Our series of beginner’s guide’s aims to help those who are new to the world of vaping through the basics of what equipment is needed to get started. We’ll explore e-Liquids more closely, explaining how they are made and what they are made from and also look at how smoking traditional cigarettes compares to vaping.
An e-Liquid is the most common name for the liquid that is used in conjunction with e-Cigarettes. All e-Cigarettes use e-Liquids to create the vapour which is inhaled by the user. The vapour is produced by the e-Cigarette heating the liquid. Other names used to describe e-Liquid are e-Juice, Vape (derived from Vapour) and Smoke Juice.
As part of our beginner's guide to vaping series, we have tried to create a definitive list of common terminology.
Within this article, I will endeavour to explain what exactly the Tobacco Products Directive is and also highlight the key points that effect e-Cigarettes and e-Liquids. I’ll show you what changes you can expect from a consumer side of things and also the new measures that producers, manufacturers and brands such as Red Vape now have to take to comply fully with the legislation.
The overwhelming health message to smokers is that quitting is the best option but given that smoking is notoriously difficult to stop it is easy to see why many smoking are transferring to e-cigarettes as a healthier and cleaner option.
Vaping is a relatively new phenomenon that has been with us for less than a decade. Reviews into long-term side effects take time and so for these to be completed we need to sit tight. However, there are lots of studies and research that has been completed which can help us reach an informed answer to our question.
Not every country is quite so friendly when it comes to vaping and if you are planning a trip and want to vape it’s worth doing your homework before you leave.
Roughly twelve weeks have passed since the Brexit vote on June 23rd where the UK narrowly voted to leave the European Union. So far very little has changed, the stock markets and currency had a little wobble straight after the vote, but these now seem to have calmed down.
All the ingredients are all relatively simple to obtain and it means that virtually anyone can buy them and start making eLiquids to sell to the public.
Everyone knows smoking is harmful but do you know the how quickly the body starts to recover after you smoke your last cigarette?
The first mention of electronic cigarettes dates back to 1930 and a Mr Joseph Robinson who filed a patent for a basic device in 1927.
By 1 B.C. American Indians began to use the tobacco plant as a medicine and in some religious rituals. It’s highly likely that they were smoking and chewing tobacco and in some cases using it as a halogenic enema
The web is packed full of guides and videos on how to make the biggest clouds, but there is not a lot out there covering flavour. Most of what I’ve learnt about achieving the best flavours from e-liquids has been through trial and error, mainly error, so I thought I’d try and help out those flavour chasers just starting out with a few hints and tips.
Vaping can seem a bit overwhelming and complicated to the uninitiated but once you know the basics and the pitfalls to avoid, it’s actually straightforward, enjoyable and you’ll almost certainly never want to go back to the cigarettes.
A throat hit is the feeling that the vapour from your e-cig gives you when you inhale it and it hits the back of your throat. Throat hits are not all the same though when vaping, and this isn’t too surprising when you think about the variables involved when vaping.
While you are free to vape at home and on the street, there still exists a lot of confusion about other areas where vaping is allowed. We’ve done our research to help you know where you can and where you can’t.
We wanted to write a new TPD post to solely cover e-liquids and how the new laws will impact what we do here at Red Vape. A lot of hard work has been spent over the last year ensuring our e-liquids are fully TPD compliant and this in practice means our product range will see some changes. We’ve taken the TPD as an opportunity to further improve our e-liquids by redesigning some of the flavour profiles and enhancing our packaging.
From May 20th 2017 all e-liquids sold in the UK must be compliant with the regulations set out in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). All of these new laws mean it’s been a busy time for us here at Red Vape as we’ve had to ensure all our e-liquids are fully TPD compliant.
Vaping has exploded in popularity in recent years and there are lots of tips and advice circulating about how to keep your devices and e-liquids in tip-top condition. While the majority of tips are just basic common sense it is nice to have a refresher from time to time.
There is an increasing number of sub-ohm options hitting the market but many vapers are confused as to what sub-ohm vaping is and what the Pro’s and Con’s are compared to normal vaping.
There are still some cities where vaping is not only accepted but positively welcomed. In this article, we look at some of the best places for vapers to visit, so that you can plan your next vacation.
Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is one of those areas that can sometimes make little sense to new vapers. Essentially PG and VG do the same job so why do we need both when making e-liquids any why do different e-liquids have different ratios of PG and VG?
No vaper wants to be responsible for the untimely end of their little furry friends, and so in this post, we’ll be sharing some advice on how to vape responsibly around your pet. We’ll also explain what signs your pet might display if they ingest e-liquid and what you can do should this happen.
It is common knowledge that smoking around children is a big No No! The damaging effects that second-hand smoke has on infants and young children’s developing bodies can last a lifetime. Kids who grow up around a smoking parent are also three times more likely to take up smoking themselves.
When comparing e-liquids, it’s important to understand the differences in ingredients they contain and how they are produced as this can have a significant impact on the liquids flavour and quality. This is perhaps never truer than when looking at tobacco e-liquids.
We’ve pulled together some of our favourite/most annoying comments and quips that you should never to say to a vaper.
Correct vaping etiquette is seemingly always under discussion and not always agreed upon by vapers themselves. However, the basic rules we’ve outlined below are a good place to start.
Many of the simple vaping tricks are not new but have in fact been used by smokers for many years. The French Inhale and smoke rings are just two that have been picked up by vapers. Where smoke from traditional cigarettes was a significant limiting factor to the tricks that could be performed the lovely thick clouds produced by vaping allows for much more elaborate creations.
One of the things most vapers will have noticed if they pay any attention to the press coverage on vaping is that the big, attention-grabbing, headlines tend to be pretty negative.
The list below covers approximately 150 of the most popular travel destinations. It is by no means exhaustive. However, we do plan to keep adding countries as we get more information. Please use this guide as part of your research before travelling but also consult other sources to ensure you have a clear and full picture.
Back in 2015, Public Health England (PHE) released details of a review they had carried out into e-cigarettes. If you’re not sure what Public Health England is they’re a UK government-backed agency who, according to their website, “Exist to protect and improve the nation's health and well-being”. Although not directly responsible for UK policy on vaping they will undoubtedly have a significant input and influence on those that are.
Towards the end of February, many papers picked up on comments made by road safety officers working for the Sussex and Surrey police forces. The officers, quite rightly, stated if people are using e-cigarettes while driving and become distracted from the road due to vaping they could be liable to a fine.
The way nicotine is consumed has a great impact on the effect it will have on your body. As already mentioned, when smoked in a cigarette, the other chemicals in that cigarette can cause multiple health issues.
Launching in the next few weeks, Urban Sky is our new range of high VG liquids crafted to produce silky smooth clouds of smooth, decadent vapour.
Although as yet, there is no data on the long-term effects of vaping, it is considered to be considerably less harmful than smoking. As vaping is helping many people to quit smoking, the long term impact can only be positive on the health system.
CBD is short for cannabidiol a compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD makes up 40% of the cannabis plant and is second only to THC in the plant’s makeup. Unlike the THC compound, however, CBD has very mild psychoactive effects, so will not get you high.
Summer is a wonderful time to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. We all love to get out and about, often taking day trips, enjoying barbecues with family and friends or just relaxing in the garden. With that in mind, here are some simple tips on keeping your E-Cig working well during the hot weather
The smoking ban came fully into force in March 2018, with a few crown prisons being exempt, although this is due to change come August 2018. The matter is still under review but non-smoking prisoners and prison staff are keen to keep the ban in place.
According to the World Health Organisation, the number of people smoking is steadily decreasing globally. Since 2000, smokers have reportedly dropped from 1.14 billion to 1.1 billion, not a huge decrease maybe. However, when you consider that over that same time period the global population has increased by 23%, or 1.5 billion people, then the reduction is far more significant.
The most significant thing about patients with COPD is that they are very reluctant to quit smoking, and there is a much higher relapse rate amongst those who try. Most COPD sufferers will continue to smoke until the disease ends their life.
It’s important to think about what you want from your device to prevent you from giving up out of frustration. Choosing the right E-cigarette for your individual needs can make the difference between creating an enjoyable experience or throwing the towel in because it just isn’t working for you.
Does vaping affect your sleep? The simple answer is yes it can. However, all is not lost, there are things you can do to improve your sleep quality. This article will help you to hopefully gain the right balance and achieve a better nights rest.
If you're switching to vaping from smoking it may seem confusing at first, this guide will help to point you in the right direction to your vaping future
The government is to launch a new campaign to try and convince UK smokers that vaping is far less harmful than smoking and e-cigarettes provide a good way to help people to quit. The new campaign is to counter the scepticism that has been generated by some scientific studies and media headlines.
Conflicting studies surrounding vaping have caused concern. Some studies have claimed that they could not prove that e-cigarettes were less harmful than combustible cigarettes. Although no studies have suggested vaping to be more harmful, a cloud of doubt still surrounds the safety of vaping. This, in turn, has put many smokers off switching, which is not good
The strict protocols of drug trials can’t really be used for a consumer product like e-cigarettes. However, there have been large smoking cessation trials that involved the use of e-cigarettes. The last of these trials was from 2014 and tested the first generation cigalike products. Even with those early vaping devices, the results still showed the success rate was on par with other nicotine replacement therapy products.
CBD is a cannabinoid that is derived from hemp, marijuana's totally legal cousin, and can be used in an oil, a snack or even in your favourite vaping device. Unlike THC, it does not create a high, but does give you a lot of the benefits that come along with marijuana usage.
If you are a smoker, then you know how difficult it can be to quit smoking. For some people going cold turkey works, but for others, they need a bit of help.
In reality, teenagers are far more likely to take illegal drugs or drink alcohol than they are to vape. In the UK, approximately 38% of 11-15-year-olds have tried alcohol, 24% of 11-15-years-olds have tried illegal drugs, and 12% of 11-18-year-olds have tried vaping.
For someone new to vaping or thinking of trying it to help them quit smoking, these wildly differing viewpoints can be very confusing. So, in an effort to try and cut through the noise that surrounds vaping, we’ve compiled a list of the key pros and cons.