What is “Premium” E-Liquid?

What makes a “Premium E-Liquid” premium? When most people think of premium e-liquid, they think of a glass bottle with a dropper cap. The label is really clean or catchy, and maybe it’s printed on some kind of special material. Maybe it’s in some kind of external packaging like a box or a bag. Maybe it’s sold on the “right website” or sold by the “right distributor.”

All of those things are important. Bottles, labels and packaging all contribute to a quality look and feel. Websites and distributors work hard to develop a reputation for curating quality relationships with quality manufacturers. While all of this is important, there is so much more that goes into “Premium,” and it’s not just the price!

Premium e-liquid begins with quality base materials. It’s possible to buy propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin at any number of big box stores or pharmacies. Nicotine can be sourced from many manufacturers from many countries, all of which have different standards for production. Premium manufacturers are mindful of their sourcing options for base materials.

Ask a woodworker which species of wood is easy to work with. There are definitely species that are easier to get results from than others. Flavoring is the same way, and to achieve good results, there is significant development time involved. Let’s face it. There are flavorings out there that are very affordable and very easy to work with for the DIY aficionado. And they produce acceptable results, but they don’t produce premium results.

Consider the environment in which the e-liquid is manufactured. It’s possible to buy a clean room and have it installed in a day. Really! You can call your clean room salesman and order one, and have it delivered and set up tomorrow, clear vinyl curtains and all. Another way is to design a clean room with a gowning station, and employees in scrubs, lab coats, nitrile gloves, hair nets and even beard nets. Proper care and scheduled sanitization of equipment is part of the environment as well. When a manufacturer goes to the effort of becoming ISO 9001 certified, you know they are serious about quality!

Part of the premium e-liquid experience is the purchasing process and customer care extended. Properly-trained and knowledgeable customer service personnel are critical ingredients of premium e-liquid.

Marketing is critical to the success of any business. Know that, for some manufacturers, the word “premium” is a marketing term. For others it is a business philosophy. Do your research and know the difference!

New 65ml Bottles Available, 135ml Bottles Discontinued

To our valued Mister-E-Liquid customers,

It is with our deepest apologies that we regret to inform you that due to recent regulations, Mister-E-Liquid will no longer be able to provide our products in 135ml bottles.  Our manufacturer could not provide us with the certifications for compliance with the Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act that they assured us we would receive.

Our Customer Solutions Team has been working diligently to find an alternative to this issue that suits the needs of our customers, while not compromising on Mister-E-Liquid’s commitment to quality products.  It is with that in mind that we proudly announce that Mister-E-Liquid will now sell our products in a 65ml bottle.  This product will be available as soon as the 135ml bottle has been removed from the market.

Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this issue may have caused you.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact customerservice@mister-e-liquid.com.

Sincerely,

 

Daniel T. Lawitzke
Founder & CEO

Two New Tanks Hit Mister E Liquid Site!

Smok TF-RTA G4/G2 Rebuildbale Tank Atomizer

The rebuildable tank atomizer you’ve been waiting for! The SMOK TF-RTA combines the ease of a tank with the power of an RDA.

The SMOK TF-RTA comes in two series: the G4 deck allows quad-coil builds, while the G2’s velocity deck allows dual-coil builds. In both editions, the deck is a capacious 16mm, giving you plenty of room for your most complex builds.

Filling is easy as could be with SMOK’s familiar swing-away fill cap. Juice flow is fully controllable with dual internal juice control slots, adjusted from a ring around the base of the atomizer. Air flow is dealt with as handily, with a traditional quad-hole airflow ring. If you like a hot vape, the innovative double-layered drip tip keeps the heat off your lips and in the vapor where it belongs.

Massive build deck, huge airflow, flexible build options, top-fill tank convenience. This RTA truly has everything you’ve been waiting for!

What’s in the Box:

  • (1) SMOK TF-RTA
  • (1) SMOK TF-RTA build deck (G4 or G2, choose deck above)
  • (1) SMOK vapor band
  • (1) User manual
  • (1) spare TF-RTA glass tube
  • (1) spare top fill pad
  • spare screws & o-rings
  • pre-installed coils (0.14 ohm on G4, 0.45 ohm on G2)

Vapeston Maganus Ni Tank

The march of progress waits for no vaper. The Vapeston Maganus NI tank is the distillation of everything Vapeston has learned building atomizers, planned out to the nth detail, and then turned up to 11! Using Dual Vertical Coil (DVC) technology, and Japanese organic cotton wicks, the Vapeston Maganus NI will operate at wattages from 20 to 120, and with the security of temperature control, you never have to worry about a dry hit again. Top-fill means convenience when refilling that enormous tank.

Vapeston has paid special attention to airflow with this tank, as well, with large dual adjustable intake slots, as well as smaller adjustable drip tip slots. And they haven’t skimped on materials, either: a real Pyrex tube means low reactivity with e-liquid, and 304 stainless steel resists damage and corrosion. All this, while maintaining compatibility with Aspire Atlantis V2 OCC coils as well as Aspire Ni200 Triton coils.

If you want the performance of an RDA with the convenience of a top-fill tank, if you want total control over your temperature, if you want constant flavor and 120 watts of power, if you want to stay on the cutting edge of vaping, the Vapeston Maganus NI tank is the right choice for you!

What’s in the Box?

Note: This really is an advanced tank, and there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when using it. A tank with this much fluid flow walks a line between “flow” and “leak,” so fill the tank quickly: if you leave the top open for too long (a minute or so), it’ll leak out the bottom. Break in your coils with a lower wattage (30-45 watts) before raising the power; we’re seeing ideal usage between 45-65 watts, but do remember that with high wattage needs to come high airflow.

Also remember that, out of the box, this tank ONLY works in temperature control modes! Because it comes with two nickel coils, if you want to do some old-school wattage-mode vaping, you’ll need to pick up some compatible VW coils, like the Aspire Atlantis V2 OCC coils.

We’re really enjoying what we’re getting from this tank, and if you keep these few things in mind, we believe you will, too!

What’s the Deal With Temp Control?

Ain’t vaping great? There are so many ways to tailor your experience! You can vape with a clearomizer with an ego style battery, a subohm tank on an affordable regulated mod, a rebuildable tank atomizer on some kind of resin/stabilized wood art piece, or a mechanical tube with an RDA built with twisted fused stapled staggered helix wire… Add the plethora of flavors available, and there are at least as many ways to vape as there are people who vape.

Today we are going to focus on one of the newest innovations in the hardware world: temperature control. There is some discussion in the community as to whether it should be called “temperature control” or “temperature limiting”. We aren’t going to engage in that debate for the purposes of this discussion. We are just going to call it “TC” and leave it at that.

TC is the “nerd corner” of the vaping world, and it pays to know the theory behind it. The idea is that different coil materials will vary in resistance at different temperatures. Kanthal®, the most commonly used material for coils in variable wattage vaping is very stable resistance-wise over a broad range of temperatures. Materials like nickel, titanium, and the wide range of stainless steel grades will vary in resistance as temperatures change. What TC does is predict a coil temperature, based on the change in resistance of the coil.

Most of the boards on the market do this by using a Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR), which assumes a linear change in temperature over a range of resistances. So, what they do is ask you to “lock” the resistance when the coil is cold. This gives the board a reference point. Some of the TCR boards will ask you about ambient temperature as well, so they can establish a reference temperature. They can predict the temperature of the coil reasonably well given an accurate TCR, base resistance, and ambient temp. Some even allow you to program custom TCR values, in case you are using materials not pre-programmed into the chipset. Examples of TCR boards are those from Yihi, Aethon, Joyetech and the first TC chipsets from Evolv®. Devices like the RX200S, the Eleaf iPower, the Innokin Cool Fire IV 100W TC, and even the Pioneer4You IPV D3 & Eleaf iStick 40W TC employ this strategy for controlling the temperature of your vape.

The other method of predicting coil temperature used by Evolv® recognizes that temperature variances over a range of resistances isn’t really linear; it is a curve. So they employ a Temperature Factors of Resistance (TFR) strategy. The DNA200 & DNA75 chipsets look at a series of expected resistances over a series of temperatures, usually loaded into the board through Evolv’s® eScribe software. TFR, then, is not a value, but a range of values, and uses a .csv file to communicate the information to the software and the chipset. The advantage of TFR is accuracy, but you really have to nerd out on the eScribe software to take full advantage. Most of the newer DNA75 devices, like the SMY SDNA are coming with preloaded presets, so you don’t have to use the eScribe software to get started, but it’s kind of fun!

If you’ve made it this far, and we know everyone didn’t, we hope this information has been helpful, and you can see why we are excited to offer our first device with Evolv’s® DNA75 board, the SMY SDNA. Welcome to “nerd corner’!

Joint Statement from Public Heath England & Other British Health Organizations

Along with several other public health organizations, Public Health England has released a joint statement on vaping. The hope is that it can build understanding of and consensus on vaping and its impact on public health. Public Health England,
 Action on Smoking and Health,
 Association of Directors of Public Health, British Lung Foundation, 
Cancer Research UK, Faculty of Public Health, 
Fresh North East,
 Healthier Futures,
 Public Health Action,
 Royal College of Physicians,
 Royal Society for Public Health,
 UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, and UK Health Forum all signed onto this statement.

At Mister-E-Liquid, we don’t claim to be medical professionals, or “public health experts,” but we like to share information that is pertinent to our industry. We hope that our representatives in the U.S. Congress, and any member of the judiciary, will consider this information when determining positions regarding our industry and its future. Following is the entire text of the joint statement:

Since 2000, smoking among adults in England has fallen by one third and among children by two thirds. Yet almost one in five adults continue to smoke, with higher rates in the more deprived communities meaning that they bear the majority of the harm caused. There is a strong public health consensus on tobacco control, embodied in the landmark report Smoking Still Kills.

We all agree that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful than smoking. One in two lifelong smokers dies from their addiction. All the evidence suggests that the health risks posed by e-cigarettes are relatively small by comparison but we must continue to study the long-term effects.

And yet, millions of smokers have the impression that e-cigarettes are at least as harmful as tobacco. Over 1.3 million UK e-cigarette users have completely stopped smoking and almost 1.4 million others continue to smoke. We have a responsibility to provide clear information on the evidence we have, to encourage complete smoking cessation and help prevent relapse to smoking.

The public health opportunity is in helping smokers to quit, so we may encourage smokers to try vaping but we certainly encourage vapers to stop smoking tobacco completely.

We know that e-cigarettes are the most popular quitting tool in the country with more than 10 times as many people using them than using local stop smoking services. However, we also know that using local stop smoking services is by far the most effective way to quit.

The current national evidence is that in the UK regular e-cigarette among youth use is almost exclusively confined to those young people who have already smoked, and youth smoking prevalence is continuing to fall. This is an area that we will continue to research and keep under closest surveillance. Since October 2015, regulations to protect children make it an offence to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 or to buy e- cigarettes for them and the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 ban print and broadcast advertising of e-cigarettes as part of an extensive range of regulations.

We should not forget what is important here. We know that smoking is the number one killer in England and we have a public health responsibility to provide smokers with the information and the tools to help them quit smoking completely and forever.

We share a commitment to provide up-to-date information on the emerging evidence on e-cigarettes, as shown in PHE’s review, which is the third in this area. This commitment drove PHE and Cancer Research UK to set up the UK E-cigarette Research Forum and the Royal College of Physicians to publish Nicotine without smoke, honouring our longstanding promise to monitor and share the evidence, providing clear messages to the public.

There is no circumstance in which it is better for a smoker to continue smoking – a habit that kills one in every two and harms many others, costing the NHS and society billions every year. We will continue to share what we know and address what we don’t yet know, to ensure clear, consistent messages for the public and health professionals.