New to vaping?
Whether you are quitting smoking or just looking to join an exciting new hobby, you can start your vaping story here.
What is vaping?
E-cigarettes, or vapes as they are sometimes known, work by safely heating e-liquids and vaporizing them, ready to be inhaled. Though they come in many different shapes and sizes, all vapes work by this basic design.
Why do people vape?
One of the main reasons people choose to vape is because they are looking for an alternative to smoking; in fact, vaping is up to 95% healthier than smoking according to PHE. Vaping is also far more cost effective than smoking, and without the lingering smell. Furthermore, people vape for the amazing variety of e-liquids to choose from; you could have a different flavour every time you refill!
What do I need to Vape?
To get started off with vaping, you essentially only need two things: an e-cigarette (or vape device as they are also known) and an e-liquid to put in it!
Is vaping safe?
E-cigarettes are tightly regulated in the UK to ensure safety and quality. Although vaping is not completely risk free, according to the NHS, e-cigarettes contain a “small fraction of the risk of [traditional] cigarettes”.
How old do I have to be to vape?
To vape or buy vaping equipment in England, Scotland and Wales, you must be over 18 years old.
Will vaping help me quit smoking?
We can’t say for sure, because everyone is different! However, studies have concluded that those who take up vaping are more than twice as likely to quit than by other methods.
What is an e-liquid?
An e-liquid is the fluid used to fill an e-cigarette, ready to be turned into delicious vapour! E-liquids are made of water, flavouring, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). E-liquids sometimes also contain nicotine. E-liquids made in the UK are heavily regulated to maintain safety standards.