Fed Up With E-Cigarette and Cannabis Use, High School Administrators Look to Vapor Detectors – MERRY JANE

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Teenage rebels looking to dull the edge, show off to their peers, or get high at school could run into increased scrutiny on campus. American school administrators, teachers, and parents are seeking out new detection tools, increased awareness, and more severe punishments for what they say is a huge problem with nicotine and cannabis vaporizers.

According to a pair of reports from the Chicago Tribune this week, high school administrators in Illinois have proposed installing vapor detectors in bathrooms, increasing penalties, and creating new education tools to combat student vaping — bemoaning difficulties in recognizing the discreet smoking tools as well as distinguishing between nicotine and cannabis use.

In Naperville, Illinois, school administrators specifically named nicotine vaporizer brand Juul, which is made up of a USB stick-sized battery and replaceable nicotine pods. That modular, ready-to-vape design is seen across America’s cannabis products, with a number of THC vaporizer cartridges indistinguishable from their e-cig counterparts.

Vaporizers containing nicotine, cannabis or other liquids are already banned at high schools across the country, but according to administrators, quickly dissipating vapor

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Meet the Volcano: The World's Classic Vape – Magnetic Magazine (blog)

We reviewed the super popular vaporizer, so you can see what the fuss is all about.We reviewed the super popular vaporizer, so you can see what the fuss is all about.

The Volcano

Pens, cartridges, conduction, convection, oil, dab, wax, shatter, terpenes, temp—these are but a few terms you’ll see when shopping a great vaporizer. Today, there are numerous options for vaping the various forms of cannabis. Still, few hold a candle to one of the originals—the Volcano Classic by Storz & Bickel.

At 3.5 pounds, by today’s standards the Volcano Classic is far from portable, it’s part of the charm. The aircraft inspired stainless steel exterior sits at home next to toasters, blenders and the occasional Nespresso. After 18 years, the Volcano reigns champion of “at home” vaporizers—mostly because it works, and the vapor quality is simply exceptional.

Don’t let the 400-plus dollar price tag dissuade, you’ll only purchase a Volcano once, unless gifting extras to family and friends. Minus a portable option (Storz & Bickel make that, too), the technology is so effectively simple, it’ll probably last forever. If destined

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Vaping comes out of the smoking closet – The Pharmaceutical Journal

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E-cigarettes are fast becoming the new statins — for every study supporting their benefits, there’s another to report the harm they could cause. And for every vaper sharing their stop-smoking success, another questions the real value of e-cigarettes as a smoking-cessation aid.

In January 2018, a Public Health England (PHE) review of e-cigarettes revealed its most positive stance by far on the use of e-cigarettes, and called for them to be made available on NHS prescription in England.

The review provided an update to a 2015 report, which concluded that vaping is 95% safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes. While vaping may never surpass effective psychological or pharmacological support approaches in helping people quit, PHE recommends vaping as another option for smokers who have not succeeded with other methods.

In an ideal world, all smokers would kick the habit entirely — when this is not possible, there are substantial health benefits associated with shunning the lethal cocktail of 7,000 compounds inhaled in tobacco smoke and switching to e-cigarettes. Many argue, however, that without data on the long-term effects of

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People who vape while driving could face prosecution, police warn – The Independent

Police are warning motorists who smoke e-cigarettes while driving that they risk losing their license if their vision is obscured by clouds of vapour. 

While vaping while driving is not in itself illegal, police say that an e-cigarette will be treated the same as any handheld electronic device. As such, motorists who are distracted by them, or the clouds of vapour they produce, could face prosecution for driving without due care and attention. 

If a police officer deems a driver to be distracted by the e-cigarette they could receive three to nine points on their license, a fine of up to £2,500 or disqualification. 

The warning comes as latest figures reveal over three million people in the UK now use e-cigarettes, with the majority of them driving.

“Any person who is distracted in any way could be guilty of an offence – whether that be smoking, vaping or eating,” said Sergeant John Davis of Surrey Police.

“With regards to a scenario where someone could potentially be either distracted or have reduced visibility then there is potential for a crash but

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San Diego man, others sue over e-cigarette explosions – The San … – The San Diego Union-Tribune

A San Diego man is one of 10 Californians severely injured by vaping device explosions who on Wednesday filed suit against the makers and sellers of e-cigarette batteries, saying the devices are defective and unsafe.

Maxwell De La Fuente claimed, in the lawsuit, that his vaping device exploded in his pants pocket last year, causing deep burns to his right thigh.

He named Syndicate Vapes of Oceanside, Mojo Vapor of Encinitas and Los Angeles-based LA Vaporz Wholesale as defendants for selling the e-cigarette, batteries and battery charger that he used.

He alleged the companies knew the product design caused excessive overheating, making them dangerous and unsafe.

A federal report issued last year compared the devices, when they fail, to a “flaming rocket.”

De la Fuente claims that he was at home in San Diego, relaxing, on Jan. 3, 2017, when the spare e-cigarette batteries in his pocket exploded. He was hospitalized with second-degree burns.

Brett Weiss, owner of Mojo Vapor online wholesaler of vaping products, said in an interview that this is the first time he has been named

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