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Provape Closed

Discussion in 'FDA Regulations' started by Wysardi, Dec 29, 2017.

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  1. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Variety IS the spice of vaping. Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2011
    "Mechs" (for me). At $20 a pop, the decisions weren't even difficult. :thumbs:

    Thank you, ProVape (and some of us still miss you). Somewhere on a beach... (hats off to ya, mates!).


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  2. KODIAK (TM)

    KODIAK (TM) Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2014
    Dead Moose, AK
    Provape just couldn't compete with $19 iSticks and 200 watt juice boilers. Pbusardo has a video of their factory. They looked to be geared up for massive distribution and I suppose they just couldn't handle the industry transition that China seized on.

    I have 6 assorted Provaris. Good, solid USA made gear. You can pound nails with 'em.
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  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
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  4. Steve Parry

    Steve Parry Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2013
    Cookeville TN
    The best way to figure out what happened to ProVape is to own one. If you do, it probably still works and you probably have a hard time finding anything that works on it. With an ohm limit of .3, a wattage limit of 50, and no temp control they were seriously outdated even at their most advanced stages. Many of the new tanks wouldn't work on them at all, or at best they would only fire a small percentage of their available coils.

    ProVape can blame the FDA all they want, but it was their failure to innovate and keep up with the demands of the market that did them in. Look at Evolv. The Darwin was what, 15 watts and only was practical for a cartomizer. They innovated with the Kick, then temp control. They farmed out their chips to other modders. Evolv was always pushing the envelope while ProVape was playing catch up.
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  5. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    IMHO, ProVape closed because they really were all about helping folks quit smoking ... then Vaping became more of a hobby to the younger cloud chasers who never smoked before and ProVape decided not to go down that road.

    There was also the uncertainty of the FDA regs... and we already knew upfront ProVape was never going to submit to the draconian PMTA fees.

    finally there is this ...

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  6. Katdarling

    Katdarling Bling Kween and spreadsheet monster. ;) Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2011
    @steve - I hadn't realized this was a competition thread. Who GNU.
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  7. ENAUD

    ENAUD falling, falling, down the rabbit hole... Verified Member ECF Veteran

    These are not the droids you are looking for
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  9. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
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  10. Ipster

    Ipster Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Cut and Paste from the ProVape Website, that most of we customers visited regularly, had accounts with-
    ProVape is closed.
    Due to upcoming FDA regulations and restrictions, we have made the decision to cease production and close operations.

    We want to send out a HUGE Thank You to all of our customers, dealers and vendors around the world for your support and for sharing your stories and photos with us over the years.

    This has really been an amazing experience and we were privileged to have you as our customer. It's been humbling to hear all the success stories and we are truly blessed to be a part of your lives. Thank you!"

    Straight from the horses mouth, no third hand BS. Visit yourself, site's still up. ProVape.

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