What is a Vape?

18 April 2016

A vape, you ask? Gather round and Vape Mountain shall reveal all. A vape, or vaporiser, is a magical device that unlocks a world where clouds taste of anything you like!  An e-cigarette, shisha stick, vaporiser, vapestick, e-pen or a plain old vape, there are hundreds of names, and just as many options, when it comes to picking a vaping device, all of them able to whisk you away on clouds of delicious flavour... but what do they actually do?

Have a Vape

Vape devices are generally made of the same basic parts:

  • The Battery: Grants life to your vaporiser, but be warned, selecting cheap chargers for your loyal battery (or keeping it in a pocket to mingle with coins or against your phone) might lead to it blowing up, catching fire or just not working.
  • The Atomiser: Usually part of the clear liquid tank, holds and heats your e-liquid of choice, generating the all-important vapour.
  • Inhaler: Self-explanatory, really.

As vaping becomes more popular, you might notice funky new add-ons becoming available, including components that alter airflow, voltage and vapour volume. The basic mechanics remain the same though: insert liquid, heat liquid, puff away!

So What’s An E-Cigarette?

Vaporisers and e-cigarettes both use the same technology, the difference is generally in their appearance, with e-cigarettes being based on their real-life counterparts and more associated with a desire to stop smoking tobacco than vaporisers, which are just a tastier alternative. As e-cigarettes are about weaning users off tobacco, their limited amount of flavours places emphasis on traditional cigarette tastes like tobacco and menthol. E-cigarettes also contain their fluids in cartridges than can be easily removed, disposed of and replaced, while vaporisers allow users to reload with any fluid flavour of choice.

Vape Social

Also unlike e-cigarettes, vaporisers are considered to be a recreational tool, not necessarily smoked as often as, or instead of, traditional cigarettes. Because many e-juices also come with zero nicotine, vaporisers are also considered much safer than cigarettes, making them a popular choice as a tobacco alternative.

Vape Anywhere

Unlike their tobacco-based cousins, vaping and e-cigs are totally tobacco, smoke and tar free, making them healthier for you and also producing a harmless vapour for those around you, so vaping inside is perfectly safe. A wide range of flavours also means that whatever your harmless vapour smells of, it’s sure to be better than the stink of cigarette smoke!

Ready, Set, Vape!

Decided to give vaping a go? Visit our online store for e-cigarettes, vaporisers and a huge range of e-liquid flavours to suit any taste!

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

EDGE GO E-Cigarette Device

EDGE GO E-Cigarette Device

£10.00
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  • E-cigarette device for use with EDGE GO pods
  • Sleek and slender device is discreet to use
  • Buttonless design for easy activation
  • Petite 10.5cm length perfect for on-the-go use
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 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
EDGE Forest Fruits E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Forest Fruits E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Blueberry and strawberry flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
OK Vape Tobacco Low Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (6mg)

OK Vape Tobacco Low Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (6mg)

£6.99
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  • Tobacco-flavoured electronic cigarette refill
  • Suitable for the OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Low nicotine strength of 6mg
  • 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
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
EDGE Heizen E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Heizen E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
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  • Fruit and menthol flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Lost Mary BM600 Pineapple Ice Disposable Vape (20mg)

Lost Mary BM600 Pineapple Ice Disposable Vape (20mg)

£4.95
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  • Disposable vape device in a tasty pineapple 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
OK Vape Tobacco Medium Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (12mg)

OK Vape Tobacco Medium Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (12mg)

£6.99
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  • Tobacco-flavoured electronic cigarette refill
  • Suitable for the OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Medium nicotine strength of 12mg
  • 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
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 Menthol High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (18mg)

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

£6.99
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  • Menthol-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 Blueberry E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Blueberry E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

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