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ECC Ontario, CA 2018

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ECC Ontario, CA 2018

On Feb 9-11, 2018, the ECC (Electronic Cigarette Convention) event took place at the Ontario Convention Centre in Ontario, California. Queen City Vapes made sure to be there to catch a glimpse of all the new eliquid and new hardware that was being released, and to meet and catch up with friends that were made during the last ECC back in August, 2017. The show was fantastic. Lots to see, and a TON of people. It seemed busier than the last show. New hardware is being released by Wake Mod Co., Twisted Messes, VGOD, Limitless, and OhmBoyOC (Duane Roederer from...

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Vaping Industry Makes Its Case (HESA – 2018)

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The future of the vaping industry in Canada is on the line as Bill S-5 rounds the final turn on its way to becoming law. Canada’s new federal vaping regulations are before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health this week and today representatives from the vaping industry made the case for a vaping as a safer alternative to smoking. Marc Kealey and Boris Giller from the Canadian Vaping Association weighed in on retail standards, certification and the importance of flavours, while Sherwin Edwards from Vapselect Inc. argued vaping has been unfairly demonized in the press. HESA MPs tossed...

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A note about age restrictions...

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A note about age restrictions...

In Canada, presently, there are no regulations surrounding selling vaping gear and eliquid to minors on a federal level. However, there are a few provinces that have implemented laws that treat vapourizers and e-cigarettes like tobacco, and therefore they can not be sold to minors. Saskatchewan is not one of those provinces. The vaping industry in Canada has been self regulated since day one. Basically, we are following the rules that surround tobacco sales. Any reputable vape shop will not sell to minors (under 18, or under 19, depending on the province). Online Sales: Most, if not all stores with...

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Queen City Vapes' Special Guest at Canada's Vape Expo, Edmonton 2018

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Queen City Vapes' Special Guest at Canada's Vape Expo, Edmonton 2018

If you're familiar with GrimmGreen, Ruby Roo, Twisted Messes, OhmBoyOC et. al., you'll know Jess-marie of Double Helix Designs. Jess-marie Cornell is a well known figure in the vape industry, for making drip tips and top caps for nearly every single tank/RDA/RTA/RDTA ever made. Well we have some exciting news. This April 27-29 in Edmonton, at Canada's Vape Expo, Queen City Vapes will have Jess-marie at our booth as a special guest. Why? Because we are Canadian distribution for all things DHD! So mark your calendars folks! You won't want to miss the opportunity to meet one of the top names...

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Here's the truth about popcorn lung

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Good lord, so the whole vaping and "popcorn lung" thing is making its way around facebook, yet again. I've been sent this article by no less than 10 people in the last 24 hours. Let me break it down for you. Let's share this instead. Popcorn lung is a very serious lung disease with multiple causes, one being from a chemical known as Diacetyl. Diacetyl is the chemical component that causes popcorn lung, yes. It is an artificial butter flavor. Yes, there is Diacetyl in a ton of e-liquid. So yes, e-liquid contains a chemical that causes popcorn lung. However......

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