Vaping FAQ

What is vaping?

Vaping means the use of a vaping device (aka e-cigarette/personal vaporizer/mod/APV)! There are numerous such devices available, from the cigalikes to the 3rd generation APVs, but vaping is the term that unites them all.

How do vaping devices work?

All vaping products operate using the same principals. A battery powers a coil which heats a liquid solution known as e-liquid. This produces a vapor which is then inhaled. However, these fundamentals can be applied in a large number of ways, and many products have been developed to meet the demands vapers have from their vape. Warning: all vapers must follow manufacturers instructions and operating guidelines when operating any vaping device to avoid any battery explosions.

Is Vaping Safe?

Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 toxic chemicals. No actual smoke is involved with e-cigarettes only vapor. Smoke is the real health hazard. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine by inhaling a vaporized nicotine solution (composed of propolyne glyclol, vegetable glycerin and flavoring) without tar, carbon monoxide, flame retardants, pesticides, etc.​

We urge you to watch this YouTube video: Is vaping safe?

Can I save money over smoking?

Yes, absolutely. Although how much you will save depends on several factors:

How much cigarettes or tobacco you consume per day and what is their costs where you live.

How about the cost of e-liquid and the devices (this could become very expensive!?)

Here is what we advise on how to save money, “START RIGHT WITH THE INTENTION TO STOP ONE DAY!”  First of all, with a good setup from day one, you should be able to save considerable amounts of money. Start with the right mod, tank or starter kit, even if it is a bit expensive. Secondly, choose the right e-liquid and the flavor that will satisfy your taste preference and refrain immediately from smoking any tobacco products. Finally, start vaping with the intention to stop one day and become a free person.

What are some of the benefits of vaping?

  • No flame, no burning tobacco or any other substances
  • No tar
  • No unpleasant odours or tobacco smells clinging to clothes and hair
  • Not banned under the UK smoking ban
  • Simulates smoking
  • Less costly than smoking
  • No smoke irritation to your eyes
  • Huge choice of flavours.
  • Controllable nicotine level (or zero nicotine)
  • More flexible – you can take one or two puffs if you want, rather than feeling you have to finish or waste a whole cigarette.
  • No more matches, lighters, ashtrays and dirty smelly cigarette butts.

What does the nicotine level mean?

E-liquid is available in various strengths, from no nicotine at all, right up to very high strength flavourless liquid for mixing your own custom blends. The strength is denoted as a milligram level per millilitre (mg/ml) or as a percentage. For example, a 24mg strength e-liquid contains 24mg nicotine per millilitre of liquid or expressed as a percentage, approximately 2.4% nicotine..

Is Nicotine Harmful?

YES, e-liquids contain Nicotine, an addictive chemical known to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. pregnant or nursing women, children, people with or at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or those who are sensitive to nicotine should not use e-liquids that contain nicotine.

Which kit/model/brand is best?

A little bit of research and experimenting will help you decide. Just remember that sometimes it’s worth spending a few more dollars one time to ensure you get a high-quality device that is capable of giving you an enjoyable experience. The products at SmokeScreen are not what you’ve tried from the gas station. Often the more an e-cig looks like a regular cig, the more disappointing it is. We offer much larger rechargeable batteries and refillable devices. Our great selection of flavors and and nicotine strengths allows for much more customization.