An estimated 3.2 million adults in Great Britain currently use e-cigarettes and of these, 1.5 million people have completely stopped smoking cigarettes. They carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes and can be particularly effective when combined with extra quitting support.
What are e-cigarettes and how do they work?
An e-cigarette (sometimes referred to as a vapouriser or vape) is a device that allows you to inhale nicotine in a vapour form rather than smoke. E-cigarettes don't burn tobacco and don't produce tar or carbon monoxide, two of the most damaging elements in tobacco smoke. E-cigarettes work by heating a solution (e-liquid) that typically contains nicotine, propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerine, and flavourings. Using an e-cigarette is known as vaping.
What types of e-cigarette are there?
There are a variety of models available:
Vape pens/sticks: These devices are shaped like a pen or small tube. They have a tank to store e-liquid and replaceable coils. The batteries tend to last longer than cigalike batteries. Their performance is also a lot better. Mods: Mods come in a range of shapes and sizes but are generally the largest e-cigarette devices, with longer lasting batteries.
How do I choose the right e-cigarette for me?
For many people, vape pens or mods are designed for people based on how much they smoke. A rechargeable e-cigarette with a refillable tank delivers nicotine more effectively and quickly than a disposable model and is likely to give you a better chance of quitting smoking.
If you're a lighter smoker, a vape pen with a medium strength of nicotine could suffice. If you are a heavier smoker, it's advisable to try a higher strength of nicotine in a vape pen/stick
It is very important to choose the right strength of e-liquid to satisfy your needs. We can help find the right device for you.
Below you will find the starter kits we recommend to start you on your journey to being smoke free.
Pod systems have taken the vaping scene by storm in the las 12 month, with exciting new offerings from all the top brands. We’ve even seen seasoned box mod users (like us at Empire) reaching for the new pod systems in place of 200w box mods and heavy vapour producing tanks.
The rise and rise of pod systems could be down to the number of new nicotine salts hitting the market. Why? Well nicotine salt e-liquid is perfect for the tight draw, mouth to lung vaping encouraged by pod systems. You can now get all of the salty head rush goodness with none of the flavour restriction.
Nicotine salts also enable vapers to enjoy stronger nicotine without that harsh hit on the back of the throat. They’re also great for any vaper who finds PG too harsh, and high VG eliquids too thick for high resistance mouth to lung vaping.