What is a Vape?

Monday, 18 April 2016  |  Admin

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!

Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

£5.99
Available
  • Ergonomic mouthpiece for consistent vapour
  • Top-filling design makes refills quick and easy
  • Clear window shows how much e-liquid is left
  • Designed exclusively for Blu Pro to ensure compatibility
EDGE Strawberry E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Strawberry E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Five bottles of strawberry-flavoured e-liquid
  • Ideal if you prefer fruity vapes
  • Featuring a balanced 50/50 VG/PG ratio
  • Available in a range of nicotine strengths
Vype ePod vPro Very Berry Cartridges (18mg)

Vype ePod vPro Very Berry Cartridges (18mg)

£5.99
Available
  • Pack of Vype ePod Very Berry cartridges
  • Provided in a dark cherry and red fruits flavour
  • Two cartridges provided in a pack
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
EDGE Apple E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Apple E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Five bottles of crisp apple-flavoured e-liquid
  • Ideal if you prefer fruit-flavoured vapes
  • Featuring a balanced 50/50 VG/PG ratio
  • Available in a range of nicotine strengths
Vype ePod Starter Kit

Vype ePod Starter Kit

£19.99
Available
  • Vype ePod E-Cigarette Starter Kit
  • Includes a Vype ePod device and charging cable
  • Also includes a Tropical Mango Cartridge
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
EDGE GO Forest Fruits Refill Pods (5 Packs)

EDGE GO Forest Fruits Refill Pods (5 Packs)

£23.99
Available
  • Five packs of Forest Fruits-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 Blackcurrant E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Blackcurrant E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Fruity blackcurrant flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with medium nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Menthol Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Menthol Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for new Nicocig Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
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
Vype ePod vPro Tropical Mango Cartridges (18mg)

Vype ePod vPro Tropical Mango Cartridges (18mg)

£5.99
Available
  • Pack of Vype ePod Tropical Mango cartridges
  • Provided in a dark cherry and red fruits flavour
  • Two cartridges provided in a pack
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.50
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Mint and menthol flavour blend
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France