With the new year comes new year's resolutions, and for many quitting smoking will be top of the list. E-cigarettes are an effective way to keep the nicotine cravings at bay and help you achieve a successful stop smoking attempt.
Why make the switch?
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death, because, with every cigarette you smoke you are breathing in countless toxic substances. Cancer Research UK state that cigarette smoke contains at least 70 known carcinogens and statistics from the NHS reveal that 70% of all cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, and it is linked to many other forms of cancer. You can read more about this in our blog post 'The effects of smoking on the body'.
E-cigarettes do not contain the harmful chemicals that cigarette smoke does, and Public Health England has found e-cigarettes to be 95% less harmful than smoking. Vaping was designed to be a safer alternative to smoking that helps ex-smokers manage their nicotine cravings in a way that feels comfortable and familiar. Many e-cigarettes have been designed to have a cigarette-like inhale, and e-liquids are available in a variety of nicotine strengths to help you find the one that matches your previous smoking habits.
E-cigarettes have been found by Cochrane and London South Bank University, among others, to be more effective as a stop smoking aid than NRT like nicotine patches and gum, and the Department of Health and Social Care recently announced that e-cigarettes could be made available on prescription.
Choose a device
Finding the right e-cigarette for you is an important part of your stop smoking journey. There are a wide range of starter kit devices that are specifically designed to have a similar inhale to cigarettes and to make the transition from smoking to vaping as smooth as possible. We’ve put together some of our recommendations for starter kits that are a great place to start if you are looking to make the switch from smoking to vaping.
JUUL starter kit
The JUUL starter kit is one of the most straightforward and easy to use devices available. Its small size and discreet design make it ideal for popping in your pocket on the way out of the house, and it charges via a magnetic USB dock that can be plugged into your computer for easy charging while at the office.
The JUUL is a prefilled pod system so rather than refilling with e-liquid you simply need to change the pod when it is empty. The pods click easily into place, so you can change flavour whenever you want without the flavours mixing, and there are two nicotine strength options to choose from so you can find what feels most comfortable for you.
The JUUL starter kit comes with everything you need to get set up; a device, USB charging dock, and four pods in a variety of flavours, letting you try out all of the flavours in the range.
Grab your JUUL starter kit for just £9.99!
Joyetech EVIO BOX
The Joyetech EVIO BOX kit is a compact device that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, perfect for on-the-go vaping. The BOX is designed to be a completely beginner-friendly device, perfect for new users who are just getting started on their vaping journey.
The EVIO BOX allows you to personalise your vaping experience with three power levels and the choice between inhale activation or button activation. You can also choose between two different coil options to find which one feels most comfortable for you.
The 2 ml tank lets you refill with your preferred 50/50 or high PG e-liquid, letting you choose the exact strength and flavour you prefer. Its easy refill system makes topping up your pod a breeze, and the 1000 mAh built-in battery charges in just 30 minutes using the Type-C 2A charging cable.
Pick up the EVIO BOX + 10 ml of e-liquid for only £19.99.
Joyetech EVIO C
If you like the sound of the EVIO BOX but want a device with a more slimline, pen style design, the Joyetech EVIO C kit is the perfect option.
The 800 mAh battery offers plenty of power to get you through a full day of vaping and can be easily recharged by the Type-C 2A charging cable in under 30 minutes. The EVIO C lets you choose whether to opt for an inhale activated or button activated vaping style, to find what is most comfortable and convenient for you.
The pod holds 2 ml of 50/50 or high PG e-liquid and has a handy side filling port which prevents leaking and ensures each top up is quick and clean. The coils feature a push-fit design to make it easy to change when needed, and when reinserting your coil, you can choose between a tighter or looser airflow by simply rotating the pod.
Pick up the Joyetech EVIO C + 10 ml of e-liquid for just £19.99.
The Justfog QPOD is an excellent starter kit option designed with new vapers in mind, which allows the user to personalise their vaping experience. The adjustable airflow lets you adjust how much air reaches the coil, making the inhale tighter or looser to suit your preferences.
The 1.9 ml pod features an easy-filling system making it simple to top up your e-liquid on-the-go and holds plenty of e-liquid to keep you going throughout the day. The device also offers a boost mode button that lets you up the power output whenever you need a bit of an extra kick.
The QPOD features a 900 mAh built-in battery, plenty of power to get you through an average day of vaping and is easily charged via the USB charging cable.
Grab the QPOD + 30 ml of e-liquid for only £19.99,
Uwell Whirl S
The Uwell Whirl S is a compact pen style device with a powerful 1450 mAh built-in battery. The inhale has been designed to closely resemble that of a cigarette, feeling familiar and comfortable to new vapers who are using the device to assist in a stop smoking attempt.
You can choose between inhale activation or button activation, but for a bit of added security, the device can be locked when not in use so you can store it in your pocket or bag without worrying. It also features a childproof refill design, which allows for quick and easy refilling, but also offers peace of mind if you have little ones in the house.
The Whirl S utilises mesh coils which offer maximum flavour and coil longevity, with a discreet amount of vapour production. It also features Uwell’s Pro-FOCS technology which promotes self-cleaning to help the coil last as long as possible and offer the best flavour throughout.
The Whirl S kit is available for £14.99 plus 10 ml of e-liquid.
Innokin Endura T20-S
The Innokin T20-S is one of our most popular starter kits, with an airflow design that has been created to replicate the inhale of a cigarette, feeling comfortable and familiar to new vapers. It features a 1500 mAh built-in battery which offers plenty of power for a full day of vaping and includes Innokin’s ‘vape while charging’ technology so you can continue to use the device even when it’s on charge.
The Prism-S tank is built for flavour, offering a clean and crisp vaping experience and easy top fill design for quick and clean filling on-the-go.
The T20-S is a pen style device, available in both stainless steel and rubberised finishes depending on your preference, making it comfortable to use and easy to clean and maintain.
The Prism S coils offer a smooth mouth-to-lung vaping experience, and the device comes with a choice of mouthpiece so you can select what feels most comfortable for you.
You can pick up the Innokin Endura T20-S + 30 ml of e-liquid for £24.99.
Choose an e-liquid
Choosing an e-liquid you love will help you keep picking up your e-cigarette and not think about vaping. The nicotine strength you need will be dictated by your previous smoking habits, if you are unsure what nicotine strength would best suit you take a look at our blog post ‘Which strength e-liquid should I use?’
Below are some of our recommendations for great 50/50 e-liquids which can be paired with a starter kit device and offer a wide variety of strengths and flavours to help you find the e-liquid you love!
Ohm Brew 50/50 Balanced Blends
Ohm Brew are renowned for their huge range of flavours and variety of nicotine strengths. No matter what your flavour preferences, there is bound to be one in this range that you love!
The Ohm Brew 50/50 Balanced Blends range utilises nicotine salts for a smooth inhale, even at high nicotine strengths, and is available in 3 mg, 6 mg, 12 mg, and 18 mg/ml options, with selected flavours also available in a nicotine free formula.
Ohm Brew CORE
The Ohm Brew CORE range takes some of the most popular flavours from the Balanced Blends range and pairs them with a freebase nicotine formula. Freebase nicotine is known for offering the ‘throat hit’ that some vapers associate with smoking, giving an e-liquid option for those who find nic salts are too smooth.
The CORE range is available in 3 mg, 6 mg, 12 mg, and 18 mg/ml nicotine options to help you find the best strength to match your previous smoking habits.
Slush Brew nic salts
The Slush Brew nic salts range will take you on a trip down memory lane, with a nostalgic range of flavours inspired by all your favourite slushy drinks. The nic salt formula offers a smooth inhale, and the flavours have a perfect hint of ice for a cool exhale.
You can pick up the Slush Brew nic salts range in a choice of 3 mg, 6 mg, 12 mg, or 18 mg/ml.
Empire Brew salts
If you’re looking for something a little bit more adventurous, the Empire Brew salts range has got you covered. These delicious fruit blends have a superb icy finish, perfect for those menthol lovers, and feature a super smooth nic salt formula.
The Empire Brew salts range is available in a choice of 10 mg or 10 mg/ml nicotine strengths.
If you are thinking about making the switch to vaping and have any questions or need any further advice, pop in to your local Evapo store or reach out to our customer service team and we will be more than happy to help!
Cancer Research UK 19/03/2021
London South Bank University 08/2021
Department of Health and Social Care 29/10/2021