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Aspire Plato

Introducing the Aspire Plato. An all in one personal vaporizer and tank system that fits in the palm of your hand. The Plato brings you temperature control and normal wattage mode up to 50 watts along with adjustable airflow, but that isn’t all. This little marvel also has multiple coil options so whether you enjoy a mouth to lung style or a direct to lung style the Plato has you covered. Simple but Complete!

Dimensions

A sleek and elegant look.

Colors

The Plato is available in a variety of color options.

Subohm setup for direct to lung vaping


The Plato includes a Delrin drip tip for use with the subohm atomizer system.

Subohm atomizer cartridge
with a 0.4 ohm kanthal Clapton coil.

Remove the drip tip, then unscrew the top of the tank system with either the provided key or a coin. Then pull out the cartridge and replace with a new one. Now screw on the top of the tank system and replace your drip tip.

BVC setup for mouth to lung vaping


The Plato includes a stainless steel drip tip for mouth to lung vaping.

BVC cartridge that mates to standard
Nautilus coils. It comes with a Kanthal
1.8 ohms coil preinstalled.

Remove the drip tip, then unscrew the top of the tank system with either the provided key or a coin. First unscrew the cartridge’s arrestor and then remove the old atomizer. Next tighten the arrestor and then install your new atomizer and rescrew the tank system into the Plato. Now screw on the top of the tank system and replace your drip tip.

Filling

The Plato’s tank system is very convenient. Having two juice ports filling, draining, and cleaning are easy!
(Note, the upper hole is worked as both ejuice inlet and outlet, open both holes to drain the tank)

Airflow

The Plato’s adjustable airflow system allows you to dial in your desired amount of airflow or resistance to your liking.

Components

The Plato is easy to disassemble which makes for easy cleaning and atomizer replacement.

Battery ejection

To remove the battery from the Plato simply press on the battery through the cut away.

Firmware

The Plato’s firmware can be updated via the micro usb port. Check http://www.aspirecig.com/upgrade/ to get the latest version.

Contents

The Plato comes with the Plato itself, a BVC cartridge with atomizer (preinstalled), a subohm atomizer cartridge, a stainless steel and a Delrin drip tip, an 18650 cell, two extra seals with rubber stops, a micro usb chord,, and a key for changing atomizers.

Aspire K2 quick starter kit

Aspire K2 Quick Start Kit

Introducing the K2 from Aspire. An economic and convenient tobacco alternative. The K2 brings you an open source tank and battery system that is reusable and rechargeable and best of all the K2’s tank is refillable. So you’re never limited when it comes to flavor,a black battery with the black tank and the pink battery with the silver tank!

K2 Tank Dimensions

  • 1.8ml Capacity
  • Kanthal with Organic cotton
  • Available in silver and black

1.6Ω(3.0-4.2V)

K2 Baterry Dimensions

  • Battery capacity 800mah
  • Available in black and pink
  • Carbon Fiber

  • Micro Usb charging port

  • Standard 510 connection with airflow inlets

Full Kit Comes with

Kit includes a battery, the tank, and one preinstalled atomizer, an extra replacement atomizer,as well as a microusb cable.

Aspire K3 Quick starter kit

Aspire K3 Quick Start Kit

Introducing the K3 from Aspire. An economic and convenient tobacco alternative. The K3 brings you an open source tank and battery system that is reusable and rechargeable and best of all the K3’s tank is refillable. So you’re never limited when it comes to flavor! Available as shown, a black battery with the black tank and the pink battery with the silver tank.

K3 Tank Dimensions

  • 2.0ml Capacity
  • Kanthal with Organic cotton
  • Available in silver and black

K3 Baterry Dimensions

  • 1200mah capacity
  • Available in black and pink
  • Carbon Fiber

  • Micro Usb charging port

  • Standard 510 connection with airflow inlets

Full Kit Comes with

Kit includes a battery, the tank, and one preinstalled atomizer, an extra replacement atomizer ,as well as a microusb cable.

Aspire K4 quick starter kit

Introducing the K4 from Aspire. This open source electronic cigarette is easy to use and satisfying right out of the box! The K4 brings you an economic tobacco alternative with a direct to lung experience that is convenient to use and satisfying.

K4 Tank Dimensions

  • Delrin drip tip for heat dissipation
  • Available in black and Silver
  • 3.5ml capacity

Cleito Coils Dimensions

Cleito coils are kanthal Clapton coils

K4 Baterry Dimensions

  • 2000mah capacity
  • Available in black and pink
  • Carbon Fiber

  • Micro Usb charging port

  • Standard 510 connection with airflow inlets

Full Kit Comes with

The k4 kit contains the k4 battery, a Cleito tank, a 0.27 Cleito coil preinstalled,an extra replacement coil and a Cleito cuff, and a Microusb cable.

E-cigarette ‘rip-off’ that could cost the nhs

E-cigarette ‘rip-off’ that could cost the NHS dear: Cartridges costing just 4p to make are being sold for £1.50 each

  • Refill cartridges for e-cigarettes are sold for 37 times their original cost
  • Campaigners warn that NHS could pay over the odds for proposed contract to supply smokers with tobacco-free alternative

Firms making e-cigarettes could be ripping off customers – with research showing refill cartridges are being sold for around £1.50, despite costing only about 4p to produce.

This means customers are paying roughly 37 times the cost price, when typically consumers pay around eight times the cost of manufacturing a product.

Now campaigners have raised concerns that the mark-up means taxpayers could lose out if the NHS finalises a deal thought to be under discussion for British American Tobacco to supply prescription e-cigarettes.

Overpriced: E-cigarettes are being sold at a mark-up of 37 times their manufacturing cost

Overpriced: E-cigarettes are being sold at a mark-up of 37 times their manufacturing cost

Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘The NHS has a terrible record of negotiating a good price, despite its scale as a buyer.

‘It would be important to remind those involved in the negotiation that in times like these there is absolutely no scope for the NHS to tie itself to a contract which delivers anything but the best value.’

E-cigarette cartridges contain around 1.5ml of liquid and need replacing every few days at the cost of around £1.50 each.

Using materials available on the internet, it is possible to make enough liquid to fill a cartridge for around 4p – but wholesale prices mean they are likely to cost even less for major firms to make.

Contract: The NHS is thought to be close to signing a deal to supply subscription e-cigarettes

Contract: The NHS is thought to be close to signing a deal to supply subscription e-cigarettes

However Simon Jordan, who owns e-cigarette subscription service Rokfri, claimed many firms simply price products so they are cheaper than cigarettes – which carry duty of at least 16.5 per cent plus VAT – rather than in proportion to what they actually cost to produce.

Yesterday Dr Tim Ballard of the Royal College of GPs said: ‘It is unclear if making e-cigarettes available on prescription is cost-effective for the NHS.’ The Tobacco Manufacturers’ Association declined to comment.

A Department of Health spokesperson said: ‘As there are currently no licensed e-cigarettes on the market, any concerns are based on pure speculation.

‘In any case the NHS has put strict systems in place to make sure we get the best value for money.’

BAT declined to comment.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3466652/E-cigarette-rip-cost-NHS-dear-Cartridges-costing-just-4p-make-sold-1-50-each.html#ixzz41KmgbjY2
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Congressman vapes while arguing for vaping on planes

two different clips about time people started to learn instead of judging vapers

Rep. Duncan Hunter from California created a meme-able moment when he pulled from a vaporizer during a Transportation Committee meeting Thursday.

 

Smoking and vaping in Britain? Show me the data!

 

The UK official statistics bureau, the Office of National Statistics, has published new official smoking and vaping stats for 2014, with the bonus of an e-cigarette survey for 2015. The geographical base is Great Britain (GB) – the difference between Great Britain and the United Kingdom is Northern Ireland. The age range is ≥16. Pretty good news…

Source materials from ONS

Some highlights

I’ve looked into it so you don’t have to….  here are some statistical nuggets from the 2015 data on e-cigarettes.

  • There are 8.8m smokers in Britain
  • 2.20 million people are using e-cigarettes – almost all are smokers (1.30m or 59%) or ex-smokers (849k – 39%) – with a few never-smokers (56k – 2.5%).
  • A grand total of 8.7m Brits have used or tried e-cigs: 2.2m current users; 3.9m former users; 2.6m tried but did not go on to use e-cigs
  • 64% of current smokers have tried an e-cigarette and 15% are currently e-cig users – to me this represents future public health potential
  • Only 0.2% of never-smokers are current e-cigarette users – these are the same people as the 2.5% of e-cig users who never smoked. Even so – and funnily enough – 39% of thesenever-smokers said they used e-cigarettes as an aid to quit smoking (a reminder that this may not be an exact science!)
  • Female e-cigarette current use is slightly higher (4.5%) than male (4.2%)
  • Peak prevalence in men is age 55-64 (5.8%) but younger in women 35-44 (6.7%)
  • Two main reasons are given for using e-cigarettes: perceived as safer than smoking(22%) and as an aid to stop smoking (53%) – note that these could both be true for many users. Only 9% say they use e-cigarettes because they can be used indoors
  • Two-thirds (67%) of e-cigarette users are daily users
  • Only 23% of e-cigarette users use cig-a-likes (devices that look like cigarettes)
  • Risk perceptions – interestingly ONS subdivided perceptions into ‘much less‘ and ‘somewhat less‘ harmful – which is good, because magnitude matters.  These are the perception figures for all current and ex-smokers who have not used e-cigarettes:
    • 29% – Much less harmful than cigarettes
    • 39% – Somewhat less harmful than cigarettes
    • 24% – About as harmful as cigarettes
  • These are the risk perception figures for current and former e-cigarette users – neatly illustrating how experience changes perception:
    • 43% – Much less harmful than cigarettes
    • 33% – Somewhat less harmful than cigarettes
    • 18% – About as harmful as cigarettes
  • 59% all persons ≥16 believe that e-cigarettes have no health impact on non-users, 37% believe a damaging impact.
  • Many other figures and breakdowns in the data sources listed above.

This is all mostly pretty good news. In particular, 850k ex-smokers are currently using e-cigs and a further 720k ex-smokers used e-cigs in the past but no longer. This is a substantial proportion of the smoking population over the period in which e-cigs have been rising.  Note that we cannot say they are ex-smokers because they used e-cigarettes. The important thing is that they are ex-smokers. It may also be that e-cig use is valuable in preventing relapse.

What’s the bad news? I think the main reason for concern is the persistent misperception of vaping risk – most people think it is much more dangerous than is plausible based on what we know of the chemistry and physics of e-liquid vapour and cigarette smoke.  Less than one-third of those in the most at-risk category (smokers / ex-smokers who have not tried e-cigs) have a realistic perception of the risk of  e-cigarettes (i.e. ‘much less harmful’ than cigarettes) and even among users less than half have realistic perceptions (and are likely to be more at risk of relapse as a result – if you are struggling to make vaping work, why would you bother if you don’t think the risk is that much lower?

I guess we can thank the wildly irresponsible statements from public health academic and commentators and extensive slovenly journalism for this unhappy state of affairs – and the resultant protection of the cigarette trade from the competitive threat of superior new consumer technology.

What’s going on with smoking?

Here’s the trend, just plotted from the data released…

GB smoking prevalence

Note, the 2015 e-cigarette survey shows smoking prevalence continuing to fall – to 17.5%. This is from a different dataset to the one plotted above, so I haven’t added it to this chart. But this is how it would look.

GB smoking prevalence - 2015

Commentary

Watch Hazel Cheeseman of ASH (London) and Professor Peter Hajek of Queen Mary College discuss the results and the issues raised in the debate – this is very good.

Note to American, Canadian, Australian and WHO tobacco control activists: this is what honest discussion of e-cigarettes sounds like.