Vaping FAQ

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Vaping FAQ

Is vaping safe?

While we do not know the long term effects of vaping, it has been determined time and time again, that vaping is 90-99% safer than traditional tobacco smoking.

Please visit the Studies page for more information in regards to safety.

What are the side effects?

The most common side effects are associated with the Propylene Glycol, which include, sore throat, dry mouth, and an increase in thirst. It is extremely rare for someone to be allergic to Propolyne Glycol, however, there is a small minority that are.

For more information on side effects, please visit this link. Planet of The Vapes forum members often detail the effects they have experienced.

  • If you are concerned, you should contact your GP immediately as this information may be imcomplete and should not be taken as medical or professional advice.

Can I vape in places I can not smoke?

Currently, Electronic Cigarettes are not restricted by the UK Smoking Ban [1]. The full Legislation [2] can be viewed here.

Legally you can use them anywhere you like. However, property owners are within their rights to express their desire for them not to be used on their premises. If you do not heed their request, you will be in violation of some laws.

What is the difference between PG and VG?

PG stands for Propylene Glycol.

VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin.

Our Wiki contains detailed information about the differences of PG and VG.

Please see our E-Liquid Page for more information.

What is dripping?

Dripping or Direct dripping is a vaping method where E-liquid is dripped directly onto the coil and wick before being vapourised. Examples of dripping atomisers are The Igo L, and the Baby Octopus.

Most vapers who use drippers say that they give better flavour and vapour than ordinary atomisers however they usually hold only a few drops of liquid at a time so need to be refilled every few minutes.

How should I store E-Liquid?

E-Liquid should be stored in CHIP approved bottles, away from direct heat or sunlight.

Do E-Liquid have a shelf life?

The food flavourings in an E-liquid, have a shelf life approximation of 2 years. This is due to the flavourings themselves and not the actual VG or PG Nicotine Base which has a longer shelf life.

Please see this forum disccussion How Long Can You Store Nicotine?

What should I buy?

Whilst it is not our place to tell you what to buy we can make useful suggestions. Most new users start with an Ego type battery paired with a simple clearomiser. This is an excellent choice and there are starter kits available in our market place or available from recommended vendors on the discount pages. The Evod kit is an excellent choice for those who prefer a cooler vape (usually those who smoked lower tar cigarettes), whilst The Ego & CE4 Kit is for those who prefer a warmer vape. E-Liquid should always be purchased from reputable sources, cheap E-liquid is usually poor quality and may contain unwanted ingredients.

If you have a little experience and have used an E-cigarette for a while you may want to take your vaping to a higher level the you should look towards the range of Variable Voltage / Variable Wattage devices, and the range of Rebuildable atomisers, as well as the Mechanical mods.

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