Longtime readers of this site may be familiar with me as the guy who occasionally shows up to contribute a lot of creepy and weird lists under a silly byline, always using the royal “we” so as to not take full responsibility for the creepy and weird information being presented. They may also notice that my output has slowed considerably, and that I am—for now, at least—actually referring to myself in the first person. Allow me to explain.
About a year ago, a couple of good friends invited me to help them run a vape shop and eventual e-juice manufacturer in my hometown (Louisville, Colorado). We in this industry believe vaping to be potentially enormously beneficial to public health, and we’ve been dismayed to see it take a pretty stern beating in the public arena. This, along with the FDA’s recent ruling in favor of strict regulation and all of the various local ordinances popping up, have prompted me to action.
Well, to list-making at any rate. Because unless you go out of your way to be informed, chances are you’ve been exposed to more misinformation than truth about what the media calls “e-cigs” and what most others call “vaping.” Why is that, by the way? Glad you asked.