FDA ENDS Regulations Extension

FDA Announces Extension for Their Ends Regulations

What are the FDA ENDS regulations

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, known as ENDS, are taking the world by storm. From vaporizers to E-Cigarettes plus all other forms of cigarette alternatives(this includes e juice), ENDS have been raising questions and concerns regarding the safety and health ramifications. With a new announcement about the FDA ENDS regulations, ENDS will be facing new rules in the face of changing laws.

FDA ENDS Regulations: The Good and the Bad

There are eight recognized electronic nicotine delivery systems. These include hookah pens, vaporizers, vape pens, electronic cigarettes, and e-pipes. Each of these various products has liquid that contains nicotine, flavoring, glycerin, propylene glycol and other similar ingredients. The user heats the liquid just enough, that it produces vapor to inhale. The ENDS of today are made to look like typical cigars, pipes, and cigarettes. Others look like pens or any similar everyday object. These regulations now apply to mods and tank systems as well.

ENDS are gaining the majority of their popularity among children. Over 3 million students are currently using of vaping products. That makes e-cigarettes the most popular tobacco among teenagers and young adults for the second year in a row.

Adding More Products to The List

The FDA finalized a new rule in 2016 regarding ENDS. They extended their regulatory authority to include vaporizers, hookah pens, vape pens, electronic cigarettes, e-pipes and any other ENDS. Now they will regulate the import, manufacturing, labeling, packaging, promotion, advertising, distribution and sale of ENDS.

The products that have been marketed for specific therapeutic purposes, including products that are expected to help people end their smoking addiction, will be regulated by the CDER or Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, by the FDA.

The FDA will regulate all components; this includes the software and materials that are integral to the product’s characteristics, performance, and composition. Other parts and elements of ENDS include the containers, atomizers, cartomizers, vape coils, tanks, and more…

Creating and Selling ENDS

For businesses that manufacture, or process ENDS products need to comply with and all requirements of the FDA. The CTP Office for Small Business Assistance will answer any questions that businesses may have about the regulations.

Nicotine Warning Statement

Starting in 2018, advertisements and product packages for regulated tobacco products will need a warning label. This warning statement includes stating that the product contains nicotine.  The warning statement needs to state that nicotine is addictive.

The manufacturer of tobacco products can submit a statement of self-certification to the FDA. This statement should state that their product has no nicotine in it, along with sufficient data to back the statement. The manufacturer can print a statement that asserts the product is made from tobacco. For businesses that are interested in a complete breakdown of the rules and regulations and full list can check this out. Through the FDA website, manufacturers can find more information guidance, regulations and more.

Mixing Manufacturing E-Liquids and Modifying Products

A vape shop that sells or mixes e-liquid or any other modified ENDS will be considered to be a manufacturer. Companies that are considered manufacturers in this manner have legal responsibilities for retailers and manufacturers of tobacco products. Business owners should review all regulations regarding compliance with labels and the requirements.

Importing ENDS and Similar Products

The importation of tobacco products into the country has to comply with any and all of the rules and regulations set forth by the FD&C Act. For any specific questions regarding importing tobacco products, businesses should contact the FDA.

Product Violations and Reporting Negative Experiences

Anyone that has experienced unexpected safety or health issues with tobacco products, can file a report with the FDA. The FDA will use these reports to help understand these issues. If you or any business owner knows of ENDS being sold to a minor or any other violation of FD&C Act is witnessed, the violation should be reported to the FDA. The reports of adverse experiences that have already been voluntarily submitted can be reviewed as well.

Protection Against ENDS Abuse

These guidelines serve as a way to help prevent the abuse of ENDS and tobacco products.  The regulations focus on addiction and nicotine as the primary impetus for the FDA’s regulation efforts. The new guidelines will work to encourage the development of new products.

The use of tobacco is one of the leading causes of death and disease in the U.S. Over 480,000 adults, and young people die from smoking every year. Lost productivity and health care add to the losses that result in almost $300 billion lost each year. To circumvent the negative impact caused by tobacco, the FDA hopes to bring better awareness to the consequences of nicotine.

The goal is to promote a better understanding and awareness of tobacco products that are addictive and harmful. With the regulation of ENDS products, the FDA is working to encourage a healthier alternative to cigarettes.

What are your thoughts about the FDA ENDS Regulations?

We’d love to get your thought and opinions about the extension and how it will affect things down the road. Don’t be afraid to use the comments section below to voice your opinion.

Thank you, and keep vaping.

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Vape Coils and How They Affect E Juice Flavor

Vape Coils: A Guide to Why and How They Affect the Taste of Your E Juice

Are you feeling a little perplexed after browsing through the internet for hours trying to find out information on which are the best vape coils to use for your vaping device? You’re not the only one. There is so much information around that has made trying to find information you want hard. I have made this fact finding mission easier for you by breaking down how different types of vape coils can affect your vaping experience, which are the best types to use and how to get the most flavor from your e juice. Will the new FDA ENDS regulations also include coils?

What Difference Does Coil Resistance Make?

There is no one type of coil; they come with different resistance levels. Some of these resistance levels will enhance flavor and will give a better vaping experience than other resistance levels. You will be able to find out what resistance a coil has on the package or in the description when shopping online. You will be able to tell which is the coil resistance as it will be displayed as a number with “ohms” next to it or with the symbol “Ω”.

What Are OHMS?

Ohms are what the resistance of the coil is measured in. Ohms are the measurement used to calculate the resistance between two points of an electrical conductor and how freely electricity can move in an object such as an e-cigarette. People using e-cigarettes pay close attention to the ohm level as it indicates what temperature of heat the coil generates. This allows for the e-liquid in the e-cigarette to evaporate.

How Does The Coil Resistance Affect Your Vaping Experience

The lower the resistance level, the quicker the coil will heat. This means that you will get a much warmer taste. If the resistance of the coil is higher then the coil will take longer to warm up the vapor which means there will be less of it. If you pair a low resistance coil with a high battery voltage, there will be more heat produced meaning the flavor will be more intense.

What Is Sub OHM Vaping?

You should now know that an ohm is the measurement used to determine the resistance of a coil. If the resistance of a coil is below 1.0 ohm then the coil is then classed as sub ohm. While sub ohm coils are perfectly safe, they are still only recommended for those who have been vaping for quite a while. If you ever do use a sub ohm coil, make sure to read exactly how to use it to avoid any injury.

What Are The Benefits Of Sub OHM Vaping

Some of the benefits of using a sub ohm coil include being able to blow big clouds, having a more intense vape flavor and having a warmer vape experience. The reason why sub ohm coils blow bigger clouds is because they use a much larger wire and wick which increases the power to spread more heat. This then causes the e-liquid to evaporate more quickly resulting in dense and large clouds.

How You Can Start Sub OHM Vaping

Before starting to use sub ohm coils in your vaping adventures, it is recommended that you already have a pre-existing knowledge of vaping or have been vaping for a while. This isn’t recommended for those who are new to it. You will need a sub ohm coil which you can check the packaging for under 1.0 ohm. If the packaging doesn’t mention the ohms you can test your coil in an ohm meter. While it is not needed, it is recommended that you use high percentage VG(Vegetable Glycerin) e-liquid and low nicotine strength (preferably lower than 6mg). This is so you don’t get a harsh throat which can happen when using a sub ohm coil. On another note; you can only use a sub ohm coil if you have a 18650 battery, mod and or tank that support sub ohm vaping.

What Coil Resistance Should I Use In My Vape

If you’re not yet experienced enough to use a sub ohm coil then the choice comes down to two; low resistance coils and high resistance coils. I have briefly explained the difference but to make it more clear, I will go into the benefits and disadvantages of each. There is no right and wrong choice, it simply comes down to your personal preference.

Low Resistance Vape Coils

Let’s start with low resistance vape coils. The main advantages of using a low resistance coil are that it will produce more vapor and the vapor will also be warm. The main disadvantages are that it can drain the battery a lot faster, it may give you dry hits and it will use up more liquid each time you puff.

High Resistance Vape Coils

The main advantages of using a high resistance coil is that it will not drain the battery as fast, will be less likely to have a dry hit and will not use up as much liquid per puff. The main disadvantages are that it won’t produce as much vapour and the vapour will be cooler.

As you can see the high and low resistance vape coils are in stark contrast but both can potentially give you an intense flavor.

How To Achieve Maximum Flavor

Now that I have spoken about high resistance coils, low resistance coils and sub ohm coils, it is time to talk about how to use your coil to get maximum flavor. The flavors of e juice  you can get for your vape are plentiful.  Flavors are as unique as custard, alcohol beverages and even sweets. Of course, there is no point in buying these amazing flavors if you can’t taste them which is why you need to do the following:

Single Coil vs. Dual Coil

The single coil is recommended for those looking for a more intense flavoring. The dual coil is for those who want to create big clouds. The reason why dual coils don’t give as strong a flavor as the single coil is because the dual coil needs a lot more air flow which diffuses the flavor. The single coil has a narrower air flow meaning the flavor is more concentrated.

Keep The Coil Clean

To get the most flavor out of your vape juice, make sure to keep your coil clean. It doesn’t matter whether it is a low resistance, high resistance or sub ohm resistance, you must regularly clean your vape coils.