How Will Brexit Affect Vaping?

Whilst the government scrambles to negotiate a decent deal to leave the European Union, it’s pretty safe to say the majority of businesses and industries will be affected in one way or another.

This includes the vaping sector, where arguably EU regulation has changed the face of vaping since the TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) first came into full effect back in May 2017; capping tank sizes, nicotine strengths, bottle capacities and also advertising laws of vape products and their potential harm-reducing benefits.

We take a look at the consequences and the future of vaping, as the UK is expected to leave the EU in a little over two months time.

Rules

It is likely that the regulations surrounding vaping are to be revised post-Brexit yet an immediate change is highly doubtful, as reported in this article from the Pharmaceutical Journal. At present, the vaping industry is regulated by the Tobacco and Related Products Regulation (TRPR) who implemented the TPD (Tobacco Products Directive) standards back in 2017.

This resulted in various concrete measures put into place, such as tank sizes being limited to 2ml and pre-mixed nicotine bottles to a 10ml maximum capacity. As well as this, the reduced risk and benefits of vaping aren’t permitted to be advertised, which in turn limits the possible reach of smokers looking to quit.

Here’s a video of the parliamentary discussion that provides a snapshot as to how attitudes to vaping have changed inside government and how it could affect the industry at large.

Opinion

The public consensus on vaping is somewhat mixed, many agreeing with the numerous studies conducted by health bodies over the past few years that vaping is far less harmful (95% to be precise) than smoking. However, there is still a large number of people who perceive vaping in the same bracket as smoking, which is mostly due to the restriction of education surrounding e-cigarettes.

As a result, the UKVIA (UK Vaping Industry Association) was formed in 2016, to teach and promote the advantages of vaping from a health and business point of view. Dan Marchant, a board member of the UKVIA, states, “The UK is seen as a world leader in the vaping sector, and yet still a significant percentage of smokers incorrectly believe vaping to be as bad as, or worse than smoking. This is a message which has been propagated by the media with the spread of junk science and the click-bait mentality but we are at last starting to see a turn in the tide. Brexit could allow the opportunity to update the advertising laws which currently curtail the ability to spread the public health potential of these products to the public. Beyond this, there is the ability to update the TRPR in general, and correct many of the unjustified restrictions on tank sizes and bottle sizes, which only serve to make vaping less convenient and stifle innovation”.

The Market

The UK remains one the largest consumers of e-cigarettes in Europe, more than double than its next competitor and the second worldwide, behind the US. The scope for growth from a financial point of view could possibly be immense, whilst the reduction of tobacco smokers could potentially see the burden on the NHS gradually lifted to a more manageable level.

All of these regulations, if revised, will arguably have a beneficial effect on vaping, which is estimated as the fastest growing industry in the UK already.

Summing Up

With the UK controlling its own laws surrounding vaping, coupled with the vast amount of studies advocating the use of vaping from PHE (Public Health England) and the NHS, it could feasibly result in a massive shift in strategy both on a social and economic level.

Needless to say that the coming years could represent a change in the opinion, size and marketability of the vaping community.

For more information on the TPD please visit the TPD Direct Gov website.

Likewise, if you have any queries on vaping, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Why Make The Switch To Vaping This January?

With the arrival of a new year, an estimated over 3 million of us are aiming to cut out smoking this January. Numerous health organisations and initiatives have heavily advocated for the use of vaping to significantly help to kick the habit, as seen by PHE’s (Public Health England) recent study into the effects of inhaling tobacco smoke and vapour.

We’ll be taking a look at five reasons as to why vaping is the way to go when quitting and how it could save much more than just your life.

Health

Let’s start with the obvious; smoking remains the largest cause of preventable death worldwide, increasing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and angina whilst being directly linked to 72% of lung cancer deaths in the UK alone.

It’s universally accepted that smoking tobacco is inherently damaging to your body, whereas vaping has been shown to be 95% less harmful. The e-liquids in vaping devices do not contain the nasty tar and toxins of conventional cigarettes that are the chemicals which can cause harm to your body, therefore the benefits of vaping are extensive.

Addiction

Whilst nicotine remains an addictive substance, the damaging effects are relatively minimal compared to the alarming level of carcinogens and hazardous chemicals in tobacco. So whilst it’s nicotine that your body becomes hooked to when smoking, it’s not the compound that damages your body fundamentally.

Fortunately, the majority of eliquids have with the option of coming pre-mixed with nicotine or with nicotine booster shots, making it an easy transition from smoking to vaping without the inevitable detrimental effect on your health.

Price

The cost of smoking grows year on year, and when calculated it makes for startling statistics, as evidenced in our recent cost-benefit analysis animation explaining the effects on your wallet.

If you smoked a 20 pack a day, it would subtract a whopping £300 a month from your savings. On the other hand, If you made the switch to vaping, there’d be the one-off cost of a starter kit – on average around £25, then per month the cost of purchasing 120ml of eliquid and a five pack of replacement coils, coming to £73 altogether, meaning after the first month, on average you’ll be saving a huge £252 a month. Think of what you could be doing with that extra cash each month!

Personalisation

Whilst many tobacco companies pride themselves on delivering a premium, more cultivated taste than others, it’s fair to assume that the overall tobacco flavour is relatively generic across the board.

Vaping however, promotes an abundance of flavours and tastes to suit everyone’s palate. From layered dessert blends to tropical fruit medleys, the opportunities are endless and are designed with the user’s preference for certain flavours and strengths at the forefront of production. This means that whatever floats your boat, we probably have it in our handy eliquid finder.

Convenience

The laws behind vaping in public areas are relatively inconsequential and it’s usually down to the vapers discretion as well as consideration for other people in the room, as to whether it’s acceptable to vape in an enclosed space.

Many people wrongly believe that inhaling secondary vapour production is as harmful as tobacco smoke, however this is not the case at all with no evidence suggesting that passive vaping is damaging whatsoever.

Aside from this, the overall public opinion sees vaping as far more convenient and socially preferred to smoking. More and more bars and restaurants allow vaping indoors (although it’s always best to check beforehand as it’s down to the specific venue’s policy), which in turn could save you the journey of going to the smoking area and awkwardly stinking of cigarettes.

Conclusion

As you can see, the difference switching to vaping will make in your life is massive. Not only will you save money, it will also have a positive effect on your health and lifestyle in general. For more information, on starting vaping please don’t hesitate to contact us.

PHE Study: Smoking VS Vaping

Intro

As January hits us, so does the inevitable New Years resolutions of cutting out smoking. A reported over half a million smokers will try and kick the habit in one way or another this month and to coincide with this, PHE (Public Health England) have released footage of a laboratory experiment revealing the effects of smoking tobacco compared to vaping.

The Findings

The experiment clearly shows the alarming nature of smoking and the effects on your body. The bell jar with cotton wool containing tobacco smoke is a murky brown, whilst its tubes are full of sticky tar mimicking what’s happening in your lungs when inhaling tobacco smoke. In comparison, the cotton wool in the e-cigarette bell jar remains virtually unchanged, albeit some water vapour and a slight blemish from the colouring in the eliquid.

Dr Shahab (Associate Professor in Health and Psychology at UCL) goes on to state, “research conducted shows that vaping is much less harmful than smoking and that using e-cigarettes on a long-term basis is relatively safe, similar to using licensed nicotine products, like patches or gum”.

The Figures

Over the past year or so PHE, as well as the NHS, have heavily advocated the benefits of vaping when choosing to quit smoking, however, the public consensus around vaping is still rather negative. 44% of smokers wrongly believe vaping is as harmful as smoking, despite the number of studies and research being made public categorically stating vaping is notably 95% less damaging than smoking tobacco.

Steve Brine, the Public Health Minister claims, “the evidence is clear that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking and they are the most popular quitting method in England. When paired with local stop smoking services, they have some of the highest success rates”.

There are over 6.1 million smokers in England alone and a reported 60% of them want to quit but many try to give up using willpower alone. Not enough is being done on a mass scale to educate and inform people on the differing effects of vaping to smoking which could arguably sway people in the right direction. The culture around vaping is treated in the same regards as smoking which whilst understandable is arguably not conducive to creating a smoke-free world. If you’re interested in reading a bit more about vaping etiquette in the workplace, as well as viewing a handy infographic on the topic, then here’s our article explaining the conceptions and laws

The Future

Smoking increases the risk of developing more than fifty serious health conditions, including cancer and heart disease, whilst doubling the risk of dying from a stroke. Now is the time to take action and stamp out smoking for good, with the help of vaping.

We stock a range of kits and devices suitable for all levels, for more information visit www.vapeclub.co.uk or alternatively contact us regarding any queries.

APPG For Vaping: Report Into Vaping In The Workplace

Whilst the general consensus on vaping is fairly accepted and liberal, the use of electronic cigarettes in the workplace or in public areas is somewhat murky.

With regards to this, the APPG (All-Party Parliamentary Group) has released a new report, ‘Vaping In The Workplace and Public Places’, outlining a set of guidelines and recommendations designed to challenge the common misconception that vaping, particularly second hand vaping, is not only damaging to bystanders but also socially unacceptable.

Many workplaces regard vaping as the same as smoking, which ultimately can be detrimental for those looking to quit smoking entirely. Over 96% of vapers are smokers or ex-smokers, trying to kick the habit.

What This Means For Vapers

The new report, chaired by Mark Pawsey MP (also chairman of the APPG for Vaping) has brought forward some key recommendations in relation to employees vaping in the workplace. These include:

  • Permitting the use of vaping in all outside areas (terraces, courtyards and gardens) as well as leisure areas (restaurants, cafeterias and lounges) pending reasonable permission from colleagues or occupants.
  • Vaping not permitted during client or staff meetings, as well as operating machinery or equipment wherein vapour could be a distraction during the performance of the required role.
  • Vapers should respect the wishes of colleagues who do not wish vaping to take place around them or who dislike certain stronger smelling flavours or large-scale cloud production.
  • Vapers must ensure that all vaping paraphernalia is securely stored and is inaccessible to those under the age of 18.

The Research

Comprehensive studies have suggested that the misconception of second-hand vapour being harmful is false.

Both Public Health England and The British Medical Association found that “there is a lack of evidence that exposure to the constituents of e-cigarette vapour poses specific health risks to bystanders”.

Whilst it’s determined to be respectful to ask to vape when in the vicinity of non-vapers, this notion suggests that compared to smoking, the effects of inhaling second-hand vapour are largely non-existent.

Over 96% of vapers are forced to use shelters and smoking areas, shared by smokers, to vape. Andrew Alisson of the Freedom Association goes on to state, “a non-vaper may not like the smell of vapour when they encounter it but this is much more tolerable than the harm caused by requiring vapers to share space with smokers”.

This reiterates the fact that placing vapers in a designated area with smokers, has a detrimental effect in stopping smoking altogether. Something which needs to change in order to fulfil the government’s ambition to reduce smoking rates down to 12%.

Check out this infographic our friends over at Purplebox Vapours have created on vaping etiquette in the workplace:

Eliquid Guide – 100 Large Shortfills

This week we’ll be shining a light on one of the biggest eliquid brands of 2018. 100 Large eliquids were released at Vape Jam 4 and have quickly become a staple of the UK vaping scene. Six distinct eliquids make up the range: Banana Haze, Berry Cold, Donut Worry, Fresh Pink of Bel Air, Grape Expectations and Zest Pest.
A 70% VG blend makes 100 Large ideal for direct to lung vaping – with sub ohm vape kits and sub ohm tanks. Each pack contains not only a 100ml shortfill but also 2 x 10ml 18mg nicotine shots and a custom drip towel.
100 Large eliquids are available for £19.99.

Banana Haze Eliquid

  • £19.99
  • Recommended for dessert lovers
  • 70% VG

Banana Haze eliquid by 100 Large is a rich and layered dessert blend with light notes. A ripe tasting banana bread flavour makes up the base of this eliquid; with a brown hazelnut and a sweet pear that gives this flavour real depth.
When vaped at higher wattages, Banana Haze a sugary edge that complements the strong hazelnut notes and the fruit.

Berry Cold Eliquid

  • £19.99
  • Recommended for mint lovers
  • 70% VG

Berry Cold eliquid is a classic blend of fruits and menthol, for a cool summertime vape. This 100 Large blend starts things off with a sweet and juicy medley of berries; that moves towards a tart aftertaste when vaped at higher wattages. The menthol flavour is smooth, with icy notes for a cool finish.
Unlike other menthol blends, Berry Cold’s icy flavour doesn’t overpower the fruit for a balanced flavour.

Donut Worry Eliquid

  • £19.99
  • Recommended for fruit pastry lovers
  • 70% VG

Donut Worry eliquid by 100 Large is one of the most popular in the range, made up of a dessert flavour that’s smooth and sweet in equal measure. An authentic tasting donut with a sugary glaze acts as the base, complemented by a sweet strawberry jam. On exhale, a vanilla custard brings things to a close with a smooth note.
When vaped at lower wattages the strawberry jam becomes smoother and sweeter, whilst at higher wattages, the custard takes on a creamier note.

Zest Pest Eliquid

  • £19.99
  • Recommended for citrus fruit lovers
  • 70% VG

Zest Pest eliquid is a sharp blend that combines the distinct taste of three different citrus fruit flavours, for a balance between sweet and sour. The lemon and lime notes come through straight away creating a crisp taste with an underlying sweetness; complemented by orange on exhale, that gives this 100 Large eliquid a fresh finish.
If vaped at higher wattages Zest Pest has a sharper taste with a more noticeable citrus edge, while at lower wattages the sweetness of the fruit is more detectable.

Grape Expectations Eliquid

  • £19.99
  • Recommended for grape soda lovers
  • 70% VG

Grape Expectations eliquid by 100 Large features a strong, fruity flavour with a fizzy finish. A trio of red, dark and green grapes creates a juicy, sweet taste from your first vape. This sweetness is undercut by a fresh tasting carbonated water; the flavours combine to create a sparkling grape soda eliquid.
At higher wattages, the juicy taste of the grapes becomes more present, for an authentic fruit vape.

Fresh Pink Of Bel Air Eliquid

  • £19.99
  • Recommended for fruit lovers
  • 70% VG

Fresh Pink Of Bel Air eliquid is a combination of fruit, with a floral note for a truly exotic vape. The pink fruit flavour is mixed with a distinctive berry taste, for a juicy and delicate inhale. The aloe vera on exhale, adds a sweet taste and a slight cooling note – to tie everything together.
When vaped at higher wattages this 100 large eliquid takes on a cooler taste and the aloe vera becomes more prominent.

Summary

As you can see, 100 Large Eliquids offer vapers not only a range of flavours but also because of the nicotine shots – 120ml of 3mg eliquid for only £19.99.

If you have any questions about shortfill eliquids or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Vape Batteries

Introduction

Rechargeable vape batteries are often found in sub ohm kits and devices, they offer users access to increased power when they vape – compared to devices with integrated batteries.

There are a number of different vape batteries available, from the smaller 18650 battery all the way to the larger 20700, 26650 and 21700 batteries.

While they’re all rechargeable, eventually all vape batteries will need to be replaced. This week we’ll be providing you with tips to help you extend the life of your vape battery.

Charging Your Batteries

Many vape mods support internal charging of batteries, this is when you charge batteries when they’re inside of your device; but we recommend that you use a dedicated battery charger.

Not only will these dedicated pieces of hardware charge your batteries faster, they will increase their lifespan – remember not to leave charged batteries unattended. Try not to overcharge your batteries, overcharging will run your batteries down and will reduce their capacity.

The same is true for undercharging batteries, continuous undercharging will reduce their capacity. Batteries with a reduced capacity or ones that won’t hold their charge will need to be replaced.

Protecting and Storing Your Batteries

Proper protection and storage will help keep your batteries safe and in a usable condition for longer. When not in use, we recommend you remove batteries and store them in either a silicone wrap or plastic battery cases.

Unprotected batteries that come into contact with conductive materials – such as loose change and keys, can not only lose charge but potentially short circuit, causing them to explode injuring you and others around you.

Store batteries in a cool, dry location. Exposure to heat can cause a reaction in your batteries which will reduce their charge in the short term. Long term exposure can reduce the overall capacity of your battery, and potentially cause them to react violently.

Vape Batteries and Eliquid

If you find that your vape batteries are wearing down faster than usual, there are ways to keep them going for longer between charges. Your eliquid can have a big impact on this – certain blends require more power to heat them to the point they turn to vapour.

A higher PG eliquid, such as a 50% PG eliquid / 50% VG vape liquid are thinner and require less heat to turn into vapour, meaning you’ll need less power from your battery.

Vaping less in general can also help your batteries last longer. Salt nicotine eliquids provide a more potent nicotine hit, with a smoother throat hit as well; meaning you can use a higher nicotine strength eliquid than usual – which will help you vape less.

Batteries and Hardware

When using vape devices at higher wattages you may notice that your batteries run out of charge faster. To keep them going for longer we recommend you turn down the power; doing this in conjunction with using a higher PG eliquid can make a real difference to battery life.

When choosing your vape battery, we always recommend you pick a trusted and well known brand, such as LG, Samsung, Efest and Basen. It may be tempting to buy a cheaper battery, but in the long run you’ll notice the difference when it comes to performance and lifespan.

Summary

By following these tips we hope you’ll get the most out of your batteries. When it comes time to replace them we stock a wide range of 18650 batteries, 18500 batteries, 20700 batteries and 21700 batteries to suit your vaping needs.

If you have any questions about vape batteries, or vaping in general, please get in touch with us.

A Guide To Temperature Control Vaping

Introduction to TC Vaping

In this week’s guide, we’ll aim to give you a basic understanding of what Temperature Control vaping is, how it works and it’s benefits. Temperature Control vaping or TC vaping is in no way new, but often gets overlooked when compared to Variable Wattage and Power Modes. TC Mode is found on a range of vape kits and devices, it is intended for advanced users only.

How Does It Work?

Temperature Control Mode is a selectable output mode on a vape device. Once selected it allows you to set a value in Celsius or Fahrenheit, this temperature then becomes the maximum temperature your coil will be allowed to reach when the device is used. Essentially it acts like a safety net for your coil, when used properly it will stop coils from overheating; this will help you avoid dry hits, burnt coils and offer you a better vaping experience overall.

It’s important to remember that there’s not a universal temperature that will work for all vape tanks and RDAs; much like when using Variable Wattage Mode, your coil type will decide what temperature is best. Only certain coils can be used in TC Mode, these include Stainless Steel, Nickel and Titanium; for more information check out our guide to coil wire types. These coil wires will generally only work in TC mode so exercise caution when using them.

Different coil wire will react to heat in different ways, temperature will affect the resistance of your coil and certain wire types are more susceptible to heat than others. Not to worry, modern temperature control vape mods can account for this, and have a setting built into accommodate for each compatible wire type – SS, Ni and Ti. Again always check compatibility and manufacturer guidance before use.

Setting Up TC Mode

Different vape devices and kits do approach temperature control set up differently, but the process is largely the same. First off, attach your tank or rebuildable atomiser to your device. Then check that the wattage output of your device is within the defined limits of what your coil can handle, this is usually written on tank coils.

Switch over to Temperature Control Mode and pick the correct wire type (SS, Ni or TI); then set your temperature limit, which should be decided by taking into account wire type and your wattage output. We recommend you start at a lower temperature and vape a few times to decide whether you need to go any higher. The most common temperature range is between 200°C- 250°C, but always do your research.

Why Use It?

There are many benefits to Temperature Control, perhaps the greatest is the increased safety it can provide when used properly. By setting a max temperature you can stop your coils from overheating, damaging your tank and yourself. TC vaping also offers a greater degree of customisability and control than other modes can provide.
An often overlooked benefit is the way in which TC mode affects your eliquid; flavours in eliquid do react to heat, and through TC you can find the perfect temperature for your eliquid of choice, for an unmatched taste.

Conclusion

We hope that this guide has helped you understand the basics of Temperature Control, and we recommend you use it as part of your larger research. There are many variables that can affect TC vaping; from device types, to coil wire, to temperature. Always follow the guidance set out by manufacturers and suppliers.
If you have any questions about this topic, or vaping in general, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Vape Coil Wire Guide

Vape coils are fitted into your vape tank or rebuildable atomiser. Coils mostly consist of a wrapped piece of metal wire and a cotton wick. The wick soaks up eliquid, that the coil heats to the point it turns into vapour.
Coil wire comes in many forms, this week we’ll be giving you an overview of some of the most common wire material. Different metals have different properties so they will affect the way you vape.

Kanthal

Most common
Used in Variable Wattage Mode only
Widely available
Offers balance between flavour and cloud

Kanthal Wire is the most common coil wire material found in vaping. The reason behind this, is that it is cheap to source and easy to use, providing good flavour and cloud production. Kanthal Coil Wire is found in both tank coils and prebuilt coils for rebuildable atomisers.
Available in a range of resistances it works well for both sub ohm vaping and mouth to lung vaping. Kanthal can only be used in Variable Wattage Mode making it compatible for with most vape devices.

Stainless Steel

Compatible with Variable Wattage and Temperature Control Mode
Heats faster than Kanthal
Clean flavour

Stainless Steel Coil Wire, often shortened to ‘SS’ is a versatile material for vape coils. It is the only kind of coil that can be used in both Variable Wattage Mode and Temperature Control Mode, making it a favourite amongst vapers.
It’s rare to find stainless steel in coils for vape tanks, it’s most commonly found in prebuilt coils like the Coil Art SS 0.5 ohm coils; however, there are Crown 2 Coils and Joyetech BF Coils that use SS. Stainless Steel heats up faster than standard Kanthal and has a purer flavour, for what many consider a better vaping experience.

Nickel

Common
Temperature Control Mode Only
Performs well at higher temperatures
Can be difficult to build with

Nickel Coil Wire or NI200, is a favourite amongst experienced vapers and is used primarily on high wattage vape devices. Nickel coils can only be used in Temperature Control Mode, but are reliable and perform well at high temperatures.
Due to the high Temperature Coefficient of Resistance, they’re ideal for cloud chasing and provide intense flavour when vaped. Ni200 wire material features in tank coils such as the Wismec Amor coils.

NiChrome

Variable Wattage Mode only
Faster ramp up than Kanthal
Good for cloud chasing

NiChrome Coil Wire or Ni80 is similar to Kanthal, in that it’s readily available and can only be used in Variable Wattage Mode – making it ideal for different vape kits and vape devices. Found in both tank coils and prebuilt coils for rebuildable atomisers, NiChrome heats up faster than kanthal for a faster ramp up and larger clouds. NiChrome wire can be found in tank coils, such as the Kangertech SSOCC Coils, and prebuilt coils, like the Coil Art Ni80 0.5 Ohm coils.

Titanium

Temperature Control Mode Only
Easy to build with
Holds it’s shape
Rare

Titanium Coil Wire or Ti Wire, while rare is growing in popularity. It can only be used in Temperature Control Mode – which does feature on a number of advanced, and sub ohm vape devices.
Ti Coil Wire works well at higher temperatures as it does not lose it’s shape, meaning it’s Ohm resistance remains consistent, making it ideal for cloud chasing. Titanium Coil Wire features in replacement tank coils such as the Wismec Amor Ti Coils and in coils for rebuildable atomisers such as RDAs and RTAs.

Summary

Picking and using the right coil can make or break your vaping experience. We recommend that you use this guide as a starting point, and that you research your coil fully before using. Always check compatibility with your vape device before use.
If you intend to use rebuildable atomisers you need a comprehensive understanding of the technicalities of vaping, along with knowledge of electronics and Ohm’s Law. We don’t advise any beginners to start rebuilding coils.
If you have any questions regarding vape coils, or vaping in general, please get in touch.

Summer Vape Eliquids 2018

It’s summertime again, long evenings and warm weather is always a call for celebration. Taste seems to change from season to season, eliquids that you enjoy in the winter may just seem a bit too much when it’s hot out. So to celebrate all things sunshine this week we’ll be giving you a rundown of our favourite summer themed eliquids, be on the lookout for menthol, fruit and ice cream flavours aplenty.

Summer Syrup eliquid by Evil Cloud

10ml Multipacks & 50ml Shortfill

70% VG

£14.99

Grape Soda & Citrus

Summer Syrup by Evil Cloud is a sweet and sharp fruit medley. A classic grape soda flavour hits you from your first inhale. A combination of limeade, pineapple and lemon quickly follows giving this blend a sweet citrus note. A cool wave of menthol on exhale draws things to a close with an icy finish. Summer Syrup is available in both 4 x 10ml multi packs and 50ml shortfills, with prices starting at £14.99.

Zest Pest eliquid by 100 Large

100ml Shortfill, 2 x Nic Shots and Custom Drip Towel

70% VG

£19.99

Orange, Lemon & Lime

Zest Pest is brought to us by 100 Large, featuring a sweet and tart blend of fruits for fun in the sun. A fusion of fresh orange, tart lemon and sharp lime makes a juicy vape with an authentic citrus flavour, that comes through on inhale and exhale creating a fresh taste. Zest Pest is available in a 100ml shortfill pack, each pack contains: 100ml of eliquid, 2 x 10ml nicotine booster shots and a custom drip cloth. Available now for £19.99.

Strawberry Bikini eliquid by Summer Holidays

50ml shortfills

70% VG

£14.99

Strawberry Lemonade & Ice

The Summer Holidays eliquid range are from the team behind Dinner Lady. Strawberry Bikini eliquid is sweet and crisp in equal measure, with blend of fruit and ice. A vibrant strawberry flavour makes up the body of this ejuice, with a sharp lemonade adding a hit of citrus. On exhale a wave of menthol for a cool finish. Strawberry Bikini is available in 3 x 10ml multi packs and 50ml shortfills, with prices starting from £9.99.

Polaris eliquid by Dr Fog’s Famous Ice Cream

10ml Multipacks

75% VG

£11.99

Deep Fried Raspberry Ice Cream

Polaris by Dr Fog’s Famous Ice Cream is an authentic tasting dessert blend. On inhale you’ll be hit by a wave of rich, deep fried vanilla ice cream with sweet notes and a layered taste. The raspberry flavour comes through on exhale with sharp and juicy notes for a fruity finish. Polaris is available in a 3 x 10ml multipack for £11.99 or a 0mg 50ml Shortfill for £17.90

 

Heisenberg eliquid by Vampire Vapes

10ml Bottles

40% VG

From £3.99

Heisenberg eliquid is a well-known flavour combination often imitated, the original was created by Vampire Vapes and is still available today. A combination of mixed berries creates a sweet and juicy inhale. The menthol finish adds a cool wave and creates a smooth exhale. Heisenberg eliquid is available in both 40% VG and 70% VG versions making them ideal for sub ohm devices and starter kits, with prices starting from £3.99.

 

Vape Coil Care Guide

Vape coils fit into vape tanks and are essential pieces of hardware, used in vape kits ranging from small starter kits all the way to larger sub ohm devices. A coil consists of a wrapped piece of wire and a cotton wick. The cotton soaks up the eliquid, while the wire heats your eliquid into vapour, which is then inhaled. Vape coils are the most often replaced piece of vape hardware, we’ve compiled these tips to help you get the most out of your coils.

Priming Your Coil

Priming your coil will greatly reduce the chance of dry hits and burnt coils, while increasing it’s overall lifespan. The first way is to fit a new coil into a clean and dry vape tank, fill your tank and leave it in an upright position for at least 10 minutes, allowing eliquid to soak into your wick.

The second way is a bit more complicated: insert a new coil into a clean and dry tank as before, then proceed to drip eliquid directly onto the cotton that is visible through the small holes on the outside of your coil, leave for a minute or so and then fill up your tank and leave upright for at least ten minutes.

Breaking Your Coil In

Breaking your coil in will increase performance in the long run. To break a coil in, first prime it as outlined above. Once primed, set and use your device at a lower wattage / temperature than advised for a brief spell.

For example with a 40-80W coil try firing it at 30W, then gradually work your way up to a higher power level, not exceeding recommended limits.

Keep Your Tank Filled

It’s important to keep your eye on the eliquid level on your tank. even with beginner vape tanks, if it’s not filled enough your cotton will begin to dry and eventually burn when used. We advise you keep your tank 2/3 filled at all times for best performance. If the flavour begins to diminish add some fresh eliquid.

Don’t Chain Vape

Continuous vaping or chain vaping, will cause your vape kit to use more eliquid at a faster rate than usual – it will also make your coil very hot. Take regular breaks from vaping to allow your coil to saturate itself and help extend it’s life. If you do plan to chain vape, try doing so at a lower wattage / temperature than usual.

Use Temperature Control

Temperature Control Mode is an output mode found on advanced and sub ohm vape devices. TC Mode allows the user to set a maximum temperature that your coil can reach before the device will stop firing. When used properly this can stop your coil from overheating and drying out. Please note, only certain coil wire types such as Stainless Steel and NiChrome can be used in TC Mode, so always check before using.

Check Coil Resistance

Coil resistance, measured in Ohms (Ω) will largely define the correct wattage / temperature that coils should be fired at – other factors including wire type play a small part. Using coils at too high a wattage or temperature will quickly dry out and burn your coils. Modern vape coils often state the correct power level they should be used at, so always check before use.

Eliquid Content

You may find that certain eliquids can clog your coil and cause them to burn out faster, changing eliquid can have a big impact. An eliquid with a lower VG %, lighter flavour, or without sweeteners, can help to increase your coils’ lifespan.

Summary

Through proper care and attention, you can ultimately increase not only the lifespan of your coil, but also it’s performance – giving you a far better vaping experience in the long run. If you have any questions regarding vape coil care or vaping in general, please get in touch.