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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Start and Finish: Regreening Negros the right way


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Start and Finish

If there was a time in recent memory that Negros Occidental was visited by floods with uncanny timing, it would have to be 2021. On New Year’s Day and then just around Christmas, from North to South, the province was besieged. On January 1 st residents in the northern part of the province were shocked by floods resulting from torrential rains. Shocked, because normally there would have been a typhoon warning, but since there was none, people suspected deforestation. A week later, more flooding, spurred by moderate-to-heavy rainfall, confirmed the fear.

December 16, however, was a different story. This time, there was a storm.

Typhoon Odette hit southern Negros with unforgiving might. Super Typhoon Rai, as Odette was internationally called, was a Category 5 hurricane. Aon PLC, a global risk manager and reinsurer, called Odette the deadliest cyclone of 2021. It would have helped if the mountain range that looms over the communities directly hit by Odette are forested to endemic trees, the kind that are native to the local landscape, possessing inherent strength to weather punishing wind and water known to the area.

This month, on “Seeing the forest for the trees in Negros Occidental, ”writer Vince Groyon gives readers valuable input on why a distinction must be made between endemic trees and exotic varieties. By doing so he puts emphasis on the value of every seedling planted to reforest space, rather than simply planting for show. Artist Erika Velasco then brightens the page with her botanical illustrations of endemic trees of Negros, among them the Garuga (Garuga floribunda). This is a truly insightful piece made even more awesome with a list of endemic tree seedlings available for sale to the public, so everyone can take active part in re-greening Negros the right way. Put on your gardening hat and visit www.negrosseasonofculture.com.

SSS advises members and pensioners to get protected from COVID-19


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The Social Security System (SSS) reminds its members and pensioners to abide by the enhanced workplace safety systems following the nationwide surge of COVID-19 cases.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Aurora C. Ignacio stated that despite the pandemic, members still continue to visit SSS offices to file and follow up on their claims.
 
“Our desire is to continuously provide the benefits and services for our members. However, in order to do so, we must observe basic health precautionary measures as mandated by the government to ensure the safety of both members and SSS employees.” Ignacio said.
 
In this line, SSS enjoins it stakeholders to get protected from COVID-19 by adopting these following steps:
 
• Getting vaccinated,
• Wearing masks in public, especially in closed, crowded areas
• Practicing social distancing,
• Frequently washing our hands,
• Limiting travel,
• Avoid crowded areas,
• Transacting online,
• Isolate if with COVID-like symptoms, and
• Monitor daily health status.
 
Further, SSS enjoins its members, pensioners, employers, and the general public to continue using its online services when transacting with its offices and branches for faster, simpler, more efficient, and more convenient ways to avoid face-to-face interaction. Further information on the mandatory online transactions and other online services can be viewed through this link: http://bit.ly/expreSSS.
 
Transacting members and employers are also mandatorily required to create an account in order to transact and enjoy the online services at the My.SSS Portal through the SSS website www.sss.gov.ph or use the SSS Mobile App which is downloadable for free in Google Play Store, Apple App Store and Huawei App Gallery, or send inquiries through Text-SSS at 2600.
 
For more information, visit the uSSSapTayo Portal at https://crms.sss.gov.ph, follow the SSS on Facebook at “Philippine Social Security System - SSS,” Instagram and YouTube at “mysssph,” Twitter at “PHLSSS,” or join its Viber Community at “MYSSSPH Updates.” 

The Many Splendored Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sheraton Manila Bay




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This love month, Sheraton Manila Bay offers many-splendored ways to celebrate a memorable Valentine’s Day for singles, couples, and families alike.
Sheraton Manila Bay’s Pacific Lounge offers a scenic view of Manila skyline as couples enjoy a dinner-for-two for only Php 2,600 nett per person with our Taste of Love: Valentine’s Day Dinner. Indulge in a sumptuous 7-course set menu features foie gras croquette with smoke pimento aioli for the starter and shellfish veloute, potato espuma, dehydrated olives, arugula pesto for the soup. Followed by a salad of beet root carpaccio, goat cheese emulsion, candied pecans, mesclun, caper berry and a hearty serving of glazed cod, pumpkin risotto, edamame, pumpkin seed, watercress & parmesan crisp. Cleanse the palette with calamansi sorbet with tanqueray gin and then indulge in slow braised beef cheeks & herb crusted lamb rack, roasted cauliflower puree, blistered tomato, king oyster mushroom, radish & port wine reduction with beurre noisette for the main course. Cap off the meal with raspberry financier, irish mellow chocolate, mille-feuille, french macaron, fruit compote for dessert. Complimentary themed beverages of Cupid Cappuccino or Blueberry Acai White Tea and Mignardises are served apr├Ęs-dinner. Promo is available from February 12 to 14, 2022.




Relax in the comfort of a safe and open space with an elevated dining experience that you can avail of “Exclusively Yours” for a night. Sheraton Manila Bay’s Garden and Gazebo located on the 21st floor offers a spacious and open-air garden with the view of the starry night sky, ideal for private celebrations, proposals, or an intimate Valentine. For only Php 14,880 nett for 2 persons, guests can have the exclusive use of the Garden and Gazebo, a romantic rose-petal setup at the dome, a 7-course set dinner with a glass of wine, and long-stemmed rose for your beau. Promo is available on February 14 and all weekends of February.






Meanwhile, guests who wish to celebrate at home or someplace sentimental may bring the romance of fine-dining wherever, whenever they fancy with the "Love Picnic-To-Go" inclusive of a classic picnic-hamper filled with 3-course takeaway dinner for 2 persons, valentines grazing box, and homemade super country baguette for only Php 2,188 nett. Upgrade your love picnic basket with a bottle of red or white wine for only Php 2,488 nett. Promo is available from February 10 to 28, 2022.

For the total Sheraton romantic experience, avail of the Romantic Escape room package and treat your loved one to a dreamy hotel stay at Sheraton Manila Bay to celebrate Valentine's Day. Package is inclusive of overnight accommodation at our luxurious guest rooms, breakfast for two, pre-dinner cocktails for two, 25% discount on Valentine's Dinner at the Pacific Lounge, and a romantic room setup. Booking period is from February 11 to 19, 2022. Book at bit.ly/RomanticEscapeMNLSB

24 hours advance reservation is required. Social distancing and health and safety precautions are strictly implemented. For table reservations, please call +632 5318 0788, 09175837294, 09175837326 or email sh.mnlsb.fnb@sheraton.com. For room reservations, please call +632 5318 0788 or email reservations.manilabay@sheraton.com.

Sheraton Manila Bay is located at M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila. Like us on Facebook and Instagram @sheratonmanilabay and Twitter at @sheratonmnlbay.

Newly-launched LTO central.command center, app to address road accidents, motor vehicle crimes


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With road accidents and motor vehicle-related crimes remaining as perennial problems in the country, the Land Transportation Office’s (LTO) Central Command Center (C3) can help address and solve these problems with the aid of an incident reporting mobile app called CitiSend, Transportation Secretary Art Tugade emphasized.

“Sa tulong ng imprastrukturang ito at kapag ginamit mo itong app na CitiSend, magkakaroon ka ng ugnayan direkta sa LTO kung saan bibigyang solusyon at atensyon ang mga nangyayari na nakaka-apekto sa seguridad at safety ng publiko,” Secretary Tugade explained during the inauguration of the LTO Central Command Center (C3) on Friday, 04 February 2022.

Reiterating the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) uncompromising stand on road safety, Secretary Tugade said the LTO C3 and incident reporting mobile app CitiSend will serve as the road user’s direct line of communication to the LTO.

“There is no substitute to safety. Itong instrumento na ito ay isang magandang system kung saan makakatulong ito sa pagganap at pagbago ng safety sa ating mga kalsada,” Secretary Tugade added.









A technical innovation design to ensure road safety and public awareness nationwide, the LTO C3 will serve as the central nerve of the agency’s Operations and Law Enforcement Service in which the surveillance monitoring, coordination and alarm monitoring shall be performed in accordance with the agency’s mandate under Republic Act No. 4136 entitled, “An Act to Compile the Laws Relative to Land Transportation and Traffic Rules, to Create a Land Transportation Commission and for Other Purposes.”

The C3 will also serve as the joint LTO and Philippine National Police (PNP) Operations and Control Center in compliance with Republic Act No. 10883, or otherwise known as the “New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016”; and Republic Act No. 11235 “An Act Preventing and Penalizing the Use of Motorcycles in the Commission of Crimes by Requiring Bigger, Readable and Color-Coded Number Plates and Identification Marks, and for Other Purposes.”

Secretary Tugade lauded the LTO for launching innovative programs that limit human intervention through digitization.

“Saludo ako sa inyo dahil binigyan ninyong patotoo ang programang ‘Digitization’ sapagkat dito mawawala ang tinatawag na intervention of human hands, ang mananaig at mapapalaganap ay teknolohiya,” Secretary Tugade said.

DOTr Undersecretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark Steven Pastor said the LTO C3 will help minimize road crashes and motor vehicle-related crimes.

“Itong pasilidad na pinasisinayaan natin ngayon ay magbabago po sa buhay ng milyun-milyon nating kababayan because it will ensure na mas makatutulong ang LTO, hindi lamang sa driver’s license at rehistro ng sasakyan, ngayon po sa road safety,” Usec. Pastor stressed.

“This program will ensure—sa araw-araw, mababawasan ang road crashes, araw-araw mare-resolba ang mga krimen na may kinalaman sa ating motor vehicles,” Pastor added.

Moreover, LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar Galvante also underscored the importance of the establishment of C3 saying that the project “is one of the flagship programs that the LTO has dared to pursue and was built to empower each and every road user.”

Why Should You Start Making Your Own CBD Tea?


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Introduction

CBD is the buzzword in today's era. Its advantages and benefits are surprising everyone, and they are heading towards its use as anything. The best part with the drug is its minimal side effects. Even if you consume more than the prescribed dose, you will not face significant side effects. Thus, everything you look for in a product is in this hemp-infused constituent. In addition to this, you can take it in numerous forms. You can make tea, gummies, cakes, cookies, etc., with the oil and enjoy the benefits in a tastier fashion. Again, when you look for high-quality products, brands like Green Roads CBD are there to help you out. Therefore, stop worrying about anything else.

In light of this, today, our focus is to give you the benefits of CBD tea. Not everyone is familiar with its advantages and is in the dark. Thus, it becomes our duty to offer you insight into the subject matter. In addition to this, we will share the recipe for making this hot drink at home with some simple steps.

What is CBD tea?

CBD tea is like any other health supplement you take for enhanced health. It comprises numerous CBD constituents to provide you with a refreshing experience. But, let's tell you it is not like your other usual health supplement. The reason behind the same is the stance of the Food and Drug Administration on this matter. The authorities suggest not to consume more than the prescribed dose and earn numerous wellness benefits.

But, traditional doctors or medical practitioners give a green signal to its use. They argue that it is best to help you with various ailments. It is safe and secure and does not offer any side effects. The difference of opinion between the two authorities is due to the lack of research in this area. Not enough evidence is there to let you know the exact advantages and side effects of CBD tea. Thus, you have to take care of the use.

When talking about the flavors, it comes in numerous aromas. They add some additional ingredients like mint for your better health. In addition to this, CBD tea has all information regarding the product label, ingredients, harmful chemicals, etc. Thus, you do not worry about anything else.

 

The reason behind making your own CBD tea

Now that you are familiar with the constituents of CBD tea. Let us explore some benefits. It will help you decide whether you should use it or not. We are sure once you find out the benefits. You will run towards making tea at home.

      Supports your gut health

This tea is the best solution when it comes to your gut issues. It will help improve your gut health. It does so by helping your upset stomach and helping digest your food better. In addition to this, the regular use of the tea will avoid constipation and related issues. It eases inflammation and irritation in the stomach and thus, keeps it in good health. Therefore, it is a reliable product to help your stomach digest food and give your body all the essential nutrients and minerals.


      It keeps your skin glowing.

We all want to have clearer skin devoid of any skin condition. For this, we try every method possible to have perfect glowing skin. But, the beauty products we use are not safe for our skin and offer numerous side effects. Here comes the role of cannabidiol tea. Regular use of the tea manages the flow of sebum. The antioxidant properties are best in offering you glowy skin. It preserves moisture and avoids wrinkles, fine lines, etc. Thus, the natural ingredient is perfect for your skin.

 

      Alleviates pain

The next thing to force you to make this typical tea at home is its role in reducing pain in the body. Today's youth face one or the other issues. As a result, they invite pain of different sorts to enter your body. But, this drink can fulfill your purpose. It is the perfect solution to help you get rid of the pain of all types. Be it a headache, body pain, chest pain. You can get rid of all these problems if you consume hemp-infused tea. The best part with this natural product is that it is devoid of any side effects. Thus, you remove all confusion from your mind and live a healthy life.


Thus, these reasons will force you to make your beverage at home. But, how to make it? What are the steps to follow? We will provide you with the recipe for CBD morning tea in the article's next section.

How to make CBD tea at home?

 

Ingredients

      One tablespoon honey

      One cinnamon stick

      One strip of lemon peel

      One CBD tea bag

      One cup hot water, or enough to fill

      One splash cream, to taste

 

Directions

      As a first step, you need to gather all the ingredients.

      You need to add honey, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel in a mug. Mix all the ingredients and blend them well.

      Add your CBD tea bag to the mixture. Add boiling water.

      Let the mixture cool for some time.

      Next, remove the teabag from the blend and add cream for the enhanced taste. Your CBD tea is ready.

 

Side effects

Before we use any product, it is imperative to find the side effects. Though the research is low, there are some counter-effects you should know. These include-

      Driving or operating machinery- You might feel sleepy with such beverages. Thus, it is best not to use it while driving.

      Breastfeeding and pregnancy risks- The studies in this area are scarce.

      In addition to this, if you take any other medicine, the tea might interact with it. Sometimes, these interactions might not be fruitful for your body.

      Reproductive issues: Animal studies present CBD may lead to reproductive impairment or infertility.

      Long-term effects: We do not know about the long-term side effects.

 

Conclusion

So, you see, people with the query on how to use CBD oil now have an answer. You can use it to prepare CBD tea. It comes with numerous advantages and will help you live a healthy life. In addition to this, it is simple to make this hot drink at home. All you need is the ingredients and follow instructions. Once you do this, you will have the tastiest tea with you. It will help you deal with body issues better and live a happy and healthy life. If you take it in the prescribed amount, we bet you will not face counter-effects.

 

Thursday, February 3, 2022

7 Tips to Master the Repair of Your Home Appliances


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Fixing your home appliances by yourself rather than calling in an expert is not only time-saving but cost-effective as well. In fact, DIY home appliances repair in many ways extends the lifespan of these appliances.

If you’re looking to solve home appliance repair problems yourself, these tips below will help you a long way. And as always, safety comes first no matter what. Always be mindful to wear your protective gear and never forget to unplug your appliances before beginning the repair process.

 

Start By Looking Out for the Obvious

This is by far the most important tip you should be aware of when it comes to repairing your home appliances by yourself. Always check for any basic problems before diving into more serious issues, before starting your home appliance repair.

This also includes going over the power settings, being certain that the appliance is not plugged in or turned on, checking if the outlet is still getting its power, and etc. Of course, there are scenarios where certain appliances might refuse to function when placed on an uneven surface.

Moreover, some appliances might also not work if they’re overheated or are clogged. Remember to check these obvious signs before starting the repair.



The 50% Rule

What exactly is the 50% rule you ask? Well, if your home appliances are halfway through their expected life, and their expected repair and replacement cost is more than 50% of purchasing a new one, it’s high time that you replace the appliance entirely.

This is very helpful when you compare the cost of home appliance repair, DIY work and replacement, and professional services. You can easily find the appliance’s lifespan estimates online or in its manual.

 

Keep an Ear on Your Moving Parts

Your appliance’s moving parts are the most likely to begin to malfunction or fail due to wear and tear. This is why, when you begin repairing the appliances, always observe their moving parts first.

For most appliances, this usually means that you should check their motors and fans to ensure they’re all working fine. The best hint is to look out for any noise coming from a device’s moving parts. Motors, fans, and similar parts all tend to make a good amount of noise if they are failing.

Fans and fan belts are generally easy to replace, whereas motors are rather expensive and much more difficult to replace or repair.

 

Purchase a Good Multimeter

Now, how will you find out if there’s an issue with the appliance’s wiring? Well, all you need to do is test it! But for that, you require the use of the right kind of tool. Buy a multimeter that gives you the ability to measure its voltage and any other important signals that indicate which electrical component or wires aren’t working.

If you really want to master home appliance repair, you’ll require a multimeter and as mentioned earlier, make sure to take proper safety precautions.

 

Check Ignition Process

If you have appliances that are gas-powered, they will depend on an ignition process to start. Some of these appliances have pilot lights and electric starters, but either way, this is still a common source of arising problems in durable appliances.

This is why always check the ignition process and ensure that the pilot is on, the starters have been aligned properly, and nothing is being blocked with soot.

 

Know Where the Hoses Are

Your washing machine, dishwasher, and most other appliances tend to depend on hoses to move the water around. If there’s a kink or leak, check these hoses and their surrounding valves to find the part that has to be re-sealed or replaced.

Hoses eventually wear out before their other components. Therefore, make sure to pay extra attention to the condition of your appliance’s hose when doing the repair.

 

Research on the Appliance Error Codes

All thanks to the internet, it’s become much easier to look up what the appliance error codes stand for, From air conditioners to washing machines, every appliance error code can be Googles.

When an error code pops up, all you need to do is search for its code and determine if you need an expert to look at it or if you can fix it yourself.

 

Conclusion

Well, there you go! Home appliance repair is easy as long as you know where to begin and what to look out for. We hope this read helped you understand how to go about repairing your home appliances all by yourself.

Amazing Benefits of Cannabis You Never Knew Existed


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Cannabis-infused products are popping up at every turn, and understandably so. The herb has generated an incredible amount of attention in the recent past for its numerous therapeutic benefits.

Also known as marijuana, weed, or pot, cannabis is generally used for pain management and anxiety relief. But as you’re about to find out, there are plenty of other medical conditions that cannabis may treat, manage, or even prevent.

 

Which Compounds Account For Marijuana’s Therapeutic Properties?

Cannabis contains hundreds of naturally-occurring chemicals. These compounds fall into three distinct categories, depending on their effects on the body. The categories include cannabinoids, terpenes, and polyphenols. 

Cannabinoids, also known as phytocannabinoids or exo cannabinoids, are the specific chemicals that account for marijuana’s healing properties. 

There are at least 120 phytocannabinoids in weed. The most popular ones are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). In fact, most cannabis-infused products contain cannabidiol, tetrahydrocannabinol, or both. 

CBD is particularly a basic ingredient in medical cannabis products. THC, on the other hand, is common in both medical and recreational marijuana goods. That’s because the compound induces a high in addition to its therapeutic effects. 

Other common cannabinoids include cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabichromene (CBC). Terpenes are aromatic compounds that give cannabinoids their signature smells and tastes. Some of these compounds also contain healing properties. Examples of terpenes include linalool, myrcene, pinene, and limonene. 

Last but not least, polyphenols are compounds in weed noted for their antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are substances that minimize the risks of disease by combating oxidative damage to body cells triggered by free radicals. Most cannabinoids contain antioxidant properties. The main reason for knowing the various compounds in marijuana is that the knowledge might help you hone in on the right cannabis strain. 

Note that cannabis comes in several strains. Each strain has its distinctive effects based on its dominant compounds. For instance, you can order Black Diamond strain in bulk today if seeking to relieve pain and anxiety. Black Diamond is also famous for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

 


Amazing Health Benefits of Cannabis

 

Cannabis May Treat Pain

Numerous studies investigating marijuana’s therapeutic potential have found that the herb contains powerful analgesic properties. That explains why medical marijuana doctors generally recommend cannabis-infused goods for people with chronic pain conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia.  

Cannabis treats pain by interacting with the body’s pain-signaling receptors. A 2013 FDA-approved trial revealed that tetrahydrocannabinol could mediate pain by activating specific pathways in the central nervous system (CNS) known for inhibiting the transmission of pain signals from the affected areas to the brain.

 

Cannabis May Alleviate Inflammation

Inflammation is one of the numerous ways the body responds to the presence of foreign substances, such as splinters or allergens. However, inflammation could also result from chronic diseases like arthritis and cancer. 

Cannabis is one of the most potent anti-inflammatory herbs known to humankind. The plant treats inflammation by counteracting the activation of cytokines, the proteins widely involved in transmitting inflammatory signals.

 

Cannabis May Relieve Anxiety

Cannabis is typically stimulating at low doses but sedating at high doses. As with any sedative, marijuana may calm your nerves, thereby helping to keep anxiety at bay. 

Cannabis-infused products relieve anxiety by increasing the body’s access to ‘happiness’ neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. 

According to research, supplementing with marijuana may help with all anxiety disorders. They include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder (PD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).



Cannabis May Combat Nausea

Marijuana’s antiemetic properties are widely documented. Nausea is the main reason behind the popularity of FDA-approved cannabis-based drugs like Dronabinol and Marinol. 

These drugs are commonly used to treat nausea among cancer patients on chemotherapy treatment. 

 

Cannabis May Treat Sleep Disorders

Several sleep disorders include insomnia, sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), and narcolepsy. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder. Most insomniacs either take longer to fall asleep or cannot sleep continuously for longer blocks of hours. 

Sleep apnea is a condition marked by disrupting your breathing pattern during sleep, causing you to wake up suddenly. In REM sleep behavior disorder, the victim unconsciously or subconsciously dramatizes their dreams. Last but not least, narcolepsy refers to excessive and uncontrollable daytime sleepiness or drowsiness. 

Since cannabis is a sedative, the herb may treat sleep disorders by reducing sleep latency. Marijuana may also improve sleep quality by treating RBD, PTSD, and many conditions known to affect sleep.

 

Cannabis May Stimulate Your Appetite

Poor appetite is a common side effect of nausea. Since cannabis contains antiemetic properties, the herb may help treat nausea-induced appetite loss. But that’s not all. Research has also established a close relationship between cannabis and ghrelin, the hunger-stimulating hormone. 

In one study, researchers found that THC could stimulate appetite by triggering the release of ghrelin.

 

Cannabis May Aid Blood Circulation

Cannabis may produce vasodilatory effects. When consumed, the herb enters the bloodstream and expands constricted blood vessels, enhancing blood circulation. An increased blood flow accelerates the supply of oxygenated blood and essential nutrients to various body tissues. This can prevent the damage resulting from nutrient or oxygen deficiencies. 

Higher blood circulation may also reduce the risks of hypertension, stroke, and heart disease.

 

Wrap Up

There are numerous reasons to consider adding cannabis to your health and wellness routine. However, remember to practice moderation, as weed can be counterproductive if overdosed. Also, check your local marijuana laws before using cannabis products.

Reasons Behind the Popularity of Vape Pens


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Vaporizers, also known as electronic cigarettes, come in different shapes, sizes, and designs. However, vape pens are arguably the most common type of vape gadget out there.

Vape pens enjoy a fairly long history in the vaping industry. These devices have maintained their place in the vaping industry despite the emergence of later-generation e-cigs.

So, what is it about vape pens that make them so popular? That question shall be the main highlight of this article.

Explained below are why nearly every vaper has a vape pen in their vaping accessories.


1.     Vape Pens Are Beginner-friendly

 

Vape pens are not the earliest e-cigarettes ever created. That distinction goes to cigalikes.

Cigalikes are the simplest electronic cigarettes and the official vaporizers for most vapers. However, vape pens are also widely considered beginner-friendly.

Although vape pens come with more advanced features than cigalikes, such as more powerful batteries, they’re still simplistic enough for any new vaper to get the hang of.

2.     Vape Pens Are Widely Available

 

Availability plays a crucial role in determining the popularity of vape gadgets.

Vape pens are highly accessible. They’re the most widespread vape devices after cigalikes. Nearly every vape shop maintains a stockpile of vape pens compared to other more sophisticated gadgets like vape mods and box mods.

Whether you’re a vape user or retailer, it’s reassuring to know that there are plenty of places to buy wholesale vape pens in the USA. All it takes is establishing a wholesaler’s reputation, location, and shipping policies.


3.     Vape Pens Are Relatively Affordable

 

If cigalikes didn’t exist, vape pens would record the most affordable electronic cigarettes available.

Standard cigalikes range from $11 to $50, while an average vape pen goes for $30 to $100. While these prices seem to overlap, a vape pen is substantially cheaper than more advanced vaporizers like box mods. For comparison’s sake, a single box mod might fetch as much as $300.

Numerous factors influence the relative affordability of vape pens compared to other e-cigs. The most notable ones include availability and ease of use.

4.     Vape Pens Are Incredibly Portable

 

Vape pens are designed to mimic the shape of a traditional marker pen. That pretty much explains their name.

The pen-like appearance provides maximum discretion, making it easy to have your vape pen wherever you go. You can bring the device to the office, a family gathering, or have it while traveling without raising attention to yourself.

But shape isn’t the only aspect that makes vape pens portable. These devices are also reasonably smaller than box mods.

Standard vape pens are designed to hold 1 millilitre (ml) or 0.5 ml cartridges. So, you can walk around with these devices without feeling like you’re tagging extra baggage.

Of course, it’s worth noting that a smaller size generally translates to reduced performance when it comes to vaporizers. However, many vapers would instead settle for portability than functionality. And that’s precisely why vape pens are more popular than box mods.


5.     Vape Pens Come In Many Varieties

 

All vaporizer types are available in many styles and designs. However, vape pens are unmatched when it comes to variety.

When shopping for vape pens, there’s the option of choosing between disposable and reusable gadgets.

Disposable pens, also known as single-use pens, come with a pre-charged battery and prefilled e-juice. You discard the device as soon as it runs out of battery charge or e-juice, whichever comes first. On the other hand, reusable vape pens can be used several times before being disposed of. You simply recharge the battery or refill the tank to continue enjoying the benefits of reusable vape pens.

Another element of vape pen variety depends on how the device activates. Some vape pens activate by a push button, while others work through a draw.

Last but not least, vape pens may vary in terms of the kinds of herbal extracts you can consume them with. For instance, we have wax pens for inhaling wax concentrates and cart pens for vaping e-juices. With such variety, it’s understandable why vape pens are so popular.

6.     Vape Pens Present Lower Health Risks

 

Regarding health implications, the popularity of vape pens is commonly compared to that of traditional cigarettes instead of other vape devices. It’s worth noting that vape pens have always been marketed as a safer and less harmful alternative to traditional nicotine delivery systems like cigarette smoking.

As with most vaporizers, vape pens work by vaporization and not combustion. Note that the negative effects of smoking generally come from combustion and smoke production, not the specific herbal extracts smoked.

Cigarette smoke contains thousands of potentially toxic chemicals, including carcinogenic compounds like benzene, hydrogen cyanide, and formaldehyde. While vape pens aren’t entirely risk-free, these devices pose far lower health risks than cigarettes.

It’s worth noting that vape pens have always been marketed as a safer and less harmful alternative to traditional nicotine delivery systems like cigarette smoking.


Summary

 

Numerous reasons account for the incredible popularity of vape pens.

Not only are vape pens more popular than other common vaporizer types. These gadgets are also considered less toxic than traditional cigarette smoking.

However, remember that vape pens aren’t entirely risk-free. So, remember to use these devices in moderation.

Also, only source your vape attachments from trusted vendors. That applies to vape pens and accessories like coils, tanks, batteries, and e-juice.

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