About Vape Kits

University College London have found e-cigarettes to be the most effective stop smoking aid currently available, but how do they actually work? In this guide we will be taking a deep dive into the different types of vape kits and how they work, to help you decide which kit would best suit you and give you the best start to your stop smoking journey!

What is an e-cigarette?

E-cigarettes were created to offer an alternative nicotine delivery system for adult smokers looking to quit. Making the switch cold turkey can be a really difficult task, and sometimes you miss the physical act of smoking as much as the nicotine. E-cigarettes create a vapour which, when inhaled, feels similar to smoking a cigarette, and helps to not only keep nicotine cravings at bay, but replicate the feel of smoking in a way that patches and gum cannot.

Vaping also offers the opportunity for the user to tailor their device and e-liquid choice to best meet their needs. For example, choosing a nicotine strength that matches your previous smoking habits to effectively satisfy cravings, and offering different airflow designs to simulate the feel of different kinds of cigarette.

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Are e-cigarettes safe?

Public Health England have found e-cigarettes to be 95% less harmful than smoking. The vapour that e-cigarettes produce does not contain the countless harmful substances found in tobacco smoke, such as tar and carbon monoxide. Although e-liquids can contain nicotine, this is not a cancer-causing substance and actually has an effect on the body similar to caffeine.

A study from the University of Catania recently found that making the switch from smoking to vaping can help restore your lungs natural defenses against infection, allowing the smoke-damaged cilia cells to regain function.

E-cigarettes are backed by a number of public health organisations including Public Health England and the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence, with the Department of Health and Social Care recently announcing that e-cigarettes could potentially be made available on prescription from the NHS in years to come.

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Prefilled pod kits

Starter vape kits have been designed specifically for new vapers, with an airflow design that replicates the feel of a cigarette and a simple design that makes it easy for new users to get to grips with using an e-cigarette.

One of the most popular types of device for new users are pre-filled pod systems, as they offer a super simple and user-friendly design that is ideal for those who are new to e-cigarettes.

Prefilled pod kits tend to be extremely small and compact in size with a short charging time, ideal for on-the-go use. Most do not need any buttons and instead are inhale activated, meaning you simply need to inhale through the mouthpiece to use the device.

Instead of refilling the tank and changing the coils, these kits use prefilled pods which are designed specifically for use with that device. These pods cannot be refilled, and the coil does not need to be replaced, when the pod is empty it can be disposed of and replaced with a fresh one.

The pods can be used straight out of the pack, so there is no need to wait for the cotton to absorb the e-liquid, and they click into place so can be changed in seconds, making this type of device ideal for those with a busy lifestyle.

The range of flavours and nicotine strengths on offer will depend on your chosen device, but there are often multiple options to choose from, and the flavour can be changed in just a click without having to change the coil or empty the tank.

Refillable pod kits

Refillable pod kits combine the ease of a pod kit with the variety of being able to select the exact flavour and nicotine strength you like. These devices utilise a plastic pod in place of a glass tank, offering a more robust and sturdy option for those who are maybe a little more likely to smash a glass tank.

Refillable pod systems are available both with and without changeable coils. New vapers may prefer a pod system with built-in coils as this means they do not have to worry about changing the coil and simply need to replace the pod whenever it starts to taste burnt. The pods can be refilled multiple times before needing to be changed.

Other pod kits have changeable coils, so the coil can be replaced when it starts to burn out without having to replace the whole pod. Sometimes these devices will offer multiple coil options so you can choose the one with the inhale and wattage range that best suits your preferences.

Refillable pod kits are not just a great option for new vapers, but also for existing vapers. Some refillable pod systems offer sub-ohm coil options with direct-to-lung capabilities, and features like adjustable airflow and variable wattage to help you personalise your vaping experience. They are also a very discreet option if you prefer a device that is lightweight, easy to store, and not too cloudy.

Pen style vape kits

Vape pen kits are a popular starting place for many new vapers thanks to their simple, cylindrical design which fits easily into a pocket or bag and feels comfortable in the hand for those making the switch from smoking. Pen style vape kits often feature a built-in battery which is easily charged via USB cable and have minimal buttons and variables for a new vaper to learn to use. Most have only one button, used for both the on/off function and to fire the device.

However, these devices are not exclusively for new vapers, with more powerful sub-ohm vape pens available for advanced vapers.

Some pen style starter kits offer adjustable airflow, meaning that the user can adjust how tight or loose the draw is to best suit their preferences.

These devices have changeable coils, which will need to be replaced periodically when the coil begins to taste burnt.

Depending on the device, pen style vapes may be best used with either 50/50 or high VG e-liquids. Pen devices designed with new vapers in mind often perform best with a 50/50 or high PG e-liquid, whereas more powerful sub-ohm devices pair best with a high VG e-liquid.

Pen Vape Kits

If you have any questions…

If you want to know more about how e-cigarettes work, the different types of devices, and which one would best suit you, we are happy to help!

You can pop in to your local Evapo store to chat to a member of our team and be advised about the different devices available and how they work. We keep all of our devices on display so you can take a closer look and get to know the device before you make a decision.

You can also reach out to our customer service team by phone on 020 3962 0965, by email on [email protected], or through the live chat function on our website. We will be happy to answer any questions, offer advice, and give you our recommendations.

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