What is an e-cigarette?
An electronic cigarette (or e-cig), shish stick, vape pen or digital vapor device is a battery or USB powered device which simulates smoking the old-school variety of cigarettes. It generally uses a heating element known as an atomiser (Or cartomiser) that vaporises a liquid solution known as e-juice.
What is a 'Mod'?
A 'Mod', is a modifiable vaping device. It allows for modifications and customisation to change, improve or alter the experience. This includes battery changes, juice chamber enhancements etc.
What is vaping?
Vaping is the act of using an e-cig to vaporise e-juice. Either nicotine or nicotine free, in a range of flavours. Eg: "We quit smoking cigarettes and only vape now"
What is e-juice?
E-juice is a liquid solution that is found within e-cigs or manually inserted into shisha sticks by the user to be vaporised. Some solutions contain a mixture of nicotine and flavorings, while others release a flavored vapor without nicotine. That's right, you can vape nicotine and tobacco free too.
What are Analogues?
In the vaping world; e-cigs are referred to as digital devices, while conventional 'fags' are often known as analogues. Eg: "Move with the time guys, quit analogue and switch to digital"
Is vaping safe?
While there is no long term historical study of the effects of vaping with e-juice; it would be misleading to say it is proven to be safe. Thats a strict legal term and we wouldn't want you to vape without considering this; however vaping does not involve the use of tobacco, which immediately removes over 4000 chemicals from the equation, including 60+ elements that are known to be carcinogenic.
We have our own opinions, it is up to you to decide yours.
Is vaping healthier than cigarettes?
Vaping involves flavouring oils and nicotine solution. Smoking conventional cigarettes, includes 4000 chemicals of which a high number are known to cause cancer. Smokers inhale Carbon Monoxide, those fumes that old cars emit by the bucketload; vapers don't. It is illegal in the UK to suggest e-cigarettes will stop you smoking, it is also illegal to say they are a healthy aide. This is because it would need to be approved as a medication beforehand. Whether they are 100% healthy remains to be seen with long term research. This type of research may take many decades realistically.
Deborah Arnott, of the UK charity ASH 'Action on Smoking and Health', said in a BBC interview:
"We do need better data on safety and appropriate regulation for e-cigarettes, although these products are certain to be significantly less hazardous than cigarettes, which lead to premature death in half all long-term users."
The BBC continued to state in 2010:
"UK estimates suggest around one in ten has already tried them."
4 years later there still have been no significant balanced studies on the impacts of e-cigarettes.
Is vaping expensive?
For a 20 a day smoker in the UK, the costs for this addictive habit is between 2500-3000 GBP per year. For an e-cig user, one could achieve the same quantity of nicotine delivery and use for approximately 500 GBP per year. This covers the costs of the e-juice, which comes in a wide range of flavours and strengths. The cost of your vape device is literally down to how much customisation and control you want over your 'Throat hit'. From long life battery additions, to the ability to change the amount of pull required; there is really a limitless amount of modifications you can achieve. Beats cigarettes hands-down for usability. From budget and starter kits to premium high performance gadgets, our in-house Professor Vape can point you in the right direction.
Is it complicated?
No, not really. Don't be put off by the advanced kits we offer, we can point you in the right direction for a great cost effective starter solution. We want to teach you why we love vaping and if Professor Vape isn't on hand right away, tweet us @vapeandjuiceuk for a chat. Our advice is free even if you see something you want elsewhere. We like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs; so if you find a great new flavour or gadget and we don't stock it, we will send you a free gift if we do.
Are cigarettes stronger than e-cigarettes?
No not necessarily. The throat hit you feel when you drag on a cigarette is replicated exactly with e-cigs. What creates the feeling of smoke hitting the back of your throat is very simply, the level of nicotine you inhale. Thats the nicotine and not the tobacco. With e-cigs you can control the amount of nicotine you want in your e-juice. If you want ultra low or zero nicotine, we can provide that for you; alternatively if you crave a super strong vape, we stock the very stuff for you. From 0mg to 24mg, e-cigs that allow you to insert e-juice directly give you full control.
NB: In your local newsagents, petrol stations and supermarkets, you may have seen e-cig devices that look like traditional cigarettes. We don't stock those, we just don't see how they benefit a user and look like the very items that are banned in public places. If you want to vape, the beauty is in full control of flavours, strengths, customisation AND discretion. Please don't compare vaping to cigarettes based on those.
Does vaping have tobacco in?
Very simply: NO. No tobacco, therefore no smelly clothes and no bad breath.
How are e-cigarettes powered?
E-cigs are powered more often than not by batteries. Rechargeable or replaceable, some e-cig modifiable devices (Mods) allow for packing with long life batteries. This is great if you are away on holiday or expect long usage without being able to charge.
How long do e-cigarette batteries last?
As long as the batteries last. This depends on the type of battery, size of battery and whether you can insert your own batteries. Some are rechargeable only; others take long life batteries. This is where the customisation factor really comes into it's own. If you grow to love your vaping stick, you can upgrade to a 'Mod' that lets you add long life power.
How do I ensure I can always top up my e-cigarette when I'm away?
We offer discounts on larger e-juice bottles, but if you use a shisha stick, Mod or whatever you go on to name your gadget; you can source any company's juice internationally. Unlike the cigarette imitation E-cigs that you see on the shelves; you don't become a slave to their replacement cartridges. Juice is juice; you can top up with ours or from another supplier. You can take your gadget backpacking, on business or on a city break. Vaping is the disruptive industry of the e-cig world. We are consumer driven, our products work to your benefit not to the manufacturers. This is why we don't sell cartridge base e-cigs such as brands E-Lites, Skycig, Tenmotives etc.
Are there any online forums I can join in order to connect with other Vapers?
Yes, we've found sites such as The Vapers Den to be really helpful. This particular forum is a great place to meet and chat with other Vapers. Why not check them out and see for yourself?