About Us

Juice Chest is a labor of love.  The cofounders, Pino Arpa and Scot Thom, have other businesses that they run full time and they’ve been bantering around ideas for a new business that we could do together for a few years.  On January 16th, they thought of the subscription box idea, spoke to a few local vape shops and e-juice mixologists, and decided that maybe this could work.  Spoke to a few more people, refined the idea a little more, and realized that they were onto something.  After they saw some reviews by vaper’s of other subscription e-juice boxes, that’s when it was go time.

Second, because we have other obligations (family, work, etc), Scot and Pino have put processes in place so that Juice Chest can launch and grow this business in a manner that allows them to focus on activities that don’t scale or that they can’t outsource, such as building relationships and customer service.

Third, you can see the people behind Juice Chest.  It’s Pino.  It’s Scot.  You can email them.  You can call them.  If you’re in Toronto or southern Ontario, you can have a coffee with them.  We want to help grow the vaping community and contribute to it’s success.

Pino and Scot are excited about this venture and look forward to creating the best experience possible for the vaping community.

Clinical Research: Electronic Cigarettes

Burstyn, I, Peering through the mist: What does the chemistry of contaminants in electronic cigarettes tell us about health risks?, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health School of Public Health Drexel University, 2013 July-Aug.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/18/abstract

Bullen C, C, McRobbie H, Thornley S, Glover M, Lin R, Laugesen M. Effect of an electronic nicotine delivery
device (e cigarette) on desire to smoke and withdrawal, user preferences and nicotine delivery: randomised 
cross-over trial. Tob Control. 2010 Apr;19(2):98-103.
http://www.healthnz.co.nz/2010%20Bullen%20ECig.pdf

Caponnetto P, Polosa R, Auditore R, Russo C, Campagna D. Smoking Cessation with E-Cigarettes in
Smokers with a Documented History of Depression and Recurring Relapses. International Journal of Clinical
Medicine, 2011, 2, 281-284.
http://www.endsmoking.org.nz/IJCMecigsDepressionJuly2011.pdf

Caponnetto P, Cibella F, Mancuso S, Campagna D, Arcidiacono G, Polosa R. Effect of a nicotine free
inhalator as part of a smoking cessation program. Eur Respir J. 2011 May 12.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21565921

Caponnetto P, Keller E, Bruno CM, Polosa R. Handling relapse in smoking cessation: strategies and
recommendations. Intern Emerg Med. 2012 Oct 7.
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11739-012-0864-z

Caponnetto P, Auditore R, Russo C, Cappello GC, Polosa R. Impact of an electronic cigarette on smoking
reduction and cessation in schizophrenic smokers: a prospective 12-month pilot study. Int J Environ Res
Public Health. 2013 Jan 28;10(2):446-61. doi: 10.3390/ijerph10020446.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23358230

Darredeau C, Campbell M, Temporale K, et al. Subjective and reinforcing effects of electronic cigarettes
in male and female smokers.
12th annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
Europe. Bath, UK, 2010.
https://secure2.symphonyem.co.uk/CMS/UserDocuments/899/Cathy%20Book1-121%20.pdf

Dawkins L, Turner J, Hasna S, Soar K. The electronic-cigarette: Effects on desire to smoke, withdrawal
symptoms and cognition.
Addict Behav. 2012 Aug;37(8):970-3.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22503574

Eissenberg T. Electronic nicotine delivery devices: ineffective nicotine delivery and craving suppression
after acute administration
. Tob Control. 2010 Feb;19(1):87-8.
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Flouris, Andreas D.; Poulianiti, Konstantina P.; Chorti, Maria S.; Jamurtas, Athanasios Z.; Kouretas,
Dimitrios; Owolabi, Emmanuel O.; Tzatzarakis, Manolis N.; Tsatsakis, Aristidis M.; Koutedakis, Yiannis.
Acute Effects of Electronic and Tobacco Cigarette Smoking on Complete Blood Count. Food and Chemical Toxicology (in press). Available online 30 July 2012.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2012.07.025,

Goniewicz ML, Gawron M, Peng M, et al. Electronic cigarettes deliver similar levels of nicotine and reduce
exposure to combustion toxicants after switching from tobacco cigarettes.
Society for Research on Nicotineand Tobacco 18th Annual Meeting. Houston, Texas, USA, 2012. Page 40:
http://www.srnt.org/conferences/2012/pdf/2012_Abstracts_H.pdf

Miura K, Kikukawa Y, Nakao T, Tokai H, Izumi Y, Fujii H, Hojo, T. Safety Assessment of Electronic
Cigarettes in Smokers.
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No. 1 p.59-64.
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Polosa R, Caponnetto P, Morjaria J B, Papale G, Campagna D, Russo C: Effect of an Electronic Nicotine
Delivery Device (e-Cigarette) on Smoking Reduction and Cessation: A Prospective 6-Month Pilot Study.

BMC Public Health 2011, 11:786.
http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-11-786.pdf

Rodu B. The scientific foundation for tobacco harm reduction, 2006-2011. Harm Reduct J. 2011 Jul 29;8:19.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3161854/?tool=pubmed

Rose JE, Turner JE, Murugesan T, Behm FM. Pulmonary delivery of nicotine pyruvate: sensory and
pharmacokinetic characteristics.
Poster, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 16th annual
conference, Baltimore, 27 February 2010.
http://www.srnt.org/conferences/2010/pdf/2010_Program.pdf

Vansickel AR, Cobb CO, Weaver MF, Eissenberg TE. A clinical laboratory model for evaluating the
acute effects of electronic “cigarettes”: nicotine delivery profile and cardiovascular and subjective effects
. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Aug;19(8):1945-53. Epub 2010 Jul 20.
http://casaa.org/uploads/Virgiania_Commonwealth_University_Study.pdf

Vansickel AR, Eissenberg T. Electronic cigarettes: effective nicotine delivery after acute administration.
Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Jan;15(1):267-70. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntr316. Epub 2012 Feb 6.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22311962

Vansickel AR, Weaver MF, Eissenberg T. Clinical laboratory assessment of the abuse liability of an
electronic cigarette.
Addiction. 2012 Jan 9.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22229871

Vardavas CI, Anagnostopoulos N, Kougias M, Evangelopoulou V, Connolly GN, Behrakis PK. Acute
pulmonary effects of using an e-cigarette: impact on respiratory flow resistance, impedance and exhaled nitric oxide.
Chest. 2011 Dec 22.
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