Fancy vaping caffeine?
With the e-cigarette industry booming on both sides of the Atlantic there's been a lot of experimentation as to how vaping can be modified, just look at the recent explosion in sub-ohm vaping for evidence of how this craze continues to move at such a level, those for it are passionate and fight their corner, against those against who are eager to highlight the risks. Said topic has already been covered far and wide, across the world, by journalists and hobbyists alike. So we thought it would be good idea to concentrate on something which doesn't get enough coverage, the experimental side of vaping and how we can do great things with it.
With the flexibility and huge following of this movement, it was only a matter of time before other stimulants jumped on nicotine’s bandwagon. A company in the US has now created what is essentially an energy vape that contains caffeine, guarana, taurine and ginseng.
Eagle Energy Vapor has taken the concept of vaping in a whole new direction, and is essentially trying to produce a Red Bull effect in an eliquid. Can it be done? Experts have voiced concerns, but largely over the untested nature of inhaling caffeine – the e-cigarette industry has faced down many similar complaints over the nicotine mixtures in recent years.
The product is a long way off receiving FDA approval, but it can still be sold without this seal that applies to food and drugs in the US. Quite how it will be received, however, is another matter. There is no clear health benefit to vaping an energy liquid rather than simply drinking an energy drink from the can, and this may simply be a case of cashing in on the ecig industry as a whole rather than providing a new and viable product that serves a purpose.
E-cigarettes are gathering steam across the globe, and their rapid ascent has eaten heavily into the profits of the tobacco industry. After a lukewarm reception, ecigs are now starting to gain widespread acceptance and even the support of organisations like CancerUK, who recommend the use of ecigs as a means to quit or reduce the intake of analogue cigarettes.
Costing a fraction of the price of regular smoking – even with the more advanced equipment such as ecig mods and sub-ohm tanks – not everybody sees an e-cigarette as a smoking cessation device. Instead, many see it as an economically viable alternative in a tough economic climate, and with the price of traditional cigarettes climbing every year the financial case for an ecig is easy to make.
Whether the energy drink offshoot is the start of a new trend for vaping various kinds of stimulants or foodstuffs remains to be seen. For now, though, Eagle Energy Vapour is an intriguing idea that could pave the way for a new wave of vaping in the years ahead.