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  • Tips To Help You Get Started Vaping

    Don't forget to check out our posts, The Truth About Vaping and Vaping Into The Quit, for further information.

    Trying to quit smoking is one of the most difficult endeavors you will ever go through. Believe it or not, nicotine is not the culprit. It’s the Monoamine oxidase inhibitors or MAOI’s. They are found naturally in tobacco and reduce the levels of dopamine that nicotine release. The other 3999 chemicals don’t help either. Don’t worry though, I’m here to help (Insert super hero theme song of your choice here).

    Unlike cigarettes, the juice, or e-liquid, used in vaping only has two chemicals. Vegetable glycerin, or VG, is a clear, odorless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil. Propylene glycol, or PG is used as a preservative in food products. Propylene glycol is also used in various edible items such as coffee-based drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, whipped dairy products and soda. The nicotine and flavoring are either VG or PG based. There are different blends that you can get your juice in from a 50/50 blend to 80/20 (which is what our premium line is.)  There are also some juices that are 100% VG.

    Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get to it, shall we.

    1 – Throw away your cigarettes immediately.

    You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life. All it will do is to remind you that you have not finished smoking, so it is better to get them out of your life as quick as possible.  Change small things about your smoking habit.  If you used to open your driver side window to smoke, open your passenger side.  You spent your mornings out front of your house, head out back and see what that is like.  By changing small things you will have less of the triggers that compel you to smoke. 

    2 – Choose the right device for you.

    With so many options for devices, tanks, coils, batteries, etc., it can seem a bit overwhelming at first, but stay calm. Come see us (or head to your local vape shop), tell them you want to start vaping and ask questions. The vaping community is very friendly and most shops have a knowledgeable staff. Be patient and don’t jump on the first thing you see.

    Many of the people that hang out at the vape shops will be using some advanced mods and tanks or rda’s, that most beginners will not really want to touch, so don’t worry about them.  You will want to choose something that fits you and that will help you achieve what you are trying to do. 

    3 – Have a secondary device.

    The worst thing that could happen is the batteries dying or the coil burns out in your device half way through the day. That may just make you go buy a pack of cigarettes, so make sure you always have at least one extra battery and a backup coil.

    Take it from experience: If you are trying to fight the battle of quitting, there is one thing you don’t want to do is run out of juice or be down a coil.  It will lead to temptation to buy a pack of cigarettes.  When I ran out, all I could do is get to the shop as quickly as possible, so make sure that you plan ahead.  If you are going out of town, bring a couple spares along with, just in case.  Murphy’s Law and all that.

    4 – Find the right nicotine level for you.

    The nicotine in vape juice is absorbed differently then it is from a cigarette. It takes a little bit longer with vape juice. Again, rely on your vape shop staff for helping you decide the level that is right for. If you start vaping and think you need more or less nicotine, just let the staff know and they can adjust the nicotine level.

    Nicotine is a very important part of the process of quitting smoking.  You are going to need it to get through the initial cravings and you will need to slowly ween yourself off of it.  You need to have a plan in place to lower your nicotine.  Many of our people will lower their nicotine levels when they come in to get new juice.  We have found that it is a good way to start lowering, but some of you will be a bit slower in the lowering process and that is okay as well. 

    5 – Find the flavor that is right for you.

    It is very important to find what flavors you need to help you in the transition. For some, vaping tobacco flavored juice is like drinking non alcoholic beer. It makes you want the real thing. Almost all vape shops have tester bars that allow you to try the flavors of juices they offer. Everybody has a different palette so take your time and taste as many as you can. Just know, that it doesn’t matter how fruity your juice is, what matters is the fact that you are going to use it to quit!

    6 – Vape through the cravings.

    For the first couple of weeks the cravings will still be there and they will be fierce, stay strong and vape through them. If you go through a 15ml of juice in six minutes to get past a craving, it will be totally worth it. After about two weeks with zero cigarettes, you will have forgotten all about them.

    7 – Don’t listen to the haters.

    There are people in the world that would let you believe that vaping is just as bad for you as smoking. Those people either make money off of big tobacco or are too lazy to do the research themselves. Don’t take my word for it, do the research, check facts. It’s all there on the internet.

     

    At the end of the day it’s your choice, your freedom, your right to make the switch and live a happier healthier life. Also, if you have questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us at info@modernsmokingsolutions.com. We are always here to help, and will do our best to assist you in your journey back to living the life that you want.

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  • Today is the Day!

    MSS Premium is available for purchase!

    We told you we would let you know when MSS Premium becomes available.  Well that day is here, and what a great day!

    It has been a long process to be able to bring this new line to you.  We have taken every step to ensure that MSS Premium is the best, cleanest, and safest product that we could possibly give to you.  Between the ISO 5 clean room and the highest quality ingredients, we have done what we believe is a great product. And we think you will believe the same!

    Small Select Batches

    Remember there is a limited number in these batches so that we can ensure quality and reliability of flavor.  So don't wait too long to get yours, as you may end up having to wait until the next batch comes.

    This is a very exciting time for us, and we hope that you will join us as we jump into this new endeavor. 

    To get your bottle of MSS Premium today, click here!

    As always, if you have questions, email us at info@modernsmokingsolutions.com

     

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  • The Truth About Vaping - What is Vaping?

    *Editor’s Note: Vaping is not a smoking cessation product, and we are not advertising it as such.

    Do you ever have anyone who asks, "What is vaping?" There are a lot of people out there who do not know very much about vaping.  It is completely understandable as it is a fairly new industry; it is less than 20 years old.  If you look through the entirety of the internet, you see every view point under the sun.  You never really know who is telling you the truth and who is lying to you. That is why over the next few articles on here we are going to explore exactly what it is.

    If you care to get some answers, this is what you have been looking for.  We are going to take an in depth look at a ton of research and we are going to give you the truth about what is helping thousands of people each year.

    Get ready to dive in head first! We are going to go over quite a bit.

    Study, Study, Study

    Many people don’t know that there are tons of studies going on as we speak.  There have been some great studies for vaping, and some not so great ones.  The thing that most are misunderstanding in this is that vaping is never going to be 100% safe for someone.  As an alternative to other choices out there it is definitely much safer, and if the company that you are getting your product from teaches you how to use them properly and takes care in making your juices, we can make it as safe as possible.

    Now some of these studies may blow your mind:

    Mayo Clinic Study on Postoperative Recovery – What this is basically saying that they noticed a correlation between faster recovery times in cigarette smokers who switch to vaping during their recovery. 

    Vaping has similar effect on lungs as air – This is an amazing study that showed the comparison between cigarette smoke and vapor.  It was done to try to predict long term effects of both of them.  In the study after a 6 hour test, the cultures that were exposed to cigarette smoke died and those that were exposed to vapor tested the same as if they were only exposed to the air we breathe.

    E-Cigarettes: an evidence update – This report was put out by Public Health England.  They have done multiple studies on vaping and this one is the latest that they published.  Some of the main points are that they have found that it is 95% safer to vape than to smoke traditional cigarettes, and also that use among youth who have never smoked is not increasing, which is a big point in the FDA’s remarks and proposed legislation on the vape industry.

    Those are some pretty good studies, and that is just the tip of the iceberg.  We are going to be going further in depth with so hang on. First, I wanted to show you that there are some tests showing that show why some are still having reservations and want more testing done (which we are all for).

    Boston University – Avira Spira is a Boston University professor of medicine and pathology.  He states that while it is possibly safer alternative, we still don’t know for certain.  While he does think that it can help people get off of traditional cigarettes, he doesn’t want them to believe that it is a “safe” option because we aren’t for certain at this time.

    What you can see here is that they just want to have more testing done, and we should be all for that.  The biggest thing that we should take away from this is that we should take caution when creating these products, as the ingredients to make them can be a danger if not used properly.  That is usually where we can find the biggest anomalies.

    What you see is not always what you get.

    When someone walks into the shop, the most important thing to do is to teach them about what they about to embark on. As you can see from the studies above, there are people trying to do just that. The next important part is to understand what actually goes into creating the liquids that we all enjoy.

    No matter what you may hear, there are four basic ingredients in vape juice: vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), nicotine, and flavoring. It is four, not thousands that you would find in traditional cigarettes. It’s four. These four ingredients can be combined in a multitude of different ways to create different flavors and ratios for the liquid, but when you break it down it is going to be just those four that you are inhaling.

    There are many uses that the four ingredients can be used for of which vaping is just one. Here at our company, we use 100% Kosher, USP, non-GMO, food grade VG and PG, and it shouldn’t be done any other way. As long as you are using the highest quality ingredients, you can create the highest quality product. It is also important where it comes from, as there are different standards around the world. For the most part, you can trust USA made products as there are extremely high standards for these things, but you should always do your due diligence.

    It is also important to know where this juice is made, how it is made, and under what conditions. The difference between no clean room, an ISO Level 7 clean room, and an ISO Level 5 clean room are immense. If you don’t believe that, check out this website. It will explain the difference in great detail. It is enormous. 

    Is it really helping?

    Every day we are around people who have made the switch to vaping. I watch them come in and ask questions and try to learn about why they should make the switch. I watch over as they start their journey from high nicotine content in their vape juice to being down to zero and putting down their vape. This is our goal as a company, to make our customers no longer customers. We want to see them eventually put down our product, but in between, we put out a product that is better and that we know is safer than just about everything on the market.

    We want our customers to know that they are getting our best, and that is why it is also important to understand the process and to understand what is going into the product. This is the whole point of it all: to set the standard for the vape industry.

    As always, let us know your thoughts! We always love feedback.  

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  • Safety and Standard: Changing the Vape Industry

     

    And Do it Right

     

    That is what we are offering.  You knowing that your juices are the best and the safest that they can be, is very important to us.  We understand that what you put into your body cannot be cheaply done.

    MSS Premium is going to be the one that sets the standard for us.  With this being our first product launch and us bringing you one of the best products on the market, you could forgive us for being a little excited about it.

    The great thing about our premium line is that it is going to be made in small, select batches so that we can ensure the highest quality.  That will mean, though, that each batch is a limited number, and with the number of people that are looking to preorder, there is a good possibility that there will be a full line come March 15th. 

    But when you create quality, it takes time.  A better product, better ingredients, better process, being in a Level 5 ISO cleanroom is why this will be better than anything that we have put forward.  

    If you have a question as to how this process works, or if you are wanting more information about MSS Premium, you can email: sales@modernsmokingsolutions.com

    There is Pride in Quality

     Now, you may be asking yourself why you should preorder as opposed to waiting. Or you may be thinking, "What's the big deal?"

    We at MSS understand those questions.  The best and easiest answer for why you should preorder is that you will be assured a bottle of your favorite juice come March 15th.  As we have stated, there is a large demand for our Premium Line already, and we are seeing that grow everyday.  Some of our favorite flavors are going to be coming under the MSS Premium label, so that will ensure that you have your bottle of it!

    The second answer is a little more in depth.  The way that most vape shops make juice is by you coming in and asking for it, and then they make it on the spot.  While this is a convenient and a good way to do it, there is a better way. The best part about MSS Premium is that you know the quality and safety standards have been adhered to. With the ISO 5 cleanroom, and the quality tested and safe VG and PG, and high quality nicotine, you will know what you are getting in every bottle of MSS Premium.  

    This is very important to us as we continue setting the standard for the vape industry. 

    Can it get better?

    With all these great things coming with MSS Premium, you have to wonder what could be better?  Well it's the fact that we can send our product across the entire nation. If you have family or friends that you have been saying they need to check us out, well here is their chance! Through our newly redesigned website, we are able to help everyone.  

    Just remember to tell them to get in the queue early, as it is filling up quickly! Also, don't forget to check our blog to get updates and information about new products and vaping in general.

    We are so excited to be at this point with you.  And as always feel free to reach out to us at info@modernsmokingsolutions.com if you have any questions. 

     

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  • MSS Premium Juice Looking to Make Waves

     

    It's almost here!

    What you are seeing here is long hours and hard work.  We are trying to improve our ability to serve our customers and to set a standard the vape industry cannot ignore.

    Have you been to our website lately? Well, you may be noticing some differences.  We are going through a huge revamp on it.  This is a bit of an ongoing process as we are still working through the last hurdles of putting it all together.  Currently, we aren't selling through it, but look for the announcement to come in the next couple of weeks!

    With the new website comes the opportunity to do something great!  We at MSS are looking forward to being able to bring to you our very own premium line of liquid. We have been working hard on that behind the scenes along with this new site.    

    We have contracted with a Level 5 ISO clean room to bring you the purest liquid available.  Along with that, by using 100% USP, Kosher, non GMO vegetable glycerin and USP, food grade and kosher propylene glycol, our liquid is going to be one of the best liquid available on the market today. 

    We have been working on the labels, and getting the bottles and flavoring prepped.  It takes a bit of work to make it the best, so bear with us during this transition.  If you have any questions, feel free to email sales@modernsmokingsolutions.com.

     Soon, Very Soon

    So as you can see, it is definitely some big time stuff we have going on around here, and we are so very excited that you have decided to join up with us!

    You are our circle of friends.  And as friends we are looking for you to help us out a little with the product launch.  We want as many people as possible to know about it.

    If you haven't liked us on Facebook, go ahead and do that, and tell your friends to do it! It will allow us to tell as many people as possible on the day of the launch.  We not only want to reach Charlottesville, but we are looking to take this product nationwide. 

    Also, if you know of anyone who may be interested in our juices, have them sign up on our website so that they can receive our updates on the product launch.

    We are so excited to be at this point with you.  And, as always, feel free to reach out to us at info@modernsmokingsolutions.com if you have any questions or come visit us at the shop.

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  • Now is Always the Best Time!

    Hey!  We are very excited to be able to present to you our new and improved site.  It will make us able to communicate directly with you, plus it now makes you able to get everything you need, no matter where you are in the country.  This for us is a very big deal!

    Our name is Modern Smoking Solutions, and we would like to say that we are very excited about being able to bring our product to you.  We exist to not only bring you a great product, but we want to help you understand it as well. It is our goal to bring you the most up to date product knowledge, and information on the vape industry and to show you how we can help you quit smoking.

    Initially in the store side of the site, you will see only our juices that are for sale, but as we go through the transition, more of our products will go online as well.  Sometimes these things go slower than we would like, but it is all done to ensure that we know it was the best we could do.  We believe that if it is our work, it should be better than everyone else.

    Also, we have found that vaping is the best way to quit smoking.  We know because we have been there.  This is our way to give back.  What you will get from us is a staff that is the most knowledgeable and helpful and we are striving to bring you superior products. 

    If you would like to get started, have questions, or if you are a long time vaper, we have the experience to deal with all those situations.  Here you will find not only information for first timers, but as you progress you will see that there are how to videos on coil building.  Our goal is to put a superior product out into the world and give you as much value for your time as possible.

    Feel free to reach out to us! You can do that through email or any of our social sites. 

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