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A Beginners Guide to Vaping

Not so many years ago, vaping was something new and very different. Choosing to vape was something that was seen as ‘out of the ordinary’. However, times have changed.

Today, more and more people are choosing the convenience and other benefits of vaping over smoking. If you’re thinking of making the switch, here’s what you need to know.

How Does Vaping Work?

The first thing you need to know about vaping is how it works. Instead of igniting a material like tobacco and inhaling the smoke, vaping works by heating liquid. As the liquid heats up, it creates vapour, which the user then inhales. It’s a cleaner and less-smelly alternative to smoking, which is why it’s become so popular.

There are vape liquids containing nicotine, flavourings, and combinations of both, so there’s something for every taste and requirement.

how does vaping work

What Kind of Vaping Devices Are There?

If you want to vape, you need two things: vape liquid and a device to use it in. There are several types of vaping devices though. Here are some of the options:

  • Pods – ‘Closed System’ devices that can be as small as a lipstick or a USB drive. They hold a disposable pod that is pre-filled with vape liquid, and they are small and portable. These pod systems only work with the pods made by the company that supplies the hardware though, so that can be a problem if you can’t get hold of the right kind! Typically these are pre-filled with a Salt Nicotine 50VG|50PG blend of liquids – these liquids provide a smooth and reliable nicotine experience that is delivered quickly to the body.


  • Pods – ‘Open System’ devices that allow you to use refillable pods. This allows you to refill your pods with liquid from any manufacturer, so they’re more versatile than ‘Closed System’ pods.


  • MTL Vape Kit – (Mouth To Lung) the traditional kind of vaping device, that provides a close ‘cigarette-like’ experience. They’re dependable and easy to use, but don’t have all the features of newer vape systems, so if you like newer gadgets, you might prefer a pod device.


  • DTL Vape Kit – (Direct To Lung) are vape devices with a typical box-like appearance. They last a lot longer than most other kinds of vaping devices on a single charge (due to the use of bigger batteries), but they are quite bulky by comparison. This type of device typically produces much bigger clouds than the MTL kits or Pod devices and can deliver huge amounts of flavour as a result.
what vaping devices are there

Vape Flavours without the Scent

One of the biggest attractions to vaping is that you don’t have to taste cigarettes when you do it. Vaping liquids come in all sorts of flavours that have nicotine if you want it, but don’t have the taste of cigarettes – or the smell. Whilst Tobacco flavours can be popular to begin with – once you realise you can get the same satisfaction from vaping a tropical fruit flavour most people never go back!!

You can vape before, during and after work – knowing you won’t smell like an ashtray when you walk through the doors, and as an added bonus – since vaping only produces vapour, it won’t stain your fingers or your home!! Its win win!!

vape flavours without the scent

What Should You Buy?

If you’ve been vaping for a while, you probably already have favourite devices and liquids. But if you’re just considering switching from cigarettes to vaping, you might need some help.

The best idea is to visit our well-stocked vaping store in person or online, ask questions, and see what’s available. Start with something that appeals to you and won’t break the bank and see if it works for you. Most people don’t look back once they start vaping though – it’s just so much better!

If you require any help in selecting a device that is right for you simply drop us a message through our  ‘Contact Us’ page or give us a call on 01752 299889. We are here to help!

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