your mouth. This will also redirect the mouth-exiting plumes from blowing straight forwards to blowing sideways and in two opposite directions.

Some people find this trick extremely easy and can pull it off straight away, while others may need to practice in front of a mirror to get it right. Once you do get it right, the effect is awesome as the vapour leaving your mouth shoots off either side of your face while the two plumes of vapour coming out of your nostrils shoot straight down in between them. This vape trick can be used in a variety of situations, my favourite being to punctuate a particularly dramatic statement I’ve just made.

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Jim Carrey Practising The Dragon Breath Pose

How the Dragon Breath Vaping Trick Works

Breathing out of your mouth and your nose at the same time is another one of those tricks some people can do easily while others need to practice. If you’re one of those who have difficulty, try quickly alternating between exhaling through your mouth and your nose. Another method can be to concentrate on your breath coming from the back of your neck, siphoning off one way to your throat and mouth and another to your nose.

Getting your lips to meet in the middle while leaving gaps in the corners of your mouth can be awkward too, and it’s best achieved by attempting to do a Jim Carrey-esque silly grin by stretching your mouth wide and gently touching the middle of your top lip down onto your bottom lip.

Advanced Dragon Breath Vape Trick

There’s not much more you can do with this vaping trick once you have mastered it, but you can increase the volume of your exhaled vapour plumes by exhaling as quickly as possible after inhaling. Some e-cigs produce more vapour than others as well, so if you’re struggling to produce enough then you may have to wait until you’ve upgraded to an e-cig with a stronger battery and superior Clearomizer.

There’s plenty of videos on YouTube showing you how to perform the Dragon Breath vaping trick and, despite some advice being to ‘figure it out yourself’, you can get a pretty good idea of how to create your very own Dragon Breath vapour.