As we reach the conclusion of another year here on planet earth, the time to take stock and ponder on the year that presents itself to us yet again. A timely reminder to remember the goals we set at the beginning of the year, as well as wishing for what we would like in the year to come. Whether you’d like to be healthier, wealthier, or wiser the New Year gives us a fresh starting block to launch from with renewed fervour and enthusiasm. If the past year has involved you ditching some questionable smoking habits and switching to the less harmful form of e-cigarettes to help you become smoke-free, then the New Year may be a good time to pick up some new equipment and replenish your stock of e-liquid.
Starter Packs are often the best and most affordable introduction to vaping and the accompanying prefilled cartridges are a straightforward, hassle-free way to get your fix of nicotine. However, these introductory e-cigarette items are not always the most environmentally friendly form of vaping and in the long run may not be as an affordable option as other devices and set-ups available on the market.
Upgrading your devices set up does not need to be a costly exercise. If you have purchased a starter pack the likelihood is that you’ll be able to continue to use the bulk of accessories that came with pack initially such as the rechargeable battery and USB charger. In order to cut your costs down and take more control of your vaping, you’ll be able to buy compatible blank e-liquid cartridges with which you’ll be able to manually top-up your e-liquid as you see fit.
If you have little cash to splash this January, why not completely upgrade your starter device to the substantial power of a sub-ohm vaporizer such as the Vapour2 Pro Series Vaporizer? Offering a longer lasting battery and an overall larger e-liquid cartridge, Pro Series Vaporizers produce a thicker vapour, larger vape clouds and a consistently flavourful vaping experience.
Try something new this January and switch up your e-liquid flavours. Creatures of habit, it’s easy enough for us to get lulled into a false sense of security, content that what we know, and what we’re used to, is ‘best’.
You might not know it, but if you’ve been using the same flavour over and over again, you may not be getting the same vaping experience that you enjoyed at the beginning. Whilst the taste buds on our tongue, of course, play their part, it is, in fact, our olfactory sensors in our nose that are more likely to be affected by vaping and subsequently become over saturated with the same flavours. If you’re a frequent vaper, we would always recommend having a go-to choice of three or four flavours to cover the basic set of tastes that your olfactory sensors detect – sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Purchase a 6x10ml sample pack of e-liquids to experiment with flavours and find your favourites to move into the year ahead with.
Eager to save some money? Keep a keen eye online for the annual January sale and pick up your favourite products at a fraction of the cost.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that vaping and e-cigarettes have become a kind of big deal. Long gone are the days that smoking seemed cool, indeed the opposite is true as tobacco becomes taboo and we sensibly strive for a healthy future, let’s take a look at the rise of vaping in the UK and how e-cigarettes are helping literally millions of smokers, relinquish an unhealthy habit of a lifetime and become smoke-free.
The number of smokers making the switch to e-cigarettes continues to rise as a survey by anti-smoking campaign group ASH estimate that some 3.2 million people in Britain now admit to vaping and of over half of those surveyed, said they switched to vaping after quitting tobacco – in 2012 the number of vapers in the UK stood at just 700,000.
Heralded by Public Health England as being up to 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes have the potential to enable tobacco smokers to become smoke-free. Annual campaigns such as VApril and Stoptober have enabled the message of e-cigarettes to be heard far and wide, as the voices of UK health officials and Government groups add their support to see vaping recognised as a drastically less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes.
Slowly but surely, with the complementary addition of devices such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers, together with traditional cessation products and recommendations made by doctors and health professionals, the number of smokers in the UK continues to fall.
Where a smoke-filled pub or even office may have been a thing of the past in the UK, the nation’s collective recognition of the harm tobacco incurs, has seen our nation only bettered throughout Europe by Sweden in terms of our population’s smokers sitting at 7.4 million (14.9% of adults in 2017). NHS statistics report that this figure is down from 15.5% in 2016 and 19.8% of adults who smoked in 2011. Additionally, there was also a 2% decrease in smoking-related deaths in England in 2016, sadly representing 16% of all deaths.
While both the increase in numbers of vapers and a decrease in those that smoke is encouraging news, there is much to be done to enable our society to become a smoke-free one. From myths such as popcorn lung to nicotine is bad for you, education for smokers about the very real benefits of vaping compared to tobacco is a necessity. Due to the nature of nicotine delivery and the exponential growth of the industry and vaporizer devices alike, the expected red tape and restrictions naturally lie in wait.
Whether they are advertising limitations on what e-cigarette companies can convey as a healthy alternative to smoking or simply where in public spaces we are allowed to vape, industry ambassadors such as UKVIA, together with various government groups and health officials actively continue to campaign for vaping to be considered a viable product for cessation. If you’re serious about ditching smoking then join the millions of other UK smokers in realising your ambition to become smoke-free and let vaping help you on your way to becoming a healthy, smoke-free, brand new you.
Have you signed up for Stoptober yet? Launched in 2012 and led by Public Health England’s One You campaign, to date almost one million smokers have signed up to the Stoptober challenge, which encourages smokers far and wide to ditch cigarettes for a period of 28 days in the hope that once the month is up, you would have forgotten all about your want to light up.
Whilst smoking cigarettes habitually may not seem like such a big deal on a day-to-day basis, the long-term impact and cost on our health and public services is significant. In 2015, there were estimated to be around 79,000 deaths in the UK attributed to smoking or smoking-related diseases, which accounted for 16% of all deaths that year.
Public Health England’s One You campaign, encourages people to make small changes to their life to improve their health; whether that’s eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, doing exercise or doing things like quitting smoking. The dedicated website to all things Stoptober provides a plethora of information, tools, and tricks to help support you throughout the month including an app available for download which will help monitor and track your progress throughout the month.
There are some great products on the market that you’ll GP will be able to provide you with, but have you thought about trying e-cigarettes? Declared by Public Health England to be up to 95% less harmful than smoking tobacco, e-cigarettes are fast-becoming the go-to device to help smokers quit with an estimated 2.9 million vapers already using e-cigarettes in the UK.
The tobacco-based cigarettes that you may be used to smoking are packed with thousands of chemicals that produce carbon monoxide and tar which you are essentially inhaling into your body’s every time you smoke – hence the tens of thousands of deaths attributed to smoking every year.
E-cigarettes use a rechargeable battery to power an atomiser that in turn heats a nicotine-based e-liquid until vapour forms, which the user then inhales to simulate the act of smoking. E-liquids are available in a number of traditional tobacco flavoured options as well as some fruitier concoctions, which abate any sugar cravings you may experience in your withdrawal from tobacco (tobacco contains up to 20% natural sugars). Additionally, e-liquid is available in a number of nicotine strength options which means that over the course of time you’ll be able to slowly reduce your nicotine levels completely.
Based on research that states that you’ll be five times more likely to stay smoke-free for good following 28 days without a cigarette, it’s important to remember that it’s still not too late to join thousands of others smokers attempting to quit this October. You’ll still be able to sign up to the Stoptober campaign throughout the month and gain the same kind of support whatever and whenever you need it.
By breaking the month into manageable chunks, you’ll find the time passing in a flash and before you know it you’ll be smoke-free! Stoptober aside, it’s never too late to attempt to stop smoking. It’s a tough challenge to take, but in hindsight, healthy new you will be forever grateful for your efforts, whenever they may be.
Stub it out this Stoptober.
5 Ways to Boost Vape Flavours
We love our vapour flavours, don’t we? Along with actual vapour production, it is one of the two most sought-after attributes of vaping. Those who have made the switch to vaping are after other things, such as a good throat hit, price savings, etc. But, it’s really flavour and vapour that top the list. While you can chase vapour clouds to your heart’s delight, usually by getting into sub-ohm vaping, what can you do to get more flavour? That’s our topic today, as we give you five ways to boost those flavours and make your taste buds sing.
If you’re reading this, it means you are looking to get more out of your vaping experience with regard to flavour. Why wouldn’t you? Any vaper should be looking to improve their experience and a critical element of that would be vaping flavour. You’ll want to take stock of the above ways we recommend you do so. These aren’t the only tips for improving your vape flavour, but they are the most popular and effective. At the very least, they are a great place to get started. Once you incorporate these into your vaping habits, you should notice a real difference with your vape flavour. Go ahead and try it, and be free to tell us if they made a change for you. We’ll be happy to hear from you and we’re always here to help make your vaping experience that much better. Happy vaping!
CBD has become popular as a result of a lot of recent publicity in the headlines. This includes a recent article that appeared in the “Independent” which reported the UK Government’s MHRA’s assessment on Cannabidiol (CBD) could “provide ground-breaking results” in leading to reform over cannabis’ medicinal use in the UK. The MHRA assessment report states that the CBD product has a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological” functions. Furthermore, clinical trials have shown the safety and efficacy of the product which has helped people with several different illnesses, even cancer.
Further evidence of the positive effects of the product have been highlighted in a number of reports published by the NCBI, the National Centre for Biotechnology Information; “CBD acts in some experimental models as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-oxidant, anti-emetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent, and is therefore a potential medicine for the treatment of neuroinflammation, epilepsy, oxidative injury, vomiting and nausea, anxiety and schizophrenia, respectively.”
VSAVI CBD vape oil ticks all the boxes and is our CBD vape e-liquid of choice. The vast majority of other Hemp oils and e-liquids contain flavourings and we suggest steering clear of these. So if you’ve decided to buy CBD oil, stick with a plain one.
#1: VSAVI does not contain any artificial ingredients
There are many reasons why it is so popular but here are some that you may not have heard about.
CBD oil is not addictive and will not get you high. Although cannabis is known to be an illegal addictive substance, CBD has none of the psychoactive components that characterise marijuana. While Cannabidiol has a therapeutic effect, it does not cause any unwanted psychoactive effects and actually has an anti-psychotic effect meaning that it can be used in the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. Different cannabis plant strains have been cultivated for various purposes. The variety grown for medical and recreational purposes, marijuana, has a lower level of CBD and a higher level of THC, while other strains have higher CBD content and under 0.2% THC. These are known as hemp which has a number of industrial uses, including the use of its fibres in manufacturing and the extraction of its Cannabidiol for medical purposes. While the levels of THC in marijuana can be high enough to cause addiction, when CBD oil is derived from hemp seeds it has a minuscule THC content and can therefore be used safely, without psychoactive effects and without running the risk of addiction.
VSAVI also has their own CBD oil for those users who do not want to vape CBD, the difference is that the effects of the drops can take longer to register to drop into an hour. Whereas the CBD effect can be instantly felt with vaping. Also, the vaping oil may taste plain and earthy for some people, you can mix any e-liquid in to add some more flavour to the oil, or you can use VSAVI’s very own 100% VG e-liquids in.
If you do have any questions on the use and application of VSAVI CBD vape oils ring them here 01733 555 555 or email email@example.com.
CBD oil (cannabidiol) is a derivative of the cannabis plant and is seen as a great way to potentially treat chronic pain or inflammation, skin conditions, epilepsy, anxiety, vomiting and nausea. The most important thing to look for as a buyer is that it doesn’t contain THC – or at least, extremely low values of it – which is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. But you’ll need to be careful that what you intend to buy is what you actually get. If you’re considering buying CBD vape oil or drops, follow our guide on what to look for in a genuine product.
Is CBD oil legal in the UK?
In 2016, the Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) classified CBD oil as a medicinal ingredient in the UK. The decision made by MHRA aimed to improve the standard of CBD oil being sold in the UK. Prior to that, consumers were forced to purchase CBD oil online from unregulated and sellers. However, in this country, the whole marijuana plant remains illegal and you can be charged with its possession, as it is deemed to not have any therapeutic value. The current debate is, however, changing on cannabis in the UK as research is developing and the headlines are increasing their reports on the product.
What should I look for on the label?
The Cannabis Trades Association UK was founded in 2016 by main leading suppliers of CBD in the UK. While not endorsing the seller’s list, the association members are considered to be legitimate as they have met standards required by the Home Office and MHRA.
The association requires that all products must meet its labelling criteria and clearly state the total amount of CBD in milligrams, as well as clear information on the recommended dosage. This is in addition to the statutory requirement for food labelling. If you’re looking for CBD oil online, you should look for signs that the oil is non-psychoactive as CBD oil should contain extremely low levels of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or not at all. Products are required to contain less than 0.2% THC. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis that makes users feel ‘high’ and it is against the law to buy such psychoactive substances.
You should show due diligence when purchasing CBD oil – or any other CBD-based product. While CBD has been shown capable of reducing pain and a range of health conditions, not all products are sold using proper licensing, as required in the UK. You should always look for a reliable online store that is a member of The Cannabis Trades Association UK, such as Vsavi.
How should CBD oil be tested?
One thing you need to be sure of when purchasing a CBD product is that the manufacturer is a licensed pharmacist and that the products have been correctly formulated. The hemp used to create CBD oil should always be organic and certified. The best method to extract CBD from hemp is by using carbon dioxide in a liquid state to draw the CBD from the plant. Finally, after extraction, the product’s raw ingredients should be tested by a third party. This guarantees an unbiased view of the CBD oil product you are purchasing. Don’t forget, if you find a CBD oil that seems too cheap to be true – it probably is! If you need help with CBD vape pens, or you simply need advice on which CBD vape oil to choose, our experts here at Vsavi are happy to help.
We have never been a fan of Cigalikes here at quality e cigs. We generally thought they are an “ok” aid to stop smoking, but never really cut it. Personally I was never able to quit before I got my Pro 3 vape pen, that was a few years ago and best e cig technology has advanced significantly. That being said the V2 Cigalike is a piece of genius.
The battery and cartridges are not only a higher specification, 4.2 Volts for example rather than the standard 3.7 Volts, which means an all day vape and more importantly vapour production that actually feels like smoking. V2 have now over 2 million customers worldwide so they are doing something right.
V2 have done a promo video we have dug up, it sums the product up really well, it is also a little different so is worth watching if you like a laugh. We will leave the talking to “Chuck Wolfgang” on this one.
The V2 Pro Series 3 is more than just a good E-Cig. It is the best vaporizer out there. Sites like Gizmodo and T3 highlight the Pro 3 and it always features in the best vape pen reviews. Latest tech. design ensures the best vape available and no leaks! We will discuss this 3-in-1 piece of kit I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on. In this vaporizer review we’ll also have a look at battery life, ease of use, vapour production and everything else that matters in a good vape pen.
The V2 Pro is all new modern tech., E-Cigs already exist, so do vaporizers but nothing has even come close to seamlessly integrating one vape device this small that can:
The V2 Pro comes with 3 cartridges, all with magnetic attachments, you simply drop in your attachment and it snaps firmly in place. This goes for the charger too. The charger is also a snap in magnetic mechanic that can also be used while charging. The three attachments consist of a standard E-Liquid vaping unit, a Loose leaf attachment, and the Essential oil attachment. The loose leaf and essential oil attachment are covered by the one component however you wouldn’t use it for both because either would contaminate the other. The new Pro 3X now comes with upgraded battery, ceramic sub ohm cartridges and increased coil versatility. V2 have also launched a ceramic sub ohm version of the e liquid cartridge which provides for significantly more vapour.
The 3X has more options than the Pro 3 standard pen. With the range of variable resistance coils is is more configurable and through the use of sub ohm coils offers more vapour and taste and hence is more enjoyable. “V2 has moved with the times, and is now probably ahead of the times with the advent of the V2 Pro 7X and Pro 9 arriving in 2018”.
Firstly and most importantly, the vaping quality of the V2 Pro is unparalleled in anything I’ve ever tried. My preference so far was the V2 Ex-Series especially for the new user so its fair to say I am a fan of V2, but for advanced users this is the one, it’s unreal. They are literally redefining vaping. Generally on an Ego there is a voltage setting to set the strength, on this product it automatically detects if an E-Liquid, Essential Oil, or Loose leaf Tobacco is in the E-Cig. It then sets the voltage to the optimum.
The smoke production is amazing, the taste is perfect, the throat hit is big and really does feel like you’re smoking a superior product – not just a good vape pen or vaporizer, it is vaping at its best.
The vaporizer chamber or “oven” works by heating up to a searing 180 Degrees C in less than 30 seconds, which seems incredible. I have tried many others, most take the best part of a minute or more, and deliver an inferior vape. We do not promote vaporizing Loose Leaf as a rule of thumb, but for somebody making the switch from normal cigs to E-Cigs, vaporising Loose Leaf on occasion would be ideal. Plus the fact you can literally just snap in the cartridge you want is a huge bonus. You will need to grind the “smoking material” prior to placing it in the oven.
The attachment for this is not out yet, it is expected in September, and will come with a wax option, really can’t comment further on this because I haven’t tried it myself. However as this is the best E-Cig ever so far, more options can not be a bad thing.
The V2 Pro really stands head and shoulders above the competition, nothing even comes close. The absolute finesse of how it works, the magnetic system, the long battery life, everything just comes together in a well presented vaping product. The top of the range Pro 3X is a dream!
The V2 really stands out, if your friends vape, and they see yours, they will want one. “Vapour Envy? You bet”.
You can purchase or find out more here
In Europe The V2 Pro is marketed as the OCB VAP
Need a supplier in the UK with fast delivery and a wide range of flavours? Pure e-Liquid.com have a massive range of Vaping Mods, E Liquid Flavours and tanks/batteries. For a more focused range of e-cigs, vaporizers and shisha Pens, PEL have a selected a range of the best vape mods available.
Pure e-Liquid also have a carefully selected range of the best quality mods, accessories, and tanks. They also have some of the best cloud chasing equipment available and in stock. For example the Smok Alien which is currently one of the top sub Ohm vape mods currently available which comes with 2 spare coils.
Pure e-Liquid state that for every product on their website, they have rejected 3 others. This is due to the fact they only want to stock the best products, they test everything themselves, and send a lot of stock out to independent vape enthusiasts for unbiased opinions on kit. Only then will they decide to sell it.
They also have a large array of batteries available, for vape enthusiasts the stock range is a dream come true, for me Pure e-Liquid is the go to place for vaping.
Fast delivery and low prices are all good but how good is the flavour and vape quality? The flavour we tested was Blueberry Ice Cream Flavour – to be fair the taste is as you’d expect, really tasty, with really good vapour production. I am unsure on the PG/VG Ratio but I would guess its about 60% PG 40% VG as the flavour is good, and the vapour production is medium.
How does the E Liquid quality from Pure e-Liquid stack up? Well they sure have a lot of flavours, they also specialise in 100% VG organic e liquid. More of that later for now lets talk about the quality. The website states:
“Our E-liquid has been extensively tested for safety and quality; at Pure e-Liquid we only offer our customers the best.”
Also take a look at Pure Liquids for tested, safe gourmet e-juice. PEL specialise in offering pure quality tested e-liquids with all ingredients fully listed. Don’t take Risks!
One of the most common question asked by most smokers interested in switching to e-cigs is in regards to whether or not they taste anything like the real thing. Most manufacturers claim that their products are able to completely simulate the taste and sensation of tobacco, however as anyone who has vaped these tobacco flavoured liquids will explain, these claims are often far from the truth. So what is it about the taste of e cigarettes and the sensation from the vapour that makes real tobacco products so difficult to replicate?
Although most vaping products – especially some of the earlier e-cigarette starter kits – have been designed to look like cigarettes, the way that they function and the chemical reactions taking place differ substantially. Smoking tobacco involves combustion, the tobacco is burnt and this is what you’re tasting as you inhale. However e cigarettes function by heating or vaporizing e-liquid which contains propylene glycol (PG) and/or vegetable glycerine, (commonly known to “cloud chasers” as VG e-liquid). Most e liquids contain a mixture of PG and VG e liquids which is vaporized to create a vapour which is then inhaled. There is no combustion so you don’t receive the taste of tobacco after it has been burned. Effectively you absorb the nicotine in the vapour and any taste you experience is down to the flavourings contained within the e-liquid. Manufacturers of e-liquid attempt to blend their liquids in such a way so that the taste you experience is as similar as possible to the smoking experience. The key is to ensure you get an e-liquid that tastes similar to the cigarette taste you are used to. Don’t forget it is the nicotine that causes the desire to smoke, both vaping and smoking provide different methods of absorbing nicotine. It makes more sense from a health perspective (and cost) to get this ‘hit’ of nicotine from vaping rather than from smoking.
Some smokers may be put off vaping with electronic cigarettes because vaping is not “identical” to smoking, it is true that vaping may be similar to smoking but it is still a slightly different experience than using traditional tobacco based products. Vaping really comes in to its own in terms of the health benefits. In addition there are other advantages in terms of the range of products, flavours, and the amount of customisation you can apply when using vaping as a means of nicotine absorption. You can control the strength of your vape and the amount of vapour you produce and that’s all before you try the multitude of different flavours available – from tobacco and menthol to fresh and fruity even to alcoholic based flavours. It really is the case that if you still are a smoker you are limiting your own experiences. One of e liquids many advantages is simply the staggering array of products available. Initially however when transitioning from smoking to vaping you need to ensure you get a good e-liquid that at least resembles the taste of smoking – for a list of cigarette brands and best tobacco e-liquid flavours see here.
Hopefully upon reading this you are at least considering e cigarettes now for the taste, as well as for the health and monetary benefits vaping can provide. Finally as we are on the topic of senses the other thing you should consider is the smell burning tobacco gives off. It really does smell bad! Not only does vaping mean your breath and the lingering smell left on your fingers disappears, this also applies to fabrics such as your clothes and your home. Vaping also removes any fire hazard risk! There is no reason for any smoker to avoid the transition to vaping – it is a better cleaner more advanced alternative to smoking.