How Safe is Vaping?

19 April 2016

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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Blu MyBlu Golden Tobacco Liquidpods

Blu MyBlu Golden Tobacco Liquidpods

£5.49
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  • Classic golden tobacco flavour
  • Available in a single 18mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 35%, PG: 65%
  • Bulk purchases available from £4.70 per pack
Lost Mary BM600 Watermelon Ice Disposable Vape (20mg)

Lost Mary BM600 Watermelon Ice Disposable Vape (20mg)

£4.95
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  • Disposable vape device in an icy menthol watermelon flavour 
  • Provides 600 puffs per vape, roughly the same as 20 cigarettes
  • Bright and colourful design in a conveniently compact case
  • Mix and match 10 of any flavour to reduce price to £3.80 per device
EDGE Cherry Ice Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Cherry Ice Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Cherry and menthol flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Elf Bar 600 Blueberry Disposable Vape Pen (20mg)

Elf Bar 600 Blueberry Disposable Vape Pen (20mg)

£4.99
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  • Disposable vape pen supplied in a delicious blueberry flavour
  • Provides 600 puffs per bar, roughly the same as 20 cigarettes
  • Compact, portable and drag-activated for a great vape experience 
  • Mix and match 10 of any flavour to reduce price to £3.80 per device
EDGE Strawberry Milkshake E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Strawberry Milkshake E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Strawberry milkshake flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
EDGE British Tobacco E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE British Tobacco E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Tobacco flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
EDGE GO Blackcurrant Refill Pods (5 Packs)

EDGE GO Blackcurrant Refill Pods (5 Packs)

£23.99
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  • Five packs of blackcurrant-flavoured pods
  • Designed for use with the EDGE GO device
  • Easy to use with a simple click-and-go design
  • Available in a range of nicotine strengths
OK Vape E-Cigarette Low Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges (6mg)

OK Vape E-Cigarette Low Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges (6mg)

£6.99
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  • Menthol flavour refill cartridges for the OK Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Each pack contains five cartridges and lasts for the equivalent of 125 traditional cigarettes
  • Low strength with 6mg of nicotine in each cartridge
  • Bulk offers available starting at £5.50 per pack
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape E-Cigarette Nicotine-Free Menthol Refill Cartridges (0mg)

OK Vape E-Cigarette Nicotine-Free Menthol Refill Cartridges (0mg)

£6.99
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  • Menthol flavour refill cartridges for the OK Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Each pack contains five cartridges and lasts for the equivalent of 125 traditional cigarettes
  • Nicotine-free with 0mg of nicotine in each cartridge
  • Bulk offers available starting at £5.50 per pack
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette Starter Kit and High Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges Saver Pack

OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette Starter Kit and High Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges Saver Pack

£37.99
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  • Starter kit containing everything that you need to start vaping
  • Menthol flavoured and ideal for those who want to cut down on smoking
  • Contains a total of 26 high strength refills (18mg) and one medium strength refill (12mg)
  • Includes a USB charger, K1 Battery and an OK Vape carry case
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape Tobacco High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (18mg)

OK Vape Tobacco High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (18mg)

£6.99
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  • Tobacco-flavoured electronic cigarette refill
  • Suitable for the OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • High nicotine strength of 18mg
  • Each pack contains 5 refills, with bulk offers available
  • Available from £5.50 per pack!
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
EDGE Blackcurrant E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Blackcurrant E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Fruity blackcurrant flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK