Beginners guide to vaping
Our beginners guide to vaping will take you through all the basic information so you can switch to vaping. Finding the right vaping setup is important if you want to successfully switch over from tobacco.
What’s the best style of vaporizer for you to get started?
These types of vaporizers are best for beginners:
Small Pocket Vapes
Pocket vapes are smaller vaporizers that are designed for ease of use. They are easy to use and offer better vapor production than e-cigarettes.
Beginners guide to vaping
Starter KIts are vapes that come in a pen shape . They have two main parts, an atomizer and a battery. E-liquid is placed in a tank that contains the atomizer. The atomizer is then heated by the battery to produce vapor.
Box mods are the most advanced type of vaping. They feature a large battery box and a digital screen used to change the settings of your mod. Sub Ohm Vaping are great if you want to increase the amount of vapor you’re inhaling. They do require you to adjust your settings in your mod device. Mods are recommended for those that have more experience with vaping
What kind of e-liquid should I use?
After you pick out your vape pen , you’ll need to decide what kind of E-liquid or e-juice you would like. E-liquid comes in lots different of flavors. Some people like to use a Tobacco Flavoured E-liquid e-liquid to mimic the taste of cigarettes . Others prefer some Flavoured E-liquid fruity or menthol.
The amount of nicotine in e-liquid varies. Under the new TPD regulations highest mg is 20mg You can choose the amount of nicotine in your e-liquid. It is best to test out a few strengths of nicotine content to determine what works best for you. You can also get e-liquid without nicotine if you prefer.
Are there any vape rules I should know about?
In general, it is best to avoid vaping in private businesses, restaurants, or bars unless told otherwise.
Many people vape in their homes, as vaping do not leave a smell in a room like tobacco products. In general , it is best to ask people if they mind if you vape.
While vaping is becoming more and more popular, there are many people who are unfamiliar with the concept. Studies have shown that secondhand vapor poses no health risks, but many people may be unaware of this and get upset if you vape around them.
What are e-liquids?
E-liquids are a key part of any vaping setup. Whether you’re using a pod vape, box mod, or vape pen, e-liquids are the liquids that your device converts into vapour. Other names for these include vaping liquids, e-juices, or vape juices. By this point, there are already countless e-liquids available, differing in flavour, nicotine strength, and PG/VG ratio. While you can generally use a wide range of e-liquids with your device, some types of vaping, such as sub-ohm vaping or flavour chasing, only work well with certain types of e-liquids.
How important is nicotine strength?
The higher the nicotine levels of an e-liquid, the stronger the hit. It’s crucial to get the nicotine level right because too low will leave you feeling unsatisfied while too high will be overwhelming. This varies per individual, with more active cigarette smokers typically requiring more nicotine.
Here’s a quick guide:
- < 7 mg/mL = low
- 7-16 mg/mL = medium
- 17+ mg/mL = high
How do I choose the PG/VG ratio?
E-liquids are made with a base of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). An e-liquid’s PG/VG ratio (or the amounts of PG and VG relative to each other) has a huge impact because PG and VG have different qualities.
PG/VG ratios run from 0% to 100%. For a stronger throat hit with well-defined flavour, go for higher PG. On the other hand, higher VG is favored by sub-ohm vapers because it yields lots of vapour. A moderate ratio, such as 40:60 or 50:50, gives you a well-balanced vape.
What are the core regulations for e-liquids in the Ireland?
As stipulated in the Tobacco Products Directive e-liquids with nicotine can only be sold in 10 mL bottles in the EU and Ireland. However, there’s no restriction with e-liquids that don’t have nicotine. An example of these would be Short fills, which are nicotine-free flavour concentrates that are available for as much as 50 to 100 mL per bottle. You can then add a nicotine shot to these.
In the Ireland, e-liquids are also only allowed to have a maximum nicotine strength of 20 mg/mL. On the manufacturer’s side, these should come with nicotine warning stickers and informative leaflets.
Do I need a license to sell e-liquids in the Ireland?
If you’re selling e-liquids but not producing them, then you don’t need a license. However, producers have to get their products registered with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Still, retailers do have to follow certain rules for promoting e-liquids. No health claims should be made about e-liquids, and you have to be transparent with product information such as its ingredients. E- Liquids can be promoted only in certain mediums such as leaflets, ex-plainer videos, posters, and blogs.
What’s the best way to store e-liquids?
E-liquids should be stored somewhere that’s dark and cool, with low humidity. Even though e-liquids are usually stored in protective tinted bottles, it’s best to take care with storage, preferably keeping them in a closed cupboard or closet. Most e-liquids expire within two years or earlier, but good storage helps prolong their life.