Every vaper has their own preferences when it comes to their vape. With so many choices available, from the thousands of device models, setups and e-liquid flavours, you have unlimited freedom to customise your vaping experience.
Even how you inhale can vary. There are two main breathing styles when it comes to vaping: mouth-to-lung or direct-to-lung. Each has its pros and cons, producing a drastically different vaping experience, and it’s important to know these because not all devices and e-liquids will be compatible with either style. While you can definitely use both for different purposes, most vapers end up heavily preferring one over the other. Continue reading What is Mouth to Lung Vaping?
One of the most hard-hitting vaping innovations in recent years is pod vaping, which was made mainstream by the JUUL pod.
Before pod vaping, many vapers still couldn’t find a perfect fit despite the diversity of devices in the market. On one end, you have the vape pen, which is the cheapest and most basic. Predictably, this doesn’t result in the best vape, given its low power and battery life. But when you try to upgrade, you’re faced with more complex mods that can be confusing because of all their buttons and settings. Pod vapes comfortably fill in the gap, balancing ease of use and convenience with high quality.
Back in 2015, the UK government announced a landmark report that made waves throughout vaping community. Commissioned by Public Health England, the report “E-Cigarettes: An Evidence Update” studied the impact of vaping on health and made recommendations regarding regulations and health advice. The report made several conclusions but the most stark and attention grabbing was that e-cigarettes are at least 95% less harmful than tobacco and that they can help smokers quit.
Even though vaping has only become popular worldwide over the past decade, there are already thousands of device models available on the market today. These come in different shapes and sizes, and they cater to a wide range of experience levels, from beginners who want something simple and user-friendly to advanced vapers who can tinker directly with the device’s wiring. Let’s put some order into the chaos by looking at the four general types of mods out there:
If you’re looking to quit smoking, vaping is one of the most effective and safest ways. Despite the presence of nicotine (itself not the harmful substance in tobacco), Public Health England even reported that it’s up to 95% healthier, without the carcinogens and toxins produced by traditional smoking. In fact, e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine patches or gum at getting smokers to stop. Aside from the health benefits, vaping is also cheaper than smoking and gives you more options to customize.
Every component of your vaping device can affect the quality of your vaping experience. This includes your device’s coil, which heats up inside the atomiser to turn e-liquid into vapour. Change anything about your coil, such as its material or its thickness, and your overall vaping experience will change noticeably as a result.
The first modern e-cigarette was created in the 2000s but in just under twenty years vaping has exploded to become a global industry worth billions. As innovation continues to flood the market, demand is ever-increasing, with both physical and online shops thriving.
There are three countries leading the pack in terms of fondness for vaping: the US, Japan, and—of course—the UK.
Flavour chasing is a term that has come off the back of ‘cloud chasing’. Unlike cloud chasing though, this isn’t about showmanship or competition, but getting the best tasting vape you can from your favourite e-juices.
Cloud-chasing is just shorthand vaper speak for producing massive clouds of vapour when you vape. This might sound a lot like sub-ohm vaping, which is a more common technique that also results in bigger vapour production, but cloud-chasing takes it to the extremes.
It’s also called stunt vaping because of the degree of skill and technical knowledge required as well as the performance aspect (vapers compete to blow the most interesting clouds, as well as the largest, such as rings, streams or shapes like ‘the jellyfish’).
Vaping may have become more popular in recent years, but that has also contributed to a rise in concern over its potential effects. This has led to increasing regulation to limit the places in which you can vape, so make sure you check the rules before you take out your electronic cigarette. In this guide, we cover the rules concerning where you can and can’t vape in the UK. First though, let’s start by looking at the legislation. Continue reading Where in the UK is it OK to Vape?