Pounds Glass by Snoop Dogg

Blog By M. Mitera

By now, almost everyone is familiar with Snoop Dogg, the rapper/actor/activist. He is heavily involved in the glass industry and has made sure to leave his mark. He has been rolling out a line of new glass pieces (five, to be exact). These beauties are inspired by ships and aptly named after them. The line includes pieces for concentrate as well as flower so the line offers something for everyone.

Snoop got in to business with Famous Brandz in order to make these pieces. There are five different styles; the Battleship, Starship, Rocketship, Mothership, and Spaceship. Each piece is hand made and comes with a price tag that will hopefully appeal to consumers of any age. So what’s the difference between the pieces? Let us explain…

The Battleship is great for dry or concentrates. It stands at 12.5″ tall and is available in black, white, clear, and black. The piece delivers smooth hits and has a heavy base, making it great for those who might be slightly clumsy sometimes. With a thick mouthpiece for maximum suction, this piece is sure to steamroll any who are brave enough to give it a whirl.

Out of the Pounds line, the Mothership stands at 13″ tall, the tallest of the five. Built with a barrel and percolator, those who use this dry piece will realize their smoke is much cooler. Because of the way the percolators are set up, the Mothership delivers a smooth experience that is far less harsh on the lungs than other pieces. And just like the Battleship, this piece comes in a variety of colors including white, black, clear, and blue.

Shaped almost exactly like the item it’s named after, the Rocketship is features a sloped in lip at the top. This design allows the user to get the maximum use from the piece without having to worry. The down-stem of the piece is diffused, providing some seriously smooth rips. Take your pick of colors from white, black, clear, or orange!

Not everyone is in the market for a piece that’s over a foot tall and that’s where the Starship comes in. This little ripper is only 6.1″ tall and that makes it perfect for a traveling companion. Made for dry herbs only, the Starship would be a great beginning piece or just something small and light to bring with you on a trip! The Starship, like the others, is available in a plethora of different colors, including purple!

The smallest of the Pounds family is the Spaceship. It’s a whopping 6″ tall and can be bought in green, clear, white, and black. Able to be used for both dry herb and concentrates, the Spaceship features a ruffled percolator. This design breaks down smoke particles and provides the user with a smoother, less hot hit. Definitely great for beginners or someone who simply doesn’t need a whole lot to be happy!

If you’re searching for a Pounds piece, look no further than Manchester Adult Lifestyles. We carry the entire line and can always send out for a custom order if you’re looking for one specific color. These American made, hand blown pieces are sure to make an excellent addition to your current glass collection! Stop by and check them out!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Juul Pods At MALS

Blog By M. Mitera

These days, it seems like many people are attempting to tear themselves away from smoking cigarettes and switching to electronic devices. With electronic cigarettes, people can smoke different flavors in the form of a vapor rather than inhaling smoke from a cigarette. There is less smell, less trash, and (some will say) a lesser impact on one’s health. Recently, one particular e-cig has caught the attention of many consumers looking to toss their cigarettes out.

The Juul (developed and made by the same people who make Pax vaporizers) is a small rechargeable device that’s about the size of your pointer finger. It takes pods, small little chambers full of different flavored liquid (mint, creme brulee, fruit, menthol, cucumber, and mango) and each

pod is equal to one full pack of cigarettes. Since the liquid is concentrated though, the user doesn’t need as many puffs to get the nicotine feeling. Each device also comes with a one year warranty and you can get the starter kit which includes four different flavored pods, a charger, and the Juul device itself for just $55 here at MALS!

Being extremely popular with the younger generations, the Juul has become a must have for many between the age of 18 and 25. Recently, the prices of the Juul devices started to rise. Many stores have them for sale for more than $20 for a pack of four pods and the devices sell for upwards of $70. Here at MALS, we understand that money isn’t easy to come by and we’ve made sure to keep our prices low! Four-packs of pods are only $16! That means that each pod only costs you $4, instead of a pack of cigarettes costing you $7.

So not only does a Juul taste better but it costs less than cigarettes. If you’ve been on the hunt for one of these sought after e-cigs, you can find them at Manchester Adult Lifestyles for the absolute cheapest price around. We won’t be raising our prices any time soon either. We understand the struggle of getting enough money together to pay bills and we know that it’s still important to treat yourself. So when you’re in need of a Juul device or some pods, you know where to find us (at 179 Elm St in Manchester, NH in case you didn’t know).

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.

Vaping Vs. Cigarettes

Blog By M.

Since vaping hit the market about a decade ago, it’s been hugely popular. Between the fact that there are literally a million flavors and the whispers that vaping is “healthier” than cigarettes, these little portable cloud machines have made quite an impact on people. Unfortunately, whether your inhaling smoke from burning plant matter or vapor, inhaling anything other than air in to your lungs can have ill side effects. So how does one choose between the lesser of two evils without just quitting all together (which can be extremely hard for some people)? This blog goes over some of the differences between vaping and cigarettes to help you make the best choice for yourself.

There are chemicals in both cigarettes and vape juice. Most people are well aware of the negative effects that smoking cigarettes has on the body. In fact, there are at least 20+ chemicals (out of the thousands that cigarettes contain) that have a strong connection to causing cancer, heart disease, and lung disease. The combustion of the tobacco leaves if what sets off this process, creating the smoke which is full of chemicals. Vaping doesn’t use combustion and studies show that the vapor produced contains significantly less chemicals than cigarettes. While cigarette smoke can contain things like arsenic and lead, vapor contains vegetable glycerol, nicotine, and propylene glycol. Anything else in the juice is usually related to flavoring and is typically food grade, meaning safe to consume. However, ingesting these chemicals is different than vaping them and the long term effects of vapor are not quite known yet.

According to statistics, there were 90,000 smoking materials fires in the US over the course of 2011. Of these 90,000 incidents, there were 540 deaths and 1,640 injuries. The cost of damages was also exponential, totaling out at a grand $621 million. While cigarette companies now make “fire safe” cigarettes and furniture is more fireproof than previous years, there are still plenty of cigarette-started fires that happen every day. One recently happening in Manchester, where someone fell asleep with a cigarette and burned half a building down. Vaping, in comparison, doesn’t have any risk of starting a fire if you drop it. However, when the process was still fairly new, there were many reports of exploding batteries. There is a website that lists all of the known battery explosions that have occurred since 2007. The website states that there have been 243 total reported explosions; 63 of which were during use, 84 during the charging process, 52 during storage or transport, and 44 involving spare batteries for various mods. There were 158 incidents that resulted in personal injuries. 

When it comes to cost, vaping is clearly the superior option however. While the initial machine might seem like a steep price to pay, research done by Tobacco Control in 2017 found that one pack of cigarettes costs roughly $13 in New York. The average smoker buys about five packs a week, which totals out at $65 a week or $260 a month. The yearly cost for this level of cigarette intake is $3120 OR MORE a year. This number doesn’t include any health related costs either. Vaping, on the other hand, might be a bit pricey to start, with a machine being around $50 and maybe $15 a week for a bottle of juice. That’s for a heavy user as well. But even so, this would only total out at a grand $720 a year. But be careful, studies also showed that since vaping is much more easily accessible, people tend to vape more than they smoked.

What’s the bottom line? It’s still tough to say for sure. A report published by the Public Health England said that electronic cigarettes are at least 95% safer than tobacco cigarettes and also recognizes e-cigarettes as a legitimate way to quit smoking. Even so, the American Heart Association published a 20 page statement in 2014, suggesting that e-cigarettes are less hazardous than tobacco and vaping can actually assist smokers in quitting. Their report said; “e-cigarettes either do not contain or have lower levels of several tobacco-derived harmful and potentially harmful constituents compared with cigarettes and smokeless tobacco… E-cigarettes present an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers use them as substitutes for cigarettes.”

The choice is yours, ultimately. But many people seem to agree that vaping is better for you than tobacco cigarettes. Smokers can look in to vaping as a way to quit smoking cigarettes completely. And while the long term effects of vaping aren’t completely known quite yet, it can be a great device to help you get away from cigarettes and quit smoking anything all together!

About the Author: M has been a professional blogger for six years and has contributed to various websites. When she is not writing, she is a professional body piercing apprentice. M can be reached at m@spider-bite.com and you can find her piercing only blog HERE.