What is Vaping?

Friday, 15 April 2016  |  Admin

Haven’t got the foggiest about vaping? Fear not – we’re here to bring you the basics. 

So you’ve arrived at Vape Mountain. Maybe you regularly vape, perhaps you’ve heard the word thrown around are interested in trying it for yourself... or maybe you haven’t got a single clue what any of this stuff means.

Whatever your level of knowledge, read on for a comprehensive guide to the misty movement that’s got millions on cloud nine. 

Hot Topic

There’s no denying that vaping has been a hot topic of conversation for a while now. The Oxford Dictionaries actually named “vape” as their 2014 Word of the Year, defining the verb as "to inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device." 

Simply put, vaping describes the act of using a vapouriser. The user inhales vapour produced from e-liquid through a personal vapouriser, such as an electronic cigarette, in order to simulate the experience of smoking.

What’s the Point of Vaping?

Perhaps the biggest appeal of vaping, and why so many are choosing to vape instead of smoke, is that it is a tobacco-free version of the traditional cigarette. So, whilst it does contain varying levels of nicotine, vaping has a reduced likelihood of causing health concerns such as cancer. 

This makes vaping a popular alternative to regular cigarettes: it provides users with a similar sensation to smoking and a nicotine fix, but with considerably less chemicals and carcinogens.

A Brief History

Whilst vaping may seem relatively current, the electronic cigarette was actually first developed in the 1960s by Herbert A.Gilbert. Unfortunately, at a time when health warnings against cigarettes were less widespread than today, his idea never quite took off.

It was 2003 when Chinese pharmacist and inventor Hon Lik introduced what we recognise today as the electronic cigarette, inspired after he lost his father to cancer caused by smoking.

What’s Your Flavour?

Continuing to evolve, vaping has an exciting future ahead of it as technology develops. As of today, there are increasingly more and more flavours of e-liquid available on the market, from your standard tobacco, menthol and fruit flavours, to those as imaginative as peanut butter banana or fried ice cream!

E-liquids used in vapourisers generally consist of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG) or a mix of both. When these ingredients are combined with natural or artificial flavours, a whole world of exotic and unique flavours is opened.

Why not have a browse at some of the e-liquid flavours, as well as the range of personal vapourisers, available here at Vape Mountain!

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

NZO Vape Starter Kit with Multi-Flavour Refill Pack

NZO Vape Starter Kit with Multi-Flavour Refill Pack

£18.99
Available
  • NZO starter kit with vape pen, charger, and three pods
  • Ideal for both new and experienced vapers
  • Pods: Blackcurrant Lemonade, Silver Tobacco, Menthol
  • Pods are provided with a nicotine strength of 20mg
EDGE Strawberry Milkshake E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Strawberry Milkshake E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

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

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

£11.99
Available
  • Cherry and menthol flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
OK Vape Menthol High Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (18mg)

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

£5.49
Available
  • 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
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape E-Cigarette K1 Replacement Battery with Refill Cartridges

OK Vape E-Cigarette K1 Replacement Battery with Refill Cartridges

£9.48
Available
  • Replacement battery and pack of cartridges
  • For the OK Vape Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Available with tobacco or menthol cartridges
  • Purchase one, two, or three batteries
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape Tobacco Low Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (6mg)

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

£5.49
Available
  • 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
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
EDGE Very Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Very Menthol E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Menthol flavoured e-liquid
  • Nicotine strengths: 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
OK Vape E-Cigarette Low Strength Menthol Refill Cartridges (6mg)

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

£5.49
Available
  • 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 £4.50 per pack
  • 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)

£5.49
Available
  • 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
  • FREE OK Vape Starter Kit Offer: Enter switch2ok at checkout
OK Vape Menthol Medium Nicotine E-Cigarette Refills (12mg)

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

£5.49
Available
  • Menthol-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
  • 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
Available
  • Fruity blueberry 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
Available
  • 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