Blitz is heading to attend the Vaper Expo UK 2019!

Whats up vapers, we Blitz are going to attend the show Vaper Expo UK 2019!

We will release all our new stuff on there, don’t miss out if you are about to attend!

Our booth number is B204, please meet us there and say hi 🙂

It will be a great time!

Report: Taxes Not Effective At Reducing Teen Vaping

According to research reported by Lindsey Stroud, State Government Relations Manager, Pennsylvania’s 40 percent wholesale vapor tax is not only failing to curb underage vaping, the trend has in fact increased since the tax went into effect.

Using Pennsylvania as an example, since the state’s 40 percent wholesale tax went into effect, surveys have tracked youth use of vapor products. The 2015 Pennsylvania Youth Survey found that 15.5 percent of middle school and high school students had used vapor products within the previous 30 days. The 40 percent wholesale tax was implemented by Pennsylvania in 2016. The 2017 Pennsylvania Youth Survey found that not only had vapor products youth by minors not decreased, it had actually increased to 16.3 percent overall.

Not only had the tax not had its intended effect, it had actually resulted in the opposite of its intended effect.

According to reporting by The Heartland Institute:

“More data are necessary, but by all indications, youth are not deterred by e-cigarette taxes. It’s important for lawmakers to note minors typically rely on others to obtain tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found 86 percent of youths aged “15 to 17 years old obtained [tobacco] cigarettes by asking someone else,” and 89 percent said they relied on these sources for their e-cigarettes. These so-called “social sources” include siblings, friends, parents, and even strangers.”

As readers of VAPE News know, illicit nicotine consumption by minors has been an existing problem for decades before the mainstream availability of vapor products. Policies which target vapor products cannot and will not eliminate underage nicotine consumption, and this reporting is merely proof of the obvious.

*This article is reprinted from VAPE News Magazine.

The IECIE 2019 Has Successfully Ended!

We had an amazing 3 days meeting customers all around the world on IECIE 2019!!!

Thanks for all the support, without you, we Blitz can’t go this far!!!

Blitz will continue to make quality products and provide you great service.

Hope can meet you again on the next time!

Former Mass. AG Joins JUUL

Former Massachussets state Attorney General Martha Coakley has joined the roster of JUUL Labs.

This is a natural progression from her role as a partner at law firm Foley Hoag, where JUUL was one of her primary clients in a consulting role.

JUUL states that Coakley’s skills will be applied to the tasks of handling government affairs and educating the public on the steps JUUL is taking to combat underage use of their products. Said Coakley:

“I believe in JUUL Labs’ commitment to eliminate combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in our country, and to combat youth usage. JUUL has an incredible opportunity to switch adult smokers and I look forward to working with stakeholders from the private and public sectors as we fulfill that mission and prevent youth from ever using vapor products like JUUL.”

Meanwhile, the predictable motley crew of those who insist that JUUL should “do something” — in complete disregard of the evidence of all that JUUL is already doing — to stem the tide of adolescents doing what adolescents do, which is to rebel against authority, have spoken up to demand yet again that JUUL somehow compel teenagers to not behave like teenagers. Presumably, parents of teenagers watched timidly from the sidelines.

According to Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health:

“Juul needs to do something to try to keep these products out of the hands of youth and they need to take some serious action. And I hope that [Coakley] can help figure out what would help to stem the tide of this epidemic.”

 

*This article is reprinted from VAPE News Magazine.