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!

Vype ePen Caps Blended Tobacco Refill Pack

Vype ePen Caps Blended Tobacco Refill Pack

£6.99
Available
  • Smooth roasted tobacco flavour
  • Available with 0mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine strengths
  • Includes three refill caps - combo packs available
  • For the Vype ePen only
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
Element Mojito E-Liquid

Element Mojito E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Mojito flavoured
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the USA
Eco Vape Premium Blueberry V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape Premium Blueberry V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Fresh blueberry flavour
  • Available in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Underground Series Leicester Square E-Liquid

Iceliqs Underground Series Leicester Square E-Liquid

£4.99
Available
  • Strong firecured tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
Iceliqs Originals Gypsy Maiden E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals Gypsy Maiden E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Traditional gypsy queen tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
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
Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.79
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Classic American tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Eco Vape Premium Tutti Fruity V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape Premium Tutti Fruity V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

£2.79
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Sweet tutti frutti fruit flavour blend
  • Available in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Element Dripper Frost VG E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Dripper Frost VG E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Menthol flavoured 
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA
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 offer included for particular pack sizes
Eco Vape Psycho Bunny Well Baked E-Liquid

Eco Vape Psycho Bunny Well Baked E-Liquid

£6.99
Available
  • Cherry bakewell flavoured E-liquid
  • Strength: 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the UK