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Man injured after e-cig explodes in face

POCATELLO, Idaho — An Idaho man is recovering after he claims an e-cigarette exploded in his face, causing significant injuries and damage in the room where he was vaping, according to EastIdahoNews.com.
Andrew Hall posted graphic photos and wrote about his experience on his Facebook page Sunday. As of Wednesday morning, the post had been shared nearly 450,000 times.
“I’m currently in the ICU and doing well,” he wrote. “I vape…I’ve been doing this for about a year now and assure you I did not do anything I wasn’t supposed to … but it exploded in my face.”
“I’ve lost at least 7 teeth, 2nd degree burns to face and neck and have been pulling chunks of plastic, teeth and foreign objects from mouth, throat and lips,” Hall continued. “I was lucky and they’re (sic) was a huge amount of damage to the room in my house I was in.”
Hall’s photos appear to show him sitting in a hospital room with a bloody mouth, missing teeth and a burn on his left cheek.
The next day, on Jan. 16, Hall posted photos of his e-cigarette and a bathroom showing major damage to the sink and burn marks on a wall.
Hall’s story has been picked up by media organizations around the world, including the New York Post, The Sun and Fox News. His post has gotten more than 200,000 comments. Many express sympathy to Hall while others claim he made the story up.
“Tell me for those that still think it’s fake I would love to get your professional take now,” Hall wrote. “These pics are from my bathroom where it exploded. The torch marks are on the wall and roof are continuations from my face. Also the explosion downward broke my sink.”
EastIdahoNews.com has contacted Hall for an interview but our requests have not been answered.
Since e-cigs were first introduced in 2007, there have been several reports of them exploding. The products were unregulated until recently so there are few statistics on the exact number of explosions. A FEMA report found 25 incidents of e-cig explosions from 2009-2014, a relatively small number compared to the estimated 2.5 million people who use e-cigarettes.
One of the photos Hall posted is of the vape pen’s exploded battery.
“The shape and construction of e-cigarettes can make them more likely than other products with lithium-ion batteries to behave like ‘flaming rockets’ when a battery fails,” according to the U.S. Fire Administration.
Hall spent one night in the Intensive Care Unit at Portneuf Medical Center and was discharged on Monday, PMC Spokesman Todd Blackinton tells EastIdahoNews.com.
Hall wrote that he will no longer vape and thanked his friends for their support and prayers.
“A lot of you have shared with me similar accidents and I hope you and your loved ones recover soon,” he posted. “Hopefully today I get to find out how soon I can get back to work and get some teeth back in my mouth as well.” …read more
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High-K and ALD/CVD Metal Precursors Market - Exhibit High Growth Through 2021

Transparency Market Research has published a new research “High-k and ALD/CVD Metal Precursors Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 – 2021” to their report store.Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/20/2017 — Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) are process undertaken to produce high quality and high performance materials. The process is majorly applied to produce thin films in the semiconductor industry. The market is expected to grow during the forecast period because of their low thermal stability properties.
The high-k and ALD/CVD metal precursors are experiencing demand due to ongoing research and development in this area which in return is creating a need for copper metallization procedures. In addition, the rising demand for thin films in the semiconductor industry is also expected to drive the market for high-k and ALD/CVD metal precursors market. Furthermore, the ALD/CVD process involves the use of noble metals such as palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, platinum and iridium which are the drivers for researches being conducted in this field. Moreover, the modern semiconductors devices consists of insulators and hi dielectric constants. The development of these components involves the use of thin films. This in return is fueling the growth in this market. Moreover, the high-k materials are extensively used in Light Emitting Diodes (LED) technology. The growth of LED in the lighting industry is expected to spur the market for high-k and ALD/CVD metal precursors market.
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The market is facing restraint in the form of impurity levels while process is conducted to create ALD/CVD metal precursors. In addition, the atomic layer deposition process is only limited to few noble metals such as rhodium, palladium and platinum among others. These metals are rare and expensive. These factors are expected to hinder the growth in the market. The high-k and ALD/CVD metal precursors are also used in the nanotechnology. The evolution of nanotechnology is expected to create an opportunity for this market.
The high-k and ALD/CVD metal precursors market can be segmented in two types: by precursor technology and regions. By precursor technology, the market can be segregated into interconnect, capacitor and high-k gates. The high-k precursors are extensively used for gates and capacitors. The metal precursors are mainly used for electrode and interconnect layer. The high-k dielectric layers are more prevalent in some of the electrical components such as DRAMs, organic thin film transistors OLEDs, Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) capacitors and non-volatile memories. Moreover, the technological advancement in this field is fueling the growth in this market.
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In terms of market share Asia Pacific region is leading and expected to remain largest during the forecast period. The region’s growth is attributed to the large vendors for electronic equipment in countries like China and Japan. Moreover, the increasing demand for semiconductors in this region is also expected to drive the growth for this market. North America is the second largest region in terms of market share. Moreover, this region includes countries like the US and Canada who are the early adapters of technology. The demand for nanotechnology in this region is also favoring the growth for this market.
Some of the key players in the high-k and ALD/CVD metal precursors include Dow Chemical, JSR Corporation, Adeka Corporation, Dynamic Network Factory Inc, NANMAT and Samsung Electronics among others.For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/high-k-and-ald-cvd-metal/release-76... Relations ContactTransparency Market ResearchTelephone: 518-618-1030Email: Click to Email Transparency Market ResearchWeb: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/highk-aldcvd-metal-precursors-... …read more
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E-Liquid Online Seller Makes Effort to Bring All Major Brands Under One Platform

Melbourne, FL — (SBWIRE) — 01/20/2017 — As per the latest statistics, it has been revealed that the vaping industry has shown a remarkable growth over the past couple of years. With the increase in the demand, it has also shown a marked increase in the variety of options for the consumers to choose from.
The leading eliquid selling web site eliquiddepot has recently announced that it shall be making further arrangements to make sure to make available all major brands from across the globe. Some of the leading brands that are currently enjoying international attention are Space Jam e liquid, Cosmic Fog Vapors, Cuttwood Vapors, Uncle Junk’s e juice and many more. By offering all major brands in one single platform, customers will be able to make comparisons before they buy the product of their choice. Market experts in the industry have also said that when a seller increases its variety of choice for the customer, it is offering empowerment to the buyers. Besides the name of the brands, sellers are also well aware that each customer comes with their own set of criteria for choosing a product. While many are concerned about the brand that they buy, there are also still a lot more customers who make their choice based on the flavor. There are also those that make decisions based on the price. Product search has been made easier with the help of the web site’s user friendly site. An added bonus to shopping at eliquiddepot is that it allows for product exchange. The idea behind was to give customers the liberty to try any flavor they are curious about. If they do not like the flavor that they ordered, the site allows for a flavor change by returning the remaining products. No added charges are made when the product is returned to the seller. http://eliquiddepot.com/
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eliquiddepot is a web site that is exclusively dedicated to eliquid cigarettes. The site offers for a wide selection of flavors from different brands. It is also popular for its affordable price range.
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UK Gourmet E-Liquid Brand Targets New Markets

Nottingham, UK — (SBWIRE) — 01/20/2017 — The global e-cigarette industry is projected to grow annually by 22% until 2025 and is currently one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. Red Vape, an e-liquid manufacturer, based in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire are an example of how British brands are leading the way in this quickly evolving market.
As a company at the forefront of the e-cigarette sector, Red Vape has been producing gourmet e-liquids from their state of the art UK manufacturing facility. Using only the finest ingredients, including Naturally Extracted Tobacco’s, they have built a strong reputation for quality in the UK vaping community. They can boast among their stockist’s household names including Selfridges and Davidoff of London.
The UK e-cigarette industry is currently undergoing a period of change in preparation for the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) which comes into force in May 2017. This far reaching new legislation, introduced by the EU, aims to bring more control to the sector. E-cigarette businesses across the continent are investing heavily in order to comply with the new laws. At Red Vape they see this as an opportunity to develop their product range and reach out to new markets. Red Vape owner Neil Entwistle comments “Our e-liquids have always been made to the very highest standards and we are proud of the fact we are a leading UK brand. People around the world see ‘Made in the UK’ as a sign of quality and excellence and we are finding that our TPD compliant e-liquids are in high demand”.
E-cigarettes still split opinion but with the introduction of the new government regulations and Public Health England stating e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than smoking they are becoming more accepted by the mainstream. You can view the full Red Vape range of gourmet e-liquids at their website which includes fruit, sweet and mint flavour options as well as their renowned naturally extracted tobacco e-liquids.
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Father of Alfred Olango files lawsuit against El Cajon police

SAN DIEGO – The father of Alfred Olango, an unarmed Ugandan immigrant fatally shot by an El Cajon police officer in September, filed a civil-rights lawsuit Tuesday against the El Cajon Police Department.
Richard Olango Abuka
The suit was filed by attorney Rodney Diggs in San Diego federal court on behalf of Richard Olango Abuka.
The Union-Tribune reported that the lawsuit alleges “excessive, deadly force against his son.”
The suit was filed one week after District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said her office will not seek criminal charges against Officer Richard Gonsalves.
Alfred Olango
Dumanis said an officer repeatedly told 38-year-old Olango to remove his hand from his pocket on Sept. 27, 2016, in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant near Parkway Plaza mall, but Olango refused to comply.
After a second officer, Gonsalves, arrived on the scene, Olango suddenly pulled out what the officer believed was a gun, Dumanis said. Olango then assumed a shooting stance and made a motion, prompting the officer to duck then fire four shots, killing Olango.
The device that Olango pulled from his pocket turned out to be an electronic cigarette vaping device, Dumanis said.
“The cop had every right. Shoot or be killed,” one witness told investigators, Dumanis told reporters.
Dumanis said the use of deadly force by Gonsalves was “reasonable” under the circumstances. …read more
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Electrosurgical Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/17/2017 — Transparency Market Research presents this most up-to-date research on “Electrosurgical Devices Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 – 2024″
Global Electrosurgical Devices Market : Snapshot
With the changing face of medical field since the last decade, triggered by an immense rise in technological advancements and rising healthcare expenditure across the globe, a large number of surgical procedures are making the shift from traditional ways to minimally invasive techniques. This is considered to be one of the key factors to have boosted the global adoption of electrosurgical devices of late. Electrosurgical products such as radiofrequency electrosurgery devices, eletrocautery devices are currently being extensively used for purposes such as cutting, desiccation, ablation, vaporization, and charring of target tissue.
Transparency Market Research estimates that the adoption of these products will continue to rise at a promising pace owing to the rising geriatric population, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and the resultant rise in demand for effective surgical procedures. The global market for electrosurgical devices is expected to exhibit a healthy 6.7% CAGR over the period between 2016 and 2024. Owing to this, the market will rise from a valuation of US$4,480.8 mn in 2015 to US$7,963.2 mn by 2024.
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Complications Associated with Electrosurgery to Hamper Market Growth
The possibility of occurrence of several electro-thermal injuries and post-operative complications owing to factors such as improper application of electrosurgery devices, failure of insulation, capacitive coupling, and direct coupling is one of the core challenges faced by the global electrosurgical devices market. More than half of these complications are associated with the entry technique of devices. According to a study conducted by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the rate of occurrence of electrosurgical complications during delivery of energy to living tissue is nearly as high as 27%.
Moreover, growth of the market is also hampered owing to stringent quality and safety regulations governing the overall adoption and usage of these devices and the longwinded approval processes, which have discouraged electrosurgical devices manufacturers in developed countries. These market players, as a result, are focusing on growth opportunities across regions such as Asia Pacific and Latin America for new product launches.
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Global Protein Crystallization Market Headed for Growth and Global Expansion by 2020

Growing demand for high-resolution information on protein structure and increasing research and development activities in pharmaceutical and biotechnological areas are some of the key factors driving the growth for global protein crystallization market.New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 01/11/2017 — Protein crystallography is a technique used to visualize protein structure and enhance understanding about protein function. The process of protein crystallography includes protein purification, protein crystallization, protein crystal mounting and protein crystallography. Protein crystallization is a process of formation of protein crystals. Protein crystallization technique helps to identify three dimensional structure of protein. Protein crystallization is used by researcher during drug discovery and development. In addition, the technique is also used in protein engineering, drug designing and other applications. Various techniques used during protein crystallization technology are ion-exchange chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gel-electrophoresis, x-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). On the basis of methods of crystallization, protein crystallization technique includes vapor diffusion method and high through-put method. Protein crystallization technique is used in various sectors such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical industries and others.
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North America has the largest market for protein crystallization followed by Europe, due to rising investments from government and private sectors, technological advancements and increasing research activities in the region. Asia is expected to show high growth rates in the next five years due to rising investment by key market players and increasing R&D activities in this region.
Increasing technological advancement, rising government and private sector funding, new and innovative product launches, growing demand for high-resolution information on protein structure and increasing research and development activities in pharmaceutical and biotechnological areas are some of the key factors driving the growth for global protein crystallization market. In addition, increasing spending in research and developments is expected to drive the protein crystallization market. However, lack of qualified and experienced researchers, high cost involved and time consuming process and economic downturn are some of the major factors restraining the growth for global protein crystallization market.
Emerging markets in the developing countries such as India and China would lead to growth in protein crystallization market in Asia. In addition, growing need to identify new ligands for the drug discovery process would develop opportunity for global protein crystallization market. Lab automation and x-ray free electron lasers in protein crystallization are some of the latest trends that have been observed in protein crystallization market.
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Some of the major companies operating in the global protein crystallization market are Rigaku Corporation, Jena Bioscience GmbH, Molecular Dimensions Limited, HAMPTON RESEARCH CORP. and Agilent Technologies. Other companies which have significant presence in protein crystallization market are Bruker Corporation, GE Healthcare, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Anton Paar GmbH, MiTeGen, LLC and QIAGEN.For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/global-protein-crystallization-mark... Relations ContactRahul SinghMarketing ManagerPersistence Market Research Pvt. Ltd.Telephone: 800-961-0353Email: Click to Email Rahul SinghWeb: http://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/protein-crystal... …read more
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FDA Says Explaining the Main Advantages of E-Cigarettes Would Confuse Consumers

In a “clarification” published this week in the Federal Register, the Food and Drug Administration indicates that e-cigarettes cannot legally be sold as tools to quit smoking unless their manufacturers go through the prohibitively expensive process of getting them approved as new pharmaceutical products. The FDA also says e-cigarettes cannot legally be sold as a less hazardous alternative to the conventional kind unless their manufacturers go through the prohibitively expensive process of getting them approved as “modified risk tobacco products.” The upshot is that e-cigarette companies are forbidden to be honest about the main benefits offered by their products, a form of censorship that is bound to retard the shift from smoking to vaping, thereby endangering lives that could have been saved by switching to a much less dangerous nicotine habit.
The FDA’s new rule is supposed to clarify when “a product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption will be subject to regulation as a drug, device, or a combination product.” That can happen in two ways, one of which is “if the product is intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.” The FDA regulates nicotine products such as gum and patches as medical products, based on the dubious premise that nicotine addiction is a disease, the treatment for which is nicotine in a different form. The label on Nicorette gum, for instance, identifies it as a “stop smoking aid” that “reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking.” As far as the FDA is concerned, selling e-cigarettes as a competing form of nicotine replacement for smokers trying to quit (which is what they are) puts them in the same regulatory category as Nicorette:
Claims related to smoking cessation have long been recognized as evidence of intended use conferring drug or device jurisdiction. Smoking cessation claims have also long been associated with intended uses of curing or treating nicotine addiction and its symptoms….Against this backdrop, smoking cessation claims on any product generally create a strong suggestion of intended therapeutic benefit to the user that generally will be difficult to overcome absent clear context indicating that the product is not intended for use to cure or treat nicotine addiction or its symptoms, or for another therapeutic purpose.
The FDA does not explicitly rule out any reference or allusion to smoking cessation in the marketing of e-cigarettes. The agency even allows that “evidence may be developed showing that, in some situations, ‘smoking cessation’ is understood in context as referring to ending the use of traditional cigarettes and switching to a non-combustible product made or derived from tobacco.” It’s a mystery why new evidence would be required to prove that point, since that surely is the way that millions of people who have used e-cigarettes to quit smoking understand the concept. In any case, the FDA promises to “closely scrutinize ‘smoking cessation’ claims,” creating a strong presumption that will encourage manufacturers to steer clear of the subject. The FDA says “the rule’s treatment of smoking cessation claims as generally suggestive of a therapeutic purpose means that products marketed with such claims would generally be regulated as medical products.” It adds that disclaimers of therapeutic intent generally will not be sufficient to keep e-cigarettes out of that category.
Boston University public health professor Michael Siegel, an advocate of vaping as a harm-reducing alternative to smoking, questions the FDA’s legal reasoning, arguing that smoking (unlike nicotine addiction), is a “health-related behavior,” not a disease. Hence “a claim that e-cigarettes are intended to help someone quit smoking is not necessarily a claim that the product is intended to treat a disease.” Rather, “The intention is to help alter a health-related behavior.” The FDA pretends to address this argument but conspicuously fails to do so:
Several comments objected that smoking is not a disease, but a behavior, and that a product that claims to help individuals quit smoking should not be regulated as a medical product absent any assertions that it will prevent disease or treat nicotine dependence….
Over the past 50 years, smoking has been causally linked to diseases of nearly all organs of the body, diminished health status, and fetal harm. Most current adult smokers want to quit smoking completely for health reasons. Given these facts, we believe that statements related to quitting smoking generally create a strong suggestion that a product is intended for a therapeutic purpose.
The FDA seems to be saying a product that helps people quit smoking is a drug because it prevents disease. By that logic, a host of products aimed at achieving a healthier lifestyle, ranging from motivational calendars (an example Siegel mentions) to exercise equipment, would qualify as drugs under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
The FDA claims it is trying to prevent the “consumer confusion” that would be caused by an honest and open discussion of the benefits offered by e-cigarettes:
FDA believes that the potential for consumer confusion is increasing. This is especially true when tobacco-derived products that may otherwise appear to be products intended for recreational use make claims related to quitting smoking and treatment of nicotine addiction….
FDA continues to believe that there is consumer confusion about the intended uses of marketed products made or derived from tobacco. Evidence that at least some consumers are confused about the intended uses of products can be found in the comments themselves. We received many comments from individuals who began using e-cigarettes because they believed that e-cigarettes would help them quit smoking. Moreover, as noted in two comments, studies have shown that many consumers are using e-cigarettes to attempt to quit smoking despite the fact that no e-cigarette has been approved for use as a smoking cessation aid. We believe that the rule will help to mitigate this confusion and help ensure that consumers do not mistakenly use tobacco products, which are inherently dangerous, for medical uses.
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Vaping Is Not a Gateway to Smoking, New Study Shows

Vapers at the Virginia Commonwealth University were 3.4 times as likely to be smoking cigarettes a year later as young adults who were vape-free, according to the first-ever longitudinal study examining the progression of college students from vaping to smoking.
Researchers followed 3,757 freshmen for one year to discover if e-cigarette use at the baseline was associated with a progression from not smoking to trying a cigarette or currently using cigarettes at the follow-up.
The study, according to one the most die-hard e-cigarette opponents in the public health lobby today—Dr. Stanton Glantz—is yet another confirmation of the so-called ‘gateway’ effect of vaping. “The evidence just keeps piling up,” proclaims Glantz.
The findings lead the study’s authors to conclude that “limiting young adults’ access to these products may be beneficial.” In plain English, more age restrictions, vaping bans, and higher taxes are just the ticket.
But far from being the smoking gun finally proving e-cigarettes are a gateway to their tobacco-filled rivals, the study itself finds there is still absolutely no evidence of a gateway effect from vaping to regular cigarette use.
Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor in the department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health, points out the study’s most relevant finding, totally ignored by Glantz:
“Current e-cigarette users at baseline were no more likely to progress to current smoking than young adults who were not using e-cigarettes.”
So students who were vapers at the beginning were no more likely to become regular smokers than those who didn’t use e-cigarettes at all.
“What this means is that all we know for sure about the young people who Dr. Glantz would have us believe have become smokers because of e-cigarettes is that they have at least once tried a cigarette, but that they have not smoked a cigarette in the past 30 days,” writes Siegel. “So all these kids who Dr. Glantz would have us believe have been addicted to cancer sticks because of e-cigarettes are actually not current smokers.”
The conclusion of the study’s abstract also leaves out the finding that current vapers were no more likely than non-vapers to start smoking. Yet the authors arrive at the view that limiting young adults’ access to e-cigarettes may be beneficial, despite failing to produce any evidence of a net public health harm from young people vaping.
Out of a sample of 3,757 students just six transitioned from vaping to smoking. But before anti-e-cig enthusiasts jump on this statistically insignificant number, Siegel points out that another 20 students who had used cigarettes at the baseline stopped smoking and were exclusively using e-cigarettes at the follow-up. A further 45 students who were dual users at the beginning were only vaping by the end.
Despite the very best attempts of Glantz and Co to push the ‘gateway’ narrative, reality is just not playing ball.
“For nearly a decade, anti-harm-reduction activists have been claiming that e-cigarette use would inevitably lead young people to become smokers,” says Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association. “The data is proving them wrong. As this study shows, young e-cigarette users may experiment with smoking, but that does not mean that these users are actually becoming smokers.”
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National Park Service Will Permanently Ban Vaping Wherever it Bans Smoking

Because things can always be at least slightly worse, the National Park Service wants to permanently ban vaping wherever it bans smoking. According to a press release, the wide-open grandeur of, say, Yellowstone and the wind-swept, garbage-strewn beaches of Gateway National Park’s Sandy Hook Beach in New Jersey, are threatened by that guy with an e-cigarette:
The National Park Service (NPS) today proposed revisions to the regulations that address smoking in national parks. The proposed revisions would change the regulation that defines smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The proposed revisions would also allow a superintendent to close an area, building, structure, or facility to smoking, which would include the use of ENDS, when necessary to maintain public health and safety.
“Protecting the health and safety of our visitors and employees is one of the most critical duties of the National Park Service,” said Michael Reynolds, Acting Director of the National Park Service. “It is clear from a recent rule by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and a report by the Surgeon General that electronic cigarettes are a threat to public health, especially to the health of young people.”
These rules would make permanent earlier orders that banned e-cigs anywhere smoking tobacco was already restricted. Which is everywhere indoors and an increasing number of places outdoors, with some exceptions. If
Let’s be real. Electronic cigarettes are not a threat to public health. If anything, by giving people a vastly less-toxic (and perhaps fully non-toxic) way to “smoke,” e-cigs are good for public health, here and abroad. As Jacob Sullum has noted, one of the main arguments against vaping is that it leads to the smoking of actual cigarettes, a finding that is evident everywhere except actual data of teen habits, European smokers, and elsewhere. Overwhelmingly, vapers use e-cigarettes to cut back on smoking or never progress beyond huffing air to sucking down menthols. And if you’re worried about “second-hand vaping,” don’t bother.
You don’t need to believe that vaping is a technology that might “save a billion lives” (the title of a new documentary about e-cigarettes’ potential to reduce smoking around the globe) to wonder why the hell the NPS is pursuing such a stupid goal. And a vague one, too: Follwoing the FDA’s language, the proposed revisions talks about “nicotine delivery systems,” which leaves open a serious legal question about e-liquids that don’t contain any nicotine. You also don’t have to take the proposed regulations without voicing your opinion. The rules will be published here tomorrow (you can download an advance PDF right now) and there’s a 60-day comment period where you can weigh in.
In 1947, the NPS introduced a famous ad campaign featuring its mascot Smokey the Bear telling campers that “Only YOU can prevent forest fires!” Over the years, that led to sensible restrictions on flammable materials and heightened caution about smoking in the parks. By 2003, smoking was banned in NPS vehicles and buildings not out of fears of starting fires but due to concerns about second-hand smoke. In 2009, those rules were revised and various parks have considered going totally smoke-free or further limiting the areas in which a visitor can smoke (and hence, vape). Various groups, such as Truth Initiative, are pushing for completely smoke-free national parks, meaning a complete ban within a park’s boundaries.
In December, Reason’s Zach Weissmueller talked with Aaron Biebert, director of A Billion Lives, a documentary that makes the case that regulatory agencies and non-governmental organizations are engaged in a campaign of misinformation against e-cigarettes.
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Misfit has made its first touchscreen smartwatch, and it’s called Vapor

Misfit, a maker of low-power, jewelry-like wearables that was acquired by The Fossil Group a year ago, has just unveiled a new touchscreen smartwatch.
Called Vapor — not to be confused with vaporware — the smartwatch has a 1.4-inch full AMOLED touchscreen display, built-in GPS, optical heart rate sensors, and a two-day battery life claim. It’s running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and also has four gigabytes of onboard storage, mostly for listening to music without a phone in tow. And it has something that Misfit is calling a touch bezel, which is thin strip of display around the face that can be used to control certain interactions on the watch like a touchwheel.
At first glance it really doesn’t look all that different…
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Children increasingly at risk of toxicity from liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes

A 6-year-old child who accidentally swallowed liquid nicotine intended for her parents’ electronic cigarettes required immediate emergency medical treatment that included intubation and an overnight stay in a pediatric intensive care unit. …read more
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E-Cigarette Smokers Can Now Stop Their Search for the Items They Need

Mistvapor always strive to make available high quality items at affordable prices.Irvine, CA — (SBWIRE) — 01/02/2017 — The news that Mistvapor is offering more than 3,000 unique products related to electronic cigarette smoking may interest those who have made a switch to this type of smoking. Mistvapor takes pride in saying that they are a one-stop shop for products that range from mods, coils, amd e-juice to vaporizer devices, batteries and accessories.
The company emphatically asserts that if customers are not able to find what they want on their site, they cannot find those items anywhere else. The company further proudly says that their goal has always been to provide customers with products of excellent quality. They also aim to make the products available at highly affordable prices.
Those customers who belong to USA can have the benefit of free shipping, says Mistvapor. Customers can also be confident of getting high quality service from them. With an aim to serve their customers better, they have put in place a money back guarantee also but customers should ensure to send the items back within 30 days of purchasing them. The very fact that customers can find all types of items related to e-cigarettes with them amply proves that they are committed to providing what the customers want, says Mistvapor.
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Mistvapor is offering more than 3,000 unique products related to e-cigarettes. In short, they are a one-stop shop for products that range from mods, coils, amd e-juice to batteries and accessories. The company is committed to making available high quality products at affordable costs so customers can immensely benefit by buying from them.
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Washington Post says delaying Trump's nominees would be 'an unprecedented break' with tradition

In the annals of both-sides-isms, this is a doozy: Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe reports from nearby a Republican fainting couch on the threat that Democrats—let us pause to brace ourselves against the alarming charge—may go against traditional happy puppy comity when it comes to some of Donald Trump’s (cough) more unusual presidential nominees.
Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March — an unprecedented break with Senate tradition.
I know that this is bringing up things from the before-times of, say, five minutes ago, but for the span of nearly one full year the Republican Senate refused to allow a sitting president to nominate any nominee, period, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Not because the nominee was a bad nominee. Not because the nominee was controversial, or because more information needed to be gathered. The refusal was because Republican senators simply did not agree that the sitting president had the right or constitutional duty to fill the seat at all, with anyone, because those Republican senators did not want him to. So there were no hearings. There were no questions. There was, according to Senate Republicans, no legitimate right of their president to nominate a new justice at all—because they said so.
So unless Senate Democrats are announcing that Donald Trump isn’t allowed to have a Cabinet at all, delaying some of the more controversial nominees by ten weeks or so ain’t an “unprecedented break with Senate tradition.” If we’re hitting March of 2018 and Senate Democrats are still blocking some of Donald Trump’s nominees, call me the hell back up and I’ll have the official journalism fainting couch reupholstered at my personal goddamn expense so everyone can have a good, solid professional pundit vapor-storm over the lack of comity. Otherwise, shut the hell up.
All right, though, let’s see what’s really going on here in this unprecedented break with the valued traditions of the Senate that everybody gives so very many shits about again as of—hang on, let me check my watch—this freaking afternoon. What, pray tell, is the drama that will be requiring us to put on our new can’t everybody get along pundit faces while we all make mewing noises about this terrible new development that will Make The Senate A Sadder Place?
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How does 2016 stack up to bad times and the worst of times?

You know you’re getting old when you look back on every past year and can only think about all the crap that went wrong, went foul, and went downhill from the already depressing lows of the previous crappy year. But 2016 stands out as a real stinker for all kinds of reasons. The latest being the death of Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, in the same week. About the only things up are the stock market and average global temperatures. We’ll see how long the former lasts with the Trumpenstuff crew running the ship of state. Not to cast dismal prophecy, but the last time a “pro-business” GOP clown cart invaded the capital on a “mandate,” it did not end well for the stock market or any other economic index.
But if it helps at all, maybe we should look at some really bad weeks, bad years, and bad eons from olden days, starting quite some time ago.
The most violent day on Earth was about 4.56 billion years ago. Back then a day was something like eight hours long, but in 4.56 billion BC, let’s call it a Monday, Terra wasn’t very firma, because it got clobbered by a wayward planet about the size of Mars. It’s a good thing there was no life at the time, every scrap of Earth was sterilized. The worst of the whole horrible event would have taken hours to play out. But the effects lasted, forever. One of them being our oversized moon: it coalesced from all the flotsam floating around after the great impact. It’s sobering to think, every time you look at it, that part of Earth’s mantle and crust is still up there, floating around, painting the night with a gorgeous, fleeting silvery light as it cycles through each month.
For a long time the moon was much closer than it is now, so close that it would have raised super-tsunami level tides, big enough to basically wash over the land every day. As if that wasn’t enough, 4.2 billion BC saw a dozen or so smaller bodies collide with Earth at the onset of Late Heavy Bombardment. Let’s say that started on a Tuesday, when the first really big one—maybe 400 miles wide—came calling. This episode would have vaporized whatever thin, cracked, fiery crust had managed to form under severe tides the new moon raised in the congealing rock. Once again sterilizing everything on the world and continuing for half a billion years or so. The weird thing is, the first geochemical signs of life come creeping into the record right on the heels of all that ultra-violence, about 3.8 billion years ago.
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Teens are vaping more than ever, and not just nicotine

Vaping is more popular with teens than ever, with more than one-third of high school students reporting having tried e-cigarettes. And teens aren’t always using e-cigs for tobacco, according to a new US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that dug into teen vaping behavior.
To evaluate e-cig use, the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration poured through surveys filled out by 17,000 middle and high school students across the US in 2015. About 38 percent of high school students and 13 percent of middle school students reported that they’ve tried e-cigarettes. That could be an underestimate, too, since the students were reporting their own behavior, and surveys based on self-reports are known to be unreliable.
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Pennsylvania’s New Tax on Vape Shops is Forcing Them Out of Business

It’s Friday afternoon and Chris Hughes is sitting inside his now-empty store in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
For the past three years, Hughes owned and ran Fat Cat Vaping, one of hundreds of small shops across Pennsylvania catering to the nascent community of electronic cigarette users. Hughes is a “vaper” himself, having switched from traditional cigarettes to the healthier electronic version a few years ago.
After state lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf signed off on a budget bill that included a massive new tax on electronic cigarettes, Hughes knew Fat Cat Vaping’s days were numbered.
“I knew immediately that I would have to close,” he says.
He’s not the only one. The estimated 350 vape shops scatter across Pennsylvania are getting hit hard by the new 40 percent wholesale tax on all vaping equipment and supplies. The real kicker is that the same 40 percent tax applies not only to purchases made after October 1—the day the tax took effect—but also covers all inventory on store shelves on that date. That means a store with $100,000 worth of inventory—about what a small vape shop would carry—owes the state $40,000 as of Saturday.
“It’s ludicrous to think what was a viable business yesterday — by the stroke of a pen — is no longer a viable business today,” Dave Norris, owner of the Blue Door vape shop in Harrisburg, told PennLive in September as he prepared to close down all three of his locations because of the tax.
The tax was passed in July as part of the 2016-17 state budget (taxes on packs of traditional cigarettes increased by $1 as well). It had support from both sides of the Republican-controlled legislature and was signed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. The tax will raise an estimated $13 million.
Some aren’t so sure about that.
“I am 100 percent confident that 40 percent of nothing is nothing,” says Jeff Wheeland, R-Lycoming. What he means is that the state shouldn’t be banking on revenue from the vaping tax if the tax decimates the businesses expected to pay it.
Wheeland and state Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, are rallying support to repeal the months-old tax. They are proposing a five percent tax on vaping fluid to replace the 40 percent wholesale tax. Wheeland says the trade-off would be almost revenue neutral, but would be easier for vaping businesses to handle and would be more in line with how other states tax e-cigarettes.
Consumer Advocates for Smoke Free Alternatives, a national trade group for electronic cigarette manufacturers and retailers, favors the 5 percent sales tax. The 40 percent wholesale tax is “completely unworkable,” the organization says.
The clock is now ticking. The wholesale tax took effect on October 1, but businesses have 90 days to remit tax revenue to the state treasury. That gives lawmakers until the first day of 2017 to repeal the tax—but with the election looming, the state legislature is scheduled to be in session for fewer than a dozen days between now and the end of the year.
Opponents of the vaping tax say it will not only wreck Pennsylvania’s growing vape shops, but will also make it harder for smokers who want to use e-cigarettes to quit the habit.
“A pack of cigarettes is going to be more affordable,” Dori Odosso said in an interview last week. “That’s something that I don’t ever want to hear someone say to me—that they are smoking cigarettes instead of vaping because they can’t afford to switch.”
Odosso owns the Sweet Home Vaper Company in Kittanning, Pennsylvania. She started the business in 2014 after switching from smoking to vaping and finding out that other smokers in her small hometown wanted to do the same.
Despite fears from the federal government and anti-smoking groups, medical research shows vaping to be a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. Vapers get the same hit of nicotine and get to continue their habitual activity without inhaling the nasty tar, smoke and chemicals that are part of the reason why cigarettes are so unhealthy.
A study published in August by the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research seems to confirm the life-saving potential of e-cigarettes. As Reason reported at the time, researchers found that substituting e-cigarettes allowed nicotine intake to stay the same, while exposure to tobacco-related toxins and carcinogens fell.
Since Pennsylvania’s new e-cigarette tax was passed as a stop-gap way to pay for a $31 billion state budget in an election year when broader taxes would not be considered for political reasons, it’s probably right to view it as an act of political expediancy rather than an intentional whack at the vaping industry.
Intentions don’t change the outcome, though. The huge tax hike sends a questionable message to Pennsylvanians who smoke, says Hughes.
“The message that our government is sending,” he said Friday, just hours before the tax became official, “is that it’s so wrong to use electronic cigarettes that they have to hit them with a 40 percent sin tax.” …read more
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Authorities release El Cajon police shooting video

EL CAJON, Calif. — Amid growing protests, El Cajon authorities have decided to release video clips of the fatal police shooting of Ugandan immigrant Alfred Olango.
Olango, 38, pulled a vaping device from his pocket and pointed it at police Tuesday before one officer fatally shot him and another discharged a Taser, El Cajon police said.
His death set off demonstrations in the San Diego suburb as activists demanded authorities release video of the shooting. They also want a federal probe into Olango’s death.
Protesters stopped cars and broke windows Thursday night, according to El Cajon police. A motorcyclist was knocked off his bike during the confrontation. Some threw glass bottles at police and pepper balls were used to disperse crowds, they said. There were no reported injuries.
‘They don’t feel heard’
Police have released little information except for a still photograph showing Olango in what authorities described as a “shooting stance,” facing off with the two officers in a parking lot.
By Wednesday evening, police identified the object as a vaping device. The identity of one officer was revealed as Richard Gonsalves, a 21-year veteran of the force.
In a news conference, Mayor Bill Wells did not identify the second officer, except to say he was also a 21-year veteran.
Wells said he understood the frustration of demonstrators, who blocked a freeway exit Wednesday.
The protests were “angry and loud” but peaceful, he said.
“It’s their First Amendment right,” he said. “I understand that they don’t feel heard. I understand that they’re wanting more information.”
Wells said he had seen the video and it pained him, but he called for patience as the investigation runs its course.
“I saw a man who was distraught, a man who was acting in ways that looked like he was in great pain, and I saw him get gunned down and killed and it broke my heart,” he said. “If it was my son, I would be devastated.”
Not acting like himself
On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon police responded to a 911 call reporting a man in his 30s was behaving “erratically” behind a restaurant, Lt. Rob Ransweiler said.
According to the call, the man was “not acting like himself” and had been walking in traffic, endangering himself and motorists, police Chief Jeff Davis said.
The woman calling 911 claimed to be the man’s sister and told the dispatcher he was mentally ill and unarmed, Davis said. Investigators have not been able to confirm whether the caller was the man’s sister, he said.
Olango’s mother, Pamela Benge, later said he was not mentally ill. He was mourning the loss of a friend, she said.
“He wasn’t mentally ill, never,” she said. “He was going through a mental breakdown. He lost someone dearly … mental breakdown was not easy to control, he needed someone to calm him down.”
Davis said they have tried to talk to the woman who made the 911 call.
“We tried to get her to talk to us. As you can understand, she was upset. She was not cooperating with us,” the chief said, asking the woman to come forward to speak with investigators.
Officers did not respond to the first 911 call for 50 minutes because “it did take us that long to clear officers to get out there,” Davis said.
Once they arrived, Olango kept his hands concealed in his pockets while pacing back and forth, police said. As a second officer prepared a Taser, the man “rapidly drew an object” and placed both hands on it “like you would be holding a firearm,” Davis said.
One officer fired his gun at Olango, while a second officer discharged his Taser, he said. Both are on three-day administrative leave.
The El Cajon Police Department’s homicide unit will investigate the shooting, and the district attorney’s office will review it, Davis said. Asked if he should consult an outside agency to investigate the fatal shooting, the police chief said, “I trust my investigators. I trust the system. I trust the protocol, the district attorney’s office and the FBI.”
No trust in prosecutors to investigate police
Such assurances have done little to allay the community’s concerns.
The Rev. Shane Harris, president of the San Diego chapter of the National Action Network, called the decision to release a still photo “cowardly.” Harris, who said he had spoken to Olango’s family, was one of several speakers addressing reporters in front of the El Cajon Police Department.
“We do not trust local prosecutors to investigate local police,” he said, explaining the family’s desire for a federal investigation.
Harris questioned how police could release such a seemingly damning photo while purporting to pursue all the facts and refusing to release video from witnesses and a nearby restaurant.
“We don’t want to see a still picture of him pointing something that is not gun,” said Bishop Cornelius Bowser of the Charity Apostolic Church. “The best way to move forward right now is through transparency.”
Citing a countywide protocol pertaining to officer-involved shootings, Davis said Tuesday he was merely following guidelines in not making the video public. His department released the photo to counter “disinformation,” he said.
“This (video) is considered evidence, and until it is deemed otherwise, it will be under the control of the district attorney’s office,” he said.
‘They killed my brother’
In the aftermath of the shooting and Olango’s death, Rumbie Mubaiwa began filming the scene on Facebook Live.
In the video, a distraught woman says she called 911 to get help for the man she says was her brother. She describes him as “sick.”
A police officer interviews a witness, and two others put up yellow police tape. Officers can be seen congregating in the background as the sister sits on a rock wailing.
“You guys killed my brother in front of me,” she cries as Mubaiwa records the scene. “Why couldn’t you guys Tase him? Why? Why? Why? Why?”
Police have not confirmed whether the woman in the Facebook Live footage was Olango’s sister.
Christopher Rice-Wilson, director of civic engagement for Alliance San Diego, told reporters Wednesday that family members requested privacy while they grieve and would make statements at some point.
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Police release video of man shot holding vaping device

The man “rapidly drew an object” and placed both hands on it “like you would be holding a firearm,” police Chief Jeff Davis said.
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Go-Liquid Launches Exotic eLiquid Flavors at Deal Prices

Enormous selection of eliquid flavors are offered for easy buyBlackburn, Lancashire — (SBWIRE) — 09/30/2016 — Electronic cigarettes are gaining pace for those wanting to quit smoking. Go-Liquid launches best e liquid for UK consumers with their exotic new range of vaporizer liquids. They have both the nicotine and nicotine free liquids that can be savored to soothe the stress. The ingredients used in the eliquids UK offered by this store are of high quality food grades and are carefully manufactured by experienced staff under approved hygienic conditions.
Go-Liquid is a brand recognized for providing an entire spread of fruit flavors and soothing vaporizers being offered at affordable prices. The site is restricted for consumers above the recommended age to ensure the products are used at the right age. The cheap e liquid offered at Go-Liquid has been tested for maintaining their quality standards and it is secure to buy these products. The electronic cigarette usage helps the smokers to guard their health while enjoying the experience of smoking without having to inhale the smoke. The best eliquids in UK at cheap prices are available in multiple flavors at Go-Liquid.
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Go-Liquid is an online e liquid UK store offering their new launch of e liquid vaporizers in many exotic flavors. They maintain the food grade quality and are offered at affordable prices.
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Louisville could expand smoking ban to e-cigs and hookah

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Man fatally shot by El Cajon police held vape smoking device: PD

EL CAJON, Calif. — The object that Alfred Olango, a black man fatally shot by an El Cajon police officer, drew from his pant pocket and pointed at the officer was a “vape smoking device,” according to a press release from El Cajon.
The vape collected at the scene had an all silver cylinder (Smok TFV4 MINI) approximately 1-inch diameter and 3-inches long. The box of the vape that was held in Olango’s grip was 4-inch x 2 1/4-inches x 1-inch (Pioneer for You Vape), the release stated.
Some details of the investigation were released Wednesday – one day after a fatal police shooting of a seemingly erratic 30-year-old black man at an El Cajon strip mall — a shooting that prompted bitter protests from members of the public who believe the suspect’s race may have played a role.
Several hours after the shooting Tuesday afternoon in the 800 block of Broadway near North Mollison Avenue, El Cajon police made public a still photo taken from cell phone video voluntarily provided by a witness. It shows a man in a shooting stance.
El Cajon police made public a still photo lifted from video taken at the scene showing a man in a shooting stance, although no weapon was recovered at the scene.
The sequence of events that led to his death began about 2:10 p.m. when officers were sent to check out a report of a pedestrian behaving erratically and walking in traffic. They came into contact with the man behind a restaurant and he allegedly refused multiple commands to remove his hand from in his pocket, said El Cajon police Capt. Frank LaHaye.
Read More: Investigation underway after man is fatally shot by El Cajon police officer
“Because the subject did not comply, the officer drew his firearm and pointed it at the subject while continuing to give him instructions to remove his hand from his pocket,” LaHaye said in a statement.
The officers attempted to talk to the man while he paced back and forth, but he then “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” according to the lieutenant. One officer fired his service weapon at the man several times and a second officer deployed a Taser. Bystanders reported hearing about five shots.
The officers, each with more than 20 years of service, will be placed on administrative leave for at least three days, as per protocol, El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis told reporters at a news conference Tuesday night. He promised a thorough and transparent multi-agency investigation. …read more
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Klarm China Promote Mirror Surface Parts Using Sinker EDM

Guangzhou, China — (SBWIRE) — 09/25/2016 — Klarm specializes in creating precision machining parts, prototypes and components. Most manufacturing companies of today are turning to precision milling parts. The reason is simple: numerous products are made using these parts. Since not all companies can afford them, outsourcing is the only option for them. Let’s find out how the desired parts are made through precision milling with ease.
The Sinker EDM machining process uses electrodes that are electronically charged and configured to specific geometry to burn electrode geometry to metal components. The Sinker Electrical Discharge Machining process is a process that is commonly used in the production of molds and dies. It works by having two metal parts submerged in an insulating liquid connected to the current source which is then switched on and off automatically in relation to the parameters that are set by the controller. Electric tension is what is created between the parts when the current is on.
When brought together, the two parts of the metal heats up to a melting point; when the electrical tension is discharged and spark jumps across. Innumerable spark sprays gradually shape the desired form into the metal depending on the electrode shape. The Sinker EDM process is most suitable for those looking to minimize machining risks with accuracy and reliability. One of the major benefits of the process is the ability to produce shapes that are more complex without inducing stress onto the material. It doesn’t cut all the way through the material unless this is a requirement and thus it is a process that has a wider variety of applications including thin walls, blind cavities and cross sections. The efficient technology is great for injection molds and stamping dies and can be used to make the mirror surface too.
How mirror surfaces are done
Mirrors are smooth surfaces that have a shiny dark background that reflect well. Polished metal reflects extremely well and this is something that can be achieved by the sinker EDM. The common raw materials that are used in mirror making include glass, but because it is a poor reflector, it needs a metal layer on its surface to create an even surface with impressive reflection. Plastic substrate works as well as glass and it is commonly used in making mirror surfaces for children’s toys. Injection molding is what is applied to create the desired shape, whether circular or flat, transparent or opaque. Generally, the base materials need to be coated to make a mirror and this is where the sinker EDM comes in handy.
First, the outline of the blank material is made to suit the application. The final shape desired is what determines the cutting method. The cutting is done before the metal coating takes place.
Blanks are then placed in optical grinding machines and gritty liquid that is the grinding compound is spread over the blanks as they rub against curved surfaces.
After the polishing of the surface into a smooth finish, a coating with the desired reflective material is then done. The Sinker EDM is used to heat the metals so they can vaporize and get deposited on the surface. Precision is needed to ensure that the timing and temperature are just right in getting the right thickness and uniformity is achieved in the end.
Masks and metal stencils can be applied to the surface to create patterns and dielectric coatings can also similarly be applied as reflective layers or protective layers over the metal ones. A number of evaporation steps maybe necessary for multiple layer coating before the mirror is mounted on the base and packed in shock resistant packages.CNC machining services in China can achieve so many requirements for needed products including mirror surfaces. You would only need to get the most reliable Sinker EDM machining to have products done to your requirements.
About Klarm Machining Ltd
Klarm Machining Ltd hopes to turn out to be the greatest CNC milling China manufacturer. The firm continuously tries to reach top excellence level in quality. They want to deliver customers with precision parts sold at competitive prices and delivered on time.
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Scottsdale electronic cigarette maker files for bankruptcy protection

Scottsdale-based NJoy Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization — a few months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new regulations for e-cigarettes.
The FDA’s finalized rules to regulate all tobacco products — including e-cigarettes — became effective Aug. 8.
But NJoy’s problems came long before the FDA regulations. The company has amassed a deficit of $234.4 million, according to the bankruptcy filings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware.
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The Latest: Agency: Leak led to vapors in air, dead animals

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The Latest: Agency: Leak led to vapors in air, dead animals

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More Evidence That Vaping Is Not a Gateway to Smoking

Three years ago, Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),warned that “many kids are starting out with e-cigarettes and then going on to smoke conventional cigarettes.” That fear is one of the main justifications for the CDC’s hostility toward vaping and the Food and Drug Administration’s onerous new e-cigarette regulations, which are expected to cripple the industry. Yet there is no evidence that Frieden’s claim is true and considerable evidence that it’s not, especially since smoking rates among teenagers have fallen to record lows even as more and more of them experiment with vaping. Two new studies cast further doubt on the idea that e-cigarettes are a “gateway” to the real thing.
Frieden and other e-cigarette alarmists make much of the fact that the percentage of teenagers who report vaping has risen dramatically in recent years. They like to focus on the percentage of teenagers who have ever tried e-cigarettes and the percentage who have used them in the last month, without asking how many are experimenters or occasional users and how many are daily vapers—the sort who might get hooked on nicotine and eventually progress to conventional cigarettes. It turns out there’s a good reason for the CDC’s lack of curiosity on this point: Survey data show that few teenagers who have never smoked use e-cigarettes and that even fewer do so on a regular basis.
“Many fear that e-cigarette use by non-smoking students will lead many to nicotine addiction and subsequent cigarette smoking,” notes University of Michigan health economist Kenneth Warner in anAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine article published last month. But based on data from the Monitoring the Future Study (MTF), which surveys students in the eighth, 10th, and 12th grades, Warner finds that “non-smoking high school students are highly unlikely to use e-cigarettes” and even less likely to use them regularly. Among the 12th-graders who had never tried conventional cigarettes, 94 percent had not used an e-cigarette in the previous month. Among the never-smokers who reported using e-cigarettes in the previous month, 60 percent used them on only one or two days. Less than 1 percent of never-smokers had vaped on 20 or more days in the previous month.
The MTF numbers, which are similar to the findings of British surveys, suggest it is quite unlikely that “many kids are starting out with e-cigarettes and then going on to smoke conventional cigarettes,” because nonsmokers rarely use e-cigarettes often enough to develop a nicotine habit. Another point Warner emphasizes makes Frieden’s claim even less plausible: “A large proportion of students use e-cigarettes containing no nicotine.” Warner cites a 2014 study that found most never-smoking Connecticut teenagers who vaped used nicotine-free e-liquid.
The significance of that point is underlined by another recently published analysis of MTF data. Richard Miech and three of his colleagues at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (which conducts the survey) report in the journal Tobacco Control that nearly two-thirds of teenagers who have tried vaping consumed “just flavoring” the last time they did it. “Nicotine use came in a distant second,” Miech et al. write, “at about 20 percent in 12th and 10th grade and 13 percent in 8th grade.” The other options were marijuana and “don’t know.”
Consider the CDC’s practice of counting vaping as “tobacco use,” which leads it to claim there has been “no decline in overall youth tobacco use since 2011,” even though that is clearly not true. It was already absurd to pretend teenagers were using tobacco when they weren’t, especially since the CDC used that inaccurate terminology to imply that the rising popularity of vaping somehow cancels out the health gains from the continuing decline in smoking, a far more dangerous habit. Now that it’s clear the typical adolescent vaper is not even using nicotine, the CDC cannot assume any chemical connection between e-cigarettes and tobacco. In fact, as Miech et al. note, even calling e-cigarettes “electronic nicotine delivery systems” (as both the CDC and the FDA do) is misleading, at least in the context of adolescent vaping.
The researchers point out that counting every vaper as a tobacco user doubles the supposed prevalence of tobacco use among 12th-graders and nearly triples it among 10th- and eighth-graders. If vapers are counted as tobacco users only when they vape nicotine (still a dubious maneuver), the effect is much less dramatic. “If vaporiser users are considered nicotine users only if they last vaped nicotine in the last 30 days,” Miech et al. say, “then national estimates of nicotine prevalence increase by a much smaller percentage of 23–38 percent across the three grades,” compared to the increases of 100 percent to 200 percent seen with the CDC’s method.
As you might expect, never-smokers are less inclined to use e-fluids containing nicotine than current or former smokers are. But even if we ignore that difference, the MTF results indicate that only one-third of adolescent vapers are vaping nicotine. That share rises to almost one-half (47 percent) among teenagers who vape six or more times a month. If you multiply that percentage by the 0.7 percent of never-smokers who (according to Warner’s study) report vaping on 20 to 30 days in the previous month, you have about 0.3 percent of nonsmokers who are vaping nicotine often enough that they might develop a long-term habit.
If some of those teenagers decide, for whatever mysterious reason, that they’d rather get their nicotine from a source that is smellier, less comfortable, and a lot more dangerous, that would be a pretty rare phenomenon. And even then, it would be impossible to say with any confidence that those same teenagers never would have smoked if e-cigarettes did not exist. At the same time, some of the never-smokers and many of the former smokers who become regular vapers might otherwise be smoking and therefore facing much bigger health risks.
“Cross-sectional studies such as NYTS [National Youth Tobacco Survey] and MTF cannot determine whether the association between concurrent growth in e-cigarette use and reduction in smoking among students is …read more
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