If you're just switching from smoking to vaping, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice and new terminology in the vaping world. We've been in your shoes at the start of our own vaping journey, and we're passing on our collective knowledge in this handy beginner's guide to vaping. In this guide we'll cover what vaping and e-liquid is, what you need to get started as well as frequently asked questions.
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The Endura T18E is everything a vape starter kit should be; simple to use, easy to fill, maintain and perhaps most importantly the airflow is tuned to feel like drawing on a cigarette to help you make the switch.
The bigger brother of the T18E, the Endura T20S is perfect if you're looking for longer battery life and a little extra power from your kit. You'll get more vapour and bolder flavour from this slightly bigger kit.
Don't let the size fool you, the PocketBox isn't much bigger than a zippo lighter but it packs an amazing punch. It can be a cloudy sub-ohm kit or used MTL - See 'What kind of kits are available' in this guide to learn more about sub-ohm kits.
Our new vapers FAQs
What is vaping and how does it work?
Are e-cigs risk free?
Nothing in life is risk free, but e-cigarettes have been proven to be at least 95% less harmful than smoking. This statistic is supported by The Royal College of Physicians and Public Health England, among others.
What is e-liquid?
E-liquid has 4 main ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG); Vegetable Glycerin (VG); Flavourings and Nicotine. The PG and VG make up the bulk of the e-liquid in various ratios and are also known as the diluents. The amount of nicotine in the e-liquid will vary from 0 up to a maximum of 20mg/ml (or 2%). The flavourings are all food safe flavour concentrates and are the magic that make the e-liquid taste like strawberries, tobacco, custard or whatever your favourite flavour is.
How much nicotine is in the e-liquid is entirely up to you, but smoking habits and the equipment used will be influencing factors. As a general rule, if you're starting with our Endura T18II kit, we'd recommend a 10 per day smoker to try a 12mg.
What do I need to start vaping?
All e-cigs work on the same principle - a battery to supply the power, a tank to hold the e-liquid and a coil to vaporise the e-liquid. These parts are all bundled up in our vaping kits.
In addition to the kit, you'll need to buy some e-liquid. We have a wide variety of flavours and strengths so you can chose an e-liquid that suits you. We offer both 10ml bottles of e-liquid as well as shortfill e-liquids. The 10ml bottles are great when you're first starting out and you're still finding out what flavour profile you like best. The shortfill e-liquids are larger bottles of zero nicotine e-liquid which are mixed with nic shots to create your desired nicotine strength. Shortfill e-liquids generally work out cheaper than buying 10ml bottles and have become very popular. You can find out more about how shortfills work here
If you're stocking up, you may also want to include replacement coils compatible with your chosen kit to keep your device running.
What are the on-going costs of vaping?
What kind of kits are available?
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My kit has arrived, what do I do now?
How do I maintain my kit?
Why pick Vanilla Vapes?
The Best Vape Warranty
Batteries are considered a consumable item, and most of our competitors will only offer a 30 day warranty on your new kit purchase. We only stock devices with an excellent track record for reliability, allowing us to cover you for 90 days should you run into any problems with your kit.
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