Vape Or Not To Vape?
Vape Or Not To Vape?
Is it safe to vape?
The tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different toxic chemicals. When you vape, these is no actual smoke is involved with e-cigarettes only vapor. Smoke is the real health hazard issue. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine by inhaling a vaporized nicotine solution (composed of propolyne glyclol, vegetable glycerin and flavoring) without tar, carbon monoxide, flame retardants, pesticides, etc. A report by the Royal College of Physicians states that nicotine by itself has not been proven to cause any long term ill health effects. An associate professor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Michael Ong, who was also not affiliated with the study was of the opinion that; “The study overall is a simulation study that projects potential benefits, such studies depend on assumptions made. If further studies show differences in the ability to transition successfully from cigarette smoking or show more harms related to vaping than are used in this study, the findings may differ.”
David Levy from Georgetown, lead researcher, from Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center alongside his team, studied what happened to smokers who had quit tobacco for e-cigarettes over a 10-year period. The research took a number of factors into account, in addition to the age when smokers actually took up the habit. Findings from this study went on to reveal that switching from tobacco to e-cigarettes actually increased their lifespan.Also, a professor of psychology at the KU Leuven University in Belgium – Dr. Frank Baeyens, who has conducted studies into the impact of e-cigarette use but was not directly linked with the study, expressed to Newsweek that even though he is happy with the results of the study, that it was very much expected. Baeyens further went on to opine that numerous scientific evidence that supports the fact that e-cigarettes are a better alternative to traditional cigarette already exist. However, the real challenge will lie in getting the public to make that all-important switch to e-cigarettes.
What is vaping?
Vaping means the use of a vaping device when you vape (aka e-cigarette/personal vaporizer/mod/APV)! There are numerous such devices available, from the cigalikes to the 3rd generation APVs, but vaping is the term that unites them all.
How do vaping devices work?
All vaping products operate using the same principals. A battery powers a coil which heats a liquid vape juice solution known as e-liquid or e-juice. This produces a vapor which is then inhaled. However, these fundamentals can be applied in a large number of ways, and many products have been developed to meet the demands vapers have from their vape.
What vape juice e-liquids should I get?
Again, there is no one-size fits all answer here, so the best thing you can do is to try out a few vape juice e-liquids and see which one suits you. Interestingly, don’t assume that you need an authentic tobacco flavor. There are some good ones out there, but we find that the vast majority of vapers end up choosing a flavor other than tobacco, and this happens very quickly if they try a few different ones to begin with. In terms of PG/VG, you’ll have to try for yourself and decide what you like. There are no “wrong” choices when it comes to choosing your favorite flavor. It's all about preference, so you simply need to think about what tends to bring you the most pleasure. Unlike cigarettes, which will always have that tobacco taste, e-juices are versatile – you can have practically any flavor you can think of. You can also control the nicotine levels, from 100% to none at all.
Do you often crave something fruity and refreshing, or do you usually prefer more robust flavors like coffee or cinnamon? Do you hanker for something playful and unusual, like cotton candy and ice cream, or do you enjoy sticking to traditional cigarette flavors like tobacco and menthol?
We have some great choices in our store, but sometimes, you simply cannot find exactly what you are looking for. Luckily, it is easy to customize your vape juice to your liking. It is a common practice among vapers to mix and match their vape juice, creating flavors that suit their tastes.
For those interested in experimenting with their own blends, we typically suggest flavors in our best sellers list, which include banana, strawberry, and tobacco to name a few. 70/30 mixes are common and are easy to do, just add a few drops of your preferred vape juice flavors to your tank and you are good to go.
Our suggestion is to go with mixes like vanilla-custard butter, tobacco-coffee, or any fruit with a touch of peppermint. Once you start to experiment and discover your favorite flavors and combinations, the sky is the limit.
What does the nicotine strength mean?
Vape Juice E-liquid is available in various strengths, from no nicotine at all, right up to very high strength flavourless liquid for mixing your own custom blends. The strength is denoted as a milligram level per millilitre (mg/ml) or as a percentage. For example, a 24mg strength vape juice e-liquid contains 24mg nicotine per millilitre of liquid or expressed as a percentage, approximately 2.4% nicotine.
Which kit/model/brand is best?
A little bit of research and experimenting will help you decide. Just remember that sometimes it's worth spending a few more dollars one time to ensure you get a high-quality device that is capable of giving you an enjoyable experience. The products at SmokeScreen are not what you've tried from the gas station. Often the more an e-cig looks like a regular cig, the more disappointing it is. We offer much larger rechargeable batteries and refillable devices. Our great selection of flavors and and nicotine strengths allows for much more customization.
Can I save money vaping over smoking?
Yes, absolutely. Although how much you will save depends on several factors:
- How much cigarettes or tobacco costs where you live
- The amount you spend on devices (this becomes a hobby for many!)
That said, with a good setup you should be able to save considerable amounts of money, and the more focused on saving money by vaping you are, the more you will save.
What are some of the benefits of vaping?
- No flame, no burning tobacco or any other substances
- No tar
- No unpleasant odours or tobacco smells clinging to clothes and hair
- Not banned under the UK smoking ban
- Simulates smoking
- Less costly than smoking
- No smoke irritation to your eyes
- Huge choice of flavours.
- Controllable nicotine level (or zero nicotine)
- More flexible – you can take one or two puffs if you want, rather than feeling you have to finish or waste a whole cigarette.
- No more matches, lighters, ashtrays and dirty smelly cigarette butts.