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  • True or False? Some Vaping Myths Debunked.

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    If you watch the evening news, or spend any time browsing the Facebook feed of that “one” friend you have, you’re well-aware that vaping myths are everywhere. Maybe your crazy uncle Kevin has you convinced that vaporizers are cleverly-designed alien technology designed to steal human DNA. From vaporizers that were designed by tobacco companies to explode (so that users would buy more cigarettes), to vaporizers that don’t really vaporize (and just produce finer smoke), we’ve heard some doozies in the realm of vaping myths.

    Crazy uncle Kevin and conspiracy theories aside, we thought we’d take a moment to examine some of these vaping myths once and for all. Occasionally, there’s a nugget of truth to the vaping hype. Many times, however, vaping myths are bunk.

     

    1. Vaping Is a Great Way to Stop Smoking

    TRUE. In case you didn’t already know that smoking is super bad for you, let’s go ahead and clear this up. SMOKING IS SUPER BAD FOR YOU. In addition to all the chemicals used for processing and the presence of noted carcinogens, there’s no such thing as a “safe” smoking method. Why? Because you’re still inhaling smoke, which is never a good thing for your respiratory system.

    You can read more about why you should stop smoking here. But if you’re on the hunt for a way to kick the butts, our vaporizers can help! In fact, the American Heart Association even recognized vaping as a safer alternative to smoking. Plus, you can vaporize way more than just tobacco. Amirite?

     

    2. Vaping is Bad for the Environment.

    FALSE. Just like for your body, vaping is also better for the environment. An estimated 1.69 BILLION pounds of cigarette butts wind up as non-biodegradable toxic trash each year. In terms of weight, that’s the equivalent of 322,642 fully-loaded Ford F-150 pickup trucks. Besides making a dent in the world’s cigarette butt waste, a 2016 study found that exhaled vapor particles decayed and evaporated in seconds.

    Vaporizers from 7th Floor Vapes also feature rechargeable batteries and our Dime Bags are made from super-tough, eco-friendly hemp. Are we going the extra mile? We're going the extra 7 miles.

     

    3. Vaping Provides a Solution for Those Suffering with Chronic Lung Disease

    TRUE. Many people suffering with asthma or COPD find relief in certain plants and herbs. But in some instances, inhaling smoke causes more negative side effects than positive effects. Vaping provides a vital balance between being able to enjoy the positive effects of certain plants and herbs while also protecting the lungs from the negative effects of smoking.

    Click here to read more about this topic.

     

    4. Vaping Leads to Teen Smoking

    FALSE. Like many vaping myths, this was circling social media and news outlets for a while before one study from the CDC settled the matter once and for all. Not only does vaping NOT lead to teen smoking, it’s inversely proportional. For anyone who skipped statistics class that day, this means that for every increase in vaping in a study group, there was an identical decrease in smoking.

     

    5. (Not Vaping Myths Related) O'Doyle Rules

    TRUE. O’Doyle does, in fact, rule.

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    Be sure to check back on our blog regularly for the latest from the 7th Floor Family and all your vaping myths needs.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • The 7 Greatest Sidekicks in the Star Wars Universe

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    May the Fourth Be with You, 7th Floor Friends!

    While it may not be a national holiday (yet), we take Star Wars Day,” as it’s sometimes called, VERY seriously around here. In honor of our second-favorite holiday, and in honor of the sweet deals you can get right now on our LifeSaber and SideKick handheld vaporizers, we thought it would be a good time to unveil our unofficial list of the 7 Best Star Wars Sidekicks.

    Well, it's official to us. But it's not canon.

    Before we get started, it should be mentioned that your favorite sidekicks may not be on the list. But that’s okay! If you think we overlooked someone, tell us who you think should’ve made the cut (and why) in the comments below. You’ll also notice that there are no Jedi or Sith on the list. Wielding The Force is a pretty clear guarantee that nobody will ever really call you a “sidekick.”

    Oh and, obviously, SPOILERS AHEAD. Let’s get started!

     


     

    Number 7: Bib Fortuna

    Bib Fortuna from the Star Wars Wikia

    With a name that sounds suspiciously like a seafood pasta dish, Bib Fortuna is number 7 on our sidekick list, if not only for his blind loyalty. Bibby was right-hand man to Hutt crime boss Jabba. And it’s easy to see why. Jabba managed to find the only dude in the Outer Rim Territories who’d hit as many branches on his way down the ugly tree as Jabba himself had. Yikes.

    Cold, calculating, and disturbingly pink, majordomo Fortuna watched a young Anakin Skywalker put a pod race smack-down on Sebulba in Episode I. Then, farther into the Galactic Civil War, Bib was introduced to the next generation of Skywalkers. After watching his boss capture and enslave Princess Leia during a failed Han Solo rescue attempt, Bib Fortuna solidified his place in cinematic history as the worst door guard ever. He let Luke Skywalker into the Hutt Hut while Jabba was fast asleep. This kicked off a long string of events that lead to Jabba and Bibby both meeting an untimely end.

     


     

    Number 6: Bo-Katan

    Bo-Katan from the Star Wars Wikia.

    Bo-Katan Kryze sets the standard for badassery on her homeworld of Mandalore. One-time assistant to Governer Pre Vizsla in the Mandalorian terror cell Death Watch, Bo-Katan ended up on the right side of the history after aligning with the Jedi and even driving a power-hungry Darth Maul off her planet.

    She’s basically the Star Wars equivalent of Batman – wielding grappling hooks, dart launchers, a jetpack, and her trademark dual blaster pistols, Bo-Katan was a deadly warrior. Plus she touched a darksaber once. That’s like our dream come true.

     


     

    Number 5: Sabé

    Sabé from the Star Wars Wikia.

    This royal handmaiden to Queen Amidala makes our list of the best Star Wars sidekicks for her flawless decoy skills. Posing as the queen, Sabé tricked the Federation as Viceroy Nute Gunray offered up a treaty that would legalize their invasion. And she played the part of the Queen while negotiating with the Gungan forces, too.

    So basically, she ensured that Queen Amidala was safe in crisis situations. Which in turn meant that Amidala and Anakin could get down, which means that Luke Skywalker could be born, which means Mark Hamill could play him, which means he could get super-famous, which means he could have a Twitter account that’s super-famous, which means we could enjoy his tweets while researching articles about sidekicks.

     


     

    Number 4: BB-8

    BB-8 from the Star Wars Wikia.

    This 40lb. bundle of astromech droid awesomeness singlehandedly clued us in to the fact that The Force Awakens was going to be an awesome movie. And it’s no wonder Poe Dameron chose BB as his right-hand droid. Besides being equipped with a holoprojector, an arc welder, and a torch, BB-8 keeps a tight eye on Poe’s jacket. And it’s a fly jacket.

    BB-8 and his human, Poe, saved the day during the assault on Starkiller Base, pulling off a Skywalkeresque move that caused the planet-weapon’s core to destabilize. This lead to some pretty satisfying special effects and solidified BB-8’s place in our hearts and on this list.

     


     

    Number 3: Nien Nunb

    Nien Nunb from the Star Wars Wikia.

    Ol’ Pancake Face. Where do we even begin? Firstly, Nien gets cool points just for being loosely associated with Lando Calrissian. You don’t walk into the presence of coolness and walk away unchanged. With a storied rebellion career that spanned 3 decades, Nien Nunb was around for some of the most crucial (and awesome) moments in the entire Star Wars saga.

    He co-piloted the Millenium Falcon with Calrissian during the battle of Endor, rescued a bunch of Alderaanians, developed a serious reputation as a master smuggler, and was one of just 7 surviving X-wing pilots after the assault on Starkiller base. Plus, he looks awesome as LEGO.

     


     

    Number 2: R2-D2

    R2-D2 from the Star Wars Wikia.

    Luke’s sidekick and everyone’s favorite chirpy, ultra-handy droid Artoo managed to go his whole life with no memory wipe. This left him with an unmistakably masculine, adventurous, and fun-loving attitude. From serving the likes of Queen Amidala, Bail Organa, Anakin Skywalker, and ultimately to Luke himself, Artoo was front-and-center for many of the major moments in galactic history. As if that wasn’t cool enough, Artoo even appeared in an episode of Sesame Street in the 1970s. Unfortunately, though, Oscar didn’t pop out of Artoo. Hashtag missed opportunity.

    Artoo is often ranked as the best robot ever from film or television, even being inducted into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2003. And it’s easy to see why. His arc welder, buzz-saw, flawless hologram skills, and his confusing but ultimately useful rocket boosters helped provide a level of comic relief and relatability we’d never felt for a robot before or since. Our 3.5’ mechanical buddy has stolen a place in our hearts for good.

     


     

    Number 1: Chewbacca

    Chewbacca from the Star Wars Wikia.

    Topping our list of Star Wars Sidekicks is 7 and a half feet of brown-haired, blue-eyed awesomeness. Chewie defines the perfect sidekick to a tee – he’s loyal, tough, resourceful, a great shot, and speaks mostly in unintelligible growls and howls. Chewie has done it all - Wookie warrior, resistance fighter, pilot, smuggler, and general of Kashyyk forces alongside the legendary Master Yoda. Our favorite Wookie has played vital roles in the overthrowing of the Galactic Empire, all the while playing the perfect wing man to Han Solo. There’s a pun in there somewhere – wing man, sidekick, pilot. You get it.

    Puns aside, Chewie held his own against the nastiest baddies the galaxy had to offer with his trusty, custom bowcaster. Which is easily the coolest weapon a non-Jedi or non-Sith could ever hope to hold. Underneath his rough, hirsute exterior is the heart of a lover and a warrior. That’s why Chewie is all aces in our book!

    So how did we do? Did your favorite sidekicks make the cut? Let us know in the comments below or on social media which Star Wars sidekicks are your favorite!

     

    Click here to check out the full line of Sidekicks by 7th Floor Vapes.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • Why a Cheap Vaporizer Isn’t Worth the Money

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    You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase that, “you get what you paid for.” And unless you’re a professional cat burglar who is getting what someone else paid for, this phrase usually holds true … even in the world of vaporizers. With the public perception changing for good, and with companies exploding onto the marketplace, competition for your vaporizer dollars has never been stiffer.

    Unfortunately, many new or first-time vape owners get duped by slick advertising and sub-par construction. A cheap vaporizer can lead to poor performance, dissatisfying vape experiences, and even mechanical problems like overheating and battery leakage.

    The fact of the matter is … that just like you can’t build a Dodge Charger on a lawnmower budget, you just can’t make a quality vaporizer with poorly-constructed parts. If you’re opting for a cheap vaporizer to save some money, it may end up costing you more in the long-run. Here’s why:

    Temperature Control

    As you may have read in some of our other blog posts, every vaporizing material has its own ideal vaporization temperature. And while vaporizers like our Silver Surfer have an adjustable temperature knob for precise control over the heat in the chamber, a cheap vaporizer may skip on this feature and just run at a single temperature.

    The problem? You may burn through your stash much more quickly than you needed to. Overheating or under-heating the material in the chamber can mean that you’re missing out on some of the benefits of the vapor. This means it could take much more of the plant material than normal to achieve your desired effects. Even if you got a smokin’ good deal (pun intended) on a vape, if you’re losing dollars in vape material, you’re no better off than when you started.

    Cheap Vaporizer vs. Quality Construction

    Your vaporizer’s overall construction plays a vital role in its ability to produce vapor and provide a comfortable, safe experience. And in our world, it’s all about the vapor path – um, the path that the vapor takes. We probably didn’t need to explain that.

    Our SideKick portable vaporizer, for instance, boasts one of the most innovative vapor paths in the world. Not only does our SideKick come with a hand-blown glass mouthpiece that connects into the unit to extend the vapor path as it comes to your lips, it also includes our unique Vortex Vapor system. This spiral-shaped insert can be removed from your SideKick, cooled in your fridge or freezer, and replaced back in to the unit. Then, as vapor passes through it, not only is the distance the vapor travels increased, it also cools to the touch. This means a smooth, pure, clean vape that’s full of flavor.

    While it all comes down to personal preference, a cheap vaporizer can lead to a harsh or even unpleasant vape. If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t use it. And that’s just money down the drain. It’s true that all vaporizers have their upsides and downsides, but be sure to do some research as to which vaporizer is best for you and your lifestyle. This blog post is a great place to start.

    Versatility in a vaporizer is also a key point to consider. As your tastes change and evolve, it’s important that your vaporizer grows with you. A good general rule of thumb is that it’s better to have additional features in your vape and not need them, than it is to need additional features in your vape and not have them.

    Reputable Companies

    As we mentioned above, vaporizing is becoming more and more popular as we delve deeper into the 21st Century. As you shop for a vape, be sure you choose a manufacturer who stands by their product with support and warranties against defects in workmanship. Good or bad, a company earns its reputation. Even if it means saving for an extra few weeks before pulling the trigger on a new vape, the wait will be worth it.

    At 7th Floor Vapes, we’ve been innovating in the vaporizer industry for more than 15 years. We’re committed to making the best vaporizers in the universe!

    Click here to learn more about our complete line of vaporizers.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • #Vapetiquette - Group Vaping

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    Near the end of 1982, while the Internet as we know it was just a little newborn baby, some genius coined the term “netiquette,” to describe the unwritten, but implied rules for human behavior and interaction across the web. While we’ve pretty much broken every rule of netiquette that ever existed, there are still a few glimmers of hope for humanity.

    From holding the door for the next person as you’re walking in to 7-11, to giving up your seat at the bus stop for an elderly person to take a load off, to attending birthday parties for your friends’ children who are under the age of 5, to the venerated traditions of the “puff, puff, pass” phenomenon, we’ve still got this humanity thing locked down.

    So, how does vaping fit into helping the world spin as it should? Well, if it’s party time, you need to practice good vapetiquette, which is a word we totally just made up. Seriously, Microsoft Word is freaking out so hard right now. Vapetiquette. That’s right. Add to dictionary.


    Group Vaping 101 – Don’t Be Gross

    While your SideKick portable vaporizer is perfect for grabbing a little vape on the go, desktop vaporizers like the Super Surfer are definitely the best choice for a group setting. Whether you go with the whip assembly or a bag (the Super Surfer is capable of filling up to even a 10-foot bag), it bears mentioning that you and your comrades will be sharing the same mouthpiece during your vape session.

    Now, it’s true that sharing is caring, but that doesn’t count for viruses or other microbial goodies. If you’re dealing with the sniffles or with a cold sore outbreak, skip the desktop pass-around and enjoy a vape from your own SideKick.

    If you’re in good health and confident in your ability not to spread any cooties (keep in mind that circle, circle, dot, dot vaccinations expire the first time you make a car insurance payment), partake! But be conscious of your mouthpiece technique. Nobody wants to go next after you’ve tickled your tonsils with the mouthpiece.


    Group Vaping 102 – Puff, Puff, Pass

    It’s easy to get excited when you’re enjoying a little group time. However, manners must prevail. Fight the urge to take a giant, bogarting, Snoop Dogg lung-full. You can always refill that chamber, but wounds inflicted in the heat of group vaping take many moons to heal.

    Oh, and for goodness sake, pass to the left. ALWAYS PASS TO THE LEFT.


    Group Vaping 103 – Don’t Be That Guy

    You know what we mean. THAT guy. Like your cousin Eric who, despite having money for an Apple Watch, inexplicably never has money for his half of the delicious meat lover’s pizza you just ordered. We’re working through that.

    Anyway, if you’re headed to a group vape session, be sure and have something to bring to the table – refreshing drinks, tempting nachos, season one of The Wire on Blu-ray, a deck of cards to play rummy, or even some extra vaporizing material. If your host is insisting on providing all the good stuff, make a mental note to bring something extra for the next time. Pitching in for a good time will almost always mean you get an invitation for the next group vaping sesh.

    If you’re not on the group vape train yet, but you’re thinking it sounds awesome (it is), check out our Super Surfer vaporizer. Impress your squad with the world’s most versatile vape!

    Click here to learn more about the Super Surfer.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • Vapeducation – The Grinder

     

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    If you’re the proud new owner of one of our first-class vaporizers, firstly, congratulations! You possess one of the most innovative, versatile vapes on the planet. With legislation passing left and right, and vaporizing entering mainstream culture harder than ever, we thought it would be good to start a little series all about educating our adoring friends about the basics of our favorite past time.

    Besides your sweet new vaporizer and all its accessories, there are a few things you need to round out your vaping experience. But today we’re focused in on a vital piece of gear you need to properly enjoy vaporizing your favorite dried herbs and plants – the grinder.

    Now, if you live in New England, that last sentence may have conjured up images of giant sandwiches. And while a giant sandwich could be considered an important part of certain vaping routines, we’re actually talking about a mechanical grinder: one that will grind down your dried plant material into a palate-pleasing consistency.

    Our SideKick portable vaporizer holds up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs, but the moment you try and vape a whole loose leaf or a few stem-laden pieces, you may find more frustration than satisfaction. That’s because thorough vaporization depends upon even heating throughout the vaporization chamber. The more finely-ground your plant material, the more evenly it’s heated and ultimately, the better your vape.

     

    So, What Is a Grinder?

    Unlike the electric coffee grinder you bought when you were in your, “I can make drinks just as good as Dutch Bros. at home,” phase (no, you can’t), herb grinders are much simpler. While there are many different types of herb grinders, our favorites are the two-piece grinder and the four-piece grinder. Each offer specific benefits, depending upon your needs.

     

    Two-Piece Grinders

    This grinder comes in, well, two pieces. A toothed lid nestles squarely into a toothed base, like a miniature pair of circular, rotating crocodile jaws. Dried herbs or plants are placed between the two sections, then the lid is rotated against the fixed bottom, or the lid and bottom are rotated in opposite directions. This rotation causes the teeth inside to strip away stems and to grind the plant material into a finer, more vape-friendly consistency. Although a two-piece grinder doesn’t produce a separated grind like its bigger 4-piece brother, there are less parts to keep track of and operation is a breeze.

     

    Four-Piece Grinders

    Shockingly, this grinder comes in four pieces. A toothed lid sits on top, with another toothed grinding layer below it. Below these two toothed sections, a screen catches the larger ground pieces while the bottom reservoir catches the smaller pieces, pollen, or dry sift (sometimes called “kief”). Just like with the two-piece grinder, the top two sections are rotated in opposite directions and the final products are caught and kept either in the screen or reservoir sections.

    While you get a finely separated final product, the insides can get a little sticky while collecting certain types of resins and dry sift. But not to worry! Our sweet anodized grinders are dishwasher safe. So you can grind to your little heart’s content, buddy.

     

    Antonio’s Grinders

    This Massachusetts institution has been serving award-winning grinders and pizza in the Springfield area for more than 45 years. Try the chicken cutlet grindah. Wicked good.

    7th Floor Vapes offers a variety of different grinders to take your vape experience to the next level. From simple 2” 2-piece anodized grinders, to 4” 4-piece powder-coated grinders (yes, we figured out how to powder coat a grinder), we’ve got what you need to feed your vaporizing machine.

    Click here to check out all of our 7th Floor Vapes grinders.

    Until next time, Ride the Wave!

  • Why You’re Extra Lucky to Be Around for This St. Patrick’s Day

    With that token greeting card day and our favorite marmot-themed holiday bygone, our attentions shift to that greenest, luckiest, booziest, most culturally-appropriating holiday of the year – St. Patrick’s Day. While you’ll find a detailed history of St. Patrick’s Day elsewhere in other dark corners of the Internet, we’re counting ourselves lucky this year that vaporizing is finally a thing.

    Besides being much better for you than smoking (you can read more about that in this blog post), vaporizing your favorite oils, herbs, and dried plant materials allows you to reap all their health benefits without damaging side-effects. Also, in our opinion, vaporizing is WAY better than these … let’s call them “alternative” … methods of ingestion, application, and inhalation. Here are some things you’re lucky aren’t still things.

     

    1. The Tobacco Enema

    No, we that wasn’t an autocorrect fail. Go back and read it again. Yep, it says, “tobacco enema.” This crazy contraption from the 1770s was used to blow tobacco smoke up the nose, into the mouth or, in more extreme cases, right up the keister. A page from the Royal Human Society 1774 explained that the Tobacco Resuscitator could even be used to revive people who were dead. Though, we suspect that tobacco’s stimulant qualities do have their limits.

    Lucky for you, our Sidekick Portable Vaporizer holds up to ¼ gram of your favorite dried herbs. So you can enjoy your favorite plant materials wherever you want. And it comes with absolutely no attachments for that other thing. Also, no resurrection powers. But it does have replaceable batteries.

     

    2. The Urine Cocktail

    Throughout history, many cultures prized urine for its ability to cure all sorts of diseases – from headaches, to sleeplessness, and even as a remedy for body odor. The breaking point? SCIENCE, of course. We feel bad for the panel of doctors who actually busted this myth. But besides smelling like the underside of a bridge or maybe helping with the rare jellyfish scenario, the consensus about urine is, “Yeah, don’t drink that.”

    Lucky for you this St. Patrick’s Day season, the Super Surfer Vaporizer comes with an aromatherapy dish that will let you enjoy your favorite melts or oils. So, if you smell a little ripe from too many burpees, or from hitting the taco truck a little hard, you can buy some shower time away from your date with a sweet-smelling apartment.

     

    3. The Ketchup Cure-All

    This one … just … wow. You may not know that this tomato-based, love-it-or-hate-it condiment went from being considered poisonous in the early 1800s, to being marketed as medicine in the 1830s. After a published paper claimed that tomatoes could treat digestive problems, Dr. Archibald Miles began travelling from town to town, selling his American Hygiene Pill. The problem was, “Dr. Miles” was really just, “Mr. Miles,” and his “Hygiene Pill” was really just, “dried tomatoes.”

    After crossing paths with another so-called doctor, Miles retired to his lab and formulated the all-new “Dr. Miles’ Compound Extract of Tomato.” This cure-all (that was actually straight-up ketchup) was said to remedy everything from jaundice and coughs, to rheumatism and indigestion. Some patients were even ordered to consume more than 1½ cups of ketchup each day. And while that, alone, might be the most unappetizing sentence we’ve ever written, we are VERY interested in checking out the pile of fries that would accompany that much ketchup. But, we digress.

    Lucky for you, our flagship Silver Surfer Vaporizer features an innovative whip connection angle which keeps your herbs in the wand (where they belong), and reduces the stress on your glass. So, you’ll be in the perfect position to vaporize some peppermint for that tummy ache. And vaporizing with the Silver Surfer means you won’t have to eat 12oz. of ketchup. See? Just … wow.

    Of all the blessings that come with being born after the end of the 19th Century, we feel especially lucky this St. Patrick’s Day that we can enjoy all our favorite plants and herbs without having to do anything weird. Also, the 21st Century has cake pops.

    But the luck doesn’t stop with delicious, frosted confections. You can also rack up some serious savings this month with our March Mania (which sounds a lot like the name of that basketball event that happens in March but is reasonably and legally distinct from said event) Sale.

    Click here to shop the sale.

  • The Completely Made-Up Origin of Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day (or St. Groundhog’s Day as it’s called in Eastern Bavaria) is named for St. Groundhog – a 19th century monk of the Rodentia order who was famed for his study of natural weather patterns and his prophetic writings about a then-unheard-of man by the name of Bill Murray. St. Groundhog, or “Philip,” as he was known to his friends and family, lived a relatively quiet life in southeastern Germany, though frequently feuding with Germany’s favorite weather-predicting animal – a hedgehog named Norman Kardashian.

    Besides his obsession with collecting gold rings and running super fast, Norman spent most of his time talking about what an awesome weather predictor he was, though proof of his skills have yet to be discovered. Like the rest of his inexplicably famous family, Norman Kardashian was known throughout Europe; despite never having made any significant contributions to industry, science, economics, or the arts.

    Over time, St. Groundhog developed an algorithm loosely based upon Euler’s equation which would let him, with roughly 59% accuracy, predict the end of winter and the correlating start of spring using his shadow as the primary function in the equation. After some refining, a little liquid courage, and some public speaking lessons from a meerkat named Timon, St. Groundhog held his first public demonstration in a town square on Thursday, February 2nd, 1882.

     

    The Un-Groundhogging

    Suspicious of his rival, Norman and his shifty entourage of large-butted shrews showed up to observe St. Groundhog’s presentation. Jeering as he began to speak, Norman shouted, “You suck, Philip! You’ll never get this right and become a famous marmot who has an American holiday named after him!” Undaunted, St. Groundhog continued his presentation. Dismissing the crowd, he ended with three short words that have lived on in perpetuity, “Winter is coming,” predicting southeastern Germany would have 6 more weeks of winter.

    Not to be outdone, Norman immediately wrote an op-ed for the local newspaper about how his family, the Kardashians, were the best natural weather predictors on the planet and that the townsfolk should “keep up with them.” In his op-ed, Norman shamed St. Groundhog for his antiquated techniques and brazenly stated that winter was over. Thus, stirring the townsfolk into a frenzy of throwing away their big, puffy jackets in favor of khaki cargos and long-sleeve Def Leppard t-shirts.

    During the days following St. Groundhog’s demonstration, the temperature warmed…while St. Groundhog’s spirits dropped. Norman and his squad made hourly trips to the Rodentia Monastery, taunting Philip for making an incorrect prediction. They taunted day in and day out for 10 whole days, prompting St. Groundhog to humbly gather his few belongings, and set sail for America.

     

    A Groundhog, Transformed

    Though history tells us that his prediction turned out to be correct, as temperatures dropped soon after and the town languished in another month of bitter winter, St. Groundhog determined to never again be a victim of bullying. After deciding to live a quiet life of solitude, he sneaked aboard a ship bound for America.

    First landing near the Jersey Shore and being scared for his life, St. Groundhog quickly made his way west to an unsettled area of Pennsylvania. After woodchucking a little cabin, doing a Rocky boxing training montage, drinking his first birch beer, buying a yellow Steelers towel, discussing the philosophical genius of putting french fries on a sandwich with the Primanti Brothers, planting some sour diesel, and learning how to pronounce "Mount Worshintin," a super buff Philip crudely scrawled these chilling words on a large plank as a warning to following rivals, “A Violent Welcome to Norman and the Punks Who Taunt Me.”

    Norman Kardashian and his squad didn’t follow St. Groundhog to America. Instead they were run out of their village and, dishonored, began a generations-long tradition of trying on different kinds of makeup in front of mirrors and dating rappers. As such, St. Groundhog was finally able to continue his studies.

     

    The Day that Changed History

    In the summer of 1886, after most of the letters on his sign faded, human settlers stumbled upon St. Groundhog’s cabin. The sign now read, “Viol Welcom to Punks Who Taun e.” Since they had no idea what a viol was, and since they found a buff, well-read, super chill groundhog there, and since they thought it was cool-sounding, the settlers named the land, “Punxsutawney,” which roughly translates to, “hedgehogs are real jerks.”

    After a scarce harvest, the settlers were worried about being able to plant the next year. Remembering that St. Groundhog’s garden was always plush and full of organic goodness at just the right times, the settlers asked Philip what his secret was. Reluctant, Philip told the settlers of his meteorological studies and workout techniques for blasting his biceps.

    What happened the next morning, Wednesday, February 2nd, 1887 forever changed the course of history, and of Bill Murray’s career.

    Asking politely for a demonstration, the settlers gathered in a beautiful stretch of land called Gobbler’s Knob as Philip made his way up to a crudely-constructed stage. Nudging his ultra-buff groundhog body into a hollowed-out log, Philip closed his eyes. “Okay, Big Phil. It’s time to chew some gum or predict some freakin’ weather,” he said to himself. And St. Groundhog was all out of gum.

    Exiting his hollowed-out log, St. Groundhog erupted onto the stage like he was throwing open the doors to a CiCi’s Pizza. In one swift move, Philip looked out upon the crowd of at least eight people and then slowly scanned the ground for his shadow. It wasn't there. Philip's eyes glazed over as he used his tiny mammalian brain to work his trademark formula. Smirking, St. Groundhog coolly removed his sunglasses and said, “In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, ‘Au revoir, winter.

    The townspeople erupted in applause and Philip finally got the recognition he deserved. His descendants, his very species, solidified their place in the history books of the world as being the very best natural weather predictors in the world, next to Jim Cantore.

    The moral of the story? Save 20% on a new SideKick Portable Vaporizer in any of our 7 color options with promo code “ISITSUMMERYET” now through the end of February at 7thfloorvapes.com.

  • The Solution for Smokers Suffering with Asthma

    For as many years as smoking has been around, it seems as if we’ve conjured up just as many “smoking alternatives.” From old school snuff and plug tobacco, to the more scientific nicotine gums and patches, for generations we’ve been trying to move away from smoking for one reason or another. In fact, one company was even putting R&D dollars into nicotine-infused bottled beverages; which is easily the strangest potential smoking alternative we’ve ever heard of.

    Aside from ash tray water, the trouble is each of those alternative-to-smoking methods has their drawbacks – problems in disposing of waste, inconsistent levels of key compounds, the awful taste of peach-flavored tobacco, as well as certain detrimental health effects. So, what’s the solution for anyone looking reap the benefits of certain dried plants and herbs while keeping any less-than-desirable side-effects to a minimum? You may have guessed this was coming… but (spoiler alert) the answer is VAPORIZING.

    Smokers suffering with asthma have been stuck between the rock of needing the health benefits of plant material and the hard place of not being able to breathe during and after smoking. Because of this, traditional combustion (smoking) is both a blessing and a curse. While the good stuff inside certain plants and herbs can actually help to alleviate certain symptoms of respiratory discomfort, the negative effects of traditional smoking can simultaneously wreak havoc on the respiratory tract – especially so for anyone with existing respiratory conditions.

    Essentially, for asthma sufferers, any relief provided by smoking plant or herb material is almost nullified by the drawbacks that come with smoking. It’s hard to justify a medicine that makes you sicker, or a solution that alleviates one symptom only to make another one worse.

    Because it removes the actual smoke, the unnecessary chemicals, and the superheated air that go along with combustion, vaping is an ideal solution for anyone suffering from asthma. In fact, our SideKick portable vaporizer features a ceramic heating chamber that can hold up to a ¼ gram of dried plants or herbs. Not only does this mean you get to reap all the benefits of sweet organic goodness, it also means you never have to be without relief – at home or on the go.

    Vaporizing is also a great solution for anyone with COPD or weak lungs. Our Super Surfer vaporizer features a fan-driven forced air system with variable speed control for use with a vapor bag valve system. That’s an engineering way to say that the Super Surfer will handle the work of pushing vapor into a bag that can then be used to “push” vapor into the lungs, which means even those with low inspiratory capability can still enjoy the positive effects of their favorite dried plants and herbs.

    While there are still a ton of different methods for getting all the good stuff in, there’s really no solution like vaporizing for keeping all the bad stuff out. Here at 7th Floor Vapes, we’re very proud of the products we manufacture and of the solutions those products provide to people in every walk of life. Click here to learn more about our full line of vaporizers to suit any lifestyle.

  • The Best Herbs for Respiratory Health This Winter

    Unlike your abs because you haven’t been hitting the gym lately, your respiratory system is constantly at work. And if you live in high-altitude areas like we do, your respiratory system is doing serious work. Whether you’re awake, asleep, or somewhere in between browsing Facebook, your lungs are hard at work pulling vital oxygen into your system.

    As the days of the year tick by and the temperatures drop, your immune system gets a bit more compromised. Because your body is busy using energy to keep you warm and alert, your respiratory system may not be able to filter out all the bacteria, dust, spores, viruses, and other pollutants you happen to come across.

    Unless you’re still living in Vault 111, your system is pretty much under constant attack from outside irritants. With that in mind, you should give your respiratory system a little boost this winter with these super-tough herbs.

     

    1. Peppermint.

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    For most people, winter is marked when the Pumpkin Spice everything makes its full transition to peppermint everything. This is an especially popular herb in wintertime recipes for good reason. Peppermint contains menthol, which not only soothes sore throats but also relaxes the muscles of your respiratory tract to encourage better breathing. Along with its antihistamine effects, peppermint also makes a great, natural decongestant. Plus, peppermint has the added bonus of being delicious.

     

    2. Oregano.

    When Sal over at Villapiano’s Pizza is sprinkling a little extra oregano on your meat lover’s slice, he’s actually doing you a big favor. Oregano contains a ton of nutrients, vitamins, and other trace minerals that act as a booster to your immune system. Not only does it help support good overall immune health, oregano is also great for clearing the way for airflow through your nasal passages. Whether in an essential oil or in dried form, oregano is one of those “super-herbs” that you should always keep on hand.

     

    3. Plantain Leaves.

    If you’re familiar with Shakespeare’s comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” you know that when Costard hurts his shin, it’s plantain (not Tylenol) he cries out for. That’s because even as far back as the 1500s, plantains have been prized for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties. When it comes to your respiratory system, plantain leaves can work their magic to help relieve a cough, a tickle in your throat, or just about any other lung irritation – especially irritation caused by dry air.

     

    4. Eucalyptus.

    Eucalyptus is the greatest thing to come out of Australia since Russell Crowe. Or maybe we have that backwards. In any event, eucalyptus is a common ingredient in throat lozenges and oil diffusions for good reason. Natural eucalyptus contains this nifty little compound called cineole, which fights nasal congestion, soothes inflamed sinuses, eases coughs, and acts as an expectorant to help loosen mucus in your lungs. Plus, “eucalyptus” is super fun to say.

     

    DoterraGroupedWhether you’re packing your SideKick with up to a quarter gram of dried herbs, or you’re using the aromatherapy dish on your Super Surfer to diffuse oils, give your respiratory system a good boost this winter with these wonder-herbs.

    Click here for more information on our world class vaporizers.

  • What Your Choice of SideKick Colors Says About Your Personality

    If you already took the plunge and picked up the world’s most elegantly-designed portable vaporizer (that would be our SideKick), then you’re already well-aware of its perfect blend of function and form. You also know that the SideKick comes in 7 sleek color choices, but do you know what your choice of SideKick color says about your personality?

    For that answer, we turn to…SCIENCE! (Well, color psychology is a pseudo-science, but bear with us.)

     

    1. The Executive Silver SideKick.

    If the Executive Silver color option caught your eye, you’re probably intuitive and insightful. People who love the color silver also tend to be introspective and creative – particularly when it comes to essays, song lyrics, or poems about your dog. You’re also more futuristic than sentimental, which means you might be scheming to take over the world while enjoying your favorite herbs in your SideKick. We’ve got our eye on you, Executive Silver.

     

    2. The Black Jack SideKick.

    If your favorite SideKick color is black, you’re sophisticated and opinionated in equal measure. People who favor black are often very artistic and sensitive with a taste for control. You have a realistic world view and a simple approach to life. Plus, your Black Jack SideKick goes with everything. Move over, Piper Chapman. Black is the new black.

     

    3. The Blue Dream SideKick.

    Like the Caribbean Sea, if your favorite color in the SideKick palette is blue, you’re calm, cool, and full of exotic species of marine life. Besides being able to find peace and tranquility in even the most chaotic of circumstances, people also find you to be lovable. Which makes sense, because blue is also the favorite color of Zooey Deschanel. And she’s adorable.

     

    4. The Gold Dust SideKick.

    Face it. You’re fancy. A penchant for the Gold Dust SideKick model means that you radiate personality. You’re likeable, you’re compassionate, and you have a love for things that are the best quality…which is probably why you chose the SideKick in the first place. You’re pretty selective when you choose your friends, but that comes back to you in the form of your friends being loyal. Maybe because they think you have gold…

     

    5. The Green Machine SideKick.GreenSK

    You love safety and security, whether you’re providing it or enjoying it. Those who prefer the Green Machine are also in touch with nature, and are usually pretty blunt about whatever they’re thinking. Your reputation matters to you and are probably an admirer of the Green Bay Packers jerseys and Avril Lavigne’s hair.

     

    6. The Panama Red SideKick.

    Red is the classical color of passion, ambition, boldness, and Twizzlers. You’re likely extroverted, confident, and determined. Maybe you’re a heartbreaker, too, because studies have shown that both men AND women are more attracted to a person wearing red than any other color. Are we saying your Panama Red SideKick will help you get a date? Well, we’re not NOT saying that…

     

    7. The Purple Haze SideKick.

    Ah, purple. The color of royalty and of large cartoon drink pitchers who inexplicably break down walls to announce their arrival. If you’re a fan of the Purple Haze SideKick, you have a great respect for other people and you have an idealistic view of the world. Fans of the color purple are also most likely to identify with Prince songs.

     

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    Lastly, if you own ALL 7 COLORS of the SideKick Portable Vaporizer, it says that you’re basically our favorite person ever and that you have awesome taste in vaporizers and bulk purchases.

    So, how did we do? Did we nail your personality to a tee? Tweet us a photo of you and your SideKick @7floorvapes

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