VAPING, VAPE DEVICES, E-LIQUIDS AND SAFETY
Vaping is a safer and healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes and is becoming more commonly widespread. Many smokers are turning to vaping alternatives to help kick the old habbit. "Vaping" refers to inhaling vapour as oppose to smoke produced by traditional cigarettes. Modern vaping devices (sometimes referred to as vaporizers or vape pen) work by heating an e-liquid or e-juice. The liquid evaporates and turns into vapour which is what we inhale and exhale to produce sometimes very impressive clouds!
Nicotine is often added to the e-liquid to the desired strengh (maximum UK limit is 20mg). This provides a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes which contain thousands of chemicals and produce both tar and carbon manoxide, which are the two most dangerous known elements found in cigarettes. In England, smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths and accounts for nearly 80,000 deaths each year. One in two smokers die from a smoking-related disease. Tobacco can cause disease to the brain, heart, lungs, stomach, mouth, throat, skin and bones. It can also cause problems with blood circulation, fertility and reproduction.
These devices are sometimes called Mods, Vape pens or Vapourisers. If you are a smoker wanting to switch to vaping, then we highly recomend the Kilo 1K e-cigarette which is an ultra -portable device and the perfect starter kit. It also works as a great alternative for vapers who normally use more advanced vape mods but may find it difficult to do so indoors or at work because of the large clouds produced by these devices. The Kilo 1K is a low powered device and therefore replicates the equivelent vapour of what you would get from exhaling smoke from a traditional cigarette.
For more advanced users, there are 100's of different vaping devices available for you to choose from. Ranging from variable low wattage mods to higher end more powerful and even rebuildable mods. These vaping devices are intended for use with e-liquids. We stock popular hardware brands such as Smok, Innokin, Aspire and more.
An e-liquid (e-juice) typically contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG), and flavourings, aswel as nicotine if you choose to add this. There is a massive selection of flavours to choose from and everything from fruity e-liquids to dessert flavour e-liquids and even tobacco flavour e-liquids are available to buy from our online store. We stock popular e-juices from reputable manufacturers worldwide.
IS VAPING SAFE?
In the UK, vaping devices and e-liquids is tightly regulated for safety and quality. Public Health England's 2015 independent evidence review found that, based on the available evidence, vaping is around 95% less harmful than smoking. The Royal College of Physicians came to a similar conclusion in its 2016 report 'Nicotine without smoke: tobacco harm reduction'. However, vaping is not completely risk free but does carry only a small fraction of the risk of smoking cigarettes. E-liquids and vapour contain some potentially harmful chemicals also found in traditional cigarette smoke but at much lower levels. The nicotine itself is relatively harmless but is a very addictive substance. It is the nicotine addiction which mosts smokers want to satisfy without being exposed to all the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes and so vaping is the obvious alternative. An estimated 3 million adults in the UK currently vape and this number is ever growing as more and more smokers become aware of the benefits in switching from smoking to vaping.
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