Stop Smoking Start Vaping
If you're just switching from smoking to vaping, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice and new terminology in the vaping world. We've been in your shoes at the start of our own vaping journey, and we're passing on our collective knowledge in this handy beginner's guide to vaping.
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Recommended Starter Kits
The Endura T18E is everything a vape starter kit should be; simple to use, easy to fill, maintain and perhaps most importantly the airflow is tuned to feel like drawing on a cigarette to help you make the switch.
The bigger brother of the T18E, the Endura T20S is perfect if you're looking for longer battery life and a little extra power from your kit. You'll get more vapour and bolder flavour from this slightly bigger kit.
Don't let the size fool you, the PocketBox isn't much bigger than a zippo lighter but it packs an amazing punch. It can be a cloudy sub-ohm kit or used MTL - See 'What kind of kits are available' in this guide to learn more about sub-ohm kits.
Stopping Smoking with Vaping
How does vaping work?
How do E-Cigs work?
E-cigarettes normally consist of a battery (or mod) and small tank with a replaceable coil inside of it. The coil is usually surrounded by a cotton wick and the e-liquid goes into the tank, surrounding the coil. The wick will absorb the e-liquid and when the button on the battery is pressed, an electrical circuit is formed, this heats the coil and vapourises the e-liquid on the wick that is in direct contact with the coil. This vapour is then inhaled.
Are E-Cigs risk free?
Nothing in life is risk free, but e-cigarettes have been proven to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking. This statistic is supported by The Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England among others.
What is E-Liquid?
E-liquid has 4 main ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG); Vegetable Glycerin (VG); Flavourings and Nicotine. The PG and VG make up the bulk of the e-liquid in various ratios and are also known as the diluents. The amount of nicotine in the e-liquid will vary from 0 up to a maximum of 20mg/ml (or 2%). The flavourings are all food safe flavour concentrates and are the magic that make the e-liquid taste like strawberries, tobacco, custard or whatever your favourite flavour is. How much nicotine is in the e-liquid is entirely up to you, but smoking habits and the equipment used will be influencing factors.
What do I need to start vaping?
All E-cigs work on the same principle - a battery to supply the power, a tank to hold the liquid and a coil to vaporise the liquid. These parts are all bundled up in our recommended kits.
You'll need E-Liquid too, which isn't included in the kit so you can choose the flavour and strength that suits you best.
If you're stocking up, you may also want to include replacement coils compatible with your chosen kit to keep your device running.
What are the on-going costs of vaping?
What kind of kits are available?
How long will a kit last?
My kit has arrived, what do I do now?
How do I maintain my kit?
Why pick Vanilla Vapes?
The Best Vape Warranty
Batteries are considered a consumable item, and most of our competitors will only offer a 30 day warranty on your new kit purchase. We only stock devices with an excellent track record for reliability, allowing us to cover you for 90 days should you run into any problems with your kit.
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We despatch orders on the same day working day for all orders placed before 3pm, and if the order is over £20 you can take advantage of free economy shipping!