Vaping Guides and Info

Beginners Guide to Vaping
The electronic cigarette industry has grown at exponential rate since the very first model was invented in the early 2000’s. The range of vaping products is now huge, with products available to suit every taste. Health and government bodies worldwide are in agreement that vaping is much safer than smoking, not to mention cheaper! In our introduction to vaping we will cover the basic elements which cover every type of electronic cigarette (E-Cig) and how the process of vaping is made up of:
Batteries
Depending on the electronic cigarette you use, the battery or batteries may be either integrated (fixed) and not removable, or they may be interchangeable. The more basic pen-style beginner kits will usually have integrated batteries, which are charged by plugging the whole e-cig into the charger supplied with the kit. More advanced electronic cigarette kits will use separate batteries, usually the 18650 variety. In both cases the purpose of the battery is the same – it provides the power required to heat the coil inside the atomiser, which vaporises the E-Liquid. On most electronic cigarettes, you simply hold the power button down as you inhale to provide the power for the vaping process. If your e-cig requires separate batteries, then there is a choice of different battery specifications depending on your needs. The following terms will appear on battery descriptions, we will explain the meaning of each to help you choose the right batteries for your e-cig and vaping requirements:

mAh

mAh stands for milliamp hours, which is basically a rating of the amount of time between recharges. The higherthe mAh ratingof your battery, the longer it takes before it dies


A (Amps)

A higher amp rating would allow the battery to produce more wattage. Power (watts) is volts x amps. Higher wattage will allow vapers to produce a thicker, fuller cloud of smoke.


Voltage

Voltage is what drives the current


Variable Voltage

Variable Voltage is when you can control the amount of power being driven to your atomizer. A higher voltage generally means thicker vapour is produced.

Please check carefully if a particular battery is suitable for your e-cig before purchase. If you are unsure about compatibility please contact us before purchase. You must also ensure to follow the correct charging procedure for your batteries. Safety must always be paramount when dealing with rechargeable batteries.

Premier Vaping stock a wide range of CE Certified vaping batteries in wide range of power options. Please check our battery store category for more information.

Tank / Clearomizer / Cartomizer

The tank (also known as a clearomizer or cartomizer) is the part of the electronic cigarette in which the E-Liquid is stored. In most e-cig designs the coil (atomizer) is also housed within the tank component. Different electronic cigarettes have different methods of refilling the tanks with E-Liquids so be sure to follow the relevant instructions to ensure correct use. Due to the recent update of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) to provide new regulations for electronic cigarette, the maximum available tank size for any e-cig in the UK is 2ml. This is still plenty big enough for hours of vaping. Tanks are very easy to refill when required. The tip of e-cig which you actually inhale through is found on top of the tank of the majority of electronic cigarettes.

Premier Vaping stock a wide range of electronic cigarette tanks suitable for all types of vaping. All of our stock is TPD compliant.

Coil / Atomiser
The Atomizer (also known as a coil) is the part of the electronic cigarette where the magic happens. This is where the E-Liquid is heated up to the point it turns into vapour ready to be inhaled. The majority of coils are fitted within the tanks to allow for the easiest absorption of the E-Liquid. Beginner ‘pen-style’ electronic cigarettes normally have a single choice of coil option, whereas more advanced electronic cigarettes often have a choice of coils available which suit the requirements of different users (such as creating more smoke or performing better with thicker liquids).
E-Liquid

E-Liquids are the ‘juice’ that you fill your electronic cigarette with to vape. The E-Liquid is vaporised by the coil and inhaled. E-Liquids are available in an enormous range of flavours and can be bought in varying nicotine strengths. E-Liquid generally consists of the following ingredients:

Propylene Glycol (PG): 
Propylene Glycol is high quality pharmaceutical grade, in combination with the nicotine and flavours this gives you more of a throat hit.

Vegetable Glycerine (VG): 
Glycerine helps to produce more vapour and holds more flavour. VG is thicker in consistency than PG.

E-Liquids may also contain nicotine. This may be measured in milligrams (mg) or in percentage of the overall content of the bottle (for example 0.6% nicotine in a 10ml bottle would be equivalent to 6mg).

Mods
A mod is essentially the bare-bones body of an electronic cigarette. This is the part that contains the batteries, switches and circuitry. Some mods will have built in batteries, other will require you to add your own batteries. A ‘Mechanical’ mod allows the user much greater control over the vaping experience. Features such as temperature and power can be manually set to suit different coil/atomiser types. This allows a user to set up their mod to suit a wider range of different E-Liquids. Mechanical mods are recommended for more advanced vapers.