FAQ's

Answering the most common questions on Vaping, whether thats safety concerns, how e-cigarettes work, keeping them safe, or if you're new to vaping and need help picking a starter kit and juices.

General FAQs

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How are e-cigarettes regulated?

E-cigarettes are regulated in the UK under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. The regulations, which came into force in May 2016, have brought in tighter standards of safety and quality, and tighter restrictions on advertising and promotion. They are designed to ensure that e-cigarettes are safe and that people have the information they need to make informed choices. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes have to conform to new safety standards, including specifying the ingredients used in their product and limiting the size of tanks and refills. To provide additional protection to children and young people, in October 2015 it became illegal for retailers in England and Wales to sell e-cigarette products to anyone under the age of 18 or for adults to buy them on behalf of under-18s.
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Should I continue to smoke and use e-cigarettes?

Advice from NHS is: If you are a smoker, the best thing you can do is stop smoking now and e-cigarettes can help people to quit. We don’t recommend people carry on smoking alongside using e-cigarettes except as part of a plan to stop smoking.
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Are different types of e-cigarette more affective than others for quitting smoking?

The type of e-cigarette used may make a difference to your quit attempt. The findings of a study by researchers at King’s College London and University College London indicate that daily use of tank models may give smokers a better chance of quitting.
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Types of e-cigarette

E-cigarettes generally consist of a battery, a vapourising chamber and e-cigarette liquid. The liquid can be contained in a sealed cartridge or can be added to a tank system. Some e-cigarettes use an atomiser cartridge or ‘cartomiser’ that combines the vapourising system and e-cigarette liquid in a single unit. The ‘first generation’ e-cigarettes are typically designed to look like a cigarette and generally use a cartomiser. ‘Second generation’ devices do not resemble cigarettes and contain a tank that the user fills with their choice of e-cigarette liquid, with various strengths and flavours available. More recently ‘third generation’ devices have emerged which have variable voltage and can be used with a range of atomisers, cartomisers and tank systems.
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What are e-cigarettes?

An e-cigarette is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine without most of the harmful effects of smoking. E-cigarettes work by heating and creating a vapour from a solution that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or glycerine, and flavourings. As there is no burning involved, there is no smoke. Unlike cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce tar and carbon monoxide. The vapour has been found to contain some potentially harmful chemicals also found in cigarette smoke, but at much lower levels. Read more by clicking the link below:
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How safe is Vaping??

No-one actually knows how safe vaping is. It is far better to not vape at all and to never, ever, smoke tabacco. However, a recent "landmark" study (February 2017) suggest Vaping is considerably 'safer' that smoking traditional tobacco products. This study provides evidence that e-cigarettes and NRT can reduce harm to smokers by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. The evidence would also seem to support Public Health England’s 2015 report that “E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco”. But don't take our word for it (since we are a vape shop!) check-out the study results on the NHS link below.
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Safety

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How are e-cigarettes regulated?

E-cigarettes are regulated in the UK under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. The regulations, which came into force in May 2016, have brought in tighter standards of safety and quality, and tighter restrictions on advertising and promotion. They are designed to ensure that e-cigarettes are safe and that people have the information they need to make informed choices. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes have to conform to new safety standards, including specifying the ingredients used in their product and limiting the size of tanks and refills. To provide additional protection to children and young people, in October 2015 it became illegal for retailers in England and Wales to sell e-cigarette products to anyone under the age of 18 or for adults to buy them on behalf of under-18s.
Categories: Safety ,General FAQs
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Should I continue to smoke and use e-cigarettes?

Advice from NHS is: If you are a smoker, the best thing you can do is stop smoking now and e-cigarettes can help people to quit. We don’t recommend people carry on smoking alongside using e-cigarettes except as part of a plan to stop smoking.
Categories: Safety ,General FAQs
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Are different types of e-cigarette more affective than others for quitting smoking?

The type of e-cigarette used may make a difference to your quit attempt. The findings of a study by researchers at King’s College London and University College London indicate that daily use of tank models may give smokers a better chance of quitting.
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Is there any risk to others from e-cigarette vapour?

There is no evidence of harm to bystanders from exposure to e-cigarette vapour and available evidence indicates that any risk of harm is extremely low, especially when compared with tobacco smoke. For further information click on the link below:
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How do I report a safety concern with e-cigarettes?

The safety profile of e-cigarettes is still being established. Therefore it is important to report any potential safety concerns associated with the use of e-cigarette products. If you suspect you have experienced a side effect to your health from using your e-cigarette or would like to report a safety concern relating to a product defect, please report these via the Yellow Card Scheme.
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I heard Vaping is worse than Smoking?

Prior to 2015 there were reports that vaping was worse for you than smoking. These reports were generally based on un-scientific and non-clinical trials with a bias to discredit e-cigarettes and vaping. However the conclusion of Professor John Britton’s 2014 review for Public Health England, says that while vaping may not be 100% safe, most of the chemicals causing smoking-related disease are absent and the chemicals present pose limited danger, remains valid. The current best estimate is that e-cigarette use is around 95% less harmful to health than smoking. Essentially there was the "inaccurate perception" that e-cigarettes are bad as smoking. For a little light reading, please see the results from Public Health Englands own study below:
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How safe is Vaping??

No-one actually knows how safe vaping is. It is far better to not vape at all and to never, ever, smoke tabacco. However, a recent "landmark" study (February 2017) suggest Vaping is considerably 'safer' that smoking traditional tobacco products. This study provides evidence that e-cigarettes and NRT can reduce harm to smokers by reducing exposure to toxic chemicals. The evidence would also seem to support Public Health England’s 2015 report that “E-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than tobacco”. But don't take our word for it (since we are a vape shop!) check-out the study results on the NHS link below.
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Vapers

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Types of e-cigarette

E-cigarettes generally consist of a battery, a vapourising chamber and e-cigarette liquid. The liquid can be contained in a sealed cartridge or can be added to a tank system. Some e-cigarettes use an atomiser cartridge or ‘cartomiser’ that combines the vapourising system and e-cigarette liquid in a single unit. The ‘first generation’ e-cigarettes are typically designed to look like a cigarette and generally use a cartomiser. ‘Second generation’ devices do not resemble cigarettes and contain a tank that the user fills with their choice of e-cigarette liquid, with various strengths and flavours available. More recently ‘third generation’ devices have emerged which have variable voltage and can be used with a range of atomisers, cartomisers and tank systems.
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