I hadn't thought of this before now, but since vaping only my DIY (over 4 months) I no longer have to clean my attys. Not only have I never lost one since but they don't get gunked up. That IS very interesting!
Originally Posted by mianker
I am glad you guys are talking about this. It confirms to me that the difference i am seeing is not just in my mind. ( i am not crazy ) I had no problems out of the juice i got from my last supplier he uses nothing but the purest flavorings, pg,vg and nic NO Water . Even so I just switched to making my own. Glad i did not only is it fun you can get the juice exactly the way you like it. But i am also a guy that would rather spend the time making my own bread then just buying a loaf in the store. So it is worth it to me.
Originally Posted by GoodDog
Last edited by jtcaseyjr; 09-20-2010 at 02:29 AM.
I clicked on a link to ECA provided by poster # 2 and it took me to a website titled ECA: Electronic Cigarette Association. It looks entirely different from ECA's current site so I don't know if this is an "old" ECA website page or a "copycat" (also I've read in several threads where the ECA is now defunct-obviously the FDA is not aware of that) What is disturbing is that when you click on a link (in the toolbar) entitled blogs:ECA articles, it takes you to a page that contains at least five or six links to articles/ads about "quitting smoking with e-cigarettes" where the titles themselves state that and also make other unsubstantiated health claims. This cannot be at all helpful, especially if this is a genuine part of the ECA. Even if this is a fraud (copycat) it is not good as there are many who are against us and looking for any/all ammunition to use against the industry and this technology and would gladly try and use this as "evidence" that this is what the industry is involved in concerning their marketing. Does anyone know anything about this particular link? and what's up with this particular website?
Last edited by D103; 09-23-2010 at 10:01 PM.
Well, through a WHOIS search, I found that the ECA - Electronic Cigarette Association domain (electroniccigaretteassociation.org) is owned by Instead LLC, and the contact is James Watt, who is the owner of Instead Electronic Cigarettes (e-cig.org) and was (is?) the ECA Vice Chair according to this blog entry on his site:
Interview with James Watt, Electronic Cigarette Association Vice Chair | The Electronic Cigarette & E-Cigarettes by Instead
Interestingly, that blog post has a link to an entirely different ECA website:
Electronic Cigarette Association
...and that domain (ecassoc.org) is registered through a proxy, so the ownership info of that site is private, though it would be reasonable to assume that it is the same as above.
Also, that same e-cig.org blog has a recent entry discussing the five warning letters sent out by the FDA:
FDA Letter To 5 Electronic Cigarette Companies | The Electronic Cigarette & E-Cigarettes by Instead
..where they discuss their opinions on the merits of each warning letter, one of the comments is:
"This is obviously a claim that e-cigs can help the user quit smoking and the FDA is right, in this case" (in reference to the letter to E-CigaretteDirect)
Last edited by voltaire; 09-24-2010 at 12:43 AM.
And here are the requirements to become an ECA member, according to the ecassoc.org ECA site:
All ECA Members must abide by these regulations:
(A) they do not make claims to consumers concerning, but not limited to, health
benefits, improved safety, or smoking cessation from the use of electronic cigarette products;
(B) they do not create, promote, or sell products with flavors using the terms “ice cream”, “candy”, “licorice”, or “bubble gum”;
(C) the bottles of electronic cigarette liquid they create, promote, or sell have childproof caps on them;
(D) the products they create, promote, or sell include all ECA sponsored warnings;
(E) the cartridges or bottles of electronic cigarette liquid they create, promote, or sell contain a maximum 24 mg/ml of nicotine;
(F) the bottles of electronic cigarette liquid containing nicotine they create, promote, or sell are no larger than 30 ml;
(G) each product they create, promote, or sell containing nicotine includes a warning about the risks associated with nicotine use;
(H) online vendors must verify to reasonable certainty that their customers are of legal smoking age; and
(I) retail vendors must verify that their customers are of legal smoking age by inspecting the customer’s state-issued photo identification.
*The ECA is going through some structural changes. More information about ECA membership will be available on this page in the coming days.
ECA Membership | Electronic Cigarette Association
Last edited by voltaire; 09-24-2010 at 01:07 AM.
I guess they have their reasons for them, but some of those rules are utterly ridiculous.
According to those rules, an ECA member is not allowed to DIY himself or herself a 50ml bottle of e-liquid?
As I said... utterly ridiculous.
Originally Posted by voltaire
The ECA was set up for suppliers/manufacturers. It was a trade organization that was willing to take any help from consumers because at that time, there wasn't a CASAA.
As far as 30ml bottles being the largest a member could sell... this didn't have anything to do with squashing the diy market... which in my humble opinion, the diy market will be the downfall of liquid sold in bottles. (it takes one person, mixing improperly and the entire industry will be blamed.)
What it was meant for is that to date, there is still no study, scientific report, nothing, that proves even a 30ml bottle with or without nicotine, digested by adult, child or animal, wouldn't kill them. So... there's the reasoning for that. It was one of those rules that was implemented with the intention of removing or changing upon scientific data that could be confirmed.
The other reason was when the first round of FDA stoppages happened (March 2009, shortly after the Drs. episode), there was suspicion that some suppliers might have been getting this and that from here and there, as many diy consumers do, and mixing stuff to sell, in their basements/garages/etc and frankly, that's unsanitary and gross. If you can't sell homemade cookies in mass quantities out of your kitchen, then you shouldn't be able to do it with eliquid.
The ECA is in fact disbanded. I am not going into any other details regarding comments on "gossip" because no amount of truth will set some people free :0)
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