There has been a lot going on this year with the changes of our industry and I'm sure many of us have been overwhelmed. For some time now, we have been aware of the necessary labeling/packaging adjustments that was required of our e-liquid products and have been making the changes as we became informed. After going through the FDA Labeling guideline, we can confidently say that our current packaging has met all of the requirements.
For California Only : Our PROP 65 Warnings have recently been updated so we will have this information updated on our new boxes.
Packaging updates for Fall 2018
• 100mLs (released in 2014) will soon be available in GCC compliant bottles.
• Sixties (60mL) will soon be replaced with new (Stubbies) 30mLs boxed in bundles of 2x30mL bottles.
• Super Tubes (30mL) have been discontinued and will be replaced by Stubbies (30mL).
TFN Nicotine Discontinuation
We would also like to inform you that we have reverted back to using regular nicotine for ALL original recipes created in 2014. Unfortunately, the switch to synthetic nicotine altered some of the flavoring based on our customer feedback and we have stopped using it for all of our Smax flavors.
For retail shops : If you need to obtain any additional information from us such as GCCs for our bottles and other FDA product/facility registration numbers (FEI #, License #, and TPs #), please request them at firstname.lastname@example.org
So many changes, but all for the better and we couldn’t be more than happy to see our industry mature and be apart of all of its phases with you! We look forward to serving you in the future and always hearing from you!
Information on FDA Labeling Guidelines from e-CFR can be found here Additional guidance from VTA can be found here
In July 2017, we released our 100% original flavors that we launched in 2014 with tobacco-free nicotine. Although this decision increased our cost of production substantially, we believed that the benefits would be worth the switch. However, we've been listening carefully to all of the feedback we received and took the comments we received seriously.
TFN or Tobacco-Free Nicotine : What It Is & Why You Should Care
by Felicia Downing
When it comes to nicotine and tobacco, all vapers can agree that there needs to be more distinction between the two. While nicotine is a natural product of tobacco, it can also be found in many plants, including potatoes, tomatoes, and broccoli. Nicotine is widely known to be the substance responsible for tobacco addiction; which is where people start to get their facts twisted. Although addicting, nicotine is not responsible for the health damages caused by smoking tobacco.
So what does this have to do with TFN, and what is TFN anyway? TFN, or tobacco-free nicotine, created by Next Generation Labs is a lab-created nicotine concentrate that is synthesized without using any parts of the tobacco plant. This nicotine is used in e-liquids for vaping devices as an alternative to nicotine which is derived from tobacco.
There are any number of reasons why TFN is a huge development for the vaping industry. First of all, the FDA has the authority to regulate any and all "tobacco products". In terms of vaping, any part of your device which can be "reasonably expected" to be used to consume tobacco can be deemed a tobacco product. So if you're using an e-liquid with tobacco-derived nicotine, everything from the tank/RDA, to the mod, and even the batteries can be considered tobacco products, and therefore can be regulated by the FDA. It could be argued, logically, that use of TFN would no longer constitute any part of your vaping device as a tobacco product. Those of us who vape are already well aware that vaping and smoking are entirely different animals, and that vaping is a valid & valuable harm-reduction tool. We already know how absurd it is to consider a vaping device a "tobacco product", however this is what we are up against. TFN is just another step in the right direction for the vaping industry.
Aside from the science and regulation angles, there is another huge aspect of TFN that many vapers will agree is the most positive: the flavor! E-liquids made with TFN are widely thought to be more crisp and vibrant than those made with tobacco-derived nicotine. Anyone who has been vaping for any length of time has probably tried an e-liquid which tasted bitter or peppery - this flavor is a direct result of the nicotine being used, and is all but impossible to remedy.
So why aren't all e-liquid companies using TFN? Put simply, it comes down to cost. TFN is a relatively new development, and it is likely not feasible for many companies to afford this product. However, when it comes down to it, those companies who can - should. If the vaping industry is going to continue to thrive as an anti-smoking tool, we need to continue to advance our technology, so that what we already know to be true becomes undeniable.
Routine E-Liquid Co. was founded on the basis of how we spend our mornings as creators, so we wanted to share with you some of the routines by the most inspiring people we've met from our vape journey.
We were finally able to meet with Angela, a photographer and social media content creator based out of Los Angeles who caught our attention in early 2015 with her stunning feed filled with essentials of a vape connoisseur's dream.
Her perfectly-lit compositions capturing the beauty in artisan box mods, top choice e-liquids and lifestyle portraits have been featured on honorable collectives such as @vaperazzi and @insivapor. After 4 years of smoking, Angela was able to say goodbye to cigarettes with the help of vaping. Thank-you for doing great things @vaperture! What's your routine? Tag us #myvaperoutine
Be sure to follow Angela on Instagram at @vaperture