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Why Sub-Ohmers Are “Downgrading” to Pod Vaping Systems

Why Sub-Ohmers Are “Downgrading” to Pod Vaping Systems

If you’ve been vaping for more than a year or two, it’s likely that you moved on from your original vape pen or e-cigarette and began using a larger mod long ago. The smaller your original vaping device was, the...

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XMAX Vital Vaporizer Cleaning Guide

XMAX Vital Vaporizer Cleaning Guide

When you use your XMAX Vital Vaporizer, you enjoy the flavor and performance benefits that can only come from using a dry herb vaporizer with an all-ceramic oven and full digital temperature control. The more completely your vaporizer extracts...

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VAEPology Learning Centre

VAEPology Learning Centre

Back in February, we introduced Kellie Anne Forbes and VAEP, the Vaping Advocacy and Education Project. We were very impressed by how much work she had put into her not-for-profit education corporation, and how much she cares for the vaping...

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A Rollercoaster Ride of Blends

A Rollercoaster Ride of Blends

   When I first entered this industry seven years ago, I knew nothing about vaping.  In fact, I hadn’t even smoked a day in my life.  I was brought into a store as a salesman, taught about the product and...

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Will Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes Make E-Cigarettes Obsolete?

Will Heat-Not-Burn Cigarettes Make E-Cigarettes Obsolete?

It’s no secret that vaping has revolutionized nicotine consumption for millions of people around the world. There remain many more smokers than vapers, though, and the world’s tobacco companies have not been willing to stand idly by and watch their...

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The Sub-Ohm Tank Arms Race: How Many Coils Are Enough?

The Sub-Ohm Tank Arms Race: How Many Coils Are Enough?

When SMOK released the TFV4 tank in 2015, it was a pretty big deal. Until then, you basically had two coil choices at the most for any given tank: a single-coil head for regular vaping and a dual-coil head for...

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We’re Expanding – Apply Within

We’re Expanding – Apply Within

True North Vapor is expanding and we’re looking for new people.  If you’re in the Brantford area, we’re looking for people to fill the following positions.

 

  • B2B Sales – Cold Calling and store visits

 

Our Ideal...

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Alternative Deal Making

Alternative Deal Making

I have been doing E-juice deals now for going on 8 years and over that time I have been focusing on coming up with unique solutions to forge deals beyond just the price and volume. Below are a few ideas...

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How to Choose the Right Nicotine Strength for E-Liquid

How to Choose the Right Nicotine Strength for E-Liquid

If you’re new to vaping, you might encounter quite a surprise when you buy e-liquid for the first time. With many of the entry-level e-cigarettes that you can buy in gas...

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iQ Pod System Review: Which iQ Vape Is Right for You?

iQ Pod System Review: Which iQ Vape Is Right for You?

It’s fair to say that pod systems have revolutionized the vaping industry over the past few years. Pod systems are incredibly stylish. Unlike the small vaping devices of the past,...

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Company Feature: Part 10 – Dripping Sour/RA

Company Feature: Part 10 – Dripping Sour/RA

José and I started chatting late last spring/early summer about his Dripping Sour lines, as well as the RA lines that him and an old partner had created.  At this point in time, I hadn’t even tried the product.  Nick...

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Company Feature: Part 9 - One Up Vapor

Company Feature: Part 9 - One Up Vapor

 Sometime in the spring of last year, not long before CVE Toronto, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mando from One Up Vapor.  He was kind enough to send us a couple boxes of samples from both One Up...

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Company Feature: Part 8 - Chuckin' Canucks

Company Feature: Part 8 - Chuckin' Canucks

We've been working with Daniel from Chuckin' Canucks (Also Canadian Vapor Magazine and the new Buyers Guide) since the summer of last year.  Since then, Daniel has brought a lot to the table in the vaping community and to True...

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Company Feature: Part 7 - Big Bottle Co

Company Feature: Part 7 - Big Bottle Co

In this series, I've had varying reasons to focus on certain companies we work with.  Sometimes the people behind the product fascinate me or the reason they created the company is of interest.

 

Some time around the end of...

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The Herbal Vaporizer Battery Safety Guide

The Herbal Vaporizer Battery Safety Guide

The lithium ion battery is a mature, reliable technology that has served the world well for many years. Practically every battery-powered device you own – your phone, your computer, even your battery-powered toothbrush – uses a lithium ion battery. Lithium...

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Vape Pens vs. Box Mods

Vape Pens vs. Box Mods

Are you shopping for a new vape mod? There has never been a better time to buy a vaping device than right now. Vaping devices are safer than ever,...

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What Is a Sub-Ohm Tank?

What Is a Sub-Ohm Tank?

Sub-ohm tanks are the most popular vapor-generating attachments for vaping devices today. They’re so common, in fact, that if you’re currently using a vaping device with a refillable tank,...

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Introduction to VAEP

Introduction to VAEP

 Today I wanted to write a little bit about Kellie Ann Forbes BScN RN, the project facilitator of Vaping Advocacy and Education Project (VAEP).

Kellie Ann has been promoting the truth about vaping from the viewpoint of a registered nurse. ...

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What Are the Different Types of Rebuildable Atomizers?

What Are the Different Types of Rebuildable Atomizers?

If you love e-liquids with sweet flavors, you know that sucralose is murder on vaping coils – and if you use a tank with pre-built coils, you know that replacement coils aren’t cheap. If coil gunk forces you to use...

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Company Feature: Part 6 – Space Jam

Company Feature: Part 6 – Space Jam

Almost a year ago, True North Vapor decided to bring in our first international brand ever.  At this point in time, bringing nicotine products across the border was a headache and not even assured to arrive.  The CEO here had...

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Why/How DIY?

Why/How DIY?

With the growing number of brands and flavours that we carry, some of our customers may have been asking themselves “I wonder if I could create the next great flavour?”

If this sounds at all like you, then we’re happy...

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Company Feature: Part 5 – Maddog E-liquid

Company Feature: Part 5 – Maddog E-liquid

For a very large portion of our company’s existence, we survived solely on the sales of our house lines.  A little over two years ago now, we were approached by the team at Maddog Juice to carry their products as...

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Company Feature: Part 4 – Smile ‘N Vape

Company Feature: Part 4 – Smile ‘N Vape

Last spring, I had the pleasure of meeting Ari Mosaffa from Smile ‘N Vape based out of Quebec.  He made the long trip to Brantford, Ontario to see our warehouse and meet with us.  I’m sure he had other people...

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Blue Slushy VS Blue Raspberry, etc

Blue Slushy VS Blue Raspberry, etc

Many who read these articles know that we provide product direct to consumers as well as other retailers.  One of the biggest objections we get on the wholesale end is “Well, we already have an (insert flavour here) on our...

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What Can I Do With Herbs After Vaping Them?

What Can I Do With Herbs After Vaping Them?

Enjoying your herbs with a dry herb vaporizer – rather than smoking those herbs – has a great many benefits. The elimination of carbon monoxide is certainly among the most prominent...

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The Pros and Cons of Mesh Coils

The Pros and Cons of Mesh Coils

When you spend a bit of time reading vaping websites or browsing the selection at your favorite vape shop, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Mesh vaping coils are incredibly popular. If you have a vaping tank that was made fairly...

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Company Feature: Part 3 – Ferrum City

Company Feature: Part 3 – Ferrum City

With all the brands of e-liquid from around the world, it can be really hard to pick a product line to bring into our catalogue.  Sometimes our wholesale customers ask if we can get a certain brand, but more often...

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Salute to the Shipping Team

Salute to the Shipping Team

Quite often I receive complements about the team we have here at True North Vapor.  Flavour Creators from outside of Canada will often sing their praise to our graphic designers, who work like mad to create a new product label...

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Company Feature: Part 2 – FL8VORS

Company Feature: Part 2 – FL8VORS

When we were at the Canadian Vape Expo in Toronto last year, I had the pleasure of shaking a lot of hands in this industry.  Many of the people present we had already talked to on the phone and it...

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What’s the Best Way to Clean a Vape Mod?

What’s the Best Way to Clean a Vape Mod?

We’ve got some bad news for you: Your vape mod is dirty – really dirty. The tank is harboring the residue of 25 different e-liquid flavors. The mouthpiece has a thick layer of crud from your lip balm. Every crack...

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How to Get the Best Flavor When Vaping

How to Get the Best Flavor When Vaping

If you’ve been vaping for a while, there’s a good chance that what you want out of your experience has changed over time. When you first began vaping, your only real priority was to find an e-liquid and vaping setup...

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Company Feature: Part 1 – TD Distro

Company Feature: Part 1 – TD Distro

One of the natural bi-products of dealing with other brand creators when bringing new product into our catalogue is the inevitable relationships that stem from the business interaction.  I’ve found myself very fortunate to have met some extremely interesting people...

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A Debt of Gratitude

A Debt of Gratitude

Back in the summer of 2018 when we first started our YouTube Channel with a segment called “Vaping With Lisa”, our goal was to provide a platform that would help educate...

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What Is Throat Hit in Vaping?

What Is Throat Hit in Vaping?

When you read about vape juice online, “throat hit” is a term that you’re likely to see often. If you’re new to vaping, that term probably doesn’t mean anything to you...

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Are Mods With Removable Batteries Better?

Are Mods With Removable Batteries Better?

So, you’ve decided that it’s time to upgrade your vaping setup with a new vape starter kit. As you’ve no doubt already discovered, you have a lot of choices available – and it’s...

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Eight Things We Have Done to Handle Many Brands

Eight Things We Have Done to Handle Many Brands

 

One of the difficulties we have over at True North is making sure that we always have what is needed or wanted by our customers. Over the years this has ballooned into over Read more →

How Compliancy Has Shaped The Look Of E-Liquid

How Compliancy Has Shaped The Look Of E-Liquid

When I first started at True North Vapor, I was selling eGO starter kits from behind a Buy Shop counter. I was content to have a retail job, and while I did have a background in graphic design, I never...

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What Is the Best VG/PG Ratio for E-Liquid?

What Is the Best VG/PG Ratio for E-Liquid?

Do you think that flavors are the majority of what you inhale when you vape? What about nicotine? Wrong on both counts; almost all of the contents of any bottle of e-liquid are two carrier liquids: vegetable glycerin (VG) and...

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Mouth-to-Lung vs. Direct-to-Lung Vaping

Mouth-to-Lung vs. Direct-to-Lung Vaping

Out of all the things that can dramatically affect your vaping experience, the way in which you inhale is certainly one of the biggest. You can draw the vapor into your mouth before inhaling it –...

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Caution: Extremely Toxic

Caution: Extremely Toxic

Classification of Nicotine as a hazardous substance under CCCR 2001. 

 Gone are the days when E-Cigarette Vendors could supply copious amounts of raw nicotine to eager do-it-yourself-ers. Since the implementation of the Canadian...

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The Best Way to Clean a Dry Herb Vaporizer

The Best Way to Clean a Dry Herb Vaporizer

A dry herb vaporizer is great because it extracts the beneficial compounds from your herbs using heat alone – and without burning the herbs. Although enjoying your herbs without smoking them is undeniably a wonderful experience, the downside is that...

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Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act – A Brief History

Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act – A Brief History

Enacted December 15th, 2010, The Canadian Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) was put into force with the purpose of protecting the Canadian public from dangers posed by consumer products. By addressing and preventing these dangers on products manufactured in Canada...

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Why Isn’t My E-Cigarette Working?

Why Isn’t My E-Cigarette Working?

There is probably no broader or more difficult vaping problem to troubleshoot than an e-cigarette that simply isn’t working. You press the button, and nothing happens. If you have a device with a screen, maybe the screen displays a cryptic...

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Vaping and You(th)

Vaping and You(th)

Vaping has made headlines in the past few years as a tobacco cessation product and the safer alternative to smoking. Now that Vaping is more mainstream than it was years ago when it first became a hit, it’s being picked...

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Dry Herb vs. Wax Vaporizers

Dry Herb vs. Wax Vaporizers

If you’re in the market for a new herbal vaporizer – and you’ve done your research – you know that you have a major decision to make before you can even start to think about what brand or model...

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Vaping: An Outsiders Viewpoint from the Inside

Vaping: An Outsiders Viewpoint from the Inside

I remember entering this industry in 2011.  I was just a guy looking for another job; handing out resumés to every retail shop I could until I was hired.  When I stopped at a small shop selling Read more →

Why Are My Vape Coils Burning Out?

Why Are My Vape Coils Burning Out?

What’s the biggest problem facing vapers these days? If you ask us, it’s the fact that coils cost more than ever while having poorer longevity than ever. Many people find that it takes only about a day for their coils...

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Choose Compliance with ECTA

Choose Compliance with ECTA

 2018 was a big year for the Vaping industry in Canada; one which changed the course of e-liquid manufacturing forever. For the first time in Canadian history e-liquids and devices became regulated...

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Why Is My Vape Tank Leaking?

Why Is My Vape Tank Leaking?

It’s never fun to get up in the morning and find your vaping device resting in a pool of e-liquid. E-liquid isn’t cheap. Getting it on your hands also isn’t a great feeling. So, why is your vape tank leaking?...

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The Science Behind Switching

The Science Behind Switching

 For anyone who is or used to be a smoker, you have probably heard time and time again that vaping is the new path to a smoke free future. Maybe it’s the allure of...

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