James Dunworth

Main blogger at the Ashtray Blog, co-author of a University of Alberta study of "Electronic cigarettes as potential harm reduction products", co-author of the book: "Electronic Cigarettes: What the Experts Say." Works at ecigarettedirect.co.uk.

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Breakthrough Battery: The Vape Mod That Charges in 15 Minutes

You’re vaping away, when the battery runs out just as you’re leaving the house.  Soon the nicotine cravings hit – along with the temptation to buy a pack of cigarettes. It’s a problem many vapers face. You either need to: have two devices have a device that takes replaceable batteries  or put up with the …

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Vaping, Covid and the Precautionary Principle

Opposition to vaping is driven by a complex web of factors. These include money, anti-nicotine morality and a justified distrust of anything related to tobacco companies.  To get further into the web, it’s important to understand the precautionary principle. What is the precautionary principle? The precautionary principle applies across different fields of science.  It informs …

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How Tobacco Industry Duped Anti-Smoking Lobby Over Vaping

When Vanity Fair journalist Marie Brenner met Jeffrey Wigand in 1996, Jeffrey was accompanied by a bodyguard.  His reputation was under attack. Lawyers were trying to destroy him. He and his children had received death threats, one accompanied by a bullet.  One of the death threats read:  “We want you to know that we have …

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The Innokin Sensis: A New Breakthrough in Vape Technology?

Coils have come a long way in the past ten years. But they still burn out, particularly when used at high wattages. It’s unpleasant when it happens, and it makes vaping more expensive – especially for Direct-Lung and restricted Direct-Lung vapers. What’s more, I suspect it has an impact on the relative safety of vaping …

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Nicotine & E-Liquid: What Strength Do You Need?

One of the keys to successfully switching to vaping is choosing the correct nicotine strength. In fact, it may be THE most important factor. Unfortunately, there is a lot of incorrect information written about e-liquid nicotine strengths. As a result, many smokers fail to switch to vaping. Based on research, experience and an unusual French …

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