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!

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Vype ePod vPro Garden Strawberry Cartridges (18mg)

Vype ePod vPro Garden Strawberry Cartridges (18mg)

£5.99
Available
  • Pack of Vype ePod Garden Strawberry cartridges
  • Provided in a strawberry flavour with green notes
  • Two cartridges provided in a pack
  • Cartridge Strength: 18mg
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
OK Vape E-Cigarette Medium Strength Tobacco Menthol Refill Cartridges (12mg)

OK Vape E-Cigarette Medium Strength Tobacco Menthol Refill Cartridges (12mg)

£5.49
Available
  • Tobacco menthol blend flavoured refill cartridges for the OK Rechargeable E-Cigarette
  • Each pack contains five cartridges and lasts for the equivalent of 125 traditional cigarettes
  • Medium strength with 12mg 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 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
EDGE British Tobacco E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE British Tobacco E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

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

EDGE Strawberry and Watermelon E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

£11.99
Available
  • Five bottles of strawberry and watermelon-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 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
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 Heizen E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

EDGE Heizen E-Liquid (Pack of 5)

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