A new vape shop is opening in Plymouth on Monday- but it's not like all the rest. South West Vape Distribution (SWVD) is the newest store to open on Mutley Plain, and now the ninth vape shop to open in the city. However, SWVD will stay open later than any other during the week to cater for a wider market. SWVD also have a store in Exeter and say they have the "biggest range of E-liquid and the best prices in the South West". The store will open its doors at 10am today and are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 8pm. A spokesperson for the store said: "No other vape store opens until 8pm, giving everyone who has finished work a chance to come and see us. "We have tea and coffee in store for customers who want to have a browse and a look around for a bit. "We also have four tester bays holding 50 flavours in each bay, so everyone can try the flavours and pick one perfect for them. "Quality and tidiness is key so you will never catch anything looking messy or out of place in our stores." … [Read more...] about A new vape shop with a difference opens in Plymouth today
Police are hunting for five men after staff at a vaping shop were threatened with knives. The offenders first entered the Smokers Choice shop in Bryan Street, Hanley, on February 27 were they bought around £2,000 of vaping equipment using stolen bank cards. But they returned to the shop on March 1, where they were recognised by staff, before an altercation broke out in which the offenders wielded knives. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We are appealing for help to identify the men, in these CCTV images, who we would like to speak to in connection with an incident at a vaping shop in Hanley. "Five men entered the Smokers Choice shop in Bryan Street on February 27 and bought around £2,000 worth of products using cloned bank cards. "They went back to the shop on March 1 to buy further items but were recognised by staff. An altercation then took place between the offenders and staff, with the offenders brandishing knives. "The men were travelling in a black Mercedes car … [Read more...] about Police hunting five men after vaping shop staff threatened with knives
The Cancer Society wants vaping prohibited in smokefree parts of Dunedin, saying e-cigarettes do not send the right message. The suggestion came from Sophie Carty, the health promotion and advocacy manager for the Cancer Society's Otago and Southland branches, in a submission on the Dunedin City Council's 10-year plan yesterday. Ms Carty, responding to questions from Crs Mike Lord and Jim O'Malley, told the hearing the Cancer Society was due to release a national position statement on vaping and e-cigarettes shortly. In the meantime, smokefree areas of Dunedin should also be free of vaping and e-cigarettes, to protect people from "smoking behaviour''. Her comments came as recent international studies pointed to dramatic health benefits for those switching from smoking to vaping. Last month, an evidence review published by Public Health England concluded vaping posed only a small fraction of the risks of smoking, and making the switch could deliver substantial health benefits to … [Read more...] about Call to stop vaping in smokefree areas
DEADLY liquid “Spice” vapes are being widely sold by drug dealers on social media, The Sun can reveal. The vape oil drugs have boomed on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram due to the difficulty police have detecting the substances. They can be made odourless or fruit-flavoured which masks their potentially fatal potency and is an emerging crisis according to experts. Our investigators found dealers selling the drugs containing psychoactive chemicals linked to a string of deaths in recent months. They brazenly advertise on social media pages and typically under names such as “canna vapes” – meaning cannabis - or “THC oils”. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the main, natural psychoactive substance in cannabis but can be more potent as an isolated chemical. Dealers are flogging the vape liquids to Facebook and Instagram users before simply sending them by recorded delivery in the post. We were able to buy three vape cartridges for … [Read more...] about Drug dealers on Facebook and Instagram are openly selling deadly liquid Spice vapes
MANY smokers have swapped traditional cigarettes for of e-cigs in recent years. Vaping devices are designed with the goal of helping smokers quit and are billed as a healthier alternative. Here's all the info on vaping and e-cigarettes... What is vaping? Vaping is the process of smoking e-cigarettes, allowing a person to inhale nicotine without other harmful substances in tobacco. Millions of Brits now get their nicotine hit via the devices, and they are growing in popularity. The first modern e-cigarettes were developed by Chinese pharmacist Hon Lik who wanted to create a safer alternative to smoking. E-cigs and vaping pens come with a tiny sensor and computer chip that activate a heater, which warms up the nicotine inside every time a person takes a draw. When the liquid nicotine warms up it vapourises, creating a vapour that users can then suck through the mouthpiece. But, e-cigarettes are still relatively new, and much more research is needed to explore the true effect they have on … [Read more...] about Is vaping bad for you, what are the laws on e-cigarettes and are they safer than regular tobacco?