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  1. Tips for Eco-Friendly Vaping

    Tips for Eco-Friendly Vaping

    Tips for Eco-Friendly Vaping As vapers, we can give ourselves a smug pat on the back for not contributing to the millions of cigarette butts which are discarded by smokers every day. Then there’s the great satisfaction we can take in the fact that our vaping doesn’t worsen the huge issue of deforestation and degradation to the environment caused by growing tobacco.   We can...
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  2. How To Prevent Spitback

    How To Prevent Spitback

    How To Prevent Spit-Back Avid vapers everywhere will no doubt be aware of the slightly unpleasant (yet harmless) phenomenon of spit-back. But what exactly is spit-back, why does it happen and most importantly - what can you do to prevent it?    If you’ve ever brought your e-cigarette device to your lips eagerly anticipating the taste of your favourite e-juice...
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  3. How To Clean Your Vape Tank

    How To Clean Your Vape Tank

    How To Clean Your Vape Tank Keeping your vape tank clean is a vital measure in maintaining the performance of your e-cigarette setup and can have a huge impact on the flavour payoff of your e-liquids.   Over time, e-liquid residue can build up in your tank and clog the internal components, causing disruption to the airflow traveling through the...
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  4. How To Prolong The Lifespan Of Your Coils

    How To Prolong The Lifespan Of Your Coils

    How To Prolong The Lifespan Of Your Coils Changing the coils of your e-cigarette device can be a bit of a bother. Sometimes fiddly, sometimes messy, the process of coil changing is unfortunately a necessary evil in maintaining the very best performance of your vaping setup and the best flavour payoff of your e-liquids.   Although coils aren’t capable of...
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  5. How To Tell If Your Vape Coil Has Expired

    How To Tell If Your Vape Coil Has Expired

    How To Tell If Your Vape Coil Has Expired One of the minor drawbacks of vaping is that, unfortunately, your coils don’t last forever. And whilst there are steps you can take to prolong the lifespan of your coils, eventually, the coil will expire (or ‘burn out’) and will need replacing.   So how can you tell when your coil...
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  6. The Best Starter Vape Kits

    The Best Starter Vape Kits

    The Best Starter Vape Kits Getting started on your vaping journey can be a very confusing prospect. With so much technical lingo to sift through and constant references to ohms law, resistance ranges and voltage outputs, you could be forgiven for thinking you need a physics degree just to take up the practise… But before you dismiss vaping as...
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  7. What is 50/50 E-Liquid?

    What is 50/50 E-Liquid?

    What is 50/50 E-Liquid? The practise of vaping brings with it a lot of technical jargon. From ohms to mech mods, Squonkers to RDAs and every RTA and RDTA in between, the long list of vape-specific language can often be daunting, and even off-putting, for a novice vaper. This specialised language also extends to e-liquids as more and more...
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  8. How Nicotine Levels Work In Short Fills

    How Nicotine Levels Work In Short Fills

    What Are Shortfills? The TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) does not allow the sale of nicotine-containing e-liquids in bottles larger than 10mls. In response to this, ‘short fill’ bottles have been introduced to allow vapers to get more of their favourite e-liquids in bigger bottles with the most popular and short fill size being a generous 50ml. Short fill bottles...
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  9. What is Sub Ohm / Sub Ohming?

    What is Sub Ohm / Sub Ohming?

    What is Sub Ohm? Sub Ohm vaping makes up a huge part of the vaping world, industry and community today. Before the arrival of all these shiny new sub ohm tanks that make it accessible for anyone to sub ohm, sub ohming was only available to the hardcore vapers that were prepared to take the time to build and...
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  10. Love Is In The Air: How To Blow A Heart-Shaped Vapour Ring

    Love Is In The Air: How To Blow A Heart-Shaped Vapour Ring

    Love Is In The Air: How To Blow A Heart-Shaped Vapour Ring If you want to really impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, forget cliché chocolates and overpriced bouquets and instead master the fine art of a perfectly-crafted vapour-shaped heart, blown seductively in your lover’s direction! To perform this simple but sweet trick, you must first grasp the technique...
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  11. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Batteries

    How To Get The Most Out Of Your Batteries

    How To Get The Most Out Of Your E-Cigarette Batteries There are certain battery-preserving measures you can take in order to keep your e-cigarette device running to the very best of its ability and to the full extent of its lifespan. Read on to learn about the simple yet effective steps to healthier, safer and overall longer-lasting batteries. Do...
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  12. Battery Safety Guide - Vape Pens

    Battery Safety Guide - Vape Pens

    Battery Safety - Vape Pens Although most classic Pen-Style E-Cigarette devices are designed with the novice vaper in mind, there are certain precautions which must be taken at all levels of vaping in order to maintain complete user safety. This is especially applicable to battery safety, so to ensure your device is working to the soundest of its abilities...
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  13. Battery Safety Guide - Sub Ohm / Removable Batteries

    Battery Safety Guide - Sub Ohm / Removable Batteries

    Battery Safety If you’re using a sub ohm device with removable batteries, it is vital that you understand how to use, charge and maintain your batteries safely. This comprehensive guide will help to simplify the often-confusing subject of sub ohm / removable battery care. Only Use High Quality Batteries In Good Condition Many 18650 batteries are sold pre-wrapped in...
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  14. What are Nic Salts

    What are Nic Salts

    Nicotine Salts, What Are They? Nicotine salt e-liquids, often referred to as nic salts, are designed to mimic the strength and sensation of the nicotine found in a traditional tobacco cigarette and are formed in the presence of acid rather than alkaline, as is the case with most standard e-liquids. Although they are primarily intended for use with pod...
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  15. What is an E-Cigarette?

    What is an E-Cigarette?

    What is an E-Cigarette? An electronic cigarette, often referred to as an ‘e-cigarette’, is a device which simulates a traditional cigarette as a means of delivering nicotine to the body and bloodstream.   Instead of heating tobacco to produce smoke, e-cigarettes use a substance known as e-liquid which is converted to an inhalable vapour when heated.   So far...
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  16. A Perfectly Personalised Vaping Experience

    A Perfectly Personalised Vaping Experience

    A Perfectly Personalised Vaping Experience Alongside the obvious drawback of smoking being extremely detrimental to your health and well-being, there is also the added annoyance of smoking being a ‘you get what you’re given’ kind of practise. With only a handful of blends available, the ever-tightening laws surrounding tobacco have effectively squashed the majority of choice and variety when...
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  17. The benefits of switching

    The benefits of switching

    The benefits of quitting cigarettes The damaging effect that smoking has on health is no secret. With lung cancer being the most common type of cancer worldwide, and 2 million newly diagnosed cases in 2018 below it is hard to ignore the facts. But, did you know that smoking can be attributed to a number of less obvious conditions...
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  18. Making a Plan

    Making a Plan

    Making a plan to switch – QUIT SMOKING CHECKLIST Whether this is your first attempt to quit smoking, or you’ve previously tried to quit, quitting smoking can be a daunting prospect. Statistically only 4% of people who attempt to quit without any form of cessation aid manage to stay cigarette free after a year. So, deciding which smoking cessation...
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  19. What are E-Liquids?

    What are E-Liquids?

    What are e-liquids? Simply put, e-liquids are the liquids that you use in your Vape Pen or Vape kit. E-liquids come in many different forms, flavours and nicotine strengths, but are usually made up of a few key ingredients. Which e-liquid you use depends on your previous smoking habits, flavour preference, and the type of vape kit you use...
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  20. Which box mod upgrade will make the most difference?

    Which box mod upgrade will make the most difference?

    Which box mod upgrade will make the most difference? One of the most enjoyable aspects of vaping, is the level of personalisation you can bring to the hobby. You can tweak and perfect your vaping gear until you’ve found your ideal set up. And once you get tired of the same old set up, you can switch it up...
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  21. What is Juuling?

    What is Juuling?

    What is Juuling? When any brand name becomes a verb people use, you know it’s probably here to stay: just think of Googling or hoovering. Now there’s Juuling. What is Juuling? Well, it's simply the act of vaping using the Juul pod-based vape device. The Juul is one of the world’s bestselling e-cigarettes. Having just launched in 2015, the...
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  22. Travelling on holiday with your squonk mod

    Travelling on holiday with your squonk mod

    Travelling on holiday with your squonk mod If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off to sunnier climes this summer, you’re probably already wondering what the deal is with taking your squonk mod with you. The good news is: you can travel with your squonk mod. But there are a few rules and regulations you should absolutely familiarise yourself with...
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  23. Nicotine salts 101

    Nicotine salts 101

    Nicotine salts 101 There’s a new innovation on the vaping scene, and it goes by the name of nicotine salt. If you’re curious to know more, you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to explain everything you need to know about nicotine salt. What is nicotine salt? To understand what nicotine salt is, you have to understand one of...
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  24. Taste the newest from Nasty Juice

    Taste the newest from Nasty Juice

    Taste the newest from Nasty Juice Like a comet flying across the night sky, Nasty Juice burst onto the scene in 2014 and quickly became a brand worth talking about. With high-quality ingredients and delicious flavour combinations, it's no surprise Nasty Juice e-liquids are a favourite with vapers. Today we're checking out their newest releases, plus giving you a bit...
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  25. Squonking 101

    Squonking 101

    Squonking 101 Squonk mods have made a splash in the vaping community in the last little while, and 'squonking' has quickly become known as a new and innovative way to maximise flavour. If you've heard the term but aren't sure what it means, we're here to help you get to grips with the basics. What is a squonk mod? Squonking...
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  26. Vape Mod Size Guide

    Vape Mod Size Guide

    Vape Mod Size Guide With so many options on the market, every mod is as individual as the vaper who owns it. And while customisation is great, getting to grips with the full range of options out there can be at times a little daunting. Trying to figure out just how each bestselling mod compares in size isn’t always easy...
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  27. How to steep e-liquid

    How to steep e-liquid

    How to Steep E-liquid Like a fine wine, the best e-liquids get better with time. The same way you marinade your meets or leave whisky to age, steeping your e-liquid can help bring out the best flavour possible. And the good news is – it’s easy to do at home. Today we’re taking you through the how and why of...
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  28. How to Avoid Vape Spitback

    How to Avoid Vape Spitback

    How to Avoid Vape Spitback Spitback can ruin an otherwise enjoyable vape. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced vaper tweaking their kit, today we're telling you what it is and how to avoid it. What is spitback?  Spitback is the term used to describe occasional droplets of e-liquid that shoot up when you're vaping. Because your e-cig is on...
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  29. Simple steps to avoid a burnt coil

    Simple steps to avoid a burnt coil

    Simple steps to avoid a burnt coil Just about every vaper will experience the dreaded burnt coil at some point. You might experience a nasty flavour when you inhale, feel heat in your nostrils, smell something foul in the air, or even just feel like your e-cigarette is underperforming. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do to keep...
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  30. Travelling with your vape gear

    Travelling with your vape gear

    Travelling with your vape gear If you are a vaper and have a summer holiday planned, you’ll need to think about more than just what colour swimwear to pack. We take a look at things you need to know if you are going to be travelling with your vape gear. Vaping at airports Vaping is not allowed at any of...
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  31. Variable wattage – is more wattage necessary?

    Variable wattage – is more wattage necessary?

    Variable wattage – is more wattage necessary? E-cigarettes can come with a variety of different wattages, and it can be confusing to know which one to buy. If you’ve ever wondered what the wattage means or why a variable wattage mod might be for you, read on. What’s the wattage for? The amount of power spent by an e-cigarette is...
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  32. Why you should consider a variable temperature mod

    Why you should consider a variable temperature mod

    Why you should consider a variable temperature mod If you’re into mods or thinking about getting more serious with your vaping, you'll need to know about temperature control. We take a look at variable temperature mods, and at reasons, you would consider buying one. The need for control Lots of vapers have experienced dry hits – that acrid feeling in...
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  33. E-liquids for Easter

    E-liquids for Easter

    E-liquids for Easter It’s not just chocolate fans who get to enjoy a visit from the Easter bunny – vapers can too, with tasty e-liquids! We take a look at some of the perfect e-liquid flavours for Easter, including chocolate and sweet treat flavours. Classic Chocolate Let’s start with the quintessential taste of Easter – smooth, rich, creamy chocolate. If...
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  34. Mouth to lung vs direct-to-lung (DL) vaping

    Mouth to lung vs direct-to-lung (DL) vaping

    Mouth to lung vs direct-to-lung (DL) vaping If you’re new to vaping, or looking to make the switch from cigarettes, you may be interested to know that there are two kinds of vaping hits to enjoy. We take a closer look at mouth to lung vs direct to lung vaping, so you can see which is going to be best...
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  35. E-liquid flavours for Pancake Day

    E-liquid flavours for Pancake Day

    E-liquid flavours for Pancake Day In celebration of Pancake Day, we've put out a spread of our favourite e-liquids that complement a nice warm pancake perfectly. Whether you want a piping hot plate of pancakes or prefer the sweet taste of pastry, we've got a great rundown of the flavours MTL and sub-ohm vapers will love. Who says breakfast isn't...
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  36. The secret world of the cloud chasers

    The secret world of the cloud chasers

    The secret world of the cloud chasers Seen some online vids of people performing awesome vape tricks, or been impressed by the clouds in your local vape shop? With time and practice, you too could enter the world of cloud chasing. Cloud chasing is a serious, and seriously fun, business. It’s a global phenomenon among long term vapers, and not...
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  37. Ohm's Law and safe vaping: What you need to know

    Ohm's Law and safe vaping: What you need to know

    Ohm's Law and safe vaping: What you need to know With new laws and regulations coming into effect from May 2017, safe vaping has never been more crucial. With media attention around exploding devices, it’s paramount that those using a vaping device do so in the right way. But how do we know if we’re pushing our vaping devices too...
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  38. Coil building tools

    Coil building tools

    Coil building tools One of the great things about vaping is you can build and customise your kit to make something really special. As they get more advanced, many vapers opt to build and maintain coils themselves rather than buying prebuilt coils or coil heads. It gives you more control over your vaping experience —such as building for big flavour...
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  39. 7 E-Liquids to Trick You Into Feeling Warm This Winter!

    7 E-Liquids to Trick You Into Feeling Warm This Winter!

    7 E-Liquids to Trick You Into Feeling Warm This Winter! Could these e-liquids help you beat the winter chills? Finding a liquid that summons warm feelings could trick you into feeling warmer on the coldest of winter mornings! From tasty winter puddings that evoke the comforts of home to juices that take us away to exotic sunny places, we’ve selected...
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  40. The Top 5 Vape Pens

    The Top 5 Vape Pens

    The Top 5 Vape Pens They say variety is the spice of life, but when you're new to vaping the sheer volume of choice can be a little overwhelming. Today we're running down our pick of 5 of the best vape pens - perfect for anyone new to the scene or any vapers who just like to keep things simple...
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  41. Common Vape Questions and Answers - From Our Experts

    Common Vape Questions and Answers - From Our Experts

    Common Vape Questions and Answers - From Our Experts When you're new to vaping, a little guidance from the experts can go a long way. From start-up costs to safety concerns and common troubleshooting tips, today we're answering some of the most common questions our experts get in-store. **Updated 19th Dec 2016** What is vaping? Vaping is term used to...
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  42. Could Vaping Save Your Christmas Party?

    Could Vaping Save Your Christmas Party?

    Could Vaping Save Your Christmas Party? Avoid that morning-after regret and the embarrassment associated with office party antics this Christmas with the help of your e cigarette! Party season is upon us and the work Christmas party is usually a big event on any company’s calendar. This should be a chance for employees to blow off steam and celebrate their...
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  43. Top vaping accessories

    Top vaping accessories

    Top vaping accessories There are lots of great vaping accessories out there to help you protect your e-cigarettes, carry spare batteries or e-liquids, or even just customise your vape. Read our guide on the best e-cig accessories out there just now. Get on the Case Your e-cigarette is nothing without a protective case. The delicate parts inside, tank or stem...
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  44. Get Tanked!

    Get Tanked!

    Get Tanked! Your e-cigarette is nothing without its tank. We take a look at this vital piece of vaping kit, and the different styles of tank available. Anatomy of a tank In technical terms, the tank itself is the cylinder which you fill with e-liquid when you’re vaping. However, the word tank is often used interchangeably with whole e-cig kits...
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  45. Top e-liquids for Autumn

    Top e-liquids for Autumn

    Top e-liquids for Autumn Forget the cold, wind and rain. When you think Autumn, think atmospheric vape clouds and sweet treats for your e-cigarette. Today we've picked out the top e-liquids you can enjoy as the leaves begin to change... Grown up treats There’s nothing quite like a caramel apple to make you think of Autumn and Bonfire Night. Get...
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  46. RDA Vs RTA Vaping Guide

    RDA Vs RTA Vaping Guide

    RDA Vs RTA Vaping Guide Learn the differences between RTAs and RDAs and which type of rebuildable atomizer is right for your vaping needs. If you’re thinking about branching out from standard kits and want to make your own coils for the rebuildable atomizer on your e-cigarette, read our guide to RDA vs RTA vaping, so you can decide what’s...
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  47. Guide to Mechanical (Mech) Mods

    Guide to Mechanical (Mech) Mods

    Guide to Mechanical (Mech) Mods Once you’ve been vaping for a while, you might find that you want to have more control over your flavour hit and vapour clouds. This is where a mechanical mod comes in. They are made with experienced vapers firmly in mind, as they not only provide a better hit, but need a little more attention...
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  48. Building A Coil

    Building A Coil

    Building A Coil If you’re interested in building your own coils, take a look at this how-to-guide and learn about the basics of coil building as well as the materials required and important safety¹ precautions! Whether you’re brand new to this whole vaping thing or you’ve been doing it for a while, the chances are you’ve encountered someone who swears...
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  49. E-Cigarette Safety Tips

    E-Cigarette Safety Tips

    E-Cigarette Safety Tips Learn more about e-cigarette safety, including maintaining your battery, to ensure you are vaping safely. Millions of people in the UK have turned to e-cigarettes to help them beat their nicotine cravings in a safe, effective, and flavourful way. Read our tips on how to vape safely and maintain your e-cigarette to get the most from vaping...
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  50. How to Cure Vaper’s Tongue

    How to Cure Vaper’s Tongue

    How to Cure Vaper’s Tongue If you’re suffering from vaper’s tongue, find out about the causes and cures right here! If you’re experiencing a numb tongue and lack of flavour from your daily vape then it’s very likely that you’re suffering from vaper’s tongue! The symptoms are easy to read and can include weaker flavour or no flavour whatsoever from...
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  51. The Benefits of Building Your Own Coils

    The Benefits of Building Your Own Coils

    The Benefits of Building Your Own Coils What exactly is coil building? Bradley Norris, Assistant Manager of Vapestore Chichester, reveals all in this beginners guide to coil building, perfect for those who want to pick up the skill of building coils for vaping but don’t know where to start. If you’re into vaping, the chances are you’ve heard the term...
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  52. How To Store E-liquid

    How To Store E-liquid

    How To Store E-liquid E-liquids have transformed the way we 'smoke' and made the experience easier, more affordable and highly customisable. Making the switch to e-cigarettes requires a few new considerations; instead of a lighter, you need a charger, and rather than worrying about the freshness of your pack of cigarettes, you need to keep an eye on the quality...
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  53. Vape hardware explained

    Vape hardware explained

    Vape hardware explained Understanding the general components of a vapour device will help you make the right choice when it comes time to buy or upgrade your kit. When you’re just starting out, understanding the jargon can be confusing at times – here are the essential components and what they do. Battery The battery is what powers the device and...
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