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The Beginners Guide To Vaping

Ready to ditch the cigarettes and switch to vaping? Vapour2 strive to provide you with very best in premium quality vaping products – from essential vaping items such as e-liquids and e-cigarette devices to extra accessories and equipment, Vapour2 remain committed to your cause in helping you realise your ambition to quit tobacco. Find out all you need to know about e-cigarettes and more with our beginner's guide to vaping.

 

What is Needed to Vape?

Simple – all you need in order to get started vaping is a battery, a cartridge  and e-liquid!

  • Which Kit?
    If you’re new to vaping, it’s conceivable that you’ll be tempted into spending a small fortune on equipment. A veritable minefield of vaping paraphernalia exists, so you can be forgiven for any impending misspending.

    However, the best advice we can give is to begin your vaping journey with a simple entry-level pack like the Vapour2 Starter Pack together with an assortment of flavours. Find your vaping feet so to speak and don’t spend a fortune.

    Once you’ve got a good understanding of e-cigarettes and what you need to suit your needs, if necessary, you can choose to upgrade to a more advanced unit such as the Vapour2 Pro Series 3 vaporizer.

  • Which Flavour?
    Looking to buy pre-filled e-liquid cartridges for your e-cigarette device? Perhaps you prefer the money saving route of topping-up your own re-usable cartridges? Whichever way you choose to vape, Vapour2 provide you with the same variety of great tasting, full flavoured, premium e-liquid choices with no nasty aftertaste.

    Finding a flavour that suits you, is one of the key steps to take in your transition to becoming a vaper and by finding a flavour that’s a fit with your senses, you’ll improve your chances of staying smoke-free and vaping happily.

    From traditional tobacco and menthol flavoured e-liquids to sweeter options such as Cola, Cherry, and Grape – which will you choose?

    Tobacco; Sahara. Gold, Red, and Congress

    Menthol; Menthol, Peppermint, Green Tea Menthol, Bold Leaf Menthol

    Sweet; Chocolate, Cola, and Coffee

    Fruit; Cherry, Vanilla, and Grape

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  • Which Strength?
    In addition to the variety of e-liquid flavours to choose from, you’ll also be able to decide your desired nicotine strength from a choice of 0%, 0.6%, 1.2% or 1.8% options.

    Providing you with the power to reduce and increase the nicotine levels you consume as you see fit, the percentages of nicotine found in e-liquid serve as a similar comparison to those found in the cigarettes of major brands. As your body transitions to a new method of absorbing nicotine, we would recommend starting with a slightly stronger nicotine strength, to begin with, and to reduce your levels thereafter.

    If you find yourself wanting a cigarette or vaping more often, you’re likely to require a higher strength of nicotine in your e-liquid. Feeling a bit nauseous or hitting the back of the throat a little too hard? Simply go down a level.

Why Vape with Vapour2?

  • E-Liquids
    Stay safe in the knowledge that all e-liquids sold within the UK and EU have been approved for sale in accordance with the Tobacco Products Directive of 2014 that was fully implemented in 2016.

    Vapour2 e-liquids use the very best ingredients to create authentic tasting premium e-liquid that is rich in flavour, with no nasty aftertaste.

    • 14 vapelicious flavours to choose from

    • Same flavour choices for pre-filled cartridges and e-liquids

    • 4 strengths of nicotine (0%. 0.6%, 1.2% and 1.8%)

    • Quality taste and premium flavour

    • Vapour2 e-liquids leave no nasty aftertaste

    • Made from the best ingredients to provide you with a quality vaping experience

  • Devices
    Here at Vapour2 we only sell you first and second generation devices. Stylish and simple to set up and use, these devices are the ones that Public Health England based their significant findings on - that e-cigarettes are up to 95% less harmful than tobacco cigarettes.
  • Returns Policy
    Our policy is designed to keep you vaping - Trading Standards refer to ours as ‘generous’.
  • Customer Service
    Your health is at the heart of what we do here at Vapour2 and we are committed to keeping you smoke-free. Need a hand or help with your device? Get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.
  • Delivery
    Looking to get more e-liquid or replacement products quickly? Our delivery service is fast and efficient to suit your daily vaping needs.

Getting Started & Staying on Track

  • Read the Manual
    Paramount advice for any new device you may procure – always read the manual. Devices and their set up instructions will invariably differ, so do due diligence and get your device set up according to those in the know. Questions or queries? Phone our support line on 01733 555 555
  • Charging Your Device
    Before using your Vapour2 e-cigarette or vaporizer for the first time, we recommend fully charging your device. Simply screw your battery (or connect with magnetic cable) into the USB charger provided, either into a USB port on your computer or wall adapter.

    During charging the LED light on your device will blink intermittently. Once fully charged, depending on the device, the LED light will give a constant glow of green or blue.

    A fully charged e-cigarette or vaporizer will last from two days to a week depending on your frequency of vaping. You’ll know when it’s time for more power when you begin to produce less vapour and a tasteless flavour.

  • Enjoying Your Vapour2 Device
    Once charged, your device is ready to be set up. Screw your prefilled or refillable cartridge to your battery and get ready to vape away.

    Kickstart new cartridges in your e-cigarette, with a few short sharp pulls in quick succession – by doing this you’ll prime the atomiser to produce a consistently thick vapour. Simply purse your lips to the tip as you would a cigarette, inhale, and watch the e-cigarette glow like a hot ember of tobacco would.

  • Maintenance
    To maintain both your batteries and cartridges longevity, unscrew the two items between vaping.

    Always store e-liquid in a cool dark place and keep out of direct sunlight or near direct heat.

    Wipe clean any e-liquid spillages with a clean tissue.

Learn More About Vaping

  • The Economics
    Whilst you’ll make an initial investment in a battery (£19.99 - £114.95 with a 6 – 8 month lifespan), the cost of pre-filled or refillable cartridges and e-liquid will be making up the majority of your ongoing purchases.

    Each disposable cartridge (i.e. Vapour2 classic) containing e-liquid will cost on average £1.95. The contents of this cartridge is the equivalent to approximately 20 cigarettes, which would typically cost you anything up to £12.

    Refillable cartridges and tanks are a great way to keep vaping affordable and depending on your choice of cartridge or tank, will enable you to get around 15 refills per cartridge (£4.99 - £8.31 per cartridge average price).

    As we’ve mentioned, the cost of devices and e-liquids can vary, but in comparison to your usual purchasing of tobacco products, you’ll find that the cost is firmly in favour of e-cigarettes.

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  • How Much Will Vaping E-Cigarettes Cost?
    The range of vaping products available is an ever growing one. From affordable entry-level e-cigarette devices like the Vapour2 Starter Pack (£19.99) to the more expensive sub-ohm vaporizers such as the Vapour2 Pro Series 7 (£114.95), it’s important to pick a product that aligns with both your pocket and your penchant for nicotine.

    At first glance, the cost of a device might seem startling but take into consideration that this is a rechargeable battery that is going to last between 6 to 8 months, and such an investment quickly fades into the ether like the vapour from an e-cigarette itself.

    E-liquids are available in a variety of bottle sizes and packs; from individual bottles of premium quality e-liquid (£5.99 for 10ml) to larger multipacks (£27.45 for 5x10ml), the cost of e-liquid can vary depending on whether you bulk buy or purchase individual bottles.

    A tricky path to navigate if you’re not in the know, the temptation to buy what your peer's purchase, may not end up being a device or e-liquid that suits your needs which, if you’re not careful, may put you off the idea of vaping altogether.

    In all cases we would recommend starting with an entry level starter pack, finding an e-liquid flavour and nicotine strength that suits you, and evolving your vaping from there, based on your desires and needs.

  • Tips to Get Started
    1. Find the right flavour

    Finding your preferred e-liquid is paramount to your vaping experience. By finding a flavour and nicotine strength that you enjoy, you’ll increase your chances of e-cigarettes becoming a mainstay in your life and make the smoking of tobacco cigarettes, a thing of the past.

    E-cigarettes and vaporizers are designed to simulate smoking traditional cigarettes, though there are of course a few differences to be mindful of.

    2. Long steady puffs

    You shouldn’t vape your e-cigarette as you would smoke a tobacco cigarette - simply take 3 – 4 long, slow and steady puffs and this should curb any nicotine cravings you have. Not feeling satisfied? Take a look at our strength guidelines further down for more information.

    When you vape for the first time you may cough – fear not for this will only be temporary and will pass in a few days once your body has become accustomed to inhaling vapour as opposed to smoke.

    3. Increase water intake

    Depending on how much you vape at first, you may experience a dry mouth, dry nose and dry throat. This is a common occurrence that vapers experience which can be remedied by increasing the amount of water you drink and staying hydrated.

    4. Switch your flavour frequently

    If you’ve been consistently vaping the same flavour, you may find that you lose your sense of taste and smell. This is due to your olfactory sensors becoming oversaturated – again drink lots of water, stay hydrated and consider switching flavours on a regular basis to give your sensors some variety.

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  • What is an Electronic Cigarette?
    Vapour2 Electronic cigarettes (more commonly known as e-cigarettes) or Vapour2 Pro vaporizers are battery-powered devices that simulate the traditional tobacco cigarette experience.

    Rechargeable batteries work to power an atomiser found within an e-liquid cartridge or tank, which heats a typically nicotine based e-liquid into to a vaporised state that is subsequently inhaled by you the vaper - this is known as vaping.

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    E-cigarettes and vaporizer devices come in a variety of shapes and sizes and there are a few different types to look out for and know about;

      • Cigalikes: Designed to look as similar to traditional cigarettes as possible, cigalikes are small, light in weight devices that use a rechargeable battery and prefilled e-liquid cartridges.

      • Vape Pens: Slightly larger than a cigalike, vape pens use a rechargeable battery and either a pre-filled e-liquid cartridge or a refillable e-liquid cartridge. Refillable cartridges are perfect for switching up flavours and nicotine strengths as you see fit as well as being an affordable and an altogether more environmentally friendly option, due to less waste and fewer things to throw away.

      • Vaporizer: For more advanced vapers, Vaporizers are much larger in size and have a much larger battery capacity. This extra power sometimes referred to as ‘sub-ohm’ provides more in the way of vapour compared to smaller devices such as vape pens and will also produce a fuller flavour and ‘throat hit’.
     
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  • What is E-Liquid?
    E-liquid is the component found within e-cigarette devices, designed to curb the cravings of withdrawal you may face when quitting tobacco. It is the essential accompaniment to your e-cigarette or vaporizer which, once heated by your device, is transformed into the vapour that you inhale.

    E-liquid is available either as a prefilled cartridge that is disposed of once consumed or as a refillable e-liquid that is used in conjunction with a refillable e-liquid cartridge, which is then connected to your battery any time you fancy a vape. Refillable cartridges can be refilled between 10 and 40 times depending on the kind of cartridge you choose.

    The contents of e-liquid can vary, though typically, it is a solution of pharmaceutical grade nicotine, water, vegetable glycerine (VG) or propylene glycol (PG), and a variety of flavourings depending on the product.

    From tobacco to cherry and menthol to watermelon, the variety of flavoured e-liquids available are designed to help you combat the onset of a duality of cravings that include a noxious combination of nicotine and sugar (tobacco contains 20% natural sugar, roughly half a teaspoon per cigarettes).

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  • Why Vape?
    If you’ve come to the end of your tobacco like tether and you are looking to break away from a life of routine nicotine, then e-cigarettes and vaping can provide a very real route towards you becoming smoke-free.

    The habitual feeling of having something in your hands, combined with the inhaling and exhaling of vaporised e-liquid, replicates the unhealthy habit of smoking without the excessive harm that tobacco smoke has on the body.

    If you’re serious about quitting smoking, then a healthy lifestyle in a post-tobacco world will be the main premise of your desire to ditch the cigarettes. The variety of nicotine strengths found in e-liquid means you can slowly adjust your levels to suit your lifestyle and potentially, eventually become smoke-free.

  • Will Vaping Suit Me?
    One of the most important things when it comes to your experience of vaping is your suitability to both devices and e-liquids alike. If fashion is your passion, then e-cigarettes and vaporizers are available in a number of designs and colour choices. If you’re looking for something sleek and discreet, choose one of Vapour2’s stylish matte black EX Series Vape Pens. For those who are looking for a more robust device, then Vapour2’s Pro Series 7 makes a great pick, as well as packing a punch when it comes to flavour and vapour.

    When it comes to e-liquid, it’s important that your choice matches your nicotine needs and that ultimately you enjoy the flavour. If you don’t get on with the flavour or experience, then your chances of continuing to vape and become smoke-free will ultimately worsen.

  • Health Advice
    It’s no secret that cigarettes are bad for you. In 2018, the NHS reported 484, 700 hospital admissions attributed to smoking and 77,900 deaths. A notoriously difficult task to undertake, the way you quit smoking can be as important as the act of quitting itself.

    The official advice from the NHS is to avoid the ‘cold turkey’ approach. The physical and mental withdrawal from cigarettes can be a disruptive process for your lifestyle in the immediate aftermath – it’s best to treat your withdrawal with the care and attention it warrants as opposed to a complete eradication that can lead to additional stresses, which quite frankly you don’t want or need.

    By heating an e-liquid and inhaling a vapour as opposed to burning tobacco and inhaling smoke, you have the potential to drastically reduce the damage you may be doing to your body. In 2015 Public Health England declared e-cigarettes to be up to 95% less harmful than tobacco and that they have the potential to help individuals become smoke-free.

    Depending on your needs, it’s okay to start your journey to becoming smoke-free by vaping e-liquid and smoking cigarettes, just be mindful of increasing the amount you vape and gradually decreasing the amount you smoke.

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  • Questions or Queries?
    If you have any questions phone our support line on 01733 555 555 for help and advice.