Vaping commonly known as an e-cigarette, vape device, vape kit, vape pen or vape pod is an alternative to smoking. Inhaling on an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or similar vape devices creates vapor which does not have tar or combustion that is created in smoking tobacco.
A vape device has three main components;
1. A built in battery or an external battery is required that is charged via a mains adapter charger or USB,
2. A Cleamromiser or commonly referred to as a tank which holds the e-liquid with an inserted coil that heats up the e-liquid,
3. A E-liquid
You have to be 18+ years of age to purchase vape products. Sales and proxy purchases of vape products to under the age of 18 is against the law in England, Scotland and Wales.
The average cost of a starter kit can start from as little as £9.99 depending on your choice however you will also need to factor in the cost for e-liquid and coil replacement which can usually last up to 2 weeks depending on usage. Your local vape shop will be able to help you choose the best type of device for your needs, and guide you through choosing the best e-liquids to get you started. Alternatively you can speak to our members of staff for advice and guidance before purchase either by chat, email, phone or in store.
Yes. Backed up by independent studies carried out by Public Health England and The Royal College of Physicians vaping is recognised as being at least 95 percent less harmful than smoking. Also supported by The Royal College of General Practitioners and many other independent medical and public health bodies.
E-liquid contains nicotine (though not always), propylene glycol, glycerine, and flavourings. What goes into e-liquids made in the UK is heavily regulated and of the highest quality which comply with current regulations.
No. The e-liquid on the UK market is below 2.0 percent nicotine strength. A number of bodies including ASH and the Royal Society of Public Health called for more to be done to ensure the public understand that nicotine is ‘not the deadly component in e-cigarettes.’ The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the MHRA have ruled that long term use of nicotine is not detrimental to the health of the user.
No. This is a myth that came from a chemical called diacetyl, sometimes used in food flavourings and commonly associated with lung illness through the USA workers in popcorn factories. Diacetyl is banned as an ingredient from e-cigarettes and e-liquids in the UK.
No. Vaping is not the same as smoking cigarettes and does not carry the same risks. The Royal College of General Practitioners has said: “There are no identified hazards to bystanders.”. In addition, research from Public Health England and The University of Stirling concluded: “The evidence to date does not support a policy to prohibit vaping in public and such policies could have significant unintended consequences by sustaining the use of smoked tobacco.”
No. An e-cigarette or vape battery are the type of lithium-ion batteries used in products like laptops and mobile phones. They should be used correctly, charged and kept stored safely in a case. You should always buy from reputable suppliers and follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully. Do not charge your e-cigarette or vape device with an incorrect charger and never leave it charged overnight.
Yes. In the UK e-cigarettes and vaping are tightly regulated for safety and quality. The primary regulation for vape products in the UK is the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, which require legal requirements on manufacturing companies to test devices and liquids and to notify the results to the authorities. E-cigarettes don't contain tobacco and don't produce carbon monoxide, two of the most harmful constituents in cigarette smoke.