Vape Nation: Your Freedom is at Risk!

Hi, Everyone!

I started Lauren Vapes to share “vaping thoughts and reviews.” Thus far, I’ve focused primarily on reviews… But I can hold back my thoughts no longer!

There’s a BIG problem in the vaping world, and I’m finally prepared to talk about it.

Certain groups of individuals against fun and freedom are trying to take away our right to vape. This has been an issue for a while now, and it’s only growing.

Vaping Restrictions on a Government Level

Last year, the FDA finalized their plan to put vaping under their authority. In addition to restricting sales to minors (which most states did on their own anyway), each new vape product now has to go through the FDA’s strict approval process.

This process is long and difficult. Not to mention EACH product needs a separate application — an application that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars (sometimes millions!).

Basically, the FDA is now regulating vaping products as they would tobacco products — even though vape juices contain ZERO tobacco in them. In fact, many new vape juices don’t even use nicotine derived from tobacco AT ALL, instead opting to get their nicotine from eggplants, potatoes, or synthetic properties.

Due to the high prices demanded by the FDA, fewer and fewer new vaping products are hitting the market, and many small business owners have faded away into bankruptcy.

Not only does this mean that we have fewer innovations in the vaping world (no fun!), but these policies could also slow the decline of traditional cigarette usage. To put it simply: If vaping products aren’t available as harm reduction devices, smokers looking to quit can’t buy or use them!

Essentially, the FDA is driving smokers back to harmful cigarettes as their form of nicotine consumption. But why would they do that? In this recent report from Public Health England, experts revealed that vaping is 95-99% safer than smoking. In fact, the researchers also suggested that we could save 76,000 lives per year by convincing smokers to switch to vaping!

The answer, in my opinion, is government greed. Continue reading “Vape Nation: Your Freedom is at Risk!”


Don’t Trust Wismec

Hey, Everyone!

Back in June, the picture to the left was circulating the vaping community in regard to the Wismec EXO Skeleton ES300.

Alarmed, I immediately wrote to the company to see what was up. I was informed that there were “no problems and no recall.” Reassured by a company I THOUGHT I could trust, I figured the picture was a one-off incident and I didn’t need to worry. I continued to use the mod.

Then, on August 4th, my own EXO Skeleton ES300 caught fire!!

Fortunately, I was awake at the time, and the damage was minimal. But I was plenty pissed.

Wismec had lied to me, and its other customers, and they needed to be held accountable.

I immediately wrote them another e-mail, and took to social media to call them out for their carelessness.

The E-mails

In this section, I’ll show screencaps of the exact response I got from Wismec via e-mail. In the next section, I’ll talk about the “solution” they gave to me via Twitter.  Continue reading “Don’t Trust Wismec”