Vapourette (vay-por-ret) which is a noun – this is a rechargeable, portable, vaporizer that mimics the cigarette smoking experience without all the harmful toxins, usage restrictions, unpleasent smells, stressful stigma, and overall unplesentness.
It’s really simple –
- Open the box and take out the cartridge and vapourette (battery).
- Take off the cartridge’s rubber safety cap included for the users protection
- Gently screw the cartridge in (until snug but not overtightened)
- Take a drag.
Stark Slims were designed to let you experience smoking without all the side effects. When you take a drag of a Stark Slim you will notice that an LED lights up at the end in a pleasing green color and you will hear a distinct crackling sound of the cartomizer springing into action. Inside each Stark Slims Vapourettes contains a battery, a microprocessor (for controlling the LED and the cartomizer) and a cartridge. These three items work in tandem to heat up the caffeine and flavors which work together to provide the user, odor free smoke that is and tar and carcinogen free.
Stark Slims are unique in the world of electronic cigarettes in that they contain no Nicotine. The active ingredients in Stark Slims include an alternative stimulant – Caffeine. The same additive that’s in your bottle of cola or your morning coffee. Additionally, Stark Slims have been infused with a multitude of Vitamins including:
- Vitamin A,
- Vitamin B (B6, B12)
- Vitamin C,
- Vitamin D, and,
- Vitamin E.
Can vaping Stark Slims lead to better health? We’d like to think so!
There have as of yet been no studies as to how Stark Slims compare to traditional cigarettes but there is mountains of evidence that favors our product and lack of the many hundreds of extraneous chemicals that are typically contained in a cigarette, we are confident that they are safer than smoking cigarettes. there have been many studies exposing the dangers our smoking and its certain that anything is certain to be safer. There is combustion of ash containing plant material and consequently no inhaling of the same so all those combustion related carcinogens are no longer present.
There is difficulty in assessing a comparison with smokeless tobacco (ST) because this product is new to market. With smokeless tobacco, we have evidence from decades and decades of use by many different populations. Evidence that comes only from examining substance effects on cells in laboratories, measuring constituents in blood or urine, or its effects on nonhumans does not provide enough information to know what the effects will be on humans over time. There are some but not that many studies of the potential harms that might come from using electronic cigarettes. To date, there is no indication of anything substantial. So, all we can say at this point is that they could be as safe, or even safer, than using ST or pharmaceutical nicotine products but we cannot be certain of that. There are studies that confirm the chemicals that the body receives from some e-cigarettes, but not all of them. There is some concern about quality control — making sure they are only what they say they are — given that many factories in China are producing various versions with little regulation or oversight. We recommend using major brands that have been well tested. The most comprehensive study so far is on Ruyan (the largest producer) and indicates a clean product. (You can find that report online here.) Or you can find the link and also a few other reports in our Research Bibliography section under Electronic Cigarettes, as well as a risk report on propylene glycol. Unfortunately, the studies that we have are all about chemistry, and a chemistry study does not tell us everything about human health effects. Since nicotine seems to be the source of most, if not all, of the risk from using smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes, like traditional pharmaceutical nicotine products, will likely have those same risks (which we discuss HERE). To date, there is no reason to believe there is any substantial additional risk from the e-cigarettes, but we cannot be certain of that.
We do not know for sure. There does not seem to be a concerted effort to block these products in most countries, though that remains a possibility. Regulatory agencies have a legitimate responsibility to help make sure the products are pure and contain what they say. This creates a challenge in the current environment. Groups that are truly anti-smoking should embrace any alternative, but those that are more interested in making life difficult for smokers or nicotine users do not like these products because they could make nicotine users more comfortable. Whenever government regulatory agencies are confronted with a new product, they need to find the proper category to put it into, and then make sure it complies with the standards associated with that category. In this case, even though nicotine is widely available in many forms, it is still important to make sure the products do not contain any hidden toxins, that they function properly (e.g., cannot accidentally deliver an overdose), and so forth. In this case, the waters have been muddied by the claims that it helps people quit smoking. Whether or not it does is not the concern of the agency, but when such a claim is made, the claim needs to be proven (and that means more than anecdotes). In some sense, the situation is absurd because someone could much more easily introduce another harmful product that was part of an already established category than introduce a new and obviously safer alternative. Governments typically worry more about hypothetical new risks than clear old risks. Some commentators have suggested that governments are so used to tax revenues that if electronic cigarettes became more popular they could threaten this income. This is not an absurd concern, given the current economic conditions and given that governments have been raising tobacco taxes to make up shortfalls in other areas. We can only hope that if that is the plan, that they keep the taxes lower than on tobacco products because the last thing you want to do is make people choose traditional cigarettes because they are cheaper. However you do hear official spokespersons from both government, NGOs and anti-tobacco agencies making statements that either betray ignorance of where the harm in smoking comes from, or statements that are ideological rather than concerned with health. You might hear that e-cigarettes are dangerous because they deliver nicotine which they say is a poison. See our partner sites: nicotine FAQ for why this has little basis. You also hear people say that these just keep people smoking. That may sound like a health statement but it is simply expressing an opinion that no one should smoke, not even if it is entirely safe. This statement ignores the public health harm reduction principle that we should do all we can to protect the health of those who choose to smoke, and part of that protection involves educating people about the comparative risks of these products and in promoting the safer options. Or you might hear that this will lead people to smoking. This makes little sense since it is much easier to obtain traditional cigarettes, and what you hear most from people who enjoy these, is that apart from being able to smoke inside again, they feel they are making a healthier choice. We like to think that those against will realize that e-cigarettes (and smokeless tobacco) remove all that second hand smoke they are so worried about, and also remove the health risks associated with nicotine use. How can you argue with that? At the very least, we hope that anyone who has doubts about these products will realize that the elimination of second hand smoke and a likely reduction in health risk will mean that governments will eventually come to approve them. Anti-nicotine extremists, on the other hand, might stay with their goal of trying to punish smokers rather than offer them good alternatives.
Technically you should be able to use these anywhere. No smoking sections refer to the smoking of tobacco so legally there is no prohibition against these. However, you might have to let people know that you are not smoking tobacco. Even though you are not generating anything remotely like second hand smoke, some might prohibit your e-smoking simply because they disapprove of even the appearance of smoking. Over time, this should become less necessary to explain to people. Some of these products come with information cards to give to people who might think you are doing something illegal.
They might. Switching away from smoking is the most important thing to do so even if you end up not quitting. At least it won’t harm you the way smoking will. Some people have found that electronic cigarettes reduce their need to smoke somewhat. E-cigarette Direct has posted a collection of e-cig user comments about their experiences with many reporting that they have reduced or quit traditional smoking. The products are available with varying levels of nicotine, from a lot to none, so they can be used as a weaning product. It does not strictly qualify as scientific evidence but indications are that e-cigarettes are being used successfully by many to quit smoking, with many of the quitters having a history of trying other methods and failing. And though anti-tobacco activists see them as an attraction for adolescents and those who never would have smoked, we have seen no reports of previously never smokers starting up with this product. Every anecdote so far appears to tell the same story; a cigarette smoker is switching over, sometimes just part time but more often full time, to this safer alternative. Other quit smoking methods have little success with many smokers, so it is not surprizing that people who are trying to quit will try this too. And given the reports, it seems to be working for many. In time we should see some formal studies but in the meanwhile, on a person to person basis, some smokers are rapidly reducing their health risks.
Based on our testing, one cartridge will last 300 puffs or a ‘cigarette pack’ equivalent.
To recharge the vapourette you will need our specially designed Power Up USB recharger found in our online store (for those that did not purchase a starter pack that includes one). Based on our testing it takes about 2.5 hours to fully recharge your Stark Slims Vapourette.
As the Vapourette is charging you will notice the LED Light is glowing red. Once the battery is charged the light on the USB Power Up Charger turns green.
the battery is rated at 280 mAH battery will extend the life of your device by up to 300 recharges. Just like all battery operated things, the battery life varies based on use. We have had some use it for an entire week in between charges and others for several hours.
The flavour cartridge is perfectly usable until you notice a loss in the amount of flavour coming through the cartridge.
Our product is incredibly robust, so much so we offer a warranty on the product. The device is battery operated and does have small electronic parts so care for it like you would a mobile phone. Never force in the flavor cartridges – These are designed to screw in with minimal required force. Once you notice resistance, stop forcing the cartridge. The cartomizer may need to cool down after heavy use – If Just like most electronic goods, they function better when cool. If you use it for a long time and notice the battery heating up, give it some time to cool down and then resume.