Category Archives: ECigarettes

Another report on e-cigarettes

The e-cigarette argument rumbles on.

This was on today.
The Headline read: Report: E-Cigarettes Could Save Thousands.
Up to 54,000 premature deaths could be prevented every year in the UK if all smokers switched to e-cigarettes, experts say.

London researchers have dismissed recent health warnings over e-cigarettes as “misleading,” saying they have the potential to save tens of thousands of smokers every year.

For every million British smokers who give up tobacco products in favour of e-cigarettes, more than 6,000 premature deaths could be prevented annually, experts from University College London (UCL) have said.

They estimated that would equal over 54,000 lives saved every year, were all of Britain’s nine million smokers to switch.

The findings come in stark contrast to recent warnings over potential health risks associated with electronic cigarettes.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that bystanders can inhale significant levels of toxins from the vapour, and that they could be acting as a gateway to tobacco smoking.

But according to Professor Robert West and Dr Jamie Brown from UCL’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the concentration of toxins in e-cigarettes is in fact “very low”.


In an editorial published in the British Journal of General Practice, they argued that the vapour contains “nothing like the concentrations of carcinogens and toxins as cigarette smoke”.

“In fact, toxin concentrations are almost all well below one twentieth that of cigarette smoke.”

Nevertheless, their figures accounted for the possibility that the devices carry an increased risk of death.

Their findings coincided with a separate report published by researchers from Kings College London who slammed WHO’s findings as “misleading”.

Lead author Professor Ann McNeill from the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London, said: “We were surprised by the negativity of the commissioned review, and found it misleading and not an accurate reflection of available evidence.

“E-cigarettes are new and we certainly don’t yet have all the answers to their long-term health impact, but what we do know is that they are much safer than cigarettes, which kill over six million people a year worldwide.”

Last week WHO called for stiff regulation of the devices and a ban on indoor use.

It also suggested restrictions on advertising and on sales to minors.


Personally I am glad someone is now coming out and saying that they are not as bad as cigarettes. Makes a change from the media making them out like they are massively dangerous. Yes there may well be dangers associated with them but nothing like real cigarettes. Vapor users have been saying this since they appeared on the market. I reckon the only time the Government will notice the benefits is when their figures show not as many people dying or needing surgery for smoking related illnesses. I wonder if that will be before they decide to tax the hell out of vapor liquids etc or put a blanket ban on them as they are losing money from cigarette sales.

KangerTech GeniTank. A laymans review

A few days ago I eventually got round to unpacking and trying out my new KangerTech GeniTank for my ecigs. I have to say as clearomisers go, what a nice looking thing this is. A lovely shiny chrome clearomiser and a very clear Pyrex glass tube. It features a 5 hold airflow control valve that you can twist to control the airflow ( surprisingly enough ). It can hold 3.8 ml of eliquid. I’ve seen and heard many users of this clearomiser complain that when they fill the tank and turn it right way up ( the tank is filled from the bottom ), most of the liquid disappears into the lower chamber so you cannot get a real idea if you are low on liquid or not. I have noticed this myself and I can imagine it being a pain. It is 510 threaded. Apparently for Mods you may require an adaptor but I have also heard this is quite rare. It has an upgraded dual coil. available in 1.2Ω / 1.8Ω Currently Kanger supplies two 1.8ohm dual coils. The atomizer heads are replaceable. It is 75mm in height and 22mm in depth.

Here is the clearomiser

I won’t go into the whole massive yeehaaw about the performance and technical aspect of the clearomiser as quite frankly it confuddles me a lot. I sometimes wish vapor users spoke in layman terms. I’m beginning to think they are starting they’re whole new language. What I will say, and what the main point of this is that it gives a lovely smoke / vape. Far better than my Aspire clearomiser, which I really like for the build of it. I’ve never had one problem with the Aspire. I can only put the improved vaping experience down to the airflow control valve. Or / and the coil, but I suspect the valve. I can, if I wanted to create a nice big plume of vapor cloud with the GeniTank.

One thing I did struggle with in the end and I solved by accident even though I trawled Google unsuccessfully for the answer, and bugged my ecig selling friend via text and even tweeted Kangertech, was how the heck to fill this thing. Like I said, Its quite different to the Aspire I normally use. When I first unscrewed the base, the whole thing came apart into 3 pieces. The top, the tube and the base. I didn’t notice but it all screws together around the centre tube on the inside. What you need to do is grab hold of the main body and twist the airflow control valve and the base comes off without the collar unscrewing from the tube. Then you can squeeze you eliquid into it.
The only other thing I cannot figure out, and this is probably me being a noob at mods in general the nozzle. It literally just lifts out. There is an ‘O’ ring on it but a few times its come off in my pocket ( oo err missus, you are naughty ). I assume you can change nozzle for a different type but why its not a screw on I don’t know. Maybes someone can enlighten and educate me on that.

This is what it looks like on my eVic ecigarette.