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Common Vaping FAQs

What is vaping?

Vaping is the heating of an e-liquid which produces vapour which is then inhaled. The e-liquids can be used with or without nicotine.

What is an Ohm (Ω)?

An ohm is the measure of electrical resistance of the coil which sits inside an atomizer or vape tank. It can also be shown using this symbol - Ω

The lower the Ohm the more power a coil can take, resulting in more nicotine release, stronger flavours and a cleaner vaping experience.

What is Mouth to Lung Vaping (MTL)?

Mouth to Lung (MTL) vaping is similar to how you would smoke a cigarette, often a more tighter draw when inhaled.

What is Direct to Lung Vaping (DTL)?

Direct to Lung (DTL) vaping resembles smoking shisha, often a more loose draw upon inhale.

How do I know if what I am buying is a genuine vape product?

For Hardware, many brands we sell have a scratch-off verification code which you can use to verify products from our website are genuine. It is not a legal requirement so not all products will have a verification code. Therefore the best way to know the products your buying are genuine is to purchase through a registered, official retailer like our Online store or at any of our 50+ locations. All our products are 100% genuine, we only purchase from official distributors and suppliers whose products comply with UK legal standards.

What are the health implications of vaping?

From studies carried out by the British Medical Association, they have shown that vaping is 95% less harmful than smoking cigarettes. There is no carbon monoxide or tar within vaping products, which has been proved by doctors and studies from the Royal College of Physicians. Vaping has become the most popular way to quit smoking due to prices being cheaper and the fact that they are readily available.

Is vaping cheaper than smoking?

Vaping can be between 50% - 90% cheaper than smoking cigarettes. If you're looking for cheap options when choosing to vape we recommend choosing a pod kit paired with a nicotine salt e-liquid.

Will vaping help me quit smoking cigarettes?

Many people will vape as a tool to cut down the amount of tobacco they use and others use vaping to completely quit smoking. There is growing evidence that e-cigarettes can help you stop smoking. They can be used to manage you nicotine cravings. To get the best out of vaping, ensure your using it as much as you need with the right nicotine strength. Disposable vapes have been a major help in getting many individuals to quit smoking due to them being easy to use and having little to no maintenance, just simply unpacking the product and inhaling to get that instant nicotine hit.

What does vaping taste like?

Unlike cigarettes, vape products come in a huge variety of flavours, including Watermelon and Blueberry which are some of the most popular flavours. However there are also tobacco flavoured e-liquids available which taste similar to a cigarette. If your planning to quit smoking, vaping tobacco flavours may be your first choice, however we recommend in choosing a fruity flavour to move away from that tobacco taste.      

How old do you have to be to purchase a vape product?

Whether in store or online you must be 18 or over here in the UK to purchase a vape or e-liquid. Internationally it does depend on your countries smoking laws such as America which is 21 and over. When ordering online you may need to pass an age verification check and in store provide photo ID to prove you are above the legal required age. 

Why is e-liquid coming out of my vape and into my mouth?

Coils for larger vapes called Mods or Kits may leak slightly if the coil is over saturated. If the device has been left to sit for a while without use the liquid can soak through. If this does happen it can be cleared generally with a few uses of the device. If you get liquid in your mouth or on your lips it is advised to clean the area with plenty of water. 

Is it legal to vape indoors? Are E-Cigs affected by the UK Smoking Ban?

It's not illegal to vape indoors however you must be respectful of the location and the rules they have. Some places are limiting and banning vaping in stores, bars, enclosed spaces etc. There may also be no Smoking signs in public spaces which often include vapes as well. 

Am I able to take my vape or E-Cig on a plane? 

It is safe to bring your E-Cig or vape on a plane with yourself depending on your destination. It is always best to check with the local customs office of the country to make sure you can bring smoking devices as certain countries have bans in place. If you are taking a Tank or device on a plane, please ensure to drain it before adding it to your luggage. The air pressure can cause leaks for the device. Any liquids should be stored in the toiletries bag where possible. You can not vape on the Planes themselves. 

Do Vape's and E-Cigs produce a smell? 

Yes, vaping does produce a smell and whilst it may be pleasant to yourself it may not be to others. Please be considerate to others if using the device in an enclosed space.

How often can I vape? Can I use the device as much as I would cigarettes?

This is completely up to you and what you need. For some people using the device frequently is best, i.e. a couple uses every hour, and for others it's simply whenever they feel the urge. If you are trying to cut down smoking cigarettes we recommend following the same pattern as you would smoking cigarettes to help reduce your usage.

Is there a danger of second hand smoke from vaping?

Unlike cigarettes the vapour from these devices doesn't linger in the air and leave negligible amounts of nicotine. However, in a confined space the second hand vapour can effect others. It's best to be considerate to others when vaping in an enclosed space. The NHS state that whilst it hasn't been found to be harmful to bystanders it is still best to avoid where possible especially around pregnant women and children. 

What am I actually inhaling when using a Vape or E-Cig?

You are inhaling the vapour produced from heating a mixture of water, vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), as well as artificial and natural flavourings. It can also contain nicotine if you choose to have this in your eliquid.

Do you sell Clones?

Clones are fake or copied products. With every successful brand and device there can always be a clones made. We at The E-Cig & CBD Store only source directly from the suppliers and ensure that every product we sell is 100% legitimate. We find that Clones undermine the effort and work put in by these businesses to produce the best for this industry. 

As a group of staff with a strong love for vaping we would never want to undermine anyone's hard work to provide the cutting edge for the industry.

How do I choose a Vaping product that's right for me?

The best you can do is speak to your local vape stores or suppliers. Our staff are trained to have an in-depth knowledge of every device and vape they sell and can tailor the service to meet your needs. If you are purchasing online you can contact ourselves at and our team will help you in whatever way we can.