Q1: What is vaping?
A1: Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling vapour when using a vape device. It's a tremendous step ahead from traditional smoking, as it's replaced traditional smoking's negative impression. Liquid aerosol is the scientific term for vapour, and vapour from a vaporizer is akin to steam from a kettle. It's all water vapour in conclusion of the day. When a liquid is heated, a vapour is produced, which can be inhaled and exhaled.
Q2: How do e-cigs work?
A2: The battery, the tank that holds the juice, and a coil containing cotton (the coil is the component that heats up) and the liquid itself make up a vaping device. A current is sent from the battery to a coil wrapped around the wick/cotton, which is then steadily heated to evaporate the liquid.
Q3: Who is vaping designed for?
A3: Vapes can be used by anyone who is 18 years old or older, as well as those who want a safer alternative to smoking regular cigarettes.
Q4: How old do you have to be to buy a vape product?
A4: 18 years old is the minimum age required to purchase anything vape related
Q5: Will vaping help me to quit smoking? Can I use vaping products alongside traditional tobacco products?
A5: Many people have used vaping to help them quit smoking. While some people are unable to stop, official figures show that 2.3 million people in the UK have transitioned from smoking to vaping (and the number is growing). There's nothing wrong with vaping alongside tobacco products, and many new vapers do so to make the transition easier. If you still want to smoke, it's likely that your liquid's nicotine concentration is insufficient.
Q6: Is it legal to vape indoors? Are e-cigs affected by the UK smoking ban?
A6: Because vapes do not require combustion (the use of a flame), they are exempt from the smoking ban and can be used indoors. It is absolutely up to the owner of the building you are in, though, whether or not they allow it.
Q7: Is it safe to take my vaping products on a plane?
A7: The answer to whether it's safe to carry your vaping items on a plane depends on the airline you're flying with; each airline has its own set of rules. While there is no general rule forbidding passengers from taking vaping devices on board, airlines have the authority to impose one and many have done
Q8: Does vaping taste the same as smoking tobacco?
A8: If you love the taste of tobacco, you can choose from a variety of tobacco-flavored e-liquids. In addition, a good vape and e-liquid will give you the same throat hit and nicotine rush as a cigarette.
Q9: Do e-cigarettes and e-liquids produce a smell?
A9: It all depends on the e-cigarette or liquid you're using; some generate a strong aroma as a result of their flavour (for example, if you vape a cherry flavour liquid, someone nearby may smell cherries), while others don't.
Q10: Does the battery in the device make the e-cig too hot to handle?
A10: If your device is powered by regulated batteries, it shouldn't become too hot to handle. Most regulated battery vape devices become heated after extended use or charging; if your device becomes abnormally hot to the point where you can't hold it, discard it immediately and contact the seller.
Q11: Is vaping better for me than smoking?
A11: To put it bluntly, yes. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the UK regulatory organisation PHE (Public Health England), vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking. (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/e-cigarettes-around-95-less-harmful-than-tobacco-estimates-landmark-review)
Q12: What am I actually inhaling?
A12: You're inhaling a combination of 66 percent water, propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG), flavourings, and, if your liquid contains nicotine, nicotine.
Q13: Is there a danger of passive smoking?
A13: Because it affects those who have never handled a cigarette, passive smoking is particularly dangerous. Passive vaping, on the other hand, contains so few chemicals that they are invisible, making it significantly safer than passive smoking, though not entirely risk-free.
Q14: I’ve heard of the terms MTL & DTL but what do they mean?
A14: An e-cigarette can be used in two ways. Smaller and less powerful devices, such as generic vape pens, are intended to be inhaled MTL, or mouth to lung. This means that the vapour is gently sucked from the device and temporarily retained in the mouth before being carried down into the lungs. Larger and more powerful devices called mods are meant to allow the vapour to be inhaled more directly straight to the lungs, a technique known as direct to lung or DTL. DTL is typically used by more experienced vapers.
Q15: Is vaping regulated and if so, how?
A15: In the United Kingdom, vaping is governed by the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), and all products must meet a minimum level of quality and safety. While the Act was originally intended to strengthen controls on the tobacco industry, there is a part within it that expressly addresses e-cigarettes and connected items such as nicotine-containing e-liquids or tanks/clearomisers having the ability to do so. This is why certain vaping devices are obliged to include a health warning about nicotine being a highly addictive substance on at least a portion of the package. This legislation mandates producers to be truthful about their chemicals and manufacturing processes, and it has fueled pharmaceutical quality development within the business. Vaping devices must also be registered with the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Q16: Can someone vape while they’re pregnant?
A16: We do not advocate vaping while pregnant. However, if you choose, you can get more information from your doctor or a medical professional.
Q17: Is a vape costly to maintain and use?
A17: Vape devices are inexpensive and simple to obtain and maintain. In fact, one of the best devices for infrequent vapers (a vape pen) can cost as little as £15 for a complete beginner kit. The coils (which last 4 to 12 weeks depending on usage) are the only recurrent expenses aside from e-liquids, which can be purchased for as little as £4 for a certified 10ml bottle of high quality e-liquid (lasts a week for heavy users).
Q18: What are Nicotine Salts?
A18: Nicotine salts are a form of e-liquid that is well-known for providing a high level of nicotine enjoyment. Originally used only in vape pods like the AV Nano Disposable, nicotine salts are now also utilised to make e-liquid. Because of the chemistry of nic salts, as they are commonly contain a very high concentration of nicotine while being exceedingly smooth on the inhale. Smokers adore them because they satisfy nicotine cravings.
Q19: What is ‘dripping’?
A19: Dripping is a way of vaping in which you apply a little amount of e-liquid directly to your wick and immediately vape. The more typical and simpler method of vaping is to simply fill a tank with e-liquid.
Q20: How do I get more vapor?
A20: To generate as much vapour as possible, you'll need a high-power battery and numerous coils in your tank with a high volume of air flowing through it. E-liquid with a high VG (Vegetable Glycerine) percentage will produce more vapour as well.
Q21: What e-liquid flavours are there available for purchase?
A21: There are literally thousands of e-liquid flavours to choose from. Traditional cigarette flavours, drink flavours, fruit flavours, dessert flavours, and just about anything else you might think of are all available.
Q22: What’s a throat hit
A22: A throat hit is the sensation you get when you inhale a regular cigarette. Some individuals appreciate this and want to imitate it when vaping, while others prefer vaping devices that limit this sensation.
Q23: What liquid is suitable for my device?
A23: Because of the type of coil, lower VG is better suited for starter and intermediate kits. Higher resistance coils perform better in thinner e-liquid, which the PG adds to the mix. A standard 10ml e-liquid is ideal for these types of kits with ratios either at 50/50 or 60PG/40VG. More advanced kits that use lower resistance coils, below 0 ohm are better suited for higher VG e-liquid, this type of juice is more viscous, which isn’t compatible with starter kits in fact if a higher VG liquid is used in a starter kit then there's a chance the coil will burn out faster, and it may even spit hot e-liquid when being vaped.
Q24: How long will a standard 10ml bottle of liquid last?
A24: Everybody is unique! Certain individuals like to puff away the entire day and others like to adhere to their assigned 'vaping' breaks. As a general rule of thumb, a normal 20 per day smoker of conventional cigarettes uses up a 10ml container roughly every 10 days (though this is just an estimate).
Q25: There’s a wet, crackling sound being emitted when I vape followed by very little vapour coming out, what’s the problem?
A25: This means your e-cig’s tank has flooded. To wash it you ought to place it vertically on a towel , or blow through the threaded part onto a towel .The surplus e-liquid will shoot out and therefore the tank should be fixable
Q26: Even though I’ve fully charged my battery it still doesn’t work, what’s wrong?
A26: This issue may occur because your battery/device is locked, to fix this simply click your fire button 5 times in rapid succession, it should flash a few times and unlock.
Q27: What should I look for when picking a vape?
A27: There is a vast amount of vaping devices to choose from and like humans they come in all different shapes and sizes and colours. When you pick your first device you’ll be making a choice based upon looks, price and performance. Since everyone is different it’s hard to give general advice on what vape to pick however if you’re a new vaper then a simple to operate device such as a disposable, starter kit or a pod mod might be best for you however if you’re a more advanced vaper than sub-ohm kits or mech mods will be right for you. One major tip to remember is to make sure your device is fully charged, there’s no point in owning a vape if you can’t use it.