What Is vaping and how does it work
The term vaping relates to the use of an e-cigarette which is designed to simulate the effect of smoking a traditional tobacco-based cigarette, mainly to deliver a nicotine shot to the user.
An e-cigarette allows you to inhale nicotine in a vapour rather than toxic smoke. One of the benefits of an e-cigarette is that it does not produce tar or carbon monoxide which are the most damaging elements that you find in tobacco smoke.
The vapour you inhale from an e-cigarette is created by heating a liquid that contains (but not always) nicotine, propylene glycol and or vegetable glycerine and flavourings. This in turn creates the vapour and hence the term vaping. You can find out more about e-liquid by going to https://orangedreamz.com/blog/?what-is-vaping-liquid-made-of
There are several different types of vaping models available but essentially, they all have the same components:
- Heating coil
- Liquid reservoir
- Mouthpiece for inhaling
Some have refillable reservoirs and rechargeable batteries. Some are disposable which means that when you run out of liquid you simply throw them away or better still dispose of in a way that they can be recycled.
How do I choose the right e-cigarette for me?
A rechargeable e-cigarette with a refillable tank tends to deliver nicotine more effectively than a disposable system. Also because you can refill the tank using different strengths of nicotine e-liquid you can gradually reduce your nicotine dependency which may lead to you giving up smoking altogether.
If you are a light smoker, then you might like to try a cigalike or vape pen or pod
If you are a heavy smoker, then a vape mod is what you may need. However, what ever system you decide to use, it is important that you choose the right level of nicotine to satisfy your cravings.
Can an e-cigarette help me to stop smoking?
It is believed that many thousands of people have given up smoking tobacco as a result of using an e-cigarette to help them to do so.
If you think about it logically, most people smoke tobacco so that they can get a daily fix of nicotine. You can still get your daily fix of nicotine with an e-cigarette but by gradually reducing the nicotine strength you can slowly wean yourself off of nicotine dependency.
Doing this by yourself may not be easy so there is help to hand.
How safe are e-cigarettes?
In the UK e-cigarettes are very heavily regulated for their safety and their quality. Whilst they are probably not completely risk free, their risk is a small fraction of that compared to the risks of smoking traditional cigarettes.
Whilst nicotine is addictive it is relatively harmless to adults but there is believed to be some risk to children’s brain development if exposed to too much nicotine hence why it is illegal to vape or smoke cigarettes if you are under 18 years of age.
We recommend that you thoroughly research the use of e-cigarettes before you start vaping. Electronic cigarettes could be hazardous to your health, so you should not use them if you are allergic/sensitive to nicotine, a pregnant woman, breastfeeding, advised to avoid nicotine products for medical reasons or a person with an unstable heart condition. If you are seeking medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, you are advised to consult with your medical or healthcare professional regarding using any type of electronic cigarette whether it contains nicotine or not.