How Safe is Vaping?

Tuesday, 19 April 2016  |  Admin

If you’re new to vaping, your first step may be to start exploring vape shops – like the online store here at Vape Mountain – to get a feel for what’s on offer. But, before you do so, it’s important that you read up on how safe vaping is, so you can decide for yourself whether it definitely is the best choice for you.

A quick Google search will present you with a whole host of information that you could read all day, from essays by cloud-chasing enthusiasts who’ll swear vaping is the best thing since Pop Tarts, to rants from vape opponents claiming the e-cigarette might just be responsible for the end of life as we know it.

At Vape Mountain, we know you probably just want the facts, plain and simple. So here they are – make with them what you will.

Fact No.1: Vaping is Tar and Tobacco Free

Burning tobacco produces toxic tar as a by-product. Tobacco smoke damages your lungs, impairs your breathing and is the primary cause of premature death in the UK. Vaping uses no tobacco and tar is not present in vapour.

Fact No.2: Vaping is Smoke-Free

Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 carcinogens which can cause cancer. Very few carcinogenic chemicals have been found in e-cigarettes – vaping simulates the feeling of smoking, but the clouds produced are harmless vapour rather than actual smoke. There are therefore no nasty by-products of combustion present and you don’t have to worry about second-hand smoke dangers.

Fact No.3: Vaping Can be Done With or Without Nicotine

Nicotine is highly addictive but not actually proven to be harmful on its own. There are different nicotine concentrations available for vapers, including e-liquids that contain no nicotine whatsoever. Some users choose to start with a higher dose and then progressively reduce their strength in order to wean themselves off nicotine altogether.

Fact No.4: E-Liquids Consist of Nicotine, Vegetable Glycerine (VG), Propylene Glycerine (PG) and Flavouring

All of these ingredients are considered harmless. VG and PG are non-toxic and are actually used as food additives, found within many products on your supermarket shelves. The flavourings used in e-liquids can be either natural or artificial. 

Fact No.5: The Long-Term Effect of Vaping is Still Unknown

As modern vaping has only taken off in the last decade or so, long-term research into its effects are still underway. Having said that, the short term statistics on vaping are largely positive, with no cases confirmed of vaping-induced diseases or deaths, in comparison with the 100,000 cigarette-related deaths reported every year.

So, that’s the basics! If you feel ready to give vaping a go, whether you’re working to make the switch from cigarettes or are just curious to try it, visit our online store today. From starter kits, to personal vapourisers, to a range of e-liquid flavours, we have everything you need to get going!

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DOT Menthol Refill Pods

DOT Menthol Refill Pods

£5.99
Available
  • Bold, distinctive menthol flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with low nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

£29.99
Available
  • Polished stainless steel vape pen with e-liquid capsules
  • Pre-filled capsules allow for easy flavour changes
  • Powerful battery lets you vape all day long
  • Includes 18 x Tobacco Refill Capsules (18mg strength)
Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Iceliqs Originals Double Apple E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals Double Apple E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Tingling green and red apple flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Vampire Vape Ice Menthol E-Liquid

Vampire Vape Ice Menthol E-Liquid

£4.00
Available
  • Simple and powerful minty menthol flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50% and VG: 40%, PG: 60%
  • Made in the UK
Decadent Vapours Cafe Brasiliano E-Liquid - Money Off!

Decadent Vapours Cafe Brasiliano E-Liquid - Money Off!

£4.19
(RRP: £5.99)
Available
  • Rich brazilian coffee flavour with cream
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Simple Essentials Vanilla Custard E-Liquid

Simple Essentials Vanilla Custard E-Liquid

£2.99
Available
  • Vanilla custard flavoured e-liquid
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

£6.99
Available
  • Zingy flavour mix of citrus and blackcurrant
  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Eco Vape Dripping Vampire Astaire Max VG E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape Dripping Vampire Astaire Max VG E-Juice - Money Off!

£4.89
(RRP: £6.99)
Available
  • Blackberry and black grape flavour with eucalyptus and aniseed
  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Option of buying multiple boxes in combo packs
  • Free battery or cartridge offer included for particular pack sizes
Iceliqs Originals Glacier Freeze E-Liquid (50ml)

Iceliqs Originals Glacier Freeze E-Liquid (50ml)

£9.99
Available
  • Cool minty flavours for a refreshing taste
  • Nicotine strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France