Top Buying Trends In Vaporization 2018

By Tom Buckland

There has been a surge in the number of people vaping in the last few years. A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) shows that over 40 million people use electronic cigarettes. Since 2012, there has been a shift from tobacco to e-liquid. This is mainly because of the health problems associated with smoking that have become well-known, not to mention smokers find vaping cheaper than purchasing regular tobacco sticks.

Now in 2018, vaping is more popular than ever and with popularity come trends.

Here are some of the biggest vaping trends of the year:

Better Mods

One of the biggest trends we’ve seen this year has come from the rapid growth of mods.  They are relatively new to the vape scene but their ability for customizing the experience has been a major factor to this.

2018 has seen better and more efficient mods available on the market. The batteries have gotten bigger, giving vapers longer usage from their devices. The mods have also been developed to be more compatible with these batteries, as well as the varying sizes of tanks and coils. This all ties back into the customization point.

In particular, one of the biggest winners of 2018 in terms of mods are Juuls. They have become so popular that the phrase ‘Juuling’ has become part of the culture.  According to Bloomberg, the company responsible for their creation, Juul Labs, is now worth over $15 billion. Considering it has only been a year since it split from its parent company, Pax Labs, the speed of growth is incredible.

Juuling has got so big that according to Wells Fargo, over 70% of all US e-cigarettes are Juuls. But all this popularity has not gone unnoticed, and in some ways not for the better. A lot of Juul users are young people. There have been arguments that Juuls are creating more of a problem because, instead of vaping being used as a method to quit smoking, young people are using it as a way to start. Of course, with moderation and regulation, this can be prevented.

Cloud chasing is on the rise

One of the biggest draws of vaping comes from the ability to create clouds that look awesome. It’s a skill that brings together a who different side of the community, some of which don’t even have a nicotine concentration. These people just vape for the fun of it. With the rise of cloud chasing has seen the increase of VG content in the make-up of e-liquid.

Compared to most of the other substances that create vape clouds, VG produces some of the thickest around. This is because VG, or vegetable glycerine for its full name, is responsible for distributing the nicotine and flavorings in the solution before it vaporizes.

Higher VG content also gives vapers a less intense feeling on the throat when inhaling, boosting its popularity. As such, the more that people are seeking to perform vaping tricks, the more that VG is wanted, so companies are using it more in their products. You are now likely to find most e-liquids with a VG/PG ratio of around 70/30. In some cases, you’ll now find e-liquids that are 100% VG.

More nicotine salts

Another vaping trend of 2018 has been the rapid increase in the use of nicotine salts. These work differently to the regular way of extracting nicotine, where ammonia is used to separate the nicotine from the salts of tobacco leaves. Nicotine salts, on the other hand, do not require any harmful chemicals to extract the nicotine. Instead, the salts are being directly extracted from the leaves themselves. Ammonia is a well-known carcinogen so avoiding its use in the extraction process is a huge win for vaping.

One of the biggest winners of the nicotine salt trend is, once again, the popular mod Juul, meaning that the biggest users are younger people. There are plenty of other advantages of using nicotine salts, such as their ease of use, their portability and above all else, they are a much healthier option. They’re also great for those that don’t like the feel of vape hitting the throat. Nicotine salts are a lot smoother than regular freebase nicotine e-liquids.

Finally, with the concentrations of nicotine less available in e-liquid due to TPD regulations, nicotine salts can provide a more satisfying hit.

Conclusion

These are four of the most popular vaping trends of 2018. With 2019 just around the corner, vaping is sure to grow even more. We are excited to see what the next biggest trends will be.

 

Montel Williams’ Lenitiv Scientific And Cura Cannabis Solutions Announce Deal

Lenitiv’s Hemp-Derived CBD Line Launches Nationwide

OREGON: Cura, a leading provider of cannabis oil, has reached an agreement to produce a hemp-derived and a cannabis-derived line for Lenitiv.

Lenitiv’s hemp-derived CBD Capsules are available online and can be shipped widely. The product was developed and formulated by media personality and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) survivor Montel Williams—one of the highest-profile medical cannabis patients in the United States.

Shortly before his diagnosis with MS in 1999, Williams had been on the set of Touched By An Angel filming an episode he guest starred in when his feet “caught fire.” Soon thereafter, Williams was diagnosed and learned that the all-consuming burning sensation in his feet was intractable neuropathic pain. After exhausting traditional remedies, Williams’ MS specialist, a neurologist, suggested he try medicinal cannabis, an idea he initially resisted, until he discovered that medical cannabis made the pain in his feet bearable. The Lenitiv brand benefits from Williams’ nearly two decades as a medical cannabis patient and was designed with his experience in mind.

Cura will produce Lenitiv products, starting with a hemp-derived CBD line, which launches nationwide today. Separately, Cura will produce Lenitiv’s cannabis-derived line which will be available with a number of new products this summer in Oregon and California in compliance with relevant state laws.

Lenitiv CBD Capsules are 100% hemp-derived and contain zero THC. Each bottle contains 30 gel capsules with 50mg of CBD each. Available in two options, Alert is designed to take in the morning, while Relax is designed to consume at night:

  • Alert: Formulated with terpenes known to: aid anxiety, depression; pain management; act as an anti-inflammatory and soothe stress; promote alertness and memory retention
  • Relax: Formulated with terpenes known to enhance mood, promote relaxation and restful sleep, quell anxiety, depression and insomnia; act as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

“I’m excited to announce our agreement with Cura,” said David Racz, CEO of Lenitiv Scientific. “When I partnered with Montel to help him make his patient-focused vision a reality, we realized we would need like-minded partnerships that understood and shared the values that underpin it. Cura not only shares that vision but expresses it in their culture.”

Cura’s mission is to become the leading provider of cannabis oil in every market it enters and to become the first cannabis company with a billion-dollar valuation. Known for producing Select, the best-selling cannabis brand on the West Coast (CA/OR/NV, According to BDS Analytics), Cura looks forward to offering new and diverse products to the market through wholesale and white label agreements.

“When we first began talking to Montel and his team at Lenitiv, we were drawn to their people-focused vision,” said Cameron Forni, Cura’s President and co-Founder. “We’re really excited about this partnership because the values that underpin Lenitiv are synergistic with ours. It’s also an opportunity for us to support and participate in Montel’s advocacy for common sense cannabis reform, and we’re thrilled to welcome Montel and the team at Lenitiv to our family.”

Lenitiv CBD Capsules are available online and ship nationally.