England looks set to become the first nation in the world to prescribe e-cigarettes, following a landmark decision from the English health authorities. The government's drive for a smoke-free England by 2030 spurs this drive, making the country a global leader in progressive anti-smoking and e-cigarette policy.
Vaping offers a great alternative to smoking, cutting out carcinogens and other smoky side effects from your lifestyle. However, with vaping’s simplicity and great taste, its users sometimes forget their goal in picking up an e-cig in the first place: kicking their nicotine addiction. Understanding the benefits of nicotine-free vapes helps you remember that goal, and maybe even achieve it.
The common question ‘does vaping make you tired?’ does not have a direct answer as vaping itself does not cause its users to experience fatigue. However, your body can experience immediate or delayed drowsiness if you consume nicotine.
Cigarette smokers have significantly higher life insurance premiums than non-smokers because the habit is known to increase the chance of death. By this logic, vapers should receive improved insurance rates as it is approximately, according to Public Health England in 2018. However, this isn’t always the case.
Second-hand vaping is the act of inhaling vapour from an e-cigarette that has been exhaled from an individual nearby. We refer to this as passive or second-hand vaping because the vapour does not originate from the e-cigarette, as it has already been inhaled by the individual using the device.
In an era full of fake news and alternative facts, it's often tough to sort the truth from the clickbait. The truth about vaping and smoking exemplifies this issue perfectly, as public perception differs wildly from government advice. Public Health England describes vaping as 95 per cent safer than smoking. However, a mere one in three English adults know this fact.
Quitting smoking may not be easy, but it comes with many health-boosting perks. It's key to understand the services and aids that are available to you, instead of going through it alone, unable to determine which approach suits you the best.
As with so many issues around both weight gain and smoking, the answer is complicated, but here we are going to discuss some of the key factors that will hopefully help you make informed and healthy decisions about your weight when vaping.
The term ‘naturally extracted tobacco’ actually refers to the process used to isolate the tobacco flavour from the tobacco leaf. Several methods are used to achieve this, and at Red Vape, we use a procedure known as proprietary cold maceration.
We all know how harmful cigarettes are for the body but what about vaping and exercise? Does vaping help or hinder people during athletic performance?
In an era marked by recessions and economic uncertainty, many people search for money-saving tips to live comfortably for less. Smokers have an obvious cost burning a hole in their budgets. Budgeting, however, isn't easy, and nor is quitting smoking. E-cigarettes makes it easier to kick the habit, but is vaping cheaper than smoking?
Whether you're preparing for the next festival season, planning a hike, or braving an extreme sport, vaping can be tricky outdoors. When smokers hike, they have to shelter their lighters from the elements. Vaping, while removing the need for a flame, brings challenges of its own. With a few essential tips, you can ensure you enjoy uninterrupted outdoor vaping.
There is no argument that smoking is pretty disastrous for our teeth and gums. Having been around a lot longer than vaping, there have been extensive studies on how smoking affects oral health.
Vaping is a much a safer alternative to smoking with Public Health England considering vaping as much as 95% better than traditional cigarettes. However, there can still be vaping side effects which all users should be aware of. Most of these side effects will only be temporary or will affect a very small number of people. They are typically a result of vaping too much or incorrectly.
One small cigarette, how much harm can it do? When most people start smoking at a young age, they never think that a short stick of tobacco could cause them any problems.
Public Health England (PHE), one of the best sources for well researched, factual information on vaping, have released a new blog post alongside their annual evidence-based review on e-cigarettes>. The post has been written by John Newton >, a supporter of vaping who is keen to promote facts about e-cigarettes and debunk the dodgy research, myths and hearsay that surround vaping.
The environment and the impact humans have on the planet is in the news daily. Whether it be bush fires in Australia, deforestation in the Amazon or flooding here in the UK. More and more people are starting to look at their own lives and how they can make environmentally beneficial changes. For the eco-friendly vaper, there are obvious concerns as vaping creates waste and is not 100% environmentally friendly.
The US vaping scare has meant that the second half of 2019 has been turbulent for the vaping industry. At the time of writing this post, approximately 50 deaths have been linked to vaping. In addition to this, nearly 2,500 people have reported e-cigarette related illnesses.
When you’re new to vaping, it can seem like there is a lot to learn. There are hundreds of devices to choose from, thousands of e-liquids and lots of terms that most none vapers will never have heard of. Fear not, we’ve all been a vaping novice once, and like anything new, it takes a bit of time to work out what’s what.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ve pulled together some of our favourite/most annoying comments and quips that you should never to say to a vaper.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.