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Vaping glossary and terms

Vaping terms, lingo, what does it all mean? (Part 1)

The way experienced e-cigarette users talk about their equipment can be extremely confusing for a new vaper. The numbers, acronyms and jargon you'll find being used on forums and in Youtube videos can sometimes be more of a hindrance than a help. We'll start this week by taking a look at some common acronyms and numbers...
Smoking vs vaping risks

Vaping vs. smoking; a reminder of the facts

2019 was a difficult year for vaping, the arguments about their risks and benefits continued and in many countries around the world governments took steps to ban or restrict vapour products. There was also a lot of negative and confusing press. At My Vape Box we always tried to address these stories in a balanced manner so people could make an informed choice. As 2020 starts it feels like a good time to go over the facts…

 

Merry Christmas from My Vape Box

Merry Christmas From My Vape Box

As 2019 draws to a close we would like to take a moment to thank all of our customers for your continued support over the year. We hope you all have a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year. For many of you it might be the end of another year that you've been completely smoke free and we'd like to congratulate you for that personal achievement. For some of you it might be your first Christmas as a non-smoker and we'd like to celebrate that too, well done to you all, you are brilliant!...

 

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...