Stoptober – Are you Taking Part?

Are you taking part in Stoptober this month? If you are, there is a good chance that you have turned to vaping in order to give up your traditional cigarettes. Although much of the research into vaping is still in its early days, it seems that, as a way to aid quitting cigarettes, vaping is one of the most successful options, and this has further been endorsed by the NHS who have recently suggested e-cigs as an alternative for those taking part in Stoptober.

I am a strong supporter of vaping as a valid and effective way to aid those who want to stop smoking as my own husband was able to quit despite a 30-a-day habit, using vaping first to cut down, and then to quit altogether. And now, vaping products retailer Aquavape, have produced an informative survey and turned the results into an intersting infographic all about people’s top flavours, the % who switched from cigarettes to vaping, and how many people believe it is healthier. (They have some great vape starter kits here at www.aquavape.co.uk/starter-kits/ )

It is no surprise to me that nearly a third of people switched to vapes to help them quit smoking, nor that a similar amount are using vapes as an alternative to smoking, it is certainly a more affordable option. It is also interesting that more people like the fruit flavoured options rather than a tobacco flavour, with mint and menthol also scoring more highly than tobacco options. (Which sort of makes you wonder why so many people smoke if they’re not that keen on the flavour?)

It is encouraging that most people questioned went for a low dosage when it comes to the strength of their e-cig, which may mean a health benefit in comparison to normal cigarettes, and could well be another positive aid when it comes to cutting down, or quitting altogether.

Whatever your thoughts on vaping, it is not going away anytime soon, and seems to be a positive step in the road to giving up the deadly weed for a lot of people.

The Latest News in Vaping

As we move further and further away from traditional tobacco and cigarettes, and more and more smokers turn to vaping, it becomes inevitable that we will see new formulations, trends and products emerging, whether it be in terms of the Vapour E Cigarette itself, or in terms of the liquids that create the vapour. We have an insatiable need for new products, and vaping is no different from other pastimes or interests.

With vaping proving to be a much more affordable option for those who chose to smoke, and with a scent that does not leave clothes and houses smelling like an old ashtray, vaping is becoming the only option for many smokers. In addition, vaping has become an aid for those who want to give up smoking completely, but would struggle to do this by going completely cold turkey, with smokers using vapes as a healthier option as they cut down on cigarettes. There is also the fact that some offices and workspaces allow vaping inside, whilst traditional forms of smoking are banished to the cold outside and outdoor shelters. Smoking has led to an increased impetus in first aid training for employees as the dangers it can pose to worker’s health

Here are some of the latest trends and products available to those who vape.

Innokin Oceanus Kit

This sleek new device mainly stands out due to the power of its battery, which is a 20700 battery that is capable of delivering 110 watts of vaping power.

Described as easy to setup and use, the Innokin Oceanus kits carefully avoids leakage, and is available in classic monochrome shades of black and white, perfect for those who like clean lines to their vape kits.

Ice Cream Flavours

If your idea of heaven is a delicious ice cream, then the latest ice cream flavours from Drip Up are sure to tempt your tastebuds. Orange Push Up and Strawberry Sherbet are perfect for those who are hoping to make their summer linger just that little bit longer. Both are described as perfect all day vapes, and you can get them in packs of four 10ml bottles for less than £15.

Hangsen Genesis Kit

The perfect product for those who like their vape pens to be discreet, the Hangsen Genesis kit has been designed to fit perfectly into your pocket. This makes it a great product for those who travel light and don’t carry a bag (yes, I’m thinking of pretty much every man I know, none of whom seem to have heard of a man bag.) Another real plus point of this device is that the battery capacity is generous (1500 mAh), this should be sufficient for a days vaping, meaning you can leave the charger behind.

 

So there you have it. New flavours, new ways to vape and equipment and kits that are becoming both more practical in terms of battery life, and in terms of storage and care. With traditional smoking now at its lowest point since records began in 1974 (according to a Guardian survey earlier this year), it is going to be interesting to see how vaping continues to develop in 2018.

Safe Vaping Guide – Liquids

Yesterday I talked about the how to safely charge your battery for your e-cigarette, and how to store the battery if you had children in your house. In this post I am looking at the safety of your e-liquid, and again why you need to store it safely when it comes to your children.

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With the rise of the e-cig, there are now many places to buy your liquid for vaping, but you are best to stick to something that is British made, and uses the best of ingredients and flavourings. Vape Liquids should comply to ISO accredited level and should be CHIP compliant, which shows they are safe to use and have been created in a correct, clean environment. A site like the Vape Shop should address all your concerns about your liquid. They explain:-

All our e-liquid manufactured here in the UK is both fully CHIP compliant and made to food grade standards under the strictest conditions with every batch produced undergoing GC-MS testing. Ensuring that all our liquids are both chemically pure, free from diketones and traceable guaranteeing our customer receive the highest quality e-liquid available.

Once you have ascertained that your e-cig liquid is safe, you then need to ensure you are storing it safely once you get it home. E-Cig liquids are very attractive to children. They often come in vibrant, bright colours, they smell like food types that appeal to children – fruit, sweets, fizzy drinks, and they often have interesting labels that catch the eye. All of these points make them an item that should be stored safely, away from young eyes and hands. Choose a high, cool cupboard that can either be locked, or that children cannot reach.

The ideal place to store your liquid/vape juice is actually in the freezer, but of course, children can and do mess in the fridge all the time. One solution could be using a locked box to store the bottles, but it may just be as easy to use that high, locked cupboard, just to be on the safe side.

Where do you store your e-cigarette liquid?