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Ocean State Vapes Featured in the Providence Journal exert taken from “‘Vaping’ entrepreneurs, customers in Rhode Island find a place in a $3-billion a year industry” By Gregory Smith Journal Staff Writer   To Rebecca Boff, electronic cigarettes are a life-saver. Boff, 40, a former Rhode Island state social worker, is the proprietor of Ocean State Vapes, at 219 Putnam Pike, Johnston. She sells e-cigarettes. Boff, 40, a former Rhode Island state social worker, isRead More
The meaning of vape depends on whether you use it as a verb or noun. When used as a verb, it refers to the process of vaping, however, it’s more commonly used as a noun to refer to the electronic device itself. Some other commonly used terms for vape are “mod”, “vaporizer”, “vapor cigarette”, “electronic cigarette”, “electronic cigarette” and “e-cig”. Miriam Webster added the word Vape to the dictionary, and awarded it the “Word of the Year”Read More

RI Vaping Interview

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If you’re a vaper, do you owe a huge debt to Mr. Hon Lik?  Yes we all do, though many think Mr. Lik, Chinese pharmacist, was the first to invent the concept of the electronic cigarette, he was not! The honor of the first concept of the electronic cigarette goes to Herbert A Gilbert, who submitted a patent application in 1963!  Gilbert’s design included all the elements we’re familiar with today – a battery, aRead More
“To CRA or not to CRA?   CRA you say?  What the heck is that?  The Congressional Review Act is a law enacted in 1996, which basically creates an opportunity for Congress to negate or invalidate a regulation put forth by an executive branch agency.  Do I have your attention now? The Congressional Review Act (CRA) states that before a rule can take effect, an agency must submit the rule to Congress with a statement on its impact andRead More