According to California Health and Safety Code Section 119405, it is illegal to sell any electronic smoking devices or paraphernalia to minors.  However this particular law has a loophole that you may find puzzling… the law does NOT prohibit the possession of these products by minors.  In other words, your adorable 13-year-old daughter who still wants purple braces on her teeth and just came home from her friend’s summer pool party to snuggle with her favorite teddy bear that she’s had since she was a toddler can LEGALLY own and use a vape pen, but it could not legally be sold to her.  Apparently it is perfectly fine for your daughter to receive a vape pen as a Bat Mitsvah gift from her uncle who’s a drummer in a Grateful Dead cover band, but not okay for her to buy it with her Bat Mitsvah gift money… go figure!
One option you have to boost your vaporizer’s effects on congestion and coughs is if you get a vaporizer that has a place for menthol sticks to be inserted, you can either buy them or better yet, make them yourself. You also have the option of putting essential oils in the medicine cup that comes on most vaporizers so that the steam picks up the oils as it comes out and distributes them in the air. Some vaporizers even work when you put the essential oils straight in the water. The only caution with putting your oils in the water is that essential oils tend to damage plastics so it could damage your vaporizer over a period of time. I’d only do that when using the cheaper versions.
Hi Nick. Yeap we need to update the article, as there are just so many new mods right now. Hard to keep up, but I will definitely consider the two you mention, as they both seem like great mods. Appreciate your recommendations!
The Pax 3 by Ploom is the latest innovative vaporizer from a brand that is synonymous with top-notch devices that offer extreme functionality. Backed by a 10-year warranty and constructed from the finest medical-grade materials, the Pax 3 carries on the great tradition of the Pax line and adds new elements such as a heating chamber that will vape both concentrates and dry herbs to perfection.
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Vape pens come in different varieties to suit any person looking for a portable device with clouds and pure flavor. There are e-liquid vape pens, concentrate vape pens, and dry herb vape pens. Some vape pens can do both concentrate and e-liquid. It all depends on your atomizer cartridge and the base of the vape pen.
Hi..I have just started using a small, portable inhaler. It delivers a fine mist [2 speeds] like an atomizer. It has multiple attachments, but I like the one that covers the nose. A short therapy of a cool mist [I prefer the cool mist] moistens the nasal passage, loosens mucus in my lungs, great at night. Most of my congestion is from an occasional cold and allergies. MY QUESTION, right now I use water only, however, I would like to flavor the medicine cup a bit….What would be your safest suggestions?
Vaporizers, also known as “vapes,” are considered by many to be a healthy alternative to traditional smoking methods. Vapes use convection or conduction (and in some cases a combination of both) technology to “vaporize” your materials rather than relying on combustion, which creates smoke. Even the most natural rolling papers and cigar wraps add more materials to your herbs and tobacco smoke than you might desire. Vaporization, on the other hand, allows you to inhale pure vapor from herbs or oils to achieve the maximum effect. Vaporizers prevent combustion from occurring, which releases toxic components as a byproduct. Instead, vaporization converts the contents of dry herbs into the gas phase without generating unwanted byproducts. Vapes allow you to smoke without any worry about your health, and they are often technologically advanced. Our vaporizer collection features a variety of premium brands such as Arizer, KangerTech, Storz & Bickel, DaVinci, and more. These brands provide a broad selection of vaporizers for multiple materials, including dry herb vaporizers, concentrate vapes, dual use vaporizers, and e-liquid vapes. DankStop’s large collection also includes vapes of all sizes, including handheld vapes, vape pens, and desktop vaporizers. These vaporizers are manufactured with top of the line components; whether they are oven chambers for dry herbs, atomizers for concentrates, or whip and balloon attachments for vaporizers of the desktop variety.
A 2014 national high school survey finds more monthly vapers than monthly smokers: 17% of US 12th-grade students report using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days compared to 14% for tobacco cigarettes. We also know that patterns of infrequent, non-daily use of various tobacco and nicotine products may be increasing among young people. But trying e-cigarettes does not automatically lead to daily use.
All vape pens contain some kind of battery that powers the device. Next there is either going to be either an herb chamber for cannabis, or a coil that vaporizes e-liquid or wax. When the user engages the battery, it sends power to the heating coil or heating chamber.
The Paragon scored well with High Times thanks to its sturdy construction, its stealthiness, and its incredibly dense, potent hits from its enclosed, deep chamber. Ultra-concealable, this vape pen won the Best Stealth, Best Vapor Production, and Best Durability awards from High Times.
I’m glad to here they work so well for you Stefanie! We love ours too. We have one for all the bedrooms and even run them when we aren’t sick if we think we need extra moisture in the air. What brand do you use? I think we may need to find another one that works more consistently. Sometimes I have trouble getting ours to steam.
The XEO Void is fully capable of both standard vaping with PG e-liquids and sub-ohm vaping with VG e-liquids. Perfect for beginner vapers who would like the option of trying sub ohm without having to buy a new device. The main good thing is that it’s straightforward to use. Also, since it’s AIO device, it has protection against leaking.
Temperature control addresses both those problems by regulating and controlling the amount of power supplied to the coil. When the coil is not “bathed” sufficiently in e-liquid, it quickly overheats, producing dry hits. Temp control technology doesn’t actually sense temperature — instead, it monitors the changing resistance of the coil, which corresponds to predictable changes in temperature. When the coil begins to overheat, the temp control chip instantly reduces the power, thus preventing the wick from burning and minimizing or eliminating dry hits. If the coil becomes totally dry, power will be completely cut off.
Coil-less – Coilless atomizers do away with coils altogether. Coil-less vape pens feature bucket-shaped atomizers. Material is heated more efficiently this way, making for smoother, tastier vapor. Cleaning is also easier with coil-less atomizers.
No, peppermint EO should be avoided in all routes until after 6 years of age. Now, from my understanding this is just because a small percentage of kids can have decreased respiration with it so I’m not sure if it’s okay if your kids aren’t one of the few that do. Really it would be best to ask an aromatherapist.
A doctor recently told me to put vodka in the humidifier water. I have a few questions regarding this as he rushed off before I could think of these specific questions. #1- what is the best ratio of water to vodka. #2- does work as good or better than menthol oil. #3- what are the benefits and possible downfalls of using vodka rather than menthol. My son is 6 years old and has had chronic croup since his tonsils were removed at just under 2 years old. He just got diagnosed with bronchitis and an ear infection earlier today. Please direct your answers toward the bronchitis as regular steam has already proved itself for lessening and soothing his dry cough caused from the croup. Any advice is greatly appreciated TIA ?
Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. The latest statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show the number of U.S. deaths attributable to cigarette smoking has climbed to 480,000. (Source: cdc.gov, 2000-2004)
Finally, we will take a look at the best vape pens for dabs and waxes. This class of vape pen will vaporize dabs, waxes, concentrates, and often oils. Dabs, waxes, and concentrates all refer to a condensed form of marijuana or botanical extract that takes on a waxy composition. The composition is almost entirely comprised of the active ingredients. Vaping dabs is a very intense experience!

The third category of vaporizer (the dual-circuit gas–vapour blender) was created specifically for the agent desflurane. Desflurane boils at 23.5 °C, which is very close to room temperature. This means that at normal operating temperatures, the saturated vapor pressure of desflurane changes greatly with only small fluctuations in temperature. This means that the features of a normal plenum vaporizer are not sufficient to ensure an accurate concentration of desflurane. Additionally, on a very warm day, all the desflurane would boil, and very high (potentially lethal) concentrations of desflurane might reach the patient.
Inexpensive way to “try vaping” – Vape pen mods may not be the end-all-be-all, however, they are a great cheap way for people to get their feet wet. They can see what vaping is all about by purchasing a cheap vape pen for under $20 before they invest $100 into an advanced vape starter kit.
That depends on your coil ohms and batteries actually, you can’t just say no duel 18650 would because if you have your ohms low enough you can get the watts high enough but it would increase amp draw so batteries would have to be high quality.
When vape pens first made their debut on the market, people had less concerns about unique features and were simply happy to have a more compact, unique way to consume their favorite herbs on the go. Since their initial boom, vapor pens have been transformed into devices with unique features and powerful functions that allow vapers to customize how they consume their materials.
There is a misconception that vape pens for wax or herbs are the same due to their portable nature, but in reality, they’re not the same. The difference mainly lies in their size and the different atomizers available.
Vape pens function and also look nearly identical to an electronic cigarette. They really could pass as just an upscale ecig. Both contain a battery-powered atomizer that vaporizes material, but instead of nicotine, vape pens vaporize dry herbs, wax, and oils.
Loki Vape is taking the vaping community by storm and changing the game. Known for innovation and superior design, this company produces vaporizers for dry herbs and concentrates. At GotVape.com we have Loki Vape Vaporizers as well as Loki Touch replacement parts that may be required to keep these nice rigs in working order. You’ll find the best deals from Loki Vape right here and we are also available via live support or email to answer any questions you may have.
I have the Snow Wolf 200w TC. This thing is so fun I can hardly put it down for long. I have the limited edition with the gun metal finish. It also has the updated chip on this model. The first gen snow wolf 200 had some issues that were addressed with the new version. The only cons so far are
Many find vaping to be a better alternative to smoking for a number of reasons–convenience, discretion, and vapor quality to name a few. You can enjoy herb, waxes or oils with fewer harmful particulates, more stealthiness, and in a faster, hassle-free manner.
As Alex mentioned, we had a massive site re-design recently which took two months to complete, so things were quite quiet during that time. We are tying to get more reviewers in place to make sure we cover more products, but unfortunately due to the market moving so quickly it is very hard to cover even a fraction of the new products coming out and some things just get missed. We are doing our best, so bare with us! Over the last month we have published around 20 reviews, which I don’t think is too shabby. We have to make sure we appeal to all types of vapers with our reviews, so that means providing a mix of products and not just box mods.
Most vaporizers are compatible with just one type of material. A wax pen won’t vaporize dry herb, for example. Make sure to choose a device that works with the type of material you prefer, whether it’s wax, herb, or eliquid. Note that some units are compatible with multiple materials.
The SUB-HERB Mod kit for all your dry herb needs! The Sub-Herb Target Mini is the vaporizer you want for ultra stealth dry herb vaping. As one of the smallest mini mods to date, you will not have any problems taking your very own with you anywhere you go. With a 1400Mah battery and 40 watts of power, there isn’t anything you cannot vape.
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