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What is Vaping?
‘Vaping’ describes the use of an electronic cigarette, often referred to as an e-cigarette, as a method of receiving nicotine with significantly less harmful effects than regular tobacco smoking.
E-cigarettes use a battery and a coil to heat a substance known as e-liquid (much like water in a kettle), producing a vapour which is then inhaled. Unlike traditional cigarettes, the act of vaping does not produce harmful smoke which is damaging to the lungs and general health.
In August 2015, Public Health England (the Government body) championed vaping as 95% less harmful to health than tobacco*. This statistic very likely accounts for the growing popularity of e-cigarette use, with 3 million UK people currently vaping.
*PHE – Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health in the UK.
Making the switch to Vaping
We understand that making the switch from cigarettes to vaping can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve put together three simple steps to get you started in the right direction:
1. Pick an e-liquid flavour
We have a huge selection of e-liquids in a variety of delicious flavour profiles – from tobaccos to fruits, menthols to desserts and everything in between, to offer a new and enjoyable experience.
2. Choose a strength
The level of nicotine strength you require is generally based on your cigarette consumption and can be gradually reduced as your cravings decrease. As a rough guide, a 5-10 a-day smoker would require a 6mg nicotine e-liquid, a 10-15 a-day would require 12mg, 20 + cigarettes per day would require 18mg.
3. Select your Vape Kit
Although there are many different e-cigarette options out there, we think the best place to start is with a ‘classic’ style kit. These kits tend to come with all the components you need to get up and running and require very little assembly or prior knowledge of vaping. Classic kits tend to have a ‘pen’ style appearance and use a tank known as a clearomiser to hold the e-liquid before it is vaporised. They replicate the draw of a traditional cigarette that you would be used to, with the added flavour of an e-liquid.
Sub-ohm kits work on a higher wattage with a lower throat hit for a direct to lung inhale, and work to deliver a more intense flavour of clouds.
Pod kits are also available - either a closed system that has disposable one-time-use cartridges with specific flavours, or refillable pod system that allows you to use your own liquid in your favourite flavour and strength.
The higher the quality of an e-liquid, the better the vaping experience. We recommend choosing an e-liquid from a reputable company that uses high-quality, reliably-sourced ingredients.
All Vapouriz e-liquids are produced in our state-of-the-art facilities in Surrey and our lab division boasts the most advanced manufacturing facilities in Europe.
With ingredients ethically sourced from the UK and Europe, our e-liquids are made of VG (Vegetable Glycerine), PG (Propylene Glycol), flavouring and nicotine – and nothing else.
PG is an odourless, colourless liquid which is thin in consistency. It is used in e-liquid to provide the ‘throat hit’ which is often likened to the sensation of smoking. without containing any of the harmful chemicals or additives found in tobacco.
VG is a derivative of vegetable oil and is also recognised as a safe substance for consumption. It is used to thicken the consistency of e-liquid, which in turn creates the dense vapour clouds associated with sub-ohm vaping.
E-liquid is available in a number of different types suitable for use with different devices. Each variety offers you a different sensation to suit your preference.
Classic is the term given to e-liquids that contain a higher level of PG than VG. PG provides the ‘throat hit’ often likened to the sensation of smoking and is therefore the preferred choice for those looking to quit tobacco.
Intended for use with low power high resistance classic kits.
Sub-ohm e-liquid is often referred to as ‘max VG’, which means it has a higher percentage of VG than PG. Because VG has a thickening effect, these e-liquids are suited for high-wattage sub-ohm devices which are designed to produce a lot of vapour.
This style of vaping is known as ‘sub-ohm’ and tends to be more of a hobbyist practise than a means to smoking cessation. Sub ohm vaping produces amazing flavour payoff and huge cloud production.
Intended for use with high power low resistance sub-ohm kits.
50/50 e-liquid contains a 50% Vegetable Glycerine, 50% Propylene Glycol ratio, which allows for an extremely versatile vaping experience.
Intended for use with most vape devices.
Nic Salt E-Liquid
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. Nic Salts deliver nicotine to the blood stream far more quickly than standard nicotine-containing e-liquids. This makes for an immediately satisfying vape which is particularly appealing to those looking for a stop-smoking aid.
Intended for use with low power high resistance classic kits.
Understanding Vape Kits
Vape kits, which come in all shapes and sizes, are the device used to turn e-liquid in to vapour. On the whole, vape kits fall in to one of two camps: Classic or Sub-Ohm.
These kits are more often than not the starter kit of choice for most vapers. Most classic kits are ‘pen’ shaped and are for use with high PG e-liquid.
Classic kits produce moderate amounts of vapour and provide a ‘smoke-like’ sensation.
The term ‘sub-ohm’ relates to resistance of the coil (heating element) being less than 1 ohm. This combined with a more powerful battery produces high levels of vapour often referred to as clouds. These devices are for use with high VG e-liquid.
Pod kits are also available - either a closed system that has disposable one-time use cartridges with specific flavours, or refillable pod system that allows you to use your own liquid in your favourite flavour and strength.
How Vape Kits Work
The vast majority of electronic cigarettes consist of 2 main components: a Battery and a Tank, and work in the same way.
This 3 stage process explains the basic principle by which all vape kits function
There are countless different vape kits on the market, both classic and sub ohm, in differeing shapes and sizes, with advanced funtionality and features, but this basic principle remains the same.
More about Vape Coils
The coil plays a crucial part in the performance of any vape kit. Here are a few top coil facts
• Coils are specific to the particular tank/clearomizer
• Coils resistance is measured in Ohms
• Coils are a consumable part and require replacing
• Coils needs to be primed with e-liquid prior to use
Tips to help you Switch
Research has shown that if you can abstain from cigarettes for 28 days you will be more likely to kick the habit for good. We’ve put together some helpful tips and hints to make those 28 days a little easier.
Make a Plan
You’re far more likely to succeed in kicking your cigarette habit for good if you’re prepared. Pick a start date and make sure you’re stocked up with your stop-smoking aids like e-liquid and coils. You can also use an app such as LiveStrong or Cessation Nation to help you stay motivated. We have a support programme in place with motivating emails full of helpful suggestions, advice and support. If you would like to join please follow the link and sign up, and remember, we are stronger together. We also have stores nationwide, so you can pop in for face to face support.
Look to the Future
A good way to keep your goal in sight is to make a list of all the benefits you’ll enjoy when you kick your habit, such as better health, financial gain and fresher clothing and breath - to name a few.
Quitting smoking is hard, and there will be times when you don’t want to carry on. Remember to keep the reasons why you have stopped at the forefront of your mind.
Be sure to congratulate yourself on making it through another day, week, month and so on. Be proud of your achievements and treat yourself to a reward when you reach these milestones. On average, most people who quit save around £250 each month, which is nearly £3,000 a year. Just think of all the ways you could put that extra money to good use!
Incorporate some Exercise
Studies have shown that the endorphins released by exercise help to reduce cravings, so why not take up a new sport to help take the edge off and improve your health?
Identify your Triggers
Do you always accompany certain situations with a cigarette? After a meal? With a drink? When you’re feeling stressed? Once you have identified your triggers, you can use your e-cigarette as an effective, satisfying substitute.