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Vaping 101 - The low down

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Vaping 101 – The low down on the vaping revolution

Whether you start vaping in an attempt to quit smoking, to relax and unwind or as a lifestyle choice, vaping offers a safer alternative to cigarettes not only for the smoker but those people in the environment around them.

There is nothing more off-putting that meeting someone new in a personal or professional setting on having the stench of cigarette seeping from every part of them. E-cigarettes or vaping is the alternative.

 

How does vaping work?

Mister Devices Vape Lounge tells us, e-juice or e-liquid is put into a cartridge or atomiser, a bottom is pressed which actives the device at which time electricity is sent to a metal coil wrapped around a wick that has sucked in the juice. The metal turns the e-liquid into a vapour and this can be inhaled by the user, without burning or letting off any carcinogen’s that are commonly found in burning tobacco.

It is all a fairly simple process, but the key difference is for vaping vs smoking– apart from the odour and societal pushback – are that cigarettes contain approximately 600 different ingredients. Burning these ingredients releases about 4000 different chemicals with 50 known to cause cancer and many are poisonous at best.

The vaping concept is fairly simple. It’s exchanging something that has been proven to kill you, with something that does not.

 

What is the e-juice made of?

E-liquid is the fluid that goes into e-cigarettes and vaporisers. It is typically made up of Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG) and flavouring.  Currently, all the brands stocked by premium businesses such as Mister Devices do not contain nicotine as the sale of nicotine in Australia is prohibited, but the possession of nicotine is not.

“Nicotine is a chemical that is dangerous not because it causes cancer but because it can addict you to cigarettes”[1], so let us be clear, it is not what kills you, it is what smokers become addicted to – and the 4000 chemicals that are cigarettes do the heavy lifting when it comes to ruining your health.

Australia is out of step in comparison to the rest of the world in this respect as the USA, UK and EU all have seen remarkable reductions in smoking figures and smoking-related deaths due to vaping. In Europe alone, an estimated 6.1 and 9.2 million EU citizens have quit and reduced smoking with the help of e-cigarettes, respectively[2].

 

How can I start vaping?

If you are looking to vaping as a way to get off the cigarettes, the first step is speaking with your doctor. Your health professional can work with you on a range of options including vaping, after that, contact a vape store, Mister Devices Vape Lounge can help you decide what is right for you and what you are trying to achieve, we can give you all the information and details you require for possession and usage of nicotine once the Doctor gives you the go ahead!

Once you have the ok from your doctor you will need a starter kit, which can range from $35.00 and upwards, then e-liquid that suits your personal taste and preference. A 10ml bottle should last between 3 to 7 days depending on how much you vape, but a 60ml bottle can cost as little as $15.00.

At $15.00 this could last you 2 to 4 weeks in comparison to up to $40 per cigarette pack – after the July 2018 tax excise rise in Australia – of cigarettes, which is a $1200 per month habit!

 

A final word on vaping

Vaping is an alternative to smoking, without the nasty side effects. But if you are smoking and looking to quit, speak to your doctor first, as your addition is to the nicotine as well as the action/feeling – and your doctor can help you work through all the issues and prescribe nicotine.

Established in Hamilton, NSW, Mister Devices Vape Lounge is a multi-purpose store and website that offers quality electric cigarettes, vapors, vaping hardware and flavoured eliquids.

Catering for those who seek an alternative to smoking, the business is Newcastle’s most popular premier vape supply shop.

[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/sallysatel/2015/06/19/nicotine-can-save-lives/#6da0c5776f43

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27338716


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