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Dr Farsalinos crowfunding campaign and research

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by KFarsalinos, Jan 24, 2014.

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  1. KFarsalinos

    KFarsalinos Senior Member

    Nov 16, 2013
    Dear vapers/ECF members

    First of all, i want to thank you for the tremendous support on our crowdfunding campaign. We did not expect to be already over-funded, less than 10 days after this campagn was initiated.
    We believe that this study will introduce significant changes in the e-cigarette industry and will make products better and safer for consumers.
    I encourage you to follow the campaign and especially the updates page, in which we announce all funding that was not recieved through this crowdfunding but by other routes.
    I take the opportunity to thank ECF for contributing $1000 to this campaign.
    As you may have seen, this campaign is overfunded. We are NOT going to keep the money or use for anything else besides research. Therefore, we have already raised the nr of e-liquid samples we will test to approximately 150. We will additionally test some samples on vapor, by using commercially available devices, produce vapor, trap and recondense it and measure the levels of these substances present in vapor (which is extremely important). We are also thinking of adding a third substance to be tested in the liquid samples (we are discussing this with the laboratory).
    Moreover, as you know, we have several protocols which we have already designed but have not been performed due to lack of funding. It is the time to work on some of them. We may be able to perform a protocol comparing the nicotine delivery to vapor-potential of new-generation atomizers (clearomizers like EVOD, Kanger T3 etc) compared to prefilled cartos and 1st generation devices. We think that clearomizers are much more consistent in nicotine delivery (there are studies showing that prefilled cartos are pretty bad in this). We think we may have the funds to proceed with this protocol after we complete our current project.

    I encourage you to continue following and sharing this crowdfunding campaign. The more we will collect, the more testings we will be able to perform.

    I am sure that most of you have a lot of questions to ask. I hope you understand that it is impossible for me to answer to each one of you personally, due to lack of time. I am doing my best to be able to cope with all this workload with very little help from colleagues and assistants.

    Thank you for everything. We will continue to work in order to obtain as many information as possible about e-cigarettes and their safety/risk profile. We are determined and will always publish everything we find.
  2. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    Welcome to ECF, Dr. Farsalinos!

    Thanks for doing this much needed research.

    (I donated last week)
  3. itskohler

    itskohler Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2014
    Aventura, FL
    I'll be keeping my eye on this. :)
  4. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Thanks for everything you do Dr. Farsalinos! I made a contribution earlier, and I plan to make another at the end of the month. I'm so thrilled that your crowd funding went well. It was amazing to see those totals grow every day. I know there were many large contributions from some sources, but every contribution (even $1) adds to the total and sends a message from us as the users.
  5. RoseB

    RoseB Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2012
    Looking forward to seeing the findings of your study :)
  6. Dr. F, Thank you for everything your doing to help get cold hard facts to point legislators in the right direction.

    Sent from my C6903 using Tapatalk
  7. Oliver

    Oliver ECF Founder, formerly SmokeyJoe Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thanks, Konstantinos, for the update.

    ECF members: We will interview Dr. Farsalinos at some point in the very near future, so if there are any questions you have for him, please use this thread to raise them and we will pose them to him.

  8. low_tar_neil

    low_tar_neil ECF Tea-boy, guy Admin ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2008
    A thousand thanks for this and everything you do for the industry Dr!
  9. Pocha

    Pocha Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thank you for your good work!
  10. Blue Sage

    Blue Sage Full Member

    Jan 22, 2014
    United States
    Excellent news that there will be funds to test even more things.
  11. JonnyB88

    JonnyB88 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2013
    Elgin, IL, USA
    I donated, and am expressing my gratitude in this post, but it's simply not enough.

    I can't even begin to thank you for all you're doing for our community.
  12. pianoguy

    pianoguy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Nov 4, 2009
    Apple Valley, MN
    Welcome to the ECF, Dr. Farsalinos, and many thanks for all your hard work!

    One question I have - has anyone studied the effect of vapor on the bacteria and viruses in breath? It seems like I get fewer colds, etc. since I switched to vaping over 4 years ago, so I wonder if an e-cig user's breath is any cleaner in that regard.
  13. NerdVap0r

    NerdVap0r Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Bay Area
    learned alot watching this interview, Good work and thx for the knowledge. :)

  14. Lord_Fubar

    Lord_Fubar Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2013
    Sanford, FL
    I learned about this project from watching Vape Team Live podcast (same as above) and as a DIY I really would like to know just what it is I'm buying. I donated right after the show was over.
  15. Rickajho

    Rickajho ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 23, 2011
    Boston MA
    Is there a written overview or proposal out there somewhere for this current study? If there is I'm not finding it and only getting obtuse messages about "things we are all concerned about" or are supposed to know we are supposed to be concerned about. Looking for a write up of the specifics of what this current research is looking for in liquids.
  16. Coldrake

    Coldrake Demon Hunter Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I can't thank you enough for everything you do for this industry and the vaping community. It's people like you who will win this war we are all in. The truth is the best weapon we have.
  17. onjre

    onjre Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2013
    Knoxville, TN, USA
    Definitely following this thread. Thank you Dr. F
  18. RosaJ

    RosaJ Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX, USA
    Thank you for your work Dr. Farsalinos! I am delighted that you now have a presence in this forum. We await with much anticipation your findings in these studies.
  19. AgentAnia

    AgentAnia Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2013
    Orbiting Sirius B
    Konstantinos Farsalinos posted an announcement 3 days ago [on the indiegogo site]:

  20. redddog

    redddog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 5, 2012
    Rochester, NY
    I'm with Rickajho.

    Could someone point us somewhere where we can get an overview of what EXACTLY this is going to uncover, what the goals are and how they will impact manufacturing and sales and a timeline of when we can expect results and disclosure?

    This is obviously very exciting for vapers (or not, depending on the results) but I would love to see the parameters and goals if they are out there.
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