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The FDA is set to roll out a finalized rule this summer that would treat e-cigarettes just like real cigarettes. While you're probably wondering how this will affect vape shops, right now it won't affect them as the FDA is testing e-cigarettes for any potential side effects. The FDA is unsure that e-cigs are safe and want to confirm they don't produce harmful chemicals because e-cigarettes have never been tested.

 

The FDA's concerns

The e-cigarette industry is already booming and generated over $2 billion in sales last year. While the FDA is pushing for e-cig regulations, the House of Representatives is pushing back. The debate is over how e-cigs are marketed. Because e-cigs were never pre-approved by the FDA, the FDA is proposing that all e-cigarette products already on the market be pre-approved and future products would have to meet their approval to deem them as "appropriate for the protection of the public health."

The need for further testing

While some people have switched from regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes, the FDA wants to ensure that e-cigarettes are tested and found to be safe. According to the FDA's website, they are concerned that e-cigarettes haven't been fully studied. They are also concerned about the risk factors related to e-cigarettes and the levels of nicotine or other chemicals that might be inhaled or ingested. Additionally, they want to further evaluate and understand if there are any benefits related to e-cigarettes.

The concern over the tobacco in e-cigarettes

The FDA regulation on e-cigarettes affects e-cigarettes that are used for therapeutic purposes. With the concern surrounding adverse effects, they are concerned about unexpected side effects or potential health-related problems from tobacco related products. 

Keep in mind, as it relates to e-cigarettes, some still contain nicotine. According to the National Institute of Health, Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, so that's one of the reasons why users turn from cigarettes to e-cigarettes, to enjoy the sensation of having a cigarette-like substance that can blow a cloud of smoke that does not produce tobacco smoke. What the FDA is suggesting is that they're concerned about the chemicals emitted and want to ensure enough testing is done first to confirm e-cigarette safety.

What does this mean to you?

The FDA with their ruling is questioning the chemicals in the tobacco used in e-cigarettes, the safety of e-cigarettes, as they have never been tested, and they want to try to minimize minors using e-cigarettes, which is understandable, because the FDA just wants to make sure we're safe and keep our kids safe, too. And of course, we want that, too!

To let your voice be heard about your experience with e-cigarettes, you can go to CASAA, the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, to show your support for vaping. Also feel free to reach out to us to share your stories, comments, favorite flavors and love for Highbrow e-liquids!

 

While you might think the phrase "Dog Days of Summer" refers to a dog panting in the summer heat, you're very close. The term Dog Days is the name for the hottest, most humid part of the summer. This period of time extends from around July 3rd to August 11th. In Roman times, this was a period of time that was observed in areas in the Mediterranean in conjunction with the Dog Star Sirius. Yes, we're serious. They named a star after dogs, too!

The Romans also saw that there was a bright star in the sky that they considered Canis Major, or Large Dog. They wrote stories about the Dog Star, Greek poems and the phrase "Dog Days" caught on. Ancient Greeks didn't see Dog Days as being good. Dog days were believed to be evil times when dogs went mad, people got sick and had burning fevers or went hysterical. We see that every day in the hot summer when irate drivers get aggressive in traffic or subways are packed with angry people roasting on trains with no air conditioning.

The dog days were also looked at as Orion's dog and Ancient Greeks thought in the hot summer when they saw dogs panting that it meant they were going to get a disease from them. Guess no one thought to give them a bowl of cold water? Probably not because this was Ancient Greece! If there was even one dog found to have rabies and was foaming at the mouth, they associated it with Dog Days. Still think that little beagle is cute now? As we learned more over the years about dogs and their panting, we shifted the term to still refer to the hot time in the summer when the humidity was at its highest, but this only applies to regions where they experience high heat in July and August. No one in Alaska says, "Oh get ready, a glacier might melt," or "You know, that sled dog was eyeing me strangely yesterday." Here's an Ancient Greek poem about Dog Days:

Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
on summer nights, star of stars,
Orion's Dog they call it, brightest
of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
And fevers to suffering humanity.

 

When we think of dark, liquid skies now, we know it's because we're enjoying a good all day vape! To celebrate the hot summer season, try a minty, menthol vape to keep you cool. With all natural tobacco and mint leaves, you'll spend those sultry days and nights in an all day fog. If you want to go the traditional route for those weekend fireworks or that afternoon barbecue, try an apple pie flavor or blueberry pie. Sweet and tart just like Mom's pies! For more great flavors like these, be sure to check out Highbrow Vapor.

Highbrow Vapors are e-liquids that come in great flavors so you can vape the way you want! Create your own custom blends, or mix and match flavors and create your own customized flavor profile. Spend those sizzling summer days relaxing in a vape. When you place an order, think of your favorite flavors and then do an easy search in Highbrow Vapors. You can also search by All Products, Dessert Flavors, Drink Flavors, Fruit Flavors Highbrowbacco, Newest Flavors and Favorites!

Relax in Dog Days of Summer with Highbrow Vapor! Maybe that means after summer we can sing the Dog Days are Over! Order your best vape flavors today!

Come on, it's August! That means its "Admit You're Happy" month. With so many great reasons to be happy like Fantasy Football, kids going back to school, another month of great warm weather and top movies coming out, read a few of our top reasons to be happy while you enjoy a good vape and share it with friends and family!

You might be enjoying a lot of college football and we don't want to take you away from all the action. We know you're equally as excited about the upcoming NFL season so we've included the upcoming NFL Football Schedule. Whether you're a hard core fan and you want to catch all the training camp action, or you've already lined up your wide receiver and rookie picks, you know the upcoming season is Something to Talk About! Be sure to join a Fantasy Football League and tell Johnny Come Lately, maybe next season, kid! Top vape picks: Highbrowbacco – Cigar and Buttered Rum. Yeah, we know - smoky and sweet. With all that football, you can stay in a fog as long as you want!

Maybe you're a big movie fan and that's great! There's a ton of new flicks on the way between now and December, so be sure to get ready for:

  • The highly anticipated Sicario hitman movie with Benicio Del Toro is due next month about an elite government task force. With its violent depictions taking place all over Mexico, we thought it fitting to serve up a spicy and robust Cappuccino Diablo!
  • The last installment of The Hunger Games in November, may the odds ever be in your favor getting a seat to this screening. We've paired a Cinnamon Red Hot vape with this flick and with 5 star reviews; you'll find it's on fire, too!
  • Also coming out in November, just in time for the turkey and the trimmings, make sure to check out Creed! There's been a lot of hype about this movie as Apollo Creed's son Adonis is trained by Rocky Balboa! Check out one of his greatest speeches of all time! Rocky knew how to take a hit and keep on making sequels! In honor of Rocky and Thanksgiving, we've partnered Mom's apple pie with Highbrowbacco – Clove. Hint: Let it steep, rookies!
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (December). It's rumored Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg are in this version and of course, Chewbacca's back! Speaking of Chewbacca…we recommend the Highbrowbacco – Exotic Blend. The strong, all natural tobacco flavor is bold enough to go where no man has gone before! May the force and the vape be with you!
  • The kids go back to school soon, so only one more month of them complaining about how there's nothing to do so they can go back to school and complain about having too much to do.
  • We no longer have to look at that miserable Grumpy Cat. There's a new kid on the block, Grumpy Dog! Shelters everywhere will now be filled with cute, discarded pets that can't generate income.
  • That extra salt you had leftover from last year's snow…you're going to need it! The Farmer's Almanac is predicting more snow! Do they really get paid to do that – I mean, we could have told them…
  • While you might have been worried about all those Snakes on all those planes, 3 big snakes have been caught including 1 Cobra in Texas, an 18-foot Python in Florida and a 15-foot Python in Missouri. Just another reason why small dogs everywhere need their own GPS!

Read every excerpt on the list and still in a funk? Not to worry, when you need a good vape, be sure to check out Highbrow Vapor. You can create your own flavor profile, mix and match, send gifts to friends and relax! We still have a lot of summer fun left! Just don't go back in the water with all those sharks!

The first Sunday in August is National Friendship Day, giving us all a day to take a moment to appreciate those near and dear to us. What better way is there to enjoy friendship than by sharing a vape?

Friendship is among the most important virtues in life. Waxed poetic in millions of books, poems, and essays in every language known to man, friendship has been idealized for millenia. And why shouldn't that be the case? Friends are vitally important, offering us love, support and compassion when we need it most. After all, friends are the family we choose, not the family bound to us by blood, which makes them all the more important.

Friendship and Our Lives

As children, friendship is a fairly simple concept. Our friends are the people who will play our make believe games on the playground with us, share crayons while coloring, and help us hide from our parents when it's time to stop playing and come inside. Over time, these friendships develop into something deeper. Our friends become our confidants, keeping our secrets, sharing our hopes and dreams, and helping us traverse the troublesome times of adolescence.

In adulthood, these friendships continue to deepen. As adults, our friends are the people who can talk us through relationship and career trouble, celebrating raises and new babies or picking us up from the bar when we've had a little too much to drink. Our friends keep us grounded through the trials and tribulations of day to day life, providing us with emotional support through the best of times and the worst.

Friendship and Vaping

By nature, vaping is a social activity, and when you vape, it's likely your friends do, too. From sitting around and talking at home to hanging out at the bar at night, vaping is a good way to start a conversation and keep it going. Whether it's sharing your favorite mods, swapping juice and trading tips on flavors, there's a lot about vaping to talk about, and to experience.

Going to vape stores can also be a great way to bond with your buds, giving you the opportunity to share expertise, learn more about the lifestyle, and even create new flavors for one another. By interacting with the growing vape community, friends can expand their knowledge, develop common interests, and, of course, partake in a mutual love of vaping!

Sometimes, there's no better way to relax, unwind, and enjoy time together than to share a vape with a friend in need. Whether you had a rough day and need to vent or have big plans in store, getting together and vaping can be a great way to stay in touch the with your best buds. As a vaping aficionado, it's only natural that the best way to celebrate your friends this National Friendship Day is to share a vape with the people you love most.

Looking for some great new tastes? Highbrow is here to help, offering everything from your favorite desserts to an authentic smoke flavor to make your vaping experience as amazing as possible. Check us out today!

What kind of vape do you want? When you start thinking about the mood you're in and the flavor, you might want to ask yourself if you want something sweet like a dessert taste or if you want something minty? Do you want an all day vape? Or an after dinner treat?

Highbrow Vapors come in so many great flavors that you can pick out something light and refreshing like a minty flavor or a straight tobacco flavor. Maybe you want something sweet that tastes like cake or dry like a cigar. Be sure to check out Highbrow Vapors…

Developing Your Flavor Profile

Because you can shop by flavor, it helps to narrow down the type of taste you want. Vapes can have you in a cloud all day, but the flavor will be ultimately be up to you. Check out:

  • Dessert Flavors: If you want sweet desserts and to fill that candy craving, look for great flavors like Belgian Waffle, Caramel, Chocolate, Hazelnut Cream, Dark Chocolate Mint and Eggnog. These are great for that sweet tooth. Reviews have these as great strong tastes with true flavor your taste buds will love! Best juice for that sugar craving!
  • Drink Flavors: When you're ready for your morning java, make sure to check out flavors like Coffee with Bavarian Hazelnut Cream, Dark Roast, Espresso, Chai Tea and Green Tea flavors. You can also have an after dinner drink vape with Amaretto or for something summery and fruity try Strawberry Lemonade. Reviews say these are spot on flavors! Vape juice is perfect every time and a big seller is the Amaretto that's well balanced, sweet and strong enough for a good, relaxing vape!
  • Fruit Flavors: Fruit flavors are if you have a particular taste that you want like Pomegranate, Pear, Raspberry or Orange. A popular fruit vape to try is Coconut. Some find it mild, some let it steep longer and a great tip is to mix it with other flavors like Pomegranate!
  • Highbrowbacco Flavors: These fine flavors are for the tobacco enthusiast who wants a taste of French Pipe, an Exotic Blend, Cigar or Clove. One of the top sellers is Cigar with its earthy and nutty tastes. You can vape all day in this cloud! For any cigar smoker, while this might not be a Macanudo in your hand, it's real cigar flavor in your mouth! Reviews say it's spot on!
  • The Newest Flavors on the market: With new flavors like Raspberry and Caramel Cake, you'll definitely want to mix these two new favorites together!

Highbrow Vapor: When you're ready to order these flavors and more, be sure to check out HighBrowVapor.com. You can order online or in one of their stores in the United States, South America or Europe. Highbrow Vapor specializes in providing the highest quality e-liquid at the best prices! Sign up with them and create an account. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Highbrow Vapor ships all over the world and they can custom create e liquid packages for you. Consider giving an e liquid package as a gift! If you do, be sure to give a balance of some dessert, fruit, and tobacco flavors to ensure a well rounded flavor profile!

When you're ready to vape, do it with Highbrow!

As some states fight to control, ban and possibly even eliminate the sale and use of e-cigs, other states continue to burst with sales. The business is booming and the growth of e-tanks and e-liquids climbing the ladder to the top. The government has a challenge ahead of them as they attempt to regulate products that have already been allowed to take root into a market of willing consumers. The research, development and sale of e-tanks and e-liquids is not expected to slow down anytime soon.

E-Tanks

E-tanks are not merely the vessel by which the juices flow. You are no longer just limited to a tank that resembles a cigarette as the advancement of the tank has taken on a world of its own. They are designed to depict the personality and character of the user. From the cigarette-like look and design to the pipe or rectangle-shaped design - you can pick and choose tips, colors and many other facets of the tank. You can build and personalize your tank to fit your hands, natural position that you place your fingers, and many other comfort features that you may not even think about. The options on the tanks will only continue to rise as the demand for more intense, more drastic and more over-the-top features are requested. Everyone wants to have the best on the market, and this attitude is what will continue to be the driving force in an already growing and powerful e-tank business. Show off your creative side with your piece today. Who are you really?  does your tank depict your taste in any way?

E-Liquids

Has the concept of a thousand-and-one flavors of the month (and then some) ever really sunk in? There really aren't that many flavors, but it's probably not far off from that number.  As with liquor, e-liquids have the standard shelf, top shelf and the premium shelf, line of flavors. If you want to become a fanatic, start mixing up those flavors to create the mouthwatering concoctions that Hollywood dreams are made of. With the added benefits of science, there is no flavor that can't be made today. If you want solid proof of that, take a look at some famous jelly beans. They have every flavor under the sun and continue to create more each year. E-Liquids will surpass them - have no doubt about that. Consumers will demand the flavors, submit suggestions and mixtures. E-liquid companies will rise to meet and exceed the market's expectations. They already have and are positioned to continue to do so in the future. The climb of the e-juice, e-liquid (and any other variety of the name you can think of) has no end is sight.

Customers will continue to indulge and entertain themselves with a market that has positioned themselves, not only as a recreational source of enjoyment, but also as a creative resource of thought-provoking flavors. Take a trip to the tropics, meet friends for drinks and relax with tea. It is all possible with your e-tank and your e-liquid. No one does it better than you when it comes to deciding what flavors works best for you today. Keep a few on hand for those bad and good moments. The possibility of The e-tanks or the e-liquids falling off the charts anytime soon shouldn't be a concern but running out of your favorite e-juice should!

July is National Blueberry Month! Start it off with a little history on the blueberry.

Blueberry facts: This tiny blue treat is home to North America and is grown in all but 15 states. Flavor profiles for blueberries can range from sweet and mild to tart and tangy! Blueberry season actually takes place from April until October despite the fact that you can buy blueberries year round - they're just not in season the other months when you shop for them. Try blueberries frozen for an added treat, or dry them out. They can also be canned and used in preserves.

Benefits and Uses: Health benefits for blueberries are very strong because they are considered antioxidants and are rich in Vitamin C and fiber. They're also low in calories. They make a great topping on yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, or mixed into breads, puddings and muffins. Because of their health benefits, they are used a lot for protein shakes and help to contribute to that purple color you sometimes see. They typically last for 3 to 5 days, but they may hold up for about a week in the refrigerator. An added treat is to stir them into recipes whole so they cook full of their own juicy flavor and pop in your mouth when you bite into them. Blueberries are also great mixed with other fruit.

Fourth of July treats that include blueberries include blueberry pie and using them in fruit salads You can also make a crumble with blueberries or a bread pudding.

Blueberry Vapor: To use blueberry e liquid this Fourth of July, you can create the same great flavors by using Blueberry and mixing it with Eve's Delight which is a delicious orchard apple flavor. This sweet treat will have you enjoying the holiday festivities and waiting for the fireworks! You can also try an assorted blend of Blueberry, Blackberry Limoncello, Black Cherry Dulcet, Raspberry and other fruity flavors for a mixed berry salad taste that's sure to give your taste buds hints of sugar and tartness!

When you're ready to try these and other great flavors, be sure to check out Highbrow Vapor.

Highbrow Vapor sells all types of flavored e liquids that come in a variety of flavors like the aforementioned as well as nutty and woodsy flavors. Because you want your vape to be mild and other times you may want it sweet and spicy, be sure to go online to see the flavor profile types so you can custom create your own blends, mix and match the flavors you want or try Blueberry in everything! We recommend Blueberry and Caramel Cake! Hint: You might want to take July 5th off, too! You'll be that relaxed with these great vape flavors…

Highbrow Vapor: Highbrow Vapor specializes in the highest quality in e-liquid flavors. You can find them online at highbrowvapor.com. Highbrow Vapor ships e liquid flavors all over the world and can custom create e liquid packages for you!

Celebrate National Blueberry Month with Highbrow Vapor!

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