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Flavoured eliquids matters and not banned

Why e-liquid flavours matter and why they shouldn't be banned

Thankfully for us in the UK there is no impending ban on the flavoured e-liquids we all use. However, as we've seen in the USA recently it doesn't take much for such things to be called for, and in some cases acted upon.

At first the “anti-vapers” targets were packaging 'aimed at children', that was followed by headlines about 'kiddie flavours' like gummy bears and fruit chewy sweets, and now it's quickly got to the point where anything other than tobacco flavours in plain packaging are considered 'child-friendly' by some...

Temperature Controlled Vaping

Temperature Controlled Vaping

Temperature control. You might have noticed this setting available on your e-cigarette device or mentioned in the manual and never used it, or maybe you tried but didn't understand how it works or what it's for. It's commonly abbreviated to 'TC' in the vaping world.

If you are unfamiliar with TC vaping then it can be one of the most confusing things to set up to get a good vaping experience. I'll do my best to keep this simple and only explain what needs to be explained...

Teenager vaping

Does Britain have a youth vaping problem?

This sounds like a simple question, and if you read the recent studies by ASH and the NHS, then the answer appears to be a resounding no. I won't go into too much detail in the reports here as I could fill this whole blog with nothing but statistical analysis that confirms the answer is 'no' which, lets be honest, isn't going to be very interesting or fun to read. Statistics are one thing, but perception is another and so are people's ideas on what exactly constitutes a 'problem', and that's a far more interesting topic to me...

vaping when pregnant with baby

Can I vape if I’m pregnant?

We've seen this asked many times on social media and forums, and it often leads to passionate and emotional debates that aren't always helpful to the person asking.

It's understandable that people are concerned and worried; what risks we take for ourselves are one thing, risking your baby's health is another and obviously not something any of us want to do. Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life.

US Trump against smoking vaping ecigarettes

Terrible news from the US on a vaping ban (again)

Once again I find myself writing about something I would rather I didn't have to. It's come to light today that the United States government are pushing forward with plans for an outright ban on flavoured e-liquids. The ramifications of this, if it goes ahead, will be far wide and devastating for both the vaping industry and every smoker and ex-smoker in the US... 

Is vaping safe or will it make me ill

Vaping linked to mystery lung illness: Should we be worried or is this just more scary headlines?

I was supposed to be writing about something more positive this week, but events and the headlines across the media in the last couple of weeks has forced me into addressing those stories instead.

You've probably seen some of the articles where, apparently, “vaping” has caused lung damage and put some people in hospital and in a coma. There's currently over 3 million people vaping in the UK, many of them, like myself, have been vaping for a good number of years, with only positive effects compared to when we were smokers. So, what's been going on?...

 

 

A complicated e-cigarette vaping device

Why are some e-cigarettes so over-complicated!?

It's the question a friend of mine asked me just the other day. He'd accidentally pressed a button combination that had put his e-cigarette 'starter kit' into a different mode and to quote him “wasn't vaping right.”

It's a valid question too. Smoking was simple, he pulled one cigarette out the packet and lit it. Now he has menus to navigate and settings to adjust, vape coils to prime, e-cigarette tanks to fill, batteries to charge, etc. I can feel his frustration down the phone...

Why is smoking cigarettes addictive

Why is smoking addictive?

Almost everyone who has ever given up smoking or tried to give up smoking will have found that it's not an easy thing to do. Smoking is highly addictive and the longer you've smoked for the more it will have become part of your daily life and routine. It becomes not only an addiction in the medical and chemical sense but also a habit and a crutch that we use to lean on...

Can I vape on holiday?

Are e-cigarettes allowed in hand luggage? (And other tips for vaping abroad)

Going abroad on holiday should be a fun relaxing time, but for vapers it can be a bit of a headache. Within Europe it's not usually too complicated. But travelling to other countries can have some issues. Sadly, travelling with an e-cigarette isn’t always as straightforward as it should be.

Vaping in places where it’s banned can have very serious consequences. And the last thing you want while you’re on holiday is a fine (or worse!). Airline rules and countries laws can change, so it's always worth double checking to make sure you comply with their policies...

how much money does vaping cost vs cigarettes

How much money can vaping save you?

The ever increasing price of cigarettes and tobacco is one of the reasons many of us start to think about switching to vaping. The health benefits of doing so are well proven and documented, but how much money could you actually save by switching to vaping?

There will be naysayers that will claim they haven't saved anything or even say they have spent more, but I would suggest that is through a choice they've made. If you were a very light smoker of hand rolling tobacco and you've switched to buying an expensive hand-made vaping device every month, then maybe you will spend more. But that’s not the reality for most people...

Man quitting smoking My Vape Box tips

Tips to help you stop smoking

Here in the UK there has never been a better time to stop smoking. Smoking is the main cause of preventable death around the world and is responsible for 7 out of 10 lung cancer cases in the UK. There are some really good Stop Smoking services available if you are struggling on your own, and the availability and quality of vapour and nicotine replacement products has never been better. There is however one fundamental thing that leads to everything else. You must really want to stop smoking. It's sounds obvious and a bit silly maybe, but it's the biggest hurdle you'll face...

 

Man Direct to lung and Mouth to lung vaping

DTL vaping and MTL vaping: What are they and what do they mean?

DTL and MTL are two of the most commonly used acronyms when talking about vaping. They refer to 'Direct to Lung' and 'Mouth to Lung'.

These terms can be very confusing for new vapers (and sometimes even experienced ones too!). They can be used to refer to e-cigarette tanks, coils, airflow and e-liquids and are often combined with other descriptive words to create phrases such as “Restricted DTL” and “Tight MTL”. Sometimes even I have trouble understanding exactly what people are talking about, so I think a closer look and some explanation is needed...