What is Vaping?
What is Vaping? Busting Vape Health Myths
Vaping is a safer, healthier alternative to assist you in giving up smoking. Public Health England says through studies that vaping is 95% safer than smoking.
A vaping device heats e-liquid on a coil to produce a vapour which contains nicotine and is inhaled like a cigarette, the main difference is that the vapour doesn’t produce the 1000’s of harmful carcinogens that a cigarette does.
There are two different styles of vaping, Mouth to Lung (MTL) or Direct to Lung (DL).
MTL is designed to be more like having a cigarette, the draw is tight and you take vapour into your mouth then inhale the vapour to your lungs as you do with a cigarette.
DL is where you take a draw with a big airflow straight into your lungs, like taking a breath of air when you breathe.
There are two main types of e-liquid ratios 50/50 and 70/30. The ingredients in e-liquid are vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, nicotine and flavourings, with MTL a 50/50 juice is recommended, which produces small amounts of vapour when exhaled, this is made up of 50% propylene glycol and 50% vegetable glycerin, this is recommended due to vaping at low wattages on MTL devices. DL vaping you typically use 70/30 e-liquid but you can use 50/50 e-liquid, 70/30 e-liquid is 70% vegetable glycerin and 30% propylene glycol, this type of e-liquid is thicker and produces thicker, bigger, denser vapour clouds.
When starting the best style of vaping is MTL, this gives you the best start at giving up cigarettes. There are varying strengths of nicotine with this style from 3mg up to 20mg, depending on how many cigarettes you smoked would depend on the strength of nicotine you require, but, an average smoker, smoking 20 cigarettes a day would start on 12mg as the standard mg of nicotine in a cigarette is 12mg.
The quality of the e-liquid is another major factor when vaping, getting yourself premium quality e-liquids is important, it is like everything in life, you get what you pay for! The e-liquid in corner shops are cheap for a reason, make sure you go to a reputable vape shop and get the correct advice from the beginning.
At Touch of Vape we pride ourselves on the service we offer and giving people the right advice with the correct device, we want to set you up to succeed from the very start.
Many people are put off vaping and are set up to fail from the very first time they decide to take the plunge. This is through no fault of there own and is usually from being sold the wrong device and given the wrong advice. Getting the right device from the start with the correct e-liquid is the key to successfully moving from cigarettes to vaping.