WHAT IS AN ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE?
An electronic cigarette, also known as an e-cig or vape, is a device made from a battery and a tank, which uses e-liquid. The e-liquid is vaporized by the heating element, releasing nicotine and flavour, which are inhaled by the user.
WHY SWITCH TO ECIGS?
If you’re a smoker, you’ve probably thought about quitting many times. E-cigarettes are a great way to do it. Here’s why you should:
Lose the chemicals
Butane. Arsenic. Tar. Carbon monoxide… Sound appetising? Not really! But all these chemicals are present in manufactured tobacco cigarettes. E-Liquids are made from non-toxic propylene glycol or vegetable glycerine, nicotine (in various strengths or none at all) and flavourings.
Save your money!
As all smokers know, cigarettes aren’t getting any cheaper. A pack of 20 premium cigarettes can cost you anything between £10-£15. A 10ml bottle of e-liquid vaped with a device like the One Kit will generally last you longer than a packet of cigarettes and prices start from £3.99. We estimate you can save around £200 a month by switching to vaping, based on a 20 a day cigarette habit.
Take some good advice
Don’t just take it from us, listen to Public Health England: “Vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking.”
Hundreds of flavours
Tobacco cigarettes have a relatively small flavour profile, and you’ve tasted it a thousand times. E-Liquids offer a huge range of different flavours. UKECS currently stocks over 300!
The heating element of an e-cigarette. Also known as your coil. This will have a piece of wicking material threaded through it. These are perishable and need to be replaced every few weeks.
· Cloud Chaser
A user who is looking to produce massive amounts of vapour from their e-cigarette.
· Drip Tip
The mouthpiece of your vape device. They can come in various shapes, sizes and colours.
Propylene Glycol. A mixing agent used in e-liquids. Associated with more flavour and throat hits.
The measurement of the electrical resistance in your coil.
· Throat Hit
The feeling or kick associated with smoking a traditional cigarette. High PG e-liquids replicate this.
Vegetable glycerine. A mixing agent used in e-liquids. Associated with a smooth hit and more vapour.
Material used to adsorb e-liquid and deliver it to the coil for vaporising, generally cotton.