The use of electronic cigarettes is known as vaping, in recent years, electronic cigarettes have become a very popular smoking cessation aid in the UK. Also known as vape or e-cig, the use of e-cigarettes is much less harmful than combustible cigarettes and can help you quit smoking for good. However, no vaping products should be considered safe, research finds that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking, therefore, it is merely less harmful, NOT harmless.
What are electronic cigarettes and how do they work?
Electronic cigarette is a continually altering and heterogeneous range of products, that are used in various ways. Nevertheless, there is an essential difference between smoking and vaping – E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than smoke. To be more specific, vaping is realized by heating the e-liquid but smoking is realized by burning the tobacco leaves. Burning the tobacco leaves would release thousands of chemicals including toxic substances like carbon monoxide, tar, and other cancerogenic substances; the ingredients of e-liquid are rather simple, VG, PG, nicotine, and flavourings, by heating and vapourizing them, we will get the experience of vaping.
What are the types of electronic cigarettes?
As we mentioned above, the electronic cigarette is a continually altering and heterogeneous range of products. However, we generally divide the vape products into 3 categories: pod vape, pod mod vape, and mod vape.
Pod vape often refers to those vape devices with relatively lower output which can deliver an authentic MTL vaping experience, and the tight inhale sensation is much similar to the inhale of smoking a cigarette. The most common pod vapes you can see in the vape shop include cig-like pod vapes which look similar to a tobacco cigarette, disposable vapes, rechargeable pod systems, and vape pens.
Pod mod vape is considered those vape devices that can deliver both MTL & DTL vaping experiences with adjustable wattage and other functions. Pod mod vape is often bigger than pod vape and smaller than mod vape, it is an eclectic option for vapers who want to experience both inhaling methods.
Mod vape is the most powerful vape device with more practical functions such as adjustable airflow, wattage control, and temperature control. However, it also requires more experience and techniques to properly use mod vapes. Consequently, we only recommend mod vapes to those advanced vapers.
Which type of electronic cigarette should I choose?
Well, it depends. If you never vaped before but smoked a lot, and you are addicted to nicotine, a reliable disposable vape is highly recommended because disposable vapes are pre-filled with nic salt e-liquid that is available in 0mg, 10mg, and 20mg, and nicotine salt can be absorbed faster by the body and satisfy your nicotine craving with efficacy. Elf Bar and Elux are good choices for they have a number of different flavours to choose from with premium e-liquids and nic salts.
For long-term use, a pod vape kit and nic salt e-liquids are recommended. If you think using disposable vape is a sort of waste, you can use a refillable and rechargeable pod vape kit, this will save you more money in long time use.
Pod mod vape and mod vape are for those cloudy vapour chasers and advanced vapers. They are often more expensive than pod vapes because they are equipped with more functions and higher power.
Is electronic cigarette safe?
No vaping products can be deemed safe, but vaping is much less harmful than smoking indeed. Nicotine is an addictive substance, if nicotine is overused, it may lead to some nicotine poisoning symptoms including dizziness, nausea, cough, and hypertension. However, the nicotine content in the e-liquid is tightly regulated – the max nicotine content you can get in the UK market is 20mg which also can be expressed as 2%. What’s more, vaping the e-liquid does not produce tar and carbon monoxide, which are the two most harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke. The e-liquid and vapour contain some potentially harmful chemicals also found in combustible cigarettes, but at much lower levels.
Nicotine replacement therapy has been widely used for many years to help people stop smoking and is a safe treatment. Consequently, nicotine is an addictive substance, it’s relatively harmless in the e-liquid.