Modern Smoking Solutions Blog

  • Thoughts on Tanks: Uwell Crown

    Today, I wanted to share my thoughts on the Crown after owning it for quite some time. 

    Features:

    • 4 mL capacity
    • .25, .5 ohm traditional (wattage/power mode) coils
    • .15 ohm nickel temperature control coils
    • Easy, top-fill 
    • Two large air inlets, with adjustments
    • 3 total coils, replacement glass in box

    Flavor, Draw, Vapor Production:

    • The flavor from this tank, as mentioned by many, including vaping360 (my favorite reference site), is phenomenal, up there with any tank of choice. 
    • The draw is great, with just a slight restriction on the inhale, which deepens vapor density at wide open air flow. 
    • The vapor production is great, while not providing absurd clouds in my experience. If you're looking for sheer cloud production, I would recommend the Sense Cyclone or some of the coils for the Smok TFV4.

    Vaping Experience:

    The Crown is one of the few tanks I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone. The coil options cater to anyone looking for a sub-tank, the coil life is more than reasonable, and the tank won't leave you destitute regarding coil costs, juice usage, and general upkeep. The build quality is excellent, the tank itself and drip tip are made from stainless steel. The top-fill cap screws onto the top of the tank, a nice feature that's superior to the TFV4 in every way, (hopefully Smok will learn from this and make adjustments to their top-fill design). This is a tank you can use for the foreseeable future without regrets.

    Regarding the coils, I typically use the .25 ohm coils, at roughly 50W on my Hohm Wrecker, and about 60W on the KBOX 200. As I said above, I truly love the air flow, flavor, and vapor production, and the fact I save a few bucks on coils compared to the TFV4, Artic V8, etc. I enjoy the .5 ohm coils as well, which save on battery power over time, a nice feature, especially if you are using something along the lines of the Coolfire 4/+, Tesla Nano 100W, or similar with built-in batteries. The .5 ohm coils I find run well for me around 35-38W on the Hohm Wrecker and other high power mods. With my two LG 3000 mAh batteries on the .5 ohm coils I was good for about two days on a single charge when using the Hohm Wrecker, a little less with the KBOX. The temperature coils are quite nice as well, providing a cooler vape, even at my personally recommended 450 degrees. I used them on the KBOX extensively as a test, and truly enjoyed them. Given my vaping history, I am a little more old school, and typically use the power/wattage coils, but Uwell's done some great work with all of the coil options. 

    Verdict:

    On a 10 point scale, I would easily give this tank a 9, perhaps even a 9.5. It's solid, reliable, and I have never had leaking issues during use. It comes packaged with all available coils and replacement glass in the box, providing great value. The top-fill design of this tank should become the standard for all top-fill tanks as far as I'm concerned, it's by far the easiest and most reliable to use. If you are looking for a new, reliable with great flavor, look no further.

     

     

     

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  • Vaping Into the Quit

    If you have ever tried to quit smoking, you know it can really be tough.  That's why we are here to help.  There are a number ways that you can try, but one way we have seen that is effective for our customers is vaping.  Every day we have people coming in to quit smoking and use vaping to put the habit down.  It can be done. 

     

    Recognizing that you have reasons to quit!

    One of the biggest issues that people who quit smoking face is not really recognizing the reasons why they need/want to quit smoking.  It is very easy for those of us on the other side to forget, as we have already been through the process of quitting.  It is one of the hardest steps to take.

    The cigarette has been your best friend for years. That time your boyfriend dumped you, your cigarette was there.  Remember when you got a huge raise at work? Your cigarette was there.  Remember when you had your first kid, the nerves and the joy? Well, your cigarette was there as well.  It has always been there, with you through the thick and the thin.  The cold winters and the heat of summer.  No one has been as big a part of your life as a cigarette, and this is what makes it so damn hard to quit. 

    It all seems so easy once you are on the other side.  But the reason for getting to the other side is to know that there is freedom once you get there.  Find the reason, whether it comes from wanting to see your kids grow up or because you want to run your first 5k.  This is the single most important step that you need to take.

    Quitting is made easier

    If you find those reasons to quit, that is where vaping comes in.  Vaping can be used as a supplement to get you through those first few hard weeks of coming down off of all the chemicals that you put into your body.

    Your cigarette friend has been poisoning you in almost every way imaginable, and yet we all continued to go back to it.  We woke up in the morning proclaiming that this would be the day, and yet, right after the coffee, you walk outside with cigarette in your mouth.

    But here is how that changes.  Vaping, it’s this trend that you have been hearing a lot about.  And guess, it is better than a trend.  It is changing lives for the better.

    Understand what vaping is; it’s actually important.

    So you have made that decision to quit and now you are wondering how to do it.  You could go with the patch or gum, or you could even go cold turkey.  The question is why would you? There is a better way, and that is to vape!

    Vaping doesn’t have to be scary because that is what we are here for.  First step is to know what you are jumping into.  The biggest thing to know is that vaping is not supposed to become a way of life for you.  It is a tool that you are going to use to get your freedom back, 10 minutes at a time.

    So the basic fundamentals that you need to know about vaping are what ingredients go into the juice that you are vaping on.  Four ingredients is all that it is. Vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, flavoring, and nicotine; these four ingredients combine to give you that sensation of smoking, and that is why vaping helps the person trying to quit.  You get both the nicotine that your body craves, but also that same movement and sensation that you are smoking.  Do you want to see a list comparison between the ingredients in a cigarette and vape? Well here you go. And just for good measure, here is another one.

    Just by the list alone, you can see that this is going to be better for you. While it is better than smoking, it should be used as a tool to get nicotine out of your life.  This is why we always suggest a cessation plan.

    (For more on this, check out our previous article.)

    Nicotine has to go!

    The whole point to all of this is to end your addiction to nicotine, to live a happier and healthier life.  Every time you step out to light up, there is 10 minutes gone of your day.  A pack a day, 200 minutes which just so happens to be about three hours and change of your life spent in your ritual of smoking. 

    That’s a lot of the hours spent trying to get your nicotine on.  How much more can you get done? How much better could your relationships be if you had that time back? How much better could your health be? How much less stress would you be under if every hour or so you weren’t craving your nicotine. 

    It will make a huge difference in your life.  That is why once you start vaping you have to be under the mindset that you need to get rid of your nicotine as soon as possible.  You will most likely start fairly high in your nicotine, but set a goal to go down two milligrams in your first 2 weeks. Then you keep reducing it.  However long it takes you to get to zero doesn’t matter.  What matters is that slowly but surely you are winning the battle.  You are taking that step.  You are pushing forward in your goal. 

    As you can see, there is a way to never be tied to another cigarette.  While vaping will help you, it still won’t do it all for you.  You have to be willing and have the strength of will to see out quitting nicotine forever.  If you don’t, there will always be the chance that you return to cigarettes.  And as we all know, it is not a habit that is healthy for you, and those around you.  If you are willing, we are here to help you in this process.  As a company that is our goal, to help you see out the addiction to cigarettes and start to transform your life!

    It really is the best thing that you could do for you, and the only person stopping it from happening is you.  So the question comes down to: Are you ready to make ready to end it?

     

    P.S. Next week we will be having a further blog post on understanding the transition through vape and how choosing the right device and juice can make or break the process.

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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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