A farewell – and a new beginning!

Dear friends of cultivated vaping,

As you may have noticed, there’s been nothing going on here lately. Although I’m still steaming with enthusiasm and trying out new flavours, I don’t have the time to run this blog properly. Basically I never did it justice, at least I couldn’t do what I had planned in the beginning. It just takes all my working time and the blog for those who switched to it was my 8th blog (you can find the others on my “Startseite ins Web” ). I could have guessed that this was just too much!

For the start in 2019, I now draw consequences and bite the dust. What came last (this blog) must go first, but it won’t die! On the contrary, it will have a new beginning and hopefully a better future: with more posts on topics that interest vapers- there is still a lot to do.

The blog “From Smoking to Steaming” is taken over by my-eLiquid which makes me very happy. After all, Liquids and aromas are THE topic that always raises a lot of questions. I’m looking forward to the upcoming posts (it will take a little longer!) and will definitely stay on the blog as a reader. If you still want to read something from me, please visit my main blog, the “Digital Diary” , which I have been running for 20 years and will certainly never publish or give away.

Take care – and vape on!
It greets you

Claudia Klinger


Prof. Dr. Bernd Mayer: Fog less harmful than smoke – and my opinion on IQOS

Prof. Dr. Bernd Mayer speaks clear words in a new interview I insert here (your IP address, which is a “personal date” according to the Data Protection Act, will only be transmitted to Youtube if you watch the film, not if you visit this blog page).

For those who have no time, here is a clear statement on the question of whether fumes “from a scientific point of view” are actually as harmful as smoking, as is still claimed by interested circles.

“I don’t even think you have to be a scientist. It only takes a small amount of common sense to see that combustion smoke is more harmful than fog. E-Cigarettes produce a mist, an aerosol of Liquid droplets that lack combustion products. A study is in principle not necessary! Even in times, in which there were still no studies, I recommended all smokers expressly to change to E-cigarettes. Because it is obvious that this is less harmful. That is also completely clear, and everyone agrees! The resistance comes from politics, from the pharmaceutical industry, from various lobbies, which of course have losses if smokers no longer smoke, but steam.”

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E-cigarette turnover rises to 600 million

Despite the still persistent e-cigarette bashing from various sides, the steam continues to make progress. Here is a statistic of the sales development since 2010:

Infografik: E-Zigaretten-Umsatz explodiert | Statista

You can find more infographics at Statista Statista schreibt to that:

“Fewer and fewer people smoke – but it would be wrong to deduce a crisis in the tobacco industry from this. So far, the industry has found ways and means to keep sales relatively stable in the Far East through price increases and growth, among other things. As Statista’s infographics show, e-cigarettes are also becoming an ever-increasing source of income: While the turnover with the electronic counterpart to the tobacco smoldering stink in 2010 was still a modest 5 million euros, it rose to 600 million euros in 2017 according to estimates by the Association of the E-Cigarette Trade. For comparison: sales of tobacco cigarettes in Germany amounted to 21.4 billion euros in 2017. So the e-cigarette is still a bit away from that. Experts count however further on a strong turnover increase in the coming years.”

Nicotine salts: Read them before you try them!


From time to time there are also new developments in the Liquid sector, i.e. beyond the mere multiplication of the Aroma mixtures. From the USA there seems to be such a hype about “nicotine salts”, which could easily tempt uninformed people to switch to such Liquids. They are supposed to “work faster”, but apart from the various dangers associated with these salts, that doesn’t even seem to be true.

I became aware of the subject of nicotine salts through VAPERS GURU – a very informative source about steaming. I put all, which play with the thought of trying out such nicotine salt liquids, the article

Nicotine salt – danger or hype? (Nikotinsalz – Gefahr oder Hype?)

to the heart. The information is comprehensively researched and scientifically founded. Really good journalism!

The problems associated with nicotine salt have the potential to bring the e-cigarette into disrepute again and again and thus to work towards the regulators who would like to get it completely away. And not only that: dependence on nicotine would increase if the promises of the distributors were true – instead of diminished, as all steamers experience it with joy!