The Problematic Reality of the UC Nicotine Ban

Introduction and Recap Last year, the University of California declared that all tobacco products would be banned on its campuses beginning January 1st, 2014. Up until today, January 14th, there had been a lone holdout bucking this overreach: UC Irvine. Quote: Though other schools, including the system's flagship UC Berkeley campus, welcomed the New Year by banning [...]

Double Standard of Proof

Commentary After following the e cigarettes industry for years, you start to pick up on some trends. This principle also applies to observing the inexplicable action of the prohibitionist crusaders. At first, it might have seemed like a healthy dose of skepticism from people spending years fighting Big Tobacco and their assorted underhanded tricks. But, after [...]

electronic cigarettes get boost from Chinese Government
Electronic Cigarettes Receives Surprise Boost From China

A Boost From The Chinese Government? If you trace back the history of the modern-day electronic cigarettes you will very quickly learn of the Chinese influence over this relatively new device. While the structure and design of the original electronic cigarette has been tweaked and developed over the years, there is still a very close correlation with [...]

e Cigarette Advice From Ask-A-Sir

Introduction Humble greetings and warmest felicitations on the turning of the New Year to you all! Major Edmund Thaddeus Browning (Retired) here. Allow me to welcome you, one and all, to the first entry in what my friend and colleague, the inestimable Mr. John Castle, has entitled my collected entries: “Ask A Sir”. Spiffing good title, [...]

On e-Cigarettes… “unintentional education”

NYU Dental Researchers Are Lifting the Veil on the Hidden Health Impact of Electronic Cigarettes In a press release issued on December 11th, 2013, New York University committed a grave disservice to its student body population. Entitled, “NYU Dental Researchers Are Lifting the Veil on the Hidden Health Impact of Electronic Cigarettes”, this press release may [...]

Understanding MilliAmp Hours

Spinfuel Guide To Vaping - MilliAmp Hours Introduction As a new Vaper, one of the technical specifications you’re bound to run into when dealing with the question of which hardware to buy comes along when you’re choosing your battery. Whether you’re selecting from the options of Halo G6 batteries for your first starter kit, choosing between an [...]

Bountiful Reversal

Subject: Electronic cigarettes and vape shops in Bountiful Utah So, recently, a news story we here at Spinfuel concerning electronic cigarettes caught my eye, and I have a few words to add by way of commentary. Those who followed my personal blog at http://johncastlewriter.com before I joined the staff here at Spinfuel have seen me “go [...]

Introducing Maj. Edmund Thaddeus Browning, Retired

Introducing Maj. Edmund Thaddeus Browning, Retired (Editor’s Note: The following is intended to be taken with tongue firmly planted in cheek and with the funny-bone well primed. Taking it in other ways could result in abdominal cramps, psoriasis, talking purple dinosaurs, and flatulence.) Sometimes I think that technology has so surpassed the common public knowledge of its [...]

A Preview of Craft Vapery

Subscription eLiquid service You know, one of my favorite things about vaping also happens to be one of my greatest sources of anxiety and even a little trepidation. The thrill of a new eLiquid combined with the uncertainty, “But will I like it?” Is there anything more wasteful in a Vaper’s life then tossing eLiquid in [...]

Emanuel’s E Cigarette Ban

The December 9th entry on the Chicago Sun-Times site brought with it a cause for brief celebration. The headline: "SURPRISE OPPOSITION DERAILS EMANUEL'S E-CIGARETTE BAN" Could it be? Did rational thinking prevail once again over the childishly shallow-minded regulatory reflex that holds, "It looks like a cigarette, so we must treat it like a cigarette"? At first [...]

All The Cool Kids – Underage Vaping

Commentary: John Castle As a Vaper, this is a sensitive subject for me, and I'm sure it is for you, as well. But it's out there, it has to be dealt with, so let's deal with it. Underage vaping. Let's start things off with a joke -- have ya heard the one about government officials? They [...]

A Thanksgiving Tale by John Castle

I'm gonna keep this one short and sweet, folks; this being the week leading up to a holiday, it only seems fitting that brevity is the better part of valor here. Ehm… unless you're sitting in an airport terminal or riding shotgun while your significant other drives, in which case I guess I should keep [...]

Unlucky Strike – What Big Tobacco May Mean For Vaping

Subject: Big Tobacco If there's one thing you can count on with a nascent industry with a similarity to an older, more entrenched one, it's that the big movers and shakers of the preceding industry are going to do one of two things: beat 'em or join 'em. So we should feel a sense of relief, I [...]

The Precautionary Principle and Castle’s Wager

John Castle Intro There is a political doctrine at the core of anti-vaping efforts in the United States and in many other countries around the world. What that doctrine is became clear to me in discussions I've had in person and around the internet, and now I'm going to reveal it to you. The doctrine in question is [...]

Book Review: TobakkoNacht – The Antismoking Endgame

TobakkoNacht - The Antismoking Endgame FOREWORD: This is a book review long in the making. We received our copy (purchased, not given, well worth the $25) several weeks ago and it has made the rounds here at Spinfuel . You can’t help but to apply what is so fully researched and so thoughtfully laid out, to other [...]