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  1. Papa Lazarou

    California State Health Officer Ron Chapman protects cigarettes, issues report that lies about e-cigs

    It's a good angle. Just one point is technically a bubble implies an excessive asset valuation (i.e. housing bubble, stock bubble, treasury bond bubble). The "asset" here is effectively smokers. EDIT on reflection they "over valued" income from smokers so perhaps you could call it a bubble...
  2. Papa Lazarou

    California State Health Officer Ron Chapman protects cigarettes, issues report that lies about e-cigs

    The mighty dollar? Seriously, they are in big trouble if smokers quit faster than assumptions built into tobacco bonds they sold. A lengthy read, but a very good one (via Grimm Green) - How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt - ProPublica
  3. Papa Lazarou

    California State Health Officer Ron Chapman protects cigarettes, issues report that lies about e-cigs

    Anyone see the quote where he's effectively saying "keep smoking rather than switch to e-cigs"? Surely *smoking* re-normalizes smoking behavior more than e-cigs... :facepalm: Link broken but here it is http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/01/28/california-announces-campaign-to-combat-e-cigarette-use/
  4. Papa Lazarou

    Last questions on Formaldehyde. Is it comming from a burnt wick?

    This was something I did the other day which attempts to explain it:
  5. Papa Lazarou

    Fake Samsung 25Rs??

    Oh and yes, it is possible for anything that is in high demand and/or sells at a premium price to be cloned. I would not put it past someone to produce a clone, like they have definitely done with Sony VTC's, but I haven't heard of it specifically.
  6. Papa Lazarou

    Fake Samsung 25Rs??

    The "stickers" are put on by third parties in all cases, and I suspect are to do with mailing regulations. The Samsung cells from the factory are just a blue plastic wrap with "INR18650-25R, Samsung SDI" and some other letters numbers, possibly a batch code. Not taking a charge is obviously...
  7. Papa Lazarou

    Tobacco control terrorists launch attack against vaping in SF

    Has that been proven? As far as I am aware the e-cig blood plasma levels of nicotine are far more like an NRT one (gradual increase followed by slow levelling off) while the cigarette blood plasma levels spike very high very fast, followed by rapid decline. This may be partly due to tobacco...
  8. Papa Lazarou

    Somewhat positive article on Healthcare Professionals Network

    That's great Kent :) What were his concerns?
  9. Papa Lazarou

    Somewhat positive article on Healthcare Professionals Network

    - See more at: Are E-Cigarettes a Good Thing? Sounds good and of course it's positive that some MD's seem to be supportive, and are prepared to write articles to that effect, but I do have some concerns about this. Mainly that the author just does not have a clue what he's writing about...
  10. Papa Lazarou

    Metal conductivity, at a glance

    Here is something I did using data from Matweb for resistivity of some selected materials My personal experience of mechanicals is that there is a detectable difference between using say an all copper mod and an all stainless steel mod. However, I don't have the same model of mod in both...
  11. Papa Lazarou

    What is Makrolon?

    I don't know what grade of Makrolon they use, but if no-one has that info it would probably be best to direct your question to Svoemesto themselves. It's not PG, VG or nicotine that cracks plastic tanks, it's certain flavourings. Specifically it's flavourings that use essential oils in larger...
  12. Papa Lazarou

    IPV2S unstable resistance problem - something to do with spring loaded connector?

    Thanks. It's the laser hologram wrap from here - Vinyl - Rap-a-Mod
  13. Papa Lazarou

    how do you go about what wattage or voltage setting you prefer?

    A common misunderstanding is that watts = temperature. It's possible to get an unpleasantly hot vape from 10 watts or a cool vape from 30 watts. It all depends on the atomiser and how it's set up. I guess the main thing is what will you be using on it? If it's rebuildable then if you like to...
  14. Papa Lazarou

    IPV2S unstable resistance problem - something to do with spring loaded connector?

    I haven't noticed that, I'll check it out. I normally leave it to charge till it's full :) Yes that's right, the IPV2S only has one decimal point reading on the resistance too.
  15. Papa Lazarou

    IPV2S unstable resistance problem - something to do with spring loaded connector?

    Certainly worth checking the atty connections always. However in my case it was doing the same on at least six different atty's I tried on it. I did think it was to do with my building originally but I rebuilt one atty making double sure everything was tight and same result. I also cleaned the...
  16. Papa Lazarou

    IPV2S unstable resistance problem - something to do with spring loaded connector?

    I have had a problem with the resistance jumping about on my two week old IPV2S. It started maybe two days ago. Resistance was jumping about wildly causing burnt hits, one melted coil etc. I've already contacted the vendor who advised me to send it back for them to check it over. However in...
  17. Papa Lazarou

    Automatic and manual - why manual?

    In the early days almost all e-cigs used automatic batteries activated by drawing on the atty. Now they are rare, except in cigalikes. Automatic advantages - No button to press. - Experience arguably closer to smoking, at least from the point of view of the action of it. Automatic...
  18. Papa Lazarou

    Anywhere to get legit Sony VTC5?

    There is some clown on eBay UK charging £100 (approx $156) for ONE VTC5. I really hope noone is stupid enough to pay that. Meanwhile I picked up some Samsung INR18650-25R's for about 5% of that, and they perform just as well for my purposes. Samsung 25R vs Sony VTC5 compared.
  19. Papa Lazarou

    10 times as much carcinogens than cigarettes?

    There is already a long thread about this story (it's been reproduced in many different publications but it all has the same source) - http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/media-general-news/626784-e-cigarettes-10-times-more-cancerstuff-than-analog-says-japan-researcher.html You are...
  20. Papa Lazarou

    Another nail in the coffin for the gateway hypothesis?

    From the BBC - E-cigarette "lure" fears might be unfounded
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