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Why is my e-cigarette leaking

Why is my e-cigarette leaking?

Leaking vaping gear is unfortunately still a common issue, it doesn't matter if you are using a stock coil tank, a rebuildable tank or a pod system, it's something all of us have experienced at one time or another. The causes and possible solutions are quite varied because the devices themselves are so varied. It would be impossible to cover every device and situation but I'll cover as many of the common issues as I can...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2020 has been a really difficult year for everyone and for many of us it's been a year we'd rather forget. Some of you will have lost loved ones, friends and family, some of you will have lost jobs and businesses. The stress and anxiety may have been a factor in you continuing to smoke, not thinking about switching to vaping or even returning to cigarettes...
Quit smoking case study story

Real Stories #1: Glen's Story

Real Stories is an ongoing series of blogs where I talk to friends and relatives about their experiences of quitting smoking and switching to e-cigarettes. Hopefully this will inspire others and provide some insights into why people switch to vaping and what differences it has made to their lives. For the first in the series I asked my brother-in-law Glen to share his thoughts with me...
Different functions and features on an e-cigarette box mod

What do all the features and functions on an advanced e-cigarette device mean?

The features and functions on any vaping device will vary from model to model. Wattage/power mode is fairly self explanatory and simple to use and understand. We've talked about temperature control recently, so we won't be covering those functions again, but there's a lot of extra options in some mods. This is a simple explanation of some of the more common modes and features you might find hidden away in the menu on a typical 'advanced' mod...

Temperature control troubleshooting vaping

Why isn't temperature control working on my e-cigarette device?

E-cigarette temperature control, a feature found on the more advanced vaping devices, is something that many seem to struggle with. It's not hard to understand why, when all they have to guide them is a poorly written manual, that often presumes a certain amount of vaping knowledge.

I've seen e-cigarette manuals that say nothing more than 'A temperature control compatible coil must be used.' Once you understand how it works and why you would to use it, things do start to get a little easier to understand and getting it 'working' correctly shouldn't be too much trouble.

New Scientist magazine article vaping

'New Scientist' ignores the vaping science in favour of a contradictory e-cig study

I recently had my attention drawn to an article on the website 'New Scientist' entitled 'E-cigarettes are no better than alternative aids to quit smoking'. With that as the headline, I had to take a look of course. What I found wasn't quite what I was expecting...
E-cigarette reviews and rules on social media

Vaping Reviewers, Advocates and Influencers

When I first started using e-cigarettes, I used to watch a lot of reviewers on YouTube. I quite quickly found some that I liked and trusted what they were saying. It helped me become accustomed to the language, the different types of devices and it provided a useful distraction during those first few months I stopped smoking and switched to vaping. Back then there were only a handful of people talking about vaping products on the platform, and a lot of them were focused on the DIY aspects like building coils and modifying devices...

How to clean and wash vaping e-cigarettes

How do I clean my e-cigarette and vaping equipment?

Depending on the type of e-cigarette devices you are using, how much cleaning you might need to do and how to approach it can vary. If you are using disposable vaping pods then it might not have even crossed your mind before. Questions about cleaning vaping equipment seem to come up quite often, especially with new vapers, so these are my recommendations based on the experiences and cleaning routines of the team here at My Vape Box...
Nicotine protecting against covid-19 corona virus

Does Nicotine protect against the Covid-19 Virus?

I was recently invited to an online 'webinar' hosted by the New Nicotine Alliance and featuring Dr Farsalinos MD, who some of you may be aware of already. His peer reviewed research around nicotine and vaping has been extremely valuable to the community since 2011. He is now one of the first people in the world to look at the mounting data and produce his own research suggesting that nicotine may have protective properties against COVID-19...

E-liquid for vaping branding

E-Liquid Branding

My overall feelings about branding used in the vaping industry has changed a lot over the years I have been buying these products. I've come to realise that my own feelings are to a certain extent reactionary, depending on the media attention of vaping itself. When vaping is under attack I feel more strongly towards what I might consider 'unsuitable' branding. When things are more positive, I take a more relaxed view. It's an easy trap to fall into and while I'm usually able to look at something in a balanced way it shows that it's easy to sometimes feel forced into taking a different position...

My Vape Box e-liquids for vaping

E-liquids, The Past and The Future?

E-liquid is as old as vaping itself, it's obviously a fundamental part of vaping. But in the earliest days of e-cigarette use e-liquid was just an unnamed component of the first vaping products.

The first e-cigarette I ever experienced personally was a 'cig-a-like' that contained very little e-liquid and produced very little vapour. I had no idea what was inside the plastic tube, I had no idea what was producing the 'smoke', and when it ran out it was time to throw it away and buy another one. This was a few years before I eventually quit smoking and by the time I did refillable tanks were the norm...

Which wicking material for vaping coil

What are wicking materials for vaping

It's very easy these days to walk into any vape shop and pick up a bag of specialist vaping cotton or pre-made wicks. Manufacturers of vaping coil heads have also, for the most part, settled on organic cotton as the tried and tested wicking material of choice. It hasn't always been this way and many different types of wick have been used in the past and others have fallen in and out of favour...